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Nestled in a tranquil suburb close to Melbourne CBD, Leonda By The Yarra is the perfect lakeside location with two ballroom wedding venues and picturesque garden surrounds, with swaying trees and a scenic river walkway. The modern wedding venue has a passionate and friendly team who will be delighted to discuss what's possible with you, and welcome you and up to 400 wedding guests on your big day.
At Leonda we have thought of everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) to ensure that your special day is everything you dreamed of and more. From the moment you first walk through our doors up until your wedding day, nothing is too big or small for our team to handle to ensure that your wedding journey is seamless. Our focus is on turning your idea of the perfect reception into a reality.
• All-inclusive reception ceremony packages available
• 70 – 400 seated capacity
• Lunch, dinner cocktail options available
• Pillarless event spaces
• Floor to ceiling windows offering picturesque Yarra River views
• Waterfront location
• Depart via boat from our private jetty
• Ample off-street parking
• Dedicated wedding coordinator to guide your planning journey
• BYO spirits available
• Alternating menu for all courses
• Customised menu availability to suit your needs
At Leonda your wedding experience will be nothing less than exceptional.
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Min 70 / Max 400
Price per head
Low $130 / High $ 220
Indoors & Outdoors
Min 70 / Max 350
Music must end by
Questions and Answers
Can we bring spirits to your venue to have on the tables?
Leonda By The Yarra
Yes! We allow one 750ml bottle of spirits per table, with no corkage fee.
We love the idea of your courtyard for our wedding ceremony... but what if it rains?
Leonda By The Yarra
We have a marquee which we can put up for you and your guests which covers the entire courtyard area, so you don't have to worry about a thing!
We have place cards and a wishing well, can we drop these off before the wedding or do we have to come in on the day to set them up?
Leonda By The Yarra
Of course you can drop these off before your wedding! You will have a dedicated Event Coordinator who can help you with all those little things and set them up for you. You won't have to worry about a thing.
Do we get to try the food?
Leonda By The Yarra
Yes! We have Group Menu Tasting evenings which occur around 3 months before your wedding day, so you, your partner and 4 guests of your choice can try the most up to date menu, chat to the chefs, try the wines and make your wedding menu selections being totally informed. And the best thing is that this ISN'T an add-on, this is included in your package. So there's no hidden cost.
Can you have ceremonies at your venue?
Leonda By The Yarra
Yes! We have a beautiful courtyard available for ceremonies, or we have an arrangemet with Wallen Reserve (which is at the rear of our venue) for larger, outdoor ceremonies, or if you're considering a mid-year wedding and wanting something indoors, our stunning Marble Bar or Garden Room are perfect.
Dream location, dream dinner and dream staff. Cannot recommend highly enough! Our wedding co-ordinator Celeste was very organised but not pushy, sending me emails that allowed me to respond in my own time, but also answering my sometimes silly questions politely and in a timely fashion.
The food was incredible and the portions were well sized. No complaints from hungry guests, or plates sent back barely touched.
If you're looking for an all-inclusive venue where you don't need to do much preparation (in terms of venue), and you can show up on the day safe in the knowledge that you won't need to do anything other than enjoy the night you've been planning for ever, this is the place.
Thank you so much for your review and for your kind words, Monika - it was our absolute honour to host your dream day at Leonda By The Yarra! We love what we do, and we’re glad that it shows - we’re simply thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your day as much as we did. The love and joy that you and Paul radiated, surrounded by such a fun gathering of family and friends, filled every corner of our venue with happiness! We hope that your years ahead are filled with lasting joy together as husband and wife.
Leonda were amazing and handled everything on our big day. From the start the team were attentive and had so much experience I always felt at ease and confident the wedding would be handled well.
I didn’t have to do anything on the day but have fun and choose my food.
Thank you all for everything you have done and for allowing us to use your venue.
It was our absolute pleasure to have a part in planning your wedding Katherine! We love coming on these journeys with our customers and it was a joy to see the love in the air on your special day.
We had our wedding ceremony at the Leonda Courtyard, followed by our reception at the Leonda Ballroom. Each staff member at Leonda was extremely helpful and supportive. Customer service was delivered at the highest quality. The reception itself is beautiful, clean and modern. We received many compliments from guests on how much they liked Leonda, that there was plenty of space, especially for little kids to run around. We also took advantage of the Jetty for wedding photos.
Special callout to Courtney, who was our wedding coordinator and managed everything to perfection - thank you.
Highly recommend booking with Leonda by the Yarra.
Thank you so much for these wonderful words Tina. Leonda is certainly a stunning venue and it's lovely to hear that you and your guests enjoyed it as much as we do! Our congratulations again to the both of you.
We had our wedding only about 3 weeks ago in the Garden room with a courtyard ceremony and unfortunately it was raining that day, but it didn’t rain at the venue. This had really upsetted me as I envisioned a sunny day walking down that aisle. The team however, were very quick to liaise with us regarding the weather and we had a marquee up in the end as precaution. So nonetheless, we all had an amazing night. The time flew by SO quickly. The feedback from our guests were they ABSOLUTELY LOVED the venue, décor, AMAZING food, and impeccable service (thank you to Alannah as well). The spacing between the tables were also perfect with still so much space for the dancefloor. My husband and I would like to say THANK YOU to Leonda’s team, Mel, Courtney, and Ali for the wonderful service. A special thank you to Zoe, our coordinator, who ALWAYS had excellent and prompt communication, was friendly, professional, and genuinely cared. She was very meticulous about every part of our wedding planning and always offered invaluable advice, so greatly appreciated that. We are incredibly happy that we chose to have our wedding here and would HIGHLY recommend brides and grooms to consider the venue. We honestly hope our friends will host their weddings here, so we can atleast sit down and enjoy the incredible food catered here (refer to the photos and try not to drool). Thank you again, Leonda, for an unforgettable night – A & H xoxo.
Leonda By the Yarra is a fantastic Venue for a wedding. We recommend asking for Chris - he is worth his weight in gold.
Staff are professional, courteous and attentive. Chris allocated to us because our orginal event planner had something booked on the same night of our wedding. We were initially disappointed when this changed occurred in the final weeks of our wedding but it was quickly forgotten when we met Chris who replaced our original event planner. Chris was warm, organized and communicated well with us on the night.
Great venue with amazing staff.
Thank you so much for this feedback. We will make sure Chris hears how much you loved him!
The food was amazing, and service was really nice! They actually really went through everything, and met up around once a month to plan it all out. Everything ran really smoothly on the day, and even the weather was good too!
Hi Annie, thank you for leaving us a review! We're so glad that you loved your wedding day.
The venue and surrounds are truly lovely. The staff in the lead up and on the night were professional and personable at all times and even rain arriving right at the start of the ceremony did not fluster them at all with the inside ceremony prepared within 10mins. The food and drink were very good and they even sourced our favourite beer for the night. I would highly recommend using Leonda as they can provide an all in one service which makes the day that much easier
Hi Nick, thank you for leaving us this review! We will make sure your words get passed on to the team.
TL:DR: Highly recommended - Excellent advisory and service. No regrets at all!
I had a winter wedding at Leonda By The Yarra's garden room last year. Celeste was the most lovely and attentive wedding coordinator and we felt very taken care of. We highly commend every staff member on the night of our wedding also. Not to mention the food was on point! Every single guest complimented the food - which is unheard of at a wedding!
The ambiance of the garden room was perfect for the 120 guests that we had, and was kept at the perfect temperature.
Leonda's years of experience was evident as they took care of us every step of the way and took a lot of weight off our shoulders - We highly recommend Leonda as your venue of choice!
Thank you so much! We love what we do, and we're so happy that we were able to be a part of such a special occasion.
Leonda by the Yarra was a beautiful venue. We had a wonderful wedding coordinator, Celeste, and she made sure our day was perfect. All dealings we had with Leonda were great and we had no issues what so ever. The food was incredible, especially the seafood stand which got raving reviews during canapes. Highly recommend!
Thanks so much for your kind words Nicole, we will be sure to pass them on to Celeste! The seafood stand is always a crowd pleaser, and we're so glad to hear your guests enjoyed it!
We had the most amazing experience with Leonda by the Yarra, from booking in our wedding, to menu tasting and finally making our dream come true. Everything was smooth sailing, even with a bit of rain. The food was exceptional, the drinks kept flowing and the boat departure was a perfect end to the night
It's fantastic to hear that you had an exceptional experience with Leonda from start to finish, and we're so glad that you have such positive words to share. We live to make dreams come true and it's fantastic that you were able to have your perfect wedding!
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