Amazing Function Space for

Amazing Occasions

A hidden gem overlooking the beautiful Maribyrnong River.

Relax and enjoy your next function while your guests take in the fantastic panoramic views from the comfort of our clubhouse.

Perfect views for your
Amazing Occasion

The Essendon Rowing Club is the perfect function venue for your next special occasion. For many years, the club has held celebrations such as weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and training seminars.

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Maribyrnong River, our clubhouse enjoys a picturesque view of the river, providing an ideal backdrop for your special occasion.

Lucas Mills

Bar Manager, the Essendon Rowing Club


Look no further for the perfect

Function Venue

Amazing Occasions
We have hosted over the years

Our Function Venue has had the pleasure of hosting many different types of occasions over the years. These events include:

  • Corporate breakfasts
  • Company Christmas parties and events
  • Local Associations events
  • Charity dinners
  • Engagements
  • Weddings
  • Baptisms
  • First Communions
  • Confirmations
  • Birthday parties *
  • Wakes
  • Food and wine dinners

*Please note we are unable to hold graduation or birthday parties for under 21-year olds

Catering options for your
Amazing Occasion​

The Function Venue provides a fully equipped kitchen facility for your event. The kitchen is suited to all styles of catering, from a buffet with spit roast, to a full three-course sit-down dinner, or for you to prepare or reheat finger food canapes. Fitted with industrial stainless steel gas appliances, our kitchen will provide all you need to cater for your guests.

Catering options include:

Please note: a list of local caterers can be provided on request.



"Awesome venue for parties, we just loved it."

Duke Law

What is on tap for your
Amazing Occasion​

The Function Venue is a fully licensed venue offering a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. The bar will be fully staffed by our club’s own bar staff, enabling you to relax and enjoy your special event.

We have some of Melbourne’s best beers on tap, as well as a great selection of wines and spirits. To ensure your event runs smoothly, we can tailor your bar tab to pay for all drinks, or for certain drink types, or we can arrange for special orders to be purchased on request.

Please note: your bar tab must be settled at the end of the night, and our club license does not allow for BYO alcohol.

Versatile Space for your
Amazing Occasion​

The Function venue is very versatile with the ability to set the room up to best suit your event.

The venue can hold approximately 260 people for a cocktail party, or 160 people seated. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows take advantage of the views of the Maribyrnong River and beyond.

The internal lighting caps off the venue with downlights situated around the edges of the rooms.

Only 11 kms from the Melbourne, CBD, our venue is also close to trains, trams and buses.

Please note: our venue does not have disabled access

Venue hire rates:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday                             $1,200*

Weekdays                                                         $1,100*

Security for 21st birthdays                              $450

Security for other evening events                $280

Day prior set-up                                                  $200

* includes venue hire and minimum bar spend of $600

To confirm and pay for your booking