This distinguished Victorian mansion is easily located at the Hampton End of North Road and is one of Melbourne’s most significant properties.
Surrounded by lush gardens, the sandstone mansion and its many photographic features make this one of Bayside’s most sought after garden wedding locations. Although the venue is located on a main road the area is semi-secluded by the roadways and tall trees. THe landscape is quite open and other than the giant lawn palms which align with the mansion, there is little shade. It is recommended that shading structures or umbrellas are use in the warmer months.
The fountain (not always in use), the patio and the grand entrance to the mansion are perfect for elevating the bridal party and makes for a perfect backdrop for large group photos. “Star of the Sea” School have an interest in this venue. Therefore permission must be granted for the use of the patio area. Bayside council will provide information on special conditions.
Parking is in abundance along the North Road Stretch but pedestrians should take care when crossing the main road. Bridal vehicles are permitted to enter the grounds. Gate keys are required to access the grounds after hours. Bayside City Council will provide keys – a security bond is required for this. Refreshments may be arranged on site for post ceremony celebrations. Alternatively New Street and Hampton Cafe and shops are only moments away. Public Toilets are available at the rear of the mansion.