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Best 14 Wedding Ceremony Venues in Victoria

Discover the best Wedding Ceremony Venues in Melbourne, Geelong, the Mornington Peninsula and the rest of Victoria, as rated and reviewed by real wedding couples

ABIA Weddings is Australia's largest wedding review platform and industry awards. At the most recent ABIA Wedding Awards over 6,000 married couples rated, recommended and reviewed their wedding venues and vendors. Based on their feedback, the following list of Best Wedding Ceremony Venues across Victoria — including locations like Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula and beyond — has been determined to help Engaged Couples choose their ceremony venue with utmost confidence. 

Scroll down and you’ll find the Top 14 Wedding Ceremony Venues in Victoria, announced at the recent ABIA Wedding Awards, hosted at Crown Melbourne, including links to reviews and ratings left by the couples who married there.

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#1 - Warrawong Estate

Ceremony Venue Style: Outdoor patio

Location: Melbourne

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Overlooking the sweeping gullies of the Werribee River, Warrawong Estate’s outdoor ceremony area is nestled between magnificent silos and an historic 1850’s woolshed, providing a picture-perfect backdrop for couples to exchange vows.

The venue’s 185 acres of rural landscape and rustic outbuildings offer further stunning opportunities for wedding photography and The Woolshed  a rustic reception venue catering for up to 200 guests  adds to the convenience of this charming setting, just 40 minutes from the centre of Melbourne.

Read Warrawong Estate's Customer Reviews.
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#2 - Avalon Castle

Ceremony Venue Style: Gazebo, Rose Terrace or Chapel

Location: Melbourne

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Set on two acres, high in the historic Dandenong Ranges, the Bluestone edifice of Avalon Castle offers couples a choice of charming ceremony locations — a Redwood Gazebo, set within the landscaped gardens, The Rose Terrace, shaded by a natural canopy of trees and a timber-panelled Chapel complete with stained-glass windows.

Plentiful photographic locations, receptions catering for up to 130 guests, dedicated wedding coordinators, onsite accommodation, and affordable, all-inclusive packages, add to the appeal of this character-filled destination.

Read Avalon Castle's Customer Reviews.
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#3 - Bramleigh Estate

Ceremony Venue Style: Outdoor Deck or Stone Fireplace

Location: Melbourne

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Whether couples choose to exchange vows outdoors on the expansive timber deck, with gum trees towering overhead, or indoors before the grand stone fireplace, they’re guaranteed exclusive use of beautiful Bramleigh Estate.

At the gateway to the Yarra Valley, the 10-acre, Hamptons-style property offers a complimentary ceremony with the use of the wedding venue, and caters for between 100 and 350 guests. Offerings include a team of professional wedding specialists, abundant photographic locations — including the nearby Yarra River — and an assortment of all-inclusive wedding packages.

Read Bramleigh Estate's Wedding Reviews.
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#4 - Zonzo Estate

Ceremony Venue Style: Outdoor grounds or Chapel

Location: Yarra Valley

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A mix of contemporary and down-to-earth spaces are available to couples at Zonzo Estate. Ceremony locations include the Cappella — a modern, architectural, non-denominational chapel — and The Grounds, set on lush lawns overlooking the spectacular Yarra Valley and the vineyards of the 45-acre property.

Offering a selection of wedding packages and reception spaces, catering to both intimate gatherings or up to 140 guests, the photogenic venue also comes complete with a personal Wedding Coordinator to assist with preparations.

Read Zonzo Estate's Customer Reviews.
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#5 - Potters Receptions

Ceremony Venue Style: Gazebo, Chapel or Wisteria Courtyard

Location: Melbourne 

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From the charming Chapel, with hand-carved pews and landscape views, to the native garden Gazebo and the enchanting Wisteria Courtyard, couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to ceremony venues at Potters Receptions.

Located just 20 minutes from Melbourne, the six-acre property’s grounds have been designed with photography in mind, and a team of experienced wedding coordinators and chefs are on hand to assist with the finer details of both the ceremony and wedding receptions for up to 220 guests.

Read Potters Receptions's Customer Reviews.
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#6 - St Andrews Conservatory

Ceremony Venue Style: Conservatory

Location: Melbourne

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A wedding ceremony beneath the delicate bamboo lanterns and distinctive glass roof of the light-filled St Andrews Conservatory, at the iconic St Andrews Hotel, is just the beginning of the offerings available to couples in this atmospheric, contemporary, inner-city space.

A Wedding Coordinator is on hand to assist with every detail of the day, all-inclusive packages are available to simplify arrangements, and the venue’s receptions — replete with dance area and cosy fireplace — can accommodate up to 160 guests, with the restaurant providing each an individual choice from the selected menu.

Read St Andrews Conservatory's Customer Reviews.
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#7 - Parnassus Function Centre

Ceremony Venue Style: Grounds

Location: Gippsland

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Just one hour and 20 minutes from Melbourne, Parnassus Function Centre offers wedding couples a choice of ceremony location, from within the picturesque grounds of the spectacular property, to exchange their vows.

Before, during and after the ceremony, photographic opportunities abound and the on-site reception centre can cater for 50-90 seated guests, or 200 for canapés. An Event Manager is available to assist with all arrangements, an assortment of complimentary inclusions are on offer, and there are five motel rooms, and possibilities for camping, to accommodate the bridal party and guests.

Read Parnassus Wedding Reviews.
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#8 - The Shearing Shed

Ceremony Venue Style: Billabong or Barn

Location: Phillip Island

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For couples seeking country charm, The Shearing Shed, offers two spectacular ceremony locations on the outskirts of Cowes. The Billabong delivers a stunning, secluded waterfront setting, and The Barn provides for atmospheric gatherings, and an ideal wet-weather alternative.

The lovingly-renovated 1950’s Shearing Shed can accommodate upwards of 110 guests for wedding receptions, with a team of experienced chefs offering a selection of menu options and a host of inclusions. And wedding photographers have a choice of striking locations throughout this property’s 20-acres of magnificent grounds.

Read The Shearing Shed's Customer Reviews.
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#9 - The Peacock Estate

Ceremony Venue Style: Chapel

Location: Mornington Peninsula

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Whether couples opt for the ornate stained-glass windows as a backdrop, or a wooden stage bathed in fresh light, at the opposite end, The Peacock Estate’s century-old Chapel promises a picture perfect wedding ceremony setting.

A festoon-lit outdoor space — complete with a bar and children’s play area — and a large metal barn provide a choice of reception venues for up to 100 guests, with flexible packages for both DIY and all-inclusive arrangements. Plus there’s a Wedding Coordinator at the ready to ensure a smooth celebration.

Read The Peacock Estate's Customer Reviews.
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#10 - Trawool Estate

Ceremony Venue Style: Outdoor Terrace and Hotel

Location: Goulburn

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Nestled into rocky, bush surrounds overlooking the National Trust-listed Trawool Valley, The Terrace at The Trawool Estate, offers a tranquil oasis for nuptials.

The popular tiered acoustic amphitheatre is among three ceremony venues on offer at the magnificent five-acre Estate, which also affords a range of stunning spaces for photography, elegant receptions and pre- and post-wedding celebrations. Accommodation for wedding parties and guests is available in 27 luxury hotel rooms, and packages cater for everything from intimate gatherings right through to exclusive, all-inclusive hire of the Estate.

Read Trawool Estate's Customer Reviews.
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#11 - State Library Victoria

Ceremony Venue Style: Library

Location: Melbourne

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For book-lovers looking to tie-the-knot, the The State Library of Victoria offers the ideal setting. The iconic location presents a choice of breathtaking venue spaces, with the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall a popular choice for wedding ceremonies.

With the expert coordination of a dedicated Wedding Producer and the award-winning Showtime Event Group, wedding receptions can also be held within the Library’s Cowen Gallery or La Trobe Reading Room. And the grand, heritage-listed, architectural space provides an unparalleled backdrop for dramatic wedding photography.

Read State Library Victoria's Customer Reviews.
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#12 - Bulong Estate Winery

Ceremony Venue Style: Grounds and Deck

Location: Yarra Valley

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With or without a marquee, the lawns and elevated deck at Bulong Estate Winery offer a choice of spectacular outdoor ceremony venues, each with breathtaking views overlooking the 120-acre Yarra Valley vineyard and distant mountain range. A modern indoor space also provides extra covered area, comfortably seating up to 60 guests, in case of inclement weather, and photographic opportunities are everywhere.

The venue prides itself on flexibility — cultural weddings are a speciality, and wedding receptions range from formal, seated affairs, to festoon-lit soirees with food trucks and lawn games.

The Estate serves its own wine, and preferred caterers offer menus to suit all types of celebrations, though couples are also welcome to DIY their own catering arrangements.

Read Bulong Estate Winery's Customer Reviews.
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#13 - Brown Brothers Winery

Location: Milawa 


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#14 - The Pier Geelong

Geelong Wedding Venue

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Couples wishing for a waterfront wedding will find themselves surrounded by ocean at The Pier Geelong. Perched 250 metres out over the water, it is the largest custom-built events centre on the Geelong waterfront and offers an all-weather wedding ceremony venue in the glass-ceilinged Lillias Room. The windows here can be opened to let in salty summer air and sea breezes, or kept closed on cooler days.

Photographic opportunities abound in this charming, character-filled location, and the venue combines a bar, restaurant and flexible event spaces to cater for both intimate receptions, and elaborate, large-scale celebrations.

Read The Pier Geelong's Customer Reviews.
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Read How To Choose A Wedding Ceremony Venue to narrow down a location perfectly-suited to you, visit the ABIA directory to find more reviews and ratings on Australia-wide Wedding Venues, or see our ABIA Award-winning venues in New South Wales, Queenland and South Australia.