There’s something so beautiful about returning to the simple and natural for your wedding day, which is why we love rustic wedding venues so much. You might think that these types of wedding venues are hard to find in larger cities, but in fact, there are a lot of great rustic wedding spaces to be found!

So, if you’re searching for a wedding venue with a barn, exposed brick, a fireplace, farm, and more, look no further than our 11 favourite rustic wedding venues in Melbourne!

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1. Mountain Goat by Atlantic Group

Address: 80 North St, Richmond VIC 3121 (Melbourne)

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In Richmond, Victoria, a beautiful red-brick venue with high (10m) ceilings and brewing tanks is waiting just for you. Tommy Collins (the caterer) and Atlantic Group are both committed to planning and throwing your perfect wedding—down to every customizable detail. Your guests will love the local beer, and you and/or your bride will love walking down the aisle in an exquisite garden.

Capacity: up to 150

Type: rustic / country

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2. Baxter Barn

Address: 85 Sages Rd, Baxter VIC 3911 (Mornington Peninsula)

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Sages Cottage in Baxter, Victoria, is home to Baxter Barn—your new prospective wedding venue—and it’s only 40 minutes away from Melbourne! Imagine a gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony on their island, next to an 1850’s cottage, and a reception in the barn, which is strewn with twinkle lights. The original 1870s timber barn is sure to impress, as will their gourmet food.

Capacity: not stated

Type: rustic, country, barn

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3. Wandin Park Estate

Address: 305 Victoria Rd, Wandin North VIC 3139 (Yarra Valley)

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This gorgeous and historic Yarra Valley estate of Wandin North, Victoria, is family-owned and offers tailor-made wedding packages so that you and your spouse-to-be can plan the wedding of your dreams. They have 320 acres of property at your disposal, with accommodations and a garden, lakeside, or lawn location for your wedding ceremony or reception. They also offer The Woolshed and The Shearer’s Quarter, both indoors.

Capacity: 200 for The Woolshed, 70 – 100 for The Shearer’s Quarter

Type: rustic, private estate, garden

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4. Gum Gully Farm

Address: 9 Eleanor Dr, Silvan VIC 3795 (Yarra Valley)

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Another stunning, family-owned property can be found in the Dandenong Ranges foothills, in Silvan, Victoria. The space is hand-made (down to each brick), and perfect for a mid-size wedding. There are deer walking about who may pop in on your photos, and beautiful open fields. If you’re looking for something unassuming and down-to-earth, this is your venue!

Capacity: up to 110 seated

Type: rustic, country

5. Hedge Farm

Address: 124 Three Chain Rd, Carlsruhe VIC 3442 (Macedon Ranges)

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If you love alpacas, horses, gorgeous old trees, and rambling gardens, then you will absolutely fall in love with Hedge Farm (Carlsruhe, Victoria). They offer a variety of packages for afternoon and evening weddings, on-site parking, their own bar, and a preferred caterer (but you can hire your own as well). They also have cottages and glamping options (converted railway vans) available as accommodations!

Capacity: 20 – 100

Type: rustic, farm

6. Bramleigh Estate

Address: 420 Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd, Warrandyte VIC (Yarra Valley)

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10 acres of gorgeous grounds in Warrandyte, Victoria, are calling your name. Don’t mistake “rustic” for “not elegant,” though! This Hamptons-style estate hosts ideal weddings for couples looking for something rustic and luxurious. The bride can get ready in her own private retreat and emerge onto the timber deck for the ceremony. The reception can then be held indoors (white walls and ceiling, hardwood floor) or on the deck.

Capacity: not stated

Type: rustic, private estate

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7. Forest Edge

Address: 2905 Gembrook-Launching Pl Rd, Gembrook VIC (Dandenong Ranges)

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Gembrook, Victoria, is home to a “gem” of an award-winning, boutique wedding venue. Your ceremony can be held in the garden, where you and your guests can enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the Warburton Ranges. The wine cellar is available for those looking for an indoor venue or in case of inclement weather. Your reception can then be held in the dining room, which has stunning floor-to-ceiling windows.

Capacity: 50 – 120

Type: rustic

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8. Glasshaus Inside

Address: 44 Cremorne St, Cremorne VIC 3121 (Melbourne)

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If the florals are the most important part of your wedding, you can’t skip out on Glasshaus. There are two venues: “Glasshaus Inside” (Cermorne, Victoria), and “Glasshaus Outside” (Richmond, Victoria. If you’ve been dreaming of getting married in a tropical or forest venue, but also want all the amenities of fully-furnished venues, this is perfect for you! Of course, they can also offer their services as your wedding florist, and you can be sure they’ll design the most exquisite bouquets!

Capacity: not stated

Type: rustic, greenhouse

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9. Cave Hill Creek

Address: 110 The Glut Rd, Beaufort VIC 3373 (near Ballarat)

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This stunning lake-and-mountain-side wedding venue in Beaufort, Victoria, offers their beautiful gardens, pavilion, and indoor function room for your wedding festivities. There is also an abundance of wildlife, so you might be able to snap a photo or two with some wallabies or kangaroos! They also offer accommodations for up to 140 of your wedding guests, and the wedding couple can enjoy a complimentary stay in the “glamping bridal suite.”

Capacity: 140 seated, 250 cocktail

Type: country, rustic, lakeside

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10. Potters Reception

Address: 321 Jumping Creek Rd, Warrandyte VIC (Yarra Valley)

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In Warrandyte, Victoria, you can find a wedding venue that is the perfect definition of “modern rustic.” There’s a bit of the rustic and natural, the modern, and the vintage, all rolled into one sweet wedding venue. You can even offer horseback riding as entertainment for your guests after a chapel wedding ceremony, and you and your new spouse can capture lovely wedding photos in the gardens or wisteria courtyard!

Capacity: not stated

Type: rustic, farm

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11. Flowerdale Estate

Address: 2285 Broadford-Flowerdale Rd, Strath Creek VIC

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There won’t be a dry eye in the house when you choose the idyllic Flowerdale Estate in Strath Creek, Victoria, for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. A white rose garden or lakeside ceremony, followed by a reception in the beautiful oak Pavilion, provide a bucolic wedding experience. Plus, if you opt for a fall or winter wedding, the reception space offers heated floors, so you (or your guests) don’t get cold feet!

Capacity: 180 – 200+

Type: rustic, private estate, garden

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Parting Notes

If grand hotels and marble pillars don’t do it for you, check out these gorgeous rustic and country wedding venues in Melbourne! We promise you won’t regret it, especially if you love timber barns and sweet little gardens. Also, if you’re yearning for a little more privacy, then these farms and estates are perfect for your wedding ceremony and/or reception!

 


 

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Victoria

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Melbourne

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Best Wedding Venues in Other States

 

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