If the pressure of planning your wedding isn’t enough, there is the added stress of how to entertain your wedding guests in Melbourne. Many of them may be travelling from interstate or overseas and are wanting to explore Melbourne.
Here are some great locations for your wedding guests to visit in Melbourne:
If your wedding guests are here for a couple of days, why not take a trip to the Great Ocean Road, which is about 2.5 hours west of Melbourne. Here you will find the 12 apostles, stunning coastline, natural wildlife, bushwalking tracks, Bells Beach and indulge in the culinary scene amongst beautiful wineries and restaurants.
Phillip Island is a popular day trip with locals and tourists due to its history and famous attractions. Why not take a scenic flight or tour the island to see its history and heritage. Other tours include coast cruises, Pioneer Kayaking or an exhilarating adventure on the Thundercat. Whether you are into golf, fishing, boating or strolling the local markets, there is something for everyone. There are plenty of family activities including a magical maze, chocolate factory, various farms and the Penguin Parade, which is the most popular attraction, held each night at sunset.
If time is not on your side and you want to stay close to Melbourne, here are some things you might want to explore in the CBD:
With hundreds of species to look at including tigers, zebras, crocodiles, penguins and seals, this is a must-see, particularly if your guests have children. They also have great dining options including high tea, which is served monthly on a Sunday and other scrumptious dining facilities.
The Melbourne Aquarium is home to thousands of animals including a saltwater crocodile, sharks, turtles, penguins and much more. With great viewing points through glass tunnels and windows, this experience is not to be missed. The aquarium is also conveniently located right in the heart of Melbourne, opposite the Crown Casino complex.
If you are wanting to explore the Melbourne nightlife, why not entertain your guests by taking them to some of Australia’s best live theatre shows. Melbourne is host to a number of historic theatre venues which run the most popular Broadway and comedy shows at all times of the year. Have dinner first in one of the 5-star surrounding restaurants followed by a fun night out at the theatre.
Melbourne is known for its popular and diverse cultural cuisine in Australia. Some of the must-see fine dining restaurants include Vue de Monde by Shannon Bennett, Flower Drum for Chinese and Cantonese food and The French Brasserie, all of which are located in the CBD. If the fine dining scene is not your style, there are countless top quality pubs and bars that are filled with beautiful food and entertainment.
St Kilda is a hive of activity filled with tourists and a range of activities to do. Visit Luna Park for some thrill-seeking fun, soak up the sun along the stretch of beach outside some beautiful dining spots. For the more active, kite surfing or stand up paddleboarding may be of interest. A stroll through the Catani Gardens or Botanical Gardens to discover the history of St Kilda may be more your style. With the close proximity to the city and trams at your doorstep, your guests will certainly fill in the day at St Kilda.
Melbourne is a beautiful city with loads of beauty and entertainment. Your wedding guests will be sure to enjoy the sights of Melbourne as well as your wedding day!