Some couples find romance in the vintage or historic places, for others romance is in nature, the beach or the mountains.
But some are modern couples, who live in and love in the city, and find their love story told most perfectly in a contemporary wedding venue. As well as being able to offer all of the conveniences that you need, contemporary venues can make a much better blank slate upon which to design and create your perfect day.
If you are the couple always at the cutting edge of what is fashionable, and the ones that others look towards to know what is in trend, then you would have nothing less than a wedding reception that is at the absolute forefront of style.
If you are a bride or groom that lives very much in the now, or possibly even a little bit in the future, then this list of venues is for you. Brand new and luxuriously outfitted, for a modern wedding with glitz and glamour, style and sparkle, you must check out these contemporary venues for your dream wedding day.
Top Ten Contemporary Wedding Reception Venues in Melbourne
While Crown has been at the top of the list of the most contemporary reception venues for a few years now, it retains this position because it is always evolving and updating itself. Crown has a reputation for always offering the best quality and newest features of any event venue. From the most modern cuisine choices to a range of glittering golden spaces for receptions of all sizes, you will feel like royalty when you wed here. For true cutting edge style, check-out the unique rooftop Crown Marquee.
In South Wharf, one of Melbourne’s newest and most convenient entertainment precincts is the magnificent Aerial. Enter at ground level and then be blown away by the floating staircase to the heavens, leading to reception rooms with 180-degree views of the city skyline. Your celebration will be held in a brilliant soaring space with luxurious drapery and shimmering marble floors. With catering by food&desire, your dining packages offer a wide range of modern cuisine choices to suit any budget.
Still in South Wharf and overlooking the iconic Yarra River, come to this refurbished warehouse space where wedding dreams come true. The ultimate starting point to design your personalised wedding day, this space is the perfect balance of charming whimsy and industrial vibe. Contemporary highlights include the chandelier bar, versatile laser cut LED wall panels, and audio-visual effects to die for; you will see easily why this venue is winning awards in the industry.
This luxurious hotel and event venue will not only host your ideal wedding reception but can house all of your guests in world-class accommodation afterward. With panoramic views of the city, river and Port Phillip Bay through their floor to ceiling windows, your reception will be flooded with natural light during the day. Sip champagne as a new couple while watching a glorious sunset, and then see Melbourne light up and come to live at night. With every modern convenience and extravagant detail you could think of, Pan Pacific is contemporary style done right.
Red Scooter in Balaclava has been designed to emulate modern New York events venues and offers truly unique celebration experiences that will forever create a lasting impression on your guests. With event management and quality catering from their award-winning staff and the newest of everything including linen, centrepieces, candelabras, special effect lighting on tables and dance floor and much more. This is an eco-friendly venue which prides itself on bringing every couple their heart’s desires on their wedding day.
Brand new and located conveniently in Melbourne’s west you will find a purpose built event venue with no expense spared. The service and hospitality are of the highest quality and weddings large and small can be catered to perfection. The Luxor offers a number of rooms and packages, all of which provide the ideal urban chic setting for your contemporary celebration. From your entrance down the grand winding staircase to dancing the night away on their exquisite parquetry floors, every moment of your day will be spectacular.
In an older part of Melbourne, this venue is classic in architecture out the front but simply exudes a modern and chic interior for a stunning wedding day. This boutique 5-star designer hotel offers an all-inclusive package; you can say your vows in the private courtyard before dining, drinking and dancing through the night in their modern restaurant. The décor is finished in an urban American style with dark polished oak floors and leather tobacco-striped walls. For somewhere completely different, you must inspect the Royce.
Overlooking the Yarra through floor-to-ceiling windows, this renowned restaurant has been converted into Melbourne’s newest and best wedding venue. With chic, modern furnishings and state-of-the-art facilities, Fenix offers a number of unique spaces for your ceremony and reception celebrations. In easy-to-access Richmond, their rooms are filled with natural light and offer covered outdoor areas for incomparable views in any weather. Your personalised wedding day starts here.
Grand Hyatt is the centre of luxury in Melbourne. They believe that success and quality lie in the details, no matter how large or small. Their events team are dedicated to building your ideal day through their superb food, refined service, attention to detail and a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction. For a world-class wedding day that you will cherish forever come to the Grand Hyatt.
Perched at the very top of the Dandenong Ranges and with unequaled views over Melbourne, SkyHigh is the epitome of modern luxury. Winning awards for their food, service and event management, this gorgeous venue has a number of flexible spaces for your ceremony and reception, but all with that magnificent view. From formal sit-down dinners to a chic cocktail party or a family buffet feast, your perfect day can be created here at the top of the world.