The Metropolitan Hotel is a landmark within its particular city neighbourhood for over 150 years. Luckily, it’s had a few stylish refurbishments and face-lifts over the course of its long life. In more recent memory, it’s been keeping the be-suited business and legal types of the CBD fed and watered, all day and into the night.
During the day, the Metropolitan makes a convenient and stylish location for business lunches, breakfasts, and a brief break from the grind. As the working day ends, the vibe of the Metropolitan shifts a little, to one of laid-back fun and beers enjoyed at the end of a long day. The Metropolitan’s menu reads of upmarket pub classics, with the parma being a particular favourite.
The Metropolitan boasts two private function rooms, which can be combined to make one larger space. Level one fits up to 200 guests for cocktail events, and lends itself to corporate functions, weddings, and larger events, as well as more intimate ones. The ground level function space is an open-plan area, offering a stage for entertainers, and a private bar with a vast range of local craft beers and curated artisan spirit offerings.
The Metropolitan Hotel is found in the middle of the “legal precinct” of Melbourne’s CBD. Namely, it’s on William Street, between Lonsdale and La Trobe Streets. That’s just near Flagstaff station, as well as Flagstaff Gardens. There are plenty of trams that run up and down La Trobe Street and great parking opposite at the old Mint.
The possibilities are endless!
Taking advantage of The Metropolitan's vast space and high ceilings, the Atrium is an impressive space for intimate stand-up events for up to 40 people. Featuring polished floors, boldly printed walls and adjacent to the venue's sweeping st...
Downstairs at The Metropolitan is the venue’s hub, so to speak, and offers a vast, open-plan space complete with polished floorboards and a stage area for entertainment.Airy and minimalist, with the rustic touch of wall-to-wall log displays...
Upstairs at the Metropolitan plays home to the venue’s dedicated function space.Vast and monochrome in decor with striking red accents, and both loungeand dining space, this level is stylish and modern-chic in every way.Fully self-contained...
A multi-functional venue which adapts throughout the day and night, The Metropolitan Hotel offers a place to catch breakfast or lunch and, in the evening, morphs into a stylish spot to dine on modern-Australian fare in the casual downstairs...
Located within the open-plan downstairs area of The Metropolitan, the Stage area is the space of choice for all entertainment-oriented functions and events. So whether looking to host a gig, or merely a function with an element of entertain...
Adjacent to the ground floor bar, this venue space benefits from The Metropolitan?s airy and open-plan layout, allowing ample floor space androom for up to 100 stand-up guests.A mix of high tables and bar stools can be provided to cater for...
How much does an event cost at The Metropolitan Hotel?
Events at The Metropolitan Hotel start from 0. 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 The Metropolitan Hotel?
The following types of events can be held at The Metropolitan Hotel: - 50th Birthday Party - AGM - Awards Dinner - Bar Mitzvah - Birthday Party - Bucks Night - 30th Birthday Party - Christening - Cocktail Party - Corporate Function - End of Financial Year Party - Engagement Party - Function - Gala Dinner - Christmas Party - Hens Night - 21st Birthday Party - Meeting - Networking Event - Product Launch - School Formal - Seminar - Trivia Night - Wedding - Workshop - 18th Birthday Party - University Ball - 40th Birthday Party - Conference - Trade Show
If your specific event type is not on the list, contact one of VenueNow's Event Booking Experts and they will check if The Metropolitan Hotel is able to facilitate your event or will help you find an alternate venue.
How do I find out if The Metropolitan Hotel is available for my event date?
The best way to find out if The Metropolitan Hotel 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.
What catering / food and beverage options are available at The Metropolitan Hotel?
The following food and beverage / catering options are available for guests at The Metropolitan Hotel: - Bar Tab
For more information regarding food and beverage / catering options, please contact a VenueNow Event Booking Expert.
What steps are involved in booking an event at The Metropolitan Hotel?
There are a few steps involved in booking an event at The Metropolitan Hotel 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 The Metropolitan Hotel 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 The Metropolitan Hotel 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 The Metropolitan Hotel 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.