Melbourne Town Hall

90-130, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia


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Weddings at Melbourne Town Hall

Expect timeless sophistication at Melbourne Town Hall. From the moment you ascend the red carpet stairs, pass through the ornate brass doors, and step into the marble foyer, you will sense the magic in the air.

Situated in the heart of the city, Melbourne Town Hall is one of Victoria’s most beautiful, old-world wedding venues. 

Whether you envision a lavish banquet dinner or a relaxed cocktail party, Melbourne Town Hall promises an unforgettable celebration. With six unique venue spaces to choose from, your imagination will be captured by the options available. From the intimate charm of the Melbourne Room to the grandeur of the Main Hall, the spaces can accommodate celebrations ranging from 300 to 1990 guests.

Melbourne Town Hall highlights:

  • In the heart of Melbourne CBD, close to public transport
  • Six unique venue spaces to choose from
  • Stunning Victorian-style architecture
  • Ability to accommodate from 300 to 1500 guests
  • Glamorous, decadent and luxury wedding vibes

Wedding ceremonies at Melbourne Town Hall

Enjoy the luxury of hosting both your wedding ceremony and reception in the one place. Against the backdrop of Swanson Street, say your vows with 34 closest family and friends watching on either the Portico Balcony or in the charming Council Chamber. Inclusions for your wedding ceremony are two plinths, a signing table, 34 white Tiffany chairs, ivory carpet, and a private VIP suite.

Book your ceremony and reception at Melbourne Town Hall to receive a $1,000 discount off the ceremony package.

Wedding receptions at Melbourne Town Hall

Make your way into any of the function rooms in Melbourne Town Hall for your reception. Each of the rooms is distinct in style and capacity: whether for an intimate dinner party or a more extravagant affair, Melbourne Town Hall can most certainly accommodate your needs. One thing’s for sure: the food will be unforgettable, the architecture will more than impress, and the dedicated team will ensure every detail is perfect, creating unforgettable memories in one of Melbourne’s most iconic locations.

Wedding Photography near Melbourne Town Hall

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

  • Treasury Gardens
  • Parliament Gardens
  • Hosier Lane
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sitting Up to 700 Sitting
dinner Up to 600 Dinner & Dance
cabaret Up to 560 Cabaret
theatre Up to 1990 Theatre
standing Up to 1498 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

Spaces At This Venue

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    Yarra Room

    The Yarra Room, formerly the Council Chamber for the City of Melbourne, is rich in history and character. Adorned with art, it provides a wonderful backdrop for your wedding ceremony or reception, whether it's a dinner or cocktail style event.

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    Portico Balcony

    Perched over Swanston Walk, this iconic space features a marble floor and ornate stonework, providing a spectacular view of the cityscape, including the Arts Centre spire, Flinders Street Station, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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    Main Hall

    The Main Hall is a breathtaking venue featuring soaring ceilings, stunning chandeliers, and the Grand Organ, the largest in the southern hemisphere. Ideal for banquet receptions of 300 to 600 guests and cocktail receptions of up to 1500, this unique space offers a truly memorable setting.

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    Swanston Hall

    Swanston Hall is a beautiful 19th-century venue featuring a breathtaking lighting dome. The main chamber is perfect for your reception, with marble stairs leading to an elegant mezzanine level ideal for pre-reception drinks. With a dedicated entrance from Swanston Walk, this elegant room is the perfect setting for a dinner reception or standing cocktail party.

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    Supper Room

    The Supper Room’s 19th-century elegance, lush textures, and exclusivity make it an ideal venue for your wedding ceremony or reception. Flooded with natural light from enormous rooftop windows and featuring an adjacent anteroom for pre-reception drinks, this superb space is perfect for larger ceremonies or glamorous receptions. It accommodates both long and traditional round table setups with ample space for dancing.

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    Melbourne Room

    With elevated views over Swanston Walk and Collins Street, the Melbourne Room features natural light and elegant period charm. Decorated with priceless antiques and rich timber finishes, the Melbourne Room is well suited to lunches, conferences, product launches, cocktail parties, or a bridal suite.

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Venue Testimonials

Went to witness the exchange of wedding vowels overlooking Swanson Street; what a great venue for such an awesome occasion.

Dave P

Had our wedding ceremony on the balcony overlooking Swanston Street. It was a great venue and the staff were very helpful.

Tony B

This is such a grand old building in the city centre. Inside this beautiful building, there are amazingly beautiful stained windows and nicely decorated ornamental ceilings. This building is very popular as a wedding venue.

Beng C

Frequently Asked Questions

The capacity for weddings and events at Melbourne Town Hall is as follows:

  • Yarra Room: 90 seated / 50 seated with dance floor / 120 theatrette / 150 standing cocktail
  • Portico Balcony: 50 seated / 40 theatrette / 120 standing cocktail
  • Main Hall: 700 seated / 600 seated with dance floor /  Cabaret 560 / 1990 theatrette / 1500 standing cocktail
  • Swanston Hall: 200 seated / 150 seated with dance floor / 300 theatrette / 350 standing cocktail
  • Supper Room: 160 seated / 130 seated with dance floor / 250 theatrette / 280 standing cocktail

Weddings at Melbourne Town Hall must end at 1am, with no extension of the licence.

Yes, there are several hotels near Melbourne Town Hall for event and wedding guests. The venue has accommodation partnerships with W Hotels, QT Hotel, Pan Pacific Hotel, Oakwood Premiere Melbourne and Brady Hotels.

Yes, Melbourne Town Hall requires security for your event from $74 per hour, per guard. A safety attendant is also required at $112.50 per hour.

Weddings at Melbourne Town Hall start at $1000 but this depends on the room and day chosen. To host your wedding ceremony, it is $2500 but if you book your ceremony and reception at Melbourne Town Hall, you can receive a $1,000 discount off the ceremony package.

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