186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (View on map)
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1300 647 488
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About this Venue
Frequently Asked Questions
What steps are involved in booking an event at Rydges Melbourne?
There are a few steps involved in booking an event at Rydges Melbourne and the VenueNow team are here to do the heavy lifting for you.
Firstly, contact the VenueNow team by submitting an enquiry or speaking to one of our team members online or over the phone. We'll need to collect a few details from you, such as your:
- Event type
- Number of people attending
- Preferred event date & time (and if this is flexible)
- Budget (per person or total)
- Room layout
- Food and beverage / catering requirements
- Any other requirements
Once we've gathered these details, the VenueNow team will contact the team at Rydges Melbourne to check:
1) Can they host the event on your preferred date / time? If not, what are some alternate dates / times?
2) What is the estimated cost based on your event requirements?
This process tends to take around 1 business day on average to receive a response from the venue. Once we've received a response, the VenueNow team will contact you as soon as possible.
If you're happy with the proposed price and dates / times, the VenueNow team will connect you with Rydges Melbourne to finalise your booking (which may include a site visit if you choose to do so).
VenueNow provides this service free of charge to you as we are paid a small fee by Rydges Melbourne if you book via us.
I have more questions. How do I get in contact?
There are a number of ways you can get in contact:
1) Call the VenueNow team on 1300 647 488 during business hours AEST
2) Contact the VenueNow team via our online chat in the bottom right of the screen
3) Submit an enquiry via the form on the page
The VenueNow team usually reply within a few hours during Australian business.
What catering / food and beverage options are available at Rydges Melbourne?
The following food and beverage / catering options are available for guests at Rydges Melbourne:
- Filtered Water
- Coffee / Tea
- Inhouse Catering
- Bar Tab
For more information regarding food and beverage / catering options, please contact a VenueNow Event Booking Expert.
How do I find out if Rydges Melbourne is available for my event date?
The best way to find out if Rydges Melbourne is available for your event date is to send an enquiry through or get in contact with one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
Availability at many venues around the country is limited so if your date is flexible, please let the VenueNow team know and the venue may be able to provide a range of dates that suit your needs.
How much does an event cost at Rydges Melbourne?
Please enquire for pricing and availability.
This may be subject to change due to seasonality, day of the week, duration and your specific requirements. For an accurate quote for your event please send an enquiry or contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts.
What type of events can be hosted at Rydges Melbourne?
The following types of events can be held at Rydges Melbourne:
- Cocktail Party
- Corporate Function
- Corporate Offsite
- Corporate Retreat
- End of Financial Year Party
- Engagement Party
- Executive Retreat
- Gala Dinner
- Product Launch
- Residential Conference
- Trade Show
- Christmas Party
- Bar Mitzvah
- Awards Dinner
- 30th Birthday Party
- 50th Birthday Party
- University Ball
- Networking Event
- School Formal
- Bat Mitzvah
- 40th Birthday Party
- Private Dining
- 18th Birthday Party
- 21st Birthday Party
- Baby shower
- Bridal shower
- Birthday Party
- Trivia Night
If your specific event type is not on the list, contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts and they will check if Rydges Melbourne is able to facilitate your event or will help you find an alternate venue.
Why should I plan my next event at Rydges Melbourne CBD?
Rydges Melbourne, CBD offers a number of unique and luxurious features to make your next event truly unforgettable. With amazing spaces such as the stunning Ballroom and the perfect function rooms for meetings and smaller events, you'll be spoilt for choice.
What's more, they offer top-notch catering options to satisfy even the most discerning tastes. From casual buffets to cutting-edge cocktails, their team will take care of everything so you don't have to worry about a thing.
Business and leisure travellers alike can enjoy their trip when visiting Melbourne CBD by combining stylish guest suites, fresh and efficient service and an unsurpassed central location. The hotel sits in the heart of the city's vibrant theatre district. The famous Bourke Street Mall is also just minutes away. Guests will have plenty to do!
What should I consider before planning a Rydges Hotel Melbourne event?
If you are looking for a venue for your next event, consider Rydges Melbourne. Rydges Melbourne, CBD offers a number of unique and luxurious features to make your next event truly unforgettable. With amazing spaces such as the stunning Ballroom and the perfect Function room for meetings and smaller events, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Before you plan your event at Rydges Melbourne, here are some things to consider:
- What type of event are you planning?
- How many people will be attending?
- What is your budget for the event?
- Do you need exclusive use of the space or will the space need to be shared with other groups?
- What room size does my event require?
- What type of food are you interested in?
Take note that Rydges has an excellent range of packages to choose from. Also, depending on the type of event you are planning, there are many catering options available at affordable prices. Some of these include:
- Buffet catering
- Breakfast or Lunch plated
- Cocktail party catering
- Sushi bars
- Grazing platters
- Kids party food
Where is Rydges Melbourne Hotel located?
Rydges Hotel is located at Exhibition Street, Melbourne Australia.
This Melbourne CBD hotel is strategically located in the city centre, at the heart of Theatreland, with popular venues like Her Majesty's Theatre, Princess Theatre and Comedy Theatres all within walking distance. Leisure tourists will love the accommodations right on busy Collins Street where they can window shop at exclusive Collins Street boutiques or hit up one of many fantastic restaurants before catching their show at any of the theatres nearby such as Princess Theater, Regent Theatre and Athenaeum. Shopaholics looking to spend some time shopping along the famous Bourke Street Mall? You won't regret it!
Rydges Melbourne's convenient location is also just 2 minutes walk from Chinatown, a 10-minute walk from the iconic Melbourne shopping precinct, Bourke Street Mall, or a short 20-minute walk to the prestigious Melbourne Cricket Ground.
What are the event room types available at Rydges Hotel Melbourne City?
Aside from the hotel's central location, what makes this venue worth checking out is its multipurpose function rooms.
The event venue at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, CBD is perfect for hosting weddings and other lavish events. No matter what you're looking for, they have the right space, room size and catering offers to suit your needs. The first floor of the hotel is a haven for those looking to host an elegant conference. The hotel's function rooms boast natural light with views overlooking Melbourne's iconic theatre district. With modern technology and sleek sophistication, it has all you need in one place!
The Ballroom has a capacity of up to 400 guests and the function rooms can host up to 140 guests. Rydges is also home to one of Melbourne's most versatile and sought after venues - the City Room. It has an elegant high ceiling and polished floors that create an inviting atmosphere to mingle with friends at your next event, which will surely leave a lasting impression on your guests.
What facilities are available at the Rydges Melbourne Hotel?
The Rydges Melbourne Hotel's superb facilities are sure to make your next event an unforgettable experience. Whether you're hosting a large conference, end-of-year school dance or cocktail party, the hotel can offer you an excellent range of spaces for social and corporate events and functions that will meet your expectations.
Located in the heart of the CBD, Rydges Hotel's excellent range of on-site facilities include:
- Fully licensed bar and lounge for exclusive events
- Casino, offering many entertainment options to hotel guests
- Heated rooftop pool
- Free wi fi
- Conference and meeting spaces, including the multi-purpose Ballroom which is perfect for weddings and large conferences.
Guests can also enjoy their meals at an Italian steakhouse called Locanda Restaurant, and if that isn't enough, the area is filled with more eateries to try!