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Top Wedding Ceremony Venues in Melbourne

Congratulations on your engagement! Now that the ring has been accepted and all of your friends and family have been told, it’s time to get down to business and begin planning your big day! To help you with picking out the perfect place for your wedding, we have gathered all of the top wedding ceremony venues in Melbourne and conveniently compiled them into one place for you! Your wedding is going to be a special day, and you’ll want the venue to be just as special. We know the area better than anyone and have done our research to save you the time. 

Wedding Ceremony Venues Hire Guide

Melbourne is a fresh and thriving city, full of young professionals and entrepreneurs. Because the city houses such a lively atmosphere, there are dozens of great wedding ceremony businesses that offer a great experience for your big day! You won’t have to look too hard to find all different kinds of venues – from a garden wedding ceremony spot to an indoor venue for wet weather months.

Before you start the process of choosing a wedding ceremony venue, take a look at our tips that may help you with it:

  • Setup – Ask each venue that you’re considering what their policy is for setup and decorating. Many venues will provide this service themselves, but if you plan on having your own people take care of setup and decorations, you will probably want to have access to the venue at least the day before the wedding.
  • Cleanup – Will the venue management allow you to clean up the following day? Chances are, the bride and groom will be long gone when it’s time to clean up and gather your belongings and gifts. Make sure that you have assigned people to assist with cleanup and likewise make sure that you know the venue's rules on when things need to be taken care of.
  • Timing – You should plan a specific and detailed timetable of the entire wedding day with the venue. It’s important (for you and them) to know when the ceremony ends and when guests will arrive at the reception. If you plan to have photographs taken of the wedding party, you may want to schedule a cocktail hour for your guests before the wedding party arrives and the dinner and dancing begin.

Not sure how deep into your pocket you will have reach? Look no further, because we know:

  • Most of the wedding ceremony venues in the city of Melbourne charge a per person rate. The per person rate typically covers all food, the venue, and sometimes even decor. The prices range from $30-$100 per guest.
  • Another common price model is the hire fee price structure – this is the total cost of what it will be to rent a venue space alone, with no extras like food or drinks. The hire fee price varies depending on how long you need the space and ranges from $1,200 for a shorter session to $10,000 for a large, all day event.

Wonder where other couples enjoyed their special day? These are the most popular wedding ceremony locations in Melbourne:

  • Melbourne CBD – The inner-city hub for events and functions, the Central Business District is the most popular area to have a wedding ceremony and a wedding reception in Melbourne.
  • Smith Street – Located near the Fitzroy neighbourhood, Smith Street holds several high-end, classy establishments where many couples host their wedding ceremonies.
  • The Docklands – The Docklands is home to a few lovely wedding venues that rest right on the Yarra River and provide a gorgeous and tranquil location to host weddings ceremonies.

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