Merrimu Receptions is proud to be named the Best Wedding Reception Venue in Victoria at the recent Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Awards for 2019. Coming up against some of the most well-known and most extravagant wedding venues Melbourne has to offer, Merrimu took out the coveted award of Winner in the category of Best Reception Venue with an exceptional rating of 99.75%. Equally as exciting, we are proud to be a Finalist in the category of Best Function Coordinator with an outstanding rating of 97.84%. These awards are a testament to our stunningly beautiful heritage reception venue and the hard work and dedication of our amazing and passionate team.

What Are the ABIA Wedding Awards?

The Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) was established in 1996 to assist in setting standards in the wedding marketplace. Each year the ABIA host 5 State Annual Bridal Industry Awards events across Australia, inclusive of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. There’s over 30 wedding categories with awards up for grabs, covering all aspects of modern weddings such as Best Wedding Venue, Best Bridal Make-Up Artist, Best Wedding Photographer, Best Wedding Planner and even Best Florist

How are the Winners Chosen?

All ABIA Winners and Finalists across all categories are determined solely based on the ratings provided by the Past Brides and Grooms of Australia. These are couples that have registered with the ABIA and have rated and reviewed their wedding vendors in terms of Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Attitude of Staff and Value for Money. Essentially, the winners are determined by the couples that have actually experienced the wonderful service of the venues and vendors.

Experience Our Award Winning Venue

With over 60 years’ experience creating beautiful and memorable weddings, at Merrimu, we pride ourselves on our unique heritage-inspired venue and our extraordinary team who will go the extra mile to ensure your special day is a day you will never forget. With multiple spaces on offer from our newly refurbished majestic Grand Ballroom, to our smaller Merrimu Room for more intimate affairs or our immaculate English-style gardens, there’s sure to be the perfect space to suit the style of your wedding no matter how big or small. You can relax knowing your dedicated professional events coordinator will take care of all the details and work with you to bring the vision of your dream wedding to life. There’s a reason we have been consistently voted amongst the top Melbourne wedding venues for nine consecutive years, so visit us today and see first-hand why we have been named the 2019 ABIA Best Reception Venue in Victoria. Are you planning a wedding in Melbourne? Choose Merrimu for your special day and you will be guaranteed a day that is truly memorable. Conveniently located in Murrumbeena, there’s no better wedding venue in Melbourne to say ‘I do’ than Merrimu. For more on our wedding reception package inclusions and pricing, complete our contact form or give us a call today.

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