Offering a refurbished design and warm sense of hospitality, The Empress Hotel is the ideal solution for your next function or event. With a collection of unique spaces for private hire, our professional and friendly team will ensure your event is one to remember. Please view our range of spaces and amenities.

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Planning an event or function? Look no further than the Empress Hotel for a selection, contemporary in design function rooms in Melbourne.

A local icon, the Empress Hotel has been serving thirsty local residents in the north of Fitzroy since the 1873 and boasts an unparalleled set of function rooms in Melbourne. The Empress Hotel offers everything you need and more when looking for function venues in Melbourne, whether you’re planning an exclusive cocktail party for 210 guests or a celebration for small groups of your closest friends. Before you compare other function venues in Melbourne, ask our friendly event co-ordinator about tailoring a food and beverage package to suit your needs. At the Empress Hotel, our range of indoor & outdoor function spaces & tailored menu’s are sure to impress your guests.


If you’re searching for a refurbished pub with function rooms in Melbourne, the Empress Hotel, Fitzroy has you covered.

With it’s open plan design and relaxed atmosphere, the Empress Hotel, Fitzroy offers a stunning compilation of unique indoor & outdoor areas that provide more than just a function room. Flexible spaces that can create intimate dining for smaller groups or larger stand-up, cocktail style, function rooms. Your guaranteed to find the right function room hire for all your needs. With service that it is second to none, our experienced, dedicated staff will ensure your event is a success.


When you’re on the hunt for unique venues for hire in Melbourne, don’t over look the Empress Hotel in Fitzroy’s north.

Our stunning Beer Garden boasts the perfect mix of partially covered & open air outdoor space, catering for groups of 50 to 100 guests. The Beer Garden at the Empress Hotel has a private bar, bathrooms, heating, a dance floor and a large AV screen for your use or Foxtel access for sports (Footy) or music. The Dining Hall at the Empress Hotel is one of the more comfortable function rooms for hire in Melbourne. The Dining Hall is our prime indoor events space and is ideal for cocktail parties, corporate events and private dining celebrations. Catering for up to 50 guests sit down and 90 guests sit down. This function room for hire in Melbourne also comes equipped with cozy fireplace, air-conditioning, bathrooms, communal seating, television with Foxtel and access to the courtyard where smoking is permitted. If you require a fun & relaxed atmosphere for small groups, our pool room can accommodate an intimate party experience for 10 to 20 guests. The Public Bar at the Empress Hotel Fitzroy, can also be a solution for larger private events or small group get together’s around the bar, again with Foxtel on show. All of these private function rooms for hire in Melbourne are suitable for lunch and dinner bookings and all of our rooms come with our service. To enquire about any of these function rooms for hire in Melbourne, get in touch with our friendly team.


If you are organising a 40th or 30th birthday party, Christmas party, engagement party, cocktail event or wedding reception the Empress Hotel Fitzroy, won’t disappoint when it comes to party room hire in Melbourne.

Choose from one of our spectacular bars or spaces, complete with all the amenities for function room hire or the Empress Hotel has on offer. Smaller spaces can always be accommodated for casual party room hire in Melbourne.