Melbourne Wedding Reception Venues

Showtime Events Centre
One of Melbourne’s most unique and exciting dedicated event spaces.  Showtime Events Centre is the ultimate embodiment of industrial glam.

Cargo Hall
Nestled in the heart of South Wharf is the ever-chic, industrial luxe, Cargo Hall. Melbourne’s newest, purpose built, boutique wedding venue along the Yarra River.

St Andrews Conservatory
The Conservatory has a modern, unique design and a spacious interior offering guests an impressive and grandiose atmosphere.

The Industrique
You won’t find a more affordable venue of this size in Melbourne. The Industrique features 88 square metres of south facing windows providing a wonderful vibe and a tonne of natural light.

Rippon Lea
One of Australia’s grand suburban estates with a pleasure garden of sweeping lawns, magnificent trees and a tranquil lake. This venue offers a sublime setting close to the CBD.

Berth
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.

The Ivory Elsternwick
Recently renovated with a pearly white Georgian style facade, the venue offers a stunning all-in-one venue with everything you need to create a fairytale wedding.

Two Ton Max
Tucked away in the alleyways of North Melbourne, Two Ton Max is a modern, industrial wedding venue that feels quintessentially Melbourne in its design.

All Smiles – Melbourne Waterfront
Our venue boasts “the” premier position in this amazing precinct. This venue is guaranteed to make any wedding a memorable one.

Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue
Thriving on delivering exceptional wedding ceremonies and receptions. For a truly memorable experience, our warehouse-style venue is as creative as it gets.

The Regal Ballroom
If there is one thing a bride-to-be wants, it’s the chance to feel like she’s living a real life fairytale, and that’s exactly what The Regal Ballroom offers.

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
For a stylish, city wedding setting, they don’t come better than Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel just off Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

WRAP on Southbank
Our intimate function area is able to tailor your event with custom food and drink menus to suit any budget while ensuring our catering pleases every palate.

Alfred Place by Rockpool Events
A magnificent, two-storey, multi-venue dining and entertainment hotspot. Alfred Place is one event space you’re going to remember well after you’ve left.

Melbourne Aquarium
Melbourne Aquarium is a premier function venue boasting stunning and unique spaces perfect for your wedding day.

Rivers Edge Events
This unique and luxurious space is a refreshing and vibrant addition to Melbourne’s wedding industry. The experienced team at Rivers Edge will ensure your special day is one to remember.

Bayview Eden Melbourne
Create timeless memories on your perfect day in the beautiful surrounds of Bayview Eden Melbourne, adjacent to the picturesque Albert Park Lake and Golf Course.

The Park
Offering an enviable location alongside stunning lakeside views, The Park is a brand new stylish wedding space sure to impress.

Metropolis Events
Metropolis Events provides a stunning new venue for sophisticated and elegant celebrations that wedding dreams are made of.

Inner Melbourne Suburbs Wedding Reception Venues

Wattle Park Chalet
For weddings, the private garden, loggia and mezzanine balconies provide elegant, romantic settings for the ceremony and aperitifs, while the Grand Hall can seat up to 180 guests.

Encore St Kilda Beach
Encore St Kilda Beach offers a chic beachside setting. Featuring a backdrop of shimmering water, swaying palms and sailboats. Nothing compares to the sun setting over Port Phillip Bay.

The Yarra Yarra Golf Club
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.

Montsalvat
Your dream ceremony, reception and photography venue is right here in Eltham – just 30 mins from the CBD.

North East Melbourne Wedding Reception Venues

Inglewood Estate
Magnificent multipurpose venue for a complete wedding experience. Inglewood Estate offers a range of menus from a casual cocktail style event, to a sumptuous buffet or traditional table d’hote menu.

Ballara Receptions
Your dream venue. Manicured gardens, chapel and elegant chandelier lit ballroom. Exclusively yours for your celebration.

York on Lilydale
With everything in one location, the York on Lilydale resort is a perfect wedding venue. We can cater for small intimate weddings or a large grand affairs.

Bell City
Between our grand ballroom, romantic garden, chandelier-adorned marquee,  stylish restaurants and accommodation, you can celebrate your nuptials from beginning to end at Bell City.

Marnong Estate
A destination like no other in Australia. Rich in history and unique in offering. Marnong Estate provides the perfect backdrop to your winery wedding.

North Melbourne Wedding Reception Venues

The Manor on High
Impress your guests with our magnificent Manor. Manor on High knows what it takes to deliver an exceptional wedding reception.

South Melbourne Wedding Reception Venues

The Buckingham International
Located 20 minutes south of Melbourne the Buckingham International offers everything you will need to organise a truly memorable wedding.

South East and Mornington Peninsula Wedding Reception Venues

Quat Quatta
A private, elegant and romantic setting for your wedding reception. Our reputation for fine cuisine and service ensures a simply unforgettable occasion.

All Smiles Sorrento Ocean Beach
An exciting, ultra modern venue overlooking the beach. Specialising in extraordinary cocktail style weddings, we provide an amazing indoor/outdoor setting that will not be forgotten.

The Baths Middle Brighton
The Baths Middle Brighton specialises in individually tailored events and weddings, offering many different experiences within one venue.

Mornington Golf Club
The perfect venue for your special day – Mornington’s hidden jewel. Our function rooms can accommodate guests for a formal reception or a more casual cocktail affair.

Woodlands Golf Club
The Club’s ambience creates an idyllic venue for your wedding reception. The team are here to pamper you on your special day and will happily organise anything that you require.

Patterson River Golf Club
Unique atmosphere with ambience and style which cannot be compared. Our main function room comfortably seats up to 300 guests, and up to 500 for cocktail events.

Friendly Garden Weddings 
We understand the need of a chilled, affordable yet unique wedding experience. Our rustic garden venue offers a beautiful gazebo over looking our huge pond with ducks and flowers.

Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate 
Combining country aesthetics with rustic features in a glamorous winery setting, Max’s Restaurant certainly checks a lot of boxes.

Amberlee Receptions
Chapel, gardens and a choice of independent function rooms. Not only will you enjoy your perfect wedding experience, but your guests too will thank you for a memorable day.

Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron
If you are planning a wedding reception, we may have the perfect venue for you. Our function room can be designed for maximum flexibility and versatility to meet your personal requirements.

East Melbourne Wedding Reception Venues

Rosebank Receptions
A beautifully restored 1920s heritage listed homestead with onsite chapel, Rosebank offers all you need for a truly memorable wedding celebration.

The Clarion on Canterbury
Everything you can imagine, then so very much more.  Clarion Hotel on Canterbury exhibits the refined grace of a bygone era.

The Pavilion Box Hill
Food is our passion; our Chefs love customising menus and creating bespoke packages to suit your tastes and preferences. 

West Melbourne Wedding Reception Venues

Weddings at the Manhattan Ballroom
A trendy location with two modern well equipped private wedding spaces. We are known for providing quality service, which will ensure your special day is a most memorable and intimate occasion.

Witchmount Estate
Combine a beautiful winery with a rustic blue stone function centre, rambling vineyards and years of experience in the wedding industry, and you have a unique venue for your wedding.

Country Victoria Wedding Reception Venues

Dandenong Ranges Wedding Reception Venues

Chateau Wyuna
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.

Marybrooke Receptions
Nestled on the edge of the majestic Sherbrooke Forest, among the hills of the Dandenong Ranges, hides Marybrooke Receptions, an elegant National Trust listed tudor mansion.

Olinda Tea House & Restaurant
A 17-acre property in Olinda in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Just 50 minutes from Melbourne it is the ideal wedding venue, accommodating small intimate groups from 10 to 120+ guests.

Woods Sherbrooke
Style and quality are what make us the premier small reception venue in the hills. Award winning chefs will prepare a magnificent three course meal for your guests using local seasonal produce.

Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula Wedding Reception Venues

Jack Rabbit Vineyard
Jack Rabbit Vineyard, located on the dynamic Bellarine Peninsula, is a wedding venue that truly offers it all. Perfect for your ceremony and wedding reception.

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.

Macedon Ranges and Daylesford Wedding Reception Venues

Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken
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.

Glen Erin at Lancefield
Glen Erin at Lancefield offers you the perfect romantic setting for your wedding. We offer a complete package inclusive of ceremony, reception and accommodation in a stunning vineyard setting. 

Cammeray Waters
From the moment you arrive at Cammeray Waters, you’ll feel the first expectations of a memorable wedding. Packages are tailored to suit your budget and requirements.

Bellinzona
A beautiful wedding venue in Daylesford, Bellinzona presents a gracious and opulent venue for a luxurious wedding.

Cleveland Winery
Set on a 120 acre of vineyard and farm in the Macedon Ranges, Cleveland Winery offers a cosy and timeless venue for a winery wedding.

Yarra Valley and Ranges Wedding Reception Venues

Projekt 3488 
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.

Yarra Ranges Estate
Yarra Ranges Estate’s function room boasts stunning views of the vineyard and the beautiful Warburton Ranges.  Our function room can cater from 50 to 150 guests with a dance floor.

Potters Receptions
The majestic waterfall is the picturesque backdrop of our reception room. A wedding at Potters is a truly unforgettable experience.

Elmswood Estate
Overlooking the spectacular views of the Upper Yarra Valley – worth a visit!! Let Elmswood Estate create the perfect combination of style, elegance, charm and great food for your wedding day.

Bianchet Winery
Bianchet Yarra Valley is truly a memorable place for your wedding, with spectacular views, simplistic charm and inviting atmosphere.

Echuca, Moama, Porepunkah, Bright and Indigo Valley Wedding Reception Venues

Paradise Gardens
Around 3 acres of stunning gardens offer a very romantic location for your wedding ceremony or wedding reception.

Feathertop Winery
A modern estate featuring rolling vineyards and contemporary function facilities. We have a variety of unique and versatile spaces lending themselves to small intimate occasions or grand affairs. 

Koendidda Country House
At Koendidda, we pride ourselves on being a flexible and exclusive venue for you and your wedding guests. Come and spend the weekend celebrating your wedding.

Gippsland Wedding Reception Venues

Mt Baw Baw
Mt Baw Baw offers a romantic wedding venue setting, with sweeping mountain views to stunning wildflowers, fine food and fresh mountain air.

Brandy Creek Estate 
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.

Ballarat, Ararat, Grampians and Bendigo Wedding Reception Venues

Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap
The perfect location for a day to remember. If you are considering regional Victoria for your special day then Halls Gap cannot be ignored!

Ballarat Golf Club
With panoramic views of our award winning golf course, ideal for your memorable photos, we have the ideal setting for your wedding reception.

Harcourt Valley Vineyards
Surrounded by gum trees and vineyards, Harcourt Valley Winery is the perfect location for your wedding with a rustic, country charm.

Mercure Ballarat 
Beautifully appointed and uniquely located in the Victorian Goldfields, within a comfortable drive of Melbourne, Mercure Ballarat is a fantastic venue for your special day.

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Melbourne Wedding Reception FAQ

How far in advance should I choose a wedding venue?

As far in advance as possible, some venues will only have one wedding per day. Popular wedding venues can book out 6 months to a year or more in advance.

What is the typical payment plan for a wedding reception?

Typically the wedding reception venue will require a deposit to secure your date which might be as low as 20% or as high as 100%. Most venues will expect the entire bill to be paid in advance of your wedding, with the exception of incidental charges like if the reception goes for longer than planned, or more food or drink are consumed. Be sure to ask about the venue’s refund policy in case of cancellation or postponement.

Who pays for a wedding reception?

Traditionally the Bride’s family paid for the wedding reception – venue, food and drink – today however, most couple’s pay for the reception. Their parents and guests may contribute to the cost.

What are some questions I should ask my wedding reception venue that I might not know about?

Most wedding reception venues will have a wedding pack that will explain their charges. Typically they will include the cost of food, beverages (on consumption, package, or BYO), and staff. Some packages will also include cake, decorations and entertainment. However, other venues will charge these separately. They may charge to cut and serve a wedding cake not provided by them. There may be costs for parking, security personnel, vendor meals (for your photographer, DJ, etc). If there may be children at your wedding, discuss their needs with your reception venue.

What is a menu tasting and do all wedding reception venues offer one?

A menu tasting is an opportunity for you to taste a few menu options whilst deciding on the menu for your wedding reception. The availability of a menu tasting varies, be sure to check with your short-listed venues.

How can I save money on my wedding reception?

Sometimes wedding reception venues offer cheaper packages for winter and mid-week celebrations. It may also be cheaper for alternative drop meals rather than giving the guests multiple choices. Some venues will allow BYO catering and / or beverages. It may be cheaper to hold your wedding ceremony and reception at the one venue.

What do wedding reception packages include?

Typically they include food, beverages, staff, tables, chairs, crockery. There may be package upgrades for entertainment, decoration, cake, etc.