• Event And Conference Venues, Victoria

Victoria is home to stunning scenery, world-class arts and culture and picture perfect regional towns. For conferences of all kinds, choose venues in Victoria to access renowned locations like the historic CBD, Gippsland, the Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. From wineries to coastal getaways, and cityscapes to the high country, venues in Victoria will elevate your business event and help you craft an unforgettable experience for attendees. Melbourne CBD is Victoria’s hub for theatre, cultural events and bustling markets - and it’s also an unsurpassable option for your next conference or business event. Accor has many hotels within Melbourne city and a vast range of Melbourne venue spaces to suit all budgets and tastes. Read on for our guide to selecting conference venues in Victoria.

Event and Conference Venues in Victoria

With sweeping coastlines and pristine beaches to breathtaking countryside terrains, Victoria is the perfect location for your next event. Whether you are after a convenient CBD venue or a unique, regional location, Accor has an array of venues suited for intimate meetings to large conferences. Elevate your event with a luxurious venue at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, The Como Melbourne, MGallery or Hotel Chadstone Melbourne MGallery. Inspired by Australian contemporary art, The Olsen, Art Series hotel is perfect for those opting for a more modern space. Rooms are filled with original artwork and prints, to provide a multi-faceted cultural and creative experience. 

Just over one hour from Melbourne CBD, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre is regional Victoria’s largest conference venue. With an array of spacious, well-appointed accommodation and a purpose-designed convention centre with versatile meeting facilities, it is the perfect event location. Featuring a restaurant, bar and day spa, all located within the property’s 3-hectare retreat style garden setting, relax with breathtaking views and impeccable service. The Mercure Ballarat is located opposite award-winning Sovereign Hill, the region’s major tourist attraction and central to the heart of the historic gold fields.

Offering an array of small and large event spaces, Pullman Melbourne on the Park is another ideal location for a business conference. Featuring state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment in large modern ballrooms, intimate and professional boardrooms, and catering services, enjoy a seamless event experience. With 419 guest rooms featuring modern neutral tone decor, relax with comfortable bedding, breathtaking city views and lavish amenities. 

Conveniently Located in Melbourne's CBD and just a short walk from the Yarra River, Flinders Street station, Chinatown and the State Library of Victoria is the Novotel Melbourne on Collins.   Suitable for functions and events of up to 320 guests, browse an array of practical and spacious venues for corporate events and intimate meetings. Enjoy a warm ambience with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in natural light. Take advantage of an array of room layouts available and tailor the space to suit a dining or workshop event. From drop-down screens and TVs to catering services, enjoy a seamless event experience. Accommodate your guests with 380 spacious guestrooms available.

Featuring picturesque views of Albert Park Lake, the renowned F1 Australian Gran Prix track and a pristine golf course, Mercure Albert Park is home to Melbourne's largest conference venues. Holding capacities of up to 1404 guests, Mercure Albert Park offers 9 ballrooms and large event spaces featuring modern decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings for a spacious feel. 

If you are looking for something close to Melbourne Airport, Mantra Epping could be your first choice. With easy access from the freeway and plenty of onsite parking, it’s an ideal location to hold your conference. Perfect for golf enthusiasts, the Mercure Portsea Golf Club is a stay and play venue with an 18-hole course available. 

Just 90 minutes north of Melbourne, though further from the city, enter Mitchelton in the heart of Nagambie, Central Victoria. Situated on the verdant banks of the Goulburn River, surrounded by estate vineyards, native bushland and river gums, The Mitchelton Hotel Nagambie - Mgallery by Sofitel is the idyllic choice for corporate retreats or team-building days situated on an award-winning vineyard. For those opting for a venue surrounded by lakes, mountains, and rivers in the heart of Victoria's stunning high country, The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort provides endless views. An ideal meeting and event venue in regional Victoria, the hotel’s flexible event spaces can accommodate up to 400 guests in various function layouts.

Located in Melbourne’s CBD and a short stroll to the Yarra River, Fitzroy Gardens and Melbourne Museum is the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Elevate your event with a sense of chic luxury, with high ceilings, grand foyers and European inspired finishes to impress your guests. Browse auditorium, ballroom, and boardroom spaces for large and small intimate events. Enjoy a warm ambience with featured floor-to-ceiling windows offering natural light and picturesque views of Melbourne city. Accommodate your guests with salon-style guestrooms featuring luxury facilities and amenities.

Wedding and Special Occasion Venues in Victoria

For wedding venues in Victoria, the Mantra Lorne is an iconic destination sitting on 12 acres of lush, landscaped grounds. Nearby, Peppers Moonah Links is located on the Mornington Peninsula and is another popular wedding venue, with two 18-hole golf courses attached to the resort. 

Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional city, just one hour from Melbourne and only 20 minutes from Avalon Airport. With its picturesque waterfront location, Novotel Geelong offers the ideal destination for meetings, conferences and events within Geelong’s CBD. The hotel features five flexible function rooms on one level, with the restaurant also available for private functions such as weddings, engagement parties, anniversaries, and birthdays.

Celebrate your wedding day at the magical Hotel Chadstone Melbourne MGallery. Offering a scene of luxurious elegance, browse opulent ballroom spaces with world-class finishes and breathtaking City views from floor-to-ceiling windows. With a capacity for 432 guests, enjoy catering services on request and onsite luxury accommodation.

However you choose to celebrate a special occasion in Victoria, there are plenty of venues and event spaces to help you elevate and enjoy your special day.

Conference Venues Victoria FAQs

How far in advance should I book an event or conference venue in Victoria? 

When booking an event or conference venue in Victoria, enquiring at least 3 months before the event date is a good rule of thumb.

What should I check for when choosing the perfect conference venue in Victoria?

To ensure you have everything you need for your event, prepare a list of essentials before enquiring about a venue space. For further information about any Accor venues in Victoria, you can complete our online enquiry form

Capacities for Venues in Victoria? 

Event and conference venues in Victoria base room capacities on 2-4 square meters per person. Capacities may change depending on floor layouts and seating arrangements. Enquire with dedicated event staff for specific capacity numbers.

How to select a sustainable Victorian venue?

Accor is fully committed to sustainability and has set ambitious goals to achieve this. By 2025, all hotels under the Accor brand will be eco-certified, and single-use plastics will be eliminated from the guest experience. Additionally, 90% or more of Accor team members will receive sustainability training. Accor has also taken significant steps towards reducing its carbon footprint and is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. From hotel operations to restaurants, Accor prioritises sustainability and sources food and produce locally where possible, so choosing Accor means making a responsible and sustainable choice.

Can I earn loyalty Reward points when planning an event in Victoria?

Yes! With the Accor Meeting Planner, you can plan your perfect events and earn rewards. You’ll earn points for every meeting and event you book, and you can redeem those points later for work or pleasure.