Young and Jackson

Located on the corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, in the geographic and cultural heart of Melbourne lies a venue of both architectural and historical significance; Young and Jackson. A Melbourne icon for over a century, this grand hotel has long provided a welcoming and atmospheric destination for many kinds of celebrations — particularly weddings! Beautifully restored and refurnished the venue is a harmonious blend of boutique bar and classic pub — such a unique combination of contemporary styling and old fashioned hospitality makes Young and Jackson a fantastic option for wedding day celebrations.

Young and Jackson dates back to 1837 the famous year that John Batman purchased the site. The original 1853 bluestone building was christened in the latter part of the 19th century, renamed to Young and Jackson in dedication to the Irish diggers who took it over in 1875, Henry Young and Thomas Jackson. Today this iconic hotel is heritage listed.

Upon first  stepping inside, you and your wedding party will be greeted by the atmospheric ground floor bar which boasts a selection of over 30 beers and ciders on tap including classic favourites, imported essentials and boutique brews (perfect for a delicious rendezvous during the reception perhaps!)

Upstairs there are a wonderful selection of distinct function rooms for a variety of scales and styles of receptions. Chloe’s Bar on the first floor offer a relaxed destination and features a unique namesake; the famous work of art  ‘Chloe’ which has adorned the walls of Young and Jackson since 1909. Spacious enough to accommodate up to 90 of your closest friends and family and luxurious enough to satisfy even royalty!

For an intimate function the premier ‘Salon Lounge’ is a desirable choice. Comfortably sitting up to 50 of your guests, this elegant room comes equipped with a dance floor, relaxed lounge area and last but certainly not least; breathtaking views across Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral.

If you’re planning a grand scaled reception event Young and Jackson are able to cater by hiring out the whole floor. The suite of upstairs rooms are well versed in offering enough flexibility and ambience to create quiet relaxed spaces and upbeat party areas all in complete privacy for your event. Enjoy being immersed in Melbourne’s history. Luxury!

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