Where Are The Best Luxury Wedding Venues in Australia?

To help make your decision easier, we have created a list of Australia's top five luxury wedding venues. We have something for everyone, from stunning coastal settings to lush rainforest hideaways! So if you are looking for a unique and unforgettable wedding venue, be sure to check out our list!

  • Know Yourself. Only you can decide exactly how much time and energy you want to spend planning your wedding. 
  • Determine Your Budget. 
  • Create an Initial Guest List. 
  • Make Your Long List. 
  • Call for More Information. 
  • Visit the Venues.
  • Narrow the Field.
  • Talk to a Planner First.
  • Choose a Venue That Aligns With Your Vision.
  • Know Your Guest List.
  • Remember Your Budget.
  • Consider Your Guests' Experience.
  • Think About What Is Included.
  • Stay True to Yourselves.

According to tradition, the bride and her family should cover most expenses, including the bride's dress, venue hire, cake, decorations and other services. However, the groom's main responsibilities are to pay for the engagement ring, honeymoon and flowers for the bride.

March and November are typically the most popular time to get married in Australia. But why? It's very obvious, and that's the weather. The least popular months, June and July, are the coldest.

A general rule is to try and book your venue a year to nine months before your wedding. If your dates aren't very flexible, you may want to start looking a little over a year in advance. It can take a couple of months to find the right wedding venue, so leave enough time for this process.

Crown Melbourne

Set alongside the Yarra River in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Melbourne is home to iconic hotels, premium restaurants, stylish bars, and the opulent Crown Spa.

The iconic Palladium is the largest hotel ballroom in Australia. Opulence flows within the grand and luxurious pillarless ballroom with seven-metre ceilings, eight custom-made chandeliers, and plush wall panelling. The Palladium at Crown can be reconfigured to suit almost any size and style of the wedding.

Crown Perth

Located on the picturesque Swan River banks with spectacular views of Perth's CBD, Crown Perth is Western Australia's premier resort experience.

Celebrate your special day at Crown. Our spectacular venues and exquisite packages allow you to say 'I do' in style. Whether you desire a modern ceremony, a traditional reception, an intimate occasion or a grand affair, our dedicated team at Crown will ensure your celebration with friends and family is the perfect way to begin your new chapter in life.

Eureka 89

Sitting at the peak of Melbourne's iconic Eureka Tower, Eureka 89 showcases unforgettable views across the city.

Your guests will feel like VIPs as they enter via the red carpet on the ground floor, where our friendly host will greet them. Then, with the fastest lifts in the southern hemisphere, you will reach level 88 in 38 seconds. From here, your guests will be shown up one level to Eureka 89, where your private event space awaits. Upon entry, your guests will be blown away by the ambience the room gives as they embrace the surroundings of the Melbourne skyline.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth's wedding venue is located on Phillip Street opposite the Chifley Tower, only twelve kilometres from Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport and 500 metres from the nearest ferry, train and bus stop.

A landmark of historic French design and elegance in the heart of the Sydney CBD, this iconic 5-star hotel has been the standard-bearer for exclusive weddings. Generations of Sydney families have shared their special day with Sofitel Sydney Wentworth since the team hosted their very first wedding in 1966. So whether you're planning an intimate family affair or a grand ballroom gala for 1100 guests, the luxury hotel's three wedding venues set the stage for a flawless gathering of family and friends.

The Grounds Of Alexandria

True to The Ground's impeccable design aesthetic, each of our unique wedding venue spaces tells its own story, overflowing with an abundance of trailing greenery and scatterings of fairy lights. The Grounds of Alexandria wedding venue features multiple beautiful spaces with delightfully crafted fit-outs.

Each space tells a story, with signature Grounds styling and detail. Our in-house team of experts will guide you through each step as they bring your event to life through styling, florals, audio & visual equipment and exceptional, seamless service for an event to remember.

Chateau Yering Hotel

For a quarter of a century, Chateau Yering has been host to brides and grooms beginning on a journey to see a marriage last a lifetime. Chateau Yering Hotel sits in the heart of the spectacular Yarra Valley, Victoria's oldest wine region, on 250 acres of private land.

 

Today, catering to 20 to 100 guests, the property is well suited to contemporary styles of weddings that continue to incorporate highly esteemed traditions and is regarded as vital parts of your wedding.

Daydream Island Resort

Daydream Island Resort, located in Queensland's Whitsunday region, offers romantic venues by the ocean, surrounded by the magical backdrop of the stunning islands for the perfect destination wedding.

 

Recently undergone an extensive $100M refurbishment, Daydream Island reopened in April 2019 as a 4.5-star resort. As part of this refurbishment, we have created new and improved elopement and wedding packages available now, with each package tailored to our unique venues.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Grand Hyatt Melbourne exudes a timeless elegance - it's the perfect setting for your great wedding experience. Our professional and refined service will ensure your wedding is a perfect celebration.

Bring your guests together at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne and enjoy the hotel's spectacular backdrops. Our stylish and graceful ballrooms are the epitome of elegance for larger weddings. However, if you're dreaming of creating a more intimate affair, 'The Residence' is the perfect location.

Hamilton Island

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island Weddings offers the ultimate destination wedding experience. With more than ten ceremony locations and 15 unique reception venues, we can cater to anywhere between two – and 300 guests. Delivering the full scope of wedding services from your planner to venue styling and photography, our goal is to make planning your special planning day a joy.

 

Situated on the same latitude as Honolulu in the northern hemisphere and Mauritius in the south, Hamilton Island enjoys a year-round tropical climate with an average temperature of 27°C.

Lake House Daylesford

Lake House is one of Australia's most romantic hotels, best known for its beautiful lakeside location, two-hatted destination restaurant, award-winning cellar, and impeccable service. We're also only 80 minutes from Melbourne.

The stunning lake foreshore or paved lagoon provides uninterrupted views across the glistening water and makes the perfect place for gathering, ceremonies or pre-dinner drinks. Let your stresses slip away, knowing you have a dedicated and caring wedding coordinator working alongside you to ensure every little detail is covered from start to finish.

Metropolis Events

With exceptional cuisine, breathtaking surroundings, unrivalled views of the city and unparalleled service, your special day will be beyond exquisite.

 

Overlooking the city from the opposite bank of the Yarra River, Metropolis Events is strategically located on the top level of Southgate Melbourne. The venue is nestled amidst Melbourne's Arts Precinct, within walking distance of some of the city's beautiful gardens, churches, and parks. Public transport and accommodation options are easily accessible for those travelling to your wedding.

Plaza Ballroom

The Plaza Ballroom situated at the Regent Theatre on Collins Street is a beautifully restored Ballroom dating to 1929. With an elegant space between 150 to 450 guests, the moment you and your guests enter the breathtaking venue, you'll be swept away into a world of magic.

With its elaborate Spanish Rococo architecture, grand staircase entry and bespoke chandeliers, the Plaza Ballroom will provide you with an unforgettable celebration on your perfect day.

Prince Deck

The Prince Deck boasts picturesque panoramas of Melbourne City and Port Phillip Bay, an iconic Melbourne destination, exuding an atmosphere of romance and unpretentious luxury. Glorious, light-filled indoor spaces spill out onto the expansive timber deck, where guests can soak up the sun or enjoy sunset drinks overlooking leafy Fitzroy Street.

Incredible food, teamed with exceptional beverages and warm hospitality, makes it a unique location for large or small weddings. Located on the corner of Acland and Fitzroy Streets in St Kilda, a 300 space car park is available at the rear, and, of course, The Prince Hotel is delighted to offer special rates to those who don't want to bother finding their way home.

San Remo Ballroom

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 wows your guests and will help you make your wedding plans come to life.

Welcome to San Remo Ballroom, 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 perfect.

Sofitel Queenstown

Acting as a proud centrepiece of the hotel's events space, La Galerie is a fine example of French flair right in the heart of Queenstown. Glistening crystal chandeliers brilliantly reflect the joyful vintage ambience of La Galerie, while state-of-the-art technology adds a modern touch to the venue.

Specialising in intimate weddings, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa blend French romance, the pristine beauty of Queenstown, luxurious accommodation, fine catering, and gracious service to create Magnifique celebrations.

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne wedding venue boasts a prime location in the heart of the central business district, located on Flinders Street, a three-minute walk from Flinders Street Station overlooking the scenic Yarra River.

Your wedding is a day to be treasured and remembered forever, reflecting your love for one another and a time to share with family and friends that is unique to you. At the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, your wedding dreams can come true and be brought to life with the care and experience of our dedicated wedding specialists.

Rochford Wines

The Rochford Wines Yarra Valley team welcomes the opportunity to plan your dream wedding day. Celebrate your special day in an unforgettable style in the heart of Victoria's Yarra Valley. Our restaurant can cater to up to 240 guests sitting down. In addition, our Mountain View Terrace or Marquee can cater to up to 500 guests sitting down for larger weddings.

 

Our all-inclusive wedding packages offer everything you need for the perfect day. It will delight your guests, featuring the finest produce across our seasonal menus, matched with our award-winning wines. Gorgeous floral arrangements for your reception tables enhance the room. Flowers of Yarra Glen offer guidance and knowledge on how to achieve the style you are after for your wedding day.

Roomba's At Mt Aitken

A Roomba's, we pride ourselves on hosting a superior wedding reception. We are a small family run business with a small team specialising in planning and organising your event. 

Our main function room is suited to a more elaborate reception for a larger group, with a beautiful outdoor sitting area overlooking part of the Macedon Ranges. Providing plenty of photo opportunities or a place for simply enjoying the views along with a drink and some canapés. This room hosts 50-130 sit down styles or 200 cocktail styles.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Centrally located in the iconic Darling Harbour precinct, we are the first newly-built 5-star hotel since the start of the millennium. Boasting an elegant contemporary design, French-inspired lifestyle and incomparable waterfront and city views, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour offers you a truly chic and easily accessible venue for your special day, perfect for weddings of any size.

Our award-winning Champagne Bar and Atelier restaurant and our experienced and passionate event team will help you celebrate in style and #live the french way before, during, and after your big day. Just say OUI.

Sofitel Queenstown

Sofitel Queenstown pays homage to its rich French heritage by infusing it in the hotel's exquisite design and inspired gastronomy, offering an indulgent experience in the heart of the city of Queenstown.

Glistening crystal chandeliers brilliantly reflect the joyful vintage ambience of La Galerie, while state-of-the-art technology adds a modern touch to the venue.

Discover infinitely elegant guest rooms and suites nestled in the heart of Queenstown. Relish in every room's refined and opulent ambiance, effortlessly complemented by chic, sophisticated style, a plush Sofitel MyBedTM, a double spa bath, and mountain or lake views.

Sofitel Queenstown

Sofitel Queenstown pays homage to its rich French heritage by infusing it in the hotel's exquisite design and inspired gastronomy, offering an indulgent experience in the heart of the city of Queenstown.

Glistening crystal chandeliers brilliantly reflect the joyful vintage ambience of La Galerie, while state-of-the-art technology adds a modern touch to the venue.

Discover infinitely elegant guest rooms and suites nestled in the heart of Queenstown. Relish in every room's refined and opulent ambiance, effortlessly complemented by chic, sophisticated style, a plush Sofitel MyBedTM, a double spa bath, and mountain or lake views.

The Savoy Hotel On Little Collins

With a beautiful façade and internal grandeur of an art deco building, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins provides the perfect backdrop for your day.

Our Grand Ballroom offers an ideal location; from handcrafted 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.

The Windsor

Elegant and gracious, The Windsor is a Melbourne icon and the destination for the celebration of a grand romance. Established in 1883, The Windsor is one of the last grand hotels, perfect for the dashing groom and romantic bride. Those wishing to celebrate their wedding in a timeless location with all the charms and glamour of a bygone era.

From a bridal shower over an exquisite Afternoon Tea to a wedding in the beautiful surroundings of our Grand Ballroom, The Windsor is where you will experience a seamless wedding journey. Our team of Wedding Planners is delighted to guide you – with recommendations for classic cars, horse carriages, celebrants, photographers, florists, DJs, and bands. Here, you will also find a series of bespoke wedding cakes created by our French Head Pastry Chef and a Gluten-Free Pastry Chef dedicated to creating cakes for those with dietary requirements.

Vibe Hotel Darwin

Perfectly located on Darwin's vibrant waterfront, overlooking picturesque waterways and within walking distance to world-class attractions, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is an ideal wedding venue.

Our contemporary function rooms have natural light and balconies with wonderful views and capacity for 30 and 70 guests for a banquet or 60 to 100 people for a cocktail event. Our bar is ideal for pre-reception cocktails. In addition, we have a range of packages to make your day unforgettable - from cocktail to sit down dinner packages.

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Influenced by the local surroundings, our venues are a homage to bespoke individuality, incorporating local artwork, fauna and produce. It's all you've ever wished for, and we're here to make sure your perfect day is planned effortlessly.

 

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is designed to connect you with its stunning natural surroundings, offering state of the art purpose-built wedding and event facilities overlooking the picturesque Nerang River. You'll have superb service and flexible floor spacing, either inside or outside, bathed in abundant natural light. All just in the centre of Surfers Paradise. Perfect for an intimate affair with a riverside setting, we'll be delighted to care for you.

Conclusion

So, if you're looking for a luxurious wedding venue in Australia, these are some great places to start your search. Keep in mind that each of these venues offers unique benefits and features, so be sure to do your research before making a final decision. We wish you the best of luck as you plan your dream wedding!

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