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Australian Industrial Wedding Venues
Thursday, April 5th, 2018 | By Danielle Hatch
Looking for an industrial space to host your nuptials? You’ve come to the right place…
There’s something inherently edgy about a converted warehouse venue. The industrial backdrop allows for optimum creativity when styling an event, working as a blank canvas that adds a hint of effortless-cool to your occasion.
Think; polished concrete floors, exposed piping and muted tones colliding in an understated, chic vibe.
In this post, we’ve rounded up our top industrial picks from across Australia to inspire the location for your next event.
To see more venues, check out the HOORAY! vendor guide, featuring a carefully curated list of handpicked venues.
Carriageworks, Sydney NSW
From its polished floors to its beautiful natural light, this former train station turned function space is perfect for hosting a range of events – from cocktail parties to private dinners.
Image via: Carriageworks
Lightspace, Brisbane QLD
This boutique industrial-chic warehouse situated in Fortitude Valley is an ideal location for your wedding, birthday party or exhibition. With a Japanese-inspired outdoor terrace and vast open spaces, this venue is a spacious and airy location for your special event.
Photographer: Callie Marshall, Florido Weddings
Fridays Studio, Perth WA
This studio located in West Perth takes inspiration from New York style warehouses. The space is designed as a place for creativity to flourish, with large sections of exposed brick and polished concrete floors being the perfect backdrop for your next celebration.
For some event inspo in Friday’s studio, be sure to check out Tobe + Court’s Engagement, and Chiara + Josh’s engagement in our real celebrations library.
Photography: Natasja Kremers
XO STUDIOS, MELBOURNE VIC
XO Studios is situated in Brunswick, East Melbourne. The abundance of natural light, exposed piping and clean open space makes this blank canvas venue the perfect location for those wanting to get creative with styling for their next celebration.
Image via: XO Studios
The Social Club, Canberra ACT
A dreamy blank canvas venue, with a pinch of personality thrown in for good measure! This boutique space is a hidden gem within Kingston, Canberra. The contrast between the minimalist industrial foundations and the chic blend of onsite furniture makes this space stand out from the crowd as the ideal venue to host your next event.
Photography by Peta Rudd.
MONA, Hobart TAS
The Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania houses a bunch of unique spaces to host your nuptials. Our top pick? They call it ‘The Void‘. It’s thirteen metres underground, features a Triassic-aged sandstone wall, original artworks and a cocktail bar.
Image via Get Lost Magazine
Porteno Events, Sydney NSW
We can’t help but obsess over the interiors of this chic industrial venue. Located in the heart of Surry Hills, the space effortlessly combines an authentically Argentinean fit-out with industrial details, like exposed brick… isn’t it gorgeous?
Image via The Cru Media
Lux Foundry, Melbourne VIC
Reminiscent of New York warehouse spaces, Lux Foundry is a contemporary café, function and wedding reception venue and outdoor dining space located in Brunswick, amongst Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs.
Image via Lux Foundry
Ellis St Studio, Melbourne VIC
With a fully equipped bar, adaptable lighting and neutral colour scheme, this trendy industrial studio located in South Yarra is the perfect place to throw an effortlessly cool party or on-trend minimalist wedding.
Image via: Ellis St Studio
Q Station Manly, Sydney NSW
The wide number of event spaces throughout Q Station make the venue a treat for all types of events …milestone birthdays, baby showers, corporate functions and more! If you’re looking for a unique Sydney venue filled with historic charm, the team here at HOORAY! all agree this is a perfect choice. Image via Q Station
Walka Water Works, Maitland (Newcastle) NSW
Originally a waterworks factory, this restored gem has been transformed into a stunning venue that still upholds its classic charm and pizzazz. Beautiful brick walls and exposed infrastructure are just a few of the industrial charms that this preserved beauty entices us with.
Photography by Harvard Wang
The Old Farm, Port Arthur TAS
A unique property near Port Arthur, surrounded by serene farmland and eucalypts. The old barn features a polished Tasmanian Oak floors, high ceiling and exposed original timber beams… talk about gorgeous!
Image via The Old Farm Tasmania
Uneke Lounge, Wagga Wagga NSW
This blank canvas space imbued with historic charm provides the perfect space to celebrate. The venue is housed in one of Wagga’s oldest building, which has been lovingly transformed into a unique events space filled with character.
Image via Uneke Lounge
PS Art Space, Perth WA
This contemporary art space is perfect for exhibitions and celebrations alike. This venue can be tailored to meet the individual party thrower’s needs, allowing for your creativity to run wild when planning your next festivity.
Image via PS Art Space
Two Ton Max, Melbourne VIC
A beautifully detailed industrial warehouse. Located in North Melbourne, the neutral white walls, concrete floors and marble service bar make this the perfect venue to create your personally styled event.
Image via Solution Red
Stackwood, Fremantle WA
This former diesel workshop has been transformed into an exciting new venue, which is just asking for a creative event. This event space is the ideal blank canvas, perfect for your next celebration.
Photography: Bo Wong
The Lock Up, Newcastle NSW
Originally a Police Station, The Lock Up has been transformed into a truly unique creative and venue space. The former men’s exercise yard has been sympathetically renovated to create a striking one-of-a-kind venue. Impressions of the former exercise yard still linger with traces of etched graffiti, overhead bars and the solid iron doorway acting as reminders of its history…
Image via The Lock Up, NSW
Mount Ophir Estate, Rutherglen, VIC
Established in 1891, this once state-of-the-art wine producing complex has been re-established as an exclusive property for hire, within Rutherglen in Northern Victoria. With its unique accommodation, this space is not only ideal for throwing a breathtaking event, but also allows for your guests to stay the night.
Image via: film.vic.gov.au
Factory 51, Brisbane QLD
Say hello to Factory 51, an industrial brick building located in Coorparoo in Brisbane. The space has been restored to maintain its handsome heritage features while transforming into a chic wedding and events venue. Image via Factory 51
Perth City Farm, Perth WA
The perfect balance between warehouse and barn, this gorgeous venue is ideal for large functions, with a capacity of 400 guests. The high ceilings and exposed metal beams featured in this space create stunning contrast with the surrounding rustic gardens.
Image via: Ultimo Catering & Events
Cargo Hall, Melbourne VIC
This waterfront venue is the perfect wedding destination, with the juxtaposition of the industrial infrastructure and the natural lakeside views making this a unique and jaw-dropping destination for party-throwers.
Photography: Dean Richer Photography
Three Blue Ducks Rosebery, Sydney NSW
With its exposed brick walls, concrete floors and lofty ceilings, Three Blue Ducks at Rosebery in Sydney’s inner-south provides the perfect setting for an industrial wedding. This venue is renowned for its exquisite food – and after dining here on a number of occasions, we can definitely see why!
Image by Robert Meredith Photography
40 RD, Melbourne VIC
This venue stays true to all things we love about the industrial style. Complete with polished concrete floors, beautiful wide-open spaces and a simplistic industrial charm, what’s not to love?
Ten22, Adelaide SA
This boutique, yet relaxed venue mixes classic elegance with the industrial warehouse setting to create a stunning venue, perfect for weddings and private events. A stone’s throw away from Adelaide’s CBD, this perfectly located hidden gem is the ideal place to entertain your nearest and dearest.
Image via: Steve the Bartender
Rupert on Rupert, Melbourne VIC
This contemporary, industrial space is ideal for between 80 – 150 guests. Whether it be a casual cocktail party or formal sit-down reception, this vibrant, contemporary space is perfect for celebrations big and small.
Photography by Dan Brannan
The Joinery West End, Brisbane QLD
The perfect venue to host important milestones and corporate functions alike, this warm and inviting space has been created with versatility as its focus. The bare space of the venue allows for hosts’ imaginations to run wild.
Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong VIC
This venue is the epitome of all things we love about the industrial trend; timeless and elegant, yet edgy and contemporary. Boasting exposed wine barrels and piping, this stunning estate is ideal for all functions, with the ability to stay overnight making it a weekend to remember.
Image via Venues 2 Events
Beta Bar, Sydney NSW
Beta Bar represents the perfect balance between elegance and grunge. This breathtaking venue is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and its beautiful Victoria-era architecture will be sure to transport your guests back in time.
Image via: Beta Bar
The Line, Melbourne VIC
This striking, minimalistic warehouse space is the perfect blank canvas for your next event. With its high ceilings and white brick walls, the opportunities are endless for styling this hidden Melbourne treasure.
Photographer: Pretty Flamingo
Butterland, Newstead VIC
This unique and eclectic heritage-listed site was built in 1904 in the Victorian goldrush. Operating as a thriving dairy for years, before its stint as a candle factory, this breathtaking factory-turned-striking venue boasts a unique industrial interior and historic charm, making it the perfect head-turner for your next soiree.
Photography by Brooke Holme
The Cooperative 1888, Gerringong NSW
A building with history seeping from every corner, The Cooperative is a timeworn space reinvented into a cellar door, distillery and function room. Once a dairy co-op, this venue has transformed into a truly unique event setting.
Image via The Cooperative, Gerringong
Published Art House, Adelaide SA
This venue is full of attitude, with graffiti art adorning every fixed surface across the venue. With over 600m2 of floor space to play with, Published ArtHouse is an ideal locale for gatherings, exhibitions and functions of every magnitude.
Canvas House, Melbourne VIC
This gorgeous Melbourne venue boasts 6-metre high cathedral ceiling, with black steel exposed beams (perfect for hanging festoon lights, or a floral or balloon installation!). We’re obsessing over the polished concrete floors and exposed brick walls, providing the perfect canvas for festivities to unfold.
The Fitters’ Workshop, Canberra ACT
Located in the Kingston Foreshore precinct, this gorgeous historic venue boasts incredibly high ceilings, concrete floors and large windows, which allow for an abundance of natural light. It’s also the location of our ‘Magic Hour’ Editorial with Kelly Tunney (take a peek at all the pics here!).
Did we leave anyone out?
Email us at [email protected] and let us know! We’re always on the hunt for new venues to introduce to our readers.
Looking for more venue options?
To see more unique venues, check out the HOORAY! vendor guide, featuring a carefully curated list of handpicked venues.