10 of the best wedding venues in Melbourne

Take one look at the gorgeous city of Melbourne and you’ll see why it was named by Time Out Magazine as the ‘Happiest City in the World’. Why not spend one of the happiest days of your life there and celebrate your wedding amongst all the beauty? Stuck for ideas? Check out our list of ten incredible Melbourne wedding venues.

Waterslide Bar Southbank

Water Slide Bar

With glittering city lights and gorgeous architecture, reflecting off the waters of the famous Yarra, the cityscape views from Melbourne’s Southbank are pretty hard to beat. Offering spaces suitable for celebrations as small as 10 to as large as 300, Waterslide Bar is a prime venue to take advantage of these gorgeous views on your wedding day.

Taking pride in their high-quality standards and experienced staff, the Waterslide Bar team are on hand throughout your planning process to give you the wedding of your dreams.

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Love the ocean but don’t want to step too far out of the Melbourne CBD or risk potential weather interruptions at a beach wedding? Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium could be the venue for you.

Enjoy a meal with your friends and family with 360-degree views of gorgeous ocean life in the Fish Bowl or watch the penguins play in the Antarctica room. As for photo locations, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is full of them; particularly the aquarium’s glass tunnel.

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium also has a number of preset and tailored packages available to suit a number of kinds of weddings.

Harbour Room by food&desire

Habour Room by Food & Desire

Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the iconic St Kilda beach when you spend your special day at Harbour Room by food&desire. Located upstairs at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, Harbour Room by food&desire can house up to 200 for a sit-down meal or 400 for a cocktail-style reception, making it ideal for weddings of a number of sizes.

The team at Harbour Room by food&desire understand how important food and catering on your big day is and are dedicated to providing you with modern Australian cuisine with touches of global flavour inspiration.

Not only that, the Harbour Room’s team of stylists work tirelessly to give you styling that compliments both the venue’s decor as well as the unique tastes of you and your loved one.

Mon Bijou

Mon Bijou

Say your “I dos” among the clouds in the gorgeous penthouse of Mon Bijou. Towering 11 stories above Melbourne, Mon Bijou provides 270-degree views of the Melbourne CBD for you and your guests to enjoy.

With stunning areas both indoors and outdoors, this palatial venue is both stylish and elegant. This makes it a great venue for couples looking for a contemporary, yet intimate feel to their wedding celebrations.

All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront

All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront

Specialising in boutique weddings and cocktail-style receptions, All Smiles Melbourne is a stunning waterfront venue. Boasting an excellent position at New Quay Docklands, All Smiles is a fantastic location for couples wanting to stay close to the CBD without getting swept up in the hustle and bustle.

Enjoy the laid-back yet sophisticated atmosphere of All Smiles Melbourne Waterfront while you indulge in an impressive range of canapés and sip on a cocktail or two. The All Smiles wedding team will do their best to ensure your day is full of romance and smiles. (Come on, we had to say it!) 

The Willows

The WIllows

Fans of classic Victorian styling and architecture will quickly fall in love with the beauty of the Willows mansion. Built in St Kilda in 1890, the Willows is only 2.5km from the CBD making it an escape from the city without the road trip.

Offering a number of different function spaces both indoors and outdoors, the Willows is a lovely combination of functionality and beauty. 

West Beach Bathers Pavilion

West Beach Bathers Pavilion

Say your “I dos” with the golden sands of St Kilda Beach between your toes and the iconic Port Phillip Bay as your backdrop at West Beach Bathers Pavilion. Have your ceremony and reception all in the one place and sit back and relax as the team of dedicated event organisers guide you through every step of the planning process.

Fancy a sit-down alternate drop-style dining experience or are you keen to indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet menu? Either way, West Beach Bathers Pavilion can provide delicious dining options you and your guests will love.

The Park

The Park

If your dream wedding day oozes elegance and looks like something out of a fairytale, The Park at Albert Park could be the venue for you. While gorgeous crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling and sleek tiles adorn the walls, the Park is essentially a blank canvas, allowing you to tailor the style of the venue to match the theme of your wedding.

When the team at the Park say they can cater to weddings of almost any size, they really do mean it! Sit down and enjoy a meal with between 50 and 600 guests or enjoy a cocktail reception of up to 1000!

Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Despite being just 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, your Werribee Open Range Zoo wedding will leave you feeling like you’re in the African Savannah. There aren’t too many places in Australia, or the world for that matter, where you can exchange vows beside the zoo’s resident hippos or enjoy a meal in the Meerkat Room where you and your guests can watch the meerkats play.

The cuisine matches the venue perfectly, combining African influences with local Victorian produce and wines.

Melbourne Museum

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Just imagine for a moment, a garden wedding in the heart of the CBD without having to worry about organising something in your own backyard. Well, imagine no longer! The Melbourne Museum’s Carlton Gardens are 64 acres of lush greenery that truly showcase the natural beauty of Victoria.

Say your “I dos” in the picturesque gardens or the incredible Kalaya Ceremony Room in the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre before enjoying a reception amongst the trees in the purpose-built Treetops function room

Without a doubt, Melbourne is home to some incredible diversity both in culture and scenery. No matter where you choose to celebrate your Melbourne nuptials, it is sure to be a day filled with beauty, happiness and all the love you could hope for.

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