Top 23 Wedding Venues of Melbourne

Still on the look for your perfect wedding venue? 

Save yourself the time, because ABIA are connected to some reliable referrals when it comes to recommending Melbourne Wedding Venues

The reliable referrals are the 6,000+ Victorian Wedding Couples who said “I Do" in 2018. They are the great judges who have been through the long process of selecting the perfect venue and have highly-recommended, rated & reviewed their venues in the prestigious 2018 ABIA Bridal Industry Awards.

Meet Victoria’s ABIA-Awarded Wedding Venues in order of the highest ABIA Award Rating; as determined solely by the only judges qualified to do so, the Wedding Couples of Victoria!

#1 - Showtime Events

Capacity: 230 Guests
Winner - Best Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.94%

Voted the #1 Wedding Venue in both Victoria & Australia-Wide at the 2018 ABIA Awards! Showtime Events has grown to be one of the most trendiest & chic wedding venues of Melbourne. With their outstanding rooms, prime location, sweeping city-views, exquisite food, phenomenal service & most importantly a brilliant team to work with - you will be in the absolute best hands when designing your dream wedding day!

Showtime Events Wedding Venue Melbourne ABIA Award Winner

#2 - Merrimu Receptions

apacity: 350 Guests
Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.91%

If you’re after sophistication, elegance & an exceptional culinary experience, Merrimu Reception’s will achieve exactly what you’re looking for. Their English-Style courtyards are the perfection location to ‘Say I Do’, whilst the interiors radiate opulence with their grand staircase, ornate ceilings and chandeliers.

Merrimu Receptions Wedding Venue
Photo provided by Desiren Photography

#3 - Crown Melbourne

Capacity: 20 to 1500
Winner - Best Hotel Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.86%

When reading their customer reviews, you’ll quickly appreciate that Crown Melbourne will bring your wedding dreams to fruition with a dedicated & expert team who will work closely with your and your partner.

Your guests will be raving about your wedding for years to come with their luxury reception rooms, world-renowned chefs and ample activities between the Ceremony & Reception – everything you need for your perfect day.

Crown Melbourne Weddings - Luxury Wedding Venue

#4 - Zonzo Estate

Yarra Valley | Capacity: 130
Winner - Best Restaurant Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.85%

If food and wine are some of your best friends (just like they are mine), Zonzo Estate will quickly become your favourite Wedding Venue. Titles Australia’s No.1 Wedding Restaurant Venue (National ABIA Awards) over 4 consecutive years, you are guaranteed the most magical experience. Surrounded by 45 acres of vines and luscious lawn, your photos will look like they are straight from a postcard!

ABIA Award Winning Zonzo Estate Wedding Venue

#5 - St. Andrews Conservatory (Pumphouse Hotel)

Melbourne | Capacity: 120
Hotel Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.83%

Located in the heart of Melbourne, this quaint hotel is an absolute jewel of a wedding venue. With over 20 years experience in designing dream weddings, this team is trained to provide an experience nothing less than exceptional. Did we mention they have a distinctive glass roof, the perfect feature for setting a romantic mood.

Pumphouse Hotel Melbourne Wedding Venue

#6 - Avalon Castle

Dandenong Ranges
Capacity: 120
Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.76%

Yes you read correctly, you could celebrate your wedding in a castle!For those who are looking for the fairytale wedding, Avalon Castle is the perfect backdrop to saying ‘I Do’, boasting beautiful gardens, a chapel with stained glass windows and a dining room which overlooks their beautiful views.

Avalon Castle Wedding Venue ABIA

#7 - Bram Leigh Receptions

Capacity: 120
Winner - Best Ceremony Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.65%

One of Victoria’s most outstanding wedding reception venues, having won multiple awards for best reception venue, best ceremony venue and best function coordinators, making Bram Leigh one of Melbourne’s most popular & sought-after wedding venues.

Situated on acres of carefully manicured gardens featuring waterfalls, ponds, bridges and a stunning chapel complete with indoor waterfall! Voted Victoria’s Best Wedding Ceremony Venue in 2018 (ABIA Awards), as well as winning the title as Australia’s Best Function Coordinator of the year at the 2018 National ABIA Awards!

Bram Leigh Wedding Reception Venue

#8 - Vue on Halcyon

35 minutes from Melbourne
Capacity: 150

Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.29%

Vue on Halcyon is a contemporary wedding venue offering a flexible approach to help your plan your special day. This family operated business encompasses a great appreciation for tasty food and exceptional wine, perfect for the foodie couples of Melbourne. Situated amongst the rolling hills of their picturesque vineyard, your wedding day will be effortlessly stunning. Take the opportunity to organise a site-visit to view their chapel and phenomenal views.

Vue on Halcyon Wedding Venue ABIA Award Finalist

#9 - San Remo Ballroom

Melbourne CBD
Capacity: 480

Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 98.88%

If you have a love for “old charm” and art-deco interiors, you must organise to meet the team at San Remo Ballroom, as it will quickly become one of your top picks! At San Remo, you will be treated like royals with their modern service and classic ballrooms featuring ornate ceilings, intricate chandeliers and themed lighting. For those who are looking to design their very own wedding production, this will be your choice for the perfect venue!

San Remo Ballroom

#10 - Summerfields Estate & Country House

Melbourne CBD
Capacity: 150

Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 98.30%

Looking to enjoy a mini-getaway for you and your guests? You can do just that with this glorious country house! Positioned amongst 200 olive trees and perfectly manicured lush lawns, Summerfields Estate & Country House is a wedding venue that can transform itself from stylish and refined to relaxed and informal. Their reception room creates a romantic atmosphere that is flooded with natural light and features striking black and while tiled flooring for a pop of modernism.

Summerfields Estate Country House

#11 - Immerse

Yarra Valley
Capacity: 170

Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 97.93%

Located in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Immerse with sweeping vistas of vineyards, over 2,000 roses in our gardens and an ornamental lake ensures you wedding photos will have the most picturesque backdrops for your special day.

Yarra Valley Wedding Venue - Immerse

#12 - Bellinzona Resort

Hepburn Springs
Capacity: 145 | 55 Guest Rooms

Winner - Best Resort Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 97.60%

Titled Victoria’s Best Wedding Resort Reception of 2018, you will undoubtedly have brilliant memories of your wedding if you choose Bellinzona Resort to host your wedding day.

If sophistication is what you are looking for to host your wedding reception, this wedding venue will be the perfect fit with its gorgeous chandeliers and gold finishings throughout the room.

Bellinzona Resort Wedding Venue

#13 - RACV City Club

Melbourne CBD
Capacity: up to 340

Winner - Best Club Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 97.37%

Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD with more than a century of tradition and experience, RACV City Club has a reputation as one of the finest clubs in the world. As an award winning venue for Best Club Reception from the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (2018) it is the ideal venue to celebrate your Wedding.

RACV City Club Wedding Venue ABIA Winner

#14 - Eagle Ridge Weddings

Mornington Peninsula
Capacity: 60

Club Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 97.10%

Marry your love in a quaint chapel alongside you very own private lake! With spectacular food and an intimate ballroom that boasts elegance and charm, Eagle Ridge is that ultimate private wedding venue that will leave your guests in absolute awe of your special day!

Eagle Ridge Wedding Venues

#15 - Cammeray Waters

Macedon Ranges
Capacity: 130

Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 96.79%

A hidden oasis nestled in the bush, with their private lakes as the romantic backdrop to your wedding day celebrations. Allow your guests to enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful surrounds complemented by their delicious food served by their friendly and professional team!

Cammeray Waters Wedding Venue

#16 - Glen Erin at Lancefield

Macedon Ranges
Capacity: 180

Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 96.63%

Over the past 20 years, Glen Erin at Lancefield has developed an A-class reputation for its fine food and wine. Located on a boutique vineyard with a picturesque view of the Macedon Ranges, your wedding will feel exclusive and private to you and your guests. With only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, your guests will have the opportunity of experiencing a mini-destination wedding without the hefty price tag.

Glen Erin at Lancefield Wedding Venue

#17 - Baxter Barn

Mornington Peninsula
Capacity: 250

Reception Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 96.79%

Host your wedding at a historic wedding venue located on an exclusive 35 acre property. As Baxter Barn are owned and operated by Going Gourmet, they pride themselves on delivery of top-quality food to their wedding couples and guests.

Also, not limited to, but there is an option of BYO beverages which allows you to choose what type of drinks you’d like served at your wedding - what a win! So, if you are looking for a stunning private location in addition to enjoying the glorious flavours of a beautiful wedding menu, Baxter Barn will be a top choice.

Baxter Barn Wedding Venue


#18 - RACV Torquay Resort

Capacity: 410

Resort Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 96.55%

Located on the iconic Great Ocean Road, RACV Torquay Resort features unique & contemporary spaces for the perfect blank canvas to personalise your wedding reception. Whether you’re looking at having a bespoke whiskey bar, handpicked dessert table, sparkling fairy lights, a lush floral hanging feature, or simply letting the striking panoramic views speak for themselves, the brilliant options are endless.

RACV Torquay Resort Wedding Venue

#19 - Portsea Golf Club & Mercure Portsea

Mornington Peninsula
Capacity: 200  | 24 Guest Rooms

Resort Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 96.55%

Portsea Golf Club exhibits the most extraordinary setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. Offering your guest unsurpassed outlooks across Port Phillip Bay and the local Moonah trees. The team at Portsea Golf Club are ABIA-Awarded wedding specialists which will guarantee a unique and intimate wedding that is perfect in every way!

Portsea Golf Club Wedding Venue
Photo provided by Bright Eyes Photography

#20 - Forest Edge

Yarra Ranges
Capacity: 120 Guests
Restaurant Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 96.44%

From terraced gardens to wine cellars, there are ample locations at Forest Edge to celebrate your wedding day. Their unique and creative wedding menu is designed around the availability of fresh local produce which is carefully prepared on-site and with the greatest attention to detail, complemented with an excellent selection of wines sourced from the local region.

Forest Edge Wedding Venue

#21 - Lincoln of Toorak

Reception Wedding Venue
Capacity: 120 Guests
ABIA Award Rating: 95.63%

Weddings at Lincoln of Toorak are elegant, stylish and most importantly - FUN! With the balance of meaningful tradition harmonised with contemporary style, each wedding is personalised to the individual couple for a night that all your guests will be talking about for years to come. Their menu is to absolutely die for which is curated by their team of brilliant chefs, who are also open to tailoring dishes to your palate - um, yes please!

Lincoln of Toorak ABIA Wedding Venue

#22 - Portsea Hotel

Mornington Peninsula
Hotel Wedding Venue
Capacity: 300 Guests
ABIA Award Rating: 95.63%

Discover one of the Peninsula’s most iconic wedding venues with panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay. Portsea Hotel offers a range of event spaces both indoor and outdoor, perfect for a cocktail or seated wedding reception!

Portsea Hotel Wedding Venue

#23 - Sky High Mount Dandenong

Capacity: 200 Guests
Restaurant Wedding Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 95.12%

Spectacular by day, stunning by night, SkyHigh Mount Dandenong is one of Melbourne’s most beautiful and truly unique wedding venues with its sky-deck offering the most gorgeous views of Melbourne City.Their restaurant quality food, sweeping views, beautiful gardens, and professional team of experienced staff, ensure that your special day will be a dream come true!

Skyhigh Mount Dandenong ABIA Award Finalist Wedding Venue

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