As a Melbourne wedding band in demand, Lark is fortunate to see some fantastic venues.
Beautiful views, wine, cheese… dessert! During each couple’s speeches we get to try each one’s menu and develop a relationship with each venue’s staff, as we flit in and out, month to month.
We can barely hold back the excitement of checking our diaries each Monday to find the pleasure of whose company we will be in that weekend. It could be the culinary king that is Vue De Monde, the beachside swank of St Kilda’s Encore, the old world charm of Quat Quatta or the spectacular city views of South Melbourne’s Luminaire.
To be able to play music for people’s biggest life events is a hell of a job, but hanging out in great spaces makes it a whole lot better.
Whilst doing some research the other day, we came across this fantastic list of Melbourne’s top 100 venues in Melbourne by South Australian Photographer Nicholas Purcell. You’ll see us asterisk next to the places that we have performed at and a smiley face next to the venues that we absolutely adore.
There are heaps of great venues missing, like some of our favourites; At the Heads, Abbotsford Convent or Collingwood Children’s Farm, but maybe we’ll compile our own list next year. Read on!
Here we go....
Labassa. Caulfield North.
The Convent. Daylesford. *
Eastern Hill Dining Hall. Fitzroy. *
Leonda by the Yarra. Hawthorn. * :-)
Werribee Park. Werribee. *
Normanby House. Thornbury. *
Luminaire. South Melbourne. * :-)
Harbour Room. St Kilda. * :-)
Chin Chin. CBD.
Montalto. Red Hill South. *
Port Phillip Estate. Red Hill South. *
Myer Mural Hall. CBD.
The Langham. Southbank. *
- Eltham. *
Grand Hyatt. CBD. *
The Point. Albert Park. *
Crown. Southbank. *
Rippon Lea. Ripponlea. * :-)
Sandringham Yacht Club. Sandringham. *
Peninsula. Docklands. *
Tatra. Mount Dandenong. *
Poet's Lane. Mount Dandenong. *
The International. Brighton. *
Flower Drum. CBD.
Healesville Country Club. Healesville. *
Enoteca. Richmond. * :-)
Lincoln of Toorak. Toorak. *
Campbell Point House. Ballarine Peninsula. *
Hotel Windsor. CBD.
Eureka 89. Southbank.
Luna Park. St Kilda.
Melbourne Town Hall. CBD.
Mon Bijou. CBD.
Playroom. Fitzroy. * :-)
Smart Artz Gallery. South Melbourne.
The Mission Rooftop. Prahran.
Alto. Melbourne CBD.
S6. Port Melbourne.
Butleigh Wooton. Kew. *
Transit. CBD. * Transit is where we hold our monthly showcases
Sails on the Bay. Elwood. *
Circa. St Kilda. *
Park Hyatt. CBD. *
Immigration Museum. CBD.
Thousand Pound Bend. CBD.
Living Museum. Maribyrnong.
Showtime. South Wharf. *
Studio Raw Materials. Footscray. * :-)
One Seven One Dorcas Street. South Melbourne.
Forty Five Downstairs. CBD.
Melbourne Museum. CBD.
Alowyn Gardens. Yarra Glen.
The Baths. Sorrento. * :-)
Emu Bottom Homestead. Sunbury. *
Red Spice Road. CBD.
Royal Botanic Gardens. South Yarra.
The Willows. South Melbourne. *
The Long Room. CBD.
The Brighton Savoy. Brighton.
Yering Station. Yarra Glen. * :-)
Melbourne Aquarium. CBD.
Royce Hotel. South Melbourne.
Como House. South Melbourne.
State Library of Victoria. CBD. *
The Lyall. South Yarra.
The Deck at the Prince. St Kilda. *
The Pavillion Fitzroy Gardens. East Melbourne.
The Gables. East Malvern.
Blue Diamond. CBD.
- St Kilda.
National Gallery of Victoria. CBD.
The Chapter House. CBD. *
Persimmon (NGV). CBD.
Port Melbourne Yacht Club. Port Melbourne. *
Cutler & Co. Fitzroy.
Quat Quatta. Ripponlea. * :-)
Carousel. Albert Park. * :-)
Cumulus Inc. CBD.
Pearl (Luxury Yacht). Port Phillip Bay.
The Astor. St Kilda.
Lake House. Daylesford. * :-)
Pope Joan. East Brunswick. *
We're getting there....the top 10 venues to get married in Melbourne in 2014 are....
Bright Young Things. Cremorne (Richmond). NB not technically one venue but they represent some very cool venues.
A private mansion in Toorak. See unique-wedding-venues.com.au
The Substation. New Port. * :-) This is where we played Lonely Planet’s 2014 Xmas party
The European. CBD.
Gardens House, Royal Botanic Gardens. South Yarra.
Vue de Monde. CBD. * :-)
Two Ton Max. North Melbourne.
Stones of the Yarra Valley. Coldstream.
And this year, drumroll, the number 1 venue to consider for your wedding is....
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). South Melbourne.
Lark Music is a Melbourne Wedding Band, A Melbourne Corporate Band, a Brisbane Wedding Band and Brisbane Corporate band.