St Andrews Conservatory

(128 reviews)
128 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria  View Map
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By Appointment 7 Days
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Known for its delicate bamboo lanterns and sociable atmosphere, St Andrews Conservatory is the embodiment of romance. Paired with its distinctive glass roof, this multi award-winning venue in Fitzroy is considered one of Melbourne's most unique wedding venues. The primary event space is flooded with natural light and the open-plan design allows you to get as creative as you wish.

2020 WINNER - "BEST FUNCTION COORDINATOR" (Victoria) at Australian Bridal Industry Awards

2020 RUNNER-UP "BEST WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE" (Victoria) at Australian Bridal Industry Awards

2019 RUNNER-UP "BEST FUNCTION COORDINATOR" (Victoria) at Australian Bridal Industry Awards 

2018 WINNER - "BEST FUNCTION COORDINATOR" (Victoria) at Australian Bridal Industry Awards

2017 WINNER - "BEST HOTEL RECEPTION" (Victoria) Australian Bridal Industry Awards 
2016 RUNNER-UP - "BEST HOTEL RECEPTION" (Victoria) Australian Bridal Industry Awards 
2015 WINNER - "BEST HOTEL RECEPTION" (Victoria) Australian Bridal Industry Awards 

The St Andrews Conservatory is the jewel of Melbourne’s iconic St Andrews Hotel (formerly The Pumphouse Hotel).

By day, the Conservatory is filled with natural light spilling from its distinctive glass roof. This feature is hung with delicate bamboo lanterns which, in the evening, illuminate the venue and give a sense of romance. The cosy fireplace and the option for dance space add to the exceptional atmosphere and timeless style of the Conservatory.

We have been hosting wedding receptions in the Conservatory for over 25 years.We understand the organisation required to make your wedding day a success, which is why we offer all-inclusive packages. Our Seated Wedding Packages are priced at $160 or $175 per person (including beverages).  Our Cocktail Wedding Packages are priced between $130 - $150 per person (including beverages).  

On your special day, you deserve nothing less than exceptional. Our multi award-winning Wedding Coordinator and professional staff strive to ensure you and your guests have a wonderful and memorable evening.

We pride ourselves on the fact that each wedding reception at the St Andrews Conservatory is the perfect, stress-free day.

Wedding Brochure

View all of our features and complete package inclusions in our PDF wedding brochure.

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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 0 / Max 160

Price per head

Low $130 / High $ 175



Ceremony Guests

Min 60 / Max 160

Time restrictions

1:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

6.00 hours

Additional hours

$10 Per Head

Music must end by

12:30 AM

Questions and Answers

Are children allowed at the venue?

St Andrews Conservatory

Yes, children are more than welcome to attend your wedding held in the Conservatory.  We have special pricing for kids meals, please enquire within for further information.  

What is the venue capacity?

St Andrews Conservatory

For a Seated Wedding, we can accommodate up to 122 people with a large dance floor.

For a Cocktail Wedding, we can accommodate 160 people with a dance floor.  

When can I view the venue?

St Andrews Conservatory

The best time to view the St Andrews Conservatory is any Saturday between 12pm and 5pm.  We will be setting the room for that evening's wedding and our Events Coordinator will be available to show you through and answer any queries. 

If a Saturday doesnt suit, we can arrange an alternative appointment during the week.  

Do you have onsite parking?

St Andrews Conservatory

Parking is available along Nicholson Street which is unmetered after 6pm on Saturdays and after 12pm on Sundays.

Alternatively, the Melbourne Museum has undercover parking available which is a very short distance from us.  

Can we arrange a tasting?

St Andrews Conservatory

Absolutely! Whether it be the canape menu, or our seated wedding menu we can arrange a tasting for you.  Please contact us to discuss further.  


(128 reviews)
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1 Mar 2019

Susan was so prompt, helpful and responsive to all my questions from inquiry all the way through to our wedding day. Shae made sure all bases were covered in our final meeting, and made sure everything ran so smoothly on the night! We didn't have to think about anything, which was the goal! Thank you Susan and Shae. Absolutely loved all the inclusions in our package - cake plating, flowers, tea light candles, and a comprehensive beverage package. Everyone said that the food was amazing, and the whole night just ran so smoothly! We are so happy that we picked St Andrews for our reception.

24 Nov 2017

The team at St Andrews Conservatory/The Pumphouse were amazing! Susan, Jasmin & Tony made the whole process so easy! It was great being able to go to the venue before we booked it and see what it looked like set up for other weddings and Susan was always able to answer all our questions. After our pre-wedding meeting with Jasmin I knew that she had everything under control and the night would run smoothly, which it did! Nothing was too much of a hassle for Jasmin on the night. We loved that our guests could pick their own meals and our guests had so many compliments about the food. Definitely glad we picked St Andrews!

St Andrews Conservatory  

We are so glad you picked us too Danielle!! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and share your experience with us! Your wedding was so beautiful, as were all your guests! It was an absolute pleasure hosting your wedding reception and we wish you and James all the best for the future! Susan, Jasmin & the St Andrews Conservatory team xx

10 Jun 2017

Susan was our function coordinator and put simply, she is clearly the best in the business. She was attentive, organised, and reassuring. Susan was always quick to respond to any queries we had in the lead up to the day. On the day, she was present and ready to assist in any way required. I've no doubt the reason the wedding went so smoothly was because of Susan (and her Deputy, Alison). St. Andrews Conservatory is PURE MAGIC. The Quality of service is second to none. The venue speaks for itself - it is well decorated, functional in design and is the perfect space for a mid-sized wedding (we had a cocktail wedding of approx 120 guests). The staff were so polite and went above and beyond to ensure our guests had the best time. Most importantly, this venue is incredibly well priced. I cannot fault this venue. All I can say is BOOK IT! you won't regret it.

St Andrews Conservatory  

Nathan and Sheridan! Thank you so much for your kind review! Your wedding was so lovely and we all still think of it often! You were such a gorgeous couple to work with - makes our job so easy! All the best for the future and hopefully we see you back at the Hotel again sometime soon, Susan & the St Andrews Conservatory team xx

9 Jul 2021

The team at St Andrews Conservatory were fabulous to deal with. The location was stunning and the food was amazing. Everyone enjoyed the venue and the team were incredibly helpful.

8 May 2021

I could not recommend this venue highly enough. The staff are so dedicated to making your day as special as can be and they treat you like family. No other wedding venue packages come close to what St. Andrews offers. It’s great value for money but the standard of what you get is so high. All of our guests complimented the food and how delicious it was as well as how full they were. Susan, Jasmin, amber and Kiara were all wonderful and no question was too small or silly. I had a dream wedding and if I had to do it all again there isn’t anything I’d change

17 Apr 2021

Wonderful. Super organized. An amazing menu with guests able to choose their meal. Great range of wine. Excellent value for money. Staff are fantastic, great communication and easy to work with. One stop venue just a step out of the CBD. Beautiful surrounds. Just have a meal and drink in the pub if you need any more convincing.

16 Apr 2021

St Andrew's Conservatory was our number one choice of reception venues and they did not disappoint. The venue space was perfect, allowing enough room for our guests and unique table configuration, as well as a generous dance floor. The food was incredible, both filling and delicious. The function co-ordinators Amber, Jasmin and Susan were phenomenal, going above and beyond to ensure we had the most perfect day. We could not recommend St Andrew's Conservatory and the team more highly!!

4 Apr 2021

If you're looking for an intimate inner city reception venue, look no further. My wife had our wedding here in April, and the entire experience was exceptional. Jasmin, Amber and their team were highly organized, extremely helpful and made the whole process stress free. Their levels of attentiveness in the months leading up were beyond amazing. They helped us with every aspect of the set up, knew exactly what we needed and treated us like royalty. On the night, the team was well ahead of the game in catering for special requirements, and helped make the night extra special. A beautiful venue, brilliant staff and I'd give them 6 stars if I could. Thoroughly recommended!!

27 Feb 2021

We had an amazing wedding at St Andrews Conservatory. The team took very good care of us so we could just enjoy the entire night! We received so many compliments about the food / drinks and exceptional service. Highly recommend!

6 Feb 2021

Throughout Covid these guys have been such a great support for us! And then we had the most beautiful wedding here, ceremony and reception. Food, venue and staff were all absolutely amazing! Wouldn’t hesitate to have another function here!

31 Jan 2021

The team at St. Andrews Conservatory are like no other! Susan, Jasmin and Amber made the whole process of organizing a wedding there super easy and stress free. There communication was always prompt and would 100% recommend to any brides and grooms looking for a wedding venue!

23 Jan 2021

Great location for a small intimate wedding. The glass ceiling and lanterns were beautiful as well as the front gates. The staff were great, especially our planner for the day Amber. Jasmin and Susan were great to discuss details of the wedding with.

3 Jan 2021

Susan and Amber were by far the best people to look after our wedding in Jan 2021. Throughout Melbourne's COVID lock downs, with multiple changes including the week of with interstate boarder closures, they made a dream day come to life. The venue was relaxed and easy going about making small changes for the day to be more "us" . The ability to have our guests elect their choice of main dish was a big plus and on the day the food was delicious, hot and better than we expected. The staff on the day went above and beyond and the service we and our guests received was incredible. The venue is all climate proof and with the Carlton Gardens, cobble stone alleys and graffiti walls surrounding the venue, it was the perfect venue for a city wedding without the price.

30 Dec 2020

Amber and the team at St Andrews Conservatory are incredible - I can't rate them highly enough! We had multiple wedding cancellations at other venues due to COVID restrictions and border closures, but St Andrews jumped in with very little notice and were able to pull together a wedding for us that was no different to if we had months and months to plan! The set up was beautiful - everything was perfect. Amber was our coordinator on the day and she was amazing. She made sure everything ran smoothly and kept everything to time, and also made sure I had time to sit down and eat and relax both before and during the reception. We had lots of comments about how beautiful the reception venue was, and how great the food and drinks were. Thank you Amber and team for making our day so special!

21 Nov 2020

We highly highly recommend St. Andrews Conservatory!! We received so many compliments from our guests on the beautiful venue, friendly staff, incredible service and delicious food- a compliment and reflection on the wonderful staff at St. Andrews. Biggest thank you goes to our event coordinator, Jasmin!! From the get go, everything was a breeze- Jasmin was incredible in helping us to organise a time to view the venue, a tasting and made herself available to us via email/phone whenever we needed. Thanks to her, we did not need to worry about a thing and were able to enjoy our night with family and friends. Jasmin went above and beyond for us from the moment we booked and we are so thankful. Thank you to Jasmin and the staff at St. Andrews Conservatory for making our engagement party an incredible night to remember!! Anisha and Sagar 😊


128 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

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