As Melbourne is such a metropolitan city, there are so many awesome rooftop wedding venues hidden in the laneways of Melbourne. So for the couples who are planning a rooftop wedding, finding the right venue for them can be a bit overwhelming.
In this article, I have handpicked the top 7 rooftop wedding venues in Melbourne. Alongside, I’ve also attached their package pricing, capacity as well as a few unique highlights. So after reading this article, I hope you can get some ideas on which venue suits you best.
Who am I to make the list? Well, as a professional wedding photographer based in the Melbourne, each year I shoot many weddings up high on the rooftop Including Luminare.
- 1. Luminare South Melbourne
- 2. Alto event space
- 3. RACV City Club Melbourne
- 4. Mon Bijou
- 5. Harbour Room
- 6. Crown Aviary
- 7. The Deck at Circa
1. Luminare South Melbourne
This is pretty much a no brainer: Stands for one of the most luxurious and extraordinary wedding venues in Melbourne, Luminare is the ultimate dream rooftop wedding venues for Melbourne couples.
Sitting on the prime spot of the South Melbourne, couples who married at the Luminare benefit from short travelling distances from most of the Melbourne wedding photo locations. High on the rooftop, Luminare offers an exquisite view of the Port Philip bay together with the Melbourne city skyline.
As an all in one rooftop wedding venue in Melbourne, Luminare offers couples the opportunity to hold an outdoor ceremony on the rooftop. After the ceremony, if you want to spend more time partying with your guests, you can get some quick photos with your wedding photographers on the rooftop with the stunning city skyline backdrop and get back to the party quickly.
What makes Luminare so popular is not only it has got beautiful views, but also their attention to detail. From the secret alleyway entrance to the twinkle lights on the rooftop, every detail is its perfect state to ensure the wedding is breathtakingly beautiful.
At the Luminare, their imaginative wedding stylists never fail to surprise the wedding couples with their stunning decorations.
As one of the largest rooftop wedding venues in Melbourne, Luminare can fit up to 250 guests for a sit-down reception or up to 400 for cocktail weddings. The spacious reception provides endless opportunities for the wedding couple to design their desired centrepiece for their rooftop wedding.
See real weddings we’ve shot at the Luminare.
LUMINARE PRICE INFO AS A WEDDING VENUE
The price calculation at Luminare is a bit complicated. From my understanding, you need to add the venue hire fees, menu packages and beverage package together to work out a total price.
– Minimum Spend: $ 20000.00 (night reception starts from 6pm)
– Main Venue Hire: $ 3500.00 (Include the City Deck)
– Sky Deck Hire: $ 1500.00
– 5-hour plated menu package from $ 190.00 per person
– 5-hour beverage package from $ 46.00 per person
PS: The above price are guide only, for more detailed price please contact The Big Group who runs the Luminare directly.
LUMINARE CONTACT INFO
– Location: Cnr Browns Lane & York St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
– Phone: (03) 8416 9791
– Check them out here
2. Alto event space
Located on the top floor of the Melbourne GPO building, Alto is in its perfect setting as a Melbourne rooftop wedding venue.
Sitting on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke street, Alto’s prime location allows couple to travel from some of the most popular wedding ceremony locations easily, including the Royal Botanical Garden as well as the St. Augustine’s Parish.
The rooftop features are the one the reason why Alto has become one of the sought-after rooftop wedding venues in Melbourne. With plenty of space available, it can be used as your wedding ceremony place as well, fitting up to 120 guests at once. Not to mention you will be enjoying the stunning city skyline view as the perfect photo backdrop.
Walk in this excellent Melbourne rooftop wedding venue, you will immediately fall in love with the lavish and elegant vibe it provides. The place can hold up to 150 guests long feasting tables together with a six-metre long mirrored bar, not to mention there are also three grand-sized chandeliers which make Alto the perfect place rooftop venue in Melbourne for an intimate and lavish wedding.
ALTO EVENT SPACE PRICE INFO AS A WEDDING VENUE
– Minimum Spend: starts from $14,000.00 depending on season and weekdays
– Reception guests: Min 120/ Max 150
– Main Venue Hire: no charge if minimum spending is met
– Additional cleaning fee: $350.00
– 4-hour plated menu package from $ 145.00 per person
– 2-hour cocktail package from $ 70.00 per person
See Alto’s newest mid-year discounted package brochure here
ALTO EVENT SPACE CONTACT INFO
– Location: Top floor, Melbourne GPO Building, Cnr Elizabeth + Little Bourke Street
– Phone: (03) 9281 1400
– Check them out here: Alto Event Space
3. RACV City Club Melbourne
Located in the heart of the CBD area, the RACV City Club is one of the most sought-after rooftop wedding venues in Melbourne. With its level 17 function room together with the spacious Skydeck, the RACV city club offers wedding their couple the opportunity to put on a truly spectacular rooftop wedding in Melbourne.
As the RACV City Club is also a public hotel, this means you can get your accommodation sorted at this rooftop wedding venue. Not only that, as an all in one wedding venue, you can hold your wedding ceremony in the library and use the main function room for the reception party. At the RACV, the couples can truly benefit from the peace of mind as the venue literally ticks every box for them.
What RACV truly impresses me is not only its rooftop view, but the fact that it offers so many options on ceremony and reception room choices to the couples.
For ceremonies at the RACV City Club, you choose from the Club Conservatory as well as the library for a stunning wedding ceremony. As a professional wedding photographer, I always suggest my couples to choose Club Conservatory as their ceremony place simply because the backdrop as well as the lighting for wedding photography there is way better. For Asian couples, RACV offers the President Room for tea ceremonies and celebrations.
For receptions at the RACV City Club, couples can choose from the level 17 function room with the rooftop facility as well as the Club Pavilion located on Level 2.
The Club Pavilion offers wedding couples a contemporary and modern space, the featuring of the floor ceiling windows not only showcases the expansive view of the Melbourne CBD but also ensures plenty of the natural lighting coming in. A set of crystal chandeliers also adds touch of luxurious feel into the reception room.
But my favourite has always been the level 17 function room with the sky deck, although honestly, I am not sure why RACV hasn’t come up a better name for it. But when you walk in the venue, you will be amazed how elegant and luxury it looks. The view is just amazing: you can enjoy the Melbourne city skyline view inside the room, thanks to the floor ceiling glass windows. And stepping outside to the rooftop, the beautiful backdrop of the Melbourne city will provide you endless photo opportunities.
See real weddings we’ve shot at the RACV City Club.
RACV CITY CLUB PRICE INFO AS A WEDDING VENUE
– Minimum Spend: $ NA
– Reception guests: Min 16/ Max 340
– 5-hour plated menu package from $ 130.00 per person
See RACV City Club’s newest package brochure here
RACV CITY CLUB CONTACT INFO
– Location: 501 Bourke Street
– Phone: (03) 9944 8888
– Check them out here: RACV City Club
4. Mon Bijou
Mon Bijou is a Melbourne rooftop wedding venue that is less known by the wedding couples when comparing to the previous ones. To me, Mon Bijou is a compact, intimate yet exquisite wedding reception for those rooftop wedding lovers.
Set amongst the clouds high above Melbourne’s vibrant life, this breath-taking penthouse space truly sets new standards for rooftop wedding venues in this city.
Mon bijou is the French word meaning ‘my jewel’. Walking into this jewel inspired secret rooftop wedding venues hidden in the Flinders lane, you will then realize how this penthouse space boasts unparalleled décor like no others: floor-to-ceiling windows, bold gem-like colours, intriguing reflective surfaces and luxurious furniture’s. at the Mon Bijou, you will love it as the prestige, refined and elegant rooftop wedding venue in Melbourne.
The French style venue comprises two levels: a private room as well a covered outdoor area, making it perfect for a rooftop wedding. After you are officially married in front of the backdrop of stunning Melbourne CBD, you can then go out to the deck to do some family photos or simply go upstairs to the penthouse to enjoy drinks with your guests.
What makes this rooftop wedding venue in Melbourne even amazing is now Mon Bijou also comes with its own pool deck space, making sure your summer rooftop wedding at her is truly one of a kind.
See real weddings we’ve shot at the Mon Bijou.
MON BIJOU PRICE INFO AS A WEDDING VENUE
– Minimum Spend: $NA
– Reception guests: Min -/ Max 100
– Main Venue Hire: $ NA
– 2-hour beverage package from $ 40.00 per person
See Mon Bijou’s newest package brochure here
MON BIJOU CONTACT INFO
– Location: 187 Flinders Lane
– Phone: (03) 8199 3734
– Check them out here: Mon Bijou
5. Harbour Room
Located on the upstairs of the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron St Kilda, you will find one of the best rooftop wedding venues in bayside Melbourne, the Harbour Room. Located within 8 km from the Melbourne CBD, it is conveniently located to many of the popular Melbourne wedding photo locations.
What makes Harbour Room unique out of some of the other Melbourne rooftop wedding venues is they offer couples with lots of options and choices: the two-story rooftop wedding venue offers two different places for them to choose for their ceremonies and receptions.
Having a rooftop wedding ceremony at the Harbour room is almost a no-brainer for all couples: with the panorama view of Port Phillip Bay and the stunning city skyline, it truly offers a dynamic backdrop for their wedding ceremony photos.
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After the wedding ceremony, you can grab a glass of champagne and just chill out with your bridal party while enjoying the stunning view on the rooftop. And for your wedding location photos near Harbour Room, you will discover endless photography opportunities with your wedding photographer.
For the reception, if you fancy the rooftop over the indoor reception, you can even set up a marquee on the rooftop. Inside the marquee, you will enjoy the excellent night view while being protected from the cold weather.
See real weddings we’ve shot at the Harbour Room.
HARBOUR ROOM PRICE INFO AS A WEDDING VENUE
– Minimum Spend: $NA
– Ceremony guests: Min -/ Max 180
– Venue hire: $ 1,500.00
– Reception guests: Min 50/ Max 180
– Menu package from $ 125.00 per person
See Harbour Room’s newest package brochure here
HARBOUR ROOM CONTACT INFO
– Location: 2 Pier Road, St Kilda
– Phone: (03) 8646 6000
– Check them out here: Harbour Room
6. Crown Aviary
The Crown Aviary is one of Melbourne’s newest and most exclusive rooftop wedding venues. Situated alongside the Yarra River in Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, the Crown Aviary is your safest bet on wedding reception for an exquisite metropolitan wedding.
As the wedding venue that affiliated to Crown, meaning your accommodations before wedding will be sorted out conveniently.
Walk into the Crown Aviary, the first thing you will notice and fall in love to is their rooftop terrace. Often used for wedding ceremonies, this rooftop space features the city skyline as well as the Yarra River as a breathtaking backdrop.
For your location photos after the ceremony, you could start doing some immediately on this rooftop wedding venue, with the stunning backdrop of the city skyline. Then going downstairs, you have the Yarra River, Flinders Station as well as the numerous bridges across the river, plenty of photo opportunities.
The Crown Aviary offers 4 rooms for your night receptions which are the Palladium, the River Room, the Garden Room, as well as the Promenade room.
The Palladium is the largest premium ballroom in Australia which is perfect for a grand wedding. The River room has a magnificent view over the Yarra River. The Garden room is a more compact option suitable for an intimate wedding with no compromised views.
CROWN AVIARY PRICE INFO AS A WEDDING VENUE
– Minimum Spend: $NA
– Ceremony guests: Min 30/ Max 999
– Reception guests: Min 30/ Max 999
– Menu package from $ 165.00 per person
See Crown Aviary newest package brochure here
CROWN AVIARY CONTACT INFO
– Location: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
– Phone: (03) 9292 6222
Check them out here: Crown Aviary
7. The Deck at Circa
The Deck is one of the Melbourne; s best known and loved rooftop wedding venues. Overlooking the waters of Port Philip Bay, your wedding at Circa will be truly memorable. Based in the St Kilda, this venue is closely located to famous photo locations such as the St Kilda beach as well as the St Kilda beach. Going out of the venue, you will find the Luna Park which is another hot spot for wedding photography.
Walk into this stunning rooftop wedding venue, you will be amazed by its heavenly setting to enjoy, from floor to ceiling windows and doors open onto an expansive timber deck basting breathtaking panoramas of the Melbourne city skyline as well as the Port Phillip Bay.
With the ceremony option available on the rooftop, you will appreciate the stunning views all wrapped into the backdrop for your wedding ceremony photos. The spacious rooftop not only guarantees that you can invite a large number of guests to witness your ceremony, but also ensures your after-ceremony’s party on the deck.
The night functions at the Deck is also one of a kind: with a unique setting of luscious drapes, evocative lighting as well as elegant table settings.
See real weddings we’ve shot at the Deck at Circa.
THE DECK AT CIRCA PRICE INFO AS A WEDDING VENUE
– Minimum Spend: $NA
– Ceremony guests: Min 30/ Max 100
– Reception guests: Min 30/ Max 120, 240 cocktails
– Menu package from $ 125.00 per person
See the Deck at Circa newest package brochure here
THE DECK AT CIRCA CONTACT INFO
– Location: 2 Acland Street, St Kilda
– Phone: (03) 9536 1135
Check them out here: the Deck at Circa
So there you have it, the top 7 rooftop wedding venues in Melbourne. In conclusion, rooftop wedding venues not only offers you options to hold your wedding ceremony on site, but also offers stunning views of the Melbourne. When you booked your stunning rooftop wedding venue, you need a professional wedding photographer to capture exquisite wedding photos for you. If you have any questions, please contact us.