Chapter Place

1, Pentridge Boulevard, Coburg, Victoria, 3058, Australia


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Chapter Place Melbourne Weddings

Once a former prison, Pentridge’s 170-year-old castle-like building has since been transformed into a one-of-a-kind wedding destination in Melbourne’s inner north, giving you a chance to celebrate your love amidst the iconic bluestone walls. Celebrating a new chapter of the heritage-listed former prison site, the aptly named and lovingly restored Chapter Place opens its doors to Melbourne couples looking for a unique setting for their wedding day. 

This spectacular all-in-one wedding venue has everything you need for a seamless occasion in one place, including luxe on-site accommodation, stunning wedding spaces, beautiful gardens, historical backdrops, and endless photo opportunities. What’s more, with a dedicated events team, bespoke wedding packages, and incredible dining experiences, you can expect a truly seamless and stress-free wedding experience at this brand-new Melbourne venue.

The Scene at Chapter Place Melbourne

Established in 1851, Pentridge Precinct is a state-significant, heritage-listed former prison site. Now at the beginning of an exciting new chapter, the historic bluestone walls of Pentridge live on to see a new era — Chapter Place. Here, contemporary spaces, stylish accommodation, and world-class dining experiences combine, bringing a sophisticated new-look wedding destination to Melbourne’s North.

Chapter Place’s modern and spacious Merri Creek room offers a beautiful setting for larger weddings, while the alfresco dining area in the North & Common Restaurant provides the perfect location for more intimate celebrations. Housed within the original Pentridge chapel, The Chapel is another stunning wedding space featuring soaring 15-metre-high ceilings, large arched windows, stone walls, designer chandeliers, and elegant sheer drapes.

Chapter Place Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies

The enchanting Reflection Garden is the perfect place to begin your wedding day with an intimate ceremony, all taking place in gorgeous manicured gardens surrounded by Pentridge’s original bluestone walls. Following your ceremony, guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks at Chapter Place’s stylish wine bar, Olivine, complete with comfy booth seating, walk-in wine rooms, and a stunning central bar.

Chapter Place Melbourne Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions at Chapter Place are elegant and unique occasions, typically taking place in the spacious and stunningly light-filled Chapel — Melbourne’s best-kept secret. This inviting space is flooded with natural light thanks to large arched windows and looks particularly beautiful with guests seated on round tables. As guests sit down to dine, they’ll be blown away by the incredible food and wine offerings at Chapter Place, with a focus on authentic dining experiences and exceptional local produce.

Wedding Photography at Chapter Place Melbourne

There are endless possibilities for your wedding photography at Chapter Place, meaning you won’t have to leave the venue to capture stunning shots of your special day. Picture-perfect backdrops include the beautiful Reflection Garden and Pentridge’s iconic castle-like facade.

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standing Up to 900 Standing
dining Up to 200 Dining
theatre Up to 240 Theatre
cabaret Up to 140 Cabaret

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 125
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 300

Spaces At This Venue

  • Merri Creek

    Chapter Place's Merri Creek Room is a spacious and versatile venue, lending itself perfectly to corporate functions and larger weddings. This stunningly modern space can accommodate up to 240 guests seated in a theatre setting or 180 guests seated banquet style.

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  • The Chapel

    Housed within the original Pentridge chapel, this stunning space features soaring 15-metre-high ceilings, beautiful arched windows, heritage stone walls, designer chandeliers, and elegant long sheer drapes. The Chapel can accommodate up to 200 guests seated in a banquet setting, making it an ideal venue for wedding receptions at Chapter Place.

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  • The Long Hall

    The original south wing heritage hall reimagined. Immerse yourselves in a piece of Melbourne history, dining with one long elegant table down the centre of the wing for up to 100 guests, or celebrate the night away with a cocktail style celebration for up to 150 guests.

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  • The Warden's Office

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Nearby attractions:

  • Pentridge
  • Carlton Gardens
  • Melbourne Zoo

Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter Place’s carefully curated wedding packages are priced at $185 per person, special offers are applicable, please enquire within for details. 

Capacity limits will vary depending on your chosen event space and are as follows:

  • The Chapel — 200 banquet | 140 cabaret | 240 theatre
  • Merri Creek (Combined) — 180 banquet | 126 cabaret | 240 theatre
  • The Long Hall — 120 banquet | 80 long table | 150 cocktail
  • Alfresco Dining — 120 banquet | 150 cocktail
  • The Reflection Garden — 900 cocktail
  • North & Common Restaurant — 80 banquet
  • Olivine The Bar — 110 banquet | 200 cocktail

Weddings at Chapter Place must end by midnight.

Weddings at the newly opened Chapter Place in Melbourne’s vibrant inner north are truly one-of-a-kind events. Exchange vows in the beautiful Reflection Garden, surrounded by heritage bluestone walls, followed by an unforgettable reception in the original Chapel of the 170-year-old Pentridge.

Chapter Place offers two styles of accommodation for wedding and event guests — Adina Apartment Hotel and The Interlude at Pentridge. The Adina Apartment Hotel is home to an array of spacious studio-style suites as well as stylish one and two-bedroom apartments.

Yes, there are over 300 car parking bays within the precinct of Pentridge, as well as plenty of street parking available around the property off Pentridge Boulevard and Champ Street.

Expect authentic and carefully considered food and wine offerings created by talented in-house chefs and sommeliers.

Yes, menu tastings are held in the North & Common Restaurant at Chapter Place every three months. Tastings cost $80 per person or $160 per couple and include a three-course meal with paired wines and soft drinks. Bookings are essential.

Yes, security is required for events over 100 people (one guard per 100 people) and with the service of alcohol. 

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