Experience Excellence at Pearl Riverfront: The Ultimate Riverfront Event Space

As Melbourne’s premier purpose-built riverfront venue, Pearl Riverfront is ideally located within easy reach of Melbourne Airport, the M1 and M80 motorways and several main public transport hubs. Nestled within the heart of Melbourne CBD and just a stone’s throw away from some of the finest dining, entertainment and retail the city has to offer, experience a riverfront event space that is, in one word, simply brilliant. Meet in Melbourne with a whole new perspective – with a riverfront venue made for exceptional events. Wow your guests with innovative technology, celebratory firework displays and a glittering backdrop that’s set to impress. From cocktail parties to corporate affairs, Pearl Riverfront sets the tone for truly memorable gatherings. Better still, directly above Pearl Riverfront is Melbourne’s only absolute riverfront hotel, Crowne Plaza Melbourne. Play, stay and experience the beauty of Melbourne exactly as you deserve.


A Radiant Riverfront Location

Located on the banks of the Yarra River and just minutes from Melbourne’s Docklands and Melbourne CBD, entertainment awaits those in search of something upscale and enjoyable. Just 5-minutes from Pearl Riverfront and Crowne Plaza Melbourne is the iconic Collins Street, bringing fine dining, high fashion and bars to the forefront. Indulge in a little bit of retail therapy, stocking up on the latest seasons at Gucci, Boss, Dior, Armani, and Hermes before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many Japanese, Italian and European restaurants. Get dressed up to the nines and make your way to Crown Casino, located opposite Crowne Plaza Melbourne and adjacent to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  For those who want to enjoy a city break while visiting Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Melbourne puts you within easy reach of the best districts Melbourne has to offer. Spend an evening at the Docklands or enjoy exploring Flinders Street, Collins Street, and Federation Square. Catch a game or show at Marvel Stadium and wander around the beautiful botanic gardens. From museums to restaurants and dining to clubs, there’s something for everyone in Melbourne CBD.


Arrive in Stylish Convenience

No matter the event, make your arrival an occasion in itself with a variety of unique ways to make an entrance. Set the tone with a helicopter flyby, speeding you along the Yarra River as you soak up glorious city skyline views before making a landing. Of course, being located right on the river’s edge makes arrival by boat one of the best ways to make an entrance. Whether you hire a skippered cruise or skipper yourself, On a Boat makes it possible with options available 7 days a week. For those arriving by limo or car, discounted self-parking is available from $17 at Siddeley St. Valet parking is also available for guests of Crowne Plaza Melbourne, costing $60 per day.  With such a central location, nearby Flinders Street Station and Southern Cross station are mere minutes from the venue and hotel, making arrival via public transport quick and convenient.


Riverside Boardwalk Venue

Being in such a prestigious riverfront location, Pearl Riverfront seamlessly incorporates the riverside into the venue. Take advantage of a beautiful boardwalk that serves up unprecedented city skyline and river views, absolutely ideal for elegant cocktail parties Our elegant and versatile Studio rooms open out directly onto the riverfront, perfect for an elegant cocktail party that transitions from professional to party time in just a few moments. With the ability to partition off the boardwalk from the public, enjoy an exclusive space made for outdoor events oozing with riverside glamour. At Pearl Riverfront, every aspect of your special event is taken care of. From the theming and decoration to menu planning and catering – you’ll have access to a dedicated event planner who will work hard to help bring your dreams to fruition. Whether you’re hosting a gala dinner, a charity fundraiser, an elegant wedding reception or a vibrant birthday party, Pearl Riverfront has the perfect venue space for you.


Exceptional Melbourne Events

A venue as exceptional as Pearl Riverfront commands equally as exceptional event extras. Take your meetings, conferences and events to whole new levels with technologically advanced on-river projections, perfect for product launches and moments that require maximum attention. Milestone celebrations, wedding receptions and parties can benefit from professional celebratory fireworks, adding a touch of glamour to the occasion. Continue the theme at Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Melbourne’s only absolute riverfront hotel, with accommodation options perfect for every type of guest. Fall asleep in comfy king beds topped with supreme bedding or enjoy cocktails and canapes with city views from your balcony. One of the benefits of combining Pearl Riverfront and Crowne Plaza Melbourne is the addition of luxury facilities and amenities within the hotel. Sample fine-dining gastronomy at Yugo Restaurant, or dine-in exclusivity in The Cube. Sip on signature cocktails and relax in the dimly-lit Dive Bar. And make your way to the luxurious rooftop heated pool and light-filled gym for some downtime with seriously stunning bay views. If you’re someone who likes to kick start their day with freshly made barista coffee and a newspaper, Pow Wow will be the place for you. Make your meetings and events memorable for all of the right reasons by combining business and leisure under one stylish roof.


A Venue for Every Occasion

When nothing but extraordinary will do, Pearl Riverfront is the only venue to choose. Elevate your experience with everything you need at your fingertips. From our riverfront events venue to riverside accommodation, go from meeting to eating in moments when booking a stay at Crowne Plaza Melbourne in conjunction with your meetings, conferences and events. No matter the occasion or number of guests, we’re here to help you plan the ultimate riverfront experience.

Getting Back to Business | Meetings and Events in Melbourne

As a familiar sense of normality finally begins to resume around the world, in-person meetings and events are once again taking place. Of course, that’s not to say that things are 100% as they used to be, but the green light is well and truly lit for functions, meetings, conferences and events in Melbourne. 

Whether you’re ready to start holding in-person gatherings or prefer to continue with one of the new normals, the hybrid event – Melbourne’s state of the art meetings and events venue, Pearl Riverfront is the perfect place to step into the world of business. 

Naturally, many of the safety and hygiene protocols implemented during the pandemic are here to stay; helping create safe and healthy spaces for meetings and events. To help you kickstart your first business meeting or event since the end of the covid restrictions, here are a few top tips.

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No pressure to go traditional

While it’s great that people can finally get together in person for a business meeting or event, it’s important to remember that not everyone is on the same page. This is where Pearl Riverfront’s hybrid event solutions come into play. 

Before the pandemic, it was standard for attendees to show up in person, with the odd person joining via Skype or a similar platform. During the lockdowns, technology came to the forefront for the majority of businesses around the world, allowing people to attend from the comfort of their homes.

Pearl Riverfront is a leader in hybrid events solutions, partnering with Encore to provide cutting edge technology that helps meetings and events run seamlessly. If attendees can’t make it on the day due to illness, travel issues or personal circumstances, they can still play a vital role and take part via webcasting, live streams, video conferencing, polls, event apps and much more. In fact, this technology can also be used for in-person events to maximise engagement among attendees.

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Breakout spaces perfect for relaxing

Whether you’re looking to put on a corporate conference, midweek meetings, or an evening of networking with cocktails and canapes, breakout spaces are essential for a successful event. Providing additional space, you can choose between the beautiful riverside boardwalk and the elegant pre-function area.

The riverside boardwalk is the ultimate breakout space for hosting stylish cocktail parties, alfresco gatherings and spectacular evening events with the ability to include helicopter flybys, celebratory fireworks and on-river projections. Plus, guests have the option to arrive via the river, which adds to the excitement.

Learn More: 5 Stunning Corporate Function Venues in Melbourne

Inside Pearl Riverfront, the dedicated pre-function area provides the ultimate space for champagne and nibbles before getting down to business, reception style events, and networking with cocktails during the colder months. Catering for up to 244 guests, why not combine the breakout spaces and transition from day to night in two very different venue spaces.

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Meet with confidence

When booking a meeting, conference or event at Pearl Riverfront, you are covered by the IHG Meet With Confidence promise. Enjoy consistently elevated standards of cleanliness, safety and hygiene throughout the duration of your meeting or event in Melbourne – giving you the peace of mind to be able to meet with confidence throughout the year.

Prime Melbourne city location

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, directly beneath Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Pearl Riverfront is in a spectacular prime city-centre location just moments from some of the city’s most iconic attractions, entertainment and areas of interest. 

Just 5 minutes away you’ll find Marvel Stadium, Flagstaff Gardens, Federation Square, DFO South Wharf,  and Melbourne Docklands. Just 500m 5-minute walk away is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Southern Cross and Flinders Street Stations are both just a few minutes from Pearl Riverfront, making it an easily accessible venue for function rooms in Melbourne.

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Meetings & events with a difference

Whether you want to begin your meeting or event in a more traditional venue space before moving it to somewhere a little more elevated, or go all-in with a space made for entertaining, Pearl Riverfront and their partners have the ultimate space available to suit.

Finished with neon lighting, vibrant street art and glitzy touches, Dive Bar is one of the coolest places in Melbourne. Perfect for networking events, celebrations and cocktail parties, guests will love the hot pink billiards table, jukebox and classic dive bar look and feel. With space for up to 50 seated attendees or 80 standing, it serves up a space that is memorable for all the right reasons.

If you’re looking for something a little bit more elegant and refined, the Cube at Yugo restaurant is an amazing choice. The ultimate space for a dinner for between 8 to 11 guests, enjoy a sensory dining experience of fine food, international beverages and private waiting staff. Seated within a glass cube within the main restaurant, you can frost the glass with the click of a button for maximum privacy.

Lastly, the Californian-inspired space of Pow Wow in Crowne Plaza Melbourne is great for more relaxed meetings and work events with a smaller group of guests. Take advantage of bright lighting, cool decor, complimentary WiFi, power outlets and access to fresh coffee, beverages and food to power you through the job at hand.

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Pearl Riverfront package options

As Melbourne’s premier meetings and event destination, Pearl Riverfront is making getting back to business, their business. Experience stylish, state of the art function rooms in Melbourne that are sure to impress with one of Pearl Riverfronts’ exclusive package options

From Banquet Packages to Studio Half Day Packages and Cocktail Packages to Inspired Meetings, there’s a package type for every meeting and event. For example, the Inspired Meetings package provides up to 8 hours of Atrium Room hire, LED screens, WiFi, capsule tea and coffee, bottled water and fresh fruit, muffins and pastries on arrival, working lunch, and a dedicated Event Manager to name a few. 

Regardless of your meeting or event theme, date or number of attendees – Pearl Riverfront makes getting back to business an absolute breeze. Make the most of a prime Melbourne CBD location, access to stylish and modern facilities, amenities and venue spaces, cutting edge technology and an experienced team of professionals from the moment of first contact. 
Start planning the ultimate meeting, conference or event at Pearl Riverfront by getting in touch, today.

Meet with Confidence: Covid Safe Events in Melbourne

With six interconnecting studios, four atrium rooms and a pre-function lounge, Pearl Riverfront has space for all types of conferences, meetings and events in Melbourne. To ensure you and your guests enjoy a safe, comfortable and flexible visit, our IHG Clean Promise and Covid-Safe procedures keep our guests and staff well protected.

Enjoy streamlined booking and planning, enhanced cleanliness, hybrid technology solutions, flexible food and beverage experiences, and those all-important IHG Rewards. Conveniently located in Melbourne CBD with accommodation, entertainment and transport hubs nearby, take advantage of stylish spaces made for better business at Melbourne’s premier meetings and events venue.

pearl riverfront pre function lounge

Venue Facilities 

As the newest meeting and events venue in Melbourne CBD, Pearl Riverfront boasts state-of-the-art facilities and the latest in technology. Whether it’s down to circumstances beyond your control, travel restrictions, or simply down to attendee illness, our hybrid and virtual events make it possible for everyone to take part, no matter where they may be located. 

With live streaming, event apps, video conferencing, polls, and much more, our AV partners can create a seamless hybrid or fully virtual event. Along with our AV tech, we also provide you with an on-site event staging manager to assist with any other requests you may have.

Another area where Pearl Riverfront truly shines is with its catering, providing flexible food and beverage options. With a variety of packages, including banquet and cocktail packages, along with our restaurants and bars providing unique settings, award-winning menus and extensive wine lists – all dietary requirements and preferences will be taken care of. 

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Spacious Meeting Rooms

With stylish and flexible venue spaces that can cater to up to 700 attendees, hosting a memorable meeting, conference or event is seamless at Pearl Riverfront. Choose between four bespoke meeting and boardrooms, six interconnecting studios, and a beautiful pre-function lounge. 

Are you looking for something small and intimate? One of our atrium rooms should fit your needs. Need more space? Opt for our interconnecting studio rooms and combine as many or as few as required. Studio 1 can hold up to 100 attendees. Studios 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 can accommodate up to 110 each. 

View the Pearl Riverfront floor plan, or get in touch with us for more information on the best rooms for your event size.

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IHG Way Of Clean

When visiting Pearl Riverfront, you’ll find a clean and welcoming environment, with frequent deep cleaning across all of our meetings, events and communal spaces for a spotless, squeaky-clean finish.

Partnering with industry-leading experts Diversey and Ecolab, we’ve enhanced the IHG Way of Clean by using science-led service measures and protocols, providing all of the comforts you need to be able to meet with confidence. Learn more about the different ways we’re working to keep you protected here.

You’ll also have access to hand sanitiser stations and socially distanced seating and meeting room layouts. As restrictions ease, social distancing rules are easing as well, however, rest assured that we’ll continue to maintain above-standard cleanliness and hygiene across the venue.

Meet, Stay, Play

Host your next event before December 31st 2022 and save! Earn up to 10% off the master bill for your next catering-only event or guest room block. Individual’s paying on their own? Not a problem, you can alternatively enjoy 1 complimentary guest room for every 25 rooms booked.

When holding your meeting or event at Pearl Riverfront, you’ll have access to one of our experienced event planners. From planning to execution, our team will work with you to help ensure things run as smoothly as possible, meeting your expectations every time. 

View the full terms and conditions for our Meet with Confidence offer here and book before June 30th 2022 to redeem these special perks!

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Book Your Next Meeting Today

There’s never been a better time to start reconnecting, networking and meeting in person, with everything you need for a successful meeting, conference or special event under one state-of-the-art roof. Whether you are looking to host a small and intimate board members meeting, a team training day, or an extravagant business networking event or expo – our dedicated and flexible Melbourne venue and staff will help you to create a memorable covid safe event.

Better yet, our prime central CBD location and access to Crowne Plaza Melbourne makes it possible for you to enjoy every moment of your time in the city, whether it’s for the day – or the weekend!

Ready to start your journey toward the most memorable meeting or conference in the heart of Melbourne? Enquire today, and let us help you bring it to life.

Top 10 Tips for a Stylish Event in 2022

Whether you want to put on a show stopping extravaganza, promote your latest product launch, or host an awards ceremony to celebrate the best in your industry –  planning a successful event can sometimes be challenging.

Pearl Riverfront is Melbourne’s premier meetings, conference and event venue that offers maximum versatility for all sizes of events. To help you create the most memorable Melbourne event possible, here are our top ten tips for putting on a memorable event in 2022.

1. Event Location

The event venue and its location are two of the most important steps that will lay the foundations for the rest of your event planning. The venue determines the capacity, along with any limitations on styling, decor and theme, while the location determines who, and how many, are likely to attend.

Nine times out of ten, opting for a central location in a major city, such as Melbourne CBD, will help keep attendance high. The easier it is to reach, the happier people will be to show up. If the event venue is situated in a well-known area, then this will work to your advantage too. 

It’s also a good idea to think about post and pre-events too. What’s in the local area that attendees can enjoy during their free time? How easy is it to get around? Are rooms available for those who want to stay a little longer? Obscure and out of the box may work for some. But for most, a central location in a stylish venue is the way to go.

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2. Event Venue

Pearl Riverfront is Melbourne’s premier events venue, perfect for special occasions, product launches, seminars, trade exhibitions and other events. Located on the banks of the Yarra River, dedicated event spaces for up to 452 attendees provide a stylish backdrop that’s certain to impress.

Studios 1 – 6 can be used individually or as interconnecting spaces perfect for up to 452 guests using banquet style seating, while studios 4 – 6 can host up to 410 guests with theater style seating. For exclusive events that require a more private and intimate space, the Atrium provides the perfect setting for up to 30 guests. 

For something a little more relaxed, Dive Bar and Pow Wow provide spaces perfect for an evening of fun, entertainment and socialising. And those looking to impress, look no further than the private glass cube at Yugo. Encapsulated in the heart of a bustling restaurant and serving up award-winning cuisine, it’s a surefire way to have people talking about your event for years to come.

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3. Send Out Invites 

As soon as you’ve set a date and location for your event, the next step is to send out those all-important invites. In the past, hand-mailed invites were the most common way to do this. However, over the last decade, email invites and social media pages have taken the lead.

One of the easiest ways to invite guests and give them the option of RSVP-ing is by setting up a Facebook event page. This also makes it super simple to update key speakers, menus, dress codes and any changes that may happen – automatically sending notifications to those in the group.

4. Event Themes

Choosing a theme for your event shouldn’t be too difficult and the very reason for your event should point you in the right direction. 

Once you’ve decided on a theme, everything should fit into it. From key speakers to the menu and entertainment, the theme acts as the glue that brings all of the main event components together. If you’re not 100% sure about how to theme your event, your dedicated events planner at Pearl Riverfront can help you create a memorable one that will fulfill all of your needs.

5. Menu Planning 

Planning the perfect menu for your event can be a challenge in itself. From dietary requirements and ingredient availability to event type and attendee preferences, it can eat away at your event planning time budget, creating more stress than you need. 

Pearl Riverfront has a selection of banquet and cocktail packages that provide a touch of elegance to any event. Indulge in canapes, 2 or 3 course meals, and a variety of beverage packages. Delivering mouthwatering plates of art to your guests, locally-sourced seasonal ingredients are turned into delectable textures and tantalizing flavours that deliver true delight in each bite.

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6. Event Dress Code 

A dress code is a great way to inject fun, sophistication or style into any event. As an example, if you’re planning a cocktail networking event, then you could add a touch of fun by setting a Golden Age of Hollywood dress code. Black tie affairs are always a popular choice, as is smart-casual.

7. Event Decoration

The venue decor will reinforce the theme of your event. Think table runners, balloons, props and all things creative! The decorations are always one of the key takeaway points guests remember at events.

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8. Event Transportation 

Depending on the event venue location, transportation should be something to consider. How far are people travelling? Is there on-site parking available? How about public transport? The central location of Pearl Riverfront makes your event accessible for all. 

Located just a short walk from Southern Cross Station and with links to the airport via the SkyBus, guests will find it easy to reach the venue, no matter how they are travelling. 

9. Technology & Equipment 

The last few years have changed the way that many people and businesses do events, with hybrid events becoming a firm favourite. Virtual and hybrid events make it possible for those who would likely miss out to be able to take part.

The specialist team at Pearl Riverfront, in conjunction with Encore Technologies, have perfected the art of the ultimate hybrid event. Connecting people in different cities, states, and even countries!

10. Take Your Time

Sometimes, the best events are those spread out over several days – giving attendees plenty of downtime to enjoy a getaway while taking part in all of the important discussions, dinners and drinks. Consider holding your event on a Friday and Saturday to give guests a chance to explore the city, network and take part at their own pace.

Directly above Pearl Riverfront is Crowne Plaza Melbourne, which has 432 guest rooms, an outdoor pool, onsite dining and stunning city or river views. When hosting an event at Pearl Riverfront, you may be able to get discounted rooms and special offers for guests to avail – giving them all the more reason to attend.

Ready to start planning a stylish and memorable event that will have people talking about it for all of the right reasons? Get in touch and let our experienced team help you bring your vision to life.

5 Stunning Corporate Function Venues in Melbourne

Looking for the perfect venue to host your next Corporate function? One that will take your corporate functions to a whole new level of extraordinary, without the added stress of extra legwork and planning? 

Here in Melbourne, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether it’s for a classy cocktail function, a meet and greet meal, or an awards ceremony to celebrate the best in your field, there is something for you. However, if you’re looking for a venue that stands out from the everyday space, Pearl Riverfront delivers on all fronts. 

Below you will discover some of the best corporate function venues in Melbourne:

Stunning Corporate Function Venues in Melbourne

The Best Corporate Function Venue in Melbourne

To kick things off, let’s start with the biggest and the best of the Melbourne function venues, Pearl Riverfront. Arguably one of the most stunning corporate event venues in the city, Pearl Riverfront is made for events that impress. 

Situated on the edge of the Yarra River, Pearl Riverfront is a specially designed venue with 10 flexible event spaces ideal for trade shows, exhibitions, meetings & conferences, networking events, and much more. Better still, it’s conveniently located directly beneath Crowne Plaza Melbourne, making it ideal for overnight events that require equally stylish accommodation options for guests.

Corporate Function Venues in Melbourne

Pearl Riverfront Function Venue Spaces

Studios 1-6

Studios 1-6 consist of six interconnecting studios that can be used as individual function rooms or can be combined to cater for up to 452 guests with a generous 885m2 of venue space, which is perfect for banquets. They deliver great flexibility in a well-designed space that is ideal for theatre events, catering for up to 410 guests. 

Atrium Rooms

Atrium Rooms 1 – 4 are the perfect solution for spectacular events and functions that offer maximum privacy and space for special occasions. Each individual room is between 65m2 and 75m2, which can be combined to create a larger space. Whether you’re planning a work function, board meeting, sit-down dinner, or networking event, you are guaranteed to impress your attendees. 

Hybrid & Virtual Event Solutions

In recent years, businesses have learnt to adapt to new and innovative ways to get work done, talk strategy, and of course, celebrate the wins, whether in person or online. To ensure your corporate functions, meetings, and events go ahead as planned, Pearl Riverfront has an extensive range of cutting-edge technology to ensure everyone can attend.  

Of course, having flexible terms and conditions is an absolute must for any booking. Pearl Riverfront offers generous cancellation policies from the day you make your reservation, keeping you, your guests, and your event protected so you can meet with confidence.

Dining Options After Your Event

Whether you are looking for award-winning dining options, or simply somewhere to wind down after your event, you will be spoilt for choice with the amazing options available at Pearl Riverfront. 

For smaller gatherings looking for something extra-special, The Cube provides an immersive experience with a curated menu for up to 12 people. If you’re looking for something more exclusive, take advantage of the private diners’ Black List, and have access to premium beverage offerings from around the globe. 

Dive into an extensive food and drink menu at Dive Bar, located in Crowne Plaza Melbourne. Layered with neon lighting, modern street art, rich velvet, and a stand-out hot pink billiards table – it’s the ultimate space to kick back with a cocktail and light bites after a busy day of networking. Designed to help guests unwind in the best way possible, going from event space to chill-out space takes just a few steps – with everything under one roof for maximum convenience.

For early morning meets, light lunches, and on-the-go events, Pow Wow Melbourne, also located inside Crowne Plaza Melbourne, is the perfect place to kick-start your day bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Dig into fresh, locally-sourced products and get down to business inside a bright and airy venue space with a Californian-inspired twist.

Corporate Function Venues

Other Corporate Function Venues in Melbourne


InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto 

With its neo-gothic architecture, the InterContinental has a variety of meeting and event spaces that can cater for up to 300 attendees. With a variety of unique areas, such as the Laneway Rooms, the Pre-Function Area, and the Trade, Wool & Wheat rooms – corporate events, networking, and dining can all be held under one roof. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne CBD, it provides ample space for all of your corporate function needs with easy access to the city and beyond. 

Flowerdale Estate

For something that is a little bit different, Flowerdale Estate brings a unique venue for meetings, conferences, and events in a truly idyllic location. Situated in the Valley of a Thousand Hills between the Macedon Ranges and the Yarra Valley, Flowerdale Estate provides two dedicated venue spaces for up to 200 guests, set within landscaped gardens. The venue offers ample space for a variety of business-related events, including beautiful menus, extensive drinks options, and breathtaking views.

United Co

When it comes to technology-focused venues that merge modern design with simplicity, the United Co corporate function venue can host up to 150 guests standing, or 120 seated. Featuring a 9-panel video wall, built-in sound system, stage, and a flexible floorplan, it’s perfect for product launches, presentations, team building sessions, and more. Available for half-day, full-day, and weekend bookings, its central location makes it easy to reach from all directions. 

Farm Vigano

Step away from the city and into serenity at Farm Vigano. With four flexible event spaces, large gardens, flexible packages, and fantastic food, it’s an excellent choice for the more intimate functions or events. From the Garden Room to La Terrazza and the Main Dining Room to The Alcove, each of the spaces is light, airy, and designed to impress. Take advantage of impeccable service, mouth-watering Italian cuisine, and all-inclusive packages for a stunning Melbourne corporate event with a difference.

Book Your Next Corporate Function Today

Take the stress out of planning the ultimate corporate function or event in Melbourne when you choose Pearl Riverfront as your event space. With dedicated events and culinary teams on your side, you can spend more time relaxing with your attendees, letting us take care of all the finer details.

Whether large or small; impeccable service, curated function spaces, and attention to detail take centre stage, while stunning riverside views add a touch of glamour to the occasion.
Find your perfect space today and get ready to rediscover the magic of memorable corporate function in the best way possible.

The Best Birthday Party Venues in Melbourne

Do you have a birthday coming up? Want to make the special day an event to remember with great food and a beautiful location? Then you need to have a look at Pearl Riverfront’s birthday function rooms. 

Whether you’re having a large event with all of your friends and family, a themed party, or a simple private dinner, our venue rooms have all the style and extras you need. 

To help your next birthday party, here are just some of the reasons Pearl Riverfront can be the perfect fit for you.

Riverside Location

Pearl Riverfront is one of Melbourne’s newest premier event destinations, located right on Yarra River, providing some of the most stunning views the city has to offer. 

A dream location, situated beneath the Crowne Plaza Melbourne, one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings, with a great atmosphere that makes your celebration that extra bit special. 

Close to public transport, it also makes it easy for attendees to travel to your birthday celebration. Plus, they always have the option to stay the night at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel if they don’t wish to travel home at the end of the night.

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Spaces to Suit Every Style

Pearl Riverfront has multiple event spaces and a pre-function lounge, specifically designed to make events truly memorable. With the facilities and the staff able to cater to a vast range of events, from conferences to elegant cocktail parties, there’s a space to suit all styles. 

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With spaces that can be arranged to cater for any sized group and any type of birthday celebration. The only limitation is your imagination! 

Here are some of the fantastic spaces that can play host to your next birthday event: 

The Dive Bar

Funky, quirky, and fun, the Dive Bar is dimly lit and intimate with a touch of glam. You’ll be able to play pool on a custom hot pink billiards table, enjoying a range of beverages and a selection of classic cocktails with a modern twist. When everyone is getting peckish, your guests will definitely find something that will hit the spot!

For a birthday celebration that’s as unique as you are, the Dive Bar is a perfect choice.

The Cube

Elegance, privacy, and refinement is just the start of what The Cube offers, making it one of the best birthday party function rooms in Melbourne. The Cube is a little private dining space inside Yugo, making it perfect for an intermate celebration. 

For a private experience in the middle of a busy restaurant, The Cube screens you from the crowds, creating an intimate dining space for 12 guests. In your private room, you’ll be able to enjoy the restaurant’s best dishes and an extensive drinks menu with beverages from across the world. 

You’ll have your own dedicated waiter during the meal, as well as access to the ‘Black List’, an exclusive list of beverages only offered to The Cube diners!

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Out of this World Facilities

Pearl Riverfront plays host to a huge range of events of every size and style. No matter what theme or activities you want for your special occasion, make sure to talk to our helpful staff, and they will do what we can to make it happen. 

Here are some activity options that will make your special day truly exceptional: 

  • A helicopter flyby 
  • Boat arrivals 
  • Live Entertainment
  • Personalised theme events or dinners 

Whatever you dream of for your event, we do what we can to make it happen!

Expert Electronics

The Pearl Riverfront has partnered with Encore Event Technologies to give you some amazing options for event audio and visuals. Our in-house and complete event staging solution can ensure that the technical aspects of your special day go off perfectly and are remembered for the right reasons. 

Amazing Food

Delicious, creative food is a big part of any good birthday party, and the culinary team at Pearl Riverfront are famous for this across the food scene in Melbourne. Here are some of the options we offer when it comes to nourishing your stomach and your soul with food: 

  • Indulge in the innovative menu at Yugo
  • Go classic at the Dive Bar 
  • Work with our team to curate a unique menu that’s unique for your event and special day

Event Styling

Whether it’s your special day or a loved one’s, you don’t want to spend all your time during and after the event trying to organise the décor and all the other little details that always come up. That’s why we have partners that can help with every aspect of your event, from styling and décor to execution. 

Here are just some of the party details that our partners can help you with: 

  • Photography
  • Unique party concept planning 
  • Fashion
  • Cakes 
  • Décor and styling 
  • Furniture
  • Lighting choices 
  • Flowers

This is the ideal solution if you’re looking for a unique birthday theme and need some help to bring it to life. 

Book Your Birthday Party Now

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate event for your birthday party or a themed party with everyone you know, Pearl Riverfront has the facilities to make it spectacular.

Specialising in themed dinners with impeccable style and refinement, we’re the premium choice for birthday function rooms in Melbourne.

Enquire today to learn how we can help make your special day absolutely extraordinary!

Terms and Conditions to Look When Booking Your Conference Venue in Melbourne

In this time of change and uncertainty, choosing a conference venue with realistic terms and conditions can make planning your conference feel much less stressful. With plenty to do and to organise, the last thing you want to be worrying about is extra charges, deposits or rigid rules surrounding flexibility. 

At Pearl Riverfront, we understand and have adapted to the current climate offering our beautiful meeting spaces with terms and conditions appropriate to these uncertain times. So, to help you make the right choice for your event, we’ve created this easy guide to the terms and conditions you need to look for when booking your conference venue in Melbourne.

Flexible Terms 

With travel restrictions constantly changing, it’s important to ensure your booking caters to flexibility. Read your chosen venue’s terms and conditions carefully before you sign anything and look for cancellation or change policies. 

Many venues are becoming more adept to this, however, it’s important to look out for when booking your conference. The most important section when it comes to flexibility is the terms for booking changes. If the situation with COVID-19 or other circumstances change and you need to reschedule your booking, change the number of attendees, or move to a larger room, then you want these terms to be flexible. Otherwise, they could end up costing you as much as the event itself.

Melbourne Venues Terms and Conditions

Booking Deposit 

It’s always best to book your conference venue in Melbourne early. This will ensure that you get the space you want at a more competitive price and will help avoid disappointment. 

However, before you hand over your deposit, make sure you’re getting the best terms possible. You want to ensure you get low-deposit terms because the deposit is usually non-refundable. A reasonable deposit is usually equal to around 20% of the event estimate, all-inclusive. 

You should also confirm when you need to pay your deposit and when the final amount is due as well. At Pearl Riverfront the deposit needs to be paid to the venue within 7 days of booking, with the final payment due 14 days out from the event. The event estimate includes room fees, accommodation, food and beverage hire, and AV equipment hire.

Food and Beverage

Most good conference venues change their menus regularly to keep things fresh and exciting. This means that menu selections may be subject to change dependent on product availability and seasonality. 

As long as you’re aware that these changes may occur, you can plan accordingly and discuss what options there are with the venue. You can also ask the event venue to curate a special menu that will suit the style of your special event, or specify any preferred dietary requirements for either yourself or your guests.

Food and beverage Melbourne Venues conditions

Extra Charges 

Planning your conference can be a fun and exciting time, however, you should always be wary of extra changes when booking your conference venue in Melbourne. When you receive a quote for your event, it should include everything you need for your event. This will help you avoid nasty surprises and allow you to set up your budget accurately and feel confident in what you are spending overall. 

Your event quote should include all the services you require for your event. This may include: 

  • On-site catering
  • Room hire 
  • Cleaning services 
  • Accommodations
  • Audio-visual solutions

So, before you sign off, make sure that your quote includes all of the extras which you have discussed prior. 

COVID-19 Procedures

Every conference venue in Melbourne should now have in place well-established COVID-19 procedures that are in accordance with local government restrictions by now. They should also have a plan in place in case those restrictions get stricter or ease, ensuring the success of your event even if things are to change.

Covid-19 procedures

Varying Circumstances

Your conference venue in Melbourne can plan for and anticipate a lot of events. But there are some circumstances that are beyond their control. 

Before you sign your contract, make sure you check the terms and conditions regarding the impacts and circumstances beyond the hotel’s control. These can include:

  • Blackouts 
  • Fires 
  • Earthquakes 
  • COVID-19

You need to understand what these events could mean for your special day, just in case the unexpected occurs. Checking this ahead of time will help you avoid any hidden surprises and allow you to react quickly when and if something does go wrong.

Events Venue Melbourne terms and conditions

Book Your Conference Venue 

There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for the perfect conference venue in Melbourne. You need to organise the attendees, the particulars of the event, and make sure the space is suitable as well. 

If you want your event to run smoothly, then one of the first steps is to look at the venue’s terms and conditions carefully. This will help your event go smoothly and seamlessly regardless of what’s happening in the external world. 

Pearl Riverfront provides flexible conditions and beautiful spaces for conferences and special events in the heart of Melbourne. If you are seeking a supremely elegant riverside location for your next conference, with understanding and flexibility enquire now to start planning. 

Best Function Rooms for Hire in Melbourne

Do you need a function room for your next big event in Melbourne? You can cater to every aspect of your event through the choice of the function room you choose. This space controls the dates of your function but also can impact the catering options and the experience you create for your attendees. 

That is where we step in. You don’t have to let the stress of this decision wear you down, here at the Pearl Riverfront through our years of event experience, we assist you in crafting the perfect event through our range of function rooms. Here’s our guide to what you should consider when choosing your function room hire in Melbourne. 

The Location

Finding a location in Melbourne can be overwhelming at times but it is important that you choose a location that is convenient for your audience and suits the tone of your event. 

If you’re looking for a location for a special work event for example, then you should look to impress your guests with a beautiful location with views. On the other hand, if you need a location for a conference or meeting, it is important to choose a venue near transport and hotel options.  

The Space 

When finding the space for your event, it is important to have it fit your vision of your event but also there are some considerations to be made when it comes to the event planning and production. 


The key to determining your event capacity will depend on how you are using the space. Will people be mingling in one area for a presentation and then moving to several meeting rooms for working sessions? Is it a standing event, like a cocktail hour or will people be seated for the entire event? By focusing on comfort and usability of your function room, it will allow your guests to be comfortable whilst at your event. 

The Layout 

A well thought out floor plan is every event planner’s dream and this will ensure that your attendees avoid getting too crowded together. This also depends on the activities of the night and the access to the different amenities. 

The first step in determining if the layout of a venue is right for you is to take a walk through some choices of function rooms in Melbourne. Here’s what you need to take notes about during your walk through: 

  • The flow of traffic through key areas like the bar, entrances and exits, and bathrooms
  • How to set up tables, registration areas, the bar, and eating areas to maximise the space and prevent bottlenecking 
  • Where you position the stage or other amenities for event activities 
  • How your event styling will affect the layout of the venue


The Ambiance 

The styling and atmosphere of a venue can make all the difference to the success of your event. You want to ensure that the venue matches the desired feelings of your event and leaves your guests impressed. 

We work with local event suppliers by adding styling touches such as florals and table styling to elevate your event and ensure it comes to life. The Pearl Riverfront function rooms are designed to convey this kind of elegance and understated charm. This is just part of what makes them the ideal choice for special events in the heart of Melbourne. 


Each function room is going to present different acoustics as factors such as the size, shape and type of the room. A great way to scatter and absorb sounds to create great acoustics is to place soft furnishings like rugs, couches and chairs. Another great aspect is by incorporating live music, you can further elevate the mood of the event and can be a game-changer for your event. 


Planning is key to your event when you are checking who is attending your event and if you will need to plan for any special considerations. Ensuring that your event venue offers accessibility options for people with special needs and requirements is crucial to a seamless event. Pearl Riverfront has been well thought out in this space, offering lift access, automatic wide room frames into all event rooms and accessible bathrooms, ensuring all your guests can be comfortably accommodated.

Services and Amenities 

When it comes to the operational aspects of your event, it is important to consider the services and amenities on offer when looking at function room hire. From arranging the catering, access options and the clean up afterwards, arranging these services will make your night much more enjoyable. 

Here’s just a few of the services and amenities you can expect from some of the top function rooms: 


One of the most memorable parts of an event is the delicious cocktails and canapes and food. Nothing makes an event like delicious, perfectly cooked, seasonal produce or an ice-cold cocktail, so ensure that the catering at your chosen venue is set to wow your guests.

Most catering services will include essential items like linens, glassware, crockery and occasionally table styling. This will save the hassle of sourcing them yourself. 

Set Up and Clean Up

You might think that every venue offers set up and clean up services, but this isn’t always the case. The last thing you’ll want to do, before or after your event, is fuss about the mess and styling, so make sure your venue offers an expert crew to do all this work behind the scenes. 


Technology is an important part of any event as the age of virtual and hybrid events are now. From audio-visual equipment for stage sets and speeches to sound for parties, you will need your venue to supply equipment that works seamlessly with your event plans and needs. Pearl Riverfront work with our AV Partner, Encore Event Technologies to ensure your event runs smoothly and ensure the show goes on. 

Book Your Function Now

You want your event to be memorable and your venue can influence and elevate it. Whether you’re looking for a space for that big meeting or conference, or for a party, you need a function room that will make the experience as trouble-free and memorable as possible. 

For the ultimate mix of convenience, style, and a stunning sprawling riverfront location, you can’t go past Pearl Riverfront. With a variety of function rooms available to suit every event style, it’s the easy and elegant way to hold a memorable event in Melbourne. 

Enquire today about your event. 


•You should consider the location, space, layout, ambiance, acoustics, accessibility, services and amenities when choosing your function room hire in Melbourne.
• Pearl Riverfront offers a convenient location with elegant function rooms to suit every event style.
• Services and amenities include catering (with linens, glassware and crockery), set up and clean up crew behind the scenes, technology including audio-visual equipment for stage sets and speeches as well as sound for parties.

How to Plan your Festive Event at Melbourne’s Premier Event Space

The festive season is coming up fast, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate with your friends and colleagues. So whether you’re planning an end of the year family celebration or the ultimate end of the year event with colleagues, it’s time to start looking at event spaces in Melbourne.

The right space is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make when planning an event. And this decision can either make the rest of the planning stressful or a snap. So, here’s what you need to know about planning your festive event in Melbourne’s premier event space.

What to Look for When Choosing Event Spaces in Melbourne

There are lots of things to consider when planning your festive season event. Here’s how to enjoy stress-free function room hire in Melbourne:


Choose your Dates Early

There are lots of parties and celebrations around the end of the year, so it is best to choose your dates early so you know you’ll get the ideal location.

Consider the Space

Choosing a suitable event space is pivotal. The right space will not only set a mood and atmosphere for your event. It should also comfortably accommodate your guests rather than leave them feeling cramped and unhappy. Choosing a suitable event space is pivotal. The right space will not only set a mood and atmosphere for your event. It should also comfortably accommodate your guests rather than leave them feeling cramped. Enjoy lavish spaces filled with natural light and uninterrupted views, you and your guests also have the option to flow out onto the riverfront during your event, indulging in the warm weather and longer days which the summer months have to offer.

Event planning

Chances are, things get pretty busy at these times of the year, and you are probably not looking to add a professional event planner to your resume. So, it is recommended to consider an event with its own onsite Events Team to sort out those tiny details you need to get right to make your event run smoothly. At Pearl Riverfront, you can rest assured that your event is in expert hands with a dedicated Events Team and AV specialist on-site to deliver your event, seamlessly. 

Look for Flexibility

Your event venue must be flexible enough to accommodate your wants and your needs. This can include:

● Different menu choices to accommodate a range of requirements, budgets, and times of day

● A range of festive packages so you can find one that suits

● Different space options for any size group

● The ability to style the space to suit your theme, the time of year, and the event

● Styling assistance when and if you need it

● Stay packages just in case your guests don’t want to have to go home after a magical night

All of these features will allow you to create an event that suits you, your guests, and the season.


COVID-19 Safety

The last thing you want to do is worry about COVID-19 during the festive season. That’s why you need to know that your event venue is up to date with all the latest government advice and guidelines, and hopefully has a range of options available in case these standards change.

So, make sure that your event venue has:

● Capacity guidelines

● Rigorous cleaning procedures

● Breakout spaces for additional room

This will give you peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy your festive celebration knowing that there is a plan if things change.

Celebrating the Festive Season at the Pearl Riverfront

When it is time to relax for the holiday season, you need to indulge yourself in the best event spaces in Melbourne. At the Pearl Riverfront, there are unforgettable event experiences at every time of year, but especially during the festive season.

Here’s just some of what we offer:


Stunning Spaces

Whether you want to hold an intimate dinner for a small group or a luxurious banquet, the Pearl Riverfront has the space you need. Located in the iconic Crowne Plaza Melbourne building, our event spaces can be specifically tailored to your specifications to help you design your dream event.

Exclusive Festive Packages

The Pearl Riverfront offers exclusive festive season packages that vary from simple to indulgent, whatever you require to exactly suit your needs.

A Delicious Menu

You don’t have to worry about planning the menu at the Pearl Riverfront because we’ve done that for you. Instead, you and your guests will be treated to a festive feast during your event that includes the best, sustainably sourced produce that Melbourne has on offer. Or experience the canape menu and a matched list of delicious cocktails to suit every taste.


Event Technologies

If you want to make your festive event that extra bit special, then we’ve partnered with Encore Event Technologies to make that happen. They have the technological know-how and the creativity to make this side of your event run flawlessly.

Event Managers 

You won’t need to burden yourself with event planning worries, as Pearl Riverfront can pair you with an experienced event manager. They will work alongside you to ensure that your event goes beautifully and smoothly from start to finish.

Essential Extras

No matter what you need for your event, we have specialists who can help. This is all part of our promise to make your event a stress free and truly memorable experience. Some of the extras we can offer include:

● Furniture hire

● Creative photography backdrops

● Beautiful table centrepieces

● Floral styling

● Table linens


The Takeaway

Planning and organising your end of year events doesn’t have to be stressful with the help that comes along with the top event spaces in Melbourne. In fact, it can be a time of celebration and making beautiful memories, just like it’s supposed to be.

For more information on unforgettable festive experiences at the Pearl Riverfront, take a look at our festive packages.For more information, or just to talk to someone who can help you decide if the Pearl Riverfront is right for your festive season celebration, please contact our helpful staff.

Host Your Next Meeting at a Conference Room in Melbourne

Discover your next conference venue in Melbourne at Pearl Riverfront – the ultimate place to host memorable meetings, conferences and events.

Featuring ten flexible event spaces and a pre-function lounge, Pearl Riverfront adds a touch of elegance and class to your Melbourne conferences, meetings and events. Ideally situated on the banks of the beautiful Yarra River, directly beneath Crowne Plaza Melbourne, everything you need for a successful event can be found under one roof.

Whether you’re looking to host a formal cocktail party or networking event, a meeting, conference or trade show, or celebrate a special occasion – discover the difference of Pearl Riverfront’s luxurious event spaces made for the most memorable gatherings in the heart of Melbourne CBD. 

Here are a few reasons to host your next meeting or occasion at a conference room in one of Melbourne’s best dedicated event spaces.

Location, Location, Location

When it comes to hosting a successful meeting, conference or event in Melbourne, location makes all the difference to attendance numbers. Pearl Riverfront is ideally located in Melbourne CBD, improving accessibility for all visitors and less than a 30-minute drive from Melbourne Airport.

Our prime location makes it possible to take your events to new heights, be it with celebratory fireworks, a helicopter flyby, boat arrivals or on-river projections; the choice is entirely yours. 

Nearby river ports and public transport links provide quick and easy access to Pearl Riverfront, while ample parking allows guests to arrive by car comfortably. Visiting local places of interest, parklands, attractions, and retail outlets is a cinch – combining the best of work and leisure with our fantastic central location.

Facilities & Amenities

Modern, stylish and made for conducting professional meetings and events in absolute comfort and style, Pearl Riverfront provides everything you need to impress your guests.

Our dedicated and experienced catering team can curate menus for your meetings, conferences and events using locally sourced ingredients, catering to all nutritional requirements. And when all is said and done, visit the stylish Yugo or old-school Dive Bar, as there are plenty of great spaces to relax post-meeting.

Make the most of the light-filled spaces, our pre-function area, the riverside boardwalk, cutting edge technology and rooms specially styled to suit your needs. Elegant furniture, contemporary furnishings and tall ceilings create the ideal ambience for professional gatherings, intimate get-togethers and special celebrations.
View our current special offers to discover savings and promotions when booking your next meeting, conference or event at Pearl Riverside.

Melbourne Meeting Rooms For All Sizes

Whether you are looking for a Melbourne event space for a small and intimate meeting of ten, or something big and bold that can cater for up to 700 attendees, choosing an appropriately sized venue space is essential. At Pearl Riverfront, you have the choice of six interconnecting studios, four bespoke meeting rooms and a beautiful pre-function lounge.

Opt for a single space or merge them together to create a truly tailored experience that perfectly fits the number of attendees you are expecting. An experienced Event Staging Manager will be on-site, ready to help you put on the most memorable meeting in Melbourne – while advanced technology ensures everyone invited has access to the day – whether they can make it in person or not.

Unsure about which studio, meeting room or boardroom is going to be best for your needs? View the Pearl Riverfront floor plan, or get in touch with us for more.


Hybrid & Virtual Options

Due to ever-changing rules and regulations governing interstate and international travel, permitted numbers of people in any given space and social distancing measures. There may be times when not everyone can attend.

Our partner AV provider, Encore Technologies, ensures that key speakers, VIP guests, and those unable to attend in person can take part in the proceedings – expanding your corporate event from onsite to online with hybrid meeting solutions. Our specialised team will bring everything together for you so it all runs smoothly on the day. Take advantage of our in-house team of digital experts, whatever your needs, from live streaming, audience polling, video conferencing, webcasting, and more. We will ensure your guests can connect virtually via our secure, high-speed portal for a truly seamless experience.

Utilising live polls, event apps, live streaming and conferencing also gives you the ability to utilise sponsorship opportunities while creating a genuinely engaging atmosphere. Your dedicated Event Staging Manager will be able to assist with all of your hybrid and virtual meetings and conferences, ensuring you meet key objectives.


More Than Just An Event Space

Pearl Riverfront is more than just Melbourne’s premier meetings and event space; it’s an experience that encompasses our specially selected partners. We bring together fine dining, luxurious Melbourne accommodation and local activities and attractions for an always-on experience.

After a long day of hashing out the order of business, get together for a gourmet meal accompanied by fine wines and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. If attendees are travelling into Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Melbourne provides maximum comfort and convenience, bringing luxurious touches and well-appointed rooms and suites to Pearl Riverfront’s doorstep. 

With close relationships with accommodation, dining, entertainment providers, stylists, photographers, corporate gift suppliers and many more, we are able to build the meeting or event of your dreams.

Make Your Meetings & Events Memorable

With various packages and setups to choose from, we have studios, rooms and spaces ideal for corporate meetings, product launches and special events of all sizes. Make the most of our prime Melbourne CBD location, with everything you need to enjoy an extraordinary meeting or event precisely the way that you envision it.

More than just another meeting room or event venue, Pearl Riverfront is an experience in itself. Leave the complications of planning and hosting your next event to your dedicated Event Planning Manager, who can take care of catering, styling, decorating, entertainment, gifts and much more.

Ready to start your journey toward the most memorable meeting or conference in the heart of Melbourne? Enquire today, and let us help you bring it to life.