Melbourne's best indoor/outdoor function venues

No matter the weather, you'll find a beautiful space among Melbourne's best indoor/outdoor function venues

When the sun shows its pretty face we crave beers in the sunshine, but when the rain comes it's best to cosy up inside. Melbourne's pesky unpredictable weather can be a real downer, but no matter the weather, you'll find a versatile space among Melbourne's best indoor/outdoor function venues.

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Melbourne CBD, Sydney

Seating: 40 Standing: 80

Centrally located on the stylish 'Paris end' of Collins Street, this multi level venue has a space to suit everyone. Old world charm meets cutting edge design in the Magnolia Courtyard and Blind Alley Bar.

Abbotsford, Melbourne

Seating: - Standing: 600

The spectacular Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford is all large windows and abundant greenery. Five separate function spaces are dressed in timber furnishing and colourful details that bring a relaxed atmosphere to this stylish urban venue.

Southbank, Melbourne

Seating: 180 Standing: 400

Perched right on the Yarra, Ludlow Bar and Dining Room is a mega venue with intimate indoor rooms and airy outdoor spaces. Raw steel details, large windows and contemporary light fittings complete this river side CBD venue.

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Southbank, Melbourne

Seating: 120 Standing: 160

Overlooking Darling Harbour, Cohibar makes the most of its indoor/outdoor vibes. Not only is there an incredible view on offer, as well as a 24 hour license, they also have a smokers section that doesn't feel like it's miles away from the action.

Richmond, Melbourne

Seating: 80 Standing: 450

This sunny and colourful Bondi bar offers up a section that's accessible for those ciggie-smokers in your friendship circle, or your office team. Plus, the vibes are excellent, as are the snacks and bevvies.

South Wharf, Melbourne

Seating: 120 Standing: 240

These waterfront venues around Sydney know how to please the crowd: pumping vibes, great views, and the option for a smoke without having to trek what feels like a kilometre away from your group. Cruise Bar is no exception.

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

Seating: 220 Standing: 500

Greenfields Albert Park is a unique venue perched on the lake in Melbourne's Albert Park. Rustic raw furnishings, open plan spaces and a team dedicated to health and wellness bring relaxed vibes and a zen ambience to this indoor/outdoor venue.

Carlton North, Melbourne

Seating: 96 Standing: 120

Park Street Dining lives up to its name – this Carlton North fave is found along a popular bike track, surrounded by greenery and complete with an outdoor garden. Said outdoor garden can very easily be used as an extension of an event, whether a wedding or milestone birthday celebration.

Thornbury, Melbourne

Seating: 350 Standing: 700

Welcome to Thornbury's a huge space for events, and one that deftly transforms from a food truck park and greenery-filled beer garden to a breezy bar (complete with water misting in summer), to a bar inside, to a large-scale function space further indoors. And you know what? That function space boasts floor to ceiling windows, allowing in heaps of natural light.

Carlton, Melbourne

Seating: 100 Standing: 400

The rooftop Pool Deck at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay is an intimate space built for relaxing in the sunshine. Sip cocktails beside the pool and look out across Rushcutters Bay Park to the water.

Docklands, Melbourne

Seating: 120 Standing: 200

Docklands function space The Harbour Kitchen has one very unique space up its sleeve: opposite the main space is a large pavilion with floor to ceiling windows that definitely open up for events to enjoy a boogie under the stars and with a view of the harbour.


Rain, hail or shine, Melbourne is home to unique indoor/outdoor venues that offer the best of both worlds. If versatility is the game then we've got you covered with our expansive collection of venues on VenueNow. Click below to explore more.

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