For couples looking to celebrate their love with a day that uniquely represents their story, a special wedding venue is often the first piece of the puzzle. In fact, the venue is usually the thing that shapes and styles almost every element of the day - from food and wine choices, to fashion, to guest numbers.
Fortunately, the days of "been there, done that" function centres are numbered. Our friends Jaime and Nicole at Venue Insider have scoured Australia for some of the most different, stylish and memorable venues for your upcoming nuptials, so you don't have to do any of the searching.
Here are their top venue picks:
Greenfields, located in Albert Park, is a Hamptons style venue nestled between Albert Park Lake and Albert Park Golf Course. It is a four-in-one sanctuary, located in the heart of Melbourne. It is an eatery and alternative venue space close to the city but where you can escape the hustle and bustle of all inner city living, and enter a place of community and gathering.
Greenfields allows for weddings and private parties. You can say ‘I do’ on the outdoor lawn or large terrace and BBQ area and move the party inside with an open plan design featuring and lined glass windows with panoramic views of Albert Park Lake Albert Park Golf Course and surrounds.
Take a look around this stunning venue with a virtual tour.
Ah, The Grounds... There's a very long list of things to love about this place: the Potting Shed, the Atrium indoor garden, the markets they host every weekend, the Nutella donuts, the Garden, the Arbour, the Arbour at night, the French inspired patisserie, high tea in the Arbour surrounded with Bougainvillea’s, the orange martinis, the pet pig Kevin Bacon, the coffee cart, the weddings they style effortlessly, the menu... Did we mention the Arbour?
Man-o-man this place is dripping in style and will surely make your event one to remember.
Situated in the heart of Perth, the unique and historic venue dates back to the early 19th century where it originally began as a flour mill. The Flour Factory is a 3-floor renovated mill with a rooftop bar, charcuterie, hot dogs and signature cocktails.
Now operating as one of Perth’s major hospitality landmarks, The Flour Factory offers a one of a kind venue to celebrate the best day of your life. They offer a variety of spaces including:
Capacity: 80-150 Cocktail or Seated
An atmospheric room featuring polished wooden floors, exposed beams and neutral white walls. This versatile space can be customised and furnished to suit seated dinner events or lavish cocktail parties
Capacity: 20-80 guests cocktail, 30 guests seated
An intimate rooftop space featuring lush greenery, a private bar and exposed brick walls. With an adjacent mezzanine area equipped with AV facilities, this space is perfect for a variety of cocktail functions and private dining experiences for lunch and dinner.
THE TOP FLOOR
Capacity: Up to 200 guests cocktail, 150 guests seated
The Sherry and The Factory combined. Take over the whole top floor for a one of a kind event. The space is a blank canvas to style and furnish to suit your event needs. Perfect for your wedding for both evening and daytime use.
Red Hill, VIC
When the Venue Insider team visited this historic building nestled in the Red Hill winery region, they were overwhelmed with the variety of spaces. As you walk in, you are presented with the large light-filled main area with an open glass ceiling.
Off this space are two other large spaces including the Barrel room and a large private dining space near the rear of the building that has floor to ceiling curtains along a wall and a glass lined wall with views of the outdoors.
Heading upstairs you are presented with a special surprise, the newly opened loft. It is an immaculately decorated space with a vaulted ceiling and a large deck, perfect for those summer evening celebration champagnes.
Don’t just take our word for it, you can virtually walk through this venue that encapsulates the rustic country charm for which Red Hill is so adored.
Blue Mountains, NSW
BoxGrove is a picturesque 170-acre family farm located a short drive west of Sydney, over the blue mountains. Overlooking the town of Bathurst, with breathtaking views, beautiful gardens and five unique farm cottages, BoxGrove is set to be the region’s top choice for weddings and events.
The purpose-built reception venue “the barn” will comfortably seat up to 165 guests, with a large sweeping verandah overlooking green pastures and rolling hills. BoxGrove has many ceremony options, including; “the deck”, “the grove” and “the rose garden”, as well as “the barn” verandah in wet weather.
The combination of accommodation, ceremony areas, reception venue, onsite salon and beautiful panoramas makes BoxGrove fully self-sufficient when it comes to wedding spaces. The operators of BoxGrove have a combined 15 years of wedding industry experience and great relationships with local wedding service providers, allowing them to create a suppliers list featuring only the most esteemed contractors from the region. See more of this Barn style venue here.
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