Set in 14 acres of picturesque pleasure gardens, Rippon Lea Estate is a national heritage-listed mansion with a grand ballroom and exceptional gardens. The sweeping lawns and decorative fountains make this wedding venue a fairytale setting perfect for weddings seeking a sprinkle of magic. Rippon Lea is just a short distance from Melbourne’s CBD.
If you’re planning a fairytale wedding, look no further than the magical setting at Rippon Lea Estate in Melbourne. It’ll be love at first sight when you see the romantic surroundings, historic touches, and glamour of a bygone era that sets the tone for an opulent celebration. Chandeliers sparkle in the elegant Grand Ballroom that boasts sweeping views of the manicured lawns and gardens. The poolside terrace has a Hollywood art deco elegance that makes the perfect area for pre- and post-ceremony drinks and canapes. This timeless venue can host up to 300 people in an informal cocktail setting, 180 people for a more formal banquet style, and 160 with generous space left for a dancefloor.
Features of Rippon Lea Estate Melbourne:
- National Trust-listed property with elaborate furnishings, original artwork, and detailed touches (including embossed wallpaper).
- Beautiful gardens with expansive lawns, perfect for outdoor ceremonies, relaxed drinks for up to 2500 guests, and even old-fashioned games. Croquet, anyone?
- An ornate balustrade overlooks the dancefloor, with uninterrupted views of the sparkling chandelier.
- An elegant Grand Ballroom that is perfect for formal banquets or high-end cocktail parties.
- A breathtaking art deco pool terrace that evokes a relaxed yet decadent setting for pre-event cocktails or an elegant soiree.
- Smaller celebrations are perfect on the estates’ ornate terrace.
- Photographic opportunities are limitless for special occasions.
Rippon Lea Estate inclusions:
- Exclusive hire of the Grand Ballroom and poolside terrace
- Complete event management by a dedicated event planner
- Professional event coordinator on the day
- Bridal suite or green room
- Auxiliary connection & 2 roving microphones
- Indoor heating and cooling
- Cake and gift table
- Market umbrellas
What you’ll love about Rippon Lea Estate for your Melbourne wedding:
- The gourmet catering experience. Whether you desire an elegant champagne reception with chic canapes, a refined three-course sit-down dinner, a welcoming buffet with all the trimmings, or friendly bowl food, the seasoned team will work with you to create the perfect dining experience.
- Elite wedding planning team. Rippon Lea’s wedding planners will be an invaluable resource when it comes to decor inspiration. They’ll recommend the best floral arrangements, styling picks, and live entertainment to assist you in creating a magical day that matches your personal style.
- The fairytale comes to life. A venue that seems pulled straight from a Disney film, Rippon Lea Estate is where dreams really do come true. A grand house with a breathtaking ballroom, green lawns that stretch around the property, and private nooks with decadent furnishings all combine to make you feel like royalty.
Highlights of Rippon Lea Estate Melbourne:
- Heritage-listed estate
- Onsite wedding planners
- Private terrace area
Showtime Event Group is an award-winning Wedding venue and production company. We can plan your unforgettable day from start to finish with state-of-the-art venues, incredible staff and impeccable catering.
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