Booking the perfect wedding venue is often the first step towards creating the wedding of your dreams. For many couples across Australia, a formal sit-down dinner just isn’t their style. If a relaxed cocktail reception is more your thing, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list showcasing 10 popular cocktail wedding venues Melbourne has to offer.
Best known for its delicate bamboo lanterns and distinctive glass roof, St Andrews Conservatory is considered a favourite when it comes to cocktail wedding venues in Melbourne. This exquisite venue has put on spectacular events for over 20 years. Their dedicated events team know exactly how to create a wedding that is timeless and unforgettable. Both seated and cocktail wedding packages are available. Click here to find out more.
Encore St Kilda Beach
Rated five stars by their Easy Weddings customers, Encore St Kilda Beach is considered one of the top cocktail wedding venues Melbourne has to offer. Known as one of Melbourne’s finest beach wedding venues, this reception centre has everything you need: state-of-the-art event facilities, delicious in-house catering and an absolute waterfront position. Whatever you envision for your cocktail wedding reception, the team behind Encore St Kilda Beach will go above and beyond to make your dreams reality. Visit Encore St Kilda Beach’s Easy Weddings storefront for further information.
West Beach Bathers Pavilion
Those searching for a cocktail wedding reception space will absolutely adore West Beach Bathers Pavilion. This venue features an oceanfront setting, panoramic views over the St Kilda foreshore, plenty of photo opportunities along the coast and state-of-the-art event facilities. Both seated and cocktail packages are available here, reaching capacity at 400 guests for a cocktail reception. For more information and to view West Beach Bathers Pavilion’s photo gallery, click here. We guarantee you will love it!
River’s Edge Events
Top-rated River’s Edge Events could be the wedding venue you’ve been searching for. This exquisite function space is best known for its waterfront location, polished concrete floors, large marble bar, industrial lighting and neutral tones. River’s Edge Events is available to host both seated and cocktail receptions, with enough space for cocktail events of up to 650 guests. To find out if River’s Edge Events is the cocktail venue of your dreams, be sure to check out their Easy Weddings storefront. It’s one of the best in Melbourne!
Luna Park Melbourne
If you’re hoping to host a unique wedding reception, we cannot recommend Luna Park Melbourne. This venue has it all: a breathtaking oceanfront location, a playful atmosphere and plenty of photo opportunities throughout the park. Luna Park Melbourne has a number of versatile function spaces to choose from: The Stardust Room, The Moon Deck and Luna Palace Function Room. All spaces have the ability to host cocktail receptions, with flexible packages to suit weddings of all shapes, sizes and budgets. To find out more about this Heritage Listed venue, click here.
Rated five stars on Easy Weddings, Mon Bijou is one of the most sought-after cocktail wedding venues Melbourne has to offer. Set high amongst the clouds, this exclusive penthouse features jewel-inspired architecture, panoramic city views and spectacular French flavour. This venue really is what dreams are made of! To begin planning your exclusive cocktail soiree at Mon Bijou, click here.
If you are in the market for a truly breathtaking venue, we cannot recommend Eureka 89 enough. This exquisite venue has it all: panoramic views across Melbourne City and Port Phillip Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows, two beautiful function spaces to choose from and luxury furnishings throughout. Both seated and cocktail receptions are welcome at Eureka 89, reaching capacity at 250 guests for a standing soiree. To find out what your wedding at Eureka 89 could look like, be sure to visit their Easy Weddings storefront. You can even explore the space through a 3D Showcase!
Located in Thornbury, Victoria, Little Henri is the perfect setting for a cocktail reception. Little Henri is a timeless building complete with 20th century foundations, modern-industrial fittings and plenty of fine wines to go around. Both seated and canape-style events are welcome here, reaching capacity at 65 guests for a sit-down dinner and 160 guests for a cocktail event. For further information and to view Little Henri’s photo gallery, click here. We guarantee you’ll love it!
Brunswick’s East Elevation is a popular choice for cocktail wedding receptions. This light-filled haven features polished concrete floors, industrial qualities, lush greenery and delicate wood interior – the perfect setting for a rustic industrial event. Both standing and seated events are welcome at East Elevation, with flexible packages to suit weddings of all shapes, sizes and budgets. Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind East Elevation will go above and beyond to ensure your dreams become reality