We love small weddings! We always feel like we’re part of the family when we play at them. There are some fantastic small wedding venues in Melbourne, as well as regional Victoria. Here are our favourite intimate wedding spaces.
There are views, then there are views. Eureka 89, on the 89th floor of Eureka Tower in Southbank, is a spectacular venue on every level. The food and service are first-class and the lighting, decor, and acoustics are superb. Sit-down or cocktail options, as well as two different-sized spaces to choose from (or hire both if you need to). For those who would rather have a small wedding with the best of everything, than a big one on a budget.
This little venue, tucked away behind RACV Cape Schanck Resort, was a pleasant surprise. Views Cape Schanck has a friendly family vibe, perfect for a small wedding. And as it chiefly operates as a boutique hotel, it has plenty of accommodation on site. Oh and did we mention that it’s 100% pet-friendly? Bring your fur-babies!
Mon Bijou is a penthouse-style venue on Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s CBD. It has a choice of several intimate spaces, including a rooftop bar for when the weather gods are smiling. With unique decor and lighting, quality in-house sound, and comfy furniture, it’s the kind of space you can really relax in. The service is exactly what you’d expect from a high-end boutique venue, with knowledgeable bartenders offering an excellent array of cocktails.
Arc One operates as an art gallery, but the adjoining fine-dining restaurant Cumulus Inc also uses the space to host events like weddings. The room is essentially a blank template, which is great for couples who have something specific in mind for the decor. The food, provided by Cumulus, is superb.
Lake House has a couple of rooms suitable for intimate weddings of up to 40 guests, as well as a larger space that can seat 150. The shores of the pretty lake are a popular place to get married, after which it’s just a short walk up the steps to the reception spaces. Exceptional food and service completes the package.