Venue Hire and Casual Accommodation

Hold your next event - wedding, conference or photo shoot - in beautiful, historic Medley Hall or find out about our summer accommodation options.

Please note that we are currently undergoing some major facade renovation works and the venue is not available for private functions until completion in early 2023. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.

We have a range of facilities and accommodation options that can cater for individuals, small and larger groups. Its central location and stunning architecture make it the ideal location for wedding ceremonies, wedding photographs and photography shoots. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Event Spaces

The magnificent refurbished Victorian Italianate building, “Benvenuta” (which translates to Welcome in Italian), has a number of spaces available for hire, and can cater for a variety of group sizes and events including wedding ceremonies, graduation celebrations, photography shoots and music recitals. Rates depend on group size and requirements.

* Due to COVID 19 we are adhering to density quota requirements so please contact us directly to discuss capacity for each room.

Grand Dining Hall

Varies- please enquire

Start Dec to mid Feb

Chairs, dining tables
Grand Piano (additional charges apply)

Music Lounge

25 seated
60 Cocktail
60 theatre style

Available year round

Grand Piano
Projector and screen


Sir David Derham Room

12 Seated
50 Cocktail
30 Theatre style

Available all year round

Table (seats 12)
Projector and screen

Dame Margaret Blackwood Room

12 Seated
50 Cocktail
30 Theatre style

Available all year round

Table (seats 12)
Projector and screen

Make a venue booking enquiry

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Conferences & Training Courses

Medley Hall has several spaces that would be perfect for your next event or conference.

Projectors and whiteboards are available on request and visitors can connect the University’s Guest internet network at no extra charge.

Parking is available on-street during business hours (limited spaces) and there are numerous nearby all-day parking facilities on Lygon Street, Queensberry Street and Drummond Street.

Catering for morning and afternoon teas, lunch and evening meals can be arranged through Carlton Providores who have a focus on providing fresh, seasonal, ethically-produced food.

Casual Accommodation

From Late November to Mid February, Medley Hall offers short-term accommodation for eligible groups, eg. school and student groups. Our comfortable student rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchenette facilities are a great choice for visitors looking for an affordable accommodation option near to the city and the University of Melbourne.

  • 50 single rooms, all linen provided.
  • Availability from mid-November to mid-February
  • Self-catering (kitchenettes on each floor)
  • Shared bathrooms, 5 per floor
  • Wheelchair accessible bathrooms ( 1 per floor) and rooms
  • Group enquiries welcome (catering can be provided for groups > 20)
Click here to book your casual accommodation