Partner Venues

PLUS 5

Plus 5 takes a little inspiration from the food traditions of Spain and Italy to bring wood fired tapas and pizza to the heart of South Wharf.

Whether you’re looking to wine and dine in South Wharf’s legendary cargo halls, or want to sample the most impressive selection of freshly made cocktails on our waterfront terrace, Plus 5 is an unbeatable place to have fun and soak up the local atmosphere.  Sip traditional and unique cocktails, graze on delicious sharers and tapas, or simply join us for a glass of wine at our lounge where great times are waiting to be had.

LOCATION & CONTACT

37 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006
(03) 9682 0091

ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING

This magnificent building is the oldest surviving from the Great Exhibition era that is still operating as an exhibition hall. Standing strong in Carlton Gardens, the Royal Exhibition Building is beautiful inside and out—a true landmark of Melbourne.

Dozens of trade fairs and public expos are held at the REB annually, continuing 135 years of bringing new ideas to Melbourne. It’s also home to gala dinners, fashion shows, community events and so much more. Whenever the building is available, we daily hold tours of the meticulously-restored interior with guides to tell the story of its triumphant arrival, its unappreciated middle age, and its rebirth as the first World Heritage listed building in Australia.

LOCATION & CONTACT

9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

POLLY WOODSIDE

Built in 1885 and having travelled the world as a cargo ship until 1968 the Polly Woodside is an iconic Melbourne landmark. With panoramic views along the Yarra River combined with the atmosphere of this historical vessel, the Polly Woodside is a spectacular function venue.

Hiring Polly Woodside for your function gives you exclusive use of the ship comprising of the award winning interactive gallery, the theatrette and the beautiful surrounding wharf.

LOCATION & CONTACT

21 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006

STARWARD DISTILLERY

The venue is a working distillery and is only open on the weekends to the general public. With a comfy tasting room and large open bar, it’s little wonder that crowds of weekend whisky lovers have already begun pouring in.

The bar, which, due to its colossal size could have felt quite cavernous and impersonal, has been designed with lots care to make the space approachable and friendly. A large indoor tree takes pride of place, while raw and polished timber, shiny bronze distilling equipment and an impressive bottle display behind the bar bring the space to life. Try some Starward, neat, or get the bartender to whip up a whisky cocktail with it.

LOCATION & CONTACT

50 Bertie St, Port Melbourne VIC 3027

SMART ARTZ

This chic industrial art space for events is located in the heart of South Melbourne. The unique facility is a former mechanic’s workshop and was designed with a modern warehouse aesthetic.

Situated in a secluded lane off Clarendon Street, the industrial venue retains its original concrete floors and steel beams while incorporating an art gallery and details that add warmth and functionality to the space.

This edgy raw space is perfect for any event, ranging from weddings and intimate social gatherings to fashion shows, conferences and corporate functions. In-house amenities include wireless internet, a projector, audio equipment and a built-in flat screen TV. In addition, the retail space offers many different furniture pieces that can be included in the rental.

This versatile raw space is also an excellent choice for Melbourne film/photo shoots, art shows/exhibitions, film screenings, meetings/seminars, bar/bat mitzvahs, cocktail parties, product launches, pop-up/retail events, fundraisers, fashion shows, trunk shows and wine tastings.

LOCATION & CONTACT

2 Alfred Pl, South Melbourne VIC 3205

ROKEBY STUDIOS

This premier studio cum warehouse style event space features elegant amenities, loading dock access, guest entry, green room and an architecturally designed chameleon kitchen packed with SMEG appliances to offer a theatrical cooking experience to your event.

While the space has its own unique urban contemporary cool attitude we are always delighted to see what our clients can dream up to transform the spaces into their own. Be it a launch with dancing girls or a hunters lodge complete with projected scenes of the swiss alps and a snow machine.

Rokeby is your opportunity to impress your guests with a truly unique wedding reception, memorable seminar, exciting launch, unforgettable celebration, fashion parade, trade or art show, special event or landmark function.

LOCATION & CONTACT

1/90-94 Rokeby Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

ACCA’s distinctive and dramatic building sets the scene for stunning events and unique celebrations. Located just minutes from the CBD in Melbourne’s arts precinct in Southbank, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art offers three diverse spaces for hire: a grand gallery, a mirrored foyer and north-facing courtyard.

To compliment your foyer hire, ACCA offers exclusive after-hours private exhibition views for you and your guests.

LOCATION & CONTACT

111 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006