So, the planning has started for your special day. You have a wonderful vision of how you want it all to flow but are wondering about the Types of Wedding Venues Melbourne has available to suit your style.
When it comes to the selection of different types of wedding venues in Melbourne, it can feel like a minefield! At Melbourne Bridal Expos, we’ve broken down the list into the different venue style types to help you navigate things a little more easily.
Saying “I Do” under the sky surrounded by stunning gardens is one of the most popular ways to tie the knot. Fortunately, there are some amazing garden wedding venues in Melbourne that allow you to have it all in one handy location – from ceremony to reception.
For some wonderful garden wedding venue inspo check out Ballara Receptions in Melbourne’s wedding hub, the Yarra Ranges.
Wineries are another go-to venue choice for many couples. What isn’t there to love about a winery wedding? You’re guaranteed divine wines and local produce. Wineries are also perfect for rustic-themed weddings, with barrels and sheds often making gorgeous backdrops in photographs.
Here at Melbourne Bridal Expos, we’re suckers for a romantic Hamptons-style wedding. There’s an elegance with this theme that sets weddings apart, with a relaxed luxury that ensures unforgettable events.
Our picks of the crop for Hampton-style wedding venues in Melbourne are Ballara Receptions (this one ticks a few boxes) and Bramleigh Estate. These are both highly sought-after nuptial spots in the Yarra Valley. These venues are known for their all-inclusive approach to weddings, offering wedding packages for large and small affairs on stunning, expansive acreage.
Lakeside Wedding Venues… and Riverside!
Lakeside wedding venues might seem a little harder to come by, but they often provide incredible surroundings without needing to leave the metro Melbourne area. Some estates have the most beautiful lakes onsite, surrounded by exquisite gardens. The same goes for riverside weddings. The Yarra River is home to a number of “hidden” venues, giving couples and guests a country feel with the convenience of the city.
Looking for a lakeside or riverside spot to exchange vows? Head over to Leonda by the Yarra in Hawthorn, Fenix Events, or Bramleigh Estate for riverside action. Alternatively, check out the picturesque lake at Ballara Receptions.
Beachside Wedding Venues
It’s not just the beach babies that are drawn to the sand and sea for weddings. Many of us love the energy and panoramic views that can be found at beachside wedding venues. Most wedding locations on the coast cater to the vistas with wall-to-ceiling windows, boardwalks, and balconies.
One of our favourites is the Brighton Savoy, on the Esplanade in Brighton. Get married on the beach, take photos with the iconic Brighton Bathing Boxes, before enjoying a wonderful party with loved ones.
Sometimes we just want something classic and sophisticated. After all, who doesn’t love a little bit of Hollywood glamour? Or a venue that makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in time to an era of elegance and grandeur. Booking a classic wedding venue is a great finish to a traditional ceremony or church wedding.
Our pick of the bunch? Vogue Ballroom is a must-see before making your final decision.
City Wedding Locations
Tying the knot with the cityscape in the background is a dream for many couples, especially when the city starts to twinkle after dark. The lights of the CBD have a romantic yet vibrant energy about them and are inspiration for many newlyweds-to-be.
For panoramic views or an immersive city wedding experience, our favourite venue is Aerial by food&desire on South Wharf.
Unique Wedding Venues
Animals, art, and castles win out in the unique wedding venue stakes.
Imagine getting married in the presence of nature’s most impressive offerings at Melbourne Zoo, such as butterflies, leopards, giraffes. Or perhaps you’re more of a sea life lover, preferring to say “I Do” at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium surrounded by the beauty of ocean fauna and flora. For those with a penchant for the wild, you can’t go past Werribee Open Range Zoo.
For art lovers, the National Gallery of Victoria is one of the most iconic and unique wedding venues out there!
This is just a taste of the different types of wedding venues in Melbourne. For more information about all things bridal, head over to the Melbourne Bridal Expos online directory.