The perfect venue for your event.

In 2017, the Mission to Seafarers celebrated 100 years in the Heritage-listed building at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands. The enchanting Arts and Crafts style design offers a unique venue for functions and events of all styles and sizes. With full bar facilities, commercial kitchen, catering options and beverage packages, all within a short stroll from the CBD and with easy access to public transport, it’s the perfect venue for your event.  

Not-for-profit organisations receive 20% off venue hire, and Crew 717 Members receive 10% off (and free BBQ hire).

To enquire about availability for your next function, please email 


Suitable for the most elegant of events, the Celia Little Room can accommodate up to fifty people for a seated dining event, eighty guests for a cocktail soiree, and up to sixty people for a theatrical performance. The room opens up onto a Spanish-style historic courtyard for guests to enjoy as either an extension to the function room, or for drinks and alfresco dining. The Celia Little Room also offers an alternative boardroom style space and is equipped with AV projector and an electronic whiteboard. 

Rates: $440-$550 half day/$880-$1100 full day

Full size caterers kitchen also available $250 per day.


Sun bathed and full of rustic charm, the Courtyard has played host to an array of live music events and celebrations and is perfect for stylish BBQ functions, casual drinks or as an addition to any event in The Chapel. Up to 120 guests can comfortably mingle in the Courtyard. We also have a tranquil cottage garden with a lush lawn, small stage and well-established plants to add to this beautiful outdoor venue. 

Rates: $440 half day/$880 full day/including exclusive use of the Garden, or hire of the Celia Little Room on request

Full size caterers kitchen also available $250 per day.


The Norla Dome is a feature of the Heritage-listed building and, originally designed as a gymnasium for seafarers, is perfect for exhibitions and public events. Seating up to 100 people for a comfortable sit down dinner and 150 guests for a cocktail style event, the magnificent dome measures 17m in diameter and is a unique and impressive space with natural lighting that makes it a true experience. 

Rates: $550 half day/$1100 full day

Full size caterers kitchen also available $250 per day.


The Chapel, open for daily meditation and prayer, lends itself to boutique weddings and other celebrations, comfortably seating ninety guests and opening onto the Courtyard, with access via the  garden, and beyond via Seafarers Bridge over the Yarra River leading into the convention centre.

Rates: $440/ including Courtyard and Celia Little Room on request