The Meadow has bags and bags of personality and is putting a fresh spin on research, workshop and event spaces in Melbourne.
This venue is an example of thoughtful design at its best; the open plan format, modern interiors and fun splashes of colour throughout, paired with the 19th century architecture of the building creates a dynamic aesthetic. Designed in collaboration with researchers, designers and clients, this venue sprouted from the need for more organic space and fun playground for workshopping new ideas, holding events & market research groups. With such thorough consideration put into the psychological effects of the spaces in the venue, it is no surprise that the cool vibes inspire free thought, trust, creativity and a sense of enjoyment that can only come from a truly relaxing environment.
Those in the industries concerned have voiced opinions hoping The Meadow will be the venue to kick start a revolution, offering alternatives to the current sterile research and workshop spaces. We all know a good feed is crucial to any event, and The Meadow works closely with some of Melbourne’s most exciting caterers to provide a menu to inspire and keep the team going.
Southbank, Melbourne. Accessible by tram or closest train station is Southern Cross Train Station
Workshops, seminars, intimate networking events
WHAT CAN GUESTS ENJOY THE VENUE:
- Flexible and creative space
- Natural light
DOES A VENUE HIRE FEE APPLY?
Yes – At The Meadow, we like to keep our pricing pretty straightforward. To do this, our prices include most of the items that you might need for your session – we don’t like to add little charges you weren’t expecting. See below for current room pricing and fees for the various services.
ROOM HALF DAY / FULL DAY
(am or pm)
The Boardroom $710 / $1050
The Garden Room $710 / $1050
The Patio $710 $1050 / $1050
The Common $910 / $1450
INCLUDED IN ROOM HIRE
- AV TV, Projector, Speakers
- Tea & Coffee Choose from our large selection of tea, or a coffee from
- Flip chart / Whiteboard Included in room hire
WHAT IS THE LATEST TIME THE VENUE WILL ALLOW AN EVENT TO RUN?
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL COSTS (ie: security, staffing, service charges etc)
Catering & catering staffing and security charges apply for evening social events
DOES THE VENUE ALLOW OUTSIDE CATERING?
CAN UNDERAGE GUEST ATTEND EVENTS? ARE THERE ANY RULES / RESTRICTIONS AROUND THIS?
No restrictions on underage guests given that adults are present if the event are serving alcoholic.
CAN GUESTS STYLE / DECORATE THE EVENT SPACE?
Yes – all theming and decorating requirements must be approved by the venue.
DOES THE VENUE SET UP FURNITURE?
The venue will set up all venue furniture. Third party furniture to be set up by suppliers.
IS THERE AUDIO VISUAL (AV)?
Yes – an AV TV, Projector, Speakers are all provided as part of the venue hire fee.
Any additional AV can be hired in at a cost
IS THERE A STAGE?
IS THERE A DANCE FLOOR?
IS THERE SPACE FOR A LIVE BAND?
DO YOUR CONFERENCE / EVENT SPACES FEATURE NATURAL LIGHT?
DOES THE VENUE ALLOW EXTERNAL MUSIC? (live bands, DJs etc)
DO ANY OF YOUR EVENT SPACES HAVE ACCESS TO AN OUTDOOR AREA?
DOES THE VENUE HAVE WHEELCHAIR ACCESS?
WHAT TIME IS THE VENUE LICENSED UNTIL?
WHAT ARE THE DEPOSIT TERMS?
DO YOU OFFER FREE WIFI?
MEETING & EVENT SPACES INCLUDE:
This is the largest group room, featuring a hand-made board table made from reclaimed basketball court, plenty of space for breaking out into smaller groups and lovely high ceilings. The most traditional of all of our spaces, The Boardroom is framed by the beautiful original brick archways of our Victorian space and towering tree-filled windows. The design of the space takes inspiration from a naturalist’s study, drawing on themes of exploration and discovery.
12 (boardroom style) / 10 (cabaret style) / 12 (banquet style)
THE GARDEN ROOM
Perfect for more intimate and creative working groups, featuring a spread of comfortable couches and arm chairs, soft lights and warm furnishings. This space has been specifically designed to encourage sharing, feeling like you’re more at home in your lounge room than participating in a group.
Double doors open into a contemporary and comfortable lounge setting inspired by the colours and textures of the forest floor. The low settings and dappled light promote relaxation and comfort, a feeling of retreat from the day-to-day.
8 (boardroom style)
The Patio is a large, bright group and workshop space, with heaps of natural light streaming through original 1880s double archway doors. Featuring a large, square table and plenty of space to display materials, this room is perfect for keeping the energy up.
The Patio brings a little of the outdoors indoors, with exposed brick walls, plants, grassy rugs and charming domestic touches to give the feel of a secret garden amidst the bustle of the city.
8 (boardroom style)
The Meadow Common is our welcoming, warm and versatile space that brings the entire Meadow together.
This stunning main area is suitable for everything from creative workshops (for up to 45 participants), corporate events and ‘away days’, functions and events – or even just a pristine contemporary working space. It also doubles as a fresh and welcoming space where respondents are greeted for their sessions. Character-filled archways, high ceilings and leaf-filled windows are the main features in this sun-drenched open creative space. The room has been styled to create a clean, tranquil feel of a clearing in the forest.
50 (theatre style) / 50 (cocktail style) / 30 (cabaret style)