The Baths Middle Brighton
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251, Esplanade, Brighton, Victoria, 3186, Australia
Weddings at The Baths Middle Brighton
Just minutes from the Melbourne CBD is Brighton, a beachside suburb with 5-star dining, bars, and cafes located on the cusp of the water. With the world-famous Beach Boxes just a stroll away, glorious sand and surf, and views over Port Phillip Bay, there’s a reason why so many couples seek wedding venues in Brighton.
A popular restaurant that offers world-class dining and elite events, The Baths Middle Brighton boasts the best of everything this high-end suburb has to offer.
The Scene at The Baths Middle Brighton
As you arrive at The Baths Middle Brighton, you’re struck by how close you are to the ocean: mere metres away is the ebb and flow of the water from Port Phillip Bay. It’s from the floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the venue that you have your best, unmatched view out over the bay and beyond to the distant silhouette of the Melbourne city skyline. These magical views are one of the major selling points of hosting your wedding at The Baths Middle Brighton, but it’s certainly not the only feature that will win you over.
As a popular restaurant serving up Mediterranean-style cuisine, The Baths Middle Brighton is well known, and much loved amongst Brighton residents. The first floor is typically reserved for public dining, with a light and bubbly atmosphere encouraged by the open and airy layout. The City Room at The Baths Middle Brighton is where private functions usually occur as it offers exclusive use.
The City Room features an art-deco style with Portuguese cork flooring and timber accents throughout. Floor-to-ceiling windows open out onto the bay, meaning that the City Room is a gorgeous spot for both ceremonies and receptions.
From the City Room, you have access to two private decks perfect for pre-ceremony drinks and canapes. Furnished with trendy cocktail furniture, lush greenery, and festoon lighting that lights up the night after you’ve watched the sunset over Port Phillip Bay, the main deck is an ideal breakaway space from the indoor festivities.
Between the ceremony and the reception, The Baths Middle Brighton staff will allow your guests to mingle whilst they prepare everything for the reception. You, your partner, and your bridal party can head off down the beach to snap your beautiful wedding photos with the golden hour light over the bay. The baths make an iconic backdrop, especially as they’re some of Melbourne’s only remaining sea baths, and you’re just minutes from Brighton’s colourful and world-famous Beach Boxes.
Catering at The Baths Middle Brighton is a sensory experience, with dishes designed and prepared by some of Melbourne’s best chefs. Whether you’ve opted for a seated menu or a cocktail-style serving, you’ll be treated to an extensive menu that features local produce, seasonal dishes, and Mediterranean inspiration. You’ll be able to choose from a range of sweet and savoury canapes, and their late night eats are designed for those guests who are working up an appetite on the dancefloor. For main meals, choose from alternate drop, choice, and banquet menus. You can also opt for external catering pending approval from the venue.
The Baths Middle Brighton Wedding Ceremonies
There are two ceremony options available at The Baths Middle Brighton. Most couples choose the incredibly popular balcony option. Picture an intimate ceremony with white chairs, a timber arbour with beautiful native flowers or soft dreamy blooms, the sea baths behind you and the ocean beyond. On a beautiful mild day, you’ll say your vows under a bright blue sky with tall palm trees swaying in the sea breeze.
In the event of wet weather, or you’d prefer to hold your ceremony indoors, The Baths Middle Brighton can accommodate you in the City Room space. With the large windows allowing an abundance of natural light into the room, and uninterrupted views out, the dining area becomes an intimate ceremony space. Your guests will sit on either side of the short aisle on polished floors, and there’s room to accommodate an arbour against the back windows.
After the ceremony, The Baths Middle Brighton team will start serving a selection of drinks and canapes to your guests whilst you’re off snapping formal photos. If your ceremony was held inside, staff could invite your guests to enjoy refreshments out on the deck whilst they transform the room for your ceremony.
The Baths Middle Brighton Wedding Receptions
The City Room upstairs at The Baths Middle Brighton feels intimate without being cramped. A long space with plenty of room for seating or a cocktail event with a dancefloor, this space is well lit with large windows and beautiful lighting pieces. A small bar area is accessible to guests on three sides, so your guests can get their drinks from the dining side or the balcony side.
Out past the cosy lounge area onto the main deck, you’ll discover the perfect breakout spot for guests to mingle after the formalities of the reception have concluded. With unbeatable views out over the water towards the city skyline, your reception will linger in your guests’ mind for a long time.
Wedding Photography Near The Baths Middle Brighton
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Baths Middle Brighton are:
- Brighton Beach Boxes
- St Kilda Botanical Gardens
- Luna Park
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
The City Room
Featuring polished Portuguese cork floors, an art-deco design, and access to two private decks, the City Room is a gorgeous light-filled events space. Keep it open plan with a cocktail-style set-up, or opt for formality with rows of tables filling the space.
You can have exclusive use of the entire venue, including the downstairs dining space and upstairs City Room. Featuring a light and airy design with plenty of natural light and ocean views from the two private decks, your guests can move throughout the space uninhibited.
The Baths Middle Brighton Catering
The culinary team at The Baths Middle Brighton emphasise delicious and fresh food drawn from beloved Mediterranean dishes. The comprehensive menu offers a range of choices and combinations, including delicious vegetarian and vegan options. They are conscientious of dietary restrictions and have included many menu items that are dairy- and gluten-free.
They are also more than happy to turn their skills to specific cultural cuisines and favourite dishes, curating menus that satisfy your traditions and your tastebuds.
Highlights of Catering at The Baths Middle Brighton:
- Plated dishes and cocktail-style
- Local produce with seasonal ingredients
- Mediterranean inspired
Menu Cost Per HeadFrom 99
The Baths Middle Brighton gave us the wedding we’ve always dreamed of - intimate, special and full of love. the weather was perfect with the glistening water as our back drop. the events team were amazing from day one and the waitstaff were also fantastic. The food and wine selection was great. The service was second to none. All our guests share our experience & high praise. We highly recommend The Baths Middle Brighton.
Roger & Shalimar ·
“We’d like to thank Megan and all the staff for the absolutely brilliant job they did at our wedding. Megan is the most incredible event manager, and left nothing unchecked. The food was outstanding & all of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they’d ever been to. Thank you so much for making our big day so memorable. We couldn’t have asked for more.
Katherine & Mark ·
Frequently Asked Questions
- Brighton Beach
- Brighton Bathing Boxes
- St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Mediterranean-style with plenty of vegetarian/vegan, dairy/gluten-free options.
There is a council operated carpark directly outside the venue.
- Quest Brighton on the Bay offers a 15% discount to guests of The Baths events
- Brighton Savoy, rooms from $178
- Brighton Serviced Apartments, rooms from $115
Relaxed, coastal, intimate. Picture floor-to-ceiling windows, a private deck area, and unhindered access to the beach.
11:45pm, and cannot be extended.
The Baths can accommodate 150 guests for a cocktail-style event or 120 guests for a seated event.
Wedding packages start from $180 per person for a 2 course menu and 4 hour beverage package. Winter specials are also available
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.