Why we love1000 £ Bend
Coffee lovers native to Melbourne will likely already be familiar with 1000 £ Bend or, at least, the café side of it. But did you know it has a function area too? Yep, behind those heavy sliding doors is a large warehouse space that just happens to be the perfect size for an out-of-the-box wedding reception. Next door you’ll also find The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo, an old farrier’s (the people who make horseshoes) workshop that has been converted into one of the coolest ceremony spaces in the city.
Both areas offer unique settings for your wedding, and will make one unforgettable first impression with your guests. Your day might start with a ceremony in The Church, which your friends and family will find by wandering down the Heape Court laneway. When you’re officially wed, you’ll have the opportunity to take happy snaps out in the cobbled stone laneway or in the surrounding streets. Then, it’s on to your reception in The Gallery, which, with its iconic worn-in walls and suspended mirror balls, is an industrial blank canvas that DIYer couples can dress up or down.
The menu offerings are just as versatile and can cater for every style, from grazing tables and taco stands to formal sit-down dinners and dessert stations. Couples who tie the knot here won’t have to venture far for their wedding night accommodation, either – packages are available at St Jerome’s The Hotel, where you can spend the night in a luxury tent on top of Melbourne Central.