Functions & Events

Host your next event with us!

Our dedicated team at Ruby Riviera is experienced in delivering great events and works hard to make sure that every function leaves a lasting impression on the guests.

From office lunches and lively group dinners to elegant breakfast buffets, dynamic conferences, exclusive cocktail parties, and personalised wedding receptions, we love bringing your vision to life.

Nestled on the banks of the Yarra in Melbourne and just a short walk from the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre, Ruby Riviera offers a unique and adaptable venue that embodies the spirited charm of the Mediterranean, making it a favorite among both locals and visitors.

Riverside Terrace

Seated Capacity: 65
Standing Capacity: 85

Nestled on the banks of the Yarra River, the Bright Riverside Terrace presents a unique blend of elegance and versatility, offering a backdrop of breathtaking views that capture the essence of Melbourne’s dynamic CBD and the serene flow of the Yarra River. This fully enclosed outdoor space is meticulously designed to host a variety of events, providing a stunning setting that promises to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

With the capacity to accommodate up to 65 guests for a seated event and 805for a stand-up cocktail gathering, the Terrace is adaptable to your event’s specific needs. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding reception, a corporate meeting, a milestone birthday, or an elegant cocktail party, our space can be tailored to create the perfect atmosphere for your occasion.

To enhance your event, add a dry bar along with a private bartender, ensuring your guests enjoy a seamless and exclusive experience.

Key Features:

  • Stunning Views: With panoramic views of Melbourne CBD and the Yarra River, the Terrace serves as the ideal backdrop for photographs and creates an unforgettable ambiance.
  • Versatility: Configurable for both sit-down and cocktail events, the space can be customized to suit the style and format of your gathering.
  • Exclusivity: Offering full enclosure, the Terrace provides a private and intimate setting. The addition of a dry bar and dedicated bartender elevates the exclusivity of your event.

Riverside DINING

Seated Capacity: 60
Standing Capacity: 80

The Riverside Dining at Ruby Riviera is a fantastic space adjacent to their open kitchen where your guests can witness the magic of their chefs preparing delicious.

Mediterranean flavours right in front of your eyes. Excellent for dining groups of up to 60 and cocktail events of 80 – 100. With high ceilings, a coastal riverside Mediterranean vibe and great location it really is the perfect space to celebrate your next event.

Located adjacent to our Riverside Terrace separated by bi-fold doors, these two spaces can be joined together to create a larger bespoke space.

Key Features:

  • Interactive Culinary Experience: Situated adjacent to the open kitchen, this space offers guests a unique opportunity to watch the magic of meal preparation unfold.

  • Versatile Event Hosting: Perfectly designed to accommodate various event types, the Riverside Dining area can host up to 60 guests for seated dining events and between 80 to 100 guests for cocktail receptions. This flexibility ensures that your event, whether intimate or grand, is catered to with excellence.

  • Mediterranean Ambiance: The decor and atmosphere of the Riverside Dining area are inspired by the coastal regions of the Mediterranean. High ceilings contribute to a sense of openness and freedom, enhancing the overall dining experience with a vibe that’s both elegant and relaxed.


Seated Capacity: 60
Standing Capacity: 80

This colourful Laneway adjacent function space at Ruby Riviera is truly the perfect space for your upcoming dinner or networking event. Located in close proximity to the South Wharf DFO and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Like our Riverside Dining space, this function space is also adjacent to our open kitchen so guests can watch the theatre of our chefs preparing delicious and fresh food right in front of their eyes.

Also like the Riverside Dining space the Laneway Dining space can be adjusted to suit both dining and cocktail style events making Ruby Riviera a truly dynamic function and event venue.

Key Features:

  • Vibrant Laneway Aesthetic: Embodying the eclectic charm of Melbourne’s famous laneways, this function space offers a colorful and dynamic backdrop that adds an authentic urban feel to your event. Its distinctive decor and atmosphere make it especially fitting for those seeking a venue with character and local flair.

  • Proximity to Key Locations: Located near the South Wharf DFO and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Laneway Dining space benefits from its strategic position. This makes it exceptionally convenient for guests, whether they are local or visiting for an event, providing easy access to shopping, entertainment, and accommodations.

  • Interactive Culinary Experience: Like the Riverside Dining space, the Laneway Dining area is situated adjacent to Ruby Riviera’s open kitchen. This setup allows guests to engage with the culinary process, watching as chefs skillfully prepare fresh, delicious dishes right before their eyes, adding an element of excitement and connection to the dining experience.


Seated Capacity: 180
Standing Capacity: 320

Book the Ruby Riviera exclusively for your next event and enjoy our riverside venue all to your self. When you hold a venue-exclusive event at Ruby Riviera you have the option to enjoy a Band or DJ and dancefloor with an amazing view of the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD! 

A venue exclusive event at Ruby Riviera is your ideal location for various larger occasions. From corporate events and end-of-year cocktail parties to seated dinners and pre-ordered office lunches, they cater to a wide range of functions. Whether it’s a milestone 21st birthday, a wedding reception, or any other special event, our venue is designed to accommodate your needs.

Key Features:

  • Entertainment Options: When booking the venue exclusively, you have the option to include a Band or DJ along with a dancefloor, enhancing the entertainment experience for your event.

  • Scenic Location: Situated by the riverside, the venue boasts an amazing view of the Yarra River and the Melbourne CBD, providing a picturesque backdrop for any event.

  • Versatility: The Ruby Riviera is an ideal location for a variety of larger occasions, including corporate events, end-of-year cocktail parties, seated dinners, pre-ordered office lunches, milestone birthdays like a 21st, wedding receptions, and other special events.


Seated Capacity: 120
Standing Capacity: 192

Did we mention also that we have a dedicated function and event venue right next door that you can host your next event exclusively within?

The venue is BOHO, a hidden gem in South Wharf, offers an enchanting blend of spaces for various occasions, including wedding receptions. Inside, experience a fusion of European elegance and Bohemian artistry, creating the perfect ambiance for celebrations with up to 192 guests. The high ceilings and artistic decor strike a balance between sophistication and warmth.

Whether you’re orchestrating a corporate gathering, hosting a romantic wedding reception, marking a milestone birthday, or planning an engaging networking event, BOHO provides a backdrop that guarantees your event’s success.

Download our function & event pack

Ruby Riviera is available to book 7 days a week from 7am until 1am for private events. 

For more information download our function pack below

Contact Ruby Riviera Today

Ready to make your celebration truly memorable? 

Contact Ruby Riviera today and start planning your event with us. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your experience is nothing short of extraordinary. 

Book your event at Ruby Riviera and BOHO, where celebrations come to life!

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