Garden Weddings

Garden Weddings can provide the most beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and as the capital of the ‘Garden State’, Melbourne has some incredible options!

I have made the search process a little easier for you by listing some of the best garden wedding locations available!

Just make sure that if you decide on an ‘out in the open’ garden wedding, you consider all possible weather predictions, providing shelter for both a 40ºC Summers day, or a surprise Spring downpour!

The following recommended suppliers can assist you with all of your Garden Wedding needs!

A Lavish Affair
Circle Of Love Weddings
Creating Beautiful
Harry The Hirer
The Creative Type
The Eventurer
The Stye Co
Weddings of Distinction
Will & Jac

Alowyn Gardens

A formal parterre garden built along 17th century design principles, Alowyn Gardens leads you through a series of small courtyards and display gardens to its famous 100m long wisteria and rose covered archway with a sunken garden and a classical fountain as a centre piece.

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Botanical Gardens Melbourne

With a huge range of lush green lawns, beautifully landscaped gardens and a variety of undercover options, this oasis in the heart of the city is one of Melbourne’s most breathtaking and exclusive locations for a wedding!
Locations include Taxodium lawn, Princess Lawn, Picnic Point, Dog Flat Lawn, Tennyson Lawn, the Rose Pavilion, the Tecoma Pavilion, the East Transit Room, The Terrace and Gardens House.

Photo Credit: Distinctive Photography
Contact Peter Rowland catering for Gardens House Enquiries
Contact Blake’s Feast for all other enquiries

Carlton Gardens

Designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens are World Heritage listed, featuring ornamental lakes, elaborate fountains and mature European trees that reflect the changing seasons.

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Catani Gardens

Boarded by Jacka Boulevard, Beaconsfield Parade & Pier Rd in St Kilda, Catani Gardens is a popular wedding ceremony location due to its prominent Rotunda, central to the historic boulevards of Canary Island palms trees lining the pathways.

Photo Credit: City of Port Phillip

Cranbourne Botanical Gardens

Surrounded by natural bushland, the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens boasts an Australian Red Sand garden, a rockpool waterway and a spectacular lookout that offers breathtaking 360-degree views, where on a clear day, you can see the city skyline, the Dandenong Ranges and both Port Philip and Western Port Bays.

Darling Gardens

A peaceful retreat amidst busy Hoddle Street and Queens Parade in Clifton Hill, Darling Gardens covers 7.2 hectares, with plenty of open space, and a historic rotunda right in the center.

Photo Credit: Yarra City Arts

Fitzroy Gardens

As crown land, the City of Melbourne preserves and oversees this magnificent garden, that includes beautiful undercover options such as the Old Bandstand, the Temple of the Winds Rotunda, and The Conservatory.

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Footscray Park

As the most intact Edwardian period public garden in Victoria, Footscray Park is considered to have historic, scientific (horticultural) and social significance. With views across the Maribyrnong River to Flemington Racecourse, facilities include play grounds, large open spaces and landscaped ponds, as well as beautiful bluestone Amphitheatre.

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Geelong Botanical Gardens

A renowned regional garden, weddings on the lush green & well-manicured lawns are just as popular as those under the shade of the magnificent Oak tree and the contemporary 21st Century garden.

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Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden

Set in a tranquil section of the King’s Domain parklands, this formal and wonderfully symmetrical sunken garden cut into a side of the hill is perfect for wedding ceremonies that prefer the option of more private setting.

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St Kilda Botanical Gardens

Registered with Heritage Victoria, the St Kilda Gardens feature an established rose garden, a Sub-Tropical Rain-forest conservatory an ornamental pond and gazebo.

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Studley Park

A 10 minute drive form the CBD, the Studley Park Boathouse is located on the picturesque upper reaches of the Yarra River, and offers riverside or undercover ceremony options, with the impressive Fairfield Amphithetre close by.

Photo Credit: Yarra City Arts
Contact Yarra City Arts for Amphitheatre enquiries
Contact The Boathouse for all other enquiries

Treasury Gardens

Most popular for the ornamental pond with a monument to President John F Kennedy, the Treasury Gardens provides a beautiful shady and large paved area, perfect for a summer garden ceremony.

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