Emu Bottom Homestead

(49 reviews)
Homestead Way, Sunbury, Victoria  View Map
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Situated at the foothills of the beautiful Macedon Ranges, The Epicurean Emu Bottom is a rustic country wedding venue set on 62 acres of verdant land near Melbourne. This iconic property can host both your ceremony and reception and is home to a rustic Woolshed, Melbourne's oldest Homestead est. 1836, beautiful sprawling lawns, and endless backdrops for your wedding photos.


Established in 1836, Emu Bottom is the oldest homestead in Victoria and offers a unique, historic setting for rustic country weddings near Melbourne. Nestled amid acres of lush greenery and beautiful trees, this picturesque property is a popular choice amongst couples planning a relaxed regional wedding. Aside from the stunning surroundings, you’ll love the charming wedding spaces, delicious Cucina style menus, and exceptional service at The Epicurean Emu Bottom.

From large-scale celebrations to intimate affairs, the dedicated events team at The Epicurean Group are experts in creating unforgettable wedding experiences at Emu Bottom Homestead. They offer a range of completely customisable wedding packages and will tailor a bespoke experience to suit your budget and vision.


“Emu Bottom Homestead is a stunning place for a wedding. The rustic old farm style is what we were after, and it was delivered in spades. The food was just fantastic — plentiful and delicious, and everyone loved it. The staff were great and made everything easy, including removing tables to create a bigger dancefloor later in the night. Definitely recommend Emu Bottom!”  — Rachelle S.


Choose from 3 stunning locations for your wedding at The Epicurean Emu Bottom:

  • The Homestead. The light-filled Homestead is a stunning wedding space with white cobbled walls, ambient lighting, and a lovely old fireplace. This dreamy venue can be styled beautifully to suit various wedding styles and offers the perfect setting for shared grazing feasts. The Homestead can accommodate up to 140 seated guests and 250+ standing.
  • The Homestead Lawns. The sprawling lawns at Emu Bottom Homestead offer a beautiful setting for outdoor ceremonies and alfresco/marquee receptions. You could also host a gorgeous alfresco dinner beneath the stars on the Homestead Lawns, subject to weather conditions.
  • The Woolshed. Built in 1854, the Woolshed at Emu Bottom features exposed timbers beams and a large stone open fireplace, the perfect centerpiece for country grazing style dinners. This rustic venue is ideal for hosting seated receptions of up to 140 guests and looks beautiful lit up with twinkling fairy lights. 


What The Epicurean Emu Bottom weddings are like:

  • Unique, regional wedding venue set on 62 acres of verdant grounds
  • Conveniently located just 40 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD
  • Rustic Woolshed and charming Homestead for wedding receptions
  • Sprawling lawns for outdoor ceremonies and marquee receptions
  • Completely customisable wedding packages
  • Delicious Cucina style menus and grazing feasts
  • Endless photo opportunities around the property

“Emu Bottom Homestead was absolutely the best choice for my now husband and me. The venue, both inside and out, is just beautiful. The food was AMAZING, and we just had the best night there. The staff were all friendly and helpful, and they deserve a big shout out for being so great throughout the pandemic.” — Ginny B.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 80 / Max 200


Indoors & Outdoors

In-house catering


3rd party catering



(49 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!

30 Jul 2022

Emu Bottom is a stunning venue for a rustic country wedding. Louise and the team were phenomenal and worked with us to bring our dream wedding to life

7 May 2021

Absolutely stunning venue, everything ran smoothly. Great communication with alex the event coordinator and louise on the day. We booked over a yr ago and had to postpone due to covid. Changing dates wasn't an issue. Everyone at our wedding was raving on about the venue, the food and the ambience. Absolutely blown away. thanks soo much. we loved it soo much. We accidentally left a couple of things behind. Louise rang us the next morning to let us know.

27 Feb 2021

The Emu Bottom Homestead was absolutely the best choice for my now husband and I. The venue both inside handout is just beautiful. The food was AMAZING and we just had the best night there. The staff were all friendly and helpful and they deserve a big shout out for being so great throughout all the pandemic.

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!


Homestead Way, Sunbury, Victoria

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