Encore was crowned the ‘best wedding caterer’ in Victoria & Tasmania in both the 2016 and 2018 Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Award for Excellence. Winning the award recognises Encore as the premier Melbourne Wedding Venue, as well as the number one Victorian Wedding Venue and Tasmanian Wedding Venue.
Encore has a backdrop of shimmering water, swaying palms, sailboats and kite surfers silhouetted against the glinting sunset over Port Phillip Bay. For brides and grooms seeking a chic beachside setting for their reception, Encore St Kilda will not disappoint. Located only 10 minutes from Melbourne CBD within the iconic St Kilda Sea Baths.
Encore offers flexible room layouts, an abundance of natural light and modern décor. The venue has a capacity of 300 guests seated or 700 for a cocktail event, but intimate spaces can be created for smaller groups. We will help you design the perfect menu from our award winning selection of canapés and grazing options or treat your guests to a lavish feast bound to impress.
We can’t say a big enough thankyou for everything. It was an absolutely wonderful day. Our guests continue to compliment us, especially on the reception, with particular mention that the quality of the food and service staff was impeccable. Michael & Chrys were also amazing on the day, so please pass on our gratitude.
Jess and John, 1st December 2018
“Thank you so much for everything! The service and quality of food was exceptional.
People simply wont stop taking about it.”
Stephanie and Allan, 1st September 2018
“The night went so well! The venue looked stunning, food was delicious and our guests were having the best time. Thank you for your exceptional planning skills. We are truly grateful and will definitely highly recommend Encore to our family and friends.”
Stephanie and Jamil, 11th August 2018
“Just wanted to say thanks so much for all your help with the wedding prep. The venue was absolutely perfect, the staff were amazing, the food was delicious, we couldn’t fault anything! And it was great seeing you on the night. Michael was awesome too! He made sure we got loads of Mac and cheese croquettes and we were never thirsty! So many guests commented on how good the service was and how smoothly the night ran. We will recommend Encore to everyone! Thanks again and please pass on our thanks to Michael and the team. It’s been an absolute pleasure dealing with you Nell!”
Sam & Caitlin, 11th May 2018
“I would like to thank Amy, Michael and the team at Encore for what was a stress-free incredible day. These two along with the staff would have me recommending Encore to anyone! They were a pleasure to deal with and made sure I got my fairy tale wedding! I cannot thank them enough for such an enjoyable easy experience.”
Siobhan & Conlan, 13th April 2018
“Encore and all the crew involved help complete our fairy tale wedding!! A special thanks to Nell, Michael, and Xrisoula who executed everything and absolutely nailed it!!! I would pick Encore time and again for our wedding venue!! The food was of quality, the service was professional! It was everything I had dreamt of and more!!! Thank you encore team!!”
Sophia & Paul, 21st April 2018
“We had an awesome night. The surprise went down really well, lots of happy tears and excitement for us! Everyone commented on how fantastic the venue was. The service was perfect and they always looked after us really well. We would not have changed a single thing! Also – a shout out to Michael and the AV guy, they were so helpful when we arrived, was very at ease knowing that they knew exactly what was going on – so thanks for giving them such a good handover.”
Scarlett & Sean, 24th March 2018
“Thank you so much Nell, we had the most amazing night! Everyone commented on what a great job you and your staff did. Michael was the best, him and everyone else went above and beyond to make sure our night ran smoothly and we can’t thank you all enough! The food was incredible and there was so much of it, great idea with the burgers coming out later too 🙂 Thank you again! We had the best night and we honestly couldn’t recommend your venue highly enough!
Sharni & Luke, 17th February 2018
“Hi, my husband and I attended the wedding of Katelyn and Salam on 13 January this year and we wanted to let you know that it was the best wedding reception that we had ever attended. Your facilities are just gorgeous with an iconic view, and your staff couldn’t do enough for us; without being obvious, they just seemed to be there if we needed anything. And now the food, we are both committed carnivores, and I thought I was making the ultimate sacrifice swapping my Massaman curry for my husband’s pumpkin and goat’s cheese ravioli. Holy cow! I can still taste the subtle yet complex flavours of that dish as I write about it. As it turned out, I hadn’t made any sort of sacrifice: I could (nearly) give up meat if I knew I could substitute it with that ravioli. Once again, thank you for helping to make two wonderful people’s wedding so special and for spoiling their guests so fully.
Therese Stephan — guest of Katelyn & Salam, 13th January 2018
“As soon as we walked into Encore we knew it was perfect. When we first walked down the foyer hallway and entered the room we knew Encore was the place for our wedding. We loved the big open room overlooking the beach and palm trees. The view from the room was perfect and we loved that the room was so spacious with a very large dancefloor. We were blown away with the help we received from Amy and the food / drink options were outstanding. The communication we received from Amy was outstanding and it made me feel very comfortable knowing how easy it was to get in touch with her. The co-ordination of the event was perfect. Amy listened to everything we wanted and she had some wonderful ideas that we used also. Everything was communicated very clearly and I had no concerns. The staff were extremely attentive and our guests were thrilled with the service they received. A big thank you to Michael also, he made sure the night ran so smoothly for us and we were so pleased with his efforts. The food was outstanding. All our guests mentioned how much they loved the food. All dishes were extremely delicious and looked amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding. Everything ran so smoothly from our initial contact with Amy and right through to the end of our wedding night. Our wedding was everything we had imagined it would be, and we’re so happy we chose Encore as our venue. A big thank you for all your help from the start, your organization and wonderful communication made me feel very at ease and I knew everything was under control. Also a big thank you to Michael who helped calm our nerves and made sure our wedding night ran as smooth as it did. We’re very grateful to you both for all your efforts.”
Larna & Tim, 12th January 2018
“It was the most perfect day, thank you so much for your attention to detail and correspondence. Michael (and the other lady working on the night, I can’t remember her name) were absolutely amazing! On top of everything, barely had to get their attention before they were at our side. We will, and have, highly recommend Encore to others, as did our guests! Have a great 2018 and again, thank you for making our special day so magical!”
Lorena and Rob Falcone, Saturday 30th December 2017
“Nell was an absolute pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond to cater to all of my needs and hundreds of emails. The night was magical! So many commented on how beautiful the food and venue was! Wish we could do it all again”
Amanda & Marc, Sunday 1st October 2017
“We had such a great time at Encore and your staff were so wonderful! They went above and beyond and ensured everything went so smoothly. We also had so many great comments on the food! It really was DELICIOUS! Thank you so much again!”
Emily & Richie, 9th June 2017
“Can I let you know how amazing you all did at the wedding. I would have to rate it as one of the best I have been to, the venue, the food and most importantly, the staff, you should be so proud, they were amazing. I am the step mother of the bride by the way and I was blown away with the whole event. It was just perfect.”
Kelly & Ben, 28th September 2017
“We had such a good time! The venue looked absolutely gorgeous! We were both blown away. We had so many compliments on the venue, the food, the vibe and the professionalism and friendliness of the wait staff. Thank you so much for all your help in the lead up to our wedding!
Samantha & Adam, 2nd September 2017
“Encore service was brilliant, you truly could not fault anything. We were so incredibly happy with our Wedding Coordinator Amy and Michael who were our Wedding Coordinators on the night of the Wedding. The service was impeccable, very professional and attentive. We would highly recommend Encore to all our family and friends looking for a wedding venue or a venue for any special occasion. Thank you for making our wedding our dream day!!”
Mario & Jen, 27th May 2017
“Christopher and I just want to say the biggest thank you for such amazing service! Honestly, absolutely spot on with the service and the food! I have heard that much positive feedback from friends and family about how yum all the food was, how spot on and prompt the service was and everything else at Encore.”
Christopher & Tina, 3 June 2017
Michael, Chrysoula and Fiona, they were so perfect. Absolutely amazing we cannot fault absolutely anyone or anything! Can’t thank you all enough! Helping me make this a special day for Brendon and I. My family and dearest friends are very special and I went home feeling on top of the world! Thank you!
Monika & Brendon, 13th May 2017
“The wedding and reception were both AMAZING, I’m so happy with the choice we made to have our event at Encore. The planning, correspondence and execution of the event was on your part flawless, even when Melissa and I brought our first dance forward on the night. Couldn’t have imagined that the night would be as amazing as it was. I will leave great feedback on the link provided. Also I would like to commend the chefs for the food, the wait staff and bar staff, their service was impeccable.”
Melissa & Sebastian, 6 May 2017
“Dear Amy and Staff, We just wanted to send along our deepest thanks for the fantastic role that you and your staff played in making our daughters wedding day so special. It was a magical night it was all beautiful and everything was perfect. From the minute we walked in the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Nothing was too much for the staff that greeted us with warming smiles and made the day so special. The entire night went so smoothly and all our guests could not compliment us enough on a wonderful night and the beautiful venue. Because of you and your staff, the wedding day was absolutely perfect. A day the couple and families will never forget! We would highly recommend Encore to anyone considering a function. Thanks for the memories.”
Gayton & Teresa (Parents), 29 April 2017
“Just taken the last couple of days to breathe and reflect on Saturday. Thank you for everything you have done for Brett and I. The whole process has been really enjoyable and would recommend Encore a thousand times over. Please pass on our thanks to Michael and front of house staff – they were phenomenal. Michael was so accommodating and made the bridal party so comfortable! We have had exceptional reviews about the catering – everyone has spoken extremely highly of the food. The whole set up was magical. One of our guests was taking her children down – she wants to book in their weddings at Encore in advance (haha!)”
Phoebe & Brett, 11 March 2017
“From the get go we knew the Encore was the venue for us, we needed something special, that was warm, modern, luxe, that had excellent food and an element of something spectacular to wow our guests (whom the majority of were travelling from the other side of the world). We had specific needs and cultural expectations that we were able to tailor to suit, without any issue. During the planning; the communication, flexibility, support and friendliness shone through, Nell – it was almost like talking to a friend in the end! You were so kind and really really went above and beyond to make sure I was ok and that the goals and vision that I wanted to achieve was facilitated, the little touches and add ons were so thoughtful and surprising – so thank you! I honestly wish we could do it all again, just so we could take it all in, eat amazing food and drink sensational wine!! I cannot thank you and the whole team enough at Encore. You truly made our day and our guests day. I would highly recommend you to anyone who wants the “perfect wedding”! (Plus, because we really really want to go back! haha)
Sarah & Joe, 1 March 2017
“We had the MOST fabulous time. Everyone loved Encore. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, the front of house team were extremely helpful and we just loved it.”
Bronwyn & Dave, 3 March 2017
“I just wanted to add that not only the our family Damien and myself but our guests as well absolutely loved the venue the staff the food the service everyone had an awesome night and I just wanted to say a very big thankyou to all the Encore staff even a shout out to the chefs that I appreciate how special they made our night! There wasn’t a disappointed person in the room! a big thankyou to Michael he looked after the whole night especially my glass that never emptied just perfectly and to you Amy for making the whole wedding process professional easy efficient and most of all stress free! A VERY BIG THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN YOU WERE ALL FANTASTIC!!”
Irene & Damien, 11 February 2017
“We attended Ricky & Tara’s wedding last night. Your staff were sensational. The food was fabulous and the dance floor was fantastic. You guys should be proud of yourselves as we had a great night. Thank you for the outstanding night. I would recommend Encore to anyone. ”
Samra, 17th February 2017 (Guest)
To the AMAZING team at Encore – Jozef and I celebrated our wedding with you guys on Friday night and could not have dreamt up a better day. From the moment we booked Encore, the professionalism, service and organisation was second to none. A special shout out to Nell who made the process so smooth and fun. We had complete confidence in the fact our wedding was in good hands, and you did not let us down. We’ve spoken to most of our guests whose comments were so glowing. They said the food was some of the best they’ve had, their glasses were never empty and the staff went above and beyond for every guest. And unsurprisingly, they just loved the venue and the view. Despite what seemed to be a cyclone outside, that didn’t wipe the smile off anyone’s faces. My sister wanted me to pass on the following message – “you need to give a shoutout to Dominic from Encore – he was my personal bartender and was a BOSS.” haha. But we can’t thank you enough for everything. It’s sad to think it’s all over, but you’ve helped create the best memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you.
Amy & Jozef, 20 January 2017