Rydges Melbourne Hotel

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186 Exhibition St
Melbourne , VIC 3000


Rydges Melbourne:  
Rydges Melbourne sits in the heart of the city’s vibrant theatre district with Her Majesty’s Theatre, Comedy Theatre and Princess Theatre all moments away. Guests will appreciate our proximity to Chinatown, exclusive Collins Street boutiques and world-famous Bourke Street Mall. Whether you’re a cricket, tennis or football fan, Rydges Melbourne provides a prime locale to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Etihad Stadium, Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Park.


Conferencing and Events:  
Rydges Melbourne Hotel has dedicated  conference and events space located on level one, with 5 conference spaces, two spacious foyers and the custom built Mad Men boardroom. Each conference room features an abundance of natural light with views overlooking the stunning Her Majesty’s Theatre and Melbourne’s very own Chinatown.


Melbourne weddings are the most special events of a lifetime, and Rydges Melbourne has everything brides and grooms need to enjoy their big days. Seven of our Melbourne wedding venues – 42ndStreet, the unique Bobby McGee’s, Locanda Private Dining, Broadway, Carousel, Chicago, Chorus Line and Phantom – await wedding parties large and small. We design wedding packages with inclusions to meet all your needs, delivering amazing value with superb food and wine from just $99 per person. Our experienced catering team and executive chef will work with couples to design the right menu for their Melbourne weddings.


Bobby McGee's:  
Bobby McGee's entertainment venue in Melbourne is a space that caters for all types of social & business events. From creative business breakfasts, impressionable product launches, themed cocktail parties with pizzazz or the best of birthday bashes, the versatility and capability of the venue is only limited by your imagination. Bobby’s is more than an events venue - it is an exclusive entertainment venue with a difference! The venue has a capacity of 500 people, with three bars, Beach, Roxy and Mobil all themed. Bobby’s ticks all the boxes, ample car parking (located under Rydges Melbourne hotel), 3 private entries, green rooms, accommodation, disabled access, amphitheatre style dance floor with state of the art lighting & a sensational sound system flexible enough to provide whatever live music it is you desire. With a 3am licence to party the night away, alfresco smoking area, large cloak room & optional chill out room, Bobby McGee's has your next wow! Event covered.


Locanda Restaurant & Bar:  
Set against the magnificent, almost-iconic backdrop of many of Melbourne’s most famous buildings, monuments and theatres, Locanda Restaurant is famous not only for its incredible location and decor, but a menu created using the best of Victorian and Australian produce. Locanda Restaurant features two private dining rooms, surrounded by floor to ceiling glass wine cellars and the relaxed Locanda Bar, ideal for a light meal before exploring this vibrant city.


We offer accommodation rates for all conference delegates and event attendees with special rates available for residential conferences. 

Secure onsite undercover parking in the heart of the CBD is also available at a discounted rate for guests and delegates.


Floor Plan

Venue Capacities

Accommodaton Rating:4 1/2 star
Number of Rooms - Accommodation: 363
Maximum Capacity - Accommodation: 450

Minimum Capacity 2Cocktail party - 3 hours food & beverage$75
Maximum Capacity 500Lunch or Dinner - 4 hours food and beverage$105
Maximum Standing 500Conference - Day package$85
Maximum Table Seating 200ACCOMMODATIONFROM
Maximum Theatre 305Per Room$195

ROOMCocktail 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)
Phantom  110    80    116    60  42  48  104  3
42nd Street  110    70    112    72  33  42  103  3
Chicago  110    70    110    54  36  42  98  3.3
Chorus Line  100    60    88    45  30  36  85  3.3
Carousel  110    70    106    60  36  42  97  3.3
Chicago & Chorus Line  210    130    198    135  42  60  183  3.3
Chorus Line & Carousel  210    130    194    111  42  60  182  3.3
Broadway  300    200    305    162  51  78  290  3.3
Locanda Private Dining  110    66    50    40  30  40  72  2.8
Bobby McGees  500    230  200  170    18  18  20  497.80  15
Suite  30        30    12  13  20  28  
Foyer  260                    
Mad Men - fixed boardroom                  15  24  2.7

Event Suitability

Conference:  yes
Corporate:  yes
Social:  yes
Wedding Receptions:  yes
Wedding Ceremonies:  yes
Training Events:  yes
Sporting Club Events:  yes
21st Birthdays:  yes
Deb Balls and School Formals:  no
After Parties:  no
Underage Events:  no
18th Birthdays:  no
Religious Events:  yes
Dinner Dances:  yes
Exhibition/Product Launch:  yes
Concerts:  no
Hens & Bucks Nights:  no

Food & Beverages

Catered:  yes
Allow External Catering:  no
Licensed:  yes
Allow External Beverages:  no
Licensed Hours:  24 Hours

Other Requirements

AV - Sound Lighting, Staging Etc.:  yes
Views:  yes
Parking:  yes
Outdoor Facilities:  yes
Disabled Access and Facilities:  yes
Public Transport Nearby:  yes

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