Just a hop, skip and jump from Melbourne city, you will find the gorgeous coastal area of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.

A region of historic homesteads, boutique wineries, stunning bay views and a super-relaxed atmosphere – this is a great place to have your wedding.

An area known for its gourmet food as well, the Geelong region has a number of award-winning restaurants and wedding venues, as well as some very luxurious accommodation options.

Perfect for a weekend break for your guests travelling from the city.

Don’t let the friendly people and chilled-out country ambiance fool you – these venues on the ball when it comes to cutting-edge technology, creature comforts and attention to the tiny details.

If you are looking for a wedding venue of excellence and quality in the Geelong region, we have the list for you.

In no particular order, here are the editor’s choice Top 10 Wedding Venues in Geelong:

1. The Pier Geelong

The spectacular and iconic waterfront venue is in the heart of Geelong’s vibrant and modern entertainment precinct. With elegant rooms, fine dining, and floor to ceiling windows over the crystalline bay, you will be sure of an event to remember at The Pier.

No matter what size reception you are having you can be assured of attentive services and a successful and stress-free event. Choose from a range of impressive contemporary function rooms.

The events management team delight in crafting fantasy wedding days, and love to share in the excitement, anticipation and joy of one of the most memorable life events you will experience.

 

2.  Wool Exchange

These stunningly refurbished wool exchange buildings on the waterfront in Geelong offer a timeless blend of contemporary and historic splendour. A truly unique and eclectic space, you can choose from a variety of function rooms to suit the size and style of your wedding. Here they can cater to small intimate affairs or large soirees of up to 300 guests.

The catering showcases fresh local and seasonal produce and comes in a range of packages to fit any budget. Talk to the experienced event team today for more information about tailoring the wedding of your dreams.

 

3. Blue Wren Park

Blue Wren Park is a wonderful space for garden weddings, fun and fancy receptions and unforgettable events. For the couple who wants their guests to remember their big day for months afterwards, this is the venue you should choose.

Your reception will be hosted in the premium marquee, with food and wine from vendors of your choice across the region. The reason why people choose this venue is the exquisite setting – you cannot beat this garden!

 

4.  Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Jack Rabbit Vineyard makes impeccably tasty wine, but fortunately, they are known for so much more. The grounds and views are breathtaking, and the venue offersa number of spaces and function areas for the different parts of your perfect day.

This is a local secret that is adored by gourmet foodies and people in the know. Everyone looks forward to a day at this welcoming place.

Whatever theme and feel you desire for your day, it can be brought to life here. A comprehensive complex, you and your guests will have everything you need right here.

 

5. Truffleduck

For exceptional events and creative catering, Truffleduck is your dream wedding team. Renowned for their food, you can select from a wide range of menus including canapes, grazing tables, formal dining and so much more. You can also have a dessert buffet for a decadent finale.

Truffleduck can cater your wedding at any location, including some of the other venues on this list, but they also have their own spaces including Balmoral on the Moorabool River, their cosmopolitan waterfront kitchen or rustic Barn.

 

6.  Rusty Gate Weddings

With intoxicating views across the bay, Rusty Gate is the ideal reception venue for your country, vintage or boho wedding. Set amongst the award-winning olive grove, the grand and picturesque grounds are perfect for garden ceremonies, drinks before dinner and wedding album backdrops.

Host your reception in the dedicated premium marquee with full-flooring and all the comforts you could need.

 

7. Empire Grill

The Empire Grill restaurant in the heart of Geelong is a famed establishment for fine dining and big bold flavours. With over 30 years’ experience in catering and hosting events, your guests will want for nothing if you hold your reception here. Critically acclaimed food and only the freshest local meat, seafood and produce.

Lovely in all seasons, you can relax by the open fire in winter, or toast with a sparkling cocktail in summer. This venue offers complimentary theming, styling and flowers with your wedding package, all planned to perfection by their events team.

 

8. Oakdene Vineyards

Incredible wine, food, and friends – what more could you want for your special day? This boutique vineyard and award-winning restaurant boast silver service and wonderful hospitality. Perched on extensive grounds and gardens including eclectic art works, rustic cellar door and hectares of coastal farmland.

With numerous function spaces to accommodate parties up to 100 people, and luxurious overnight accommodation for up to six people.

 

9. The Heights Heritage House and Garden

A simply stunning heritage listed estate, the romance and magic of the Heights are perfect for your wedding day. Erected in 1854, it is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victora. Most of the buildings and grounds are restored to their original beauty, and you will delight in the variety of backdrops for ceremony, reception and those all-important photos.

A unique property and a superb setting for the biggest day of your life.

 

10. 360q

The unrivalled views from the upstairs space at 360q will make you feel like you are sitting on top of the world. With catering provided by head chef Barry Iddles, well known as the owner of Sorrento Catering and over 40 years’ experience in fine food and events.

The floor to ceiling windows show views across Queenscliff Harbour and Port Phillip Bay, and you can also arrange for photos of the wedding couple at the top of the adjoining observation tower. Offering a range of premium food and beverage packages, including formal dining or cocktails and canapes.

11. King Parrot Cottages & Event Centre

12. Growlers Torquay

13. Bellarine Estate Winery

14. 13th Beach Golf Links

15. Chapel On Little Ryrie

16. Lorne Hotel

17. Barunah Plains Station

18. Grand Pacific Hotel Lorne

19. Mantra Lorne

20. Bellbrae Harvest

 


 

Best Wedding Venues in Australia

 

Victoria

Dandenong Ranges

Melbourne

Geelong

Mornington Peninsula

Yarra Valley

 

New South Wales

Blue Mountains

Byron Bay

Hunter Valley

South Coast

Southern Highlands

Sydney

Wollongong

 

Queensland

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Sunshine Coast

 

Western Australia

Perth

 

South Australia

Adelaide

 

Tasmania

Hobart

 

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra