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Wedding Advice | Event Planning Tips

There are so many incredible venues in Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast region of Victoria. There is something to suit every type of event from corporate functions, to weddings, launches and celebrations of all kinds.

The Event Bible has attracted a great list of these venues and here are a variety to get you inspired…


Address: PH2, 33 Mackey Street, North Geelong, Victoria, 3215

Capacity: 40-370

Suitable for: Weddings, Celebrations, Corporate Events, Cocktail Function, Sit Down, Gala Events, Fundraisers, Launches, Fashion Parades and so much more.

1915 is one of our incredible venues in Geelong – it is an exciting new venue unlike anything else in the Geelong region. 

Set beneath the iconic North Geelong smokestack, within a soaring conversion of a 100-year-old red brick boiler house that once powered the region’s largest woollen mills, innovative Chef Andy Symeonakis plates up top-notch Modern Australian fare, accompanied by a curated, extensive drinks list.

1915 has a powerful history infused with a modern spirit. We share our building with the region’s most exciting distillery, Anther Gin, and often come together to enhance visitor experience to our corner of Federal Mills.

Open from midday, 7-days a week, we are here for your large celebrations, intimate gatherings, long table lunches, knock off drinks, cocktail catch ups, and everything in between.

Basils Farm, Swan Bay

Address: 43-53 Nye Road, Swan Bay, Victoria, 3228

Capacity: 20-120 Guests

Suitable for: Weddings, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Celebrations, Corporate Events, Cocktail Function, Sit Down and so much more.

Basils Farm is situated on majestic Swan Bay, overlooking Queenscliff, providing a breathtaking coastal backdrop for an unforgettable event. This idyllic setting on a 50-acre farm and vineyard includes Basils Farmhouse and Pavilion and is surrounded by expansive lawns and stunning landscaped cottage gardens.

Perfect for events up to 120 people, offering a contemporary, provincial-style, relaxed setting.

Mt Duneed Estate

Address: 65 Pettavel Rd, Waurn Ponds, VIC, 3216

Capacity: 80-500 Guests

Suitable for: Weddings, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Celebrations, Launches, Fashion Parades, Fundraisers, Corporate Events, Cocktail Function, Sit Down, Gala Events and so much more.

Mt Duneed Estate, another on our incredible venues in Geelong, has built its reputation on creating stunning weddings and events in the most spectacular location. They offer tailored and flexible packages to ensure that your wedding day or special event is just as you have always imagined. Their dedicated events team will work with you to plan your event, coordinate all of your suppliers and ensure everything runs smoothly.

Whether you require a relaxed and informal wedding or private event with a Shared Experience, Alternate Dinner Experience, or a Cocktail Experience, Mt Duneed Estate can cater to all styles and budgets. 

The Barrel Hall can seat up to 350+ guests with a 10m x 10m dance floor, or up to 500+ for a cocktail celebration. 

Every Mt Duneed Estate wedding or event is uniquely tailored to meet the clients needs. They love working with clients to create winery weddings and events with a difference.

Mt Duneed Estate

Site 3A, Fyansford, Geelong

Address: 100 Lower Paper Mills Road, Fyansford, Victoria, 3218

Capacity: 200-380 Guests

Suitable for: Weddings, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Celebrations, Launches, Fashion Parades, Corporate Events, Cocktail Function, Sit Down and so much more.

Site 3A located in the Old Papermills of Fyansford, is another one of our listed incredible venues in Geelong will take your breath away with raw stone walls, soaring ceilings and huge wooden beams creating a canvas that is limited only by your imagination.

This space takes on any identity you need it to, from sophisticated elegance on a grand scale to industrial chic, bluestone and timber meet crystal chandeliers, game over.

Stylists, florists and photographers love this space and once you walk in you will understand why, but most importantly your guests will talk about being here forever.

Site 3A

Terindah Estate

Address: 90 McAdams Lane, Bellarine, Victoria, 3223

Capacity: 150-300 Guests

Suitable for: Weddings, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Celebrations, Launches, Corporate Events, Cocktail Function, Sit Down and so much more.

Terindah Estate encompasses a striking architecturally designed venue amidst the vineyard, overlooking wheat and barley fields with panoramic views of Corio Bay.

You won’t find fields, ocean, mountains, vineyard and a private beach in one location at any other property in the region. The Estate is truly a photographer’s playground with an abundance of picturesque locations to enjoy with your nearest and dearest.

Terindah Estate

RGR Arena

Address: 450 Dickins Road, Freshwater Creek, Victoria, 3217

Capacity: 50-150 Guests

Suitable for: Weddings, Fashion Parades, Launches, Cocktail Function, Sit Down and so much more.

A fully weatherproof Arena (88m x 30m) and separate grandstand (6m x 30m) that can be combined or separated for any style event be that wedding, product launch, cocktail party or Fashion parade.

It’s a blank canvas that can be adapted for whatever you dream up. Set on beautiful grounds in idyllic Freshwater Creek, 10 minutes from Torquay, 15 minutes from Geelong and just 55 minutes from Melb.

Great Ocean Road Resort, Anglesea

Address: 105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC, 3230

Capacity: 20-200 Guests

Suitable for: Corporate Functions, Team Workshops, Conferences, Launches, Cocktail Function, Sit Down Events and so much more.

Great Ocean Road Resort is one of Victoria’s premium conference venues, located just over 1 hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD and 30 minutes from Geelong. This venue is entirely customisable for conferences, executive meetings, corporate retreats, team building experiences, seminars and workshops. 

The facilities include a newly refurbished conference centre, luxurious day spa, fine dining restaurant and private dining room.

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre – The Dome

Adress: 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3200

Capacity: 50-350 Guests

Suitable for: Corporate Functions, Charity Fundraiser, Launches, Conferences, Cocktail Function, Sit Down Events and so much more.

The Dome in Geelong is a distinctive and sought after venue and available for events of all kinds, from small meetings, large corporate functions, conferences and formal banquets.

The High Ground (Wurdi Youang) is a unique, 350 capacity, under the-dome space with inspiring architecture, intuitive technology and a north-facing balcony with scene-stealing views over Geelong, Corio Bay and the You Yangs.

THE KO, Newtown, Geelong

Address: 1/14 Lambert Avenue, Newtown, Victoria, 3220

Capacity: 30-120 Guests

Suitable for: Cocktail Functions, Studio Hire, Intimate Sit Down Celebrations, Corporate Events.

THE KO is a multi-purpose event space, gallery and studio located in Newtown, Geelong. A blank canvas that provides you with the opportunity to design your event down to the last detail. 

The KO can accommodate weddings, intimate celebrations and corporate events.

This is just a snapshot of some venues that Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast of Victoria have to offer. We hope we have inspired you to plan an incredible event!

If you need help planning your wedding, do not forget to download the super helpful Ultimate Wedding Checklist & Timeline or the Wedding Planning Kit.

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