There is something about an event overlooking the ocean that brings a sense of romance to an occasion. Add a splash of glamour and a few yachts to the equation and you have the makings of a Grace Kelly movie. Think St Tropez and Cannes. Monaco and…..Port Melbourne?
That’s right. Our own piece of nautical sophistication sitting pretty on the shores of Port Melbourne beach, the stunning and quite unique Port Melbourne Yacht Club. Offering incredible panoramic bayside views and versatile options for both summer and winter events, this elegant and prestigious venue is second to none. So if it’s a glamorous party on the water you’re dreaming of, look no further.
The club has been functioning from the Port Melbourne location since 1889 so expect some gorgeous old-school features such as exposed beams, floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors open out to the over-water deck. Inside the polished concrete floors give a contemporary look. A bright and airy space for summer can be transformed with soft lighting for a cosy winter, with views that add a touch of drama as the storm clouds roll in across Port Phillip Bay #MelbourneWeather.
With a fully movable bar, many room configurations are possible, allowing the Peter Rowland dream team to cater for sit down meals or cocktail parties. Up to 250 guests can be accommodated for a stand up function. Wedding ceremonies can be held outside on the deck with the reception inside with seating capacity for 186 sit down. Whether you want long banquet style tables or bar furniture and couches, you can be assured that the Peter Rowland team can make your dream a reality. They can even organise fireworks if that floats your boat #rockstar!
Peter Rowland have been putting amazing menus together for a long time so if you’re a real foodie, this is the place for you. Think local Bass Strait scallop with apple puree, barley miso and crisp prosciutto, or elegantly plated kingfish, caviar, egg yolk jam and rice cake #yum. And don’t get us started on the cocktails #amazing!
As you know, we at LENZO love some insider information so we asked the team to pick out the best of the best for us:
- Favourite photo spot: the deck
- Signature dish: seaweed crusted salmon, avocado, shaved cucumber, salmon pearls, confit lemon
- Signature cocktails: Peter’s Margarita
- Favourite party suppliers:
- Harry the Hirer
- Solution Entertainment
- South Yarra Flowers
- In one word, how would you describe the property and experience it offers: Beachside chic