Being professional event photographers, we often find ourselves out shooting weddings too at weekends.
In and out of so many different venues around Melbourne, we’ve come across many that we really enjoy working at, as well as a few that we are happy to avoid!
To make your visit useful, here are our top 10 wedding venues in the Melbourne area:
Located in the leafy south eastern Melbourne suburb of Burwood East, Vogue Ballroom is a popular venue with clients and photographers alike.
Maintained to a high standard, serviced by friendly and approachable staff, a great dancefloor and thousands of events and weddings under their belts, this venue knows how to look after clients! It’s no surprise that they have gained a reputation for being one of the most popular wedding venues in Melbourne.
Capable of seating up to 400 guests, this is one of the larger venues in the area and is suitable for an array of event styles from weddings to business events.
Vines of the Yarra Valley
Sitting slightly further afield, where Melbourne meets the Yarra Ranges, Vines of the Yarra Valley is becoming a popular option for both weddings and business events, as event hosts start to look for out of town options to enable guests and delegates to relax and really focus on what they are present at.
With the fine wine and excellent dining options on offer, the trip out of Melbourne CBD is definitely worth the effort and will almost certainly garner the venue some new fans.
With expansive grounds around the winery, any event or wedding photographer will be delighted to shoot at this venue with it’s numerous locations for great photos. If you’re hosting a business event here, why not take advantage of having all your staff in one location to capture their headshots for a new website or just to keep their online business profiles up to date? We’re happy to arrange a hair and make up team if you’d like to offer that to staff or guests.
The venue’s owners have been delivering memorable Victorian weddings for over 30 years to over 1000 couples. Now, that is an awesome statistic!
ZINC at Fed Square
Positioned on the riverfront side of Federation Square, ZINC offers a rare private space in the heart of Melbourne. This modern and stylish venue adds a sense of elegance and sophistication to your special occasion, with contemporary design and striking features such as floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Yarra River. Shaded by elm trees, ZINC’s outdoor decks provide an excellent setting for pre-dinner drinks and wedding ceremonies with views across the river to the city skyline.
It’s an atmosphere that complements any sophisticated wedding, so it’s appropriate that ZINC caters for all types of celebrations. From intimate weddings, right through to awards nights and conferences, ZINC can comfortably accommodate a variety of styles and guest numbers.
With two enormous ballrooms on offer, Grand Hyatt Melbourne has something to suit every luxury wedding. This venue features superb service, excellent food and plenty of photography opportunities nearby in the Melbourne laneways and gardens.
From intimate weddings for 50 guests to gala events for up to 730 guests, Grand Hyatt Melbourne is the perfect wedding venue. The Grand Hyatt’s exclusive events space has been designed to deliver an enchanting experience for your special day.
Offering two amazing ballrooms, the Savoy and Mayfair, plus their unique venue The Residence. The hotel’s grand experience combines superb food, refined service, attention to detail and a strong emphasis on customer care that will make your celebration an everlasting memory for you and your guests.
RACV City Club
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD with more than a century of tradition and experience, RACV City Club has the reputation as one of the finest clubs in the world.
The RACV City Club offers impressive receptions and ceremonies, whether it is a more intimate wedding or a larger more lavish occasion, the range of modern and elegant options for your wedding or event are endless. Surrounded by fantastic restaurants, hidden laneways, parks and scenic views of the Yarra River, you won’t be short on beautiful photography locations.
Experience stunning city views from the Level 17 rooftop terrace that overlooks the city lights and Port Phillip Bay through our floor to ceiling windows, with a spacious foyer and lounge area. This large space is ideal for up to 340 guests.
The popular Club Pavilion is a modern and flexible space that features floor to ceiling glass windows, providing an abundance of natural light and direct access to an outdoor terrace. This space is suitable for Weddings of up to 110 people.
Alternatively, the City Club offers an array of other unique function spaces perfect for intimate Weddings, tea ceremonies, engagement parties, hen’s party and any other Wedding needs. The Wine Cellar, Club Library and Art Gallery can host 20-120 guests comfortably, depending on the option you choose.
The Bank on Collins
Right in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre, The Bank on Collins provides a setting that is unmatched in history, grandeur and ambiance.
An event at The Bank on Collins is truly memorable for its location, the exquisite heritage building and the culinary experience.
Cocktail events can cater for up to 300 guests and seated event for up to 120 guests.
The upstairs of the building is now home to the Treasury on Collins accommodation facilities which will appeal to even the most discerning business traveller or couple.
Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne Town Hall rolls out the red carpet for it’s guests, with the main stairs providing an impressive entrance and timeless photo opportunity to celebrate a wedding or large event.
Whether catering for a grand seated wedding or awards night with up to 600 guests in the majestic Main Hall, or an intimate affair in one of the smaller spaces, the Melbourne Town Hall offers a selection of rooms and spaces for wedding ceremonies, receptions and corporate functions.
Melbourne Town Hall is one of the few CBD venues that offer a ceremony only option which takes place on the iconic Portico Balcony or the Grand Council Chambers, which are great undercover options for rainy days – you never know with Melbourne!
Enjoy the extras included in your wedding package at the Melbourne Town Hall: personalised menus, chair covers of your choice, wrought iron candelabra centrepieces, and menu tasting before the event, are just a few of the ways that EPICURE’s Melbourne Town Hall team will help create the perfect experience.
At Crown, you will find everything you need to create the finest of events. From their stunning venues and our world renowned chefs through to their three luxurious hotels and the indulgent Crown Spa, you’ll have everything you need to create the perfect day.
Set alongside the Yarra River overlooking the Melbourne city skyline, Crown offers a spectacular array of exquisite venues and menus catering to all a wide array of tastes and preferences .
Our iconic and grand Palladium, unique rooftop space Crown Aviary, the Garden Room and River Room with breathtaking views of Melbourne’s city skyline and the Promenade Room are just a few of the venues at Crown that cater for weddings of all styles, sizes and cultures.
Our wedding menus are created by award-winning Chef Kelly Jackson. Kelly’s multicultural and modern approach to cooking, using predominantly locally sourced ingredients, gives his menus a quality rarely seen on such a large scale.
Our impressive team of experienced wedding managers will ensure every detail of your special day is perfect and will work closely with you to design floral arrangements, create exquisite theming, menu and wedding cake design.
The Hotel Windsor
The Hotel Windsor is the most iconic hotel in the city of Melbourne. Steeped in history from as far back as the gold rush era, the Windsor is suitable for all manner of events ranging in size from intimate private dining through to weddings and corporate events or conferences.
The most popular options on offer for weddings are the following:
The Grand Ballroom
The heritage listed Grand Ballroom at The Hotel Windsor is 310 square metres in size, and is adorned with soaring stained glass domes and windows. It can accommodate up to 350 guests for a cocktail party and 180 for a wedding reception.
The Bourke Room
The beautiful Bourke Room is our hotel’s newest venue. It’s also the largest, at 536 square metres. The Bourke Room offers three tiered levels, lending a sense of creativity and flair to your special day, and can accommodate 400 guests for a cocktail party.
The Winston Room
The Windsor’s intimate Winston Room was the hotel’s original dining room in the late nineteenth century; it is a beautiful, romantic space, perfect for weddings of up to 30 people.
Two Ton Max
The true rustic history of Twotonmax comes alive with the exposed beams, high ceilings, white brick walls and polished warehouse floor – with the added pedant lighting bringing out the warmer elements to the industrial space.
Unique and contemporary, Twotonmax’s classic warehouse elegance and flexibility within the venue becomes a wonderland for wedding and event planners who have envisioned personalised touches for their function.
With numerous dining options available, hosts can decide whether they would like guest to graze over a shared dining experience, or prefer to shimmy the night away with canapés, cocktails and even an ice cream cart.
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