Located in Melbourne, Victoria, planning a wedding and looking for the best wedding venue? When you are planning your big day, you probably want everything just perfect. When it comes to a wedding reception, we agree, as your choice of venue is what can turn an enjoyable celebration into a memorable extravaganza. One of the best ways to make sure that it all turns out the way you dreamed it to select every supplier yourself personally. This way, you can choose the ultimate location, an exclusive five-star hotel, a sophisticated restaurant with spectacular harbour views or even a luxury vessel, and craft your ideal wedding day.
We’re proud to be working with some of the best wedding venues in Melbourne.
We've created an ultimate list of wedding reception venues in Melbourne, Victoria suppliers to save you time and money.
Table of Contents
- 1 Melbourne's Best Wedding Reception Venues
- 2 How much does it cost to host a wedding reception?
- 3 Why are reception venues so expensive?
- 4 What are the cheapest types of wedding venues?
- 5 Is a backyard wedding cheaper?
- 6 How do I plan a cheap wedding reception?
- 7 Vogue Ballroom Wedding Reception & Function Venue in Melbourne
- 8 Vines of the Yarra Valley Wedding Venue & Reception
- 9 Brighton Savoy Beach Wedding Accommodation and Hotel
- 10 Aerial by food&desire
- 11 Alencia Wedding Reception & Function Space
- 12 All Smiles Melbourne Wedding Reception
- 13 Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne
- 14 Arco Restaurant
- 15 Ascot House Wedding Receptions Melbourne
- 16 Atlantic Group
- 17 Avalon Castle Melbourne Wedding Venue
- 18 Ballara Wedding Receptions
- 19 Luna Space Wedding Event in Melbourne
- 20 Berth Wedding Reception
- 21 Bobby McGee’s Wedding Venue in Melbourne
- 22 Brookwood Receptions
- 23 Canvas House Receptions
- 24 Cammeray Waters Wedding Venue
- 25 Captain Melville
- 26 Cardinia Beaconhills Golf
- 27 Chapel 1885
- 28 Cleveland Winery
- 29 Crest on Barkly Hotel & Apartment
- 30 Crown Melbourne
- 31 Elizabethan Lodge
- 32 Encore St Kilda Beachside Wedding Receptions
- 33 Epocha Wedding Reception Venue Melbourne
- 34 Eureka 89 Wedding Events
- 35 FAIRFIELD PARK BOATHOUSE & TEA GARDENS
- 36 Farm Vigano Wedding Venue
- 37 Fenix Events
- 38 Future Mountain Brewing and Blending
- 39 Gather & Tailor
- 40 Grand Star Wedding Receptions & Corporate Events
- 41 Greenfields Albert Park
- 42 Goona Warra Vineyard
- 43 Inglewood Estate
- 44 Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park
- 45 Leonda by the Yarra
- 46 Little Henri Wedding Venue
- 47 Luminare Wedding Venue
- 48 Lux Foundry
- 49 Lyrebird Falls
- 50 Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa
- 51 Malthouse Theatre
- 52 Meadowbank Estate Wedding & Event Venue
- 53 Melbourne Zoo Wedding Venue Events
- 54 Merrimu Wedding Receptions
- 55 Montsalvat
- 56 Mount Macedon Winery
- 57 Mural Hall
- 58 MV Pearl
- 59 Nathania Springs Receptions
- 60 Normanby House Reception
- 61 Nudo Wedding Venue in Melbourne
- 62 Overnewton Castle
- 63 Panama Dining Room and Bar
- 64 Butler Lane by Peter Rowland
- 65 Plaza Ballroom
- 66 Poet’s Lane Wedding Reception
- 67 Portsea Golf Club
- 68 Post Office Hotel
- 69 Potters Wedding Venue
- 70 Pullman Melbourne On the Park
- 71 Quat Quatta Weddings
- 72 RACV City Club
- 73 Red Scooter Wedding Venue
- 74 Rendezvous Hotels Melbourne
- 75 River's Edge Events
- 76 Rossdale Golf Club Wedding Receptions
- 77 Royce Hotel Melbourne
- 78 Rupert On Rupert
- 79 Sandbar Beach Cafe
- 80 San Remo Ballroom
- 81 Scotchmans Hill
- 82 Seasons 5 Resort & Spa
- 83 Shadowfax Winery
- 84 Sheldon Reception
- 85 Sherwood Receptions
- 86 Showtime Event Group
- 87 Sir Paz Estate
- 88 St. Andrews Conservatory
- 89 Tatra Wedding Venue and Reception
- 90 The Dingley Hotel
- 91 The Fancy Parrot
- 92 The Gables
- 93 The Grande Reception and Function Centre
- 94 The Hotel Windsor
- 95 The Line Melbourne
- 96 The Luxor Function Centre
- 97 The Manor on High
- 98 The Peacock Estate
- 99 The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins in Melbourne
- 100 The Terrace Wedding Venue in Melbourne
- 101 The Views Functions and Events
- 102 Town Hall Broadmeadows
- 103 Vue on Halcyon Wedding Reception Melbourne
- 104 Wattle Park Chalet
- 105 Weddings at Marnong Estate
- 106 West Beach Pavilion
- 107 White Night Receptions
- 108 Witchmount Estate Function Centre
- 109 What should happen at a wedding reception?
- 110 What to Expect at a Typical Wedding Reception
- 111 Time Duration of a Wedding Reception
- 112 Wedding Reception Programs Allow for Fun
- 113 Example Itineraries for Wedding Reception Programs
- 114 What Else to Include in the Reception Program
Melbourne's Best Wedding Reception Venues
A venue in NSW will cost you an average of $16,539, coming in above the national average of $15,264. Based on the average of 97 guests you should budget around $170 per head for your venue, including additions.
The behind the scenes cost of a venue include: electricity, water, parking, building/grounds maintenance, bathroom facilities, liability and property insurance, taxes, equipment, equipment rental, staff, marketing/advertising, cleaning, damages, customer service handicap accessibility, building permits
- The courthouse. The courthouse has long been a go-to choice for affordable ceremonies — and for a good reason.
- At home.
- An Airbnb or hotel rental.
- Parks and beaches.
- In the street.
- Libraries and museums.
- Aquariums and zoos.
- Cafes, restaurants and bars.
If you go totally DIY with your backyard wedding you might see a lower per person price but this all depends on your set-up and how much you need to bring in. Ideally, you have a fabulous indoor space that can host your desired guest count so you don't have to rent a tent.
- Choose a favourite family-owned restaurant.
- Opt for a food truck or two.
- Ask for help with food instead of gifts.
- Make it a cash bar.
- Skip the hard liquor.
- Explore affordable dessert options.
- Keep the reception short.
- Go for a buffet service.
Vogue Ballroom Wedding Reception & Function Venue in Melbourne
(03) 9802 2471
Melbourne's Iconic Wedding Reception Venue
Vogue Ballroom, an exciting wedding and reception venue located in Melbourne’s south-east suburbs of Burwood East, a short 20 minutes from the city centre.
Vogue Ballroom is where Melbourne “happily-ever-after” begins in grand style. The moment you say “I do,” weddings at Vogue Ballroom are an elegant and luxurious affair.
From our Grand Ballroom with its exquisite details, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and majestic staircase, brides-to-be have a wealth of elegant options in the selection of their wedding venue for their special day.
When it comes to your special day, Vogue Ballroom has proven itself to be an iconic wedding venue and function centre in Melbourne with a highly reviewed track record.
Looking for an elegant wedding reception venue in Melbourne?
It is all about creating the right ambience for your magical Melbourne wedding day.
At Vogue, our grand ballroom is exclusively yours. A beautifully presented and decorated free-standing building with its own car park facilities. Our team of expert wedding specialists, event planners and chefs will work closely with you to create a wedding experience that is truly magnificent, ultimately unforgettable and lives up to your expectations and dreams in every way.
We will assist you every step of the way to ensure that you have the perfect ingredients for your wedding day.
Our wedding ballroom is equipped to deliver the best wedding day ever.
Vogue Ballroom is one of the finest wedding venues in Melbourne situated in the South-East only 20 minutes from the city. It’s the perfect wedding reception venue in Burwood East for your big day. We have one large function room able to cater for 370 wedding sit-down dinner or over 400 gala ball events. We take all the stress away by providing full catering, room set-up and décor and even cake if you need! We’ve got all the contacts to guide you in finding the best wedding photographer, decorator or where to buy a gorgeous dress. Our beautiful reception area is also perfect for wedding ceremonies.
Vogue Ballroom is very flexible and understands how special your wedding day is. The team will strive to cater to the specific needs of your wedding, no matter how big or small! It is all about creating the right ambience for your wedding day. At Vogue Ballroom our ballroom is exclusively yours for your event. That's right, beautifully presented and decorated free-standing building with its own car park facilities.
Wedding Reception Catered for by our internationally renowned Chef.
At Vogue Ballroom, we pride ourselves on our quality menu and will provide a complimentary tasting for you and your family before the big day. This gives you the opportunity to select your menu and matching wine to your taste. Select your menu from our Chef’s specially designed options, or our chef will work with you to come up with the perfect feast for your taste.
Award-winning cuisine, expertise, renowned service, and attention to detail will ensure that your wedding is a truly memorable occasion at Melbourne’s best wedding venue.
A Modern Day Classic Wedding Ballroom Venue
The elegance displayed in the Vogue Ballroom is nothing short of breath-taking. The tall ceilings are adorned with crystal chandelier, the marble foyer is a sight of grandeur, and the balcony overlooking the whole ballroom makes the perfect spot to showcase a newly married couple. This building was designed to showcase the grace and sophistication that most brides seek for their big day.
Luxurious décor, an exquisite bridal lounge gives Vogue Ballroom its own unique level of opulence, that flows through the pillar less ballroom making it the perfect venue to host your celebration. Vogue Ballroom’s six-meter high French provincial crystal chandelier lined ceilings, custom-designed carpets, iconic wall panelling, crushed silk drapery to its gracious marble foyer, lavish stone bathrooms and the mezzanine balcony overlooking the whole ballroom.
Our gracious foyer is perfect for your pre-event drinks and canapés, and your guests will wait in style and comfort for your grand arrival to the venue. We also cater for onsite ceremonies should you want for your entire wedding to be held at the iconic Vogue Ballroom.
Every Vogue Wedding is as Unique as the Couples that Marry
With 30 years of experience in the Melbourne wedding and hospitality industry, George and Angela Ross have a long history of delivering memorable Melbourne weddings with over 500 5-star reviews. Vogue Ballroom is their success story in Melbourne, Australia – an elegant wedding venue that has justifiably earned a reputation as “Melbourne’s Best Wedding Venue.”
Vines of the Yarra Valley Wedding Venue & Reception
(03) 9739 0222
Premier Yarra Valley Winery Wedding Venue
Vineyard Wedding Venue, Breathtaking Backdrops, Exclusive Location, Romantic Experiences
Vines of the Yarra Valley Wedding venue is a stunning property located at the gateway of the Yarra Ranges just 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Surrounded by acres of vineyard in every direction, lush lawns and magnificent rose gardens, we provide everything you need in one location, including free ceremony time. We offer a ceremony location on-site with 360 panoramic views of the valley and mountain ranges.
Witness The Best Views of the Yarra Valley All Year Round
Vines floats above vineyards on Helen’s Hill and offers the best views of the Yarra Ranges, making it a perfect location for your Yarra Valley wedding reception. We host stunning Yarra Valley weddings year-round at Vines, taking advantage of our various indoor/outdoor facilities, depending on the weather. Our facilities are versatile and accommodating, designed to maximize spring and summer’s open-air freshness and fall and winter’s crisp light and a cozy warmth.
Vines of the Yarra Valley Magical Wedding Receptions
Breathtaking 360 Degree Backdrops of the Valley
Vines of the Yarra Valley is a spectacular wedding venue located just 45 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. This unique setting is ideal for couples who want their wedding in a setting of natural beauty. Surrounded by 150 acres of vineyards and offering some of the region’s most outstanding scenery, Vines of the Yarra Valley is a fabulous boutique reception and function venue nestled at the gateway of the Yarra Ranges.
Weddings at Vines are a ‘choose your own adventure’ style, where the bride and groom can create their very own dream wedding from scratch. We will assist you with all aspects of the organizing to make the entire experience absolutely seamless.
Luxury Winery Wedding
Rest assured, our team will do everything possible (and more) to take the stress out of your wedding day. The Vines of the Yarra Valley offers one simple, elegant and stress-free solution for one of the best days of your life. At The Vines of the Yarra Valley, we understand the significance of the most important day in your life.
Our team of Internationally trained Chefs, your passionate Wedding Co-ordinator, our friendly and attentive service staff, will oversee all details of your Wedding Day. This ensures that we will make it the most treasured and memorable experience of your life.
Our spectacular clubhouse is both modern and elegant offering stunning course and valley views while our beautifully manicured gardens encompass the venue and provide the ideal setting for your ceremony or to capture those unforgettable memories.
Our Weddings Department is led by a professional team of wedding specialists with a wealth of experience in the industry and strive to assist with planning your special day to perfection.
Catering to all types of nuptials, from small, intimate affairs to large, lavish events, our destination will be with you from start to finish, boasting picturesque ceremony locations, multiple options of mouth-watering menus, spectacular views, and on-site accommodation.
Over 30 Years of Experience in the Wedding & Entertainment Industry
Family Owned & Operated - Loving Wedding Professionals
Husband & wife combination George & Angela Ross have delivered over 1000 memorable Melbourne weddings with over 30 years of industry experience in the wedding & entertainment space. For many years they've run the award-winning wedding venue Vogue Ballroom, catering for larger weddings capable of servicing up to 400 guests.
"Our sole ambition is to inject beauty, passion and grandeur into your wedding as we create memories that you will cherish forever."
Award-winning cuisine, expertise, renowned service, and attention to detail will ensure that your wedding is a truly memorable occasion at Yarra Valley's best wedding venue. George & Angela deliver passion, pure joy to couples along with happily ever after.
Lavish Elegance Blended with Rustic Glam
The rustic, vintage charm of the breathtaking 150-acre vineyard Estate makes it one of the most sought after wedding venues in the Yarra Valley. Photographers LOVE being told they've got a wedding shoot here, fairy lights twinkling both indoors and over our unique outdoor courtyard dance floor, amazing food options, a full alcohol licence, charming wet weather contingencies, a variety of ceremony areas - the list of what we have on offer is quite simply amazing.
Whether you are looking for a 'country-style' long table type reception, a wine-barrel style cocktail reception, a vintage themed intimate gathering or any variation of these, Vines of the Yarra Valley is the wedding venue that sets the benchmark for styling options.
Brighton Savoy Beach Wedding Accommodation and Hotel
03 9592 8233
Book Now, pay on the day of arrival, free cancellation at the Best Hotel in Brighton|
Superb Beach Accommodation & Hotel in Brighton.
The Brighton Savoy is the area’s only full-service boutique hotel and is located directly on the beachfront.
During your stay, we invite you to enjoy our full range of services including 24-hour front desk, free high-speed wi-fi internet, Seaview dining, daily housekeeping and free on-site parking, and much much more.
The Brighton Savoy has been a long-standing Bayside icon since 1967, and our award-winning facilities serve as a wedding reception venue, full-service function & conference centre with hotel accommodation, and Seaview Restaurant making us one of the finest Hotels Brighton has on offer.
Owned exclusively by the Lee Family, the Brighton Savoy is one of the premier hotels in Brighton which features the best of contemporary design with unparalleled customer service and attention to detail that only a 4-star hotel can provide.
Magical Beach Wedding Receptions
Welcome to a place made for love stories. Where Melbourne's famous Brighton Beach boxes meet the Port Philip Bay amid a panorama of the Melbourne city CBD, Brighton Savoy Hotel & Wedding Reception Venue nestles itself on the sandy shoreline. Here, everything your wedding could want is just stepped away, allowing your celebrations to flow seamlessly from one unforgettable moment to the next while our team of detail-devoted professionals combine their magic with those incomparable surroundings.
As the waves glide against the shore, a gentle breeze rustles through your hair. You can distinctively hear birds chirping, over the soft instrumental music you chose specifically for this moment. Everything is perfect, just like you’ve always dreamed…
There’s no doubt that a beach wedding is romantic.
You find a beach, throw on a dress or lightweight suit, skip the shoes, and get ready for a tropically themed walk down the aisle. Many people who want a hassle-free wedding opt for a beach wedding. Beach wedding venues often have a relaxed ambience, ideal for lively celebrations that feel like a true vacation.
Melbourne's Most Highly Reviewed Beach Wedding Reception Venue!
When it comes to weddings, we are as dedicated to your day as you are to each other. From bespoke menus to designer romantic details, Brighton Savoy is the place for beachside romance. Our charming neighbourhood is a fun and laid back place to gather friends and family who can explore and discover local treasures during their stay. Special accommodation rates will also apply to any of your guests choosing to stay with us.
With sweeping bay views as your natural backdrop, there’s no better way to say I do. Whether you’re picturing an intimate gathering, lavish canape soiree or sit down banquet, your day will unfold exactly how you imagine. Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes are an iconic part of Melbourne's makeup and the perfect wedding setting for a day by the bay.
Award-Winning Wedding Receptions Melbourne
The Brighton Savoy is located directly opposite Middle Brighton Beach where you will find the iconic, colourful and world-famous Bathing Boxes. Host your wedding at one of Melbourne's premier wedding venues, featuring waterfront and beachfront ceremonies, four event spaces catering from 30 to 220 guests.
We have celebrated with many bridal couples over the last 50 years in the Wedding Industry and look forward to hosting your special day with your family, friends and loved ones...
Be assured that you will have access to an experienced wedding and events team to make your wedding day one to remember.
Wedding Venue Highlights
- Owned and operated by the Lee family for over 50 years.
- Located 12 km from Melbourne CBD on prestigious Brighton Beach.
- Hosting your wedding from 30 – 220 guests.
- Wedding reception and ceremony packages available
- Beach ceremonies in conjunction with the City of Bayside
- Photos opportunities at the world-famous Brighton Bathing Boxes
- Elegance & contemporary style
- Free onsite venue parking for guests
We offer a range of wedding packages, including our five-hour reception package, six-hour ceremony and reception package and an onsite backup option for those looking to have their ceremony on the beach.
Brighton Savoy is also able to host commitment ceremonies and has packages available upon request.
Aerial by food&desire
03 8646 6009
Aerial boasts 180-degree views from the Bolte Bridge and Docklands to Southern Cross Station; the backdrop to your wedding truly breathtaking as Melbourne’s skyline lights up.
Your food&desire Event Coordinator assists with your menu creation, floor plan design and supplier coordination supporting you through your wedding planning. We are here to help, making your journey thoroughly enjoyable.
food&desire’s newest venue, Aerial is centrally located in South Wharf on Melbourne’s city fringe. Hosting your event at Aerial provides easy access to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Hilton and DFO (Direct Factory Outlet), and the Docklands, only over the footbridge.
Some of the best venues in Melbourne are often transformed from ordinary blank spaces. Where imagination and creativity become paint on a canvas…we‘ll help you make it art.
There is a distinct feel to an outdoor or marquee wedding that cannot be mirrored internally. Done correctly, a marquee wedding is an impressionable alternative to a unique venue that allows you to create an original and distinctive wedding. food&desire have erected marquees in parklands, gardens, private residences and rooftops.
Alencia Wedding Reception & Function Space
03 9792 2388
CLASS. BEAUTY. ELEGANCE.
Inspired by the Timelessness of French Lace
Alencia is the new iconic destination in the South-East suburbs of Melbourne located in Dandenong South. Melbourne’s most stunning event venue to hold your luxury wedding, formal, and corporate event. Our versatile venue is tailored for all events, boasting contemporary architecture, and the most accommodating staff, who will go above and beyond to make your event as special as can be.
The Newest Melbourne Wedding Reception Venue
Host your modern wedding celebration at the new Melbourne wedding reception venue your guests won’t soon forget located in Dandenong South. Alencia is Melbourne’s premier wedding spot. Destined to dazzle, our passionate team promises to deliver an event that checks every one of your must-have features off your list.
YOUR PREMIER WEDDING DESTINATION IN MELBOURNE — INSPIRED BY THE TIMELESSNESS OF FRENCH LACE
Alencia—a destination inspired by the heavenly detailing of 17th century French Alençon lace. Renowned for its fine netting ground, floral patterns, and intricate weave, Alençon lace is a premium trim used for wedding gowns and bridal veils. Like the refinement of French lace, Alencia’s venues are flawlessly designed to enthral, entrance, and exhilarate. The locale is everything. Evoking grandeur and elegance, our spacious new ballrooms boast contemporary architecture and soaring ceilings.
Our hospitable wait staff will be at your service, delivering a first-class catering experience. Whether you are hosting a stand-up event or a sit-down banquet, our passionate chefs will make every bite remarkable, from canapés menus to full-course meals in the newest Melbourne wedding reception venue.
Alencia — a destination inspired by the heavenly detailing of 17th century French Alençon lace. Renowned for its fine netting ground, floral patterns, and intricate weave, Alençon lace is a premium trim used for wedding gowns and bridal veils. Like the refinement of French lace, Alencia’s venues are flawlessly designed to enthral, entrance, and exhilarate.
All Smiles Melbourne Wedding Reception
0404 001 166
All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront Cocktail Wedding Receptions
All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront at the Docklands is set in a spectacular waterfront location overlooking the majestic Victoria Harbour in Melbourne. This sensational function venue with its modern architecture and high ceilings offers a relaxed environment with well-appointed surrounds, creating the perfect atmosphere for any event. With world-class facilities and sweeping panoramic views of the magnificent City of Melbourne skyline towards the famous Bolte Bridge, this wedding and cocktail venue will provide the perfect setting for one of the best nights of your life.
Not just a normal cocktail function
We aim to provide a far more social environment for you, your closest friends and family to enjoy incredible food, an amazing venue and outstanding service.
The Food Quality and Quantity
Probably the biggest concern for people choosing a cocktail style event is the food. Not just the quality, but more importantly, the quantity of food served. This is a genuine concern, as we have all left cocktail functions and gone straight to McDonald's on the way home. We guarantee that this will never occur at our cocktail functions. The other concern with food is Quality and variety. No one does it better. Our menus are designed to appeal to a broad cross-section of people and are created using only the freshest of ingredients.
All Smiles was established in 1997 with our first venue in Ringwood East. We added our Docklands and Sorrento locations to create a trifecta of locations perfectly suited to Cocktail Functions/events and weddings.
We have dedicated a large portion of our lives, helping others have the time of their lives. We’ve spent many years perfecting our food and drink offerings and find ourselves in a position where our guests know we have their best interest at heart. We are professionals at throwing a party and not just any party but a party you’ll remember. Every aspect of our business has been constructed to make sure our guests have an amazing event; this has always been our passion.
Some say that our name, ‘All Smiles’ is silly they just don’t get it! We, however, say that it is the total essence of what we stand for. We are extremely fortunate to have the best staff in the industry who share the same passion and values on personal service that we have since our inception in 1997. We are very proud of our amazing venues and fantastic food, but it is truly our people and the level of service they provide that sets us apart.
Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne
+61 3 9246 1209
WELCOME TO AMORA HOTEL RIVERWALK MELBOURNE
BANKS OF THE YARRA RIVER IN RICHMOND
Ideally positioned on the banks of the Yarra River in Richmond, Amora Hotel is just 3 kilometers from the vibrant Melbourne CBD and all it has to offer.
Be it business travel or a leisure stay, and we have everything you need to ensure your stay is perfect.
Overlooking the parklands and Yarra River, our Event Pavilion is the perfect setting for a relaxed garden luncheon or magical dinner event.
Sit down dinner - 220 guests, including a dance area.
Cocktail - 300 guests including a dance area
Looking for an intimate wedding reception? Our park room is ideal for your needs.
Sit down dinner - 50 guests or 40 with a dance area.
Cocktail - 50 guests or 40 with a dance area
Our contemporary Bridge and Yarra Room with a parquetry dance floor offer an elegant setting for a larger formal wedding reception.
Sit down dinner - 120 guests with dance area.
Cocktail - 220 guests with dance area
Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne is a boutique 4.5-star hotel located on the banks of the Yarra River in Richmond. The hotel offers hotel rooms, suites & one & two-bedroom apartments. Ample on-site car parking is available. The hotel has 15 conference & meeting rooms. We have a purpose-built glass Event Pavilion, which will be ideal for weddings, dinners and all types of events. The hotel is well serviced by public transport including the 75 & 48 trams & close to both Hawthorn & Burnley train stations.
(03) 9799 8791
Nestled away in a beautiful and unique natural setting overlooking the stunning lake where natural birdlife abounds, Arco is Dandenong’s hidden gem.
Gorgeous modern décor and outstanding restaurant cuisine marry perfectly within this chic lakeside oasis and wedding venue.
Arco prides itself on being warm and welcoming, and our aim is to customise your special day with all the elements that matter most to you!
Restaurant weddings are becoming more and more popular in Melbourne, and it’s no wonder why – guests enjoy a more relaxed setting whilst enjoying incredible food and outstanding service.
On weeknights and weekends, we transform into a functions venue.
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you have found the right place.
Be it a wedding, birthday, corporate functions, such as a Christmas party, a Christening, a memorial service, or just a simple get together with your family and friends, whatever event you are thinking of, we are happy to provide and accommodate at Arco Cafe Bar Restaurant.
We are not just an Italian Cuisine, but we are also equipped to offer a large selection of cuisines for special events and cocktail parties.
Our venue can accommodate everything from a wedding ceremony, a cocktail wedding reception to sit down banquet from 30 to 130 guests.
With a dance floor, ample parking on-site and dedicated staff there to provide flexible and affordable solutions, look no further for your Dandenong wedding reception venue.
Arco Cafe Bar Restaurant, in business since 2007, offers a contemporary dining experience located in a state-of-the-art business centre in Dandenong South (Lyndhurst).
We provide the best dining experience to our customers by offering exquisite mainly Italian cuisine but not limited amazing staff and a great atmosphere we combine city-style dining and sophistication in a casual, relaxed environment.
Ascot House Wedding Receptions Melbourne
+61 3 9370 8711
ASCOT HOUSE IS AN ELEGANT VICTORIAN MANSION SET IN TWO ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, A TRULY PREMIER WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE.
Ascot House is the definitive solution for couples looking for a sophisticated Melbourne wedding venue. Conveniently located in Ascot Vale, wedding receptions held at the Ascot House mansion and gardens are always of an exceptional standard, making Ascot House one of the leading wedding reception venues in Melbourne.
Choosing reception venues can be a difficult process, but of all the wedding venues Melbourne has to offer, Ascot House stands out. With undeniable heritage charm, expert wedding caterers, dedicated staff focused on flawless service and two acres of gardens offering ample wedding photography opportunities, Ascot House is a wedding venue Melbourne couples have chosen for more than 100 years.
Weddings at Ascot House
As Melbourne’s leading historic wedding reception venue, Ascot House has been a prized wedding venue for more than 100 years and has hosted some of Melbourne’s most glamorous weddings.
Set on two acres of manicured gardens and featuring two deluxe rooms suited for varying wedding reception styles and capacities, Ascot House sets the standard for ambience, service and style. Unlike many other Melbourne wedding venues, Ascot House offers the ability to have your vows, photography and wedding reception all in the one location, which not only saves time and money but also allows maximum enjoyment of your day.
Whether you want your wedding to be held in the exquisitely intimate Chandelier room, the luxuriously extravagant Grand Ballroom or even on the lawn for a picture-perfect, sunny garden wedding, Ascot House’s old-world charm ensures that it’s the Melbourne wedding reception venue of choice.
ASCOT HOUSE – MELBOURNE’S HISTORIC WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE
Built circa 1860, Ascot House exudes historic charm. Originally purchased from the Crown for the sum of 118 pounds, the mansion has remained the reception venue of choice for many of Melbourne’s finest weddings, parties and events for more than 140 years.
- Ascot House’s Notable Past Owners
- The Smith Family Silver
- A Wedding Reception Venue Steeped in History
+61 3 8623 9609
A BEAUTIFUL BOTANICAL GARDENS WEDDING VENUE
Melbourne brides and grooms can stroll through the wonder of the city’s biggest and most lavish garden to find a charming wedding or high-end event venue, cut straight from the page of a history book. Built-in 1854, this natural beauty is enchanting with her polite values and sophisticated allure.
The private property is renowned for its raw splendour and historic architecture, a jewel set amidst the peaceful lawns of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. With the venue in close proximity to the CBD, it represents a unique opportunity to escape the bustling urban atmosphere for an evening or luncheon reminiscent of a lavish garden party affair.
Truly the city’s leader in sophistication, Botanical Gardens wedding venues from Atlantic Group are loved for that classy glow they add to your event.
PICTURE YOURSELF AT OUR MELBOURNE GARDEN WEDDING VENUES
Let us take you on a journey through the gardens.
Strolling up the narrow garden path, surrounded by precisely manicured plants and foliage, guests are welcomed to the double-storey property by a brilliant heritage façade and sprawling garden. From within, this historical homestead has been transformed to accommodate the most lavish and memorable celebrations. Whether you plan on hosting an intimate soirée or secluded retreat, your guests will relish this chance to party in the rarefied air of Melbourne’s prized Botanical Gardens.
The wedding venue that keeps delivering, you’ll find a second storey balcony, spanning the width of the house, which looks out to yet another generous and breathtaking private garden.
Gardens House continues to impress with multiple entertaining rooms, which can be used individually or combined to host hundreds of guests at a time. The unique positioning and transcendent atmosphere of this historic property make it a superb location for a marquee wedding or event. Versatile in its potential, this stunning Victorian property offers a setting appropriate for formal seated dining, black-tie cocktail dinners, alfresco garden events and scenic ceremony backdrops.
AN ATLANTIC GROUP VENUE WITH CHARM
When you incorporate mother nature’s gifts into your event, you’ll discover why Botanical Garden wedding venues in Melbourne, Victoria provide the backdrop to a breathtaking and unique day. Surrounded by a taste of history and the people you love most, our team do everything we can to take care of each and every detail, to make your fairy tale wedding a reality.
Our Melbourne garden wedding venues are designed to offer serenity, beauty and a little bit of magic to our guests. But if you are looking for something extravagant and dramatic, The Sketch at the Docklands is just perfect. Atlantic Group is proud to offer a range of unique venues across Victoria that cater to all shapes, sizes and colours of events.
STUNNING WATERFRONT WEDDING VENUES IN MELBOURNE FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY
At Atlantic Group, we believe every wedding Must. Be. Perfect. And we know that perfect means different things to different people. With over two decades of experience and pulling off over 400 weddings a year, it’s safe to say we’ve helped with our fair share of forever afters.
We know one size does not fit all and relish the challenge to create unmistakably individual and memorable moments with the best wedding venues Melbourne has to offer. Located in some of the city’s most picturesque settings, no detail is too small, and no request is too large.
Must. Be. Perfect.
We create enchanting and captivating experiences, accommodating for every style and size of celebration. Select from a CBD, garden or waterfront venue in Docklands for some of the most beautiful wedding reception venues in Melbourne.
Our reception venues are unique and truly unforgettable; our services and spaces extend to the most lavish of engagement parties, intimate rehearsal dinners, and the most charming of bridal showers. We’re with you every step of the way, let’s celebrate each milestone in the journey properly.
A NEW WAVE OF WEDDING CATERING
We supply wedding catering in the location of your choice, curating ambitious and seasonal menus to complement your perfect day.
Our team of passionate planners and wedding catering experts will put your mind at ease. You have ideas. We make them happen. This is why couples celebrating their big day in our wedding receptions & venues wake up feeling excited, blissful and enthusiastic for the day ahead. We provide a stress-free zone, so unwind in our stunning indoor and outdoor venues across Melbourne.
Our attention to detail is second to none. You know those people who iron sheets and organise their wardrobe by colour and occasion? That’s us. But don’t get it twisted, we know how to bring a party to life, and we love…love.
ENJOY BREATH-TAKING VIEWS WITH WATERFRONT WEDDING VENUES
What’s your style? Whether you want to nail quirky, modern, kitsch or traditional, our wedding reception venues give Melbourne weddings an abundance of romantic scene setters to fit your wish list. Every Atlantic Group waterfront venue in Docklands provides the perfect blank canvas to your big day or the breath-taking intimate surrounds for your nearest and dearest.
Let us customise our unique wedding venues to fulfil your every desire. Our wedding specialists are on-hand to craft your perfect day fuelled with food, fun and forever moments.
Avalon Castle Melbourne Wedding Venue
(03) 5968 8391
AVALON CASTLE IS YOUR DREAM WEDDING & RECEPTION VENUE IN MELBOURNE
WE ARE ALL ABOUT NEW BEGINNINGS
Avalon Castle – Visually stunning, loaded with character and beautifully appointed on a two-acre property in the heart of the historic Dandenong Ranges.
Your Melbourne Wedding Destination
One of the most visually stunning wedding venues in Victoria, our Melbourne Castle wedding venue is ideal for those who are seeking outdoor wedding ceremonies and affordable wedding reception packages in Melbourne.
Forest Weddings, Woodland Weddings, Themed Weddings and Classic Weddings. Your style, your way, with a tailored budget to suit your needs.
What could be more perfect than a wedding in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges? With a blend of old and new elements, our multi-award-winning venue has fast become one of the most sought-after rustic wedding locations in Melbourne, recently voted by brides and grooms as Victoria’s Best Wedding Ceremony Location.
If Every Picture Tells A Story, Your Wedding Day Story Begins Here.
- Awarded for our hospitality
- Famous for our unique wedding location
- Known for our reputation
- Always inviting
- Always evolving
A WIDE RANGE OF CUSTOMISABLE WEDDING PACKAGES TO SUIT ANY BUDGET
ALL-INCLUSIVE MELBOURNE WEDDING PACKAGES
Our all-inclusive wedding packages allow you to have your wedding, your way to design your own options and wedding add-ons to truly customise your wedding experience at Melbourne's premier wedding venue.
WE OFFER EVERYTHING THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT AND SO MUCH MORE.
We will present you with a comprehensive list of inclusions that you will only find at Avalon Castle.
- A Generous Seven (7) Hour Event Package
- Full Beverage Package with Base Price Spirits Available
- Flexible and Varied Menu Options
- Complimentary Cottage Overnight
- Accommodation for up to 18 Guests
We have a multi-skilled team of event hosts to oversee all aspects of your day. Our Wedding Planners use their combined skill set to pre-manage each function. They will meticulously plan the details of your entire day and ensure that your styling details are flawless. Our client reviews will reassure you that you can trust us to support you throughout your entire planning process.
PRESENTING OUR GENEROUS SEVEN HOUR CELEBRATION PACKAGE.
ONE PRICE. EVERYTHING INCLUDED!
Ordinarily, there are so many contributing costs when it comes to wedding planning and budgeting. We have made the process very easy for you.
Calculate your per head price and multiply that by the total number of guests attending. You now have your total budget for a full wedding day at Avalon Castle.
All-day, full use of the venue:
- 7 Hour Package
- Your Ceremony
- Your Food and Beverages
- Your Table Styling
- Your Wedding Planning Hub
- Your Dedicated Wedding Planners
- Onsite Guest Accommodation
- Your Honeymoon Cottage – with Breakfast for Two
- Quality In-House Sound System
As experienced hosts, we aim to exceed your expectations. Everything is taken care of for you! Click here to view other standard inclusions.
Your Wedding. Your Style. Your Way.
Choose Avalon Castle Melbourne wedding venue and take control of your dream wedding day.
What we have on offer:
- A fun-loving team of professionals to help get your planning underway
- A fabulous list of recommended and affordable suppliers
- A customised wedding planning file with step by step planning details
- Onsite accommodation for up to 18 guests
- Great food, great staff and some seriously impressive reviews
- A wide range of complimentary linen and table decorations
- Your (per head) price includes full use of our facilities, beer, wine and standard beverages.
The Ultimate All-In-One Wedding Destination
Avalon Castle has a range of picturesque wedding ceremony, wedding reception and general function areas to host your event. Each area can be customised to suit your taste or requirement.
Renowned for our idyllic location, we are situated in the heart of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges. When you engage us, you engage the use of the grounds exclusively.
Contact us & see why couples everywhere love Avalon Castle.
We run tours by prior appointment but if you are in the area, give us a quick call. We do not run tours during functions but drop us a line and let us know when you would like to visit.
Ballara Wedding Receptions
(03) 9431 1508
THE COMPLETE WEDDING EXPERIENCE
Established in 1987 and still owned and operated by the same family, we provide an unforgettable experience on your wedding day.
Located at the foothills of the Yarra Valley, you will find everything you had dreamed of in the one location at Ballara.
For your ceremony, select from our on-site chapel or one of many locations in our secluded English gardens.
With so many photo opportunities on-site, there is no need for you to leave Ballara in order to capture all those magical moments.
Wander around the lake to discover our cascading waterfall, giant swing, lakeside jetty, rustic LOVE letters and rose arbours, to name a few, without the hassle and stress of going to additional locations.
Relax and enjoy the reception in our enchanting ballroom – with sparkling chandeliers, large central dance floor and windows looking out to the fairy-lit gardens.
No two weddings are the same, so we would love to tailor a package and quote to suit you and to find out what’s important for your wedding day?
Our team is here for you from your first inspection, throughout the planning process and on the big day to ensure everything comes together for you.
We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your wedding plans and ideas.
Contact us to organise an appointment and see why you should choose Ballara Wedding Receptions for your special day.
Our Melbourne wedding venue is open 7 days a week, and we would be delighted to show you everything Ballara has to offer.
SIT DOWN WEDDING PACKAGES AT BALLARA RECEPTIONS
We have tailored our sit down wedding packages to accommodate every couple’s individual requirements.
Canapes & drinks will keep your guests busy while you complete your photographs. Guests will have a warm bread roll & butter waiting for them when they are seated. All of our packages include a three-course sit-down meal served on an alternating 50/50 basis.
We have a large menu taking influences from cuisines around the world to ensure each couple can put together the menu that suits them and their guests the best. An inclusive alcoholic drinks package of beer, wine and soft drinks is also part of the price per person.
We will set up the reception room to your required configuration – with different sized tables to help accommodate your guest numbers. Drop off your place cards, bonbonnieres etc. to us, and we will set this up for you on the day so that you (or your family and friends) don’t have to.
Platinum Package provides you with all the normal inclusions and the opportunity to select any extras which are important to you. We can either help you with this, or you can source your own preferred suppliers.
Diamond Package: includes everything that the Platinum Package does, with the added benefit of including a DJ/MC, wedding cake, floral centrepieces, ceremony on-site, and many other inclusions that you would normally organise yourself. Great value for everyone but fantastic for time-poor couples or those not sure where to start.
Mid Week Package. Our specially designed midweek package has all the essentials for the price-conscious – available for Monday to Thursday weddings.
COCKTAIL WEDDING PACKAGES AT BALLARA RECEPTIONS
Our Cocktail Package suits those wanting a more relaxed easy-going style and features ‘wandering canapes’ along with food stations so that it encourages mingling and a party-atmosphere. The food is plentiful to ensure no one goes home hungry.
Our cocktail package includes 6 canape items served in a wandering style by staff, followed by 2 fork dishes – this is what will fill up your guests, so they don’t go home hungry or have to make a stop at McDonald's on the way home, but they are easy dishes that don’t require a knife & fork to be eaten. We have food stations as well so that surplus can be placed on these so guests can eat at their own rate.
Then you finish off the night with 3 dessert items served to the food stations along with your wedding cake.
Our drinks package is also included in the price per person so that there is a range of wine varieties and choices for your guests.
The set up of the ballroom can be customised to your personal preferences. Couples often opt to have bar tables around the dance floor and have this as a mingling area. Set up some round tables along with couches and armchairs at the back of the room as a chill-out space and so that any older guests can have a seat if required.
Opting to have our lawn games set up in the courtyard is also super popular for cocktail style weddings!
ABOUT BALLARA RECEPTIONS
Ballara is a family-owned and operated business established in 1987. Our experience and professionalism have earned us one of the best reputations in the industry.
We are aware of how exciting planning your wedding can be, but also how it can become an overwhelming and stressful experience at times. This is where our years of experience and professionalism will come into play, and our fully inclusive packages will be invaluable. From ceremony to reception, we work closely with you to bring your inspirations to life in our beautiful wedding venue and help you coordinate an exquisite tailor made the wedding.
The team at Ballara look forward to helping you plan a beautiful and unforgettable day of celebrations for you and all your guests.
Our mission is “To give our clients an experience of a lifetime, by always exceeding their expectations by providing exceptional service and high-quality food.”
OUR FUNCTIONS TEAM
Ballara has been a family run business for over 30 years. We are a close-knit team so that you can feel comfortable and supported throughout your wedding planning process as well as on the big day itself. We have a team of staff who work full time – Amanda, Fiona, Jan & Stacey – and then part-timer Isabella. So whenever you email, call or come in for appointments you will be in touch with one of us!
While your function manager ensures everything runs to plan on the day, let your bridal host take care of you and your bridal party. From getting you drinks to helping with your wedding dress or packing up some cake for in your departure car. Just like a personal assistant for the day!
We have our amazing floor and bar staff who look after your guests during the reception. We always ensure there is a good staff-to-guest ratio so that your guests aren’t left waiting or wanting. They are well trained and always ready to help with a smile on their faces.
We have our kitchen on-site and our kitchen team lead by chefs Simone & Dom who take great pride in creating their menus and can tailor each dish to suit your individual requirements.
To maintain our beautiful grounds, we have a garden caretaker who is always pottering away to make sure everything is looking lush and in place for your wedding.
Luna Space Wedding Event in Melbourne
(03) 9532 2556
Set in the Highett suburb of Melbourne, this stunning modern warehouse wedding venue boasts industrial charm and an abundance of natural light. Concrete flooring, whitewashed brick walls, and lots of windows create a stunning setting for a modern wedding at Luna Event Space.
Presenting unlimited possibilities to create, feast and celebrate, Luna event space is now open.
This industrial warehouse has been converted into an immaculate venue, where minimal aesthetics allow for complete creative freedom. Sweeping natural light surrounds throughout the day, reflecting off polished concrete floors and white brick walls. Indoor and outdoor spaces provide ample opportunities for bespoke areas to excite and engage guests, and as night draws in, even the largest events feel intimate and personal.
weddings | celebrations | brand activations | photoshoots | workshops | corporate
Luna is catered for exclusively by Fourside Food Design and Events. Fourside combines the very best products with a creative approach to food design. From weddings, brand activations, not-so-corporate working days, private parties to intimate dining experiences for 2, menus are tailored for each and every event to provide a customised experience just for you.
Collaborating with some of Melbourne’s most influential event experts, producers and suppliers, they cater different. They do it awesome, and they love it.
Berth Wedding Reception
(03) 9670 0197
Berth Upstairs will make you fall in love all over again…
Specialising in Melbourne 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. Our wedding venue plays host to a range of sit down dining and cocktail standing events. Choose to host your wedding day in the heart of Melbourne at Berth. Book a site visit with our events team today and start planning your special day in Melbourne’s premiere waterfront wedding venue.
At Berth, we do allow external event stylists. You are welcome to organise your own suppliers or use the preferred ones on our list. We have put together a compilation of the best suppliers we have found around Melbourne. These suppliers have all done work at ‘Berth Upstairs’ and have a good understanding of what works in the space. We also work closely with Quest New Quay, the best local accommodation within walking distance. Check out the accommodation brochure for further details on how to book your discounted preferred rate with instant confirmation.
Premier Melbourne event venue. With floor to ceiling windows & breathtaking panoramic views over Victoria Harbour and the Melbourne city skyline, Berth offers a unique purpose-built event space that boasts style, sophistication and waterfront views. Choose from a range of sit down and standing event packages. Berth plays host to a range of Melbourne events to include corporate functions, weddings, birthday milestone celebrations and christenings.
Bobby McGee’s Wedding Venue in Melbourne
03 9635 1211
Looking for a wedding venue space with a difference?
Bobby McGee’s is Melbourne’s venue of choice. From creative business breakfasts, impressionable product launches themed cocktail parties with pizzazz or the best of birthday bashes, the versatility and capability of our Melbourne Venue is only limited by your imagination. The friendly and professional staff at Bobby’s will create an experience for guests like no other.
Looking for a unique Melbourne venue? Look no further! Considered Melbourne's most unique function venue, Bobby McGee's continues to blow guests away the moment they step into the event space. Ideal for a range of events including corporate functions, themed events, social events and fundraising events - this Melbourne event space has you covered! Our Melbourne function venue is conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne CBD with secure car parking located beneath the venue and easily accessible by public transport.
Check out our fantastic function packages!
Some of the unique features at our Melbourne function venue:
- 3 Separate entrance access points including a secret passage
- Eclectic décor & themed paraphernalia
- 3 Separate operational bars with working themes
- Built-In 3.6 Metre Donut Wall
- Catering, entertainment & theming & styling packages available
- State of the art audiovisual equipment
- Two large projectors for music videos or presentation purposes
- Located in Rydges Melbourne Hotel – featuring 363 rooms and suites
- Full event coordination support
Bobby McGee’s is a unique Melbourne function venue that caters for all types of social & business events.
From creative business breakfasts, impressionable product launches themed cocktail parties with pizzazz or the best of birthday bashes, the versatility and capability of the venue is only limited by your imagination.
The venue has a capacity of 500 people, with three bars, Beach, Roxy and Mobil – all themed.
Bobby’s ticks all the boxes, ample car parking (located under Rydges Melbourne Hotel), three private entries, green rooms, accommodation, disabled access, function packages, amphitheatre style dance floor with state of the art lighting and a sensational sound system flexible enough to provide whatever live music it is you desire.
With a 3am licence to party the night away, alfresco smoking area, very large cloakroom and an optional chill-out room, Bobby McGee’s is the ideal choice for your next Melbourne function!
03 9460 2947
Here at Brookwood Receptions, we aim to turn dreams into reality! We believe that special events need to be held with the right atmosphere, location and setting. Our two rooms, The Nova Room and The Ballroom, for functions from 30 guests, and up to 550 guests, provide the right elegance and perfect seating arrangements. Our experienced function coordinators are able to assist you with every step to make your function a unique success and one to remember.
Our entrance is encased with style, provided with complimentary drinks and savouries for all our guests on arrival in our cosy foyer.
This delightful, spacious facility can accommodate up to 550 guests. With breathtaking chandeliers and customised backdrop for bridal tables, friends and family are able to enjoy the classic and romantic atmosphere and take advantage of the ballroom sized dance floor. It is wonderful for luncheons, dinners, entertainment and dancing the night away. The existing dance floor and stage are features that allow guests to turn up to tempo and enjoy a live band or Dj after an elegant meal. Brookwood offers a range of elegant wrought iron candelabras as a centrepiece on tables, accompanied with a range of linen tablecloths and napkins (with your own choice of color). We provide for grand entrances of your choice, such as pyrotechnics, or laser lights, and dry ice, to make your entrance outstanding. (additional costs may apply).We understand the importance of having a separate bridal room for the bridal party to suit themselves up, and therefore provide for bridal suites, with complimentary food and drinks upon arrival.
The whimsical atmosphere of this banquet facility hosts guests form 30-120. This intimate room also features a dance floor and has a perfect location for the band, Dj or acoustical music. Wedding guests can catch a breath of fresh air on the balcony. This reception is also perfect for smaller occasions such as birthdays, graduations, school formals, and many more. We also provide for a choice of a range of decor, including elegant centrepieces to add more class to your event, as well as your own choice of table linen and colour. A private bridal room for the bridal party is also available.
Both rooms are incorporated with large dance floors and mood lighting, with featured colours of your choice, allowing for our guests to watch your function live on the big screen.
Heavy and Light beers, selection of Red and White Wines, Champagne, Soft Drinks, Tea and Coffee. We now also have premium beer available, to allow our guests to get a taste of a range of Beers.
Canvas House Receptions
0478 056 399
Canvas House. Where great events happen.
From weddings, private dinners and corporate meetings to press events and fashion shows.
In the heart of South Melbourne lies one of Melbourne's newest and most exciting event spaces, Canvas House. Loft-like, with exposed brick walls and beams, black steel frame inspired doors and windows, Canvas House is the ideal contemporary alternative to the customary event space. Its design is noticeably inspired by the way we live, making it a warm and welcoming space from the moment you walk through the front doors. Equipped with modern-day technology, yet staying true to its architectural integrity, space lends itself to limitless branding opportunities and has the ability to be easily transformed.
We love celebrating at Canvas House.
We like to say that we don't do functions. Instead, we help create great experiences. So whether you're looking for a space to celebrate a milestone birthday, somewhere to tie the knot, or you need to pull together an awesome corporate event, your guests are guaranteed to have an amazing evening.
We want you to feel at home at Canvas House, which is why you can bring in your own suppliers and caterers who can have full use of all of the equipment that we have on-site. As you can imagine we have also worked with some of the best in the industry so if you would like some recommendations, we would love to help.
Or maybe you are thinking about food trucks, or something a little different to the norm. Too easy. Our doors from the courtyard fold back neatly, so it is easy to drive in vehicles from the rear laneway.
- 6m high cathedral style ceiling with black steel exposed beams
- Skylights that flood the main event space with natural light
- Polished concrete floor, original exposed brick and v-groove panel walls
- Suspended fireplace
- Outside seating areas at the front of the building and private rear outdoor courtyard
- Vehicle access via a rear door (up to 2.6m)
- Privater lounge room for hosts to access and use of our boardroom for suppliers.
- Men's, women's, disabled and separate staff toilet
- Heating and cooling
- State of the art speaker system with DJ points throughout the venue plus 2 x handheld microphones, 2 x headset microphones and 1 x 75 inch TV.
- Additional power points at the end of each roof truss for ease of styling, e.g. fairy lights
- Presentation kitchen that can be used for cooking demonstrations or by private chefs for a chefs table experience. It is also ideal for film shoots and can be easily converted into a bar for larger functions. It contains a 4 door bar fridge and dishwasher.
- The additional bar at the front of the venue with 3 door bar fridge, glasses dishwasher and coffee machine
- Caterers kitchen with 20 tray combi oven, double fryer, gas oven and cooktop, cool room, fridge, freezer and a separate dishwashing room with a pass-through dishwasher
- Recently upgraded power supply.
- Black drapes that can be suspended on three truss lines to separate the large warehouse space into two.
Cammeray Waters Wedding Venue
+61 3 5427 2867
Host Your Wedding in The Beautiful Macedon Ranges
With the backdrop of three beautiful lakes and the serenity of the native Australian bush, Cammeray Waters in the Macedon Ranges is one of the most idyllic venues for the perfect wedding. We have been privileged to host the weddings of a huge number of couples in the Macedon Ranges and will go above and beyond to make sure the celebration meets and exceeds your expectations. Our enchanting pavilion is set up with stunning views over the lakes and could not be more picture-perfect for an unforgettable ceremony.
When looking for wedding venues, we know how important it is that everything goes to plan, which is why provide a range of flexible options, including on-site accommodation near Mount Macedon.
Our impressive food options give you flexible choices to suit the style of the day and ensure everything you need is taken care of.
The dining options we offer for weddings vary and are tailored to your unique requirements, from formal sit-down events to stylish cocktail settings. Menus are created using the finest local produce sourced from Woodend and Daylesford, along with amazing wines unmatched by other wedding venues. We ensure quality and superior taste are paramount on your most important day. We’ll work closely with you to plan the catering around your needs for the day so that when the time comes, you can spend more time enjoying yourself while we take care of everything.
Being close to Mount Macedon makes weddings truly unforgettable.
With a marquee permanently located along a shimmering lake and beautiful buildings that imbue country charm, Cammeray Waters is the most beautiful of all the Macedon Ranges wedding venues and creates an intimate ambience, which is perfectly suited for all types of weddings. With exclusive use of the entire venue for the weekend and accommodation options available on-site, as well as being conveniently located near Woodend, Cammeray Waters makes your big day a most memorable event.
Book your wedding venue now
Our calendar gets booked up with weddings fast, so if you want to experience one of the most picturesque venues in Victoria, be sure to make an early enquiry on the dates you are hoping for.
Reach us via phone or Leave your details with one of our friendly staff members and us will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your options and take the first step towards booking one of the finest wedding venues around the Mount Macedon region.
03 9663 6856
Welcome To Captain Melville! For over 150 years, the bluestone walls of this famed establishment have provided solace and sustenance to Melbournians and visitors alike. The venue interior has a rustic-romantic feel with its wooden detail. If you and your future spouse are both foodies, then this charming eatery is the perfect destination for you.
Your perfect venue for functions & private events.
Ideally situated at the Northern edge of Melbourne CBD, with convenient public transport links and parking facilities nearby, Captain Melville offers the perfect venue for events.
Mouthwatering food, an extensive drinks & cocktails list, and beautiful spaces that event organisers love.
Our historical house features Melbourne’s best self-contained function space and includes a spacious & light-filled indoor courtyard, a cosy front bar, a private room and a unique balcony bar. Additionally, we have a rare 24 hours license that allows us to accommodate after parties without the need for searching other places in the middle of the night.
We have multiple event spaces available for you to choose from and a balcony bar that’s open ‘till morning. Choose from smaller areas or the entire venue to accommodate up to 355 guests.
We make hosting large events easy, our dedicated functions team and experienced staff can help you maximise the venue and your budget.
We have a dedicated events team who can work closely with you from the beginning until the end.
Experienced chefs can customise unique menus to accommodate your themed events.
AC & heaters in every space to make your event runs smoothly and comfortably in any season.
Location is the key! We are conveniently located at the edge of Melbourne CBD, far enough to keep you free from the noise and hustle of the busy streets, but close enough to access all modes of public transport and easy enough to get car parks.
We have several spaces at Captain Melville that is ideal for a romantic or even casual wedding, including a spacious Indoor Courtyard under glass ceilings that can be closed off to accommodate both ceremony and wedding (Yup! Skylight for your big day on a typical rainy & windy day is totally possible!), a relaxing bar area which is perfect for pre-drinks and a gorgeous covered terrace that is ideal for an intimate ceremony and cozy cocktail wedding.
Entire venue - Maximum 150 standing, 100 seated, 120 ceremony
Indoor Courtyard - Maximum130 standing, 100 seated, 100 ceremony
Bar area - Maximum 130 standing
Loch & Key covered Terrace - Maximum 110 standing, 50 ceremony
WHAT WE CAN OFFER
With years of experience in weddings and engagement parties, we understand that every event and every couple is different. So we invite you to personalise this venue as much as you like to fit your taste with us and offer flexible and fully customizable packages to celebrate your love in exclusive Melbourne Style. In providing you with a flawless and memorable event, we also have experienced wedding coordinator personally checks in with couples to make sure the planning process is going smoothly.
SOMETHING ELSE IMPORTANT?
Bar Tab & Cash Bar is available for selection. Our Venue is licensed for 24 hours. YES! We are experienced with Same-Sex Marriage!
We also offer decoration service & customised wedding cake for your big day as something extra.
Cardinia Beaconhills Golf
Welcome to Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links
Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links is a 27 hole picturesque golf course, located in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria.
We are one of the most affordable, picturesque and friendliest golf clubs in the state of Victoria. If you haven't played a round of golf or footgolf at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links before, then we're certain that once you do play your first game, you will return time and time again.
Our course offers public play as well as membership. Our membership offers one of the most value for money in line with the quality of course received and facilities provided. We are not about offering the cheapest but rather the best value received from our club facility, continuous course improvements and good member services.
There you will find everything you need to know about the venue, catering options, for your wedding or different events which we host and all the details you will need to get in contact with our Hospitality team.
Offering sweeping views down the first fairway and more intimate views towards beautiful gardens, our clubhouse caters for functions for up to 150 guests, seated. There are full bar facilities and a large range of regular and premium beers are stocked together with local and interstate wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages. There is also a dance floor available to dance the night away.
Suitable for relaxing pre or post-golf drinks, pre-dinner drinks and BBQ luncheons, the deck seats up to 50 guests and provides a great environment to socialise whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Cardinia Beaconhills’ charming clubhouse and ornamental gardens provide the perfect backdrop to a wedding ceremony on the manicured lawns. Our picturesque course provides countless opportunities for photographs of distinction, and no additional charge is made for the use of the grounds for your wedding requirements. At Cardinia Beaconhills, we believe your Wedding Day is the most memorable and romantic day of your life and pride ourselves on making your special day stress free as well as beautiful.
Chapel 1885 is a stylish function venue that radiates old-world charm and new-world sophistication.
Built-in 1885, this former church is a heritage-listed, family-owned space in Collingwood that offers a truly unique and intimate setting for your next function.
The chapel’s stunning, original timber ceilings were handcrafted by shipbuilders. The loft-style interior is decorated with lavish murals and chandeliers. A large, arched window offers plenty of natural light and a lovely view of Clifton Hill and the surrounding area.
Space is home to a grand piano, fireplace, two additional sitting rooms, bar space and kitchen. A small courtyard on the premises away from food service is also available for the convenience of our guests.
Chapel 1885 provides an elegant, historic and intimate space for a truly memorable function.
You can select your own caterer and dress up space as you wish, allowing you to create your event in your own way.
A Venue To Remember
Chapel 1885 is an elegant setting for your wedding or function, offering an intimate space with a warm but historic ambience. It’s the perfect venue for small weddings, receptions and special events. Whether you choose your own caterer or use one of our partners, we’ll help you design your special event in your own way and make it truly unforgettable.
Built-in 1885, this former church is a heritage-listed treasure in the heart of Collingwood.
Combining the historic charm of a church with the romance of a luxurious New York loft, it’s the perfect space for an intimate and memorable wedding.
Designed in the Gothic Revival style, the original building combines exposed brick walls with a stunning timber ceiling handcrafted by 19th-century shipbuilders. Large arched windows fill the interior with light, while intricately painted murals and chandeliers add the finishing touches. A beautiful view of Clifton Hill and the surrounding skyscape creates a romantic backdrop for photos.
The chapel also offers a grand piano, fireplace, two sitting rooms, a bar space, kitchen and a private bridal change room. A small courtyard on the premises away from food service is also available for the convenience of our guests.
Chapel 1885 is happy to offer you the flexibility to host outside vendors of your choice. We are also happy to recommend our preferred caterers.
+61 3 5429 9009
Welcome to Cleveland Winery!
Experience the best of the Macedon Ranges when you stay at Cleveland Winery. Situated in the historic country township of Lancefield, Cleveland Winery is less than an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD and 40 minutes from Melbourne Airport.
Base yourself at the centrally located Cleveland Winery and be inspired by the variety of antique shops & art galleries dotted throughout the region, satisfied by the acclaimed local food & wine and amazed by the natural beauty of the local attractions such as Hanging Rock.
Featuring 50 beautifully appointed spacious suites with comfortable king-sized beds and ensuites, the resort also includes an original country Homestead built-in 1887 that can sleep up to 12 guests. As well as an underground Cellar Door where guests can sample some the best wines from across the region, the property also has an onsite a la carte restaurant & wood-fired pizza oven, tennis court & fitness centre, guest lounges with billiard tables, darts & table tennis.
With its comfortable country accommodation, tranquil vineyards, dramatic undulating landscapes and delicious local food and wine, Cleveland Winery is the ideal location to experience the best of the Macedon Ranges.
Weddings in the Macedon Ranges
Sophistication • Historic • Rustic Charm
The ultimate in elegant country weddings. Cleveland Winery delivers a once in a lifetime celebration where lifelong memories are made to cherish forever. Turn your dream wedding into a reality in the Macedon Ranges.
Your Macedon Ranges Wedding Venue
With a picture-perfect backdrop of vineyards and undulating countryside, Cleveland Winery is a stunning Winery Wedding Venue located in the picturesque Macedon Ranges, 45 minutes north of Melbourne’s CBD and only 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport.
When you have your Macedon Ranges Wedding at Cleveland Winery, you also benefit from the added advantage of having your reception, ceremony and accommodation all in the one beautiful location.
Cleveland Winery offers guests beautifully appointed country-style accommodation so you can turn your special day into a weekend of memories shared with family and friends. Guests at your wedding can also take advantage of our discounted accommodation rates when you are booking your wedding at Cleveland Winery.
Our comprehensive Wedding Packages feature everything you will need to make sure everything runs flawlessly from start to finish.
Whether it’s a large formal affair or a small intimate dinner with close family and friends, Cleveland Winery provides Newlyweds several reception options to help keep celebrating your big day!
Crest on Barkly Hotel & Apartment
+613 9537 1783
If you set out to find Melbourne's ultimate location for a wedding reception or business/tourist hotel, Crest on Barkly Hotel would be right at the top of your list.
Crest on Barkly Hotel is in one of Melbourne's ultimate business and tourist destinations.
Crest on Barkly Hotel is located right behind No. 1 St Kilda Road Melbourne. Just 8 minutes from Melbourne's Central Business District. St Kilda Road is recognised as one of the most prestigious business locations in Melbourne.
Melbourne's famous trams run past the door ready to take you to those marvellous Melbourne attractions you've heard about. St Kilda, the hub of Melbourne tourism with beaches, Albert Park Lake, the Grand Prix circuit, Luna Park, Aquatic Centre, arts and crafts markets and famous cosmopolitan Acland Street are all just a short walk from the Crest on Barkly Hotel.
Meet at Crest on Barkly
Ideally located in the heart of St Kilda, Crest on Barkly caters for a variety of Functions, Events and Conferencing. Our multiuse site is perfect for your next occasion, whether corporate, intimate or celebratory. Crest on Barkly can easily facilitate functions, events and conferences ranging from 20 to 700 people.
Crest on Barkly hotel rooms offer all the comforts and conveniences you would expect from a four-star Hotel.
All suites and rooms have reverse cycle air conditioning, LCD TV, AM/FM clock radios, ISD/STD direct dial telephones, iron and ironing board, wireless internet, refrigerator, coffee and tea making facilities, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
(03) 9292 8883
Your Crown Wedding
At Crown, you will find everything you need to create a truly unique wedding day.
From our world-renowned chefs and some of the most stunning wedding venues in Melbourne to luxurious hotels and an indulgent day spa, we have everything you need to create the perfect day.
Explore our spectacular array of stunning venues as well as our specially crafted wedding menus, designed by our world-class chefs.
Our dedicated team at Crown Melbourne will ensure that your wedding is unique to you. And when it’s time to say ‘I do’, your experience will be truly yours.
We offer a personal wedding co-ordination service to help create your perfect wedding day.
Our wedding planners have extensive experience in the wedding industry and will be with you every step of the way to ensure your wedding is perfect.
To talk to one of our wedding specialists, please call the number below or click on the enquire now button.
First opened in 1997, Crown Melbourne is a large integrated resort and has a casino, three hotels, function rooms, award-winning restaurants and shopping and entertainment facilities. It is a significant driver of tourism within Australia, particularly in Victoria.
Crown Melbourne is licensed to operate 2,628 electronic gaming machines and 540 table games, with a casino licence that extends to 2050. The casino also includes award-winning VIP facilities. Its VIP program is driven by an extensive international clientele, particularly from Asia, while its main gaming floor attracts tourists and locals alike.
03 9898 9552
Located just 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the Elizabethan Lodge is one of the best-kept secrets of the eastern suburbs.
Our custom-built Grand Heritage ballroom, inviting gardens & all-in-one package make the Elizabethan Lodge the perfect choice for your dream wedding.
Our affordable, all-inclusive package is designed to make planning your dream wedding easy.
Our chandelier-lit Grand Heritage ballroom is a short stroll from our sandstone chapel & romantic gardens.
Catering to up to 180 guests, our newly updated Grand Heritage ballroom is a spacious location for your reception.
As part of our generous wedding package, our couples receive complimentary accommodation in our bridal spa suite on the night of their wedding. We also include complimentary early check-in, late checkout, cooked English breakfast, champagne & chocolates.
Exclusive use of the Elizabethan Lodge’s reception centre
- Your choice of our sandstone chapel or courtyard for your ceremony
- Chandelier lit ballroom for your reception (seating up to 180 guests)
- Exclusive access to our fairy-lit gardens & in-house professional photography studio (with ample options for your photography there is no need to travel offsite)
- Personal wedding co-ordinator & wait staff
- Indoor & outdoor sound systems
- Complimentary accommodation for the bride & groom (including complimentary early check-in, late checkout, cooked English breakfast, champagne & chocolates)
- Convenient onsite accommodation with a 40% discount for all wedding reception guests (40 guest suites)
- Complimentary onsite parking
- Your choice of fresh flower arrangements (oriental lilies & Singapore orchids) or beaded candelabras with tea light candles
- Use of our gold Tiffany chairs
- Personalised table menus, place cards & guest list
- Wishing well
- Selection of pre-dinner drinks & canapés
- A delicious 3-course meal served alternating, with shared platters also available
- A 5-hour unlimited premium beverage package including red & white wine, full-strength & light beer, sparkling wine for toasting & soft drinks
- Tea, coffee & chocolates
- Complimentary cake cutting & cake bags
Encore St Kilda Beachside Wedding Receptions
(03) 9593 9038
ARE YOU LOOKING TO FIND AN ICONIC BEACHSIDE WEDDING VENUE IN MELBOURNE, VICTORIA?
Encore St Kilda provides a premium location for celebrating your special day. Delivering unmatched food & wine, along with leading planning and hospitality services in the unique beachside location on St Kilda Beach.
The vision of Encore St Kilda is to offer Melbourne an event space like no other, moving away from what people have come to expect from standard venue hire offerings. Encore St Kilda has been created with the look and feel of an iconic Melbourne beachside venue designed to have personality, natural light and amazing views.
Wedding at Encore St Kilda
Encore St Kilda is pure of intent, unique and romantic. The design is inspired by the natural Melbourne Bayside and bright sunny cultures of the southern hemisphere. Each function area has been custom-designed with the purpose of extending interior spaces into an alfresco outdoor wedding experience.
Our award-winning wedding catering and event staff are the ultimate hospitality professions and have years of experience in customising our wedding function rooms to reflect your own personality. We help you to create a unique space that feels intimate and is aesthetically breathtaking for all to enjoy. Our event function room design can be brought to life with additions like hanging florals, drapes, mood lighting and much more.
Our beachfront St Kilda wedding venue has a capacity of 300 guests seated or 700 cocktail style events, as well as catering for smaller groups.
Encore has a backdrop of shimmering water, swaying palms, sailboats and kite surfers silhouetted against the glinting sunset over Port Phillip Bay.
Encore St Kilda was crowned the ‘best wedding caterer’ in Victoria & Tasmania in both the 2016 and 2018 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Award for Excellence. Winning the award recognises Encore as the premier Melbourne Wedding Venue, as well as the number one Victorian Wedding Venue and Tasmanian Wedding Venue.
For couples seeking a chic beachside setting for their reception, Encore St Kilda will not disappoint. Located only 10 minutes from Melbourne CBD within the iconic St Kilda Sea Baths.
Encore offers flexible room layouts, an abundance of natural light and modern décor. The venue has a capacity of 300 guests seated or 700 for a cocktail event, but intimate spaces can be created for smaller groups. We will help you design the perfect menu from our award-winning selection of canapés and grazing options or treat your guests to a lavish feast bound to impress.
Encore St Kilda is a proud supporter of marriage equality.
Encore St Kilda is the sister venue to Republica St Kilda Beach and Captain Baxter both iconic venues on the waterfront, delivering unmatched food, wine and service in the unique location fronting St Kilda Beach in the St Kilda Sea Baths.
The vision is to offer Melbourne an event space like no other, steering away from what people have come to expect from standard offerings. Encore St Kilda has been created with the look and feel of an iconic beachside restaurant designed to have personality, natural light and amazing views.
Designed by Dana Hutchins, Encore St Kilda is pure of intent, unique, familiar and relaxed. The design is inspired by the natural beauty and sun-kissed cultures of the southern hemisphere. Style is easily said and not often delivered, Encore does this by simple and minimalistic touches that complement the environment, creating an event space that will make your function remarkable. Encore is a playful, art-driven space which delivers a fresh approach in an outstanding location.
Opening in the Spring of 2011, Encore St Kilda Beach became the pinnacle of event venues in Melbourne.
The Team With a dedicated professional events team Encore St Kilda is committed to delivering on the promise of making your event outstanding. Encore staff have heritage from all corners of the globe, and the team operates on mutual respect to deliver our single mission of standout events for clients and guests.
We invite you to spend time with our vivacious team to experience the passion that Encore is known for.
The Executive Chef Matthew Dawson developed his passion for fine food in the northeast wine region of Victoria. Matthew has worked at some of Victoria’s leading restaurants and is now focused on creating great food on St Kilda Beach for all to enjoy. Matt is constantly inspired by his travels and the people he meets both locally and abroad; this heavily influences his culinary style. His dishes always deliver excitement and surprise to the palate.
The Art Miranda Skoczek was commissioned to deliver the outstanding artwork that enhances Encores’ uniqueness. Miranda has delivered art for Encore that is loaded with positivity and engages the viewer on many levels. The built-up layers afford her canvasses with a sense of history, constant in the process of hiding and revealing.
Epocha Wedding Reception Venue Melbourne
03 9036 4940
Epocha is an intimate, quintessentially wedding venue in Melbourne set in a stunning Victorian terrace on the city fringe of Melbourne. Located overlooking the Carlton Gardens and a short stroll from the CBD makes us the ideal choice for a wedding venue, for wedding receptions and ceremonies.
Epocha is a versatile venue that can cater for both seated events and cocktail parties with several spaces to suit groups large and small. Our professional and experienced team is here to ensure the details of your special wedding day are seamless and personal.
OUR WEDDING VENUES
THE GREEN ROOM
Our semi-private dining space on the ground floor is a highlight of Epocha Restaurant. The Green Room, slightly elevated from the main dining room floor, features a beautiful parquetry table and is the perfect venue in Melbourne for an intimate special occasion, like a small wedding.
THE MAYBELLE ROOM
The Maybelle Room is a light and spacious room on the first floor and includes exclusive use of the balcony overlooking the scenic Carlton Gardens. It is ideal for private dinners, cocktail parties and intimate wedding receptions. The Maybelle Room is connected to Hannah’s Bar, and for larger events, both spaces can be hired exclusively.
Exclusive use of Epocha offers a larger space for seated group events with the option of canapés and pre-dinner drinks at the front of the restaurant or on the first floor in the Maybelle Room.
SECURING YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE
Tentative bookings will be held for 7 days only. If verbal or written communication is not received within this time, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and allocate the wedding venue to another client.
Credit card details are required to be held on file, along with a deposit to confirm your booking and secure the reservation. The deposit amount required will be specified at the time of booking.
ABOUT OUR EUROPEAN RESTAURANT & CUISINE
Overlooking the Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building, our European restaurant offers one of Melbourne’s most scenic views while enjoying fine European cuisine and friendly, elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
Epocha is regarded as one of Carlton, Melbourne’s favourite and finest restaurants where locals and visitors can enjoy a nourishing and wholesome European dining experience. We’re also renown for our wide range of European wines and a full bar! In fact, many refer to our wine list as the “Birth of my taste for Wine”, according to TripAdvisor.
As a European-inspired restaurant, we do not only provide Greek, English, Italian, Spanish or French cuisines (think charcuterie and serious cheeses), but a hybrid of different cuisines that bring Europe directly to your taste buds in Melbourne.
Not only do we offer international, multi-dining experience, but we ensure our cuisines offer options that cater to all using the best of local produce:
Eureka 89 Wedding Events
(03) 9693 8888
We’re very excited to be back open for dining
We are now safely open for dining bookings from Friday to Sundays, and up to 4 weeks in advance of today’s date. With limited capacity, bookings are essential and can be made via our website here, calling us between 10am and 3pm weekdays or via [email protected] and we can assist you further from there.
You can also enjoy Eureka 89 at home with our finish-at-home menus that are designed to bring our special dining experiences to your own home.
EUREKA 89 VIRTUAL EVENT HAMPERS
This year virtual events have become a new normal, we have harnessed the skills of our wonderful kitchen team and boutique suppliers to create a range of Eureka 89 virtual event hampers. The Eureka 89 Hampers come complete with everything you need to run a seamless virtual event, supported by our friendly and efficient event coordinators.
Perched at 300 metres above sea level, Eureka 89 provides a unique setting for your next event. Located on the bank of the Yarra Valley in the heart of Melbourne, Eureka 89 not only provides an unforgettable setting but is easily accessible for guests. Whether planning a celebratory dinner for 20 of your best friends or a product launch with 400 guests, our experienced event managers will work closely with you to take the anxiety out of hosting an event. Award-winning executive chef, Renee Martillano, tweaks the menu, so it showcases the best in regional and seasonal produce while our extensive wine list includes wines from some of Australia’s best wine regions.
FAIRFIELD PARK BOATHOUSE & TEA GARDENS
(03) 9486 1500
A Place For A Memorable Celebration
On balmy nights the river breeze gently fans the veranda and southern terraces which overlook the meandering Yarra. In this relaxed atmosphere and picturesque setting, we have a long history of providing wedding services and receptions. We would love to be a part of your day.
We offer a dedicated ceremony area to host your celebration with a wet weather alternative. The Bridal party are welcome to use the boats for photo opportunities after the ceremony, complimentary from us. You may even treat your guests to an outing in our fun Thames Rowing Skiffs at a small charge!
On those cool days and nights, we batten down the clear blinds on the decking and veranda, stoke up the heaters to make you comfortable. Our two reception areas have your audio needs covered with a microphone and speakers.
We offer an attractive range of functions and beverage choices to fit your occasion and suit your budget. Please see our Wedding Package below.
We are happy to answer any further questions or quote your needs. Our aim is to make your big day memorable for you and your guests because we know how important it is for everything to go like clockwork.
Farm Vigano Wedding Venue
(03) 9407 1211
Whether you are having a romantic dinner for two on date night, an anniversary or birthday, we have a table for you. You'll be captivated by the panoramic views from the Italian Terrazza while dining on Melbourne's finest authentic Italian cuisine.
- A unique property rich in heritage and Italian culture
- Be captivated by panoramic views from the Italian Terrazza overlooking Melbourne's Plenty Valley Gorge
- We can accommodate large, lavish events or smaller, more intimate receptions
- All-inclusive and bespoke wedding packages
- Multiple venue spaces to cater for events of all sizes and styles
- Dedicated events team on hand to guide you through each step of the event process.
Melbourne Wedding Venue
- Melbourne wedding venue with captivating panoramic views from the Italian Terrazza.
- Exclusive hire available
- All-inclusive and bespoke wedding packages
- Stunning grounds, perfect for ceremonies and outdoor receptions
- Dedicated wedding coordinator on-hand to help and advise with every step of the planning process
- Whether you are planning a small, intimate affair or a grand occasion, we can hold celebrations of all styles and sizes.
- Our chef prepares all dishes on site, using fresh, seasonal ingredients
Having exclusive use of Farm Vigano on your special day means you have the undivided attention of our experienced and dedicated event coordinators.
We are here to help in the planning leading up to and on the day, to ensure that your guests are attended to from the time they arrive for your ceremony until the farewell at the end of your reception.
Each wedding and function held at Farm Vigano is unique and individual. To help make your day truly special, our experienced event team is on hand to guide you through the whole event process. Drawing upon their wealth of expertise, our team will ensure that everything runs smoothly for a truly spectacular experience.
+61 3 9427 8509
Fenix Events is Melbourne’s newest, unique wedding venue, owned by Maple Event Group. Previously a restaurant, Fenix was put through a million-dollar makeover and transformed into a contemporary, food-focused venue now specialising exclusively in private events, for Melbourne’s inner east.
Featuring a contemporary, modern design, Fenix is famous for its waterfront location overlooking the Yarra River and its nationally award-winning menus. Including unique features such as heated outdoor areas, off-street parking, floor to ceiling windows and a staircase alongside the avenue leading directly to the river, Fenix is a Melbourne events icon that is here to stay.
Comprising of two event spaces and with the ability to cater for as few as 80 people and as many as 350 people, Fenix is sure to impress as a Melbourne event venue with a true wow factor.
WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES
Fenix Events is a beautiful option for unique wedding ceremonies in a natural, riverside setting. With a spectacular view of the river, surrounded by greenery, your ceremony will be one to remember!
Wedding ceremonies at Fenix Events can be held outdoors or indoors, both with beautiful views and modern comfort. Couples can marry outside on our River Terrace and then move indoors for their reception as the sunsets. Or, if you’re just after a ceremony only location, you can say ‘I do’ inside the venue with up to 300 friends and family looking out through floor to ceiling windows at the Yarra and treetops.
We are located in a beautiful position in bustling Richmond but on the banks of the Yarra River. Surrounded by nature, and the tranquil sounds of bellbirds and rosellas, Fenix has all the benefits of a country wedding, but we are also only 10 minutes from the CBD, so your guests will find it easy to get here and will be amazed at the experience we offer…
Future Mountain Brewing and Blending
0403 309 569
Future Mountain Brewing and Blending is a large converted warehouse that combines a modern industrial space with rustic farmhouse charm. This beautiful Melbourne venue is perfect for Engagement and Weddings with up to 120 guests.
Our converted warehouse offers a range of bright and airy spaces to accommodate for the most intimate groups through to groups up to 120 guests.
The different spaces allow the venue to be perfect for Envelopments and small weddings as well as large gatherings of 50+.
When you come in, you will enter The Lounge (20-30 guests), this cozy room has low lighting, a full-service bar, and greenery.
The main bar behind opens out into The Brewery Warehouse (30-120 guests, where the brewing equipment and barrels are in full view. This room is also home to our most popular space for small groups The Barrel Table (up to 20).
The oak barrels, stainless steel tanks, warehouse design elements, thoughtful lighting, and high ceilings make for an impressive event space and even better photos!
To find out more about our space and offerings, please get in touch.
Gather & Tailor
+61 468 666 774
West Melbourne - Victoria
Gather, and Tailor is a beautifully restored blank canvas venue located in trendy West Melbourne, right on the edge of the Maribyrnong River.
Featuring hardwood floors, exposed beams, and autumnal luxe finishes. This venue invokes a sense of warmth, perfect for any gathering. Each space has been carefully curated with thoughtful design to ensure your guests will smoothly transition through each area with ease and comfort.
With a wide-open layout, the options are limitless for how you wish to transform the space. Whether you are hosting a beautifully bespoke wedding or a large scale corporate gathering, Gather and Tailor are perfect for all events.
Gather and Tailor features the option to have an all-inclusive wedding package provided by the amazing team at Nudo. With Nudo, your wedding journey includes a wedding planner who works with our hand-selected team for no extra cost than if you were to source the suppliers yourself. If you prefer to do it all on your own there is also the option to simply hire the venue as is - all furniture included.
Gather and Tailor allows you to experience the feel of a raw and rustic styled warehouse, without traveling more than 6km from Melbourne CBD. The ideal location paired with the beautifully styled interior makes it a venue sure to wow any guest.
Hosting up to 200 guests seated comfortably at our beautiful hardwood feasting tables, there is still generous room for a dance floor. Plus without the restrictions of residential zoning, and ample off-street parking; your event at Gather and Tailor couldn’t be easier.
Grand Star Wedding Receptions & Corporate Events
(03) 9369 4447
EXPERIENCE ONE OF MELBOURNE’S MOST STUNNING WEDDING RECEPTION VENUES
Your wedding day should be a special and truly unforgettable time, and the venue for your celebrations can help tie the whole day together. At Grand Star Receptions we will pamper you and your loved ones with an intimate, elegant and serene ambiance, whilst impressing you with our award-winning service.
As one of the most well-loved wedding reception venues in Melbourne, we are the ideal space for residents of Sunshine, Altona, Footscray and all across the west to celebrate love, dance with family and friends and make priceless memories.
Our exceptional customer service at Grand Star Reception is not only recognised by our guests but also through the wedding and event venue industry. Our accolades include:
- Australian Achiever Award – Winner
- Australian Achiever Award – Highly Recommended
- Easy Weddings Customer Service Excellence Award
OUR WEDDING RECEPTION PACKAGES
We know that every couple is unique and that it is incredibly important to have your personalities shine through on your wedding day, which is why we offer a varied selection of packages to suit your individual needs. Whether you want a small gathering with your closest loved ones or are looking to party with all of your family and friends, there is a package to match.
Our packages include:
- Indian wedding
Learn more about each package and what is included by clicking on the links at the top of the page.
PLAN YOUR DREAM WEDDING AT OUR MELBOURNE RECEPTION VENUE
When you come to Grand Star Receptions to plan your perfect wedding reception, we will do everything we can to cater to your requests, which is how we earned our reputation as one of the best venues in Melbourne. Located in Altona, we are close to Sunshine, Footscray and a variety of western suburbs, and being only 15-20 minutes from the CBD ensures that we are a convenient choice for you and all your guests.
With three function rooms to match the type of event you please, an International chef and award-winning service, we can create a truly unique event for you and your guests. From wedding receptions to corporate events, private events and more, our trained and insightful venue staff are here to help make your event perfect.
Reach out to us today and start a conversation. We look forward to helping bring your event ideas to life.
Greenfields Albert Park
(03) 9510 8417
You are happily ever after starts here. With sweeping views of Albert Park Lake, nestled next to Albert Park Golf Course and with the city skyline as a backdrop, Greenfields Albert Park was created as an urban city sanctuary and is an idyllic setting for your wedding celebration.
We have designed various unique spaces at Greenfields Albert Park so that every time someone enters they are able to experience something different – from the vast sunset deck, enclosed outdoor BBQ grill bar, lower inside deck with feature mosaic tile and suspended fireplace. There is even a suite for the bridal party as a private retreat.
The main space includes a range of custom handmade and hand-finished elements, created by local artisans from France to the Philippines. The elements are layered to build a warm, tactile environment, which prompts relaxation and connection.
At Greenfields Albert Park, we treat you like our family and go out of our way to ensure your wedding day is a resounding success. Your peace of mind is our ultimate goal.
We have been resting, rejuvenating and preparing for our return. And we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you back.
We will be welcoming group bookings for breakfast, brunch, a long lunch or sunset dinner - on our newly revived outdoor decking (thank you spring!) and beautiful indoor spaces.
Through innovation and creativity, we have set a new standard of events and entertainment. Our blank canvas promises a feeling of relaxation and positivity, supported through premium beverage and food by Head Chef, Nick Korceba (ex. Maha).
Greenfields Albert Park will transport you to the remote region of Byron Bay, all within 3km of Melbourne’s CBD. Our finishings and decor has been mindful, hand-sourced from all over the world, including the streets of Spain and France.
To discover our space in 360 degrees.
Parking is available onsite. The car park is owned by Parks Victoria, offering approximately 115 spaces. Guests are required to pay via the parking meter.
- Weekday hourly rate: $5.40 per hour
- Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $5.40
- Weekends flat-rate fee: $5.40 per day
Goona Warra Vineyard
(03) 9740 7767
Weddings at Goona Warra are beautiful, intimate events that are a truly personal reflection of the couple.
The stunning gardens, heritage bluestone buildings and vineyard feel closer to the hills of Tuscany than nearby Melbourne, creating the perfect setting for a romantic, rustic wedding.
Imagine holding your ceremony in the elegant courtyard, surrounded by lush gardens with views over the vineyards, followed by celebratory drinks on the terrace or in the historic cellar. Then, move into the Grand Hall for a night of feasting and dancing, accompanied by our award-winning wines.
Your wedding will be expertly planned and coordinated by our professional staff, who will take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy the moment.
Our weddings range in price depending on how you choose to celebrate: when, with how many people and what you would like included, so for the most accurate quote, please take a look at the options below and tell us what you are most interested in:
If you are interested in holding just your ceremony here, snapping a few photos and then heading elsewhere to continue your celebrations, this service is available to a couple for a $1,500 venue hire and service fee. All standard ceremony decor and inclusions will apply as well as private access to the vineyard for photos.
If like many couples, you're hanging out to get married but the financial shoestrings are being pulled, then why not consider a mico-wedding. This allows you to experience all the wedding day frills: the perfect ceremony location for your nuptials and picturesque natural backdrop for your professional photos topped off with a few hours of food and wine with your nearest and dearest. Micro weddings are becoming all the rage, with their simplicity, accommodation for smaller numbers and budget-friendly pricing, it’s defiantly an option worth considering.
Gone are the days you leave a cocktail wedding hungry. Our cocktail wedding packages include all your traditional wedding inclusions plus ample gourmet canapes, flexible beverage packages, plenty of seating all paired with a relaxed ambiance to keep your guests entertained, comfortable and having a good time all night.
Sometimes traditional is best , and we have two seated wedding menus available to those who want to have the fairy tale wedding, complete with artistically designed meals, high-quality wines and seating for all guests, providing room for our couples to create their very own decadent table displays shining a light on their unique style and charisma.
We believe in creating weddings that are heartfelt and personal to each couple. The stunning grounds and rustic bluestone buildings set the scene for the celebration, and feel more like the hills of Tuscany than half an hour from Melbourne! Wedding ceremonies are held on the picturesque terrace or in the historic barrel-lined Cellar, followed by celebratory drinks and a delicious feast in the Great Hall.
Goona Warra Vineyard is a winery, wedding and event venue in Goona Warra, just outside of Sunbury, Victoria. Established in 1863, Goona Warra means ‘Black Swan’ in the local Indigenous language. Everything we do, from our events to our wines, is guided by our motto ‘tradition, authenticity and integrity’.
Our wine and events bring people together in the tradition of celebrating with shared food and wine. For events, from weddings to corporate and private functions, Goona Warra is a beautiful venue steeped in history.
(03) 9437 1898
Having exclusive use of the Estate on your special day means you have the undivided attention of our experienced and dedicated wedding coordinators.
They will help in the planning leading up to and on the day, to ensure that your guests are attended to from the time they arrive for your ceremony until they farewell you at the end of your Reception.
Inglewood’s Reception Centre is a fully licensed private venue with a fantastic atmosphere. Formally the old hay shed on the property, and our reception centre is full of character, charm, history and true country style.
The Reception Centre has spectacular views, sensational food and friendly, professional staff.
Set in stunning private gardens with a duck pond and vineyard, the Reception Centre has two open fires, air conditioning, and a stage for live music.
Inglewood’s Reception Centre has ample off-street parking and wheelchair access.
We specialise in wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate events and private functions.
We realise your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives.
Our aim is to create a relaxing and enjoyable day for you and your guests, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any special requirements to help us ensure that your special day will create memories to last a lifetime.
Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park
+61 3 8616 0537
You’ve dreamt of this moment for most of your life, and now it is here…
This is your day. You are the star; the centre of attention. Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park is your theatre, a stage to act out your dreams. It helps that we have years of experience planning weddings, and it helps that our stunning property is the perfect backdrop for your perfect day.
We know that planning a wedding is an art form. Every detail must be flawless. It is a reflection of you and everything you imagined this day to be. From a picture-perfect location for your ceremony and photos to a gorgeous reception venue bursting with happiness, everything in one place – including a luxuriously appointed bridal suite and guest rooms for all. Topped off by an ethereal Day Spa to help make you feel as beautiful as you will look, few wedding venues can offer as unique a combination as you and your partner.
AWARD-WINNING ACCOMMODATION IN MELBOURNE
Ranked in the top 25 hotels in all of Australia by TripAdvisor, Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park captures the very essence of boutique accommodation. Our 91 luxuriously appointed guest rooms are individual and sophisticated, representing everything you would expect of a contemporary 5 Star hotel. What sets us apart is the place itself. A magnificent 1870 historic mansion and 1923 Catholic Seminary surrounded by 10 acres of formal English gardens just 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD.
Our Heritage rooms were once home to students of St Joseph’s Seminary and have been transformed in accordance with strict heritage guidelines to offer modern amenities while retaining their rich tradition and period features. The more generously spaced Junior Suites and Superior Rooms were added when architects Wood Marsh transformed the property into the multi-award-winning boutique hotel you see today. A property that may bewilder the old seminarians but which pays homage to its past as a peaceful retreat for escape and contemplation.
MORE THAN AN EVENT VENUE
If you’re searching for a stage, then make Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park your theatre...
And if you want your next event or special celebration to become the stuff of legend, then look no further. From the moment you arrive at Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park, you can’t help feel a powerful sense of occasion and anticipation. No matter what your reason to celebrate, you’ll do it in style. Whether it is a Christening or a milestone birthday; an anniversary or a Christmas party; an intimate gathering or an extravagant gala affair, we have a space to suit.
9 amazing and adaptable event venues are yours to choose from, and even though we are just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, we are a world apart from everyone else. All you have to worry about is your guest list, and we’ll take care of the rest. We have staged thousands of parties, and our team of experienced event planners know exactly what it takes to make your celebration simply unforgettable.
Leonda by the Yarra
+61 3 9819 1938
MELBOURNE’S PREMIER WEDDING VENUE LEONDA BY THE YARRA
Where your dream day will come true
Create the most memorable day of your life within the surrounds of the willows on the banks of the Yarra River, where the culmination of riverside surrounding, restaurant-style cuisine and exceptional service will ensure all aspects of your special day are perfectly realised in one of Melbourne’s leading elegant wedding reception venues – Leonda By The Yarra.
Our reputation as one of the leading elegant wedding venues in Melbourne has been earned by our commitment to your total satisfaction – this means that we will not only provide you with one of Melbourne’s best wedding venues but will also work to create your perfect night and meet your personal needs.
WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES
When you meet your partner at the end of the aisle to get married, you want to be in a beautiful setting. A space that will signify the beginning of your joining and a new journey unfolding. Leonda By The Yarra offers 3 picturesque spaces to suit anyone’s needs. Two indoor ceremony options and one outdoor option with the gorgeous Yarra River as a backdrop.
What’s included in our Wedding Packages
At Leonda we have thought of EVERYTHING (and we mean EVERYTHING) to ensure that your special day is everything you dreamed of and more. From the moment you first visit us, all the way through to the Big Day, nothing is too big or small for our team to handle to ensure that your wedding journey is seamless.
With our team of highly qualified international chefs at Leonda By The Yarra, your wedding is sure to delight and impress the taste-buds.
Leonda’s kitchen caters for a diverse range of weddings and offers an array of cuisines to suit your needs. Our menus provide a selection of cocktail and banquet dining options.
Little Henri Wedding Venue
(03) 9484 8851
VENUE is spacious and inviting both indoor and outdoor.
MENU is varied and caters for the multifaceted local community. The cuisine is modern Australian with the Mediterranean, Asian, Middle Eastern influences, and it is vegetarian and vegan friendly. Our menu has all the classic dishes (and some unusual ones) , and each is prepared with Henri’s unique touch and twist by our three talented chefs.
TAKE AWAY some of our menu items are prepared and packaged specially for takeaways. See our take away menu.
CORPORATE CATERING asks about our separate catering menu for corporate functions.
DRINKS Cafe is licensed, and our specials always include an array of cocktails and smoothies and fresh juices.
FACILITIES Cafe has wheelchair access, disabled toilet, high chairs, a baby change table. It is also equipped to cater for business meetings.
Whether your function if for a once-in-a-lifetime wedding, a reception for all your friends and family, a celebration of a milestone birthday or a unique corporate event to impress your clients, Little Henri has the expertise and the passion for making your experience one to remember. The staff who will be serving you are the same ones you’ve come to know and love while having your mid-week coffee or weekend brunch, and we know how to throw a party.
This Events Package will guide you through some of the offerings we have, as well as give you an idea of how we put together individual packages, tailored to your specific needs. Outside of that, please do not hesitate to send us an email or contact our function co-ordinator in store with any questions about how we can make your event perfect for you.
LITTLE HENRI FUNCTIONS.
User – Friendly: While honouring the past, Little Henri also ensures that it caters for the trends and needs of the present by providing excellent food, drinks and service. It is all these features combined that make Little Henri not only a great eatery by day but have become a popular function venue by night to celebrate all sorts of occasions, including weddings. So whether you are in the mood for a quiet and relaxed coffee/meal break, or a get together with friends, or a meeting with colleagues, or to celebrate a major occasion, Little Henri is the place for you.
WRAPPED AROUND DUNDAS STREET IN THORNBURY
Located in a not-so-little building is the inviting Little Henri. An ode to Sir Henry Northcote, our space is built as a nod to the balance between old and new that Melbourne is so well known for.
Distressed finishes, industrial-styled walls, warm wooden accessories,large leafy courtyard and the original safe door that pays homage to Little Henri’s former life as the local bank adds to the warmth that all guests feel when they are welcomed inside.
Little Henri’s open and flowing spaces can accommodate a myriad of functions; from 3-course dinners for 70 people inside the main dining room or a contemporary, standing affair that takes in both our restaurant and the courtyards outside for 150 guests. A combination of both is a magical option, starting the night off with canapés and Champagne in the courtyard followed by a selection of decadent mains & desserts to fill even the hungriest of guests.
Little Henri is not really so little…..but a rather spacious place built as a nod to the balance between old and new that Melbourne is so well known for.
Little Henri pays tribute to local history in its name, settings, and design.
NAME: Until 1994 Thornbury was a part of the lovely City of Northcote and, in a nod to that shared history, Little Henri is named after Sir Stafford Henry Northcote himself — or ‘Little Henri’, as we liked to call him. He was the 3rd Governor-General of Australia (1903-1908) and was dedicated to, and influenced Melbourne’s development and culture.
SETTINGS: Right at the top end of High Street, at the junction of Dundas and High Streets and Plenty Road, look for a corner where little silhouettes of a boy run along the walls. Here, you have found Little Henri. Once inside, space opens up like you wouldn’t expect from the street; high ceilings, a beautiful round counter, and a backyard that is just asking to be brunched in making this cafe unsuspectingly sizeable.
DESIGN: The cafe is a converted bank and still has the original safe door. It’s exterior, and the interior reflects rustic and distressed finishes and yet is trendy, sleek and sophisticated in its simplistic design. An interior with deep textures complementing a mix of earthy furnishings combined with natural lighting, and an exterior of a covered courtyard, as well as a large leafy open courtyard, emanates a welcoming and relaxed ambience.
Luminare Wedding Venue
+61 3 8416 9790
Alive in love and light at Luminare
For a unique wedding reception venue that captures Melbourne’s rooftop culture, say ‘I do’ to Luminare.
With 360-degree views of the stunning city skyline and Port Phillip Bay on the horizon, Luminare is an extraordinary venue in an unbeatable location. And that’s just the exterior! Inside you’ll find a rooftop, loft-inspired interiors, chic furnishings, and fabulous food and drinks served by the best in the biz, The Big Group.
A Big Group wedding is all about love – you can taste it in the food, feel it in the service, and experience it in the wow-factor weddings we’ve been throwing for the past 29 years.
We’ve put a lot of love into our Wedding Package, filling it with flavoursome foods and an extensive drinks list for the happy couple to savour on their special day.
But perhaps you’ve got something specific in mind? A desirable dish? A nostalgic reminder of your first date or the big proposal? We’ll work with you to create something personal and delicious, ensuring the menu is full of the flavours you and your guests will love.
Our imaginative stylists love nothing more than designing an incredible wedding reception in Melbourne’s Luminare. The team get to know you so that they can design your event with your personality, colour schemes, favourite flowers and personal preferences in mind.
From the secret alleyway entrance to the twinkle lights on the terrace, every detail is considered to ensure your wedding is simply breathtaking.
Luminare provides an exquisite setting for culturally significant events and traditional weddings. We have Kosher and other specialised menus available for culturally inspired weddings and can also custom-style your event with a personalised menu and styling.
View our Wedding and Kosher packages, talk to our experienced event managers and start planning your special day in Luminare.
Alive in life, love, and light. Luminare. Time to shine.
Take a stroll down an inner-city alleyway and allow us to escort you to a rooftop venue with unsurpassed views of Melbourne and beyond to Port Phillip Bay. You’ve arrived at Luminare.
A statement piece amidst the cosmopolitan skyline, Luminare’s high style and expansive modern rooftop deck offer Melbournian guests a Manhattan experience, while only a heartbeat from the city centre.
Everything about Luminare screams style, and when you couple this with our signature Big Group service, you know you’re in for something special. Overlooking Melbourne’s cityscape guests feel like they’re on top of the world. We ensure it stays that way by delivering unimaginable events—every time.
With a colour palette reminiscent of the night sky, Luminare offers an unassuming and sophisticated foundation for a variety of events. By day, it can be light and airy, alive with fresh flowers and flooded with radiant sunshine, by night – an intoxicating vision of crystal and cocktails, illuminated by the shimmering city lights of Melbourne’s skyline.
We make this already glorious space, yours. Our in-house designers, The Big Group Creative, are experts at bringing a little extra glitz and glamour to Luminare – with personalised styling, imaginative ideas and tasteful suggestions for your special occasion.
So whether your preference is for a flower-filled wedding, a candlelit cocktail party, or cultural celebration – we’ll work with you to create the perfect occasion in our unbelievable venue.
Luminare is exclusively managed by the Magic Makers themselves – The Big Group. With 25 years’ experience and an unmatchable knack for throwing buzz-worthy parties, dream weddings, and captivating corporate occasions – you can rest assured your event will be an unforgettable experience.
(03) 9387 8076
Lux Foundry is a fully licensed cafe and function space located in a unique heritage-listed building.
Located on Hope Street, it’s a roomy escape from the hustle. Our open space inside with soaring ceilings and room to move is an ideal venue for functions, and our expansive front courtyard is a sun-drenched space where you can kick back with a glass.
Why have your wedding at Lux Foundry
Lux Foundry is a fully licensed cafe and function space located in a unique heritage-listed building.
Located on Hope Street, it’s a roomy escape from the hustle of Sydney Road.
Our open space inside with soaring ceilings and room to move is an ideal venue for functions, and our expansive front courtyard is a sun-drenched space where you can kick back with a glass.
Housed in a heritage-listed building, Lux Foundry is a bustling warehouse cafe in the back streets of Brunswick.
Serving locals for over 10 years, our modern menu offers innovative dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
Our expansive courtyard is perfect for sunny days and is also pooch-friendly. Our beans are by Proud Mary, and we’re passionate about supporting our amazing local suppliers.
(03) 9755 2506
A boutique Melbourne wedding venue – Set within the lush, evergreen forest of the Dandenong Ranges on the edge of Melbourne you’ll create beautiful and unique memories with a wedding reception and ceremony at Lyrebird Falls.
Choose from a garden, ornate gazebo or sweet chapel wedding ceremony, then have photos taken amongst the enchanted Dandenongs. We only hold one event per day, so you and up to 120 wedding guests will enjoy exclusive access to this intimate wedding venue during your ceremony and reception.
Our intimate and newly refurbished dining room at Lyrebird Falls in the Dandenong Ranges accommodates between 70 and 120 guests.
With floor to ceiling glass windows, your reception will overlook the landscaped gardens, stunning fernery and a cascading waterfall – all just 35km from the Melbourne CBD.
Voted Victoria’s Best Reception Centre in 2011, 2010 and 2006 at the Victoria Bridal Awards, the dining experience really comes to life at night. With a subtle, but well lit outdoor area you and your wedding guest are treated to a truly unique setting. It is really only an experience you can have outside Melbourne and in the heart of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.
Our personalised and comprehensive service is designed to take out the hassle associated with planning your wedding. We offer a full care service from our first meeting, right through to the end of the night on your wedding day.
Drinks on the decking
After your unique Lyrebirds Falls wedding ceremony, you may like to have your guests move towards the expansive decking area where they have pre-dinner drinks.
This wonderful space with bi-fold doors creates a flow from the outdoor Dandenong Ranges backdrop through to the intimate indoor area and bar.
Your guests will feel like they are suspended in the midst of the Dandenongs and the view of the well-lit, landscaped garden and the stars in unparalleled. Many of our guests find that this decking area is ideal for photographs with a fantastic backdrop at any angle.
Our newly refurbished wedding reception dining area
With beautifully handcrafted wood panelling and architraves, soft natural colours and soft lighting, this newly refurbished dining room is truly stunning.
Seamless integration is created between the subtly lit waterfall, fernery and paths and the intimate indoor area with large architecturally designed windows.
You and your guests will enjoy a delicious and generous three-course meal selected from an extensive menu. We also offer a Disc Jockey, Master of Ceremonies, fresh and fragrant floral arrangements on every table, personalised menus and more. By individualising your colours, choice of menu, table layout, ceremony and reception music, the staff at Lyrebird Falls can help make your wedding reception truly memorable.
You will also have exclusive use of all of our facilities – you are the only bride and groom on the premises for the day.
Lyrebirds Falls has set the standard for unique, intimate and beautiful weddings.
In addition to Lyrebird Falls, we also own the popular wedding venues Poet’s Lane and Tatra, also in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, and only 35 km from the Melbourne CBD.
Towering trees, lush ferns and running streams are all aspects of Lyrebird Falls that attract our clients. Yet, we are often told that it’s the personalised and experienced service offered by our wedding coordinators that really makes the difference to the many weddings and receptions we host. Our wedding coordinators were voted the best for two years running at the Australian Bridal Industry Awards and know how to make your dreams a reality.
Our wedding coordinators, most of whom have been with us for many years, will work closely with you to ensure that your vision for your unique wedding ceremony and reception is exactly what you would like. With only one wedding ceremony held onsite each day, your wedding coordinator will have your undivided attention.
Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa
(03) 5426 4047
Our experienced event team will work with you to create a beautiful and memorable celebration.
Weddings & Celebrations
Nestled in the tranquil surrounds of the picturesque countryside, Macedon Ranges Hotel and Spa provides the perfect setting for your special day.
The romantic amphitheatre with its spectacular views of rolling hills is the ideal location for your ceremony and the surrounding acres of natural bushland leaves you spoiled for choice when it comes to locations for your wedding photography.
Macedon Valley Room, a reception room like no other, where cathedral ceilings and floor to ceiling windows fill the venue with natural light and the breathtaking backdrop of the Macedon Ranges. Boasting a sweeping private terrace ideal for pre-dinner drinks or an alternative location for your ceremony. Our menus utilise the very best locally sourced, seasonal produce, while our attentive service staff will ensure your guests are treated to an exceptional and memorable celebration.
Our hotel features 36 spacious spa suites and private cottage which sleeps 6 people and our professional therapists in our Day Spa offer an extensive treatment menu the perfect treat for you and your bridal party.
We are pleased to offer complimentary accommodation for the happy couple, and a discounted rate for guests attending your special event.
When you choose the Macedon Ranges Hotel and Spa, it is truly a destination experience less than an hour from the CBD and close proximity to the airport. Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a weekend in the country with your family and friends. Relax in the knowledge that our team of passionate and experienced staff will guide and support you every step of the way.
Ask us about our special offer for short lead weddings or contact us to discuss your special event!
(03) 9685 5110
The Malthouse's doors are now open to the public. MALT Kitchen & Pantry is open every day, 8am – 2pm, and The Malthouse bar is open on Friday, 6 November from 4pm. Spaces are limited, and we recommend booking ahead of time to secure a table.
Malthouse Theatre's Season 2020 productions will not go ahead, with the exception of Loaded which will be available as an immersive four-part audio experience.
The Malthouse in Melbourne is our dedicated venue: a home for innovation and live experiences that provoke and entertain. A historic beer-making malthouse built in 1892, the building at 113 Sturt Street, Southbank was gifted by Carlton & United Breweries to Playbox Theatre in 1988. Converted into an agile and contemporary theatre complex, our (Malt)house comprises a world-renowned 500-seat Merlyn theatre, the recently refurbished 180-seat Beckett Theatre, the Tower and our bespoke workshop.
Renamed The Malthouse in 2020, our building also accommodates rehearsal rooms and meeting spaces. And of course, there is the Box Office, The Malthouse Bar and the Café to make your experience at Malthouse Theatre a memorable night out.
Host your next big event in the same space where Malthouse Theatre creates, entertains and shatters expectations. In the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, the historic venue could be the uncommon venue your next occasion needs. With original architectural features and adaptable spaces, it’s an extraordinary alternative to mainstream conference facilities and reception centres. We’ve got unique spaces for all types of events, from meetings through to product launches and full-scale conventions.
For over 40 years, we have fanned the flames of Melbourne’s radical culture, exerting significant influence on our city’s artistic community. In 1976, Carrillo Gantner, Graeme Blundell and Garrie Hutchinson formed the Hoopla Theatre Foundation, which transitioned into the Playbox Theatre Company in 1980. In 2004, Michael Kantor reimagined Playbox as Malthouse Theatre, named after the iconic venue that has been the company's home since 1990.
No matter the name, we've consistently served as a counterpoint to the mainstream. To this day, our distinctive style resonates locally, nationally and globally.
Meadowbank Estate Wedding & Event Venue
(03) 9359 3338
happily ever after
Experience the romance of holding your next function at Meadowbank’s intimate & pristine garden estate, conveniently located on the corner of Eldon Street & Fashion Parade, Campbellfield. The most important day of your life becomes the most unforgettable with our attention to each & every detail. Enjoy the sweet-smelling, colourful, perfumed gardens, heritage-listed trees, ornamental pond and historic path providing the perfect setting for you and your guests.
your special day
At Meadowbank, we believe there’s nothing more important than bringing people together in an unforgettable fashion for your wedding. Our professional wedding co-ordinators will take care of every detail imaginable making your wedding day a dream come true. Whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a lavish affair, you’ll feel more than welcome with our stunning facilities and idyllic setting.
Our perfectly manicured gardens offer the perfect setting to begin the celebration of your journey together. Enjoying the sweet-smelling, colourful, perfumed gardens, heritage-listed trees, ornamental pond and historic path providing the perfect setting for your garden ceremony. Our experienced event coordinators are able to assist with the finer details to make your walk down the aisle a moment to cherish forever.
Our commitment to great food and exceptional service will have your guests talking about your function for years to come. Whether it be a Conference, Cocktail Party, Gala Event, Engagement, Birthday, Christening or even your next Christmas Party, our event coordinators will be able to assist you with planning the perfect event. With an emphasis on providing quality food & service, Meadowbank Estate has gained a prestigious reputation for setting high standards and being at the forefront of the event industry.
Our friendly staff will be able to assist you with the best combination of dishes in order to get the best balance to suit your needs & your guests. If required, our executive chef would be more than happy to discuss tailoring a menu to your specific requirements.
With an endless variety of options and a dedicated functions team to ensure your event, however big or small is truly unforgettable, Meadowbank Estate is the perfect venue to host your next event.
Three acres of exquisite formal gardens and heritage-listed trees together with manicured lawns provide the perfect setting for your special day. Our newly renovated estate offers you three beautiful ballrooms in one enchanting location amongst the formal gardens and the historic trees.
The Manor House is one storey, U shaped attic house construction of coursed rubble basalt with a gabled slate roof and hipped bay dormer windows, making the perfect backdrop for unique photos. It is architecturally significant as an outstanding and extraordinary example of a Scottish vernacular style building in Victoria. The building has very distinctive hipped bay dormers and dwarf parapeted gable ends, which are typical of Scottish lowland buildings but seen rarely in Victoria. Through its Scottish influenced architecture, the Manor House describes the origins of early settlers in Victoria.
Meadowbank, through its construction, style, location and age is historically important in understanding the early settlement of Victoria and makes the perfect, exclusive location for your next event!
Melbourne Zoo Wedding Venue Events
(03) 9285 9449
A ceremony of such importance should be set against an unforgettable backdrop. Say ‘I do’ surrounded by butterflies in our stunning Butterfly House, or within the lush foliage of the South East Asian bamboo forest. We can organise as many elements as you prefer – from experienced stylists to wedding cake creations.
Select from a number of sophisticated reception rooms and exotic outdoor settings and enjoy a magnificent wedding to have reminisced for generations.
Special events should be complemented by exceptional cuisine and a beautiful setting. Whether you are looking to hold a christening, corporate function, engagement party, or anything in between, Zoo Events can turn your next celebration into something extraordinary.
Zoo Events offers elegant function rooms to accommodate any style and size of the gathering – all with our signature touch of the wild. Select between the lush canopy and Tamarin monkeys of the Rainforest Room, the magical bamboo forest of the Bong Su Room, the garden views of the Lakeside Café or the paved terrace in the Leopard Lodge.
Since 2014, we have been serving the finest cuisine at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, providing memorable dining experiences surrounded by exotic gardens and wildlife from around the world.
We are a member of Restaurant Associates, a global group of award-winning chefs and catering specialists known for their focus on quality, originality and sustainability. Our menus are crafted by the celebrated Tom Craig-Moonie to complement and enhance the natural setting and elegant function rooms in which they are shared. We prepare our food onsite daily, sourcing ingredients from local producers to ensure each bite is distinctive and delectable.
Merrimu Wedding Receptions
03 9318 6678
YOUR NEW BEGINNING STARTS WITH MERRIMU
Merrimu has been creating memorable weddings for over 60 years, and our unique heritage-inspired venue helps us make every wedding an experience you’ll never forget. It’s our passion to play a part in the celebration of love and bringing two people together that enables us to create unforgettable wedding days every couple that walks through our doors.
Our wedding reception services.
At Merrimu, we offer a variety of services dedicated to reducing the stress that often accompanies wedding day planning. Our wedding reception services include:
- A full catering service – Our package includes menus and catering equipment. We cater to guests numbering from 60 to 400.
- In-house events coordinator – Our experienced professional events coordinator will take care of the ‘little’ details that make a wedding special. They’ll work with you to realise your dream wedding.
- Dedicated dance floor – Our flexible room configurations and settings include a dedicated dance floor and entertainment area. We also provide audio-visual equipment.
Why choose Merrimu for your wedding reception venue
At Merrimu, we take enormous pride, offering our charming reception centre in Melbourne to the public for a variety of weddings styles including religious and cultural, be they big or small. This means you can get married in our…
- Grand Ballroom – Newly refurbished, our Majestic Grand Ballroom is suitable for opulent weddings. With ornate ceilings and crystal chandeliers, its grand atmosphere is accentuated by the magnificent staircase. The Grand Ballroom can seat up to 350 guests.
- Merrimu Room – If you’re looking for an intimate, Victorian-styled space that accommodates 120 seated guests or 250 guests for a cocktail reception, then the Merrimu Room makes for an ideal option.
- Private English-style courtyards –Our courtyards and manicured gardens are perfect for intimate ceremonies or spectacular photo opportunities.
Choose Merrimu wedding ballrooms in Melbourne if you want to enjoy access to our stunning wedding reception venue, as well as a central location that has easy access to main roads and offers safe off-street parking. For more on our wedding reception package inclusions and pricing, complete our contact form.
At Merrimu, we offer two unique and functional spaces to make your celebratory or corporate event a remarkable one – whether it’s a christening, engagement party, birthday, anniversary, school function, fundraiser or sporting club presentation! If an event is important to you, it’s important to us, which is what makes us an award-winning Melbourne function venue. We believe it’s our focus on excellent service that makes us stand out, meaning we go to great lengths to ensure that our customers receive:
- Personalised attention so that their functional requirements are met.
- Tailored services like catering, the provision of audio-visual equipment and a dedicated professional events coordinator to assist with planning.
- A variety of room configurations and settings that can cater from 60 to 400 guests.
Melbourne’s Finest Function Venue
Whether you’re planning a small, intimate event or a large, lavish reception, choosing a wedding venue for your big day is one of the most important steps in your wedding preparation. At our heritage-inspired wedding venue in Eastern Melbourne, we can accommodate groups of up to 400 with our carefully curated wedding packages, ensuring an experience you will never forget.
With a long and proud history dating back to 1955, our charming period style building boasts sleek and modern features, and with multiple function areas available from the opulent grand ballroom to the more intimate Merrimu room there’s sure to be a space that’s perfect for your special occasion.
Located only 18km from Melbourne’s CBD, we love nothing more than being a part of your big day. An in house events coordinator will be on hand to make sure that everything runs smoothly, you will have access to a large network of recommended and trusted suppliers and of course, a menu dedicated to providing an exemplary culinary experience.
Our classic venue is also home to private English-style courtyards and manicured gardens perfect for intimate ceremonies or spectacular photo opportunities. At Merrimu, timeless elegance meets modern sophistication, and our team are passionate about creating a perfect wedding day for every couple.
More than a wedding venue
Merrimu is the perfect venue for your next function. The many parts of the grounds can be used as a stunning backdrop for garden wedding ceremonies, family gatherings, birthday parties, anniversaries, christenings, school formals and more. The Grand Ballroom is an impressive venue for wedding receptions or corporate entertaining and gala dinners.
Why choose Merrimu? We go to great lengths to ensure all clients receive personalised attention, tailored services, and a variety of room configurations catering for 60 to 400 guests. No matter how large or small your wedding or function is, you will be sure our team of dedicated staff will handle even the finest of details to your highest expectations.
Renowned as one of the most spectacular function venues in Melbourne, there really is no better place to host your next function or event than at Merrimu. Contact our team today or complete our online form to start planning your dream wedding or event at our award-winning venue in the heart of Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs.
(03) 9431 2680
Welcome to Montsalvat, where the life of art is lived, and a fabled past meets a vibrant present. Montsalvat is Australia’s oldest continuously active artists’ community; a place where art in all its forms is made and taught, and art’s transformative power is celebrated in exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops and artists’ residencies.
Montsalvat is also a place of welcome to all – old and young, committed and curious. Everyone is invited to find peace and pleasure in Montsalvat’s lovingly tended gardens, enjoy Montsalvat’s exhibitions, its restaurant and hospitality, and marvel at its complex of buildings that evoke a European past while exemplifying a very Australian trait of recycling and architectural inventiveness.
Your Wedding will be hassle-free, with the Ceremony, Pre-Reception and Reception able to be held all on-site, in various stunning venues to enthral and enchant your guests.
Montsalvat can cater for intimate or lively Weddings, with a seated Reception available for up to 130 guests in the magnificent Great Hall or cocktail style under the stars by the Ornamental Pool for up to 200 guests.
With packages ranging from our sumptuous Seasonal Harvest Feast served from the kitchen or to the table, timeless 3-course Classic Dining or lavish Canapés, you can be sure your Wedding is in the best of hands.
Alternatively, choose a Ceremony & Photography package to provide the perfect place to exchange precious ‘I Do’s' or Wedding Photography to provide a stunning backdrop to commemorate your special day.
Whatever your dream, our dedicated event team would love to hear from you!
Mount Macedon Winery
03 5427 4171
Within the heart of Victoria's Macedon Ranges, MMW is the ideal location for those looking for a rustic wedding in a beautiful country location. Wedding ceremonies can be held in our romantic gardens, amongst the vines or in one of the many beautiful locations around our property. The Mountain views, the vineyard and the native trees all come together to create a stunning backdrop for your special day.
Mount Macedon is less than an hour's drive from Melbourne and 30 minutes from the airport, meaning you don’t need to travel very far in order to celebrate your wedding away from the commotion of the city!
With Bridal Suite accommodation available, enjoy not having to leave Mount Macedon Winery at all and have your wedding ceremony and reception all in the one place. MMW has flexible function rooms for large or small guest lists, as well as a wet weather alternative for those unexpected rainy days. We offer full service, flexible on-site catering options and also have the space to accommodate 3rd party providers.
The team at Mount Macedon Winery have absolute commitment and passion when it comes to ensuring your big day is what you imagined. We can assist you in finding the right celebrant, photographer, florist, hairdresser, wedding cake specialist and all other services that you may require when planning your special day.
We will help guide you through the planning of your wedding at MMW, from the day you first make your booking, right through to the moment you leave the property as newlyweds!
With exclusive indoor and outdoor locations around our property, you can say your vows in amongst our beautiful gardens, on the lush lawns, or in our repurposed barn, set alongside the vineyard. Should the weather have other plans, we also have you (and your guests) covered with indoor options available!
Lock in your date without the stress of checking the forecast or organising rainy day alternatives at the last minute.
Beautifully manicured gardens and stunning mountainside views provide fantastic photographic potential in all seasons of the year.
Receptions can be held in our cellar door, restaurant, barns or in one of the many beautiful locations around our property.
The Mountain views, the vineyard and the native trees all come together to create a stunning backdrop for your special day.
We have catering and food packages available.
Our property hosts a restaurant, cellar door, boutique accommodation and function spaces with stunning views of Mount Macedon and the Macedon Ranges.
The farm is dotted with beautiful outdoor settings to explore, a vineyard, wildlife and more.
All are welcome, so bring your friends and family, bring your kids, bring your dog and experience our country lifestyle as if it’s your own.
If you’re planning a birthday, christening, anniversary or just a gathering to celebrate a milestone or event, consider MMW as a blank canvas for you to create a day to remember!
We have indoor and outdoor function spaces that range from intimate gatherings in our restaurant, casual get-togethers at the cellar door, through to more formal functions for up to 170 guests. With the great local produce available, you can indulge in a variety of fresh dishes whilst enjoying one of our red or white wines.
MOUNT MACEDON WINERY RETREAT
We’d love to make time to give you the full tour of the property so that you can see why we fell in love with the farm and the area, get in touch with us below to learn more.
We’ve designed the Mount Macedon Winery Retreat like it was our own home, all of the charm of a country homestead but with a few extra creature comforts. Featuring a beautiful large wood-fire, luxurious king bed, spa and a welcoming breakfast hamper.
Our accommodation also includes heating and cooling, a flat-screen TV, private outdoor decking area and fully equipped kitchen. It is so easy to just enjoy the cosy retreat and the property for the weekend or explore the gorgeous local townships and nature trails on your doorstep. To add to your experience, why not order a special MMW picnic box, filled with local and house-made grazing items.
By the end of your stay, you’ll see exactly why we’ve made the area our home, and you won’t want to leave!
The Macedon Ranges has a long and fascinating history, and the story of Mount Macedon Winery is no different.
Located on the western slopes of Mount Macedon, with impressive views overlooking the Black Forest Valley, MMW sits at 680m above sea level, making it one of the highest altitude wineries in Australia.
The land was originally used as a dairy and then a blueberry farm before the vines were planted in 1989.
In fact, MMW once had ties with Olivia Newton-John and the fruit was used to make wine out of her Koala Blue range, which is a fun bit of Macedon Ranges history and trivia!
+61 3 8416 9790
A timeless space for everlasting love
Tie the knot in style and celebrate your marriage in one of the most unique wedding reception venue spaces in Melbourne. Originally designed by Sidney Myer for exclusive fashion parades and high society events, a wedding at Myer Mural Hall makes for a timeless and enchanting ever after.
The Big Group has wedding catering down to fine art, serving Melbourne wedding-goers of every cultural background with delicious food, and drinks to toast with.
We cater for many cultures and religions, offering a Kosher Package, and menu alternatives from Asia to the Middle East – we’ve got every corner of the globe covered.
The Wedding and The Wedding Experience packages include a variety of mouth-watering canapés, entrées, mains, and desserts for every taste.
When partnered with one of the many drinks packages, your guests will feel special, satisfied, and set to party with the happy couple!
We’re big on ideas and imagination and love creating something unique and exciting for our couples.
The Big Group Creative is our in-house styling team with years of experience working their magic on wedding receptions in Melbourne. Experts at transforming our already beautiful space into something truly breathtaking, our talented stylists’ custom-design your wedding to reflect your personal style while capturing the eyes and hearts of your guests.
From the furniture to your favourite flowers and colour schemes, we have a variety of luxe seating and statement pieces and work with our florist to create the perfect floral arrangements to ensure your wedding day is in full bloom.
Whether you’re after a white wedding, a lively party, or a cultural celebration, we bring your vision to life with flair and inject it with flavour.
Speak to our event managers about celebrating your wedding and your culture in one spectacular and forever timeless event.
Melbourne's most elegant and refined event spaces.
Never forgotten. Forever timeless. There’s nowhere else like it in Melbourne.
Myer Mural Hall is quite simply the most exquisite, European style venue in Melbourne.
It’s a big statement, but there it is – we said it. It’s out there. Myer Mural Hall embodies sophistication and heritage rarely seen in Australian venues, and for a good reason, as it’s reserved only for significant events.
A magnificent place for magnificent occasions, so exclusive, it’s hidden from plain sight.
Myer Mural Hall looks and feels like it’s from another time and from the moment you arrive, you realise you’ve walked into something special.
But the real magic behind Myer Mural Hall is its ability to become your vision.
With the help of our talented stylists at The Big Group Creative, Myer Mural Hall can transform into an extravagant dinner party, an elegant wedding, a Parisian cocktail lounge, or a cultural celebration of epic proportions. Myer Mural Hall is as versatile as it is breathtaking – all you need is a little imagination and our creative flair.
+61 425 817 150
We are proud to announce a not-for-profit initiative, supplying meals to charitable organisations & supporting MV Pearl’s workers.
“…Romantic, intimate & elegant with ever-changing backdrops…”
Set off in style and escape into Melbourne’s beautiful waterways. A ceremony on the sky deck followed by the bridal waltz under the stars kicking off celebrations. Award-winning chefs will impress with incredible food, wine & French champagne.
This floating venue belongs to an intimate, boutique catering group with over 30 years experience… you can relax – we know how to get it right.
The pinnacle of corporate entertaining – a day or night experience to impress guests with fabulous food, wine & entertainment.
Bespoke events are tailored to all clients from a Master Chef experience for 20 right up to a dance party for 67.
Showcasing some of Victoria’s finest food & wine, combined with sightseeing, fishing, swimming, sun baking or punting – a truly Melbourne experience.
Engagement parties, birthdays, anniversaries.
A dynamic, comprehensive team provides unlimited support & assistance in planning a celebration with your stamp on it.
Dreaming of a day or night aboard a luxury superyacht or fun & exciting celebration with a difference? The Pearl Experience is a must for anyone wanting to party on the water… anything from the outrageous to simple good fun.
Nathania Springs Receptions
03 9752 1009
Nathania Springs has a rich history dating back to the 1890s, where it was one of the first properties settled on the Dandenong Ranges. Our naturally occurring mineral springs were considered to have healing properties by the indigenous owners of the land.
Initially named ‘Nethania Springs’, meaning gift from God, Nathania Springs became one of the premier tourist destinations of the Dandenong Ranges in the early 1900s.
A historic property, Nathania Springs is located just one hour from Melbourne’s CBD, set amongst acres of botanic, floodlit gardens & magical Dandenong Ranges forest.
Our all-inclusive wedding package, onsite chapel, spacious dining room & outdoor ceremony area make Nathania Springs the perfect location for a wedding as unique as you are.
Dating back to the 1890s, Nathania Springs’ historic botanic gardens are the perfect setting for your outdoor wedding amongst the canopy of the Dandenong Ranges forest.
Today, Nathania Springs is a boutique, dedicated wedding reception venue, with acres of fairy-lit gardens dating over 200 years. We are part of the same family as other Dandenong ranges icons such as Tatra Receptions, Poets’ Lane & Lyrebird Falls.
Normanby House Reception
03 9484 3144
Melbourne Wedding Reception and Functions Venue
Celebrate your love story with family and friends at Melbourne’s Normanby House Receptions Centre, located in Thornbury. Normanby House is the perfect wedding reception venue for you to say your ‘I Dos’, have your wedding reception and capture your most beautiful wedding photos – all in the one location!
We understand that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives, that’s why we provide wedding ceremony and wedding reception packages to ensure that everything you need to make your wedding reception perfect is catered for. As we only book one function per day, you can be assured that you will have our undivided attention on your special day.
We would be delighted to tailor a menu to your requirements giving you and your guests the opportunity to indulge in a wide array of meals on your wedding day, ultimately produced by our Executive Chefs.
Melbourne’s Premier Wedding Venue
We understand the importance of your special day and will promise to do our utmost to help and guide you but most importantly, give you what you want.
We have one room, and we only take one function on the one day. Therefore our undivided attention is yours, catering from a minimum of 50 to 220 guests.
We would be delighted to tailor a menu to your requirements giving you and your guests the opportunity to indulge into a wide array of meals on your wedding day, ultimately produced by our Executive Chefs.
Don’t hesitate to fill out our Contact Form and we will email you our Wedding Package and Pricing.
Nudo Wedding Venue in Melbourne
(03) 9384 5271
A life-changing way to bring your greatest day to life.
The day itself: the best day of your life. The planning? Well, that’s another story.
The months spent planning your wedding should be filled with excitement and anticipation of the most magical day. But more often than not, they make for a stressful, expensive and overwhelming experience.
The worst part about it? Most couples only realise it's just too much to manage, once they're really far into the journey. By then, the pressure starts to mount, decision fatigue sets in and it can all just feel a little too much.
The Wool Mill
The Wool Mill is stunningly renovated former wool mill in Brunswick East. Modern and chic in design, the venue features three distinct spaces (ceremony, cocktail lounge and feasting hall), a bridal suite, double-height ceilings, hanging plants, a DJ mezzanine and a hidden cocktail bar.
Gather & Tailor
Experience the feel of a raw and rustic styled warehouse, without traveling more than 6km from Melbourne CBD. The hardwood floors, exposed beams, and autumnal luxe finishes invoke a sense of warmth and romance.
Two Ton Max
Sensitively transformed, beautifully detailed industrial warehouse located in North Melbourne. Hidden behind an anonymous street front, the venue’s stunning burnished concrete floor, oversize marble bar, neutral white walls and discrete lighting are are the perfect canvas.
That's where Nudo come in. We're a dynamic team of planners and designers (and shoulders to lean on), effortlessly guiding you through your wedding journey step by step. Taking the time to understand your vision and what matters most, whilst also taking care of the million small (and sometimes tedious) details that you don't have the time for. And when the day comes, we bring it all together to create the kind of experience your guests will rave about for years.
The concept of taking 'naked' spaces and filling them with creativity, style, people, food, drinks, music, laughter and love.
Nudo is a dynamic team of planners and designers (and shoulders to lean on), effortlessly guiding you through your wedding journey step by step.
Taking the time to understand your vision and what matters most, whilst also taking care of the million small (and sometimes tedious) details that you don't have the time for.
And when the day comes, they bring it all together to create the kind of experience your guests will rave about for years.
03 9331 6361
As you plan one of the most special events of your life – your wedding day – you’ll want to make sure it’s an unforgettable experience. Everything from the time and date through to the photography and the reception plays its own part towards creating a day full of romance and celebration. One of the most important points of consideration for your wedding day is the location. When deciding on venue hire in North Melbourne, you want a location that not only looks breathtakingly stunning but also accommodates everything from the needs of the bride and groom through to the city’s dynamic weather patterns. If you’re looking for gorgeous wedding ceremony locations in Melbourne that will make your day perfect, arrange an appointment to view Overnewton Castle.
Unforgettable Weddings at Overnewton Castle
Horse and Carriage For Weddings
Overnewton Castle has been host to thousands of weddings since 1961 and is one of the leading wedding venues in Melbourne. With open fireplaces for the cold winter months and over 4 acres of a pristine English garden, it’s a picturesque backdrop for a castle wedding in Melbourne.
Being situated in Melbourne, you can’t always rely on the weather. If you’re unable to have your wedding ceremony in our garden, we also have a one-of-a-kind non-denominational chapel available, originally built by William Taylor as a Billiard Room and prefabricated in Scotland. Twelve etched pen and ink portraits on oak panels adorn the walls. It’s like no other wedding venue you’ll find anywhere in Melbourne or in fact Australia.
Photo Only Packages
Along with ceremonies and receptions, Overnewton Castle offers photo only package options on the private residence during selected times. Bookings are essential, and payment is required in full on a reservation, with no refunds or transfers available once booked. Overnewton Castle is quickly becoming a landmark location for wedding photos, so places are limited for those not hosting their castle wedding in Melbourne with us. Contact the office today to enquire about your wedding date.
Unique Wedding Reception Venues
With elaborate sitting rooms, stunning architecture, plenty of natural light and graceful interiors, our wedding reception venues in the Melbourne western suburbs are sure to impress. Overnewton Castle also has an unparalleled reputation for our tantalising meals and exemplary service.
Your first entry as a married couple will be an unforgettable moment, with all your family and friends clapping and cheering as you weave your way through to the Bridal table. The large dining room features a breathtaking crystal chandelier and a beautiful bay window which shadows you as you sit to eat your first meal as husband and wife. Through the many windows in the dining room, you will also see the floodlit gardens and 1000’s of fairy lights.
Your personal wedding package includes:
- Exclusive use of the venue and gardens
- The use of our pristine English gardens for your Wedding photographs
- Professional wedding coordinator to help you create your wedding day
- Ample free off-street parking and disabled access for your guests
- Private Bridal suite to freshen up in
- Menu and beverage packages to suit your tastes – Bespoke packages available
- Portable dance floor
- Gold Candelabra centrepiece and white table linen
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further questions or to book in a time to view this wonderful ceremony and affordable wedding reception venue in the Melbourne western suburbs.
If you wish to receive a package which has pricing inclusive, please click on the wedding information pack below and fill in your details so we can send an up-to-date package to your email address.
Overnewton castle was built by William Taylor in 1849. The Scotsman bought 13,000 acres of rich grazing land just west of the Keilor township. Taylor built a simple single-story bluestone colonial-style homestead. This consisted of 6 rooms with large shuttered windows and wide verandahs. The homestead was positioned on a gentle slope overlooking Keilor and afforded extensive views of the surrounding countryside.
During the 1850’s Keilor became an important and busy stopover for travellers on their way to the Victorian Goldfields. This included the building of 2 schools, a new bridge and a new hotel.
It was not until William Taylor returned from a trip to Scotland in 1859 that the grandeur of his dreams became apparent. He set about turning the functional colonial homestead into a miniature Scottish Baronial Castle. The Stately two- storyied wing was added, along with the bluestone Dairy & Butcher Shop and the Private Billiard room now used as a chapel for wedding ceremonies.
Overnewton is built in the Victorian Tudor style, inspired by 16th century English & Scottish architecture. The Scottish baronial style is characterised by its rough-textured masonry, steeped pitched roofs and overhanging battlement corner turrets. The candle snuffer roofs show the influence of French architecture. The bluestone walls were quarried on the estate and rendered with a yellow gravel and stucco finish. Above the large windows of the master bedroom is the Taylor family crest – a mailed arm and fist enclosing a dagger and the motto “Semper Fidelis” (always faithful) and above several other windows are the carved initials of HT, T 1859 and WT.
After the completion of this wing, the homestead consisted of over 35 rooms including 7 bedrooms (the master room included a small circular room and a dressing room) schoolroom, library, drawing room, 2 kitchens, 5 servants rooms and the Billiard room. There are still many original features such as tiles in the bathrooms, claw foot bath and the old IXL wood stove in the kitchen. Several outbuildings on the estate include a bluestone butchery and dairy, lamp room, boot room, coach house, stables, woolshed, shearing sheds and machine shed.
William Taylor passed away in 1903 aged 85 and six months latter is wife Helen aged 71 passed away. Their eldest son William Henry continued to manage the estate until he passed away in 1939 aged 81 and his wife Beatrice in 1948. The estate remained in the Taylor family until 1959.
The Carr Family purchased Overnewton in 1959. They raised their three children on the property using part of it as a family home, and the downstairs rooms were used as a wedding reception centre.
In 1975 Dr. L. J. Norton purchased Overnewton Estate to raise his own family on the property. Since then there have been many upgrades, and changes to the property including mains water in 1976, a fire in 1980 burnt the old timber stables. Dr Norton purchased back 6 acres of land which included a drystone wall and some of the original outbuildings.
The years have been kind to Overnewton, today it remains much the same as when it was originally built. Hidden away amongst the old trees, it has seen many changes throughout the years. Gone are the days of horse and carriages, gaslight and servants, but the old world grace and charm along with the elegance, grandeur and atmosphere of a bygone era still remain. Having been restored over the years and an elegant dining room added to the estate, this is definitely a hidden treasure.
Panama Dining Room and Bar
(03) 9417 7668
To enquire about a wedding, please submit an enquiry via our functions page.
The Panama Dining Room team, WOW was the most common word we heard from our family and friends all night during our wedding.
The atmosphere that you helped create was amazing and is a feeling and memory that we will never forget. Along with the wonderful food and fantastic service from the hospitality team, we could not have wished for anything better.
To cap it all off, working with you was such a delight. You were easy to work with and also very helpful in suggesting recommendations to help make our special day, that little bit better.
Panama Dining Room is the most dynamic function venue in Melbourne!
We are available to book exclusively for lunch or dinner, all 7 days of the week.
Panama Dining Room is reopening for dinner from Wednesday 18th November onwards.
In the meantime, we are available to meet in person for wedding viewings via appointment only.
Enter off Smith Street, Fitzroy and head upstairs to find an awe-inspiring, loft conversion. Set within an expansive warehouse space, Panama Dining Room balances eclectic design with classic furnishings to stunning effect.
Housed inside a former textile factory, aptly named ‘Panama House’, you will be struck by the spacious and atmospheric nature of our venue, punctuated by floor-to-ceiling arch windows that offer panoramic views of the surrounding Melbourne suburbs.
Our restaurant and bar are open from Tuesday to Saturday for dinner and drinks. Walk-ins are accepted, but bookings are highly recommended to avoid dates closed for weddings and private events.
Butler Lane by Peter Rowland
(03) 9825 0009
THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP
It’s our privilege to be part of your wedding! Whether you desire an elegant champagne reception with chic canapes, a refined three-course sit-down dinner, a welcoming buffet with all the trimmings or friendly bowl food we will work with you to create the perfect wedding catering menu. Our wedding planners also help you with inspiration for floral, styling and entertainment to match your personal style.
Ask us about our same-sex wedding celebration packages.
It’s impossible to imagine a more personal and individual event than a wedding – we understand that. We can help you find exactly the right place for it, whether that’s a gallery, a country estate, industrial warehouse, by the beach or somewhere you’ve never even dreamed of. We create weddings Australia-wide and work exclusively with these iconic venues. Drop us a line or give us a call and we’d love to go through the options of Sydney and Melbourne wedding venues with you, as well as possibilities elsewhere.
We will help create a menu that suits your style, whether you’re after a three-course sit-down dinner, a cocktail party, a champagne reception with canapés, a buffet, casual bowl food, or a combination of all of these approaches. See our menu packages or let us customise a menu, especially for you.
Since 1962 we have been dedicated to crafting special celebrations, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or a gathering of friends. Each event is special to us, and we bring the same sense of fun, creativity, style and imagination to everything we do.
Peter Rowland has been feeding Melbourne since 1962. From humble beginnings, the Peter Rowland business has grown to become one of Australia’s most successful, innovative and respected food and entertaining companies.
The Peter Rowland story began in Portsea on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula where 24-year-old Peter Rowland OAM saw a business opportunity to sell sandwiches and cold drinks to local beachgoers.
Buoyed by the success of his sandwich venture, Peter headed to Melbourne where he set up shop as a society caterer. A born hospitalization, with a Virgo’s obsession with logistics, and possessed with other-worldly charm Peter attracted the attention of the cream of Australian business and society. From corporate headquarters and commercial kitchens in South Yarra, Peter Rowland engineered what would become legendary parties for business titans including Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Alan Bond and Christopher Skase as well as iconic major events such as the Melbourne Cup Carnival and Australian Formula One Grand Prix.
One thing Peter was clear about from the word go was that everyone who crosses his path is an individual, with different needs and wants. No two Peter Rowland events have ever been the same. The Peter Rowland brand built its reputation on creativity and theatre, elevating catering to unseen and unique new heights.
Over the years, the business has grown from a boutique catering and events company to a multi-faceted food and entertaining business. The group’s portfolio includes exclusive private event management, major event catering, retail and hospitality consultancy, restaurant, café and venue management and e-commerce. From 2019 after feeding Melbourne for more than 50 years, the iconic Peter Rowland experience is now also available in Sydney.
(03) 9299 9869
Awarded ‘Venue Caterer of the Year’ at the Restaurant and Catering Awards, the venue is renowned for its exceptional wedding catering and outstanding service in a setting unmatched in history, elegance and grandeur.
The Plaza Ballroom situated at the Regent Theatre on Collins Street is a beautifully restored Ballroom dating back to 1929. The moment your guests enter the breathtaking venue, they will be swept away to a world of magic. With its elaborate Spanish Rococo architecture, grand staircase entry, magnificent chandeliers and located in the heart of Melbourne's city centre, the Plaza Ballroom will provide you with an unforgettable celebration on your perfect day.
The Plaza Ballroom is a dream come true wedding reception venue catering for 150 - 450 guests, and the versatility of the venue allows for a variety of table configurations and has room for a large dance floor if required.
Our Summer Wedding Package is also available for the months of January and February and includes everything for your dream day at an all-inclusive special price.
The Plaza Ballroom is one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, situated in the heart of Collins Street at the famous Regent Theatre. We specialise in hosting all types of events including Corporate Functions, Special Events and Weddings.
Originally built in 1929, the venue underwent an extensive refurbishment when it was taken over by Marriner Group in 1996. Today the venue is more lavish and grand than ever, combining award-winning catering and impeccable service in a setting unmatched in history, grandeur and ambience. Complete with high ceilings, mesmerising Spanish Rococo architecture, Juliet balconies, bespoke lighting and original chandeliers it’s the perfect backdrop to compliment any modern-day event.
Poet’s Lane Wedding Reception
(03) 9755 2047
Your exceptional wedding and reception await at Poet’s Lane – one of the finest wedding and reception venues in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.
Less than an hour from Melbourne, Poet’s Lane offers everything in one location: an indoor or outdoor ceremony, onsite accommodation, an elegant reception room looking out on to an expansive, beautiful garden, and a range of photography options.
On the day of your wedding at Poet’s Lane, you will have exclusive use of all of our facilities – you are the only bride and groom on the premises for the day.
Our gracious dining room, overlooking the stunning gardens and cascading waterfall complete with ornamental bridge accommodates between 80-170 guests. Our warm colours, stunning lady lamps, grand piano and well-placed mirrors make the room timeless and elegant.
Food and beverages
There are a number of food and beverage package options.
You and your guests might enjoy a delicious and generous three-course meal selected from an extensive menu or an extended full cocktail service. Our beverage packages include handpicked wines from the Yarra Valley, and our famous dessert buffet is a much talked of favourite that your guests will love.
Quality, individualised service
At Poet’s Lane, we also offer a Disc Jockey, Master of Ceremonies, fresh and fragrant floral arrangements on every table, chair covers, bows and more.
By individualising your colours, choice of menu, table layout, ceremony and reception music, the staff at Poet’s Lane can help make your wedding reception truly memorable.
The large parquetry dance floor is spacious and central – so plenty of room for the first dance and then for you and your guests to dance the night away. As your celebrations continue the subtle lighting through the garden, and the ferns and trees of the wonderful Dandenongs create an elegant backdrop for your wedding reception.
Our wedding coordinators provide the highest quality of service and attention to detail you deserve for your unique and individualised wedding and reception. Let us help you plan the most perfect wedding for you.
After the night is over, your guests will love the convenience of the onsite accommodation. No long taxi rides back to Melbourne or elsewhere. Simply wander down the timeless laneway and garden paths to our comfortable rooms and units.
With only one wedding ceremony each day at Poet’s Lane you will have exclusive use of our gardens, chapel and gazebo as part of our personalised package.
For your special wedding ceremony you have the choice of either an elegant indoor chapel ceremony, or the picturesque gazebo ceremony amongst the wonderful and expansive garden.
And with a location so close to Melbourne, (only 50 minutes from the Melbourne CBD) a wedding ceremony and reception at Poet’s Lane gives your guests a chance to get out of the city for a day and relax in our amazing natural setting.
Our chapel will simply take your breath away.
Seating up to 150 guests, the chapel has spectacular stained glass windows which line the walls. This creates natural light and contrasting colour for many photographic opportunities, not to mention the lush Dandenong forest and garden setting which provides an amazing backdrop.
The high ceilings lit by three dazzling crystal chandeliers create space and character in the room. Used purely for the exchange of vows, the chapel at Poet’s Lane is an amazing location for your wedding ceremony.
The garden gazebo offers a romantic, outdoor alternative for your wedding ceremony and photographs.
You can walk across the bridge, through the gardens under the dappled shade of our magnificent oak tree. Proceed through the fairy lit archway and down the red-carpeted aisle complete with processional music playing gently in the gardens.
This fairy tale wedding ceremony venue takes in the best features of the Dandenong Ranges and the natural setting. If the weather changes, we can always simply move your ceremony to our stained glass chapel.
Poet’s Lane, only 50 minutes from Melbourne and nestled in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges is a premium wedding and reception venue.
In addition to Poet’s Lane we manage the popular wedding venues Lyrebird Falls and Tatra also in the Dandenong Ranges, and only 35km from the Melbourne CBD.
Timeless laneways, a beautiful oak tree, picturesque bridge and elegant water features are all aspects of Poet’s Lane that attract our discerning clients.
Yet, we are often told it’s the personalised and experienced service offered by our passionate wedding coordinators which really makes the difference to the many weddings and receptions we host.
Our wedding function coordinators, most of whom have been with us for many years, will work with you to make your wedding dreams a reality. With only one wedding ceremony held onsite each day your wedding coordinator will have your undivided attention.
Special features of Poet’s Lane:
- Everything including accommodation is at one venue, giving your wedding day a great flow. Our luxury cottages are a great place for the bridal party to get ready onsite.
- Multiple options for your wedding ceremony; intimate, stained glass chapel, or garden gazebo wedding ceremony near the grand oak tree.
- The spectacular Dandenong Ranges and beautiful ever-changing gardens provide fantastic photographic backdrops.
- Only 50 minutes from the Melbourne CBD but with an intimate, natural setting for your wedding and reception.
Please feel free to contact us and arrange a personal inspection or find out more about our associated wedding reception venues in the Dandenong Ranges.
Portsea Golf Club
The staff at Portsea Golf Club are wedding specialists which will guarantee a unique and intimate wedding that is perfect in every way!
Getting married is on of the biggest days in your life and we invite you to experience the magic that happens at Portsea Golf Club. Marriage ceremonies can take place on our beautiful lawn area or on the balcony.
A stunning facility, Portsea Golf Club’s modern clubhouse offers 24 boutique style accommodation rooms. The main breathtaking reception room, with facilities catering for up to 200 guests boasts floor to ceiling glass to allow you and your guests to enjoy the spectacular views of the Port Phillip Bay. The Reception Room has its own dance floor and access to a private balcony. With floor to ceiling windows, it is a light and airy space, ideal for weddings.
Winners in the 2017 Victorian State Awards for Club Reception and a finalist in Function Coordinator Portsea Golf Club and Mercure Portsea will make your day a memorable one and assist you every step of the way to ensure your wedding day is the day you always dreamed of.
Located on the majestic Mornington Peninsula, are a spectacular affair is a beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. Offering guest unsurpassed views across Port Phillip Bay, set amongst rolling greens and local Moonah trees. The surrounding area including, London Bridge, Point Nepean National park and Sorrento, lies a picture perfect wedding location.
Portsea Golf Club’s new clubhouse was opened in mid 2013 and quickly established itself as the venue for your next function on the Mornington Peninsula. Providing spectacular sweeping views over the golf course and Port Philip Bay, the clubhouse contains flexible event spaces for functions of all types and sizes.
With a wide array of options for all occasions, coupled with high-quality modern cuisine and exceptional service, our professional and friendly event staff will be able to accommodate your individual needs.
Our aim is to make your event a successful and memorable occasion.
The spacious and elegant Portsea Room can accommodate 60 to 175 guests in a sit-down style reception and up to 300 guests for a cocktail function. This versatile room, with abundant natural light and fully integrated sound system, is ideal for weddings, parties and conferences.
Seating up to 14 delegates, the Boardroom is perfect for seminars, company training sessions and small meetings, offering its own private balcony.
Featuring relaxed comfortable seating and its own private bar, the Lounge is great for post-meeting drinks and casual gatherings. The Lounge can also be combined with the Portsea Room to provide a larger event space for banquets, gala dinners and conferences.
Both the Lounge and Portsea Room have spectacular views over the golf course and Port Phillip Bay, with access to an outdoor balcony.
Post Office Hotel
03 9386 5309
Located 9km north of Melbourne’s CBD, The Post Office Hotel’s Dining Hall is the perfect place to hold your wedding reception.
Separate from the main pub, The Dining Hall is a warehouse style venue featuring a large dance floor and private outdoor garden which can also be used for an onsite ceremony. The space can be adapted to suit receptions large and small with the capacity to comfortably seat up to 130 guests or host up to 250 guests for a cocktail style reception.
Our variety of flexible and affordable wedding packages will allow you to completely customise your day from food to floor plans; our onsite brewery can even create a personalised beer for your event. Your dedicated wedding coordinator will meet with you regularly to discuss your vision, outline costs and recommend trusted local suppliers. In addition to this, The Post Office Hotel event staff offer full day access and support, personalised menus, welcome signs and seating charts as part of your booking.
Whether fully decorated or left in its natural state, the Dining Hall’s exposed beams, vintage pendant lights and cathedral ceilings will impress your guests and provide a beautiful backdrop for your big day.
We’ve got the basics covered, now it’s time to boost your Bijou!
Incredible all inclusive wedding packages from some of the industry’s finest. We’ve hand-picked three essential suppliers to bring it all together and taken the hard work out finding your celebrant, photographer and florist.
Each of these talented women are masters of their craft and know the venue like the back of their hands.
They’ve reworked their standard packages to suit this unique situation without compromising quality or service.
Potters Wedding Venue
(03) 9844 1221
A Wedding at Potters is a truly unforgettable experience which begins from the moment both you and your guests arrive.
Our charming chapel will mesmerize you from the moment you walk through the door with its romantic canopy, hand carved pews, and glass sliding doors with views beyond to our landscaped gardens and manicured lawn. If you would prefer an outdoor ceremony, we also have other options such as our gazebo lawn or stunning wisteria courtyard perfect for a large wedding.
Rustic Wedding Venue
Create Lifelong Memories at Our Modern Rustic Wedding Venue close to Melbourne
At Potters, we can make your wish come true at our leading rustic wedding venue in Melbourne.
Do you see beautiful natural surroundings when you imagine your dream wedding? Can you picture the sun on your back, the caress of a gentle breeze, and the sound of birds as you recite your vows and look into the eyes of your soul mate? Whether you want an intimate ceremony or a large celebration, our event coordinators can work closely with you at our modern rustic wedding venue close to Melbourne to ensure you and your guests enjoy a fantastic night.
The Benefits & Advantages of Rustic Wedding Venue
There are many reasons why people choose rustic a rustic wedding venue, including:
- Ideal for couples who want a more laidback atmosphere
- Extra flexibility and versatility when it comes to decorations
- Fresh air and the sounds of nature can be relaxing and less formal
- Beautiful gardens for stunning photograph opportunities
- Generally less expensive than hiring extravagant halls and churches
Our rustic wedding venues near the Yarra Valley also offer restaurant quality cuisine as well as extras such as a candy buffet, photo booth and wishing well to help complete your special day.
When it comes to your special day, count on Potters to make it truly unique.
The Best Destination for a Wedding Reception in the Yarra Valley & Surrounds
When you think about your dream wedding reception, do you see yourself in a magical setting with close friends and family, surrounded by luscious gardens and stunning scenery? At Potters, we can make your dreams come true and help you create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.
Melbourne’s most unique Wedding Venue
Whether you’re looking for big or small wedding, there are many reasons why Potters is considered one of the best Melbourne Wedding Reception Venues, including:
- We have a wraparound timber dance floor for guests to let loose
- We have restaurant-quality gourmet menu options available and including lavish three course or share plates options and also a cocktail-grazing package.
- Three stunning ceremony options
- We have an elevated alfresco bar area with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options
- Potters exclusive photobooth available
- We boast six acres of Australian native gardens with majestic waterfalls
- Our grounds offer amazing photograph opportunities all year round
- Stunning accommodation available on site
In addition, our stunning venue is located just 20 minutes from the CBD, meaning you and your guests won’t have to travel far
At Potters, we offer three ceremony venues for you to choose from, our chapel, native garden gazebo and our unique enchanting wisteria draped courtyard.
Each of these locations offer amazing photo opportunities and no matter the weather on the day you can be sure that you will be well looked after at Potters.
Your perfect wedding day will start and end at Potters, with experience gained over many years, our wedding coordinators understand the importance of the finer details, so we are on hand throughout the day and oversee every little detail of your wedding.
Our large dining room offers an unsurpassed dining experience. We boast an elegant yet rustic room with romantic waterfall behind the bridal table, crisp white linen, French oak cross back chairs, two different styles of centre pieces and superb picture windows that frame the beautiful flood lit gardens and waterfall backdrop.
This is in addition to the unique glass feature behind the bridal table with the modern filament bulb chandelier overhead, which comes together to create a cosy setting for you and your guests. Our dining room also hosts a large wrap around timber dance floor with a raised stage, complete with wireless microphone and coloured spotlight for your band or DJ.
All of these facilities are linked by brick paved paths lined with detailed wrought iron hand rails roaming across 6 acres of Australian native gardens with stunning waterfalls. The grounds have been designed to capture the daily and seasonal changes of light, making Potters exceptionally photographic all year round regardless of the weather or climate.
Our experienced wedding coordinators are here to guide you through every step of your wedding day from start to finish.
Our team of Chef’s have created a stunning menu using the very best local produce which will be sure to impress even the most sophisticated of palates.
With everything in the one location, Potters Receptions is the ultimate venue just 20 minutes from Melbourne at the gateway to the Yarra Valley.
Pullman Melbourne On the Park
+61 3 9419 2000
ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC HOTELS IN MELBOURNE
Pullman Melbourne on the Park stands on the threshold of Melbourne’s business, dining, sports and cultural precincts. This 419-room landmark hotel, built on the site of the 1887 Cliveden Mansion alongside Fitzroy Gardens, adds a dash of history to its thoroughly contemporary style.
Discover how our accommodation in Melbourne CBD will satisfy all your needs:
Explore, discover and share. Be inspired by Melbourne’s entrepreneurs and creative thinkers only minutes away by tram or train, where culture, business, cuisine and sports hubs combine to make Melbourne a city of innovation. Take the scenic route and clear your headspace with a refreshing walk through Fitzroy Gardens, or step across the road to reach the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne and Olympic Parks for sports events and concerts.
Need to connect with projects and people? Get comfortable in our ground floor connectivity lounge, with high-speed Wi-Fi and a creativity-conducive environment, which includes flexible seating options and multiple connection points for either collaborative or solo efforts. Need more privacy to work? Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Experience the countless diverse and vibrant restaurants in Melbourne CBD only minutes from Pullman Melbourne on the Park, or experience it at The Cliveden Bar and Dining, where European and Mediterranean-inspired dishes are made with fresh and seasonal local produce.
When you want a vibrant conference space in Melbourne CBD, Pullman Melbourne on the Park has the facilities; including 11 meeting rooms with inbuilt high-quality audio visual equipment.
FIVE-STAR WEDDING VENUES IN MELBOURNE
Celebrate your wedding in the grandest style or with graceful intimacy in the prestigious Pullman Melbourne on the Park. Overlooking the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, Pullman Melbourne on the Park is an exceptional setting for your important day. We have intimate rooms for a private reception with your closest circle. Celebrate lavishly in our ballroom with a sit-down reception for 550 guests and a dance floor. The same ballroom – one of Melbourne’s largest – can host a sparkling cocktail reception for up to 1000 guests. For exceptional culinary dining and refreshment, choose from elegant canapes or sumptuous grazing platters to delicious two and three-course meals. Wedding planning is a complex joy. Let Pullman help you to make the process simple, with our selection of elegant packages, which include complimentary wedding night accommodation for the newlyweds. From a personalised ceremony to the planning of the reception, Pullman’s professional team will work closely with you through every step of the process and be at your side to keep everything running smoothly on your big day. We are skilled in the art of the perfect celebration. Combining classic elegance, contemporary sophistication and five-star service, Pullman Melbourne on the Park will help you make your wedding unforgettable.
Quat Quatta Weddings
03 9528 6488
An exceptional boutique venue. Award winning menus, stunning photographic opportunities, exceptional service from an experienced team.
An unrivalled space for 50-160 seated guests or 200 cocktails.
Celebrate on site. Catering for all weather in several carefully designed impressive spaces.
With our creativity combined, the possibilities are endless.
High tables, low tables, long or round... earthy, organic, funky or classic.
At Quat Quatta it can all be found.
A dramatic yet neutral space, a beautiful canvas for any event. Funk it up with festoon lights & long tables or take a classic path with white linen & Georg Jensen candelabra. Soaring ceilings over a vast parquetry dance floor. Spectacular for dining & dancing.
Romantic & intimate, ideal for a wedding ceremony and drinks. A striking outdoor space with festoon lighting, bronze fountain & pop-up bars.
Glamorous & Spacious - 12 foot ceilings, a marble fireplace & chandeliers. Pure luxury.
Elegance with a contemporary edge. The original fireplace, marble high bars, sumptuous furniture. Partying & photography - it all works.
RACV City Club
7118 137 223
The ideal venue to celebrate your wedding
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD with more than a century of tradition and experience, RACV City Club has a reputation as one of the finest clubs in the world. As an award-winning venue for Best Club Reception from the Australian Bridal Industry it is the ideal venue to celebrate your Wedding.
RACV City Club offers breathtaking reception and ceremony spaces, whether it is an intimate gathering or a larger more lavish occasion, the range of modern and elegant options for your Wedding are endless.
Venues at City Club
Experience stunning city views from Level 17, which overlooks the city lights and Port Phillip Bay through our floor to ceiling windows. This private function space is ideal for up to 340 guests, and offers a spacious pre-function lounge, and exclusive access to the rooftop terrace.
The beautiful view is a terrific backdrop to the space with its soaring ceilings, spacious foyer and lounge area.
With exclusive use of the entire level and seating up to 340 guests (including dance floor), this is a super stylish wedding venue.
Our Club Pavilion is a modern and flexible space that features a beautiful chandelier, and floor to ceiling windows, which provide city views and an abundance of natural light. The space includes a pre-function area which has direct access to an outdoor terrace, and is suitable for Weddings of up to 110 people.
The Club Conservatory, Wine Cellar and the President’s Room are some of our unique function spaces which are perfect for additional Wedding celebrations such as ceremonies, tea ceremonies, engagement parties, hen’s parties, and post Wedding celebrations.
Our beautiful Club Conservatory is perfect for small to medium sized weddings, with a casual environment filled with an abundance of natural light and greenery. The space, with its soaring ceilings and glass windows, seats up to 150.
For the ultimate in exclusive and intimate receptions, book our beautiful wine cellar and celebrate surrounded not only by close family and friends, but also by one of the finest wine collections in Melbourne. The Wine Cellar’s beautiful vaulted ceilings, handcrafted Huon pine dining table and fully laden wine racks create an intimate atmosphere and ideal backdrop for gorgeous photos.
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a larger more lavish occasion, our range of contemporary and elegant options for receptions and ceremonies are sure to be ideal.
Our specialty rooms, the Wine Cellar and the President’s Room, are perfect for intimate gatherings of 20 - 70 guests. Their unique surroundings and furnishings will ensure a stylish and elegant event. Or you may choose one of our spectacular and flexible function rooms on Level Each opens onto a welcoming foyer or a spacious outdoor terrace and provides a sophisticated environment for your wedding of up to 150 guests.
The Club Conservatory is a wonderful choice for weddings of up to 150 guests. With its soaring ceilings, natural light and greenery, it’s the ideal location for the ceremony as well as the reception.
On top of the building, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, is Level 17 with stunning city and bay views. This spectacular pillarless space with floor to ceiling windows is ideal for up to 340 guests. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the outdoor terrace to start an elegant wedding celebration that you and your guests are certain to remember.
Red Scooter Wedding Venue
0412 078 619
WELCOME TO RED SCOOTER THE UNIQUE EVENTS VENUE
Thank you for considering Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue for your forthcoming event.
Surprise your guests, share the excitement and bring your events to life at Melbourne’s most unique venue. Combining a touch of New York style and eclectic decor, along with a passion for giving our guests the very best experience... welcome to Red Scooter.
We live to entertain and thrive on the great feedback we receive from our guests. Tell us what you have in mind, then we will add our creativity and experience and the result is…. exactly what you want it to be! Whatever your occasion, we will come to the party and help you make the most of it.
When you choose Red Scooter you will be in good company. We have been awarded “Best Function Venue” by Restaurant and Catering Victoria along with being awarded The Victorian Sustainable Business Award from the EPA for our environmental practices.
Melbourne's No.1 Wedding Venue
WEDDING RECEPTIONS AND FUNCTIONS BEGIN WITH THE PERFECT WEDDING VENUE FUNCTION LOCATION. WITH A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE WEDDING VENUES AVAILABLE FOR HIRE, RED SCOOTER THE UNIQUE EVENTS VENUE PROVIDES THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION IN MELBOURNE. IF YOU’RE PLANNING A WEDDING CELEBRATION, LET US HELP YOU MAKE IT A TRULY MEMORABLE EVENT…
A WEDDING VENUE THAT ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY IS "I DO..." AND WE WILL DO THE REST...
Red Scooter is a highly trained wedding venue team celebrating 25 years of delivering memorable weddings and a passion for giving our guests the best possible occasion.
We are simply the most unique wedding venue inner Melbourne has to offer. An event space that's retro yet timeless, industrial yet intimate and utterly unique, Red Scooter is a love story in itself.
We are always creating new ideas, doing the things we do well even better and staying in touch with the latest trends in entertainment and events. To this we add an attitude that nothing is too much trouble and a commitment to listening to our clients and understanding their final aspirations for their big day.
YOUR MOMENT. YOUR STYLE. YOUR WAY.
ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING PACKAGES
We offer a flexible range of all-inclusive ceremony & reception packages tailored to your individual needs.
- Magnificent backdrops for your wedding photography
- We can accommodate large, lavish weddings
- or smaller, more intimate parties
- Dedicated wedding coordinator for your big day to help you with
- the planning essentials
- Wide range of catering options
Your wedding day is all about celebrating the love story between you and your partner and sharing your journey with your closest family and friends. At Red Scooter no wedding is too big or too small. Our team look forward to working with you to create your dream wedding.
Unique, imaginative and personalised, Red Scooter is a multi-award winning venue comprising of four exclusive event spaces to suit any wedding style.
With an extensive menu selection prepared by industry renowned chefs, ample parking and an exquisite dance floor, our venue offers the perfect place to have both your ceremony and wedding reception.
Rendezvous Hotels Melbourne
+61 2 9356 1009
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is one of Australia’s finest historic hotels.
Located on Flinders Street a three-minute walk from Flinders Street Station overlooking the scenic Yarra River, this Melbourne city centre hotel boasts a prime location in the heart of the central business district that’s well suited for both business and leisure.
$99 Intimate Wedding Package
Your dream wedding awaits with intimate reception packages from only $99 per person. Indulge with handcrafted menus and service excellence from our team of wedding professionals.
- 3-hour cocktail and canapes
- Premium beverage package including beers, wine, and soft drink
- Complimentary cake cutting served on platters
- State of the art audio visual including a microphone for speeches
- Complimentary dance floor
- Valet parking for the Bridal couple
- Bonus French champagne
- Complimentary overnight stay in the Bridal Suite for the bridal couple
Your wedding is a day to be treasured and remembered forever, a day that is a reflection of your love for one another and a time to share with family and friends that is unique to you.
At Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne your wedding dreams can come true and be brought to life with the care and experience of our dedicated wedding specialists.
Create the most memorable day of your life within the historic and grand surroundings of Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne.
Step into the elegant ambiance of the Edwardian Baroque era and engage in an affair that will lead you to the most important occasion of your life, just the way you imagine it to be.
River's Edge Events
(03) 8563 0071
Perfectly perched along Melbourne’s Yarra River with city skyline and waterfront views, River’s Edge Events is located within walking distance of South Wharf, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown, Crowne Plaza and Southern Cross Station. Featuring stunning polished concrete floors, neutral tones, floor to ceiling glass windows and large marble bar, River’s Edge Events offers a modern space with the opportunity to create a unique event in the style of your choice.
Boasting 180 degree views over Melbourne’s city skyline and Yarra River; sun light from spring to autumn and sunset panorama over the water during the long summer evenings, a wedding at River’s Edge Events is one your guests will long remember. With a sophisticated and minimalistic approach to styling; neutral tones, polished concrete floors and industrial styled lighting, River’s Edge Events provides the perfect canvas to add your personal touch.
Rivers Edge Events can host receptions from 50 through to 180 guests with a dance floor or a relaxed cocktail style reception for up to 550 guests. Operable doors allow the room to be easily configured to ensure smaller wedding parties enjoy an intimate and romantic ambiance.
The room extends further over the river with two stunning Juliet balconies, perfect for cocktails and canapés upon arrival.
The events team at Rivers Edge Events take care of every detail for your special day, providing comprehensive event consultation in the lead up, right through to the seamless execution of your event.
River’s Edge is located within Melbourne’s Waterfront development, WTC Wharf, on the fringe of the city. This unique event space is a refreshing and vibrant addition to Melbourne’s event industry.
River’s 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. Featuring polished concrete floors, neutral tones and industrial style lighting, River’s Edge provides a modern and minimalist event space to host your event.
The formal entrance to River’s Edge is marked by a grand stair case with feature lighting and plasma screen. The room extends further towards the river with two stunning Juliet balconies, perfect for a cocktail and canapés upon arrival.
Additionally, operable doors ensure the room can easily be configured to suit more intimate groups as small as 20 guests. Whether it be a meeting, seminar, conference, luncheon, fashion show, cocktail party, or celebratory dinner, the experienced team at River’s Edge will ensure the success of your event.
With a premier location, River’s Edge is sure to impress your guests whether you’re after a sit down dinner or stand up cocktail event. We pride ourselves on delivering unforgettable experiences that can be tailored to suit your taste, budget and style.
Rossdale Golf Club Wedding Receptions
(03) 9580 1003
Rossdale Golf Club, located in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne, is a picturesque course, weaving through corridors of pines, eucalyptus and coastal banksias. Renowned for its inclusive and friendly club culture, Rossdale is a club for the whole family. New members, visitors, social groups and green fee players are always welcome. Our newly renovated, modern clubhouse and facilities with beautiful golf course views and private outdoor areas make Rossdale the perfect place to hold your wedding, corporate golf day or social function. Our family friendly restaurant and outdoor events ensure that Rossdale Golf Club truly is one of a kind. For the traditional golfer, our broad range of membership options offer unrivalled value and flexibility and ensure that Rossdale is the most affordable golf club membership in Melbourne. So come and experience the warmth and friendliness that is the Rossdale Culture and see for yourself...
Weddings, Receptions and Garden Ceremonies
At Rossdale Golf Club we understand that every wedding is a special and unique experience. That is why our experienced event team are the perfect group of professionals to guide you through your most special occasion. Successfully conducting multiple weddings and garden ceremonies every year, Rossdales team of professionals know exactly what is required for everyone from the bride, to the families and friends present, to experience care free and memorable event.
We pride ourselves on organising, creating and running sophisticated, fun and stress free weddings and receptions throughout our newly renovated clubhouse and grounds area. Our multiple outdoor areas are the perfect spaces for you and your guests to enjoy the picturesque surrounds of our beautiful golf course. Only a short walk from multiple of Melbournes best beaches Rossdale provides some of the most breathtaking backdrops for wedding photo’s that will last a life time.
Our all inclusive and detailed wedding packages provide you with sound of mind as we build the weddings of your dream.
Complimentary Function Room Hire
Rossdale Golf Club is the ideal venue to build and improve your business whether it be a half day seminar or a three day conference. We are proud to provide you first class service that remains value for money, ensuring your business is showcased in the best light and your guests are impressed. Our large spacious clubhouse can be divided into a number of different configurations and can cater for up to 180 people. With easy access to public transport and amply onsite, free car parking, we provide a tranquil setting for all your conference and seminar needs.
Royce Hotel Melbourne
5-STAR DESIGNER BOUTIQUE HOTEL LOCATED ON ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
Mixing old world charm with an architecturally designed art deco interior, Royce Hotel meets every need of the modern traveller. We pride ourselves on creating a unique accommodation experience that is distinctively different from any other, leaving each guest with a true boutique experience.
Once renowned as Australia’s most glamorous automobile showroom back in the 1920’s, the Royce Hotel reopened as a designer boutique hotel. Featuring stylish rooms and suites, flexible meeting and event spaces, Dish Restaurant and The Amberoom. The Royce offers a luxury haven and unique experience for the discerning traveller.
Perfectly located on St Kilda Road next to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Royce Hotel provides easy access to Melbourne's best sporting venues, fashionable shopping and restaurant precincts, Melbourne CBD, Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park Lake.
COLLABORATE IN MELBOURNE
Experience Melbourne's 5 Star boutique hotel, where a mix of design and luxury come to life to create a memorable event. Perfectly located on St Kilda Road next to the Royal Botanic Gardens.Under the magnificent domed ceiling of the Royce Ballroom, we will arrange the perfect...
UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE SURROUNDED BY HISTORY IN MELBOURNE
We pride ourselves on creating a unique experience for each of our guests. Please contact Royce Hotel Melbourne to discuss your stay with us....
Experience Melbourne's 5 Star boutique hotel, where a mix of design and luxury come to life to create a memorable event. Perfectly located on St Kilda Road next to the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Under the magnificent domed ceiling of the Royce Ballroom, we will arrange the perfect setting for any occasion. Whether it be your important corporate event, wedding, birthday, anniversary or engagement, celebrate it in style.
The venue has 12 flexible event spaces to choose from, each with their own special and unique atmosphere. The Royce Ballroom, private dining rooms, purpose-built boardrooms, Dish Restaurant and outdoor courtyard are all available for any occasion.
Rupert On Rupert
(03) 9419 7701
The verdant beauty of Rupert’s plant filled Conservatory offers a truly breathtaking backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Evocative of an evergreen Cathedral, the length and grandeur of the space makes for the perfect wedding aisle.
With a transparent ceiling reminiscent of an outdoor tavern, waiting guests can bask in the beautiful seasonal shifts in light throughout the year, whilst staying fully protected from the unpredictable Melbourne weather.
Couples are welcome to engage a recommended florist to customise a bespoke floral arbour or wedding arch, or simply take advantage of the abundance of potted trees and plants that Rupert has in house to create a personalised ceremony space.
With no extra fee to have the ceremony on site, couples are encouraged to enjoy the convenience of hosting both their ceremony and reception within the one venue, removing the need to travel from one location to the next through busy traffic and risk breaking the magical spell that is cast during this special occasion.
The Bride and Groom (or any combination of the two) can rest assured that all expressions of love are more than welcome at Rupert on Rupert. Couples can trust their experience will be all-inclusive and hassle free, coordinated with equal parts exuberance and expertise by co-owner and Wedding Manager Mali. An incurable romantic, with a passion for creative collaboration, Mali chaperones her clients towards an experience that is as personally meaningful and unique as possible. Whether all the bells and whistles are called for, or something a little less traditional appeals, Mali and the Rupert team ensure excellence is delivered with heart.
Rupert on Rupert offers an unforgettable location to host your wedding. Whether the preference is for an intimate gathering, or a more opulent bash, this beautiful venue offers several exceptional spaces to celebrate.
The Main Dining Hall can seat a maximum of eighty guests for a shared feasting banquet, or up to two hundred for a standing cocktail style party. With its cathedral high ceilings braced by the modern beauty of criss-crossing steel rafters, the fit out pays homage to the best in inner city warehouse conversions. The space can be uniquely configured depending on the number of tables required, and has the flexibility to accommodate a dance floor if cavorting on the cards.
The Conservatory is the natural choice for post ceremony cocktails and canapes. Guests can mingle amidst the lush oasis of trees and plants that enrich the space, savouring the ‘outdoor’ ambiance with no concerns for inhospitable weather. Festooned with soft Edison lighting, this evergreen sanctuary becomes a starlit wonderland once the sun goes down.
The Cocktail Lounge, nestled to the very back of the venue, is an unexpected treasure. With its own fully stocked bar showcasing a premium spirit selection, this is the perfect haven for the wedding party to steel the nerves with a pre-ceremony whiskey, or share an espresso martini or two prior to dancing. Resplendent with the old world comforts of leather chesterfields, vintage lamps and mid-century cabinetry, the lounge also provides a luxurious refuge for guests to retreat to when good conversation is called for later in the evening.
Rupert on Rupert has come a long way since it first opened its oversized industrial doors in early 2015. An original passion project of husband and wife team Ric and Mali Corinaldi, this lovingly converted warehouse restaurant stakes its claim proudly in the hospitality nexus of inner city Collingwood. Ric’s dream was to create a space that could exist in any city in the world, with an aesthetic that would entice both community gatherings and romantic dates alike; a sanctuary that guests would long to return to again and again.
While Rupert continues to project the mysterious allure of an undiscovered backstreet gem, once inside, the space is anything but unassuming. Full to the brim with an ever-evolving indoor garden, quirky vintage furniture, polished concrete floors, and a handsome alchemy of steel, copper and glass, Rupert hints at exclusivity but delivers an ambient and sundrenched warmth. The venue’s combination of cosy corners, communal tables and expansive spaces accommodates a whole spectrum of memorable moments, from intimate to ample in size, from personal to business in nature.
Sandbar Beach Cafe
(03) 9645 0259
Let us Host Your Next Event
The Sandbar can be hired exclusively for private events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthdays and corporate occasions. We specialize in cocktail functions, we do not cater for sit down functions.
Our private function packages can cater continuous Canapés & Deluxe Grazers served throughout the evening.
We only offer day time functions on public holidays and the last 2 Fridays before Christmas – minimum spends apply.
We have standard and premium beverage packages to also accommodate your function.
Just metres from the water, The Sandbar offers casual dining, for breakfast and lunch. With an extensive menu there is something tasty to please everyone. Our beach side deck is ideal for enjoying a meal and drinks, taking in the views of Port Phillip Bay with friends or watching the kids have fun playing on the beach.
Melbourne’s most beach side café meters from the water, situated on Beaconsfield Parade in Middle Park. Sandbar offers casual dining for breakfast & lunch. With an extensive menu there is something to please everyone. Our beach side deck is ideal for enjoying the views of Port Phillip Bay over a drink with friends, or watching the kids have fun playing on the beach. We cater exclusive cocktail events in the evenings for 50 to 150 Guests, go to our Events page to learn more.
San Remo Ballroom
03 9347 4009
A STUNNING FUNCTION VENUE IN MELBOURNE
Our exquisite décor creates an elegant ambience and atmosphere. San Remo Ballroom is known as one of the best wedding venues in Melbourne, with many decades of experience hosting fantastic events for people from all across Victoria.
Our Carlton venue has been recently refurbished and is now more breathtaking than ever. Featuring vintage art deco charm and features our beautiful venue is like nothing else in Melbourne. Enjoy impressively high ornate ceilings, lavish chandeliers, and a dance floor that will have guests partying away all night!
Romantic wedding receptions in a stunning venue
As you start to plan all the details for your big day we know that finding the perfect venue is top of the list.
Somewhere special that sets the scene for the wedding of your dreams, that wows your guests and that will help you every step of the way to make your wedding plans come to life.
Welcome to San Remo Ballroom in Carlton, where turning wedding dreams into reality is what we’ve done best for over 60 years.Nothing is more important to us than ensuring your special day is absolutely perfect.
YOUR PERFECT MATCH
Choosing your reception venue is one of the biggest decisions in your wedding planning. Your venue needs to be so many things, but above all, it has to be just right for you.
At San Remo Ballroom our difference isn’t just in décor but in the experience you’ll have as a San Remo couple. Our expert team will be by your side throughout to help you achieve your dream wedding, from helping you select menus and wines that you and your guests will love, to suggesting ways to style the space to fit with your theme, and helping you make your big entrance on the day.
These are some of our features that couples love:
- Romantic and elegant art-deco interiors, including breathtaking ceiling draping and stunning chandeliers
- A large, separate bar area for pre reception drinks
- Capacity to seat 150 – 480 guests
- The largest circular dance floor in Melbourne
- Close proximity to some of Melbourne’s most acclaimed photography locations, including Carlton Gardens and Melbourne CBD
CHOOSING THE IDEAL FUNCTION VENUE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT
Logistics – Ensuring your guests, as well as yourself, can make it to and from the location easily and safely is a major consideration for choosing the ideal venue. Access to public transport, taxis, as well as parking, are factors to think about when making your choice.
Acoustics and Dance Floor – Having your first wedding dance on a tiny or uneven floor to music that sounds like it is playing underwater is a black mark on your special day. Inspect the dance floor to make sure it will be suitable for the size of your party and ask to hear music in the space.
Capacity – A location that is too big or small will affect the enjoyment of you and your guests. Many venues are flexible and can alter the layout to cater for a spectrum of guest numbers, ensuring everyone gets a seat.
MELBOURNE’S PREMIER BALLROOM & FUNCTION VENUE SINCE 1963
San Remo Ballroom is a well-renowned and truly unique function venue situated just 2km from the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Recently renovated, our magnificent location exudes an unmatchable blend of old world charm and modern functionality designed to make any social or corporate function a wonderfully memorable occasion.
San Remo Ballroom is exquisitely decorated with a sophisticated art deco interior, high ornate ceiling, grand chandelier lighting and possesses arguably the largest dance floor in Melbourne, contributing to an unrivalled, elegant ambience and unique setting.
To complement this fabulous fairytale environment, San Remo Ballroom’s dedicated staff delivers an excellent level of customer service to cater to your needs with the flexibility to tailor packages to your exact requirements. Our experienced international chefs create the finest, delectable dishes, using the highest quality ingredients and freshest produce to deliver exemplary standards in cuisine.
SAN REMO BALLROOM – A FUNCTION VENUE STEEPED IN HISTORY
The iconic San Remo Ballroom has been an integral part of the social fabric of inner city Melbourne for almost 50 years but the premises on Nicholson Street in Carlton North is steeped in over 140 years of historical significance in the city.
The central Carlton location has been a prime service and entertainment location in the city since its inception in 1870 and it has served a variety of functions since then, including a cycling school at the beginning of the 20th century, a roller skating ring, a furniture store and later a 20-year stint as the Adelphi Theatre before being redeveloped in 1963 as the San Remo Ballroom.
Since then, San Remo Ballroom has maintained its prominence amongst the finest entertainment and event hosting establishments in Melbourne and throughout Victoria – a status that has endured for almost half a century.
To sample the unique mix of the elegance and grandeur of the art deco era and contemporary standards in cuisine and service, contact San Remo Ballroom and let us transform your special occasion into an unforgettable memory to treasure.
AT OUR WEDDING VENUE, YOUR ENJOYMENT IS OUR TOP PRIORITY
San Remo Ballroom will help you to transform this premier function room into the wedding venue of your dreams. Satisfying the wishes of the bride and groom are the prime focus of our entire team, while we also do anything we can to ensure all of your guests enjoy your big occasion.
Our international chefs are the best, and will create a range of culinary delights to suit your wedding reception, presented in delectable dishes which are sure to excite the taste buds and add to the allure of your special day.
As a wedding venue, San Remo Ballroom rates amongst Melbourne’s elite, boasting the timeless elegance, grandeur and allure your wedding day deserves.
+61 3 5251 4430
Our 5-hour beverage package features Scotchmans Hill award-winning wines. James Halliday' rates Scotchmans Hill in the top 100 wineries of Australia. Together with our selection of menus, we are able to tailor the perfect menu for you and your guests, from canape to formal sit down dining experience.
The venue hire includes :
- Your choice of round or wooden trestle table set up
- cutlery, glassware
- chairs table linen and napery
- cake and gift table
- directional signage
- easel for your guest list
- bridal retreat room complete with last-minute emergency kit
- cordless microphone
- professional wedding coordinator
- wishing well
- wedding rehearsal
- ceremony area
- signing table
- ample onsite parking
Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been a leading local winery for over thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries.
Within a 90-minute drive from Melbourne or 20 minutes from Geelong, our beautiful estate is only a short trip away.
Surrounded by sweeping views of vineyards and the spectacular coastline of Port Phillip Bay, Scotchmans Hill is a charming winery wedding venue with a lot to offer. Its original French farmhouse and outdoor lawns are perfectly suited for a rustic wedding near Melbourne.
The French Provincial farmhouse at Scotchman Hill, ideally positioned amongst established English trees makes it an ideal venue for your special day. The homestead features rustic red brick floors, stone fireplace, French doors opening to the surrounding garden and cathedral ceiling. The views from the property are breathtaking across Port Phillip Bay to the east and the ceremony space overlooking the rip to the south-east.
Seasons 5 Resort & Spa
03 8376 5309
WEDDING VENUE IN MELBOURNE
Seasons 5 Resort boasts one of the best wedding reception venues in Melbourne.
THE BALLROOM RECEPTION
The Ballroom is the perfect venue to host your dream Wedding Reception. With a stunning design including crystal chandelier lined ceilings, custom designed carpets, iconic wall paneling and luxurious décor, the Ballroom offers a unique level of elegance and class.
The exclusively private Ballroom seats from 50 to 500 of your guests. Stylish separating walls make The Ballroom tremendously versatile without compromising on space for your guests to dance and enjoy entertainment. We have endless options including a floating bar, stage and dance floor which gives you the freedom to determine your very own floorplan. The Ballroom allows you to imagine your dream Wedding reception, and is fitted with an inbuilt audio visual system and data projectors to bring it to life!
Our gracious foyer is perfect for your pre event drinks and canapés, while you freshen up in our private bridal suite. Or you may wish to have your guests wait in style and comfort in our Cinnamon Bay Restaurant for your grand entrance to the Ballroom. As we also cater for wedding ceremonies, your wedding can be exactly the celebration you always imagined with delicious food, plenty of drinks and dancing before guests retire to their accommodation suites only to gather again for brunch the next morning or indulge in a spa package in our newly built Day Spa. Allow us to take care of your entire wedding at Seasons 5 Resort & Spa.
THE CHAPEL RECEPTION
Imagine starting your beautiful beginning exchanging vows in a stunning, light-filled setting. Boasting floor to ceiling windows that overlooks the scenic gazebo and private lake on one side, and a beautiful olive grove on the other, the breathtaking Wedding Chapel is the perfect backdrop for an “I do” to remember.
Our non-denominational Chapel also offers beautiful hard wood floors, soaring high ceilings and outstanding acoustics. Seating up to 120 guests, The Chapel provides a charming setting for your special moment.
We understand the importance of your wedding day, which is why we ensure every aspect is covered and ensure you have the day of your dreams.
+61 (03) 9731 4429
With our modern building and stunning surrounds, we offer the perfect venue for intimate wedding receptions, corporate events, Christmas parties and special birthday and anniversary celebrations.
Shadowfax Winery is located within the heritage grounds of Werribee Park, just 30 minutes from the city centres of Melbourne and Geelong.
Designed by award-winning architects Wood and Marsh, Shadowfax’s contemporary building is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, impressive stone sculptures and a picturesque 20 acre vineyard of 22 year old vines.
With over 20 years of experience in hosting weddings and special occasions of all kinds, Shadowfax’s expert team are skilled in anticipating your every need and with attentive, friendly service, will ensure your wedding leaves a lasting impression on everyone. Renowned for his love of seasonal ingredients and wood fired cooking, Shadowfax’s Head Chef uses only the finest and freshest local produce.
Handpicked vegetables and herbs from the winery’s own kitchen garden create bespoke menus which are matched to Shadowfax’s range of award-winning wines.
Shadowfax provides the perfect setting to say ‘I do’ and celebrate the momentous occasion that is your wedding.
Our Head Chef uses only the finest and freshest produce to create a menu of superb dishes for every event.
No event is complete without a range of our wines, and a special beverage package can be arranged according to your selected menu and requirements.
Established in 1998, Shadowfax is a boutique winery located just 30 minutes from Melbourne in the heart of Werribee Park.
Dedicated to creating high quality and handcrafted wines, our renowned varieties include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Shiraz as well as a selection of highly limited, single-vineyard wines.
Our Chief Winemaker Alister Timms has a strong focus on regionality with the majority of fruit sourced and hand-harvested from our vineyards in the Macedon Ranges and Werribee as well as small growers in Geelong. Each and every vineyard has its own distinct characteristics and produces grapes of only the highest quality.
Shadowfax’s engine room is made up of some highly motivated, talented and dedicated staff members who help make everything run like clockwork.
From our vineyard team who work tirelessly throughout the year; our wonderful green thumb Ruby who tends our Kitchen Garden; our friendly Cellar Door staff who look after everyone that passes through our doors with good food and wine; our team of passionate chefs who love to create exceptional food using local seasonal produce; and last our army of exceptional growers, brewers, distillers and suppliers who all help to make Shadowfax what it is.
03 9364 8222
Sheldon prides itself on providing a totally professional, comprehensive approach to working with you to plan your special day. Trust the venue's wedding coordinators, with over 20 years of experience, will help you to create that picture perfect wedding you have always wanted.
From entertainment and wedding cakes to prestige cars, Sheldon Reception has everything you need to not only make your day run seamlessly but be extra special.
The impeccable service standards, superb presentation and friendly staff will ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable experience.
It caters in style & comfort for:
- Large Weddings
- Corporate Presentations
- Debutante Ball
- Social or Sporting Function
With its huge polished dance floor and tiered seating, the Bliss Room provides an opulent setting to cater for large numbers with ease.
The features of this room are unique to Sheldon and emerge to delight and surprise your guests. You slowly ascend through the floor to greet your guests in a fully enclosed beautiful glass elevator.
Alternatively, the magnificent staircase provides the backdrop for a more traditional entrance to your wedding. All the eyes are on you as you take your seats at the exquisite bridal table in front of a spectacular cascading wall of water.
The beautifully appointed Bliss Room provides you with an uninterrupted view of all your guests who are seated around the spacious dance floor, or on the elevated perimeter where everybody feels included.
Romantic and elegant, this magical room seats 70-240 people in air-conditioned comfort and is perfect for that smaller wedding or special event.
With superb lighting and beautiful soft decor, the ambience is charming and surprisingly intimate.
Yet the Delphinium Room has all the features of the grandest ballroom with both chandeliers and wall lighting, a long mirrored wall and elevated bridal table, a very spacious dance floor, fully serviced bar and a beautiful staircase for that grand entrance.
The Delphinium Room offers very flexible seating arrangements, depending on the style of your function, and is also very popular for dinner dances and a wide range of corporate events and luncheons.
Romantic and elegant, this magical room seats 70-240 people in air-conditioned comfort and is perfect for that smaller wedding or special event.
With superb lighting and beautiful soft blue decor,
the ambience is charming and surprisingly intimate.
Yet the Sheldon Gardens...
The Sheldon Gardens offers very flexible seating arrangements, depending on the style of your function, and is also very popular for dinner dances and a wide range of corporate events and luncheons.
On your wedding day, of all days, it is essential that everything be perfect. Sheldon Reception is family owned and operated and is committed to providing an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
With three sumptuous reception rooms, catering for 70-650 people, you are assured of a totally professional approach to working with us to plan your special day.
Entrust your wedding reception to Sheldon and it will truly be an Unforgettable Story to be told.
(03) 9333 4971
The outdoor Courtyard lends itself to conducting intimate Wedding ceremonies as well as an area to serve pre dinner drinks and canapés. For summer comfort, the function room is fully air conditioned making the venue perfect for both summer and winter weddings.
A Wedding is a very special and personal occasion and our experienced event coordinators are available to assist you in designing a package to suit your own individual requirements whilst attempting to meet your budget expectations.
Sherwood Receptions is open for inspection Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10am to 4pm and Saturdays by appointment only.
Sherwood Receptions is a 130 year old history homestead situated amongst natural bushland that radiates both charm and elegance. Situated opposite the Woodlands Park Reserve and 5 minutes from the Melbourne Airport.
- Secure courtyard with manicured gardens
- Tudor ceilings and polished floorboards
- Large dancefloor and open fireplace
- Experienced event coordinators
- Perfect for both Winter and Summer events
- Packages to suit your needs and budget
- Easily accessible
Showtime Event Group
(03) 9682 1779
For the love of love. Weddings were where Showtime Event Group started and is still one of the most rewarding parts of the business. From enquiry through until the end of the big day, your Wedding Producer and the supporting team is with you every step of the way.
While the team enjoys the hustle of major productions, there is so much fun to be had with relaxed social events. Birthdays, engagements, bar mitzvahs and more. Whether its 20 guests or 500, the freedom of events like these make them some of the most enjoyable.
Weddings with Showtime Event Group
We want… to make your day unforgettable
Here at Showtime we want to create the wedding day you’ve been dreaming of.
From arrival cocktail to the late night snack, and everything in-between. We have you covered.
Our team of producers is there with you from enquiry, all the way until your big day. Putting your mind at ease, knowing that your every want is met with excitement and attention to detail.
Our venue portfolio is as diverse as you are, including “Australia’s Best Wedding Reception Venue”, Showtime Events Centre. We have a space that suits your needs, whether it’s a riverside warehouse like Cargo Hall or a heritage marvel like The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall at the State Library Victoria.
Up to the task of customising your venue, menu, styling and more, our entire family of Wedding Producers, Chefs, Service Staff and everyone else is dedicated to your one big day. Consider this our ‘Official Investment Pledge’ as we wholeheartedly invest our passion into making sure your wedding day exceeds your expectations but also creates an exciting journey for you along the way.
With careful planning, a fresh perspective and a lot of time, we aim to provide guests with unforgettable memories. Through inspired food choices, unique event spaces and personal warmth every step of the way. Always outside-the-box, and proudly so.
Sir Paz Estate
+61 3 5964 2330
The Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the premiere winemaking regions of the world and its unparalleled beauty and rich, fertile soil have seamlessly resonated with generations of passionate winemakers. It is here, in this inviting wine oasis, that wine and nature blend in perfect harmony at the acclaimed, family-owned Sir Paz Estate.
Established in 1997, Sir Paz Estate, inspired by a storied history and characterised by a rich Mediterranean ambience, has the good fortune of being the Yarra Valley’s highest altitude vineyard. The captivating views, sweeping across the Yarra Valley, afford guests a moment of solitude to be enchanted by the abundantly rich yet serene landscape.
Sir Paz Estate is a visually stunning showground for hosting an event. We excel in providing the finest customer service and our attention to detail is impeccable. We cater to all manners of event, from weddings to intimate celebrations, corporate functions to launch parties. Working with some of Victoria's best catering companies, we offer versatility as well as quality, and can tailor a package.
Small steps across the lawn, friends and family alongside, the sun overhead, tender vows, first kiss.
Beautiful, joyful, everlasting perfection. Flowers, vases, ribbons, music, lacy flower girls, satin shoes, sighs, smiles, laughter, toasts, long embraces, long life together. We would be honored to share in the planning of your wedding day.
You and your guests will enjoy both the beauty and privacy of our estate as well as memorable experiences in our picture perfect surroundings.
Venue hire includes exclusive access to a spacious, alfresco all weather deck, indoor tasting room and a vast open grass landing.
The property has capacity for a sit down reception of up to 80 people and 120 for cocktail style celebrations. Larger numbers can be accommodated with the addition of a marquee.
to suit your specific requirements.
The Zapris family arrived in Australia from Greece almost 65 years ago. They left behind not only treasured heirlooms but a strong family tradition of winemaking. At the time, John, the youngest son at age 13, promised his father, Evangelos, that whatever uncertainties awaited them in their new homeland, that one day they would own another vineyard and winemaking would again continue, just as it had in Drimos.
John Zapris established Sir Paz Estate in the Yarra Valley in 1997. Sadly, it was 5 years after Evangelos had passed away.
However, a family tradition had been restored, and a promise, over half a century old, was fulfilled.
St. Andrews Conservatory
03 9417 2811
The St Andrews Conservatory is an award-winning unique, intimate and contemporary Cocktail Wedding Reception Venue located in Melbourne. We can host up to 160 people with a dance floor.
We pride ourselves on delivering a completely stress-free Cocktail Wedding Reception. Management and staff strive to ensure that your wedding reception runs smoothly, and that all your guests have a wonderful and memorable evening.
On your special day you deserve nothing less than exceptional. We understand that one of the most important aspects to you is food quality and quantity, because it’s important to us too. With an extensive selection for you to choose from, our cocktail wedding menu is sure to excite. You can rest assured your guests will leave feeling full and impressed by the food.
We understand the organisation required to make your wedding a success, this is why we offer you an all-inclusive package:
- Your chosen selection from our menu
- 5 hour premium beverage package
- Freshly brewed coffee and tea service
- Wedding Cake cut, garnished and served
- Dance floor
- Microphone & AV equipment for speeches
- Floral centerpieces and tea light candles on each table
- Dedicated wedding coordinator for entire evening
- White table linen
- Complimentary room hire
The St Andrews Conservatory is an award-winning unique, intimate and contemporary Seated Wedding Reception Venue located in Melbourne. We hold up to 120 people comfortably with a dance floor.
The most appealing aspect about our Seated Wedding Packages is that you will be served restaurant quality meals that are immaculately prepared by our Executive Chef. Each course is ordered individually by your guests, thus avoiding the problems of plate swapping.
Your guests will choose from the three entrées, three main courses and two desserts that you have selected from our menu, and your guest’s individual needs will be catered for by our professional staff.
A seated wedding reception at the St Andrews Conservatory is the ultimate way to celebrate your special day.
Our all-inclusive packages include the following:
- Assorted canapés upon arrival
- Two or three-course menu
- 6-hour premium beverage package
- Assorted fresh bread rolls
- Mains served with shared garden salad
- Wedding Cake cut, garnished and served
- Seasonal fruit and local cheese platters per table
- Freshly brewed coffee and tea service
- Personalised printed menus
- Dance floor
- Microphones & AV equipment for speeches
- Flower centerpieces on each table
- Tea light candles
- White table linen and white linen napkins
- Dedicated wedding coordinator for entire evening
- Complimentary room hire
The St Andrews Conservatory is the jewel of Melbourne’s iconic St Andrews Hotel.
The St Andrews Conservatory is impressive and contemporary; the setting is perfect for any special occasion, whether you choose to celebrate with lunch, dinner or canapes.
By day, the brilliantly refurbished Conservatory is filled with natural light spilling from its distinctive glass roof. This feature is hung with delicate bamboo lanterns which, in the evening, illuminate the venue and give a sense of romance.
A cosy fireplace and the option of dance space add to the exceptional atmosphere and timeless style of the Conservatory. Catering to suit all your function needs and understanding your budget, this space can host up to 120 seated, and 160 cocktail style (with dance space).
Large or small, any budget, any menu. Weddings, engagements, birthdays, christenings, corporate seminars or office parties. We’ve catered to virtually every type of special event, and we make it our speciality to adapt perfectly to the customer’s unique needs.
Our central location also makes us a sensible and friendly alternative to the big-city hotels.
Tatra Wedding Venue and Reception
03 9751 1066
We’re proud to announce that our recent stunning renovations of Tatra Receptions are complete.
Our new transformation includes:
– New white Napoleon banquet chairs available to all of our Brides & Grooms (we are the only wedding venue in Melbourne with these specially imported chairs)
– Stunning hand crafted steel doors, designed to bring the forest into our grand ballroom
– A new neutral colour palette in cool tones, modernising our entire venue
– A brand new Calcutta marble bar
– A whimsical, woodland themed bridal change room, styled as the perfect retreat for you & your bridal party on your special day
– Updated entry foyers with hard wood floors & new artwork
– Contemporary, free-form floral arrangements, available to all of our Brides & Grooms
– New decor & colour accents, including a walkway of mirrors, couches & a revamped window seat spanning the length of our pre-dinner room overlooking the Dandenong ranges forest.
We’re excited to share the first photos of our new look below.
WEDDINGS AT TATRA
Set amongst ten acres of established gardens, with soaring views of the Dandenong ranges forest, Tatra Receptions is the perfect wedding venue for your special day.
Tatra Receptions specialises in outdoor & garden weddings- our magical gardens have been 70 years in the making.
Our acres of sprawling forest greenery, manicured topiary, tall blue gums and collection of vibrant flowers will all add to the romance of your special day. Tatra Receptions’ outdoor ceremony areas & classic ballroom are nestled amongst acres of blooming gardens, surrounded by the lush Dandenong ranges forest.
The canopy of the Dandenong range forest forms a spectacular backdrop to our outdoor ceremony areas – the perfect location for a garden wedding.
The Dingley Hotel
With an outdoor Beer Garden, Alfresco area, Lounge Bar, new menu, updated cocktail & wine menu and live sports on the big screens there’s something for everyone.
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Dingley is located at the gateway to some of Victoria’s best natural attractions. Situated only minutes from Moorabbin Airport, you can experience world famous sand belt golf courses, shopping destinations, and the beautiful wineries and surf breaks of the Mornington Peninsula. The Dingley Hotel is the ideal base for your next south-eastern escape.
The Dingley Hotel is a spectacular event space in Melbourne’s south-east. With capacity for large-scale corporate and personal events, a huge range of rooms and configurations for functions of all styles, and an experienced events team, this is the ideal location for your next event.
The Dingley Hotel features four distinctly different function spaces, plus ample accommodation and parking. The Mason Room, Grange Bar, Forum Room and Alfresco Dining. Whether it’s a cocktail party, formal banqueting, weddings, meetings & conferencing or drinks after work, we have the perfect space for you.
- Cocktail style events up to 120 guests
- A La Carte up to 50 guests
- Limited menu 50-80 guests
- Lunch or Dinner
- Heated outdoor dining
- Fully serviced bar with premium wines, beers & spirits
The Fancy Parrot
(03) 9372 8093
Seriously good booze.
Seriously good food.
The Fancy Parrot welcomes you, whether you’re just waiting for a friend or holding a function for up to 60 people.
Have a cracker of a night (or day). Pizzas. Tapas. Plates to share. Vegan options. Cozy courtyard. Craft beers.
Wine selections that are Out of this New or Old World.
And cocktails as colourful as a parrot.
Come perch on Ascot Vale’s best branch at 162 Union Road
The Fancy Parrot is Melbourne's boutique premiere event space for those who are looking for a unique, fun, relaxed & a little bit cheeky vibe.
We’re not just another function space slinging second rate booze and food, our focus is on quality and ethical produce at affordable prices.
As someone who has worked in the wedding industry for many years as a DJ & MC so I’ve seen everything from bowling clubs to high end dining. Armed with this knowledge and experience as well as my passion for quality and affordability, I can assure you that you and your guests will have a wonderful night at The Fancy Parrot.
In keeping with our fun vibe our menus are designed for cocktail style events - lets meet and custom design your menu to best suit your function - we cater for all tastes and dietary requirements - vegan &/or gluten friendly vegetarian/gluten are our speciality!
Why choose us? Choose us because your wedding will be the talk of all your guests for years to come. Bespoke function packages, incredible vibe and we provide you outstanding quality at a very reasonable price - to create your perfect wedding day.
 9571 6630
The Gables is a boutique wedding venue in Melbourne. Garden wedding ceremonies are held in our beautiful gardens. Our menu is first class, offering a selection of items for formal dinners, elegant informal dinners, cocktail parties, and high teas.
The Gables is surrounded by a lush and leafy garden with 100 year old cypress trees.
Originally designed in 1902 by William Guilfoyle, the landscaper who designed the Royal Botanic Gardens, today it offers the intimacy of a private, grand garden for weddings of all kinds.
We can stage a sumptuous long lunch under the shade of a magnificent tree, set up your ceremony by the rose covered gazebo, provide an acoustically designed sound shell for musicians or create a fabulous modern statement with food trucks parked on the grounds of this beautiful Victorian estate.
Should the weather conditions change, we can seamlessly move the wedding to an indoor ceremony in our beautiful Peacock Room with leadlight windows, polished floors and open fireplace.
We offer a number of package options and are very happy to work with you to create the wedding you envisage.
1920’s Gatsby styled wedding
The Gables is now offering a complete themed 1920’s Gatsby styled wedding with everything included and organized for you.
You can make as many or as few decisions as you would like to. We will style your ceremony and your reception and provide you with everything you need to bring together a 1920’s Gatsby themed wedding.
We have sourced all of the best suppliers at the best prices and put together a package that has taken all of the headache out of planning a wedding giving you a total amazing 1920’s styled themed wedding.
Our package is totally flexible so simply choose what you would like to include or leave out. Our package offers you
- Champagne tower
- Tangerine Flapper cocktail served in mason jars
- Roulette table and gambling chips
- Themed Gatsby signage throughout
- Feather and crystal candelabra table centrepieces
- Black linen table cloths and white chair covers with black sashes
- Table mirrors with tea light candles and table scatters
- Themed table numbers and menus
- Sparkling place card holders and silver napkin rings
- 1920’s inspired background music
- Lawn Croquet Set
Optional Gatsby styled additions we can assist with:
- Wedding Car
- Hair and Makeup
- Wedding Car 1932 Rolls Royce (2 hours)
- Church Ceremony at St Johns Anglican Church 5 Finch Street East Malvern
- OR Garden Ceremony at The Gables 15 Finch Street East Malvern
- Flowers for the Church
- Brides Flowers
- Stroll to the Reception at The Gables from the church 50 meters
- Photography in beautiful Finch Street
- The Reception at The Gables
- Photography by Simon James
- Themed Signage
- Wedding Cake
- Champagne tower
- Table centerpieces
- Place Card and Place Card Holders Napkin Rings and Surprise Steamer Baskets
- The four-piece band all dressed in 1920’s costume
- Chauffer driven limousines to take you to your accommodation
- Wedding night accommodation The Olsen 637-641 Chapel Street South Yarra
The Garden Package
If you are looking for something different and exciting incorporating the outdoors, then this is the ideal package for you.
The Garden Wedding package has the following Inclusions:
- Paul Louis French Champagne Cart – enchanting French
- village style cart serving Champagne
- Complimentary Pimms Cocktail served in mason jars
- A charming long outdoor dining table or cocktail style tables
- Table lanterns
- Silver napkin rings
- Decorative silver place card holder
- Personalised table menus
- Lawn croquet set
- Beautiful table tea lights
- Romantic garden lanterns
- Market umbrellas
The best thing about our garden package is that you can move the exact wedding indoors if our unpredictable Melbourne weather commands. The bar can be set up on our stunning verandah undercover and your dining table could be put in the ballroom or cocktail tables placed in the front rooms of the house all with a level of service and guest experience that is second to none.
- Bride and Groom suites
- Fresh flowers throughout
- Five arm silver candelabra
- Tea light candles throughout
- Individually printed table menus
- Damask table linens
- Background music and Wi-Fi
- Hospitality trained staff
- Off street parking
- Lolly buffets available
The Gables garden was originally designed in 1902 by William Guilfoyle, the landscaper who designed the Royal Botanical Gardens. The Gardens today are simply magnificent and include a rose covered gazebo perfect for gardens ceremonies.
We also offer the stunning indoor ceremony option of our recently refurbished Peacock Room which boasts leadlight windows polished floors and an open fireplace.
Weddings in our garden may be held one hour prior to your reception for $650.00 this price includes the use of the bride and groom suites prior to your wedding and all set up costs.
If you would like your wedding cake to be served as a dessert we will serve it with fresh berries, a berry coulis and double cream. We will also offer an extra entrée served alternately as a substitute for the wedding cake served as dessert.
All packages include bottled red and white wine, champagne, light and heavy beer, orange and apple juice, sparkling apple cider, soft drinks and mineral water.
The Grande Reception and Function Centre
(03) 9408 7111
Come and enjoy the splendor and Grande atmosphere we will offer you, with the highest attention to detail.
The Grande Reception and Function Centre is a magnificently appointed wedding venue for that most special day in your life. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver stunning weddings at affordable prices. Ask our friendly team about our wide range of bridal packages. Whatever your budget, we can tailor our facilities and catering to suit. Ask us Now!
The Grande Reception is one of Melbourne’s, purposely built, most desirable wedding reception venues. It has a magnificently appointed function room which seats from 100-400 people in air-conditioned comfort. From the moment you walk through the doorway to be seated in front of our beautiful glass paneled backdrop, with a spectacular light show, to the large and spacious sunken dance floor, you and your guest will be amazed. The ballroom has the perfect ambience to create that elegant atmosphere for your special day.Here at our Melbourne function centre, we’re dedicated to catering for all your specific requirements, making every effort to ensure that your occasion is a truly memorable one. You’ll be pleased to find our centre is equipped with a spacious dance floor, fully serviced bar as well as a highly flexible floor plan.
Melbourne’s Premium Function Centre
The Grande Reception and Function Centre is a premier function centre in Melbourne, delivering unmatched experiences and exceptional event management services. Whether you are planning an elegant wedding, a fun birthday party or a cordial corporate function, trust our professional staff to make your event memorable. We will be there from start to end, helping you put together a stunning event that will leave your guests wanting for more.
At our function centre in Melbourne, we offer sound advice and can cater for up to 400 guests at a time. We would be delighted to put together a tailored function package to suit your requirements and budget.
A PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY
The Grande Reception and Function Centre is Melbourne’s first choice for affordable weddings and receptions. Our professional staff will be there from beginning to end, helping you to create a beautiful memorable day on your wedding. Here at our function centre, we offer expert advice and can cater for up to 400 individuals at a time. Ask about our affordable function prices. We will tailor a function package to suit your budget. Contact us in Epping today to find out more.
The Grande Reception and Function Centre is one of Melbourne’s purposely built, most desirable receptions, equipped with a magnificently appointed function room which seats from 100-400 people in air-conditioned comfort.
From the moment you walk through the doorway to be seated in front of our beautiful glass panelled backdrop, with a spectacular light show, to the large and spacious sunken dance floor, you and your guests will be amazed. Our ballroom has the perfect ambience to create that elegant atmosphere for your special day. For a top quality, professional function centre contact The Grande Reception and Function Centre in Epping today.
The Grande Reception and Function Centre can help you create a beautiful and memorable wedding for you, your family, and your friends, at an affordable price. Our Melbourne function centre is the perfect place for weddings or receptions. We can cater to parties of all sizes and have a professional team on hand to meet your every need. We will customise a wedding or function package to your budget. Ask about our affordable prices Now!
The Hotel Windsor
+61 3 9633 6129
Weddings & Celebrations
BEGIN YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER AT THE WINDSOR
Our grand hotel has played host to countless weddings over its 137 years, charming couples with its old-world romance and classic grandeur. From your red-carpet arrival to honeymoon departure, our Windsor Wedding Planners look forward to celebrating your special day with you, and turning it into an unforgettable one.
The Windsor is Australia’s most loved and renowned grand hotel, pre-dating The Savoy in London, The Plaza and The Waldorf Astoria in New York, The Ritz in Paris, and Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Established in 1883, it combines the classic beauty and architecture of the Victorian age with the graciousness of that bygone era.
Located across the stately Parliament House and next to the famous Princess Theatre, The Windsor is only steps away from Melbourne’s luxury boutiques, theatres, laneways and Chinatown, with the picturesque Treasury, Fitzroy and Carlton Gardens a short walk from our doorstep.
On 3 June 1923, with renovations complete, the hotel hosted a luncheon attended by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. In honour of this occasion, the hotel was appropriately renamed The Windsor.
The Windsor has been a home away from home for many famous Australians during their stay in Melbourne. Former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies kept Suite 306 at The Windsor for many years; it is now known as the Sir Robert Menzies Suite in his honour. Notable international guests included members of the English cricket team, who were frequent guests at the hotel, despite patriotic local factory workers’ efforts to disrupt their sleep by ‘accidentally’ knocking over the empty milk churns in the laneway.
The Line Melbourne
Tucked away in a Footscray laneway sits The Line.
With its high ceilings, polished concrete floors and minimalist, industrial feel this warehouse space provides our clients with a blank canvas to create their own unique event.
With a capacity of up to 200 people, the space can be used for your big day - for sit-down, cocktail or dance party weddings.
With a team of dedicated event visionaries on standby to push the creative boundaries, The Line is a space to make your own and get people talking... for all the right reasons.
The Luxor Function Centre
(03) 9449 1111
At The Luxor, one of Melbourne’s favourite function venues
Nestled in the beautiful leafy suburb of Taylors Lakes, The Luxor Function Centre is the perfect place for your wedding reception. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff ensure an unforgettable night that exceeds all expectations – from elegant decorations to delicious food and dancing until your feet hurt!
With two spacious function venues that can be arranged to your specific needs, The Luxor can cater for up to 500 guests.
Melbourne Wedding Venue
As one of Melbourne’s leading wedding venues, The Luxor at Taylors Lakes will help you to create long-lasting memories of your wedding. If you’re looking for a space with the perfect ambience to hold an unforgettable wedding reception, The Luxor is the right venue for you.
With classical grand staircases and high ceilings, The Luxor is more than just a function venue – it’s an experience.
Your first entrance as husband and wife is guaranteed to be with old-world glamour and style at The Luxor. High ceilings and spacious rooms designed around centralised circular dance floors await your family and guests, ensuring they are seated in comfort and style – with a perfect view of the bridal party.
Our sunken dance floors, encased in ornate iron balustrading and comprising rich parquetry, are perfect for your first dance as husband and wife.
Large and spacious, our dance floors will ensure you dance the night away to modern beats or traditional cultural dances including Greek, Macedonian, Italian, Albanian, Maltese and Middle Eastern – and the dancing will be every bit as memorable as the wedding ceremony.
The restaurant-style menu embraces a variety of modern Australian and Mediterranean influences. Choose from our chef’s signature dishes, including traditional favourites with a modern twist, and enjoy the culinary expertise and elegance of The Luxor.
Size does not matter as our two wedding reception rooms can accommodate small to large weddings and can fit hundreds of your friends and family.
The Luxor Function Centre ensures your wedding reception is a special day that will never be forgotten. Take a look at our wedding venue reviews to see why people choose The Luxor, and contact us to book an appointment.
Wedding reception catering & room hire
At The Luxor we embrace all wedding traditions. This means we have packages available for the most traditional of weddings through to cultural wedding flavours and styles such as Asian, Indian or Sri Lankan.
Versatility is what makes The Luxor stand out from your average Melbourne wedding venue. We have backdrops for any style of wedding. Our Ballroom and Alexandria rooms have ample space so weddings with a cultural flavour can easily be arranged.
Food service can be set up for traditional three-course meals or family-style serving. Our approved wedding caterers will ensure you enjoy fine cuisine and quality and personal service.
One of Melbourne’s premier function venues for weddings, christenings & school formals
With more than 15 years’ experience in the events industry, you can’t go past the expertise of The Luxor Function Centre for your next social event. Be it your wedding, engagement party, birthday function or debutante ball, the staff at the Luxor understand the importance of your big day.
Located in the gorgeous leafy surrounds of Taylors Lakes in Melbourne’s West, The Luxor is just a stone’s throw away from the CBD and easily accessible from regional areas including Geelong and Ballarat.
We have two stunning and spacious function venues:
- the Alexandria Room, seating between 130 and 280 guests
- the Ballroom, for weddings, gala dinners and other social events for up to 500 people.
From our exceptional service to our exquisite menu, our team has the expertise to make for a memorable occasion – just take a look at what guests say about our wedding venue and reception catering.
If you prefer to host a birthday party or engagement at home, talk to us about no-fuss outside function catering, ready for you to pick up from our door on the night of your event.
The Manor on High
(03) 9401 3110
Wedding Reception Venue Melbourne
Our luxurious rooms, delicious catering options and lavish outdoor settings combine to become a perfect option to satisfy your small and large wedding venue needs.
Here at Manor on High our contemporary styling embraces and compliments the highest standards of event excellence. Our commitment to delight individual tastes as earned us a reputation for exceptional quality at the top of expectations.
Directing over 300 wedding event celebrations every year, the Manor has gained a reputation as one of the best wedding reception venues in Melbourne.
We invite you to explore our rooms, services and grounds. Each room is accompanied by bridal quarters, a cigar bar lounge, and private courtyard. Whether you’re after an intimate, luxury wedding venue or a large event space, Manor on High has the options to accommodate your event needs.
We know how important décor and ambience are and with that in mind, our events team offer a range of modern and stylish chair options and table centre pieces. These are all included in your per person package.
Each of the pillar-less rooms feature impressive crystal chandeliers setting the tone for luxury, elegance and style. Fully air-conditioned and centrally heated, each room has its own grand foyer entrance way and ample complimentary parking. The private cigar and bar lounges are complete with dedicated baristas.
A range of AV equipment is readily available. We work with event partners whose wide range of event theming options are guaranteed to delight.
The Grand Ballroom: Large Wedding Venue
The Grand Ballroom is The Manor on Highs mecca of elegance and sophistication. Its superb interior and decadent ambiance makes it the easy pick for a stylish and grand event.
The breath-taking Ballroom is complimented by an attentive events team. You can rest easy knowing that every single aspect of your large wedding event has been taken care of.
Courtyard Melbourne Wedding Venues
There is no better way to start off your event than by welcoming guests with drinks and canapes served in a delightful outdoor setting.
The private courtyards are an idyllic escape providing the perfect backdrop for mingling. Each of the three rooms boast this unique venue feature that enables guests to enjoy the luxury of a charming, outdoor setting in a picturesque locale.
The Georgian Room: Best wedding venues in Melbourne
Boasting a chic, modern elegance, the Georgian Room delivers a captivating and stylish event space. Featuring a dedicated entranceway and stunning foyer, comfort and luxury are synonymous with this elegant room. Complimenting this space, you can expect contemporary artwork and feature furniture.
The Regency Room: Small and Intimate Wedding Venue
The Regency Room is ideal for events that demand a smaller, more intimate venue space.
Catering for 80 to 180 guests, the Regency Room features a grand piano, contemporary artwork, stage and intimate dance floor.
For the ultimate in elegant Melbourne wedding receptions, expect luxury, glamour and charm from your Regency Room event.
The Peacock Estate
03 5977 3421
Rustic Romantic Relaxed
Nestled in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, The Peacock Estate is a unique setting shaped with nostalgia and crafted with rustic charm.The Peacock Estate features a beautiful refurbished church built in 1914 and a large vintage metal barn for you to host your reception for up to 120 guests.
The Peacock Estate’s historical church was built in 1914 and features original pre-WW1 pressed tin walls. The stained-glass windows, original wooden floors and altar are just a few of the features in this stunning venue which is brimming with rustic appeal, history and charm.
Looking for a unique, rustic venue for your wedding reception? The Barn at The Peacock Estate ticks all of the boxes.
Looking for a unique, rustic venue for your wedding reception, the barn at The Peacock Estate ticks all of the boxes?
With festoon lighting throughout, wine barrel tables and a quirky ‘Let’s Dance’ sign, the barn provides a blank canvas for you to add your own styling touches.
- General Inclusions
- Indoor bar in case of wet weather
- Festoon lighting
- ‘Let’s Dance’ illuminated sign
- Wall of wooden apple crates ready for decorating to your own style
- Wine barrels and bar stools
We have three wedding packages to suit your needs. The Bells and Whistles package includes all of the furniture and decoration that you need for your reception.
Our Blank Canvas package is designed for couples who want full flexibility in their styling and setup. It is ideal for those who have enlisted a Wedding Planner or Stylist, or want to organise the ins-and-outs for themselves.
The Luxe Package is a full service wedding package with a vast set of inclusions and all of the extra touches that will make your wedding even more memorable.
About The Peacock Estate
A one-of-a-kind venue in Tyabb, The Peacock Estate is a stunning, rustic space for you to style your way with a flexible setup to allow you to plan the perfect celebration for you and your loved ones.
The Peacock Estate features a beautiful refurbished church built in 1914 and a cool vintage metal barn for you to host your reception.
Impossibly romantic made possible.
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins in Melbourne
+61 03 9622 8883
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins Melbourne
Like millions around the globe, our hotel has been impacted by the flow-on effects of COVID-19 and increasing levels of restrictions as the Victorian Government move to slow the spread of this virus. And today, with heavy hearts, we are closing our doors to ride out the storm. For inquiries send us an email or call us at 03 9622 8888 .
We’re also offering peace of mind and the flexibility to change your stay. Learn more
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins offers a timelessly elegant space to escape. Located in the heart of Melbourne, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy all this lively city has to offer. Bursting with a fascinating history, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins has been home to some world-famous guests and celebrities. Many of Australia’s best started their careers on its very doorstep.
From the moment you step inside, you will be captivated by the hotel’s charm and inspired by its stories. Built in 1866, the building is well into its second century. Authentically styled, blending contemporary design with its Art Deco origins, the hotel is captivating in its individual character and charm. The sophisticated lobby creates an inviting sense of arrival with its warm timbers, mirror and brass elements complemented by luxurious soft furnishings.
The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins has an elegant and timeless charm offering the perfect setting for your special wedding in the heart of the city. With a beautiful Victorian façade, and internal grandeur of an Art Deco heritage building, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is centrally located in the heart of Melbourne. Opposite Southern Cross Station to easily accommodate international and interstate guests, the hotel boasts 163 contemporary rooms with a stylish Art Deco design, hosting your wedding guest’s accommodation needs in unstated luxury for your magical day. Our Grand ballroom offers an ideal location, from handcraft beaded chandeliers to Victorian silk drapes, the room oozes sophisticated luxury from the moment you step inside. If you are planning intimate or extravagant, formal or informal, we can tailor the right package to suit your wedding needs.
Our Executive Chef works with you to select the most appealing wedding menu catering for all dietary requirements. From canapes to antipasto’s, cheese platters to four course meals, you will be delighted with the perfect menu options available for your big day. We can even cater for children under 12, with a dedicated kid’s menu. A delightful array of beverages is available to toast the happy couple, cheers the speeches and enjoy with your meals. Choose from an expansive curated local and European wine list, Australian craft beers and ciders or a sparkling wine to quench your thirst. Know what you want but unsure where to start? Our dedicated events team are here to help you plan your day right down to the very last detail. From menu selection, seating arrangements, celebrants, cakes and flowers, or on-site parking, we can offer referrals to help you make your day just as special as you are. Whether it’s an intimate affair or a big party of 320 friends and family, we’re here to make your wedding day an unforgettable event.
Meetings & Events
With a beautiful Victorian façade, and internal grandeur of an Art Deco heritage building, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is the ideal location for your next event. Centrally located in Melbourne’s CBD and close to several corporate headquarters, the building is ideally placed near Southern Cross Station to easily accommodate international and interstate guests.
Boasting 163 contemporary guest rooms with a stylish Art Deco design, the hotel can host guests requiring accommodation during your event. Featuring six stylish yet spacious and versatile meeting rooms, with natural light, bold geometric patterned carpets, linear angled pillars and classic tray ceilings. Sizes range from small meeting spaces to our luxurious ballroom catering for special events, gala dining, weddings, school formals or annual conferences. Catering for all your needs, our conference, events and wedding facilities are designed for comfort and style.
Offering a variety of dimensions, designed to accommodate between 130 people in a theatre style or 320 people in a cocktail style event. The hotel can arrange a theatre, classroom, banquet, u-shape, boardroom, cabaret or cocktail style layout depending on your needs. If you have a requirement for multiple rooms, all five spaces are co-located on the same floor so moving between venues is a breeze. Food, drinks and beverage menus are available and can be packaged together with conference and event room rates. Delicious meals ranging from cocktails and snacks to four-course dinners – can be created by our team. We offer a range of cold or hot, finger-food or sit-down meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also have available a barista serving fresh coffee just the way you like it to ensure your delegates remain alert and on-point.
Opposite Southern Cross Station, less than a minute’s walk to Melbourne’s tram network and with onsite parking, your event will be easy to access for all delegates. Close to Etihad Stadium, the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and both the Southbank and Docklands precincts, your next event is guaranteed to be a success.
The Story of The Savoy
After an extensive refurbishment, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins has reunited with its rich heritage. The building has a vibrant history of owners, events and famous patronage. It has had many incarnations, from its origins in the 1880s, to its Art Deco reincarnation as The Alexander Hotel in the 1920s, to its time as Melbourne’s iconic Savoy Plaza in the 1960s.
Situated opposite Southern Cross Station on Spencer Street, the building originally opened as Alexander’s Family Hotel in 1866. Charles Alexander designed a classically detailed Victorian architectural building reflective of the era, across three-levels. In 1926, new owner James Richardson lavished £300,000 on the building and another £50,000 on furniture and fittings in an American inspired 20th-century refurbishment.
Coupled with the vision of his design partner Leslie M Perrott, the Hotel Alexander was the first Australian hotel equipped with ensuite bathrooms and temperature-controlled rooms. On 31 January 1928, Premier Hogan officially opened the remodelled 200-room Hotel Alexander. Leslie M. Perrott, went on to design the Chevron Hotel, and Hotel Australia, which became the social epicentre of Melbourne in the 1940s.
The Federal Hotel group bought the Alexander Hotel in 1951 for £450,000, renaming it the Savoy-Plaza. Albert Argenti – maître d’ – became renowned in Melbourne over the next decade, hosting a who’s who of international show business including Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. Several famous Australians, including John Farnham, Rolf Harris and the Seekers, began their careers there. Frank Sinatra, performing at Festival Hall, was a guest, as were Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins during the filming of ‘On the Beach’.
The Victorian Government bought the Savoy Hotel in 1974 and turned it into the Police Cadet Training Academy. In 1987 the Nauruan-owned company Spencer Investments bought it and spent $46 million restoring the Savoy Park Plaza Hotel to its former glory, reopening it in May 1991.
Toga Hospitality renamed it to the Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne in 2004. With a vision of returning this magnificent hotel to its former glory, TFE Hotels embarked on a multi-million-dollar refurbishment in 2018. Award-winning architects Woods Bagot have respectfully designed the lavish restoration of this remarkable building. Woods Bagot is famous for extraordinary hotels world-wide and lifestyle and commercial projects such as Sydney’s The Ivy complex and Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, the contemporary aesthetic has returned this heritage building to its authentic history.
Renaming the hotel to The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, Melbourne, the hotel reopened under the TFE Hotels Collection banner in November 2018. Each of these beautiful discovery hotels has a sense of story, place and purpose. This magnificent hotel will reclaim its position as a grand hotel of Melbourne, as it was when it opened in 1928 to be known as the most desirable stay in the heart of this desirable city.
The Terrace Wedding Venue in Melbourne
(03) 9820 9599
Intimate Wedding Packages
Twenty twenty has been a challenging year for all. COVID-19 may have ruined many plans but your wedding doesn’t have to be one of them. If you would like to proceed with a smaller, more intimate wedding, but would also like to make it one to remember, then our signature Wisteria.
The Terrace offers one of Melbourne’s most stunning and unique venue for your special day.
It provides your guests with breathtaking views of the lush gardens while overlooking the peaceful Ornamental Lake. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto an outdoor terrace, it is the perfect blend of elegance and sophisticated, contemporary style.
Our wedding venue can comfortably accommodate 180 guests for a sit-down affair, or up to 300 guests for a chic cocktail event. We offer an exceptional modern menu that provides a memorable culinary experience for everyone in attendance.
Ideally located in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, you have the choice of lush green lawns framed by exotic plants for your ceremony or within close distance, beautiful Melbourne churches and Victoria Marriage Registry.
At The Terrace we can help you create your special day with all the embellishments ensuring that your wedding reception runs like a dream. Our dedicated Wedding Specialist will help you design your personalised wedding with an uncompromising level of service and attention to detail.
If you are looking at tying the knot now rather than later, then look no further. This intimate wedding package is a tailored food and beverage pairing experience, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Ornamental Lake in the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens. This truly is one of the most unique wedding settings in Melbourne.
We have taken care of everything you could need within the venue, from styling to a luxury dining experience. We many of our favourite suppliers on hand to add the finishing touches. They have all kindly reworked their standard packages without compromising the quality of their services, but more to suit this unique concept.
Celebrate a special occasion at The Terrace in the heart of Melbourne where you come away with unforgettable memories.
We are proud event organisers of a variety of social events including birthdays, bridal showers, engagement parties, private dinners, wedding anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, and so much more.
So, let’s not wait any longer, let’s get married!
The Views Functions and Events
03 9676 6966
Beautiful Port Melbourne Function Rooms For Your Next Event
The Views is Port Melbourne’s only beachfront function venue located just minutes from the CBD. Stunning elevated views across Port Phillip Bay are the perfect complement to flexible meeting and function spaces, a modern menu, free parking, and the attentions of an experienced event management team who will ensure your meeting, function or event runs smoothly.
Beach Wedding Venues in Melbourne, Parties & Private Functions
With an abundance of natural light from floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water, we offer the perfect location to celebrate your wedding or special occasion.
The Views is suitable for both intimate and large-scale functions and panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay provide a spectacular backdrop for photographs – plus we have direct beach access for fantastic photos on the sand.
There is ample free parking for guests, we are close to Melbourne airport for interstate travellers, and can assist with booking suitable local or CBD based accommodation.
In our formal spaces we can offer seated functions with ocean views for up to 180 guests. The addition of the Boulevard Bar, access to the beachside deck and adjoining beachfront grassed area provide additional options and dimensions for pre-dinner drinks or for relaxed outdoor functions if that is more your style.
Our London trained Chef and kitchen team can work with you to create the ideal package to suit your guests, culinary tastes, and your budget. We are fully licenced and have a range of drinks packages to choose from. We cater for all dietary requirements and deliver restaurant quality food utilising our know-how, buying power and trusted suppliers to ensure our catering packages are reasonable.
The Views is Port Melbourne’s only beachfront conference venue and is located only minutes from the CBD and 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport. We offer free parking onsite and are uniquely placed to host your next meeting, conference or special event.
We are a division of Life Saving Victoria and revenue from The Views is used to support the community activities and charity work of the broader Life Saving Victoria organisation.
We have 5 separate meeting spaces, all featuring stunning elevated views over Station Pier, Port Phillip Bay and the Port Melbourne to Brighton coastline. With an abundance of natural light from our floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water, we offer a relaxed yet professional environment for delegates or the perfect backdrop for your special event.
Flexible floor plans allow for intimate boardrooms for 10, complex multi-room setup for educational and planning days, dining rooms for 180 guests and theatre style presentations for 300.
The addition of the Boulevard Bar, two ground floor boardrooms, access to the beachside deck and adjoining beachfront grassed area for outdoor activities, means we can deliver the venue best suited to your event’s needs.
Our spaces are fitted with integrated AV equipment including data projectors, 100” screens, wireless microphones, speakers and WiFi as standard inclusions. We have a range of specialised equipment including 4k data projectors, video conferencing available on request and can provide full technical support if required.
Our London trained Chef and kitchen team can work with you to create the ideal package to suit your guests, culinary tastes, and your budget. You can choose from one of our standard packages or we can develop a custom menu just for you.
Town Hall Broadmeadows
(03) 9356 6709
A VENUE FOR EVERY OCCASION
Town Hall Broadmeadows is the perfect destination for weddings, corporate, private and community events.
While Town Hall Broadmeadows is temporarily closed, we're still here for you, and ready to plan your next event.
Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life
A blank canvas to make your own
Accommodating wedding ceremonies, sit-down receptions and cocktail receptions for up to 450 guests, the Main Hall provides a perfect setting for your big day with a backdrop of stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and mountain grey gum floors. With customisable floor and seating plans, a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system and exclusive access to our venue, we can tailor your wedding to match your vision.
Wedding packages starting from $110 per person
Take advantage of never-to-be-repeated introductory prices across our packages of five-hour wedding packages for 2020 and 2021 with our wedding packages start from $110 per person.
Great food is the cornerstone to delivering a truly memorable event
We’re passionate about delivering an exceptional standard of food. Our menu is sustainably-sourced and of the highest quality, and able to cater for a selection of tastes, dietary requirements and cultural traditions.
Our menu is matched with a wide range of Australian and international beers, wine and spirits.
A commitment to service excellence
With more than 30 years' experience working across the hospitality and event industries, our team takes great pride in delivering exceptional service. Our passion for what we do means we’ll go above and beyond to ensure your guests leave with a lasting memory of warm hospitality.
Our dedicated onsite event coordinator, together with our experienced and professional staff are ready to team up with you to deliver your dream wedding. Our high attention to detail will ensure that your special event is truly memorable for you and your guests, and you don't have to worry about a thing on your big day.
Discuss your unique needs with our experienced team.
Town Hall Broadmeadows has been a fixture in the landscape of Melbourne's north for more than half a century. In 2019, the venue underwent a multimillion-dollar makeover that has seen it enter a new and exciting chapter as a contemporary space for weddings, corporate, private and community events.
A charming venue steeped in history
It was November 1964. The Beatles had just swept through Melbourne on their world tour, Dawn Fraser had won Olympic gold in the 100-metre freestyle for the third time in Tokyo, and Ron Barassi had captained Melbourne just weeks before to a thrilling Grand Final win over Collingwood. In Melbourne’s northern outskirts, the burgeoning suburb of Broadmeadows was facing unprecedented growth, as baby boomers chased the dream of a new home in the aftermath of the Second World War.
In the 20 years prior, more than 15,000 people had moved into the suburb - most spurred on by the promise of a spacious precast concrete house on a large block, where they could raise a young family. To meet that growth, the former City of Broadmeadows embarked on an ambitious Town Hall development.
Built at a cost of £450,000, the Town Hall was one of the largest buildings of its type in Victoria at the time, heralding an exciting future for Melbourne’s north.
When former Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell officially opened the new venue to much fanfare, he described it as a magnificent hall that had no equal in Melbourne. It was front page news across Melbourne’s newspapers, and those who had the courage and foresight to embark on the project were recognised and congratulated.
Over the next 50 years the Town Hall grew into an iconic landmark for the community. From weddings and debutante balls, gala dinners, cocktail parties, school dances, concerts, parties and an AC/DC gig – you name it, the Town Hall has seen it.
We’ve honoured the building’s unique history by restoring key architectural design features while transforming our interior to provide a vibrant and contemporary space for today. The venue's grand façade, iconic red brickwork, floor-to-ceiling windows and mountain grey gum floors have been painstakingly restored by hand.
Vue on Halcyon Wedding Reception Melbourne
(03) 9726 7110
A CONTEMPORARY WEDDING VENUE ENTWINED WITH COUNTRY STYLE AND ELEGANCE. LOCATED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE YARRA VALLEY, VUE ON HALCYON OFFERS A WEDDING VENUE FOR THOSE DISCERNING COUPLES WHO APPRECIATE WONDERFUL FOOD, GREAT WINE AND FRIENDLY, INTUITIVE SERVICE. IT IS THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION. IMAGINE UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS OF ROLLING HILLS AND HISTORIC VINES AS YOU BEGIN YOUR
‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’.
VUE ON HALCYON CELLAR DOOR
HALCYON DAZE VINEYARD WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1982 BY RICHARD AND CHERYL RACKLEY. PLANTED TO CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT, CABERNET FRANC, PINOT NOIR, CHARDONNAY AND RIESLING. TODAY, THIS NON-IRRIGATED BOUTIQUE VINEYARD REMAINS A PASSIONATELY MANAGED FAMILY BUSINESS.
Come and experience our cellar door across weekends as we showcase our premium Estate wines. For wine enthusiasts you will appreciate the strong varietal characteristics present in our wines which is achieved from our low yielding vines.
Providing a relaxed brunch space with outdoor capabilities or a charming tapas style lunch we have a picture perfect alfresco space you can dine across. Offering a selection of local produce and fine flavours our seasonal menu will delight for any occasion.
Wattle Park Chalet
(03) 9808 0121
Wattle Park Chalet has hosted thousands of wedding receptions in Melbourne since 1928. It is one of the most sought after wedding reception venues Melbourne has to offer, a fantastic landmark in one of the worlds greatest cities. This spectacular, heritage listed, Tudor style building is a versatile Melbourne event venue suitable for hosting all manner of events: wedding receptions, conferences, christenings, birthdays, Christmas parties and many more. Our culture of hospitality means that your whole experience from first contact to the moment you drive off to start your married life will be one of great joy.
Wattle Park’s Beautiful private Garden is perfectly suited for your garden wedding ceremony. The Private Garden boasts the elegance & classic fairy tale setting that brides and grooms have been searching for.
Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies
Wattle Park Chalet’s beautiful private Garden is perfectly suited for your garden wedding ceremony. The Private Garden boasts the elegance & charm that couples have been searching for.
Guests have access to the entirety of Wattle Park, 137 acres of parkland to explore with numerous photo spots to choose from. Wattle Park Chalet is Melbourne’s Original wedding reception and ceremony venue.
We take a bespoke approach when it come to designing and styling weddings. You can decorated and customised the space to your liking, from flowers to festoon lights to photo booths. A truly special occasion requires a truly special setting and outstanding service. We understand how important it is for your day to be perfect. Our team will work with you to ensure that you have the wedding of your dreams.
Set on the iconic grounds of the 137 acre Wattle Park, The tudor style Wattle Park Chalet has all the space you’ll need for your stylish cocktail wedding. We cater for a maximum of 450 guests in The Grand Hall, Loggia and Private Garden areas.
At The Wattle Park Chalet, we love a party. Let your imagination run free and decorate and style the Chalet your way. Whether you are planning an intimate soiree or a large event, our team will guide you through your wedding journey making the planning process for your wedding day simple and easy.
You can choose to customise the room with any and all of our furniture, such as bar stools and tables, ottomans etc. Your wedding will be delivered in style with our good range of menu items to choose from.
Indoor Wedding Ceremonies
The Wattle Park Chalet has hosted hundreds of wedding nuptials inside our historic Grand Hall.
Seating 200 or 350 standing guests, the Chalet is a versatile Wedding Ceremony Venue.
You will have exclusive access to The Grand Hall, giving you plenty of time to say your vows and take photos in the sprawling park.
Wattle Park is also available for photos for your special day. The Chalet’s old English charm gives your wedding photos that extra little something to make your day unforgettable.
When holding your Wedding Reception at the Chalet, indoor wedding ceremonies at the Chalet are free as a wet weather plan.
The Wattle Park Chalet offers a range of facilities suitable for celebrations, events and functions, and is a perfect venue for your wedding reception and other celebrations. The charm and history of Wattle Park Chalet makes it a special place to host your function and makes it one of the highly sought after wedding reception venues Melbourne has to offer.
Our flexibility to accommodate a variety of events, combined with the team’s dedication and commitment to our clients, ensures that you enjoy a great experience from first contact to the conclusion of the event.
The Chalet is surrounded by 137 acres of parkland and is approximately 220 square metres of function space in the Grand Hall and adjacent loggia areas. It also boasts mezzanine balconies and a landscaped private garden that is licensed until 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 pm on other days. Function areas are accessible by wheelchair.
We offer over 100+ car parking spaces while seating 40 to 250 guests, and up to 350 guests for stand-up cocktail style functions.
Weddings at Marnong Estate
03 9216 4009
Say ‘I do’ At Marnong Estate
Offering a unique setting with endless possibilities and an incredible backdrop, your day will remain a wonderful memory for years to come. Our stunning locations include The Angliss Rooms with their panoramic views of the Macedon Ranges and other unique spaces including The Shed for that more historic feel and our estate gardens. Quality food and wine is at the heart of what we do, matched with service excellence.
“Where dreams come to life”
With over 1,200 acres, Marnong Estate provides an abundance of locations to host your ceremony and create a unique reception that will match your dream.
Create an unforgettable experience at the heart of your celebration with incredible food and beverages matched with service excellence.
Celebrating your wedding day with family and friends will be one the of most amazing experiences of your life. Let us host and ensure you have the most wonderful day. With over 1,200 acres, Marnong Estate provides an abundance of locations to host your ceremony and create a unique reception that will match your dream.
Working with you every step of the way, our dedicated team will help you create the wedding of your dreams.
With luxurious accommodation to complement your event, Marnong Estate offers our historical Homestead or well-appointed Cabins. The perfect way to complete your celebration.
With luxurious accommodation to complement your event, Marnong Estate offers our historical Homestead. This luxury accommodation has four suites, with our deluxe suite complete with claw-foot bath and fireplace. A guest lounge for family and friends to gather and private dining facilities are also available to enjoy (additional costs apply). Or perhaps, enjoy a break in one of our indulgence Cabin’s offering a bespoke and impeccably personal experience, promising sweeping panoramic views over the sweeping vista’s and the opportunity to escape.
You can book the entire Homestead, Cabin’s or individual suites. Please consult your wedding coordinator for your exclusive rate. The perfect way to complete your celebration.
A world-class tourism facility Marnong Estate North of Melbourne
Marnong Estate is a new community tourism project located in Melbourne’s northern region, just 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport and 35 minutes from Melbourne CBD. This exciting initiative has created a world-class tourism facility, whilst focusing on sustainability and protecting the rich history of the homestead and it’s location. Reviving the existing homestead and establishing an integrated heritage resort facility, vineyard, brewery and agribusiness is contributing to the local community by providing an authentic cultural and historical experience. The first of its kind in the region.
West Beach Pavilion
(03) 9593 8838
A ROMANTIC AND MEMORABLE BEACH CELEBRATION
An unmatched beach-side position in St Kilda - with the sand just a step away - West Beach Bathers Pavilion boasts an expansive deck with panoramic beach and bay views. Spectacular sunsets are dotted with yachts and the lights of Williamstown, presenting a truly magical resort setting, all in the heart of Melbourne!
Our food is fresh and tasty with a seaside influence, reminiscent of the laid back beach-goers that first visited West Beach almost 100 years ago.
Our food and beverage choices along with some important information about your event can be found above.
We understand that every Wedding celebration is different, so we are only too pleased to answer any questions you may have.
We hope you love West Beach Bathers Pavilion as much as we do and we look forward to discussing your wedding with you.
An unassuming location in the heart of Melbourne. A simple retreat. A magical place where each and every customer is offered the warmest of welcomes, the finest food and memories to treasure - forever.
West Beach Bathers Pavilion has been refreshing beach goers since 1928. Built in the ‘20s as a hub for Melbourne’s colourful and burgeoning bathing population, by the turn of the century the building had slipped into disrepair. Jump forward to today and after seven years of careful restoration, a bathing beauty has been lovingly restored.
Everyone who comes to West Beach agrees that it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Melbourne. It's also one of the best kept secrets. You may find yourself sitting in the sun next to families, business people, musicians, media personalities, artists & famous celebrities. All coming to discretely escape the hustle and bustle of life and to enjoy such a wonderful outlook. For us it is a place to love and cherish, just as our predecessors did before us.
At West Beach, we enjoy the simple life so feel free to kick your shoes off, stick your feet in the sand and stay a while.
White Night Receptions
+61 3 9318 6678
White Night Receptions, modern and fresh in the style of a European palace, is the ideal location for your Melbourne wedding reception or special event. As a premium function venue located in Melbourne’s West, our purpose is to create unforgettable events for you and your guests. We offer a variety of bespoke packages for any occasion so we can put together the event you’ve been dreaming of.
WEDDING VENUE IN MELBOURNE
Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a lavish reception, choosing a wedding venue for your big day is the first step in wedding preparation. At our beautiful wedding venue in Western Melbourne, we can accommodate groups of 100 to 600 with our carefully curated wedding packages so that you can throw a party to remember.
THE WHITE NIGHT WEDDING PACKAGE EXPERIENCE
We understand that you want your special day to be memorable for both you and your guests, and it’s our goal to provide you with countless happy memories of your White Night experience that will last a lifetime. We believe that it’s the little things that make the difference, which is why our wedding package includes a wedding planner that will be with you from the first detailed budget session all the way to the day of wedding. They will provide you with expert advice, a sympathetic ear and wine or coffee when needed.
FIRST CLASS FOOD AND SERVICE
At White Night in West Melbourne, not only will your guests be celebrating in a beautiful venue but they’ll be enjoying our exquisite food, too. Our wedding package includes canapés followed by a three-course meal that your guests will devour. Our menu boasts fresh and seasonal produce and incorporates modern culinary techniques as well as a proud focus on plate presentation. This will all be served by our professional, fine-dining front of house team who will ensure you and your guests are very well looked after from arrival.
The White Night Receptions team manages a newly refurbished, state-of-the-art functions centre in Maidstone, in Melbourne’s western suburbs. We work with marrying couples to create memorable, stylish and enjoyable wedding receptions that fulfil their vision of the perfect wedding day. We also work with people organising many other types of celebratory events or business functions who want an outstanding modern venue and premium service to ensure their event’s success.
Witchmount Estate Function Centre
Function and events space, promising a breathtaking setting for all kinds of celebrations.
Something magical happens when you find the place you truly belong, where you’re welcomed like family and cared for sincerely at every moment. Whether for a wedding, engagement party, your child’s first or 13th birthday celebration, a baby shower or business conference, you and your guests will be greeted with a warmth and spirit of generosity like no other.
Witchmount Estate is a place to come together and connect, with beautiful hospitality, a place to create amazing memories with those you love the most, a place you want to be.
Established in 1991 and nestled on 100 acres with 65 acres of vineyard, Witchmount Estate has proven itself as a luxury events venue located only 30 minutes from Melbourne.
The event space is fully heated and air conditioned to ensure the utmost comfort and convenience. The landscaped and festoon lit outdoor lounge area is perfect for pre-drinks for guests. Suitable for up to 300 guests in a cocktail setting or up to 260 seated, Witchmount Estate is an exceptional destination for all kinds of events.
Our expert dedicated events team will guide you through the planning process and ensure your event exceeds your expectations. From the moment you secure your event date, you will have your own event coordinator assigned to be on call to offer guidance on everything from entertainment and lighting right down to entrées and canapés.
So whether you’re seeking advice and inspiration or know exactly what you want, our team of experts have the skills to bring your vision to life.
YOUR SPECIAL DAY, CREATED YOUR WAY
We understand every couple is unique and specialise in bringing couples’ dreams to life. Allow us help you to create the wedding of your dreams immersed in the with the most picturesque views. Our expert wedding team will guide you through the planning process and ensure your day is exactly as you dreamed.
Whilst we can host your entire wedding celebration, from ceremony to reception, all on the one property at Witchmount Estate, some of our couples start their experience at Witchmount from Pre-Reception drinks and canapés into reception. Your reception would commence from 6pm with pre-dinner drinks and canapes commencing any time from 4:00pm.
Established in 1991 and nestled on 100 acres with 65 acres of vineyard, Witchmount Estate has proven itself as a luxury wedding venue located only 30 minutes from Melbourne. The event space is fully heated and air conditioned to ensure the utmost comfort and convenience. The landscaped and festoon lit outdoor lounge area is perfect for pre-drinks for guests.
Suitable for up to 300 guests in a cocktail setting or up to 260 seated, Witchmount Estate is an exceptional destination fit for a memorable wedding celebration.
Tie the knot in one of our beautiful ceremony locations surrounded by your nearest and dearest…
Make use of the numerous locations around the grounds to capture your photos after the ceremony, while your guests enjoy drinks & canapés served in our outdoor lounge.
Established in 1991 and nestled on 100 acres with 65 acres of vineyard, Witchmount Estate has proven itself as a luxury events venue located only 30 minutes from Melbourne. Born from a dream of an Italian migrant in 1991, Witchmount Winery now produces award-winning wines that are exported internationally.
Our talented events team will guide you through the planning process and ensure your event is exactly as you imagined.
The event space is fully heated and air-conditioned to ensure the utmost comfort and convenience. The landscaped and festoon lit outdoor lounge area is perfect for pre-drinks for guests.
Suitable for up to 300 guests in a cocktail setting or up to 260 seated, Witchmount Estate function and convention centre is an exceptional destination for all kinds of events.
What should happen at a wedding reception?
Like snowflakes or fingerprints, all wedding receptions are unique. But traditionally, some combination of the below happens. If you’ve been to even one wedding before, you already know all of this stuff and can probably skip this outline. Wedding newbs only beyond this point.
There is no doubt a wedding ceremony is unforgettable. But what happens after the ceremony is over? The reception! Usually the wedding planner, MC or venue manager is in charge of keeping things in order. For this reason, providing them with a wedding reception timeline is a must.
If you're not certain about the order of events at a wedding reception and are looking for a rough timeline of the following events: receiving line, cocktail hour, first dance, champagne toast, best man and maid of honour speeches, dinner and cake cutting — we've got you. Here's the traditional order of wedding reception events, based on a basic four-hour celebration. How long each event lasts depends on your party—is it a simple cocktail wedding reception or a seated dinner? For reference, the average wedding reception with full meal lasts for about four hours.
Keep in mind that you're probably not orchestrating the wedding reception alone—your banquet manager, caterer, bandleader (who might act as MC) and other wedding vendors are pros hands at this stuff, so they know what's supposed to happen when. Remember too, that nothing is set in stone—there are always options, and if the timing of one thing or the other doesn't suit your style, you can always mix it up.
If a wedding reception is jam-packed with activities, you may need to provide guests with a wedding reception program. If you need wedding reception program ideas for how the event will run, consider spending some time crafting a comprehensive program for the wedding reception to ensure all the activities appear appropriate and entertaining to everyone involved.
What to Expect at a Typical Wedding Reception
The Welcome Process
After the ceremony, the bride and groom often go out for photographs with the bridal party while the guests commute to the reception venue.
When guests arrive at the venue, they are likely to encounter a table-list. This is a mounted document that lists each guest's name next to their table number. Once guests have found their assigned seats, welcome-drinks are typically served. Alternatively, guests may pick up their welcome drinks at the venue's entrance near the table list before proceeding to their seats.
Typically, a gift table is set up somewhere in the room. If you brought a wedding gift for the bride and groom, you can place it on the gift table before taking your seat. Once seated, guests typically mingle with others at their table until the bride, groom, and wedding party arrive.
The Arrival of the Newlyweds
Most couples hire a D.J. or musician to create ambience in the venue. Typically, background music is already playing by the time guests arrive. Once the bride and groom are finished with their photos, they enter the reception venue where they are greeted by either a song of their choice or "Congratulations."
In most cases, once the bride, groom, and wedding party proceed to their seats, the bar is opened and starters are served.
The Wedding Speeches
Once the starters have been cleared, an M.C. may welcome everyone and propose a toast to the bride and groom before inviting the best man to the stage. The best man often thanks the bridal party and bridesmaids for all their hard work then delivers his speech about the bride and groom. The bride's father usually says a few words once the best man has finished. Finally, the groom delivers his speech.
Wedding speeches are meant to be fun and short, but in most cases, they tend to go on for a bit. Speakers often embark on trips down memory lane or spend time thanking particular guests for coming from far and wide to be with the happy couple on their big day. Once the speeches are finished, the main course is served.
The throwing of the bride's bouquet is a longstanding wedding tradition that is still practiced by many.
Buffets are common at wedding receptions, but some couples choose to have food served to guests at their tables by catering staff instead. Three-course meals are popular and usually involve a starter, a main course, and a dessert. These courses are sometimes followed by cheese and biscuits later on. Music continues to play in the background while guests eat and socialise.
Wine and champagne are typically provided to each table for toasts during the wedding speeches. Some couples choose to have an open bar at their wedding reception (usually paid for by the groom), while others prefer to provide only table wine and have a cash bar service available for guests who are interested in additional drinks.
Once cocktails are finished, the couple and wedding party have been announced, and the first dance is over (if you've chosen to dance before the meal), dinner should be served. Generally, not much more than half an hour should have passed since guests entered the main reception room.
The Opening of the Dance Floor
After dessert is eaten, the bride and groom enjoy their first dance to a song of their choice. In many cases, the newlyweds then dance with their parents. The bridal party are usually the next to join in. After these first dances, the floor is open to the guests and it is time for celebration and fun!
At some point, the bachelors at the wedding may be called up to the floor for the throwing of the garter. The groom removes the bride's garter then throws it blindly into the crowd of bachelors, and the individual who catches it is predicted to be the next to marry. A similar ceremony is then performed by the bride. She throws her bouquet into a crowd comprised of bachelorettes, and the individual who catches it is predicted to be married next. The two lucky singles who caught the garter and bouquet may then dance together.
The Cutting of the Cake
The bride and groom usually cut the wedding cake together. Sometimes, the flower girls are tasked with handing out slices to the guests. As the cake is consumed, the socializing and dancing usually continue for a short time longer before the event begins to wind down.
The cake is usually cut during the last hour of the reception, which makes sense because it's time for dessert and coffee as the party is winding down. Also, the wedding cake cutting generally signals to guests that it's okay to leave soon, so don't cut the cake too early or things could start wrapping up before you're ready.
The Departure of the Newlyweds
Typically, the newlywed couple are the first to leave the reception. Guests often join together to form a tunnel with their hands through which the couple may exit the room. As an exit song plays, the bride and groom leave from their seats and file through the living tunnel, thanking guests along the way.
After leaving the reception, the couple usually head to a hotel to get some rest before jet-setting off on their honeymoon. Guests are usually welcome to stay and dance after the couple departs, but in most cases, this is when the music ends and people begin to leave. A member of the bridal party is usually tasked with removing the flowers, wedding cake, and gifts from the venue.
Make an exit as grand as your entrance. Have your guests see you off with sparklers, bubbles, rose petals, beach balls—or depart in a cool vintage car. The possibilities— and photo ops—are endless.
Time Duration of a Wedding Reception
The First Hour
Wedding pictures are taken. Even if pictures were taken before the wedding ceremony, it is good to allocate some time for taking pictures at the beginning of the wedding reception. Music should be always present during the reception, and it should be started as soon as the first guests arrive. The receiving line should be in place to greet the arriving guests. Some of the most fitting songs for the introduction of the wedding party are: All you need is love by The Beatles and At last by Etta James.
The Second Hour
By this time there should be mood-setting music, both the bride and groom and all the guests should have arrived. During the second hour, the guests should view the bride and groom’s first dance. Then, the father and daughter and mother and groom’s dance should follow.
The Third Hour
By this time your hungry guests will welcome the announcement of the serving of the dinner. Usually, the wedding party is seated and served first. Then, food is served to the rest of the guests. During the dinner, the best man proposes the first toast.
The Fourth or The Final Hours
The tossing of the bride’s bouquet is a popular activity for the later part of the wedding reception that is followed by the groom throwing the garter. The last dance is followed by the bride and groom’s getaway. By the end of a successful reception, you should have a lot of happy and full wedding guests.
Use the above timeline to prepare your wedding reception with your wedding planner and your vendors. Luma Weddings enjoys helping couples with a timeline of events, this will show how the reception will plan out. Also, it helps the photographer figure out when certain photos should be taken.
Wedding Reception Programs Allow for Fun
The reception portion of a wedding is the time when the bride and groom can show their unique style and personality. Receptions are often more celebratory than formal, and offering a program that outlines the wedding reception itinerary is helpful for guests. Programs also give a fun format for listing the names of the bridal party, officiating ministers and other wedding participants. When the party is over, guests will have an elegant take-home keepsake to remind them of memorable moments from this special day.
- Unlike the official wedding stationery, namely the invitations, reception programs do not have to cost a lot or be too complicated.
- Assign ushers or servers the task of handing out programs to guests as they arrive at the reception.
- Keep a program tucked safely aside for the bride and groom too.
Example Itineraries for Wedding Reception Programs
While receptions often feature many of the same activities, the order in which they occur often varies. If you plan to incorporate something unique into your reception, such as a wedding reception game, it is helpful to see examples of how to plan the itinerary that ends up in the program.
Wedding Reception Order of Events #1
- Receiving guests
- Father of the bride speech
- Best man speech
- Matron of honour speech
- Reception dinner
- Cutting the cake
- First dance
- Wedding Reception Activities
- Cocktail hour
- Karaoke hour
- The send off
Wedding Reception Order of Events #2
- Welcome the new couple
- First dance
- Reception dinner
- Cutting the cake
- Cocktail hour
- Fireworks display
- Bouquet toss
- The send off
What Else to Include in the Reception Program
Besides printing an itinerary of what to expect at the wedding reception, the program will allow the bride and groom to thank guests and family members. Other things you may wish to add to the program are as follows:
- Romantic quotes
- Inspirational message
- Words of wisdom from the fathers of the bride and groom
- Special prayers
- Formal thank you's
- Song dedications
- The couple's new address
- Wedding couple photos
- The names of wedding participants
- A timeline of events including cutting the cake, fireworks or throwing rice
In years to come, the keepsakes from a wedding like the wedding reception program will stir fond memories. Take plenty of time and care to create the right program for the new couple. Avoid using complicated fonts that are difficult for everyone to read. As a precaution, allow the wedding coordinator or the bride to review the program before printing out a large number. It is always good to have a second pair of eyes to catch misspelled names or inaccurate information.