Melbourne University Boat House

Boathouse Drive
Southbank, VIC

The heritage listed Melbourne University Boat House occupies one of the most picturesque spots in the heart of Melbourne. Located in Alexandra Gardens, its event space is just a stone's throw away from the Arts Precinct, Federation Square and Flinders Street Station.

The award winning Lovell Chen designed extension blends modern architecture and features with the historic Boat House. The use of timber and natural light creates an ideal atmosphere for day time events. Once the sun sets, the floor to ceiling windows and generous balcony have the Boat House perfectly positioned with stunning views across the Yarra River to Melbourne’s impressive skyline and city lights.

The Boat House is ideal for cocktail parties or sit down events, offering the flexibility to transform the venue to provide a tailored experience for every client. The mezzanine area includes a boardroom for 14 people and a private lounge area, which may be used as breakout rooms or to conduct a business meeting.

On a practical note, both levels are wheelchair accessible via lift and the Boat House is within close proximity to public transport (trams and trains) and city car parking, making it the ideal venue for your next event.

General Facilities
Melbourne University Boat Club offers a large entertaining space, floor to ceiling windows, balcony with roof cover, flexible room configuration and outstanding views of the city.
Catering Facilities
Bay Leaf Catering manages this unique venue, offering a wide range of menus, drinks packages as well as styling and furniture hire.
Bridal Facilities
Wedding ceremonies can be held in the adjacent Alexandra Gardens, Pioneer Women’s Gardens (800m) or within the Kings Domain or Botanical Gardens. Small ceremonies could also be held within the Boat House. The mezzanine level provides privacy as a Bridal Room.
Technical Facilities
LCD TV with USB connection. Other technical requirements can be organised on request.
Leisure Facilities
Located on the Yarra River within easy access to the CBD and Melbourne’s entertainment and sporting precincts.
Disabled Access

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