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.
Here is our list of the Editor’s Choice top picks for wedding venues in Bendigo, VIC.
Wedding Venues In Bendigo
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
Address: Bendigo Racecourse, Heinz St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Phone: 03 5448 4209
Social: Silks Function Centre
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
Address: 303 Mandurang Rd, Mandurang VIC 3551
Phone: 0448 395 278
Social: Chateau Dore Winery & Receptions
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
Address: 46 Hermitage Rd, Maiden Gully VIC 3551
Phone: 03 5449 6222
Social: Balgownie Estate Bendigo
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
Address: 50 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Phone: 03 5434 6100
Social: The Capital Bendigo
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: 28 Nolan St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Phone: 03 5443 9855
Social: The Boardwalk Bendigo
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: 35 Monsants Road, Maiden Gully VIC 3551
Phone: 03 5449 6341
Social: Pratty's Patch
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
Address: 4912 Calder Hwy, Ravenswood VIC 3453
Phone: 0417 255 771
This is a venue that is a true all rounder.
The Bendigo Club can host a wide array of wedding ceremonies and receptions, from afternoon affairs to dinner events.
The lush surrounds and the outdoor spaces make room for many guests to take part in celebrating your love.
A dedicated events team will be on hand to make sure you get exactly what you want out of your day. They are sure to tailor the day to your specific needs and match your personality as a couple.
The venue has had recent renovations and is fresh for the wedding season. Up to 250 guests can be accommodated here for both the ceremony and reception.
Price: Available upon request
Type of Venue: Contemporary, vibrant
Address: 22 Park St, Strathdale VIC 3550
Phone: 03 5443 0780
Social: The Bendigo Club
Every couple who gets married here simply can’t deny the spectacular natural scenery that provides a photogenic backdrop.
With quaint gardens and picturesque bridges throughout the outdoor space, you will be impressed with the photo opportunities.
Sandy Creek Park Weddings is nestled amongst the banks of the Sandy Creek and lined with stunning red gum trees.
The venue is private and intimate, offering a lovely intimate ceremony space. You will need to discuss the guest capacity during consultations to determine how many people the venue can accommodate.
Price: Available upon contact
Type of Venue: Outdoor, garden, intimate
Address: 421 Huntly-Fosterville Rd, Huntly VIC 3551
Phone: 0427 739 414
Social: Sandy Creek Weddings