The most popular trend in the weddings industry continues to be warehouse weddings.
As couples (and their families) have moved away from traditional ceremonies and reception venues, the raw and rustic warehouse scene has thrived. Turning what were once industrial factories and sheds into creatively redesigned venues with space, style, and functionality.
For those looking for purpose-built events destinations within the walls of old shipping sheds and timberyards, look no further.
The classic warehouse wedding venue (and incidentally voted Best Reception Venue in Australia) is Showtime Events Centre. What was one of the original sheds in the formative days of Melbourne’s industry on the Yarra River, Showtime Events Centre has since become one of the city’s premier industrial-style venues with a modern flair.
A nondescript exterior perched beside the Yarra River overlooks the city skyline, freestanding, with an exterior marquee. The venue is a standout amongst the monotony of ballrooms and function centres.
Enter to find the exposed roof lined with in-built A/V equipment, wide original wooden floorboards and wrought iron walls, given the modern treatment, illuminated with LED’s through laser-cut patterns.
A feature chandelier bar and contemporary bridal suite mean that this venue has the history, the style and the amenities rarely found in a warehouse wedding venue.
If it’s a tastefully raw and rustic vibe you’re after, The Timberyard is what you want. Situated quietly within a nondescript area of Port Melbourne, the Timberyard is one of Melbourne’s newest event venues.
Opening only last year, it sits on a whopping 6,000 square meters, the location is broken down into four separate areas that can be used individually or together. But, as the name of this blog suggests, The Warehouse is what you’ll be looking for. Able to seat up to 1,500 guests within this large space that has been carefully designed to surprisingly still feel intimate and enclosed.
The Timberyard is suited to those looking for a big day in a big space with a few surprises for your guests along the way.
Blank canvas warehouse, riverside setting and a glass conservatory to top it off? Cargo Hall ticks all the boxes for those wanting a light-filled venue with a rustic edge. This space has been purposely redeveloped solely for events, which means it has all the flair a warehouse space has while secretly having all of the important amenities every wedding guest might need.
The fully enclosed glass conservatory overlooks the Yarra River and Melbourne city skyline, perfect for pre-dinner drinks and arrival canapes. Inside, the hardwood floors, illuminated back bar and reclaimed timber feature-wall offer the perfect amount of style to still create your day exactly how you want it.
To top it off a mezzanine offers the perfect vantage point for photos and even better for a prime-positioned DJ. Cargo Hall is a hidden gem just outside the CBD, making it perfect for those guests coming from any part of Melbourne.
For more information about these and other great Showtime Event Group wedding venues, visit out Weddings Website.