Set in 40 acres of gardens and reserves, the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre is a multi-purpose venue with the flexibility to cater for indoor / outdoor functions conferences, meetings, conventions and world-class theatre productions.
With seven flexible spaces and two theatres, we can host anything from a 10 person meeting to a 700 person cocktail party.
All our function rooms offer open, light-filled spaces and high glass windows with outlooks to the landscaped gardens.
With our team of expert chefs we can deliver a range of dining experiences, from a simple morning tea to a full banquet, and everything in between.
Located 24 mins from Tullamarine Airport and 40 mins from the CBD, we offer 600 free car parks, wheelchair access, free Wi-Fi.
The Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre or PRACC for short is one of the most unique and flexible Melbourne venue hire options you will encounter, no matter what size or type of event you are planning. The fact that we offer both flat floor and theatre spaces all under one roof ensures that we can stand out from the crowd. Few event spaces, not just in Melbourne but across Australia, can offer this level of versatility in terms of indoor and outdoor function spaces as we can.
It's not just a function room that makes a venue however, it’s the staff, the location and the facilities that truly make the difference – and they certainly make the difference for us. Our in-house events team make running any event the absolute dream. We are proud to staff our venue with some of the most experienced and professional events management personnel, including an in-house catering team who can prepare and manage all food and drink requirements for your event.
Our flexible function room options and in-house events team are central to our reputation as one of the more popular function spaces Melbourne wide – but the undeniable reasons to choose our venue for your event space don’t stop there. We offer a prime location with close proximity to Melbourne CBD and Tullamarine Airport with 600 car parking spaces for accommodating your event attendees and guests.
Flexibility – check. Lots of different size spaces to choose from – check. Ease of management with our in-house events team – check. On-site catering service – check. Ideal central location – check. Parking on site for guests – check.
The Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre ticks all your boxes and makes the priority task of any event planner – finding a venue – a simple undertaking. We can provide exactly what you are looking for!
PRACC has been the trusted venue of choice for various types of events, both private and corporate, over the years. As well as indoor function spaces, we also offer outdoor function venues, set within our gardens and the reserve, securing our position as the most versatile venue for function venue hire Melbourne wide.
Our events team are on-hand to help you visualise and plan how your event can run smoothly and effectively at our venue. Your event success is our success, so we believe in firmly rolling up our sleeves to ensure every event at The Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre is a resounding success.
Some of the types of events we welcome here at the venue regularly include:
Exhibitions and Conferences
We are the recurring preferred choice of venue for many industry exhibitions and conferences, of varying sizes.
Our function rooms can accommodate speaking sessions in our theatre floor rooms while providing ample space for exhibition spaces in our flat floor areas. We can accommodate a wide sliding scale in terms of audience size, enabling us to host both niche and high-profile exhibitions and conferences, from half-day seminars through to week-long conventions.
Company Get Togethers
Many companies have hosted their events, annual meetings and get togethers at our venue. This could include company AGMs, annual team meetings, team training sessions, teambuilding events, client get-togethers and internal networking events. Companies enjoy the flexibility of conducting more formal elements of their events inside within our flat floor or theatre spaces, while also being able to move outside or simply to another room for more informal team building, networking or social mixing.
We have been the proud host of hundreds of theatre productions through the year s, from school and university production s through to amateur theatre groups, dance schools and competitions through to professional theatre run, from one night or matinee shows to long-standing production runs. Our largest theatre room can accommodate almost 497 people, with our smaller theatres available for more intimate shows too. Whatever performance you are planning to put under the spotlight, the stage is truly set at Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre.
School Events, Lectures and Exams
Many schools, colleges and universities rely on our venue to host school events. This can range from team-building activities to inductions, faculty training to lectures, right through to exams and graduation ceremonies. We are the flexible function space they call upon when they need a large space off-campus to host important student, faculty or parent events.
If you are planning a private party for a special occasion, you can make the most of the celebratory event by hosting it at The Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre. Our function spaces can be styled to cater for any celebration including weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties (for children and adults), christenings, retirements – whatever occasion you wish to raise a glass to! The best of food and hospitality at your party is guaranteed with our on-site events staff, chefs and wait staff too.
Trust in the best function rooms Melbourne has to offer to provide the perfect venue for your next event, exhibition, party or production. The Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre is unrivalled in our full-service offering, providing versatility of choice with our selection of function spaces indoors and outdoors, accommodating groups of any size and a high-class catering service delivered by a celebrated events team.
If you’re keen to make PRACC your event space, simply contact us online via our website or call us on (03) 9217 2317 to discuss your venue needs and explore how our space could be the perfect fit.
We also welcome interested event and production planners to visit the venue in person. We promise that when you walk the grounds, tour our function rooms and see for yourself just how closely located we are to the airport and Melbourne CBD, you’ll understand exactly why we continuously remain one of the top choices for Melbourne venue hire.Read Less
Closed until January 2021
PRACC will remain closed to the public until January 2021. A decision on any potential further closure will take into consideration any developments in the COVID-19 situation.
We will continue to liaise via email and phone with organisations that have booked our venue for events in the coming weeks. If you have purchased a ticket directly from PRACC for an event impacted by the closure, you will have already received an email from PRACC.