The unassuming entrance to this space will leave you delighted once you step inside and discover a beautifully transformed, open plan warehouse. A blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your posse’s needs. With a 150 person capacity and a 3am license on Fridays and Saturdays, Ellis Street Studio is an unreal function venue. It has all the space you’ll need to host the best party your mates have ever seen!
16 Ellis St, South Yarra | Enquire here
The Smith on High Street is 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
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
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
As a big kids playground, Bosozoku is literally the perfect place to host your work friends if they’re up for a good time. Hey, don’t let your mind wander. We’re not talking about THAT type of good time – we’re talking karaoke, retro Nintendo games, pool, great food and drinks, and a dry ice spa. If your crew is heavy on the numbers, you can book out the entire venue and go manic. If your team is on the svelte side, take over a karaoke room, pool room or even the Tokyo subway.
But what about the food? Full food and beverage packages can be arranged, and we’re 99% sure that everyone will dig into the range of Japanese fusion sliders & canapés on offer.
34A Bray St, South Yarra | Enquire here
Experience the allure of Chasers’ premier cocktail lounge. This room 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
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 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
A sweet little cafe downstairs & a sweet event space upstairs. If you’re in search of a venue that’s a little more refined with the ability to host both sit down dinners or an elegant cocktail party – Lucky Penny is the perfect little spot. The function room is beautiful and bright and the in house catering by Chef Crowcroft is restaurant worthy. Plus, when the night’s over, your guests only have a short stroll to one of Chapel Street’s many bars.
481 Chapel St, South Yarra | 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 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
Located on Prahran’s own Greville Street, Tokosan is a slice of Tokyo life. With Japan-inspired murals, kitschy neon signs and the yummiest contemporary Japanese food you can get in your gob, Tokosan is a Chapel function fave. There’s a warm and inviting covered beer garden splashed with Japanese graffiti, setting the scene for an exclusively wild night with your mates. Oh, and did we mention there’s a karaoke room?
142 Greville St, Prahran | Enquire here
For up to 160 work pals, SOS has all your cocktail party needs covered. With an extensive list of canapes, delicious and perfect for sharing, you can take your pick of what will suit your group’s taste buds. The drinks selection is pretty badass too.
254 Chapel St, Prahran | Enquire here
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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