The perfect baby shower can be a big task for the mum-to-be or her best friend. However, things are made a lot easier when the right venue and menu combo is found! You need space for all the gifts, some fun drinks of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties and, of course, a location that will look great in the pics.
We’ve simplified the search by picking the best baby shower venues in Melbourne, ensuring that party types of all kinds are catered for. Whether you are keeping it chilled or getting wild before the little sleep depriver arrives, these venues will make sure you throw a baby shower that won’t be forgotten. Read on to find your favourite!
The Terminus Hotel, or “Termo,” in Abbotsford is spread across two levels, and its four bars each offer a little something different depending on which atmosphere you’d like for your baby shower. This iconic pub has been around since 1866 and slings plenty of delicious cocktails, a pet-friendly jungle-inspired beer garden (which can be used for baby showers) and an eclectic ambience.
The Terrace Bar has seated and standing spaces and large roped jungle booths that access a private bar. The Level One Bar can accommodate up to 120 standing guests if booked out, but it can also be broken down and customised for smaller groups. If you just want a simple, relaxing meal, the ground floor Dining Room offers banquette-style seating, perfect for group dining.
Whichever option you choose, make sure you ask about the Celebration Package, which includes a complimentary round of beers, bubbles, or house wine! The Terminus Hotel is a unique spot that makes for a memorable baby shower of any kind.
With a rich history dating back to 1873, The Victoria Hotel has been a staple of Yarraville for over a century. But now, after a recent refurbishment, this beloved establishment is starting a new chapter. The Vic has undergone a stunning transformation and now boasts a range of features that make it the perfect spot for a baby shower!
The bistro and sports bar are stylish spots to catch up and celebrate with your friends, but the venue also boasts some beautiful function rooms for a more private affair. The menu is packed with quality pub classics and fresh, produce-driven dishes, with plenty of options for all dietary requirements so you can have a hearty sit-down meal with your crew. We assume there will be a few existing mums at your baby shower, and The Vic has a dedicated kids’ playroom with its own bar and menu to keep them entertained while you celebrate.
Check out the Victoria Hotel’s two function rooms (each of which has a private bar) which suit groups of 20 up to 120 guests. If you need a family-friendly yet stylish spot for your baby shower, the new Vic Hotel is the place!
Few people know that The Provincial Hotel offers various function spaces that will make for a very memorable baby shower! Known far and wide as a premiere night spot thanks to its legendary rooftop, this Fitzroy staple also has some spaces to choose from, which are perfect for a baby shower of any variety.
We recommend The Salon due to its stunning outlook over Brunswick Street. This split-level space has its own private bar, two fireplaces, and beautiful chandeliers. This versatile room is perfect for sit-down dinners and cocktail party-style gatherings. If, however, you are looking for an outdoor space, the Provincial Courtyard offers colourful murals and a laid-back atmosphere in a partially-covered outdoor space ideal for relaxed cocktail-style gatherings.
For smaller baby showers, The Chameleon Bar features timber floors and terrazzo murals that create a cozy atmosphere, with large windows that open onto Johnston Street. Last but not at all least, the Provincial’s famous rooftop is perfect for stunning sunset views of Brunswick Street. Enjoy the lush greenery, delicious cocktails and fun menu in one of Fitzroy’s most iconic venues.
If one of your top priorities for your baby shower is an amazingly picturesque setting, the top of your list should be River’s Edge Events. Right on the Yarra River, you and your nearest and dearest will enjoy stunning views of Melbourne’s city skyline and waterfront in a modern and stylish venue. Think the classic minimalist look with polished concrete, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a large marble bar.
This awesome space is easily customised to suit your party size, and the neutral tones and industrial lighting are essentially a blank slate on which you can add your personal touch with an unforgettable backdrop. The River’s Edge Events team specialises in tailoring every event to your taste, especially when it comes to the menu. Choose from familiar ingredients that have been given a modern twist inclusive of cuisines including Kosher, South East Asian, and Indian (external caterers are also allowed if you prefer).
River’s Edge Events can create a space perfect for a sit-down meal or stand-up cocktail-style baby shower. Either way, this spot will definitely impress your guests and look great in your baby shower photos! You can book a site visit to chat with the skilled team today and see first-hand why this is the spot for your gathering.
If you really want to do something different to mark your baby shower celebration, look no further than Fargo and Co. This venue, which was once a large bank, has a unique and playful atmosphere and a number of spaces to suit any group size or ideas you may have for your gathering.
They have kept the banking history as part of the venue’s theme with space like The Vault, for example, which is truly one of a kind. Head up the grand staircase and find distinctive decorative windows, a semi-private bar, and your own dedicated team who can handle 40 – 80 people (seating and standing). If you have a bigger group, take over the first floor of the venue, which gives you access to the aforementioned Vault, along with The Terrace and The Terrace Bar (up to 250 people).
It is also important to note that Fargo and Co. gives you the option to hire the whole venue! So if your baby shower includes the extended friends and family, take over the entire house and host up to 400 guests. It’s the perfect way to celebrate in style and make memories that will last a lifetime.
The Exchange on Bay Street in Port Melbourne has earned numerous awards for a reason. Its warm and welcoming atmosphere is perfect for catching up with a big group of friends for special events, exactly like a baby shower, in fact! The delectable dishes from their acclaimed menu make The Exchange one of the top dining destinations in Port Melbourne, thanks to a revolving list of seasonal ingredients perfectly matched with an extensive beverage (which includes plenty of innovative cocktails).
The Exchange team guarantee a relaxed and friendly environment that can be tailored to your event needs. There are three main spaces that can accommodate a variety of occasions. The upstairs section is the pick for a big event and has everything from a dedicated bar to a convertible dance floor for those baby showers that want to go large.
The more intimate spaces include The Lounge, a semi-private area with a cozy, open fireplace and comfortable burgundy couches. The Dining Room is decorated with warm colours that create an intimate ambience perfect for bringing people together for a sit-down meal. The options are there, and the service is next-level, so add The Exchange to your potential list of baby shower venues!
The Station Hotel is known for serving the finest, locally sourced steaks in the western suburbs, but did you also know it is an excellent spot for gatherings like baby showers? The French-inspired comfort food menu has something for everyone, utilising the best local produce combined with classic cooking techniques.
We highly recommend the Station Hotel courtyard if you would like a spot in the sun, and for an inside spot, the bar and restaurant are also available for functions of any size. If you are bringing the kids along, the beer garden has a play area and, on certain Sundays, a petting zoo!
If you are going big, you can book the Station Hotel’s restaurant exclusively for a seated event. So, dive into the exquisite menu and celebrate your impending new arrival in style.
If you are looking to hold your baby shower in the Hawthorn area, The Auburn Hotel is your best bet. With a rich history and iconic status, this heritage-style building’s ornate Victorian decor is instantly recognisable and known as the place to be by the locals. The stylish bar and lounge and recently refurbished dining area make for the perfect baby shower setting, but our favourite spot is the large outdoor courtyard with a retractable roof, perfect for all seasons.
The Auburn Hotel also has several private function rooms and a menu that features contemporary dishes and classic pub fare straight from the grill. In addition, their Australian wines list is extensive, so your guests can work their way through each drop with the perfect food pairings (soft drinks and virgin cocktails for the mum-to-be).
Head back inside and book the level one private bar with separate lounge areas and a large balcony for exclusive use, or grab thirty of your closest friends for a sit-down dinner in the elegant boardroom. The Auburn Hotel has an option in whatever style you are going for with your baby shower, making it an easy choice.
There is something for every baby shower variety with the Australian Venue Co. Our skilled event teams remove the stress from the organisation side, and these stunning venues listed above will ensure everything looks great and your guests have a wonderful time. All you need to do now is pick your favourite option above, then get in touch!
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