Best Indian Wedding Venues Across Australia
By Darcy Allen /Melbourne Venue Expert
Thu 17th Nov 2022 Wedding Venues
What’s included in this article:
Some of the best Indian wedding venues across Australia are the places that can host a large event for all the extended family to attend. Most Indian weddings are large occasions of 200+ guests, bringing in authentic Indian fare and varying layers of tradition. All the venues included in this guide suit 200+ guests and either offer in-house Indian catering menus or the option to bring in an approved caterer that specialises in Indian dining.
Before we jump in, a traditional Indian wedding is a sight to behold: Picture grand floral designs with colourful bursts of flowers decorating the Mandap and bright floral garlands exchanged between partners. Conjure up the fragrances of delicious curries and spiced cordials. And don’t forget lighting the Agni at the ceremony, a sacred fire ritual shared between the couple.
Traditions spread throughout many days of events for these grand, celebratory occasions. And you can’t go past the gorgeous fashion you’ll see in the couple’s attire and draped across the entire event.
But what’s the best Indian wedding venue to host your wedding? Let our local experts help you decide, or read on below for a few of our recommendations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and beyond.
Indian Wedding Venues in Melbourne
The Ivory Elsternwick is a beautiful indoor-outdoor wedding venue with an undeniably romantic atmosphere that includes both a warmly-lit ballroom and a stunning rose garden terrace. Picture your beautiful Mandap set amongst the greenery and roses for your ceremony followed by dinner and dancing in the classic ballroom with a drapery-and-fairy-lights ceiling.
At the Park Hyatt Melbourne, you can choose from a wide range of dining and entertainment options for your Indian wedding reception. Catering to your truly personalised requests and Indian cultural traditions, Park Hyatt Melbourne delivers an extraordinary event. Check out the outdoor courtyard for intimate ceremonies followed by a reception in the traditional ballroom.
Melbourne’s Langham Hotel is a luxurious 5-star hotel with beautiful wedding venues. It is impossible to imagine a more elegant, sophisticated, and refined wedding than one at The Langham. With its large ballroom, it can accommodate large cultural receptions, such as those following Indian wedding ceremonies.
Located in Hawthorn, Leonda by the Yarra offers a picturesque riverside setting. With a stunning garden and river views, this property is a stylish oasis ideal for couples and their guests. Natural light illuminates indoor event spaces, enhancing their sophistication. In addition to table décor and event styling, couples can expect custom Indian dining menus.
Pullman Melbourne includes a ballroom with soaring windows overlooking leafy Fitzroy Gardens. Besides its convenient location in the heart of Melbourne CBD, the venue offers several versatile function rooms that can accommodate weddings as large as 850 guests. Featuring a grand ballroom, sweeping spiral staircase, and timeless views of Fitzroy Gardens, Pullman Melbourne on the Park is the perfect venue for large Indian wedding receptions.
Melbourne’s Showtime Events Centre is a modern venue with industrial-chic features — a great place for any wedding style. In addition to offering stunning riverfront views, this venue boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting, which makes it a popular modern Indian wedding venue for couples who are excited to have a busy dancefloor throughout their reception.
Indian Wedding Venues in Brisbane & The Gold Coast
A spectacular waterfront wedding venue on the Gold Coast, Southport Yacht Club overlooks the gorgeous marina and the sparkling Broadwater of the Gold Coast. Here, you can host your ceremony under a Mandap on a floating pontoon or on a sunny deck overlooking the water. Receptions in the elevated banquet room come to life with festive music and customised Indian menus for guests to enjoy.
The five-star Emporium Hotel Southbank is a sophisticated wedding venue space reminiscent of the golden jazz era of the 1920s, complete with dark mirrored walls, custom chandeliers, plush furnishings, and a grand piano. This Hotel’s Frangipani Ballroom features a flexible layout and moveable walls, perfect for accommodating Indian weddings of up to 260 guests.
Set right along the riverfront with a deck overlooking it, Waters Edge is an impressive option for Indian wedding venues in Brisbane. It offers a relaxed and elegant reception experience. You and your guests will be captivated by the reception space and the terrace during your sunset cocktail hour.
Indian Wedding Venues in Sydney
Sergeants’ Mess is a premium waterfront wedding venue combining elegance with natural beauty on Sydney Harbour. It boasts a private wharf and spectacular views. A contemporary design built to celebrate, modern facilities, and a wide variety of culturally diverse options will make your Indian wedding a memorable one.
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth combines French elegance with Art Deco splendour. Its luxurious interiors can accommodate a large number of guests, making it a perfect venue for a decadent celebration. Guests will be astonished by its majestic ballroom and picturesque garden terrace. This venue is perfect for Indian weddings, as the spaces are adaptable to different sizes and spacial arrangements, and the menus can be tailored to suit.
One of two magnificent waterfront ballrooms at the Hyatt Regency Sydney can provide an absolutely unforgettable wedding reception setting for your Indian wedding of up to 450 guests. To ensure an event that is truly personalised and enjoyable, the wedding menus can be tailored to match your expectations.
The award-winning Four Seasons Hotel is a popular Sydney wedding venue for Indian weddings, and that’s no surprise with its unbeatable city location and timeless interior that can accommodate large receptions of up to 400 guests. The luxurious hotel ballroom is adorned with dramatic crystal chandeliers, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and endless setup options so you can truly customise your celebration to fit your ideas.