Live Book Available
Request Proposal
You can also contact the venue
Book Site Inspection
You can also contact the venue
Book Site Inspection

Description

Everyone's summer go-to, the floating bar and restaurant Arbory Afloat, has hit the water on Melbourne's Yarra River for its third consecutive season. This spring, Afloat will rebirth earlier than ever before opening September 2019.

Arbory Afloat is bringing a new summer vibe to the Yarra River with a food concept and design inspired by the colour and fun of Miami. Think pastel blue...

Read more

Everyone's summer go-to, the floating bar and restaurant Arbory Afloat, has hit the water on Melbourne's Yarra River for its third consecutive season. This spring, Afloat will rebirth earlier than ever before opening September 2019.

Arbory Afloat is bringing a new summer vibe to the Yarra River with a food concept and design inspired by the colour and fun of Miami. Think pastel blue and pinks, palm trees and a relaxed poolside art-deco sensibility; reminiscent of the cool vibes of 1970s Miami.

Inspired by the cultural diversity of Miami - Arbory Afloat Executive Chef, Nick Bennett - creates a food offering that celebrates all things Latin American; the Caribbean; Cuba and Mexico. The custom-made pizza oven is hotting up again with American-inspired, wood-fired pizzas and an array of grilled meats, empanadas and other share-friendly snacks.

This year the upper deck has been extended to accommodate more dining, lounging and private Cabanas. With the best views of the Yarra River and the city, Arbory Afloat promises the sort of dreamy summer experience we could not have imagined, right in the beating heart of Melbourne.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

Disability Access .glyphicons-person-wheelchair
Smoking Areas .glyphicons-smoking
Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
City Views .glyphicons-building
Open Plan Space .glyphicons-unchecked
Outdoor Space .glyphicons-sun
Waterfront Views .glyphicons-buoy
Rooftop .glyphicons-temple-buddhist

Event Guidelines

Birthday Party Milestones .glyphicons-ok-2
Underaged Birthday Parties .glyphicons-ban
Underage Events .glyphicons-ban
Third Party AV Companies .glyphicons-ban
Alcoholic Events .glyphicons-ok-2
BYO Food/Drink .glyphicons-ban
DIY Theming .glyphicons-ban
21st/18th Parties .glyphicons-ok-2
Outside Catering .glyphicons-ban
Wedding .glyphicons-ban

Catering Options

Bar Tab
Private Bar
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
Liquor Licence
Restaurant On Site

Frequently Asked Questions

We have large, sturdy umbrella's bolted into the pontoon, with gutters between each to keep most areas dry. We also have heaters scattered through the venue. Arbory Afloat is completely outdoor, so keep in mind it is not possible to be completely protected from the elements.
We do not offer table service at Arbory Afloat.
For functions, we have waiters serving your food, however beverage service is only provided when we are able to set up a pop up bar.
We have in house DJ services everyday. Unfortunately, we don't allow any external DJs or entertainment as the space is not private.

Event Rooms

Western Deck

Min 30 people, Max 750 people

Upper West Side

Min 70 people, Max 100 people

Afloat Pool Deck

Min 100 people, Max 150 people

Upper Deck (Exclusive)

Min 150 people, Max 250 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Western Deck
-
-
-
-
-
-
750
-
-
Upper West Side
-
-
-
-
-
-
100
-
-
Afloat Pool Deck
-
-
-
-
-
-
150
-
-
Upper Deck (Exclusive)
-
-
-
-
-
-
250
-
-
Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
Western Deck
-
-
-
-
-
-
750
-
-
Upper West Side
-
-
-
-
-
-
100
-
-
Afloat Pool Deck
-
-
-
-
-
-
150
-
-
Upper Deck (Exclusive)
-
-
-
-
-
-
250
-
-

Menus