Choosing the ideal destination for your dream wedding is an essential step in the planning process. When it comes to incredible and aesthetic wedding venues, Australia has it all covered. While things are slowly coming back to normal after lockdown, there are ways to make your special day a reality.
There is no shortage of unique spaces suitable for all wedding styles; From industrial warehouses and revived real estate steeped in historic charm to beach bars with panoramic ocean views and plant-and-tree-filled nurseries.
There is no denying that your “I do” moment needs to be breathtaking for not only you but everyone present at your wedding. As a result, I am here to make your wedding planning a bit less tiring by listing down all the aesthetic venues for your dream wedding. I have stepped down east, west, north, and south to narrow down the most unforgettable and magical wedding venues in Australia for you. Have a look at them:
1. The Langham, Melbourne
Romantic; luxurious; majestic: and many words that can make up the reputation of this palatial wedding venue. Situated right in the heart of Melbourne, The Langham is for brides who want it all – and more!
From the Alto Room on the 25th floor with its stunning Melbourne skyline and terrace views to the Clarendon Ballroom and the Yarra Room with its magnificent crystal chandeliers and French Silk Walls, Langham is both luxurious and designer.
My advice? Tie the knot on the roof, then host the reception in their ballroom. Drinks, dinner and dancing will be unforgettable at this hotel.
If you are a couple who likes to keep things chic and royal, this venue is made for you.
2. Byron Bay, New South Wales
Byron Bay has long been a destination for those looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway. For the same reason, the surrounding space offers some of Australia’s most romantic wedding venues. It is one of the most popular local destinations, with unlimited style and design opportunities, access to some of the world’s best stylists, planners and bridal boutiques, plus beachy boho surroundings and iconic Australian scenery.
At the northernmost tip of New South Wales, Byron Bay enjoys pleasant temperatures year-round. However, the summer months tend to be wetter with more thunderstorms. December and January are also busier for holidaymakers. Spring and fall are great times to say “yes” to Byron Bay, with September being the driest month of the year here.
3. Victoria Park, Brisbane
Located north of the beautiful lush-green side of Brisbane, Victoria Park offers five exclusive locations to host the wedding of your dreams. Speak your vows amidst the surrounding nature, with the beautiful city skyline glistening on the horizon.
When it comes to reception, this venue has many options that cater to weddings of all sizes. Whether you’re hosting an intimate party of 60 or sharing the love with up to 380 friends and family, the talented team will ensure that every guest gets treated like royalty. From pubs to ballrooms, including quartz rooms and more, each space has its bar and outdoor terrace. Plus, if you can manage to get away from your new husband or wife, floor-to-ceiling windows will allow you to zoom out.
4. L’Aqua, Sydney
On the rooftop at Cockle Bay Wharf, you will find one of the most prestigious event venues in Sydney, L’Aqua. There, decadent floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking harbour views while flooding the interior with light. At the reception, L’Aqua presents two great options, each with a private balcony by the harbour. The first is the Golden Room, aptly named. This space features an octagonal gold leaf ceiling, Swarovski crystal flower chandeliers, and luxurious wood and leather walls.
In addition, there are rooms on the terrace. Often described as modern and chic, this open space features beautiful silk walls and breathtaking panoramic views. If the choice is too difficult or your guest list is very long, you can choose both. This place offers the possibility of opening these rooms into a single magical space. What more could you even want for your dream wedding to be. I have given you the magic potion for a luxurious wedding.
5. Loyal Hope of the Valley, Brisbane
Located in Brisbane’s fortitude valley, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of James Street, it is picturesque and romantic. Imagine the whitewashed walls, natural light beams, hardwood floors and an emerald green art deco bar as a part of your wedding. The venue looks so graceful even without the wedding decoration. Create an image of how it would look once you perfectly match the wedding theme with the surroundings.
With exclusive use of space, you can do as much or as little as you want. This venue is a white canvas for you to create your perfect and modern wedding.
6. Tatra, Melbourne
If your wedding dreams involve wandering through lush fairy gardens and flower beds, then Tatra is just what you’re looking for. There, escape the hustle and bustle of the city in beautiful Mount Dandenong Town. To make your fantasies come true on your special day, Tatra offers three dream locations at the wedding venue.
Spoiled for choice, you can choose between a traditional chapel, a magnificent wrought-iron dome or a charming gazebo. As the sun sets, guests and honeymooning couples then head to a ballroom decorated with chandeliers for the reception. With a capacity of up to 250 guests, there’s plenty of space to share your special day with loved ones.
7. Glenmore Country Estates, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
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Located in the Hunter Valley, a wine country 3.5 hours north of Sydney. This place has country charm with a touch of luxury. When you are here, you feel like you are in the middle of pure bliss!
Heralding some of the most peaceful vistas the valley has to offer, the site includes a carefully preserved and recently renovated ranch that can accommodate eight people. For the guests, there’s a country-style Arn Classic, which can accommodate about 100 people. The configuration is ideal for those who want the simplicity of having everything in one place (the ceremony and reception) while still creating the “cool factor.”
Owned and operated by Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley makes your big day better with food and drink options tailored to your needs by the people best in the business. A dedicated wedding coordinator is on hand to help organize your space to your liking and ensure the perfect day!
8. Villa Botanica
Villa Botanica is a magical tropical paradise nestled among 5 acres overlooking the Coral Sea with a rainforest backdrop, fountains, amazingly detailed architecture and even a private beach. Whether you choose to host your reception in an intimate setting or outdoors under the stars, Villa Botanica will make your destination wedding truly unforgettable.
9. Luna Park, Milson Point, New South Wales
What could be more fun than a roller coaster ride followed by a ceremony with some of the best views of Sydney Harbour? For couples looking for a venue with a bit of colour and lots of fun, Luna Park is one of the most iconic wedding venues.
Keeping Brides on Rides aside, Luna Park is not just fun and playful. With some great rooms available for rent, the waterfront park has something for everyone.
For instance, think of the crystal ballroom as breathtakingly beautiful. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbour, it is without a doubt one of Sydney’s most popular wedding venues.
10. San Remo Ballroom
Escape a day and a night into the beautiful world of mystical ceiling paintings, crystal chandeliers, fragrant fresh flowers and world-class international cuisine. Did I mention that you would say “I Do” in this surreal setting? For the past 60 years, Sanremo Ballroom has been one of the top wedding destinations for Melbourne couples. This elegant and timeless venue is full of romance and charm. With the help of a personal wedding coordinator, it can be tailored to make your special day unique. With 150 to 80 guests, a wedding at San Remo Ballroom is a truly luxurious, grand and unforgettable event.
11. Dockside Darling Harbour, Sydney
Dockside Darling Harbor combines elegance and space to create your perfect reception. With several epic wedding venues and superb harbour views, this versatile venue is suitable for all kinds of elegant events, from classy cocktail parties to large formal weddings. Dockside’s team of chefs offer meals generously prepared with love and delivered with impeccable service. Their enticing menu of freshly prepared Australian dishes can easily be a highlight of any event.
Australia is a treasure trove of exquisite wedding venues, but have you found one for yourself?
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