Popular Outdoor Venues Melbourne

Some of Melbourne’s best outdoor wedding venues include the Royal Botanic Gardens and all the lovely spaces that are set just along the banks of the Yarra River. Heading out of the city, wineries in Yarra Valley and beach venues on the coast are equally gorgeous. Whether you’re planning a formal wedding with an outdoor marquee or want something a little more casual on river banks, our VenueCrew can easily find the perfect venue for you — book a free consultation with a local Melbourne Venue Specialist today !

    A Guide to Outdoor Wedding Venues in Melbourne

    Though infamous for its unpredictable weather patterns, year after year, thousands of couples say, ‘Yes!’ to outdoor weddings in Melbourne. And when you look at the diverse range of outdoor venues on offer all across the city, it’s easy to see why.

    Melbourne is flush with outdoor event spaces for both your ceremony and reception. From intimate inner-city courtyards to lush botanical gardens, and sprinkle in a few spectacular oceanside locations, Melbourne has all your bases covered.

    What’s important to keep in mind is that for an outdoor ceremony, you may be asking your guests to trek slightly off the beaten path. With this in mind, it’s always a good idea to be aware of what you and your guests will need to consider in the leadup to your wedding day. Is the venue close to public transport? Will you need to book accommodation to get ready in, and to retire to, at the end of the night? If you’re getting married in a semi-public space, such as communal gardens, will you need to arrange for someone to be onsite to usher your guests to the ceremony space, and to walk them to the reception area afterwards?

    If you’ve always pictured your wedding taking place under the open sky, or nestled under a gorgeous gazebo, but you aren’t quite sure where to find your perfect spot, let our Melbourne Venue Specialists help you narrow it down. Contact us today to speak to one of our experts and discover your dream outdoor wedding venue.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 1: Define What You Mean By “Outdoor”

    Are you looking for outdoor venues in Melbourne that cater for both your ceremony and reception.

    For example, Melbourne’s Leonda by the Yarra has several beautiful outdoor ceremony spaces; one on their private courtyard with the winding river behind you, or at the nearby Burnley or Royal Botanical Gardens. Then when it comes time for the reception, an elegant indoor space with riverside views is at your disposal. Download the Leonda by the Yarra brochure for more details.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 2: Choose Between City, Country, Or Seaside

    So you know you want to have your ceremony or reception outdoors; the next question is where? Melbourne wedding and reception venues can cover a range of outdoor scenarios, and depending on which way you lean, could impact the theme of your wedding. If you’re not sure if you’d prefer a sunny coastal location, or a classic garden affair, our Venue Specialists are here to help make your decision easier with their expert advice and extensive knowledge of the Melbourne venue scene.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 3: Consider Accessibility

    Some outdoor venues in Melbourne have terrain that isn’t especially suitable for accessibility. When it comes to beach weddings, keep in mind that people who use wheelchairs or other movement assistance equipment may struggle on the sand. Similarly, garden ceremonies or receptions may be grassy or have stony or uneven pathways. If you know some of your guests require stable ground, it would be considerate to choose a venue that can accommodate them.

    Our Venue Specialists are more than willing to suggest accessible and wheelchair-friendly venues, like the Chateau Yering in the Yarra Valley. The heritage-listed gardens and vineyard are gorgeous outdoor spaces for intimate wedding ceremonies and photographs, and both the outdoor and indoor spaces are easily accessible. Download the Chateau Yering brochure for more information.

    The outdoor ceremony spaces at Levantine Hill also offer a cinematic backdrop over the vines and valley. Whether you choose the gardens or the terrace for your wedding ceremony space, accessibility is not an issue. Download the Levantine Hill brochure.

     

    Venue Specialist Tip No. 4: Contact Us For A Free Consultation

    With so many outdoor wedding venues at your fingertips, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with choices. If you’re struggling to narrow down your options, now is the perfect time to reach out to one of our experts. Our local Venue Specialists locate and assess the best wedding venues in Melbourne to present you with a curated list of venues, from intimate gardens to romantic vineyards. Let us make your search for the best outdoor wedding location more straightforward, and book your free consultation with one of our VenueCrew Melbourne Venue Specialists .

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When you team up with VenueCrew, we make it simple:

    1. Gather reference photos of your dream outdoor wedding venue and aesthetics.
    2. Decide your overall budget, and book a free consultation with our Melbourne Venue Specialists.
    3. We get you quotes for the outdoor wedding venues that align with your vision.
    4. You choose your fave, and we get the ball rolling on your behalf with the contract process.
    5. You tick off one of the biggest boxes on your Wedding Checklist!

    The rules and restrictions for gathering are always changing, and we post all the latest updates on our COVID Wedding Restrictions Tracker. Outdoor ceremonies and receptions in Melbourne and across Victoria make it easier to maintain safe social distance; however, guest count restrictions may still apply. Our local Melbourne Venue Specialists can suggest innovative ways to plan a COVID-Safe wedding and can talk you through the latest government rules and restrictions.

    We all know Melbourne’s weather can’t be tamed, and that’s why most seaside, garden, and city wedding venues have a backup plan in place for any unpredictable showers that cross the skies at the last minute. The Grand Hyatt’s indoor/outdoor hybrid reception space offers guests protection from rain, and most other venues arrange a back-up ceremony location in case things outside go awry.