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.