A wedding is certainly one of the most important moments of a couple’s’ life, and it’s important that the moment is made memorable for the longest time possible. Weddings should be breathtaking and offer a stress-free experience throughout for the couple, relatives and invited guests. Finding unique wedding venues in Melbourne can be daunting as the city it is swarmed with spectacular wedding sites. Generally speaking, one cannot possibly find the ‘best’ reception venue, and there is no bad one either. The most suitable one, however, depends on personal preference, style, and theme of the wedding in general. With that out of the way, we have provided a checklist of what we believe are the five best wedding venues in Melbourne in no particular order. These wedding reception venues are not all solely ceremony venues, and it’s, therefore, a good idea to talk to your wedding planner early enough for the setup to be done perfectly:
This venue arguably strikes out as one of the best, if not the best places to get married in Melbourne. Maison literally checks all the boxes for a textbook wedding venue. Comparatively, Maison knocks down three of what we deem to be the most important pillars of a good wedding venue; Beautiful, accommodates a huge number of guests and pleasant food. It’s incredible how the place can host up to 300 guests without sacrificing the delightful atmosphere.
An impeccable Ballroom perfectly landscaped gardens, and the Georgian façade all create that pleasing experience calling for a perfect photo shoot in order to realize your dream wedding. Maison is one of those wedding ceremony venues in Melbourne that you should see to believe because the management here just does everything right. It’s not very often that we attend a 300- guest bridal ceremony and enjoy a tailored service, if that not perfection, I don’t know what is.
Mountain Goat Beer
This hidden red bricked warehouse in the back streets of Richmond is where couple bind their love forever. The venue is fitting for the occasion as it is it the most fun venue for a wedding and easily passes as one of the top places to get married in Melbourne. Having been there, we can attest that the high ceilings, twinkling lights and the food were all remarkable.
Being a very spacious setting, the place could easily host 200 people with no trouble whatsoever. Planning is a breeze because the management is friendly and very sociable, they allow tailor-made menus not to mention outside catering. How cool is that!
Aside from all that, one of the most outstanding features of this place is the huge selection of beer. To sum it up, the brewery here is exceptional. All things considered, we think this is one of the most unique wedding venues in Melbourne and probably the one place where you are free to make your wedding truly, YOURS!
Like you’d have guessed, the scene is pretty much red, the perfect theme for the ultimate occasion. Being one of the best wedding venues in Melbourne, you’ll be lucky to find yourself on the waiting list considering the number of people who book this place annually. With unique New York city vibes, this venue is primed for a standout occasion. With a cooperative management, top-notch food and electrifying atmosphere this venue is practically faultless.
Having won numerous reception awards, Zonzo Estate is not only one of the best wedding venues in Melbourne but the whole of Australia. Here the food will be toe to toe with the bride and groom for a slice of the attention. Believe us when we say it, it’s that good. Italian style cuisine, fresh local ingredients, traditional pizzas and the wildest selection of champagne. Zonzo Estate’s cookery merged with the aura sets up the stage for an eventful party mood, if you brought your dancing shoes. If partying is your thing, you can’t go wrong with this venue.
Leonda By The Yarra
It would have been a grave mistake to leave Leonda by the Yarra out of the top five as many couples consider it as one of the finest wedding ceremony venues in Melbourne. This venue is a household name for wedding venues in Melbourne but still manages to steal the occasion every time.
Situated a few minutes’ drive from the CBD on the iconic Yarra River, its location will be an easy find for guests. Capable of comfortably handling over 250 guests, Leonda by the Yarra strengths come out as soon as you set foot into the setting. Stunning décor, humongous dance-floor and brilliant lighting coupled with the uncompromised service are often adequate to ignite your D-Day.
As if that’s not enough, their reputation is strongly vested upon their food. Three, four, five-course meals, you name it. All are inconceivable right down to dessert.
This blog post is contributed by Fonthip Ward, a lifestyle writer. She writes about travelling, psychology and philosophy.