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Melbourne’s most unique wedding venues

Categories Wedding venues.
10 Aug, 2020

Our beautiful city is home to some amazing and unique wedding venues. We’ve listed some of our all-time favourites below.

Abbotsford Convent

Abbotsford Convent is a charming and very memorable venue only 4kms from the CBD.

The venue offers three unique spaces for your ceremony – the Good Shepherd Chapel, Oak Tree and Heritage Gardens. Pre-reception cocktails can be enjoyed in the Rosina Courtyard, before ushering guests into the Rosina Function Space.

The Rosina Function Space is housed in a heritage building that evokes elegance and rustic charm with high ceilings, original lead light windows and stunning chandeliers. This large space caters for 500 guests for a cocktail wedding or up to a whopping 250 guests seated with enough room for a dance floor.

Photo credit: Kas Richards

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Brunswick Mess Hall, Brunswick

Brunswick Mess Hall is a beautifully renovated Oddfellow’s Hall located in the heart of Brunswick. The venue features two gorgeous plant-filled atriums and opens into a stunning grand hall. Furthermore, with its beautiful greenery and high ceilings, no decor is needed for a stunning wedding!

The venue has an extensive craft beer, wine and cocktail list, complemented by delicious South East Asian food suited to either canapé style or sit down weddings.

Photo credit: Brunswick Mess Hall

Collingwood Children’s Farm, Abbotsford

Collingwood Children’s Farm is an inner city escape for your wedding day. Hidden away in Abbotsford, this venue has a beautiful beautiful rustic charm and warmth.

Wedding ceremonies can be held under a 100 year old oak tree or in the paddock overlooking the river, with the reception following in one of the three unique spaces at the Farm.

Our favourite space is the 100 year old Barn as it has loads of atmosphere and rustic style, seating up to 120 seated or 150 cocktail style. There’s plenty of room for dancing and music on the milking floor too! For larger weddings, the paddock is available for a marquee set up.

 

Glasshaus Inside, Cremorne

Glasshaus Inside is a stunning green 1920s warehouse and nursery, catering from 94 (seated) to 140 (standing) guests. The beauty of this venue is it doesn’t need any additional styling as it’s already filled with lush hanging plants on every wall.

From a party perspective, it’s the right shape, size and vibe for an epic dance floor. We play at Glasshaus often and can say hand on heart, it’s always an awesome party!

Photo credit: Lulu and Lime

Panama Dining Room, Fitzroy

Panama Dining Room is an iconic Melbourne venue on Smith Street, Fitzroy, with a seated capacity of 160 and standing of 220. Both options pave the way for a large dance floor size with an option for the DJ to be conveniently tucked away behind the bar.

Panama’s gorgeous arch windows provide an amazing backdrop to your wedding with views of Melbourne’s CBD. Best yet, Panama is licensed until 1am so guests can keep on boogying until the early morning hours!

Photo credit: Elsa Campbell

Rupert on Rupert, Collingwood

Contemporary, industrial and undeniably Collingwood, Rupert on Rupert is a truly unique venue to host your wedding celebration. This beautiful venue offers several unique spaces to accommodate your wedding, with flexible and creative dining options.

The Conservatory provides an exceptional backdrop for your pre-reception cocktail hour (and also happens to double as the perfect wedding aisle!). The Main Dining Hall can seat up to 80 guests for dinner or up to 200 guests for a standing cocktail wedding. Finally, the Cocktail Lounge offers guests a lavish refuge amongst the comforts of leather chesterfields, vintage lamps, candlelight and perhaps a whiskey or two!

Rupert can be uniquely configured depending on the type of wedding you’re after, with the flexibility to allow for an instant dance floor!

Photo credit: Eric Ronald

For other wedding venue ideas, be sure to check out wedding venue directory Wedshed for some  more inspiration!

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