Deciding on a suitable venue for your special day can be one of the most stressful and daunting decisions you make. With so much to consider (like size, price, location and weather), you might find yourself rushing into things and making decisions that you will later regret, come the big day. Thankfully, we’ve done the stressing for you, discovering a few of Melbourne’s most breathtaking venues.


When it comes to outdoor weddings, very few venues come close to the historical beauty of the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park. Set behind the original 1870s Italianate mansion at Werribee Park, this visually breathtaking venue is one of Melbourne’s most cherished locations. Whether you want a garden ceremony, a mansion ceremony or a marquee ceremony, Werribee Mansion will make your special day unforgettable.


Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

Location: K Road, Werribee VIC. 3030.

Contact: Chloe Gilbert | Weddings & Events Manager

Ph: +61 (03) 9731 4151



If you’re in search of a traditional style ceremony in one of Melbourne’s stunning Churches or Chapels, Richmond’s St. Ignatius’ Church is one of the grandest Churches outside of the CBD. The church will have you and your party swanning about like guests at the Gatsby mansion. But don’t stay subdued and stylish for too long, it’s your big day! Lose the lace and leave the forties for a more contemporary reception at Mountain Goat Brewery. This warehouse style function room boasts 10 meter high ceilings and large brewing tanks throughout the room, maintaining that authentic feeling. Their private room is available for hire on Saturdays and can hold up to 150 guests.


St. Ignatius’ Church, Richmond

Location: 326 Church Street, Richmond VIC. 3121.

Ph: (03) 8420 6789



Mountain Goat Beer, Richmond

Location: 80 North Street, Richmond VIC. 3121.

Contact: Samantha Howard

Ph: (03) 9428 1180



If you’re opting for a ceremony that’s a little bit out of the ordinary, check out some of Melbourne’s warehouses that are available for hire. Upon first glance they may appear to be slightly bleak and dismal, but the beauty of these empty spaces is that they can be jazzed up into anything that you desire. This beautifully preserved blue stone warehouse at Pipemakers Park has held theatre productions, art exhibitions, corporate dinners and of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions.


Warehouse – Pipemakers Park, Maribyrnong

Location: Van Ness Avenue, Maribyrnong VIC. 3032.

Ph: 0419 154 265



If you’ve always dreamed of that perfect beach wedding but have crossed Melbourne off as a possible location, stop. Because St. Kilda beach is the ideal place for your big day. You can tie the knot ankle-deep with your hair blowing gracefully behind you without the price tag or the annoyance of a north-coast wedding. Plus Encore St. Kilda can take care of the reception after you’ve said ‘I Do’. Perfect? We thought so too.



Encore St. Kilda Beach

Location: 10-18 Jacka Blvd, St. Kilda VIC. 3182.

Ph: +61 3 9593 9033



DIY Wedding at home

A popular trend that is sweeping Melbourne, is the DIY wedding at home. If you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, then home might be the venue that you’ve been searching for. Save the money you would have paid on hiring a venue and put it towards your honeymoon, or the extra tier on your decadent cake. Thrifty and delicious? Yes please.

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About The Author

Ashlee Blackburn

Ashlee recently moved to Melbourne from her hometown of Ballarat, which has seen her grow a fascination with anything and everything to do with Melbourne. She has a passion for learning and for the past three years has been completing a degree in Media and Communications. She now calls Melbourne home and when she's not busy studying, she can be found exploring Melbourne's cafes or at home reading one of her favourite fantasy novels.

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