Real Weddings We Captured At Montsalvat

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Montsalvat| Wedding Venue Vision And Insights



Located in the quiet suburb of Eltham, Montsalvat is one of the largest artist colonies in Victoria with over 80 years of history. Situated on 12 acres of European-inspired gardens, the colony is home to dozens of historic buildings, including houses, grand halls, studios, ambient galleries and stables, making it one of the most unique Melbourne wedding venues.


With its historic bluestone building and exquisite stained-glass window, as well as the mid-century styled grand hall, Montsalvat provides a stunning ground for fairytale-like weddings.  Walking into Montsalvat, you will feel swept away to a bygone era of sophisticated architecture, delightfully-textured surfaces, whimsically-hidden faces and divine artwork.



Montsalvat Basic Information:


  • Address: 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095
  • Opening hour: 10am-5pm closed from Monday-Wednesday
  • Phone: (03) 9439 7712




As a Melbourne wedding photographer who has captured several weddings at Montsalvat earlier this year, I love the enchanting atmosphere offered by this Melbourne wedding venue, here are the top 3 highlights offered by Montsalvat:


  1. Enchanting wedding settings offered by this heritage-listed building
  2. Comprehensive wedding packages suitable for different couples
  3. Rich history of medieval-European ambience




  • Reception Guest capacities: minimum 40 guests, maximum 125 guests
  • Price per head: Low $160, High $220
  • Event time included: 6 hours
  • Event conclude time: 12AM





  • Dedicated wedding coordinator to guide and assist you throughout the wedding planning journey
  • Complementary venue hire
  • Wedding cake table with a cake cutting knife and stand
  • Two large floral arrangements for your wedding ceremony
  • Floral table centerpieces for each dining table
  • Three prong candelabra and tealight candles for each dining table
  • White Italian napery
  • Cake cutting service
  • Lectern and microphone for speeches
  • Gifts table
  • Wishing well box
  • Private bridal suite with bar, refreshments, and personal amenities
  • Bridal attendant to attend to all your needs
  • Dedicated event coordinator for your entire wedding day
  • Drop off and storage of items the week prior to your wedding day
  • Set up of your event space including your place cards, wedding favors, and other accessories
  • Guest table seating board and wooden easel
  • Free onsite parking




There are three ceremony locations available for you to choose to tie the knot at Montsalvat,


  1. Great Hall Gallery: $1800, max capacity 125
  2. Great Hall Forecourt: $1800, max capacity 125
  3. Bluestone Chapel: $1200, max capacity 30


Great Hall Gallery: one of the most stunning indoor wedding ceremony spaces you can find in Melbourne. Featuring high vaulted ceilings and polished hard wooden floors, its floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows provide a stunning backdrop for wedding ceremonies within the gallery.


Great Hall Forecourt: say ‘I do’ in front of the arched windows while being surrounded by acres of majestic gardens.


Bluestone Chapel: Grand from the outside but intimate within, the Bluestone Chapel is ideal for

wedding ceremonies with close friends and family.




There are two reception venues available for you to choose to celebrate your wedding at Montsalvat,


  1. Long Gallery: max capacity of 125
  2. Great Hall: max capacity of 108





Mollie: It’s really beautiful here at Montsalvat. We scored a winter day with mild sunny weather and the wedding being held in the grounds must have felt very lucky, too. The Montsalvat buildings look older than their real ages (all built from 1935 onwards) given they use designs ranging from Gothic to French provincial and were all built by artisans rather than professional builders. Some are occupied by artists, others empty, some hired out for weddings. There’s a nice restaurant, too, although we only had time for tea, coffee and slices – all good quality items. There’s an entry fee for Montsalvat, which gets discounted on days when weddings are on. Well worth the drive.


View Mollie and James’s wedding videography at Montsalvat here


Rebecca: Had my Montsalvat wedding ceremony in the Upper Gallery and it was just beautiful. Have received so many compliments on the ceremony and the location and just the little details by the staff. A big thank you to Rebecca at Montsalvat who helped us finalize everything and coordinate the big day at Montsalvat, right up to making sure my wedding dress looked nice before I walked down the aisle. Highly recommend Montsalvat.


Lucy: What a beautiful venue we were there for a wedding food was fantastic.. Stunning place for photos




Montsalvat wedding photography is probably the dream of any photographer who has laid eyes on Montsalvat’s glorious set of buildings. As much as the general public do, we extremely adore this rustic feeling place. No matter how many times we are there for any wedding, the excitement is fresh every time.


Against the backdrop of beautifully designed buildings, we yearn to create a storybook of images that you and your loved ones will remember for the longest time. Not only were the photos, but all wedding videography in Montsalvat also returned a beyond average results, to say the least.  Brides and Grooms appeared as if they were filmed from an entirely different era when in fact they were just an hour away from Melbourne.


Interestingly, the atmosphere in Montsalvat is always warm and romantic. We hardly find any other places that could maintain the same atmosphere as this magnificent place throughout the day, making it extremely natural for a bride and groom to feel at ease with photo sessions.


If budget is your concerned, be assured that we have photography packages in all sizes and we go to great lengths to make things work for every client. Everyone deserves the greatest tangible memory of his and her wedding even if their budget is relatively small, and this is the spirit we work by.




Should you have any questions to plan a wedding or know more about Melbourne wedding photography at Montsalvat, please do not hesitate to Contact Us for suggestions and information from a Melbourne wedding photographer’s view.


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