The Melbourne Pavilion
Melbourne Pavilion is one of Victoria’s newest and most unique event destinations. Set in an inner city heritage listed building, you will find a stunning combination of new contemporary design and existing old world charm. Crystal chandeliers set the mood with contemporary decor making this a truly remarkable venue for your special occasion.
The Melbourne Pavilion is a unique multi layered event destination. Set in a magnificent fully renovated heritage listed art deco building at the edge of Melbourne CBD. Its stunning design is centered on the soaring and elegant freestanding timber ceiling arches, the last remaining example of this original architectural construction in Australia. Historic detail blends with the contemporary architectural refurbishment of rich and inviting colour, soft textural fabrics and upholstery, warm lighting effects with crystal chandeliers and a Moroccan inspired theme throughout.
The Melbourne Pavilion is a truly remarkable event in itself, offering a voluminous event space for large corporate function or a uniquely intimate surround to celebrate your special occasion; such as a wedding.
The Melbourne Pavilion began life as the Burge Bros Factory in Flemington. It was constructed in 1945-46 to a design by C.T Gilbertson with application to build rushed to meet urgent need from government to manufacture materials for defense purposes. Over the years it has been a spring factory, a foundry and also housed the extensive wardrobe for the movie Pharlap filmed locally throughout Flemington.
Step outside and observe a rectilinear style reminiscent of the work of Dutch modernist Willem Dudok. Step inside and the curved roof of the large factory is supported on glue-laminated (now the oldest and earliest known example of this method in Australia) arches spanning 30 meters. The arches are made up of 29 laminated sections of coach wood, and form a large column free factory area making this a space of scientific and architectural importance to the State of Victoria.
Weddings & Celebrations
Melbourne Pavilion’s special character and charm is drawn from its Art Deco design beginnings and contemporary refurbishment oﬀering a stunning venue for your unique celebration. Accommodating for functions for 200 – 600 people for a sit down celebration provides an intimate personalized setting even in its full event capacity.
The beautiful arched ceilings oﬀer a magniﬁcent backdrop to your special function or wedding whilst guests are enveloped in an atmosphere of warm hospitality from the moment they enter the charming and romantic reception space of the Melbourne Pavilion.
The highly experienced and helpful management at Melbourne Pavilion along with your selection of Melbourne’s best catering companies will ensure the quality of your food, beverage and service experience at Melbourne Pavilion… all available to make your event an outstanding success.
If you are looking for something totally unique and impressive for your next corporate function, a venue with real wow factor, the Melbourne Pavilion is the number one choice. The large volume space at Melbourne Pavilion makes it the ideal venue for all corporate events, product launches, fashion parades, cocktail parties, Christmas functions etc, for up to 1300 people.
Features and Facilities
Melbourne Pavilion has almost 2,200sqm of usable function spaces. The rustic refurbished building can be divided, serving multi purposes for any occasion. The unique space incorporates two stages, one on each side of the main room making the entire space very flexible to plan. The main room’s high ceilings are suitable for weddings, gala dinners, car launches, film screenings, trade shows or any other event that benefit from spacious area.
The main function space is equipped with an in-built parquetry floor as well as a central truss.
Stage 2 is a carpeted room, occupying approximately 280sqm of the entire space. The room can be divided into 3 individual sections.
- PA System
- Background music
- AV – 5 projection screens 7 TV monitors
- Special lighting effects
- External courtyard
- Car access for car launches
- Private mezzanine/balcony suites
The private mezzanine/ balcony suits are usually utilized as VIP seating areas for sporting events, concerts or bridal rooms.