8 unique wedding venues in Australia you need to see
Famous for its natural wonders, tropical beaches, native wildlife and so much more, Australia is the ultimate dream wedding destination. As you can imagine, there is no shortage of gorgeous wedding venues in this vast megadiverse country. Whether you're into deserts and beaches; rainforests, mountains or vineyards, there really is the something for everyone. So where do you start your search? We asked Australian wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member Anastasia Woolmington from Serenity Photography to share her favourite unique wedding venues in Australia to help you on your way.
Montsalvat is an artists colony in Eltham, a suburb of Melbourne. Established in 1934, the colony is home to dozens of buildings, including houses, halls, studios, galleries and stables. All of Montsalvat's buildings were designed and built by residents using materials from a variety of sources, including Victorian era buildings that were being demolished in the city centre. Choose Montsalvat for your wedding and immerse yourself in 12 acres of fairy-tale gardens, surrounding heritage mud brick buildings and cottages, sculptures, and artworks.
Marsfield's Curzon Hall is an impressive, elegant sandstone castle built in 1898. Lovingly restored, the venue boasts a number of versatile event spaces to accommodate gatherings of any size. The facility has eight rooms, ranging from the intimate Curzon Room to Lady Mary's Pavilion, with a guest capacity from 30-600 seated dinner and up to 1200 cocktail.
Parking at Curzon Hall is free and effortless, ensuring your guests will reach the castle on time and with peace of mind. Curzon Hall's versatile spaces easily play host to conferences, meetings, gala dinners, Christmas parties, engagement parties and any other social or corporate occasion. Add the natural surrounding landscapes and rooftop gardens, and the variety of indoor and outdoor spaces is almost limitless.
The Tea Room Queen Victoria Building
The Tea Room QVB is an elegant, palatial wedding venue nestled in Sydney’s iconic Queen Victoria Building. It boasts a European charm of bygone eras, breathtaking ornate ceilings, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and luxurious architectural detailing. For world-class fine dining, bespoke menu creation, impeccable service, and an undeniably romantic atmosphere — look no further than The Tea Room QVB.
Somerley House has been welcoming people since 1875, hosting premiers, international ambassadors, opera stars and even royalty! Its history, established old world gardens and romantic Victorian facade create a wonderful backdrop and atmosphere for your wedding. The enchanting Victorian home offers the romance of a quintessential English country garden, or free-spirited bohemian luxury in the woods – whatever your wedding dreams look like, Somerley can make it happen.
Mont du Soleil, Victoria
Less than an hour from Melbourne, Mont du Soleil (Mountain of the Sun") is situated in Kallista, in the heart of the beautiful Dandenongs. This truly unique property inspired by the buildings and grounds of Italy and France, sits high on a hill providing breathtaking views of the Yarra Valley. The outside area surrounding the house features large terraces and court-yard plus access to 40 acres of farm and natural bush setting, (including creek lined with Mountain Ash and ferns).
Stones of Yarra Valley, Victoria
Rising from the rustic, weather-beaten remnants of a barn left idle for generations, Stones of the Yarra Valley has emerged as the region’s premier food and wine destination. With uninterrupted views across vines to the blue-tinged Great Dividing Range, Stones of the Yarra Valley is located on one of the most picturesque and historic properties in the Yarra Valley, combining two superb venues –The Barn and The Stables at Stones, with a stunning rough-rendered chapel and dairy nestled under century-old oak trees.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most spectacular locations with a range of spaces available to book for your wedding ceremony and reception.
The Sydney Opera House is the symbol of modern Australia. A World Heritage-listed masterpiece of “human creative genius,” it exists because a few brave people dared to think differently.
From conception to completion, the building tested the limits of engineering, construction and design. When the Opera House opened its doors in 1973, changing the image of Australia, a new era of cultural discovery and community engagement began.
Guestlands offers a taste of Tuscany just 30kms from Sydney. The perfect location for an intimate mirco wedding or elopement, Guestland offers accommodation and the most stunning expansive gardens, including a lake, cascading water features and oriental features.