The Wool Mill

161, Donald Street, Brunswick East, Victoria, 3057, Australia


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The Wool Mill Weddings

Heading down a very Melbourne-esque brick laneway in the northern suburb of Brunswick East, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re about to stumble into someone’s very trendy backyard. However, festoon lights and rows of potted plants soon guide your way towards the understated entrance to the Wool Mill, a fantastic wedding venue that seems to fly under the radar.

Refurbished from one of Melbourne’s oldest functioning wool mills, this warehouse venue with upscale loft aesthetics now plays host to modern weddings. Boasting all the industrial features that Melbournians know and love, the Wool Mill is an exciting hidden gem that will excite and inspire your guests.

The Scene at The Wool Mill Melbourne

The first response guests have upon approaching the Wool Mill is, “Wow.” The laneway entrance is your first port of call, with festoon string lighting leading guests into the venue. This laneway can also be used as an event space, with the option to have food trucks parked beside the entrance.

Entering the venue, you immediately notice the 8m vaulted ceilings and warehouse aesthetics. White brick walls, polished concrete floors, and black timber beams create an industrial vibe you can soften by adding flourishing potted plants and soft, romantic drapes. The venue can provide 80 seats for the intimate Ceremony Space, with plenty of room to the rear for guests to stand.

One of the things that make the Wool Mill such a desirable space for weddings is its dedicated Bridal Suite. A VIP area is a private space for you and your wedding party to freshen up between the ceremony and reception, leave your personal belongings, or for the couple to take a few minutes away from the crowds to catch their breath.

The Wool Mill Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies

Ceremonies at The Wool Mill typically take place in the Ceremony Space. High ceilings, natural light, and white brick walls create a spacious area with dreamy aesthetics. Cutting through the all-white aesthetic are dramatic black timber roof beams, polished dark concrete floors, and the space to install a floral display or rustic arbour. Wrapped around the room are floor-to-ceiling drapes that evoke a softer and more romantic vibe to the industrial style of the room.

As an outdoor alternative, some couples have transformed the laneway into their ceremony space. Truly leaning into its claim as a blank canvas venue, the Wool Mill team are more than happy to work with you to create an outdoor ceremony that uses the red brick, festoon lighting, and plant life to its full potential.

The Wool Mill Melbourne Wedding Receptions

As you head down the lane towards the nearby Allard Park or Northcote Public Golf Course for your professional photos, your guests can retire to the relaxing Cocktail Lounge. Furnished with comfortable lounges and bar tables, the catering team will serve roving canapes or set up a gourmet grazing table for your guests to enjoy with a glass of wine or a cocktail.

When you return for your reception, you’ll head into the spacious Feasting Hall. This impressive space makes the most of the warehouse’s high ceilings with sawtooth windows allowing natural light to bathe the room. Long timber tables and chairs for up to 200 guests allows your guests to mingle with the people around them, and the sounds of chatter, music and the sharing of good food and wine make the room feel intimate and cosy.

The Wool Mill does not provide in-house catering. However, they often work closely with the acclaimed Refresh Hospitality to provide gourmet feasts. Specialising in shared feasts, cocktail nibbles, and plated delicacies, Refresh Hospitality is the team’s go-to supplier. That said, the Wool Mill team is more than happy to discuss alternate caterers, including having food trucks pull up into the laneway.

After dinner has been cleared away, and the dancefloor starts to buzz with evening energy, the doors to the Speakeasy Bar open. Located just off the Feasting Hall, this space captures a moody romance that feels dangerous and exciting. With low lighting and the option to hire bespoke neon signage, the Speakeasy Bar is the perfect place to bring a little drama to your wedding day. BYO is welcome, and a corkage fee applies.

Wedding Photography Near The Wool Mill Melbourne

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Wool Mill Melbourne are:

  • Northcote Public Golf Course
  • Allard Park
  • Abrahams Reserve
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dinner Up to 180 Dinner & Dance
dining Up to 200 Dining
standing Up to 200 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
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Donald Street
Moreland Road

Spaces At This Venue

  • The Wool Mill

    Feasting Hall

    Designed to impress, this spacious area features 8m vaulted ceilings, plenty of natural light, and enough room for seated dining and a generous dancefloor. Make the best use of the space with long timber feasting tables and hanging greenery.

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  • The Wool Mill

    Cocktail Lounge

    The perfect spot for casual drinks and nibbles, the Cocktail Lounge is an elegantly furnished space with exposed black timber beams, custom pendant lights, pops of greenery and brushed metal, and gorgeous cocktail furniture.

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  • The Wool Mill

    Ceremony Space

    Exposed black timber beams and polished concrete floors lends the Ceremony Space its warehouse-chic aesthetic. Floor-to-ceiling drapes bring a sense of softness and romance into the room.

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  • The Wool Mill

    Speakeasy Bar

    For the transition to after-dark activities, the moody and romantic Speakeasy Bar is connected to the Feasting Hall is the perfect place to sneak away for more intimate conversations with a cocktail in hand.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Northcote Public Golf Course
  • Allard Park / Jones Park
  • Abrahams Reserve / Campbell Reserve
  • Rubix Warehouse

Nearby restaurant:

  • Old School Pizza & Stone Grill
  • Coburger & Co
  • Here Fishy Fishy
  • Okami Brunswick

Nearby accommodation:

  • Artel Apartments Hotel Brunswick
  • Brunswick B&B
  • St George’s Motor Inn
  • East Brunswick Hotel

Venue Testimonials

The team at The Wool Mill were absolute life savers when we needed to find a bigger venue for our wedding reception to allow for all of our guests to attend under Covid restrictions. We had originally planned to have our wedding out in the countryside, but if we had been looking for an urban venue I would have jumped on this place in a heartbeat from the very beginning! The team were fantastic to deal with from the very first email, supportive and helpful and on the day keeping everything running smoothly (I basically didn't have to worry about a thing venue wise on the day!). The space is absolutely beautiful, light and bright and open, and so many of our guests now have profile pictures from that day because of the beautiful backgrounds!

Stephanie G

What a magical venue! Recently visited the Wool Mill as a guest of a wedding and I just fell in love with the place. The high ceilings, flowers, plants, lighting and’s all just so beautifully designed and well thought out! I love the different spaces as well - there’s a cocktail area, speakeasy bar, ceremony room and a feasting hall and this was all part of the wedding at different stages of the night. I would definitely recommend this place for a wedding, engagement party, corporate or other special event. I hope to be back soon for another event one day :-)

Fiona P

Amazing venue! The staff were incredible to deal with, making our event perfect. The decoration, light, open atmosphere are ideal for any event. We loved being there - the whole event, from concept, preparation and execution was seamless with the help of the team. Thanks again, we will be back!!

David D

Frequently Asked Questions

Ceremonies start at $3,300. Reception venue hire ranges depending on the day and season, and ranges up to $9,400. Refresh Hospitality, the exclusive caterer, prepares customised menus that range from $115-155 per person.

200 guests can be accommodated at the Wool Mill in a cocktail-style arrangement.

  • Sunday to Thursday 10:30pm
  • Fri & Sat: 12am

Relaxed romance infused with Melbourne’s inner-city edge. Expect light-filled spaces with trendy loft aesthetics.

  • Artel Apartments Hotel Brunswick, rooms from $153
  • Brunswick B&B, rooms from $95
  • St George’s Motor Inn,  rooms from $97
  • East Brunswick Hotel, rooms from $140

There are 9 VIP car spaces at The Wool Mill that are usually dedicated to suppliers (caterer, DJ, photographer, VIPs). There are 180 car spaces directly facing the venue on Donald Street, and side street parking brings the total to 240 all day spots for your guests.

The Wool Mill usually works with Refresh Hospitality who specialise in shared dining, cocktail events, plated dining, and more. The team can recommend other caterers as well.

Whilst they call themselves a blank canvas venue, The Wool Mill provides:

  • Fully furnished spaces
  • Cocktail furniture
  • Lounge suites
  • Raw timber tables
  • An array of lush plants in custom pots
  • Seating for up to 200 guests.


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