Best Pre-Wedding Shooting Locations in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is crowned the globe’s most liveable city byThe Economist Intelligence Unit Survey, and we definitely agree! From urban landscapes to breath-taking and romantic beaches, it’s no surprise why couples from all over the world travel to have their pre-wedding photos taken in Melbourne!

We’ve compiled some of the best locations in Melbourne for couples who are planning on a pre-wedding photo shoot Down Under.  Many of ourvendorshave extensive experience in shooting in Melbourne too, so browse through their pages for wedding shooting ideas!

URBAN LANDSCAPE

The city centre is perfect for photo shoots. Why? From well preserved architecture dating back to the late 1800s to modern and futuristic skyscrapers, the streets of Melbourne are prime locations for pre-wedding shoots.

We recommend: Spring Street, Flinders Street Train Station, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Federation Square.

 
Venue: Flinders Street | Vendor: Vanness Ong

 
Venue: Flinders Street | Vendor: Vanness Ong


Venue: Collins Street | Vendor: Bestian Kelly Photography


Venue: Train Station, Flinders Street | Vendor: Bestian Kelly Photography


Venue: SBS Melbourne | Vendor: Bestian Kelly Photography


Venue: Flinders Street | Vendor: Andrew Yep Photographie

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Gardens full of beautiful colourful flowers and green grasses are also popular location for a pre-wedding photo shoot! One of the best in Melbourne is definitely the Carlton Gardens, famous for its symmetrical tree lines and ponds. You may have a few shots taken at the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Museum which are located within walking distance from Carlton Garden!

We recommend:  Royal Botanical Garden & Carlton Garden


Venue: Royal Botanical Garden | Vendor: WLOON Wedding Photography


Venue: Royal Botanical Garden | Vendor: Vanness Ong


Venue: Royal Botanical Garden | Vendor: Vanness Ong


Venue: Royal Botanical Garden | Vendor: Vanness Ong


Venue: Royal Botanical Garden | Vendor: Vanness Ong


Venue: Royal Botanical Garden | Vendor: WLOON Wedding Photography


Venue: Royal Botanical Garden | Vendor: Vanness Ong

 
Venue: Carlton Gardens | Vendor: Andrew Yep Photographie

 
Venue: Carlton Gardens | Vendor: Andrew Yep Photographie 

GRAFFITI LANES

Melbourne is also well known for being an artist’s dream thanks to the existence of approved graffiti art lanes such as Degraves Street, Hosier Lane and Union Lane. Its ever-changing artwork provides fresh and unique backdrops for engagement photo shoots! If you have time to spare, we suggest talking a walk through Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) and suburbs to find your favourite artwork before your shoot. Sometimes, these artworks may change overnight, so don’t be surprised if you can’t find your chosen background! Just go with the flow!

We recommend: Hosier Lane and Union Lane

 
Venue: Hosier Lane | Vendor: Andrew Yep Photographie

 
Venue: Graffiti Lane | Vendor: Vanness Ong

DOCKLANDS

Docklands is a spectacular location for a nautical themed photo shoot. Located at the fringe of the city, there are countless quaint cafés, bars and restaurants around the dock that make for intimate locations with a glimpse of the amazing Melbourne city view.


Venue: Docklands | Vendor: Andrew Yep Photographie


Venue: Docklands | Vendor: Andrew Yep Photographie

 
Venue: Docklands | Vendor: Andrew Yep Photographie


Venue: Docklands | Vendor: Andrew Yep Photographie

UNIVERSITIES

You might be surprised, but many universities and colleges have some of the most well-preserved buildings and archway structures. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time or landed in a Harry Potter film once you set foot in these institutions.

We recommend: Trinity College and University of Melbourne

 
Venue: The University of Melbourne | Vendor: WLOON Wedding Photography

 
Venue: The University of Melbourne | Vendor: WLOON Wedding Photography

BEACHES

With its perfect deep blue ocean and soft, golden sand that squeaks under your feet, beaches in Melbourne are the perfect spot to capture the ever elusive golden hour for your pre-wedding photos! For a hint of Melbourne city skyline, have your photo shoot taken at Brighton while being surrounded by colourful beach huts by the beach.

We recommend: Port Melbourne Beach and Brighton Beach


Venue: Melbourne Beach | Vendor: Vanness Ong


Venue: Melbourne Beach | Vendor: Vanness Ong


Venue: Melbourne Beach | Vendor: Vanness Ong


Venue: Morning Star Estate | Vendor: Stories by Integricity

 
Venue: Melbourne Beach | Vendor: WLOON Wedding Photographie


Venue: Melbourne Beach | Vendor: WLOON Wedding Photographie

 
Venue: Brighton Beach | Vendor: Bestian Kelly Photography

VINEYARDS

Vineyards have some of the best locations Melbourne has to offer if you don’t mind travelling to the city’s outskirts. After you are done with your photo shoot, enjoy the peaceful surrounding with your fiancé while sipping a glass of fine wine. Sounds like the perfect ending to a great day, isn’t it?

We recommend: The Yarra Valley and Morning Star Estate


Venue: Morning Star Estate | Vendor: Stories by Integricity

 
Venue: Melbourne Winery | Vendor: Edwin Tan Photography


Venue: Melbourne Winery | Vendor: Edwin Tan Photography


Venue: Melbourne Winery | Vendor: Edwin Tan Photography

Melbourne is undoubtedly on our top list of great places to have a pre-wedding photoshoot session. Do leave a comment below and let us know of other great locations that you’ve seen or heard of in the land Down Under!

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