Wedding Venues in Brighton, Melbourne

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We know just how important it can be to find the perfect location for your wedding. If you’re considering Brighton wedding venues, this upmarket suburb has some spectacular options and certainly won’t disappoint! We know that planning a wedding is a lot of work. You’re probably feeling overwhelmed and maybe a bit uncertain about where to begin looking for a venue? You’ve come to the right place! Our team at Tagvenue has been hard at work putting together a list of incredible Brighton wedding venues. Grab a glass of bubbly, sit back and let our website do all the work.

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Brighton Venues Hire Guide

11 km south-east of Melbourne CBD, Brighton boasts one of the most beautiful coastlines in Australia. With pristine beaches and sparkling blue ocean, the exclusive suburb of Brighton is beach wedding bliss! Brighton’s convenient location and great access to public transport mean wedding guests will be able to get to your venue without any hassle. With its iconic 82 beach bathing boxes dating back to the 1900s, Middle Brighton Beach adds a beautiful pop of colour to the serene beachscape. These beauties are just perfect for adding a bit of fun to your wedding photo shoot.

What about the weather? Melbourne is known for often experiencing four seasons in a day, so be prepared for impossible to predict changes! This quick guide will help give you a snapshot of Brighton’s climate.

  • Summer (December-February): Temperatures are usually around 26 to 30 degrees Celcius.
  • Winter (June-August): The average high is around 15 degrees Celcius and the low can drop down to 2 degrees Celcius.
  • Wettest month: October
  • Windiest month: July and August

Now for the money part. Most wedding venues in Brighton will charge a hire fee (between $250 to $695) plus a per person rate. The price per person varies depending on your requirements such as the number of guests, the time of day, and the type of menu. The price per person average for wedding reception venues in Brighton is between $70 to $80 per person.

Last but not least, we're happy to recommend some of our favourite spots in Brighton:

  • The Esplanade – Find Brighton wedding venues perfect for a beach wedding along The Esplanade. There are many gorgeous hotels to choose from, most of which offer wedding packages. Wedding venues along the beachfront strip will not only give you panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay but also stunning views of the Melbourne City skyline. A favourite picture perfect moment for Sydney couples!
  • Church Street – Just a few roads back from Brighton beachfront is vibey Church Street where you’ll find a variety of restaurants and function venues available.

 

FAQs about Wedding Venues in Brighton

What are the most popular wedding venues in Brighton, Melbourne?

Here are some top recommendations, according to their popularity among Tagvenue users:

  • Brighton Beach Hotel offers not just one, but two stunning venues to choose from. The Bayview Room, located on the first floor of the hotel, is a beautiful function room with its own private bar and terrace, providing breathtaking views across Port Phillip Bay. The space is bright, airy, and can accommodate up to 150 seated guests with a dance floor, making it perfect for weddings. The room is also equipped with state-of-the-art AV facilities, including a drop-down screen and projector, in-house music system, and the option to host a DJ or band. Alternatively, you can opt for the Beer Garden, a non-smoking area with heaters, large joined umbrellas, and direct bar access. This venue has the ability to accommodate live music and DJs too, it's a great option for a more casual and relaxed wedding celebration.
  • Rippon Lea Estate offers a garden area, which is a breathtaking oasis of natural beauty. The vast grounds span nearly 14 acres and offer a picturesque setting for a delightful wedding. Guests can wander through the flower gardens, take in the serene lake views, or explore the lush fernery and nursery. For those looking to host an intimate celebration, there are many shaded spots available, perfect for a memorable gathering. Alternatively, larger marquee receptions can also be accommodated, subject to availability and other planned activities on the Estate. If you are planning a wedding, the garden area at Rippon Lea Estate is an idyllic choice.

How far in advance should I book a wedding venue in Brighton?

It's always a good idea to book your wedding venue as far in advance as possible to secure your preferred date. Some popular wedding venues in Brighton may be booked up to a year or more in advance, especially during peak wedding season. The two most popular months for weddings in Australia are November (spring) and March (autumn). We recommend booking your wedding venue at least 9 to 12 months ahead of your wedding date to ensure availability and avoid disappointment. However, if you have a specific date in mind or are planning a wedding during the peak season, you may want to consider booking your venue even further in advance. It's best to check with your preferred wedding venue on Tagvenue for their specific booking policies and availability.

Are there any specific requirements for getting married in Brighton?

Yes, there are specific requirements to get married in Australia. Couples need to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) with their celebrant at least between 1-18 months prior to the wedding date. Both parties need to be at least 18 years of age, not married to each other or anyone else, and not closely related by birth, adoption, or other familial relationship. You do not have to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to get married in Australia. However, Foreign citizens may also need to provide additional documentation. It's important to check with your celebrant or the local registry office for the full list of requirements and any updates to the process.

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