Functions

With five historical levels and a range of unique spaces to choose Hotel Esplande can host events of any size.

From cocktail parties to intimate dinners, social celebrations to milestone events, corporate gatherings to weddings, the options are endless.

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The Balcony Bar

With magnificent vistas of St Kilda beach and The Esplanade, The Balcony Bar at Hotel Esplanade is Melbourne’s most exciting new functions and events space.

Seated Capacity:50
Standing Capacity:100

Podcast Studio

Nestled between the main bar and The Espy Kitchen, the Podcast Studio is a fully functioning recording studio that creates a unique and immersive space for any occasion.

Seated Capacity:16
Standing Capacity:35

The Espy Kitchen

At the heart of the venue is the Espy Kitchen, a casual dining space in the old loading bay which has been transformed into a warm and open space with a full view of the open kitchen.

Banquette:30
Chef’s Table:12

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  • Function Venue
  • Balcony Room
  • The Studio
  • Espy Kitchen
  • Alfred Fenton

Host your next event at one of the top St Kilda function venues

Whatever the occasion, make it truly special, by celebrating your event here at Hotel Esplanade, one of the leading St Kilda venues. Since we reopened in 2018, for the first time in the hotel’s history, all five floors of the building have been opened and made available for drinks, dinning, music and functions.

As one of the grandest buildings in St Kilda with an idyllic beachfront location, Hotel Esplanade has become the venue of choice for personal and corporate gatherings in Melbourne.

We have established four different and impressive function rooms within the hotel, to cater for a range of different events and occasions. These amazing four venues include:

The Balcony Room

The function room with a view, there are few function rooms St Kilda that offer the breath taking views and stunning décor. Featuring a dedicated sound system, a private bar, flexible furniture configurations and a balcony overlooking St Kilda beach, it has all the amenities your need to make a special occasion truly special

The Balcony Room is a stunning venue for weddings, private parties, romantic engagements or impressive corporate dos and is also one of the leading St Kilda conference venues. The room can host up to 100 guests serving cocktail style canapes or 50 guests seated to enjoy our multi-dish, tapas style “Feed Me” menu.

The Studio

Here’s a function room/event space you won’t find every day! The Studio truly is one of the most unique party venues in St Kilda, providing a fully functioning recording studio with headphones available to immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of some of the local talent who have recorded in the studio. The Studio also has its own private bar, which can play host to drinks and cocktail functions for your intimate parties.

The Espy Kitchen

Our primary dining venue, Espy Kitchen is available to book for casual group dining for any occasion. Corporate team dinners, anniversary celebrations, intimate romantic meals – whatever the occasion, Espy Kitchen can provide the ideal dining function room with shared group menus available and delectable, diverse menu of seafood, rotisserie meats, pizza and rotating a la carte dishes.

Did we mention the fully stocked bar with craft beers, cocktails and all the top tipples you could desire?

The Ghost of Alfred Fenton

The exclusive top floor of the building is finally open to the public and pays homage to the hotel’s most famous resident, Alfred Fenton. We have used archived photographs to restore some of the original character Alfred had given this floor and turned into a truly world class cocktail bar.

Those looking to host an event can hire the “Pharmacy” only, with a baby piano and private bar catering for intimate gatherings of up to 50 guests or hire the entire floor exclusively, with a private sound system available and the capacity to cater for up to 120 guests with drinks and canapes. Private, secluded, ever so exclusive – The Ghost of Alfred Fenton floor is truly one of the most amazing function rooms St Kilda wide.