Park Hyatt Melbourne
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Parliament Place, Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia
If you’re on the hunt for an elegant, formal wedding venue in central Melbourne, your search has come to a happy conclusion.
Park Hyatt Melbourne really is the complete package: sweeping staircase and sophisticated ballroom? Tick. Easy access to Melbourne’s famous St Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens? Yes, that too. 5-star catering team serving bespoke menu items? Also an option!
With premium service, multiple reception venues to choose from, and an on-site event team, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something this wedding venue doesn’t deliver.
The Scene at Park Hyatt Melbourne
Park Hyatt Melbourne is situated in the inner east of Melbourne, just off Parliament Place, in a central, urban area. While close to the CBD, and boasting incredible views of the nearby cityscape, the venue receives lots of light, and is nestled in between the historic St Patrick’s Cathedral and the enchanting Fitzroy Gardens, offering couples a number of nearby ceremony options and places to take wedding photographs.
Fitzroy Gardens are certainly a scenic highlight of the area, and there are a number of specialty gourmet coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars in the immediate area, each competing to hold the prestigious title of ‘Best Coffee in Melbourne’. In terms of activities, there is plenty for your out-of-town guests to do in the area, with Park Hyatt Melbourne close to a number of popular attractions, including the MCG, Federation Square, the Treasury Gardens, and Rod Laver Arena.
As you can imagine, the atmosphere at Park Hyatt Melbourne matches the prestigious and historic neighbourhood it sits in. The hotel experience is luxurious and the decor sophisticated — the epitome of an elegant reception venue.
Decorated with warm wood, a grand staircase, Italian marble floors, and exquisite finishings, this impeccable venue is ideal for polished, formal wedding receptions.
Once the party winds down, your guests may choose to stay at this stylish, 5-star hotel, for which they will receive a discounted rate with a group booking, of course. The bright, spacious hotel rooms are the largest in Melbourne, and each contains a plush king bed — perfect for relaxing after a night of dancing and socialising.
As is expected with inner-city locations, this is a busy area. However, Park Hyatt Melbourne has parking directly underneath its premises, is within Melbourne’s free tram zone, and is easily accessible by public transport. Your guests needn’t worry about arriving and leaving this charming hotel’s convenient location.
Park Hyatt Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies
Park Hyatt Melbourne offers an indoor ceremony location: in their grand Fairmont Room. This sophisticated space is embellished with silk upholstered walls, mahogany partitions and high ceilings. It’s a very sleek option for couples not wanting to risk the famously unpredictable Melbourne weather.
Park Hyatt Melbourne sits just between beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, Treasury Gardens and the famous St Patrick’s Cathedral, each offering stunning settings for wedding ceremonies nearby.
- St Patrick’s Cathedral. Melbourne’s most iconic church is just across the road from Park Hyatt, offering a splendid option for a religious ceremony.
- Fitzroy Gardens. In the neighbouring heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens are 19 idyllic Melbourne wedding ceremony options, including the magical Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory (under renovation until late 2020).
- Treasury Gardens. In the Treasury Gardens, our pick of the many options is on Lawn 5, better known as the JFK Memorial. This serene spot boasts Crepe Myrtle trees, a modest lake and a stone feature.
- Carlton Gardens. Both the North and South sections include an abundance of picturesque ceremony spots to choose from. The options range from open, green spaces to quiet ponds.
- Insider tip: Keep in mind, permits are required to have your ceremony in any of the public parks.
Park Hyatt Melbourne Wedding Receptions
Wedding receptions at Park Hyatt Melbourne are three things: seamless, sophisticated, luxurious. Whether you’d imagined an extravagant reception or fun celebration for your close friends and family, this flexible, versatile venue has an option – and each comes with delectable catering and planning assistance from the event team.
If an elegant wedding reception in a grand ballroom is what you’d always dreamed of, you might choose Park Hyatt Melbourne’s exquisite, circular ballroom. This space is formal, and contains a unique, sunken parquetry floor and a silver-leafed dome ceiling above. Receptions here can be large, with the room allowing for up to 600 guests cocktail style – you’ll be able to invite all your nearest and dearest to help you toast your new marriage.
Alternatively, you might like to host your wedding reception in the Fairmont Room; this sophisticated space is adorned with silk upholstered walls and mahogany partitions, and can host up to 150 seated guests.
Once you’ve decided on the setting for your reception, you’ll be excited to narrow down the culinary offerings and delicious beverages that’ll be served to your guests. From the mouthwatering entrees to the sumptuous mains and heavenly desserts, choosing your wedding reception menu is one of those fun tasks that makes your wedding feel real. Park Hyatt Melbourne can coordinate a wedding menu tasting six to eight weeks before your wedding day, so you can try a few dishes before committing to your set menu — be that a traditional, three-course dinner or hot and cold canapés.
Park Hyatt Melbourne also offers incredible winter wedding packages, which come with their own perks. Perhaps you’d never considered a charming wintertime reception, but weddings in the cooler months can be so romantic and perfectly themed — just imagine a rich jewel toned colour palette, moody skies and tons of candles.
Whatever your vision for your wedding reception — be it a wintertime occasion, formal Ballroom setting or elegant cocktail style event — the friendly, experienced event team at Park Hyatt Melbourne will work with you to bring your dream wedding day to life.
Wedding Photography Near Park Hyatt Melbourne
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Park Hyatt Melbourne are:
- In Fitzroy Gardens, especially in the Old Bandstand or Temple of the Winds
- On Park Hyatt Melbourne’s grand, sweeping Ballroom staircase
- In Carlton Gardens or Treasury Gardens near any of the towering, beautiful trees
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
Park Hyatt’s grand Ballroom is an impressive, large space for extravagant events. This opulent room can accommodate up to 600 guests cocktail-style, or 350 seated with a built-in dancefloor. It is an elegant space, featuring a sunken parquetry floor and silver-leafed dome - it’s perfect for weddings, galas, presentations and large product launches.
Fairmont is a formal room suitable for presentations, conferences and other social events, and can accommodate 150 seated guests, or the room can be divided to host more intimate occasions. With high ceilings, carpeted floors, silk upholstered walls and wooden partitions, this space is a sleek, sophisticated find.
The Library is an intimate, quiet room, embellished with walls of antique books and a roaring fireplace. It is ideal for more modest or private events, like board meetings, and can accommodate up to 50 guests.
Park Hyatt Melbourne Catering
Guests attending events at Park Hyatt Melbourne will be served mouthwatering fare, made by an Executive Chef and their superb on-site catering team. The team’s delicious culinary creations are made from locally-sourced ingredients, and the event menu offers a combination of local and global cuisine.
With a range of flexible event catering and beverage packages to choose from, including canapés served cocktail-style or multi-course plated meals amongst other options. If you have a culinary vision in mind, you’re welcome to work with the catering team to create your own bespoke menu, taking into account your culinary preferences and dietary requirements, of course.
Alternatively, you might choose to dine and drink in Park Hyatt Melbourne’s on-site restaurant and bar, radii, which is run by Executive Chef Mark Sainsbury. This Art Deco style, sophisticated restaurant has an exciting open-plan kitchen, and was awarded Deluxe Restaurant of the Year at the 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) Awards. radii serves a selection of unique tapas and boasts an extensive drinks menu – including highlights like a Blood Orange Spritz or classic Espresso Martini.
Not a drinker? You might prefer to dine in the hotel’s Lounge and Garden, which offers a delightful High Tea, complete with fresh scones with jam and cream, finger sandwiches and endless tea and coffee.
Highlights of Catering at Park Hyatt Melbourne:
- Work with chefs to create a bespoke event menu that suits your needs
- Dine in the terrifically tasty, award-winning on-site restaurant and bar, radii
- Local ingredients used in tasty dishes
- Extensive drinks menu to choose from
- Baked gnocchi, gorgonzola cream, sage butter (V)
- Maple roasted quail, quinoa, lardo, peas, mint
- Lamb B’Stilla, Persian feta, olives, pine nuts
- Grilled king prawns, almond harissa, labneh, pomelo, purple shiso (GF)
- Black Alaskan cod, hatchomiso, sticky sesame rice, bonito flakes
- Free range chicken breast, sugar snap peas, Dutch carrots, fingerling potatoes, buttermilk dressing (GF)
- Lemon spiced spatchcock, fregola, tomato harissa, labneh, river mint
- Honey braised pork belly, cauliflower purée, scallops, black pudding crumble, compressed apple
- Rhubarb, strawberry, mascarpone mille-feuille
- Double chocolate brownie, salted caramel ice cream, caramel popcorn
- Yuzu bavarois, blood orange jelly, cinnamon meringue (GF)
- Orange, cardamom brûlèe, pistachio biscotti, crystallised pistachio
Very stylish contemporary Hotel offering superior accommodation choices, 5 star […] top class meeting rooms.
Robyn P ·
One of my favourite hotels around the world, it's a very stylish and classy hotel with a beautiful marble lobby. The food options are excellent and the staff are always wonderful.
Simon W ·
Beautiful, clean, classy and elegant. Art Deco styling.
Kasey D ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Prices typically start from $175 per person. Select wedding reception venues require a minimum number of guests, including the Ballroom (200 attendees).
For more information on wedding pricing, packages and inclusions, download a Park Hyatt Melbourne wedding brochure here.
Each of the function and event venues has its own room capacities, as follows:
Ballroom – 450 Banquet, 350 with a dancefloor, 360 Cabaret, 600 Cocktail, 500 Theatre.
Fairmont Room – 150 Banquet, 120 Cabaret, 180 Cocktail, 180 Theatre
Library Room – 40 Banquet, 50 Cocktail, 50 Theater, 31 Cabaret
The Study – 10 Boardroom
Generally, weddings conclude at 12am, however, you may extend your booking in the Ballroom until 1am (fees apply).
The venue is licensed until 3am.
Weddings at Park Hyatt Melbourne are the epitome of elegance and luxury, with this idyllic ceremony and reception venue offering only the best service, catering and function spaces.
With the help of Park Hyatt’s efficient and hard-working event team, each wedding is meticulously organised, meaning the happy couple can relax and enjoy their evening — whether that’s a formal reception or cocktail style event.
Couples have the flexibility to choose their function room, ceremony location, reception menu and beverages, so each wedding is personalised to the newlyweds.
Each room and suite is light-filled and elegant, and contains a comfy king bed, Italian marble bathroom, separate shower and tub. The rooms are incredibly luxurious and spacious, with the smallest room starting at 48 sqm.
There are 245 rooms all up, with options ranging from a King (prices start around $245 for the night) and Twin Beds to Park and Presidential Suites. All guests have access to the 24/7 on-site gym.
Park Hyatt Melbourne offers valet car parking for $55 per day. Alternatively, Wilson Car Park is situated under the hotel, and can be accessed from St Andrew’s Place.
Couples with a wedding booking are entitled to three complimentary valet car parks.
The food at Park Hyatt Melbourne events is fresh, delicious and innovative, with the on-site catering team offering a sumptuous menu chock full of local and global cuisines. Each dish is made carefully, with the catering team only serving the highest quality, aesthetically-pleasing fare.
This culinary team can cater event meals — both cocktail style canapés and plated mains — to suit your dietary requirements. If you have a specific idea in mind, the chefs are more than happy to design a bespoke menu that suits your preferences.
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.