Conference Venues Melbourne | Meetings | Rydges Hotel


Our conference venues in Melbourne offer ideal settings for all business meetings.




- Arrival tea & coffee

- Morning & Afternoon tea

- Working Lunch

- Data Projector & Screen

- Lectern, Microphone & Speaker System

Rydges on Swanston provides two seperate, purpose built converence venue locations.  

The entire 4th floor is a dedicated conference & event venue with large plenary venues, concurrent session ability and flexible venue configuration. A large pre-function area is also available for catering or trade displays.

The ground floor conference venues, including the Swanston room is a distraction free, easily accessible venue ideal for achieving meeting, seminar and training event outcomes. With multiple breakout venues and easy to access ground floor location, this venue is perfect for seminar sessions workshops and training events.

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Hourly Boardroom Hire $200 p/h

Need a Meeting Room Only For An Hour Or Two?

Rydges on Swanston offers 3 boardrooms all conviniently located on the Ground Floor with direct access from the hotel lobby and Blues Bar.

With flexibility in set up style for up to 30 delegates in a theatre style talk to our event sales team today on 03 9347 7811 or email to discuss your needs.

From $200 p/h you'll receive:

  • Room set up to maximum 30 theatre style
  • Wi-Fi internet for all delegates
  • Data Projector & Screen - Valued at $250.00
  • Pads, pens, mints and iced water
  • Whiteboard & flipchart


Need additional catering?

Rydges on Swanston can catering for your next meeting from arrival tea & coffee to pre meeting drinks and nibbles.


Blues Bar & Grill is conveniently located on the Ground Floor in which delegates can purchase tea & coffee, drinks or bar snacks.

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Welcome to Rydges’ Event Venues in Melbourne:

Our private event venues in Melbourne suit all conference or meeting requirements.

The entire 4th Floor is a dedicated conference and events venue, offering a capacity of up to 350 delegates, flexible configuration and break out room options. An ideal Melbourne events venue with plenty of natural light, pre-function and catering areas, as well as direct access to the Al Fresco pool-side terrace that is perfect for informal groups or a unique catering venue for delegates.

Phone our Conference and Events team on (03) 9347 7811 or email and let us help make your next event a complete success by booking our ideal Melbourne event venue.

Welcome to Events on Swanston at Rydges



  • Multiple spacious meeting venues for 2 - 450 delegates
  • Natural light with views overlooking the CBD on Level 4
  • Events tailored to suit your individual requirements
  • Located within easy access to Melbourne CBD
  • Professional, personalised service including conference concierge
  • Distraction-free venues allow you to focus on your conference objectives
  • Fresh, modern catering


  • Individual lighting, heating and cooling controls in all venues
  • State of the art audiovisual equipment
  • All rooms are pillarless and sound proof
  • Pre function meeting areas on both levels
  • Spacious break-out areas
  • Free WI-FI access
  • 4.5 star hotel with 107 tastefully decorated rooms

  • Poolside terrace available - ideal for cocktail parties and conference catering. For more information please visit our dedicated Pool Deck website

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity Classroom Capacity Boardroom Capacity Theatre Capacity U-Shape Capacity
Carlton Room 25m x 10.6m 3.5m 265m² 300 200 450 250 - 300 -
Bouverie Room 10.6 x 9.5 3.5m 101m² 70 n/a 100 60 30 110 36
Rathdowne Room 10.6 x 9.5 3.5m 101m² 70 n/a 100 60 30 110 38
Drummond Room 7.5 x 5 3m 37m² 30 n/a 40 25 12 30 15
Swanston Room 16 x 14 3m 215m² 160 150 250 140 - 220 60
Lincoln Room 14 x 8 3m 105m² 80 n/a 120 60 40 120 35
Argyle Room 14 x 8 3m 105m² 80 n/a 120 60 40 120 36
Boardrooms 10.6 x 5.5 3m 45m² 20 n/a 30 30 18 30 15
The Pool Deck n/a n/a n/a 80 n/a 300 n/a n/a n/a n/a