Spotlight on: Plaza Ballroom


Plaza Ballroom has been an iconic Melbourne venue since it opened in 1929.

Melbourne’s iconic Plaza Ballroom is situated alongside the Regent Theatre on Collins Street, in the heart of the CBD.

With a large open floorplan, Plaza Ballroom can cater for a wide range of events and capacities from 200 to 1200.

Whether you’re organising a grand gala dinner, awards night, cocktail function, lunch or presentation, Plaza Ballroom can provide groups with a breathtaking venue, contemporary flexible catering options and a highly skilled team to ensure an outstanding event.

The Plaza Ballroom has been an iconic Melbourne venue since it first opened in 1929.

The venue underwent an extensive restoration and refurbishment, and reopened in 1996 by Marriner Group as a spectacular events venue perfect for corporate functions, special events and weddings.

With its grand staircase entry, high ceilings, Juliet balconies and amazing Spanish Rococo architecture, this venue is unlike any other in Melbourne.

Food and beverage

Marriner Group Catering executive chef David Ricardo comes to the role with over 20 years’ experience in Melbourne and Hong Kong’s top restaurants (Chin Chin, Pearl).

Having previously won two chef’s hats as head chef at Pearl Restaurant & Bar, and having hosted The Age Good Food Guide Awards for two consecutive years, David believes that function and event style dining should be able to echo the same level of passion and quality that Melbourne has come to expect from its restaurants.

“Our vision is to ensure that we serve premium quality, contemporary dishes reflecting both Melbourne’s food culture and the sense of occasion and extravagance of the Plaza Ballroom,” he said.

Find out how Plaza Ballrom can host your next stand-out event here.


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