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Intimate Weddings With 10 Guests or Large Weddings or Events up to 15,000 Guests

Congratulations on your engagement. If you are searching for a unique and memorable setting, the picturesque racecourse at Silks Events & Functions is the perfect place to hold your wedding. This private venue is open until midnight and has a lush lawn area of 3 hectares located in the heart of Bendigo and within minutes of the CBD, Offering full exclusivity, with complete privacy, is idyllic to celebrate your day your way. Silks is renowned for offering intimate weddings and events from 10 guests, to large weddings or events up to 15,000 guests. The experienced team at Silks will truly create a memorable day as you commemorate one of the most important days of your life.


Indoor and Outdoor Areas For Ceremony and Reception and Photography

The sheer indoor and outdoor areas can be tailored perfectly for your dream ceremony and reception and photography. The vast variety of space lends to both seated wedding receptions or cocktail style events. Silks Events & Functions has a flexible layout that can be used to create an event that is uniquely yours. The dedicated spaces have an array of function rooms, floor plans, interconnecting rooms, and areas to choose from. As a seated indoor area, their largest room hosts interconnects with 230 guests. For standing events, this is raised to 350 guests. The outdoor flexible space is unique and can host up to 15,000 guests for large scale events. The lush lawns with trackside backdrops, flowers, grandstand, and interesting outbuildings is a photographer’s dream.


Stylish Venue Space

A popular choice, the Imperial Room and Victory rooms offer stunning and uplifting ambience with views of the entire racecourse. With rolling lush lawns and the rose gardens, this versatile space is truly magnificent. While standing out on the balcony in the evening, you will be captivated by the intimate setting, created by the night lighting across the course. Ascot Lounge a smaller more intimate space offering hints of Art Deco style, this setting boasts its own dance floor and outdoor patio for your guests to enjoy. The Deck Overlooking the picturesque racecourse and historic grandstand The Deck is perfect for that less formal outdoor wedding, complete with part marquee, wine barrels, festoon and fairy lights and occasional furniture. Other areas are the Watsons and the Sailors Bar that overlook the racecourse and are ideal for cocktail events. Silks has the ability to cater for intimate gatherings or large events either indoor or outdoor up to 15,000 guests makes this multi-purpose venue the ultimate wedding venue.


Dedicated Events Team

The dedicated events team will guide you from the start to the finish of your big day. Their goal is to ensure that your wedding day is unforgettable and to be hands on and make the journey stress free. Your magical day will be individualised for you and your dream wedding ideas. Silks Events and Functions offers extensive hospitality packages which again with the flexible aspect, can set up outdoor bars and satellite kitchens to service any wedding style, or any special event. On offer is the impeccable service and exceptional food and wine from their experienced caterers. Silks exquisite menu options are impressive, and cater for your requirements including speciality dietary needs. The talented Head Chef and team creates delectable culinary dishes that present perfectly and taste delicious. You’ll have many menu options from a traditional sitdown menu, a cocktail-style occasion, canapes, a banquet, with both indoor and outdoor options. Of course, the tasty a la carte will be complemented by Silks extensive beverage list. The friendly and professional staff with their attention to detail ensures that your wedding day will be memorable, for you and your guests. We look forward to meeting with you, and providing a tour of our incredibly versatile venue. Fill in the Vendor Form for exclusive offers.



We attended a wedding here. Loved it! Perfect setup, with lawn and marquee outside for your ceremony and pre-dinner drinks, and all within a short walk of each other. Reception room is really well set up and looks great. It was the staff who really made the night though: super-friendly, helpful, and switched-on. A real hidden gem!

– Matt

Great place for a function. Staff excellent, good great, atmosphere fantastic.

– Brendan

I could not recommend this venue for any function highly enough.

– Debbie

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Q Is the parking at the venue for my guests?

Yes, there is ample parking for your guests as we cater for both small and large events.

Q What time is the curfew for the wedding venue?

Last drinks finish around 11:30pm and the event usually winds up around midnight.

Q Can I have a complimentary tour of the venue?

Yes, you can. Please fill out the Vendor Form and we will reply promptly to you.

Q Is your wedding coordinator hands on?

Yes, our wedding coordinator will be supportive to you from the first tour to the big day.

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