13 Melbourne Venues Ideal For Fairy Lights, Festoon Strands Or Floral Chandeliers

September 16, 2017

Planning to decorate your venue with fairy lighting, festoon strands or floral chandeliers? You'll find it's easier if you select venues with existing support beams to attach them to.

Take a look at these 13 venues across Melbourne which all have exposed ceiling trusses or points ready for lighting or a floral chandelier to be attached.  

Spotswood Pumping Station [update: closed for events in 2022]

Built in the late 1890s, the Spotswood Pumping Station Boiler House boasts an exposed ceiling with a raw industrial feel on the interior, and imposing French Mansart style tower exterior to provide you with wonderful photography opportunities. The space has a character all of its own. It offers you enormous flexibility, seating up to 400 guests.










Newport Substation

Just south of the Spotswood Pumping Station is the Newport Substation. This contemporary venue lends itself to endless creative opportunities and is ideal for an industrial theme corporate event. The not-for-profit contemporary arts space venue features huge arched windows and high ceilings which will captivate your guests from the moment they enter.  It seats up to 200 guests, banquet-style.











Encore St Kilda 

Looking out over Port Phillip Bay, Encore offers an elegant nautical backdrop taking in all the glistening water, swaying palm trees, and bobbing sailboats. Encore is the perfect venue for corporate event planners looking for a classy beach-themed  venue space. The spatial arrangement gives you a flexible layout with ambient natural light and contemporary décor. Seats up to 300 guests.











​Melbourne Meat Market

The historic Meat Market is home to one of Melbourne's most creative spaces. The barrel-vaulted ceiling boasts enormous character which can be tailored to your event theme. The venue features original cobblestone floors, stone archways, and period fretwork which can be transformed in so many ways. Seats up to 400 guests banquet-style.









Carousel boasts a sense of Albert Park lakeside glamour. Suitable for a lunch-time or evening event, Carousel is a versatile contemporary space that can be designed to suit.. It is enormously popular with event designers who want to install lavish floral chandeliers, foliage installations and elaborate ceiling lighting. Seats up 500 guests.










141 Dover Street Cremorne 

This sunlit converted factory features concrete floors, exposed brick walls and trusses providing a contemporary industrial setting for stylists wanting a space to which they can add their own style. The exposed black steel truss ceiling can be easily transformed into a floral wonderland where gorgeous installations can be strung from the ceiling. It seats up to 120 guests, banquet-style.






Peninsula [Edit: now closed]

Inspired by London’s Tate Modern Museum, Peninsula in Melbourne's Docklands features 9-metre high ceilings alongside floor-to-ceiling windows and a neutral colour palette ready to be adapted to your own personal style. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and budget. It seats up to 1,480 guests making it one of Melbourne's biggest capacity event venue spaces.










Fitzroy Town Hall

Fitzroy Town Hall’s Classical Victorian design– dating back to 1873 – reflects the architectural style of Melbourne's heyday gold rush era. Festoon lighting and colour bunting are frequently strung across the venue attached to the balcony above so guests can dance the night away underneath a festive, starry atmosphere. Seats a maximum of 250 guests, banquet-style.










1000 Pound Bend [ed: now closed]

A warehouse which can be perfectly adapted to an event of any style, it features high ceilings and huge steel support beams throughout the space, creating a rustic atmosphere within the venue. The Gallery looks stunning with long draping greenery attached to the beams to suspend over your guests. It seats up to 200 guests, banquet-style.










Munich Brauhaus 

Munich Brauhaus brings a festive German destination-theme atmosphere like no other where you'll feel like you're stepping into an outpost of Bavaria when you walk through the doors. Timber features throughout the venue add an element of warmth and texture to the space which look amazing when used in conjunction with floral installations.  







Cargo Hall

The Cargo Hall is often described as Melbourne's 'newest oldest' venue. The recently restored heritage listed building offers high ceilings, contemporary features and a pillar-less warehouse atmosphere complementing its waterside surrounds. The hall can be partitioned to adjust to the size of your guest list with chiffon draping. Seats up to 200 guests with a dancefloor.











Alto boasts exposed ceilings, concrete floors and three chandeliers to light up the entire space. It would make for a stunning contemporary lunch time or evening corporate eventdue to the large windows which let in copious amounts of natural light during the day and allow your guest to look out onto stunning city views after the sun goes down.  










Stones of the Yarra Valley

The soaring 1860s barn looks out over the vineyards towards the Great Dividing Range. The rustic styled barn creates an earthy element to the venue filled with natural light due to the large windows. The exposed timber trusses makes it easy to hang festoon lighting, fairy lighting or foliage chandeliers from the ceiling, where your guests can dance up a storm. 









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