Venue Hire

The ideal choice for function hire, Brown Alley at The Colonial Hotel is renowned for its function facilities with four independent areas to choose from – it is one of the few 24 hour licensed function venues in Melbourne. If you're looking for function rooms in Melbourne then look no further than Brown Alley at Colonial Hotel. Whatever your style or size of event – we have the right space to suit your guests. We regularly combine the use of our several function spaces to host large functions and are happy to talk about your upcoming function!
Contact us for all info on how to book your next event at Brown Alley at The Colonial Hotel.

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Main Room

The Main Room is perfect for cocktail style events, seated dinners and presentation. This space combines the charm and comfort of a traditional hotel with a hint of the Mediterranean. Classic high ceilings, white stucco walls, French imported chandeliers and an extravagant spiraling staircase are just some of the features associated with this building in excess of 150 years. Popular with professionals for lunch and dinner meetings and events, this room can hold 700 guests for a cocktail function and 220 guests seated.


The Mezzanine is fully equipped with it's own bar, toilet facilities, dance floor and sound system. Accommodating 200 guests cocktail style, this is the perfect room when it comes to combining finger food and entertainment all under one roof, no matter what style of event. We also successfully host seated dinners and trivia nights within this space.

Blights Bar

Blights Bar is the ideal "blank canvas" for any style of event. Perfect for a birthday party with a live band, a corporate dinner party or set up theatre-style for a presentation. This function space is extremely versatile and able to hold 350 guests cocktail style or 150 guests seated.

Garden Terrace

The Garden Terrace boasts an open rooftop ideal for lunch in summer or a cocktail party under the stars. With a capacity of 150 guests cocktail style and 70 guests seated this funky contemporary terrace will not fail to impress!

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