Ballarat, VIC

Ballarat is a charming regional town oozing charm and heritage vibes. For locals or elopers, this is the perfect micro-wedding location for those wanting a rustic or country vibe.

Location highlights: Get married in a beautiful parkland setting on the shores of the iconic Lake Wendouree, Ballarat. Picturesque and romantic, this part of the world is known for being serene and peaceful, and the parkland complements the rich history of the town - just the right vibe for a sweet and simple elopement.

Local features: Charming heritage buildings, impressing dining options and a unique country mood all create a very appealing destination for a small wedding or elopement.

Important things to note: This location has limited availability. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Other locations to consider: For other Victorian options consider our park and beach locations in Melbourne and surrounding areas.

Ringwood, VIC

Ringwood Lake Park is a gorgeous park you will definitely love. Very pretty and well-maintained, this park is perfect for a romantic elopement or micro-wedding.

Location Highlights: Manicured grassland, beautiful gardens and a sweet little lake provide the perfect setting for your ceremony, and photos you will treasure. The serene lake is surrounded by walking paths and well-maintained gardens, creating a tranquil atmosphere.  There are plenty of shady spots under mature trees, making it an ideal place to relax and enjoy the moment with your family and friends.

Local features: Conveniently located in Western Melbourne, and on the doorstep of the Dandenong Ranges, there are so many options for celebrating afterwards. Melbournites, you could enjoy the peace of the mountains; or visitors to Victoria can enjoy Melbourne and everything to has to offer. Make a weekend of it, or celebrate with a great meal at a local restaurant.

Other places you might consider:  In Melbourne we have a beach ceremony location and a CBD park ceremony location. Of course we also have many other locations Australia-wide. 

Gippsland, VIC

Set in the beautiful Gippsland Region, Warragul Civic Park is a beautiful park with well-maintained lawns and gardens, a cute little lake and lots of other features that make it perfect for a romantic little ceremony.

Location Highlights: This is a picturesque and sweet park full of surprises. There's something to capture everyone's hearts here, and a great photo op around every corner.

Local features: With lots of spaces and quirky little areas, we can always find a nice private little area for you to tie the knot. Nestled in the lovely Gippsland Region, with all the wining and dining that area has to offer, this is perfect for anyone wanting to elope from Melbourne or further afield.

Important things to note: As with all Victorian locations, we suggest the summer months as the perfect time to elope if you have your choice of seasons.  If saying I Do in winter is your jam that's cool - brides it's okay to wear a warm jacket to say I do, and even a nice umbrella might be worth packing, just in case.

Other places you might consider:  In Melbourne we have a beach ceremony location and a CBD park ceremony location. Of course we also have many other locations Australia-wide. 

Melbourne CBD Park

Melbourne knows how to charm its locals and guests with beautiful parks, and this gorgeous ceremony spot takes the cake. Make the most of both with a special ceremony in a quiet park before a short stroll to Federation Square where you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to wining and dining.

Location highlights: How can a park be so pretty and peaceful while being so close to the action you can see the city skyline? Queen Victoria Park spans over 4 hectares and features an enchanting collection of lush lawns, majestic trees and a tranquil ornamental lake, creating an ideal setting for Melbournians or travellers to tie the knot. Just as convenient and affordable as a Melbourne registry wedding but far more beautiful. Your photos will be brilliant whether you stay here or take a short walk into town for some more urban shots; heritage building/ graffiti/ funk.

Local features: Melbourne is jam packed with the country’s best restaurants, cafes and bars, so you certainly will be able to celebrate after your ceremony however you please. The ceremony location is a short walk from Federation Square and the CBD, and all the best accommodation options Melbourne has to offer.

Important things to note: It's worth checking out if the City of Melbourne has any big events on your chosen date before locking it in. Being close to the city big sporting events and festivals can impact this park to varying degrees.

Accessibility: Suitable for wheelchairs users and people with limited mobility (just let your celebrant know in advance so they set up close to paths).

Other places you might consider: For another great alternative to a Melbourne registry wedding consider our beach location -  Brighton, also perfect for elopements and small intimate ceremonies.

All photos on this page feature real Just Married Weddings couples, shot at this location by Kaptivations Photography

Geelong, VIC

Geelong is a charming and romantic elopement destination located in Victoria, Australia. With its picturesque coastal scenery, vibrant arts scene, and historical landmarks, Geelong provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate elopement ceremony.

Location highlights: Eastern Beach is situated the eastern edge of Corio Bay, providing you and your guests with breathtaking vistas of the bay and the surrounding landscape. You have the choice here of being married on the grass, with an ocean outlook; or on the sand, for the full beach elopement experience.  The iconic Geelong Waterfront, with its Art Deco-style buildings and picturesque promenade, offers a romantic setting for your ceremony and provides numerous photo opportunities - especially popular are the ferris wheel, jetty and spacious parkland area.

Local features:  Geelong offers a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, allowing you to focus on each other and your love story. With a range of boutique accommodation options and wedding services providers, you can curate a personalised elopement experience that reflects your unique style and preferences.

Important things to note: This area is popular with locals on a warm Saturday afternoon. We can still find you a nice spot for your ceremony but you will need to allow extra time for parking. Or consider choosing a sunset or early morning ceremony for solitude and that magic light your photographer will love.

Other locations to consider: We have several other Victorian locations to consider - or maybe you want to elope to Hobart... or for other small town beachy locations consider Port Elliot, Wollongong or maybe Byron Bay!


Melbourne Beach (Brighton)

Melbourne's striking coastline is famously popular with photographers, so it is the perfect place to get married in Melbourne.  Brighton Beach offers breathtaking panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay and the Melbourne skyline in the distance. The contrast between the sandy beach, blue waters, and the cityscape creates a visually stunning setting. Start your married life together with the relaxed feeling of your feet in the sand and the sea breeze in your hair, before taking a stroll along the foreshore and celebrating at one of the restaurants or bars nearby.

Location Highlights:  Brighton Beach boasts a long stretch of golden sand that runs alongside the turquoise waters of Port Phillip Bay. The coastline here has something for everyone. One of the most iconic features of Brighton Beach is its colorful beach huts or beach boxes. These charming wooden structures line the foreshore and have become an emblem of Brighton. Each box is uniquely painted in vibrant hues, often displaying creative designs and personal touches. These beach boxes add a touch of charm and whimsy to the beachscape and serve as popular photo opportunities.

Local features: Melbourne is jam-packed with the country’s best restaurants, cafés and bars, so you certainly will be able to celebrate your wedding day however you please. The ceremony location is conveniently located for a variety of restaurants and bars, and public transport into the CBD. Whether you're in the mood for a casual beachside snack or a fine dining experience, there are plenty of options to choose from in Brighton.

Important things to note: While there's no guarantees with the weather, we find mornings are magical on the beach, and if you can catch the sunset the sky is pretty amazing, so consider an early morning or later afternoon appointment for your ceremony.

Other places you might consider: If you are looking to get married in Melbourne we also have this stunning park location in Melbourne's CBD. We also have these locations Australia-wide.

All photos on this page feature real Just Married Weddings couples, shot at this location by Kaptivations Photography