Mt Duneed Estate

(10 reviews)
65 Pettavel Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria
Business Hours
By Appointment
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Mt Duneed Estate has built its reputation on creating stunning weddings in the most spectacular location.

We offer tailored and flexible wedding packages to ensure that your wedding day is just as you have always imagined.

Our dedicated wedding Event Manager will work with you to plan your special day and coordinate all of your suppliers.

All of our weddings are uniquely styled to suit you. We love working with our brides and grooms to create weddings with a difference. You can choose to keep it simple or style any of our spaces to the extreme.

We have a great list of preferred suppliers who know our venue well and are exceptional at what they do.

A direct, one hour’s drive from Melbourne and easily accessible from Torquay or Geelong.

Mt Duneed Estate also provides the ideal opportunity to combine a stay and make your wedding a weekend to remember.

Easy Weddings Special Offer

Mid-week weddings are so perfect at Mt Duneed Estate!

Mid-week weddings are so perfect at Mt Duneed Estate!

Stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony area, all-inclusive pricing, total event management, and a wedding like you have always dreamed.

MId-Week Offer $139pp includes:

* Alternate Dinner Experience:  Canapes, choice of entree style, alternate main, wedding cake served as dessert, 5-hour beverage package, tea & coffee, soft drinks, and your own dedicated Event Manager

* Option to upgrade to Shared Dinner Experience for an additional $10pp

* No venue hire with all linen, security, base greenery around the venue, tea light candles on bar areas and five-star service

* Save $500.00 on your ceremony fee

* Complimentary beer upgrade (an additional 2 beers from our list)

* All-inclusive food and beverages for a 5-hour duration

* Event management from our team of experts

* Use of our private bridal suite

* Available Monday - Thursday Only (not on public holidays)

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 80 / Max 400

Price per head

Low $149 / High $ 199


Indoors & Outdoors

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Questions and Answers

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What are the minimum numbers required for a wedding at Mt Duneed Estate?

We cater to weddings of all sizes.  Depending on the size of your wedding, we can offer dates that will suit.

During peak season (October to April), Mt Duneed Estate has a minimum food and beverage spend based on 160 guests for a Saturday wedding, 110 guests for a Friday wedding, 80 guests for a Sunday or mid-week wedding date.  

During off-peak season (May to September), Mt Duneed Estate has a minimum food and beverage spend based on 110 guests for a Saturday wedding, 80 guests for a Friday, Sunday or mid-week wedding.

If your number of guests falls below the minimum spends listed, you may use the cost difference in upgrades or alterations to your menu to reach the minimum spend.  

What does it mean by an "all inclusive" venue?

At Mt Duneed Estate, we understand how confusing and overwhelming organising a wedding can be!  We offer an all-inclusive price per head that covers you for a five-hour food and beverage package. This means that there are no hidden costs or things that will be charged to you without realising!  

We do not charge a venue hire for weddings, nor do we add any additional costs such as security, a knife to cut your cake, cake cutting fee, dietary requirements, linen, crockery, furniture hire etc. 

We keep it simple so you know exactly what to expect. There is enough to plan and worry about without the fear of the day costing you more than anticipated.

The only additional fee we do have is our ceremony fee as it is an option to be married in our beautiful Olive Grove.

Do you have any accommodation on-site?

We not currently have any accommodation on-site however we are perfectly positioned 15 minutes from Torquay and the Surf Coast as well as 15 minutes from the heart of Geelong.  We have so many amazing accommodation options from 5 star resorts in Torquay to cabins and apartments that can suit your guest sizes and budget.

What do your Event Managers do to help plan our wedding?

One of the most amazing inclusions into our package is our experienced Event Managers.

Our team work with you from the very beginning to ensure that your wedding is everything you have ever dreamed of.  The more we learn about you and what is important, the better we can help you have the most perfect day.

You will be assigned a dedicated experienced Event Manager to help you with floor plans, menu choices and ensuring that the complete day runs smoothly. 

Our team will work with each of your suppliers to ensure they know what time to arrive, where to set up etc.  This means you just need to arrive on the day and not stress about your band turning up and knowing where to go!  Our team will take care of the lot!

What is your peak and off-peak season?

Our Peak season runs from October up until and including April.

Our Off-peak season runs from May through to September.

Both seasons receive the same amazing service, inclusions and passion from our team.  Every wedding deserves the best and we know how to deliver that every time.


(10 reviews)
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4 Oct 2019

We looked high and low, but eventually stumbled upon Mt Duneed Estate on Instagram! Once we visited the place and saw the vineyard and the space - i knew that this was the place. Christine and Eliza did a fantastic job of helping us through the process of planning. Paul on the day was also great - helping us coordinate on the ground on the day. Mt Duneed Estate were fantastic - The place was flexible to suit our needs, staff provided quality service and the grounds were stunning. The wedding package included their own in-house wines and although there wasn't a tasting pre-wedding, we went in fingers crossed and the food was good! We had ~180+ Guests inclusive of children. We had a mix of dietary requirements and of kids that required high chairs. Us and our guests were travelling in from Melb City / Overseas. yet despite all this, the venue was able to meet our needs. When we asked to use the olive grove, the garden bar and vineyard room - Eliza said yes. When we asked if we could possibly use the conference room to set up a play room for the kids, Eliza said yes. when we asked if we could try out coloured smoke, they said yes. When we asked for more food in the VIP bridal suite room, the guys at MDE said 'of course'! I was very impressed by the staff as on the morning the day after the wedding - we went back to collect our belongings, and the barrel hall was transformed back to normal. It was impressive how much work these guys put in to ensure the wedding went smoothly and furthermore took the stress of clean up out of our hands. We are truly amazed and thankful for Mt Duneed Estate! Thank you so much

Mt Duneed Estate  

Thank you so much Ann and Cephas! We truly loved being part of your beautiful wedding! Your comments are so appreciated and we are so happy that you loved everything about your wedding! Our team and service is something we are so proud of so thank you for taking the time to write such beautiful words. Take care and we hope to see you again soon xx

22 Mar 2018

Amazing venue, great food and awesome staff!!

Mt Duneed Estate  

Thank you Teegan! That means the world to us! Service in the lead up and on the day are so important! xx

23 Nov 2017

Approaching our 2year anniversary and our friends and family still love to tell stories of how they adored our venue, the party and found the food to be one of their best experiences at a wedding! Looking back, the service was far better than we could have hoped for. This allowed us to relax, and enjoy the process without worrying about anything else on the day. Highly recommend Mt Duneed to anyone considering this incredible and unique venue!

Mt Duneed Estate  

Oh Sarah thank you so much! We still love looking back on your wedding as such a fun and beautiful day! We were so lucky to share it with you both. All the best and keep in touch x

30 Jun 2018

They were great! Really helpful prior to the wedding and on the day. The food and drinks was spectacular. There was no need to have a wedding planner as they took care of everything.

Mt Duneed Estate  

Thank you Pip for your beautiful review! We were so happy to play a part in your day! We try to make the day so easy and stress free and we are so pleased you had the best time! Look forward to seeing you again xx

16 Sep 2017

Really good. Tory particularly who was our event manager was fantastic. I think they had some troubles with changes in catering, but they didn't worry us at all. Made sure it was a really nice day for us.

Mt Duneed Estate  

Thanks so much Jared! We appreciate your review and hope that married life is treating you well xx

11 Mar 2017

The search for the perfect venue took my partner and I a long time, until we came across Mount Duneed Estate. Its an industrial / rustic yet elegant venue and when we saw it we fell in love. The venue itself is stunning and set on a hill surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Inside the venue is a gorgeous industrial style feel and you are greeted by the lovely Tori, who is the event planner. She was absolutely amazing and ensured that our vision came to life. The catering is by Peter Rowland catering and the head chef at the venue is absolutely amazing. We had shared platters, as we wanted a family dinner feel, and also wanted people to to be full and thats exactly what we got. All of our guests loved the food and the service by all the staff at the venue was exceptional. I couldn't recommend Mount Duneed and their entire team enough. THANKS MOUNT DUNEED Love the Ferriers

Mt Duneed Estate  

Oh you guys are the best! Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your amazing wedding. xx

1 Jan 2017

Great service, great food and the venue was beautiful!

Mt Duneed Estate  

Thank you!! xx

4 Nov 2016

Daniel and i held our Wedding at Mt Duneed Estate in November. Tori & Annie were amazing, ensuring the day went off without a hitch, nothing was too much trouble for them. Everybody @ Peter Rowland and Mt Duneed Estate put on a great function. The food was to die for, the service was impeccable, our guests would not stop raving. Thanks so much to everyone for contributing to our special day!

Mt Duneed Estate  

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate it xx

10 Sep 2016

Paul was our main point of contact and the head waiter for the night. We had nothing but positive reviews. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. Our guests said it was the best reception that they had ever been to.

Mt Duneed Estate  

Thanks Chris! Paul is simply the best! He treats every single wedding as if it's his first to manage. So glad your day was perfect in every way!

30 Jan 2016

Very happy with them!!

Mt Duneed Estate  

Thank you! x

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