'Our after-wedding cocktail party was a perfect success! We were given more space to occupy than I originally thought we would have, our guests loved the food, drinks, venue, AND staff, and everything just went off without a hitch! Special thanks to Belinda who really was instrumental in helping me figure out what we wanted for our party - she helped me figure out the menu and drinks AND was so accommodating and understanding with me when I was having trouble finding time to meet up with her in person to iron out details! I would highly recommend holding functions here - I will definitely keep the Metropolitan Hotel in mind for our next party! - Katherine, Wedding Party, October 2017
"Thanks for all your help in planning our function. Everything went really well and the staff were friendly and helpful on the night. I really appreciate all the phone calls and emails we had in the lead up to ensure everything was planned just as we wanted. I would highly recommend this venue to other groups planning an event." - Adrienne, MUSWC Presentation Night, October 2017
'Met hosted an amazing night. Everything ran smoothly, the space is perfect, food was amazing, drinks were delicious, bar staff were great and went above and beyond for us. We will definitely be back. I think they have fun bar staff and the whole place gave off a great vibe on the night. Can’t forget the yummy food either. .' - Lana, Slater and Gordon, September 2017
'The staff at the Metropolitan were a pleasure to deal with, both to the lead up to the event and on the night. No request was too much trouble. They made organising our engagement event so seamless and easy! The food was fantastic, staff were super friendly and attentive. I would highly recommended this venue to anyone. Thanks so much to all the staff for making our night one to remember' - Kerry, Engagement, August 2017
'The Metropolitan team were great, very accommodating to our changing needs and really helpful. We had areally good night and that was partly due to the Metropolitan staff who were very professional, I didn’t have to worry about anything I could enjoy the night.' - Andrea, Metro Trains, August 2017
Our corporate event was a success & we would like to thank Jessica & team for their outstanding support from start to finish. There recommendations from accommodation to parking was truly appreciated.The food was delicious, an abundance & the service was exceptional. Thanks to all" – San, Middy’s EOFY Event, July 2017
"We held our daughters 21st Birthday Party at the Metropolitan Hotel on Saturday 24th June 2017. From booking, planning and holding the function we could not fault anything.
The function room was set up beautiful as we requested. The balloons were purchased through the Metropolitan were exactly what we wanted.
Mike the manager and his staff on the night were polite and courteous and helped make the evening a success.
The finger food was plentiful and loved by our guests.
Our guests loved the venue as the venue space was well set out and there was plenty of parking nearby.
The Metropolitan allowed us to host a beautiful 21st party and we would not hesitate to use it again and recommend this as a function venue." - Karen, 21st Birthday, June 2017
"Friday night was a great success – thank you to you and the staff present. I can honestly say this is one of the easiest events I’ve ever organised. Nothing was any trouble – everything was just done exactly how we wanted it to be. The room was set up perfectly with minimal input from us and function staff were very professional and made the night run so smoothly. I always get to our events early as there are invariably problems at the last minute, furniture to be moved, set up issues or timings to be altered. Not this time. I got the venue early on Friday and there was absolutely nothing to be done – everything was perfect. I sat in a chair for 30 minutes! In the past an area that causes complication on the night is the bar tab. Not this time. Everything we had agreed to was followed to the letter, something I really appreciated." – Amanda, Trivia Night, May 2017
"We had a great event and we were really impressed with both the food and the service provided. Despite a few last minute changes to attendees your team were incredibly helpful and ensured the night went off perfectly! We were very impressed and would absolutely recommend the venue to anyone considering a function (or even just a good meal). Thank you all for everything" – Niki, Engagement Party, April 2017
“Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to find an alternative venue for our end of year function quickly. The Metropolitan Hotel was able to step in and assist us from the first point of contact and throughout the event itself the service was fantastic.
We all enjoyed ourselves and the food was great and plenty of it. If your looking for a function space for your next event look no further. Thank you." – Tori, Christmas Party, December 2016
“The Metropolitan provided an exceptional service for our company’s Christmas party. The newly refurbished function room is complimented by the professional and extremely fun staff that essentially added value to the event. Nothing but thanks and admiration.” - Peter, Christmas Party, December 2016
"We absolutely loved having our engagement party at the Metropolitan. The room layout is just made for social occasions being open and the bar is a the centre of the fun, not tucked away from the hub of activity like some venues. The team were a pleasure to deal and made the organisation of the night so easy for us, I am usually a stresser but they gave me absolutely no need to stress. The staff on the night were a pleasure as well, interacting with us and our guests, it was a charming quality that they cared so much and that if felt more than a job to them. We really loved the freedom of the food and drink options and the food was delicious. On the night, it was served at regular intervals and we never felt like we were looking for, the timing was perfect all night. We had the perfect night at the Metropolitan, our guests had fun, we enjoyed ourselves immensely and I feel blessed to come away so happy from our celebration. The whole night was just a perfect representation of us in a night." - Simon and Elizabeth, Engagement, 26th Nov 2016
“A 5+ Star Venue - great location, great staff, great food. We held our daughter’s 21st birthday party at The Metropolitan and cannot thank the staff enough for their attention and service, especially Jessica who assisted us all along the way. The Level 1 function room was perfect, it was private, the finger food we chose was delicious, the service was impeccable. The staff on the night, ably led by Jusmine, were professional, polite, friendly and went out of their way to ensure our guests were looked after. This was one of the only venues that allowed us to come in earlier in the day to put up decorations, hire a Pool Table from an external company and they even allowed us to provide some nibbles for when guests arrived. They were extremely flexible and helpful in this area. The venue location is very handy to public transport and parking facilities. We have received many positive comments from our guests and they have all said the same thing – ‘great venue choice’. We would not hesitate in recommending The Metropolitan Hotel to anyone seeking a first class venue in Melbourne for a special celebration and would definitely utilise this venue again in the future." - Brendan and Lisa - 21st Birthday, November 2016
"The day went ‘hitch’ free and the Metropolitan was a great location. I cannot thank you and the team enough, from my first contact with you several months back to the events team who looked after us on the day, it was a real success." - Kelly, Corporate Event, November 2016
"I was fortunate enough to have my 40th birthday at the Metropolitan Hotel in late October this year. Before the event, I had no affiliation with the venue and must acknowledge that I had only heard about it after doing a Google search. However, after doing some research, it was the only place in Melbourne and its surrounding area that met what I was after. It was a venue big enough to cater for up to 200 people (I had 180 attend) and it was open well past midnight and had a dance floor! It was also reasonably priced, compared to many other places I looked at. From the moment I spoke with function manager Jessica on the phone and then met her in person later that day – the whole process couldn’t have been better. I didn’t have one issue or concern and the 40th was a great success! Everyone I spoke to following the event had an absolute ball and couldn’t speak highly enough of the night, including the venue, food and staff! The other staff members I dealt with were great – from Melanie on the day to Jussie, who was managing my 40th, at night. My guests all commented on their friendly service and help – and what a great venue it was. Honestly, I couldn’t have asked or wished for a better birthday. The function room was perfect! It had a great feel to it and catered for a range of people and ages. I had everyone from an eight-month old to 80-year-old there. It wasn’t pretentious and had a genuine, down-to-earth feel to it. I honestly couldn’t speak highly enough of the Metropolitan Hotel and would have no hesitation in recommending the venue for any birthday, function or special occasion." – Matt, 40th Birthday, October 2016
“We can’t thanks Jessica and her team from the Metropolitan Hotel enough for all their help in organising our trivia night. It was a huge success thanks to your team.
We raised some much needed funds for the dogs in our care and our guests loved that we could bring some of our dogs along on the night!" - Kelly, Arctic Rescue Victoria Trivia Night, October 2016
"I have been organising our Company Functions for 12 years and I would have to say this would be one of the best. Jonathon, Melanie and both the ladies behind the bar were fantastic and could not be any more obliging. Your chef also needs to be commended for his quality and presentation of the food, the meals were delicious.
"The Metropolitan Hotel is definitely the perfect place to hold your next work or social event. Nothing is too hard for the staff, drinks are at very reasonable prices and their selection of gourmet food, wood oven pizza’s and a la carte menu is suitable to any palette. All dietary requirements are handled with the best of care and with extreme caution.
We have held our events and onsite catering with The Metropolitan hotel for many years and we continue to do so, they always change their selection of food so we don’t feel like we are always eating the same things! Well done Metropolitan!"
- Vicky Schokman, Merchandise Team Assistant, Landmark
“We would like to say a massive thank you to the team at the Metropolitan, we have been hosting our mentoring sessions with them for 4 years now and every single one has been a success. The staff are quick and attentive, the food amazing and the functions team makes planning each event so easy for us.”
- Ben Pruckner, NIBA