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Venue Profile: Encore St Kilda Beach

Venue Profile: Encore St Kilda Beach



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Venue Profile: Encore St Kilda Beach

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 St Kilda Beach is for brides seeking a chic beachside setting for their reception. Featuring a backdrop of shimmering water, swaying palms and sailboats, Encore St Kilda will not disappoint. Nothing compares to the glistening sunset over Port Phillip Bay.

Encore offers flexible room layouts, an abundance of natural light and modern décor. We will help you design the perfect menu from an award winning selection of canapés and grazing options, or treat your guests to a lavish feast bound to impress.

Encore St Kilda Beach has been open since 2011 and we average 90 weddings per year.

Why should a couple consider your venue over other venues?

  • Encore provides beautiful, modern décor and panoramic beachfront views
  • Premium food and beverages
  • Professional event managers dedicated to assisting you every step of the way

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

Capacities: 300 seated, 700 cocktail

Can we have ceremonies? Yes, there are a number of options to hold your ceremony on-site including on our stunning rooftop.

Are the other venues next door part of our group ? Yes, Captain Baxter and Republica are beautiful beachfront restaurants, also located at the St Kilda Sea Baths

What size functions can you hold/host?

Seated up to 270 with a dancefloor

Cocktail up to 700 

The space can also be broken down into smaller more intimate spaces. 

If relevant, can couples bring in their own caterer? What about alcohol?

Yes, couples can organise their own external catering.  We do work with a number of external caterers already who are very knowledgeable of our venue including Kosher Classique, Tandoori Junction, Crystal Palace and Silks Catering

We do not allow guests to bring in their own alcohol unless it is for a cultural tradition of which we are happy to discuss with the client

Can the ceremony be held at your venue?

Yes, we can host a ceremony of up to 150 guests inside the venue in conjunction with a reception.

There are other options for ceremonies at Encore including on the St Kilda Sea Baths Rooftop. We are happy to discuss this in detail with the client.

Are the couple free to decorate as they like?

Yes within reason, the benefit of Encore is its simple design which allows for a blank canvas for the couple to create their dream wedding venue.

We do not allow – confetti, glitter, table glitter, streamers, party poppers, smoke machines, rose petals, and rice

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

As we are right by the beach we know very well how unpredictable Melbourne weather can be! Encore does use the rooftop for ceremonies from time to time and in the case of inclement weather a rooftop ceremony will be moved into Encore itself

Could you give our readers some indication of the range of prices for hiring your venue?

The space is based on a minimum spend which is dependent on the day and time of the year

Average price per head  $153 

How early do couples need to book you?

Most couples book a year in advance, we suggest getting in early for the peak summer dates. Winter dates can afford to be a little closer. Who knows you might find your perfect date is available.

What time at night can weddings stay at your venue? 

Our venue is licensed until 1am and our maximum event duration is 6 hours.

Do you offer accommodation options?

We have great relationships with nearby accommodation suppliers which offer special rates for our clients, do get in touch with our event coordinators so they can provide these for you.

What other (if any) wedding services do you offer?

We work with a number of preferred suppliers who are happy to provide a reasonable discount with extensive experience with our venue.

Your package includes a dedicated wedding coordinator who will be able to assist you from booking until the big day.

How can people get in contact with you?

Our event coordinators are available to provide you with costings and more information about wedding enquiries, we also host site inspections on the weekends.

Phone: 03 9593 9033


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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