"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.
Overall it was a fabulous evening and I would highly recommend your establishment to anyone and kindly thank you all."
- Simone Miller, Phoenix181group, December 2015
"It’s so nice to take work colleagues to somewhere you know has great food and great service. Everyone is still talking about how good the food was so compliments to the chef!
We had an amazing time! Thanks Again to Mel, Jess and all the team!
- Amanda Pipkorn, NAB, December 2015
"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
"Not only I, but every guest that I have spoken to since the night of my 21st, has told me what a wonderful night they had. Being asked more than once throughout the night how I found such a perfect venue not only made me proud, however should make all of the staff at the Metropolitan Hotel proud of their quality service, food and drinks. Everyone working that night was very accommodating, and for that we are truly thankful. Looking out the windows to see out beautiful city was another treat that added to the beauty of the night. Will definitely book the Metropolitan Hotel for future events."
- Elena Neocleous, July 2015
"It was an absolute pleasure to have our wedding reception cocktail party at the Metropolitan hotel... From guidance on food and drinks selection, verifying the audio and video settings, setting up the venue so beautifully, there was attention and timeliness to make what can be a stressful experience an ease to organise... All our guests commented on how fantastic the food and the service were during the night - a credit to the team at the Metropolitan for their professional approach and caring attitude.
We would like to thank the team at the Metropolitan for making the day for our guests and ourselves so very memorable - we all had a fantastic time and we thank you all for delivering over and above in all aspects." - Pauline and Neil, Wed March 2015
"I wanted to write and thank you for last night. The quiz went without a hitch and everyone really had a great time. The service we received from all of the team was outstanding, and I was really appreciative of how accommodating everyone was and suggesting table changes etc. Scarlett was so attentive and noticed when new people turned up, ensured everyone had their meal, and kept the drinks flowing all night for us.
The food was also fantastic, especially the arancini balls! They went down really well.
I will definitely consider your venue for further functions and will let others at the firm know too."
- Romy Perrie, Senior Accountant, PwC, September 2015
“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