The Continental Sorrento
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21, Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, Victoria, 3943, Australia
The Continental Sorrento Weddings
The new-look Continental Sorrento is a fabulous choice if you’re on the hunt for an iconic seaside destination for your Melbourne wedding. This luxury hotel venue offers stunning Art Deco event spaces, picture-perfect coastal views, stylish accommodation, and bespoke packages for your Mornington Peninsula wedding. At The Conti, you can host every aspect of your wedding in one place, including pre-ceremony drinks, the ceremony, reception, late-night dancing, accommodation, and a recovery event.
Whether you’re envisioning an intimate coastal celebration or a lavish ballroom reception, the hotel’s dedicated wedding coordinator will work closely with you to ensure everything comes together effortlessly. They’ll reserve your date, curate a bespoke wedding package, plan your schedule of events, coordinate food and beverage options, and assist with all other aspects of your wedding experience at The Continental Sorrento.
The Scene at The Continental Sorrento
A true icon of the Mornington Peninsula since 1875, the new-look Continental Hotel has been reimagined to bring a new era of seaside luxury to the Sorrento foreshore. The historic elegance of the original limestone Heritage Wing combines effortlessly with the newly appointed Main Wing and soon-to-open Riley Lane Wing, offering a chic setting for destination weddings on the Peninsula.
Perched high on Constitution Hill, The Conti boasts unrivalled views of Port Phillip Bay and the Sorrento township. Inside the hotel, bright and airy interiors draw inspiration from the sophisticated ambience and rich, warm hues of seaside resorts in the Mediterranean, perfectly complementing the building’s stunning original limestone architecture.
With an array of indoor and outdoor function spaces at your disposal, you’ll be able to create the wedding flow of your dreams at this iconic waterfront venue. Host your ceremony in the opulent Grand Ballroom, followed by cocktail hour on the Sunset Terrace and an elegant wedding reception in the glamorous Art Deco-inspired Halcyon Hall. After the reception, the hotel’s late-night cocktail bar, Barlow, is the perfect spot for a fun-filled after-party.
Nothing compares to the convenience of hosting your wedding at a luxury hotel, with everything you need for an unforgettable experience under one roof. The Continental offers 108 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites boasting bright and airy interiors with modern amenities and beautiful beach views. Wedding guests will receive special accommodation rates when booking their stay.
Aside from its luxurious guest rooms, the hotel also boasts a tranquil spa and bathhouse, a stunning Mediterranean-inspired rooftop pool deck and bar, and an array of incredible dining venues. If you’re looking to extend the wedding into a fabulous weekend-long celebration, your dedicated wedding coordinator can arrange pre and post-wedding activities, including a recovery breakfast, relaxing spa treatments or a game of lawn bowls.
The Continental Sorrento Wedding Ceremonies
There are a few options for your wedding ceremony at The Continental Hotel in Sorrento. Exchange vows on the sprawling Sunset Terrace against a breathtaking coastal backdrop or indoors in one of three elegant wedding spaces. After your ceremony, guests are welcome to enjoy drinks and nibbles in one of The Conti’s hospitality venues as you slip away for wedding photos within the hotel and around stunning Sorrento.
The Continental Sorrento Wedding Receptions
At The Conti, elegant wedding receptions unfold in the stunning Art Deco-inspired Halcyon Hall or the glamorous Grand Ballroom. Both spaces are beautifully light-filled, with high ceilings and a bright, neutral colour palette that lends itself perfectly to an array of wedding themes. Depending on the style of your wedding, opt for a decadent seated multi-course dinner or a stylish cocktail reception with delicate finger food and live-action food stations.
Wedding reception inclusions:
- Exclusive use of all hired wedding spaces
- Pre-reception hospitality room for the bridal party
- Bridal table, gift table and cake display
- Personalised wedding menus
- Placement of menus and bonbonnieres
- Banquet rounds or long dining tables and chairs
- Easels to display your seating plans and welcome sign
- In-house screen and projector system, venue PA, handheld microphone, background music and venue lighting
Wedding Photography Near The Continental Sorrento
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Continental Sorrento are:
- The hotel’s beautiful limestone architecture
- Sorrento Beach
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
The Conti's largest function space effortlessly combines historic opulence with contemporary coastal splendour, forming a stunningly light-filled, Art Deco-inspired setting for weddings and private events. Halcyon Hall features ornate chandeliers, large windows and beautiful French doors that open to the Sunset Terrace.
The Grand Ballroom
The Continental Sorrento's spectacular Grand Ballroom is a glamorous event space brimming with Art Deco elegance. This opulent, boutique-style ballroom boasts polished wooden floors, expansive windows, tailored fittings, and sparkling chandeliers.
The Gallery offers a sophisticated and versatile setting for intimate events at The Conti Sorrento, with space for 40 seated guests and 100 standing. Large windows flood the space with natural light while showcasing stunning ocean views.
Typically hired in conjunction with Halcyon Hall, the sprawling Sunset Terrace is a breathtaking alfresco space for weddings and private events at The Continental Sorrento. This picturesque outdoor space is ideal for hosting cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies and pre-dinner drinks overlooking the ocean.
The Continental Sorrento Catering
The dining experience at Continental Hotel Sorrento is nothing short of spectacular, thanks to the incredible culinary team led by renowned Melbourne chef Scott Pickett (Estelle, Chancery Lane, Matilda, Longrain). Expect to be wowed by meticulously crafted dishes showcasing the finest locally sourced ingredients, complemented perfectly by exceptional hand-picked wine lists.
Depending on your vision, choose from an array of carefully curated dining packages, including bountiful shared feasts, seated multi-course meals, live food stations, and delicious cocktail menus featuring delicate finger food. For a truly unforgettable experience, couples can work closely with Scott Pickett to design an entirely bespoke four-course wedding menu.
Highlights of Catering at The Continental Sorrento:
- Exquisite dishes showcasing the freshest local and seasonal ingredients
- Work with renowned Melbourne chef Scott Pickett to design a bespoke wedding menu
- Dining options include classic seated meals, shared feasts and cocktail menus
Frequently Asked Questions
The Continental’s carefully curated wedding packages are priced from $195 per person.
Capacity limits vary depending on your chosen space and are as follows:
- The Grand Ballroom: 100 seated, 160 standing
- Halcyon Hall: 130 seated, 100 dinner/dance, 250 standing
- The Gallery: 40 seated, 100 standing
- Sunset Terrace: 100 seated (ceremony), 150 standing
Weddings at The Continental Hotel must end by 11pm.
Weddings at this iconic hotel venue on the Mornington Peninsula are seamless and luxurious affairs brimming with coastal chic elegance.
InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula offers an array of luxurious guest rooms and suites, each boasting bright and airy interiors with modern amenities. For any wedding booking of 80+ adults, receive a complimentary stay in a Heritage Suite for one night, including breakfast for two the following morning.
Yes, valet parking and self-parking are available at the hotel.
Expect to be blown away by exceptional fine dining experiences curated by renowned Melbourne chef Scott Pickett. Menu options include decadent plated meals, shared grazing feasts, and delicious cocktail menus with interactive food stations and delicate finger food.
Yes. The Continental invites couples to a wedding menu tasting event twice a year. The price per head is $100, with a maximum of six people per wedding party.
Yes. Weddings with a four or five-hour evening reception require a minimum of two security crowd controllers. The below rates apply for security:
- Monday — Friday: $55 per hour per guard
- Saturday: $60.50 per hour per guard
- Sunday: $71.50 per hour per guard
- Public Holidays: $99 per hour per guard
Amelia Scatigno is our lovely Melbourne event and wedding expert. She's been in the industry since 2015 and absolutely loves the entertainment components of events, whether that's live drummers and dancers or a big fireworks show at the end of the night.