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 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.
Photo Credit: Alowyn Gardenswww.alowyngardens.com.au
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.
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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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 Phillipwww.portphillip.vic.gov.au
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.www.rbg.vic.gov.au
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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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.
Photo Credit: The Plant Hunterwww.melbourne.vic.gov.au
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.www.studleyparkboathouse.com.au