50 Incredible Elopement & Small Wedding Venues in Melbourne

Are you looking for the best elopement & small wedding venues in Melbourne? We have put together a list of the best venues that actually cater to smaller weddings and elopement.

Melbourne is a dynamic city with beautiful elopement and wedding venues to suit every style and budget. There is a huge variety of venues with totally different styles and looks. From historic mansions to country properties and even the most luxurious inner-city mansions to choose from.

Our advice for couples looking to book a small wedding or elopement venue is also to consider having it at an off-peak time. Fridays and Saturdays are considered the peak time for wedding venues. So to book them you will probably have to meet a minimum spend.

Sundays to Thursdays are more off-peak times for weddings, so venues may be more flexible with numbers and minimum spends. Winter is also considered an off-peak time for Melbourne weddings. So again you might be worth considering.

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There is a huge variety of properties listed here that all cater to elopements in Melbourne. So here is our list of 50 Incredible Elopement & Small Wedding Venues in Melbourne.

1. Rippon Lea Estate

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Rippon Lea is a lavish suburban estate, with sweeping lawns, numerous majestic trees and a serene lake. For a more intimate and romantic wedding ceremony, gardens, orchard, fernery and other outdoor elements can be the scenic background for your elopement. The ballroom also includes an excellent venue for the wedding reception. 

Address: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick

2. Ascot House Receptions

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Ascot House Receptions is a beautiful historic small wedding venue where you are sure to have a beautiful day. Built in 1860, Ascot House is elegant and charming and one of the leading venues in Melbourne. This neighbourhood atmosphere has been a perfect location for small intimate weddings for over 100 years. The exquisite and intimate Chandelier Room which is a beautiful and glamourous option for a small wedding.   The room has beautiful fixtures such as mirrors in vintage style, and an elegant fireplace. You can also experience the Tuscan-style romantic courtyard. Ascot House, a small venue for a garden ceremony, is set on two acres of manicured lawns and gardens including a gazebo and English garden.

Address: 50 Fenton St, Ascot Vale 

3. Melbourne Town Hall

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Melbourne Town Hall has been at the heart of weddings and events for over 135 years. Many of which have influenced Melbourne as a whole. This is a historic building in Melbourne history that has hosted The Beatles, Federation was discussed here, Nellie Melba premiered and there have been endless parties, events and weddings over decades.

Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, they can cater for weddings from 10 people, all the way to 2000. So if you want something elegant and grand this might be the perfect venue for you.

The spaces which would suit a small wedding or elopement include:

  • Yarra Room
  • Portico Room & Balcony
  • Supper Room
  • Melbourne Room
  • Regent Room

Address: 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne

4. Weddings at Marnong Estate

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This exclusive property is strategically situated 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport and 35 minutes north of Melbourne CBD. It provides versatility and amenities to build your dream wedding. Marnong Farm, rich in heritage and blessed by uninterrupted views of the Macedon Ranges, it offers the ideal backdrop for your small intimate wedding or elopement.

Address: 2335 Mickleham Rd, Mickleham

5. Encore St Kilda Beach Weddings

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Set within the famous St Kilda Sea Baths, within 10 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Encore St Kilda Beach provides versatile room configurations, plenty of natural light and trendy furnishings. The venue has a large capacity but they do also cater to smaller weddings and intimate elopements.

Address: 10/18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda

6. The Residence at Grand Hyatt Melbourne

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This is one of the most elegant and grand venues that would be perfect for an amazing small wedding or elopement. Located on the Paris-end of Collins street, this is a private-style mansion with beautiful views over Melbourne. The residence offers the ideal atmosphere for an unforgettable Melbourne experience.

The set of four individually styled rooms provide and an open-show kitchen and working chefs and a glass atrium ceiling. The huge windows give it an abundance of natural light making is the perfect location for an epic small wedding.

Address: 123 Collins St, Melbourne

7. Farm Vigano

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Farm Vigano is a beautiful wedding venue, located in South Morang in Victoria. They have a number of function rooms available and can cater to intimate small weddings and elopements. If you love Italian cuisine and you are looking for a European style wedding venue with a bit of country charm and beauty, then this could be the perfect wedding venue for you!

Address: 10 Bushmans Way, South Morang

8. Windmill Gardens

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Aria at Windmill Gardens is a stunning wedding venue and destination in Sydenham, Victoria. It has stunning manicured grounds and a rustic country vibe.  Windmill Gardens features  11 acres features a stunning outdoor gazebo with the lake as its backdrop, as well as a chapel with stained glass. Your reception will then be in their dining room, overlooked by a 360-degree balcony with panoramic view.

Address: 533-539 Leakes Rd, Plumpton

9. Normanby House

Celebrate your elopement with your closest family and friends at Normanby House and receptions centre, in Thornbury, Melbourne. Normanby House is the dream wedding location for you to say our vows. You can also do everything onsite. Have your ceremony, do photos and have a reception dinner. All at the one property!

Address: 22 Normanby Ave, Thornbury

10. The Hotel Windsor Melbourne

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In its 136 years, this grand hotel has played host to countless weddings, enticing couples with their romance of the old world and classical grandeur. From your arrival in red carpet to departures for the honeymoon. They have numerous spaces to choose from that are perfect for smaller weddings and intimate elopements.

Address: 111 Spring Street, Melbourne

11. Melbourne Aquarium

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Melbourne Aquarium is located on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne. Elope at one of Melbournes most famous tourist attractions watched by hundreds of fish and marine creatures. For something totally unique and very different, this could be the perfect choice for your small wedding or elopement.

Address: King Street corner, Flinders St, Melbourne

12. Seaview Room – Brighton Savoy

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With amazing views of Brighton Beach and Port Philip Bay, Seaview Room is the perfect setting for your relaxed wedding on the beach. They cater to smaller weddings and events, making this location perfect for anyone seeking to hold a celebration for only their nearest and dearest. Seaview Room features multiple ceremonial locations on-site or even on the beach. There are flexible packages to suit every wedding need and a dedicated team that will assist with all wedding-related matters. 

Address: 150 Esplanade Brighton

13. Brunswick Mess Hall

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Brunswick Mess Hall is a beautiful and totally unique beer hall with rustic exposed brick, vaulted ceilings and a large leafy atrium. It is a perfect size for a smaller wedding and the high ceilings with wooden beams make the room appear much bigger while still giving you the intimacy that a small wedding needs. You could have one or two long tables and the space would fill up quite nicely.

It is located in the middle of Brunswick on Sydney Road and is the perfect inner-city small wedding venue in Melbourne.

Address: 400 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC

14. The National Hotel Richmond

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The National Hotel in Richmond is a modern pub and beer garden that also serves an Asian inspired menu. It is a perfect small wedding venue in Melbourne as it has a number of wedding spaces that can accommodate a range of guest numbers. The Garden Parlour, Cafe, The Den and the Beer Garden and some of the options available to you for your small wedding or elopement.

Address: 344 Victoria St, Richmond VIC

15. Rosebank North Wedding Venue

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Located in the heart of Ringwood North is this beautifully restored homestead called Rosebank. This is a modern Australian restaurant and bar but also a great small wedding venue. It has some lovely period features inside and the venue also has lovely outdoor areas. Including the gazebo, arbour, wisteria lane and the rose garden,

Address: 149-151 Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood North VIC

16. Amora Hotel Riverwalk

The Amora that sits on a hill overlooking the Yarra River offers a sublime riverside location not far from the heart of the CBD.  You can have a charming ceremony in the gardens overlooking the river and a reception in the Bridge and Yarra Room of the hotel for a large wedding whilst the Park Room will accommodate a more intimate one.

Address: 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC

17. St Andrews Conservatory

Known as the jewel of St Andrew’s Hotel, this iconic glassed-in conservatory is.  a multi-award winning venue in Fitzroy.  It is very impressive and has natural light flowing in making it fantastic for great photography for your wedding ceremony.  With lanterns hanging down in the evening it provides an intimate and romantic ambience for your Reception that can cater for up to 160 guests with space for a dance floor.

Address: 128 Nicholson St, Fitzroy VIC

18. The Precinct Hotel

Not far from the CBD and the sporting and entertainment precinct, this iconic hotel sits on the iconic Swan Street.  With a warm and sophisticated ambience, this family-owned and operated hotel is just the venue for your wedding where the food is fabulous, the staff friendly and the venue is guaranteed to make any soirée an unforgettable occasion. Its newly refurbished courtyard is award-winning and will cater for up to 200 guests.

Address: Level 4/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC

19. The Novaroom at Brookwood Receptions

This venue, located in Melbourne, will accommodate from 30–120 guests with room for dancing.  Whimsical and intimate, with a bridal change room, and backed up by a band, your wedding will be most unforgettable.  There is a terrace for your guests to escape for some fresh air after all the dancing, food and wine.

Address:  10-12 Lawson Cres., Thomastown, Victoria

20. Luna Event Space

Luna is an industrial warehouse that has been converted into a wedding venue. With sweeping natural light streaming in throughout the day, it makes the scene for great photography.  With minimal aesthetics, this gives you the chance to style the venue just the way you like it.  Delicious catering is provided by Fourside Food Design and Events who collaborates with Melbourne’s top event experts.

Address: 40 Advantage Rd, Highett VIC

21. The Terrace Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Set in the iconic Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, the Terrace is a reception only venue set amongst lush lawns in the Botanical Gardens of Melbourne.

It is open and airy with floor to ceiling windows; it has an abundance of natural light flowing in.  Many photographers gravitate towards natural light as it affects the mood and character of the wedding ceremony photos.

Address:  Alexandra Ave &, Anderson St, South Yarra VIC

22. The Wool Mill

An industrial-chic warehouse that has now been tailor-made for weddings with a blank canvas that you can style to suit yourself, this venue is your all-in-one wedding venue.  This is Melbourne’s oldest wool mill located in East Brunswick. It has the capacity to accommodate 200 guests.  It is only a few minutes from the CBD.  You will have to self-cater or bring in an off-site caterer.

Address: 161 Donald St, Brunswick East VIC

23. Alto Event Space

Located on the top floor of Melbourne’s GPO, this stunning warehouse-style wedding venue can accommodate up to 400 guests.

With sweeping views of the city, and 9.14 meter high ceilings, fully glassed-in, this chic industrial space is sure to wow your guests as they enter the venue.  Damm Fine Food Co is the caterer for this venue.

Address: Top Floor, Melbourne GPO Building Cnr Elizabeth + Little Bourke Streets, VIC

24. Elizabethan Lodge

Located just over 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD, this Elizabethan Lodge has a custom-made heritage Ballroom that can cater for180 guests.  There is a gazebo with fairy-lit gardens as well as a sandstone chapel.  Complimentary bridal accommodation is on the house.  The food is fabulous and the service is second to none.

Address: 604-610 Middleborough Rd, Blackburn North VIC

25. Sartoria Melbourne

What used to be a bridal dressmaking store has been transformed into a well-lit café that caters for weddings.   Santori offers healthy meals and caters to vegan and GF guests.  They have speciality cocktails and the best lattes served in a light-filled warehouse-style café located in Preston.  They have been voted the best café in Melbourne.

Address: 115 Plenty Rd, Preston VIC

26. Brighton Savoy

Award-winning Brighton Savoy is your all-in-one wedding located opposite the beach in Brighton.  They have a versatile, charming, and modern space for 220 guests.  Your photographer will find many beautiful locations on Brighton Beach and the bathing boxes.  Your ceremony can be held on the beach or indoors in the hotel.  Accommodation can be found on-site.

Address: 150 Esplanade, Brighton VIC

27. The Gables

The Gables is an outstanding example of architecture in the Queen Anne style,

located in the Gascoigne Estate, East Malvern. Surrounded by century-old cypress trees, this residence with stained glass windows and elegant period detailing will just blow your guests away.  With gazebos, sublime gardens, and scrumptious food accompanied by fine wines, you could not ask for anything more.

Address: 15 Finch St, Malvern East VIC

28. Balgownie Estate

Located in the iconic Yarra Valley, Balgownie Estate has 70 sublime rooms, magnificent food and award-winning wines, and pure comfortable accommodation.  There are many lovely locations for your ceremony with a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photography and your Reception can be held in the restaurant on-site.

Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 

29. The Ivory Elsternwick

The fully renovated Ivory in Elsternwick is Victoria’s newest wedding reception venue.  With a very large interior & an artistic appeal, it is bound by the up-and-coming place for unforgettable wedding venues.  The most talked about feature is the Grand Ballroom.  You will be in awe as you enter the ballroom with its romantic and elegant ambience.  There is also the Rose Garden Terrace with its romantically decorated arbour. 

Address: 37 Clarence St, Elsternwick VIC

30. Sherwood Receptions

Only half an hour from the CBD, Sherwood Receptions is a 130-year-old historic barn situated amongst natural bushland that emits the ambience of charm and elegance.  It has beautiful gardens, a secure courtyard together with a dance floor and a fireplace.  There are packages to suit all tastes and budgets.

Address: 1040 Somerton Rd, Greenvale, Victoria 

31. Wattle Park Chalet Surrey Hills

Wattle Park Chalet is less than half an hour from Melbourne CBD and is located in the suburb of Surrey Hills.  The venue provides both ceremony and reception both indoors and outdoors.  It will accommodate up to a maximum of 400 guests. In-house catering is provided and 3rd party catering is also welcomed.  There is no on-site accommodation. 

Address: 1012 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills VIC

32. Witchmount Estate

This is a boutique wedding venue located only half an hour from Melbourne.  The estate is landscaped and features a festoon-lit outdoor lounge. The Barrel Room will accommodate up to 300 guests and the Harvest Room is will cater up to a maximum of 100 guests.  Ceremony locations include the gazebo in The Barrel Room Courtyard, by the Lake, or by the Vines. 

Address: 557 Leakes Road, Plumpton

33. Avalon Castle

This is an award-winning castle located in the heart of the historic Dandenong Ranges.  Filled with beautiful gardens and a Rose Terrace that is so romantic, this is a venue that you can style to suit who you are as a couple.  The team at Avalon Castle will look after you no matter what your budget is.

Address: Enter from, 1 Flora Close, Waratah Way, Cockatoo VIC

34. Russo Estate

Russo Estate is a rustic and contemporary vineyard that will give you a 360-degree panoramic view of the estate.  With 5 wedding ceremony locations and a waterfall as a backdrop, you could not ask for anywhere better that will accommodate 300 guests.  It is just over half an hour from Melbourne CBD.

Address: 760-818 Holden Rd, Diggers Rest VIC

35. Zinc at Federation Square

With a glassed-in venue, Zinc lets in a lot of natural light for great photography.  There are also two terraces where you can get to see the Yarra River and the city skylines.  The venue is located in the heart of Melbourne and can cater up to 1000 guests.  Zinc will bring charm and sophistication to your special day.

Address: Cnr Princes Walk &, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC

36. Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group

An exposed gorgeous redbrick building with a 10-meter high ceiling in a warehouse awaits you at Richmond in Melbourne.  Mountain Goat is known as the king of the Rustic Wedding Venues.  Atlantic Group works with Mountain Goat as a caterer.   This rustic country venue will provide you with a fantastic backdrop for your wedding.

Address: 80 North St, Richmond VIC

37. Montsalvat Weddings

This is a gorgeous wedding venue where you can have your ceremony and reception together on 12 acres of fairy-tale gardens, surrounded by heritage mud-brick buildings and cottages, sculptures, and artworks. There is also a light-filled Upper Gallery, which has a large stained-glass window, making it a unique and stunning place to promise yourself to each other.

Address:  7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham, Vic

38. Weddings at Eynesbury Homestead

Established in 1870, this magnificent bluestone homestead is located next to the Eynesbury Golf Course.  This venue features beautiful gardens and an ornamental lake where the ceremony is usually held.  The Reception can be held in a marquee in the gardens or in the homestead.  The elegant and manicured grounds are a beautiful location for your wedding photography.

Address: 487 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury, Victoria

39. Aitken Hill Weddings

Aitken is a destination venue where you can get away from the city life and enjoy a relaxing wedding and yet it is close enough to the city so you don’t have to travel too far.  Aitkin Hill is located on 170 acres of the beautiful country landscape where you have beautiful backdrops for your wedding photography.

Address:  20 Dunhelen Lane, Yuroke, Victoria

40. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

The MCG is one of the world’s greatest sports arenas located in Yarra Park in Melbourne.  It has many venues to choose from for your wedding day.  Some of the venues have magnificent views and can cater up to 600 guests.  The venue comes with premium catering and friendly staff to ensure that your wedding goes off without a hitch.

Address: Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC

41. Glasshaus

Filtered in with natural light and impeccably styled, this 1920s warehouse provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding celebrations. It is a place where industrial chic meets the botanical splendour.  The abundance of greenery in this place gives it such a relaxing ambience that all you have to do in to enjoy the day.  

Address: 44 Cremorne St, Cremorne VIC

42. Rupert on Rupert

Rupert on Rupert started as an industrial warehouse in 2015 but has now been lovingly renovated into a warehouse restaurant near the inner-city of Collingwood.  On the inside, it is filled with an ever-evolving indoor garden and vintage furniture. Rupert delivers a warm ambience. The venue’s combination of cosy corners, cosy and expansive spaces allows it to accommodate weddings of all sizes. 

Address: 73 Rupert St, Collingwood VIC

43. Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne zoo has manicured centuries-old gardens, a wide variety of wildlife plus beautiful natural surroundings.  This gives you ample opportunities for some amazing wedding photography.  There are many venues for your ceremony and reception.  The zoo will give you ample opportunities to interact with the animals.  Melbourne Zoo will look after al your catering including your wedding cake.

Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC

44. Canvas House

In the heart of South Melbourne, there is a house that is unlike any you have seen.  Loft-like, with exposed brick walls and beams, black steel frame inspired doors and windows, Canvas House is the ideal modern alternative to the usual event space.  You can even bring in your own catering or hire an of-site one.  They are pretty flexible in these things.

Address: 137 Buckhurst St, South Melbourne VIC

45. Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park

A flawless and enchanting palace to have a magical wedding, this is what Lancemore Mansion Hotel is all about.  It is the grandest hotel in Australia, located on 10 acres of stunning English Gardens in Werribee Park.  It is only half an hour from Melbourne CBD.  It is a place like no other, it is just like heaven and you will feel like a fairy princess about to meet your prince charming in the palace grounds.

Address: Park, Escarpment Rd, Werribee VIC

46. Noisy Ritual

Herein lies Melbourne’s first urban winery that is available for weddings, elopements and events.  Located in Brunswick East, it is a real full-scale winery making premium wine.  It is so gorgeous in itself that you do not even have to style it for your wedding.  It is a perfect place for a ceremony and your reception can be held in a restaurant, just a hop, skip and a jump away from here.

Address: 249 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 

47. Two Ton Max

This is a contemporary industrial wedding venue hidden away in an alley in North Melbourne.  This warehouse is just great for those who like to decorate it into a vision of what they anticipate their wedding to be like.  It is elegant in itself but coupled with some flowers, it can give an ambience of romance to make your wedding just the way you imagine it to be.  It can cater up to 300 guests.

Address: 124 Langford St, North Melbourne VIC

48. The Kilburn

The Kilburn is a historic waterfront venue considered to be one of Melbourne’s best whiskey and cocktail bars.  What they offer is really unique, making this place a suitable venue for a wedding.  They can cater for groups of any size, right up to a maximum of 200 guests.   They can host a fully catered wedding.  The Kilburn is located on the corner of Glenferrie and Burwood Roads in Hawthorn, Victoria.

Address: 348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC

49. Welcome to Thornbury

This venue, located in Thornbury in Victoria has multiple spaces available for weddings for small, intimate or casual weddings.  Their Greenhouse is light and airy for an intimate ceremony whilst the distillery is more of a casual affair.  If you like, you can also hire the beer garden for your special day. 

Address:  520 High Street, Thornbury, Victoria

50. The Boatbuilders Yard

The Boatbuilders Yard is an award-winning restaurant/bar situated on the waterfront at the south wharf of the Melbourne CBD.  It is a collaboration between industrial and maritime design.  Being on the waterfront, the views are stunning and make an amazing backdrop for your unforgettable wedding.  An unexpected highlight is that the venue is also nestled next to the Polly Woodside sailing, a well-known drinking and dining scene.  

Address: 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC

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Best Time of Year for a Melbourne Elopement

Anyone who lives or has been to Melbourne before knows changeable Melbourne weather can be. The saying of ‘four seasons in one day’ really apply to Melbourne. And this is due mainly to its geographical location in Australia. Spring and Summer are the seasons where the weather can change the most. With cold fronts and storm cells often developing.

Melbourne is the cloudiest capital city in Australia with 48.6 days with clear blue skies.

Summer (December to February) – Summer in Melbourne is dry and hot with an average day time temperature of around 27°C. It does sometimes get days of extreme heat of 40°C+.

Autumn (March to May) – Melbourne starts to cool down with temperates around 20°C making it a lovely temperature for an elopement. A garden elopement in Autumn is always a great idea as the trees in Melbourne start to change colour.

Winter (June to August) – Winters in Melbourne are cool with moderate rainfall. This is the off-peak time for weddings, so a great time for an elopement as there will be more availablity and better value for money.

Spring (September to November) – Starts to warm up again and this tends to be the peak season for weddings.

Why you should Elope to Melbourne

As an engaged couple, there are so many awesome reasons to elope. Eloping is simply amazing! Eloping is an awesome experience, and a perfect way to begin your wedding life together. It is also a lot more personal and intimate than a more traditional larger wedding.

Making the decision to elope is a personal decision and couples do it for a variety of reasons. If you are not quite sure about eloping, here are a few reasons why you should elope in Melbourne.

  • You can get married now – You don’t need to wait one or two years to get married. It can legally be done in as little as thirty days. And start your new life together sooner rather than later.
  • Melbourne is beautiful – The city of Melbourne is one of the best cities in Australia. It has some of the top venues with the best food, wine and service. And there is such a wide variety of venues and locations to choose from. Hire an awesome professional photographer and you will get some absolutely stunning images.
  • No Stress – By simply eloping in Melbourne you will escape all the stress of wedding planning. There are a million things to organise when you are trying to have a wedding reception for two hundred people or more. Fewer people equals less stress.
  • More Personal – Elopements in Melbourne are more intimate and personal. The day become more about the two of you and less about you hosting a massive party.
  • Save Money – You will save money but eloping in Melbourne. Do you really need to pay for a three-course meal for 200 people? Put that money towards having your ultimate dream elopement or small wedding. Have a small intimate elopement and have the best food and wine and fill the room with candles, flowers and fairy lights. You can still have an amazing elopement with 20 people and you may even have money left over for a honeymoon.

Melbourne Small Wedding Venues

When you have a big traditional wedding, you have to wait between 12 to 18 months to book your wedding venue. This is because the big wedding venues on a Saturday book out a long time in advance. Many couples wait even two years to get married.

By eloping, you can get married in just over 30 days! Yes you can get married that quickly. Legal paperwork is required at least thirty days prior to your marriage.

And it is so much easier to elope and find a beautiful Melbourne small wedding venue. Organising a venue for 20 or 30 people is much easier than it is for 200 as there are much less logistics involved.

Intimate Wedding venues Melbourne

Some couples really don’t like a big traditional wedding. The very word “wedding” fills them with dread and makes them feel anxious. Having your wedding in an intimate wedding venue in Melbourne is much more low-key and a much better fit for many couples.

Get married, but do it your way. Make the day about the two of you, not about you trying to host an enormous party, doing strange traditions that no one really knows why they are doing them.

Planning a small wedding is far less stressful overall. It is much easier to organise an elopement at an intimate Melbourne wedding venue than it is to organise a large wedding.

And you are immediately going to save money. You no longer need to buy a three-course dinner and unlimited drinks for 150 people. You can host a more intimate wedding reception. And by having only your closest people there with you, you can use that saved money to have the best wine and champagne at your dinner. You can even have a ten-cause degustation menu with matching wines if you choose.

You get to choose to spend the money you saved on the things that are important to you.

Elopement Venues Melbourne

What I really love about Elopements in Melbourne is that the whole event is so much more intimate and personal. You are not on stage performing a ceremony to hundreds of people. You are saying your personal vows to each other, with only your very closest people around you. And you get to really engage and talk to the people that are there with you.

I have been to hundreds of weddings, and I can tell you that at big traditional weddings, the couple is lucky if they get to chat to everyone at the wedding. And if they do chat, it is only for a minute or two. If you want a more personal and intimate even, then eloping or having a small wedding is the way to go.

If you are planning an elopement in Melbourne, we really hope this article 50 Incredible Elopement & Small Wedding Venues in Melbourne has helped you choose your venue.

If you haven’t yet decided on if you will elope or not, then I am here to tell you that elopements are awesome!

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