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Victorian Marriage Registry
The Victorian Marriage Registry offers civil marriage services seven days a week (except public holidays) at the historic Old Treasury Building. Situated in the heart of Melbourne, the Victorian Marriage Registry caters to a wide range of cultures, preferences and budgets. The Registry is a popular choice for couples seeking an elegant and affordable wedding ceremony.
Download the Victorian Marriage Registry brochure.
Viewing timesOpen every Thursday 12.30pm - 1.30pm (excluding public holidays).
Influenced by the elegant European architectural styles of the time, the Old Treasury Building is regarded as one of Australia's finest nineteenth-century buildings. The Victorian Marriage Registry is proud to offer this Heritage-listed building as your potential wedding venue.
Ceremonies are held in the historic Old Treasury Building.
The Old Treasury Building is situated on the corner of Spring and MacArthur Streets, next to the Treasury Gardens, making it an ideal location for wedding photos. The Building is also close to many of Melbourne's inner-city hotels, restaurants and bars for celebrations after the ceremony.
The Victorian Marriage Registry offers couples the choice of two ceremony rooms, the Margaret Craig Room, which accommodates up to 55 guests, or the more intimate Thomas Hyde Room, which accommodates up to eight guests.
Both ceremony rooms are elegantly furnished with period-style furniture and decorated with artwork including some prints kindly loaned to the Registry by Port Jackson Press.
|Margaret Craig Room
accommodates up to 55 guests.
|Thomas Hyde Room
accommodates up to 8 guests.
The Registry's team of marriage celebrants provide a professional and warm wedding ceremony. You can tailor the vows and readings to suit your wishes, as long as they meet the specific legal requirements. A wedding ceremony may last up to 30 minutes.
The standard marriage service includes vows and optional readings. You can personalise your service by choosing your own vows and readings (such as a favourite poem) to be read by either the celebrant, a family member or a friend. You can also choose a reading from the Registry's readings list.
The Registry offers an alternative marriage service, usually conducted without readings, which is designed especially for couples who may need an interpreter or want a simple and basic ceremony.
Please send any personalised vows, readings, amendments or special requirements to the Registry at least one week before the wedding day. You can send copies of your personalised ceremony to the Registry to email@example.com or by fax to (03) 9613 5899. Please provide both the bride and groom's full names, the date and time of your wedding ceremony and details of any changes to the standard service. The Registry will contact you after receiving and reviewing your fax or email.
Please keep the 30 minute booking allotment in mind when requesting alterations to your marriage service.
You can contact the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) (external link) if you need help finding an interpreter.
You should advise the Registry if you intend to use an interpreter for the ceremony. Interpreters will need to complete a statutory declaration (declaring they speak both English and the bride or groom's language) on the day of the ceremony.
Read more information about weddings at the Victorian Marriage Registry in the Victorian Marriage Registry FAQs.