2532 Coles BayRoad, Coles Bay, Tasmania
(03) 6256 7888
On the edge of Great Oyster Bay,Saffire’s breathtaking setting paints the perfect backdrop for an immaculatewedding. Saffire’s intimate wedding ceremonies can take place on a nearbybeach, in the award-winning luxury lodge or on a romantic remote island. As for the culinary delights, locally grown produce and spanking-fresh seafood areused to create indulgent meals, matched with world-class wines. Hire out theentire resort for up to 40 guests.
2. Circa, the Prince
2 Acland St, StKilda, (03) 9536 1135
Overlooking vibrant Fitzroy Street and dazzling Port Phillip Bay, the Deck at Circa, The Prince is one of our favourite Melbournian coastal reception venues. It boasts anexpansive sea-view deck; indoors, the sleek poolside terrace is ideal formingling. This stylish space can host 150 guests for a seated reception, or up to 500 of your nearest and dearest for a cocktail party. Take your pick of modern Australian fare or traditional, comforting cuisine, all matched withworld-class wines.
3. Max’s at Red Hill
53 RedHill-Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South
(03) 5931 0177
Nestled in a vineyard with sweeping views across Western Port Bay, Max’s at Red Hill is anenchanting venue for a coastal wedding on the Mornington Peninsula. In the summer months, guests can sip sparkling wine on the terrace; on winter nights,the warmth of an open fire will up the comfort factor. The estate canaccommodate intimate seated receptions in the restaurant or up to 140 guestsfor cocktail events. Plus, there’s country-chic cottage accommodation next doorfor the bride and groom.
4. Sorrento Baths
3278 PointNepean Rd, Sorrento
(03) 5984 1500
Set on the beach at Sorrento, the Baths is renowned for breathtaking views and arelaxed atmosphere. Outdoor ceremonies can be held on the beach or on theEastern Deck with Port Phillip Bay as the backdrop. Indoors, polished woodenfloorboards and open fireplaces create a welcoming environment for receptionsfor up to 150 guests, right on the water’s edge.
5. Sandringham Yacht Club
36 Jetty Rd, Sandringham
(03) 9599 0920
Set on theforeshore of Port Phillip Bay, the Sandringham Yacht Club is located in one ofMelbourne’s most breathtaking reception venues. Top-notch food, world-classwines and panoramic views come together in the sleek, modern Port Phillip Room.Complete with private terraces, this contemporary clubhouse can accommodate anelegant reception for up to 250 guests seated, or up to 400 people for a cocktail event.
6. The Rocks, Williamstown
Morris St, Williamstown, (03) 8488 7500
Set against the backdrop of charmingWilliamstown, The Rocks is the ideal venue for a laid-back seaside wedding. Theopen-air deck has spectacular views of Port Philip Bay and is suitable forwedding ceremonies as well as pre-dinner drinks. The venue can accommodate 250guests seated and up to 400 guests cocktail-style. Contemporary cuisine andinteractive food stations are sure to impress.
7. The Point Albert Park
Aquatic Dr, AlbertPark Lake
(03) 9682 5566
With postcard-worthy views of Albert ParkLake, The Point is one of Melbourne’s most picturesque reception venues.Featuring two superb function areas, the Promenade Room and the Lake Room, ThePoint can cater for a lavish reception for up to 180 guests, or a cocktailparty for up to 300 guests. Alfresco ceremonies can be held down by the lake.
8. The Lorne Hotel
176 MountjoyPde, Great Ocean Rd, Lorne
(03) 5289 1409
Situated on Victoria’s world-renownedGreat Ocean Road, the Lorne Hotel’s third-floor function room, ‘View’, is theperfect setting for a spectacular coastal wedding. With floor-to-ceilingwindows and a large sun-drenched balcony, guests will be treated to a panoramaof this stunning stretch of coastline and the streetscape of this charmingseaside town. The venue can accommodate up to 130 people for a seatedaffair.
9. Terindah Estate
90 McAdams Lane,Bellarine
(03) 5251 5536
Country charm meets beach bliss atTerindah Estate vineyard on the Bellarine Peninsula. Outdoor ceremonies can beheld on a lawn that flaunts sweeping views of the Bay and Melbourne cityskyline. The newly constructed, architecturally designed event space can seatup to 200 guests, with spectacular food by Rue Cler Market. Alternatively, theCellar Door can play host to smaller gatherings of up to 50 people.
10. At the Heads
Jetty Rd,Barwon Heads,
(03) 5254 1277
Situated on the water’s edge, withpanoramic views of Barwon Bluff to Port Phillip Heads and beyond, At the Headsis a one-of-a-kind coastal venue. The main restaurant, the Dining Room, catersfor up to 120 guests seated and comes complete with a balcony and a grand openfireplace. Alternatively, the stylish Mulloway Room caters for intimate partiesof up to 40 guests.