The Mission to Seafarers Victoria

is the perfect venue for your event!

The enchanting Arts and Crafts style design of the heritage-listed building at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands offers a unique venue for functions and events of all styles and sizes.

Resplendent following extensive renovations in 2019, it features a sunbathed Spanish-mission style courtyard full of rustic charm, a lush beer garden, historic chapel, the magnificent Norla Dome, and the large Main Hall – the possibilities are endless.

Fully licensed, with a commercial kitchen, BYO catering, and no minimum spend; all within a short stroll from the CBD and with easy access to public transport.

Not-for-profit organisations and emerging artists receive 20% off venue hire. Live music performances attract an extra special discount – free venue hire.

Venue hire rates are charged per half day 10am-4pm/4pm-11pm/12am ex GST

To enquire about availability for your next event, or to book a table for your next get-together, please email 

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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 or Celia Little Room. Up to 120 guests can comfortably mingle in the Courtyard. We also have a tranquil cottage-style beer garden, small stage and well-established plants to add to this beautiful outdoor venue. 

Rates: $535 half day/$1,070 full day with exclusive use of the Garden, or Celia Little Room available on request for an additional fee.

Full size caterers kitchen also available $290 per day.

THE NORLA DOME (160sqm, ceiling 8.3m)

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. The original exposed brick forms the surrounding walls, while the towering concrete dome creates a ceiling with great impact.  

Seating up to 100 people for an in-the-round performance, and up to 120 guests for exhibition and product launches, the magnificent dome measures 17m in diameter and is a unique and impressive space with natural lighting that makes it a space that people come to experience, and not just look at. Live music and site specific performances or installations work especially well in this one-of-a-kind extraordinary space.

Rates: $665 half day/$1,330 full day/exhibition rates on request

Full size caterers kitchen also available $290 per day.

MAIN HALL (240sqm)

The Main Hall is a multi-use space that can accommodate up to 300 people (standing) for a live music performance or celebration, 90 for a sit-down dinner, and up to 150 for a seated theatre style performance or conference. Easy access to all facilities, including bar and full-sized kitchen. The adjoining Courtyard can be included as an exclusive outdoor area.

Rates: $665 half day/$1,330 full day*

*access required for seafarers where appropriate 


The Chapel is open for daily meditation and prayer and also lends itself to boutique weddings and celebrations, creative performances and exhibitions. Comfortably seating 90 guests and opening onto the Courtyard, it offers easy access via the  garden, and beyond via Seafarers Bridge over the Yarra River leading to the convention centre, and riverside restaurants.

Rates: $485 flat rate per service or event. Courtyard, Celia Little Room and Garden available on request as a package for an additional fee.


Suitable for the most elegant of events, the Celia Little Room can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated dining event, 80 guests for a cocktail soiree, and up to 70 people for a theatrical performance. The room opens up onto the 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 large screen.

Rates: $355 half day/$710 full day

Full size caterers kitchen also available $290 per half day.