If you’re hosting an intimate function for between 10 and 30 guests, you’ll likely want to host your event in a suitably sized venue. Fortunately, Melbourne is home to a huge selection of smaller function rooms, each with their own character and charm.
Below we’ll shine a spotlight on 4 of our favourite small Melbourne function rooms, chosen for their great atmospheres, friendly service and positive customer reviews:
The Liberace Room at The Moat is an intimate space that can host up to 30 standing or 24 seated guests. Situated under the Iconic Melbourne State Library, the Moat is an ideal function venue for a sophisticated evening, complemented by a Southern European meets Middle Eastern style menu. With a range of food and drinks packages available starting at $35 per head, the Moat is character filled venue that is sure to impress your guests.
Situated in a fully restored 19th century heritage listed building, The Carlton Wine Room’s mission is to immediately make your guests feel right at home. There are 3 dedicated function spaces available, with the upstairs Tower Rooms, being an ideal location for smaller functions such as cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies, engagement parties and more. Per head pricing starts at $70 per head for two courses from their wholesome European influenced menu.
If burgers and beers are more your style, Joey Smalls in Brunswick could be the perfect venue for you. The casual atmosphere is perfectly complemented by the funky decor and the American diner inspired menu. Joey Smalls can accommodate up to 50 guests indoors and best of all boasts a late night liquor license if you want to settle in for a long night of celebrations.
Overlooking the Yarra River, Byblos is a luxurious mediterranean inspired venue which offers multiple function spaces. For smaller functions, the Phoenician Alcove or Harem Lounge are your best options with the latter featuring stunning floor to ceiling views of the Yarra River. Byblos features an extensive functions menu to choose from including either canapés, platters or the mouth watering Mezza Banquets. Pricing starts from $33 per person, with a range of beverage packages or cash bar options available.