Elegant ballrooms, sweeping staircases, expansive foyers; you will take centre stage in these elegant, glamorous venues. From old Hollywood style to regal French decor, these venues epitomise grandeur. Each of these venues has been specially designed for memorable entrances, breathtaking bridal waltzes and to occupy large numbers of guests. If it’s a grand affair you're after, the below venues will have you covered.
Proving to be just the right setting for our glamorous The Great Gatsbyinspired photo shoot in this issue on page 186, The International boasts classic architecture, a grand entrance, stylish decor and ample space for a larger function. This contemporary setting fuses drama and romance, creating a chic wedding venue. Couples can be married in the secluded French garden courtyard with the lovely ambience of glittering fairy lights or choose from one of the impressive function rooms to encapsulate the drama of the theatre.
81 BAY STREET, BRIGHTON
03 9596 7444
With three grand ballrooms on offer, Linley Estate knows how to do glamour. The Grand Ballroom features a stunning marble foyer and a grand entrance portico for a spectacular arrival. The Silvan Room has beautiful wall chandeliers, a cocktail foyer, parquetry and light-up dance fl oor, and views of the beautiful garden, which lights up with thousands of fairy lights at night, creating a dazzling backdrop. There is also a smaller room on offer for more intimate weddings called the Capri Room. The immaculate English-style gardens, which is lush from the fertile Dandenong Ranges soil, create a beautiful setting for a ceremony or for wedding photographs.
723 MT DANDENONG ROAD, KILSYTH
03 9728 1511
Adorned with bevelled mirrors, a domed ceiling and a rich, classic decor, the magnificent Royce Grand Ballroom is
a locale fi t for a regal affair. Hanging chandeliers in the ballroom create a soft but elegant ambiance. A sweeping staircase in the vicinity adds to the glamour. The award-winning restaurant offers a contemporary alternative, featuring dark polished timber floorboards. Royce Hotel is recognised as one of Melbourne’s finest five-star boutique hotels.
379 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
03 9677 9900
CLARION HOTEL ON CANTERBURY
With its refined grace and pure luxury, Clarion Hotel on Canterbury is reminiscent of a bygone era. Filled with
French provincial decor and featuring a glamorous red carpet, this boutique hotel exudes sophistication. Couples can be wed in the Balcony Gazebo with its flourishing greenery or the comfortable yet opulent Atrium.
326–330 CANTERBURY ROAD, FOREST HILL
03 9878 4111
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Onassis and host a glorious function in this timeless, classic Victorian mansion. Set on a private, elegant and romantic property, Quat Quatta is ideal for an intimate wedding. With its soaring ceilings, mood lighting and soft drapery, this space has a magical atmosphere with a contemporary edge.
17 QUAT QUATTA AVENUE, RIPPONLEA
03 9528 6483
ULTIMA FUNCTION CENTRE
Just minutes from the city, Ultima Function Centre is a stylish setting, boasting four alluring, grand function rooms. The Astoria and Savoy rooms are warm and intimate, the Brimbank is an elegant space overlooking the garden and the Ballroom is spacious and full of grace. The centre features a sophisticated space for guests to enjoy pre-dinner drinks.
CNR KEILOR PARK DRIVE AND ELY COURT, KEILOR
03 9336 3344
With elegant decor and private banquet rooms boasting spectacular views of the city, a wedding at Rydges Melbourne will exude glamour and style. The Rydges team strive to make every wedding an amazing experience, and a complimentary Honeymoon night in a Spa Suite will leave the bride and groom feeling pampered and relaxed after the wedding.
186 EXHIBITION STREET, MELBOURNE
03 9662 0511
THE LUXOR FUNCTION CENTRE
The Luxor Function Centre is synonymous with old-world glamour. With opulent decor and grand sweeping staircases for the bride to glide down, both the Ballroom and the Alexandria are stunning venues. They feature circular dance floors which can be viewed from all angles, allowing the bride and groom to captivate the attention of their guests with their first dance.
503 SYDENHAM ROAD, TAYLORS KES
03 9449 1111
SHELDON RECEPTION AND CONVENTION CENTRE
The Sheldon Reception and Convention Centre has three lavish function rooms to suit any wedding, whether a large celebration or an intimate affair. The Delphinium Room, a popular choice for receptions, is romantic and elegant with superb lighting and soft blue decor. Although suited to a smaller event, it has the majesty of a grand ballroom.
608–614 SOMERVILLE ROAD, SUNSHINE
03 9364 8222
PLENTY RANGES ARTS & CONVENTION CENTRE
An elegant and modern choice for your wedding, Plenty Ranges has five beautiful reception rooms with sumptuous decor. Couples can exchange vows on the rolling lawn surrounded by lush gardens, a picture-perfect location for photographs. The venue features a grand staircase for the bride and groom to descend after the ceremony, making a dramatic entrance for their guests.
35 FERRES BOULEVARD, SOUTH MORANG
(03) 9217 2317
Ultima Function Centre
Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
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