Cargo Hall

39, South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, Victoria, 3006, Australia


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Cargo Hall Weddings

Melbourne’s South Wharf is a hub for locals and visitors alike. The home of award-winning restaurants, cafes, events spaces, and tourist attractions, the South Wharf Promenade is always teeming with life and a joyful atmosphere. With outstanding views over the Yarra River and city beyond, and close to major public transport hubs, South Wharf is the perfect place for a wedding reception.

A spacious building designed for large parties, Cargo Hall enjoys the benefits of its prime real estate. Being both a city and waterfront venue makes it a highly desirable location for weddings, and as a Showtime Event Group venue, you can expect perfection. Discover why couples from all over Victoria seek to say, “I do” at Cargo Hall.

The Scene at Cargo Hall Melbourne Waterfront Weddings

A light-filled warehouse space located right on the waterfront, it’s easy to see why so many couples fall in love with Cargo Hall. You’re met with a contemporary aesthetic that blends warehouse architecture with concert hall acoustics from the moment you enter the glass-fronted conservatory. To your left, you’ve got an uninterrupted view out over the Yarra River and the city beyond. Sunlight streams in and passersby are privy only to glimpses of the wonder going on inside.

Turning right into the main hall, you’ll discover the wow factor that makes Cargo Hall so exciting. A former docking shed, Cargo Hall features soaring ceilings with grid-like lighting rigs, giving you the immediate sense that this venue is designed to entertain. If you’d thought about bringing a live performance to dazzle your guests during the reception, Cargo Hall is more than adequately prepared!

Gorgeous dark timber floorboards and dark beams and window frames create a structured modern look. This crisp look is balanced with light, romantic drapes pulled all around the venue, allowing plenty of soft sunlight to stream into the venue. Heading over to the left is the spacious bar area that boasts an LED wall that can change colours (perfect for couples with a specific colour scheme!).

Cargo Hall plays host to both ceremonies and receptions, making the most of the flexible space to transform from a gorgeous formal exchange of vows to a high-energy party afterwards.

Cargo Hall Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies

Ceremonies at Cargo Hall can be as lavish or as simple as you desire. Many couples choose to exchange vows against the wall closest to the entrance with natural light streaming in from the left, meaning you have a gorgeous long aisle from the bridal suite at the rear.

You read that right; Cargo Hall has a private bridal suite exclusively used for the wedding party! It’s a cosy space perfect for the bride and bridesmaids to gather before the ceremony and for the whole party to retreat to before heading off for formal photos. Having a bridal suite is also a lifesaver for the couple who may need a private retreat during the reception to take a break from the crowds, touch up hair and makeup, and even sneak a bite to eat or have a glass of champagne on their own!

When it comes to setting up your ceremony, many couples take advantage of the sturdy rigs in the high ceilings to hang soft fairy lights and lush floral arrangements, evoking a sense of dreamy wonder. It’s a breathtaking sight to enter such a spacious room, especially when the hard warehouse aesthetic is softened with muted colours, bright and fresh blooms, and elegant sheer drapes.

Your aisle cuts through the middle of the floor, and you can opt to lay a long runner or lean into the rustic warehouse vibe by leaving the dark floorboards bare. Cargo Hall supplies chairs and an event coordinator, so you can rest assured that your guests will be seated in the perfect arrangement. A simple arbour would match the tone of the building, but we’ve seen a few arbours that were decked out in colourful flowers that looked spectacular!

Cargo Hall Melbourne Wedding Receptions

After the ceremony is over, it’s time to head off for pictures. You can find some seriously dramatic backdrops just outside the front door. Head out onto the Promenade and put the Yarra River and city behind you for some impressive pics, or take a stroll deeper into South Wharf to find some cool aesthetics. You may want to venture further into the city for some snaps, or head along the waterfront pier.

By the time you return, the Hall has been turned into the perfect reception space. In your absence, staff could open the Cargo Hall bar to your guests, and roving canapes could be satisfying their post-ceremony hunger in anticipation of the main event. Whether you’re after a cocktail-style arrangement that maximises dancefloor space, or you’re after a more formal seated affair, your wish is Cargo Hall’s command. This venue is perfect for live performers, whether that’s a DJ or a live band, and with the ceiling rigs, you could really plan a showstopping celebration.

Wedding Photography Near Cargo Hall Melbourne

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Cargo Hall Melbourne are:

  • South Wharf Promenade
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Seafarers Bridge
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sitting Up to 180 Sitting
dinner Up to 180 Dinner & Dance
standing Up to 300 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations DFO South Wharf Shopping Centre (600 spaces)
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
  In-house Catering & External Catering Optional
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Kosher Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

  • Cargo Hall Private Dining, The Conservatory

    The Conservatory

    The glass-walled conservatory has the best views out over the Yarra River. From this exclusive vantage point you can look out over the city whilst the main event swings into motion behind you.

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  • Cargo Hall Wedding Venue, Main venue

    Main Event Space

    With soaring ceilings, plenty of natural light, and dark timber floors, the Hall brings rustic warehouse vibes into the 21st Century. The Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests and is perfect for weddings and special events.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Yarra River
  • DFO South Wharf Shopping Centre
  • Webb Bridge / Seafarers Bridge
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Nearby restaurants:

  • BangPop
  • The General Assembly
  • Meat Market South Wharf
  • Common Man

Nearby accommodation:

  • Pan Pacific Melbourne
  • Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
  • Crown Melbourne
  • Jade Resorts

Venue Testimonials

You have the opportunity to really make the space your own which makes every wedding/event there very individual.

Becc W

Outstanding venue, friendly team who go above & beyond to ensure your event is perfectly customised just for you. The wedding planners are on point & make a huge day in your life so easy & fun. Thank you for a fabulous night!

Bella B

Had our client Christmas function here. The set up was amazing the staff were top notch and friendly. Our clients loved the venue.

Bianca M

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, inside Cargo Hall at the top of the room is the perfect place for a ceremony.

The catering options offered at Cargo Hall are almost endless – choose from roving hot and cold canapes, plated multi-course meals featuring modern Australian, European, and Asian influences, gourmet food stations championing cultural cuisines, as well as plant-based menus that will celebrate vegetarian and vegan diners.

Located within the Exhibition Centre district, there is paid parking available. Enter via Munro St and Normanby Rd.

  • Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  • Crowne Plaza
  • The Langham
  • Pan Pacific Melbourne
  • Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
  • Crown Melbourne
  • Jade Resorts

High-energy and high-end. Expect luxurious features, incredible capacity for entertainment, and waterfront views.

Up to 300 guests in a standing/cocktail arrangement.

Packages are customised according to time of day/week, catering package, and minimum spend. Weddings start at $149/person.


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