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.
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.
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.
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.
We had our wedding ceremony at the Leonda Courtyard, followed by our reception at the Leonda Ballroom. Each staff member at Leonda was extremely helpful and supportive. Customer service was delivered at the highest quality. The reception itself is beautiful, clean and modern. We received many compliments from guests on how much they liked Leonda, that there was plenty of space, especially for little kids to run around. We also took advantage of the Jetty for wedding photos.
Special callout to Courtney, who was our wedding coordinator and managed everything to perfection - thank you.
Highly recommend booking with Leonda by the Yarra.
Thank you so much for these wonderful words Tina. Leonda is certainly a stunning venue and it's lovely to hear that you and your guests enjoyed it as much as we do! Our congratulations again to the both of you.
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
We had the most amazing experience with Leonda by the Yarra, from booking in our wedding, to menu tasting and finally making our dream come true. Everything was smooth sailing, even with a bit of rain. The food was exceptional, the drinks kept flowing and the boat departure was a perfect end to the night
It's fantastic to hear that you had an exceptional experience with Leonda from start to finish, and we're so glad that you have such positive words to share. We live to make dreams come true and it's fantastic that you were able to have your perfect wedding!
A fantastic experience! We saw 5 venues and then decided on Leonda. We had a few coordinators along the way but we were accommodated for. They had great attention to detail that we hadn't thought about. They did a complimentary for us and it was a great night. We were so looked after and the venue is stunning! We got incredible photos! We also left on the boat at the end of the night which as a beautiful surprise for our guests.
We're so happy to read that we were able to deliver an exceptional experience for you Aileen! There's certainly no better way to end the night than with a boat exit.
There will never be enough words to express our thanks and gratitude to Courtney, our even coordinator, and the team at Leonda for hosting our wedding reception. From the moment we contacted Leonda, we knew this was the venue for us. So much love, care, and commitment was made into making our wedding a night we will never forget. I cannot fault a thing.
Thank you so much on behalf of my husband and I for making our wedding day that extra bit special and one we will remember for a lifetime and a day.
What amazing feedback Amanda! Courtney is such a superstar and we will pass your review on to her and the rest of the team. It was an absolute pleasure to witness the happiness that you and your husband radiated on your special day. We wish you and your husband all the best for the years of love and joy that are to come.
The staff at Leonda were so professional and friendly from the first enquiry all the way through to after the wedding! They were accommodating and quick to reply to emails. Despite having a change in wedding coordinator staff at the time, Leonda was still able to make sure our wedding day was not affected and able to run smoothly. Special mention to Libby and Courtney who are so easy-going and were there for our every need. The Leonda team really are one of the best in the business!
Thank you Jislaine, we are so lucky to have such a wonderful team at Leonda and it's fantastic to read your words of appreciation. We always aim to to deliver the smoothest wedding possible and it's great to hear that your wedding day was no different!
Amazing! They are so good and I cant fault their service. They deliver a high quality service from the beginning and all through the day. Nothing was too much trouble and the coordinator was so supportive. My husband and I were so happy with the venue! We fell in love as soon as we saw the venue.
Thank you so much for your lovely review Marissca. We're thrilled that you and your husband had such a positive experience with us and glad you loved the venue as much as we do!
A beautiful location to have a wedding. The colours of the sun setting on the River made for warm lighting and there were many photo opportunities. The reception was intimate and framed by floor to ceiling windows, which gave a stunning outlook. Staff were attentive, responsive, flexible and professional.
We are so lucky to have a venue surrounded by so much beautiful nature, and we're glad that it was looking its best on your special day!
What a beautiful venue with great service they provide. We have been well looked after since our first visit until even after the wedding. Highly recommend their service and gorgeous venue not to mention the hotel quality catering!
We loved being a part of your special day Debbie, and it has been our absolute pleasure to ensure that you were looked after throughout the entirety of the planning process!
The service and assistance by our Event Coordinator, Kylie in the lead up to our day as well as the staff on the night was exceptional. Every meal was delicious and the venue alone is beautiful!
Thanks Elisa! Kylie certainly does an outstanding job doesn't she? We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience with our team and at Leonda.
Leonda by the Yarra has been professional and helpful from day 1! Our guests loved how beautiful the venue, the food and the service were. The staff are very friendly and caring and they managed the extreme weather on the day (41 degrees) so well. We highly recommend Leonda!
Thank you Eunike! Despite the extreme heat it was obvious that nothing could lessen the joy and happiness felt on your special day, and it's a pleasure to read how much you and your guests enjoyed the venue at Leonda.
Such a stunning location and the venue is beautiful. All our guests were commenting on how great the venue was. Definitely worth the money spent.
Thank you for your feedback Lucy! We definitely think that Leonda is an absolutely gorgeous venue and we're thrilled to read that you and your guests agree.
There were a few changes with our coordinator, but our last coordinator Courtney was on the ball. Despite the changes they were still very good at passing on information to the new coordinators. Their food was to die for.
Thank you Yola- we appreciate your review! We're so happy that your experience at Leonda ran smoothly and of course that you enjoyed the food.
Great venue especially for big weddings (in the ballroom). Staff was lovely and efficient to deal with - both sides of the family loved our choice in venue.
There definitely isn't much that can compete with the glamour and extravagance of our ballroom! Thank you for choosing our venue for your big day Jacqui!
Leonda by the Yarra are outstanding! We had the most amazing experience with the team here from the first enquiry right through to the very end of our wedding reception. Jemma was outstanding and really listened and helped us to achieve everything we wanted for our ceremony in the courtyard right through til the last guest had left. 11/10 would highly recommend!
Working with the team at Leonda was an absolute pleasure. Nothing was ever too hard and they were extremely accomodating throuhgout the planning of our wedding. The ballroom looked amazing on the night of our wedding and the food was absolutley delicious. Thank you for creating our dream wedding. A big thank your to our planner Jemma for her great work.
Leonda by the Yarra was the most perfect place for my husband and I to have our reception. We had our reception in the garden room which was beautifully refurbished at the end of last year. The service and attention to detail was on point but the food was outstanding! My guests, husband and were all really impressed and amazed with the delicious food. From the moment we arrived to the moment we made out departure the whole night ran smoothly and on time. Thank you Leonda by the yarra for an unforgettable night.
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!
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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