Captain Melville (Entire Venue Hire) - function hire

34 Franklin Street, Melbourne

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About the function space

For over 150 years, the bluestone walls of this famed establishment have provided solace and sustenance to Melbournians and visitors alike. Now housing Captain Melville, it has become the destination for accessible dining, imbibing and revelry – all within Melbourne's oldest public house.

The entire venue includes: Front Bar area, Indoor Courtyard Dining Area, Private Function Room and Level 1 Loch & Key cocktail Bar.
Availability: All area can be booked individually for exclusive & non-exclusive events.
Capacity of entire venue: 300 people.
Facilities: Both indoor and outdoor area, 3 bar to purchase drinks from, AV/PA system available to use, play your own music, flexible with decorations
Food: Cocktail finger food packages available, 2 and 3 courses menu for sit-down dining available. All using house-made ingredients where possible. Head chef, Mark Santos, who has earned his stripes at many iconic Melbourne establishments clearly presents his mission to create high quality food for all.
Drinks: Suffer no longer from scarcity of choice for we provide pleasing liquor supplies to quench the thirst of each and every passing party. Victorian wines and beers are showcased alongside iconic Australian and international varieties. Our cocktails are old-fashioned with names paying playful reference to captain Melville's era. For events, both cash bar and bar tab options are available. Alternatively, if you are looking at drink package please contact our event manager.

Leave the residue of your day in obscurity and escape the vices and follies of this transitory world we inhabit and receive the hospitalities of the fine folk of Captain Melville's. Breathe Architects has collaborated with the National Trust to conduct the refit of the venue. At Captain Melville you will experience a pleasantly vivid recollection of dining and drinking as only the versatile and resourceful minds of Melbourne folk can provide.

Function facilities

  • Exclusive bar: Yes
  • Exclusive smoking area: Yes
  • Exclusive toilets: Yes
  • Wheelchair access: Yes

Smoking area: Level 1 balcony and ground floor front deck

Parking: Street parking and a 24 hr car park on the right side of the venue 1 minute walk away, with a flat rate after 5pm

Music facilities

This equipment is available in the function space free of charge:

  • Amp: Yes
  • PA System: Yes
  • Speakers: Yes
  • iPod/AUX input: Yes
  • Jukebox: No
  • Dance floor: No, but suitable area to dance
  • Mixer: Yes
  • CDJs: No
  • CD Player: No
  • Turntables: No
  • Mirror ball: No
  • Lighting: No

Can the venue arrange:

  • DJ hire: Yes
  • Free
    background music: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • DJ: Yes
  • Band: Yes

Noise restrictions: Reasonable levels, outside area restrictions after 1am

Further music facilities/conditions:

house DJ $90 per hour, music finishes at 2am in outdoor space

Conditions for private party hire

Friday $

Saturday $

Hire Charge



+ Minimum spend


on food/drinks


on food/drinks

+ Security staff



= Total



Security staff fee calculation

The venue will cover 1 security guard per 100 people. Additional guards will be $30 per hour.

The venue will cover 1 security guard per 100 people. Additional guards will be $30 per hour.

Min—max guests

200 — 300

200 — 300

Party duration

5pm — 2am   (9 hours)

5pm — 2am   (9 hours)

At this time, the function space:



Extend the party until:

Our venue is 24 hours licensed, after 2am, at $500 minimum spend per hour and $90 per hour security charge

Our venue is 24 hours licensed, after 2am, at $500 minimum spend per hour and $90 per hour security charge

Closing time



Underage policy

Underage guests are permitted until 11pm, providing the underage guest is in the company of a responsible adult who is responsibly supervising them. One separate responsible adult per each underage guest.

Drink options

Bar tab, Cash bar/Pay as you go, waiter service, beverage package

Seasonal surcharges

None. Same hire conditions all weekends of the year.

Sun-Thu functions

Sunday - Wednesday: minimum spend $90000

18th, 21st, bucks & hens party policy

  • 18th birthday party: Yes
  • 21st birthday party: Yes
  • Bucks party: Yes
  • Hens night: Yes

Underage parties are not permitted.

Food / Catering

Presentation facilities

Decorations policy

Ticketed events policy

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