17, Dukes Walk, South Wharf, Victoria, 3006, Australia


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Aerial South Wharf Weddings

Enjoy a space that is truly yours at Aerial, a stunning exclusive-use venue nestled on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne’s South Wharf. This versatile venue is perfect for large weddings and can be adapted for intimate receptions. One large room makes up the venue, with simple, modern décor that creates a blank canvas that can be styled in a way that suits you.

The Scene at Aerial Melbourne

Walk through the entrance at Aeria, and you’re greeted with a dark, glamorous room and a large industrial floating staircase. By contrast, the main function space upstairs is a bright, cavernous room flooded with natural light from the tall windows that offer 180-degree views of the surrounding Docklands and Melbourne CBD – becoming magical at night as the skyline lights up.

This blank canvas can be decorated in any way you like. Keep it simple with floral arrangements that complement the sophisticated space, or go all out and completely transform the room. The opulent drapery can be drawn to create separate areas in Aerial – perfect for different ceremony and reception spaces – and your dedicated wedding coordinator will work with you to design your floor plan, as well as all elements of your big day. 

Modern design and stunning urban views aside, menus at Aerial are something to be remembered. Have a completely tailored menu influenced by the season and local produce, designed by incredible chefs, that will be a focal point of your celebration.

Aerial Wedding Ceremonies in South Wharf

Ceremonies at Aerial are truly beautiful, with a modern setting and 180-degree city views that create a contemporary and striking backdrop while you exchange your vows

This large venue can accommodate up to 300 guests for a wedding ceremony and includes an extra hour to your day to allow for guest arrival and ceremony timings. Aerial weddings allow ample space for all of your wedding festivities to take place in one location.

The contemporary space can be easily transformed into the ceremony space that suits you — whether a candlelit, glowing ambience, an extravagant floral installation that hangs overhead, or a traditional chuppah or mandap.

Aerial Wedding Receptions in South Wharf

Wedding receptions at Aerial can be anything you want them to be. This blank-canvas wedding venue can be decorated to suit you and your needs, with an experienced wedding coordinator on hand to help you realise your dreams. Make use of the elegant curtain system to divide the space into a drinks area and dining space with a dancefloor, or let the open-plan feel set a loft-like scene.

We can easily picture the space divided into cosy lounge nooks and long dining tables for your guests. With the sweeping Melbourne city views on full display, Aerial is the kind of cool urban wedding venue that really comes to life when you add the type of food, music, and decor that suits your personal style.

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standing Up to 900 Standing
theatre Up to 300 Theatre
classroom Up to 160 Classroom
dinner Up to 310 Dinner & Dance

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Spaces At This Venue

  • Aerial by Food and Desire event space

    Exclusive Venue Hire

    Aerial is an exclusive hire venue with one large function room that can be divided with an elegant curtain system to create distinct zones. The venue boasts panoramic city views and contemporary, sophisticated décor.

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Nearby Hotels

  • Pan Pacific Melbourne
  • InterContinental Melbourne
  • The Hotel Windsor

Nearby Attractions

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • Crown Melbourne
  • IceBar Melbourne

Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding packages at Aerial start at $149 per person.

Aerial can host up to 310 guests for weddings and events with a seated dinner format; or up to 900 for a cocktail-style standing reception.

Weddings at Aerial can run as late as 3am Thursday-Saturday or 1am Sunday-Wednesday.

Weddings at Aerial in Melbourne’s South Wharf are elegant, sophisticated, and contemporary. Couples can decorate this exclusive hire venue in a way to suit them, enjoy the entertainment of their choice, and have their pick of tailored menus.

Hotels near Aerial  include: 

  • Pan Pacific Melbourne
  • Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
  • Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Parking is available at the DFO South Wharf multi-level car park, and 50% discount tickets are provided to event guests on departure.


Expect mouthwatering menus from Melbourne’s renowned Showtime Event Group. The catering options are almost endless — choose from roving hot and cold canapés, plated multi-course meals featuring modern Australian, European, and Asian influences, gourmet food stations championing cultural cuisines, as well as plant-based menus for vegetarian and vegan diners.


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