Venue Interview - The Pier Geelong

Geelong’s iconic waterfront function venue is perfect for all sized weddings. You need to experience the most unique function venue in Geelong. Absolutely perfect for the wow factor for your wedding, endless views along with experts in planning and catering your wedding. We sat down with the wedding coordinator at The Pier Geelong, take a look at what she had to say. 


What is the overall vibe of The Pier? Here at The Pier Geelong, we pride ourselves on our welcoming and relaxing vibes. Our bay views offer the perfect backdrop for your special day - think sparkling water, the occasional yacht passing by and sunsets over the bay and that’s The Pier. Each of our rooms offer a blank canvas for couples to truly make their own, meaning their vibe can be easily reflected in their The Pier. 

What sets you apart from other beautiful venues? The backdrop and location of The Pier Geelong is what makes us special. Boasting 360 degrees bay views of sparkling water, ocean breeze and natural light soaking through the floor to ceiling windows. When the summer breeze is sweet, the Terrace windows open to hear the gentle sound of lapping waves against The Pier.

We sculpt every single wedding as if it were our own and our venue has the flexibility to cater to your dreams. With the perfect backdrop of our sparkling water, the occasional yacht passing by and sunsets over the bay, you can make sure your fairy tale becomes a reality.

How many guests can The Pier accommodate? Our beautifully designed and versatile floating paradise offers a truly unique backdrop whilst also allowing your guests to stay in the one spot. With multiple spaces to choose from (including our upstairs sister venue Wah Bah for pre-reception refreshments) we assure you, you’ll find the perfect fit for your friends and loved ones. One of the perks of our beautiful home is the flexibility that comes with it! We can also cater and customize the floor plan to suit your dreams and cultural requirements.

The Lillias and Terrace Rooms

On our east side, The Lillias Room is famed for its outdoor, all weather deck and panoramic windows framing the waterfront precinct, carousel and the breadth of the bay.

This space caters for intimate weddings from 40 to 160 seated guests and is bound to drop your jaw on entry.

The Hopetoun Room

On the west side of The Pier, The Hopetoun Room showcases green waterside parklands that merge seamlessly with the sparkling bay, dotted with dozens of sailing yachts. Thesunset from this room is unforgettable, with the glow casting over the room …. swoon! This room caters for up to 260 seated guests … does that sound about right for you?

The Pier Events Centre

Have a large family or a bunch of friends that simply can’t miss your big day? The Pier Geelong Events Centre can be opened into a full room for a truly grand affair and can cater for your whole guest list of 300 guests or more. You also get the best of both worlds with views sweeping from the Geelong Waterfront to the east, all the way to the stunning evening sunset in the west. Magic!

How much experience does your team have? Our team is made up of 50 years combined experience in hosting hundreds of weddings and a venue that caters for all elements of your big day under the one roof.

What are your suggestions for photo locations? Our couples have access to The Pier tower and docks beneath The Pier, offering truly unique photo opportunities. We also suggest Eastern Beach Foreshore, The Carousel, Botanical Gardens and Waterfront surrounds that are close by.

Is there an indoor and outdoor option for the ceremony? The Lillias Room is famed for its adjoined Terrace, an all-weather deck and panoramic windows framing the waterfront precinct, carousel and the breadth of the bay. The Terrace windows can be opened to allow a summer breeze in, or closed in the cooler months without interrupting the incredible views.

What would your top tip be for a couple who are looking for a venue?  Our top tip for couples is to make sure the venue matches the vision for your wedding day! Make sure the setting is right for your celebration, but also do research on what style of event the venue specialises in. Can they cater for your sit-down formal celebration? Or your cocktail hour before the ceremony? Don’t change your vision to match a venue, find a venue that can provide your dream wedding day! 

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