Normanby House Reception

(27 reviews)
22 Normanby Ave, Thornbury, Victoria  View Map
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By appointment
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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

Reception guests

Min 50 / Max 220

Time restrictions

1:30 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Music must end by

1:00 AM


(27 reviews)
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14 Dec 2017

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.

Normanby House Reception  

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

2 Dec 2017

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.

22 Feb 2013

Great venue, lovely staff 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!

24 Jul 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

15 Feb 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.

29 Apr 2017

Tony and his wife were wonderful.everything at the reception place was, 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.

20 Nov 2015

Our wedding at Normanby House was everything they said it was going to be. Fantastic!

Normanby House Reception  

Thanks Kristy for your kind words. It was so lovely to be part of your special day!

17 Oct 2015

Tony was so easy to deal with, he was unbelievable. He understood what our family needed, and was very accommodating. Tony was easy to get in contact with and we could not fault the night at all. Tony was on top of everything, he made sure everyone had a good time.

20 Jun 2015

I was happy overall.

7 Mar 2015

We loved it. If there was a hiccup I didn't know about it. The night went well. Tony took care of everything on the night and made sure all our guests were taken of. The food was amazing as well. Tony made us feel at home!

14 Dec 2014

Everything went as to plan. The staff were fantastic and the service was exceptional on the day. All my guests were treated well on the day. The venue itself was absolutely beautiful. We fell in love it with the moment we saw it. It's very well maintained and we would recommended it to anyone looking for a Victorian style venue. They went above and beyond for us doing a full Vegan menu. The only thing I would say is be very clear about what you do and don't want to happen and what is agreed upon for the day!

13 Dec 2014

We were very happy. The owner was really friendly and very flexible with us. Tony listened to what we wanted. He was laid back but still polite and very approachable.

6 Dec 2014

Tony the manager was really easy to deal with. We made a few appointments to see him before hand and he was always on time and really helpful. The reception ran really smoothly and everything was in order. The food was good quality and came out in a timely manner.

29 Nov 2014

Everything was perfect and everything went well and as expected. We got there on the day and everything was all done for us.

5 Sep 2014

Beautiful reception and excellent and welcoming service


22 Normanby Ave, Thornbury, Victoria

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