Love the idea of a Yarra Valley wedding, but you’re not from out that way? Or you’d like somewhere logistically a little closer to the Melbourne CBD, making it more convenient for your guests travel plans.
Here are six stunning venues, where you’re still under 45 minutes drive from the city of Melbourne, but you can have all the charm, scenery or vibes of the Yarra Valley.
The Farm Yarra Valley, located just on the outskirts of Ringwood, yet you could feel like you’re so much further away.
The Farm is a relatively new business, as far as The Yarra Valley wedding scene goes, but they’ve already made a substantial positive mark in the industry.
With beer brewed on-site, locally grown wine and fabulous fresh produce on their menu, this venue is a food and wine lovers haven.
A super rustic ceremony area outside the barn, plus the option of having your speeches and dance floor outside, if the weather permits, you’re spoiled for choice.
Or if you’re after something more intimate indoors, just for you and your guests to soak up the best of the produce on offer. You’ve got it right here.
You’re only 5 minutes off EastLink at Ringwood here, but worlds away, in terms of relaxed country vibes.
With accommodation on site, enormous grounds for photo opportunities, a large indoor chapel as a wet weather option, you’re spoiled for choice here.
The top of the property gives you amazing Australiana bush vibes, and you can duck up here for a few cheeky couple sunset photos too.
Indoors, you’ve got an epic amount of room for a dance floor and for all your guests to sit down, eat and relax on your wedding night too.
The venue is based Kangaroo Ground, only 40 minutes from Melbourne city. You’re high up on a hill with epic views to Melbourne’s CBD on a clear day or night.
With a beautiful Italian inspired menu, this is the perfect wedding location for food lovers.
VUE ON HALCYON
Vue on Halcyon in Chirnside Park is perfect if you’re looking for genuine Yarra Valley views & vibes, but without needing to head out into the country. You’re only 40 minutes from the city of Melbourne right here.
There’s a considerable chapel on-site for your wedding ceremony, and the reception room is also enormous, with enough seating for up to 150 guests.
The grounds are covered with beautiful vines, trees & wide open fields, giving you heaps of excellent options for your wedding photos.
The buildings are modern & elegant, and the food leaves no guests going home hungry.
THE BUDGIE SMUGGLER
The Budgie Smuggler has a much more industrial, warehouse vibe than the other listings in this page. The Budgie Smuggler Ringwood is undoubtedly something unique, that will have your guests raving about their experience at your wedding for years to come.
The bar staff here have skills that are second to none, creating such a fantastic vibe and energy with their cocktail (and food) skills.
With their unique ceremony area on site, makes it ideal to finish your nuptials and get straight into the party!
If you still want some wedding photos in amongst nature, you’re only a 10-minute drive from Warrandyte & the beautiful Yarra River.
Inglewood is another beautiful venue located in Kangaroo Ground. You’re down in a Valley here at Inglewood with great country and rustic vibes.
There’s a chapel on-site, and a fantastic house you can hire, to get ready in. Keep the morning super chill and relaxed, knowing you’re only a couple of hundred metres away from your ceremony location.
And plenty of room to dance the night away.