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Melbourne’s Most Interesting Wedding Venues

By Ben Tyers
29th Jul 2017


If you’re currently engaged you’ve no doubt got a massive job ahead of you. There’s so much to think about when planning a wedding, from getting that perfect photographer, finding a cake that looks exactly how you want it to, and far out, don’t even mention the dress.

One of the most important things, of course, is working out where the bloody hell you’re actually going to have it. We know you don’t want some run of the mill joint out in the sticks, you want a venue that is going to make your friends wonder how you found it and make them jealous that they didn’t think of it themselves.

So, here are Melbourne’s most interesting wedding venues.

The Substation


If you’re looking for a big ol’ warehouse space with a bit of character—The Substation is exactly what you’re after. Bookings will need to be scheduled around all the other events happening at the venue, but there is capacity for 80 to a maximum of 200 guests, which should take care of most gatherings.

Where: 1 Market Street, Newport
To book head here.

Abbotsford Convent


Built in stages on the banks of the Yarra River from the 1870’s, Abbotsford Convent is one of the more classic places to get married in Melbourne. No longer an actual convent, the buildings have made way for cafes, bakers, and art spaces as well as being available for venue hire. The Rosina function space with its exposed roof trusses can hold 280 guests for a seated event, or closer to 500 if you’re going for a more casual cocktail-style affair.

Where: 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
To book head here.

Glasshaus Inside


It’s hard to walk past Glasshaus Inside on Cremorne Street without then spending an hour looking at every indoor plant they have on offer. What’s great about this space is that it’s a working nursery and is always filled to the brim with Fiddle Leaf Figs, Monstera’s and so on, creating the perfect back drop for your big day.

Where: 44 Cremorne Street, Cremorne
To book head here.

Melbourne Zoo


It doesn’t get much better than getting married surrounded by animals from all around the globe. Melbourne Zoo has many options for your wedding day, from various rooms available to the Giraffe Lookout, to an outdoor ceremony under the big fig tree. Booking your wedding at Melbourne Zoo will definitely impress even the hardest to please great aunt.

Where: Elliot Avenue, Parkville
To book head here.

Luna Park

St Kilda

If you fancy getting married by the bay, you need to have a think about booking your wedding at Luna Park. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Melbourne’s historic theme park, and watch the sun set over the bay as you celebrate with your closest friends and family.

Where: 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
To book head here.

State Library


You might be getting a peek inside the State Library at Open House, or maybe you’ve just spent many an hour there cramming before a big exam—but what you might not have known is that you can get married there as well. From Queen’s Hall to the famous domed La Trobe Reading Room, the State Library might just be the location you’re looking for.

Where: 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
To book head here.

Astor Theatre

St Kilda

You’ve no doubt caught the odd double feature at the Astor, so why not make a feature of your own and book your wedding there. With a range of quality wines and catering packages, the team will be able to sort out even the pickiest cinephile.

Where: 1 Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, St Kilda
To book head here.

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Image credit: Glasshaus Inside | Free The Bird

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