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The Best Christening Venues Melbourne


Lounge with Private Bar at Ludlow Bar


6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

4 (1786)



Full Venue Hire at Eureka 89

Function Venue

Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

4.7 (1128)



Northern Point Room at Eureka 89

Function Venue

Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

4.7 (1128)



Swanston Bar & Terrace Enclosure at Queensberry Hotel


593 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

4.2 (804)



Rooftop Indoors at Two Hands Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar

311A Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

4.5 (892)



Function Room, Italian Restaurant at Monzarella Italian Restaurant


231 Nelson Pl, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

4.2 (924)



Rooftop Entire Area at Two Hands Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar

311A Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

4.5 (892)



Private Deck at Riverland Bar


Princes Bridge, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

4.4 (2355)



Upstairs Main Bar and Dome at St LuJa


9 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

4.6 (374)



Semi-private area - behind the bar 20 - 60. Exclusive 100 at Juliet Melbourne


37-41 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC, Australia

4.4 (182)


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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.


This inner-city suburb boasts of a number of heritage-listed buildings that have been converted into christening venues. These Collingwood venues give off an old-world charm that's perfect for more traditional christenings.


Like Collingwood, Richmond is also home to a number of beautifully converted heritage buildings. Christening venues here tend to be more on the rustic side, with exposed brickwork and high ceilings.


Prahran is where you'll find some of Melbourne's best boutique hotels. These make great christening venues because they offer both indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used for the ceremony and reception.

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. Check out Melbourne’s most Instagrammable Venues.

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.

Waterfront venues

There's nothing quite like celebrating your child's christening with stunning views of the water. If you're looking for a unique venue with a difference, then consider one of Melbourne's many waterfront function room venues. Waterfront venues are perfect for summer christenings, as you and your guests can enjoy the warm weather and beautiful scenery.

you can also check out these 8 best beachside venues in Melbourne for events.

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. Check also if there are packages available so that you can save on costs.

Venue Facilities

Does the venue have everything you need? Is there a kitchen for catering purposes? Are there enough toilets? Is there parking available? Do you need a dance floor? It's important to consider these things ahead of time so that you can be sure that your guests will be comfortable.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Melbourne christening venues cost?

Based on VenueNow's historic data, on average, Melbourne christening venues cost between 50 per person and 75 per person. For example, a 100 person christening would cost approximately 5000-7500. Costs may differ based on your food and beverage requirements, AV requirements, event date and time and the type of venue you decide to book.

What are the top Melbourne christening venues?

Here are some of our favourite Melbourne christening venues:1. Melbourne Public2. The Promenade Docklands3. The Grace Darling Hotel4. Teller Brunswick East5. Matra Studio Kitchen and Bar6. Aviary Hotel7. Eureka 898. Sam Remo Ballroom9. The General Assembly10. ZINC

How do I find and book Melbourne christening venues?

Finding and booking a Melbourne christening venue is easy with VenueNow, simply follow these steps:1. Enter Melbourne as your location and christening as your event type into VenueNow's search engine.2. Narrow down your search results by entering more filters such as number of people, event date, room layout and budget.3. Send enquiries to venues to request pricing and availability (we recommend sending 3-5 enquiries to different venues to ensure you get the best price).4. Review your quotes and connect directly with your favourite venues to book a site visit and finalise your booking.5. Host your event!

How far in advance should I book a Melbourne christening venue?

On average, VenueNow customers book a Melbourne venue 90 days in advance of the event. For larger events and event dates in December we recommend allowing additional time as there may be limited availability.

Can VenueNow help me find a Melbourne christening venue?

We sure can! VenueNow's team of Venue Booking Experts can help you find the perfect venue, collect quotes from multiple venues on your behalf, negotiate the best price with venues and book venues, all for free. Simply send us your event brief and our team will be in contact with venue recommendations within 24-48 hours.

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