Make your big night one to remember by immersing yourself in the style and elegance of San Remo Ballroom. Our central location, beautiful facilities and sophisticated atmosphere make us one of the premier venues for school formals, graduation parties, balls, and more.


We have been hosting balls and dances of all shapes and sizes since 1963, for schools all over Melbourne. We take pride in helping plan and execute the event of students’ dreams, with our vast experience enabling us to provide insight and advice to get as close to your vision as possible. Whether you have a great idea that you need our help to bring to life, or would like inspiration and guidance, talk to our team.

We have recently refurbished our art deco function room and it can accommodate seated parties and formals of 150 to 650 people, or up to 1000 guests for standing affairs. This makes us ideal for a wide variety of events, including corporate occasions, weddings, and more.

We follow the trends and preferences, ensuring we provide contemporary services to schools and students across Melbourne. Some of the most popular themes for school formals at San Remo Ballroom include:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Great Gatsby
  • Fire and Ice
  • James Bond
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Masquerade Ball
  • Hollywood
  • Paris
  • Fairytale
  • Under the Sea

We can customise your experience, ensuring your school formal satisfies all your guests. From sipping decadent mocktails with friends, to dancing the night away on the huge dancefloor, the San Remo Ballroom is the perfect location to suit everyone. Your school formal will be truly memorable as we have the latest lighting, equipment and decoration packages to suit all requirements.

When you make your booking with us you will have access to these and many other features:

  • An enormous dancefloor, with enough room for moves of all kinds
  • Lighting effects including strobe and disco lights, lasers, and everything you need for a magical atmosphere
  • An exceptional PA and sound system, ideal for all the latest music, as well as speeches. We can also supply a lectern for the occasion
  • Plenty of parking and convenient access to public transport
  • Heating and air conditioning to ensure your evening is the perfect temperature
  • In-house photography if you would like us to capture the occasion
  • Decoration, beverage and meal packages to suit all tastes, themes and dietary requirements

Find out exactly what we can do to make your night special by getting in touch with our team. Call us on (03) 9347 4000 and speak with our helpful and friendly staff, we will be happy to discuss your requirements and tailor the ideal solution.