Polly Woodside Wedding & Function Venue – Melbourne CBD

Built in 1885 and travelling the world until 1968, the Polly Woodside is a Melbourne icon and a spectacular venue for all manner of private and corporate events.

Polly Woodside is an amazing example of a late nineteenth century, ocean-going trading ship. With panoramic views along the Yarra River combined with the atmosphere of this historical vessel, your special onboard occasion will be one to remember.

Comprising four unique event spaces Polly Woodside caters for a variety of different functions from stand-up cocktail events to small AGM’s or board meetings. The site comprises a gallery space, theatrette and outdoor entertainment area as well as the option of using the ship both above and below deck.

Conveniently located on Melbourne’s South Wharf, Polly Woodside is a unique venue choice for event planners that like to think outside the box.

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At a glance

Capacity

Cocktail -

200

Seated -

50

Theatre-

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Cabaret -

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Classroom -

N/A

Outdoor Event

800

Accommodation:

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what our customers say...

Amazing food! The waiters are so accommodating and were very nice to all my guests. My guests said they were so happy with the quality of food and the waiters who served them. A stand out was Caroline on my wedding day. She was so lovely and attentive! Would definitely have any event catered by them in the future

Vidi Pudman
Melbourne
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Organised a morning tea for a dozen people at work with very little notice. The service was delightful & the whole experience very simple and no fuss. The food was delicious - super fresh & tasty. A great variety of yummy sandwiches and lovely pies & cakes! Will definitely use Essential Catering again should the need arise! Thanks to all concerned. Very happy customer!

Sheryn Bellsham
Melbourne
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