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Melbourne’s Best Winter Function Spaces

It’s that time of year that every Melburnian dreads, the leaves are beginning to fall, the walk from Flinders Street station to the office is beginning to feel like a trek through the arctic, it’s time to reach into the back of your closet and get your jackets out. Winter is coming.

Just because the weather has taken a turn for the worse doesn’t mean your social life has to as well. We have compiled a list of cosy function spaces in Melbourne that will keep you and your guests warm this winter.

Auburn Hotel, Hawthorn

Located in the Inner Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, and with 10 different function spaces to hire the Auburn Hotel is the ultimate function venue. To keep you warm and cosy in the winter months the Auburn has open fireplaces everywhere you look. On the ground level, The Club room can accommodate up to 50 guests and comes equipped with its own fireplace, undercover courtyard and pool table on request. For an intimate dinner party, the Auburn Hotel offers a selection of upstairs dining rooms The East Room, The Corner Room and The Board Room, seating up to 30, 40 and 12 guests respectively.

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O’Connell’s, South Melbourne

Situated on the tree lined Coventry Street is Melbourne’s most iconic gastro-pub. For a cosy and elegant evening, you can’t go past O’Connell’s. Offering three private dining spaces upstairs, all featuring working fireplaces, you and your guests will be able to warm up while enjoying quality food and an extensive selection of wines.

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Golden Gate, South Melbourne

Take a step out of the hustle and bustle of South Melbourne’s Clarendon Street, and enter the cosy function spaces at the Golden Gate Hotel. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or hosting a cocktail party The Library is the ideal space for you. This intimate space offers its own open fireplace and space for up to 30 guests, you won’t want to leave.

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The Vincent, Albert Park

For another cosy experience, you can’t go past the Wine Lounge at The Vincent in Albert Park. Your guests will warm right up after entering the Wine Lounge, featuring a large private bar, cosy furniture and an open fireplace it’s the ultimate space for a winter function.

For a larger function, the Emerald Room has you covered. Situated on the first floor of the venue this space comes equipped with its own bar, fireplace and plenty of cosy nooks for your guest to get comfortable in.

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To book your event, either at one of the aforementioned rooms, or one of our many other function spaces available, contact our friendly functions team today! They can be reached on 1800 836 837, or