5 Gorgeous Garden Wedding Venues in Melbourne

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    The stylish cultural capital of Australia is teeming with things to do and places to see. But if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy your wedding in a garden hideaway, Melbourne also has plenty of options for you. To help you find a peaceful spot for your big day, here are five of the best garden wedding venues in Melbourne!

    Poet’s Lane

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    Located just 50 minutes from central Melbourne in the Dandenong Ranges, Poet’s Lane is a beautifully serene place to have your wedding. The outdoor ceremony venue is especially gorgeous, with its garden gazebo next to a grand oak tree. The gardens are great for weddings year-round, as the colors change to suit each season. And if you’re worried about the weather, there’s also beautiful chapel on site for indoor ceremonies. Receptions are held in the elegant dining room that overlooks the garden, so nature is never out of sight. As an added bonus, there is only one ceremony at Poet’s Lane per day, so you’ll have all the privacy you desire!

    Capacity: 80-170

    Typical cost: Call or email them for a quote.

    Bonus: Poet’s Lane has several luxury rooms and cottages available that can accommodate you and your guests.

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    Iris Park Garden Weddings

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    Located on the Mornington Peninsula, Iris Park Garden Weddings features 10 acres of gardens and beautiful natural landscapes. For your ceremony, you can choose from several venues in garden or bushland settings. The Ancient Stump Garden is a particular favorite, with its towering trees shading the even more ancient stump that gives the garden its name. The surrounding parklands are also an excellent setting for your ceremony, with beautiful flora from Australia and around the world. The venue is only open for weddings from 1 October until 30 April, so don’t miss your chance!

    Capacity: 120

    Typical cost: Contact Iris Park Garden Weddings for more info!

    Bonus: For your reception, you can have a picnic lunch or high tea with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks.

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    Ballara Receptions

    If you fancy having your wedding in a lovely English garden, then Ballara Receptions might be just the place for you. It features a lakeside gazebo for your ceremony, a waterfall, and thousands of fairy lights for nighttime events. The ballroom includes a beautiful chandelier and a large dance floor for your reception. And if you decide on an indoor ceremony, there is a chapel as well!

    Capacity: 60 (garden), 160 (ballroom)

    Typical cost: Contact Ballara Receptions for your quote!

    Bonus: Ballara receptions offers packages that include catering, flowers, a DJ, and more, making it that much easier to plan your wedding there!

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    Aria at Windmill Gardens

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    Aria at Windmill Gardens can provide the perfect fairy tale setting for your big day, and it’s just 30 minutes from central Melbourne. There are 11 acres of gardens, including a lakeside gazebo—and windmills of course! The venue’s dining room features elegant, newly-renovated interiors, and the balcony provides fabulous 360-degree views of the gardens. There is also a chapel as an indoor ceremony option.

    Capacity: 80-140

    Typical cost: Contact Aria at Windmill Gardens for a quote!

    Bonus: The venue has been featured prominently in The Bachelor Australia!

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    Ascot House

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    The Ascot House is known for its many elegant rooms, but its gardens are one of venue’s most popular ceremony locations. And for good reason! The English gardens provide a spectacular leafy setting with a charming gazebo. You can host your event on the lawn to enjoy the beautiful sunny gardens, while also making use of the gorgeous 1860 mansion. Catering at the Ascot House is also gets high marks: chef Michael Williams has designed an exciting menu that you and your guests won’t soon forget!

    Capacity: 80-200

    Typical cost: Contact Ascot House for more info!

    Bonus: The venue still uses some of the exquisite silver pieces that belonged to the original owners.

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