Located in Melbourne, Victoria and embarking on planning a rustic wedding? You’ve come to the right place! To get you started, we recommend taking a look at our list of the top 25 rustic wedding venues in Melbourne. For your convenience, these have been ranked by their customer reviews on Easy Weddings.
1 The Shearing Shed
Surrounded by picturesque farmland on Phillip Island, The Shearing Shed offers a beautiful setting for rustic country weddings near Melbourne. The Shearing Shed itself dates back to the 1950s and has been renovated to perfection, effortlessly combining heritage country charm with modern features.
Spread over 20 acres of private property, this rural destination wedding venue has plenty of romantic outdoor ceremony locations and endless photograph opportunities available on site. Host your ceremony outdoors by the shady billabong or in the rustic barn, followed by drinks in the courtyard and a relaxed reception dinner in the shearing shed.
2 Quat Quatta
Historic Victorian-era mansion Quat Quatta is the perfect location to host your rustic wedding.
This elegant venue features a parquet dancefloor, sweeping staircase, hand-painted windows, soaring ceilings, soft drapery, and magical mood lighting. Quat Quatta hosts both ceremony and receptions, and offers an abundance of photography opportunities on-site – so there’s no need to travel between venues on your big day.
Whether you’re planning an intimate event or a lavish soiree of 150, it’s easy to see why Quat Quatta is one of the most popular rustic wedding venues in Melbourne. Read their glowing reviews and find out why so many newlyweds adore their experience with Quat Quatta.
3 Nudo - The Wool Mill
This beautifully restored 1930s warehouse offers the ultimate blank canvas for rustic inner-city Melbourne weddings. Refurbished from one of Melbourne’s oldest functioning wool mills, this unique venue boasts separate ceremony and reception spaces, an industrial-style banquet hall, soaring ceilings, exposed timber beams, and concrete floors.
Set over two expansive levels, this industrial-chic warehouse allows your guests to journey through different spaces and experiences. After a seated banquet dinner in the Feasting Hall, your guests can mingle as they enjoy cocktails in the fabulous Speakeasy Bar.
- Premium, stress-free service
- In-house team of the best wedding suppliers
- Wholesale prices for your dream wedding
- Old world charm with soaring ceilings
4 Ballara Receptions
Ballara Receptions could just be the wedding venue of your dreams.
Set on three acres of English gardens, this Victorian estate features its own lake, weeping willows, an abundance of photography opportunities on-site, and both ceremony and reception locations to host your guests. Ballara Receptions accommodates up to 160 guests, so none of your friends and family have to miss out.
Check out their storefront and find out for yourself why you should choose Ballara Receptions to host your big day.
- Extensive private gardens with countless photo spots
- Hold your ceremony in the gardens or chapel
- Chandelier lit ballroom holding up to 160 guests
- Many package options which can be customised to you
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5 Poet's Lane
Set in the Dandenong Ranges, Poet’s Lane is one of the most popular country wedding venues in Victoria.
This magnificent venue features timeless laneways, a bridge, elegant water features, high ceilings, stained glass windows, and the backdrop of the lush Dandenong forest. The dedicated and experience team at Poet’s Lane also assists with designing your reception, colours, layout, music, and menu to ensure you receive everything you’ve ever dreamed of for your big day.
Read their customer reviews and find out why so many newlyweds adore Poet’s Lane.
- Open 10am - 4pm every day
- Passionate function coordinating team
- Gardens ever changing, but always beautiful
- Just 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD
6 Lyrebird Falls Receptions
With five-star Easy Weddings customer reviews backing them, Lyrebird Falls Receptions is up there with the most popular rustic wedding venues Melbourne has to offer.
Nestled within the forest of the Dandenong Ranges, this venue allows couples to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within the one stunning location, so you and your guests needn’t step foot off the property for the entire day.
Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind Lyrebird Falls Receptions will ensure it’s one to remember for many years to come. Be sure to visit their Easy Weddings storefront for more information.
- Open Thursday - Tuesday 10am-4pm
- Open for venue tours Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm
- Open Thursday - Tuesday 10am-4pm
- Open for venue tours Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm
7 Potters Receptions
Located at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, Potters Receptions is the perfect setting for a rustic wedding away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne CBD.
This incredible six-acre property has it all: garden and chapel ceremonies, plenty of garden space for lawn games and canapes, endless photoshoot locations throughout the property and receptions for up to 250 people.
And, with a bridal suite and eight luxury guest rooms on-site, you and your bridal party can celebrate all weekend long!
- Rustic luxury venue 20-minutes from Melbourne CBD
- Superb photo locations by waterfalls and gardens
- Incredible Winter packages
- Unique wisteria laden outdoor ceremony spot
8 Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Set in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Balgownie Estate is the ideal location to host a rustic wedding.
Featuring ceremony locations, a reception room, photography opportunities, and accommodation on-site, this venue really does have everything to create a truly memorable occasion out of your wedding.
Start planning your rustic wedding at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa today!
9 Vue on Halycon
Vue on Halcyon is a beautiful family-run winery estate in the Yarra Valley featuring rows of stunning vines, manicured lawns, and sprawling paddocks. If you’re looking for a rustic wedding venue near Melbourne that effortlessly blends country charm with classic winery elegance, Vue on Halycon is for you.
Everything you need for a dreamy wedding day is already in place on the property, including a gorgeous dining hall, picturesque chapel, and a lovely lawn area for romantic garden ceremonies. There’s also a private bridal suite at Vue on Halycon, so you can take a minute to yourself in between wedding photos and the reception.
10 Farm Vigano
Rich in history and Italian culture, Farm Vigano could be the wedding venue of your dreams.
This venue prides itself on preserving the art of true Italian food and culture in weddings, and features views of 16 acres of idyllic landscape. And, with the ability to cater for up to 200 guests, Farm Vigano is perfect for a larger rustic wedding.
Read their five-star reviews and begin planning your special day at Farm Vigano.
11 Inglewood Estate
Set in the secluded valley of Kangaroo Ground only 40 minutes drive from the CBD, Inglewood Estate is one of the most popular rustic wedding venues in Melbourne.
Surrounded by endless rolling hills, beautifully landscaped gardens, a vineyard, and a lake, Inglewood Estate is simply a photographer’s dream!
Check out their packages and inclusions displayed on Inglewood Estate’s storefront.
- Rustic barn style wedding reception venue
- Stunning location with breathtaking views
- Spectacular photographic landscapes
- Experienced and dedicated wedding coordinators
12 The Gables
Priding themselves on being one of Melbourne’s finest venues for weddings and garden ceremonies, The Gables is the perfect location to host your rustic wedding.
Built in 1902, this venue features many of its original architectural features, crystal chandeliers, a conservatory high ceilings, sweeping staircases, and open fireplaces.
Check out their storefront and begin planning your special day at The Gables.
13 Lake House Daylesford
Sat on the waters edge, Lake House Daylesford allows guests immediate access to the lake shore and the Wombat State Forest.
This venue has a reputation for excellent food, wine, service, and attention to detail – and with a variety of function rooms available can accommodate parties up to 150 guests.
14 Glen Erin at Lancefield Vineyard Retreat
Glen Erin at Lancefield Vineyard Retreat could be everything you’ve been searching for in a rustic wedding venue.
This stunning five-star venue offers the complete wedding package, including ceremonies, receptions, and luxury overnight accommodation. And, with endless photography opportunities throughout the property, you have everything at your fingertips at Glen Erin Lancefield Vineyard Retreat.
- Multi award winning wedding venue
- We focus on creating perfect weddings
- All inclusive packages tailored to your wishes
- Our promise to you is exceptional service
15 Goona Warra Vineyard
For those searching for a rustic wedding venue in Melbourne, you simply cannot look past Goona Warra Vineyard.
Located in Sunbury, Victoria, this venue is renowned for putting on truly exceptional weddings. All events are tailored to the clients’ specific requirements and budget, and every wedding is unique.
For the quintessential rustic wedding, we cannot recommend Goona Warra Vineyard enough. But don’t just take our word for it – read their five-star customer reviews and find out for yourself why so many newlyweds chose Goona Warra Vineyard to host their wedding.
16 Gather & Tailor
Set just beside the Maribyrnong River, Gather & Tailor is a rustic warehouse wedding venue in West Melbourne. This versatile blank canvas space sprawls over two levels and features beautiful hardwood floors, exposed beams, and luxe finishes. Outside is an open courtyard area lined with various cactus plants and festoon lights twinkling overhead.
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17 Wattle Park Chalet Surrey Hills
With five-star Easy Weddings customer reviews backing them, Wattle Park Chalet Surrey Hills is up there with the most popular rustic venues Melbourne has to offer.
Set on 157 acres of native parkland, this venue offers couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within the one stunning location. And, with reaching capacity at 200 seated guests or up to 250 cocktail guests, this venue welcomes those with guest lists of all sizes.
For more information, be sure to visit Wattle Park Chalet’s Easy Weddings storefront.
- A timeless heritage listed wedding venue
- A 25-minute drive from Melbourne CBD
- Set within 137 acres of native parkland
- 1920s charm and historic features throughout
18 Collingwood Children's Farm
If you are searching for the quintessential rustic venue in Melbourne, you simply cannot look past Collingwood Children’s Farm.
Located in Abbotsford, Victoria, this venue is renowned for its warm, relaxed and welcoming events. Collingwood Children’s Farm has been putting on events for over eight years now, so you can rest assured their dedicated team knows exactly how to create a wedding to remember.
For more information on Collingwood Children’s Farm, take a look at their Easy Weddings storefront here.
19 Sherwood Receptions
Located in Greenvale, Victoria, Sherwood Receptions is the perfect setting for the quintessential rustic wedding.
This 130-year-old historic homestead is set within native bushland – simply a photographer’s dream come true. Sherwood Receptions also features Tudor ceilings, polished floorboards, open fireplaces, manicured gardens, and a large dance floor.
Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated and experienced event coordinators behind Sherwood Receptions will ensure your event is one to remember for many years to come.
- 30-minute drive from Melbourne CBD
- 130-year-old historic barn wedding venue
- Period features and manicured gardens
- Bucolic setting next to Woodlands Park Reserve
20 The Epicurean Red Hill
Hailed as a five-star supplier on Easy Weddings, The Epicurean Red Hill could be everything you’ve been searching for and more.
Located on the Mornington Peninsula, this unique multi-function venue hosts intimate gatherings, lavish soirees, and everything in between.
If you are searching for a rustic venue in Melbourne, we cannot recommend The Epicurean Red Hill enough. Visit their Easy Weddings storefront to find out more.
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21 Yarra Valley Estate
Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley Estate is a popular choice among those planning a rustic wedding.
This amazing property offers 120 acres of natural bushland complete with ceremony sites, photoshoot locations, receptions and on-site accommodation for travelling guests or those who simply wish to continue the celebrations well into the night.
22 Shadowfax Winery
Situated just 30 minutes away from Melbourne’s CBD is Shadowfax Winery, a boutique wedding venue nestled within the heritage-listed Werribee Park. The picturesque grounds at Shadowfax are filled with landscaped gardens, stone sculptures, and a sprawling 20-acre vineyard.
Shadowfax’s main dining area is open and light-filled, making it the perfect setting for relaxed reception dinners. Rustic features in the space include corrugated iron textures, long timber tables, and wine barrels.
23 Captain Melville
Standing for over 150 years now, Captain Melville has become one of the most sought-after rustic wedding venues Melbourne has to offer.
Set in Melbourne’s CBD, this city venue offers secluded rustic ambience within a central location. Captain Melville features stunning bluestone walls, wooden details, skylights, a glass ceiling, and the ability to host both ceremonies, pre-dinner drinks and receptions within the one building. And, just a stone’s throw away from some of Melbourne’s most iconic wedding photography locations, you have everything you need at your fingertips when booking your event at Captain Melville.
24 Flowerdale Estate
Flowerdale Estate is the ideal wedding venue to host a rustic wedding. Whether you wish to spend your day under a marquee, in their rustic Australian homestead, or under the stars, the choice is yours at Flowerdale Estate.
Contact their passionated and experience wedding planners today – this venue caters to both intimate and larger soirees and tailors packages to suit your wedding needs and budget.
25 Spotswood Pumping Station at Scienceworks
Spotswood Pumping Station at Scienceworks could be everything you’ve been searching for in a rustic venue.
This venue features 19th century French architecture, superb cuisine, excellent customer service, and the ability to host events between 100 to 450 people. Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated and talented team behind Spotswood Pumping Station at Scienceworks will ensure your day is something enjoyable for everyone in attendance.
26 Russo Estate
Award-winning venue, Russo Estate, is a popular choice among Melbourne couples.
This incredible rustic wedding venue offers couples the opportunity to bring to life the wedding of their dreams. There’s garden ceremony sites, plenty of garden space for lawn games, four unique reception rooms and endless photo opportunities throughout the property. What more could you ask for?
The rustic wedding theme is known as one of the 10 most popular themes among Australian couples. For those planning to host a rustic wedding in Melbourne, these 25 venues are a great place to start.
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