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Venue Capacity

300 Pax Cocktail Venue

Floor Capacity

200 Pax Sit Down (With Dance Floor)

Luxury Catering

Luxury Catering

Custom Packages

Custom Packages

Contemporary Gala Dinner Venue

Let the party be gin!

Forgive us for this pun, but we just love parties here at Canvas House! In fact, we created our event space to boast a full front-of-house bar and a stunning presentation kitchen just to make serving up cocktails a certifiable breeze. All you have to do is bring the celebration!

Cocktail parties can serve many different purposes in this day and age. They can be the perfect style of soiree to celebrate milestone birthdays, wedding or work anniversaries, or even just to take full advantage of a public holiday or celebrate winning a grand final.

Cocktail parties can also be a great way to gather people together in support of a cause or mission. And if you are looking for a cocktail party venue for hire that can double up as the setting of a black tie gala event, then our clean and contemporary space here at Canvas House surely won’t disappoint.

Make your next cocktail party an evening you will never forget. Book Canvas House as your next cocktail party venue today.

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Our Space & Facilities

Our cocktail party venue for hire here at Canvas House is perhaps one of the most versatile event spaces you can find in proximity to the city of Melbourne. Located in the heart of South Melbourne and just a stone’s throw from the Melbourne CBD, Canvas House is likely to be conveniently located for all your invitees.

And alongside being centrally located, our unique cocktail party venue is also prepped for picture-perfect photo ops from every single angle. Boasting a 6 metre high vaulted ceiling, whitewashed exposed original brick walls and contrasting black steel support beams, our space at Canvas House has been curated by our stellar events team to be the ultimate backdrop for any swanky or solemn occasion. Our space even includes a moss wall and suspended fireplace with seating – the perfect setting for cosy candids.

In other words, booking Canvas House as your cocktail party venue could see you partying like Carrie Bradshaw or enjoying a Bloody Mary at your private ladies’ brunch. Whatever atmosphere you’d like to put together, our cocktail party venue will be sure to deliver.

Some of our facilities in our space include: 

High Speed Wi-Fi


6m Cathedral-Style Ceiling

Suspended Fireplace

Private Outdoor Courtyard

Front External Seating


Commercial Kitchen

Green Room


Accessible Restrooms

Inclusive Safe Space

Upgraded Power Supply

Heating & Cooling

AV System With Bluetooth

Microphones Available

Portable TV

Vehicle/ Supplier Access

Catering Services

Event Planning Packages

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A timeless cocktail dinner venue in the heart of South Melbourne

When you book Canvas House as the venue for your next cocktail party or other soiree, you get so much more than just a breathtaking event space. You also get access to all of the many features and amenities that come with our immaculately presented venue. This includes access to our presentation kitchen and front-of-house bar as well as our full catering kitchen hire which comes equipped with a cool room, double fryer, 20-tray combi oven, and a selection of other nifty kitchen appliances that you’ll need to serve up tapas and bar snacks alongside your vibrant cocktails.

Our cocktail party venue also comes equipped with a high-performance AV system with Bluetooth integration, as well as a pair of handheld microphones and headset microphones for easy presenting or performing, and a 75” TV on a stand for displaying media.

Whether you’re looking to entertain friends and loved ones, or colleagues and business associates, you’ll find the ambience at Canvas House to be the perfect accompaniment to a night of merriment all round.

Contact our friendly team at Canvas House to organise a tour of our cocktail party venue for hire or to inquire about booking our space for your next gala or reception today.

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Where Great Events Happen

Enquire With:

Nash Teelow | Director

0478 056 390

Getting Here

Situated in the lively hub of South Melbourne (3205), we’re a quick skip from Melbourne CBD. Within our vicinity are gems like South Melbourne Market, Southbank, and the evergreen Botanical Gardens. Treat yourself at nearby restaurants and don’t miss the Golden Fleece. For ease of travel, we’re close to the 109 tram and have street parking. Want to explore more? Drop us a line.

We Plan, You Party

If you are going for a specific look or feel for your cocktail party or gala dinner event and may need a little assistance attaining that image, then our stellar event planners here at Canvas House are here to help. With over twenty years of hospitality and event management experience, our in-house team of industry elites can effortlessly meld our canvas to paint the perfect picture for your cocktail party. From romantic and classical to contemporary modern or even charming and rustic, our space can transform from era to era to fit your cocktail party to a tee.