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Our Top 5 Outdoor and Rooftop Venues in Melbourne to Ring In The End of Summer

The Summer months may be coming to an end, but there’s still time to soak up the Summer vibes! We’ve brought you some of the best outdoor and rooftop venues Melbourne has to offer to make the most of the sunshine.

1. The Royal Melbourne Hotel, The Courtyard

Looking for an outdoor venue that can handle anything the Melbourne weather can throw at it? Centrally located on Bourke Street right in the thick of Melbourne’s CBD, The Royal Melbourne Hotel has just the space. One of The Royal’s 5 unique spaces, The Courtyard is an all-weather heated space with a retractable awning, ready for any surprises from Mother Nature! With hanging greenery and exposed brick, complimented by pops of red furnishings, The Courtyard has a relaxing and cosy atmosphere perfect for after-work drinks or a weekend gathering.

  • Venue: The Royal Melbourne Hotel
  • Address: 629 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private parties, Other

2. Campari House, Rooftop Bar

Leave the hustle and bustle of the CBD behind and enjoy a view of the Melbourne city skyline at Campari House’s Rooftop Bar. Nestled in the iconic Hardware Lane, Campari House is sure to become your new favourite rooftop venue with a delicious offering of Italian cuisine, gluten-free and vegetarian options also included. Their drinks menu has something for everyone with a host of inventive cocktails, chilled beers, classic wines and a selection of local brews. Heaters and a retractable roof ensure you and your guests can enjoy the end of Summer, no matter the Melbourne weather!

  • Venue: Campari House
  • Address: 23-25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Capacity: 110
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private parties, Other

3. Hophaus Bar, Garden and River Terrace

Located right on the Southbank Promenade, Hophaus Bar is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the summertime vibes. An outdoor venue with a contemporary twist on European beer halls, Hophaus’ Garden and River Terrace overlook the Yarra River and offer a beautiful view of the city lights in the evening. With a beautiful garden wall complimented by the bright colour tables and chairs, and overhanging bunting, The Garden and River Terrace are an injection of summer fun. A unique range of local and international brews can be enjoyed in any weather thanks to the retractable awnings, making it the ultimate choice for a private function or after-work drinks.

  • Venue: Hophaus Bar
  • Address: Mid Level, MR5 Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Southbank VIC 3006
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Wedding, Other

4. Revolver Lane, The Atrium

On the ever-popular Chapel Street just a stone’s throw from the CBD in Prahran, Revolver Lane has the perfect space to boogie the summer nights away at your next function. The Atrium is filled with sunlight from the glass atrium ceiling surrounded by hanging greenery and exposed concrete walls, giving an atmosphere of a warehouse meets funky greenhouse. If you’re after a space that feels like an outdoor venue while protecting you from the elements, then The Atrium has you covered. It’s the perfect spot to host your next party or event and enjoy the end of Summer. 

  • Venue: Revolver Lane
  • Address: 231 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event Type: Networking venues, Private dining, Private parties, Other

5. Two Hands Rooftop Bar, Entire Rooftop

Two Hands Rooftop is one of the hottest rooftop venues in Abbotsford, on Victoria Street. The inner bar is a combination of red brick, pink neon lights and hanging greenery, with the rooftop courtyard fringed by palm trees to bring the ultimate Summer vibes. With a Japanese Western fusion-style menu complimented by an expansive drinks menu and shisha offering, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. A rooftop venue that’s perfect for a sunny lunch or a summer evening party, Two Hands is a great place to celebrate the last of the Summery weekends with your friends or colleagues. 

  • Venue: Two Hands Rooftop Bar
  • Address: 311A Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
  • Capacity: 130
  • Event Type: Private parties, Private dining, Networking venues, Wedding, Other

When it comes to finding the best outdoor and rooftop venues for Summer, Melbourne bookers can trust HeadBox to help find the perfect space for a memorable event. So let’s get started – contact the HeadBox team today!


1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

2. What is HeadBox?

HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.

3. How do I submit an event brief?

Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!

4. How long will it take for venues to respond?

Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.

5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?

The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.