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Private Events & Functions

Discover Melbourne Public’s versatile event spaces, from the intimate Dining Room to the stunning Terrace. Our spectacular full length open plan bar, high ceilings, industrial lights, bar tables and stools provide the ultimate backdrop for a social get together or large corporate function.

We pride ourselves on flexibility, offering fully served events with a seasonal menu and expertly crafted drinks. From 30 to 800 guests, we’re here to make your event unforgettable.

Our Spaces

East Wall

  • Standing: 150

The MP East Wall is a semi-private area that runs along the east side of our open-plan main bar.

This dynamic area sees the iconic industrial flair of Melbourne Public injected into the décor, boasting striking industrial light fittings, exposed beams and high bar tables and stools.

Dining Room

  • Seated: 80

The MP Dining Room is set back behind the main bar on an elevated level – offering a more private and exclusive dining experience.

With banquette seating, the signature neon ‘Melbourne Public’ sign, along with fleeting glimpses of the lively main bar, creates an intimate but atmospheric ambience.

The Terrace

  • Standing: 150

The north-facing MP Terrace welcomes functions all year round, with guests able to relax in the sun, or retreat under a retractable rooftop with overhead heating.

This alfresco area can also be merged with the main bar by opening the bi-fold windows and doors, creating a dynamic and vibrant setting. Featuring it’s own private bar, the MP Terrace is great for a semi-exclusive function.

  • Seated: 40
  • Standing: 120

An exclusive, atrium- style event space adjoined to Melbourne Public, Citizen offers a newly renovated Japanese- influenced design.

With large glass windows allowing for plenty of natural light, Citizen makes for a beautiful function space in the heart of South Wharf – complete with a bar, feature lighting, stylish fittings, and private entrance.

Main Bar

  • Seated: 24
  • Standing: 150

With high ceilings and large industrial lights hanging from beams, our Main Bar is a stylish, modern take on the classic pub. An extensive bar complete with gold accents runs along the length of the venue, with solid oak bar tables of different sizes occupying the space.

This beautiful space caters for semi- private events which include a guaranteed cordoned off area with tables and stools, giving your event a feeling of subtle exclusivity, whilst still benefiting from the ambience of the main bar.

Venue Exclusive

  • MP exclusive – standing: 800
  • Full venue exclusive (including Citizen) – standing: 1000

Looking to host a huge event?
Hire the entire venue and celebrate in style!