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The city of Melbourne boasts some stunning gardens and beautiful beach wedding locations for your wedding ceremony and below are just some of our favourites.

Elwood Beach – The beautiful Elwood Beach foreshore is located just 8kms from Melbourne’s CBD and offers wide sandy beaches, lush lawns, ample parking and great accessibility for a perfect beach ceremony. Nearby reception venues include Sails on the Bay, which offers spectacular ocean views across Port Phillip Bay and include space for intimate weddings of 10 up to grand receptions of 300 guests. Visit this link for your council permit.

Brighton Beach and Green Point – Beautiful Brighton Beach is centrally located within Port Phillip Bay, just 11kms from Melbourne and features 82 brightly coloured iconic bathing boxes for remarkable photography opportunities. Visit this link for your council permit.

Green Point is situated on sweeping lawns, framed by Norfolk Island Pines and views across to the city’s stunning skyline. Guests will be comfortable with easy accessibility, ample parking and nearby amenities. Visit this link for your council permit

Kamesburgh Gardens, Brighton – With a distinguished Italianate styled Victorian mansion beautifully framing Kamesburgh Gardens, the grounds provide a classically elegant and suitable venue for intimate to medium sized outdoor ceremonies with superb photography opportunities located within 12kms of the Melbourne CBD. Visit this link for your council permit.

The Willows, St Kilda – Only 2.5kms from Melbourne’s CBD, The Willows is a conveniently located, highly regarded, Victorian era wedding venue. Boasting stunning and unique architecture, there are numerous unique spaces for intimate to generous celebrations, including a versatile conservatory, beautifully manicured courtyard and idyllic gardens.

Quat Quatta, Ripponlea – Located only 15 minutes from Melbourne, Quat Quatta is a breathtaking 1890s Victorian style mansion. With a romantic courtyard for ceremonies, a private terrace for pre-dinner drinks and an elegant dining room, with dance floor, this boutique venue is ideal for intimate weddings or for larger celebrations with up to 150 guests.

St. Kilda Botanical Gardens – The St Kilda Botanical Gardens were first established in the 1860s and contain over 800 mature trees, a rosary, extensive flowers beds, an ornamental pond with fountain, and a gazebo. With street parking and under 8kms to Melbourne’s CBD, these lush grounds offer a variety of celebratory areas perfect for garden ceremonies. Visit this link for your council permit.

Fitzroy Gardens – Located on the City’s fringe, with a beautiful backdrop of manicured gardens and lush lawns, large shady trees, fountains and sculptures, Fitzroy Gardens offers numerous memorable ceremony locations, such as Dolphin Fountain, The Conservatory, The Old Bandstand and The Temple of the Winds. Visit this link for your council permit.

Wattle Park Chalet – In the centre of 137 acres of native parkland, Wattle Park Chalet is a charming and unique Tudor style venue, perfect for holding weddings of up to 200 guests in the Grand Hall and ceremonies in the private fairy-tale like garden. With huge gum trees, seasonal wildflowers, a pond and beautiful sweeping lawns there are plenty of photography opportunities within Wattle Park itself. The Chalet is easily accessible, offers a plentiful car park and is situated 18kms from Melbourne

Carlton Gardens – Situated on the City’s edge next to the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum, the World Heritage listed Carlton Gardens are a stunning location for any wedding. There are numerous lawns to choose your ideal ceremony location and the gardens offer romantic views of ornamental lakes framed with garden beds, avenues of mature European trees, an ornate Hochgurtel Fountain dating back to the 1880s and a circular French fountain for fantastic photography opportunities. Visit this link for your council permit.

Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden in the Domain – In the heart of Melbourne, the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden in the Royal Domain is stunning location for any garden ceremony. Officially opened in 1935, the grounds offer a sunken garden cut into the side of the hill, providing privacy, with a cross shaped water canal leading to a blue tiled grotto framed with magnificent gardens and established trees. Visit this link for your venue permit.

Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park – Dating back to the 1870’s, the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is surrounded by 10 acres of idyllic formal English gardens, offering numerous beautiful outdoor ceremony locations, just 30 minutes from Melbourne. The Mansion also offers several unique indoor spaces, perfect for a variety of wedding receptions, including the Pavilion, Theatre, Library and Joseph’s Restaurant.

Rippon Lea Estate – Set in almost 14 acres of spectacular Victorian era gardens, Rippon Lea Estate offers a range of distinct ceremony locations, including The Western Lawn, a Lookout Tower, Boat House, Orchard, Fernery, Grotto and Lake. The 1930’s Ballroom suits both sit down and cocktail style wedding receptions, with a band stand and dance floor, which looks out onto the Pool & Spa Terrace, decorated with an elegant fountain and established climbing plants. Located in Elsternwick, Rippon Lea Estate is under 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Visit this link for you venue permit.

Sandringham Beach – Located approximately 18kms from the centre of Melbourne, Sandringham Beach stretches along the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay and provides an excellent area for beach ceremonies. At the base of rocky cliffs, with grassy gardens, rock walls and picturesque ocean views, guests will be comfortable with easy accessibility, public bathrooms, extensive parking and a seated picnic area. Close by is the iconic 1926 Band Rotunda situated on a clifftop overlooking the beach, surrounded by palm trees, lawns and gardens. The Sandringham Yacht Club is only a short stroll from the beach and offers sit down dinner and cocktail style wedding ceremonies with up to 250 guest capacity. Visit this link for your council permit.

The Gables – Situated in East Malvern, only 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, The Gables is a beautiful Queen Anne period manor featuring exquisite Victorian detailing and established grounds with a gazebo and lawn for elegant garden ceremonies. Formal, informal and cocktail style dinner packages are offered along with a bridal suite, dining room for a wet weather option and off street & street parking.

Ascot House – Dating back over 100 years, Ascot House is an historic wedding venue boasting a Grand Ballroom for large weddings of 200+ guests, whilst also offering intimate receptions in the Chandelier Room and elegant ceremonies within their 2 acre manicured garden. Located within 7kms of Melbourne, Ascot House offers off street & surrounding street parking.

Leonda By The Yarra – Located minutes from the Melbourne CBD, Leonda By The Yarra offers two stunning function rooms, a balcony overlooking the Yarra River and a private jetty where you can arrive or depart by boat. A courtyard and striking gardens along the water’s edge create ideal private locations for garden ceremonies and spectacular photography.

Overnewton Castle – Built in 1849, Overnewton Castle sits on 4 acres of pristine English gardens, with beautiful countryside views, and is only 23kms from the Melbourne CBD. Ample off street parking and optional accommodation packages are also available. The estate offers stunning garden and chapel ceremonies and receptions can be held within an elegant dining room, featuring a magnificent glass wall overlooking the grounds.

The International of Brighton – Providing a prominent and lavish venue for ceremonies and receptions, with a private French-style courtyard and picturesque gardens, the International of Brighton is only 12kms from Melbourne. Two separate areas can cater for weddings from 50 to 800 guests, within the Georgian Room or the Grand Ballroom and ample off street parking is available.

Werribee Open Range Zoo – Werribee Open Range Zoo offers a unique wedding experience amongst an exotic animal population, just 30minutes drive from Melbourne with generous parking. Beautifully manicured lawns and prominent African Savannah inspired gardens offer a magical experience with a very unique backdrop. The large Meerkat Room, with deck overlooking Lakeside Cove, creates an adventurous atmosphere for any reception.

Melbourne Zoo – Located within minutes of the CBD and boasting plentiful parking, Melbourne Zoo offers numerous sites for unforgettable wedding ceremonies, including the Rainforest Room, Bong Su Room, Lakeside Bistro, Leopard Lodge and Giraffe Lookout. Outdoor ceremonies can also be held within unique and diverse locations such as the Japanese Garden and Lake, Platypus Lawn and under their big fig tree.