The Third Day Venue Launch: Melbourne’s Coolest Converted Warehouse

Melbournians love a good party, especially if it’s in a converted warehouse.

After an extended closure period over COVID, The Third Day events venue in North Melbourne is open for business once again, this time sporting a new facelift, and ready to party!

The name comes from the third day of creation – when God made land and plant life, aligning with owner David Rustica’s vision of creating an urban jungle oasis inside a burnt-out warehouse.

Following in true Biblical suit, God made the land and plant life on the third day, and we partied hard on the seventh.

The Third Day launch party was certainly worth the two year wait. An evening with Grey Goose cocktails flowing, signature canapes on display, a smorgasbord of entertainment, and a few celebrities to spot, was the perfect way to break in the newly refurbished events space.

We were greeted by Victoria’s Secret angels asking to take a selfie (which made us feel extra VIP). Later in the evening, an aerialist graced us with her strength and flexibility during a silks performance, we witnessed a K-Pop style dance performance, and a fire twirler spinning, swallowing, and breathing flames while dancing to a house mix from the DJ accompanied by a live guitarist and saxophone.

Event venues generally aren’t known for food, but The Third Day food was a standout of the night! Pulled pork sliders, prosciutto wrapped scallops, and mini peeking duck pancakes were our top pick, and there was plenty to go around.

The evening was nothing short of sensory.

The massive 1,000 square meter space screams Melbourne funk with industrial open air warehouse vibes, exposed brick, neon lights, and an outdoor garden covered in murals by Melbourne’s favourite street artist @Lushsux.

The venue has transformed over the years, from a burnt-out abandoned costume factory and warehouse in 2015 to the fully functional entertainment hub it is now; complete with a private mezzanine, three bars, and indoor and outdoor event spaces.

The Third Day has faced its fair share of setbacks including COVID and a two-year closure (where it operated as a café) from the City of Melbourne due to noise complaints.

Now with new permits in place, the venue is licensed to run events with up to 700 people. Music events, engagement parties, weddings, corporate events, you name it, The Third Day does it!

You can check out their upcoming line-up of public events here.

– Ember Mitchell
Ember is an American turned Aussie. Her love affair with Melbourne goes back five years, and she still can’t get enough of this city! Discovering new hideouts and hidden gems around Melbourne is her hobby. Marketing Strategist by day, spontaneous adventurer, brekky enthusiast, and aerial acrobat by night.  

The Third Day
290 Macaulay Road
North Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne’s funkiest warehouse venue is open for business once again with a fresh facelift. Here’s our recap of the launch party.

Photo Credit: Dev Dias
Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Helen Reizer PR