Melbourne Town Hall

Corner Swanston & Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Standing
1500
Seated
700

About Melbourne Town Hall

Host your next event at a place where Melbourne’s most prestigious events have been held and historical moments captured; a place where the Federation was debated; a place where the Beatles greeted thousands of adoring fans. 

EPICURE provides all catering at Melbourne Town Hall in consultation with renowned Celebrity Chef, Teage Ezard, owner of Gingerboy, ezard and BLACK by ezard. Favouring local suppliers, they aim to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting homegrown, environmentally sustainable produce. It goes to the heart of the Epicurean philosophy--creating happiness through good food, good wine, good friends--in a way that does no harm. This approach means they are constantly researching suppliers who produce food of exceptional quality using humane methods. 

Whether catering for a grand seated event with 400 guests in the Main Hall, or a cocktail party for 80 on the Portico Balcony, Melbourne Town Hall offers a superb suite of rooms and spaces for all kinds of events. 

Main Hall Main Hall is one of Melbourne Town Hall’s most impressive and glamorous function spaces. Including a grand staircase, adjoining marble foyer with stained glass windows, seventy-foot ceilings crowned with glittering chandeliers, magnificent 800 seat balcony sweeps, and walls adorned with delicate stencilling and authentic wood-panelling. Main Hall’s centrepiece is one of the most beautiful pipe organs in the world; the original wood-carved Grand Organ is the largest in the southern hemisphere. Main Hall is the natural home for extravaganzas: full orchestras and choirs, multi-media product launches, dinner dances, wedding receptions, corporate functions and car launches.

Swanston Hall Beneath an intricately beautiful lighting dome, Swanston Hall’s rich green tones, timber panelling, and art deco grace invite you to enjoy a refined atmosphere of cultivation and finesse. This mezzanine level is perfect for pre-function drinks, refreshment breaks, seminars and dinner functions.

Yarra Room Formerly the Council Chamber for the City of Melbourne, this gracious room imparts gravitas and dignity to any type of event. Featuring an in-house sound system, and in close proximity to a variety of break-out rooms, the Yarra Room is ideal for seminars, meetings and weddings.

Portico Room & Balcony Perched over Swanston Walk, the marble floor and ornate stonework combine to produce a remarkable space, from which guests view the Arts Centre spire framed between Flinders Street Station and St Paul’s Cathedral. The balcony of the Portico Room is the ultimate location for sensational cocktail parties and enchantingly beautiful wedding ceremonies.

Supper Room The only room on the third floor, the Supper Room is all nineteenth-century elegance, lush textures and exclusivity. The Supper Room conveys aristocratic charm at its most refined -- a place to feel like royalty. Ideal for weddings and special dinners its unique features will enhance your event beyond expectations. With an adjacent anteroom perfect for pre-dinner drinks, and natural light streaming in from enormous rooftop windows, this superb space is ideal for glamorous weddings and special dinners.

Melbourne Room With elevated views over Swanston Walk and Collins Street, the Melbourne Room is awash with natural light, elegant period charm, and decorated with priceless antiques and rich timber finishes. The Melbourne Room is ideal for formal luncheons, conferences, product launches, cocktail parties, or even a private bridal suite.

Regent Room Overlooking Collins Street, the Regent Room is awash with period charm and natural light. The Regent Room is an excellent space for boardroom meetings.

Council Chambers Take a step back in time with the impressive council chambers. Ornate ceilings, intricately carved wood panelling and light-filled stain glass windows are sure to impress your guests. Ideal for wedding ceremonies or presentations.

Venue Capacity

Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
Main Hall10015050020005607001500
Swanston Hall6070100280144200350
Yarra Room4030501207290150
Portico Balcony & Room503250120
Supper Room607070250128180280
Melbourne Room2020303050
Regent Room2020
Council Chambers120
Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
Main Hall10015050020005607001500
Swanston Hall6070100280144200350
Yarra Room4030501207290150
Portico Balcony & Room503250120
Supper Room607070250128180280
Melbourne Room2020303050
Regent Room2020
Council Chambers120

Venue Features

  • Catering
  • AV system
  • Disabled access
  • Public Transport
  • Parking Off site
  • Event Management

Function Rooms — Melbourne Town Hall

  • Main Hall

    Board Room 100 people
    U-Shape 150 people
    Classroom 500 people
    Theatre 2000 people
    Cabaret 560 people
    Banquet 700 people
    Cocktail 1500 people
  • Swanston Hall

    Board Room 60 people
    U-Shape 70 people
    Classroom 100 people
    Theatre 280 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 200 people
    Cocktail 350 people
  • Yarra Room

    Board Room 40 people
    U-Shape 30 people
    Classroom 50 people
    Theatre 120 people
    Cabaret 72 people
    Banquet 90 people
    Cocktail 150 people
  • Portico Balcony & Room

    Theatre 50 people
    Cabaret 32 people
    Banquet 50 people
    Cocktail 120 people
  • Supper Room

    Board Room 60 people
    U-Shape 70 people
    Classroom 70 people
    Theatre 250 people
    Cabaret 128 people
    Banquet 180 people
    Cocktail 280 people
  • Melbourne Room

    Board Room 20 people
    U-Shape 20 people
    Theatre 30 people
    Banquet 30 people
    Cocktail 50 people
  • Regent Room

    Board Room 20 people
    Banquet 20 people
  • Council Chambers

    Theatre 120 people

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Location

Located on the corner of Swanston and Collins streets, the Melbourne Town Hall is the heart of the city