Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room

Rating
(170 reviews)
 
Location
2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
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With its own, private courtyard for ceremonies or pre-event drinks, listen to the birdsong as the sun sets, before making your way inside to a room that is stunning in its simplicity, and will leave you wanting for nothing. Through the huge windows, watch the sunset through the stunning weeping willows, before you depart by boat from our own private jetty.

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
  • 60 – 130 seated capacity
  • Lunch, dinner cocktail options available
  • Floor to ceiling windows across three quarters of the room
  • Flexible floorplan options so the space can be completely customised to your event
  • Three different exits allowing for an indoor/outdoor atmosphere for you and your guests
  • Private, shaded courtyard with outdoor speakers and a stunning, marble water fountain
  • 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

At Leonda your wedding experience will be nothing less than exceptional.

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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 60 / Max 130

Price per head

Low $145 / High $ 215

Ceremony

Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 60 / Max 130

Time restrictions

1:00 AM

In-house catering

Yes

3rd party catering

Yes

Music must end by

1:00 AM


Questions and Answers

Can we bring spirits to your venue to have on the tables?

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room

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 - Garden Room

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 - Garden Room

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 - Garden Room

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 - Garden Room

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.

Reviews

(170 reviews)
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26 Feb 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!

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

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

14 Feb 2020

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 - Garden Room  

Hi Huyen, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We're so glad you had a wonderful time in our venue. 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 Melbourne's unpredictable weather posed us along the way! We'll certainly pass your kind words on to Mel, Courtney, Ali, Zoe and the rest of the team and look forward to to welcoming you through our doors again soon. Sincerely, The Leonda Team

14 Jun 2019

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.

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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.

18 Nov 2022

We had the reception in the Garden Room. Everything from day dot to the very end was very well handled. They were very understanding with menu changes, due to religion. They were really good with my Mother-In-Law who is sick, they made her feel really comfortable and she felt special. Service and food was amazing, all guests said it was the best wedding they had been too.

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Hi Bernadet, 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. Thank you for choosing us for your special day. 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

17 Sep 2022

The team at Leonda were amazing from day one...we could not have chosen a better venue! They were so professional, thought of everything and ensured our wedding day and food was amazing and all the staff were so friendly. Our guests were more than impressed and that was thanks the the Leonda team! Thank you for making our day perfect and special!

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hi Ross, 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 and catering first hand. It was an absolute pleasure to host your wedding and your guests. Thank you for choosing us for your special day. 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

11 Mar 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

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

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

19 Feb 2022

Really fantastic service throughout the whole night who went above and beyond for us during the lead up and on the day. Can’t recommend enough

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hi Rebecca, 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

20 Jan 2022

The most perfect room to have a wedding! The staff were amazing, food was incredible, drinks were divine and the view was breathtaking! They made our wedding perfect!

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hi Lidija, 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

8 Jan 2022

We had originally booked Leonda's sister venue Fenix to host our wedding, however Fenix closed down during the pandemic and we were moved to Leonda as a result. Leonda did a great job at honoring the inclusions from the original package we had with Fenix. Our coordinator Abbey was friendly and delightful to work with. The venue was very flexible around last minute changes that we requested due to the rising COVID numbers and guests having to unfortunately cancel. They made our wedding night itself absolutely unforgettable and we both had the most amazing night that we will never forget for all the right reasons! Our guests could not stop raving about the food and the gorgeous venue. We would definitely recommend Leonda as a wedding venue. The inclusive packages were so easy and the staff all so lovely! Ricko & Sandy | 08.01.22

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hi Ricko & Sandy, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We're so glad you had a wonderful time with us and in our venue. 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 Abbey and the team and look forward to to welcoming you through our doors again soon. Sincerely, The Leonda Team

9 Apr 2021

Beyond incredible!! Leonda were amazing in every aspect, we felt so well taken care of. The food was outstanding and everyone was raving about it!

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hi Kiara, 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. 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

16 Jan 2021

We had the most fabulous wedding day at Leonda. Our wedding coordinator zoe was so lovely and accommodating during the the entire journey of our wedding planning and guided us through and answered all our questions in a timely and professional manner. If you want a venue with a beautiful ceremony, function, great food, wine and atmosphere, Leonda is definitely the place to go. Thank you for making our wedding day enjoyable and special for us.

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hi Vanessa, 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. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Zoe and the team, and hope to welcome you back into our venue soon. Sincerely, The Leonda Team

15 Jan 2020

Leonda by the Yarra is a beautiful venue! Fantastic​ staff going over and beyond!

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Thanks for your feedback Katheline- we're so glad that you enjoyed our venue!

5 Dec 2019

They were amazing, on the day they handled everything. Our coordinator was amazing nothing was ever an issue.

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Thank you so much Melissa! It was such an honour to host your special day.

2 Nov 2019

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.

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Thank you so much for this feedback. We will make sure Chris hears how much you loved him!

20 Oct 2019

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!

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hi Annie, thank you for leaving us a review! We're so glad that you loved your wedding day.

Location

Address
2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria

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