The Melbourne Pavilion

Inner City Melbourne

Melbourne Pavilion is one of Victoria’s newest and most unique event destinations. Set in an inner city heritage listed building, you will find a stunning combination of new contemporary design and existing old world charm. Crystal chandeliers set the mood with contemporary décor making this a truly remarkable venue for your special occasion

The Melbourne Pavilion is a unique multi layered event destination. Set in a magnificent fully renovated heritage listed art deco building at the edge of Melbourne’s CBD. Its stunning design is centered on the soaring and elegant freestanding timber ceiling arches, the last remaining example of this original architectural construction in Australia. Historic detail blends with the contemporary architectural refurbishment of rich and inviting colour, soft textural fabrics and upholstery, warm lighting effects with crystal chandeliers and a Moroccan inspired theme throughout.

The Melbourne Pavilion is a truly remarkable event in itself, offering a voluminous event space for large corporate function or a uniquely intimate surround to celebrate your special occasion.

The Melbourne Pavilion began life as the Burge Bros Factory in Flemington. It was constructed in 1945-46 to a design by C.T Gilbertson with application to build rushed to meet urgent need from government to manufacture materials for defense purposes. Over the years it has been a spring factory, a foundry and also housed the extensive wardrobe for the movie “Pharlap” filmed locally throughout Flemington.

Step outside and observe a rectilinear style reminiscent of the work of Dutch modernist Willem Dudok. Step inside and the curved roof of the large factory is supported on glue-laminated (now the oldest and earliest known example of this method in Australia) arches spanning 30 meters. The arches are made up of 29 laminated sections of coach wood, and form a large column free factory area – making this a space of scientific and architectural importance to the State of Victoria.

Weddings and Celebrations

The Melbourne Pavilion’s special character and charm, drawn from its Art Deco design beginnings and contemporary design refurbishment offers a stunning venue for your unique celebration. Accommodating functions of 100 people for an intimate personalized setting up to 1,500 people in its full event capacity.

The beautiful arched ceilings offer a magnificent backdrop to your special function or wedding whilst guests are enveloped in an atmosphere of warm hospitality from the moment they enter the charming and romantic reception space of the Melbourne Pavilion.

Corporate Events

If you are looking for something new and totally unique and impressive for your next corporate function, a venue with real wow factor, the Melbourne Pavilion is the number one choice. The large column space at Melbourne Pavilion makes it the ideal venue for all corporate events, product launches, fashion parades, cocktail parties. Christmas function etc. for up to 1,500 people.

Private Balcony Suites And Mezzanine Bar

Indulge your guests at the Melbourne Pavilion’s “Hollywood Style” luxury private balcony suits. Each private booth on the Mezzanine Level offers sumptuous and intimate environment for up to 20 guests. The private suites can be fully screened for total guest privacy or open to oversee the entire expanse of the venue below. Also incorporating a private Mezzanine Bar the Melbourne Pavilion private suites offer a unique opportunity to impress your event VIP’s or just enjoy some private fun.


  • Multipurpose event venue
  • Individual bar services
  • High clearance ceilings suitable for product launch
  • In built parquetry Dance Floor
  • P.A. system
  • Background music
  • Special lighting effects
  • External courtyard
  • Car access for car launches
  • Private mezzanine balcony suites

Contact one of our Function Coordinators to discuss your requirements, call 0436 390 788 or request a free quote now!

The Melbourne Pavilion
Inner City Melbourne


Seated Dining: 100-700

Cocktail: 100-1500





135-157 Racecourse Rd, Kensington VIC 3031

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