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Old Melbourne Gaol

  • 120

  • 250

61 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf 3006

Availability –  After 6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Completed in the mid-1800s and located in the Melbourne CBD opposite the State Library Victoria, the Old Melbourne Gaol is constructed in historic bluestone, containing the original cells across three levels high above amongst historic and museum features lining the walls. These cells held some of Australia’s most notorious criminals, including the infamous bushranger Ned Kelly.

One of Australia’s most fascinating and unique spaces, the Gaol requires very little to create an event space that wows guests. With a capacity for up to 120 guests for a banquet dinner running down the length of the ground floor, or 350 for a cocktail reception. While also being able to add the option of a unique experience including Ghost Tours, Lock-up and more. The Old Melbourne Gaol always leaves guests talking.

In addition to package pricing, venue hire and additional AV cost will incur.





  • Due to COVID-19, the venue capacity will be 100 pax. 1 person per 4 square meters.

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    “The team at Showtime, especially Rachel, were an absolute dream to work with. Rachel was so attentive and helpful to all our needs from our first meeting to when we said our final goodbyes.”

    — SARAH


Melbourne CBD

The precinct also includes the Former City Watch House and Old Magistrates Court available for ceremonies.


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