Have you and your partner recently become engaged? Are you feeling uncertain about finding a venue? First of all, congratulations! After the long battle to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia, you deserve to have your dream wedding. We believe a wedding should reflect the unique bond you have with your significant other, so in this blog, we’ve put together 7 unique wedding venues which you might not have considered.
If you have a love for all things aquatic why not hold your wedding under the sea? That’s right, The Melbourne Aquarium is a safe, friendly and unique venue to hold your wedding. Exchange vows in front of the world’s most adorable penguins and then have your reception surrounded by cute sharks, vibrant tropical fish and cheeky stingrays. If you haven’t popped the question yet, there is a proposal service where divers swim down with a personalised banner during your visit.
The Baths Middle Brighton
If you’re dreaming of a beachside wedding then The Baths Middle Brighton is the perfect LBGTQIA+ venue for you. The romantic view of Port Phillip Bay, the cityscape and the only inner-city sea baths will be a stunning backdrop for your wedding. The upstairs venue can hold over a hundred guests or you can book a smaller space for more intimate weddings. They do offer fine cuisine, but if you’re looking for a less formal event there is a café and bar available.
The Regal Ballroom
Nestled in Melbourne’s inner city, The Regal Ballroom is a magnificent Edwardian Baroque wedding venue. Built in 1912, The Regal Ballroom used to be a prominent theatre featuring silent films, burlesque and musicals. Now it is an atmospheric event space that will give your wedding a touch of splendour. They offer a sophisticated modern cuisine that complements the art deco atmosphere of The Regal Ballroom.
If you want a dreamy countryside wedding then Farm Vigano, located in South Morang, is great for rustic weddings. The venue has a rich Italian history giving it a charming European feel amongst the sublime Australian greenery. The farm has a sprawling sixteen acres of lush landscape, a Grand Dining Room, a Gala Room and an Italian Terazza. They also have an authentic Italian menu with seasonal ingredients sourced from the gardens on the property. Your big day in the fresh country air will be full of whimsy, beauty and elegant dining.
If you have a vision of what you want your wedding to look like, The Showtime Events centre can help make that happen. They are perfect for events with a little bit of flavour. Showtime Events can transform their space into the theme of your choice. From more traditional styles to more unique themes like under the sea, fairy tales, vintage or even zombies. The venue is complete with a view of the waterfront and the city skyline. Located on the historic socking area of South Wharf, it is a versatile space with award-winning catering.
Melbourne Town Hall
Built in 1870, The Melbourne Town Hall is rich in local civic and cultural history. This diverse venue is home to festivals, shows, exhibitions, civil debate and the most grandiose weddings. They offer a verity of spaces for weddings of any size: From an intimate ceremony on Portico Balcony that overlooks Swanston St to an extravagant full house wedding in the main hall. Complete with a personalised gourmet menu and customized wine that you can sample before the day, your wedding is bound to be the talk of the town.
Werribee Park Mansion is perfect for a big wedding. The Italianate style mansion, completed in 1877, is both elegant and theatrical. The grounds are a dreamy, picturesque backdrop for your wedding. In the right season, the rose garden will have up to 5000 roses. The Mansion hotel & Spa has space for indoor and outdoor weddings. Your friends and family will be well taken care of with ample accommodation, restaurants, a library and a stunning spa. You will be well taken care of at Werribee Park Mansion and your wedding will be an unforgettable celebration full of love and joy.
Big or small, organising weddings can feel overwhelming and stressful. If you don’t know what to do about transport, don’t worry. Melbourne On The Move offers wedding bus hire as well as corporate coach hire and bus tours. Call today on 1300 55 86 86 and our friendly assistants can help you plan your wedding transport.