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5 Unique Wake & Memorial Venues in Melbourne

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, but finding the perfect venue can make all the difference. We’ve found 5 unique wake and memorial venues in Melbourne.

OR, check out this article for interesting locations to hold a memorial service in Sydney.

At Tomorrow Funerals, we are passionate about helping families find unique and very personal ways to celebrate their loved ones. Our single package gives you everything you need to create something very special – from taking your loved into our care, handling the ‘end of life’ paperwork to helping you plan (and presenting) the memorial itself.

Finding the right venue is an important step. In Melbourne, there are a variety of unique and memorable venues available for wakes and memorials. From tranquil gardens to historic buildings, here are five options to consider.

The Abbotsford Convent

The Abbotsford Convent is a stunning heritage-listed venue that offers a peaceful and serene setting a personal memorial or wake. Located on the banks of the Yarra River, the convent features beautiful gardens, historic buildings, and a range of indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from.

The various spaces at The Abbotsford Convent offer a variety of options for holding memorials – large and small.

The Melbourne Zoo

The Melbourne Zoo may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of wake and memorial venues, but it offers a unique and memorable setting for honoring a loved one.

The zoo offers a range of indoor and outdoor spaces, including the Rainforest Room and the Bong Su Room, both of which offer stunning views of the animals and surroundings. The catering packages make things easy. What a fabulous location for an animal lover!

The Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne offers a peaceful and serene setting for a wake or memorial service. With over 38 hectares of gardens, there are plenty of options for a private and intimate gathering.

The gardens offer a range of venues, including the Terrace and the Observatory, both of which offer stunning views of the gardens and city skyline. The gardens also offer catering services and can work with you to create a personalised and meaningful event.

The State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria is a unique and historic venue for a wake or memorial service. The library offers a range of spaces, including the majestic La Trobe Reading Room, which can accommodate up to 300 guests.

The library also offers catering services and can work with you to create an amazing event that celebrates the life of your loved one. With its grand architecture and rich history, the State Library of Victoria is a fitting tribute to a person who loved Melbourne.

The Melbourne Museum

Holding a memorial service or wake at The Melbourne Museum would be a unique location. With its modern architecture and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, the museum can accommodate up to 500 guests.

The museum also offers catering services and at a very unique location. The museum’s exhibits and collections provide a beautiful backdrop for a memorable celebration of life.

Want more locations?

Check this list of more local spots in Melbourne to hold an amazing memorial.

What is Tomorrow Funerals?

We are a new type of funeral home. We believe that finding genuine and new ways to honour your loved one can be an important step in starting your grief journey.

Our one simple funeral package includes:

  • a dignified cremation + transfers + death certificates + hand delivery of ashes
  • our Stories Bundle includes a tribute video + a website with online guestbook dedicated to your loved one + bound keepsake book + design of printed material for the memorial
  • finally, we carefully match you with one of our wonderful celebrants who will take time to plan a unique memorial event tailored specifically to your person

Here are some ideas and venues for holding an extraordinary ‘memorial style’ funeral.

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