The Centre Ivanhoe

(13 reviews)
275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe, Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
Monday - Saturday, by appointment
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Any cute chapels in victoria to get married in?

The Centre Ivanhoe has multiple rooms which can host ceremonies for 30 guests all the way up to 500 guests!  Our ceremony packages include decorations, signing table & chairs, microphones & sound system. All of our ceremony rooms are indoors so no matter what the weather your guests will be comfortable. You have a dedicated wedding co-ordinator to make sure everything runs smoothly and our beautiful rooms are available for you to take photos in. We can also accomodate your reception here too should you wish to hold your wedding all in one venue. Alternatively EPICURE boasts some of Melbourne most iconic venues including The Melbourne Town Hall, ZINC at Federation Square and The MCG. All of which could be utilisted for a wedding reception, ceremony or both!

Can you please recommend a few wedding receptions that cater for up to 300 people?

Max $150pp

Hi Stephanie and Raphael. EPICURE has 3 great wedding reception venue options that can cater for up to 300 guests. The Centre Ivanhoe, Melbourne Town Hall and ZINC at Federation Square. Please feel free to contact EPICURE for more information

Chapel Venue in Melbourne city?

Me and my fiance wants to have a small wedding in Chapel. Melbourne city area preferably. We are non-Christian or Catholics. just want to have a ceremony in Chapel and do some photo shooting. Anyone knows some nice chapel offer wedding for non-Christian ? Thank you.

Hi Chris. You could try the Chapels at Melbourne University. They have quiet a few options and Melbourne University have some great photo locations.

What questions should you ask a wedding venue when you go and see the space?

We always find that couples have many questions and then completely forget them when they get to the venue because they just go with the feel of it. The best way is to write down some questions which are important to you, however an experienced and helpful coordinator is only at the end of the phone/email and can assist with any queries you have throughout the whole process.

Some questions we often get asked are:

  • Styling options - Couples have ideas of colour schemes, however we are often asked what would suit the venue and work within the space. We always take a tablet with us to show various examples of what has worked, and how creative you could be! Each wedding we host is unique so there's always plenty of variety, and these images may hopefully give you ideas of your own.
  • Suppliers - Being a venue couples can often mistake that we only take care of that side of the wedding, however we have a number of preferred suppliers and can help in all sorts of ways. With chosen suppliers we engage with them and arrange delivery/pick-up/set-up etc, so this is certainly one less job for you to think about.
  • Transport - for guests and for the couple to get to the venue - our couples have VIP treatment and can come straight up to the doors of the venue
  • Tasting - how does this work etc. Now this is the fun part! Tasting the delicious food and beverages from our menu is always a highlight. Our chefs attend and can give you expert advice on any of the dishes!
  • Wet weather options - not everyone wants to hear this but with the elements nothing can be guaranteed so we always have a backup so that we are always prepared. Better to be prepared than sorry on the day!
  • Support - what support will you be given in the lead up to your wedding is very important as you should be able to call on your coordinator any time of the day! We have had a mixture of couples where they come once or twice, up to ten times (or more) in the lead up to their wedding and that's ok as it is what we are here for! We love seeing a wedding come together, and are just as excited to see how everything goes on your special day.

When is "wedding season"?


We have weddings all through the year, however 'wedding season' for us is normally October - May. December tends to be a bit quieter with weddings, although most years we have held a wedding on New Year's Eve due to being front row for the amazing firework display on the Yarra!

How many people classifies a wedding as a large wedding?


We would normally classify a large wedding over 200 guests, however it depends on your background with certain cultures classing 200 as a small wedding. I would suggest not being worried about the size of your wedding, but rather make sure the room compliments your guests. IF you have 200 guests and the room is too small, then your wedding can look crammed in and not very comfortable for guests. The same with larger spaces and having too much room!

A good coordinator will assist with a floorplan with their experience of knowing the venue, and what suits it, will benefit a wedding and help your Wedding day look beautiful.

What is the best place to get married in Australia?

State your case! Willing to go anywhere in AU


The perfect place in Australia to get married is honestly something that suits you and your personality. When you visit venues you often realise what does or does not suit you both, and that’s ok because it narrows down to exactly what you do want! If you can't make your mind up get the opinion of your closest friends and family, as they are the people who know you the most and often have good advice.

At the end of the day your Wedding is exactly that, YOUR wedding so chose the location you want and make the best memories you could ever have wished for.

Are many venues open over the Christmas/New Year period? Will it change the price of my wedding?


We can be open 365 days a year for Weddings, and as we are centrally located we often have New Years Eve weddings. This is front row to the amazing fireworks on the Yarra!! Thre is a small surcharge to cover public holiday rates.

Are many venues open over the Christmas/New Year period?

I am from overseas and my family can pretty much only come to Australia June-August or around Christmas. We're wanting a wedding in Newcastle so are worried about the weather June-August being cold, wet, windy and not a great time for people to explore Australia at its best. This pretty much leaves the Christmas period. Of course this is subject to availability of venues but I wonder if generally they all close down or stay open over that period. Thanks!


We can be open 365 days a year for Weddings, and as we are centrally located we often have New Years Eve weddings. This is front row to the amazing fireworks on the Yarra!! 

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