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How to Choose the Perfect Melbourne Wedding Venue

We are fortunate in Melbourne to have a wide range of wedding venues catering to all tastes and budgets, from charming restaurants and converted event spaces to picturesque wineries, high-end venues, and trendy industrial warehouses.

However, choosing the right venue can be overwhelming for newly engaged couples. Don't worry, I'm here to help!

With over 20 years of experience designing wedding and event flowers in Melbourne venues, my team and I have worked on a diverse array of weddings and special events across Australia. Our extensive experience allows us to offer unbiased opinions and valuable insights on Melbourne wedding venues.

If you're feeling overwhelmed while planning your Melbourne wedding, here's a list of considerations to help you find your ideal venue:

  1. Determine Your Budget: This is crucial as it will influence the type of wedding you can host. If family or parents are contributing financially, ensure their opinions are respected. Avoid researching venues outside your budget to save time and effort.

  2. Choose Your Preferred Location: Decide whether you want the venue to be in the city, by the beach, or in a winery in regional Victoria.

  3. Consider Your Love for Food and Wine: If you are food and wine enthusiasts, list your top 5 or 6 favorite restaurants and check if they cater to weddings.

  4. Define Your Wedding Style: Decide if you want a stand-up cocktail party with a DJ, or a formal sit-down black-tie event. This will help narrow down venue choices.

  5. Guest List Size: The number of guests will significantly impact your venue selection. Larger weddings (200+ guests) may require spacious venues like Crown Melbourne, NGV, The Plaza Ballroom, or Metropolis. Smaller weddings (100-150 guests) offer more venue options. For micro weddings (20-50 guests), consider smaller venues or private dining spaces in your favorite restaurant or venue.

  6. Shortlist and Visit Venues: After planning the above, narrow down your choices to three Melbourne wedding venues and schedule site visits. Meeting with venue representatives will help you determine if they meet your needs. To save time, especially if you have a busy schedule or young family, keep your list of venues short and only expand if necessary.

By following these steps, you'll be better equipped to find the perfect Melbourne wedding venue for your dream day.

Enjoy the process and remember that this is a celebration of your love and commitment. Happy planning!

Kate x

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