Melbourne in Victoria is home to hundreds of stunning wedding venues ranging in size and style, from lofty and contemporary New York-esque reception centres to historic, heritage-listed mansions dripping with old world glitz and glamour.
Here are the Top 10 wedding reception venues in Melbourne based on Easy Weddings’ network of more than 110,000 independent reviews.
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Located at the foothills of Victoria’s picturesque Dandenong Ranges, award-winning Chateau Wyuna offers everything you will need for your wedding ceremony and/or reception – all within an easy drive’s distance of Melbourne’s CBD. Your ceremony can be held in their heritage-listed, 100-year-old chapel, around their delightful waterfall or under the roof of their enchanting pergola (pictured above). Oh, and there are more than six verdant acres of beautiful gardens and meandering paths (as well as a historic log cabin) to provide some pretty spectacular backdrops for your all-important wedding photographs.
Butleigh Wootton, situated in Melbourne’s inner East, has it all, from the magic of their uber-romantic ceremony marquee and their sensational staircase which offers a dazzling and prominent entrance – and guarantees fabulous photography, to their beautiful ballroom, which is perfect for dining and dancing! Over three levels, the reception venue’s glorious architecture provides an elegance which can be dressed up or down. Their menus are innovative and stylish and lovely gardens surround a clear sided marquee that can be opened or closed to provide a little outdoor ambience to kick off your big day.
Bram Leigh Receptions truly is a fairytale wedding destination, particularly after dark when 30,000 fairy lights bring their immaculately manicured gardens to life. It’s a treat for every guest as they sip champagne and enjoy the reception! Book a twilight inspection to experience this wonderful reception venue by moonlight – and you’ll be smitten immediately. There’s a picture perfect chapel in which to wed by day or night and elegant dining facilities nestled amongst ancient pine, oak and silver birch trees. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that, does it?
At Leonda By The Yarra, they believe in making every wedding as unique as the couple marrying. From the moment you first walk through their doors until your actual wedding day, their focus is on turning your idea of the perfect reception into a reality. Whether you’re dreaming of a lavish reception for 350 guests, an intimate dinner for 60, or a sunset cocktail wedding overlooking the water, their very experienced team will ensure every detail of your day is exactly as you imagined it.
When you choose to celebrate the most important day of your life at the Park Hyatt Melbourne, they will themselves to designing a day that truly reflects you and your love. Their dedicated team of weddings specialist will ensure that sumptuous cuisine and superior service will play a part in delivering the seamless wedding of your dreams. Set in the leafy, very exclusive end of the city, Park Hyatt Melbourne is a private haven of sophistication and luxury.
Weddings at Potters Receptions is a truly unforgettable experience. Aside from its stunning chapel, gallery, alfresco bar with courtyard and dining room, the entire venue is linked by brick paved paths and detailed wrought iron handrails – all set across six magnificent acres of Australian native and cottage Gardens. Everything has been designed to capture the daily and seasonal changes of light making Potters Receptions exceptionally photographic. Potters is the ideal location for your perfect big day.
Situated on ten acres of magnificent gardens in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Tatra Estate is the perfect setting for your Wedding. With easy car access and ample parking the venue also offers exclusive use of its extensive facilities including its chapel and gazebo. Tatra has everything you need in one delightful venue, with professional and friendly staff to cater to your every wedding need.
Ascot House is an elegant Victorian mansion set in two acres of beautiful gardens, conveniently located in a quiet street just minutes from the CBD and airport. Ascot House has been meticulously restored retaining its original homely charm whilst providing today’s modern facilities. The house features antique furnishings, open fireplaces, sweeping verandas and grand dinning rooms with stunning garden views that offer the perfect ambiance for your wedding.
Modeled on a country homestead, Nathania Springs is a purpose-built reception centre, nestled amongst three acres of landscaped gardens in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. The gardens feature an abundance of exotic trees established late 19th century, together with water features, an ornate white timber gazebo and its own chapel – complete with stained glass windows.
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