With five historical levels and a range of unique spaces to choose Hotel Esplanade 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.

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.

The Ghost of Alfred Felton & Pharmacy

Step back in time to a world-class cocktail bar that pays homage to The Espy’s most notable resident, Alfred Felton. Each space within this exclusive top floor has its own unique character making it the perfect destination to celebrate special occasions in style with a touch of sophistication.

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.

Mya Tiger Cocktail Bar

Featuring five luxe green velvet booths, a hand-painted mural on the far wall and green marble bar, the Mya Tiger Cocktail Bar is perfect for both social and corporate cocktail parties of 30 to 60 guests


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Host your next event in our St Kilda function rooms & venues

Whatever the occasion, make it truly special, by celebrating your event here at one of the leading St Kilda venues, Hotel Esplanade. 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.

Balcony Room

The St Kilda function room with a view! There are few function rooms in Melbourne that offer these breathtaking views and stunning décor. Featuring a dedicated sound system, a private bar and bathroom, 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 for a seated event.

Podcast Studio

Here’s a function room/event space you won’t find every day! The Podcast 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 sounds of local talent who have recorded in the studio. The Podcast Studio also has its own private bar, which can play host to drinks and cocktail bar functions for your intimate parties.

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 St Kilda dining function room with shared group menus available and delectable, diverse menu of seafood, rotisserie meats, pizza and rotating à la carte dishes.

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

The Ghost

The exclusive top floor of the our St Kilda pub is finally open to the public and pays homage to the hotel’s most famous resident, Alfred Felton. We have used archived photographs to restore some of the original character Alfred had given to his living quarters located right here at The Espy, to deliver a truly world class cocktail bar.

Those looking to host an event can hire The Pharmacy, 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 Felton floor is truly one of the most amazing function rooms St Kilda wide.