If you’re looking for the best wedding venues Melbourne, your biggest challenge will be choosing just one.
Coming in as the second largest city in all of Australia, Melbourne is a culturally rich metropolis that has a little of something for everyone!
Whether you are after the best indoor wedding venues, the perfect beachfront wedding venue, an intimate garden wedding venue, or an elegant hotel wedding venue, Melbourne has it all!
Here is our list of the editors’ choice Top 50 Wedding Venues in Melbourne!
Melbourne's Top 50 Wedding Venues
- Cathies Lane Receptions
- Encore St Kilda Beach
- Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park
- Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill
- Cleveland Winery
- Lancemore Macedon Ranges
- Lancemore Milawa
- Brookwood Receptions
- Alto Event Space
- Balgownie Estate
- Farm Vigano
- Leonda by the Yarra
- The Manor on High
- Showtime Events Centre
- Ballara Receptions
- Quat Quatta
- Windmill Gardens
- Avalon Castle
- Inglewood Estate
- Witchmount Estate Function & Co
Cathies Lanes Receptions, formally known as The Grand Receptions on Cathies Lane, is located on 4.5 acres in the heart of Knox City.
Cathies Lane Receptions boast one of Melbourne’s largest, pillarless ballrooms which can be reconfigured to suit any style and type of occasion. Their Grand Ballroom seats up to 600 guests and comprises a spectacular 22m x 8m parquetry dance floor, suitable for wedding receptions, conferences, exhibitions, valedictories, graduations or any other occasion.
Cathies Lane Receptions is just 30 minutes from the CBD and 2 minutes off the Burwood Highway and High Street Road exits from Eastlink.
Their inspiring menus created and prepared by the award-winning chefs will delight your guests. The dedicated staff at Cathies Lane Receptions will work with you to create a memorable event to your specifications so that you can relax and enjoy the night.
Address: 90 Cathies Ln, Wantirna South VIC 3152
Phone: 0398 422 473
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Perfectly placed by Melbourne’s iconic St Kilda Beach, Encore is a modern waterfront weddings and events venue boasting spectacular views over Port Phillip Bay.
A resplendent choice for elegant beachside weddings and for dynamic events, Encore St Kilda offers versatile modern interiors, stylishly curated packages, and a spectacular rooftop terrace for outdoor events and ceremonies in summer.
Encore offers a wonderful blank slate to craft your perfect dream wedding day. The space provides a choice of layouts and can cater to small and large groups in contemporary splendour, backed by delicious cuisine and premium drinks packages.
Encore St Kilda Beach can host weddings with up to 300 guests seated and offers customizable menus for your wedding cocktail hour and reception.
Check out their Facebook photos of real weddings!
Capacity: 50 to 700 Guests
Region: St Kilda
Address: 10/18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: 0395 939 033
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Say yes to one of the grandest hotels in all of Australia for your celebration.
Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park is a noble 19th-century estate with 10 acres of formal gardens. Ceremony and reception areas include the Theatre, featuring six-metre-high ornate ceilings, French doors, a built-in dance floor, a stage, and a private garden for 140 loved ones. The Pavilion overlooks the green Polo Fields and has a private deck and lawn for up to 110 people. The Marquee has opulent chandeliers, silk drapes, LED lighting, a private, al fresco terrace with a marble-top bar, timber flooring, and space for 280 guests.
Trust the trained staff at this Melbourne wedding venue to handle your requests and help with every detail.
Address: Escarpment Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030
Phone: 0397 314 000
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Welcome to 34 breathtaking acres of gardens and vines at this luxury Mornington Peninsula wedding venue.
Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill offers picture-perfect areas for your celebration, including a vineyard or garden ceremony followed by a lakeview reception. From tall, silver birch trees and beautiful blossoms to rows of vineyards and a tranquil lake, you will have a magical backdrop for your wedding.
Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill has 40 luxurious boutique hotel rooms for a complete wedding weekend. Trust the dedicated staff to listen to your needs and fulfil your requests from a picturesque venue and delicious food to unique overnight accommodations. You’ll cherish your ceremony and reception at this top-rated wedding venue in Mornington Peninsula.
Address: 142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937
Phone: 0359 892 933
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Dreaming of sophistication and rustic charm for your ceremony and reception? Cleveland Winery is a historical location ideal for an elegant country wedding. Get ready to make lifelong memories that you cherish forever when you host your big day at this top-rated wedding venue in Macedon Ranges.
You’ll exchange vows surrounded by vines and manicured gardens on the Chardonnay Terrace. Take advantage of 200-square-metres of reception space, with enough room for 130 loved ones, where you can eat, drink, and dance.
Cleveland Winery has 50 unique boutique hotel rooms, so the fun doesn’t have to end. Enjoy having your ceremony, reception, and overnight accommodations all in one place at Cleveland Winery. Ask about comprehensive wedding packages for a fabulous celebration.
Address: 55 Shannons Rd, Lancefield VIC 3435
Phone: 0354 299 000
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Situated on 274 beautiful acres of vineyards, gardens, native bushland, and open farmland, Lancemore Macedon Ranges has a modern country atmosphere.
Get married in the Secret Garden, the most intimate space at Lancemore Macedon Ranges, surrounded by evergreen trees. The Elm Tree is another gorgeous area, overlooking the formal gardens, vines, and the dam. Step indoors to the Dining room for 150-degree views of lush vineyards and rolling hills. Whatever location you select will be a picture-perfect backdrop.
Trust the experienced staff at Lancemore Macedon Ranges to assist with everything from pre- and post-wedding activities, a rehearsal dinner, breakfasts, and more. With 72 luxury rooms, the hotel can accommodate 200 people overnight.
Address: 1030 Kilmore-Lancefield Rd, Lancefield VIC 3435
Phone: 0357 821 844
Facebook: Lancemore Macedon Ranges
Impress your loved ones with a gorgeous garden ceremony at Lancemore Milawa, followed by a luxurious reception at Restaurant Merlot. This popular wedding venue in Milawa is at the base of Alpine National Park in the King Valley, framed by sweeping views of majestic mountains and vineyards.
From fragrant roses to sparkling ponds, you will be surrounded by natural beauty at Lancemore Milawa. Trust the friendly and professional team at Lancemore Milawa to help with your every need, including a mouthwatering meal.
This unique wedding venue in Milawa features 40 hotel rooms for a magical weekend wedding that everyone will treasure forever. Ask about guest capacity, rental inclusions, and package details.
Address: 223 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC 3678
Phone: 0357 205 777
Brookwood Receptions of Thomastown, Victoria, offers two wedding reception spaces, the Nova Room and The Ballroom for your wedding festivities with room for up to 550 guests.
They also have a team of experienced wedding coordinators who are eager to help you with every step of your wedding planning.
We love that they also offer complimentary snacks and drinks in their foyer upon your guests arrival, which is perfect for cocktails while they wait for you to take your wedding photography.
Check out their Facebook here.
Capacity: 40 to 500 Guests
Address: 10-12 Lawson Cres, Thomastown VIC 3074
Phone: 03 9460 2946
Social: Brookwood Receptions
Situated on the top floor of Melbourne’s iconic GPO building, ALTO Event Space is one of the premier destinations to host your wedding. Boasting floor-to-ceiling glass walls, 30-foot high ceilings, concrete floors, a spacious outdoor terrace, and panoramic city views, this is an ideal venue to make your special day unforgettable. Whatever your wedding theme, ALTO offers enough space to accommodate up to 400 guests for standing cocktail-style events and 150 for seated dinners. They also give you the option to add style, flavours, and deliciousness to your celebrations with innovative beverage and menu packages from DAMM FINE FOOD Co. Overall, if you’re looking for a space with mesmerising views and a modern feel, this is definitely a magnificent venue.
Address: Top Floor, Melbourne GPO Building Cnr Elizabeth + Little Bourke Streets, VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9281 1400
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Located in the middle of Yarra Valley in YarraGlen, Victoria, Balgownie Estate is the ideal location for the perfect winery wedding!
This sophisticated Melbourne wedding venue conveniently puts everything you need into one single location.
Up to 150 guests can join you for your stunning ceremony without having to drive to a new location for the following reception.
Guests can even stay the night in the 4.5-star Balgownie Estate resort providing the perfect accommodation.
You and the bridal party can also indulge in a relaxing spa-day leading up to the main events thanks to the Natskin Day Spa Retreat.
Capacity: 10 to 150 Guests
Region: Yarra Valley
Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Phone: 03 9730 0725
Social: Balgownie Estate
Located in South Morang, Victoria, Farm Vigano is one of our favourite wedding venues in the Melbourne region. Your wedding reception can be held in the Grand Dining Room, Gala Room, or Italian Terraza. If you are looking for a wedding venue with the European class with a touch of country charm, and you love Italian cuisine, this is for you!
Send them any inquiries through their Facebook!
Capacity: 60 (Gala Room, with terrace) – 200 (Main Gala Room)
Type: rustic, country, estate
Address: 10 Bushmans Way, South Morang VIC 3752
Phone: 03 9407 1212
Social: Farm Vigano
At Leonda by the Yarra, you’ll choose between two amazing indoor spaces and one picturesque outdoor space for your ceremony location.
Their all-inclusive package options take all of the pressure off you from day one of planning, so that you can easily enjoy this special time completely stress-free!
Your dedicated wedding planner will take care of every detail to your exact specifications.
Up to 400 guests will join you in Hawthorn, Victoria – just a few minutes from the CBD – on the iconic Yarra river.
Pillarless spaces, a customized menu, and floor to ceiling windows make for a waterfront wedding that won’t soon be forgotten.
Capacity: 70 to 400 Guests
Type: Waterfront, Small/Intimate
Address: 2 Wallen Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: 03 9819 1933
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Epping, Victoria is home to a wedding ceremony and reception venue for those brides and couples looking for something classic and luxurious.
They offer many different spaces, including their grounds, Regency Room (our favourite, with gorgeous chandeliers and huge dance floor), Georgian Room, The Grand Ballroom, and The Courtyards.
If you love French-Georgian architecture from the 18th century, make sure to check out their Facebook photos!
Capacity: 80 to 650 Guests
Address: 519 High St, Epping VIC 3076
Phone: 03 9401 3111
Social: The Manor on High
South Wharf, Victoria has a gorgeous wedding reception venue that is also on the banks of the Yarra River.
You can be sure we aren’t leading you astray here ladies—this venue has won Australia’s Best Reception Venue title, and it’s no wonder!
The space marries the industrial and romantic so effortlessly and also features the original timber floorboards.
This wedding receptions pace can host up to 230 guests for a formal seated dinner.
If you’re looking for more photos or inspiration, check out their Facebook page today.
Capacity: 75 to 220 Guests
Address: 61 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC
Phone: 03 9682 1777
Social: Showtime Events Centre
In Eltham, Victoria, you can find a lovely lakeside wedding venue, complete with a beautiful gazebo, garden, or chapel for your wedding ceremony and photography. They also offer high-tea, which is perfect for lunch-time receptions, or for your bridal shower. Seated dinner receptions can be held in their ballroom, and are offered in three packages: the platinum, diamond, and mid-week.
More information can be obtained on their Facebook!
Capacity: 60 – 160
Type: private estate, gardens, chapel
Address: 1435 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095
Phone: 03 9431 1503
Social: Ballara Receptions
This boutique wedding ceremony and reception in Melbourne, Victoria is absolutely to die-for. If you love flowery arbours and modern and chic designs, then this is the wedding venue for you. Plus, they have fine-dining meals made from seasonal ingredients. The architecture and décor provide amazing backdrops for your wedding photography—there’s a stone terrace, stained glass, and antique furniture.
Don’t miss out and check out their Facebook too!
Capacity: 50 – 160, seated
Type: Garden / restaurant
Address: 17 Quat Quatta Ave, Ripponlea VIC 3185
Phone: 03 9528 6483
Social: Quat Quatta
Aria at Windmill Gardens is a gorgeous wedding venue located in Sydenham, Victoria, and features manicured gardens. They also offer an experienced wedding coordinating team, including caterers. Their 11 acres includes a lovely garden gazebo with the lake as its backdrop, and a chapel, with stained glass windows. Your reception can then take place in their dining room, surrounded by a panoramic, 360-degree balcony.
Remember to visit their Facebook for more information!
Capacity: chapel seats 80 (140 standing), dining room seats 220 (350 cocktail)
Address: 533-539 Leakes Rd, Plumpton VIC 3335
Phone: 03 9747 1100
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If your heart is sent on that fairy-tale wedding of your childhood dreams, then look no further than the Avalon Castle in Cockatoo, Victoria.
The castle’s walls are covered in gorgeous ivy, and the gardens are well-kept and manicured—perfect for your bridal photography.
This wedding venue can host up to 120 guests, with your ceremony in the garden gazebo or chapel (with stained glass) and your reception on the grounds on in the dining room.
Make sure to visit their Facebook for photos of the castle and grounds.
Capacity: 30 to 120 Guests
Region: Dandenong Ranges
Address: 1 Flora Cl, Cockatoo VIC 3781
Phone: 03 5968 8392
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Another vineyard that we love in the Melbourne region for wedding ceremonies and receptions is Inglewood Estate in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria. They have a lovely chapel available for your wedding ceremony, covered in ivy and featuring a lovely chandelier and timber arches. Your reception may be held in the hay shed. The estate also offers Inglewood Cottage as an exclusive bridal suite.
Make sure to check out their Facebook for more information and photos today.
Capacity: chapel (110 seated)
Region: Yarra Valley
Address: 130 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, Kangaroo Ground VIC
Phone: 03 9437 1893
Social: Inglewood Estate
In Rockbank, Victoria, you can find another vineyard and events centre that also comes with a charming waterfall, gardens, vineyards, gazebo, and courtyard that are just perfect for your wedding day festivities and photography.
The timber ceilings of the reception room can be strewn with twinkling lights to give that feel of a starry night.
Take a look at their photos on Instagram today.
Capacity: 80 to 260 Guests
Address: 557 Leakes Rd, Plumpton VIC 3335
Phone: 03 9747 1111
Social: Witchmount Estate Function & Co
The average cost of a wedding venue in Melbourne is $15,500. This average cost has been calculated by averaging the amount that couples payed to over 400 different wedding venues in Melbourne in the last 18 months.
With an average of about $158 per head, Melbourne, Victoria is on top of the list of the most expensive places to get married in Australia.
The most popular wedding venues in Melbourne and the surrounding areas are in the form of hotels, waterfront venues, golf clubs, and private country estates (including vineyards). You name it, you can find it—everything from modern, city class and elegance to simple, laidback, and country vibes. There’s something for everyone!
Melbourne, Victoria, is fairly temperate and warm year round. The summer months, November to March, which are the most popular months of the year for weddings in Melbourne, can get quite hot, with an average high of 27oC in January, and a low of 12oC in November. The winter months are somewhat cooler, with a high of 15oC in August and a low of 3oC in July, but your guests won’t be uncomfortable, especially with an indoor reception.
You can expect ‘comparatively’ little precipitation during the summer months, with an average of approximately 5 – 6 days of rainfall each month, but if you are planning an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception, it is still advisable to make sure that your wedding venue has a backup indoor location on hand in case of inclement weather. There are also plenty of gorgeous indoor wedding venues for those looking to get married off season—and you’ll save quite a bit, too!
The Melbourne Airport makes it easy for your international and out-of-state visitors and wedding guests to attend your special day. It is located only a 30 minute drive away from Melbourne CBD (22 km), so you can be sure everyone will be able to reach and find your venue and their accommodations with ease.
There are plenty of hotels and Airbnb’s available in Melbourne and the surrounding area, starting from $60 and reaching above $300 per night. Generally, the hotels in the city and near the bay do tend to be more expensive, but there are plenty of affordable options for your guests with a smaller budget. For these guests, they can also take advantage of Airbnb listing, with some of the most popular rooms and homes in the city starting at approximately $50 per night. When booking a hotel block, don’t forget to ask for preferential rates!