posted on 05 Sep 19 | by Explore Bendigo

Start your happily ever after in Bendigo

A dream wedding starts with the perfect location.  With grand architecture and gardens inspired by Europe, contemporary laneways and amazing venues to choose from, Bendigo is the city where your dream wedding comes true.

The region has everything you could wish for when it comes to planning your special day.  With so many appealing options and only a 90 minute drive from Melbourne, it’s a dream location.

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming so we’ve taken the guess work out of it and put together a list of our top picks to make your dream day a reality.

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Wedding Venues in the Bendigo region

The Bendigo region can cater for both intimate and large weddings.

With a beautiful wine region in both Bendigo and Heathcote, there are many wineries that can cater for ceremonies and receptions. Balgownie Estate is the perfect location for a view of the vines, a gorgeous reception space and accommodation on site.  Other top boutique wineries include Lynnevale Estate, Chateau Dore, Sutton Grange Winery in Bendigo and Sanguine Estate and The Shiraz Republic in the Heathcote region, just a short drive away.   

In addition, you have the option of stunning heritage buildings, homesteads, theatres and churches.  Be sure to check out Bendigo Pottery, Bendigo Town Hall, Fortuna Villa, Mackenzie Quarters and Ulumbarra Theatre.

If something modern is more your style, perhaps All Seasons, Bendigo Gallery Café, Rocks on Rosalind, The Boardwalk, Rifle Brigade Hotel or Wine Bank on View is the place for you offering a fun and unique Bendigo twist on your special day.   

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Picture Perfect Backdrops

Heritage might be the number one backdrop for wedding photographers in Bendigo, but you cannot go past Bendigo’s natural beauty either.  Our post popular instaworthy spots include the leafy elms of Rosalind Park and the Conservatory in the Civic Gardens, CBD. Offer hotspots include the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Gardens and the picturesque Lake Weeroona.

Visit our parks & gardens for more inspiration.
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Pampering & Indulgence

Hair and make-up, a relaxing massage or pampering session – yes please!  Be sure to book yourself in for a little love at Jools for Jim, Neon Peach, Wax Lash Tan, Cherish Thy, Endota Spa or Made in Common.  And for the guys, Royal Jims offer a full men’s barbering service no appointment necessary. 

Check out more info here on all things beauty and indulgence.
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Finishing Touches

Whether its flowers, decorative décor or transport, we’ve got you covered.  Floral arrangements get no better than those of Libertine Florist, you won’t be disappointed.  For special occasion party supplies and hire look no further than Bendigo Party Hire and Red Fox Party Supplies.  And for all your transport needs check out Cobb & Co Carriages and bus hire companies here

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Where to Stay in the Bendigo region

There’s a wide variety of accommodation on offer in the Bendigo region from inner city apartments, b&b’s, rural retreats, self-contained miners cottages, suites, and contemporary hotels.  

For a full list of accommodation options click here.
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Talk to our Wedding Specialists

Let us take the hard work out of organising your perfect day.  Our complimentary services include: 
•    Assistance with discovering your dream location
•    Advise on the best dates for your big day
•    Complimentary Save the Date postcards
•    Arrange your first night as Mr & Mrs
•    Coordinate accommodation for all guests
•    Coordinate activities for guests before the reception
•    Provide welcome packs with maps and directions for your guests


Find out more here or speak to one of our specialists call 1800 813 153