Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, DOCKLANDS, Victoria 3008


Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, DOCKLANDS, Victoria 3008

Peninsula is a glamorous, avant-garde waterfront event space. From the moment you enter, you'll be overwhelmed by its sheer size. With design inspired by London's iconic Tate Modern Museum, the space features 9m high ceilings, exposed trusses and huge floor-to-ceiling windows flanked by the original loading doors of the shed. Peninsula has a contemporary colour palette of black, white and grey with a stunning 66m crystal chandelier streaking along one side of the room.

Peninsula is in the newly developed Central Pier at the Docklands, heritage-listed Shed 14 as the backdrop. Boasting stunning views of Victoria Harbour, Central Pier is the most culturally significant waterfront development ever undertaken in Melbourne.

This spectacular venue is one of the largest in Victoria with a capacity of 1,344 for seated dinners and 2,500 guests cocktail style. Alternatively, the venue can be broken into two independent spaces via an operable wall. Audiovisual and lighting systems are state-of-the-art, with on site staff offering a creative approach to technical design and production (charges apply).

Self-parking is available between Sheds 9-14 (charges apply), except after 5.00pm on Fridays. Valet car parking is offered (subject to availability, charges apply), plus an abundance of parking opposite at Etihad Stadium, as well as excellent public transport links with trams and nearby Southern Cross Station.

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Venue Facilities

Name m2 U Shape Theatre Board Class Cabaret Banq Cocktail
Whole Venue 1639 1500 - 700 1344 2500
Peninsula A 910 720 - 430 756 1500
Peninsula C 586 540 - 240 468 700

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Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, DOCKLANDS, Victoria 3008

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...

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

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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!

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