Jennifer MacDonald


Post Office Hotel

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Nestled in Brunswick, the Post Office Hotel holds a special place in my heart as a cherished pub. With most of my friends located in the northern suburbs, it has been our go-to spot for countless gatherings – from birthday celebrations to lazy Sunday afternoons basking in the sun. This establishment boasts a warm, family-friendly atmosphere, accompanied by a delightful array of food and beverages, and a splendid beer garden. It’s a space that caters to all, and over the past six years, it has become a hub for weddings, corporate parties, and Christmas merrymaking, limited only by your imagination. The Post office Hotel is purposefully designed to allow you to rock up with your loved ones, and they take care of the rest!


  • Capacity: The Post Office Hotel can graciously host up to 133 seated guests or 250 for a delectable grazing menu.
  • Ceremony Options: Choose between an arbor-style church seating for 90, with additional room for standing guests. For grander affairs, the double doors can be flung open to expand the space. Fear not in the chillier months, as a generous overhead heater ensures everyone’s comfort and your toes are nice an toasty. Moreover, your fur family and furry companions are welcomed on the deck, ensuring they’re part of the celebration too.
  • Design Touches: The venue offers an assortment of design elements including neon signs and arbors. However, you’re also welcome to enlist your own stylist to weave your dream setting. Complimentary in-house signage is available, except for name placards. Plus, there’s a complimentary wishing well. At the end of the blog, I’ve compiled a list of my preferred suppliers, who could work wonders to bring your vision to life.

After you have said Ido (huzzah!), you’ll have the chance to hug, kiss, cry, or jump for joy, all accompanied by cocktails and wandering canapés on the deck. The staff’s top picks are the Elderflower Gin Cocktail and the Spiced Tea Tequila simply delicious!!

Dinner at Post Office Hotel

Moving inside, prepare for a sumptuous dinner. Tables are arranged to seat approximately 12-14 guests each. The cuisine is both scrumptious and seasonal, setting the perfect backdrop for candles, flowers, and greenery. Shareable antipasto dishes foster conversations among guests, forging new connections. And rest assured, the space is cleverly designed to create a sense of separation from the neighbouring pub, allowing for an intimate atmosphere.

Stepping into the the Post Office Hotel with its open kitchen and exposed beams is nothing short of breathtaking. Whether adorned with lush flowers or left minimalist and bare, both options exude their own unique charm. There are two bars for swift service, one at the front and another at the back. For an additional hour of enjoyment, consider the whiskey or gin lounge at the front.

Dancing and Shenanigans 

As the dance floor heats up, a quieter space is available at the front, providing respite for those seeking more intimate conversations away from the main action. And if you’re wondering, it seems Abba songs are the surefire crowd-pleasers to ignite the dance floor!

For the aficionados of hops and barley: (BEER BEER BEER!)

For the beer enthusiasts, here’s the thrilling part – you have the opportunity to brew your own signature beer to serve at your wedding. About three weeks before the big day, you’ll be invited in to craft your brew alongside the head brew master. They’ll guide you through an array of flavours and styles. This can be a couple’s endeavour or incorporated into your stag (bucks) or hen party. As a bonus, you’ll get to take home a few bottles to commemorate the occasion. What a delightful touch for your celebration! Pouring your own beer at the wedding can make for some fabulous and cute images 

Dollars and cents bit for Post Office Hotel

  • Friday and Sunday weddings entail a minimum expenditure of $13,000.
  • Saturday weddings are priced at $16,000.

For more intimate gatherings, micro weddings can be arranged from Sunday to Thursday, 24- 50 guest at a maximum.

So What do you think of the Post Office Hotel?

The Post office hotel is certainly a vibrant, intimate and fun venue for your wedding. It’s nestled in the vibrant suburb of Brunswick and a hop skip and jump into the city. There are plenty of Air bnb’s for guests to stay at in the area and up the road there’s a hotel on the tram line so anyone travelling from interstate or overseas can have a place nearby to stay.

It’s defiantly one of my favourite spots, I hope will be your next spot too!

Please find all the contact information and a list of recommended suppliers who are well-versed in crafting the perfect Post Office Hotel wedding experience.

About the Author

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Jennifer MacDonald at Liminal Wonderland loves anything sci-fi and re runs of Gilmore girls. Loves baking and Champagne. Jennifer spends her free time hanging out with her husband and toddler that keeps her active. Jennifer is a wedding photographer based in Melbourne and Scotland. She specialises in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling

Reccomended Vendors

Styling – Coth and Confetti or Oh Honey Weddings

Champagne Tower – Miss Fizz

Celebrants – Megan Jordan or Love a good Wedding

Hair and Makeup – the Distinctive Dame

Flowers – Lowevly or Leilani by GG

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