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See yourself here: Melbourne

Elevate your events in Australia's cultural capital



January 24, 2024

Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia, is known for its rich cultural diversity. It's not only a city of artistic flair and diverse culinary experiences but also an ideal destination for meetings and events. From world-class venues to unique sites, Melbourne offers a perfect blend of sophistication and excitement.

Venues that inspire

Melbourne skyline by the riverThe Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is a leading venue with state-of-the-art facilities. It offers flexible spaces for conferences, exhibitions, and gala dinners and stunning views of the Yarra River and the city skyline.

The Langham, Melbourne, a luxurious hotel with impeccable service offers elegant event spaces, including the Clarendon Ballroom. It is conveniently located in the heart of Southbank.

The Melbourne Museum is a unique venue surrounded by natural beauty. With its innovative spaces, such as the Forest Gallery, it's perfect for corporate events with a touch of culture.

Iconic sites for unforgettable experiences

Federation SquareFederation Square, Melbourne's cultural hub, is the civic, cultural and community heart of the city. Located opposite the iconic Flinders Street Station, Fed Square is also Melbourne’s premier meeting place, tourist destination and event venue for thousands of events a year. Since opening in 2002, it has seen more than 110 million visits. The Atrium's modern design and outdoor areas are perfect for networking. In 2019, Fed Square was listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, the youngest building in Australia to ever be recognized in this way.

Royal Botanic Gardens, extending over 38 hectares and housing a collection of more than 8,500 species of plants from around the world is a serene setting for outdoor events and team-building activities. It has been a treasured part of Melbourne’s cultural life for more than 170 years – much loved by generations of Victorians, as well as by many visitors from interstate and overseas. The customizable spaces, including the Terrace and Guilfoyle's Volcano, feel like a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city.

Melbourne Skydeck, also located in the heart of the city, literally takes your event to another level! On the southern hemisphere’s highest observation deck, the city comes to you when you take it all in from nearly 300 meters high. With its breathtaking panoramic views of Melbourne, it's a unique space for all kinds of events.

What to see and do in and around Melbourne

  • The Laneways - Melbourne is famous for its vibrant laneways filled with street art, cafes, and boutiques. Hosier Lane is a must-visit for a taste of the city's artistic soul.
  • Tram to St Klida BeachTrams galore - Melbourne boasts the largest tram network in the world. Incorporate a tram ride into your event for a unique Melbourne experience.
  • Coffee culture - with a strong coffee culture, Melbourne is home to numerous independent coffee shops. Consider a coffee tasting session during breaks for an energizing experience.
  • Sporting capital - Melbourne is renowned as the sporting capital of Australia, hosting major events like the Australian Open and the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Consider timing your event to coincide with a sporting spectacle – just beware of lead times and increased prices.
  • Wine tasting in the Yarra Valley - The Yarra Valley, located just outside Melbourne, is a picturesque and renowned wine region known for its vineyards, wineries, and stunning landscapes. Many wineries have on-site restaurants that showcase local produce, offering delightful food and wine pairings.
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides - The Yarra Valley is famous for its hot air balloon experiences, providing breathtaking views of the vineyards, valleys, and mountains. This is a popular and serene way to experience the region.
  • St Kilda Beach – Just 6km from Melbourne’s city center, St Kilda is not just a destination for sunbathing and swimming; it's a lively area with a mix of recreational, cultural, and culinary attractions. Whether you're interested in water sports, amusement parks, or simply enjoying the coastal ambiance, St Kilda Beach has something for everyone.

Melbourne's allure extends beyond its cultural richness; it's a city that seamlessly blends business with pleasure. Whether you choose the modern MCEC, the elegant Langham, or the iconic Federation Square, Melbourne's venues offer an unparalleled experience. And with the city's unique sites, your event will be etched in the memories of attendees. Melbourne beckons – a city where meetings and events become extraordinary experiences.

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