What we do best

Nestled beside Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Polly Woodside sailing ship sits the original historic shed of Melbourne’s Maritime precinct. An unexpected highlight of Melbourne’s drinking and dining scene, The Boatbuilders Yard is the best place in Melbourne to experience that holiday feeling.

Take a walk around this expansive waterfront beer garden and you’ll be delighted to find multiple indoor and outdoor zones scattered with deck chairs, greenery, and festoon lighting. The versatility of the space caters to all types of functions, ranging from formal corporate events to laid-back social festivities.


  • Fabulous riverside location next door to MCEC
  • A range of indoor and outdoor function & event spaces
  • Fresh, fun venue perfect for day and evening events

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What we can accommodate

Banquet 400
Cocktail 1200
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Banquet 60
Cocktail 250
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Banquet 32
Cocktail 80
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Banquet 30
Cocktail 50
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Need a room to sleep?

Accommodation is available within a short walk of our venue. Please contact us for our recommendations.

Who's in the Kitchen

We have an in-house team dedicated to creating the best menus for your event.


EOFY Parties @ Boaties

EOFY Parties @ Boaties

Deal Ends: Wednesday 31 July 2019

Celebrate EOFY here at The Boatbuilders Yard, along the beautiful Yarra River!


Our 2 hour party package has everything you’ll need to celebrate, with an all inclusive food and drinks



Parties on the Yarra from $30pp

Parties on the Yarra from $30pp

Deal Ends: Saturday 31 August 2019

Don't do boring - choose something different!

The Boatbuilders Yard is a unique experience no matter the occasion. With menus ranging from awesome Canapes to a BBQ in the beer garden or Live Paella station cooked in front of your guests!


Canape packages start at $30pp plus an opportunity to try one of our interactive stations (including cheese, charcuterie or seafood) or live stations (tacos, carving station or paella). 

Come and have a party on the Yarra with us, our event coordinators have everything covered so you can relax and have fun!!


For more information download our functions packages or contact us:

P: 03 9686 5088

E: annelise@theboatbuildersyard.com.au



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