Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Melbourne
By Darcy Allen /Melbourne Venue Expert
Tue 2nd Aug 2022 Wedding Venues
Are you planning a wedding in the Melbourne area and looking to make it a unique and memorable occasion? Why not take advantage of the warmer months by celebrating outdoors? With many impressive and exciting settings, Melbourne is hard to beat when planning your wedding day outdoors!
Here, we’ll explore 10 of Melbourne’s best outdoor wedding venues, from an inner-city botanical garden venue to a modern beachfront space that lights up with a rainbow of colours at sunset.
Leonda by the Yarra
Always a popular spot due to its outstanding natural beauty, the Yarra River can now play host to your wedding thanks to Leonda by the Yarra. This glorious riverside venue offers calming waterside views inside its outdoor courtyard, with plenty of space for friends and family to dance. Let the experienced staff tailor everything, including indulgent dining made to your preferences, making your day one to remember.
The Baths Middle Brighton
Walking into The Baths Middle Brighton, you’d think this was just a stylish eatery. However, mosey on up to the second floor, and you’ll find the spectacular city room. Featuring two private decks overlooking Port Phillip, this space is just gorgeous for an outdoor wedding venue in Melbourne. Here, you can mingle with guests while enjoying the view of crashing waves, dazzling blue skies, and sunset hues.
Inner city wedding joints don’t get much better than Jardin Tan. Set within Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, it’s a location brimming with exotic greenery — perfect for starting your new life together. Wed amongst stunning flora and fauna before moving to the exclusive garden deck for pre-dinner drinks. Boasting vibrant, tasty Vietnamese-style menu options with ingredients grown on-site, Jardin Tan promises something truly unique for your outdoor wedding.
Melbourne’s St. Kilda area is home to the expansive Prince deck, overlooking Port Philip Bay and the stunning city skyline. An exceptional choice for your outdoor wedding, the venue offers floor-to-ceiling glass doors to let the light stream in, not to mention the spacious timber deck for dining, dancing, and exchanging your wedding vows. Attached to the popular Prince Hotel, soak up the wedding day vibes before retiring in style to one of the 39 boutique rooms.
At Mercure Portsea, you can choose from a charming garden ceremony — surrounded by rolling lawns and Moonah trees — or an elegant balcony affair looking out to breathtaking ocean views. A 4-star hotel perfect for your wedding night stay, the venue is also home to one of Australia’s top golf courses.
A luxurious penthouse space spread across two levels, Le Ciel is an outdoor wedding venue in Melbourne with an urban look and feel. The stunning ville room offers a terrace that creates the ultimate open-air space thanks to its fold-back windows and gas firepit. Why not host your ceremony overlooking the city skyline in this crisp, contemporary level 6 suite, ready for you to make your own?
Acre Farm Burwood
From homegrown produce to its country-wedding-but-make-it-city charm, Acre Farm Burwood offers rustic delights just a stone’s throw for Melbourne. You’ll find the lush olive garden a treat for outdoor weddings. Situated amongst stunning trees and olive groves, you’ll find romance in these glorious surroundings. Paired with the main dining space, the Farmhouse, Acre Farm, offers space, pastoral appeal, and exceptional service.
The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens
The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens has you covered if you’re after an outdoor city wedding that feels luxurious and like you’re in your own secret garden. Set within the Botanic Gardens, this bright, open, and airy venue will add a sense of elegance and tradition to your reception. Excellent in-house dining and views over the calming ornamental lake lend this venue a blank canvas for your dream wedding scenario.
If you fancy rural charm, laidback vibes, and stunning panoramas, Warrawong Estate offers all of this and more. Its most popular space, the Woolshed — a 19th-century wedding outdoor space — provides plenty of room for dining, dancing, and gazing out over the beautiful Werribee River. For your ceremony, a picturesque spot between the Woolshed and two enormous concrete silos provides a beautiful and unique outdoor setting. Plus, there’s a dedicated wedding coordinator with every booking, so you can be sure you’ll get the wedding you dreamed of at Warrawong.
The Lancemore Mansion Hotel, a luxury, all-in-one venue with various outdoor wedding settings, is a short trip from Melbourne’s CBD. Swap your vows in the lush surrounds of the great lawn or beneath the secluded branches of the silky oak tree before venturing to one of three of the mansion’s beautiful locations for your reception.