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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

South Melbourne's Intimate Funeral Venue

Funerals are amongst some of the most poignant events we host here at Canvas House. We consider every funeral or wake we participate in to be an absolute honour. And creating the perfect setting for your funeral or wake that pays homage to the loved one who’s being remembered is not a mantle that we take on lightly.

Funerals and wakes are in short, a celebration of someone’s unique and illustrious life. So it goes without saying that you’d want your funeral or wake venue to be a space that paints a heartfelt picture of that life. And where better to paint a picture than on our blank canvas here at Canvas House?

Located in the heart of South Melbourne and just a stone’s throw from the Melbourne CBD, Canvas House is the perfect funeral and wake venue for a number of notable reasons. Not only is our lovingly curated event space a picturesque setting for contemporary funerals and wakes that still seek an air of classicalism, but our central location helps ensure that all your loving mourners can arrive with ease, wherever they may be based in Melbourne.

Contact our friendly team at Canvas House today to inquire about booking our funeral and wake venue in time for your upcoming memorial service.

Call us on 0478 056 390 or fill in the form today.

Celebrate Their Life

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Our Space & Facilities

Our South Melbourne warehouse has been designed by our Canvas House team to be a clean and contemporary funeral and wake venue. Our whitewashed exposed original brick walls and high contrast black steel support beams provide a highly customisable space that’s filled to the brim with potential. You can hang framed photographs and other keepsakes of your lost loved one all around our funeral and wake venue, and even use Canvas House’s high performance AV system to run memorial videos and slideshows for your mourners to take in. We even have handheld and headset microphones on hand to cater for memorial services that may like to host a performance or sign a hymn in honour of the departed.

And if you’d prefer to add a spiritual element to your funeral or wake, then just a quick walkthrough of our South Melbourne funeral and wake venue will reveal just how cathedral-like our space can become. Our converted warehouse is fitted with a breathtaking 6 metre high cathedral-style vaulted ceiling, so you can feel like you’re at church without even needing an altar or pews.

We’ve taken efforts to ensure that our funeral and wake venue here at Canvas House is fully non-denominational and accepting of all faiths, allowing for memorial services that incorporate multiple or even no religious ceremonies. And if there are any additional decor items or furnishings that you may need to host your funeral or wake, you can easily bring these items through our rear loading door which has a clearance of 2.6 metres.

You can find our full space specifications right here, or feel free to call our team at Canvas House to schedule a private tour of our funeral and wake venue in the lead-up to your memorial service. We’re always happy to work with you to create the perfect setting for your funeral or wake event.

Some of our facilities 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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Contact the team at Canvas House today to inquire about booking our funeral and wake venue or to simply take a tour of our stunning space in the lead up to your memorial service.

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Respectful Wake Venue Hire

From our modern interiors and AV equipment to our timeless architecture and romantic atmosphere, Canvas House has been praised as one of South Melbourne’s premier event spaces for many years now. Our clean and contemporary event space is highly chameleonic and can transform into a fitting funeral and wake venue that complements your loved ones who are being remembered.

39% of people find funerals very difficult to organise, particularly while grieving. Therefore, Canvas House comes fitted with a presentation kitchen and front-of-house bar for easy entertaining, as well as a larger commercial catering kitchen, ensuring that you can host friends, loved ones, and extended family with minimal fuss. If you’re after catering services for your funeral or wake, our expert event management team at Canvas House are also more than happy to organise these services with you by drawing from their wide list of local Melbourne caterers, vendors, celebrants, event planners, and virtually all other hospitality industry professionals that you may need require.

We also cater for other private events.

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Where Great Events Happen

Enquire With:

Nash Teelow | Director

0478 056 390

Getting Here

Tucked away in the bustling heart of South Melbourne (3205), our spot is a brief jaunt from Melbourne CBD. Discover nearby treasures like South Melbourne Market, Southbank, and the serene Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a variety of restaurants and the iconic Golden Fleece pub within walking distance. Access is a breeze with the 109 tram nearby and ample on-street parking. Want more local tips? Contact us.

Let Us Do The Planning

Planning a funeral or wake can be highly stressful, which is why our event planners are happy to do the planning for you to ease the load. Enquire today and we can discuss our event packages!