Top Paddock

658, Church Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121, Australia


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Top Paddock Richmond Weddings

Looking for modern Melbourne wedding venues just a short distance from the city centre? Then Top Paddock Richmond could be just what you’re after. Licensed to host ceremonies as well as receptions, this sleek café transforms into an exclusive event space at night time. So whether you’re looking to tie the knot, dance the night away or both, why not take a look? There are several packages to peruse, each including as much furniture as you need, an dedicated wedding coordinator and security.

The Scene at Top Paddock Richmond

Boasting award-winning interior design by Six Degrees Architects, Top Paddock Richmond is truly unique. Urban-inspired exposed steel ducting, black ceilings and white subway tiles are balanced by characterful timber floors and custom furniture. Not to mention plenty of potted plants, pendant lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing a leafy timber deck area.

The open plan design is based around a large bar in the centre of the venue. Here you’ll find expert baristas and mixologists ready to conjure up a beverage to suit the time of day. Plus communal bar stools, feature lighting and high ceilings with skylights for a bright, airy feel. Other seating options include cosy booths, long-length tables, round designs and outdoor tables with parasols. All are included in the hire fee and can be arranged however you wish.

Top Paddock Richmond Wedding Ceremonies

Civil ceremonies at this Richmond wedding venue take place under pretty statement lighting and feel personal and informal. They must be booked with a reception to gain exclusive access to the space. Otherwise, Victoria Register Office is just a 5 minute drive and provides beautiful services within a period building. Dreaming of a church wedding? From striking St Ignatius’ in Richmond to stunning St Martin’s in South Yarra, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Top Paddock Richmond Wedding Receptions

From indoor-outdoor cocktail receptions with canapes or grazing stations to intimate sit-down dinners, Top Paddock Richmond has it covered. Seating, tables, glassware, silverware and dishes are included in your package, alongside an optional dancefloor area. Additionally, the venue’s in-house chef can arrange seasonal plated dishes or light bites to fit your budget and preference. And there are also base, mid and premium beverage tiers to choose from.

Wedding Photography at Top Paddock Richmond

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Top Paddock Richmond are:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Morell Pedestrian Bridge
  • National Gallery of Victoria
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sitting Up to 90 Sitting
standing Up to 180 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

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  • The Venue

    This light-filled Richmond wedding venue blends contemporary black and white décor with hardwood floors and warm timber accents. The space is centred around a large tiled bar with feature lighting and hanging plants, while the tree-lined outside deck creates a secluded feel.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Queen Victoria Gardens
  • Yarra Park
  • Treasury Gardens

Nearby hotels:

  • Pullman Melbourne On The Park
  • District Apartment Hotels South Yarra
  • The Cullen Melbourne – Art Series

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Venue hire – $1,500 (inclusive of security)
  • Food packages – $95 – $120 pp (3-6 hours)
  • Beverage packages – $40 – $90 pp (2-5 hours)

NB: Fees cover exclusive use of the venue between 6pm and 1am, plus access to a dedicated wedding planner. Catering costs depend on the length of the event and the options chosen, and include full waiter and bar service.

  • Standing event/ cocktail reception – 180
  • Seated for a plated dinner – 90

NB: including the use of the alfresco deck with outdoor seating, heaters and parasols.

This Melbourne wedding venue can cater to events and group dinners between Monday – Sunday, 7am – 1am, when booked in advance. However, private weddings must take place after the café closes, with exclusive hire available from 6pm.

Weddings at Top Paddock Richmond put you close to the heart of the action in Melbourne. Yet this tree-lined venue feels secluded and laidback, away from the main hustle and bustle. Interiors are contemporary with homely touches and the food is classic with a modern twist.

Yes, there are several options on nearby Chapel Street and Toorak Road. Top picks include Ovolo South Yarra – a large 4-star hotel with creative, retro décor – and South Yarra Central Apartment Hotel. The latter boasts soundproofed rooms with kitchens and separate lounges, making it ideal for business delegates and longer stays.

There is very limited parking at the rear of Top Paddock Richmond. But guests can easily access this Melbourne event venue via public transport. The tram stop just outside provides connections to East Richmond, South Yarra and Windsor train stations for onward travel.

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