St Kilda’s beachside location and laid back vibe make it a popular weekend playground amongst Melbourne locals. St Kilda also happens to be home to some of Melbourne’s best function venues and restaurants, made up of an eclectic mix of venues ranging from laid back pub fare through to Italian so good, you’d swear you’re in Milan.
Below are just some of our favourite St Kilda venues we suggest you check out when planning your next function.
Located a short walk from the St Kilda Pier, Circa The Prince has recently made the shift to become a full time dedicated function and events venue. There are 3 beautifully designed function spaces to choose from, accommodating between 18 and 70 guests, and a range of mouth watering food packages starting at $50pp for the canapes package through to $110pp for the 5 course feasting or degustation menu.
If beer is your drink of choice, then you can’t go past The Local Taphouse, located on Carlisle Street. The Local Taphouse is the most awarded craft beer venue in Australia and boasts a huge selection of beers on tap complemented by your choice of tasting platters or the popular ‘Host a Roast’ option. With 4 function spaces to choose from, The Local Taphouse is a charming old world nod to European style pubs of yesteryear which lends itself to a wide variety of occasions.
Perhaps one of St Kilda’s most versatile function venues, The Secret Garden Bar offers your choice of 5 hire spaces, or the option of booking out the whole place if you’re planning a large bash. The Secret Garden offers a range of food and beverage packages, backed up by outstanding service from their friendly staff. Our pick is the beachy feel of the rooftop space, complete with a Cabana style bar and surrounded by the towering palm trees of Fitzroy street.
As a popular weekend hangout for locals, private functions are only available Monday to Friday.
If stunning views are high up on your list of requirements for your ideal function venue, we strongly suggest you check out Lady Grange. Offering 180 degree views over Port Phillip Bay and back to the CBD, Lady Grange has 3 upstairs function spaces available for hire that are perfect for corporate functions, birthdays, engagement parties and more. Rather than charge per head, Lady Grange offers minimum spend pricing for their function spaces, ranging from $2000 for the City View Room in low season, through to $6500 for the Bay View Room in warmer months.