How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue for your Melbourne Wedding
Melbourne and regional Victoria has some amazing wedding venues. No matter your wedding budget or style, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. Go through this handy checklist then sit back, relax, and browse through our list of popular Melbourne wedding venues.
Would you like your ceremony and reception at the same location? Or different?
How many guests would you like at your ceremony and reception? Will you have a ceremony only guest list?
Will your wedding have a theme? A theme could be rustic, glam, indoors, outdoors, winery, destination venue, beach, etc.
What is your budget? Will you receive any assistance from parents or relatives? Would you ask your guests to contribute cash in lieu of a gift?
Narrow down some dates. Check with your VIP guests to see what dates they definitely wouldn’t be available for.
Do you have any special requirements? Accessibility for guests – eg steps might be difficult for elderly. Is there enough car parks or access to transport options?
Do you need a backup plan in case of inclement weather? Can you move your ceremony / pre-dinner drinks somewhere if the weather is not ideal?
Reach out to a few wedding venues and check to see how well they fit your anticipated numbers, theme, and estimated budget.
Visit your favourite venues. See if you can visit the morning of a wedding, that way you can see the venue looking absolutely amazing. Enquire about a menu tasting if you would like one.
Review their contract. Review and make certain what is included in the package you have selected. Some venues will include entertainment, decorations and more. Other’s will let you bring in external suppliers for this, cost this out too and double check your budget.
Happy wedding planning and best wishes for a wonderful day. xx
Mercure Ballarat-Overview 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.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… Continue Reading
Harcourt Valley Vineyards-Overview 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.Offering an indoor space of a beautiful granite winery… Continue Reading
Projekt 3488-Overview Listed as #1 - "10 Of Australia's Most Insta-Worthy Venues To Visit" with The Urban ListWhere to even begin? Perhaps by confidently stating that you have never been to a place like Projekt 3488. There is no comparison. It is in a world of its own.Though part of the Yarra Valley, you won't find… Continue Reading
Ballarat Golf Club-Overview At Ballarat Golf Club we believe your wedding day is the most memorable and romantic of your life and pride ourselves on making your special day stress free as well as beautiful.Allow us to provide the stunning venue for your special day. With panoramic views of our award winning golf course, ideal for your… Continue Reading
Friendly Garden Weddings-Overview At 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.We offer a wonderful canvas for you direct your own vision as simple or elaborate as you wish. With our down to… Continue Reading
Koendidda Country House-Overview Experience the sublime. Koendidda Country House is a Georgian Estate built in the 1850’s with a gold rush fortune. It has been tenderly restored and now operates as one of Victoria’s most evocative country houses. The grand home captures your imagination from the moment you arrive. Koendidda was created at a time when elegance and serenity were an… Continue Reading
Rippon Lea-Overview National Heritage listed, Rippon Lea House and Garden is one of Australia’s grand suburban estates with a pleasure garden of sweeping lawns, magnificent trees and a tranquil lake. Located only ten kilometres from Melbourne this venue offers a sublime setting close to the CBD.This classic venue is home to picturesque gardens including an ornamental… Continue Reading
The Industrique-Overview You won't find a more affordable venue of this size in Melbourne. Our total hire fees are (including GST): Up to 150 guests - $30 per head Over 150 guests - $25 per head Minimum spends (including GST) Fridays and Sundays $4,500 Saturdays $5,500 Any other day (except public holidays) $2,500. What's included? A full day… Continue Reading
Brandy Creek Estate-Overview Stunning views of the Baw Baw ranges and a beautiful restaurant overlooking our olive grove and vineyard.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 we have catered to many… Continue Reading
St Andrews Conservatory-One of Melbourne’s most unique wedding venues Overview 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… Continue Reading
Woods Sherbrooke-Overview Woods Sherbrooke is located on the fringe of Sherbrooke forest in the beautiful and tranquil Dandenong Ranges.Your wedding ceremony can be held in their beautiful old English gardens or at one of the many formal gardens or churches located close by.Award winning chefs will prepare a magnificent three course meal for your guests using… Continue Reading
Witchmount Estate-Overview 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. The venue can accommodate from 70 to 260 guests. For something different, celebrate with an imaginative wedding reception in a marquee in the vineyard!… Continue Reading
Wattle Park Chalet-Overview The Wattle Park Chalet was built in 1928 and has operated continuously as an event venue since it opened and is thought to be the only venue from the 1920's that is still operating in its original form.The heritage-listed Chalet is known for its architectural character, formal garden, as well as the aesthetic qualities… Continue Reading
The Park-Overview 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.… Continue Reading
Rosebank Receptions-Overview Welcome to Rosebank, where we recognise the most important day of your life deserves a very special setting. A beautifully restored 1920s heritage listed homestead with onsite chapel, Rosebank offers all you need for a truly memorable wedding celebration.Winner of Australian Achiever Gold Award for Excellence in Customer Service Excellence, 2012 & 2013, Highly… Continue Reading
Rivers Edge Events-Overview Rivers Edge Events is located within Melbourne's most recent Waterfront development WTC Wharf in Melbourne's CBD. This unique and luxurious space is a refreshing and vibrant addition to Melbourne's wedding industry.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… Continue Reading
Potters Receptions-Overview 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.The… Continue Reading
Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre-Overview Experience the style of a Plenty Ranges Wedding.At Plenty Ranges we understand your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.Hosting five beautifully appointed reception rooms, a private suite for the wedding party with views to the Plenty Ranges, and picture perfect locations for the wedding ceremony photographs and pre-dinner… Continue Reading
Mornington Golf Club-Overview Where else would you rather be?The perfect venue for your special day.Mornington's hidden jewel.The Mornington Golf Club boasts breathtaking views of the course and Port Phillip Bay.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… Continue Reading
Montsalvat-Overview Your dream ceremony, reception and photography venue is right here in Eltham - just 30 mins from the CBD. There are a range of stunning locations to choose from, catering for between 30 and 200 guests.Montsalvat has free-roaming peacocks amongst 12 acres of picturesque gardens and historical buildings including the magnificent Great Hall. This… Continue Reading
Weddings at the Manhattan Ballroom-Presented by the Plaza Tavern Overview First off, we would like to congratulate you on this very exciting time in you, your partner, family and friends lives.Here at the Plaza Tavern, we are known for providing quality service, which will ensure your special day is a most memorable and intimate occasion.A trendy location to hold… Continue Reading
Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap-Overview The Comfort Inn Country Plaza Halls Gap is the perfect location for a day to remember. Where else could you find such a spectacular backdrop such as the Grampians which are at your doorstep in Halls Gap? If you are considering regional Victoria for your special day then Halls Gap cannot be ignored!A choice… Continue Reading
Glen Erin at Lancefield-Overview A special day deserves a special place...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.We offer a complete wedding package inclusive of ceremony, reception and luxury accommodation in a stunning vineyard setting. Smaller, more intimate weddings and banquet… Continue Reading
The Gables-Overview The Gables is simply one of Melbourne's finest venues for weddings, business functions or private dinner parties. 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… Continue Reading
Elmswood Estate-fine wines & events Overview 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… Continue Reading
All Smiles – Melbourne Waterfront-Overview Perched over the water's edge at All Smiles - Melbourne Waterfront, our venue 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… Continue Reading
Cleveland Winery-Overview 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.For timeless beauty and lasting impressions consider Grange Cleveland Winery for your wedding.The grandeur of a vineyard surrounded by picturesque cottage gardens. Secluded and private weddings with Macedon views.The very… Continue Reading
Functions On Chapel-Overview Built in 1861, Functions On Chapel is a gracefully composed classical building in the Italianate style. From the street it's a grand heritage building while inside you'll discover a completely updated that blends a traditional and timeless feel with every modern convenience and technology expected in a quality establishment.Functions On Chapel is situated on… Continue Reading
The Clarion on Canterbury-Overview Set in the leafy Eastern suburbs, Clarion Hotel on Canterbury exhibits the refined grace of a bygone era, rich in French provincial designs and furnishings this 4-star Boutique Hotel is the chance to indulge in pure luxury. Clarion Hotel on Canterbury is truly a complete venue.Your CeremonyAn outdoor garden ceremony is a perfect setting… Continue Reading
Cammeray Waters-Overview The most important day of your life deserves the very best. From the moment you arrive at Cammeray Waters, you'll feel the first expectations of a memorable wedding.With our private bushland setting, first class facilities and close proximity to Melbourne and Tullamarine Airport, Cammeray Waters is unequalled as an out of town functions venue… Continue Reading
The Buckingham International-Overview 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.Excellent service, cuisine and our flexibility will allow… Continue Reading
Brighton Savoy-Overview Weddings by the beach in Brighton, let us share in your special day by assisting in the planning of your memorable occasion. Four function rooms, each with their unique atmosphere - two with bay views.Our wedding reception package includes a Complimentary Deluxe Seaview Room, email for more information, just let us know how many… Continue Reading
Bellinzona-Overview A beautiful wedding venue in Daylesford, Bellinzona presents a gracious and opulent venue for a luxurious wedding.Set amongst acres of established gardens and soaring views of the Wombat State Forest, Bellinzona is the perfect wedding venue for your special day.Ceremony:Bellinzona specialises in garden weddings. Beautifully manicured gardens, gorgeous pavilion, romantic fountain and acres of… Continue Reading
Bell City-Overview Between our grand ballroom, romantic garden terrace, chandelier-adorned marquee, beautiful poolside, stylish restaurants and ample accommodation options, you can celebrate your nuptials from beginning to end at Bell City.With flexible packages on offer and dedicated Wedding Coordinators on hand to guide you through your plans with ease, you can rest assured we'll make your… Continue Reading
York on Lilydale-Overview Many call the York on Lilydale a hidden gem! Set on 11 acres of natural and landscaped grounds an English courtyard and picturesque lake. 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.Our property is complimented… Continue Reading
The Yarra Yarra Golf Club-Overview Yarra Yarra is the perfect venue to hold your very special wedding day.After a short drive along the gently meandering driveway, you first glimpse Yarra Yarra's spectacular and unique Mediterranean-style Clubhouse, with its beautiful manicured gardens and picturesque setting.The grandeur of the $8.0m refurbished Clubhouse, with the finest fixtures and fittings, all combine with… Continue Reading
Yarra Ranges Estate-Overview Yarra Ranges Estate's function room boasts stunning views of the vineyard and the beautiful Warburton Ranges. Our fully heated and air conditioned function room can cater from 50 to 150 guests with a dance floor. Candelabras, chair covers, sashes and linen are all included.You and your guests will enjoy exclusive use of our facilities… Continue Reading
Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron-Overview The perfect venue for that one special day in your life "By The Beautiful Bay". As you enter the clubhouse you will be captivated by the breathtaking panoramic view of Port Phillip Bay.If you are planning a wedding reception, we may have the perfect venue for you. Our function room can be designed for… Continue Reading
Bayview Eden Melbourne-Overview Marriages are made at Eden...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.Whether planning for the perfect winter wedding or a summer extravaganza the versatility of our rooms complete with high ceilings can cater from the most intimate… Continue Reading
Bayview On The Park-Overview An Occasion to Remember at Bayview...Make your wedding dreams come to life at Bayview On The Park. Situated on the fringe of Melbourne's city precinct, adjacent to the beautiful Albert Park Lake and golf course, it is the perfect location for your special day.With each celebration being unique, we can accommodate your every need… Continue Reading
Mt Baw Baw-Overview Mt Baw Baw offers a romantic wedding venue setting, with sweeping mountain views to stunning wildflowers, fine food and fresh mountain air. Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is located in the Gippsland region of Victoria, 2.5 hours from Melbourne and just 3 hours from the Mornington Peninsula.Most couples choose to have their ceremony on… Continue Reading
Melbourne Aquarium-Overview Melbourne Aquarium is a premier function venue boasting stunning and unique spaces perfect for your special day. Combining professional service and exquisite seasonal menus, a wedding at the aquarium will ensure an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.There are five spectacular function spaces catering from between 30 to 650 guests to choose from… Continue Reading
Amberlee Receptions-Overview Amberlee Receptions is a purpose built reception centre designed to cater for your individual needs. Behind the name is a strong reputation renowned for generous servings of quality cuisine, attention to detail, and truly personalised service that is second to none.Experienced owner operators Nick and Debbie consider it a privilege to be involved in… Continue Reading
Metropolis Events-Overview 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… Continue Reading
Alfred Place by Rockpool Events-Overview Introducing Alfred Place - a magnificent, two-storey, multi-venue dining and entertainment hotspot at 7 Alfred Place in Melbourne's CBD.VENUESet 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… Continue Reading
Inglewood Estate-Overview 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.Inglewood Chapel is a private and… Continue Reading
Patterson River Golf Club-Winner of the Clubs Vic Chef's Table Award 2012 Overview At Patterson River Golf Club, our warm and friendly staff will make your special day one to remember. Your wedding day is all about you and at Patterson River Golf Club we are focused on making your day perfect.Overlooking the course with spectacular views, our… Continue Reading
Chateau Wyuna-Overview ABIA Winner - Best Reception Centre in Australia - 2012 and 2013.Voted first in Victoria in four other categories - ceremony venue, function coordinator, in-house wedding advisor and master of ceremonies.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… Continue Reading
Showtime Events Centre-Overview STUNNING INDUSTRIAL STYLE WATERFRONT VENUE FOR 100 - 250 GUESTS WITH AWARD WINNING CATERINGExclusive and alluring, Showtime Events Centre is the ultimate embodiment of industrial glam. Featuring our 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… Continue Reading
The Baths Middle Brighton-Overview 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.The Baths overlooks Melbourne's only remaining sea baths, offering fine cuisine and unbeatable service amidst magnificent panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay.Personalised menus allow your guests to… Continue Reading
Cargo Hall-Overview EXCLUSIVE INDUSTRIAL LUXE WATERFRONT WAREHOUSE PERFECT FOR 80 - 200 GUESTSNestled 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… Continue Reading
Ascot House-Overview Ascot House is set amidst two acres of beautiful gardens and is one of Melbourne's most historic mansions. The elegance of this original c1860's homestead exists alongside the most modern function facilities.Ascot House provides a personal and professional approach to every function to ensure a memorable and special day. We pride ourselves in offering… Continue Reading
Paradise Gardens-Overview A beautiful country garden set right on the banks of the Murray River, just 10 minutes drive out of Echuca/Moama in NSW. Around 3 acres of stunning gardens offer a very romantic location for your Wedding Ceremony or Wedding Reception.The gardens are a series of 'rooms' with interconnecting wide meandering pathways. The ceremonies take… Continue Reading
The Regal Ballroom-Overview 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.As you walk in you'll feel live you've been plucked from reality and placed into the magical pages of a Cinderella story. With every golden trim and… Continue Reading
Feathertop Winery-Overview Congratulations on your engagement! We are delighted you are considering Feathertop as the venue to host your special day.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… Continue Reading
All Smiles Sorrento Ocean Beach-Overview 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.Specialising in extraordinary cocktail style weddings, All… Continue Reading
Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue-Overview As one of Melbourne's foremost wedding venues, we at Red Scooter have a lot of experience in helping people find the venue that suits their needs best. Here are a few of the tips we like to share with engaged couples looking for the perfect wedding venue:The average couple visit's between two and ten… Continue Reading
Marybrooke Receptions-Overview 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, located just 45 minutes from the heart of Melbourne.Marybrooke Receptions offer luxury accommodation for you and your guests complete with beautifully appointed rooms and large windows, so that… Continue Reading
Woodlands Golf Club-Overview The team at Woodlands are here to pamper you on your special day and will happily organise anything that you require.Set amongst landscaped gardens, manicured greens and fairways, the Clubhouse was first built in 1927 and was modernised in 2010 to now provide a state of the art facility. Whilst major renovations were made… Continue Reading
Roomba’s @ Mt Aitken-"The perfect wedding reception venue in Melbourne's Macedon Ranges" Overview 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.Catering for all types of functions from engagements to weddings, christenings, corporate breakfasts/lunches or dinners, birthday celebrations and wakes.Only 35 minutes… Continue Reading
The Manor on High-Overview Providing stylish and opulent events for over 20 years, Manor on High knows what it takes to deliver an exceptional event. Committed to providing service excellence, every occasion is tailored to individuals needs.The convenient location, ample parking, gracious grounds and opulent rooms are just the beginning. Your dedicated event manager will provide you with abundant… Continue Reading
Quat Quatta-Overview 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… Continue Reading
Ballara Receptions-Overview Your dream wedding venue in Melbourne.Discover why Ballara is the perfect place for your perfect day:Set in the foothills of the Yarra ValleyFamily business established in 1987Exclusively yours for your celebrationAuthentic chapel or manicured English gardens to hold your ceremonyPicturesque lake with jetty, gazebo and water fountainLush gardens with weeping willows, waterfall, lakeside swing… Continue Reading
Encore St Kilda Beach-Overview Discover St Kilda's best kept secret.Encore St Kilda Beach offers a chic beachside setting for your next event. Featuring a backdrop of shimmering water, swaying palms and sailboats. Nothing compares to the sun setting over Port Phillip Bay.Encore offers flexible room layouts to accommodate a variety of events. The combination of natural light, stunning… Continue Reading
Marnong Estate-Overview Welcome to Marnong EstateMarnong 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 at our Historic Homestead, private dining at the… Continue Reading