Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room

(166 reviews)
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


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 60 / Max 130

Time restrictions

1:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


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.


(166 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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

19 Oct 2019

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

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hi Nick, thank you for leaving us this review! We will make sure your words get passed on to the team.

13 Jul 2019

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!

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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.

22 Jun 2019

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.

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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.

26 Apr 2019

What a great venue! So grateful to our event managers. They were so attentive and organised. Our guests are still raving about the food!

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

Hooray! We're so happy to read this review. We will pass your feedback on to the team!

12 Apr 2019

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!

Leonda By The Yarra - Garden Room  

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!


2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria

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