When trying to choose a venue in Melbourne it can feel like you are flooded with choice. But how do you narrow down your search to find the perfect venue for your event? What are the best Melbourne venues? You find that you keep coming across the same places over and over, but you are looking for something different. Something that stands apart from the traditional ballroom, those banquet chairs with covers are not your style. You thrive for something jaw-dropping and beautiful. Well, we think we have found the two most unique venues that are perfect for any style. From modern and elevated to rustic and warm, we have narrowed down your search!
The Wool Mill
The Wool Mill is the ultimate hidden gem. Nestled in the suburban streets of Brunswick East is where you will find this beautifully restored and contemporary venue space. Quintessentially Melbourne, the venue awaits down a festoon lit laneway, the perfect introduction for this former wool mill. It’s a split level venue, with three defined spaces that all flow seamlessly into each other. The cocktail lounge and ceremony space join together, both overlooking the grandeur of the double-height feasting hall. Each space of the venue is separated by softly draped floor to ceiling curtains that provide a contrast to the bold and luxe finishes. This allows each space to feel intimate and connected.
With a clean industrial exterior, the entrance of The Wool Mill opens up into the beautifully styled cocktail lounge. Its angular high ceilings are lined with skylights, which cast the most stunning afternoon sunlight through the space. The perfect entry to welcome your guests, as they wait in anticipation seated at the beautiful cocktail furniture or comfortably nestled on the stylish plush couches.
The ceremony space provides the perfect blank canvas. So no matter what your colour palette, The Wool Mill is able to adapt effortlessly to showcase your vision. This space provides seating for 80 guests and ample standing room that can open back into the cocktail lounge. So your loved ones will all be able to hear and witness the magic moment you both say ‘I Do’.
Finally the feasting hall, sure to wow your guests! A show stopping staircase backlit by a beautiful greenery wall leads into this double-height space. With polished concrete floors, exposed beams and saw tooth ceilings, the feeling of grandeur can’t be ignored! Comfortably seating 180 guests with ample space for a dance floor, the feasting hall is the perfect setting for any event. Plus we can’t forget the unique and classically Melbourne feature- the Speakeasy bar. Tucked away just off the dance floor, this cosy neon lit bar provides the perfect setting for a quiet whisky. As you take a breather and admire what will likely be one of the best nights of your life.
Gather & Tailor
Looking for a rustic and warm venue but don’t want your guests to travel 40km from inner Melbourne? Gather & Tailor is the venue you are looking for! Sitting riverside in West Melbourne under 6km from Melbourne CBD, this bespoke and spacious venue allows rustic charm and central location to collide. With a wide-open layout, the options are limitless for how you wish to transform the space. Whether you are hosting a beautifully styled wedding or a large scale corporate gathering, Gather & Tailor has got you covered.
With a double doored entrance into the wide open cocktail area in the lower level, space is definitely not an issue at Gather & Tailor. As you make your way up the raw staircase to the upper level you are greeted with hardwood floors, exposed beams, and autumnal luxe finishes. The exposed beams beg for elaborate hanging floral installations and twinkling lights, being the perfect asset for any style-conscious event. Soaring skylights filter in gorgeous afternoon light through the space, with the bonus of the starlit sky at night.
Each space is carefully curated with design-forward furnishings in autumnal tones, and accents of greenery complementing the iconic Gather & Tailor cacti greeting you at the front door. Hosting up to 200 guests seated comfortably at their beautiful hardwood feasting tables, there is still generous room for a dance floor. Plus without the restrictions of residential zoning, and ample off-street parking; your event at Gather and Tailor couldn’t be easier.
But hey, don’t take our word for it! Organise a viewing at The Wool Mill or Gather & Tailor and confirm they are the right fit for your event. We may have just stopped your search, you’re welcome.
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