111 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
03 9633 6162
Home to Afternoon Tea (or High Tea as it is more commonly known) since 1883, The Windsor is just the place for the elegant bride-to-be. The spectacular Victorian facade is a popular backdrop for photography, and the grand interiors - often used as a film set - have been the choice for Hollywood glamour, Great Gatsby and pin-up chic bridal showers.
A bridal shower at The Windsor can be held in the colonial-esque tea lounge One Eleven, or, for groups of eleven and above, in one of the two private dining rooms, The Canberra or The Winston.
The Winston is the elegant, Victorian one - with tall windows framed with drapes, colonial-style fans and ceiling fixtures. The Canberra is rich, moody and glamorous, with a large gold-gilded mirror and chandeliers. Both private dining rooms can be themed with decorations (BYO).
Afternoon Tea is served on two silver-tiered stands, one savoury and one sweet, filled with tasty bite-sized delights of canapes, sandwiches, petite tarts, desserts, and scones with jam and cream.
French sparkling wine or Louis Roederer Champagne is served on arrival, along with a silver teapot of specialty tea (pick from 11 options). Free-flowing French sparkling wine and Champagne are also an option, and if you wish, just a few flights of stairs above are the hotel's Victorian Suites - perfect for a girls sleepover.
The Windsor is an inclusive hotel welcoming pre-wedding celebrations of equality.