We are now taking bookings for evening wedding ceremonies coinciding with the 2019 White Night Melbourne festival (22–24 August).

Why not attend the festival after your ceremony? Or have your wedding photos taken in front of the spectacular light shows happening across the city?

Your booking includes an experienced celebrant and space for up to 55 guests in a heritage-listed venue.

Learn more about twilight weddings at the Victorian Marriage Registry.

Image of a couple getting married at the Old Treasury BuildingThe Victorian Marriage Registry offers elegant marriage ceremonies at Melbourne's Old Treasury Building.

Our celebrants conduct civil ceremonies, ensure compliance with legal requirements and prepare vows for your wedding.

Fees include:

  • Celebrant
  • Choice of Thomas Hyde or Margaret Craig room
  • Legal marriage ceremony. 

Learn more about what’s included in your fee.

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The venue

The Old Treasury Building is next door to the Treasury Gardens and is ideal for photographs. It's also close to city restaurants, bars and hotels for celebrations after your ceremony.

The rooms

There are two ceremony rooms to choose from. Both are beautifully furnished with period-styled furniture and decorated with flowers and artwork. (These include prints kindly loaned by Port Jackson Press)

Room viewings: 12.30–1.30pm every Thursday (excluding public holidays).

Learn more about ceremony rooms.
 

Room name Features

Margaret Craig room

Image of a couple getting married in the Margaret Craig room at the Old Treasury Building

  • Perfect for ceremonies with friends and families
  • Accommodates up to 55 guests
  • Option to walk down the aisle.

Thomas Hyde room

Image of couple getting married in the Thomas Hyde Room at the Old Treasury Building

  • Perfect for intimate ceremonies
  • Accommodates up to eight guests
  • Doesn't accommodate walking down the aisle.

The ceremony

Our team of celebrants provide a professional and warm ceremony.

Wedding ceremonies

There are two different ceremonies:

Depending on the service you choose, the ceremony will take between 10 and 20 minutes.

Ceremonies can take place on weekdays (except Tuesdays) or weekends.

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Personalising your ceremony

If you book the standard ceremony, you're welcome to incorporate your own vows, reading and music. Learn more about personalising your ceremony.

Witnesses

The law requires you to have two witnesses at your ceremony to witness and sign the marriage certificate.

Witnesses:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Can be a friend or family member
  • Don't need to be Australian Citizens
  • Don't have to provide proof of identity documents.

The Registry doesn't provide witnesses.

Interpreters

All ceremonies are in English. If either of you don't speak or understand English, you'll need to provide an interpreter.

The interpreter:

  • Can't be a family member
  • Can't sign as a witness to the marriage
  • Must be arranged before the ceremony.

If you're going to use an interpreter, notify us beforehand.

Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) iconWe don't provide or organise interpreters. If you need help finding an interpreter, contact the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS)  (External link)

If you need an interpreter, your ceremony can't go ahead unless they are present. There is a fee to rebook a new date.

Fees

Find out more about Wedding ceremony fees or relationship ceremony fees.

What does your fee include?

Your ceremony fee includes:

Includes Doesn't include

Tick iconRoom booking

Tick iconCelebrant

Tick iconLegal marriage ceremony

Tick iconCommemorative marriage certificate

Cross iconWitnesses

Cross iconInterpreters

Cross iconRings

Cross iconStandard (official) marriage certificate.

Once your marriage is registered, you can apply for a standard marriage certificate from BDM.

 

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