So you made it through the uncomfortable first date, the in-laws’ meetings and the heart-stopping proposal. Now all that remains is to prepare the wedding of your dreams. But where are you starting? Rome was not created in one day and planning a fairytale wedding will be a mission for any bride. Ultimately, one of the toughest choices is choosing where to exchange the vows and tie the knot.
We’re here to make the road to your big day a little smoother, and to select your dream venue. There is no shortage of beautiful destinations for wedding venues across Australia. There really is something for every couple, whether you dream of a magical rainforest wedding, a harbour cruise or a decadent ballroom reception. We have discovered the most unforgettable wedding venues across Australia to help you narrow down these choices.
This expansive location, set on 120 acres of native bushland, allows nature to play a prominent role in your rustic wedding. For ceremonies, there are various outdoor choices, and all indoor spaces have large picture windows and balconies to keep the spirit of nature present regardless of where you are in the house. On-site caterers, who supply a good deal of organic vegetable garden ingredients on the premises, collaborate with guests to develop seasonal and personalised menu choices. Yarra Valley Estates provides 48 bedrooms for those who don’t want the party to end and will have a breakfast buffet in the morning after your wedding.
2. Quat Quatta
This Victorian mansion is a beautiful mix of historical charm and modern style with tasteful accents such as festoon lighting, a bronze fountain, and hand-painted windows that exude a beauty that will help you stand out for your love celebration. With its towering ceilings, decorated with intricate crown moulding, parquet dance floor, lighting that makes it glow, and an intimate outdoor courtyard, the building also takes on a mystical aspect.
This wedding ceremony and reception venue in Keilor, Victoria, is perfect for those couples who want to host large and intimate wedding parties. Plus, they have a large dance floor in the ballroom that also features floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of natural and overhead lighting. The Ballroom, Brimbank (cocktail lounge), Savoy, and Astoria offer four rooms.
With the freedom of choice with multiple function rooms and spaces on the various themes and ideas, we offer unique party, event celebrations. This sets us apart from the other stand alone function venues available in Melbourne.
Perched on a cliff overlooking Port Phillip Bay, this lush course provides sweeping views of the Melbourne skyline. The club has two function rooms that act as blank slates to draw on your dream wedding and are air-conditioned, which during the hotter months of Australia can be a lifesaver. In addition to a range of packages to help fulfill the needs of every budget, in-house caterers are available. For those looking for classic wedding vibes, this wonderfully simple golf club is the perfect spot.
Escape to dreamland with magical ceiling drapes, crystal chandeliers, new, fragrant flowers and world-class foreign cuisine for a day and a night. Did we mention that in this unreal setting you’ll be saying ‘I do’? The San Remo Ballroom has been a favourite wedding venue for couples in Melbourne for over 60 years. This timeless, elegant venue is alive with romance and allure, and it can be customised to make your special day memorable with the help of a personal wedding planner. A wedding at San Remo Ballroom is a truly decadent, grand and unforgettable affair with a seating capacity ranging from 150 to 480 guests.
You’ll find one of the most prestigious event venues in Sydney, L’Aqua, on the rooftop of Cockle Bay Wharf. There, decadent floor to ceiling windows, while bathing the interior with light, offer breathtaking views of the harbour. L’Aqua offers two fantastic choices when it comes time for the reception, both offering private balconies on the harbourside. The first is the Gold Room, appropriately named. This room features an octagonal gold-leaf roof, a floral Swarovski crystal chandelier and elegant leather and timber walls. There is, alternatively, the Terrace Space.
7. Cruise Bar
With Sydney’s famous Opera House sparkling in the background, celebrate an iconic moment in your life. Cruise Bar not only provides a lovely open-air rooftop venue to say “I do,” but it will also take care of every little detail leading up to and after this moment. You may be assured that the flowers, music, menu, and more will match with your dreams with the aid of a committed and professional wedding planner. Finally, in this harbourside atmosphere, spread the love far and wide, as the Cruise Bar can accommodate up to 400 guests.
Head out beyond the ocean on your special day when you climb onto the glamorous Seadeck. This luxury yacht lets you and your guests celebrate in style as you cruise through the sparkling harbour of Sydney. The inspiration for this stunning vessel comes from Hollywood’s Golden Age and antique cruise ships, radiating beauty and allure. Exotic plants and towering palms create a tropical oasis on board, while you will be transported onwards by five-star service.
Cedar Creek Lodges lies on a lush 112-hectare rainforest land, on the spectacular Tamborine Mountain. There are similarly dazzling wedding ceremony choices available to suit your every wish. The first of these brings lovers to The Amphitheatre of The Rainforest. As you say your vows, experience utter joy and serenity surrounded by jasmine decorated walls, with the backdrop of a cascading waterfall and the vast rainforest. The next place on offer will take you to a lush green peninsula on the lakeside, surrounded by clear waters and fragrant water lilies. Finally, there is The Outlook. The native Lilly pilly hedges, the rainforest of Thunderbird Park and the flowing sounds of Cedar Creek surround this manicured garden area.
The popular ‘The Landing at Dockside’ is located at Dockside Marine. There, by the riverside, happy couples exchange vows before making their way to the beautiful terrace on the riverfront where the champagne and canapes flow. The Landing is renowned for producing beautifully intimate weddings as well as magnificently large ones with the capacity to cater for anywhere between 40-1500 guests.
11. Matilda Bay
The devoted team at Matilda Bay will make it their job to ensure that your personality as a couple shines when planning your wedding. As a consequence, they are professionals in bringing countless exclusive wedding fantasies to life. This venue provides a number of choices, from small to large ceremonies, sit down dinners to cocktail soirees. The Roe Room could be for you if you find yourself sending out over 100 invitations.
You can discover the rustic charms of Sandalford Winery if you venture into the heart of Perth’s breathtaking Swan Valley. Start the rest of your life with your beloved in the pureness of the open air. There, two venues for ceremonies are on hire. Next, there is the Verdelho Lawn, which is surrounded by stunning, historic trellised vines and overlooks the Swan Valley.
Reach a realm of wonder and allure at The Secret Garden of Margaret River. Dreamy wisteria drapes the walkways in this enchanting place, flowers bloom and serene ponds flow. Submerged by the rhythmic sounds of a cascading waterfall, accompanied by the sublime beauty of the nature of Australia, exchange your special vows. Found alongside the Wilyabrup Brook in a pristine peppermint woodland, this magical garden was designed by Paul Bangay, one of the world’s leading landscape architects.
14. Vue de monde
For almost 20 years, Vue de monde has been synonymous with Melbourne dining, continuing to offer beautiful food that appeals not only to a feeling of luxury, but to authenticity, dignity and an intrinsic natural flavour. The emphasis is on providing an enjoyable and diverse experience with the advancement of tastes and a sense of curiosity, and always will be.
15. Chateau Yering
Chateau Yering has welcomed brides and grooms for a quarter of a century, starting on a journey that will make a lifetime memory. In the heart of the spectacular Yarra Valley, the oldest wine region in Victoria, the Chateau Yering Hotel sits on 250 acres of private property. Today, the property is well suited to modern wedding styles that continue to integrate traditions, traditions that are highly valued and recognised as vital parts of your wedding, catering for 20 to 120 guests.
Old-world grandeur mixed with state-of-the-art amenities and five-star services that are seamless. The romance, the beauty, the precision of it. An unforgettable celebration is a wedding at The Langham in Melbourne. Their imaginative wedding team is committed to giving you a lifelong celebration to remember.
17. The Westin Hotel
The Melbourne hotel will host both intimate and grand events with over 8000 square feet of venue space. Hold your wedding reception at the Allegro Restaurant, which offers room for up to 300 guests. Or hold a romantic wedding reception with views over Melbourne at one of the outdoor terrace venues. With the aid of your hotel’s professional culinary team, tailor the ideal menu for your wedding party. Contemporary lounge style seating, an open fireplace and a versatile floor plan are available in the Library venue.
Experience the classic splendour. To celebrate your nuptials, visit the Vue Grand Hotel. In the romantic township of Queenscliff, the ultimate wedding venue with facilities perfect for nice and simple or elaborate affairs. For every aspect of your special day, their venue will provide you with a complete solution. And they will work with you to build a flawless wedding for you.
19. Red Scooter
Red Scooter is a professionally educated team of wedding venues celebrating 25 years of providing unforgettable marriages and a passion to give the best possible occasion to your guests. They are simply the most exclusive wedding venue to be offered in inner Melbourne. A retro yet timeless, industrial yet intimate and completely special event space. Red Scooter is in itself a love tale.
20. Portsea Hotel
Located on the Mornington Peninsula, Portsea Hotel offers a wedding venue not to be forgotten. Newly renovated, the award-winning reception venue is situated approximately 100km south of Melbourne on one of the most naturally beautiful and picturesque venues in Australia.
21. Ascot House
Ascot House is an elegant Victorian mansion, a truly premier wedding reception venue, set in two acres of spectacular gardens. For couples looking for a sophisticated Melbourne wedding spot, Ascot House is the definitive option. Wedding receptions held at the Ascot House mansion and gardens are often of an outstanding standard, conveniently situated in Ascot Vale, making Ascot House one of Melbourne’s leading wedding reception venues.
Their events team will use their trademark creative flair and highly personalised service to create an intimate event or something more extravagant. The largest space accommodates up to 1,500 stand up guests. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on the banks of the Yarra River, they look forward to hosting your next event against the living backdrop of majestic sharks, rays and regal penguins.
Eastern Hill is Melbourne’s newest venue, despite being around longer than most. The historic venue has only recently become available to the general public for hire. With its soaring ceilings, original stained glass windows, timber truss frames and Gothic influenced architecture, this beautiful dining hall will create a stunning backdrop for your wedding.
Look at the horizon and experience the fresh ocean breeze at the Yacht Club in Port Melbourne. This famous coastal oasis is situated only a few minutes from the CBD and has been perched on the Port Melbourne foreshore since 1889. Its breathtaking views of the beach are enhanced by glass windows from floor to ceiling that open onto a splendid deck built over the sea. Experience the gentle breeze of the beach and savour drinks surrounded by the serenity of the ocean at sunset.
25. Yering Station
This is yet another venue that Yarra Valley has to offer and has the best views, food, wine and service. If you want a private dining experience in an intimate space or a venue for a major spectacular event. To ensure your wedding is an evening to remember, Yering station will listen to your needs. They invite you to come and visit for a site inspection so that they can walk you through the facilities of the estates and talk about your job with you personally.
26. Rippon Lea
National Heritage listed, Rippon Lea Estate is one of Australia’s grand suburban estates. With sweeping lawns, magnificent trees and a tranquil lake, Rippon Lea Estate is a sublime setting only ten kilometres from the CBD. This classic venue features picturesque gardens including an ornamental lake, orchard, fernery and sweeping lawns where elegance and magnificence combine to create the perfect surroundings for your special day.
27. The Baths
The Middle Brighton Baths are situated in a historic landmark with picturesque views of the ocean, complemented by the dappled sun on the sea, the glowing skyline of the city and the lapping water. The restaurant or café & bar, each with its own outdoor deck, has spacious floor plans over two stylishly built levels, which are suitable for many celebrations.
28. The Gables
Under the shade of a magnificent tree, the Gables will stage a sumptuous long lunch, set up your ceremony by the rose covered gazebo, provide musicians with an acoustically built sound shell, or make a fabulous modern statement with food trucks parked on the grounds of this beautiful Victorian estate. They can seamlessly switch the wedding to an indoor ceremony in their beautiful Peacock Room with leadlight windows, polished floors and open fireplace if the weather conditions change.
29. Werribee Park
Werribee Park is an excellent historical and cultural attraction that provides an authentic glimpse into the richly varied past of Australia. The house, situated just 30 minutes from central Melbourne, features a beautifully restored 1870s mansion, 10 hectares of elegant formal gardens, the world-renowned Victoria State Rose Garden, a contemporary sculpture walk and a peaceful river.
30. Cave Hill Creek
Cave Hill Creek offers the ideal backdrop for your wedding destination and their friendly staff will tailor wedding packages to suit the needs of your party perfectly, ensuring that the best day of your life is your wedding at the Cave Hill Creek. Wedding guests have exclusive access to the picturesque house, nestled beneath the magnificent mountains of the State Forest of Mt Cole, with a breathtaking lake.
For your wedding, pick from at least two locations on their idyllic grounds. They have beautiful white roses in the garden beds, which are surrounded by immaculate hedges. As a traditional outdoor garden wedding setting, their venue offers a North Lawn. A contrast to the North Lawn is offered by the picturesque Lakeside. The water glistens on the Lakeside front, while the rolling hills represent the seasons. Here, these ecosystems are mirrored by native planes and gum trees.
32. Nathania Springs
A historic property, Nathania Springs is located just one hour from Melbourne’s CBD set amongst acres of botanic, floodlit gardens and magical Dandenong Ranges forest. Their all-inclusive wedding package, onsite chapel, spacious dining room and outdoor ceremony area make Nathania Springs the perfect location for a wedding as unique as you are.
33. Encore. St Kilda
Against the glittering sunset over Port Phillip Bay, Encore has a backdrop of shimmering water, swaying trees, sailboats and kite surfers. Encore St. Kilda will not disappoint for couples seeking a chic beachside atmosphere for the reception. Set inside the famous St. Kilda Sea Baths, just 10 minutes from Melbourne CBD.
Since 1961, Overnewton Castle has hosted thousands of weddings and is one of Melbourne’s premier wedding venues. It is a picturesque backdrop for a castle wedding in Melbourne, with open fireplaces for the cold winter months and over four acres of pristine English garden.
Whether on the timber terrace overlooking Fitzroy Street towards the river, or inside enjoying a seasonal menu from Executive Chef Dan Hawkins, Prince Deck is a spot to enjoy earthy delights. Superbly stylish, Prince Deck is surprisingly flexible, ready for your special day to be reinvented.
36. Chateau Wyuna
Chateau Wyuna is renowned as a truly unique wedding reception and event venue right above Canterbury Avenue, nestled in acres of majestic and natural gardens at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. In their beautiful country chapel or picture-perfect gardens, wedding ceremonies can be performed, followed by amazing pictures and the reception you have dreamt of.
37. QT Melbourne
QT Melbourne, shimmering inside the high-end fashion district, brings a sleek new design icon with a distinctly artistic twist and eclectic experience to the cultural heartland of the region. A selection of wedding spaces is available at QT Melbourne. When you pick QT Melbourne as your wedding venue, you can definitely achieve a high-calibre marriage.
Weddings at Doyles Bridge Hotel are their speciality, as one of Melbourne’s most exclusive wedding venues. With an abundance of natural light streaming in through the wall of bi-fold windows overlooking Mordialloc Creek and her eclectic array of vessels, the Nepean Room is the ideal venue for your wedding and reception.
39. Mon Bijou
Mon Bijou is the best place to host a small wedding reception for your dearest friends and family or to celebrate an exclusive wedding ceremony. They have years of experience conducting marriage ceremonies and receptions that are unforgettable. They enjoy nothing more than helping couples to ignite the start of their happily ever after story. Celebrate your special day beneath the stars at the most glamorous rooftop wedding venue in Melbourne.
40. Inglewood Estate
You have the undivided attention of their seasoned and committed wedding coordinators to have exclusive use of the estate on your special day. They will assist in the preparation leading up to and on the day to ensure that your guests are cared for from the moment they arrive for your ceremony until they say goodbye to you at the end of your reception.