Celebrant with Wings’ Ray Galea is a celebrant with a love for travel, a sense of humour and a passion for people. Having experienced those cringe-worthy forgettable ceremonies, Ray vowed to create fun, engaging, bespoke wedding experiences. Also offering an MC service, Ray is fun, energetic and embraces family and friends on your big day.
Ana Balahan is committed to dressing up girls of all ages in gowns perfectly matching your wedding style. Focusing on quality, they design their garments to be adorable and convenient for all-day comfort. Dresses are presented in both elegant classics and sophisticated contemporary designs.
Whether you’re planning a casual beach side wedding, or a modern industrial style celebration, elegant ballroom, or something in between, Wedding VIC can help you find your perfect wedding venue in Melbourne and surrounds. In no particular order, here are Wedding VIC’s top 65 Wedding Venues in and around Melbourne.
The jewel of Melbourne’s iconic St Andrews Hotel – Fitzroy (formerly The Pumphouse Hotel), our Conservatory has a modern, unique design and a spacious interior. With a ceiling made entirely from glass, the outside is brought indoors, offering guests an impressive and grandiose atmosphere with plenty of natural light.
Located in the secluded valley of Kangaroo Ground, Inglewood Estate is set in a stunning quiet valley of endless rolling hills; the grounds include beautifully landscaped gardens, a vineyard and lake. Everything has been designed to capture the daily and seasonal changes of light, making Inglewood Estate exceptionally photographic.
Providing stylish and opulent events for over 20 years, Manor on High knows what it takes to deliver an exceptional event. The convenient location, ample parking, gracious grounds and opulent rooms are just the beginning. Your dedicated event manager will provide you with abundant menu options for a magnificent feast prepared exclusively for you by our award winning chef.
Located at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Chateau Wyuna offers everything you will need for your ceremony and/or reception within an easy drive of the city. You will have exclusive use of the entire venue. Packages are fully inclusive of everything you will need with no hidden extras.
Marnong Estate is rich in history and unique in offering. A destination like no other in Australia. Situated only 15 minutes from Melbourne airport and 35 minutes from Melbourne CBD, there is something for everyone to help celebrate those special occasions including boutique accommodation.
Ballara Receptions is set in the foothills of the beautiful Yarra Valley. Exclusively yours for your celebration you can choose from an authentic chapel or manicured English gardens to hold your ceremony. Then enjoy a picturesque lake with jetty, stunning gardens and more for your photos. Celebrate your reception in an elegant chandelier lit ballroom with large parquetry dance floor seating 60-160 guests.
Quat Quatta is a stunning Victorian mansion as rich in elegance as it is in history. All of the original features have been preserved from the unique marble verandahs and intricate parquetry dance floors to its magnificent leadlight windows, open fire places and hand carved staircase leading down from the minstrel gallery. Set within beautiful gardens is an intimate terrace for ceremonies, photography and pre-dinner cocktails. Their reputation for fine cuisine and service ensures a simply unforgettable occasion.
This classic venue is home to picturesque gardens including an ornamental lake, orchard, fernery and sweeping lawns where elegance and magnificence combine creating the perfect surroundings for your special occasion. With a magnificent ballroom leading out onto an impressive pool and over 14 acres of pleasure gardens, Rippon Lea House and Gardens is the perfect venue for your magical day.
Hidden in the leafy streets of Elsternwick, only a stone’s throw from St Kilda, Brighton and the CBD, The Ivory Elsternwick is not only beautiful – it has been well thought out and duly considered. With a spacious interior and sophisticated aesthetic, it has already become a favourite for Melbourne weddings!
Feathertop Winery is a modern estate featuring rolling vineyards and contemporary function facilities, we sit amongst native forests with a picturesque backdrop of the Victoria Alps. Our dedicated events team provide a comprehensive planning and co-ordination service to support all your additional wedding requirements from photographers to hair dressers and everything in between.
Olinda Tea House & Restaurant is a unique event destination in the Dandenong Ranges, offering a range of function options to make your event stand out from the crowd. Just 50 minutes from Melbourne, the property boasts a versatile main function room, covered deck areas for dining and ceremonies, two private VIP Pavilions and a VIP room for the bride. The Olinda Tea House is the ideal wedding venue, accommodating small intimate groups from 10 to 120+ guests.
With floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking panoramic views over Victoria Harbour and the city skyline, Berth offers an unique purpose built event space that boasts style and sophistication. Specialising in weddings, Berth understands the importance of your special day, offering restaurant quality food backed by a professional team that will provide the highest level of service to make your day a truly memorable experience.
All Smiles Sorrento Ocean Beach is an exciting, ultra modern venue set overlooking Sorrento’s Surf Beach, situated on Victoria’s wonderful South East Coast. Whilst boasting 180 degree views of the ocean, the venue is conveniently located 2 minutes from Sorrento’s main street and just 60 minutes from Melbourne.
Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken is the perfect venue in Melbourne’s Macedon Ranges with a unique rustic charm in every room and area of the venue. Only 35 minutes from the CBD. Catering for 60-130 sit down and up to 200 guests cocktail style. Ceremonies on the property in over 3 different locations.
Nestled in the heart of South Wharf is the ever-chic, industrial luxe, Cargo Hall. Encompassing all that is Melburnian warehouse chic, Cargo Hall offers the ultimate blank canvas ready and waiting for your personal stamp. Boasting uninterrupted waterfront views, original timber floorboards, exposed beams and feature mezzanine level, this contemporary gem truly is a one-of-a-kind.
Perched over the water’s edge at All Smiles – Melbourne Waterfront boasts “the” premier position in this amazing precinct. Located on the upper level of this landmark building, the venue enjoys elevated and uninterrupted views of the CBD and Victoria Harbor. An ever changing view awaits you and your guests while you celebrate your wedding day at this amazing location. To watch the City lights come alive and the Harbor’s activity as the sun goes down is simply amazing.
Exclusive and alluring, Showtime Events Centre is the ultimate embodiment of industrial glam. Featuring iconic showstopper bar, original timber floorboards, laser cut LED wall panels and spectacular waterfront views; it offers a setting like no other. With your personal team of professionals to ensure every step of your journey is absolutely unforgettable, Showtime truly offers the ultimate VIP experience.
Overlooking the course with spectacular views, the Patterson River Golf Club’s main function room comfortably seats up to 300 guests, and up to 500 for cocktail events. Their award winning Chef and catering department will tailor a menu to suit your taste and budget, which is complimented by our extensively stocked bar and cellar.
Located on the beautiful Brighton Beach front, The Baths Middle Brighton specialises in individually tailored events and weddings, offering many different experiences within one venue. Personalised menus allow your guests to choose on the day. The Baths is perfect for weddings, cocktail parties, birthdays, anniversaries, conferences, product launches, corporate entertaining. Capacity ranges from 120 seated to 200 cocktail style.
Listed as #1 – “10 Of Australia’s Most Insta-Worthy Venues To Visit” with The Urban List. Projekt 3488 is an experience that you and your guests won’t be forgetting any time soon. Located an hour east of Melbourne in the picturesque town of Warburton, this former Masonic lodge operates as a private event space. A place to gather and celebrate love.
Jack Rabbit Vineyard, located on the dynamic Bellarine Peninsula, is a wedding venue that truly offers it all. With a choice of two stunning venues on the property, you really are spoilt for choice and only need decide the style and feel your day should have when selecting the perfect place to celebrate. Stunning ceremony locations and beautiful photo opportunities are all around the property, so there really is no need for you to go anywhere else.
Located on the stunning Bellarine, just 15 minutes from Geelong you will find Leura Park Estate. A working vineyard nestled amongst vines, with an outstanding function venue that oozes rustic charm – a perfect place to say I-do and celebrate your wedding occasion. At Leura Park Estate, wedding parties have exclusive use of the venue and we have a variety of options available to you to make your day special for you and your guests.
The Park is a modern event and wedding venue located within Melbourne’s iconic Albert Park. Offering an enviable location alongside stunning lakeside views, The Park is a brand new stylish wedding space sure to impress. Contemporary and understated in design, this boutique venue is intended as a blank canvas ready to create any type of event. Enjoy the elegant, simple style of this ambient space or theme the room to suit your style and personality.
Located at the popular Southgate precinct on the banks of the Yarra and boasting some of Melbourne’s best views, Metropolis Events provides a stunning new venue for sophisticated and elegant celebrations that wedding dreams are made of. Boasting 9 metre-high floor to ceiling windows with highly sort after views of the Melbourne city skyline, complemented by a dramatic feature bar and stylish designer interiors, this New York loft style venue is sure to impress.
The Industrique features 88 square metres of south facing windows providing a wonderful vibe and a tonne of natural light. A unique mezzanine floor overlooks the entire venue with Harmony Park just next door, providing the perfect backdrop for many photo opportunities. It provides a completely versatile space giving you the ability to hold your ceremony, reception and after party all in one location and the freedom to set it up as you choose!
Koendidda pride themselves on being a flexible and exclusive venue for you and your wedding guests. Come and spend the weekend celebrating your wedding with your nearest and dearest and enjoy all the best Koendidda has to offer. Their experienced wedding team can arrange every little detail of your big day, meaning you have a relaxing and stress free experience. Included in the hire of the venue is full access to the Mansion’s 5 rooms (sleeping 10), exclusive access to the property from 2pm on the Friday through until Midday on the Sunday and a cooked breakfast daily.
Nestled into the evergreen undulating hills, just to the north of Warragul and Drouin, is Brandy Creek Estate, West Gippsland’s premier wine, food, function destination and Day Spa. Considered as a popular wedding reception they have catered to many happy couples over the past years. Their breathtaking views and the gorgeous Melbourne sun during summer is a key combination for successful outdoor events.
With over 60 years experience, friendly and professional service, the convenience of holding your ceremony and reception in the one location, accompanied with our famous ‘grand banquet’ feast, all this makes Montsalvat the perfect wedding venue! Your wedding ceremony can be held in the splendid Upper Gallery, with stained glass bay windows and polished wooden floors, or in the bluestone chapel, with its stunning wrought iron chandelier.
Set on a vineyard in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges, Glen Erin at Lancefield offers you the perfect romantic setting for your special day. They offer a complete wedding package inclusive of ceremony, reception and luxury accommodation in a stunning vineyard setting. Smaller, more intimate weddings and banquet settings up to 200 guests are all catered for with the same fine restaurant cuisine that Glen Erin is renowned for.
The Gables is simply one of Melbourne’s finest venues for weddings. Located in the heart of the Gascoigne Estate, East Malvern and surrounded by one hundred-year-old Cyprus trees, “The Gables” is a striking example of Victorian period architecture in the Queen Anne style. No detail has been spared in the maintenance of this century old residence, from the stained glass windows and open fire places, to the classic furnishings and elegant period detailing.
Set in one of Melbourne’s historic laneways, Alfred Place is one event space you’re going to remember well after you’ve left. With soaring high ceilings and opulent touches of marble and rich emerald – this Art Deco inspired gem is sure to impress. The first (and only) event space by acclaimed chef Neil Perry, the dining options at Alfred Place soar almost as high as the ceilings.
Rivers Edge delights with exquisite sweeping views of the Yarra River and city surrounds, and boasts an abundance of natural light through clear floor-to-ceiling glass expanses. In tones of slate, charcoal, silver and white, a sophisticated and minimalist approach to design, accompanied by the undeniably premiere location is sure to impress.
Located 20 minutes south of Melbourne the Buckingham International offers everything you will need to organise a truly memorable wedding. From the ceremony and photos opportunities, to the reception centre and accommodation for your guests, once you are here, you will not need to look any further.
Mercure Ballarat offers many beautiful spaces to host your wedding ceremony and reception with the grounds of the property. Set around a beautiful landscaped lake with rose gardens, you have the choice of two area with grounds to celebrate your nuptials. Our reception rooms overlook the lake and gardens, providing a relaxed ambiences for you to enjoy and celebrate with your family and friends.
A wedding at Potters is a truly unforgettable experience. With its chapel, gallery, alfresco bar and courtyard, luxurious accommodation and unique reception room all linked together by brick paths and rustic iron handrails. Set amidst six acres of native landscaped gardens especially designed to make the most of every photographic opportunity and season light change.
Fine wines and weddings are the specialty of Elmswood Estate, with the combination of stunning photographic opportunities and our glassed room ‘The Pavilion’ all in one location, offering the perfect wedding venue. Let Elmswood Estate create the perfect combination of style, elegance, charm and great food for your special day. Our attention to detail will ensure your wedding day is remembered by all for a very long time to come.
Feathertop Winery is a modern estate featuring rolling vineyards and contemporary function facilities, set amongst native forests with a picturesque backdrop of the Victoria Alps. They have a variety of unique and versatile spaces lending themselves to small intimate occasions or grand affairs.
Surrounded by gum trees and vineyards, Harcourt Valley Winery is the perfect location for your wedding with a rustic, country charm. Harcourt Valley Vineyards is located 90 minutes from Melbourne, 30 minutes from Bendigo and less than ten minutes from Castlemaine, with an abundance of accommodation nearby.
Friendly Garden Weddings offer a chilled, affordable yet unique wedding experience. Their rustic garden venue has a beautiful gazebo over looking a huge pond with ducks and flowers. They offer a wonderful canvas for you direct your own vision as simple or elaborate as you wish. With a down to earth “keep it simple” helpful and mindful considerations to lovers with smaller budgets you can still afford a magical experience.
Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre will tailor a wedding package to suit your unique style. With our idyllic setting, sumptuous decor, fine cuisine and attentive, professional service, Plenty Ranges is the epitome of elegant entertaining. Lush gardens, sweeping staircase and tall glass windows are all signatures of Plenty Ranges. Five beautifully appointed function rooms seating 50 – 500 guests offers the ability to accommodate any style and size wedding.
The grandeur of the $8.0m refurbished Clubhouse, with the finest fixtures and fittings, all combine with the perfect service and cuisine to create an event your guests will never forget. The character and ambience of The Yarra Yarra Golf Club can only be truly appreciated after personal inspection.
The Manhattan Ballroom which, features elegant decor, elevated ceilings, and a long cocktail bar, being able to cater up to 400 guests. They can offer a variety of packages to suit you and your big day from a buffet three course meal, to an elegant cocktail wedding reception.
Woods Sherbrooke is located on the fringe of Sherbrooke forest in the beautiful and tranquil Dandenong Ranges. Award winning chefs will prepare a magnificent three course meal for your guests using local seasonal produce. A two bedroom spa cottage is available onsite for the bridal couple or their guests to retire to on the wedding night. Other accommodation venues are within easy reach.
The Mornington Golf Club, set in manicured gardens, is situated approximately 55kms from Melbourne, set high on the cliff top making the perfect setting for any wedding. The golf club has two function rooms both with their own distinct style and both with views of the sweeping greens and Port Phillip Bay.
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For many brides, the idea that there smile isn’t all it should be typically doesn’t cross their minds until it’s too late. With the stress of planning the special event, picking out the dress and even making decisions about the reception menu, many brides forget about the fact that ensuring they have a great smile should be included on their ever-growing to-do list. Given that you will be forever reminded of your smile in wedding photos, you’ll want for it to be as picture-perfect as possible. From cracked teeth to improper spacing, a wedding smile makeover from Bridal Smile Makeover can correct virtually any problem that is keeping you from having a great smile on your special day.
How to Plan a Wedding in 13 Easy Steps
You can start planning your wedding in 13 easy steps. Wedding VIC has everything you need to plan a fabulous wedding in Melbourne and Victoria. Browse affordable Melbourne wedding suppliers, real weddings, wedding inspiration and unique ideas, wedding package info, special offers and more. Follow our social channels for all the latest tips, specials, offers, and open day info. We look forward to helping you make your Melbourne wedding fabulous! xx
- Enjoy being engaged!
Be in the moment and enjoy this special time together. Start storyboarding your ideal wedding day. Discuss it together. What do you picture? Casual or Black Tie? Rustic or Fairy tale? Local or Destination? Wedding VIC has real weddings you can browse for inspo.
- Tell your family and friends
Announce your engagement and discuss your wedding plans with your family and friends. Find out if any VIPs (parents, potential bridal party members) have commitments that would rule out certain dates for people you really want attending your wedding.
- Decide on the style of wedding
Your wedding style will narrow your venue choice. Venues often book many months, or years in advance. Once you have your wedding style, then it becomes easier to pick your venue. The most popular styles are:
Fairytale = city ballroom
Rustic = country or winery
Beach = coastal or water views
DIY = community hall, sporting venue, private home
Destination = somewhere with great views and accommodation.
Check out the Wedding VIC venues or catering companies and make some enquiries as to availability and pricing.
- Set your budget
Once you’re received info on potential venues, you can think about your budget. Talk to your parents and see if they plan on contributing towards your wedding. Think about how much you can save and afford to spend on your wedding. You might like to open a separate account for wedding savings and spending. Once you have a rough budget you can consider how many people you can afford to have at each venue. Of course, it’s also an option to ask people to donate cash in lieu of a gift to help off-set the cost. Wedding VIC has a budget planner you can download to help you out.
- Start booking!
Typically it is the reception venue selection that set’s the date. Then couples consider their ceremony venue – which may be at the same venue. Wedding VIC has some great ceremony venues to consider – gardens, beaches and churches.
- Photographers, video and cars!
Wedding photographers and cars can also be booked out many months, or years in advance. Don’t forget a video! Many couples skip the video, but it’s an gorgeous way to relive the forgotten or never seen moments. Have a browse through Wedding VIC to find your preferred suppliers.
Your choice of celebrant can make or break your ceremony. Meet with a few and make sure they make you feel relaxed and confident. This will help with any nerves on the day.
- Flowers, Decoration, Decor, Hire, Cake
What are you going to need to make your venue fabulous? Do you need to hire chairs and crockery for a DIY wedding? Will you have floral arbors and centerpieces? Some venue packages will include decorations – check what is included – it may be centerpieces, chair covers, etc. They may also include a wedding cake.
Consider a floral theme – it could be colour or style based. Remember that you’ll be holding your bouquet throughout the ceremony and photos – they can get heavy!
Will your wedding cake be used as dessert? This will determine what size your bakery will recommend. You can also get different tiers with different flavours! Heavenly! xx
- Music and Entertainment
- Guest list and bridal party
Work out your guest list. Select your bridal party. It can be less stressful to select your bridal party closer to your wedding date, eg 3 months before. It’s easier to not select someone, than have to un-select them. Wedding VIC has a guest list and seating planner you can download to help you out.
Invitations! Send out invitations for your hens or bucks party, and then the wedding. Typically wedding invitations are sent 3 months in advance. Although this is flexible, and sometimes a save-the-date is important especially for friends or family that might need to travel a long way, arrange time off work, or save up to attend!
Yay! This can be any time you like. Soon after your wedding day, or some time later. Many travel agents offer a honeymoon registry and can be an easy, but fabulous gift from your guests. If you are planning on changing your name, ensure you have your passport and travel documents in the same name! It might also be necessary to have a credit card in this name too, especially when confirming bookings or collecting tickets.
- The last details
Following a non-intrusive approach, Love is Sweet Weddings will photograph your wedding as it unfolds and will capture it beautifully and naturally, always looking out for the simple and real things that actually happen. They won’t ask you to stage anything because they know that’s just weird and awkward. xx
Planning a wedding in Melbourne or regional Victoria? You’ll need to book your wedding cars ASAP. Wedding VIC has wedding cars for every style of wedding! We’ve compiled a list of Melbourne’s most popular wedding cars for 2020. Modern cars, class and vintage wedding cars, unique wedding cars, luxury cars and stretch limousines, you’re sure to find your perfect wedding cars on Wedding VIC. xx
Prepare for pure luxury as our black limousine arrives at your service. Black Limousine Melbourne strives to provide the highest quality limousine service at very affordable prices! The Chrysler 300 stretch limousine is one of the most well recognised and admired limousines on our roads. It’s striking body and classy lines create the perfect “limousine” silhouette for your special day.
Briars Atlas love to approach wedding photography differently… You’re getting married with either just the two of you, or the two of you and your community. You want record of that, and not in a way that makes you want to tear your eyeballs out (sorry for the visual), but in a way that makes you go, holy basted badger balls, yes, I will stick that on the fridge, thankyou very much.