Most brides and grooms want their wedding to be a day that they will never forget but how to accomplish those goals depends on the soon-to-be newlyweds.
Not every couple wants a big extravagant ceremony with hundreds of people on the guest list.
They would rather celebrate their unforgettable love story with the people they love the most.
There are a lot of benefits to choosing smaller wedding venues for your wedding. Many opt for more intimate ceremonies that celebrate the beginning of a life together with their closest friends and family. There are several places throughout Melbourne and the surrounding areas to help make your special day that much more memorable.
Whether it is a simple outdoor affair or quarters with those you feel closest, these smaller venues offer an array of beautiful choices.
Here we list our editor’s choice top small wedding venues in Melbourne!
Melbourne's Best Small Wedding Venues
As a venue that has been hosting weddings and special events for over 55 years, Brighton Savoy have the experience to make your day a day to remember.
They host weddings from 30 – 220 guests, and have ceremony locations on site or on Brighton Beach.
Do you want a seemless wedding day, delicious food, fine wines, and a waiting team with great energy? If so, reach out to them now, so they can start planning your wedding day.
Capacity: 30 to 220 Guests
Type: Waterfront, Hotel
Address: 150 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186
Surrounded by magnificent gardens, the stunning Eynesbury Homestead sits like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
With it’s historical 1870’s bluestone homestead, beatiful gardens and a picturesque lake, this gorgeous venue has the perfect setting for your dream wedding reception and ceremony.
Eynesbury Homestead has a variety of private spaces available for celebrations and can cater for sit-down weddings from 20 up to 150 guests and cocktail weddings for up to 200 guests; which makes it perfect for weddings of all sizes.
The venue is located at a drive of less than 50 minutes west of Melbourne, which will be convenient for your guests driving from Melbourne for the day.
Address: 487 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury, Vic 3338
Phone: 03 9971 0414
Social: Weddings at Eynesbury Homestead
There’s something ethereal about escaping life’s hustle to enjoy the serenity that comes with the bush. Eco-friendly weddings reflect both the beauty in the environment and in you as a couple. Not a cookie cutter destination, this world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Gifts from nature will embellish your celebration with a chorus of birdsong and sweet forest scents.
Perfect for small/intimate weddings, Qii House is unique, an architectural gem. Enjoy many outdoor spaces, a large elevated sunset deck high in the treetops, a garden Tea House and a rainforest walking circuit complete with sculptures and handcrafted seating to entertain your guests.
Your Qii House wedding experience will indulge all your senses and inspire you to create the life of your dreams.
Address: 630 Benwerrin-mt Sabine Rd, Benwerrin
Phone: 0414 789 297
Social: Qii House Lorne - Eco Weddings
Do you and your mate love the countryside? Farm Vigano is set among 16 acres of beautiful landscape. Although there is a vast amount of outdoor space, this Melbourne wedding venue is perfect for your exclusive wedding. There are various rooms including the gala room, the grand dining room, and the Italian terazza, but they all have spectacular views of nature. The Italian passion package includes a sit-down dinner with a capacity of up to 120 guests. This charming venue was recently awarded the best ceremony venue award at the Australian Bridal Industry Awards.
Address: 10 Bushmans Way, South Morang VIC 3752
Phone: 03 9407 1212
Social: Farm Vigano
Do you want a small Melbourne wedding ceremony that is tailor-made to your specific requests? Normanby House Reception only books one function at a time to give your celebration undivided attention. There are multiple packages available including meal options to round out the magical evening. The Normanby House Reception features a gorgeous one-room venue that caters between 50 and 220 guests. Your chic yet intimate wedding is about to come to life.
Address: 22-24 Normanby Avenue Thornbury VIC. 3071
Phone: 0419 856 736
Avalon Castle holds on to the belief that every bride should be made to feel like a princess on her wedding day. The all-in-one venue provides an indoor amphitheatre or chapel ceremony that can seat anywhere from 30 to 120 of your loved ones. You and your soul mate can exchange vows under the beautiful gazebo before departing to serve drinks in the onsite garden. You and your guests will adore this charming wedding venue.
Region: Dandenong Ranges
Address: 1 Flora Cl, Cockatoo VIC 3781
Phone: 03 5968 8392
Social: Avalon Castle
Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD is Elizabethan Lodge. This enchanting wedding venue includes a sandstone chapel with artisanal timber pews and hand-crafted leadlight windows. If you want an intimate outdoor ceremony instead, it could be in the fairy-lit garden. Couples can also take advantage of the Grand Heritage ballroom, which caters up to 180 guests. The services also include an onsite professional photography studio and makeup station to help make your day that much easier.
Address: 604-610 Middleborough Rd, Blackburn North VIC
Phone: 03 9898 9551
Social: Elizabethan Lodge
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa rolls out the red carpet for its guest with its picturesque landscape at its backdrop. Located in the heart of Yarra Valley, the premier wedding destination features an all-inclusive winery wedding with outdoor and indoor options. The covered balcony is especially breathtaking as it allows your guests to enjoy the various canapés along the 90-acre property.
Region: Yarra Valley
Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Phone: 03 9730 0700
A breathtaking venue that will make your wedding day much more exclusive is Sherwood Receptions.
The ambience is ideal if you envision a rustic outdoor wedding. The 130-year-old homestead rests among natural bushland that provides a charming elegance to its events. The outdoor courtyard is adaptable for smaller weddings with a fully air-conditioned function room nearby. The staff is willing to work with you in designing a package that best suits the individual requirements for your guest list.
Address: 1040 Somerton Rd, Greenvale VIC 3059
Phone: 03 9333 4977
Social: Sherwood Receptions
Rippon Lea is a grand suburban estate that features sweeping lawns, several majestic trees, and a tranquil lake on its property. The gardens, orchard, fernery, and other outdoor elements can be the scenic background for a more intimate and romantic wedding ceremony. The ballroom also offers an impressive venue for the wedding reception. You can host up to 200 people on your special day.
Address: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC 3185
Phone: 03 9523 6095
Social: Rippon Lea Estate