The Boatbuilders Yard

23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, VIC, 3006


About The Boatbuilders Yard

The Boatbuilders Yard is proud of its reputation for having an atmosphere that is relaxed yet underpinning by a professional service delivered by passionate staff. 

The food offering and function spaces are creative and have been developed to offer clients something a little bit different. Guests can enjoy a BBQ buffet overlooking the Yarra or play giant sized games for light-hearted entertainment in the beer-garden. 

Conveniently located on the edge of Melbourne CBD, The Boatbuilders Yard is on the doorstep of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and only a short stroll to DFO shops and Southern Cross train station. This unique venue is truly a wonder to be seen.

Venue Capacity

Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
The Decks250
Room Cocktail
The Decks250

Venue Features

  • Cafe
  • Parking on-site
  • Accommodation on site
  • AV system
  • Disabled access

Function Rooms — The Boatbuilders Yard

  • M 51221 1

    The Decks

    The Decks offer an exclusive weatherproof indoor/outdoor facility with a combination of sliding and fixed glass walls and windows, ceiling heaters, a private bar and interchangeable furniture arrangements. Gorgeous feature plants with draping foliage as well as astroturf fill the top floor and create a wonderful atmosphere to take the stress out of theming.

    Cocktail 250 people
  • M 55333 1


    Dukes is a semi-private space located in the heart of our fabulous outdoor beer garden. The CBD buildingtops pop above the area displaying a unique Melbourne backdrop. Festoon lights zig-zag overhead highlighting the open sky. Lush vines wrap the open-plan gazebo and a large bar is located alongside to create the perfect location for relaxed networking.

    Cocktail 80 people
  • M 51226 1


    Waterfront is a semi-private covered outdoor space with retractable awnings, ceiling heaters and house background music. Located directly on the banks of the Yarra River with a fabulous panoramic CBD and Southbank outlook the venue is ideal for intimate gatherings among colleagues, family or friends.

    Cocktail 50 people
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The first waterfront venue located on South Wharf Promenade, coming from the CBD. Situated alongside Polly Woolsshed and on the door step of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.