Rippon Lea

1 5 4.8 (43 reviews) 
192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
Monday to Sunday by Appointment
03 9825 0000

Set in 14 acres of heritage-listed gardens, this grand mansion with its chandeliered ballroom makes for a magical wedding.

Let the romantic surrounds, historic touches and glamour of a bygone era set the tone for your celebration. Chandeliers sparkle in the elegant Grand Ballroom overlooking sweeping lawns and manicured gardens. The poolside terrace has a Hollywood art deco elegance that makes the perfect area for drinks.


This timeless venue can host up to 300 for cocktails, 180 banquet style and 160 with dance floor.


Features include:

  • National Trust listed property with elaborate furnishings, original artwork and detailed touches including embossed wallpaper
  • Beautiful gardens with expansive lawns host ceremonies, relaxed drinks, for up to 2,500 and even old-fashioned games. Croquet anyone?
  • The ornate balustrade overlooking the dance floor combined with a sparkling chandelier exudes elegance in the Grand Ballroom, perfect for banquets or cocktail parties
  • A gorgeous art deco pool terrace is a relaxed yet sumptuous setting for pre-event cocktails or an elegant soiree
  • Smaller celebrations are perfect on the estates’ ornate terrace
  • Photographic opportunities are limitless for special occasions


Give us a call to book a site inspection or get your obligation free quote today and we'll get in touch with you within 24 hrs!


Venue inclusions:

  • Exclusive hire of the Grand Ballroom and poolside terrace
  • Complete event management by a dedicated event planner
  • Professional event coordinator on the day
  • Bridal suite or green room
  • Auxiliary connection & 2 roving microphones
  • Lectern
  • Indoor heating and cooling
  • Cake and gift table
  • Market umbrellas

It’s our privilege to be part of your wedding! Whether you desire an elegant champagne reception with chic canapés, a refined three-course sit-down dinner, a welcoming buffet with all the trimmings or friendly bowl food the seasoned team will work with you to create the perfect dining experience. Our wedding planners are also an invaluable source of inspiration for floral, styling and entertainment to assist you in creating a magical day that match your personal style.


“Expose yourself to the danger of having a good time” Peter Rowland OAM - Founder and Chairman


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 50 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $165 / High $ -


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 50 / Max 250

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5.00 hours

Music must end by

12:00 AM


4.8" 43  reviews Review this supplier
23 Mar 2018

Thank you to Charlotte and the team at Peter Rowland Catering, we had the most amazing wedding reception at Rippon Lea.

Rippon Lea  

Thank you for your wonderful review Jacinta, the Peter Rowland team were delighted to host your wedding reception! Charlotte is definitely an asset to our team, and we are delighted that she was a part of your special day. Kind Regards Peter Rowland Team

1 Apr 2017

The venue is really beautiful, especially with the pool terrace it's like you're in your own little world. Such a gorgeous property for photos which was perfect as we didn't have to leave. Food was incredible and the staff were so attentive.

Rippon Lea  

Jade, thank you for your amazing feedback! The Peter Rowland team always work hard in ensuring we deliver delectable food & impeccable service. Our team were delighted to host your wedding reception in our beautiful surroundings. Kind Regards, Peter Rowland Team

25 Mar 2017

Fantastic service, very helpful, always attentive service and all basis we're covered. Staff are friendly and very professional.

Rippon Lea  

Thank you for your feedback Phylyse! We are delighted to hear of your all-round positive experience with our team, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day. Kind Regards, Peter Rowland Team

1 Feb 2019

We had our ceremony here, it was absolutely beautiful outside in the gardens!

18 Nov 2018

A really lovely venue, and it was great that we were able to have the ceremony and reception at the same place! National Trust were quite strict about the time frames for the ceremony booking, but the fees were not too expensive, and generally the wedding ceremony was coordinated well. Lucy was also very friendly and helpful! However we would have preferred a bit more assistance with liaising between National Trust and Peter Rowland, given that they are the exclusive caterer at Rippon Lea.

Rippon Lea  

Thank you very much for your feedback! The Peter Rowland team were delighted to host your wedding reception in our Ballroom. I am delighted to hear that the National Trust did an amazing job in facilitating your ceremony, and appreciate your feedback regarding the liasing between National Trust and our team. Please rest assured we have addressed this with the team to ensure that we improve on this. Kind Regards Peter Rowland Team


192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, Victoria

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