Changes to C.H James

You may have noticed a change at C.H. James over the last few weeks. Introducing Pasta Poetry.
Born in Bologna and made in Melbourne, Pasta Poetry brings a love of handcrafted pasta back to the kitchen table.
We curate fresh pasta meals to be prepared and shared, from people as passionate about traditional pasta as you.
Much more than the great taste of traditional pasta, Pasta Poetry is an experience that brings people together with joy.
Continue our journey by following Pasta Poetry on Facebook.

Fairfield’s Premier Function Centre

Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant and eclectic north, Valensia is a function centre that merges first-class service, unparalleled ambience and fine food that sates the city’s discerning tastes.

Valensia forms part of the CH James family, a Fairfield institution that has overseen a wide array of events since its inception. Our aim is to curate the perfect event by design; from choosing the right space to creating a menu that suits the occasion, we will ensure your event runs smoothly.

A venue that caters to a wide range of occasions

Whether you are in search of a memorable wedding reception venue, are planning a milestone birthday or require a space to host your next business conference, Valensia delivers.

We offer the choice of three different spaces: the modern luxury of Valensia itself, the rustic ambience of CH James, and the intimate charm of the adjoining St Paul’s courtyard. Whether you are hosting an event for a small gathering, require a space that accommodates 100 sit-down guests, or require a venue that can cater to a 150-guest cocktail party, we have a space that meets your needs.

A dynamic function centre, we have hosted a broad range of events to date – from milestone birthdays and Christmas parties, to wedding receptions, engagement parties, work meetings and conferences. We can tailor our services to suit the occasion; sit-down meals, a grazing menu, drink packages and entertainment can all be organised in accordance with your requirements.

Book your next function with Valensia

With superb cuisine, dynamic spaces and an exceptional level of service that is defined by a trademark attention to detail, Valensia redefines the modern function venue.

Situated on Fairfield’s most vibrant and eclectic street, there is no better setting for your next event or party. For more information regarding our function spaces and event packages, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated event manager on 9486 3484 or by sending an enquiry to