The Iconic Venues of Melbourne

For a business hoping to put on an incredible corporate event, or just a group seeking some fantastic music while surrounded by history, few places are more suited to picturesque partying than Melbourne. With a thriving network of bars, boardwalks and bandrooms, Melbourne’s unique blend of cultures and artistry has facilitated an array of options for someone hoping to add a touch of the unusual to their experience of Australia’s coffee capital.

With that in mind, some venues do still stand above and beyond the rest, and while we couldn’t possibly get to all of them, here’s our picks for some of the best venues Melbourne has on offer!

Melbourne Arts Centre

Resting between the National Gallery of Victoria and Flinders Street Station, two iconic structures in their own right, the colosseum-like outer walls of Melbourne Art Centre are hard to miss set against the Yarra River.

While it is well known as one of the city’s most prolific performing arts hotspots, the Melbourne Arts Centre’s multiple options for conferences and events are oft overlooked as an elegant, cultured option for the business who wants to make a luxurious statement. Spanning ten deluxe function rooms and four conference spaces, each designed by Academy Award winner John Truscott, event photography has never been so necessary to capture the sophisticated atmosphere.

The Forum Theatre

The Forum Theatre

While this intricately styled building fits comfortably into Melbourne’s varied skyline, the Forum Theatre is truly unique as a beautiful reminder of past architectural splendor.

A very different experience from the formal surroundings of the MAC, few spaces can match the feeling of majesty when looking over this heritage-listed must-see of Melbourne’s live music staples. The Forum opened in the late 1920s and, while renovations and revitalization have pushed it through to the new century, the class and style of the venue is far from gone.

The theatre may now be known predominantly as a host for live music and comedy, however it is also used regularly as a wonderful backdrop to cocktail parties and company gatherings alike, and can accommodate up to 300-1500 undeniably awed patrons to bask in its serene surroundings..

The Esplanade Hotel

While perhaps not as lavish as its counterparts on this list, “The Espy” as it is usually referred to is a singular landmark of Melbourne’s musical history. Hosting beloved bands including ACDC and Silverchair, and drawing attention from celebrated individuals such as Mark Twain across its extended history, the structure has been a focal point for Melbourne’s musical evolution and revolutions since its construction in 1878.

While its various owners have had to fight for its continued survival on many occasions throughout the years, its beachfront location situated within the artistic surroundings of St. Kilda make it a fascinating place to spend an afternoon.

Melbourne is an incredible place, full of art and style and culture from across the world entwining throughout the alleyways and historical buildings that are often taken as a given by those who live there. While this is a very brief description of a few staples of Melbourne’s artistic spaces, there are hundreds more that are definitely worth noting. If you don’t live in the city, it is a brilliant place to explore if you get the chance. If you do, hopefully there is a way for you to appreciate it in a new light.

Summary:-There is a lot to explore along Melbourne's streets and walkways, with a fantastic array of venues for anyone hoping to hold an impressive corporate event, or just find an interesting place to while away the weekend. For a city that prides itself on style and culture, Melbourne's venues do not disappoint.


Posted By JenniferA

Updated : 22nd October 2021 | Words : 608 | Views : 3219

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