MCEC

Price note: there is a 15 per cent surcharge for Sunday and public holiday events.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s wine list showcases the best of the best – a selection of the finest wines, handpicked from across Victoria. We also offer two Victorian craft beers in addition to selected standard draught and premium light varieties. Read more about featured beverages in our wine and beer guide.

STAND-UP EVENT PACKAGES

Soft drinks and fruit juice package

$12.00 for one hour
$4.50 per additional half hour

Soft drink and fruit juice upgrade accompanying a stand-up lunch

$4.50 for one hour

Suitable for lunches or alcohol-free dinners. Includes a range of standard and premium beverages including Capi sodas and Noah’s fresh juices, these are locally produced and free from artificial ingredients. 

Standard cocktail package

$19.50 for one hour
$5.50 per additional half hour

This is suited to a one-hour-plus cocktail party, perfect for a conference networking session where guests can mingle and chat in a casual setting.

Our standard cocktail package includes one variety each of sparkling, white and red wine; standard and light-strength beers; soft drinks; and fruit juices.

Premium cocktail package

$25.00 for one hour
$6.50 per additional half hour

This is suitable for a one-hour-plus cocktail party focusing on the beverage experience as part of a special event.

Our premium cocktail package includes one variety of sparkling, two varieties of white and red wine; standard and light-strength beers; soft drinks; and fruit juices.

To ensure all guests receive additional service and attention, plus access to speciality bars and full tray service of drinks, premium cocktail parties have a higher ratio of staff to the number of guests.

SIT-DOWN LUNCHES AND DINNERS 

Soft drinks and fruit juice package

$12.00 for one hour
$4.50 per additional half hour

Standard sit-down package

$21.50 for one hour
$29.00 for two hours
$36.50 for three hours
$44.00 for four hours
$6.50 per additional half hour

This is a cost-effective standard option for conferences, which allows networking over a meal or presentation.

Our standard sit-down package includes one variety each of sparkling, white and red wine; standard and light-strength beers; soft drinks; and fruit juices.

Premium sit-down package

$29.00 for one hour
$36.00 for two hours
$42.00 for three hours
$49.00 for four hours
$8.50 per additional half hour

Our premium sit-down beverage experience includes one variety of sparkling, and two varieties of white wine; two varieties of red wine; standard and light-strength beers; soft drinks; and fruit juices.

Still and sparkling water served to each table.

Pre-dinner drinks can be included in the timeframe of the dinner or added as extra time at the start of the night.

A $3.00 per person per hour surcharge applies after midnight. Alcoholic beverage service must end by 12.45am (or 11.45pm on public holidays). To ensure all guests receive additional service and attention at their table, sit-down events have a higher ratio of staff to the number of guests.

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