The National Hotel

344 Victoria Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121

Standing
150
Seated
40

About The National Hotel

The iconic National Hotel, located on Richmond’s bustling Victoria Street, is a place for locals and far-flung travellers to come together in a community minded space, where the staff are always proud to serve and the atmosphere is heady with good vibes.

The National Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or special occasion.

Our venue offers four individual spaces, theGarden Parlour, the Café, the Den, and an open-air courtyard. Each room is unique in its offerings and can be tailored to suit the size and nature of your event.

The National Hotel can accommodate any affair, from an intimate corporate lunch to a lavish cocktail party for 150 guests.

Whatever your requirements may be, we customise each event to ensure it’s a reflection of your specific needs. Our approach is always flexible and we can shape floorplans and spaces as required. We are more than happy to discuss your vision with you!

Venue Capacity

Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
The Garden Parlour2015184040150
The Café163050
The Den102025
Beer Garden40
Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Banquet Cocktail
The Garden Parlour2015184040150
The Café163050
The Den102025
Beer Garden40

Venue Features

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

Function Rooms — The National Hotel

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    The Garden Parlour

    Our Garden Parlour is a space you can make entirely your own. Its contemporary design and private bar are just a few of the elements your guests will love. Faint murmurs from the bustling next door beer garden set the scene with large, glass sliding doors that can be opened up or closed to the elements. We also have your entertainment needs covered with our TV and microphone. The Garden Parlour’s flexible furniture arrangement make it perfect for any style of event. For functions in the Garden Parlour with guest lists over 80, we also allocate a portion of the western side of the beer garden and turn the function area into an L-shape.

    Board Room 20 people
    U-Shape 15 people
    Classroom 18 people
    Theatre 40 people
    Banquet 40 people
    Cocktail 150 people
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    The Café

    The café space is a luxe, intimate room with concrete brick walls, a long parquetry table and huge street facing windows. It also features private access to the main bar and a warming fireplace perfect for winter functions. This room is ideal for private dinners, intimate cocktail parties, presentations and group meetings.

    Board Room 16 people
    Banquet 30 people
    Cocktail 50 people
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    The Den

    The National’s Den space is pretty much just that – a little den tucked away just past the booths and the front bar. This semi-private dining area features a fireplace and exposed brick walls. There’s room to hang out, and it’s private enough for groups while still being part of the action in the main bar.

    Board Room 10 people
    Banquet 20 people
    Cocktail 25 people
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    Beer Garden

    The beer garden is perfect for all group bookings. Large tables line the timber deck, and the scene is set with hanging lamps in amber glass bottles bolstered across the courtyard, providing a twist on the Chinese lantern. Winter phobics need not fear, the multi-seasonal courtyard has an undercover area with heating, plus a ping-pong table and view of the night sky for the summer months. Canapés and a la carté is available, with easy access to the main bar.

    Cocktail 40 people

Specials — The National Hotel

  • Mid Week Christmas Package The National Hotel

    Mid Week Christmas Packages - 2 Hour Cocktail Party

    6 Canapés per person
    2 Hour Standard Beverage Package
    Room Hire*

    $52pp
    Cafe: Minimum 25 pax
    Garden Parlour: Minimum 40 pax

    Sample canapé selection:
    Prawn or tofu rice paper rolls (GF, VE OPT) 
    Satay chicken skewers (GF)
    Thai green curry croquettes (V )
    Mini BBQ pork bun
    Grilled chilli & lemongrass beef meatballs
    Wagyu cheese sliders

    *Based on minimum number requirement | Available Tuesday - Thursday throughout November & December 
  • Mid Week Christmas Package 3 Hour Cocktail party National Hotel melbourne

    Mid Week Christmas Packages - 3 Hour Cocktail Party

    6 Canapés per person
    3 Hour Standard Beverage Package
    Room Hire*

    $65pp
    Cafe: Minimum 25 pax
    Garden Parlour: Minimum 40 pax

    Sample canapé selection:
    Prawn or tofu rice paper rolls (GF, VE OPT) 
    Satay chicken skewers (GF)
    Thai green curry croquettes (V )
    Mini BBQ pork bun
    Grilled chilli & lemongrass beef meatballs
    Wagyu cheese sliders

    *Based on minimum number requirement | Available Tuesday - Thursday throughout November & December 
  • Mid Week Christmas Package Christmas feast National Hotel Melbourne

    Mid Week Christmas Packages - Christmas Feast

    ‘Indulge’ Feasting Menu
    3 Hour Standard Beverage Package
    Room Hire*

    $100pp
    Cafe: Minimum 12 pax
    Garden Parlour: Minimum 25 pax

    *Based on minimum number requirement | Available Tuesday - Thursday throughout November & December 
  • Private Terrarium Workshop The National Hotel melbourne

    Private Terrarium Workshop

    Join Melbourne’s Queen of the Jungle, The Plant Whisperer, to create your very own miniature world. Learn all about terrarium care, soil 
    composition, layering techniques, plant selection and design in this fun and interactive workshop.

    Everything is included so you just need to bring yourself!

    What’s included: Small glass terrarium vessel, stones and rocks, soil and moss, selection of tropical plants, figurines.

    Terrarium workshops will take place in the Garden Parlour and will run for approx. 1.5 hours with your chosen catering options served after the class.

    PACKAGE OPTIONS:*
    Workshop, ‘Indulge’ feasting menu & glass of house wine or pot of Mountain Goat steam ale, Carlton Draught or Bulmers - $105PP

    Workshop, selection of 6 canapés per person - $70PP

    Workshop only, with a minimum food and beverage spend requirement - $50pp

    Minimum group size - 15 pax
    Maximum group size - 30 pax

    All activity packages are subject to availability
    *All inclusive packages available Tuesday - Thursday. Weekends are based on minimum spend and individual activity cost. 
  • Private Cocktail masterclass National Hotel Melbourne

    Private Cocktail Masterclass

    If you’d still like to have a few drinks to celebrate Christmas then this is the 
    masterclass for you! 

    Our resident cocktail expert will guide you through the making (and drinking!) of three signature cocktails. Learn to shake, mix and taste like a pro in this fun, boozy class

    Cocktails Masterclasses will take place in our Garden Parlour or Café dependant on group size and availability. The class will run for approx. 90 minutes.

    PACKAGE OPTIONS:*
    Masterclass, ‘Indulge’ feasting menu & glass of house wine or pot of Mountain Goat steam ale, Carlton Draught or Bulmers - $105PP

    Masterclass, selection of 6 canapés per person - $70PP

    Masterclass only, with a minimum food and beverage spend requirement - $50pp
    Please note: the cost of the masterclass will contribute towards the minimum spend requirement

    Minimum group size - 16 pax
    Maximum group size - 30 pax

    All activity packages are subject to availability
    *All inclusive packages available Tuesday - Thursday. Weekends are based on minimum spend and individual activity cost. 
  • Murder Mystery Trivia Function The National hotel melbourne

    Murder Mystery Trivia Christmas Function

    What better activity for some Christmas time team bonding than working together to solve a mystery. Not your average pub trivia, your guests will embark on four thrilling rounds of pop culture and general knowledge questions in the hope of picking up on clues and putting together pieces of the murder mystery puzzle.

    Figure out whodunnit, where it was done and what poor soul suffered the unimaginable fate to win!

    The trivia will take place in our Garden Parlour and will run for approx. 2 hours. Canapés can be served between rounds or a sit down meal can be served to guests before or after the trivia.

    PACKAGE OPTIONS:*
    Trivia, ‘Indulge’ feasting menu & glass of house wine or pot of Mountain Goat steam ale, Carlton Draught or Bulmers - $70PP

    Trivia, selection of 6 canapés per person & 2 hour standard beverage package - $70PP

    Trivia only, with a minimum food and beverage spend requirement - $15pp

    Minimum group size - 15 pax
    Maximum group size - 50 pax

    All activity packages are subject to availability
    *All inclusive packages available Tuesday - Thursday. Weekends are based on minimum spend and individual activity cost. 
  • Private Painting Class Christmas Activity The National Hotel melbourne

    Private Painting Class Christmas Activity

    We’ve teamed up with our favourite painting class to offer your guests a chance to show off their artistic flair.

    In this private workshop a professional artist will guide everyone, step by step, to create their own masterpiece. We’ll take care of the art supplies, all your guests will need to bring is a love for trying something new and a willingness to give it a bash!

    You can choose which artwork guests will be recreating from a selection in either acrylic or watercolour, or you can paint portraits of each other to adorn the office walls! 
    Painting functions will take place in the Garden Parlour and will run for approx. 2 hours with your chosen catering options served after the class.

    PACKAGE OPTIONS:*
    Painting class,‘Indulge’ feasting menu & glass of house wine or pot of Mountain Goat steam ale, Carlton Draught or Bulmers - $100PP

    Painting class, selection of 6 canapés per person & 2 hour standard beverage package - $100PP

    Painting class only, with a minimum food and beverage spend requirement - $45pp

    Minimum group size - 15 pax
    Maximum group size - 30 pax

    All activity packages are subject to availability
    *All inclusive packages available Tuesday - Thursday. Weekends are based on minimum spend and individual activity cost. 
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Contact this venue

Location

344 Victoria Street

Richmond

3121