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79 Best Wedding Photo Locations in Melbourne

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    At Vogue Ballroom, one of Melbourne's most popular wedding venues, we’re often asked where the best wedding photography locations in Melbourne are? The quick answer…. it depends!

    Melbourne – known as the Garden State, The Fashion Capital, The Restaurant Capital and the place to get the best coffee in the world. It’s beautiful and has many fantastic wedding photo locations, whether you want them for a wedding shoot or just because you like photography.

    Time is of the essence, the last thing you want to do on your wedding day spends hours in the car driving around with only minutes for actual photos.

    Melbourne has plenty of wedding photographers, and there are so many wedding photo locations that you might be still alone there – even in the wedding season.

    Melbourne is a big city and wedding photography can have very different aspects here – you get the busy and stylish city life to the old farms and vineyards just a few km outside. Many wedding couples in Melbourne select their venue that they have the photos were taken there – plenty of venues have beautiful locations at their doorstep so that it’s not necessary to travel far. Think about the beachside restaurants in St. Kilda down to the Mornington Peninsula … The perfect beach wedding location.

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    Others have a bit more time planned for the wedding ceremony and the reception. Plenty of time makes it easy to select your wedding photo location as travel times could be extended. Don’t forget that we as photographers need to get there too and also need to find a car park ( which is sometimes challenging in Melbourne – or you have some space for us in your means of transport – we are flexible).

    Hosting your wedding in Melbourne and searching for the perfect location to shoot your all-important wedding photos?

    Melbourne is a fabulous city to carry out wedding photography with a number of captivating locations present under its belt. The city has a plethora of options to offer couples who wish to get their wedding or engagement photo shoots done.

    From churches and pavilions to secluded beaches and breathtaking resorts, the list of mesmerizing locations is endless. And if you happen to be getting married anytime soon, here are our top picks for the most iconic wedding photography locations in all of Melbourne.

    Albert Park Wedding Photo Locations in Melbourne

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    Historic Melbourne Architecture - Wedding Photo Locations

    Parliament House & Steps
    Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002

    National Gallery of Victoria
    180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006

    The Palais Theatre
    Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182

    Butleigh Wootton
    867 Glenferrie Rd, Kew VIC 3101

    Rippon Lea Estate
    192 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC 3185

    Abbotsford Convent
    1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067

    Melbourne City Circle Trams

    Melbourne Museum
    11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

    Melbourne Laneways
    Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Crown Rooftop
    8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006

    Hoiser Lane
    Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Federation Square
    Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Melbourne University Campus
    Parkville VIC 3010

    Billilla Mansion, Brighton
    26 Halifax St, Brighton VIC 3186

    Luna Park St. Kilda
    18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182

    Flinders Street Station
    Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Treasury Gardens
    2-18, 2-18 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002

    Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
    9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

    General Post Office
    260 Elizabeth Street, MELBOURNE, VIC, 3000

    Walk Down Collins Street Luxury Stores

    The Regent
    191 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Royal Block Arcade
    335 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
    1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006

    Victoria Army Barracks
    Southbank VIC 3006

    Kamesburgh Gardens Brighton
    Brighton VIC 3186

    The City Museum Melbourne
    11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

    Windsor Hotel Foyer & Entrance
    111 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    The Arts Centre
    100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

    Spencer Street Station
    Spencer St, Docklands VIC 3008

    The Park Hyatt Foyer
    1 Parliament Pl, East Melbourne VIC 3002

    Melbourne Town Hall
    90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Old Treasury Building
    20 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Captain Cook’s Cottage
    Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

    Melbourne Cricket Ground
    Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002

    Motsalvat
    7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095

    The National Trust’s Labassa
    2 Manor Grove (no parking allowed), Caulfield North VIC 3161

    Werribee Mansion
    Gate 2, K Road, Werribee VIC 3030

    Anzac House Building
    4-6 Collinst Street Anzac House Melbourne 3000

    Number 3 Male Street Brighton
    3 Male Street, Brighton, 3186

    Parks & Nature Locations for Wedding Photos

    Melbourne Zoo
    Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052

    Collingwood Children's Farm
    18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067

    Sherbrooke Forest
    Sassafras VIC 3789

    Yarra Valley vineyards – Tarrawarra
    311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775

    Yarra Valley Vineyards – Yering Station
    38 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775

    Yarra Valley Vineyards – Chandon
    727 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream VIC 3770

    Fitzroy Gardens
    Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

    St Kilda Botanical Gardens
    11 Herbert St, St Kilda VIC 3182

    St Vincents Gardens, Albert Park
    Albert Park VIC 3206

    Williamstown Botanic Gardens
    Giffard St & Osborne Street, Williamstown VIC 3016

    National Rhododendron Gardens
    The Georgian Rd, Olinda VIC 3788

    Botanical Gardens Gate
    Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141

    La Belle Miette

    Chanel City
    140 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Luis Vuitton City
    139 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Olivers's Lane
    Melbourne Ln

    Spice Market
    Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

    ANZ Bank Doors City
    388 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    333 Collins The Dome
    333 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    RMIT University
    124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Waterfront and Beaches are Perfect for Wedding Photography

    Southbank – Yarra River

    Melbourne Docklands

    Cheltenham Pier
    1/320 Bay Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192

    Elwood Beach Pier

    Yarra Bend Boathouse
    1 Boathouse Rd, Kew VIC 3101

    Port Melbourne – Spirit of Tasmania
    Station Pier, Waterfront Pl, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

    Princess Pier
    Pier St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

    Black Rock Pier
    Beach Rd, Black Rock VIC 3193

    Sandringham Cliffs
    Beach Rd, Sandringham VIC 3193

    Albert Park Lake Melbourne

    Botanical Gardens St Kilda
    11 Herbert St, St Kilda VIC 3182

    Brighton Beach Boxes
    Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186

    St Kilda Beach & Pier
    Pier Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182

    Half Moon Bay

    Port Melbourne beach / Kerferd Rd pier
    Beach St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

    Mordialloc Beach Foreshore
    Mordialloc VIC 3195

    Webb Bridge
    Capital City Trail, Docklands VIC 3008

    Docklands

    Gem Pier Williamstown
    1 Syme St, Williamstown VIC 3016

    Kerferd Road Pier
    Albert Park VIC 3206

    North Road Pier
    North Road Brighton

    Lagoon Pier
    Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia

    Pier Road St Kilda
    Pier Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182

    Permits for Fotos Might Be Required...

    Some of the beautiful locations, unfortunately, charge for a permit to photograph there. We understand and respect this especially when they are private property. But there are also sometimes wedding photography charges on locations where you don’t expect this – such as the steps of Parliament

    House or the Botanical Gardens. It’s a bit crazy that these public places charge for a wedding photography permit, but private images are beautiful – does a wedding dress make a difference? These permits can cost anything from $50 to $500 – sometimes you are free to photograph when you have the wedding ceremony in this location (for example the Abbotsford Convent or the State Library of Victoria in the Melbourne CBD).

    But don’t worry there are plenty of free options available.

    We usually ask our wedding couples to think about the location they want to do their wedding photography. It’s not about finding the typical wedding photography location in Melbourne – it’s about you.

    Think about the location a bit … What matters to you? Where did you meet for the first time? Do you have a special place? The park bench where you kissed for the first time? You both love horses and want to go for a ride? Maybe a ferry trip to Williamstown from the Melbourne CBD? An empty beach at sunset – just the two of you? The late night visit to the Melbourne Supper Club at the arch window?

    Wedding Photo Locations in Melbourne in the Right Light

    Light is usually far more critical than the location – we instead photograph in the right light than a fancy locational the wrong view. When you select an area take the time of the day and glow in consideration.

    You want to shoot in the Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenongs at around sunset or very late afternoon. Not a great idea. The sun might be behind the trees, and it will be already very dark … An early afternoon photography session will be much better.

    You love the beach and want to have the Brighton Beach boxes as the backdrop. You thought about going there at 12 pm as this is the perfect time from a timeline of your wedding in January. Not a good idea. The beach will be packed on a summer weekend – it’s school holidays! The sun will be super harsh and not very flattering. The late afternoon or even sunset will be much better light but don’t expect the beach empty at that time in summer. Read on, and we show you what we can do here.

    Quiet Melbourne Wedding Photo Locations

    Popular and iconic locations such as Brighton Beach Boxes will still be full of people on a hot day. Stay flexible and consider a different stretch of beach when it’s too busy. Just a few hundred meters away could be already a wonderful spot.

    As wedding photographers in Melbourne, we can give you some advice here. There are lots of photographic “tricks” to make a location look, empty and feels like you have the spot for yourself. Long exposures, double exposures, a 1.2 to 2.0 Aperture to blur out the background or just great composition can make a place look empty.

    For Example:
    Think about the busy entrance of Luna Park in St.Kilda, Melbourne. The ideal time to photograph would be early morning when most of Melbourne is still sleeping. This does never work out with a busy wedding schedule.

    So we use a little trick – stand in front of the gate, and we take two photographs and blend them over (one will be exposed for you and the other one a prolonged exposure (with ND filter) to make the people disappear). This setup requires some time and is not suitable for every wedding – it all depends on your priorities.

    In other busy locations, you might include the crowds – imagine one of the iconic Melbourne laneways – imagine the two of you standing there and looking at each other while you forget about all the people surrounding you.

    How far do you want to Travel to get to your Melbourne Wedding Venue from your Photo shoot?

    Melbourne is a big city – , and it can take 1.5 hours to drive from one end to the other. The wedding photography locations in Melbourne are widely spread, and you need to consider your personal preferences.

    When you get married in the Melbourne you will need to select your photography locations by the location of your ceremony and reception venue – or do you want to spend your big day in the car driving around? There might be this little secret park close by or a fantastic backdrop on your travel route. Google maps are your friend, and you will be able to see an exciting location on the satellite image.

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