Planning your special day and looking for a wedding venue in Melbourne or searching for a reception venue in country Victoria? Find the most popular wedding venues, with function facilities that are able to accommodate your special day, no matter how unique.


Your preference may be a boutique private celebration, with restaurant quality cuisine or grand scale event with waterfront views, a charming historic mansion, modern city setting, regional winery or Bali beachfront as a backdrop. Our selection of wedding venues can also accommodate smaller and cheaper options, for that second time around.


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10 of the Best Melbourne Reception Venues view map

  • Map Booking Images Berth Events - Waterfront Wedding Venue
    Berth Events - Waterfront Wedding Venue

    With floor to ceiling windows breathtaking panoramic views over Victoria Harbour and the city skyline Berth offers a unique purpose built event space that boasts style sophistication. Berth is a multipurpose venue that spans over two levels. Downstairs offers three open dining areas and an outdoor decking. Upstairs specialising in Weddings Berth understands the importance of your special day offering restaurant quality food backed by a professional team that will provide the highest level of service to make your day a truly memorable experience.

    Docklands, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Cafe Italia - Boutique Carlton Italian Restaurant
    Cafe Italia - Boutique Carlton Italian Restaurant

    Cafe Italia has been established for over 25 years here in the heart of Melbournes Italian restaurant district Lygon Street Carlton. We are a sophisticated contemporary yet relaxed restaurant located only minutes from the Melbourne CBD that is perfect for functions private dining weddings engagements christenings or any special occasion or event.

    Carlton, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Zonzo

    Having opened in March 2007 Zonzo is featured in The Age Good Food Guide and has been recognised in the OUTthere Food Wine Awards as one of the Hottest Winery Restaurants in Victoria Australia. In 2010 Zonzo was nominated as a top 5 finalist and in 2011 2012 2013 2014 was the Winner of the Restaurant Reception category for the Australian Bridal Industry Awards.Zonzo emphasizes on providing casalinga style original Italian food great matching wines and an environment that cultivates social interaction for all ages. Embracing the traditional Italian custom of the shared table the food is placed in the center allowing for all to casually indulge and savour a variety of dishes and wines.Boasting one of the best views in the valley Zonzo is situated at the Train Trak vineyard set amongst forty five acres of vines and large areas of luscious lawns for kids to run wild and for adults to relax.

    Yarra Glen, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Sails On The Bay - Beachfront & Waterfront Venue
    Sails On The Bay - Beachfront & Waterfront Venue

    Melbournes premier waterfront venue Sails on the bay. Specialising in Weddings Functions and Conferences. The restaurant private dining room function spaces and cafe all have spectacular Port Phillip Bay views from Elwoods foreshore.

    Elwood, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images The International of Brighton - Historic Bayside Venue
    The International of Brighton - Historic Bayside Venue

    The International is located in Brighton just 8 km from Melbournes city centre and minutes from the beautiful Brighton beach. This is a striking venue that has been completely renovated by leading Interior designers Hecker Guthrie.Contemporary chic The International has been transformed into a world of theatre and drama with mirrored walls romantic linen drapery diffused lighting and bold wall panelling. This rebirth together with its manicured gardens and romantic private courtyard make this one of Melbournes leading boutique venues.

    Brighton, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Transit - Rooftop, Federation Square & Yarra River Views
    Transit - Rooftop, Federation Square & Yarra River Views

    Transit Rooftop Cocktail Lounge is one of those places you wish youd heard about sooner. This groovy New Orleans style cocktail bar nestled at the top of the Transport Hotel at Federation Square enjoys unrivalled views of Melbourne encompassing the Arts Precinct Southbank and the Yarra River down to the MCG. In the afternoons the expansive deck area draws a sophisticated crowd to watch the sunset over Melbourne and enjoy a skilfully assembled cocktail and wine list as well as a cultured supper menu. As the night unfolds the dance floor heats up the stage is graced by some of Melbournes best Jazz and funk bands such as The Shuffle Club Phoebe and the Night Creatures and the Sarah C Band to name but a few. Open from 3pm through till the cruisy boozy early hours Transit provides all the ingredients for a great night out under the stars

    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images All Smiles New Quay Docklands - Unique Cocktail Venue
    All Smiles New Quay Docklands - Unique Cocktail Venue

    Perched over the waters edge at New Quay Docklands our venue boasts the premier position in this amazing precinct. Located on the upper level of this landmark building the venue enjoys elevated and uninterrupted views of the CBD and Victoria Harbour. An ever changing view awaits you and your guests while you celebrate your wedding day at this amazing location. To watch the City lights come alive and the Harbours activity as the sun goes down is simply amazing.With a modern contemporary feel the venue provides an exciting and unique alternative to the ever present predictability of mainstream reception venues.We would love the opportunity to elaborate on what we offer and how we can make your special day so much fun.

    Docklands, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Butleigh Wootton - Historic Mansion Eastern Suburbs
    Butleigh Wootton - Historic Mansion Eastern Suburbs

    Welcome to Butleigh Wootton the historic mansion wedding and function venue perfect for any occasion with a seating capacity of 120 or less. Ceremonies under a silk lined marquee canapes on the terrace offering an alfresco start to your event then inside offer a fabulous staircase entrance of the bridal party or honoured guests and you have an event that will long be remembered

    Kew, Victoria
  • Map Booking Images Ballara Receptions - Northern Suburbs Garden Receptions
    Ballara Receptions - Northern Suburbs Garden Receptions

    Ballara is a gracious Victorian Estate nestled on 3 acres of English gardens with its own picturesque lake weeping willows and family of ducks the perfect setting for a wedding venue in Melbourne.Ballara Bridal ExpoWednesday 18h March 20156pm ndash 8.30pm Free entryHave a girls night out or a couples planing session the Ballara Bridal Expo is a great way to get ideas inspiration for your big day Whether you have booked your wedding at Ballara or not you are more than welcome to attend or maybe you are still deciding on a venue and would like to come see BallaraEnjoy some canap233s 38 bubbly while you have a chance to meet a great range of wedding suppliers with exhibitors including florists stationary cakes celebrants photographers cars DJs bonbonniere and moreOur wedding team will also be available for any consultations and can provide you with any information you would like to receive.During the evening we will also have a fashion runway showcasing all the latest trends in bridal and bridesmaids dresses.All brides will receive a gift bag with information and goodies from suppliers. Plus there are some fantastic prizes to be won on the night too

    Eltham, Victoria

Melbourne Reception Venue of the Month

Encore St Kilda Beach - Popular Reception Venues
6/10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda West, Victoria, Australia

Discover St Kilda's best kept secret.

Encore St Kilda Beach offers a chic beachside setting for you next event. Featuring a backdrop of shimmering water, swaying palms and sailboats. Nothing compares to the sun setting over Port Phillip Bay.

Encore offers flexible room layouts to accommodation a variety of events. The combination of natural light, stunning views and modern decor will not disappoint.

Let us design the perfect menu from our award winning selection of canapés, or treat your guests to a lavish feast bound to impress.

We invite you to meet with one of our professional event coordinators and witness the splendour of Encore for yourself.

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