When it comes to incredible wedding venues, Australia’s got the goods. There are no shortage of unique spaces to suit any style of nuptials; from revived industrial warehouses and estates imbued with historic charm, to beachside bars with sweeping oceanic views, and nurseries spilling with an abundance of botanicals and greenery.
In this post, we’ve rounded up our top picks from right across the country to inspire the setting for your big day. Check out the round up of our favourites below – and to see more venues, check out the HOORAY! vendor guide, featuring a carefully curated list of handpicked venues.
1. Bondi Icebergs, Sydney
This luxe venue overlooks Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach, offering a range of private function spaces with panoramic views over the historic ocean pool and out across the sea.
Image by Jane Allen Photography
2. The George Ballroom, Melbourne
A timeless ballroom from the classic Victorian era with Corinthian wall pilasters, stained glass windows and brass and etched glass gasoliers… this space is imbued with historic charm.
Image via The George Ballroom
3. Villa Rustica, Byron Bay
Nestled in the rolling hills behind Byron Bay, the villa is situated on five private acres and features a Moroccan-style courtyard pavilion, swimming pool and full-size tennis court.
Image by Mitch Pohl Photography
4. Carriageworks, Sydney
Originally a railway carriage and blacksmith workshop, the distinctive nineteenth-century industrial atmosphere of Carriageworks has been retained, creating a unique blank canvas space for couples looking to get hitched in an industrial setting.
Image via Carriageworks
5. Campbell Point House, Victoria
A luxurious French-inspired chateau set on a private estate with waterfront views. Inspired by the famously extravagant chateaus of rural France, this venue is the postcard-perfect setting for an elegantly refined wedding.
Image: HOORAY! Vanya and Steve, Photographed by Brown Paper Parcel.
6. The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney
Located in a former industrial precinct from the 1920s, The Grounds of Alexandria is a landmark coffee roastery, café and sustainable garden known for its abundance of fresh produce.
Image: HOORAY! Jessica’s Kitchen Tea, Photographed by G6K Photography.
7. Tanglewood Estate, Mornington Peninsula
A gorgeous secret garden nestled deep within an ancient eucalyptus forest in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. With stunning views to the sea across Port Phillip Bay, this country-style venue is perfect for a picturesque ceremony.
Image via Tanglewood Estate
8. National Gallery of Victoria
An extraordinary venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, offering a range of special function spaces amongst famous artworks, sculptures and gardens.
Image via National Gallery of Victoria
9. Orchard Estate, Byron Bay
Located in the stunning hinterland of Byron Bay, Orchard Estate is set on the hilltop of a private property overlooking macadamia orchard rows and pockets of green rainforest.
Image by Lucas and Co Photography.
10. Lightspace, Brisbane
A chic warehouse venue set in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, offering the perfect blank canvas for your wedding day celebrations. Hatched from a converted warehouse, Lightspace features lofty designed spaces and a Japanese-inspired outdoor terrace next to the Valley railway line.
Image: HOORAY! Jodie + Brendan, Photographed by Florido Weddings.
11. The Stones of the Yarra Valley
With uninterrupted views across the Great Divide, Stones of the Yarra Valley is located on one of the most picturesque properties in the region. With its stunning Chapel, Dairy, Barn and Stables all linked by European-inspired paths across acres of manicured lawn, Stones of the Yarra Valley provides the perfect setting for a wedding imbued with classic romance.
Image: Erin and Tara
12. The Arboretum, Canberra
Perched atop a hill dotted with newly planted trees sits a modern chapel, perfect for an intimate ceremony. The Arboretum in Canberra provides sweeping views of greenery as far as the eye can see. In time, the Arboretum will be home to 104 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world.
Image via The National Arboretum.
13. Glasshaus Nursery, Melbourne
A 1920s industrial warehouse-turned-nursery, spilling with an abundance of plants and botanicals en masse. Glasshaus offers the ideal event space for Melbourne couples with a soft spot for greenery.
Image via Glasshaus Inside
14. Fridays Studio, Perth
Set in West Perth, this New York style warehouse is a photographic studio, doubling as an industrial wedding and event space. With its white exposed brick walls and chic polished concrete floors, this recently renovated space provides the perfect blank canvas for gatherings infused with creativity.
Image: HOORAY! Tobe + Court’s Engagement, Photographed by Natasja Kremers
15. The Estate Trentham, Victoria
A romantic venue with white, airy interiors and rustic exposed beams. This space provides the ideal backdrop for an intimate ceremony, set in the stunning natural surrounds of Trentham, Victoria.
Images: Marnie Hawson
16. Melbourne Town Hall
For Melbourne couples seeking a classic town hall wedding, it doesn’t get much better than this. Originating in 1870, the Melbourne Town Hall offers grand interiors imbued with elegance and rich history.
Image via Melbourne Town Hall
17. Milton Park, Bowral
Nestled in a secluded hilltop woodland, Milton Park Country House offers an unparalleled atmosphere of sophistication. With its timeless design and perfectly manicured gardens, this venue is the ideal spot to say ‘I do’ for those drawn to classic spaces and enduring elegance.
Image by Milton Gan
18. Old Melbourne Gaol, Victoria
We never thought we’d be recommending that you exchange vows in a gaol, but this historic venue has won us over. Plus, this has got to be one of the most unique venues in Victoria!
Image via Old Melbourne Gaol
19. The Substation, Melbourne
With its theatrical curtains and vast ceilings, this modern warehouse space effortlessly lends itself to limitless creative opportunities for an industrial-style wedding.
Image via Atlantic Group
20. Jonahs at Whale Beach, Northern Sydney
Set high above one of Northern Sydney’s most stunning coastlines, Jonahs at Whale Beach offers an unforgettable setting for couples seeking an oceanic wedding. Host your ceremony in the clifftop garden before ascending to the private restaurant for a night of revelry accompanied by truly mesmerising views of the ocean.
Image via Jonah’s at Whale Beach.
See more venues
To see more venues, head to the HOORAY! Vendor Guide, featuring a carefully curated selection of handpicked venues and industry contacts.