At Wheelhouse Studios we have visited many Melbourne wedding venues over the last eight years. We have seen first hand a lot of very successful wedding reception events. In Melbourne, we are so lucky to have so many amazing wedding venues to choose from! Here is our list of what we consider to be the top 20 Melbourne Wedding Venues.
They are all special and have distinctive characters. Over the last eight years all of these venues have exceeded our (and our couples) expectations. There is a range of sizes and capacities to suit most weddings. Feel free to browse and go through the list and take a look at our brief review notes. Please leave your comments.
So, here we go, drum roll please…our Top 20 Melbourne Wedding Venues.
Maison has been providing inspired food and service since 2001 in the elegant surrounds of their recently renovated venue. The spacious foyer leads into an elegant ballroom that can comfortably seat up to 330 guests and includes a central dance floor and romantic bud-lit tented ceiling.
The external Georgian facade and newly landscaped courtyard gardens provide the perfect ceremony backdrop and photo opportunity to create your dream wedding experience. With complimentary guest parking and only 8 minutes from the CBD Maison really does have it all!
Clients (and we do too) rave about the food and the service, which may be why they are the most referred function centre in Melbourne and a finalist in The Best Wedding Venues of Victoria.
Call the team at Maison on (03) 9523 2233 to view their beautiful venue and discover why Maison is Melbourne’s best kept secret!
“This exquisite ballroom will lure you with its European charm & transcend all of your expectations. Invite 500 guests to an exquisite seated meal, or up to a 1000 for champagne and canapés.”
Mural Hall is simply stunning and very,very special. The grand staircase is an extra bonus!
“Flooded with natural light during the day and glittering city lights by night Luminare, on the edge of the city, is the most gorgeous and exciting urban rooftop venue available for evening functions you could imagine. Luminare can accommodate up to 450 for a standing cocktail style event, and between 220 and 250 for a seated event, with or without dance floor.”
The views, the views! OMG. Stunning. A funky modern venue where even going up in the lift is an experience!
“With New York style, and a passion for delivering flawless events, Red Scooter has earned a reputation as one of the premier service providers of wedding reception venues. With four versatile function rooms, Red Scooter really is one of the most flexible venues you will find.”
The service here is exceptional. We especially like Red Scooter for it’s amazing AV set up. With two huge wall mounted screens, it is perfect for screening our famous Same Day Edits.
“On the banks of the Yarra River in the exclusive Southbank precinct The Langham, Melbourne is a destination of breathtaking elegance and romance. From the cascading fountain, Waterford crystal chandelier and grand staircase, you will be swept away by the hotel’s grandeur. Langham Weddings are attended to with meticulous attention to detail, transforming each bride’s fairytale fantasies into reality.”
What can I say, with a large range of spaces to choose from, The Langham is all authentic old world class.
“Devoted to designing a day that reflects you and your love. With sumptuous cuisine, exquisite linens and elegant flower arrangements, the Park Hyatt Melbourne is the preferred wedding venue for discerning couples.”
As soon as you enter the Park Hyatt you know you are somewhere unique. Wonderful atmosphere and a range of venues to choose from.
“From intimate weddings for 50 guests to gala events for up to 730 guests, Grand Hyatt Melbourne is the perfect wedding venue with comprehensive facilities and impeccable service to ensure your every need is met.”
One of our all time favourites – take a visit and you will see why.
“French Georgian styling embraces and compliments the highest standards of banquet excellence. With a commitment to diligently delight your individual taste, Manor on High has a reputation for exceptional quality at the top end of expectations.”
Experts and creating a seamless wedding experience. The team at Manor on High know exactly what they are doing, guaranteed, every time.
“Stones of the Yarra Valley is located on one of the most picturesque and historic properties in the Yarra Valley, combining two superb venues – The Barn and The Stables – with a stunning rough-rendered chapel nestled under century-old oak trees.”
One of the most amazing venues in the Yarra Valley. Featuring incredible food, service and atmosphere.
“From intimate gathering to large-scale celebration, Crown’s world-class chefs, skilled waiting staff, and experienced function co-ordinators, add the finishing touches to ensure every detail is considered and all your dreams for an unforgettable wedding are realised.”
Location, Location! From here you will be all set for your wedding after party when your wedding reception concludes.
“Intimate ceremonies through to much grander events for more than 200 people. There are a variety of remarkable locations in our 14 acres of gardens that you can choose for your special day, each offering you a unique and romantic setting.”
Wonderful for photo locations and a pre-dinner drinks experience around the old world pool area that you guests will never forget.
“Stunning clubhouse located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay with panoramic bay views and exquisite cuisine creating superior wedding occasions.”
The sunsets and views here are outstanding. A large space that can be styled in many different ways to suit.
“Featuring stunning Art Deco surroundings, wooden floorboards and vintage posters, Church St Enoteca provides an ideal atmosphere accommodating up to 150 guests. The professional team will create a signature menu for your special day, handpicking a delicious selection of fine Italian food and wine.”
The highest quality of service and food – exceptional. Say no more.
“A historic property dating back to the late 1800’s, Tatra Receptions houses a spacious grand ballroom complete with large dance floor. Ceremony location can be selected from the stunning Chapel, Outdoor Gazebo or Wrought-Iron Cupola.”
A beautiful Mount Dandenong setting for smaller weddings – just lovely!
“Less than an hour from Melbourne, Poet’s Lane offers an indoor or outdoor ceremony, onsite accommodation, an elegant reception room looking out on to an expansive, beautiful garden, and a range of photography options.”
Another beautiful Mount Dandenong setting for more intimate weddings!
“Contemporary chic, The International has been transformed into a world of theatre and drama with mirrored walls, romantic linen drapery, diffused lighting and bold wall panelling. This rebirth together with its manicured gardens and romantic private courtyard, make this one of Melbourne’s leading boutique venues.”
Another venue with wonderful AV set up for Same Day Edits. The foyer itself is stunning but just wait till you enter the ballroom!
“Situated at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, and at the heart of Yarra Valley’s wine country, the Country Club is a superb venue for a fairytale wedding in a beautiful country setting.”
Anyone for golf! A great getaway venue in the stunning Yarra Valley.
“With the ability to host 1,488 for a sit-down event or 2,500 cocktail style, Peninsula features nine metre high cathedral ceilings, floor-to ceiling windows, original black lacquered loading doors and a striking colour palette of black, white and grey.”
For larger weddings – located at Docklands on the warf it provides a unique experience for your guests.
“Picturesquely nestled along the iconic Yarra River and located only minutes from the CBD. With stunning decor and uncompromising service, where the culmination of riverside surrounding, restaurant-style cuisine and superior service will ensure all aspects of your special day are perfectly realised.”
With it’s own private jetty on the River Yarra, there is no other venue that you can arrive (or leave) via river boat. A classic venues with the option of two rooms to cater for different size weddings.
“With four private function rooms catering from 10 up to 300 guests, the grandeur of The Hotel Windsor requires minimal additional theming. This five star hotel in Melbourne, with a reputation for excellence in food and beverage, has the facilities and the dedicated team to deliver you a seamless event.
Old world classic steeped in history and a great atmosphere. Black tie.
Plus a Bonus entry – we always give extra!
“This stunning boutique venue is a Victorian mansion which has a magical space of soaring ceilings, original features, mood lighting and soft drapery; all with a contemporary edge. Beautiful gardens and an intimate terrace provide an additional space for wedding ceremonies, photography and pre dinner drinks.”
Quat Quatta, meaning “meeting place”, is one of our all time classic favourites. With exceptional service and food, the added balcony for a birds eye view of your bridal waltz is a nice bonus!
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