Melbourne garden wedding venues may be associated with the city’s hustle and bustle, but although convenient to Melbourne, Iris Park on the Mornington Peninsula is perfectly suited for garden wedding ceremonies by offering a selection of peaceful locations within defined sites on the property. Couples can begin celebrating their lives together with ceremonies in a bushland setting or exchange vows in a formal garden setting which both lend themselves to a variety of seating configurations. Iris Park also has an all-weather site in the form of a warehouse-style building, which can be styled with an “industrial chic” theme or a more formal theme with vintage furniture, draping and florals.
Iris Park has 4 bridal arches of varying styles. A bower of vibrant pink roses intermingled with delicate yellow roses frames the arched entrance to the Ancient Stump Garden where the seating can be arranged for guests to view the arrival of the bridal party. Alternatively, the bridal party can arrive via an arched entrance flanked by crab apples, an ornamental weeping silver pear tree, may bushes, agapanthus and pots of vibrant bougainvillea. The bridal party can also make a stunning entrance by arriving via our substantial, elegant, wrought-iron Arlette pathway arch (nearly 5m long and 3.5m in height), which is enhanced by flowering vines and colourful shrubs.
The shade of the canopy of the majestic century-old stringy bark tree provides an attractive ceremony location, where you can avail yourselves of a choice of traditional timber or wrought iron signing tables, Americana-style guest seating, wedding arches and marquees, all included in our basic wedding package. Alternatively, you can engage the services of a stylist to create a theme for your ceremony.
If your preference is for a bushland setting, utilise an expanse of natural grassland with stands of natives in the background.