Where Are The Most Modern Wedding Venues In Australia?

This blog post will look at some of Australia's most popular modern wedding venues. So, if you're planning your big day and are looking for something a little different, read on!

  • 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.
  • Can I afford this venue? (See what we did there?
  • Is this venue available on the date (or month, or time of year) that I want?
  • Does this venue's capacity fit my estimated guest list? 
  • Does this venue's a layout/available space fit my needs? 
  • Consider location.

 

Planning a destination wedding can lower overall costs because it often prompts a smaller guest list. It also allows you to add your honeymoon to the end of the wedding—meaning you won't have to pay for two getaways.

If planning a modern wedding, look at art galleries, well-designed restaurants, or warehouse spaces. On the flip side, a wedding incorporating more natural elements works well with outdoor venues such as parks, backyards, and ranches.

While standard venues may handle permit paperwork, if you're getting married somewhere public like a public beach, a National Park or even your local neighbourhood park, you'll need to put in some extra leg work to make sure your wedding location is legally squared away.

Bimbadgen Palmers Lane

Offering ultimate privacy on your wedding day, Bimbadgen Palmers Lane is the perfect venue with a touch of rustic charm. Located on Palmers Lane, in the heart of Pokolbin, the property features panoramic views of the mountain ranges as your backdrop.

Choose to have your ceremony onsite high on the hill, down by the pontoon or between the lush vines. Whilst you wander the grounds for stunning photographs, we can entertain your guests with canapes and refreshments on the lawn. 

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.

Epicure At Taronga Zoo

At EPICURE, we are passionate about creating delicious food and delivering a service second to none. Our Executive Chef and culinary team are dedicated to bringing our clients a great range of seasonal and on-trend menus whilst focusing on sourcing sustainable and local produce.

 

As we are situated within Taronga Zoo grounds, our sustainable and ethical approach to food must coincide with their International Conservation and Initiative programs. Alongside our spectacular Harbour Views, this approach is very popular with our international clients who seek the Taronga Centre as a destination wedding venue.

Eureka 89

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.

 

With two exquisite rooms and the ability to connect, creating one whole floor venue, Eureka 89 can cater to an intimate gathering of 20 guests up to a large substantial cocktail style event of 400. With the utmost support from our expert event managers, you will be delighted by the professionalism our staff will bring to your next event.

Rendezvous Hotel Perth

The newly refurbished beachside Hotel offers unique and picturesque spaces that cater from intimate ceremonies to grand receptions with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Perfectly positioned overlooking the Indian Ocean, Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough offers 337 spacious guest rooms, exclusive facilities, and modern dining options. In addition, you will be spoiled for choice with various indoor and outdoor wedding spaces.

Enjoy sensational menus crafted by award-winning chefs, stunning ocean views and the perfect atmosphere to celebrate the start of a new life together.

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 Baths Middle Brighton

The Baths Middle Brighton is located within a historical landmark with picturesque beachside views complemented by the dappled sun on the water, the glowing city skyline and the lapping water. 

Over two stylishly designed levels, the Restaurant or Café & Bar, each with its outdoor deck, has versatile floor plans ideal for many celebratory styles. With tailored service, attention to detail, an effervescent atmosphere, plus exquisite cuisine combining modern sophistication and a sprinkle of romantic chic to create a sublime ambience, The Baths is the perfect choice for your special day.

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.

The Point

Walk down the aisle surrounded by the picturesque nature of Albert Park Lake. Capture the blissful moments with the Melbourne city skyline glistening as you exchange your loving vows and celebrate the most special day of your life at Melbourne's iconic destination – The Point.

 

Gather your family and friends on the glorious outdoor deck for a beautiful daytime ceremony and a romantic cocktail reception at sunset. Then, enjoy a magnificent evening with your guests as we deliver a spectacular banquet of award-winning Western, Asian Fusion or Chinese cuisine paired with a world-class wine selection. Our impeccable service will ensure every detail is taken care of.

Warwick

Holiday Inn Warwick Farm will host your day from start to finish with garden ceremony sites, photo opportunities throughout the property, and a reception room complete with chandeliers and pillarless design.

With the help of our creative wedding planners to see you through the most important day of your life with style and ease, we are here every step of the way to ensure your day is everything you dreamed of.

Zinc At Federation Square

Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, ZINC at Federation Square is the ideal venue for the modern bride. ZINC boasts panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, city views, and two large waterfront decks. With the ability to split the large room into two smaller studios, ZINC can be customised to suit your wedding celebrations.

You can utilise both studios for extravagant wedding celebrations, opening the venue into one large, stunning space. Using the reception area and both decks, exclusive use of the venue accommodates 450 guests for a sit-down reception or 1,000 guests for a cocktail event.

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. Like a private 'mansion' in the city, 'The Residence' incorporates several unique and beautiful spaces, including the 'Wine Room', 'Verandah' and 'Library' - the first wedding venue in Australia.

Hotel Kurrajong

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra wedding venue has preserved a piece of the nation's history and revived the story of the dawn of our Capital while becoming a destination in itself, with its warm and inviting ambience, its elegantly redesigned rooms and Chifley's Bar & Grill, named after long-time hotel resident, former Prime Minister Ben Chifley, featuring a new whiskey bar and locally sourced seasonal menus.

The Hotel, which comprises 147 rooms, offers boutique-style accommodation. Twenty-six of the rooms are in the heritage wing. Executive suites and balcony rooms complement other hotel features like radiating courtyards, deep verandahs, and covered pavilions.

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

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.

 

The venue boasts nine-metre floor to ceiling windows, a stylish designer interior and contemporary furnishings, including two feature brass bars. Its flexible space is ideal for intimate gatherings or larger celebrations, accommodating up to 334 guests for wedding receptions with a dance floor or cocktail style weddings for up to 750 guests.

Mimosa Glen Homestead

Situated at the Heathcote Wine Region gateway, just an hour's drive from Melbourne CBD, Mimosa Glen is the perfect country hideaway. Ideally located at the gateway to the Heathcote Wine Region, just 60 minutes from Melbourne, Mimosa Glen Homestead wedding venue, Cottage and Woolshed is a jewel in the heart of Victoria's gorgeous, charming town of Tooborac.

 

The Woolshed at Mimosa Glen offers the perfect all-weather reception venue for your special day, whether you choose the cooler seasons and opt for the cosy log fire and intimate indoor experience; or prefer the warmer months and an extravagant soiree complete with marquees, dance floor and all of your family of friends.

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.

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. So create the most memorable day of your life within the historic and grand surroundings of Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne.

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 and sit 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.

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.

Conclusion

So, if you're on the hunt for a modern wedding venue, Australia has no shortage of amazing options to choose from. Have you started browsing yet? If not, we suggest you start with our list of Australia's most modern wedding venues. And once you find one that catches your eye, be sure to reach out and book a tour – it may just be the perfect place to celebrate your big day!

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