Country Chic: Merricks General Store
A restaurant, cellar door, art gallery and produce store!
A location that has an interesting backstory always makes for a great wedding venue! It adds another layer of depth to your big day, making it that little bit more special. Merricks General Store wedding venue is a prime example of this, and with incredible catering options and a stunning rustic appearance, it’ll definitely be on the shortlist for a lot of people! It's made my shortlist of the best venues on the Mornington Peninsula so you know it's good!
Budget: Spaces available from $1,500 depending on the time they’re needed for (minimum spend applies) / Ceremony from $1,000
Capacity: Up to 120 (seated)
Packages: Catering and beverage packages are available
Contact: Merricks General Store wedding venue
About Merricks General Store Wedding Venue
This venue started its fascinating life story as a post office, general store and meeting place among the community. Now, the building plays host to a restaurant, cellar door, art gallery and produce store. All of the Merricks General Store weddings benefit from this rich history, making timeless and emotional photography easily achievable.
The food is also second to none! You can expect nothing but the best in terms of fresh, local produce from the surrounding area of the Mornington Peninsula. After something a little different? They’ll gladly work with you to create a bespoke menu to make sure your day is as memorable as possible.
Why Should You Consider It?
Not only is Merricks General Store a perfect example of intimate farm life, but it’s also able to refine that country theme to work incredibly well with weddings and events! It's in a beautiful location, with world class beaches and restaurants only a stones throw away. Head out for breakfast the next morning at The Epicurean Kitchen, then spoil yourself for a decadent dinner to celebrate your first night as a married couple at Port Phillip Estate.
Aesthetic And Vibes
The rustic intimacy and historical charm of Merricks General Store wedding venue are second to none. While it features all the modern amenities you’d need for a wedding to run smoothly, none of that old charm has been lost. As a Merricks General Store wedding photographer, these are the things that make for memorable photographs!
The inside of the venue features white-washed walls, stripped wooden floors and wonderfully big windows. Everything works in tandem with one another to create a beautiful atmosphere for your wedding day.
Indoor And Outdoor Options
With a capacity for up to 80 people seated, the dining room at Merricks General Store can easily be used on its own for the majority of wedding parties. If your group is especially big, you can combine it with the adjoining room, The Deck, to fit up to 120 people seated. Both are incredibly aesthetic for Merricks General Store wedding videography too!
With gorgeous views over Western Port Bay, The Deck is a wonderful place to spend part of your day. On its own, it can accommodate up to 40 guests which makes for an intimate and cosy experience.
Finally, we have the garden. As one of the best garden wedding venue locations, Merricks General Store garden makes for a great outdoor wedding space if your party isn’t too big. While there aren’t too many chairs for guests to sit on, there is plenty of space to stand up behind.
While Merricks General Store doesn’t offer any accommodation directly, there are a plethora of options available to you and your guests in the surrounding area – whether you’re looking for luxury or Airbnb. A short drive away is the incredible Jackalope Hotel where you could comfortably spend anywhere from a night to a week enjoying 5 star quality food and service.
Sit down dinner options start at $95 per person for three courses and two sides for Monday to Thursday weddings, and $110 per person if it falls on the weekend.
If you’d prefer to have a cocktail-style wedding, you’ve got the choice between $70 per person for 6 canapés, and $90 per person for 6 canapés plus a supper. There’s also a beverage option for $85 per person for 5 hours of serving time.
Finally, Merricks General Store offers the option for you to host your wedding ceremony on the grounds for $1,000. With a simple arrangement of 2 barrels, a few chairs and a signing table, it’s understated and that’s what makes it so wonderful. Plus, the simplicity really adds to the timelessness of the Merricks General Store wedding photography!
Merricks General Store is historically charming and incredibly intimate – ideal reasons to hold your ceremony, reception, or both parts of your big day right here! Get in touch if you’re still looking for a Merricks General store wedding videographer, or just want to discuss plans for your wedding day.