Unrivalled Views of the Yarra River and Melbourne City

RRC deck and city views


The newly transformed Richmond Rowing Club Boathouse is a stunning venue on the south bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne. It features indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, both with unrivalled views of the city.

The Richmond Rowing Club Boathouse is the perfect venue for a personal celebration or corporate event. Be select and enjoy an exclusive dinner for 20 on your very own riverside terrace or splash out and entertain up to 100 people for dinner or 180 for cocktails.

The venue is also suitable for school groups requiring a city base for project groups or classes. Schools should contact the rowing club directly on

Venue Hire Inquiries
Please contact our caterers to discuss your event and venue availability. Details of venue hire costs, terms and conditions are available for download in our standard hall hire agreement.

Richmond Rowing Club has selected a small number of caterers to provide services at the venue. These caterers give you a great variety of options and you are sure to find one that will make your event memorable.

Please contact the caterers directly for a quote for your event. Your preferred caterer will  show you the venue and discuss your requirements in detail. Licensing for your event is provided by the caterer.

The hall is available for day and evening events and is well suited to a variety of functions:

  • Engagements and wedding receptions
  • Birthday parties (21 years and older)
  • Christmas parties and work/club social events
  • Seminars and workshops
  • School outings and excursions

Situated above the rowing sheds, the function hall flows onto the terrace and allows for both formal and informal events.

  • The hall seats up to 100 people for dinner or 180 for cocktails
  • Tables and chairs for indoor and outdoor areas
  • Full disabled access
  • Kitchen and bar

Getting There
Situated on the south bank of the Yarra River, opposite Federation Square and nearby the Arts Centre, the venue is less than ten minutes stroll from the city centre.
Flinders Street Train Station, St Kilda Road trams and Flinders Street trams are all within 500m of the venue. Parking is available on Boathouse Drive and at the Southbank/Arts Centre precinct.

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