Aerial view of city roads and river with lush greenery near Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

Getting Married in Melbourne: Wedding Venues in Albert Park

The Best Venue for a Big Melbourne Wedding.

Choosing the right venue for your wedding day can be even more difficult than choosing the right dress. In our big-wedding mini guide we’ve compiled a list of the top things to think about when looking for a wedding venue, and why we think Pullman Melbourne Albert Park is the best place for a large Melbourne wedding.

Pretty as a Picture – Choose a venue that looks great inside and out, with plenty of pretty backdrops to choose from. A venue with good photo locations nearby can save you travelling time and give you more time to relax into your photo session as well as provide options in case of unexpected weather changes. Pullman Melbourne Albert Park is located in one of Melbourne’s most photogenic suburbs. Albert Park is on the venue’s doorstep and has 560 acres filled with photo-worthy backdrops - from the swans and boats on the lake to the mature trees and the skyline in the distance. Take a five-minute drive and the fern gully and Tropical Glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Gardens or the rose garden and pathway of palms at St Kilda Botanical Gardens will add a little magic to any photo. If you’re looking for something a little different, then within 10-minutes of the venue you can take photos at the iconic Princes Pier, on street-art filled Hosier Lane, or in a grand heritage building like Labassa Mansions. 

The Right Light – From golden natural light to dancefloor-filling lighting after dark, getting the light right is not only important for stunning photos inside the venue, but also for setting the mood. Make sure your Melbourne wedding venue has both natural light filled spaces and the tech to get the lighting right throughout your celebration. The Grand Ballroom at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park has the best of both worlds. By day, the 6metre floor-to-ceiling wall of windows make the most of the natural light, and by night, the audio-visual team can transform it with everything from soft romantic lighting to a DJ-ready dancefloor. 

Creative Catering – Good food is a wedding must, but great food makes it a wedding to remember. The best wedding venues will be able to offer bespoke catering with a selection of catering packages to suit your budget and your style. The Pullman Melbourne Albert Park culinary team will work with you to craft a special menu for your special day. Not only do they offer a range of regional cuisine options, but they also cater to Halal, Kosher and vegetarian preferences. Catering packages range from elegant cocktail-style canapes to a 3-course dinner complete with beverages and arrival canapes and drinks. Best of all, they can offer the same level of gourmet wedding catering for up to 800 guests in the Grand Ballroom. 

Simple Packages for Stunning Celebrations – Planning a wedding is complicated enough, so choose a venue that offers adaptable packages designed to simplify the process. For larger Melbourne weddings with 200 or more guests, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park is the first choice. Their simple wedding packages includes complimentary extras like personalised menus, dressed tables, staging for entertainment and wedding night accommodation for the bride and groom. Why not keep the celebration going with great group rates for wedding guest accommodation.