Classic Wedding Reception Venues Melbourne Couples Rave About

By Darcy Allen /Melbourne Venue Expert

Mon 23rd Jan 2023
Classic Wedding Reception Venues Melbourne Couples Rave About


Planning a wedding includes endless decisions, but choosing your reception venue is one of the most exciting. With an abundance of options around, navigating traditional wedding venues Melbourne can feel challenging, but our team of local venue experts is always here to take the stress away! Romance only from here onwards.

From breathtaking skyline views to elegant interiors, we’ve curated a list of the best wedding reception venues in Melbourne with classic style and contemporary conveniences. It’s time to book the venue you’ve been dreaming about; just give us a shout to get started.

These are some of the classic wedding reception venues Melbourne couples tell us they love.


Melbourne wedding venues Metropolis Events
Melbourne Southbank’s Metropolis Events (also pictured in heading image)

Obsessed with modern skylines and never-ending views? End your wedding day overlooking an iconic vista with Metropolis’s luxury setting. This location replicates the classic New York loft style and provides sky-high views from a soaring dome ceiling and walls of windows.

As a flexible location, Metropolis can host intimate and large weddings, thanks to a dedicated in-house events team. Couples can also make the most of the open-plan dance space, the Panorama Room, and Aviary Room.



Fior Melbourne

Fior, Melbourne

Fior Melbourne is a Parkville wedding reception hall with highly styled interior design and premium decorative features. Picture rich golden tones, bright and airy white design, plus luxurious drapes. For Melbourne wedding reception venues that offer glamour, consider Fior Melbourne.

Highlights of this space include a complete ballroom, an in-house events teams, permanent decorative features, a floral ceiling, and much more. This space is built for larger receptions and can accommodate up to 480 guests without needing any additional decor to shine.



The Park At Albert Park

The Park at Albert Park, Melbourne

Want to celebrate close to Melbourne CBD but in a botanical haven? The Park At Albert Park is a popular space located just 10 minutes from the city centre that provides striking arch windows, views of Albert Park Lake, and a covered balcony over the exclusive garden.

The Park At Albert Park combines modern style and classic design to ensure your guests are in awe throughout your reception. Lush, private, and glamorous — wedding reception venues in Melbourne don’t get any better than this!



The Ivory Elsternwick

The Ivory Elsternwick, Melbourne. Photo by Now N Always Wedding Photography & Videography.

Traditional wedding venues in Melbourne are an essential ingredient to the success of your wedding day. So, add a splash of Georgian-style architecture and classical interior design to your nuptials for a night to remember.

The Ivory Elsternwick also provides a ballroom with dramatic lighting, rose-filled gardens, and a fluted timber bar. This is a must for any hopeless romantics!



Q Events

Q Events, Melbourne. Photo by Collections Photography.

Finish your search for inner city Melbourne wedding reception venues with Q Events; this Art Deco-influenced space provides a flexible floorplan space for each event. The floors here can  change thanks to moveable walls, ensuring that no wedding reception is exactly the same.

Other key features of this elegant venue include a bridal suite, luxe sheer drapes, arch windows, and elegant marble and gold interior touches.



San Remo Ballroom

San Remo Ballroom, Melbourne. Photo by Single Soul Photography.

If a heritage venue is at the top of your list, explore the San Remo Ballroom. Located 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, this 1870s building is here to whisk you back in time to days of glamour and grandeur.

The San Remo Ballroom offers unique terrazzo flooring, brass detailing, and a dramatic monochrome colour scheme. The team here also provides complete food and drinks packages, fully adaptable to your vision.



Showtime Events Centre

Showtime Events Centre, Melbourne.

Complete your wedding day in contemporary style with one of the most stylish wedding reception venues Melbourne offers. The Showtime Events Centre offers a dreamy riverside location, open-plan interior space, and one of a kind industrial chic style.

Alongside a beautiful space, this venue comes with an award-winning team of stylish, event coordinators, and producers to ensure your day runs without a hitch. You even have the option to arrive via boat!



Leonda by the Yarra

Leonda by The Yarra, Melbourne. Photography by Duuet.

Leonda by the Yarra is a traditional wedding venue in Melbourne tucked in the trees just along the Yarra Riverfront. Complete your evening with one-off riverside views and life-long memories.

Leonda by the Yarra comes with two spacious indoor ballrooms, an outdoor garden, and an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows. Natural light is always on the menu here.



Cargo Hall

Cargo Hall, Melbourne

Melbourne wedding reception venues come in all shapes and sizes, but Cargo Hall is a space like no other. This waterfront venue stuns guests with a glass atrium and views of Melbourne’s skyline and the Yarra River.

Cargo Hall also offers a rustic feel, thanks to recycled wood throughout the indoor space. Couples have complete use of Cargo Hall’s state-of-the-art AV equipment when hired. Reception entertainment opportunities are endless here.




Looking for a classic wedding reception venue in Melbourne? Let our local venue experts help you find a space that fits your budget and vision. Get in touch with us today!

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