The best small wedding venues in Melbourne

Located in Melbourne and planning an intimate wedding of up to 120 guests? Instead of hiring a large venue and appearing as though nobody’s shown up, book a venue that specifically caters to smaller weddings. To get you started on your venue hunt, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best small wedding venues in Melbourne ranked by their customer reviews on Easy Weddings. These venues accommodate up to 120 guests – perfect for those with smaller guest lists.

*As correct on June 26, 2018


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Seaview Room – Brighton

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With breathtaking views overlooking Brighton Beach and Port Philip Bay, Seaview Room is the perfect setting to host your relaxed beachside wedding. Catering to wedding ceremonies and receptions of 30 to 100 guests, this venue is ideal for those looking to host an event with just their nearest and dearest. Seaview Room features multiple ceremony locations either on-site or barefoot on the beach, flexible packages to suit your every wedding want and need, and a dedicated team who will assist in all things wedding related. Check out their storefront and find out why so many newlyweds adore Seaview Room.

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St Andrews Conservatory

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St Andrews Conservatory – the jewel of Melbourne’s iconic Pumphouse Hotel – could just be the wedding venue of your dreams. Along with its abundance of natural light through its distinctive glass roof, St Andrews Conservatory is known for its delicate bamboo lanterns that illuminate the venue and create a highly romantic ambience. This venue can cater for 60 to 120 seated wedding guests. Read their reviews and find out why St Andrews Conservatory is one of the most popular small wedding venues in Melbourne!

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Lyrebird Falls Receptions

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Set within the evergreen forest of the Dandenong Ranges, Lyrebird Falls Receptions promises to bring your wedding vision to life. Known for creating unique, intimate, and beautiful weddings, this venue features a beautiful chapel, a gazebo, and a stunning newly refurbished dining room. And, catering for 70 to 115 guests, Lyrebird Falls is perfect for those planning an intimate wedding. Check out their storefront and contact their passionate and friendly wedding coordinators today.

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Inglewood Estate

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Situated in the secluded valley of Kangaroo Ground, Inglewood Estate is the perfect choice for those seeking a private wedding away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Inglewood Estate offers their hand-built stone Chapel featuring antique harmonium and pews, stained glass windows, and wrought-iron candelabras for wedding ceremonies, and a stunning reception centre featuring breathtaking reviews for the celebration into the night. Inglewood Estate reaches capacity at 120 guests, so this venue is ideal for intimate weddings. Click here to view their storefront. 

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Avalon Castle

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Catering for smaller weddings of 30 to 120 guests, Avalon Castle is the perfect place to host your special day with just your nearest and dearest. This charming and rustic venue features a gazebo perfect for a garden wedding, a chapel with stained glass windows, and a dining room that overlooks the gardens. And, with plenty of photography opportunities and accommodation on-site, there’s no need to jump between venues on your big day. Check out Avalon Castle today.

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The Gables

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Located in East Malvern, five-star venue The Gables is a favourite among those planning a smaller wedding. Built in 1902 and retaining many of its original architectural features, this stunning venue is renowned for being one of Melbourne’s finest venues for weddings of up to 120 seated guests or 250 cocktail guests. The Gables is nestled in a beautiful grandeur Victorian Estate and overlooks magnificent gardens – the perfect location for weddings of all themes. This highly sought-after venue hosts one wedding at a time and allows couples exclusive use of the house, garden and off street parking so you can truly enjoy your celebration of love. To find out if The Gables is the perfect venue to host your intimate wedding, we recommend taking a look at their Easy Weddings storefront here.

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Roombas @ Mt Aitken

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With 32 five-star customer reviews on Easy Weddings, ROombas @ Mt Aitken is up there with the most popular venues among those planning an intimate wedding in Melbourne. Set in the beautiful Macedon Ranges, this venue is the perfect setting for ceremonies, photoshoots, and receptions of up to 130 guests for a seated occasion. And, with a guesthouse available on-site, you and your bridal party can celebrate into the night and across the entire weekend if you so wish. For more information on this small venue, be sure to check out their Easy Weddings storefront here. 

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Goona Warra Vineyard

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Priding itself on being a truly picturesque vineyard, Goona Warra Vineyard is the perfect place for a romantic and elegant occasion. Known for hosting exceptional weddings tailored to your vision and your budget, this venue caters for weddings of 40 to 120 guests. Get in contact with the team behind Goona Warra Vineyard and begin planning your intimate winery wedding today.

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Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne

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Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne could be everything you’ve been searching for and more. Overlooking the Yarra River, this boutique hotel is the perfect setting for a waterfront wedding of up to 120 seated guests. Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated and talented team behind Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne will ensure your every wedding wish and want is granted. Check out their Easy Weddings storefront for moe information and to begin planning your big day.

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The Baths Middle Brighton

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Located on Brighton Beach front and overlooking Melbourne’s only remaining sea baths, The Baths Middle Brighton is the perfect location to host your relaxed and intimate wedding celebration. Specialising in tailored functions, this venue can be booked for exclusive use for up to 120 seated guests. Click here to find out more about The Baths Middle Brighton.

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Mornington Golf Club

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Mornington Golf Club offers couples the unique opportunity to say ‘I do’ with breathtaking views over sweeping greens, Port Philip Bay, and the Melbourne skyline as backdrop. Set in manicured gardens, this venue offers two function rooms to choose from and accommodates wedding parties of 40 to 120 guests. Check out their storefront and begin planning your special day at Mornington Golf Club.

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Cammeray Waters Conference Centre 

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If you are on the hunt for an intimate wedding venue in Melbourne, you simply cannot look past Cammeray Waters Conference Centre. Located just an hour drive from Melbourne CBD, this venue is nestled upon 400 acres of forest and natural bushland – the perfect location for a wedding away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Cammeray Waters Conference Centre allows couples to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within the one stunning location, so you and your guests needn’t rush between venues on the big day. For more information and to view their photo gallery, be sure to visit their Easy Weddings storefront. See more here.

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Yarra Valley Estate

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Yarra Valley Estate offers couples the unique opportunity to exchange vows in their picturesque Open Air Chapel. Perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors, this venue set among beautiful gardens and with views over the Yarra Valley accommodates up to 100 seated wedding guests in the main dining room. Read their reviews and find out why so many couples adore Yarra Valley Estate.

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Studley Park Boathouse

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The team at Studley Park Boathouse promise to bring your wedding vision to life within their walls. Set on the upper reaches of the Yarra River, this historic building offers modern cuisine, tailored menus, and two function rooms to choose from that accommodate 40 to 120 guests. Click here to find out more about Studley Park Boathouse.

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The Kew Golf Club

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Regarded as a five-star supplier on Easy Weddings, The Kew Golf Club is up there among the most popular small wedding venues Melbourne has to offer. This venue features breathtaking panoramic views of the golf course, a number of photography opportunities throughout the property, and a modern clubhouse to accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated occasion. Whatever you envision for your wedding day, the dedicated wedding coordinator behind The Kew Golf Club will ensure your dreams become reality. Click here to find out more.

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fourteen25

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Located in Eltham, fourteen25 is a favourite among those searching for a small wedding venue in Melbourne. This family owned and operated venue is nestled among the treetops away from the main road, allowing couples and their guests to enjoy an intimate celebration of love. Fourteen25 accommodates a minimum of 60 guests and a maximum of 120, so this venue is perfect for those with intimate guest lists For further venue information, click here to visit their Easy Weddings storefront. 

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Syracuse

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Syracuse could be exactly what you’ve been searching for in a wedding venue. Located in Bank Place, just off Collins Street, this venue is the perfect setting for a boutique wedding of up to 95 guests. Syracuse is renowned for their spectacular cuisine and fine wines, and is conveniently located for those hoping to stay in a hotel nearby. To find out if Syracuse is the perfect venue for your event, be sure to check out their Easy Weddings storefront. See more here. 

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Arco Restaurant

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Located in Dandenong South, Arco Restaurant is the perfect setting for an event away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Featuring polished floors and stunning floor to ceiling windows, this venue is renowned for putting on stylish and sophisticated events of up to 120 guests in a relaxed, calm environment. Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind Arco Restaurant will ensure your dream wedding becomes a reality. Click here to view their photo gallery.

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MV Pearl

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If you are searching for an intimate venue that will wow guests and leave them with something to talk about, MV Pearl is the perfect choice. This 80 foot Motor Yacht exudes European luxury across its three levels. The perfect setting for a sophisticated intimate event, this unique venue hosts events of up to 70 guests. For those in the market for a small wedding venue in Melbourne, we cannot recommend MV Pearl enough. Check out their Easy Weddings storefront and begin planning your MV Pearl wedding today.

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Circa

Circa is a popular choice among those searching for a small wedding venue in Melbourne, Victoria. This venue offers couples a number of function spaces to choose from, catering for both intimate events and lavish soirees with longer guest lists. Whatever you envision for your special day, there’s something for everyone at Circa. Visit their website for additional venue information.

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Red Spice Road

Red Spice Road could be everything you’ve been searching for in a venue. Located in the heart of Melbourne, this popular venue is a favourite among those planning an intimate city wedding with just their nearest and dearest. Red Spice Road has a number of function rooms to choose from, catering for smaller seated events and more lavish cocktail soirees. We recommend visiting their website for more information.

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If you have a smaller guest list, we recommend choosing a venue that accommodates intimate weddings rather than booking a large function space and allowing it to swamp your event. For those located in Melbourne, these 20 small wedding venues are your best bet.

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