Higher Ground

650, Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia


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Higher Ground Melbourne Weddings

Higher Ground offers a truly exceptional setting for weddings. This historic venue, housed in a beautifully restored 1890s former power station in Melbourne’s CBD, exudes an air of grandeur and sophistication. The moment you step inside, you’re enveloped by the luxurious and curated space, featuring modern finishes, opulent furnishings, high ceilings and lush greenery that sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration. 

The Scene at Higher Ground Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the enchanting scene at Higher Ground Melbourne, where elegance meets contemporary allure. This extraordinary venue seamlessly combines rich heritage with modern sophistication. The unique architecture and thoughtful design create a visually stunning backdrop, allowing you to host your wedding in a setting that is as impressive as it is romantic. Its convenient proximity provides easy access for you and your guests, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience. The venue’s versatile wedding spaces are designed to cater to your specific needs and vision.

Higher Ground Melbourne Wedding Receptions

When it comes to wedding receptions, this Melbourne wedding venue offers a range of options to suit your preferences and guest count. The venue’s expansive space can be transformed into a spectacular setting for your celebration. With its versatile layout and seamless flow between levels, Higher Ground allows for a variety of seating arrangements and event styles. Whether you envision a formal sit-down dinner or a lively cocktail-style reception, the venue can cater to your needs. The in-house AV services ensure excellent sound and lighting, while the carefully curated menus, tailored to your taste and budget, will delight your guests’ palates. With Higher Ground as your wedding reception venue, you can create an enchanting and unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

Wedding Photography at Higher Ground Melbourne

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Higher Ground Melbourne are:

  • Fitzroy Gardens
  • Hosier Lane
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
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sitting Up to 110 Sitting
standing Up to 250 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations 558 Little Bourke St

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    Host your next event at Higher Ground Melbourne and indulge in the exclusive use of this extraordinary space. With its six interconnected levels that wrap around the original brick building, the venue offers a plethora of entertaining spaces, creating a grand ambience for gatherings of up to 250 guests. Whether you're planning a corporate function, a wedding, or any other special event, Higher Ground provides the perfect setting with its high ceilings, abundant natural light, and luxurious atmosphere.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Melbourne Skydeck
  • Fed Square
  • Australian Sports Museum

Nearby hotels:

  • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
  • Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne Flagstaff Gardens
  • ibis Melbourne Central

Frequently Asked Questions

Higher Ground Melbourne has a capacity of up to 250 guests for standing events and weddings.

Weddings at Higher Ground Melbourne can continue until 12:30 am from Monday to Sunday, allowing couples and their guests to celebrate their special day into the early hours of the morning.

A wedding at Higher Ground Melbourne is a captivating and unforgettable experience set within the stunning backdrop of a historic former power station. With its unique architecture, luxurious ambience, and exceptional service, couples can expect a wedding that combines elegance, sophistication and an atmosphere of grandeur.

Yes, there are several hotels near Higher Ground Melbourne that provide convenient accommodation options for event or wedding guests. One notable option is Crown Resorts, located just a 15-minute walk away or a 5-minute drive from the venue. Additionally, other nearby options include The Langham Melbourne and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, both of which are renowned for their elegant accommodations and are within close proximity to Higher Ground.

Higher Ground Melbourne does not have onsite parking. However, there is secure parking available at Merritts Place, located at 558 Little Bourke St, offering pre-booked parking for $12 from 4 pm on weeknights and all day/night on weekends. Alternatively, extensive public transportation options, as well as Uber and taxis, are readily available in close proximity to the venue.

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