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

Let the romantic surrounds, historic touches and glamour of a by-gone era set the tone for your next celebration at National Heritage-listed Rippon Lea House and Gardens.

National Heritage-listed Rippon Lea House and Gardens is one of Australia’s grand suburban estates. Discover 14 acres of sprawling gardens and sweeping lawns – the perfect spaces for on-site ceremonies and stunning photos. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails poolside before moving into the magnificent ballroom complete with ornate chandelier to dine and dance the night away. It’s hard to believe this sublime setting is just ten kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD.

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

Elegance and magnificence combine to create the perfect surroundings for your wedding day at Rippon Lea House & Gardens. Your options are endless yet all equally magical at this elegant estate. Exclusive to Peter Rowland, when you book Rippon Lea Estate, you'll also receive a dedicated wedding planner to walk you through the details and help make your day flow with ease. 

It’s our privilege to be part of your wedding! Whether you desire an elegant champagne reception with chic canapes, a refined three-course sit-down dinner, a welcoming buffet with all the trimmings or friendly bowl food we will work with you to create the perfect wedding catering menu. Our wedding planners also help you with inspiration for floral, styling and entertainment to match your personal style.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 50 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $149 / 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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