Popular Alternative Venues Melbourne

Do you envision something completely unique for your Melbourne wedding? An alternative wedding venue will set the kind of arty scene that your loved ones know you for. Whether it’s a secluded location, unusual architecture or something out of a fantasy film, Melbourne is teeming with alternative venue gems – you’ve just got to know how to find them. Our Venue Finders are experts at unusual! Contact Us

    Your Guide to Alternative Wedding Venues in Melbourne

    Weddings are such a special and important experience in a couples’ relationship journey. Regardless of where it’s located, who attends, and what kind of entertainment you book, your wedding day will be a memorable occasion. For some couples, there’s a drive to push the boundaries of what a “traditional” wedding looks like, and that’s often where outlandish ideas come into play. Scuba diving ceremonies, screaming your vows whilst skydiving, or sharing your first dance atop a building… everybody has their own idea of making their wedding unique.


    When it comes to alternative wedding venues, you could seek out museums, libraries, exclusive gardens, inner-city skyscrapers, or converted warehouse. If you’re looking for something a little outside the box, our Melbourne Venue Specialists can help you narrow down the list of our favourite Melbourne venues that will offer you and your guests an alternative experience.


    VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Weddings with a view.

    Melbourne has one of the most iconic skylines in the world, and when you’re looking for a wedding venue that will create some lasting memories, we recommend checking out some places that give you that bird’s eye perspective.


    Le Ciel is a luxury events space that operates over levels 6 and 7 of 13 Cremorne St. Wedding receptions are held out on the private terrace where you and your guests will be privy to uninterrupted views over to AAMI Park, the MCG, the Rialto, and the rooftops of Old Richmond. There’s nothing like breathtaking vistas to create a memorable experience that not many other weddings can boast! Download the Le Ciel brochure here.


    VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Consider an iconic location.

    Melbourne is home to many iconic landmarks: the MCG, the State Library, the National Gallery of Victoria, and many more. It’s also home to the Eureka Tower, which is where our next venue is located.


    A renowned tourist attraction boasting the adrenaline-pumping Eureka Skydeck Edge experience, Eureka 89 is located on the (you guessed it) 89th floor of the tower. The venue is available for exclusive hire and offers a cocktail/club-style reception experience. It also hosts gorgeous wedding ceremonies, with couples able to say their vows with the entirety of the city of Melbourne spread out behind them. Not many people can boast that they got married 300m above sea level, but at Eureka 89, that’s one of many things you’ll have bragging rights about! Download the Eureka 89 brochure here.


    VenueCrew Specialist Tip #1: Wedding reception or rock concert?

    If your wedding reception is doubling as a live concert (either with your favourite live band or a party-starting DJ), then you need a venue that offers all the tech specs you’ll need to get the music pumping.


    Cargo Hall runs under the Showtime Event Group Banner, so you know they’re prepared to host blockbuster events! A converted docking hall, Cargo Hall is equipped with sound and lighting rigs in the high ceilings so that you can kit out the space with all the fancy gear your entertainers will need. Dark timber floors create a rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic, and a private bar with LED lighting display makes the place truly feel like a lively club. Download the Cargo Hall brochure here.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Looking for alternative wedding venues in Melbourne has never been simpler. We recommend making a list of your requirements and any particular interests you have, then book a chat with one of our Melbourne Venue Specialists . They’ll do the research and then come back with a few recommendations and quotes.

    The best thing about alternative wedding venues in Melbourne is that the only limit is your imagination. It could be based on your own experience as a wedding guest or on weddings you’ve seen or heard about. Perhaps there’s a spot special to your heart or somewhere significant to you and your partner. Whatever you’re looking for, our Melbourne Venue Specialists can help you find it.