NOTICE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
From our team here at the Robin Boyd Foundation, please know that we are continuing to closely monitor developments of COVID-19 and are following the advice from the Victorian Government and following recommendations by The Department of Health and Human Services.
We are currently not able to schedule venue hire requests and our iconic Walsh Street residence remain closed until further notice. Do continue to follow us on social media for architectural and design activities and information as we find ways to stay connected with each other.
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. In addition, we request six weeks (6) notice minimum notice prior to an enquiry for your event to be considered. These requirements pertain to all interested parties whether you are a current partner or an individual or organisation.
Please note that all proceeds from events support the conservation and preservation of Walsh Street and Foundation programs.
To find out more or to check availability for an event,
please fill in the form opposite.
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.
- Catering can only be provided by one of our three catering
partners, who are familiar with the house and kitchen:
- No stiletto shoes permitted due to cork flooring
- Photographs taken should be used for souvenir purposes
only, and not for publication
- 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
- You are visiting a heritage home built in 1958 and a historic garden at your own risk