Aerial view of the dome of the Royal Exhibition Building

Dome Promenade

Suggested events
Wedding ceremony, Cocktail, Family day
9 Nicholson Street

The leafy Carlton Gardens is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Royal Exhibition building. This incredible building is a unique piece of Australian world history, maintained and enjoyed for its intended use and special events, like gala dinners, cocktail parties and now weddings with the launch of the spectacular Dome Promenade.

Head upstairs and experience all the Dome Promenade has to offer. With an unmatched outdoor view of the picturesque Carlton Gardens and Melbourne’s whimsical city skyline, the Dome Promenade is a special and spectacular location that will make you feel on top of the world.

If you’re looking for a special location for filming and photography, a unique venue to celebrate your wedding or corporate event, the Dome Promenade is the perfect space for you. Under the soaring dome, enjoy the open-air decking that provides magical panoramic views of the city skyline.

Good to know

Lower promenade: 14.7m x 14.2m (208.74m2)

Upper promenade: Made up of three decks each measuring 16.1m x 4.2m (67.6m2)

Combined: 276.34m2

Accessibility information

The lower promenade is wheelchair accessible via a lift. The fourth level, the upper dome promenade, is not wheelchair accessible and requires participants to climb around 20 steps.

From there, there are additional stairs required to travel around the entire upper promenade to see a 360 degree view. Both the upper and lower promenade are outside and exposed to the elements.

Parking and getting here

Located next to Royal Exhibition Building and beneath Melbourne Museum, the car park is open from 5:30am to midnight seven days a week. Enter via Rathdowne or Nicholson Street. Parking can be pre-booked prior to your event.

The Royal Exhibition Building is located a short walk from the CBD, with trams, trains and buses stopping close by.

Banner image: Copyright Roger Knight, Another Dimension

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