Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Narrm, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and to Elders of all First Nations communities that visit MCEC.

Melbourne Room 1


Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, Melbourne Room 1 is a palatial space with a unique edge to make your next event momentous. It's the ideal location for your next gala, ceremony or banquet with its own foyer overlooking the city’s skyline. The spectacular interior includes a rose-patterned carpet inspired by blooms on Flemington Racecourse.

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Capacity range

  • Theatre

    1116 people

  • Classroom

    432 people

  • Cocktail

    1007 people

  • Banquet

    700 people

  • Cabaret

    560 people

  • Event space

    1208 sqm

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Room details

Room features
  • Natural light with stunning views of Melbourne and the Yarra River

  • Customisable lighting, audio and digital displays

  • Dressing rooms and cloaking facilities

  • Adjacent foyer space for pre-event registration and catering

  • Support of a dedicated event planner

  • Specialist lighting, vision, audio, multimedia and rigging support

Accessibility features
  • Room is on level 2 of Convention Centre with a lift access nearby

  • Accessible parking and lift at Door 6 and 10, Exhibition Centre Basement Car Park

  • Braille door signage

  • Entry via automatic door, activated by push button

  • Guide dog friendly

  • Hearing assisted devices available for hire

  • Flexible seating available

  • Wheelchair seating can be arranged, depending on chosen room layout

  • Stage ramp or stage lift available, depending on chosen stage setup and room layout

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets nearby

  • Ambulant toilets nearby

  • Prams and strollers allowed

Technology features

Pre-installed technology:

  • Intelligent lectern with fixed microphones and presentation computer

  • High definition projector and screen

  • Vision control system

  • PA system for sound amplification

  • Audio control desk

  • Basic stage lighting with control

  • Multifunction touch panel

  • Stage

Optional extras:

  • Wireless microphones

  • Display screens

  • Recording or streaming equipment

  • Lighting and rigging

  • Lectern branding

  • Wireless internet

Please note this space requires a minimum of two operators.

Room location