Functions, Private Dining and Conferences

University House offers two wonderful locations for conferences and meetings; experience Victorian era charm at Professors’ Walk or the spectacular views on offer at the Woodward.

University House Professors’ Walk

Located on the main campus of The University of Melbourne in a charming and elegant Victorian house with expansive, equipped function, dining and event spaces, amongst beautiful gardens and court yards.

University House at the Woodward

Located on the 10th floor of the Melbourne Law School in Pelham Street, Carlton, a contemporary setting with wonderful views of the city.

Conference Package

  • Delegate and presenter internet (on request)
  • Data projector with easy to use one touch controls
  • Retractable screens
  • Lectern
  • Onsite (basic) AV support
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Wireless microphone (hand held and/or lapel) and PA system
  • Hearing assist devices (Woodward Conference Room only)
  • Iced water and mints

Please contact our Functions Team for a quote to suit your event.

Private Dining

We can assist you in hosting your own tailored private lunch or dinner at University House. Our talented chefs curate menus with your private events in mind. Talk to us about dietary or other requirements and we can assist in selecting the most appropriate option for you! Whether it be a more formal occasion with a set menu and paired wines, or a casual affair over canapés, we can cater to your needs.


ALC Private DiningMenu
Private A la carte Dining – up to 16 guests

Private Dining (Set)Menu
Wine & Bev PackagesMenu


Professors’ Walk

The Professors’ Walk venue has private rooms available to members and the general public for meetings, conferences, cocktail parties and dining functions. Intimate dining spaces are available for 4 – 24 guests, and conference spaces are available for 15 -60 guests,

The Woodward offers a range of modern rooms with stunning views that provide a superb backdrop for meetings, conferences, breakfasts, lunches and dinners in a professional business environment.

The Conference Centre Room can seat 140 people theatre-style, with flexibility to be divided into two rooms with separate access if required. These rooms are ideal for briefing sessions, training and development programs and can be configured to meet your specific requirements. The west and south dining rooms can also be used for multi-purpose events separately or combined. All rooms have natural light with spectacular views of the city and University.

Large Functions & Conference Dining
The Main Dining RoomLayoutAbout
  • Size (m): 8.6 x 27.7
  • Area (sq. m): 238
  • Dinner: 180
  • Cocktail: 300
  • Spacious and open, this room is ideal for large functions including dinner dances, weddings, and cocktail parties. This room caters for up to 180 guests for dinner and 300 guests for cocktail parties. The room overlooks gardens to its East and West.
Matthaei RoomLayoutAbout
  • Size (m): 22 x 7.3
  • Area (sq. m): 161
  • Lunch/Dinner: 15 – 70 Guests
  • Cocktail: 100 Guests
  • Refurbished in 2002 and located in the eastern wing, The Matthaei Room has a picturesque garden aspect. The room is adorned with the Ernst Matthaei Glass Collection – some 200 pieces of early and rare glass. This room caters for up to 70 guests for dinners and 100 guests for cocktails.
The Upper East Dining RoomLayoutAbout
  • Size (m): 22 x 7.3
  • Area (sq. m): 161
  • Lunch/Dinner: 15 – 60 Guests
  • Cocktail: 100 Guests
  • Refurbished 2001 and located above Lower East Dining Room, with a balcony overlooking the East garden, this room is available for up to 60 guests for lunch and dinner functions and 100 guests for cocktail parties.
Smaller Functions & Private Dining
The Karagheusian RoomLayoutAbout
  • Size (m): 5.6 x 18
  • Area (sq. m): 100
  • Lunch/Dinner: 12 – 30
  • With a long banquet table at its centre, this room is ideal for fine dining with up to 30 guests. The room houses a collection of walnut Renaissance-revival furniture relocated from Paris, and features an original Brueghel III oil painting.
The Celadon RoomLayoutAbout
  • Size (m): 4.8 x 3.6
  • Area (sq. m): 17
  • Lunch/Dinner: 6
  • The Celadon is the smallest of the private dining facilities, seating up to 6 guests. This room is ideal for working lunches and intimate dinners. Features bright interiors and fine Celadon ware on display.
The Regency Dining RoomLayoutAbout
  • Size (m): 4 x 5.7
  • Area (sq. m): 23
  • Lunch/Dinner: 12
  • This elegant dining room is furnished in the Regency period style, and benefits in the afternoon from generous natural light. It can seat up to 12 guests.
The Victoria RoomLayoutAbout
  • Size (m): 4.8 x 4.8
  • Area (sq. m): 23
  • Lunch/Dinner: 10
  • Furnished in the Victorian style, The Victoria Room is perfect for very private dining of up to 10 guests at the room’s round table.
The Leather RoomLayoutAbout
  • Area (sq. m): 32
  • Sitting Room: Up to 10 guests
  • Lunch/Dinner: 6 guests
  • Cocktail: Up to 20 guests
  • Adjacent to the Victoria room, and also furnished in period style. This room is offered for pre-dinner drinks with the Victoria room and Regency Room. It can also be booked separately for cocktail parties, and private dining.
The Woodward

The Woodward Centre provides flexible, spacious function rooms perfect for events such as cocktail receptions, conferences and formal dinners.

West Dining RoomLayoutAbout
  • Sit down: Up to 50 guests
  • Cocktail: Up to 100 guests
  • The West Dining Room overlooks Docklands from the 10th floor of Melbourne Law School.
South Dining RoomLayoutAbout
  • Sit down: Up to 80 guests
  • Cocktail: Up to 120 guests
  • The South Room has stunning views across the skyline of the city.
Combined West and South RoomsLayoutAbout
  • Sit down: Up to 140 guests
  • Cocktail: Up to 250 guests
  • A union of the South and West rooms
Woodward Conference RoomsLayoutAbout
  • Sit down: Up to 80 guests in cabaret style, up to 100 in banquet, and up to 160 in theatre style
  • Cocktail: Up to 300 guests
  • With panoramic views of the city and the University of Melbourne, this room is a favourite for any event.
Boardroom Dining RoomLayoutAbout
  • Sit down: Up to 24 at 1 table, or 40 on round tables
  • Cocktail: Up to 70 guests
  • This is the smallest available room at the Woodward Centre, with views overlooking Docklands and Harbourtown

Professors’ Walk Function Rooms

The original home of The University Club. Housed in a beautiful Victorian-era home built in 1885, University House Professors’ Walk is the sole survivor of the Victorian Professorial houses that once lined Professors’ Walk. The historic building features gardens to its east and west, and a vine wreathed brick facade.

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Woodward Function Rooms

The Woodward Centre is located on level 10 of the Melbourne Law School at The University of Melbourne.

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