Wedding venues we love!
Searching for a wedding venue is often the first and most crucial part of the wedding planning process, often, the location you choose to play host to your celebrations will be guided by your guest list, wedding theme and overall vision for the day.
Whether you’re considering a beachside bash, a classic country affair, or feel an inner-city soiree ticks the boxes, from expansive private estates to rustic and romantic barns, we have rounded up our favourite Ivory Tribe venues for your viewing.
Read on below and get inspired – you might just find the wedding location of your dreams within.
The Dunes offers ease and style when it comes to your wedding planning. Ceremonies can be hosted in the Native Dunes, a beautiful grassy space atop the sand dunes while being surrounded by native flora and fauna, with panoramic views of the open ocean. Alternatively, should the weather be inclement you can use their contemporary indoor space.The Dunes space itself is located above the surf beach and the views out over the horizon are breathtaking as you celebrate into the night. The natural surfaces will complement a multitude of styling options, allowing you to personalise the space to suit your style.
Lancemore Macedon Ranges is situated in one of Victoria’s most beautiful regions with fresh interiors, unforgettable food and wine, and flexibility to host pre or post event celebrations. With onsite accommodation you need not go anywhere else, it really is a one-of-a-kind wedding destination.
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Mewburn Park is a private property paradise! Mewburn Park is a 400-acre private property and working farm offering a beautiful colonial Homestead and historic Stables. The beauty of Mewburn Park is that it is ideal for many styles of weddings. Should you wish to create a day that shows off some farm charm, old industrial or make some marquee magic, Mewburn Park offers this and so much more.
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The Trawool Estate is your place to escape, discover, and indulge. Set on six sprawling acres of pristine bushland, just over an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, The Trawool Estate offers an idyllic country location, that is within easy reach of your guests and suppliers. 27 boutique rooms provide luxury accommodation for you and your guests, and two signature restaurants headed by Chef Eric Kwek (formally of Coda) allow for exquisite dining and fabulous after parties. Pair all of this with their extensive grounds, pool, and nearby wineries, it’s the perfect space for your wedding celebrations.
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An idyllic country retreat, Lancemore Milawa is flanked by rolling hills, stretches of vineyards and captures some of the region’s most spectacular views. All of which provide the ideal setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. Situated on 8 acres of manicured gardens and vineyards, Lancemore Milawa is unique to the region, offering an authentic country estate experience whilst still providing all the benefits of a modern hotel.
Just a stones’ throw from the Melbourne CBD, The Post Office Hotel, with its relaxed, bohemian feel is the perfect host for your stylish wedding soiree. The venue’s Dining Hall boasts gorgeous exposed beams, vintage pendant lights and cathedral ceilings sure to impress your guests and provide a beautiful backdrop for your big day, while their food and drink offering stands among some of the cities very best. You can even brew your own beer or seltzer at their great onsite micro brewery!
In one of the oldest settled areas in the verdant Macedon Ranges, you will find Cadella Park, a working farm rich with history that offers both luxury and privacy. One glance at Cadella Park and you will be instantly transported to what feels like a graceful, European inspired, heritage estate. The experienced and highly admired team of Prunella have once again uniquely blended rustic European decadence with a highly modern functionality, designing another distinctive, flexible space ideal for your wedding celebration.
The Shearing Shed is an innovative, historic and adaptable wedding venue situated on 20 picturesque acres of farmland. A stunning space cleverly designed to offer a secret garden, there are multiple winning locations on this property to make way for the most perfect I-do’s. From The Barn, a converted hay shed with endless potential, to The Shearing Shed itself – a space rich in character and history, oozing warmth and rustic ambience – the options here are sure to delight.
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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and strict venue requirements when you celebrate your dream day at the stunning Barunah Plains. Barunah Plains is a stunning and unique location dating back to 1866, Barunah is the oldest property in the area. The homestead and its grounds are the perfect spot for your wedding service followed by drinks on the perfectly manicured croquet lawns. With many locations on the property to hold your reception, you can decide what suits you best. The only limit for your wedding is your imagination. If you are after a formal wedding or a festival feel, Barunah Plains is the perfect property to make your wedding dreams come true.
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Recognised as one of Australia’s best – and most romantic – regional hotels by Luxury Travel Magazine, Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill embodies the very best of Red Hill and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Gorgeous vineyard and garden surrounds, an exemplary local food and wine offering, and an events team ready to create the day of your dreams.
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An institution on the Mornington Peninsula, The Epicurean Red Hill has everything you need for an unforgettable wedding experience, with the capacity to host your entire day from start to finish. The Epicurean Red Hill offers choice when it comes to the kind of celebration you wish to create. The renovated Loft space can host intimate wedding ceremonies, before migrating into their stunning industrial-chic reception space referred to as The Shed. Featuring rustic brick walls, exposed timber beams, a high glass-atrium ceiling, and cosy open fireplaces for the cooler months, it is an enviable space that makes styling a breeze and is sure to impress your guests from the moment they arrive.
With amazing vistas across Port Phillip Bay, Rusty Gate has evolved into a premier wedding venue located on the spectacular Bellarine Peninsula. Beginning as a working farm, this private property is one born out of love and passion. Set amongst an award-winning olive grove, featuring expansive views, established grand gardens, and picturesque photo locations – there is no need to go anywhere else. Rusty Gate weddings are always unique to make your day as special as possible.
Photos: Tess Follett
Woolbrook is an historic 1856 bluestone homestead that is set to impress. Centuries old monkey puzzles and pines create a perfect backdrop for a marquee-style wedding, with multiple garden surrounds, paddock backdrops and endless opportunities to truly make your day your own. With easy access for marquees, food vans, impressive capacity for 300 people and an always alluring extended 1am curfew, look no further than Woolbrook as your dream wedding destination.
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Dromana Estate, situated on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, has been an award winning winery for over 30 years. Synonymous with great wine, food, and atmosphere for your intimate wedding, the heart of the peninsula rests right here. As you enter Dromana Estate, you’ll fall head over heels in love with the sheer expanse and alluring beauty of the gardens in full bloom, born from the breathtaking natural wonders of the Mornington Peninsula. The hardest part? Picking one spot as the centrepiece for your celebration of love, laughter and life. It truly is a wedding and event stylist’s dream, the perfect blank canvas.
Photos: Dan Brannan
Gabbinbar Homestead is a spectacular Toowoomba wedding venue. Offering award-winning food, exceptional service, and a gorgeous historic homestead. Choose from one of our four magnificent ceremony locations or create your own within the homestead grounds to say your ‘I-dos’. Gabbinbar Homestead offers three outdoor ceremony spots and one all-weather ceremony location. No matter how grand or intimate your ceremony, every setting on offer at Gabbinbar provides its own natural beauty and charm, designed to perfectly suit your taste and enhance the unique charms of every season.
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Situated in one of Victoria’s most beautiful regions, Macedon Ranges, with fresh interiors, unforgettable food and wine, and flexibility to host pre or post event celebrations, Cleveland Winery is a one-of-a-kind wedding destination. With 42 acres of stunning vineyard views adjacent to a private rustic farmland, with the centre piece being a 1882 Historic Homestead, a Cleveland Winery Wedding offers breathtaking panoramic views of vines, cottage gardens, lake and surrounding ranges, forming the backdrop of your special day.
THE EPICUREAN EMU BOTTOM
Emu Bottom is the oldest homestead in Victoria est. 1836, and is located at the foothills of the stunning Macedon Ranges region, just half an hour from Melbourne’s CBD. This iconic property is the perfect, multi-functional location with venues soaked in history in which to celebrate an unforgettable and special occasion. The Epicurean Emu Bottom offers two wedding venues; The Homestead with sprawling lawns and manicured gardens, suitable for alfresco and marquee style weddings, as well as The Woolshed – built in 1854 from rough hewn red gum slabs and featuring exposed timbers beams and a large stone fireplace for the cooler months. At Epicurean Emu Bottom, history meets classic elegance – with a range of options and flexibility, making it a truly wonderful choice in location.
Quat Quatta is a stunning boutique venue that is sure to take your breath away. A fully renovated Victorian Era mansion that is classically Melbourne with a contemporary edge. Rich in both elegance and history, there is no need to go anywhere. Set within the tranquil gardens, there is a romantic and intimate courtyard, ideal for a wedding ceremony and drinks. Their dining room is a dramatic yet neutral space, a beautiful canvas for any event. Be it a romantic and relaxed party, or a black-tie affair, Quat Quatta is the most beautiful backdrop to accommodate any style of celebration.
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Situated on the water’s edge with stunning views of Barwon Head’s iconic The Bluff and beyond, At The Heads is one of the Bellarine Peninsula’s most remarkable venues with its relaxed beachside location for your wedding ceremony and reception. At The Heads truly offers it all, sensational views, fabulous food, and endless photo opportunities that ensure you and your guests will experience a truly memorable day in a natural setting that is breathtaking.
Victoria Pavilion is Melbourne’s newest and most versatile function space. Managed and operated by Melbourne Royal, the organisation behind many of the large-scale events held at Melbourne Showgrounds, you can be confident your perfect day will be perfectly planned. Begin your day with pre-wedding drinks in the charming atrium, lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and timber framing. Your guests can then move through to the expansive, architecturally designed pavilion decorated to your desire. A perfect venue for larger, bespoke weddings of 300-1,200 guests, the floor plan is totally customisable while the 7.4m ceilings create a stunning open space that can be dressed to suit any theme. Dine in style or gather on the dance floor while they take care of the food, drinks, music and lighting.
TINDARRA RESORT, VIC
Tindarra Resort is a stunning wedding location that meets your needs when it comes to hosting your ceremony, reception and accommodation your guests all in one spot on the beautiful banks of the Murray River.
Offering exclusive use of the resort, you can choose to have a relaxed cocktail party at their Riverside Bar with spectacular views, before moving into their elegant silk-lined marquee for a romantic reception.
Lake House is nestled on the shores of idyllic Lake Daylesford amongst six acres of country gardens in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country. The area is best known for the heavily defined changing seasons; and at Lake House they take great pleasure in reflecting this throughout special celebrations and weddings. Lake House is the ultimate wedding experience and is perfect for those that are passionate about fabulous food and wine. It’s stunning surrounds only add to the experience and will have a bride and groom and their guests feeling indulged and pampered with no need to go anywhere else, though the region of Daylesford is a destination that should be seen.
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Arriving at Vaucluse Homestead is like being transported to another era, and you can almost imagine the horse and cart making its way up the driveway, was it to happen today, it certainly wouldn’t be out of place and would be in keeping with the romance and nostalgia of this property. Vaucluse Estate allows their couples exclusive use of their premises. At your disposal are 12 master suites for your wedding party, and exclusive use of their event space, and all hotel facilities. Vaucluse Estate truly is a luxury event venue.
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A short 20 minute drive from Melbourne, yet an entire world apart – Mansion Hotel & Spa will captivate you with its rich history, grand 1920s architecture and unparalleled elegance. Situated in the stunning grounds of Werribee Park, wed your beloved in the tranquil park. As you wander through 10 acres of formal English gardens and savour your first moments together as a married couple, this breathtaking backdrop will remain vivid in your mind for a lifetime to come.
Photos: Katie Harmsworth
Leonards Hill Estate is set on four acres of land, surrounded by eucalyptus trees, and offering sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. With onsite accommodation, relaxed surrounds and ample photo opportunities, this untouched venue offers all you want in a dreamy location to escape and celebrate your love. Discover the stress-free way to create your dream wedding at Leonards Hill Estate, a stunning wedding and events venue in the heart of the Australian countryside. With multiple ceremony and reception options, both indoor and outdoor, variety of wedding packages (big and small), and a guest capacity of 100, you’ll have the freedom to create a wedding that is truly unique to you. The beauty of this venue is that it is up to the couples to decide how they want their day to be catered – formal, informal with food trucks – whatever they desire is within reach at Leonards Hill Estate.
There’s a true ‘WOW’ moment as you arrive at Ballarat’s Mitchell Harris Wines – with it’s unique, industrial vibe, this lofty, brick-lined space with arched windows and rafters is a stunning setting to celebrate your big day. Couple the gorgeous space with the best wine and cocktail list in town, an award-winning kitchen team and the flexibility to make your celebration truly unique – you’ve struck venue gold at Mitchell Harris.
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Set on creating a dream day in the Yarra Valley? Then Immerse may just be the stunning and spectacular wedding space you have been searching for. Immerse is a family owned business and you can feel this as soon as you step through their doors.There is no need to leave the venue as all aspects of your day can be celebrated right here. From getting ready onsite in their beautiful accommodation, to their beautiful ceremony spaces, breathtaking photo locations and of course the party ahead, Immerse pride themselves on offering their couples choice – and absolutely wonderful ones at that.
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Set on four gorgeous acres of private estate, Butterfly Red Hill is all about sharing moments and creating magical memories. Flexible in their offering, the beauty of this venue is that each and every wedding is unique to the couple. No two weddings are ever the same and you’re given the ultimate freedom to create a day that perfectly tells your own love story. Butterfly Red Hill offers couples exclusive access to their property and their packages are inclusive of on-site accommodation, allowing you and your loved ones to relax and enjoy your unique celebration.
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Exuding a warm and open feel from the moment you arrive, Provenance Wines also has the class and charm to match. Located within a historic 1870s bluestone building, this unique space has been meticulously restored and boasts sweeping cathedral ceilings, wine barrel-lined walls, and polished concrete flooring. Offering lots of flexibility with our packages, Provenance Wines is the perfect venue for those who want something unique for their wedding day.
Photos: Georgia Verrells
Manor Suite @ Oakdene is set on coastal farmland in Wallington on the Bellarine Peninsula, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. This venue is eclectic and full of personality and they present so much choice when it comes to hosting your ceremony and reception, which can be hard to come by. Couples who love good food, wine and a venue that is unique, relaxed and beautiful – see here for a spectacular Oakdene day.
You’ll find more on our favourite venues, as well as the wonderful suppliers that can help bring your dream day to life, by visiting our ivory Tribe directory here.