Wedding Ceremony Venues of Victoria

The Best Ceremony Venues voted by real Married Couples: Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, & Macedon Ranges. 


Finding the perfect ceremony venue is a difficult task, as it affects more or less every other part of your wedding day. At ABIA, we're here to make that job a little easier, with our top ceremony venues of Victoria voted for by real wedding couples.

So, whether you're looking for a blank canvas conservatory, a chic rooftop hotel or a rustic barn to be the backdrop to your wedding vows, look no further! The top 15 wedding venues in this list cover the areas of Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, and Macedon Ranges - so we've got you covered for Victorian venues.

 
 

What to look for in a ceremony venue


- A style and location that suits you and your partner (boho chic, rustic, chapel, vineyard...the opportunities are endless!)
- A place where you can feel comfortable when you walk down the aisle and say your vows
- A venue that offers exceptional staff service from the planning stage right up to your wedding day
- Somewhere that can accommodate your number of day guests
- If an outdoor venue, perhaps ask if they have a back-up ceremony location if the weather changes
- Consider whether you want to hold your reception at the same location or elsewhere
 
 
 

How we determined this best list of ceremony venues in Victoria

As always, we ask our real wedding couples to review and recommend their wedding day suppliers. They rate vendors based on the 4 Pillars of Perfection, which are: Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Attitude of Staff, and Overall Value. 
 
This list of 15 ceremony venues in Victoria has been determined solely from customer feedback and satisfaction ratings - every venue you see below reached a customer rating of over 95%. This means you're more likely to find a venue that is trustworthy and has been recommended by other wedding couples. 
 
 

#1 - Zonzo Estate

ABIA Award Winner

ABIA Customer Rating 99.70%


First up is Yarra Valley's Zonzo Estate, a wedding venue with striking architecture surrounded by idyllic scenery. Choose to say 'I do' in contemporary chapel-style 'The Cappella', the rustic 'Barrel Room' or outside on the lawn overlooking the vineyards. Later in the day, indulge in authentic Italian cuisine and premium wine as you sit back and relax with up to 130 guests.

"Our relaxed approach, coupled with outstanding service and meticulous attention to detail promises an unforgettable wedding or engagement celebration. Refill your glass, step over the threshold and into forty-five acres of picturesque vines and lawn that will delight adults and children alike."

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Wedding Venue Victoria Zonzo Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria Zonzo Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria Zonzo Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria Zonzo Estate
 

#2 - The Shearing Shed

ABIA Award Runner-Up

ABIA Customer Rating 99.50%


Country charm and hospitality is at the heart of The Shearing Shed, a wonderfully renovated wedding venue located in Cowes, Victoria. Soak up the warm, rustic ambience and plenty of character features including wooden floors, wine barrels, the fireplace and staircase as this venue has been passed down through four generations.

Have your ceremony set in a stunning secret garden, underneath the beautiful beams of the barn, or in the blank canvas of the Shearing Shed. This unique location provides a private venue for up to 180 guests on your unforgettable day.

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Wedding Venue Victoria The Shearing Shed
Wedding Venue Victoria The Shearing Shed
Wedding Venue Victoria The Shearing Shed
Wedding Venue Victoria The Shearing Shed
 

#3 - Avalon Castle

ABIA Award 3rd Place

ABIA Customer Rating 99.11%


Visually stunning, loaded with character and beautifully appointed on a two-acre property in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges is Avalon Castle - a castle wedding venue in Melbourne, Victoria. With heaps of historic charm, this venue features a blue stone castle exterior, huge castle doors, a wooden interior chapel, a rustic outdoor bar, and beautiful grounds to wander. 

Priding themselves on their hospitality, the team at Avalon Castle offer a number of flexible spaces for an indoor or outdoor ceremony, and can cater for up to 120 guests if you decide to hold your reception here too. Be whisked away by historic grandeur and romantic gardens at Avalon Castle!

Learn more about Avalon Castle

 
 
Wedding Venue Victoria Avalon Castle
Wedding Venue Victoria Avalon Castle
Wedding Venue Victoria Avalon Castle
Wedding Venue Victoria Avalon Castle
 

#4 - Baxter Barn

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 99.06%


The picturesque and historic Baxter Barn is a wedding venue located on the Mornington Peninsula. Baxter Barn is situated on the 35-acre heritage-listed property of Sages Cottage Farm and was built in the 1870s, bringing an alluring historic charm and a nature filled backdrop. Just a stone's throw away from Melbourne, this venue offers exclusive use of the property, ensuring total privacy for you and your guests during the day and night.

Choose to have your ceremony in the rustic barn, in the surrounds of the beautiful rose garden or beside the lake - all of which make a stunning backdrop for your wedding ceremony in Victoria.

 
Wedding Venue Victoria Baxter Barn
Wedding Venue Victoria Baxter Barn
Wedding Venue Victoria Baxter Barn
Wedding Venue Victoria Baxter Barn
 
 
 

#5 - The Peacock Estate

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 98.58%


Nestled in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, The Peacock Estate is a unique setting shaped with nostalgia and crafted with rustic charm. A one-of-a-kind venue in Tyabb, The Peacock Estate is a stunning, rustic space for you to style your way with a flexible setup, allowing you to plan the perfect celebration for up to 100 guests. 

The Estate features a beautiful refurbished church, which offers a blank canvas ceremony space with breathtaking stained glass windows, and a vintage metal barn which is the perfect space for an alternative ceremony or your wedding reception. As well as plenty of outdoor spaces for a relaxed drinks reception, The Peacock Estate has everything you could possibly wish for in a ceremony wedding venue!

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Wedding Venue Victoria The Peacock Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria The Peacock Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria The Peacock Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria The Peacock Estate
 

#6 - Marybrooke Manor

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 98.18%


Marybrooke is a Tudor-style mansion nestled on the edge of the majestic Sherbrooke Forest in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges. Built in 1940, Marybrooke began as a grand guesthouse and over the years has undergone extensive renovations to restore and reinstate the building to reflect it's original charm and elegance.

For ceremony locations, they have a picturesque outdoor garden lawn area with gazebo or an indoor ceremony area with beautiful garden outlooks - so you can have an idyllic backdrop whatever the weather! If you're wanting to extend your celebrations, Marybrooke Manor also have plenty of outdoor and indoor reception spaces, so you can have a classy garden party or dance the night away in style. With 20 recently refurbished four-star accommodation suites and a separate four bedroom cottage able to sleep over 60 guests in total, Marybrooke is the perfect place to host your ceremony and reception combined!
 
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Wedding Venue Victoria Marybrooke Manor
Wedding Venue Victoria Marybrooke Manor
Wedding Venue Victoria Marybrooke Manor
Wedding Venue Victoria Marybrooke Manor
 

#7 - The Pier Geelong

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 98.16%


The Pier Geelong is uniquely positioned 250 metres out over the water, located in the heart of Geelong's CBD, VIC. Surrounded by floor to ceiling windows with uninterrupted waterfront views and ample natural light, The Pier makes the most of the Geelong waterfront.

The Lillias room features a romantic glass terrace area, providing the perfect setting to hold your wedding ceremony. Alternatively, The Hopetoun room displays the best of Geelong’s glorious waterfront sunsets. The venue provides flexible room layout with an abundance of natural light and a waterfront view that is bound to impress your guests!

The Pier Geelong is the largest custom-built events centre on the Geelong waterfront allowing flexibility to cater for small intimate weddings or large elaborate weddings. All elements of your wedding can be held in one central location, allowing your guests to experience many different and unique aspects of the venue, bar and restaurant. 

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Wedding Venue Victoria The Pier Geelong
Wedding Venue Victoria The Pier Geelong
Wedding Venue Victoria The Pier Geelong
Wedding Venue Victoria The Pier Geelong
 

#8 - Cleveland Winery

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 97.61%


If you're looking for a ceremony venue offering timeless beauty and breathtaking views, Cleveland Winery may be the one for you! With romantic vineyards, lake views and picturesque cottage gardens, this idyllic venue provides a private and secluded location for your big day based in the Macedon Ranges.

Exchange your vows either in the vineyard, by the lake, in the cottage gardens or in the impressive 1887 gothic-style homestead. If you would like your reception on-site at Cleveland Winery, you can choose to dine in the elegant Great Room, in the rustic Carriage House or the intimate Lakeview setting. Their boutique winery accommodation can cater for 100 guests and is perhaps the perfect way to end your unforgettable wedding day.

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Wedding Venue Victoria Cleveland Winery
Wedding Venue Victoria Cleveland Winery
Wedding Venue Victoria Cleveland Winery
Wedding Venue Victoria Cleveland Winery
Photo credit: Ildiko Photography

 

#9 - Crown Melbourne

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 97.27%


Next up is Crown Melbourne, a luxurious hotel setting that is perfect for creating a unique wedding ceremony. From intimate weddings for 20 guests or lavish affairs for large numbers, Crown Melbourne will be there to assist!

Have your wedding ceremony on the rooftop overlooking the Melbourne city skyline, in the grand ballroom, or one of the many flexible function rooms in the hotel. With luxury on-site accommodation, world-renowned chefs and indulgent spa facilities, this venue is one to remember.

"Crown understands that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and we have a dedicated team to ensure your every wish becomes a reality. Our wedding consultants works closely with you on every detail from menu design and wedding cake, floral creations to memorable theming. Catering experts are also on hand to tailor a package based on Traditional Chinese, Western, Indian or your desired theme."

Learn more about Crown Melbourne
 
 
Wedding Venue Victoria Crown Melbourne
Wedding Venue Victoria Crown Melbourne
Wedding Venue Victoria Crown Melbourne
Wedding Venue Victoria Crown Melbourne
 

#10 - Parnassus function centre

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 96.93%


Parnassus Function Centre


Located a scenic 1 hour and 20 minute drive out of Melbourne is Parnassus Function Centre, a wedding ceremony and reception venue. The extensive property has a variety of outdoor areas and allows you to choose the perfect setting for your ceremony, with picturesque views providing wow-factor at every turn. 

The venue features a wooden pier that gives the impression of a floating walk way, and panoramic views of the Rolling hills of Gippsland from every angle. Parnassus Function Centre can also cater for receptions of up to 200 guests and offers on-site accommodation.

"We understand that each couple has their own unique ideas for their wedding day and our capable team will work with you to create your dream wedding. With our experience and reliability, we can provide you with everything you need to plan your big day. We encourage you to visit us for a tour of Parnassus to experience its beauty beforehand."

Learn more about Parnassus function centre
 
 
Wedding Venue Victoria Parnassus Function Centre
Wedding Venue Victoria Parnassus Function Centre
Wedding Venue Victoria Parnassus Function Centre
Wedding Venue Victoria Parnassus Function Centre
 

#11 - Glen Erin at Lancefield

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 96.86%


Nestled at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Glen Erin at Lancefield has everything you need for a memorable low-stress wedding, including 4.5 star accommodation in a boutique vineyard setting. Only a hours drive from Melbourne, the venue feels many more miles away and provides a picturesque setting that will give your day a real sense of occasion.

After a ceremony on the lawn or in the Chapel, with the Macedon Ranges as the backdrop, head inside to the Vineyard Room for an exquisite meal. As well as 6 individually styled bedrooms with ensuites in the renovated original Glen Erin homestead. With all the extras such as a pool, spa, tennis court, petanque, billiards and table tennis, you and your guests can make a weekend of it.

Over the past 20 years, Glen Erin has developed a reputation for fine food and wine. You can enjoy a la carte dining in the restaurant or a delicious banquet for up to 140 people in the Vineyard Room.

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Wedding Venue Victoria Glen Erin at Lancefield
Wedding Venue Victoria Glen Erin at Lancefield
Wedding Venue Victoria Glen Erin at Lancefield
Wedding Venue Victoria Glen Erin at Lancefield
 

#12 - Marnong Estate Weddings

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 95.72%


Rich in history and spoilt by uninterrupted views of the Macedon Ranges, Marnong Estate is a ceremony and reception venue that provides a stunning backdrop. Conveniently located 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport and 35 minutes north of Melbourne CBD, the Marnong Estate property offers the flexibility and facilities to create your dream wedding.

The Estate features a range of indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, contemporary event spaces flexible enough to adapt to your individual style, historic homestead accommodation, endless onsite photography locations, and dining options for pre or post wedding celebrations so that you can continue the festivities and relive every special moment with your guests over brunch the next morning.

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Wedding Venue Victoria Marnong Estate Weddings
Wedding Venue Victoria Marnong Estate Weddings
Wedding Venue Victoria Marnong Estate Weddings
Wedding Venue Victoria Marnong Estate Weddings
 

#13 - St Andrews Conservatory

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 95.53%


The St Andrews Conservatory is the jewel of Melbourne's iconic St Andrews Hotel - Fitzroy (formerly known as The Pumphouse Hotel). The team at St Andrews Conservatory have been hosting weddings for over 20 years and offer all-inclusive packages so that your wedding ceremony and reception in Victoria is an unforgettable one.

By day, the Conservatory is filled with natural light spilling from its distinctive glass roof. This feature is hung with delicate bamboo lanterns which, in the evening, illuminate the venue and give a sense of romance. The cosy fireplace and the option for dance space add to the exceptional atmosphere and timeless style of the Conservatory.

"On your special day, you deserve nothing less than exceptional. Our devoted Wedding Coordinator and professional staff strive to ensure you and your guests have a wonderful and memorable evening. We pride ourselves on the fact that each wedding reception at the St Andrews Conservatory is the perfect, stress-free day."

Learn more about St Andrews Conservatory
 
 
Wedding Venue Victoria St Andrews Conservatory
Wedding Venue Victoria St Andrews Conservatory
Wedding Venue Victoria St Andrews Conservatory
Wedding Venue Victoria St Andrews Conservatory
 

#14 - RACV Healesville Country Club

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 95.36%


The RACV Healesville Country Club features stunning landscapes and breathtaking views, combining 5-star service with impressive facilities to make your Yarra Valley wedding truly unforgettable. From small intimate gatherings to spectacular ceremonies and grand receptions for up to 220 guests, the Country Club provides you with a selection of personalised choices.

This venue provides country club charm and mountain views, with the option for a beautiful outdoor ceremony or indoor function room ceremony setting. RACV Healesville Country Club offers impressive facilities all in the one location including 80 spacious accommodation rooms, day spa, and an award winning 18-hole golf course.

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Wedding Venue Victoria RACV Healesville Country Club
Wedding Venue Victoria RACV Healesville Country Club
Wedding Venue Victoria RACV Healesville Country Club
Wedding Venue Victoria RACV Healesville Country Club
 

#15 - Inglewood Estate

ABIA Award Finalist

ABIA Customer Rating 95.18%


Located in the secluded valley of Kangaroo Ground, Inglewood Estate is set on 25 acres of private rolling country-side. Say your vows in Inglewood Chapel - a private and non-denominational Chapel, hand built using local stone, with antique pews and stained glass windows, stunning flower arrangements and wrought iron candelabras. The Chapel Gardens include a breathtaking lake with jetty, waterfall, replica colonial buildings, antiquated horse drawn carts, and windmill; perfect for memorable wedding photography. 

If you want to carry on the celebration, have a drink or two at the Chapel Bar before moving on to Inglewood's Reception Centre. Formally the old hay shed on the property, it is full of character, history and true country style. The Reception Centre has spectacular views, sensational food and friendly professional staff. Set in stunning private gardens with a duck pond and vineyard, the Reception Centre has two open fires, air conditioning, and a stage for live music.

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Wedding Venue Victoria Inglewood Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria Inglewood Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria Inglewood Estate
Wedding Venue Victoria Inglewood Estate
 


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