Top Christening Venues Melbourne for Hire

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Best Melbourne Christening Venues for Hire

11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006

350 Seated • 1000 Standing • $$

114 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

100 Seated • 200 Standing • $$

11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006

600 Standing • $$

11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006

150 Standing • $$

126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052

200 Seated • 180 Standing • $$

126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052

100 Seated • 80 Standing • $$

114 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

20 Seated • 25 Standing • $$

11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC 3006

80 Seated • $$

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Melbourne Christening Venue Hire Guide

A christening or baptism is an important event in the life of a Christian family. It involves a ceremony where a child takes its first steps into Christianity and becomes a part of God's church.

This is a momentous occasion and thus deserves a proper celebration. Thankfully, there are heaps of venues in Melbourne that make outstanding settings for your christening reception party.

Where can I find good christening venues in Melbourne?

You'll find beautiful reception venues for your child's baptism in these Melbourne neighbourhoods:

Melbourne CBD

The Melbourne CBD, Victoria is filled with charming restaurants, upscale hotels with versatile function rooms and other wonderful venues that will cater to christenings and other special events. If you're looking for a more upscale baptism venue, this is where you'll find it.

Inner Melbourne

Melbourne's inner areas are filled with gorgeous establishments that make ideal settings for christenings. These include restaurants, hotels, pavilions, private mansions and garden venues.

Northern Suburbs

With its leafy streets and chic restaurants, the Northern suburbs of Melbourne are perfect locations for your baptism reception party. These areas are spacious and offer a variety of venues that are perfect for your party.

Southern Suburbs & Mornington Peninsula

The wide-open spaces and fantastic scenery of Southern suburbs and Mornington Peninsula provide idyllic locations for a child's baptism. South-eastern Melbourne is home to many beautiful places, most notably the Yarra River. This area offers lovely restaurants and parks that make wonderful baptism venues. You might also want to check out the Dandenong Ranges if you're looking for more countryside-style settings.

What are the most popular types of christening venues in Melbourne?

Your child's baptism deserves a reception venue befitting the importance of the event. Melbourne is teeming with such venues. It's up to you to decide which Melbourne event space is best for your christening reception, depending on the size of your guest list and your style preferences. Here are some options in terms of venue type:

Hotel function rooms

Hotel function rooms and ballrooms boast outstanding views, good food and an elegant atmosphere. It's customary to provide a buffet or plated meal, depending on the size of your guest list.

Gardens, parks and botanic gardens

Gardens, parks and botanic gardens are ideal for an outdoor baptism reception. These venues feature sweeping lawns where you can relax in the great outdoors with your family and friends. If your guests include children, they'll be able to run around and enjoy the scenery instead of being cooped up indoors.

Restaurants, cafes and bistros

For couples who prefer a more intimate reception with their closest family and friends, hire out one of Melbourne's many fine-dining restaurants. This kind of venue offers delicious food that can be tailored especially for guests with special dietary needs.

If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, you may want to host your christening reception at a coffee shop or bistro, which should enable you to keep costs down.

What should I consider when looking for Melbourne christening venues?

A christening venue is one of the first things that you must decide on as the guest list will depend upon its capacity. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for the perfect venue for your event:

Venue size

If you're going to invite friends and relatives then you must choose a place that can accommodate many people comfortably, with room for adults to mingle and for children to move around.

Venue location

The neighbourhood can play a significant part in the overall feel of your special day so choose wisely. Make sure that it's convenient for guests who will be travelling from afar and ensure that they're well taken care of when they arrive at their destination.

Venue fees

How much does the venue cost per hour or day? Also ask about additional charges like food and drink expenses, cleaning fees and security deposits. Get details of any hidden costs that may add up in the end. Asking these questions now can avoid misunderstandings later.

Book early

You also need to consider how far in advance you need to book the venue in order to get it booked, especially if it's a popular choice among other families who want their special day at this venue too.

Find your perfect christening venue in Melbourne

Melbourne has heaps of stunning venues that are perfect for you to celebrate a Christening and much more. Find and book your perfect venue with the VenueNow team.

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