The Boatbuilders Yard

(2 reviews)
23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
By Appointment - 7 days
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Situated next to Melbourne’s iconic Polly Woodside sailing ship sits The Boatbuilders Yard; an award-winning waterfront wedding venue in the heart of Melbourne’s hospitality and convention precinct. Beautifully-designed and boasting plenty of natural light, this relaxed venue offers stunning city views, wide-ranging catering options - including BBQ menus, and space for 200 guests cocktail-style.

Enjoy a relaxed, laidback wedding at The Boatbuilders Yard; a stunning Melbourne waterfront wedding venue in the city’s vibrant South Wharf dining scene. Ideally perched on the water’s edge, The Boatbuilders Yard offers a lovely mix of breathtaking city views, exquisite fare, and stunning architecture, with this popular establishment having been designed by renowned hospitality team, Six Degrees.

Weddings at The Boatbuilders Yard are absolutely divine, with this award-winning venue bringing out all the stops for their couples. This includes tasty, culinary treats crafted by a professional chef, served with your choice of refreshing beverages - prosecco, cider, shiraz, the enviable choice is yours. 

Well-presented and chock-full of unique flavours, the Boatbuilders Yard's impressive menu is exquisite, so there are no wrong choices when it comes to deciding on your wedding menu: From finger food and platters to grazers and BBQ packages, your guests will be thrilled with any of these delectable options.

Nestled beside Melbourne’s iconic Polly Woodside sailing ship, The Boatbuilders Yard offers many gorgeous wedding photo locations, too, with supreme Yarra River views to boot. Might we suggest a stunning group photo with Australia’s coffee capital in the background?

“Was such a lovely event, the location was fantastic, a really nice view of the river and a great spot to people watch. Was so impressed with the quality and quantity of food and drinks and the staff were all so lovely.” Jamie

What you can expect when working with The Boatbuilders Yard for your Melbourne wedding:

  • Award-winning venue in the heart of Melbourne. The Boatbuilders Yard is a breathtaking, award-winning venue overlooking Melbourne’s Yarra River, and is the perfect place to enjoy this stunning city in a relaxed manner.
  • Beautifully-designed building. Light-filled and modern, The Boatbuilders Yard is an architectural treasure, with sought-after hospitality team, Six Degrees, having designed this popular establishment. 
  • Delicious range of wedding menus. At The Boatbuilders Yard, there are a number of inviting wedding menus to choose from, each offering tasty fare that’s presented beautifully. Our pick? The lamb, honey, and rosemary chipolatas on the BBQ menu - yum!

Highlights of working with The Boatbuilders Yard:

  • Relaxed waterfront wedding venue with city and Yarra River views
  • Designed by renowned ‘hospitality gurus’, Six Degrees
  • Flexible function spaces with standing room for 250 guests
  • Central location in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD
  • Wide variety of tasty catering options
  • Award-winning venue situated at South Wharf

“This place was awesome, the view was amazing, the food incredible but most of all the staff great. would recommend this venue to anyone looking to hold a function.” Ben



Wedding Brochure

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

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Easy Weddings Special Offer

Complimentary Ceremony - 1 hour before Reception | Complimentary Brunch for 2

We will include a ceremony space, indoor or outdoor complimentary, 1 hour before reception starts. 

We will include 20 bentwood chairs, and both spaces have a natural aisle that you can decorate in your style. 

Boaties staff will provide you with access to discounted Boat trips, nearby accommodation and complimentary brunch for two at Boatbuilders Yard the next day! 

For all weddings booked between May 1 - September 30, 2021 or 2022.

Booked before 30 June 2021 

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 200

Price per head

Low $60 / High $ 150


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 20 / Max 200

In-house catering


Music must end by

12:00 AM


(2 reviews)
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27 Mar 2021

Sarah and I had our “Surprise” Wedding in the Decks function room. The venue it self is in a perfect location, it’s very spacious & minimal decorations are needed to dress it up. The food was amazing & we have heard nothing but great things about the staff from our guests. Stephanie was a pleasure to deal with & was very accommodating as we planned our special day. If you are planning a wedding or an event definitely get in contact with them.

15 Nov 2014

The Boatbuilders Yard was amazing for our reception. It was the perfect atmosphere, looked absolutely stunning and the staff were so helpful. We had always wanted to have our reception there because of the relaxed feel but our expectations were blown away!


23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, Victoria

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