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Meeting Place

With an abundance of natural light, and overlooking Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown, the Meeting Place can host up to 300 guests cocktail and 240 seated. The function room features built-in high-definition data projectors, five 160 inch screens throughout, and guests can enjoy complimentary sparkling & still water and juice in the pre-function area.

The Meeting Place is fitted with electronic divider walls with the ability to create four private function rooms or any configuration of your choice; Meeting Place I, Meeting Place II, Meeting Place III and Meeting Place IV. Whether you’re hosting a gala dinner, cocktail party or delivering a presentation —  the picture windows allow abundant natural light and offer a view of Melbourne’s theatre precinct and the gateway to Chinatown, the perfect Melbourne setting.

Looking for accommodation within close proximity to your conference or event? Meeting Place is located on level one of the 4.5 star newly refurbished Rydges Melbourne Hotel, offering 370 contemporary king rooms, suites and apartments. View our great range of accommodation options here.

Capacity
  • Classroom 156
  • Cabaret 200
  • Banquet 240
  • Theatre 300
  • Cocktail 300
  • Exhibition 15
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Room/space Area Ceiling height Capacity Banquet Theatre Classroom U-shape Boardroom Cocktail Cabaret Exhibition
Centre Stage
495 m2 7 m 500 340 500 282 N/A N/A 500 280 22
Centre Stage 1
169.2 m2 7 m 250 140 176 114 N/A N/A 250 120 N/A
Centre Stage 2
222.6 m2 7 m 250 150 220 135 N/A N/A 250 128 N/A
Meeting Place 1
83 m2 3.3 m 80 50 75 36 30 N/A 80 48 N/A
Meeting Place 2
83 m2 3.3 m 80 60 80 36 30 N/A 80 48 N/A
Meeting Place 3
83 m2 3.3 m 80 60 80 36 30 N/A 80 48 N/A
Meeting Place 4
83 m2 3.3 m 80 50 75 36 30 N/A 80 48 N/A
Terrace
143 m2 2.6 m 360 56 N/A N/A N/A N/A 130 N/A N/A
Terrace 1
57 m2 2.6 m 50 12 38 18 N/A 12 50 N/A N/A
Terrace 3
43 m2 2.6 m 40 12 32 12 N/A 12 40 N/A N/A
Terrace 2
43 m2 2.6 m 40 12 32 12 N/A 12 40 N/A N/A
Terrace 1, 2 & 3 + Terrace Rooftop
460 m2 2.6 m 200 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 200 N/A N/A
Rooftop Pool
233 m2 N/A 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 60 N/A N/A
Bossley Private Dining
60 m2 2.7 m 100 44 44 20 16 20 60 N/A N/A
Centre Stage
chair 500
man 500
Area: 495 m2
Max Capacity: 500
chair 500
man 500

Whether you’re planning a gala dinner, conference, launch or your wedding — our largest event space is perfect for when you want to take Centre Stage. With a pre-function bar, soaring vaulted ceilings, this versatile room can fit up to 500 guests cocktail style and up to 340 dining or be divided into two separate areas to suit your needs.

Centre Stage 1
chair 176
man 250
Area: 169.2 m2
Max Capacity: 250
chair 176
man 250

One half of our Centre Stage event space, Centre Stage I can host up to 140 guests for a seated breakfast, lunch or gala dinner or 250 cocktail and includes a pre-function bar overlooking Exhibition Street and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Centre Stage 2
chair 220
man 250
Area: 222.6 m2
Max Capacity: 250
chair 220
man 250

The larger of our two Centre Stage spaces when divided. Centre Stage II boasts a 7m x 4m built-in high-definition LED screen and a 200 inch HD projector screen. With vaulted ceilings throughout, entertain up to 250 guests cocktail or and up to 150 dining.

Meeting Place 1
chair 75
man 80
Area: 83 m2
Max Capacity: 80
chair 75
man 80

When divided into four spaces, the first of our light-filled Meeting Place, is drenched in natural light and offers sparkling views of Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown, perfect for any event, day or night.

Meeting Place 2
chair 80
man 80
Area: 83 m2
Max Capacity: 80
chair 80
man 80

Meeting Place II can host up to 80 guests and can be configured in any number of ways. Whether you’re planning a meeting, presentation or an intimate event, the large windows overlooking Little Bourke Street offer abundant natural light.

Meeting Place 3
chair 80
man 80
Area: 83 m2
Max Capacity: 80
chair 80
man 80

Part of our larger Meeting Place venue, Meeting Place III can function as part of the whole venue or be separated with electronic divider walls to create 83sqm of event space. Welcome up to 48 guest’s cabaret style or 80 cocktail in a modern, light-filled space overlooking Little Bourke Street.

Meeting Place 4
chair 75
man 80
Area: 83 m2
Max Capacity: 80
chair 75
man 80

A versatile event space which can be set up for conferences, exhibitions, private dinners — you name it. The Meeting Place IV can be combined…

Terrace
chair 56
man 130
Area: 143 m2
Max Capacity: 360
chair 56
man 130

With floor to ceiling windows overlooking The Terrace, Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown, The Terrace Room offers 143 sqm metres of event space and can accommodate up to 130 guests cocktail or up to 52 seated.

Terrace 1
chair 38
man 50
Area: 57 m2
Max Capacity: 50
chair 38
man 50

The largest of the terrace room configurations, Terrace Room I is fit for events of all types; from boardroom meetings to intimate dinners; creative breakfasts to cocktail parties. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the lush outdoor Rooftop Terrace

Terrace 3
chair 32
man 40
Area: 43 m2
Max Capacity: 40
chair 32
man 40

Start planning your next event at Terrace Room III, an intimate venue overlooking The Terrace and can accommodate up to 20 guests boardroom style. Whether your event is day or night, the Terrace III comes complete with 75-inch LCD screen and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Rooftop Terrace.

Terrace 2
chair 32
man 40
Area: 43 m2
Max Capacity: 40
chair 32
man 40

Terrace Room II can host up to 40 guests for any day or night events you’re planning — perfect for meetings, breakfasts, conferences, intimate dinners, or cocktail parties.

Terrace 1, 2 & 3 + Terrace Rooftop
chair 0
man 200
Area: 460 m2
Max Capacity: 200
chair 0
man 200

The expansive indoor outdoor venue can host 360 guests for cocktails, with awnings, equipped with heating for those brisk Melbourne nights. Spanning the full outdoor space, this level two rooftop space is the ideal place to celebrate a special, occasion, or for a relaxed setting. 

Rooftop Pool
chair 0
man 60
Area: 233 m2
Max Capacity: 60
chair 0
man 60

A playful and glamorous celebration of our proud 1970’s heritage, come up to Level 23 and get poolside. This Rooftop Pool can be transformed into…

Bossley Private Dining
chair 44
man 60
Area: 60 m2
Max Capacity: 100
chair 44
man 60

With an exclusive menu showcasing the best of local seasonal produce, Bossley has mastered the art of crafting timeless occasions. Bossley is the place for all with two intimate Melbourne private dining rooms. 

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