Emu Bottom Homestead

(46 reviews)
Service Area
Servicing the Daylesford and Mt Macedon Ranges  View Map
Business Hours
By Appointment Only
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A unique, regional venue est. in 1836, The Epicurean Emu Bottom offers historic beauty & rustic charm to your day.

The Epicurean Emu Bottom is the oldest homestead in Victoria est. 1836, and is located at the foot of the Macedon Ranges just 30 minutes from Melbourne's CBD. 

  • Unique, regional venue on 62 acres of magnificent, verdant surrounds
  • Local wine & produce, second to none
  • Complete customised wedding packages

The Epicurean Emu Bottom offers the sublime beauty and comforts of the original Homestead or the rustic charm of the Woolshed, alongside the experience of stepping back in time through the doors of the historic Slab Hut. 

With our famous 'cucina' style menu, the Events Team at The Epicurean Group can create a truely memorable experience of your wedding. From large scale affairs to intimate gatherings, The Epicurean Emu Bottom offers a complete customised package for your special day. 

We at The Epicurean Group look forward to your enquiry and we cannot wait to assist you as you plan a breathtakingly beautiful wedding day at one of our unique, regional venues, like The Epicurean Emu Bottom. 

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(46 reviews)
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24 May 2019

Perfection. Everything ran so smoothly. The Epicurean team liased with all our vendors, guided my bridal party and myself and hosted a perfect day for us. The food was incredible and came out so well timed! I am so grateful for the attention to small details - making sure we were fed in between photo taking; having fireplaces ablaze in the woolshed, timing when I needed to walk down the aisle, having umbrellas ready for the rain ahead. I did not need to think of a single thing- could just enjoy my day with my husband. Gorgeous venue. You don't need to go anywhere else for photos. Moved seamlessly from ceremony in the garden to pre dinner drinks in the miner's cottage to reception in the woolshed. Flawless.

Emu Bottom Homestead  

Thank you so much Cassandra for your kind words & feedback! It was our absolute pleasure looking after you and we thank you for sharing your special day with us... All the very best to you both!

8 Dec 2018

Fantastic venue. Such an easy flow between seating, dance floor and outdoor area. We had our ceremony and reception at Emu Bottom Homestead. We had 80 in the Homestead for the reception on two long tables. Kate and Alex were great and the organizing process was very easy. The food was delicious and there was so much of it.

30 Nov 2017

Emu Bottom was the perfect venue for our wedding. David, the manager was wonderful to deal with and he and the staff went above and beyond on the day to make it absolutely perfect. The food, wine and atmosphere were amazing. It was raining on our wedding day so we had the ceremony in the slab hut which was so beautiful and intimate. The reception in the Homestead was absolutely perfect as well. We wouldn't change a thing!

1 Nov 2019

Emu Bottom Homestead is a stunning place for a wedding. The rustic old farm style is what we were after, and it delivered in spades. It rained really hard in the morning, so we needed to go to the back-up wet weather option, which was a cosy intimate hut with heaps of candles and it turned out that we actually liked it better than the garden we had initially wanted. The food was just fantastic - plentiful and delicious and everyone loved it. The staff were great and made everything easy, including removing tables ot create a bigger dance floor later in the night. Definitely recommend Emu Bottom!

5 Oct 2019

The setting was absolutely beautiful, the food was excellent. Our guests have all said how beautiful the venue was and how much they enjoyed the day.

28 Sep 2019

Everything was spectacular! From the minute we decided to book, Alex and his team were with us all the way, answering questions and emails and generally reassuring us. Then on our wedding day, the food was AMAZING!! The grounds were so beautiful, the service was so warm and professional and everything went so so smoothly. Can’t recommend Emu Bottom Homestead enough!

12 Apr 2019

Our venue was absolutely beautiful and came up gorgeous on the day. We did find the interactions during the planning to be a little difficult at times, particularly with the management team based on the Mornington Peninsula, and the venue in the outer of the Macedon Ranges, so there was less flexibility with inspections etc. On the night though, we couldn't fault the service, or the experience, and made persisting through all worth it!

8 Mar 2019

Beautiful venue. Amazing food and very professional service. Loved it and all my guests loved it to. Highly recommend

31 Jan 2019

Beautiful venue, our guests loved everything about it. The food was fantastic and the staff were awesome.

28 Apr 2018

The team at emu bottom were fantastic to deal with. The wool shed and surrounding property is so beautiful and perfect for amazing photos.

7 Apr 2018

David from the Epicurean team could not have made the day better. From initial inspection to the day itself, we could not fault the Emu Bottom / Epicurean team. If you're looking for a country themed wedding, close to Melbourne, Emu Bottom Homestead should be high on your list.

17 Mar 2018

Venue and the staff are absolutely amazing. We had a buffet lunch reception in the woolshed, the food was incredible and it really doesn't take much to decorate the space (it looks amazing with hardly anything) if you're looking for a relaxed yet beautiful atmosphere, check out Emu Bottom Homestead!

24 Aug 2017

Kate, Steffi and David, (planneare & Managers) were brilliant They thought of everything, were approachable and dog lovers

7 Jul 2017

Emu Bottom staff were amazing through the whole process and made everything run smoothly.Very friendly staff. All our guests commented about the high quality food and the sharing style of serving.We asked our guests to have a walk around because it was too beautiful a grounds not to! Perfect night!Thankyou

12 May 2017

Both my husband and I and our guests loved every minute at the homestead. It is so inviting and in beautiful surrounds. Staff on the day were very attentive and helpful. Was exactly the wedding venue we wanted. Gorgeous but comfortable and relaxed.

Emu Bottom Homestead  

We were glad to have you at our beautiful Homestead Zoe, and we're so glad to have contributed something special to your wedding day!


Service Area
Servicing the Daylesford and Mt Macedon Ranges

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