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
- Brookwood Receptions
- Lyrebird Falls Receptions
- Grand Hyatt Melbourne
- Overnewton Castle Receptions
- Leonda by the Yarra
- The Manor on High
- Ballara Receptions
- Showtime Events Centre
- Encore St Kilda Beach
- Quat Quatta
- All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront
- Windmill Gardens
- The Luxor Function Centre
- Inglewood Estate
- Tatra Receptions
- White Night Receptions
- San Remo Ballroom
- ZINC at Federation Square
- Balgownie Estate
- Cleveland Winery
- Avalon Castle
- Ultima Function Centre
- Vue On Halcyon
- Two Ton Max
Old fashioned service and attention to detail is what counts on your most important day, and that’s what Queens delivers when you book the venue for your wedding day.
With a guest capacity of 50 guests, the venue is ideal for your small / intimate wedding celebration. The intimacy of the venue ensures great service, great food and great cocktails. You can customise the venue space suitable for your requirements, including cermonial or seated reception.
When you book Queens as your venue for your big day, the owner of the business – Nicole will work with you directly to ensure your big day is memorable in every way.
Address: 153 Dorcas St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone: 0437 455 118
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
Lyrebird Falls is the perfect boutique Melbourne wedding venue! Inside of the beautiful evergreen Dandenong Ranges forest, this is a wonderful choice for a slightly more intimate wedding.
A maximum of 120 guests can join you for a perfect wedding ceremony at your choice of three locations.
Pick a darling garden wedding, an ornate gazebo ceremony, or get married in their delightful chapel.
Floor to ceiling glass windows open up the newly refurbished dining room to the lush forest, beautifully-tended gardens, and even a cascading waterfall.
Customize your wedding with your favourites including fresh floral arrangements,broad menu options, multiple colour themes, and more!
Capacity: 70 to 100 Guests
Region: Dandenong Ranges
Address: 175 Monbulk Rd, Kallista VIC 3791
Phone: 03 9755 2505
Social: Lyrebird Falls Receptions
For those couples that are looking for a ceremony and reception venue that offers everything, including luxurious accommodations for you and your guests, consider the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, Victoria.
As soon as you walk into the exquisite foyer, you know that you’re in good hands.
There are a whopping 15 event spaces that you can choose for your wedding ceremony and/or reception, including the Savoy and Mayfair Ballrooms.
For more information on packages and pricing, check out their Facebook.
Capacity: 50 to 600 Guests
Address: 123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9657 1234
Social: Grand Hyatt Melbourne
What could be more elegant than a castle wedding?
This picturesque wedding venue was built all the way back between 1849 and 1859 as an incredible family home in Keilor, Victoria.
For over 30 years now, it has instead been the location of thousands of captivating wedding celebrations.
Overnewton Castle has a Scottish Baronial style even featuring a charming chapel with original oak wood panels that were carved and delivered directly from Scotland during the original building process.
Have up to 250 guests join you for an enchanting ceremony in the English gardens or a splendid chapel event.
Enjoy Overnewton Castle’s venue spaces for a jaw-dropping reception filled with traditional style overlooking the exquisite castle grounds!
Capacity: 60 to 150 Guests
Type: Castle, Chapel, Small/Intimate
Address: 51 Overnewton Rd, Keilor VIC 3036
Phone: 03 9331 6367
Social: Overnewton Castle Receptions
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
Social: Leonda by the Yarra
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
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
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 St. Kilda, Victoria, is a beautiful beachside wedding venue that is a must-see. Take photos with Port Philip Bay as your backdrop!
We love that the venue can host up to 300 guests seated and offers customizable menus for your wedding cocktail hour and reception.
The space is so modern, luxe, and chic!
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: 03 9379 1812
Social: Encore St Kilda Beach
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
This Docklands, Victoria wedding planning service and venue offers gorgeous waterfront views and all the luxury the city has to offer.
We love the high ceilings and panoramic views of the surrounds, Melbourne skyline, and waters from the floor-to ceiling windows.
They host both formal seated dinners and cocktail style wedding receptions for large and small parties.
Take a look at their Facebook for photos of real weddings!
Capacity: 10 to 200 Guests
Address: 55 Newquay Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008
Phone: 0404 001 165
Social: All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront
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
Social: Windmill Gardens
If you and your fiancé are looking for something supremely elegant, look no further than the Luxor of Taylors Lakes, Victoria, with its Ballroom / Alexandria room. They have experience with cultural weddings, such as Asian and Indian ceremonies. There is also a gorgeous grand staircase, perfect for wedding photography (check out their Facebook for examples).
Type: elegant, events / function centre
Address: 503 Sydenham Rd, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038
Phone: 03 9449 1111
Social: The Luxor Function Centre
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
Choose a rustic timber chapel, a lovely wrought iron cupola, or stunning gazebo for your ceremony location at Tatra Receptions in Mount Dandenong, Victoria.
All of these can be found within the more than 10 acres of splendid gardens surrounded by the remarkable Dandenong Ranges forest!
After the ceremony, you can join your up to 250 guests in Tatra Receptions’s spacious ballroom for an incredible reception.
The ballroom features a brand-new Calcutta marble bar, dance-floor, and even a fireplace!
Tatra Receptions provides everything you need from start to finish including an adorable woodland-themed bridal dressing room, delicious catering, and even 28 studio rooms that make the perfect accommodation for your guests.
Capacity: 80 to 250 Guests
Region: Mount Dandenong
Address: 1401 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC
Phone: 03 9751 1065
Social: Tatra Receptions
This Melbourne, Victoria event space and wedding planning service is perfect for those brides and couples who just love the European style and architecture but don’t want a destination wedding (or the costs of one)!
They offer bespoke packages so that you can create the ideal wedding experience for you.
We love the chandeliers in the Gallery (which can hold up to 400), but the Garden Room is beautiful too (up to 200).
Check out their Facebook for more photos and information.
Capacity: 100 to 600 Guests
Address: 42 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone VIC 3012
Phone: 03 9318 6673
Social: White Night Receptions
For those couples who are a fan of art deco, but still want a modern and luxurious space for their wedding ceremony and reception, look not further than this Melbourne, Victoria space. The ballroom is huge, and ideal for larger wedding parties, or those looking for a big dance floor.
Check out their Facebook photos for examples of how the space can be decorated.
Capacity: 1000 standing, 650 seated
Type: historic, elegant
Address: 365 Nicholson St, Carlton North VIC 3054
Phone: 03 9347 4000
Social: San Remo Ballroom
This event space and planning service in Melbourne, Victoria is devoted to helping you plan and host the wedding of your dreams.
They create small and large weddings and have experience with a diversity of customs and cultures, so you can be sure they will be able to help you out with everything they even offer different menus, including the Asian Banquet and Kosher menus!
Look at their Facebook page and photos to get a good feel for this space and their weddings.
Capacity: 10 to 200 Guests
Address: Federation Square Swanston St & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC
Phone: 03 9229 6300
Social: ZINC at Federation Square
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
We love winery weddings—they’re so romantic and idyllic, and strike that perfect balance between rustic and elegant.
This vineyard in Lancefield, Victoria is one of our favourites because it’s just so pretty, with its surrounding waters, rolling hills, and 100 acres of gorgeous property where you can hold your wedding ceremony.
Your wedding reception can be held in the Great Room with vaulted timber ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Find out more at their Facebook.
Capacity: 15 to 330 Guests
Address: 55 Shannons Rd, Lancefield VIC 3435
Phone: 03 5429 9000
Social: Cleveland Winery
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
Social: Avalon Castle
This Keilor, Victoria wedding ceremony and reception venue is great for those couples hosting both large and intimate wedding parties. Plus, they have a large dance floor in their ballroom, which also features floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of natural and overhead lighting. They offer four spaces: the Ballroom, Brimbank (cocktail lounge), Savoy, and Astoria.
Visit their Facebook for more information!
Capacity: Ballroom(500 seated), Brimbank (250 seated), Savoy (140), Astoria (100).
Type:function / event centre
Address: Cnr of Keilor Park Drive & Ely Court, Keilor Park VIC
Phone: 03 9336 3344
Social: Ultima Function Centre
In Chirnside Park, Victoria, you can find a beautiful Yarra Valley vineyard wedding venue for both your ceremony and reception. They offer a picturesque timber chapel with views of the vines and the rolling hills of the valley. This venue is located just over 30 minutes away from Melbourne. Don’t forget to take a few photos of you and your new spouse strolling through the vineyard!
Take a look at the photos on their Facebook page!
Capacity: 80 – 150
Type: Vineyard / restaurant
Region: Yarra Valley
Address: 19 Uplands Rd, Chirnside Park VIC
Phone: 03 9726 7111
Social: Vue On Halcyon
If you are looking for an urban, warehouse venue that you can transform and customize to your exact specifications, then Two Ton Max in North Melbourne, Victoria, is perfect for you. This is the blank canvas that you have been dreaming of, and it comes with a full-service, marble bar, kitchen, and air conditioning. The space also offers a small private garden as well as skylights that let in natural light, for those planning afternoon events.
Check out their Facebook today.
Capacity: 200 seated
Type: urban, custom
Address: 124 Langford St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Phone: 0478 650 887
Social: Two Ton Max
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!