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Pepe’s Italian and Liquor


About the Venue

An Italian-American restaurant in a leafy enclave of the Melbourne CBD. Pepe’s pays homage to the essence of the great restaurants of mid-20th century in New York and Melbourne.

Key details

115 seated. 200 cocktail.
All year round

Address & contact details

285 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
+613 9663 7994

Planning Essentials

Spaces available
  • Pepe's Italian and Liquor
  • The Trunk Diner
  • The Rintel Room
Wedding planners

Yes, Liz our event manager can facilitate all venue styling, menu, beverage related wedding requests.


We have a number of preferred non-exclusive vendors that have extensive experience working with our venue that can be shared with you following your enquiry. And we’re open to work with your chosen vendors.

Timing and restrictions

Function booking times (with the option to extend outside of these hours):

12pm-4pm 6pm-midnight

Last drinks

Last drinks called at 11:30pm.

Curfews & other restrictions

Pepe’s/Trunk has an 11pm license for all courtyard areas.

At this point, all guests will be asked to move inside for the duration of the function.

Food and drinks
BYO caterer?


BYO drinks?


Menu & wine tastings

The restaurant offers couples a menu tasting from Sunday-Wednesday, lunch or dinner. Bookings essential.

Our wine packages can be sampled at any time.

Table settings

Depending on spaces booked and amount of guests, our team will customise tables to your needs.

Furniture and equipment
  • Microphone
  • TV Projector and screen
  • Easel
  • Festoon lighting
  • Vases
  • Outdoor heaters


Bump in/out

Conditional on the function space booked, so please contact us to discuss.


We have storage available 24 hours prior to the wedding, and 24 hours after the wedding.

Please provide a detailed list of items to be stored, as storage space is limited.


All items must be removed by you on the evening of your wedding, unless you have previously arranged to store it overnight. We do not charge a cleaning fee, unless there is excessive mess.


There is 2 hour parking on Exhibition Street directly in front of the entrance.

There are also several parking towers on Lonsdale and La Trobe Street’s nearby.

Most of the venue is wheelchair accessible and we have wheelchair accessible bathrooms.


Rintel Room: 7m x 5m. Main ceiling height of 3m, one section height is 6m.

Diner: 4.8m x 13.90m. Ceiling height of 3m.

Pepe's Italian and Liquor: 16m x 6m approx. Ceiling height of approx 7m.


We have security at the venue on Saturday nights, not required otherwise.


All on site vendors must provide copies of the public liability insurance certificates.