The Top 5 Venues for Hosting your End of Financial Year Event

As yet another financial year comes close; it’s time to start planning your celebratory event! Arguably the most important part of EOFY, we’ve compiled a list of the top function spaces and venues in Melbourne to host your event in effortless style. Whether it’s a small team get-together, a more formal sit-down dinner, or a lavish cocktail event, we have every option covered. Prepare to party on!

The Duke, Melbourne CBD

With numerous function spaces, combined with an unbeatable central Melbourne location, The Duke is an ideal location for hosting your End of Financial Year event. Choose from private or semi-private function spaces, such as the Duke Bar and Upper Terrace areas on the Ground Floor, or Level One, where you can hire our sophisticated Lounge Bar or Dining Hall, as well as the Outdoor Deck with its glorious views over Flinders and Russell Streets.

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Dutchess, Melbourne CBD

Boasting all the style and sophistication of a New York restaurant and bar, let Dutchess seduce your guests. The carefully curated canapé and beverage menus will ensure your end of financial year event is a memorable one. Hire the whole venue for a lavish event for up to 250 people, or for smaller affairs, choose the elegantly stylish Sunken Lounge, an intimate space for 15 or less.

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The Crafty Squire, Melbourne CBD

This iconic pub and brewery is located in the heart of the CBD and offers unbeatable function facilities. Choose from a range of different yet equally inviting spaces, such as the cosy Copper Corner, with views over Russell St and access to the hidden courtyard, or the Crafty Kitchen, with space for up to 200 guests. For an EOFY event with a difference, taste Crafty Squire’s range of craft beers and take a fascinating brewery tour to learn about the brewing process, as they operate the only working microbrewery in Melbourne’s CBD.

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Auburn Hotel, Hawthorn East

With a premium location in the elegant inner Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, the Auburn Hotel offers various function facilities with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Whether your EOFY event is a formal dinner, cocktail party, casual lunch or even wine tasting, we can tailor menus to suit your specific requirements. Choose the Auburn Hotel for your event and take your pick from the 80 seat dining room, spacious outdoor beer garden, or various private lounge areas.

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Cellar Bar at Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda

Set beneath the Newmarket Hotel, with a premium position in St Kilda, The Cellar Bar is a stylish space with a combination of booth seating, small tables and a large dining table. Available exclusively for private use, this space is ideal for large seated events, cocktail style functions, or private dinners. With its own bar, bathrooms and stage, choose this space to make your EOFY event a success.

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Whatever the design or desired location of your EOFY event, our friendly functions team are on hand to help. For more information, or to book your event, contact us now on 1800 836 837; or email us at