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.

Sovereign Room


Sovereign Room is ideal for corporate events, gala dinners and awards nights. Its grand staircase and stunning feature ceiling create a special atmosphere for celebrations. Add more to your event with pre-function cocktails at Goldfields Café + Bar or make use of the foyer, outdoor terrace and VIP lounges. With future-proof technology, Sovereign Room also makes an impressive choice for conferences and exhibitions. Create ambience with superior customisable lighting and design options.

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Capacity range

  • Theatre

    866 people

  • Classroom

    378 people

  • Cocktail

    756 people

  • Foyer cocktail

    680 people

  • Banquet

    480 people

  • Cabaret

    384 people

  • Event space

    908 sqm

  • Foyer space

    199 sqm

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Room details

Room features
  • Foyer for pre-event registration and catering with customisable LED lighting

  • Customisable lighting, audio and digital displays

  • Dressing, green and VIP rooms

  • Cloak room

  • Access to an outdoor terrace for pre-event cocktails

  • Support of a dedicated event planner

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

  • Goldfields Café + Bar, exhibition bays, theatres and meeting rooms nearby

  • Close to car parks, taxi and ride share zones

Accessibility features
  • Room is on level 1 of Exhibition Centre with lift access nearby

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

  • Braille door signage

  • Entry via automatic door, activated by push button

  • Guide dog friendly

  • TTA hearing assisted telephone available for use

  • 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

  • Large 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.

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