8 Secret Melbourne Garden Wedding Venues You’ll Love
By Amelia Scatigno /Melbourne Venue Expert
Fri 6th Jan 2023 Wedding Venues
Did you know that there are wedding venues within the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne? Not only that, but they’re gorgeous spaces for a wedding that blends outdoors and indoors seamlessly. Head out to the Yarra Valley or Macedon Ranges for even more garden wedding venues you haven’t heard about yet.
Here are a few of our favourite places to host a secret garden-themed wedding in Melbourne or in the surrounding regions. Whether you’re into a sprawling property that feels like your own private oasis for the day, or you’re looking for a hidden garden space in the heart of Melbourne, we’ve got you covered.
If you’d love a hand finding the venue of your dreams, give us a shout and we can recommend something perfect for what you’re planning.
The Terrace provides a blank canvas for couples seeking to customise their garden wedding space. The venue receives soft, warm sunlight with a modern and contemporary design with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Terrace offers a beautiful view of Ornamental Lake, a perfect spot for guests to mingle while enjoying the evening air. By evening, string lighting transforms the venue into a magical setting.
You can host a garden wedding reception in the beautifully restored woolshed at Warrawong Estate with cocktails, a sit-down meal, and dancing. A large timber stage and flexible floorplans make this barn space perfect for any wedding style, but especially for a refined rustic garden wedding. The sprawling lawns are perfect for pop-up bars, lawn games, seating, or interactive food and cocktail stations for the outdoor component of your wedding.
A wedding reception at Levantine Hill combines stunning ambience, sculptural design, and high ceilings with an exclusive setting. During a garden wedding ceremony at Levantine Hill, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the surrounding Yarra Valley vineyards. Head inside for a reception and you’ll be impressed by the venue’s glass walls, polished concrete floors, and modernist barrel lounges — an ideal setting for a cocktail reception overlooking the valley, followed by a seated dinner and dancing.
Jardin Tan’s main dining space blends seamlessly with the lush natural surroundings of Melbourne’s famous Royal Botanic Gardens. Floor-to-ceiling windows and long banquet tables make this space ideal for a seated dinner reception that feels like you’re dining in a garden of your very own. You can transform Jardin Tan’s open-plan venue into a stunning reception space with the Botanic Room attached. And because there’s plenty of room for dancing, you can transform Jardin Tan’s open-plan venue into a gorgeous reception space.
For a garden-themed wedding in the Yarra Valley, the historic Chateau Yering is a great choice. Set amid lush rolling surrounds, this venue offers picture-perfect Yarra Valley weddings. You can design the ballroom according to your wedding theme and it features period details and magnificent views of the Yarra Valley.
This historic event venue, working farm, and winery is an ideal location for your Melbourne garden wedding. The Marnong Estate is just a short drive from Melbourne CBD in the beautiful Macedon Ranges of Victoria. Suppose you choose between industrial-chic and rustic themes to enhance your garden style. This venue is an excellent choice because it incorporates elements of popular wedding themes thanks to its vaulted ceilings and corrugated iron walls. The event space has hardwood floors and a veil of sparkling lights, and the outdoor terrace overlooks the magnificent country night sky.
Your search for a garden-inspired wedding venue near Melbourne is likely to bring you to the famed Yarra Valley. Vue on Halcyon is a magnificent family-run winery estate featuring rows of stunning vines, manicured lawns, and stretching paddocks — a premier events space perfect for weddings that want to blend rustic country escapes with classic winery elegance. The dining room is a blank canvas that awaits your decor and furnishing inspiration, featuring an arched timber ceiling, concrete floors, and white walls. With breathtaking views, Vue on Halcyon offers no shortage of spectacular photo opportunities within the gardens and lawns.
Surrounded by gardens, The Lancemore Mansion Hotel offers elegant wedding receptions in its marquee, pavilion, or theatre from the 1930s. One of Melbourne’s most sought-after wedding venues is a beautiful estate just 30 minutes from the CBD. With its seamless blend of contemporary features and rich history, you can perfectly transform each mansion space to suit your overall vision and wedding theme.