Wedding Venues in Melbourne Australia | Rydges on Swanston


Plan the extravagant Melbourne wedding you’ve always dreamed of at Rydges on Swanston!

Welcome To Rydges On Swanston Weddings....

Rydges on Swanston features a panoramic view of the city skyline, 107 accommodation rooms and spacious reception rooms that can cater for up to 500 guests, making it the perfect venue for your Melbourne wedding. 

Rydges on Swanston offers a variety of flexible venues to suit any guest list. Our most popular options include our Carlton Room | Level 4, Swanston Room | Ground Floor along with with our famous Pool deck Terrace | Level 4. Each of these spaces offers something different depending on the vision of your Melbourne wedding.

For a personal site inspection of our hotel and facilities, please call our  Wedding Planner on  (03) 9347 7811 or


'JUST MARRIED’ – FROM ONLY $99* per person

Our new three-course, all-inclusive package features the following from only $99* per person.


♥ Chef’s selection of canapés & drinks on arrival
♥ Three-course set menu
♥ Tea and coffee
♥ 4 hour beverage package*

*Includes pre-dinner drinks. House white and red wines, sparkling wine for toast, beer, soft drinks and orange juice.


♥ Dedicated wedding coordinator
♥ Room hire
♥ Complimentary menu tasting for bride & groom*
♥ Personalised menus
♥ Sparkling wine for the toast
♥ Service of the wedding cake
♥ Cake table, knife and gift table
♥ Dance floor (unless specialty floor is required)
♥ One night’s accommodation for bride and groom in bridal suite
♥ Complimentary breakfast for the bride and groom
♥ Complimentary parking for the bride and groom
♥ Late check out
♥ Special accommodation rates for guests
♥ Special parking rates for guests (or complimentary where available)

*Menu tasting on confirmation of booking. Additional menu tasting $59 per person.
**Minimum number of 50 guests


Children's meals are available for those age 3-12. Please discuss your requirements with our team


Our wedding team would be delighted to assist should you require help with any finishing touches. We have a list of preferred suppliers we could recommend in any of areas of theming, musicians, hire cars and much more.


If you’re after a cocktail-style event, we can discuss your needs and tailor a special package to suit.

Terms and Conditions

Subject to availability and for new event bookings only made between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015 and consumed between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. Offer applies to wedding events only, block out dates may apply and a minimum numbers of guests are required – see each Hotel for required numbers. Offer and inclusions subject to change at the discretion of the providing hotel.

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Dont Take Our Word For It, See What Our Previous Couples Have To Say!

We couldn't speak highly enough of this hotel. In particular the weddings and event coordinator Karinda. No detail was too small and no issue unsolvable.
The food was delicious and our spa suite room was perfect. Many of our guests booked rooms last minute and they too were pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend for an event or a weekend.
We will definitely be back – Chris & Melissa

Perfect venue for a perfect wedding – Carmen & Damien

My Husband & I booked our wedding at the Rydges on Swanston. All I can say is this hotel was over and beyond may other establishments we have been to. Dealing with Karinda the wedding Coordinator, is a dream. From the moment she took over from the past girl she was professional, welcoming and most of all very very accommodating to any of our requests. All the staff from the waiting staff, restaurant & bar staff, front of house along with Karinda are just amazing. Seriously if you are thinking of a wedding venue this is the place. Everyone raved about the delicious food, the service and the venue and location as a whole. My husband and I are a bit sad that we no longer get to deal with the Rydges but will certainly be visiting for lunch when we are in the city.
Thanks again to all the team at The Rydges Swanston Street you guys ROCK, great staff, great food, great relaxing place to be. Thanks for making our wedding day stress free and just wonderful - Richard & Lisa

Thank you so much for an absolute perfect wedding, everything was flawless and everyone had an amazing time
– Matthew & Clair

We had an AMAZING day! It was all we ever wanted and more. It was so nice to have such personalised service, and from Karinda especially. Your staff were absolutely wonderful. Andy and my needs were attended to before, during and after the wedding. Our guests have not stopped raving about the venue, food and service. We keep getting compliments about the food, location, set up and staff. Karinda you were fantastic and are very good at your job! Andrew, the Manager, was great after you left (well great all the way through too). But he ensured our personalised service was continued, so thank you. When beginning to plan our wedding, Andy and I wanted a venue with great food, great service and a relaxed and friendly feel. You and your staff seemed to be able to give us this and more with ease. You and your staff should feel very proud of yourselves as you've made Andy and I, as well as our guests, very happy. We can't THANK YOU enough! – Mallory & Andrew


  • Dedicated Weddings Specilaist to assist with all planning aspects
  • Personal "Styling Session" in our purpose built style room
  • Meet & Greet with the Executive Chef to design your menu


  • Complimentary carparking for parents of the Bride & Groom
  • Discounted accommodation for your guests
  • Private Bridal Retreat for the Bridal Party prior to the evening reception

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Room/Space Area Ceiling
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity
Carlton Room 25m x 10.6m 3.5m 265m² 300 250 450
Swanston Room 16 x 14 3m 215m² 150 100 200