What is Albert Park known for?

Albert Park is a picturesque inner-city suburb of Melbourne spanning approximately 3.2 square kilometres. Albert Park is famous for several reasons. It was named after Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. Its greatest claim to fame is probably the fact that Albert Park has been home to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix since 1996. It features a beautiful lake and as such boating is a popular activity on the lake while a five kilometre track around the perimeter of the lake is well utilised for walking, jogging and cycling.

Albert Park Lake is the base for many Melbourne sports clubs and recreational facilities including a large number of ovals, a golf course and separate driving range, sailing clubs, sports stadiums, playgrounds and picnic areas.

This laid-back suburb is also well populated with top class accommodation options, busy local cafés, iconic pubs and a variety of restaurants.

Albert Park is also the location for one of South Melbourne’s most popular function venues, simply known as The Park. The Park is positioned lakeside amongst idyllic surrounds creating a premier venue for weddings, corporate events and special occasions of any type.

How far is Albert Park Lake from Melbourne CBD?

While the idyllic lakeside environment and relaxed surrounds gives rise to the impression you are miles away from the city, in fact Albert Park Lake lies just three kilometres south of the Melbourne CBD. Albert Park is easily accessed by public transport with bus, train and tram routes all available.

Why is The Park the best function venue located on Albert Park Lake?

The Park has a highly professional events team who are fully committed to ensuring you experience your dream wedding, engagement, celebration or corporate function. A range of food and beverage function packages are offered to suit a variety of budgets, while the scenic lakeside location is perfect for memorable occasions.

Boasting fabulous indoor and outdoor event spaces, The Park showcases spectacular floor-to-ceiling arched windows frame stunning views over the lake and the surrounding walking track. The stylish warehouse-like interior creates a highly desirable function venue for a range of events.

Does The Park hold weddings on Albert Park Lake?

Many brides and grooms choose to say ‘I do’ at The Park because it provides the sensational style and elegance befitting such a momentous occasion. The Park has beautiful indoor and outdoor event spaces which can be configured to suit guest lists of between 50 and 500 guests, and up to 1000 guests for a cocktail style reception.

A touch of wedding-day glitz and glamour is added by the sparkling chandeliers and remarkable floor-to-ceiling windows, with this boutique style venue able to be dressed to depict the most monumental of wedding celebrations.

While the lake provides a spectacular and romantic backdrop for wedding photos, Albert Park’s easy proximity to St Kilda Road and Port Melbourne provides the option for brides and grooms to arrange a few beachfront wedding photos too if they wish.

What is the distance around Albert Park Lake?

Albert Park Lake provides a fabulous setting for exercise whether you like to walk, jog, run or cycle. The total distance around the lake’s walking track is 4.8 kilometres which is predominantly flat. Every 500 metres you will find a distance marker to help with your training, and every kilometre there are water fountains.

Is there car parking at The Park venue?

Yes there is designated car parking at The Park function venue, however parking is limited and the available parks won’t accommodate all of the vehicles that might attend the large-scale events held at the venue.

There is plenty of metered kerbside parking within Albert Park and on the street in front of the venue however.

Where is The Park Melbourne located in Albert Park?

The Park is ideally located alongside the banks of Albert Park Lake at 36 Lakeside Drive with the famous Australian Grand Prix circuit on the opposite side of the lake. Just a few minutes from the Melbourne CBD, Albert Park Lake is a convenient location for a function venue, offering a relaxed environment within a memorable parkland setting.

You will find The Park just a few metres south of the Albert Park public golf course and the playground.