Leonda By The Yarra

4.9  ( 178 reviews ) · 2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria (View Map) · Show Phone
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Set along the serene Yarra River, discover our venue and two captivating reception spaces, each with its own unique allure. Our private courtyard offers a picturesque backdrop for ceremonies, surrounded by nature's charm. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking views, enhancing your celebration. Depart in style from our private jetty by boat, adding a extra touch of romance to your day.

At Leonda, we have thought of everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) to ensure that your wedding day is everything you dreamed of. From the moment you first walk through our doors to the moment you say 'I do', nothing is too big or small for our team to handle to ensure that your wedding journey is seamless. We're committed to transforming your vision of a perfect wedding into a beautiful reality. Your seamless wedding journey starts here.

What sets us apart: 

  • All-inclusive packages for both ceremony and reception
  • 60 to 480 seated capacities 
  • Lunch, dinner and cocktail options are available
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows blending indoor and outdoor beauty
  • Flexible floorplan options so the space can be entirely customised for your event
  • Private, shaded courtyard with outdoor speakers and a stunning marble water fountain
  • Idyllic waterfront location
  • Unique boat departure experience from our private jetty
  • Ample off-street parking for your convenience
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator to guide your planning journey
  • BYO spirits available
  • Alternating menu for all courses

 At Leonda, your wedding experience will be nothing less than exceptional. Join us for a journey that transforms your dream day into cherished memories. Get in touch to start planning your magic-filled celebration today.


With years of events and hospitality experience, Carly & Eric Cohen are the heart and soul behind Melbourne Event Group - where their purpose is to 'Fill cups, bellies, and hearts'. Living & breathing the core company values of Genuine Connections, True Professionalism, and The Extra Mile, they pride themselves on always delivering an exceptional experience. Carly and Eric work closely with their team to follow through on their promises & wow their clients and guests.

Carly & Eric Cohen

Director / Owner

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Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 60 / Max 480 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $160 / High $ 225

Min 60 / Max 480 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 1:00 AM

In-house catering or 3rd Party Catering

Music must end by 1:00 AM

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2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria


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Yes! We allow one 750ml bottle of spirits per table, with no corkage fee.

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!

Of course you can drop these off before your wedding! You will have a dedicated Event Coordinator who can help you and set up your place settings and favours.

Absolutely! Experience our Group Menu Tasting evenings approximately 3 months prior to your wedding day. You, your partner, and 4 chosen guests can savour our latest menu, ask any questions, sample wines, and make well-informed menu choices. The best part? It's not an additional expense; it's seamlessly integrated into your package, ensuring transparency without hidden costs.

Certainly! Choose your dream ceremony setting from multiple beautiful spaces. Opt for our private courtyard for an enchanting outdoor ceremony or explore the elegance of our indoor venues, the breathtaking Marble Bar, or the charming Garden Room."

178 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

April 2023

Fantastic venue that I would 100% recommend for any wedding. The venue is so beautifully set up that it really doesn’t require any additional decorations. Coordinated nearly every aspect of the event for us so that we didn’t have to, from the vendors to the setting up, to dealing with presents and left over belongings after. Everybody loved the food as well as how well dietary requirements were catered for. On the actual night service was simply immaculate and seamless. When it was all over we received beautifully packed leftovers and a thoughtful gift. For a stress-free wedding I would definitively recommend Leonda.

Sarah R.

Leonda By The Yarra

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your experience at Leonda. We are thrilled to hear that you had a stress-free and enjoyable wedding day, and we're honored to have been a part of it. Our team takes great pride in ensuring that every aspect of our events is coordinated to perfection, and we're delighted to hear that you felt well taken care of throughout the entire process. We're also pleased to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the food and that we were able to cater to all dietary requirements. We believe that every wedding should be memorable, and we're so glad that we were able to provide you with a beautiful and unforgettable setting for your special day. Thank you again for choosing Leonda, and for sharing your positive experience with others. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, The Leonda Team

March 2022

Leonda was amazing. Everyone is still talking about the food and venue days after our event. Their service and attention was second to none. We could absolutely not fault Leonda and would highly recommend this venue to any couple looking for an amazing river front wedding

Sarah E.

Leonda By The Yarra

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for leaving us this review! We're glad you had a great time in our venue and got to experience our WOW service first hand. It was an absolute pleasure to host your wedding and your guests. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to the team, and hope to welcome you back into our venue soon. Sincerely, The Leonda Team

March 2021

From the first meeting, to the wedding day and navigating Covid, Leonda by the Yarra Team exemplifies service excellence. From the Directors to the Waiters, the quality of care is exceptional. We initially selected Leonda because of the food reviews. However, every step of their process made things so seamless, yet, personalised. We had the BEST night in the Garden Room with our guests raving about the food and the excellent service. Thank you so much for making one wedding so dreamy! Special honourable mentions to Zoe!!! Forget the cost, worth every damn penny!

Hiroko K.

Leonda By The Yarra

Hi Hiroko, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We're so glad you had a wonderful time with us and in our venue and got to experience our WOW service and catering first hand. It was an absolute pleasure to host your wedding and your guests, and we're pleased you had a positive experience despite the hurdles which COVID posed us along the way! We'll certainly pass your kind words on to Zoe and the team and look forward to to welcoming you through our doors again soon. Sincerely, The Leonda Team

March 2024

Leonda and Maria were incredible, so helpful with everything and we were very pleased with how the day turned out! thank you!

Kristine P.

December 2023

From the initial meeting to after our wedding, Leonda staff went above and beyond to ensure our needs were met. Maria is secretly Superwoman working tirelessly to make sure everything is smooth sailing, and she has the most calming voice to make even the most stressed-out bride feel at ease. Dylan ensured our night ran without a hitch and was available to our every request with some sweet personal touches (such as mocktails for the tee-total bride). The food was beyond sensational and all of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was. We are so grateful to have had such a positive experience and would recommend Leonda to anyone.

Sophie M.

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When in the timeline should we do a father daughter dance?

Leonda By The Yarra

Hi there,

Thanks so much for this great question!

Most brides have the father-daughter dance right after their first dance with their spouse. But there really is no right or wrong time, your wedding is a day about you, you can choose the timeline that suits you and your partner best. If you don't want to have it after the first dance, other good times to squeeze it in are following the toasts and before the cake cutting.

We hope this helps you in your timeline planning!


The Leonda Team

Can we have a morning wedding?

Leonda By The Yarra

Yes! We would be more than happy to talk through what your dream day looks like to you, and all the possibilities at Leonda By The Yarra.

We want to stock the bar ourselves to save money. Will it?

Leonda By The Yarra

Many of our couples arrange with us to supply their own alcohol for service (especially if there’s a beverage that is special to you and your partner!).  We do ask for a minimum number of bottles to be supplied based on guest numbers (don’t worry – anything not used on the night gets returned to you and your family!); as far as cost savings though, in our experience, it isn’t a substantial saver for our couples.

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