Fenix Events Melbourne2019-11-07T03:53:48+00:00


Melbourne’s Award Winning Events Venue

Fenix Events is Melbourne’s newest, unique wedding venue, owned by Maple Event Group. Previously a restaurant, Fenix was put through a million dollar make over and transformed into a contemporary, food-focused venue now specialising exclusively in private events, for Melbourne’s inner-east.

Featuring a contemporary, modern design, Fenix is famous for its waterfront location overlooking the Yarra River and its nationally award-winning menus. Including unique features such as heated outdoor areas, off-street parking, floor to ceiling windows and a staircase alongside the venue leading directly to the river, Fenix is a Melbourne events icon that is here to stay.

Comprising of two event spaces and with the ability to cater for as few as 80 people and as many as 350 people, Fenix is sure to impress as a Melbourne event venue with true wow factor.

Contact us now and we would be happy to help you organise your special occasion.

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Receptions

Commitment Ceremonies

Engagement Parties

Private Events

Wedding Anniversaries

Birthday Parties

Corporate Events

Weddings and Ceremonies

Fenix Events is a beautiful option for unique wedding ceremonies in a natural, riverside setting. With a spectacular view of the river, surrounded by greenery, your ceremony will be one to remember!

Wedding ceremonies at Fenix Events can be held outdoors or indoors, both with beautiful views and modern comfort. Couples can marry outside on our River Terrace and then move indoors for their reception as the sun sets. Or, if you’re just after a ceremony only location, you can say ‘I do’ inside the venue with up to 300 friends and family looking out through floor to ceiling windows at the Yarra and treetops.

Fenix’s riverside setting creates an effortlessly beautiful ceremony backdrop. The architecturally stunning building will impress guests as they approach, whilst our experienced team will ensure your friends and family are well looked after and ready before you arrive at the ceremony.

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Wedding Venue Features

Panorama

Panorama features floor to ceiling windows, and a private balcony which overlook the Yarra River, giving Fenix a truly exceptional outlook and point of difference, with all the benefits of being located in the city fringe.

Panorama is a statement space, for weddings with serious wow factor. Panorama can cater for as few as 100 people for a lunch or as many as 300 guests for a cocktail event with a dance floor.

River Terrace

The River Terrace is modern and contemporary. Its gorgeous open windows look out onto Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River creating the perfect wedding backdrop.

The sleek interior of the River Terrace can hold between 80 and 150 guests banquet style or 200 guests cocktail style with room for dancing.

All The Love

What’s included in our Wedding Packages

Personal event executive to assist with your wedding
Group menu and wine tasting for the couple and four guests
Personal consultations with your dedicated wedding coordinator
Access to our exclusive preferred suppliers list
Inspiration and tips from our blog and social media sites
Easy to use checklists and information packs to ensure planning is a breeze
Set up of your event space including your place cards, any wedding favours and other accessories
Personalised guest list board
Parking attendant to provide directions and any required assistance
Private bridal suite with drawers of amenities (Think Hollywood tape and bobby pins, spare shirts and Band-Aids, deodorant and hairspray. Anything you could possibly need.)
Canapés and beverages served in the bridal suite
Safety deposit box available in the bridal suite for valuables
Personal bridal attendee
Bouquet vases on the bridal table
Fresh floral arrangements on the bar and in the bathrooms
Cake table with a cake knife and champagne flutes
Cake bags, so your guests can take a piece home
Lectern and microphone for speeches
White linen table cloths, napkins and underlays
Table menus and table numbers
Table centrepieces with a European stone base, glass hurricane and pillar candle
Tea light candles in glass votives to decorate the room and tables

Download a detailed list of our all-inclusive wedding packages incorporating nationally award-winning menus.

Catering

Beverages

Fenix offers an extensive and premium beverage selection.

Local, and internationally sourced wines, beers and cocktails designed to enhance the flavours of our food, and to inspire the senses of our guests. All our beverages are carefully selected based on their versatility and their ability to be paired with your menu.

The Fenix beer selections are varied, premium and come from both local and international breweries, offering a recognizable and inspired list from which to choose.
Our cocktails have been created to be the showcase item at your event. From familiar classics to signature selections which are quintessentially Melbourne, our cocktails will give your guests an exciting night that they will never forget. Our wines are versatile pouring varieties, designed to complement (rather than overpower) your menu choices.

Our wedding beverage packages come in three tiers: The Fenix Selection, The Statement Selection and The Prestige Selection.

Catering

Fenix offers an unforgettable culinary experience.

We believe exceptional events require exceptional food and our event menus are designed to impress. Our approach to food is fresh and innovative; we love creating simple yet mouth-watering menus which reflect the seasons and incorporate widely sourced ingredients. Having won national awards for our menus, we are happy to promise your guests nothing but the very best.

Our style is modern, reflecting the look and feel of our event venue.
We have a range of menus to suit the range of events we host, but for something more tailored, we will always be excited to work with our clients to design a menu to suit their requirements.

The Fenix kitchen is run by a dynamic and experienced team of chefs, led by Maple Event Group’s Executive Chef Roland Gordon.

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She was helpful and answered all our questions
Very competent and friendly. Answered all our questions and was very hel
Taylor is amazing . She was very professional, knew the answer to every question, couldn’t rate her more! She is great.
She was very polite, responsive and was not too pushy.
She was highly knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. A great experience.
Super friendly and happy to answer all my silly questions! Felt comfortable with her from the start and would have loved to work with her for our wedding!
She was extremely punctual, insightful, helpful when it came to ideas and out of all the choices of venues, she seemed like the most trusted to work with, that is why we chose Fenix.
Sarah was very professional, yet friendly and answered all our questions before we could ask them
She is really nice and professional. We were very impressed and happy with Teearn.
There was nothing too difficult for Teearn. She fitted in with our schedule for meetings, was very personable and made all members of our family feel included. Teearn offered to help with other ceremony locations and seemed to go the extra mile. Great content and very friendly
Teearn has been amazing answering all my questions and helping me destress. She has gone out of her way to cater my wedding to me. Teearn was friend and helpful from day 1. She always replied promptly to my questions and touched base with me regularly to see how our planning was going. She went above and beyond with the information she provided and took into consideration what we imagined for your day.
Very helpful comfortable and knowledgeable, she was great to deal with
She was so easy to chat with. She’s very friendly and caring. She knew how to answer all my questions and made me feel very looked after.
Teearn was very approachable, always available to answer any questions. Very Thorough/into detail. Took the time with us-Made our process very comfortable and not stressful. We can’t express how helpful Teearn was! So Grateful.
She made us feel very special and welcomed. Explained everything to us very clearly and no surprises. And she was very understanding when we told her the reason we did not choose Fenix for our wedding venue. Hopefully will cross paths with her in the future! I’ve never dealt with anyone more professional in my life. Her dedication to making our dream wedding come to life was outstanding! I am absolutely blown away with her level of service! She is an amazing asset you have to your company!
Teearn was great to deal with , she is polite and understanding.To be honest I choose Fenix over other locations because of her professionalism.I wish she could be my wedding coordinator.
Mel has been very supportive and helpful during a difficult time. Her positive and can do attitude not to mention going above and beyond to make herself available at all hours and times of the day have been exceptional. Professional, personable, flexible Very professional, friendly, attentive and followed up regularly. I would recommend fenix and Melanie to anyone getting married. Melanie was amazing at her job. Very responsive and friendly
Melanie was very helpful throughout the booking process and was able to give clear and quick information on your venue. We enjoyed the tour through Fenix as well due to the high level of customer service. Lovely personality, very bubbly and friendly.
She was absolutely fantastic. So enthusiastic. Very open and welcoming. With friendly emails that followed through on questions Very easy to work with, polite, interested, very obliging but not pushy. We're big fans. Amazing service! Melanie has been wonderful throughout the entire process and made it very easy and stress free! Even though Fenix Events was not the place we ended up booking our Wedding with, Melanie was absolutely FANTASTIC! She was so knowledgeable and had answers to our questions in an instant. She was so professional, but very down to earth. Nothing was a problem and her attention to detail was impressive. Would 110% Recommend her! Very prompt. Flexible and responsive. Very personable and approachable She was great and thorough. Good energy
Melanie is very professional and acts quickly - lovely to deal with She is an asset to the organisation! From first contact she was so lovely to deal with, no question or enquiry was too hard or a birden
She was amazing, from detailed explanations to amazing hospitality and friendly face! I loved the experience She is very friendly and lovely and always available when I need her
She was fantastic!! I’ve said to Mel. After going to every venue in Melbourne, we couldn’t compare Mel’s service to anyone else. I started to get so emotional as doing a site visit at Fennix is the first positive experience we had at a venue in 6 months
She was amazing from the very first phone call. Always polite understanding and never pressured us into anything we didnt want to do
Mels warm and genuine personality and her level of professionalism put Leonda at the top of our list of venues we were considering for our wedding. Her can do attitude made us feel confident that Leonda and its team were the right choice for us. We are so excited to have our big day in such an amazing space. Mel is an absolute asset to your team and phenomenal at what she does
There wasn’t a higher score, so had to settle for 10/10. Friendly, bright. I could tell Mel was really excited and genuinely cared. You can tell she loves her job. Always responded quickly and enthusiastically regardless of time she was contacted or how many times. Amazing person to have represent your company.
Melanie's enthusiasm was great and it was clear that she was passionate about what she does. Very informative and accommodating. Even when we went with another venue she is as still kind and encouraging.
Melanie was absolutely delightful to work with. Although we didn’t end up going with Fenix for other reasons, Melanie was super helpful and came up with tons of ideas for us. Personable and helpful. excellent communication great service and very genuinely friendly and lovely. we chose fenix as a wedding venue due to Melanie.
Having our reception at Fenix was the best decision we ever made!! Fenix provided us with the perfect arrangement for our guests. The food was exquisite, and the service was superb. Their lovely staff were able to help us any way possible to make sure our day was perfect.
Daniel D
Food, service, professionalism is superb. Most of our guests approached us to comment on how great the food was and that the service throughout the whole night was exceptional. Our main aim was to please our guests with the food and the Fenix delivered the goods! You wont be dissappointed!
Diana S
Would highly recommend the team at Fenix! The venue was beautiful, the team was very helpful and professional and the food was sensational! We received many compliments from our guests regarding how wonderful Fenix was. The entire experience was flawless and exceeded our expectations! Well worth checking out!
Denise O
Kathryn and the guys at Fenix! Absolutely incredible! We had the BEST possible wedding day. The setting, table arrangements, service, decor...everything was perfect. You looked after us SO much - especially considering we booked 6 weeks out from our wedding. Words cannot explain how appreciative we are! THANK YOU!
Elana P
Aimee, our event coordinator was such a great person. She worked closely with us and every staff at Fenix were pleasant and accommodating to our wishes. Special thanks to Maria and Chintak for their great service on the night itself!
Julian C
The team at fenix are very helpful and ensured the night ran smoothly. The food was amazing and no guest at my wedding has had anything negative to say about anything! it was a great night!! thank you fenix!
Erin K
We had our wedding at Fenix Events and loved it. The service on the night was spot on, the food and wine excellent and the help we received along the way made the planning so much easier.
Gabrielle B
Aimie and the Team at Fenix did a fantastic Job not only leading up to our wedding but on the day also. All staff provided service with a smile and seemed as though the generally wanted to be. The venue is so beautiful day and night, a truly modern wedding reception venue
Alanna O
Fenix Events was a wonderful place to have our wedding in June. We had our ceremony and reception here. Our wedding coordinator Aimee was very professional and organised. There was never any questions unanswered and we could come into the venue when ever we needed. As for the night, it ran perfectly and was everything we wished for. All the staff very attentive and professional. The food was outstanding and all the guests loved it. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married!
Bridgette R
Really professional with amazing attention to detail. The food was fantastic. We got a lot of compliments about it. Very accommodating and ensured everything with well, very stylish place. The service was amazing!
Anne M
My husband and I highly recommend Fenix Events for your wedding or any event. Aimie and her team are friendly and the consummate professionals. They have excellent attention to detail. They accommodated many dietary restrictions without batting an eyelid (gluten free, vegetarian, low fructose). I had total confidence in Aimie and her team which meant I could completely relax and enjoy the day. (Note: We had both our ceremony and reception at Fenix Events).
Kylee R
Beautiful, picturesque and modern venue along the Yarra. Aimie our coordinator from Fenix guided us throughout the process from beginning to end and made everything work! Food was amazing, everyone loved it. We were pampered the whole night! Thank you Aimie and the team at Fenix!
Sue C
Aimie was so helpful and really made our day special. Such attention to detail and offered many suggestions. All staff were friendly and accomodating on the day! We hardly ate anything so when we went to leave, the staff gave us a take home good bag that had all these antipasto, baguettes and yummy cake that we couldn't wait to eat once we got back to the hotel! Highly recommend. The venue it's self is stunning with the river view and updated decor.
Vanessa L
Absolutely superb. I cannot fault Fenix in any way. Our reception was just perfect. Everything ran to plan, the wait staff and room manager were amazing and catered to anything we needed on the night. Pre wedding Amy (event co-coordinator) was great to deal with, answer any questions within 24hours and was more than happy to meet whenever needed. Fenix is the perfect reception venue.
Natalie Z
Definitely happy with them. They were very accommodating and their venue was beautiful. They made everything easy!
Doreen N.

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Secure, onsite, undercover parking is available adjacent to Fenix.

The entrance is via River Boulevard (off Victoria Street), and then an immediate left into Elaine Court.

Tram 109 from the City stops on Victoria Street, just a few meters away from the entrance to Fenix.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your wedding plans and ideas.

Contact us today to organise an appointment and see why you would choose Fenix Events for your special day.

680 Victoria Street
Richmond, VIC3121
P: 03 9427 8500

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About Fenix

We are located in a beautiful position in bustling Richmond, but on the banks of the Yarra River. Surrounded by nature, and the tranquil sounds of bell birds and rosellas, Fenix has all the benefits of a country wedding, but we are also only 10 minutes from the CBD, so your guests will find it easy to get here and will be amazed at the experience we offer…

Our rooms are contemporary and unique, with floor to ceiling curved windows, and covered outdoor areas so your guests can truly enjoy the river views, no matter what time of year it is.

A million dollar makeover giving you new, stylish and contemporary rooms to choose from
Nationally award winning menus to wow your taste buds (don’t worry, you’ll get a menu tasting too!)
All-inclusive packages for dinners, lunches, cocktail parties and/or ceremonies
Seated capacity of between 80 and 220 (with a dance floor)
Cocktail/standing capacity of up to 350 (with a dance floor)
Collaborative wedding planning process, so that you are a part of every decision
Your own wedding coordinator to help you along the journey
Off-street, secure, undercover parking for your guests
Restaurant style service, so your guests feel like royalty

Meet Our Event Executives

Melanie Pyne
Melanie PyneSenior Event Executive

Melanie is a weddings veteran, and we’re proud to have had her with us for almost a decade. Melanie loves working with couples to make sure that their Big Day is everything they dreamed of, and of course, she’s excellent at making that happen

In her time away from work, Melanie is a proud mum to three beautiful children, and loves to indulge in a bit of ‘me-time’ at the shops!

Mel has been very supportive and helpful during a difficult time. Her positive and can do attitude not to mention going above and beyond to make herself available at all hours and times of the day have been exceptional. Professional, personable, flexible Very professional, friendly, attentive and followed up regularly. I would recommend fenix and Melanie to anyone getting married. Melanie was amazing at her job. Very responsive and friendly
Melanie was very helpful throughout the booking process and was able to give clear and quick information on your venue. We enjoyed the tour through Fenix as well due to the high level of customer service. Lovely personality, very bubbly and friendly.
She was absolutely fantastic. So enthusiastic. Very open and welcoming. With friendly emails that followed through on questions Very easy to work with, polite, interested, very obliging but not pushy. We're big fans. Amazing service! Melanie has been wonderful throughout the entire process and made it very easy and stress free! Even though Fenix Events was not the place we ended up booking our Wedding with, Melanie was absolutely FANTASTIC! She was so knowledgeable and had answers to our questions in an instant. She was so professional, but very down to earth. Nothing was a problem and her attention to detail was impressive. Would 110% Recommend her! Very prompt. Flexible and responsive. Very personable and approachable She was great and thorough. Good energy
Melanie is very professional and acts quickly - lovely to deal with She is an asset to the organisation! From first contact she was so lovely to deal with, no question or enquiry was too hard or a birden
She was amazing, from detailed explanations to amazing hospitality and friendly face! I loved the experience She is very friendly and lovely and always available when I need her
She was fantastic!! I’ve said to Mel. After going to every venue in Melbourne, we couldn’t compare Mel’s service to anyone else. I started to get so emotional as doing a site visit at Fennix is the first positive experience we had at a venue in 6 months
She was amazing from the very first phone call. Always polite understanding and never pressured us into anything we didnt want to do
Mels warm and genuine personality and her level of professionalism put Leonda at the top of our list of venues we were considering for our wedding. Her can do attitude made us feel confident that Leonda and its team were the right choice for us. We are so excited to have our big day in such an amazing space. Mel is an absolute asset to your team and phenomenal at what she does
There wasn’t a higher score, so had to settle for 10/10. Friendly, bright. I could tell Mel was really excited and genuinely cared. You can tell she loves her job. Always responded quickly and enthusiastically regardless of time she was contacted or how many times. Amazing person to have represent your company.
Melanie's enthusiasm was great and it was clear that she was passionate about what she does. Very informative and accommodating. Even when we went with another venue she is as still kind and encouraging.
Melanie was absolutely delightful to work with. Although we didn’t end up going with Fenix for other reasons, Melanie was super helpful and came up with tons of ideas for us. Personable and helpful. excellent communication great service and very genuinely friendly and lovely. we chose fenix as a wedding venue due to Melanie.
Teearn Bishop
Teearn BishopEvent Executive

Teearn is a self-confessed hopeless romantic, and simply put, she loves ‘love’. She adores the stories and history behind weddings, and has never worked in another industry, so is completely across the ins and outs of helping to create the best ‘big day’.

In her free time, Teearn is passionate about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and loves to pack a punch as much as she loves to create a dream wedding for her clients!

She is really nice and professional. We were very impressed and happy with Teearn.
There was nothing too difficult for Teearn. She fitted in with our schedule for meetings, was very personable and made all members of our family feel included. Teearn offered to help with other ceremony locations and seemed to go the extra mile. Great content and very friendly
Teearn has been amazing answering all my questions and helping me destress. She has gone out of her way to cater my wedding to me. Teearn was friend and helpful from day 1. She always replied promptly to my questions and touched base with me regularly to see how our planning was going. She went above and beyond with the information she provided and took into consideration what we imagined for your day.
Very helpful comfortable and knowledgeable, she was great to deal with
She was so easy to chat with. She’s very friendly and caring. She knew how to answer all my questions and made me feel very looked after.
Teearn was very approachable, always available to answer any questions. Very Thorough/into detail. Took the time with us-Made our process very comfortable and not stressful. We can’t express how helpful Teearn was! So Grateful.
She made us feel very special and welcomed. Explained everything to us very clearly and no surprises. And she was very understanding when we told her the reason we did not choose Fenix for our wedding venue. Hopefully will cross paths with her in the future! I’ve never dealt with anyone more professional in my life. Her dedication to making our dream wedding come to life was outstanding! I am absolutely blown away with her level of service! She is an amazing asset you have to your company!
Teearn was great to deal with , she is polite and understanding.To be honest I choose Fenix over other locations because of her professionalism.I wish she could be my wedding coordinator.
Taylor Parkes
Taylor ParkesEvent Executive

Taylor loves creating a WOW experience for her couples on the journey to their big day.

Apart from her vivacious personality she’s a wonderful listener who really understands just what her couples are after in their event

Outside of work Taylor is passionate about her travel blog where she loves to write about wine. She also loves to dance and has even appeared in a Bollywood Movie and Australia’s Got Talent!

Very competent and friendly. Answered all our questions and was very hel
Taylor is amazing . She was very professional, knew the answer to every question, couldn’t rate her more! She is great.
She was very polite, responsive and was not too pushy.
She was highly knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. A great experience.
Super friendly and happy to answer all my silly questions! Felt comfortable with her from the start and would have loved to work with her for our wedding!
She was extremely punctual, insightful, helpful when it came to ideas and out of all the choices of venues, she seemed like the most trusted to work with, that is why we chose Fenix.
Sarah was very professional, yet friendly and answered all our questions before we could ask them
Fiona Chung
Fiona ChungEvent Executive

With an absolute passion for hospitality, nothing makes Fiona happier than helping couples’ realise their dream ‘Big Day’, especially when it’s full of great food, good wine, and joyful moments (her guilty pleasure is watching wedding videos – the more emotional, the better!)

Her extensive hospitality industry experience has honed a great skill for understanding what makes a successful and WOW worthy event, and finding solutions to help make magical moments happen.

When she’s not at work, you’ll find Fiona in Melbourne’s hottest restaurants – she’s always up to date with the newest restaurant openings, and can tell you where the best coffee can be found, anywhere in Melbourne!

She was helpful and answered all our questions