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  • Federation Square, Melbourne's top meeting place

    August 31, 2021

    From the moment Federation Square was opened to the public, Melburnians and visitors have been gathering, discovering and indulging here. Located opposite Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station, Federation Square is Melbourne’s premier meeting place, tourist destination and corporate event venue for numerous events each year.

    Event planners searching for a venue with a stunning backdrop, ZINC at Federation Square boasts floor to ceiling windows with bountiful natural light, river views, two large outdoor decks and has the ability to split the large room into two smaller studios for more intimate events.

    Studio 1 is a versatile room suitable for many occasions and can cater up to 500 pax for a cocktail event or 200 for a banquet, and for smaller events, Studio 2 can accommodate 200 for a cocktail event or 150 for a banquet.

    More than just a public space, it’s Melbourne’s creative hub, boasting Australian art par excellence at the Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery Victoria (NGV), and homages to film and TV at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

    ACMI underlines its standing as the world’s premier moving image institution when it reopened earlier this year following a $34.8 million development. One of the country’s most progressive cultural icons, Australia’s museum of film, TV, videogames, digital culture and video art is the most visited moving image museum in the world. Its spacious, light-filled interior features emerging technologies and transformative architecture to combine to create a globally connected museum of the future. When restrictions ease, visitors can discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney: The Magic of Animation in ACMI's latest Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition. Shown in Australia for the very first time, this exhibition contains original sketches and rare artworks from 1928 to the present day, including the latest release Raya and the Last Dragon, exclusive to Melbourne. 

    If you’re looking for somewhere to network in an informal setting, it would be remiss to pass on experiencing ACMI’s is newest contemporary day-to-night food and wine bar, Hero. Offering a seasonally driven menu developed by iconic Melbourne chef, Karen Martini, your colleagues will enjoy a menu that champions the produce of local farmers and purveyors, organics and seasonality. Alongside great coffee, Hero features a bespoke selection of cocktails, well-priced wine offerings from favourite producers around the globe, craft beers and more.

    Boasting world-class art galleries and installations, a brilliant and diverse range of food and drink and thrilling, extraordinary events, Federation Square is anything but square.

    To enquire about Federation Square or for more inspiring group incentive experiences contact MCB today.