Rydges Melbourne

186, Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia


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Rydges Melbourne Weddings

The stunning Rydges Melbourne is the ultimate destination for your fairytale, inner-city wedding. Following a recent renovation, this much-loved Melbourne hotel is sporting a brand-new contemporary look, complete with an ultra-stylish ballroom and stunning rooftop space overlooking the city.

The Scene at Rydges Melbourne

Rydges Hotel presents eleven stunning newly designed event spaces, including the exquisite Centre Stage, an ideal choice for lavish weddings, and a romantic rooftop terrace that offers views of Her Majesty’s Theatre and Chinatown. 

Each of Rydges Melbourne’s chic event spaces is meticulously designed for versatility, complete with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Their wedding packages are thoughtfully crafted, featuring menus that showcase the finest locally sourced culinary delights, ensuring that your celebration is a success.

The hotel’s dedicated events team will be with you every step of the way, offering unwavering support throughout the planning process to ensure your special day unfolds seamlessly. As a special inclusion, all of their packages encompass a night’s stay for the wedding couple on their wedding night, complete with breakfast and a relaxed late check-out.

Rydges Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies

Whether you envision exchanging your vows in a grand ballroom or overlooking the city on a sprawling outdoor terrace, Rydges Melbourne has the perfect space to say “I do”.

Rydges Melbourne Wedding Receptions

Rydges Melbourne stands as the ultimate destination for elegant and romantic wedding receptions. Whether your vision entails a lavish cocktail soirée, an exceptional sit-down dinner, or an intimate private dining affair, their dedicated team is committed to tending to every detail.

When it comes to your reception feast, anticipate a diverse array of wedding packages crafted from the finest locally sourced seasonal produce. After a night of celebrating, you and your guests can enjoy staying in one of the hotel’s 370 modern rooms.

Wedding Photography at Rydges Melbourne

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

  • Fitzroy Gardens
  • Melbourne Museum 
  • Parliament of Victoria
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral
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dinner Up to 290 Dinner & Dance
dining Up to 340 Dining
theatre Up to 500 Theatre
standing Up to 500 Standing
cabaret Up to 280 Cabaret
classroom Up to 282 Classroom

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 370
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 101

Spaces At This Venue

  • Event At Rydges Melbourne

    Centre Stage

    With soaring, vaulted ceilings, Centre Stage accommodates up to 500 guests in a cocktail-style setting and 340 guests for formal dining experiences. The space is fully equipped with top-of-the-line conferencing technology, boasting a built-in 7m x 4m high-definition LED projector screen, complemented by two additional 200-inch HD projection screens.

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  • Rooftop Terrace At Rydges Melbourne

    Terrace Rooms & Rooftop Terrace

    Combining Terrace Rooms I, II, III, and the outdoor Rooftop Terrace, this stunning space offers panoramic views of Her Majesty’s Theatre and the city skyline. Hosting up to 360 guests for cocktail style events, it features heated awnings for chilly Melbourne nights. Whether for a special occasion or relaxed gathering, this rooftop space has you covered.

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  • LT Bossley

    If you're envisioning a truly intimate and unforgettable wedding celebration, Little Bossley is the perfect venue for your special day. Step through our exclusive entrance and let us provide a cozy haven for your wedding party. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering of up to fourteen guests around our communal table or a stylish cocktail-style event for up to 24 loved ones, Little Bossley has the perfect space for you.

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  • Bossley Private Dining

    If you're in search of a more spacious and inviting venue for your wedding, our Private Dining Room (PDR) awaits. This cozy setting can comfortably accommodate up to 44 guests and is enveloped by floor-to-ceiling wine cellars, adding an elegant touch to your special day.

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  • LT Bossley and Private Dining

    If bigger is better, Lt Bossley & Private Dining is your haven. Lt. Bossley offers an exclusive private entrance where your guests can be warmly welcomed with drinks and canapés upon arrival, setting the tone for an extraordinary event. For the main celebration, you'll be seated in our Private Dining Room, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling wine cellars, creating a captivating backdrop for your special day.

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  • Bossley Restaurant Exclusive

    Step into the world of Bossley Bar & Restaurant, where classic Aussie charm meets modern Melbourne sophistication to create the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our versatile venue can accommodate your every need. With a seating capacity of up to 114 guests and room for up to 300 guests in a cocktail-style setup, your dream wedding can come to life within our chic urban oasis. At Bossley Bar & Restaurant, we invite you to celebrate your wedding day exactly as you are. Our venue, inspired by the city of Melbourne, offers a unique blend of classic and contemporary, making it a setting that effortlessly adapts to your vision. We take pride in crafting timeless occasions that showcase our dedication to the region's seasonal bounty and culinary artistry.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
  • Melbourne Skydeck
  • State Library Victoria
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Queen Victoria Market

Venue Testimonials

Attended Rydges for 2 days for an event training. The seminar rooms were spacious, food and tea served was pretty quality and the whole space was clean.

Christopher M

Great food for a wedding and friendly staff.

Mark R

Fantastic location for China Town. Great bar, restaurant and event/training rooms.

Bob C

Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding packages start from $162 per person, ranging up to $197 per person based on package preferences and time of year.

Rydges Melbourne offers eleven event spaces offering varying capacities for meetings, workshops, presentations, galas, and conferences. Their largest space accommodates up to 500 guests for cocktail events and 340 formal dining guests.

Rydges Melbourne is licensed until 4am.

Rydges Melbourne has 370 luxurious modern rooms available, with a range of suites and apartments offering seamless check-in services and in-room connectivity.

Yes, there are 100+ parking spaces at the hotel.

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