At a Glance
With striking architecture and a vast selection of gallery spaces, you and your guests will have a unique opportunity to celebrate among millions of collection items or simply be immersed in the stunning natural surrounds.
The expert caterers from Restaurant Associates offer a flexible and creative range of menu options to delight the senses.
From lavish wedding receptions to intimate wedding ceremonies, the possibilities are endless at Melbourne Museum.
Weddings at Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum has a range of venue spaces to suit your individual preferences and style:
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, adjacent to the outdoor North Terrace and overlooking the treetops of the stunning Carlton Gardens, this purpose-designed function space is a favoured space for exclusive wedding receptions.
Housed with floor-to-ceiling dinosaur skeletons, give your guests a truly unique wedding experience and take a journey through the galleries during your cocktail or dinner event.
The Melbourne Story
Showcased in Melbourne Gallery and reveals Melbourne’s unique and changing tale.
Treat your guests to a private viewing of more than 1200 objects from Museum Victoria’s collection, including Melbourne Museum’s most popular object, Phar Lap.
Melbourne Gallery is a perfect, unique space to hold your pre-dinner drinks or even reception.
Set within Bunjilaka, a living cultural centre made up of several key gallery spaces for Victoria's Indigenous community. It is no accident that the space curves like a river, as Birrarung is the Boonwurrung and Woi wurrung name for Yarra River. Birrarung has a hand-carved zinc wall and leads via double doors to an outdoor area known as Milarri Garden. Birrarung provides the perfect opportunity for guests to enjoy both a contemporary indoor venue and outdoor gardens.
Main Foyer & Walk
Set in front of the misty fern gully and waterfall of Melbourne Museum's living Forest Gallery, the Main Foyer and Walk is an architecturally designed contemporary space. Ideal for large wedding receptions or pre-dinner drinks, the Main Foyer and Walk has a beautiful openness about it and will give your guests a unique museum experience once walking through the doors.
Touring Hall Foyer
With angled steel columns and soaring glass walls, this space boats an abundance of natural light and has access to a private outdoor courtyard.
The Touring Hall Foyer and Courtyard is an ideal setting for pre-dinner drinks or even reception.
Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in Carlton Gardens in Carlton. The inner-northern suburb of Melbourne, Australia, immediately adjoins Melbourne's central business district. The museum has function spaces available for events, including weddings. Spaces accommodate 10 to 2,000 guests.
Weddings at Melbourne Museum
Unique spaces are available for weddings. Treetops, adjacent to the outdoor North Terrace, overlooks the treetops of the Carlton Gardens. The Main Foyer and Walk is a contemporary space set in front of the misty fern gully and waterfall of living Forest Gallery. The Touring Hall Foyer has angled steel columns, soaring glass walls, and access to a private courtyard.
Melbourne Museum has a team of experienced wedding planners who are enthusiastic about new ideas and making wedding dreams come true. Caterers from Restaurant Associates offer a flexible and creative range of menu options.
Accommodation and Tourist Attractions
Several hotels are located in Carlton, including Rydges on Swanston, Best Western Plus Travel Inn Carlton, Alston Apartments Hotel, and The Eminence. Additional accommodation options are available in Melbourne, including the quirky Notel, St Jerome’s - The Hotel, and The Blackman.
Carlton is known for its ‘Little Italy’ scene on Lygon Street, also the location of the iconic Readings Carlton bookstore and Cinema Nova. Cultural offerings in the neighbourhood include La Mama Theatre and Bridget McDonnell Gallery.