Save $$$: Book Your Mid-Week Wedding At These Melbourne Venues
Did you know you could get married in the Melbourne wedding venue of your dreams AND save thousands of dollars simply by cleverly booking your wedding reception between Monday to Thursday?
Here's some Melbourne wedding venues that offer substantial savings by getting married mid-week.
In Melbourne's bayside The International of Brighton Georgian Room, the minimum guest spend for 2017 weddings is $5,000 for Monday-Thursday vs $8,800 for Friday, $9,600 for Sunday, and $15,000 for Saturday evening weddings.
You'll spend only $15,000 booking out the Ballroom for a mid-week wedding vs $22,000 for a Friday, $24,000 for a Sunday, and $30,000 to secure the Saturday.
For 2017, Cammeray Waters in Woodend near Mount Macedon charges $120 per person for a 5.5 hour-package including 30 minutes of canapes and beverages for Monday-Thursday weddings, and $165 per person for weekend weddings. The minimum spend is $8,000 for your mid-week wedding, and $12,000 for a weekend wedding.
Chateau Wyuna has maintained its 2016 costs for 2017 couples so it still charges from $92 per person for Monday-Thursday dinnertime wedding packages throughout the year. Compare this to $121 per person for Saturday night weddings ($111 for Fridays and $104 for Sunday) in March, October-November, $113 each for January-February, April, September and December ($103; $96 respectively), and $101 per person ($94; $92 respectively) for weddings in May-August.
Pretty wedding venue The Gables in East Malvern has updated its 2017 wedding venue charges to just $105 per person with a minimum of 50 guests for Monday-Thursday weddings (at least $5,250), but the Friday and Sunday rate is $120 with a minimum of 50 guests (at least $6,000) while Saturday night is $135 per head with a minimum of 80 guests (at least $10,400).
Next to the Yarra River, The Leonda By The Yarra in Hawthorn offers a Classic Wedding Package starting from $125 per person for Monday-Thursday weddings vs starting from $135 per person for Fridays and Sundays.
The gorgeous fairy lit-ceilinged Maison in Elsternwick offers up to 50% off its minimum spend on Monday-Thursday weddings (which fall outside public holidays) for $9,900 compared to $19,500 on Saturday weddings and $12,900 for Friday and Sunday events.
For 2017, Tudoresque Marybrooke Manor in Sherbrooke in the Dandenong Ranges has a new deal where you pay only $80 per person year-round if you marry between Monday-Wednesday, OR a wedding for any number of guests within three months of booking which is great for last-minute wedding choices!
The contemporary event space Red Scooter in Balaclava has updated its 2017 deals to offer weddings of only $100 per person on its Monday-Thursday weddings, $110 per guest for Friday and Sunday weddings, and $120 for Saturday bookings. For 2018 bookings, the wedding cost per person will be $115, $125 and $135 respectively.
The National Trust Victoria wedding venue Rippon Lea Estate in Elsternwick offers an incredible 80-guest minimum package for Monday-Thursday for $12,800. Compare that to Saturday (minimum 130 adults) for $21,450.
During 2017, at the freshly renovated White Nights Receptions in Maidstone, a mid-week evening wedding in the Garden Room (100-200 guests) will cost $7,500 vs $13,000 for a Saturday night. The larger Gallery Room (220-400 guests) costs $9,500 Monday-Thursday vs $15,000 on Saturdays, while the Grand Ballroom (420-600 guests) is $15,000 vs $21,000 for the same days of the week.
If you're seeking a venue to fit up to 250 guests, even a modest discount makes a big difference. For 2017, the gorgeous five-star Southbank hotel, The Langham charges $185 per person for a Saturday wedding, and $175 for a Friday or Sunday, while weddings on Mondays through Thursdays cost $170 per head, a saving of $3,750 on a Saturday booking.