Panama Dining Room and Bar

Rating
(26 reviews)
 
Location
Level 3 / 231 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Fitzroy, Victoria
Business Hours
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Panama Dining Room and Bar is a chic, modern industrial warehouse wedding venue nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s Fitzroy. It boasts stunning floor-to-ceiling arched windows, spectacular treetop and skyline views, charming, eclectic décor, and an undeniable vintage charm. For an atmospheric wedding setting and inspired, innovative menus, you can’t look past this enchanting loft-style venue.

For the perfect blend of old-time glamour and contemporary edge, Panama Dining Room and Bar is the perfect wedding venue for you! As an early 1900s converted textile factory, this dynamic, Manhattan loft-style space offers couples unique, breathtaking backdrops for their special day. If you were on the hunt for that one-of-a-kind ‘WOW’ factor, you’ve found it! 

With exquisite floor-to-ceiling arched windows set against mesmerising treetops, charming white exposed brick walls, and lush green detailing, your wedding will be for the fairytale books! Panama Dining Room and Bar are also known for their ambitious, contemporary menus and meticulously crafted beverage list. For a unique, modern culinary experience, you can count on Panama to deliver! Style, romance, and ambience are plentiful at this one-of-a-kind Melbourne wedding venue if you’re looking to set yourselves apart from the crowd. 

 

“Wow, Panama Dining Room and Bar! Truly the best venue to hold our ceremony and wedding — not only is it the most beautiful setting, but the team are a well-oiled machine that made sure we felt completely comfortable and confident the whole way through. Our guests are still talking about the venue, great service, and incredible food, so, thank you to the Panama team for making our wedding day truly wonderful.” — Mel W. 

 

What you’ll love about your wedding at Panama Dining Room and Bar Melbourne:  

  • Gorgeous, atmospheric wedding settings. Panama Dining Room and Bar offers spacious, striking warehouse settings for you to exchange your vows and celebrate with your nearest and dearest. The classy, vintage furnishings, chic, modern aesthetic, magical floor-to-ceiling glass, and exposed brickwork create a truly romantic, warm, unforgettable environment. Just imagine marrying your soulmate and sharing an ambient meal with your loved ones in front of the stunning Melbourne skyline and lush treetops! 
  • Inspired, modern menus. Known for their trendy style and innovative menus, you can expect nothing less than contemporary, flavoursome meals and refreshing craft beverages. With several catering styles available, including feasting and set menus, you can rest assured knowing you and your guests will be well looked after! 
  • Fantastic location. Panama Dining Room and Bar is tucked away in Melbourne’s vibrant, cultural suburb of Fitzroy. Just a few tram stops away from the CBD, you can soak up the lively atmosphere, stunning skyline views, and trendy Melbournian attractions. 

 

What Panama Dining Room and Bar Melbourne weddings are like:

  • Stylish industrial warehouse wedding venue
  • Gorgeous wedding settings 
  • Delicious, modern menus 
  • Breathtaking photo opportunities 
  • Exclusive venue hire available 

 

What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at Panama Dining Room and Bar Melbourne?

Panama Dining Room and Bar can accommodate up to 250 guests for a unique, chic wedding experience. 

 

“Panama Dining and Bar is one of a kind! We absolutely couldn't be happier with our choice to have the wedding at Panama. Anyone who has walked up those stairs and stepped into the beautiful atmosphere surrounded by those windows will know exactly what we mean — it really is unmatched when it comes to venues. Not only that, but Panama were also an absolute pleasure to deal with and were willing to be flexible on just about everything. No request was off limits! Thanks, guys, for making our day incredible!” — Nick H. 


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Questions and Answers

Can we bring our own food or beverages?

Panama Dining Room and Bar

Unfortunately, the only external catering allowed is a wedding cake. Panama Dining Room will supply all food and beverages for the wedding. 

What is the capacity of the venue?

Panama Dining Room and Bar

If a seated meal is desired, we can seat between 150-160 guests, depending on the final table configuration. 

If a standing cocktail event is desired, we can hold up to 250 guests. 

Even at capacity, their is substantial room for a large dance floor and space for a band. 

Is there an elevator?

Panama Dining Room and Bar

We have a service elevator located on Moor Street. We also have a goods elevator located on the same street to assit with vendor bump-in.

How many arched windows do you have?

Panama Dining Room and Bar

We have 7 floor-to-ceiling arched windows in the venue. 

3 front-facing windows face the Dandenong Ranges, and provide amazing views. 

2 windows face directly onto the Moor Street Plane trees, so widely photographed at Panama weddings. They are highlighted with LED flood lights at night to create an amazing backdrop to all weddings and events.

2 side-facing windows look out onto the developing Fitzroy area, with views back towards the CBD. 

What time are you licensed until?

Panama Dining Room and Bar

We are licensed until 1am, all 7-nights of the week. 

Reviews

(26 reviews)
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27 Feb 2021

Wow Panama! Truly the best venue to hold our ceremony and wedding - not only is it the most beautiful setting, the team (led by Luke, Dan, and Amy) are a well oiled machine making sure we felt completely comfortable and confident the whole way through. Somehow they kept their cool despite us needing to postpone our wedding twice and they continued to keep us updated throughout changing COVID restrictions and ensured we all had the best (and safest) day possible. Guests are still talking about the venue, great service and incredible food so thank you to the Panama team for making our wedding day truly wonderful.

19 Dec 2020

We held our wedding at Panama Dining room on one perfect covid free weekend in Melbourne, 2020. First and foremost, the event staff were amazing to deal with. Throughout the highs and lows of the pandemic, they consistently kept in touch and demonstrated strong communication skills. Nothing was too tricky when it came to requests and they were also happy to make decisions for us when we were stumped or didn’t know what to do. The event itself was absolutely gorgeous. The team worked well with vendors to ensure everything went smoothly and I didn’t have a worry in the world on the night! The food and alcohol was absolutely divine and the waitstaff were absolutely amazing and attentive to all guests. I’d do it all again at Panama in a heart beat!

13 Mar 2020

Wow! What an incredible wedding we had at Panama dining room. Amy and Dan and their amazing team provided us with the most wonderful day we could of hoped for. From the initial booking, to tasting the food and wine and finally the big day, Amy and Dan were so prompt in their replies and so professional and accommodating in meeting all of our requests. Nothing was too much trouble. The venue was perfect for our 150 guests, the food and wine delicious and every one of our family and friends have said it was the best wedding they have been to. Oh..and those windows! So dreamy. Thanks , Panama team, we had the greatest day of our lives!

11 Feb 2022

I highly recommend Panama Dining Room!!! We absolutely loved our wedding day at this stunning venue and we cannot speak more highly of the team & our experience. Dan, Amber and the wider team made our experience so seamless, nothing was ever too hard & throughout the journey made us feel like absolute rock stars. Even throughout covid they were always on hand to speak to us & make sure we were okay. We absolutely loved having our wedding here, the night went so well, our guests have been raving about the food and the beautiful venue for weeks. On the day I had the general wedding nerves but I knew we were in such good hands. Panama runs weddings like a well oiled machine, the team are so professional, everything was taken care of! We already miss working with them. Thank you again for making our day so special.

22 May 2021

What a great venue, fine dining at it's peak and there is literally no better all-in-one venue for a wedception. A HUGE thank you to Dan and Amy in particular, who made sure the day ran smoothly and helped us navigate the logistics and options with ease. You were both so great to deal with.

15 Apr 2021

Great venue and super helpful and accommodating staff. Beautiful venue for wedding. We celebrated our marriage here with 40 guests and everyone had a great time.

6 Mar 2021

Great Venue and so easy to deal with! Were so reassuring during a pandemic, plus the food and drinks were delicious and the perfect place for a party!

4 Mar 2021

Absolutely beautiful venue, staff are very professional and was run efficiently. We are very grateful that we were able to book last minute due to Covid.

20 Dec 2020

The team were incredible. They helped pull together a mid-pandemic wedding in 5-weeks. The venue is stunning, the staff- so friendly & the food- Amazing!

7 Mar 2020

Amazing from start to finish, the venue, the food, the service! Everything you could possibly want!

29 Feb 2020

My husband and I were lucky enough to have our wedding just in time at the end of Feb 2020 at Panama dining room. It was everything we wanted and more! The team were super easy to deal with, replying to any queries right away and were very accommodating. We had the best feedback from our guests to say that it was the first wedding they had been to where they did not leave hungry and the food was absolutely sensational which was one of my prerequisites for our wedding. We were adament to have a space that was big enough to hold all our guests for a sit down meal, enough dance floor for Greek dancing and to also have the ceremony in the same venue to save guests from moving around. Panama ticked all our requirements and it was so perfect. Would highly recommend!

15 Feb 2020

Panama is one of a kind! Absolutely couldn't be happier with our choice to have the wedding at Panama. Anyone who has walked up those stairs and stepped into the beautiful atmosphere surrounded by those windows will know exactly what we mean - it really is unmatched when it comes to venues. Not only that, Panama were also an absolute pleasure to deal with and were willing to be flexible on just about everything. No request was off limits! Thanks guys for making our day incredible!

31 Dec 2019

They were so professional and we couldn't have been happier. They were flexible and great with communication and so responsive. Our guests had such positive things to say!

3 Nov 2019

We cannot thank the Panama Dining Room team enough for hosting our wedding on Sunday 3rd November. It was the most sensational day and made all the more perfect because of the Panama team. Amy in particular was always happy to answer all our silly questions in the lead up and the chilled out/relaxed attitude of her and the team meant we felt super relaxed in the lead up to the big day. The evening ran so smoothly and so many of our guests said it was the best wedding they’d been to. Thank you guys, you’re ace!

5 Oct 2019

Really good experience! They know what they are doing. The location is good and you don't need to do much to the venue as it is lovely as it is. The food was really good and all our guests had positive things to say about the whole day.


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