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10 Most Unique Wedding Venues in Melbourne

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10 Most Unique Wedding Venues in Melbourne

Finding the perfect wedding venue is a massive task, as you take a deep-dive into the elusive intersection of the right location, style/vibe, size, budget and availability. Being one of the first things you need to tick off your wedding planning checklist, it can be a bit overwhelming. The good news is, Melbourne has the perfect wedding venue for everyone, whatever your favourite setting is (from modern urban, to lush nature), and yours is out there waiting for you. If you're planning on getting married here, then my list of 10 most unique wedding venues in Melbourne will give you a great insight and starting point in your wedding venue research.

1. Panama Dining Room

Housed inside an early 1900’s textile factory known as Panama House, the aptly named Panama Dining Room is located in the heart of Fitzroy, a few stories up on Smith Street. Contemporary, industrial, and quintessentially Melbourne. The enchanting loft-style space blends eclectic design with classic furnishings to a stunning effect. With magnificent seven floor-to-ceiling arch windows, it offer picturesque views of the surrounding CBD suburbs and panoramic views of the Dandenong Ranges in the distance.

The charming Fitzroy streets surrounding the venue offer a plethora of gorgeous photo opportunities, and I highly recommend meandering through them before or after your ceremony for capturing some unforgettable memories.

The Panama Dining Room team are absolutely amazing and will make sure you feel completely comfortable throughout your entire wedding planning journey. On the day, they'll make sure you have the most amazing wedding experience.

With several catering styles available, including feasting and set menus, you can rest assured knowing you and your loved ones will be well looked after. The group executive chef, Danny Parreno, creates highly unique and delicious meals, with a heavy focus on local, Victorian produce. Likewise, the meticulously crafted beverage list has a strong focus on Australian spirits, local craft beers, cocktails and a highly diverse wine list.

The lush venue can accommodate between 50-160 guests seated, or between 50-200 guests standing cocktail style, while still allowing enough room for a dance floor and a band or a DJ.

For the perfect blend of old-time glamour, vintage industrial feels with a contemporary edge, a unique wedding venue that truly captures the heart and soul of Melbourne’s chic and striking warehouse culture, you can’t go past the Panama Dining Room.

Visit the wedding venue here: Panama Dining Room

View the wedding gallery here: Jamila & Orch

2. The Substation

The Substation is a unique and eclectic venue located in Newport. With its original 1920's electrical substation architecture, this heritage-listed building offers a unique charm and character for your wedding day. Transformed into a contemporary arts and cultural space, the spacious interior (240 guests seated or 500 guests standing) of The Substation can be tailored to suit a range of wedding styles and themes that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Renowned for its stunning architectural features, including its high ceilings, industrial-style steel beams, vintage light fittings, and original exposed brickwork, you'll have a striking backdrop for your wedding photos.

Visit the wedding venue here: The Substation

View the wedding gallery here: Sam & Jason

3. Gather and Tailor

A character-filled venue set within an industrial warehouse at the banks of the Maribyrnong River in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling West, Gather and Tailor offers chic interiors with high ceilings, exposed beams and plenty of natural light and rustic charm.

The venue that can be dressed to suit your personal style and it's perfect for guest lists of 170 seated or 400 cocktail style.

Visit the wedding venue here: Gather and Tailor

View the wedding gallery here: Shioban & Dan

4. Alto Events Space

Located on the top floor of the GPO Building, Alto Event Space is a contemporary wedding venue with an expansive rooftop terrace, offering stunning views of Melbourne's city skyline. The venue features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a breathtaking backdrop for wedding photos.

The venue features a modern and elegant interior, with high ceilings, polished concrete floors, and a neutral color palette that can be easily styled to suit your unique preferences. Its versatile space that can accommodate a range of wedding styles and sizes (up to 150 guests seated or 400 cocktail style).

Visit the wedding venue here: Alto Event Space

View the wedding gallery here: Sharon & Brentt

5. Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne Town Hall is a historic and iconic wedding venue located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, featuring stunning architecture and heritage details, providing a grand and elegant backdrop for your epic celebration.

The venue features multiple event spaces, which can be used individually or combined to suit your preferences:

  • Main Hall (700 guests seated or 1500 cocktail style)
  • Swanston Hall (200 guests seated or 350 cocktail style)
  • Supper Room (160 guests seated or 280 cocktail style)
  • Yarra Room (90 guests seated or 150 cocktail style)
  • Melbourne Room (30 guests seated or 50 cocktail style)
  • Portico Room and Balcony (50 guests seated or 120 cocktail style)

The Portico Balcony in particular is a stunning ceremony setting, offering a gorgeous city backdrop with ample amounts of gorgeous natural light.

Visit the wedding venue here: Melbourne Town Hall

View the wedding gallery here: Sophie & Conaill

6. The George Ballroom

The George Ballroom is located within the historic George Building in Melbourne, basking in natural light and featuring hardwood floors, ornate high ceilings and heritage distressed walls. Boasting a classic, three-storey ballroom with seating for up to 150 guests or 200 cocktail style, this venue offers a luxurious atmosphere for your special day.

For some stunning sunset photo opportunities, St Kilda beach is just across the road. Best of both worlds.

Visit the wedding venue here: The George Ballroom

View the wedding gallery here: Vy & Kangas

7. Quat Quatta

Located in Melbourne's inner south, Quat Quatta is a beautiful heritage listed Victorian mansion that offers a romantic vibe and elegant atmosphere. Featuring a picturesque outdoor space with lush gardens and trees that are perfect for alfresco dining and drinks. Adjacent to the indoor dining area, which you can customise to your unique taste, is a modern ballroom for all the dance floor action.

This exceptional boutique venue can cater for 160 guests seated or 200 cocktail style.

Visit the wedding venue here: Quat Quatta

8. Montsalvat

Known for its stunning architecture, which blends medieval, Gothic, and Art Nouveau styles, plus its lush, sprawling gardens, which are filled with sculptures and fountains, Montsalvat is an absolute gem of a location, offering countless gorgeous photo opportunities around every corner. If you ever feel like teleporting to Europe, you can easily do it at Montsalvat.

Being one of the oldest artists colonies in Australia, the creative spirit absolutely oozes as soon as you enter the grounds. Composed of charming, fairy-tale inducing clay-and-stone huts, it's a tranquil home for art creation, exhibition and celebration. The beautiful energy present here is undeniable and totally worth experiencing.

This enchanting place offers a seated reception for up to 100 guests in the Grand Hall, or a cocktail style reception for 120 guests in the Long Gallery, with access to the picturesque Ornamental Pool area.

Visit the wedding venue here: Montsalvat

View the wedding gallery here: Laura & Scott

9. Jackalope

If you’re looking for something super unique, the Jackalope Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula could be just what you’re after. A luxury hotel and wedding venue situated in the heart of the Peninsula's wine region.

This stunning venue features an expansive outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the vineyard and rolling hills, perfect for taking in the Australian countryside during your reception. Inside, contemporary styling and natural light make this the ideal setting for your special day. Complete with a state-of-the-art kitchen and award-winning restaurant, guests will be sure to enjoy themselves amidst the stunning beauty of this venue.

The hotel features unique architecture and design, with a sleek and modern aesthetic that contrasts beautifully with the natural surroundings. The hotel's interior features a curated collection of artwork and design pieces, providing a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere.

Visit the wedding venue here: Jackalope Hotel

View the wedding gallery here: Dawn & Duy

10. Werribee Mansion

Werribee Mansion is a grand, historic setting, providing a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Set on 10 acres of meticulously manicured gardens and lush lawns, it offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

With 3 unique venues available for your ceremony and reception, you can choose from either an indoor setting or outdoor venue. The Marquee with a private al fresco terrace, marble top bar and timber flooring, offers the largest area for 280 guests. The Theatre provides a unique and classic setting, seating up to 140 guests. The Pavillion is ideal for a more intimate atmosphere with up to 110 guests.

Visit the wedding venue here: Werribee Mansion

View the wedding gallery here: Marina & Aiden

Conclusion

When it comes to unique wedding venues, Melbourne has something to offer for everyone. Here we've simply scratched the surface with some of the most popular unique wedding venues, and some of my personal favourites. If you're already planning your epic day in one of these venues - Congratulations - you've chosen really well. If you're still doing your research, I hope you've found some valuable inspiration and insight in the selection above.

Wishing you all the best with your wedding planning and have the most AMAZING wedding day!

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