Rydges On Swanston

701 Swanston St, CARLTON, Victoria 3053

Rydges On Swanston

701 Swanston St, CARLTON, Victoria 3053

Centrally located to take advantage of all  that Melbourne offersRydges on  Swanston is a boutique 4.5 star hotel with 107 tastefully decorated suites, along with all the services you  require from a 4.5 star hotel, with modern innovative styling and generous use of space evident  throughout the hotel. 

Hotel facilities include a rooftop outdoor pool, heated spa and fitness centre, 24 hour reception and business centre. Rydges on Swanston provides a number of dining options from room service, casual bar and snack menus to a la carte restaurant dining in Blue's Restaurant.

Rydges on Swanston is also a proud partner of Dans Le Noir, a unique dining experience like no other, set within a completely dark room. Your vision impaired hosts replace your sight and guide you through the dining in the dark experience, set to change your perspective, create authentic conversations and have all your preconceptions disappear. Dans Le Noir at Rydges on Swanston can also accommodate group bookings and private events for those searching for a unique team building or dining experience. With a seating capacity of 84 guests, Dans Le Noir offers the perfect unique venue experience.

Offering 11 versatile function rooms, divided across two innovative, modern conference floors. The 4th floor is a modern, pillarless, light-filled haven with capacity for 500 delegates. The Parkview Lounge has panoramic views over Melbourne's skyline, the adjacent Lincoln Square Park, plus opens onto a decked and covered roof top pool area, the perfect location for cocktail parties, lunches and breaks. 

The 1st floor conference and events area offers direct access off Swanston Street. The multifunctional Swanston Room suits 300 guests. The adjoining state-of-the-art boardrooms and lounge area offer the perfect location for meetings that require break out areas or more intimate board meetings. Both levels are flexible in design using bi-fold doors to divide each larger venue into 2 or 3 functional rooms, and incorporate exceptional breakout areas including the spectacular Parkview Lounge and Pool Deck on the 4th floor.  


Rydges Hotels & Resorts: Event Hospitality & Entertainment Group (EVT), Hotels, Resorts, Accommodation, Conferences, Events, Venues - Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Conference Space, Melbourne Function Space, Melbourne Meeting Space 

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Venue Facilities

Name m2 U Shape Theatre Board Class Cabaret Banq Cocktail
Orbit 215 45 220 - 140 140 160 300
Realm 105 35 100 - 60 50 80 120
Scope 110 35 100 - 60 50 80 120
Boardroom One 45 15 30 - 25 24 30 40
Boardroom Two 45 15 30 - 25 24 30 40
Boardroom Three 45 15 30 - 25 24 30 40
Skyline Lounge 100 150
Skyline 265 - 300 - 240 180 300 500
Panorama 58 20 60 - 40 32 40 60
Vista 108 25 120 - 50 50 80 120
Horizon 101 25 120 - 50 50 80 120
The Pool Deck 150 80 80 300
Aspect 37 15 30 20 24 40 50
Dans Le Noir (dining in the dark) - - - - - 84 -

Venue Accommodation

Total Rooms:
Total Beds:
Name Rooms Single Double Queen King Sofa En Suite Shared Bath
King Room 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parkview room 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Queen Room 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Suite 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Superior room 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Rydges On Swanston

701 Swanston St, CARLTON, Victoria 3053

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

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Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

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What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

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Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."


An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

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Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."


The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

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Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!