Ether Conference Centre
at The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure

Lower Level, 265 -281 Little Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Water Room
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Fire Room
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The Swanston Hotel - Grand Mercure

Ether Conference Centre

Ether offers conference organisers a relaxed and flexible conference space in the heart of Melbourne city centre. The conference entre and meeting rooms are nestled between 2 popular Melbourne hotels; the 4.5 star Swanston Grand Mercure and the 3.5 star Mercure Welcome.

Positioned on Little Bourke Street, Ether is surrounded by some of the city's most popular shopping, galleries and entertainment venues. Bourke Street mall is adjacent to the venue while a short walk will take you to Federation Square, Southbank and Queen Victoria Markets. Melbourne major sporting venues are within an easy tram ride.

Conference Delegate Packages - Ether Conference Centre

Ether Conference Centre is a unique and stylish Melbourne conference venue specialising in business meetings, conferences, functions and events. This Conference venue is a quiet and relaxed space where delegates can escape the busy city centre, offering nine multi-purpose rooms, each unique in concept and layout and designed to encourage creative thinking.

Room furnishings are fresh and contemporary in design and function and each space contains individual climate controls and special ergonomic chairs in boardrooms. Leading audiovisual equipment can be customised to your needs and attentive and professional staff will be on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly.

You'll never go hungry at Ether with our convenient and popular 'Snack Station' allowing you to make your own choice from a selection of the tastiest nibbles, though the highlight may be the delicious range of gourmet and personalised menus, designed to gratify the most fastidious of palates at lunch or dinner time

Conference Room Capacities
Room area (sqm) Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Cabaret
Earth Room 81 60 40 30 33 40
Fire Room 58 60 40 33 36 40
Earth & Fire Room 111 120 80 - - 96
Alchemy Room 64 70 32 30 36 40
Moon Room 47 48 24 21 24 24
Sun Room 25 20 12 15 16 16
Harmony Room 24 15 9 9 12 8
Arbour Room 94 90 36 36 30 56
Water Room 25 - - - 8 -
Air Room 59 - - - 16 -
ON15 94 60 - 25 35 50
  • Conference Day Package with Audio Visual
    A$75 per person - minimum 15 persons
  • Ice water, snack station (help yourself to a selection of snacks: jelly beans, mints, wasabi peas, liquorice), notepads, pens
  • Arrival refreshments espresso coffee and a selection of T2 herbal teas
  • Morning Break - espresso coffee and a selection of T2 herbal teas plus the choice of one selection from the bakery menu & fresh seasonal fruit platter
  • Themed lunch is served in Restaurant.
  • Afternoon Break - espresso coffee and a selection of T2 herbal teas, plus the choice of one selection from the bakery menu fresh seasonal fruit platter
  • 1 x Car Park
  • Audio visual equipment - data projector & screen 1 internet connection laptop speakers white board & flip chart
  • Conference Day Package Essentials
    A$65 per person - minimum 15 persons
  • Ice water, snack station (help yourself to a selection of snacks: jelly beans, mints, wasabi peas, liquorice), notepads, pens
  • Arrival refreshments espresso coffee and a selection of T2 herbal teas
  • Morning Break - espresso coffee and a selection of T2 herbal teas plus the choice of one selection from the bakery menu & fresh seasonal fruit platter
  • Themed Lunch served in Restaurant
  • Afternoon Break - espresso coffee and a selection of T2 herbal teas, plus the choice of one selection from the bakery menu fresh seasonal fruit platter
  • 1 x Car Park
  • Audio visual equipment - standard screen white board flip & chart
  • Conference Lunch - Example Menu 1
  • Breads
  • Seared ocean trout w/ pepperonata, goats cheese and herb salad
  • Warm succulent lamb fatoush salad
  • Greek salad w/ bulgarian feta
  • Mastic panacotta w/ macerated strawberries
  • Conference Lunch - Example Menu 2
  • Breads
  • Chicken curry w/ toasted cashews and basmati rice
  • Lamb Kashmiri w/ coconut rice and hung yoghurt
  • Kuchumba salad w/ coriander and spices
  • Kheer – Indian style rice pudding
  • Freshly cut seasonal fruit

Accommodation Options - Ether Conference Centre

Ether offers 2 accommodation options; The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure and Mercure Welcome Melbourne, giving conference organisers and delegates a choice of accommodation styles. The Swanston Hotel is a 4.5 star hotel that offers modern spacious hotel rooms while Mercure Welcome Melbourne offers a great value alternative.

  • Hotel Features - Mercure Welcome
  • Concierge desk
  • The Louden Kitchen & Grill
  • Cocoon Bar
  • Soul Café
  • 24 hour reception
  • Valet or self parking
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • ATM
  • Entirely Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Room Features - The Swanston
  • Spacious, contemporary rooms
  • Opening windows for fresh air
  • Individual Climate Control
  • Work desk
  • Large screen TVs, Pay movies & Foxtel channels
  • DVD players & complimentary DVD library
  • Fully-stocked mini-bars
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Microwaves and Toasters
  • Personal safe
  • Broadband internet connectivity
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hotel Features - Mercure Welcome
  • Concierge desk
  • The Louden Kitchen & Grill
  • Cocoon Bar
  • Soul Café
  • 24 hour reception
  • Grabit & Go (a unique alternative to room service)
  • Valet or self parking
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning / laundry service
  • Airport shuttle pick-ups from the hotel
  • ATM
  • Room Features - Mercure Welcome
  • Individual climate controls
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Pay per view movies
  • Internet access
  • Microwave & toaster Oven (Superior Rooms only)

Accommodation Rooms and Rates - Ether Conference Centre

Rates are indicative only and may vary depending on the size of the group or length of stay

Room Configuration Max
Guests
Nightly Rates
Mercure Welcome Queen / Twin 2 A$119
The Swanston Hotel Queen / Twin 2 A$189