the smith Prahran

The Smith on High Street is function venue and a local favourite and is back after a short hiatus where the entire joint was pulled apart and put together again. What’s new? The fit out, with art covered walls and a retracting glass roof. The menu, with a new Asian spin. And the vibes, which is now all about fun and a bit of light hearted mischief.

The Smith has two function rooms which can be completely booked out for a sit down dinner and when you’re all done – the crew can head downstairs for more antics.

213 High St, Prahran | Enquire here

Housed in a historic turn-of-the-century horse stable at the foodie end of Chapel Street, Hawker Hall is a food and beer hall that takes its inspiration from the vibrant hawker centres of Singapore and Malaysia. Hawker Hall offers a large space for all types of events and boasts and outdoor area allowing guests to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Chapel Street. Large group bookings of up to 56 guests can be accommodated within a section of the restaurant non-exclusively for lunch and dinner. For an exclusive whole venue booking, Hawker Hall can seat up to 144 guests for a sit-down event or 250 guests for cocktail style events.

The Hawker Banquet menus have been designed to deliver the richness, variety, and fun of eating in a true Hawker market. Sit down feasts, hand around canapes and interactive food stations are all available to suit any request. Options are also available to pair alongside specially curated beverages with a serious nod to beer, Australia and international winemakers and cocktails with a vibrant Asian twist.

Hawker Hall function venue can accommodate events including:

  • Large group lunch/dinner
  • Sunday sessions
  • Cocktail parties
  • Corporate events
  • Sit down and stand-up functions

98 Chapel St, Windsor | Enquire here

Housed on the top floor of a historic turn-of-the-century warehouse that was used by boot makers, iron mongers and drapers, Hoo Haa is a bar, eatery and event space. They’ve been hosting parties and events since 2005. If you need a space to host an event, your birthday party, a work function or going away drinks, they’ve got you covered. Large group bookings of up to 90 guests can be accommodated in their lounge overlooking Chapel Street and the venue can be booked exclusively for up to 260 guests.

105 Chapel St, Windsor | Enquire here

OPPEN’s space is comfortable, modern and bright function venue with the Scandinavian vibes which is easily accessible right next to Windsor train station. The open nature of the space means it can arranged to host any type of function; from casual work drinks to sit down dinners to cocktail parties. OPPEN can host smaller parties during opening times or, if needed, give you the whole space after 4 pm. The team communicate closely with the function hosts to provide a totally custom, unique and fun event.

20/2 Maddock St, Windsor | Enquire here

A sustainable Italian eatery and bar named in the HOT 50 restaurants in the country by ‘The Australian’. From 8 – 200 guests, Ladro TAP offers flexible dining options at all price points and will accommodate all dietary requirements. Ideal for delegate lunches, dinners and functions, Ladro is a sustainable business and recycles 100% of its organic waste into bio-compost which is given back to community gardens, farmers and patrons. Ladro TAP has four distinct spaces available for functions and events and is one of just 36 restaurants with a 24 hour liquor license in Victoria. So, hire out the whole venue for up to 200 guests and keep the party going.

162 Greville St, Prahran | Enquire here

Naughty Nancy’s is a vibrant bar dedicated to dining with a mix of international cuisines, cocktails and live music. The venue has two floors, with different moods to suit everyone. This inspiring Urban Cocktail Bar offers all that is cosmopolitan Melbourne. A go-to hot spot all year round. 

190 Chapel St, Prahran | Enquire here

Enjoy a more cosy space for your next event. This function venue has a range of wines, beers and spirits available pay as you go. Ruelle Wine Bar can also organise internal catering based on their menu, or external catering if you prefer. Contact them to tailor a solution. Please note, max 30 guests.

30 Chatham St, Prahran | Enquire here


Private functions are the name of the game at Mofo & Morocco Lounges on Greville Street. Day in and day out, they plan and execute parties of all types and they do an absolute beauty of a job. They have everything that you could possibly need on site and you’ll be working with expert event planners that’ll make your job a breeze! Plus, have you seen the inside of Mofo Lounge & Morocco Lounge? They’re ridiculously lush and may we say a little kitsch? But totally in a good way. Your guests will be blown away.

157 Greville St, Prahran | Enquire here

Chasers Moser Room

Experience the allure of Chasers’ premier cocktail lounge. This function venue has been exquisitely decorated with sumptuous Victorian-meets-Moroccan styling and it never fails to impress. It features a stunning cocktail bar, fine drapery, chandeliers and gilt-edged mirrors. There is a dance floor at the back of the room, and ample plush seating nearby. The space is cohesive meaning a drink or a dance are never far away, and your party stays within your sights.

386 Chapel St, South Yarra  | Enquire here

If you are looking for a small-scale function venue, this one is for you. UPG Studio is a boutique wellness studio with panoramic views of the South Yarra skyline. Their intimate space makes a breathtaking venue for your next private or corporate event, a sanctuary above the hustle and bustle of the city, accommodating 8-12 people comfortably. Designed by leading Australian interior architect Georgia Ezra, the space exudes a sense of peacefulness and tranquility, taking you away from your daily hustle. They have equipment available on request, and their space can be adapted to suit your event needs. Their friendly staff also offer private/corporate fitness classes if you’re looking to take the competition out of the office.

11-01/9 Yarra St, South Yarra | Enquire here

oscar cooper functions

Oscar Cooper is an ideal venue for your engagement, wedding, birthday party or corporate event. Set in the heart of Prahran their casual yet sophisticated space will provide the starting point for a great night. Their dedicated team of chefs are on hand to create a range of delicious canapés ideal for your event and rest assured the team behind the bar will be on hand to look after your every beverage need.

160 Greville St, Prahran | Enquire here


With a raw sophistication reminiscent of a New York City Loft,  Blondes Garage function venue emanates warmth and intimacy creating the perfect backdrop for your special event. With distressed concrete floors and crisp white walls, the studio’s open plan space allows for a wide range of personalisation depending on your desired style.

Level 1/62 Chapel St, Windsor | Enquire here


She may not look like much from the outside, but head on in and discover a restored private dining room on the first floor with an incredible view overlooking Chapel Street. Then there’s the awesome courtyard out the back that can cater for between 10 to 18 guests seated and up to 140 standing.

359 Chapel St, South Yarra | Enquire here


SoHigh Gallery and function venue is the place to hold your special event if your gang is in need of a smack of cool. Art gallery meets event space meets retail pop up spot, SoHigh is so Melbourne and even more Windsor. They give you the opportunity to tailor the space to your individual tastes. With capacity for 200 guests standing or 80 seated (across two rooms). Work closely with the SoHigh Gallery event management team to create a space for your work party that’s full of expression, creativity and of course bevs.

143a Chapel St, Windsor | Enquire here

temperance hotel

Temperance Hotel has a private function room upstairs, a semi-private function room downstairs, a beer garden, the corner bar and the main bar. Needless to say, the options here are endless! They also have tailored food and beverage packages to suit every type of function perfectly, as well as a variety of music options. Bring in a band, a DJ or  your own digital music and they’ll hook it up to their state of the art sound system.

426 Chapel St, South Yarra | Enquire here

Space Skydeck

Dance floor anyone? The Space has recently launched the perfect spot for a bash that’s on the larger side. The Skydeck features edgy feature walls, skylights and can cater for up to 200 guests. Floor to ceiling mirrors, fresh dance floor, great tunes and lots of booze – what more could you want?

318 Chapel St, Prahran | Enquire here

The-Emerson bar autumn chapel street

At The Emerson, they do more than live a little: they live a lot. Whenever and however you want to celebrate, they can accommodate. Cocktail party on their rooftop, something a little more private in the Lounge or a booth in the Main Bar. Take a walk through their doors and see what they can do for you and your squad. Perfect for whatever type of fun you’re planning.

141-145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra | Enquire here

Think you’re fancy pants? Have too many friends for the restaurant? Want your own private bar and personal chef? Mr. M look after you. Introducing Level 1 Function and Events Space, upstairs at Mr. Miyagi. Level 1 can cater for groups of 30–60 people specialising in canapé style functions. Food is modern Japanese fusion; different to everything ever invented and eaten, because Mr. M is awesome.

99 Chapel Street, Windsor | Enquire here

Railway Hotel Windsor Christmas Party

While the 24 hour Bottle-o attached to the side of the place is a pretty good drawcard, the incredible city views, friendly staff and uniquely tailored function offerings will be the sweeteners. Conveniently close to Windsor Station, secure a spot on the deck for smaller groups or for up to 100 peeps, there’s the private function space. No matter what your groups size is, The Railway Hotel has the space for you.

29 Chapel St, Windsor | Enquire here

56 Bricks Private Function Room is perfect for your next event. Xmas Party? Bday? Hens party? You name it, They’ll host it. Happy Hour until 9 pm, free room hire, BYO food & decorations, it’ll be the cheapest party on Chapel Street. Capacity is 60 and you’ll have a private bar, dance floor and an amazing sound system to get your groove on.

56 Chapel St, Windsor | Enquire here


If you’re looking for something more sophisticated for your function, look no further than Roc’s Bar & Kitchen. Located inside the Jam Factory complex, the venue is available for exclusive hire for 80 to 200 guests and for semi-private bookings for smaller groups (minimum spend may apply). Choose from a selection of premium beverages, canapés, sweets and savouries to create the perfect package for your party fun. 

500 Chapel Street, South Yarra | Enquire here

la la land

La La Land is a Chapel Street institution and a true original. Whether you are relaxing on the vintage couches in front of the cosy fireplace or dancing the night away under the moody lighting, this classic lounge bar has something for everyone. And if you fancy an adventure then have a look for our secret doorway which will transport you to our intimate Cuban cocktail bar, Little Red. Here you can sip some of the best cocktails in town under the stars and relax among a sea of decadent couches and tropical plants.

134 Chapel St, Windsor | Enquire here


With its groundbreaking design and warm sense of hospitality, Prahran Hotel is the perfect solution for your next event or function. Offering a collection of unique spaces for private hire, their friendly and professional team will ensure your event is one to remember.

82 High St, Windsor | Enquire here

Chapel Street Cellars

Licensed for 177 patrons (both inside and outside), Chapel Street Cellars offer their venue with no hire fee, that’s right, FREE! All they ask is that the drink spend reaches $20 per guest booked in. They can provide all your favourite cocktail menu items, think – pizzas, chicken wings, arancini balls and girolle of cheese. Otherwise, their usual BYO food policy remains, grab another food option from a neighbouring Chapel Street fave and there’s no fuss. Plus, they have a cute little beer garden to top it off. No gimmicks guys. This really is too good to be true.

89 Chapel St, Windsor | @chapelstcellars

Caffe e Cucina

Did you know Caffé E Cucina has a function room for your family and corporate occasions? Stand up or sit down, lunch or dinner, let them spoil you with the Authentic Italian Dining Experience for your special event.

581 Chapel St, South Yarra | Enquire here

A cosy bar and nightclub licensed for up to 190 people, and can host a variety of functions and events, from birthdays and celebrations to after work drinks, to vibing club nights.

147 Commercial Road, South Yarra | Enquire here

Tusk High Bar

Whether it’s a cocktail party or dinner, Tusk High Bar offers an exquisite environment with formal wear and candlelit tables. The venue has been designed to give you the most memorable experience in town.

67 Green Street, Windsor | Enquire here

Misson Rooftop

Sitting atop Chapel Street is one of the newer (and most ready-to-be-discovered) rooftops – the Mission Caters Rooftop.

The Mission Caters Rooftop is a part of the Prahran Mission and offers a variety of dining, event and function venue options. It’s a relaxing and contemporary event space with an urban feel. Plus, the view is **chefs kiss**.

211 Chapel Street, Prahran | Enquire here

Apartment 26

Apartment 26 is an opulent Parisian salon found in Prahran, although inside it feels like another time and place entirely. Behind a standard-issue industrial door marked ’26’ lies a private salon, where guests are invited to enjoy bespoke events in the elegance and luxury of the boutique’s latest acquisitions.

26/321 Chapel Street, Prahran | Enquire here

Located above Dan’s Cellars on Chapel Street in Prahran, this is probably one of the most iconic event space and function venue locations in the Precinct.

282 Chapel Street, Prahran | Enquire here

Perfect for your next celebration, the upstairs function and events space was designed with sophistication in mind, with space for intimate groups for evening drinks or the ability to expand to a group cocktail function for that special occasion. It has its own private bar and toilets, a private deck, gas heaters and a plasma TVs.

34 Chapel Street Windsor (Opposite Windsor train station)
| Enquire here


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