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

  1. Queens
  2. Brookwood Receptions
  3. Lyrebird Falls Receptions
  4. Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  5. Overnewton Castle Receptions
  6. Leonda by the Yarra
  7. The Manor on High
  8. Ballara Receptions
  9. Showtime Events Centre
  10. Encore St Kilda Beach
  11. Quat Quatta
  12. All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront
  13. Windmill Gardens
  14. The Luxor Function Centre
  15. Inglewood Estate
  16. Tatra Receptions
  17. White Night Receptions
  18. San Remo Ballroom
  19. ZINC at Federation Square
  20. Balgownie Estate
  21. Cleveland Winery
  22. Avalon Castle
  23. Ultima Function Centre
  24. Vue On Halcyon
  25. Two Ton Max
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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

Social: Queens


Contact : Nicole

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


Contact : Walid

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


Contact : Thanos

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


Contact : Elisa

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


Contact : Emma

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


Contact : Carly & Eric Cohen

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


Contact : Karyn

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


Contact : Amanda

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


Contact : Bianca

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


Contact : Natarlia

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


Contact : Alex

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


Contact : Dean

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)

Type:Garden, chapel

Address: 533-539 Leakes Rd, Plumpton VIC 3335

Phone: 03 9747 1100

Social: Windmill Gardens


Contact : Marika

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).

Capacity: 500

Type: elegant, events / function centre

Address: 503 Sydenham Rd, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038

Phone: 03 9449 1111

Social: The Luxor Function Centre


Contact : Nathalie

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)

Type: Winery / Vineyard, rustic, country

Region: Yarra Valley

Address: 130 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, Kangaroo Ground VIC

Phone: 03 9437 1893

Social: Inglewood Estate


Contact : Kathryn

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

Type: Chapel, Garden, Ballroom, Small/Intimate, Rustic

Region: Mount Dandenong

Address: 1401 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC

Phone: 03 9751 1065

Social: Tatra Receptions


Contact : Thanos

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


Contact : Seng

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


Contact : Maria

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


Contact : Jenny

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

Type: Winery, Small/Intimate

Region: Yarra Valley

Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775

Phone: 03 9730 0725

Social: Balgownie Estate


Contact : 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


Contact : Elissa

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


Contact : 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


Contact : George

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


Contact : Rennae

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


Contact : Alanna

 

Choosing Your Perfect Melbourne Wedding Venue

With so many incredible wedding venues, it can be difficult to choose where to have your perfect Melbourne wedding.

Narrowing it down to the most popular and trusted Melbourne wedding venues should be helpful. Make a list of the most important things to you and sit down with your soon-to-be-spouse to make a final decision. Just remember that you can’t go wrong with any of these lovely choices.

Congratulations on the start of this amazing new life together!

 


 

Best Wedding Venues in Australia

 

Victoria

Ballarat

Bendigo

Dandenong Ranges

Geelong

Gippsland

Macedon Ranges

Melbourne

Mildura

Mornington Peninsula

Phillip Island

St. Kilda

Swan Hill

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

Margaret River

Perth

 

South Australia

Adelaide

 

Tasmania

Hobart

 

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra

 

More on Weddings in Melbourne

As the largest city in Victoria, and the state capital, Melbourne and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer for couples looking for wedding ceremony and reception venues. The stunning Port Phillip Bay and the neighbouring Dandenong ranges, as well as the Yarra Valley are all encompassed in this stunning region, and as such there are numerous types of venues available for couples with varying styles and budgets.

 

FAQs

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!