Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

You’re Engaged ,yay!!! All these thoughts start going through your mind and one of the things you picture is WHERE will your wedding be? WHAT WEDDING VENUE will be that perfect setting for your wonderful wedding day?

Melbourne and Victoria are filled with such beautiful choices but where do you start and how do you know which venue is the right one for your wedding?

Some of you already have a picture in your mind so can narrow down the shortlist or you may be that bride that has no clue where to start. Have no fear YOU WILL find the perfect venue

If your that bride that has no clue where to start… 

  • Close your eyes and think about your day
  • Where do you SEE yourself saying I DO?
  • Where do you see yourself having the best celebration of your life
  • What’s your personal style?
  • Do you want your ceremony and reception together or just the reception?

These questions can all help with narrowing it down

  • Inspiration – Have a look on some wedding blogs – take notes on different weddings you like. You will be surprised that your natural instinct will start to create a pattern and you will automatically be drawn to particular styles.
  • Trust your heart and gut

Once you have narrowed down your style of venue

  • Search for venues in that style – from your notes you may have already found some venue options
  • Create a shortlist of venues to site inspect
  • Give each venue a buzz and check availability for your wedding date and package options
  • Book an appointment to see the venue

HOW WILL YOU KNOW IT’S RIGHT?

Every bride questions – is this right? is this the right dress, the right style for the wedding, the right flowers, the right venue?

1. Trust your instincts – it’s sounds silly but trust me when you walk into a venue and you can actually SEE yourself saying I DO in that particular spot under the arbour, spinning your first dance on the dance floor, sipping a cocktail during canapés. You will know it will FEEL RIGHT. Just like when you find your perfect dress when you put it on and your heart melts, you know!

2. Options. Never ever even if you love one particular venue never just see only one venue! This is how you get doubt out of your mind. If you have your heart set on one venue go see just one or two others just so that you never have to ask yourself – what if there was a better place. This will really help to secure the feeling that the venue you choose is the right one.

Here are some of our FAVOURITE VENUES around Melbourne and Victoria

For the: FORMAL DINING STYLE

QUAT QUATTA – Ripponlea near Melbourne CBD

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For the RUSTIC CHIC/ EXPOSED BEAMS/ WINERY STYLE

STONES – of the Yarra Valley

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ABBOTSFORD CONVENT – Abbotsford near Melbourne CBD

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HARE & GRACE – Melbourne CBD

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For the: BEACH / WATERFRONT STYLE

CAROUSEL – Albert Park – Melbourne CBD

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THE BATHS – Brighton

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RIVERS EDGE – Melbourne CBD

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WEST BEACH BATHERS PAVILION – St Kilda

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PORTSEA HOTEL – Portsea

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For the: UNIQUE – OLD WORLD – CASTLE CHARM

MONTSALVAT – Eltham

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For the: MARQUEE Venue

EYNESBURY HOMESTEAD – Eynesbury

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For the: BLANK CANVAS/ INDUSTRIAL / WAREHOUSE

SHOWTIME EVENTS CENTRE – South Wharf

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CARGO HALL – South Wharf

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RED SCOOTER – Balaclava near Melbourne CBD

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For the: MODERN MELBOURNE

MON BIJOU – Melbourne CBD

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EUREKA89 – Melbourne CBD

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Of course there are many more amazing locations to choose from.

Good Luck and have fun!

Photo Credits: Dansk Photography, Milk Photography, Preface Films, Allure Productions,Hello Blossoms, Kate Hill Flowers, Nicole Taranto Photography

 

 

 

 

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