Choosing the Perfect Venue for your Summer Wedding

by | Venue Wisdom, Wedding Planning Wisdom, Wisdom


Ed Dixon Food Design
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There’s a reason wedding season includes the entire stretch of Summer – long sunshiny days, balmy weather and celebrating outdoors!

Selecting the perfect venue for your big day is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the wedding planning process. The venue really determines the theme and aesthetic, the atmosphere, the dress code and the menu.

In Summer, the perfect venue almost always includes an indoor and outdoor space, and even better if there’s a spectacular view to soak in, whilst sipping on champagne! For this reason, venues like the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club in Williamstown are perfect for Summer weddings – a large indoor space, complemented by an outdoor grass area looking out over the waterfront and some of Melbourne’s best views of the city skyline.

Summer venues also call for glorious Summer menus! Think fresh and seasonal produce to complement those bubbly cocktails. Particularly popular at this time of year is seafood. A simple offering of fresh chilled oysters with lemon wedges is always a crowd pleaser, or go for something more adventurous as part of a grazing board, such as applewood smoked ocean trout with caprioska apple slaw.

Another aspect to consider when selecting a wedding venue, is how the space will be organised for your reception. A flexible floor plan is key – look for a venue where cocktail and seated events can be easily accommodated with options for banquet tables or more traditional round tables. Always consider what the space has to offer before you bring in the décor and styling elements – for example, if the venue has a beautiful view, allow this to become part of the styling of the space. You don’t need to spend a fortune bringing décor into the venue, let the views speak for themselves!

Images of the Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club by Ben Christensen

Ms Zebra Says: A summer wedding is always a great idea – how can you compete with balmy summer evenings, seafood – and of course a million dollar view. Thanks Ed for sharing a venue not to be missed if you’re planning a Melbourne wedding!

About Ed Dixon Food Design: Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club is exclusively managed by Ed Dixon Food Design, an award winning boutique catering company. EDFD have over 17 years’ experience creating beautiful weddings and are renowned for their passionate staff and creative & delicious menus. Combine this with RVMYC’s sought after location and views, and engaged couples can rest assured that their wedding day will be everything they’ve dreamt of.


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