There are so many wonderful wedding venues in Melbourne, and each of them has a unique style. From the lakeside, modern atmosphere found at Carousel to the Victorian-esque Ripponlea Gardens, there’s something out there for every bride and groom. Your wedding invitation should be a reflection of what is to come at your wedding, and the venue is a big part of this. Here are five very Melbourne wedding invitations, matched to famous Melbourne venues.
Leonda by the Yarra is one of Melbourne’s most revered wedding venues. Situated (just as the name suggests) by the Yarra River, the venue boasts a ballroom that can fit five hundred people and a garden room for the more intimate reception. This venue oozes a timeless elegance and is suited for a classy, traditional wedding. When looking at wedding stationery, you should be thinking simple colour palettes with a modern twist.
This venue is hidden away in the Dandenong Ranges. The lush, green gardens are uber romantic at any time of the year. Poet’s Lane is perfect for you if you love vine-covered archways and quaint gazebos. Not to mention you may have an encounter with the local wildlife (parakeets, anyone?). Wedding invitations to suit this Melbourne venue should include earthy tones; think brown, green, reds and oranges. The inclusion of animal illustrations is encouraged.
Similar to Poet’s Lane, Ripponlea Gardens is the perfect romantic wedding venue. There’s a sense of history in these gardens. Dating back into the late 1800s, the estate was home to a single family for over a hundred years. You’ll want something sweet and soft for your wedding invitations, with a definite vintage feel. Don’t shy away from something with a feminine touch: it works with this timeless Melbourne venue.
Let’s talk Carousel. It’s cool, modern and definitely city-chic. Your guests will be looking out over Albert Park Lake with the city skyline lit up behind it. Carousel runs a tight ship and is one of the most popular venues in Melbourne. Don’t be afraid to go for something a little edgy when it comes to your wedding invitations. Geometric shapes and glamorous paper are the go here, but remember to keep it simple. Carousel’s white dance floor, drapes and foyer mean that a little white space will go a long way to setting the tone.
Alto occupies the coveted location on the rooftop of Melbourne’s GPO building: can you get any more glam? This venue is perfect if you’re looking for an intimate wedding (its capacity is 150) and want something a little bit different from the norm. Its sleek gold-top bar and modern chandeliers will make any guest swoon. This venue is a stationery-lovers dream: When it comes to wedding invitations it’s time to just go for it. There’s no limit when you’re getting married on Bourke Street. This is your chance for the best wedding invitation Melbourne has to offer. Splashes of colour, prints and stripes are all welcome here.
What can we say about this venue? There’s something so charming about the vineyards and countryside. As the sun sets over the far-reaching fields and turns the sky into a pink and blue watercolour painting, you’ll be glad you picked the Stones. And those are the colours we recommend; pink, blue, rose gold, orange and purple.
So there are some ideas for custom wedding invitations. We’ve barely scratched the surface of wedding venues, but hopefully this guide will help you decide not only on your invitations, but also on the palette for your entire wedding. If there were any venues we left out that you’d really like us to cover, leave a comment! Or if you’re not from Melbourne, let us know where you hail from and we’ll make a list for you. Paperlust also has a huge range of foiled wedding invitations here.
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