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Great Ideas for Places to Get Married Around Melbourne & Yarra Valley

Melbourne is a fabulous place to get married, and is suited to a wide range of tastes and budgets. There is plenty to choose from, including extravagant hotel affairs, whimsical vineyard events and even weddings on the sea. Here are some of the best places for a civil wedding ceremony in Melbourne.

Mornington Peninsula
If you fancy something unique for your wedding ceremony – and if you are an avid lover of the outdoors – look to the Mornington Peninsula. Grand ocean views, bays and beaches make for the perfect seaside wedding. Rocky cliffs and dramatic, roaring seascapes provide the backdrop for your ceremony that will be conducted in one of the most wildly beautiful places in the country.
The peninsula is also surrounded my plenty of wineries. These are perfect venues for lovers of the grape, and of great food. The vineyard wedding is a wonderfully tranquil and romantic alternative to the vivid beauty of the coast.

This quaint spa town is located outside of Melbourne and can be accessed via car in a one-hour drive. Ubiquitous galleries and restaurants make this town a chic events option. Numerous spas will ensure that you and your guests will complete the wedding experience in the lap of luxury.

The Sofitel

If money’s not an issue, look to the Sofitel. This is the best venue for no-holds-barred extravagance. You can choose to have your ceremony in one of their plush ballrooms. These venues can also host smaller, more intimate affairs, or larger parties for 300+ guests.

Located at St Kilda, this quirky and romantic restaurant venue is perfect for those who would like to marry with a dash of Mediterranean flair. The dreamy décor and scrumptious menu make this the go-to option for foodies.

Still yet to decide on a venue for your Melbourne wedding? Why not ask your wedding photographer or other suppliers for ideas. After all, most of us have been to most of the decent venues in and around Melbourne or the Yarra Valley!

By Simon Woodcock of Melbourne Wedding Photographers Wedding Snapper