Venue Hire

Eildon Mansion is an impressive heritage-listed property located in the heart of St Kilda (51 Grey Street), which has retained extensive original internal features such as sandstone, marble and timber mantelpieces, ceiling roses, bay windows and large basement quarters for servants and a cellar.

The central section of the building, (the original house, named Barham House), was built in 1850 for Edward Bernard Green before being extended by the prestigious Melbourne architectural firm Reed & Barnes in 1871 for pastoralist John Lang Currie (1818-1898).

Venue hire is available for:

● Corporate functions;
● Meetings;
● Wedding ceremony;
● Exhibitions (see bottom of page for further information);
● Concerts &/or rehearsals;
● Photo shoots.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
(Hire outside our opening hours is possible but does incur an extra fee for security guards on top of the hirer fee)

Eildon Mansion’s spaces for hiring include:

● The BALLROOM (capacity: up to 150 for cocktails, 80 seating and approx. 50 for dining).
The Ballroom has retained many of its original features from dado rails, ceiling corner and medallion mouldings to the impressive marble fireplace. It is bright and light and has access to the back veranda and garden.

Note: The Ballroom being also our main gallery space, exhibitions are presented throughout the year and hiring of this space would then normally means that there some works may be hung on the walls. Consequently, rental of the Ballroom with bare walls is only possible a few days a year.


Download the Ballroom Floor plan in PDF.

● The CAFETERIA (capacity up to 60 for cocktails, 35 seating and 25 for dining);

A bright room with an imposing wooden fireplace as high as the ceiling, large bay window, white walls with dado rails, ceiling corner and medaillon moldings with access to the back covered veranda and garden.

The Cafeteria

● The BASEMENT (Old Kitchen) (capacity up to 70 for cocktails, 50 seating and 25 for dining);
(equipment includes: video projector/big screen/Internet/Yamaha upright Piano).

Our basement room is the old original kitchen of the Mansion. Many of its original features have been kept, giving the room an ecclectic charm  of old and new with a mix of old wallpapers, bluestone flooring, brick and stone walls as well as a modern ceiling, lighting and cinema screen.
The acoustic of the room is excellent and is a favorite music venue among musicians who have played there in the past.
It is available for hiring for band rehearsals, CD launches, film screenings (DVD or USB compatible).

Download the floor plan in PDF.

The Basement (Old Kitchen)

MEETING ROOMS (capacity up to 20).
Our meeting rooms are large and bright and equipped with interactive whiteboards.

Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 2


Our exhibition program is booked 12 to 18 months in advance.
Gallery hire is available upon successful application to:

● Local graduated artists;
● Local professional artists.

Exhibition spaces include:

● The Ballroom (main gallery); (floorplan Ballroom & Gallery B)
● The Gallery B (small gallery);
● The Basement Kitchen (medium space with projector and screen)

To apply for an exhibition, please submit a detailed project statement and an artist biography.

For further information about space hire or exhibition applications, please contact us at

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St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064

Postal Address:
PO Box 2042,

St Kilda branch opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am to 7pm (switchboard/reception: 9.30am to 6.30pm)
Sat: 9am to 6pm (switchboard/reception: 9am to 5.30pm).

How to find us:
Trams: 16, 96, Fitzroy Street
3, 5, 64, 67 St Kilda Junction (3, 64, 67 Alma Road)
Car park available
Wheelchair access

City branch:
Level 13, 55 Swanston St, MELBOURNE
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064

City branch opening hours:
Mon - Thurs 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6.30pm
Fri - Sat: 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 6pm

How to find us:
Trams: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 42, 48, 64, 67, 72, 109
& 112 running down Swanston St (stop: Collins St/Swanston St)
Trains: Flinders St Station is 1 block away