Johnny’s Emporium

“People usually go ‘WOW’ when they first walk up the stairs to Johnny’s Emporium,” laughs Michael Sneddon. “Nowhere else in the heart of Yarraville Village can you find such a distinctive function space.”

Johnny’s Emporium opened in August 2018 as a wine bar and restaurant, but Michael and his sister Dannielle received so many requests to hold functions that they quickly moved to focus solely on events.

In the last three years, they’ve hosted birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, christening ceremonies, business meetings, seminars and even an adoption party for a child.

It’s easy to see why Johnny’s Emporium has attracted so much attention.

The combination of light pink accents, flourishing greenery and high open ceilings in the large main room (which fits 150 people) renders the space instantly Instagrammable.

In contrast, the smaller White Room is a blank canvas that offers clients complete creative freedom to bring their own flair to the event styling. It fits up to 80 people.

Both spaces feature their own bar, bathrooms and sound systems.

“People usually go ‘WOW’ when they first walk up the stairs to Johnny’s Emporium,” laughs Michael Sneddon. “Nowhere else in the heart of Yarraville Village can you find such a distinctive function space.”

Johnny’s Emporium also boasts a full-service kitchen, with catering options featuring Australian produce and flavours from Asia, Mexico and beyond. The bars serve a beautiful selection of 100% Australian independent craft beers, wines from small producers, top-shelf spirits and cleverly concocted house cocktails.

As long time residents of Melbourne’s west, Michael and Dannielle are proud of what they’ve created with Johnny’s Emporium.

“Johnny is the name of my old man and ‘Emporium’ is a homage to ‘Fred’s Emporium’ which we were told by my Dad’s friend used to be located in Yarraville,” explains Michael. “That means Johnny’s Emporium is firmly rooted in Melbourne’s west and we feel privileged that so many locals have trusted us to host their special celebrations with us, right here.”

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