The Boatbuilders Yard is one of Melbourne’s premier waterfront venues boasting the charm and cultural heritage of Melbourne’s famous Maritime precinct with a modern twist as its centrepiece‐ the original historic shed.

Conveniently located on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, the venue is on the doorstep of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and only a short stroll to DFO shops and Southern Cross train station.

With a reputation for having a relaxed atmosphere whilst providing a professional service through passionate staff, The Boatbuilders Yard specialises in offering its guests a unique experience no matter the occasion.

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The Space

Waterfront is ideal for hosting casual corporate functions and special events. The space is a celebration of industrial and maritime design and has a combination of covered and open areas. This intimate function space has stunning views of the river and a cityscape backdrop that sets the perfect scene for celebrations.


House background music, ceiling & free standing heaters & retractable weather protection awnings.


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The Space

Dukes, the semi-private heart of our fabulous outdoor beer-garden. CBD building tops pop above the area displaying a unique Melbourne backdrop. Festoon lights zig-zag above head highlighting the open sky. Lush vines wrap the open-plan gazebo with assorted furniture options to ensure a relaxed networking environment.


Private Bar, house background music, festoon, ceiling feature & garden up-lights. Slight covering, free standing heaters, retractable awnings & umbrellas. City skyline views, picnic & cocktail high tables, plants & foliage ,bocce pit and wheelchair accessible


Decks Map

The Space

The Decks is a stylish and impressive function space located on the banks of the Yarra river.
Its unique structure is underpinned by a versatility that allows it to morph, due to a series of retractable glass panels, from an open-air outdoor space into a fully enclosed heated room. This beautiful function room is ideal for corporate, wedding, engagement, Christmas and special events. The Decks is a “blank canvas” that can be decorated in a style of your choice
or simply left untouched with the design of award winning architects, Six Degrees, left to shine.


Internal sound system, wireless mic, wifi, TV. Live music license or house options. Celiing heaters & fans.