Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong is known for its bay views, historic architecture, and its close proximity to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Geelong wedding venues vary in style and include elegant waterfront hotels and resorts, modern wineries, and converted industrial spaces that recall the city’s days as a manufacturing hub. Whether you’re searching for casual Geelong wedding venues or prefer a formal or historic space for your wedding on the Bellarine Peninsula, our Venue Finders have scoured all the best options for you.Venues Geelong / Great Ocean Rd
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There are 25 Geelong Wedding Venue suppliers from which to choose. Overall, they have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5. Couples usually enquire with 8 vendors in this category and book 18 months out from their wedding date, typically after an Engagement Venue and before a Wedding Planner. Wedding Venue suppliers charge between $6,500 and $17,930, averaging at $11,740. Across Australia, the average cost is $11,580. Given Australian weddings typically cost $26,530, this means Australian couples spend 44% of their wedding budget on Wedding Venue.
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The newly refurbished Oak & Anchor Hotel is a stylish wedding venue set in a picturesque, historic building. Situated in the seaside village of Port Fairy, this venue has an exceptional design, luxurious accommodation, a bridal suite, excellent food, and a private courtyard. You’ll love this unique and contemporary venue - it’s an ideal setting if you’re after a laidback venue away from the city.
The Warehouse Geelong is a vintage warehouse a stone throw away from the Geelong CBD. Built in the 1920s, this building has some real character, with exposed timber trusses, six meters high ceilings and 250 square meters of original polished concrete floors. Don't let the facade of the new kid on the block fool you, the interior of this building is anything but rugged!
Situated in Geelong, Batesford Hotel is a historic, rustic wedding venue nestled in amongst an abundance of towering gum trees and native foliage. With a picturesque garden on the grounds, cosy fireplace, outdoor deck for drinks and dancing and three beautiful reception venues to choose from, this charming, rustic hotel is an ideal spot for both intimate and larger weddings.
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Our Complete Guide to Geelong Wedding Venue Hire
Craft breweries, café-filled laneways, a lively local marina, and easy access to the Bellarine Peninsula’s wineries and historic seaside villages are just a few of Geelong’s highlights. Victoria’s second largest city sits just 20 minutes from Avalon Airport and an hour from Melbourne CBD, making it an easily accessible location for your out-of-town wedding guests. An old manufacturing hub, Geelong is filled with industrial spaces that have been transformed into stylish restaurants and warehouse wedding venues. Charming wineries, luxury resorts, and private estates are also dotted along the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road.
Our Easy Weddings wedding Venue Finders have visited the best Geelong wedding venues, including those along the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road, to bring you the cream of the crop.
Getting married in Geelong? Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to:
As a neighbour of Melbourne, Geelong enjoys a similar climate where you’re likely to experience four seasons in one day throughout the year. The most popular wedding dates in Geelong and the surrounding region are usually between September to October and March to April, when the temperatures are warmer but not too hot or too cold. Many couples select their wedding date and Geelong wedding venue based on weather history and how easy the inclement weather plan is at the venue.What are the popular wedding styles in Geelong?
Many couples getting married in the Geelong area opt for an industrial wedding style and go with a brewery wedding or a converted warehouse wedding, while those marrying on the Bellarine Peninsula or Great Ocean Road tend toward romantic vineyard weddings or modern hotel wedding venues.Are there any major events in Geelong that we should consider when planning our wedding?
Festival of Sails, The Australian International Airshow, and the multicultural Pako Festa are some of the biggest events in Geelong, attracting big crowds and visitors to the area. There are various festivals throughout the region as well, including Falls Festival in Queenscliff. Prior to finalising your Geelong wedding date, we recommend speaking with your wedding venue about whether there will be any challenges for your guests booking hotel accommodation or transportation for the date you’re considering.Should we consider any wedding venue locations near Geelong?
Geelong is often called the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road, and we’ve included many venues in those areas in your search. If you’re interested in a vineyard wedding or a beachfront wedding, the Bellarine Peninsula is a great place to start your wedding venue search, and you’re likely to find everything from farm stay rustic wedding venues to elegant vineyard estates.