Scholarly parties in Melbourne’s academic hub

Situated in the heart of the RMIT City campus, the ‘Scholar’ has been given a modern new lease of life.

With the creation of a series of bar, dining and event spaces, The Scholar offers a relaxed yet sophisticated function experience.

The in-house menu selections are built upon locally sourced and fresh produce, offering delicious seasonal choices.

There are 3 spaces to choose from – Atrium, Front Bar and Back Bar.

Front Bar
Back Bar

Terrific Tazio in Melbourne CBD

Welcome to Tazio, located in the epicentre of Melbourne’s food and wine scene. It is perfect for a celebration.

The Basement space is a hidden bar area that offers an unparalleled level of privacy. Situated below the 200-seater restaurant, the Basement boasts its own bar, outdoor area and bathrooms. It has two methods of access either via its own street frontage on Duckboard Place or via the eatery.

The Function Room includes a large rectangular space that is purpose designed for events, with lots of standing room and a mixture of high and low seating. Think marble highbars and Chesterfield banquettes. 


Function Room

Wild and woolly fun at Woolshed

Beautifully located in the heart the Cairns CBD, The Woolshed is Cairns’ most iconic venue. 

Overlooking the beautiful fig trees of City Place, it is an upstairs saloon style venue featuring an alfresco area, balcony, raised VIP area, timber tables and seating, huge dance floor and two bar areas. You can hire all of it or just the balcony for your soiree.

the venue

the balcony

Party in style at Cairns’ hotspot Cotton Club

Located in central Cairns, this awesome cocktail bar is perfect for a sophisticated party.

The Cotton Club serves top spirits, fresh cocktails and aromatics to elevate your function experience to the highest level. The mixologists will stir up something delicious for your soiree, all in a stylish backdrop.

Smokin in South Melbourne

Right in the middle of South Melbourne, this diner, bar and function venue will make you feel like you’ve stepped into an old BBQ in Texas, Memphis or Tennessee. Exposed brickwork and timber floor all packed into an impressive jet black double story terrace.

Enjoy the bar area for pre-drinks and head through to the lush green patio for alfresco eats and drinks as the party gets underway. It’s a New Orleans-inspired alfresco wonderland with wall-to-wall greenery and two rows of long timber tables which can be rearranged to suit your needs. There is heating in winter making it perfect all year ’round. When combined with the front bar area you can have this whole venue to yourself and celebrate in style.

Party at Richmond’s Riser

What better way to celebrate than under the stars?

This Rooftop Beer Garden is drenched in moonlight and boasts an automatic retractable roof that can be adjusted according to the changeable Melbourne conditions. It covers about 60% of the space when it’s out. That makes it ideal for all seasons.

The Function Room is great too, and has a big private bar stocked with all your faves.

Beautiful Bells in South Melbs

Bells Hotel is a classically beautiful corner pub which combines modern luxury and convenience, with old world charm and class.

Tucked down a bluestone laneway lies one of Bells’ favourite event spaces, The Topiary. A former warehouse stunningly converted into a function room, Topiary is adorned with hanging plants suspended from soaring ceilings and exposed beams, with pots sprouting greenery against rustic brick walls. The room provides a stylish backdrop for those ultra-glam party selfies.