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Intimate Melbourne wedding venues

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Has the thought of a smaller wedding ever crossed your mind? 

There’s less planning, it’s more financially viable, and best of all, it’s a lot more intimate. Just in case that thought does linger, we’ve found ten venues perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony or reception so you can keep on dreaming about a wedding where you’ll actually get to spend quality time with each of your dearest and nearest.   

Circa, The Prince, St Kilda

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue Circa The Prince

Circa is one of Melbourne’s top-rated restaurants and is a must-try for serious foodies. With breathtaking views over Port Phillip Bay, Circa will throw you a wedding like no other. As a bonus, the boutique hotel upstairs means a stylish wedding night suite could be just steps away.

Where:
2 Acland St, St Kilda
Capacity:
Private dining room: 10–18 seated
Balcony Room: 20–40 seated
Visit:
circa.com.au

Red Spice Road, Melbourne

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue Red Spice Road

If informal is your style, consider having your reception at Red Spice Road. The South-East Asian cuisine is served on large sharing platters, and the wow-worthy dining rooms will get everyone talking.

Where:
37 Artemis Lane, Melbourne
Capacity:
Lotus Room One: 12–24 seated; 40 cocktail
Lotus Room Two: 16–30 seated; 50 cocktail
Bar: 15–50 seated; 80 cocktail
Courtyard: 10–36 seated; 60 cocktail
Visit:
redspiceroad.com


Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra

Intimate Melbourne Wedding Venue Botanical Gardens The Terrace
The Royal Botanic Gardens may be expansive, but Melbourne’s largest public garden offers much more than just a photo opportunity. This lush open venue offers incredibly intimate ceremonies and receptions in various locations around the park, whether you’re surrounded by trees, standing by the lake, or in the heritage-listed Observatory Building.

Where:
Birdwood Avenue
Capacity:
Gardens house: 15–43 seated; 60 cocktail
The Observatory: 20–50 seated; 80 cocktail
Visit:
rbg.vic.gov.au

The Willows, Melbourne

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue The Willows

If everything you’ve decided on so far is vintage-inspired, you will have to seriously consider The Willows. The private garden is unforgettably intimate, with graceful willow tress and candlelit lanterns. The interior will take your breath away with its Victorian architecture and years gone-by vibe.

Where:
462 St Kilda Road
Capacity:
Estella Room: 26–40 seated; 50 cocktail
Lindsay Room: 26–50 seated; 80 cocktail
The Courtyard and Conservatory can be tailored to fit small groups.
Visit:
thewillows.com.au

MV Pearl, Docklands

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue MV Pearl

It has an ever-changing backdrop, can only cater for a smaller group of people (making it easier to say no to your second cousin's plus one…), and it's one of the most unique venues in Melbourne. The MV Pearl is a luxury 80ft yacht where you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views across Melbourne from the Sky Deck. With a cocktail bar, a gourmet selection of food, lounges and a state-of-the art-audio and visual system, this boat party will have your guests talking for months.  

Where:
Central Pier
Capacity:
67 guests
Visit:
mvpearl.com.au

The Long Room, Melbourne

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue The Longroom

The Long Room can be found in the “Paris” end of Melbourne, and suitably so, if you can’t resist a bit of 1920s glamour spun through your wedding. The clusters of lounges, super long bar, low lighting, overhanging lanterns and wooden chandeliers all work to create an amazing ambience for a petite reception.  

Where:
162 – 168 Collins Street
Capacity:
The 80s room: 25 seated or $500 minimum spend
The 90s room: 15 seated or $500 minimum spend
The 00s room: 15–40 seated or $400 minimum spend
Visit:
thelongroom.com.au

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue Town Hall Melbourne

With the main hall hosting 1900 people, the Melbourne Town Hall may not jump to mind as intimate. But this beautiful and historic venue has more than just that big room. It also features the famous Portico Room & Balcony, which is perfect for both ceremonies and receptions, and has incredible views over Swanston Walk.

Where:
90 – 120 Swanston Street
Capacity:
Portico Room & Balcony: 40–80 seated; 120 cocktail
Visit:
epicure.com.au

The Brighton Savoy, Brighton

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue Brighton Savoy

If you’re happiest by the sea, the Brighton Savoy may be perfect with its beachfront views. This elegant hotel won Best Hotel Wedding Reception Venue in 2013, with its supreme wedding planning, ceremonies, reception rooms, services and accommodation. Even if you’re not a fan of the sand, this venue might be worth checking out to set the mark. 

Where:
150 Esplanade
Capacity:
The Seaview terrace: 24–50 seated
The Wellington room: 30–80 seated
Visit:
brightonsavoy.com.au

Lake House, Daylesford

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue The Lake House Daylesford

If you get your jollies from a country escape, think Lake House. The lake-toting hotel and restaurant have a serious reputation for all things gastronomic. There are stunning waterfront views, mod-European fare and a cellar to impressive the socks off even the fussiest oenophile. 

Where:
4 King Street, Daylesford
Capacity:
Argyle Room: 40 seated
The Lagoon Deck: 18 seated
The Cellar Room: 14 seated
Visit:
lakehouse.com.au

Yering Station Winery, Yarra Valley

Intimate Melbourne wedding venue Yering Station

Country charm meets sleek modern style at Yering Station Winery. The main restaurant has wall-to-wall windows and views over the vines; the private dining room features stone-clad walls and a degustation menu. If it's something more historic you seek, make for the heritage barn.

Where:
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen
Capacity:
Wine Bar: 16–60 seated for lunch; 30–130 for dinner
Champagne Devaux Lounge: up to 20 seated
The Historic Barn: minimum 30 seated
Visit:
yering.com

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