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Encore St Kilda Beach Wedding: Melbourne: Victoria

Encore St Kilda Beach Wedding: Melbourne: Victoria



About Nicholas

"One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers". I've been been a professional wedding photographer for 15 years. My work has appeared in Harpers Bazaar UK, the New York Times, Style Me Pretty and In 2015 Style Me Pretty interviewed me, in 2016 Complete Wedding Magazine called me "One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers".

Encore St Kilda Beach Wedding: Melbourne: Victoria

Melbourne Wedding Blog: Wedding Venues

If you are getting married and like the beach, but want to keep your wedding close to the city, Encore St Kilda Beach is a good option.

Tell us about your venue. How long have you been holding weddings and how many weddings do you hold per year?

Encore was conceived in 2011 when the owners identified the need within the Melbourne event scene for a premium beach side venue. The concept was to create a fresh and relaxed space which showcased the stunning views of Port Phillip Bay whilst offering a flexible and modern take on high end events.

Situated within the St Kilda Sea Baths, Encore is conveniently located a short 20 minutes from the city and only a hop and a skip away from the Mornington Peninsula. The venue inside has a modern and paired back feel with a range of neutral tones and textures of wood and concrete. The operable walls allow the venue to flex from the smallest of cocktail events through to large seated dinner dances.

Catering over 200 events per year with weddings making up over 50% of our client base, our in-house catering team have fine-tuned a premium, restaurant quality, menu for couples to choose their wedding menu from. Their hard work has been rewarded with the 'Wedding Caterer of the Year' award at the 'Victoria & Tasmania Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence' in both 2016 & 2018.

Why should a couple consider your venue over other venues?

From the moment couples enquire at Encore to the night of their wedding, our team are by their side walking them through the process to ensure they have a joyful and smooth experience. We are dedicated to making every couple's big day, one to remember.

What’s the first thing brides usually ask when they come and see you? 

Can we create our own package? The answer is yes. Whilst we offer a range of packages that have been put together based on our most commonly asked for inclusions, we also have the ability to create a completely bespoke option based on your requirements.

Our most popular seated wedding package:

3 canapés on arrival, entrée (alternate), main (alternate), dessert - 2 sweet treats
Drinks package A (6hrs)

What size functions can you hold/host?

Minimum seated wedding - 30 guests
Maximum seated wedding - 270 guests

Minimum cocktail style - 50 guests
Maximum cocktail style - 700 guests

Can couples bring in their own caterer? What about alcohol?

Absolutely, we allow the use external caterers for religious or cultural reasons and already have Kosher, Indian and Asian preferred caterers who are experienced at running events at Encore. Couples own preferred caterers can be considered on the premise of the above reasons, however admin/set up fees apply.

Can the ceremony be held at your venue?

We welcome couples who would like to get married at the venue, we host ceremonies on the dance floor overlooking views of Port Phillip Bay or in our intimate Garden Room. At the conclusion of your ceremony, champagne flows and we entertain your guests as you head along the beach for sunset photos. Due to space on our dance floor, this option is suitable for guest numbers of 150 or below.

Early Venue Access - for a 5.30pm ceremony
Event coordinator - to manage the ceremony
50 White Chairs
10m Isle Carpet (in ivory, black or red)
Signing table with linen

Also includes your choice of:
Prince Arch in Black or Gold Luxe Arch - with your preferred colour of silk and seasonal fresh floral/foliage arrangements attached.

Are the couple free to decorate as they like?

Couples are welcome to decorate the venue; the space is a blank canvas and suits a range of different styles. We do have a few guidelines to consider but we are happy to work with you to create something special.

We also work with a talented AV team who can add a touch of magic to your wedding with a range of lighting options.

If your venue is outdoors is there a backup space in case of rain?

The beach front verandah provides the perfect space for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles, with some rain coverage and outdoor heaters your guests can enjoy this spaces in a range of weather conditions. Should the weather be unsuitable, the adjacent dance floor makes for an equally accommodating area to entertain guests.

How early do couples need to book you?

For weekend dates over peak season (Oct-April) we advise booking 12-18 months ahead. For weekend dates in off peak season (May-Sept) we advise booking 6-12 months ahead. For midweek or lunch events chat to us at anytime.

What time at night can weddings stay at your venue? 

Weddings can run until 1.00am and for a maximum duration of 6 hours. Our most popular wedding times would be: 6.00pm-12.00am or 6.30pm - 12.30am

Do you offer accommodation options?

Whilst we do not have accommodation on site, we are partnered with a range of hotels and apartments within the local area who offer Encore's guests preferred rates.


How can people get in contact with you?

We would love to chat with you, contact a member of our team on:
03 8534 8959


Photos of Encore St Kilda Beach

All photos supplied by Encore St Kilda Beach. 

Venue Details


Website: Encore St Kilda Beach

Telephone: 03 9593 9033

Address:   10/18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182


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