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Social events

A very Melbourne setting for your next social event

Unique spaces for any occasion.

Social Events


For your next social event, add style, luxury and personalised service to the menu. Whether you’re hosting a catwalk show, a gala dinner or a charity auction, we’ve got the perfect space for you. Choose from our range of function rooms, each with state-of-the-art facilities and residential availability, and our dedicated functions team will help you from seamless planning to flawless execution.

Themed Events

All our unique themes come with styling elements for your event space, a music playlist and signature cocktail. Speak to the Events Team about how our themes can be applied to your event size as well as any additional entertainment or catering requests you may have.

Gala Dinners

Celebrate success with an elaborate gala dinner in one our event spaces.

Alternatively, we can assist you with planning a gala dinner with one of our offsite partners. Merchant by Guy Grossi is located on the Ground Floor of the hotel and Vue de Monde by Shannon Bennet is right next door on the 53rd floor of the Rialto Towers. These venues can cater for up to 150 people with exclusive venue use.


A Uniquely Melbourne Event Space

Impressively appointed, the Alluvial Laneway Event Space is located just under the stunning ten-storey glass atrium, in between the historic Winfield and Rialto wings. The space combines Alluvial and Bluestone Wine Lounge for a dynamic balance of old world glamour and sleek styling.

Ideal for stylish settings and unconventional, creative entertaining, the space can play host to anything from banquets to long-table dinners, to stand-up cocktail events.

The Secret Laneway

A Quintessentially Melbourne Event Space

A event space uniquely Melbourne from the historic cobblestones to the 40 metre graffiti mural. Hidden along the west side the hotel, the secret laneway is accessible from Flinders Lane and invites you to experience urban entertaining at its best. Perfect for cocktail functions for up to 150 people. The hero of this space is the street art mural created by graffiti artists from Blender Studio.

The Laneway Rooms

Event Space With A Twist

Running along the entire length of the Rialto wing, the Laneway Rooms are impressively appointed. The stripped back brick walls with views to outside graffiti by The Blender Studios’ street artists, make the space feel uniquely Melbourne.

We can seat up to 120 guests cabaret style, or 220 guests for a cocktail reception, we offer a variety of flexible layouts.

Bluestone Wine Lounge

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Featuring a large statement wooden table and three booth seating areas, Bluestone Wine Lounge is perfect for cocktail events and seated dining events.

Market Lane Bar

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Tucked away in a private alcove of the ground floor this space overlooks the atrium and holds events for up to 100 people.

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