Where Are The Best Large Wedding Venues In Melbourne?

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If you're looking for a large space that can accommodate your guests, check out these five venues to make your wedding day unforgettable.

Weddings are quite often priced on a per person package basis. For large wedding venues in Melbourne, you can expect prices to range from $38 to $100 pp. Minimum spend can start at $1500 and reach up to $10000 depending on the venue.

Spring is traditionally the start of the wedding season. However, according to recent statistics, spring weddings are the most popular choice for brides and grooms in Melbourne, with as many as 37% of couples choosing to get married from September to November.

March holds the balmy days of the last of the winter season and a soothing breeze of the upcoming summer months. With fewer chances of rain and winds, you can hold a gorgeous garden ceremony or a rooftop ceremony. Having a chic tented wedding is also a superb idea in March.

November (spring) and March (autumn) are the most popular months to get married, hosting 12% of Australia's yearly marriages. However, October is also quite popular, hosting 11%, followed by April (10%).

Weather-wise, Bloomingdale defines the "perfect" wedding day as having an average temperature of 72ºF, low cloud cover, low chance of precipitation and relative humidity of 50 per cent or less.

The Main Hall At The Brunswick Mess Hall

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Dine underneath the soaring ceilings dripping in ivy, feast on a banquet of tasty Thai treats and indulge in BMH's delicious signature cocktails.

When you really can't cull the guest list but don't want to sacrifice the experience, the main hall is the solution for large group dinner bookings.

Tables are available for up to 50 people in this shared space.

Entire Venue At The Mint Bar & Restaurant

The Mint is a unique, charming venue and one of Melbourne's most famous beer gardens.

We will adapt our floor plans and menu to suit your needs, whether you are looking for a sit-down dinner, stand-up drinks reception or casual BBQ feast. So, what's your occasion?

Showtime Events Centre is a well-appointed industrial style events space with character, warmth and modern facilities. A heritage building transformed into an award-winning venue on the South Wharf promenade includes a chandelier bar feature, original floorboards and a high beam ceiling. An impressive and versatile space for any event.

Showtime Events Centre can accommodate as many as 1,000 people for cocktail events and 280 seated banquet styles.

It is possible to inquire about using the outdoor space, which you can use to host up to 5,500 guests.

The Bayview Room At Brighton Beach Hotel - Milanos

The Bayview Room is a function room located on the hotel's first floor.

The room has its private bar & private terrace with the most incredible views across the Bay.

The space is open, light-filled and airy, and it has access to its private terrace, which overlooks the stunning beach & Port Phillip Bay.

The space can accommodate up to 150 seated (with dancefloor) and 180 without dancefloor. In addition, the room can accommodate up to 250 cocktails.

The space has AV, including a drop-down screen and projector, wireless mic, wifi, and an in-house nightlife music system. AUX connection and ability to host a Dj or band.

Cellar Door At Sutherland Estate

Our Cellar Door is simply stunning.

Built on the side of Daniel's Hill and at an elevation of approximately 200 metres, it commands breathtaking views of the vineyard, Yarra Valley, Dandenong and Warburton Ranges.

The Cellar Door itself was designed and built by Ron Phelan. It is an elegant, spacious and light-filled room bounded by enormous floor to ceiling windows to the north and south. The vaulted 13-metre ceiling is capped with a unique clear glass prism. Tastings are held at the bar.

In summer, you may enjoy all estate and award-winning wines and local cheeses on the large multi-level deck (by the glass or bottle). In winter, a roaring log fire warms the heart and soul.

The Cellar Door is framed by two picturesque towers, one of which is available as accommodation for a romantic getaway.

If you are not completely swept away by the Cellar Door and the views, likely, you don't have a heartbeat!

Our Cellar Door is available for your wedding or other Exclusive function.

Miss Morgan At The Victoria Hotel

Miss Morgan is a modern art-deco inspired private dining room.

Elegant emerald green chairs and lux pendant lighting give the space a sophisticated and contemporary feel.

Miss Morgan includes a 50" LCD TV with HDMI and USB capability, a microphone input and individual sound control to create the ambience you require for a private dinner or a presentation. 

Event Pavilion At Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne

The newly renovated Event Pavilion is the ideal setting for your event. The Event Pavilion is enclosed with glass walls, and the Event Pavilion reflects Amora's existing presence in the urban and natural elements. This events space will be ideal for private or corporate events, weddings, presentation nights, EOFY/Christmas parties, networking events and trade shows. The Event Pavilion is a flexible space with a maximum capacity of 250 guests cocktail style (or 200 seated/160 with dance area). In addition, the Event Pavilion can be divided into smaller rooms for an intimate event.

The Garden Parlour At The National Hotel

Our Garden Parlour is a space you can make entirely your own.

Its contemporary design and the private bar are just a few of the elements your guests will love.

Faint murmurs from the bustling next door beer garden set the scene with large, glass sliding doors that can be opened up or closed to the elements.

We also have your entertainment needs covered with our TV and microphone.

The Garden Parlour's flexible furniture arrangement makes it perfect for any style of event.

The Waterview Room At Mr Hobson

This space is the lounge and private dining room combined.

The private dining room is perfect for corporate functions or special occasions. This space features floor to retractable ceiling windows and offers uninterrupted views of the bay and a weatherproof option with an outdoor feel.

Guests can enjoy drinks in the lounge on arrival, followed by a seated meal in the private dining room. A curtain can separate the spaces because who doesn't love a room reveal?

The other option is to keep both spaces open to each other for a larger unified space.

Park Room At Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne

The Park Room features floor to ceiling windows overlooking our central courtyard and the O'Connell Reserve. This room is the perfect setting for a cocktail party for 50 people or a boardroom meeting for up to 20 people. The Park Room is also a popular venue for smaller, more intimate weddings and events. The Park Room allows for a tranquil view of the surrounding greenery of O'Connell Reserve and the Yarra River below. The Park Room has direct access to the Outdoor Courtyard - ideal for breakouts, team building, or family events to give the little ones more space to play.

Studio 2 At Zinc At Federation Square

In the heart of Melbourne CBD, ZINC is a modern and contemporary venue with floor to ceiling windows and is popular for weddings and events. Located next to the Yarra River, it includes an outside deck that overlooks the river providing additional, appealing space for drinks, canapes and even the wedding ceremony.

The entire venue can hold up to 1000 guests and be divided into two studios – providing a more intimate setting with access to a private outdoor deck. Studio 2 can cater for 150 banquet styles and 200 cocktail weddings.

The Park

Located within Albert Park Lake, The Park enjoys tranquil lake views through its large extravagant chandeliers is a stylish function venue popular for weddings, galas, dinners, seminars, luncheons and lavish cocktail events.

The venue includes a covered outdoor balcony. Inside, adjustable walls allow the space to be easily configured. The venue can host intimate events for 50 guests up to 500 seated or 1000 standing.

In-house A/V includes the venue hire and features lounge and dining furniture and centrepieces.

Pumping Station Engine Room At Scienceworks

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Looking for something different? Look no further. The Pumping Station Engine Room at Scienceworks is a unique wedding venue that your guests will remember forever. Surrounded by a fascinating collection of engineering tools, equipment and relics, the Pumping Station accommodates long-table dinners perfectly, with settings running down the middle of the impressive structure and surrounded by a fascinating collection of equipment, tools and relics.

The venue features event lighting, easy access for large equipment loads, a private bathroom, various entry points and the option of a dance floor. The Pumping Station has a maximum capacity of 200 cocktail styles, 100 for sit down banquets and 80 for banquet/dance.

Scienceworks also offers The Pumping Station Boiler House if you want a larger space with a similarly industrial feel. Click on the Engine Room to the left to discover more about the unique wedding venues available at Scienceworks.

Miss Morgan At The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The idea of getting hitched and grabbing your nearest and dearest to celebrate around a nice meal is growing in popularity. If committing to your loved one without all the frills, expense, and arduous lead-up appeals to you, an elopement wedding could be your dream come true.

Miss Morgan's private dining room provides a beautiful art deco inspired space with a long table and a locally sourced menu by Mister Munroe. Have the table decorated with some nice florals and turn up after your ceremony, letting the team serve you and your guests while relaxing and enjoying the moment.

Treetops At Melbourne Museum

Located opposite the Royal Exhibition Building at the centre of Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum is a contemporary architectural icon. "Treetops" is one of the event spaces available to hire at the Melbourne Museum and is surrounded by 64 acres of English oaks, plane trees, conifers, and Moreton Bay figs.

Treetops' purpose-built function space has floor-to-ceiling glass, allowing impressive views over Carlton Gardens. The recently renovated interior makes it fresh and modern, and it's a popular choice for wedding receptions, large group lunch events, professional workshops, meetings and cocktail events. The maximum capacity of this space is 180.

Twotonmax

This North Melbourne Warehouse venue is hidden behind an anonymous street front. The industrial-style space has high ceilings, detailed warehouse features, concrete flooring and an oversize marble service bar. The commercial kitchen, direct street access, roller doors and ample rigging points make this an appealing DIY venue for events.

The venue is for weddings, private functions, corporate events, long table dinners, product launches, fashion shows, cocktail events and Christmas parties.

The service of alcohol must be taken care of by their preferred supplier's list, and Twotonmax will assist with arranging the licensing requirements. Find out more by clicking on the venue.

Grand Ballroom At Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

This grand pillarless ballroom has uninterrupted views over Albert Park Lake and comes with 1700sqm of space that you can break down into smaller spaces.

Newly refurbished and accompanied by pre-function space, this is one of Melbourne's most loved venues for its size, flexibility and aspect. It's a great pick for large banquets, gala dinners, wedding receptions and trade shows.

Entire Venue At Eureka 89

Three hundred metres above sea level, Eureka 89 provides a unique setting for your wedding. Located on the bank of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne, Eureka 89 can be configured with dance floors and entertainment and comes with a range of wedding essentials.

Designed for high-end events with premium dining, Eureka 89 has two beautiful spaces and the ability to connect, creating one large area. The venue is easily accessible for guests.

The Wool Mill

Located in Brunswick East, down a quiet laneway is one of Melbourne's oldest Wool Mills dating back to the 1930s. It sets the scene for unique events with exposed brick walls, soaring ceilings, and concrete floors.

Set over two levels, this is the perfect blank canvas venue with over 1000sqm of versatile space at your disposal. Its sought after warehouse venue has many possibilities. Work with world-class wedding planners Nudo to create the event of your dreams with external suppliers welcomed.

Plaza Ballroom At The Savoy Hotel On Little Collins

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is a Melbourne Hotel that oozes elegance and old-world charm with its Victorian facade and internal art deco style. The hotel has a range of event spaces in different sizes to suit a small intimate celebration up to a large wedding with 300 guests.

All event spaces feature natural light and an appealing classic charm with linear angled pillars, classic tray ceilings and bold geometric patterned carpets. You can hold your wedding ceremony at the hotel and your reception.

Grow Event Space

Located on the tranquil grounds of Gills nursery in Bayside, this modern and fresh venue space is a hidden oasis abundant in natural light and lush greenery. Inside, its clean open plan design features natural oak, polished concrete, and floor to ceiling windows. You can use a pool terrace for pre-dinner drinks and wedding ceremonies outside.

Grown Event Space has a capacity of up to 100 guests for a sit-down dinner and can also be tailored for smaller events. BYO drinks are allowed and can be served at the custom made bar, which features a vertical garden as its backdrop. Blakes Feast provides all catering, and custom menus are designed for your special day.

Coral Atoll At Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium has five magical event spaces. Treat your guests to a living backdrop of majestic sharks, rays, and regal penguins.

Coral Atoll is the largest function space and features a floor-to-ceiling tropical display with hundreds of exotic tropical animals and coral gardens. On the other hand, fish Bowl is a smaller space with a maximum capacity of 200 guests. Still, it is equally spectacular, showcasing an enchanting underwater world surrounded by stingrays, sharks and thousands of multi-coloured aquatic animals.

Main Space At Alto Event Space

Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD on the top floor of the GPO building is ALTO Event Space, a high-end warehouse-style venue. It features high ceilings, polished concrete floors, a striking brass bar, and a large outdoor terrace with city views, and it's an attractive choice for a range of events.

Paired with stylish, contemporary furniture and moveable partitions, it suits product launches, corporate functions, intimate dining events and weddings.

Operated by DAMM FINE, FOOD Co. Alto can host up to 400 Guests for cocktail style events and up to 150 guests for sit down dining.

Conclusion

So, if you're looking for a large wedding venue in Melbourne, we hope that our list of the best venues will help you decide. Keep in mind that each of these venues offers something unique, so consider your specific needs and preferences before making a final choice. We wish you all the best as you plan your dream wedding!

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