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Normanby House Reception

4.8  ( 27 reviews ) · 22 Normanby Ave, Thornbury, Victoria (View Map) · Show Phone
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Normanby House Receptions is an enchanting, historic homestead wedding venue nestled in Melbourne’s suburb of Thornbury. It boasts spectacular chandeliers, elegant interior detailing, delicious menus, and old-world charm. Couples flock to Normanby House Reception for the warm atmosphere, sweet outdoor florals, stunning open fireplaces, and the team’s undivided attention.

Always dreamt of getting married at a charming, historic homestead? If so, Melbourne’s Normanby House Reception is the perfect wedding venue for you. Dating back to 1905, this stunning venue boasts elegant, glowing interiors, open fireplaces, vintage detailing, and a spacious dancefloor. Whether you’re after an intimate, romantic affair or an extravagant, lively occasion, the dynamic team at Normanby House Reception are eager to bring it to life. 

This magical venue only hosts one wedding per day; therefore, their attention, care, and guidance are all yours! From tailored menus to comprehensive wedding packages, Normanby House Reception has you and your wedding completely covered. 

Known as one of Melbourne’s most romantic venues, you and your guests won’t be disappointed. With picturesque photo opportunities, talented executive chefs ready to wow your tastebuds, and various dining styles available, your day will be remembered and cherished for years to come. 


“Normanby house was everything I wanted and more. Homely and inviting yet classy at the same time. The team were fantastic — very supportive and flexible, catering to our every need. We had an absolute ball.” — Dilek K. 


What you’ll love about your wedding at Normanby House Reception Melbourne:  

  • Gorgeous wedding settings. Normanby House Reception offers naturally beautiful exteriors and a stunning dedicated function room for you to exchange vows, enjoy a meal with your guests, and celebrate your newly officiated marriage underneath the glow of the chandeliers. 
  • The team’s undivided attention. Your wedding day is all about you, your partner, and your love for one another. Normanby House Reception understands this and only hosts one wedding per day to ensure you get the attention, care, and support you need. They promise to guide you through every step and do their best to bring your wedding vision to life. 
  • Mouthwatering menus. For delicious in-house menus, you’ve come to the right place. Normanby House Reception’s team of talented executive chefs offer mouthwatering tailored menus to suit any style of wedding — from casual cocktail parties to elaborate multi-course meals. 


What Normanby House Reception Melbourne weddings are like:

  • Historic 1905 homestead venue 
  • One wedding per day 
  • Passionate, dedicated team 
  • Mouthwatering menus 
  • All-in-one location (ceremony and reception) 
  • Endless photo opportunities 


What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at Normanby House Reception Melbourne?

Normanby House Reception can accommodate up to 220 guests for a romantic, memorable wedding experience. 


“Great venue, lovely team, and the management were very accommodating and professional. All our guests said that the food was wonderful and that it was one of the best receptions they had been to!” — Kathleen D. 

Venue Features

Min 50 / Max 220 Reception guests

Time restrictions: 1:30 AM

In-house catering or 3rd Party Catering

Music must end by 1:00 AM

Easy Weddings Special Offer

Exclusive for Easy Weddings Couples

Prices starting at $110.00 per person*

  • Includes reception venue hire
  • Includes in house centrepieces
  • 3 course meal 
  • Beer, wine, and soft drinks 

Terms and Conditions apply*  Minimum numbers required. Venue seats up to 200 guests.

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22 Normanby Ave, Thornbury, Victoria


Nearby Accommodation


Yes we work with Mantra on Bell for your wedding guests. 

Special discount rate included

Shuttle bus available  for your wedding guests. 

Honeymoon suite available to book (upon availability)

  • Parking onsite 
  • Public transport accessible (train within 50 m and tram within 100m)

We have great menus

  • 3 course sit down options
  • Cocktail options available 
  • Table buffet available / share platters! 

Absolutely upon request! 

Conditions apply. 

Valid for weddings hosted within 3 months! 

27 reviews 4.8 Write a Review

December 2021

We would like to say a huge thank you to Tony and his team at Normanby House. As like so many couples, we have had to reschedule our wedding three times in the last six months and Tony has been fantastic, walking this journey with us every step of the way. It actually happened last Saturday 11 December and we have to let you know that we had the best day of our lives. Our day was perfect from start to end. This is a beautiful venue to host any celebration, the food was lovely, the service was very friendly and our reception ran without a hitch, what more could you ask for From the bottom of our hearts Thank you Tony & Team

Amanda H.

April 2019

Best decision my groom and I made going with Normanby House for our wedding reception. Tony (Manager) and his team made the whole experience stress free and enjoyable. All our needs and requests were handled with care and consideration. We are immensely grateful. Highly recommended.

Susan W.

November 2018

Really good! Very accommodating and they did everything that we asked for. We could bring in extra alcohol and everything was really smooth. The venue was really nice.

Marina M.

January 2018

Normanby house was everything I wanted and more. Homely and inviting yet classy at the same time. Tony was fantastic. Very supportive and flexible, catering to our every need. We had an absolute ball.

Dilek K.

Normanby House Reception

Thank you Dilek, it was a pleasure to be part of your day. Congratulations to you both!

July 2017

Tony and his wife were wonderful.everything at the reception place was awesome.lighting, food and i couldnt have asked for more they even kept helping us every step of the way even when at 2 weeks prior to the event our makeup person cancelled? Would highly recommend for food,drink ease to deal with and venue.

Ariana F.

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Is it possible to have an all inclusive wedding reception for 100 people for $15,000 or less

Ideally want a cocktail style reception with a DJ for entertainment. Do not want a rustic style wedding venue.

Normanby House Reception


We tailor the package to suit your requirements, so the answer is YES, we can accomodate this request for you.

will wedding venues negotiate price for ceremony only?

Normanby House Reception

Yes  of  course, We  are  happy  to  negotiate, depending  on the date, the day and time.

Same Sex Wedding Chruch Melbourne?

Hi, we are looking for a Melbourne Church that will accomodate Same Sex ceremonies. We are also looking for Melbourne venues that would accommodate a same sex reception, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Normanby House Reception

Hi  Mark,

We  are  more  than  happy  to  accomodate  Same  Sex  ceremonies  at  Normanby House  Receptions.

Please  feel  free  to  email me  on  info@normanbyhouse.com.au  and  we  can  get  our  pricing  and  package  out  to  you.

Kind  Regards

Tony Tsourdalakis

Mark S

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