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Gala and cocktail events
Put your awards night, fundraiser or celebration in the capable hands of our event experts.
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We’ll make your special occasion a spectacular success.

Floor plans and space capacities

Cocktails on the terrace, banquets or luncheons in one of our unique rooms overlooking the Yarra River. You name it, we can do it. Our Floor Plans and Space Capacities Guide provides an overview of all spaces within the venue. Your Account Manager will help you to find the perfect space for your event.

Food inspired by Melbourne

Every party, celebration, gala or special occasion needs the right food. Inspired by Melbourne’s famous food and wine scene, every dish on our menu provides a feast for the eyes and taste buds. Our award-winning chefs will work with you to create a food and beverage menu that is perfect for your event and budget and provide you with a private menu tasting.

Creating the perfect atmosphere

We can help you create the right environment and mood for your event. We will assist you to find AV, lighting and design solutions that will leave your guests in awe.

Parking and accommodation onsite

MCEC provides the perfect destination for formal events with onsite accommodation, parking, public transport and drop off points around the venue. Overlooking the Yarra River in the centre of Melbourne’s vibrant South Wharf, MCEC is the perfect location.

Special event planning

Whether you need advice and inspiration or know exactly what you want, our team of experts have the skills to bring your vision to life. We work closely with you to offer guidance on everything from entertainment and lighting right down to canapés and cocktails.

Sustainable events

By partnering with some of Australia’s leading charities across health, housing and food sustainability, we believe we can make a real impact on people in need. We are proud to support OzHarvest to minimise waste and redistribute quality food to people in need. 

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