Rydges Melbourne Hotel

186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

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Standing
500
Seated
340

About Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Immersed in the heart of Melbourne CBD, the newly refurbished Rydges Melbourne is the perfect destination for business or pleasure. Events at Rydges Melbourne are not just a space – but the ultimate event experience.

Rydges Melbourne is home to nine flexible conference and event venues, including a brand-new state-of-the-art ballroom, perfect for elegant weddings and memorable events, and an expansive Rooftop Terrace overlooking Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown.

The brand-new state-of-the-art Centre Stage function room, The Meeting Place and expansive Rooftop Terrace overlooking Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown offer endless possibilities for meetings, presentations, and other events. Spanning 1500sqm across two levels, every element of the property has been transformed, with the inclusion of the best-in-market sound, lighting and music systems.

Refreshingly local in design, the refurbished modern rooms create a comfortable and serene environment inspired by the Australian landscape, offering three different accommodation types including rooms, suites and apartments.

The new Rydges Melbourne features a streamlined check-in, in-room connectivity, interactive fitness studio, outdoor heated rooftop pool and Bossley Bar & Restaurant.

Venue Capacity

Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
Centre Stage20642251444260
Centre Stage 120642251444260
Centre Stage 220642251444260
Meeting Place642251444260
Meeting Place 120642251444260
Meeting Place 220642251444260
Meeting Place 320642251444260
Meeting Place 420642251444260
Meeting Place 1+2642251444260
Meeting Place 3+4642251444260
Meeting Place 1+2+3642251444260
Meeting Place 2+3+4642251444260
Terrace Room4260
Terrace Room 12042
Terrace Room 22042
Terrace Room 32042
Terrace Room 1+24260
Terrace Room 2+34260
Terrace 1+2+3 & Terrace Rooftop60
Rooftop Pool60
Lt Bossley1325
Private Dining Room4060
Lt Bossley & Private Dining Room204053100
Room Board Room Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
Centre Stage20642251444260
Centre Stage 120642251444260
Centre Stage 220642251444260
Meeting Place642251444260
Meeting Place 120642251444260
Meeting Place 220642251444260
Meeting Place 320642251444260
Meeting Place 420642251444260
Meeting Place 1+2642251444260
Meeting Place 3+4642251444260
Meeting Place 1+2+3642251444260
Meeting Place 2+3+4642251444260
Terrace Room4260
Terrace Room 12042
Terrace Room 22042
Terrace Room 32042
Terrace Room 1+24260
Terrace Room 2+34260
Terrace 1+2+3 & Terrace Rooftop60
Rooftop Pool60
Lt Bossley1325
Private Dining Room4060
Lt Bossley & Private Dining Room204053100

Venue Features

  • Accommodation on site
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • Bar
  • Free Wifi
  • Gym
  • Parking on-site
  • Pool
  • Restaurant

Function Rooms — Rydges Melbourne Hotel


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    Centre Stage

    Whether you’re planning a gala dinner, conference, launch or your wedding — our largest event space is perfect for when you want to take Centre Stage. Start your momentous occasion in the Centre Stage bar, with views of Exhibition Street, the theatre district and the gateway to Melbourne’s Chinatown. Once you are ready for the main event, Centre Stage will deliver the ultimate function experience. With soaring, vaulted ceilings, this versatile room can fit up to 500 guests cocktail style and up to 340 dining or be divided into two separate areas to suit your needs – Centre Stage I and Centre Stage II. The space comes complete with best-in-market conferencing technology, including a built-in 7m x 4m high-definition LED projector screen, and two additional 200 inch HD projection screens. Start writing your invitations…

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Centre Stage 1

    One half of our Centre Stage event space, our Melbourne venue – Centre Stage I can host up to 140 guests for a seated breakfast, lunch or gala dinner or 250 cocktail and includes a pre-function bar overlooking Exhibition Street and Her Majesty’s Theatre. The state of the art conferencing room is light and bright, with high vaulted ceilings and has a 200-inch high-definition projection screen. Perfect for any gathering, whether you’re planning gala dinners, conferences, launches, cocktail soirees or the wedding of your dreams.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Centre Stage 2

    When it comes to finding the perfect conference venue in Melbourne, look no further than Centre Stage II – our larger of the two spaces. Boasting a magnificent 7m x 4m built-in high-definition LED screen and a 200-inch HD projector screen, this venue is sure to impress. The vaulted ceilings create a sense of grandeur, and with the ability to accommodate up to 250 guests for cocktail events and up to 150 guests for dining, Centre Stage II is the ideal choice for your next event.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Meeting Place

    With an abundance of natural light, and overlooking Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown, the Meeting Place can host up to 300 guests cocktail and 240 seated. The function room features built-in high-definition data projectors, five 160 inch screens throughout, and guests can enjoy complimentary sparkling & still water and juice in the pre-function area. The Meeting Place is fitted with electronic divider walls with the ability to create four private function rooms or any configuration of your choice; Meeting Place I, Meeting Place II, Meeting Place III and Meeting Place IV. Whether you’re hosting a gala dinner, cocktail party or delivering a presentation — the picture windows allow abundant natural light and offer a view of Melbourne’s theatre precinct and the gateway to Chinatown, the perfect Melbourne setting.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Meeting Place 1

    Looking for the perfect meeting venue? Look no further than the Meeting Place I – our light-filled space that offers stunning views of Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown. Part of our larger Meeting Place event space, this venue is ideal for any event, day or night. Equipped with state-of-the-art AV, including HD data projectors, a 160-inch screen, and high-speed internet, the Meeting Place I can accommodate up to 75 delegate for theatre style events or up to 50 banquet. Delegates can also enjoy free-flowing still and sparkling water, as well as juice from our pre-function area. Whether you’re planning meetings, presentations, or an intimate cocktail event, the Meeting Place I can be configured in any number of ways to suit your needs. With its natural light and beautiful views, it provides the perfect backdrop for your next event.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Meeting Place 2

    With the ability to host up to 80 guests, our Melbourne function room Meeting Place II offers flexible configurations, perfect for meetings, presentations, or intimate events. The large windows overlook Little Bourke Street and provide an abundance of natural light, while the built-in HD data projectors and 160-inch screen ensure your presentations are displayed with the highest quality. Whether it’s day or night, our team will work with you to create the perfect event.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Meeting Place 3

    Part of our larger Meeting Place venue, Meeting Place III can function as part of the whole venue or be separated with electronic divider walls to create 83sqm of event space. Welcome up to 48 guest’s cabaret style or 80 cocktail in a modern, light-filled space overlooking Little Bourke Street. All guests can enjoy complimentary sparkling water, water, and juice from the comfort of our pre-function area. Fitted with high-definition data projectors and a 160-inch screen, Ideal for any event, day or night.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Meeting Place 4

    A versatile event space which can be set up for conferences, exhibitions, private dinners — you name it. The Meeting Place IV can be combined with Meeting Place I, II and III, or be its own separate party for up to 75 guests theatre style or 80 cocktail. Light-filled and overlooking Little Bourke Street, the venue can be set up in any number of ways and features built-in high-definition data projectors, a 160-inch screen, and a pre-function area with our complimentary beverage options.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Meeting Place 1+2

    A versatile event space which can be set up for conferences, exhibitions, private dinners — you name it. The Meeting Place I & II can fit up to 96 guest cabaret or 168 guests theatre style or 140 cocktail. Light-filled and overlooking Little Bourke Street, the venue can be set up in any number of ways and features built-in high-definition data projectors, 160-inch screen, and a pre-function area with our complimentary beverage options.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Meeting Place 3+4

    A versatile event space which can be set up for conferences, exhibitions, private dinners — you name it. The Meeting Place III & IV can fit up to 96 guest cabaret or 168 guests theatre style or 140 cocktail. Light-filled and overlooking Little Bourke Street, the venue can be set up in any number of ways and features built-in high-definition data projectors, 160-inch screen, and a pre-function area with our complimentary beverage options.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Meeting Place 1+2+3

    A versatile event space which can be set up for conferences, exhibitions, private dinners — you name it. The Meeting Place I, II & III can fit up to 144 guest cabaret or 225 guests theatre style or 200 cocktail. Light-filled and overlooking Little Bourke Street, the venue can be set up in any number of ways and features built-in high-definition data projectors, 160-inch screens, and a pre-function area with our complimentary beverage options.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
  • IMG1551 Rydges Melbourne CNE 040823 EVT 07 0137

    Meeting Place 2+3+4

    A versatile event space which can be set up for conferences, exhibitions, private dinners — you name it. The Meeting Place II, III & IV can fit up to 144 guest cabaret or 225 guests theatre style or 200 cocktail. Light-filled and overlooking Little Bourke Street, the venue can be set up in any number of ways and features built-in high-definition data projectors, 160-inch screens, and a pre-function area with our complimentary beverage options.

    Classroom 64 people
    Theatre 225 people
    Cabaret 144 people
    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Terrace Room

    With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Terrace Rooftop, Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown, The Terrace Room offers 143 sqm metres of event space and can accommodate up to 130 guests cocktail or up to 52 seated. Fitted with divider walls with the ability to create three private functions rooms or any configuration of your choice. No matter the event, you’ll be set up with three 75-inch LCD screens throughout. Surrounded by greenery and the buzz of central Melbourne, expand your event with the inclusion of the Rooftop Terrace – fit for lounging the day or night away, with lush planter boxes, lighting, an awnings spanning the full length and Melbourne CBD as the backdrop.

    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
  • Terrace Room 1

    The largest of the terrace room configurations, Terrace Room I is fit for events of all types; from boardroom meetings to intimate dinners; creative breakfasts to cocktail parties. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the lush outdoor Rooftop Terrace. From long tables for banqueting, boardroom style, theatre style, or cocktail parties for up to 50 guests — the choice is yours. Fully equipped with a 75-inch LCD screen, high speed internet and the ability to connect with adjoining room Terrace Room II for larger groups.

    Banquet 42 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Terrace Room 2

    Terrace Room II can host up to 40 guests for any day or night events you’re planning — perfect for meetings, breakfasts, conferences, intimate dinners, or cocktail parties. The space itself is equipped with 75-inch LCD screen and can be set up in any number of configurations with the ability to connect with adjoining room Terrace Room I & Terrace Room III for larger groups. The floor to ceiling windows overlook the Rooftop Terrace, surrounded by greenery.

    Banquet 42 people
    Board Room 20 people
    people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Terrace Room 3

    Start planning your next event at Terrace Room III, an intimate venue overlooking the Rooftop Terrace and can accommodate up to 20 guests boardroom style. Whether your event is day or night, the Terrace III comes complete with 75-inch LCD screen and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Rooftop Terrace. We’ve got you covered, whatever the occasion. Get perfectly set up for meetings, breakfasts, conferences, intimate dinners, and parties of all types.

    Banquet 42 people
    Board Room 20 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Terrace Room 1+2

    Start planning your next event at Terrace Room I & II, an intimate venue overlooking the Rooftop Terrace and can accommodate up to 42 guests boardroom style. Whether your event is day or night, the Terrace rooms come complete with 75-inch LCD screens and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Rooftop Terrace. We’ve got you covered, whatever the occasion. Get perfectly set up for meetings, breakfasts, conferences, intimate dinners, and parties of all types.

    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Terrace Room 2+3

    Start planning your next event at Terrace Room II & III, an intimate venue overlooking the Rooftop Terrace and can accommodate up to 42 guests boardroom style. Whether your event is day or night, the Terrace rooms come complete with 75-inch LCD screens and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Rooftop Terrace. We’ve got you covered, whatever the occasion. Get perfectly set up for meetings, breakfasts, conferences, intimate dinners, and parties of all types.

    Banquet 42 people
    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Terrace 1+2+3 & Terrace Rooftop

    When you’re looking for the full Melbourne rooftop terrace experience, look no further. Taking in views of Her Majesty’s Theatre and the city skyline, this venue combines all Terrace Rooms I, II and III and the adjoining outdoor Rooftop Terrace. The expansive indoor outdoor venue can host 360 guests for cocktails, with awnings, equipped with heating for those brisk Melbourne nights. Spanning the full outdoor space, this level two rooftop space is the ideal place to celebrate a special, occasion, or for a relaxed setting. There’s no event that wouldn’t be elevated by this space. With lounge furniture throughout, all surrounded by lush greenery, stunning by day and breathtaking by night — just wait and see.

    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Rooftop Pool

    A playful and glamorous celebration of our proud 1970’s heritage, come up to Level 23 and get poolside. This Rooftop Pool can be transformed into your own, private event space, with sweeping Melbourne city views. The luxe cocktail bar is fully-equipped for your next celebration, with nearby chef stations and BBQ facilities. Invite up to 60 guests to your next event — it’s sure to make a splash.

    Cocktail 60 people
    Day Delegate Package Half Day Delegate Package
    $95.00 AUD $85.00 AUD
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    Lt Bossley

    With an exclusive menu showcasing the best of local seasonal produce, Bossley has mastered the art of crafting timeless occasions. Whether it’s for wining or dining, business meetings, big birthdays, working lunches, or intimate weddings, Bossley is the place for all with two intimate Melbourne private dining rooms. For intimate gatherings, Little Bossley is your haven. Enter through its dedicated entrance and host your group at the communal table for thirteen.

    Board Room 13 people
    Cocktail 25 people
  • Bossley Private Dining LR 2

    Private Dining Room

    With an exclusive menu showcasing the best of local seasonal produce, Bossley has mastered the art of crafting timeless occasions. Whether it’s for wining or dining, business meetings, big birthdays, working lunches, or intimate weddings, Bossley is the place for all with two intimate Melbourne private dining rooms. The PDR (Private Dining Room) offers a cosy setting with seats for up to 40 guests and is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling wine cellars.

    Board Room 40 people
    Cocktail 60 people
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    Lt Bossley & Private Dining Room

    If bigger is better, combine the two for cocktails and canapés in Little Bossley before moving to the main event in the Private Dining Room. Bossley is known for being a little outrageous, so you can expect extra attention and all the finishings, no matter your occasion.

    Banquet 53 people
    Theatre 40 people
    Classroom 20 people
    Cocktail 100 people

Accommodation — Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Perfectly positioned for both business and leisure travellers, Rydges Melbourne is located in the heart of the city’s vibrant theatre district and only moments from exclusive Collins Street boutiques, major sporting precincts, Emporium, Melbourne Central and the Bourke Street Mall. 

This new flagship property will feature:

  • 3 different accommodation types including King rooms, suites and apartments

  • One of Melbourne’s largest conference and event venues

  • Interactive fitness studio

  • Outdoor rooftop pool

  • A new signature restaurant and bar

  • Rydges refreshing local and genuine down to earth service style


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Location

Whether you are staying with us for business or pleasure, Rydges Melbourne is surrounded by an abundance of casual and fine dining eateries, shopping boutiques and entertainment and sporting arenas. The location of the hotel places the best of Melbourne city sites within a stone throw whilst providing the comfortable haven for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of this lively city.