Friends of Mine

Venues

Ballara Receptions – established nearly 40 years ago, Ballara has wonderful grounds for wedding photos, as well as a purpose-built chapel and a reception house situated by a lake and gazebo.
http://www.ballarareceptions.com.au/weddings/

Collingwood Children’s Farm – situated only 5km from the centre of Melbourne and nestled on a bend of the Yarra River lies seven hectares of paddocks, gardens, orchards, rustic buildings and shady trees, the perfect setting for an informal wedding ceremony and reception to follow.
http://www.farm.org.au/functions-catering/

Gardens House – built in 1854 as an office and residence, Gardens House became the residence of the Director of the Botanic Gardens. The garden immediately surrounding the House was laid out as the private garden of the Director. This is one of Melbourne’s premier wedding venues.
https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/documents/GARDENSHOUSE.pdf

Melbourne Pioneer Women’s Gardens – dedicated to Victoria’s pioneer women, this section of the Domain was officially opened in 1935. It was designed by Hugh Linakar as part of Victoria’s centenary celebrations. The Gardens provide a magically green, sheltered and private setting for a wedding.
http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/community/organising-events/weddings/pages/weddings.aspx

Melbourne Town Hall Portico – located in the heart of the city, the portico of Melbourne Town Hall is one of the most beautiful, old-world wedding venues in Victoria. You’ll be standing where some of Melbourne’s most prestigious events have been held and historical moments captured; the place where the Beatles greeted thousands of adoring fans.

http://www.epicure.com.au/weddings/melbourne-town-hall

Montsalvat – Australia’s oldest artists’ community, set amidst unique grounds and buildings, is classified by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Its grounds and buildings provide a perfectly romantic setting for a classical wedding.

http://www.montsalvat.com.au/Events/Weddings.aspx

Planetarium – perfect for an alternative style wedding for people who are smitten by astronomy and outer space as well as with each other. Why not get married under a projection of the exact same night sky that was over Melbourne the night you met?
https://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/visiting/melbourne-planetarium/

Polperro – is committed to offering fresh, textural & seasonal flavours with an emphasis on relaxed, informed service. You and your guests will immerse yourselves in an authentic vineyard, food and wine experience on the Mornington Peninsula.
http://www.polperrowines.com.au

The Cullen Hotel – located in Prahran, close to the CBD of Melbourne, this boutique hotel venue offers privacy and in-house catering for your wedding.
http://www.artserieshotels.com.au/cullen/

Poet’s Lane – less than an hour from Melbourne, Poet’s Lane offers everything in one location: an indoor or outdoor ceremony, onsite accommodation, an elegant reception room looking out on to an expansive garden, and a range of photography options.

http://www.poetslane.com.au

Sault Daylesford – At Sault, couples can enjoy having their ceremony in the chapel with great views overlooking the lake. Brides can extend their walk down the aisle, by walking down a path through the lavender field to the chapel. Simply stunning.

https://www.sault.com.au/weddings-overview/


Musicians

Harlow and Hart – a youthful, energetic, all girl acoustic trio who love singing & performing cover songs
https://soundcloud.com/harlowandhart

String Musicians Australia – a string quartet booking agency run by highly qualified, professional musicians. They’ve performed at more than 300 wedding ceremonies!
http://www.stringmusicians.com.au

Karizma – a band with a repertoire spanning Jazz Bands, Cover Bands, Classic Covers, Funk Bands, Rock Bands, Duos and Trios, Top 40 and Italian music.

Check them out at http://instinctmusic.com.au/live_entertainment/karizma-melbourne-cover-band/


Photographers

Amanda Kilbourn Photography – as a celebrant, I was taken by the unobtrusive, silent manner in which Amanda and her husband, Graham, work together to get amazing shots of the couple and their guests that are natural, fun and relaxed.
http://www.amandakilbourn.com/weddings/


Florists

Floral Accent – located in Essendon, Floral Accent provides outstanding customer service and innovative floral arrangements. Their design service is available, regardless of how big or small your wedding is. In  2015 and 2016, the owner of Floral Accent, Myhanh Rutledge, won Interflora’s Florist of the Year for Victoria and Tasmania.
http://www.floralaccent.com.au

Florette – a boutique wedding and event floral styling business. It aims to customise a design that’s influenced by your personal style and bring your vision to life for your special day. Manager Erin Cusack also offers a styling service that includes adornments such as glassware, candles and other items.

http://www.florette.com.au


Photo Booths

Inflatable Photo Lounge Booth – when you step inside this inflatable, fully illuminated photo booth, you step inside a Hollywood style glamour scene booth that is interactive, enjoyable, elegant and, of course, memorable.

Check out the photo booth and contact Vincent Scarpino at www.rawrefinedcreative.squarespace.com


Vehicle

Classic Lincoln Limos – chauffeur-driven classic 60s Lincolns – convertibles or hardtops. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/ClassicLincolnLimos/