Picture you and your partner standing on a dazzling deck with a stunning lookout of the city dotted with countless lights. This romantic, scenic backdrop can be a part of the wedding images you will always cherish if you hold your celebration at the award winning Sky High Mount Dandenong in Victoria. First developed as a survey point in 1861, this historical location has been redeveloped and transformed into one of the best places to take in the views of greater Melbourne.
It is a strikingly beautiful place to host your wedding, no matter whether it is a day or night ceremony. The lush, green surroundings of the venue create the ideal location for daytime photo shoots. Imagine you and your partner walking amongst the tall trees and allowing the natural beauty to come alive in your wedding portraits. At sunset and into the evening, this wedding venue comes even more alive. The amber glow of the sunset and the lights radiating from the cityscape create the perfect romantic atmosphere. The lighting is exceptional for producing beautiful wedding photographs you’ll treasure forever.
There’s something magical about the sunsets here, and because the venue is up so high, I can capture portraits with a beautiful backdrop of pink, orange and blue skies. With several ideal shooting locations on site, the possibilities for different styles of wedding photos are endless. The Secret Garden is often used for romantic wedding ceremonies. The heritage style gazebo sets the scene for capturing the precious moments of exchanging vows at the ceremony.
I have had the pleasure of shooting weddings at this venue before, so I know how to make the most of this location. We often start our bridal party photo shoots by taking a walk through the gardens, capturing candid, joyful moments along the way, and then focus in on documenting intimate moments between the two of you. What’s most incredible about Sky High is the view, so we’ll usually take a series of photographs at the lookout point as well.
With a classic, timeless feel, this venue is undoubtedly one of the best locations for photographing weddings in Victoria.
Groom Getting Ready: RiseHill House, Kalorama.
Bride Getting Ready: Credo Cottages, Olinda.
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Secret Garden, Skyhigh Mount Dandenong.
Wedding Reception Venue: Sky High Mount Dandenong.