There is something special about Garden weddings in Melbourne. Melbourne is considered to be the country’s garden state and we are spoilt for choice for Garden wedding locations in Melbourne.
So why not have your wedding ceremony in one of the most beautiful parks and gardens our city has to offer? The question that all brides are asking is where are the best Garden Wedding locations in Melbourne?
We have put together a list of the top 10 garden wedding locations covering all areas of Melbourne from the city, to the western suburbs, all the way to the Mornington Peninsula.
Top Melbourne City Locations
Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens – Kings Domain
The Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens are located just across from the Yarra River and Melbourne’s central business district, adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens. The sunken garden has a T shaped pond and water feature along with gorgeous beds of colourful flowers. The well-kept gardens are open to the public all year round, however this location does book out quickly and there are some restrictions to guest numbers and equipment being used.
The Fitzroy Gardens are situated right in the heart of the CBD, along 26 hectares of land. There are multiple garden wedding locations within the Fitzory Gardens to have your wedding ceremony. Features of the gardens include an ornamental lake, band pavilion, conservatory, tree lined avenues and fountains and sculptures. Your photographer will be in heaven at this location!!
St Kilda Botanical Gardens
The St Kilda Botanical Gardens are located in the leafy suburb of St Kilda just south of Melbourne’s CBD. Dating back to the mid 1800’s the historical botanical gardens is a must-see venue. The lush lawns and beautiful rose garden are one of the many garden wedding locations for your ceremony. The palm-tree lined paths create perfect photography opportunities, with the beach and foreshore also at your doorstep.
Top South Eastern Garden Wedding Locations Melbourne
A characterized Victorian mansion dating back to the late 1800’s, the heritage listed house was formally a private residence, then used as a hostel and now as a school.
The gardens surrounding the mansion are the perfect location for any garden wedding ceremony. The Kamesburgh Gardens are more suited to a larger garden ceremony with its open lawns looking back to the mansion and fountain area.
The Kamesburgh Gardens are located in Brighton off North Road with ample parking and private entry.
Greens Point – Brighton
Greens Point is located in the beachside suburb of Brighton, only 11 kilometres south east of Melbourne. Greens Point is one of the most popular garden wedding locations in Melbourne as it is set up high on the cliff and overlooks the Brighton bathing boxes and Melbourne city skyline. There are also very popular wedding reception venues close by including the Brighton Savoy Hotel, International of Brighton and Sandringham Yacht Club.
Rippon Lea Estate
Rippon Lea House and Gardens are located in Elsternwick only 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and is spread over 14 acres of luscious gardens.
The mansion was originally a private residence but has now been passed over to the National Trust whom organize all of the wedding ceremonies and receptions at the mansion.
You do not have to be having your reception at the mansion in order to have your ceremony however access is only allowed from 3pm including the weekend.
Getting married in the western suburbs?
Footscray Park is one of the oldest parks in Melbourne and is located only a short distance from the middle of Melbourne. The 15 hectare park is situated on the Maribyrnong River next to Flemington Racecourse. The park features stone walls and a wisteria-covered walkway to a ceremony area that overlooks the pond.
Williamstown Botanical Gardens
Another popular garden wedding locations Melbourne has to offer is in Williamstown at the Botanical Gardens. The well maintained gardens are located right at the end of Williamstown near the beach. There are various spots for your Melbourne wedding ceremony with the most popular area being under the elm tree. The gardens are easily accessible with various entry points and ample parking.
Werribee Park is the beautiful estate surrounding the Werribee Mansion, equestrian centre and open range zoo. The gardens around the mansion are the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony. The gardens are well maintained by Parks Victoria and include various wedding ceremony locations, from the Lake Grotto to the rose garden and Bunya Bunya site looking back to the mansion. All wedding bookings are managed through the Werribee Park Mansion Hotel & Spa https://www.lancemore.com.au/mansion-hotel-and-spa.
What about garden wedding locations on the Mornington Peninsula?
Ashcombe Maze Wedding Venue
The Ashcombe Maze is a little-hidden gem located in Shoreham on the Mornington Peninsula. This wedding venue has 10 themed beautiful garden areas, perfect for your wedding ceremony.
You are not required to have your reception at the Maze Café, however, if you are wanting a casual wedding reception, this is the place for you.
We specialise in Melbourne Garden Wedding Ceremonies, whether it be in a garden park, chapel or church we have a styling range that will ‘Wow’ you. We are one of the leading wedding stylists in Melbourne! With a portfolio of Melbourne garden wedding venues and styling ideas, hire & packages you surely will not be disappointed. Contact us today to ensure your wedding is simply perfect!!!
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