Ether Conference Centre at The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure
Ether is a unique, stylish Melbourne conference venue specialising in business meetings, conferences, functions and events. It's a quiet and relaxed space to escape the busy city centre, and offers nine multi-purpose rooms, each unique in concept and layout and designed to encourage creative thinking.
Room furnishings are fresh and contemporary in design and function and each space contains individual climate controls and special ergonomic chairs in boardrooms. Leading audiovisual equipment can be customised to your needs and attentive and professional staff will be on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly.
You'll never go hungry at Ether with our convenient and popular 'Snack Station' allowing you to make your own choice from a selection of the tastiest nibbles. But the highlight may be our delicious range of gourmet and personalised menus, designed to gratify the most fastidious of palates at lunch or dinner time.
After the event enjoy mingling in our spacious pre-function area showcasing stunning artwork.
|Accommodaton Rating:||4 1/2 star|
|Number of Rooms - Accommodation:||530|
|Maximum Capacity - Accommodation:||599|
Notes Relating to Accommodation:
Ether is located in a complex which offers two hotel options. Perfectly positioned between the two hotels it provides options for all tastes and budgets. The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure is a 4.5 star hotel offering contemporary and spacious rooms, whilst the 3.5 star Mercure Welcome Melbourne provides great value for money accommodation in the heart of the CBD.
|FUNCTION CAPACITY||PRICE INDICATOR - CATERING PER PERSON||ESTIMATES|
|Minimum Capacity||2||Cocktail party - 3 hours food & beverage||$58|
|Maximum Capacity||130||Lunch or Dinner - 4 hours food and beverage||$70|
|Maximum Standing||130||Conference - Day package||$69|
|Maximum Table Seating||100||ACCOMMODATION||FROM|
|Maximum Theatre||100||Per Room||$189|
Notes Relating to Venue Capacities:
With nine unique rooms to choose from, your event experience promises to exceed expectations and delight your colleagues and clients.
|ROOM||Cocktail||Cocktail with Dance Floor||Banquet||Banquet with Dance Floor||Theatre||Theatre with Dance Floor||Classroom||U-Shape Style||Boardroom Style||Area (M2)||Ceiling Height (M)|
|Water Therapy Space||8||8||25||2.4|
|Air Sphere Space||16||16||59||2.4|
|Earth + Fire Spaces combined||120||120||60||111||2.4|
Wedding Receptions: yes
Wedding Ceremonies: no
Training Events: yes
Sporting Club Events: yes
21st Birthdays: no
Deb Balls and School Formals: no
After Parties: no
Underage Events: no
18th Birthdays: no
Religious Events: yes
Dinner Dances: no
Exhibition/Product Launch: yes
Hens & Bucks Nights: no
Food & Beverages
Allow External Catering: no
Allow External Beverages: no
Licensed Hours: 7.00am - 1.00am
AV - Sound Lighting, Staging Etc.: yes
Outdoor Facilities: no
Disabled Access and Facilities: yes
Public Transport Nearby: yes