4.9  ( 84 reviews ) · 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham, Victoria (View Map) · Show Phone
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Montsalvat is an enchanting wedding venue and renowned artist's colony nestled on 12 gorgeous acres of European-inspired gardens in the foothills of Victoria's Yarra Valley in Eltham. Built in 1934, it boasts architecturally-exquisite heritage buildings, grand halls, ambient galleries, stained-glass windows, and more! For a historic, mesmerising wedding location, you can't look past Montsalvat.

Striving to preserve the rich history and charm of Montsalvat, this captivating wedding venue offers couples a plethora of delightful and curious surprises. Sprinkled with glorious gardens, high vaulted ceilings, elegant whitewashed walls, and tastefully adorned artworks by the founder himself — Justus Jorgensen — you can expect nothing less than an all-encompassing, immersive atmosphere. 

There are endless ambient and grand wedding spaces to enjoy, including the handsome Bluestone Chapel, picturesque Ornamental Pool, the heritage-protected Great Hall, light, airy Long Gallery, Great Hall Forecourt, and Great Hall Gallery — each boasting its own unique style and magic. You'll feel swept away to a bygone era of sophisticated architecture, delightfully-textured surfaces, whimsically-hidden faces, and divine artwork. 

The dedicated, passionate Montsalvat wedding coordinators and team will work closely with you to curate the perfect celebration. They will liaise with your suppliers, assist in setting up the space, ensure everything runs to schedule, and offer as much support as needed. Known for their fine attention to detail and over sixty years of combined experience hosting spectacular, personalised weddings — Montsalvat won't disappoint. They offer several comprehensive packages and delicious modern Australian menus to indulge in. 

"Montsalvat provided us with a truly fairytale wedding in every regard. The food was excellent and abundant, the service was five-star, the setting absolutely magical, and the attention to detail was genuinely surprising—the best venue in Victoria." —  Marian.

What you'll love about your wedding at Montsalvat Eltham Victoria: 

  • Enchanting wedding settings. Montsalvat boasts an impressive canvas of heritage-listed, fairytale-like wedding spaces you and your guests will adore. The Great Hall Gallery offers polished hard wooden floors, floor-ceiling stained glass, and whitewashed walls. The Great Hall Forecourt is perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony — surrounded by majestic gardens that fuse European horticulture with Australian native life. The Bluestone Chapel boasts a grand exterior yet humble interior with locally-sourced bluestones handsomely ageing as Montsalvat does. For a more sunshine-soaked space, you may prefer the Long Galley with its stoned arched doorway, polished floors, crackling fireplaces, and large windows. And we can't forget about the Bastian jewel in the crown — the Great Hall — a heritage-protected space pronounced on the Montsalvat hillside, with bewitching gargoyles keeping watch, handcrafted wooden tables, and wrought-iron chandeliers. 
  • Comprehensive wedding packages. As an all-in-one wedding venue, you won't have to travel to various destinations for your personalised wedding experience. Montsalvat offers couples several thoughtful packages, including ceremony-only options, ceremony and high tea packages, and glamorous ceremony and reception packages. After your picture-perfect ceremony, you and your guests can wander the mesmerising grounds for those one-of-a-kind photo ops, enjoy canapes in the Long Gallery, and recuperate in your own private bridal suite before enjoying a delightful meal in the Great Hall. 
  • Delectable catering options. From delicious plated dining options to cocktail parties, and high tea — there's a style for every couple. Focussed on crafting fine modern Australian menus, the talented Montsalvat culinary team won't disappoint. Enjoy the vibrant bursts of flavour and aesthetically pleasing presentations. 
  • Rich history. If you're after a historic venue, you've found it! Built in 1934, this stunning space is pushing ninety years of art, culture, and community. Montsalvat has survived wars, droughts, social and political turmoil, and more! Inspired by the villages of France and Australia's architectural heritage, you get to experience the best of both worlds. Soak up the medieval-European ambience while admiring the tranquil Australian natives. 

What Montsalvat Eltham Victoria weddings are like:

  • Exquisite 1934 wedding venue and artist's colony 
  • 12 acres of European-inspired established gardens 
  • Heritage-protected buildings 
  • Stunning, immersive indoor and outdoor wedding settings 
  • Delicious menu options 
  • Endless mesmerising photo opportunities
  • Comprehensive wedding packages 
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator 
  • Private bridal suite 
  • Passionate, attentive team 
  • On-site parking 

What's the maximum capacity for weddings at Montsalvat Eltham Victoria? 

Montsalvat's Great Hall Gallery, Great Hall Forecourt, and Long Gallery can accommodate up to 125 guests. The Great Hall can welcome up to 108 guests, while the Bluestone Chapel can house 30 for a more intimate celebration. 

"The location was perfect, the food was delicious, and all Montsalvat team were professional and helpful, reaffirming our belief that Montsalvat is the perfect wedding venue." — Dani + Michael.


Established in 1934, Montsalvat is Australia’s oldest continuous artist colony. The Montsalvat art and archive collection contains over 2,000 artworks comprising of a variety of media including paintings, works on paper, sculpture and jewellery. Montsalvat is where wedding dreams are made. Immerse yourself in 12 acres of fairy-tale gardens, surrounding heritage mud brick buildings and cottages, sculptures, and artworks. Whatever your dream, our dedicated event team would love to hear from you!

Cameron Mitris

Event Manager

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 40 / Max 125 Reception guests

Min 10 / Max 125 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 12:00 AM

In-house catering

6.00 hours Event time included

Music must end by 12:00 AM


7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham, Victoria


Nearby Accommodation


Montsalvat's ceremony & reception packages include your ceremony, this is not an additional fee.

Our 6 hour packages include your ceremony, time for your wedding photography on our 12-acre property, pre-reception drinks and canapes for your guests and your main reception. 

We require a minimum of 40 guests for catered packages. Saturday nights from October to March have a minimum spend and your wedding coordinator can explain based on your selected date. 

We have no noise restrictions.

Sadly no, we are a fully licenced venue and provide a stunning collection of Australian and New Zealand wines. We can also work with you to create a tailored beverage package if you have something special in mind.

We work with an award winning resident caterer. Sadly, you cannot engage someone else.

Yes, we do. 

For the safety of the peacocks and geese, we kindly ask that your pets remain on a leash.

84 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

November 2023

We had our wedding at Montsalvat in autumn and had the best experience - not only are the grounds incredibly beautiful every day of the year and make for amazing photos, the staff communicated really clearly during the organization process and were happy to accommodate last minute changes (which of course there always are). It was one of the few venues that were happy to host our wedding of around 60 guests for a sit-down dinner event, but the dining hall can easily accommodate twice that and there is an adjacent cocktail and canapes hall for pre-dinner drinks or a more casual event. The associated catering company were also able to provide a frankly impressive vegan menu for us to select from and the food they served at dinner continues to be raved about by friends to this day. Highly recommended!

Amanda S.

November 2023

I think Montsalvat is just a beautiful location and the events team were so easy to work with and went out of there way to help us. The staff on the day were so so lovely and absolutely made everything that much easier. We had a cocktail style reception and I couldn’t fault them.

Naomi R.

July 2023

Montsalvat was a stunning venue and the planning process was great. There were a few minor hiccups on the day but the wedding coordinator was quick to solve any and all problems.

Rhiannon W.

January 2021

Our wedding day could not have been anymore perfect thanks to Ngoc and the team at Montsalvat. From how accomodating they were in postponing due to COVID, to the endless adjustments and additions they allowed us to make on our day - they could not have been anymore perfect. The food, WOW. We elected for a seasonal harvest banquet, to the table, and the food was just next level. Our guest went home rolling out. Our wedding day was stress free and enjoyable thanks to the team. If you’re thinking of whether Montsalvat is right for you, trust us it is!

Alana L.

December 2020

Montsalvat is a gorgeous venue, perfect for a romantic ceremony. The staff are friendly and helpful, and were able to accomodate us changing details as COVID restrictions changed.

Zoe C.

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Choose a venue that is neither too small, nor too large. If your dream venue is a large space, is there a way to make it appear smaller? This will help you to create a close-knit, intimate feel and allow your guests to see and experience all the action! If your venue is too small, you run the risk of cramping, bad service and no wiggle room if your numbers increase. If your venue is too small, but your dream venue, consider a cocktail style reception instead.

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Ideally, you should book your venue 12 – 18 months out from your wedding date, to ensure your preferred date is available and allow yourself plenty of time for planning! If you're a last minute bride, you may be able to get specials or discounts if a venue has an available date with little lead time. Remember, most venues have recommended or preferred suppliers, which may save you time and hassle, too!

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