In the 60s an invitation from Robin and Patricia Boyd to Walsh Street was one of the most coveted invitations in Melbourne. For the leading members of Melbourne’s arts and cultural community it was a special place to meet, discuss and dine. The house was designed to be enjoyed.

Our Corporate and Boyd Circle partnerships offer ways to experience Walsh Street, from cocktail parties and dinners to planning days and other events. All non-partner requests must be individually assessed and approved by the Robin Boyd Foundation to meet the special requirements of Walsh Street as related to venue hire.

Please review the Walsh venue hire requirements below.

Please note that all proceeds from events support the conservation and preservation of Walsh Street and Foundation programs.

Catering can only be provided by one of our three outstanding catering
partners, who are familiar with the heritage conditions house and kitchen:

Cookes Food

Handmade Parties and Events

Urban Foodies

To find out more or to check availability for an event, please email us.

Before making your enquiry, please familiarise yourself with some of Walsh Street’s heritage home considerations and restrictions. These are in place to help us care for this iconic house, and may make the the house an unsuitable venue for your event.

  • You must use one of our partnered caterers
  • No stiletto shoes permitted due to cork flooring
  • If you take photographs for social media purposes please tag
    and please request permission to use for commercial purposes
  • The glass inside the house is float glass and cannot be leaned
    upon as it will break. As the host, it is your responsibility
    to make all guests aware of this when inviting them to your event
  • There are no handrails on either side of level 1 deck, so we discourage events with children
  • There is also no handrail on the left of the stairs
  • Open flame is not allowed
  • No smoking or vaping anywhere on the property
  • No outdoor amplified music permitted
  • Latest bump-out time is 11pm
  • You are visiting a heritage home built in 1958 and a historic garden at your own risk