Love is in the air after your exciting engagement!
Now, the wedding planning can truly begin.
On top of the to-do list for the big day is finding the perfect place to exchange your meaningful ‘I dos’.
For a city escape, a countryside retreat, and somewhere surrounded by the natural elements of the Australian countryside, Bendigo is a top wedding venue choice.
Explore the list below and discover some true gems tucked away in this rustic town.
In no particular order, here our the editor’s top picks for wedding venues in Bendigo.
Wedding Venues In Bendigo
Address: Bendigo Racecourse, Heinz St, Bendigo VIC 3550
The intimate setting of this venue sets the scene for a romantic story to unfold.
The private event venue will be all yours for the day, offering privacy to celebrate your love with your guests.
There is an expert team of planners on hand to help with all the finer details. There are a range of indoor and outdoor spaces that can be tailored to your ceremony and reception needs. The lush lawns and brandishing gardens make for perfect photo opportunities.
In terms of capacity, between 60 to 80 guests can join in the reception. The ceremony can host up to 240 guests standing so there is plenty of room!
Price: Varies depending on space used
Type of Venue: Unique, intimate, garden
Profile: Silks Function Centre
Address: 303 Mandurang Rd, Mandurang VIC 3551
This is a unique venue that offers space for the entire day.
Set amongst a flourishing winery, Chateau Dore is elegant at every turn.
With green grasses outside for the ceremony and canape and drinks served on the lawn, you know the day is already off to a good start here.
Heading inside, there is ample space for a large reception party to take place. The room offers flexible seating plans and the menu can be adapted to your tastes.
From cocktail style events to high teas, everything is possible at this stunning venue.
The venue is spacious and generous with outdoor seating. Included in the wedding package are 40 white folding chairs for the ceremony. Guests numbers and seating arrangements need to be arranged for the reception.
Price: Wedding packages available
Type of Venue: Winery, outdoors
Profile: Chateau Dore Winery & Receptions
Address: 46 Hermitage Rd, Maiden Gully VIC 3551
Offering sweeping views of lush vineyards and the natural wonders of the Australian bush, Balgownie Estate is a gorgeous winery wedding destination.
There are a range of ambient spaces that can host the ceremony and reception to celebrate of your love.
From the lush green lawn spaces to the oak wine barrel room, this venue is rustic and elegant in a unique way. There are also spaces for glamping for more adventurous couples.
Anywhere you look here, you will find exquisite views of Bendigo and surrounds.
The different spaces can host different numbers of guests, starting from 60 guests. There are flexible seating plans available.
Price: Varies depending on desired space
Type of Venue: Vineyard, scenic
Profile: Balgownie Estate Bendigo
Address: 50 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550
This historic function centre has a range of exquisite building spaces for a romantic affair.
Overlooking the Civic Gardens, this building has stunning interior and exterior architectural designs that will take your breath away.
Both the Bendigo Town Hall, The Capital, and the Ulumbarra rooms can be transformed to a fairy tale space for an iconic reception. Each have historic columns and intricate designs which light up as the evening of love, speeches, dinner, and drinks commences.
The number of guests and capacity size varies on room choice.
Price: Varies depending on room
Type of Venue: Historic, grand
Profile: The Capital Bendigo
Address: 28 Nolan St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Here is a classy venue that combines a rustic ambience with the stunning natural backdrop of Lake Weeroona.
From polished floors to twinkling fairy lights, The Boardwalk is a venue that truly sets the mood for love.
Throughout your wedding day, this venue will be all yours. There are flexible menu options available and drink packages to suit a range of budgets.
The venue can host up to 200 guests for a cocktail style event or 100 guests for a sit down meal.
Space is ample at The Boardwalk.
The venue can accommodate 100 guests sitting down and over 200 standing up, so everyone can join in the celebration of love.
Price: Inclusive packages available
Type of Venue: Rustic, lake view
Address: 83 Cahills Rd, Mandurang VIC 3551
This is a close and personal wedding venue with fine details to capture the essence of each unique couple.
Lynnevale Estate has a backdrop to please all tastes, from a ceremony by the fountain or paddock or vineyard.
Throughout the ceremony, guests can enjoy drinks and canapes on the lawn. The happy couple can enjoy unique photo opportunities by the vineyard.
Everything here can be tailored towards your individual taste and personality.
Lynnevale Estate is an intimate venue. It can host up to 50 people seated for the reception or 90 people for a cocktail style event.
There is plenty of space in the outdoor area for the ceremony.
Price: Available during consultation
Type of Venue: Vineyard, outdoor
Address: 35 Monsants Road, Maiden Gully VIC 3551
Located an easy 10 minutes from Bendigo’s city centre, Pratty’s Patch is a historic stone building with charm all around.
This is an intimate venue, hosting up to 80 guests for the reception. Here you can enjoy fine catering, either indoors in the cosy building or outdoors in the manicured gardens.
There are ample opportunities for impressive photo and keepsakes.
Wedding packages come with a range of delicious menus made from fresh and local ingredients. Drinks packages are also available.
Price: Menus starting at $52 per person
Type of Venue: Historic, unique, intimate
Address: 4912 Calder Hwy, Ravenswood VIC 3453
The fresh countryside air will bring a smile to your face as you soak up the chance to relax during the wedding planning!
This venue is all relaxation as the professional staff on hand create a stress free process.
With the natural backdrop of the beautiful gardens to the finer details of the ceremony, you don’t need to worry about a thing at Ravenswood Run.
The converted stables make for a unique vintage space to hosts your guests in an unforgettable reception. Between 80-160 guests can fit in the space sitting down.
Standing, up to 250 people can help celebrate your love.
Price: Wedding packages available
Type of Venue: Vintage, outdoor, historic homestead