Our Guide to Melbourne Waterfront Wedding Venues

Set on Port Phillip Bay and with the Yarra River running through the centre of the city, Melbourne offers a wide range of waterfront wedding venues on the bay beaches, ocean beaches and dotted along the riverfront. Whether you’re looking for a waterfront park location for your ceremony on the Yarra or a more urban, modern setting with views of the bay, our Melbourne Wedding Venue Specialists can talk you through all the best options . 

 

From sleek urban haunts like Metropolis to suburban venues like Leonda By The Yarra, riverfront wedding venues in Melbourne span far and wide. Beach wedding venues are dotted throughout Mornington Peninsula and all along the bayside beaches, while some garden venues also include water features like ponds and lakes.

Whether you’re hoping for a wedding on the banks of the Yarra River, or you’ve always pictured a toes-in-the-sand beach wedding, our local Melbourne Venue Specialists have you covered. Speak with our team today to find a venue that matches your style, budget and waterfront wedding vision.

Here are our local Venue Specialists’ tips for planning a waterfront wedding in Melbourne.

 

Venue Specialist Tip No. 1: Rank Waterviews As A Priority

Throughout the wedding planning process, you’ll hear the same theme: Prioritise your priorities. Is a waterfront wedding venue an absolute must? Is the view more important than, say, the music? Is it less important than the photographer?

Knowing where the setting for your wedding ranks on your priority list is a great way to communicate with your suppliers about what matters most to you. Once you have your top three priorities figured out, our Venue Specialists will easily be able to jump into sourcing the right venue for you.

 

Venue Specialist Tip No. 2: Consider Your Wet Weather Plan

If you’re planning a riverfront wedding ceremony on the Yarra followed by an outdoor cocktail hour with water views, you’ll want to have a wet weather plan just in case it’s necessary on your wedding day. 

Wedding venues on the Yarra River like Leonda By The Yarra are great picks not only because of their river proximity but also because of their floor-to-ceiling windows. Even on a rainy day, these modern wedding reception spaces feel tucked into the river landscape of towering trees.

 

Venue Specialist Tip No. 3: Don’t Rule Out Indoor Venues

You might have your heart set on an outdoor Melbourne waterfront venue, but you shouldn’t overlook some of the perks of an indoor venue with gorgeous views. For example, Metropolis offers fabulous indoor event spaces with views of the Yarra River.

Another great find is the Eureka Skydeck wedding venue, which sits so high in the sky that you can see water views of the entire Port Phillip Bay, Yarra River and beyond. For a look at Eureka’s wedding packages, download their brochure here.

 

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

You can spend hours scouring the web for a “waterfront wedding venue near me,” or you can make it easy and give our local Melbourne Venue Specialists a shout. Within a quick conversation, they’ll point you in the right direction based on your priorities, budget and style. They’ll even sort your site inspections for you and get your contract started with the venue.

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One of Melbourne’s most popular waterfront wedding venues with an urban feel is Metropolis, which has a gorgeous elevated loft atmosphere. Once you get a little outside the CBD and Southbank areas, one of the more popular venues for riverfront weddings is Leonda By The Yarra.

We make venue searching effortless. Here’s how it works:

  1. Make a list of your wedding venue requirements, preferred date and guest number
  2. Book a free consultation with a VenueCrew Melbourne Venue Specialist
  3. We’ll send you quotes for the waterfront wedding venues that suit your requirements
  4. Confirm your wedding date, send out the invites and start to plan all the fun details