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Weddings by Rydges Geelong

Searching for the perfect Geelong wedding venue?

Our stunning Geelong Wedding Venue offers the perfect blank canvas for your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony or wedding reception to suit every style and size of celebration. Geelong Events Centre is located in the heart of Geelong’s cultural and entertainment precinct making GEC the perfect Destination Venue for your guests to enjoy easy access to the splendour of the Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula.

Featuring a private entrance and pre-function area from Myers St, our sophisticated Geelong wedding venue can accommodate all kinds of celebrations, from refined champagne cocktail soirees of up to 600 people to candlelit dinners for up to 330 of your friends and family. GEC will help create a tailored experience, exceeding all your expectations to truly create the perfect celebration.

Our team embody one simple mission to provide an unforgettable experience and will help bring together all the little details for a perfect event.  Assisting with tailored menus to event styling,  flowers to bubbles, we can help design the perfect bespoke wedding package.

Up to 600

Your Special Wedding Offer

Book your wedding prior to 30th June 2024 and hold before 30th June 2025 to recieve a 10% discount off the total cost.

T&C’s apply. 

AU$139  /person
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Celebrate at Rydges Geelong

Rydges Geelong

Rydges offers sweeping views of the sparkling Corio Bay and only minutes from the lively foreshore of Eastern Beach, this premier Geelong hotel is the perfect blend of inner city convenience and that scenic holiday feel. With 138 spacious guest rooms, apartments and luxury suites, Rydges Geelong offers modern accommodation within one of Australia’s most popular cities.

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Our Facilities

Your guests will be left nothing short of impressed with the facilities at Rydges Geelong. Featuring a pool area and spa, plus the popular Nautica Pool Bar & Kitchen, featuring a fresh modern Australian menu, contemporary decor and bartenders that can accommodate any request.

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Dedicated Wedding Coordinator

Our dedicated wedding coordinators are here to make your special day perfect & free of any stress. Our team will work with you from beginning to end to plan and tailor every single detail to fulfill all your wedding dreams.

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Geelong Wedding Venues

Rydges Geelong Events Centre

The largest venue at GEC, The Wedding Centre features 556m2 of pillar-less floor space and a built in stage – creating the perfect dance floor. With an abundance of natural light from the retractable skylights, the space offers flexible setup options and modern furnishings throughout. The Wedding Centre features a private entrance from Myers St that opens up to a large foyer.


Barwon Room is accessible via Myers St and features a spacious reception area, idea for pre or post event drinks or catering breaks. Our venues all feature in-built audio visual, individually controlled climate control and retractable skylights. Barwon makes up one third of The Wedding Centre, and can be connected to adjoining rooms Kardinia and Otway to accommodate larger groups.

Ms. Nautica

Ms. Nautica is a stylish, versatile space featuring an abundance of natural light. Located within the Rydges Geelong Hotel, Ms. Nautica can be accessed directly from the hotel reception foyer. Flooded with natural light this private dining room is the ideal space to compliment your wedding celebrations.


Kardinia makes up one third of The Wedding Centre and is equipped with state of the art audio visual equipment, flexible configuration and provides access to the function foyer, ideal for pre or post event cocktails. This stylish venue boasts natural light from retractable skylights and can be combined with neighboring rooms Barwon and Otway to provide a larger space.


Otway Room provides modern furnishings and state of the art audio visual with direct access to the onsite outdoor pool & spa, ideal for post event cocktails. The venue makes up one third of The Function Room can be connected with neighbouring rooms Kardinia and Barwon to accommodate larger groups or offer multiple break out rooms.


Starboard can be used separately or combined with adjoining room Portside. Alone, this venue is the ideal space for a bridal party to reset and relax in between reception. Located within the Rydges Geelong Hotel, Starboard can be accessed directly from the hotel reception foyer.


Portside can be used separately or combined with adjoining room Starboard to offer a spacious room with an abundance of natural light. Portside is located within the Rydges Geelong Hotel with direct access from the hotel reception foyer. Fitted with state of the art audio visual and the flexibility to expand, making this space ideal for an intimate ceremony or reception.

Pool Terrace

Nautica Poolside is the perfect outdoor addition to your special day. Perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties and pre-reception drinks – The poolside can be transformed for whatever the occasion. Located within Rydges Geelong, Nautica Poolside is directly accessible via the hotel lobby and the events centre.

Ready To Celebrate Your Wedding At Rydges Geelong?

Download the Rydges Geelong wedding kit to find out more about our thoughtfully prepared wedding packages and stunning venues. Our friendly wedding specialists are available to assist you with any enquiries, providing a tailored option for all your wedding needs to bring your vision to life.