Waterfront Venues for hire in Melbourne

Find the top waterfront venues in Melbourne to make your event unforgettable - search across thousands of listings available at any budget.

Best Waterfront Venues for hire in Melbourne

800 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia (View on map)

800 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia (View on map)

4 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia (View on map)

4 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia (View on map)

4 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia (View on map)

4 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia (View on map)

200 The Blvd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia (View on map)

200 The Blvd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia (View on map)

200 The Blvd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia (View on map)

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Melbourne Waterfront Venue Event Hire Guide

There is no better way to celebrate the beauty of your special day than with a breathtaking, waterfront venue in Melbourne. The Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay offer locations that will leave you breathless for any type of event from weddings or corporate events. VenueNow has compiled venues near these waterways so all you have to do is browse through our selection!

Where can I hire a waterfront venue in Melbourne?

Southbank is perfect for waterfront events with many venues overlooking the Yarra River, just a short walk from Melbourne's business district and transport hubs. Southbank offers 2 kilometres of Yarra River frontage, decorated with wide sidewalks and scenic views.

Brighton is one of Melbourne's most exclusive suburbs, located south of the city between Elwood and Hampton and fronting Port Phillip with its stretches of beautiful sandy beaches. With almost 6 kilometres of coastline within Brighton's suburban boundary, there are a diverse range or attractions for people to enjoy. The most famous spot on this stretch coast line is Dendy Street Beach where colourful bathing boxes that lined it reflect bygone era when swimmers had their own private changing rooms!

St Kilda is a bustling suburb of Melbourne that has it all. There are great food, entertainment and nightlife spots to visit with friends for date nights or drinks after work. St Kilda also offers some fun shopping on Acland Street where you can find cafes, fashion shops and second-hand stores as well! The waterfront in this area attracts beautiful views of the bay at sunset while boardwalks offer nice walks along the water's edge during the day too!

How much does a waterfront venue cost in Melbourne?

Waterfront venues in Melbourne are typically at the upper end of your budget. It's important to note that waterfront venue prices vary depending on the location, size and number of guests you plan to have at your event. There is a wide variety of options available with pricing ranging from a few thousands of dollars minimum spend, to large event spaces with a high minimum spend. A good rule of thumb is around 80-120 per person.

What's next when hiring a Melbourne rooftop bar?

VenueNow is a free service that makes it easy for you to find, compare and book the best venue. Submit your event brief here and the VenueNow will get in touch within a few hours with a personalised list of the best venues that fit your brief. Once you've compared the recommendations, simply let the VenueNow team know which venues you are interested in. They'll then get in contact with the venues and get a quote with the best pricing as soon as possible. Once you're happy with a quote, the VenueNow will make an introduction to the venue and they'll handle things from there!

Once VenueNow has made an introduction to the venue, you will need to speak with the venue manager about your needs and requirements, and they'll be able to provide you with a final quote. Then once you have decided on dates, times and costs it's time to talk catering! The bar staff are usually happy to work alongside the caterers but don't forget that some venues in Melbourne do provide their own food so make sure this isn't an issue when booking.

If you'd like to progress, venues often have a deposit that you're required to pay up front, typically ranging from 10-50% of the event value. Depending on the venue and your event requirements, you'll then need to pay the remaining balance close to the event date or shortly after.

How many quotes from venues should I compare?

We recommend getting quotes from at least three different venues to compare their packages and offerings. Venues will tend to break down a quote into venue hire, food and beverage packages, and audio/visual equipment services.

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