The Ivory Elsternwick

(7 reviews)
37 Clarence Street, ELSTERNWICK, Victoria
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The Ivory Elsternwick
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The Ivory Elsternwick is a timeless, Georgian-style wedding venue nestled in Melbourne’s beloved Elsternwick just ten minutes from the beach. It boasts a magical bud-lit Ballroom, a gorgeous Rose-Garden Terrace, striking blends of modern and classical features, and an undeniably romantic atmosphere. For outstanding, attentive service and endless picturesque photo opportunities, look no further!

If you’re on the hunt for a stunning, elegant wedding venue plucked straight out of a fairytale book, you’ve come to the right place! The Ivory Elsternwick offers couples the perfect balance of old-world class and contemporary design. With an exquisite Georgian-style facade, a stylish fluted-timber bar, a breathtaking bud-lit ceiling, and lush, vibrant gardens, you’ll be spoilt for choice! 

Whether you prefer a sophisticated outdoor occasion or a grand ballroom affair, The Ivory Elsternwick can accommodate. With a passionate, dynamic team to support you, the possibilities are endless. They’ll even offer expert advice and styling assistance to create a magical, personalised experience. Whether you have a specific colour scheme in mind or are searching for inspiration, The Ivory Elsternwick’s naturally stunning spaces offer the perfect backdrop for your big day! 


“As soon as we visited The Ivory Elsternwick, we fell in love! The Ivory has so many special little touches, such as the grand piano, fireplace, and outside greenery wall. The stand out for us was the dramatic blush bud-lit ballroom ceiling that gave our wedding the romantic vibe we were after. We received so much positive feedback from our guests that the food was outstanding, and they loved the cocktails on the night. The rose garden terrace was a stunning backdrop for our sunset photos and photographed beautifully for our sparkler send off!” — Jessica A. 


What you’ll love about your wedding at The Ivory Elsternwick Melbourne:  

  • The magical, bud-lit Ballroom. If you’re looking to impress your guests, you can’t go past The Ivory Elsternwick’s dramatic, glowing Ballroom. With gorgeous bud-lit, blush draped silk and a spacious dancefloor, you and your guests won’t want to leave. Whether you’re after a formal sit-down dinner or a fancy cocktail-style reception, the choice is yours. This unique space is not shy of magic, romance, and ambience. 
  • The gorgeous Rose-Garden Terrace and Foyer. If that quintessential garden ceremony has been at the top of your list since day dot, you’ll adore what The Ivory Elsternwick has to offer. From wisteria-covered pearly white arbours and luscious greenery to picture-perfect iceberg roses, you’ll be swimming in photo opportunities. If you prefer a classy indoor ceremony or pre-dinner drinks, The Ivory Elsternwick’s sophisticated Foyer is also up for grabs! Complete with a modern fluted-timber bar, stunning copper detailing, a timeless baby grand piano, and gorgeous hardwood floors, you can’t go wrong. 
  • Thoughtful, warm customer service. If The Ivory didn’t sound perfect enough, just wait until you experience the team’s exceptional service and special, thoughtful touches. With your very own Bridal Suite and Dressing Room available, you can expect to be greeted with a few glasses of bubbly and delicious handmade canapes. They’ll also assist you with personalising the Ballroom’s striking stage lighting to suit your theme and with any other queries you may have. 


What The Ivory Elsternwick Melbourne weddings are like:

  • Stunning, timeless wedding venue 
  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding settings 
  • Outstanding, thoughtful service 
  • Delicious menus and several catering styles 
  • Comprehensive wedding packages 
  • 5km from Melbourne CBD 
  • Less than 10 minutes from the beach 


What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at The Ivory Elsternwick Melbourne?

The Ivory Elsternwick can accommodate up to 350 guests for a beautiful, elegant wedding experience. 


“The Ivory Elsternwick is a stunning venue! Great service! Amazing food! The Ivory was very accomodating, and Claire was great to deal with. The guests repeatedly commented on how good the food was and plenty of it. I highly recommend having events here. We had an amazing wedding.” Sally D. 



Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 100 / Max 350

Price per head

Low $100 / High $ 160


Indoors & Outdoors

Time restrictions

12:30 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

6.00 hours

Music must end by

12:00 AM

Questions and Answers


The Ivory Elsternwick

Arguably the most talked about feature of the entire venue; the dramatic bud-lit ceiling of The Ivory ballroom.  You will be captured by an overwhelming feeling of elegance & romance as the staff draw back the curtain to reveal the space before you step inside.

For those expecting to invite between 100 and 400 guests, our bud-lit ballroom is a beautiful spot to celebrate.  Seating between 100-350 guests, a cocktail-style capacity of 100 to 400 & with the added flexibility to hold a stand-alone cocktail event for up to 150 in the beautifully renovated foyer -you are spoilt for choice.  Regardless of what you select, the entire venue is yours exclusively for the duration of your event.

Guest tables surround a large central dance floor enabling guests a full view no matter where they sit as well as the chance to dance to their hearts content.  The long central staging with white backdrop & backing lights can be easily changed to suit any colour theme.  It aims to create a feature which can be personalised to suit your theme or by simply using the inclusive backing lighting, it will highlight the head table or entertainment without the need for additional decor.

Rose-Garden Terrace

The Ivory Elsternwick

Be led through it’s picture-perfect white arbours to the rose-garden courtyard, the lush-green backdrop to the The Ivory’s classic white Georgian facade & open terrace.


Iceberg roses surround the garden of manicured hedges and Whsteria vines which have crept their way up, twirling around the picture-perfect arbours.  Both the Georgian façade & the white arbours create the perfect wedding ceremony backdrop and photo opportunities, simplifying your decisions on what to do and where to go.  And our team love assisting you with styling ideas to add to the outdoor terrace space & tying in your theme throughout the venue.


The Ivory Elsternwick

The striking foyer at The Ivory , Elsternwick is perfect for pre-dinner drinks or as a stand alone space for private cocktail parties.

Guests arrive through the white arbours and rose-garden terrace, through the grand double doors & into the main foyer.  Classically elegant features such as the dark hard-wood flooring, crown moulding & baby grand piano are mixed with modern contemporary features such as the centrally-featured modern chandelier & beautiful fluted-timber bar with its copper-rimmed pendants above.

The large foyer opens on to a comfortable seated space that guests adore and the fireplace provides a central feature all year round as well as the cosy atmosphere needed for the perfect winter event.

A feature within itself, a 15 metre black with light gold detailing can then be drawn back to reveal arguably the most talked about feature of the entire venue; the dramatic bud-lit ceiling ballroom & feature-dark dance floor

Bridal Suite & Dressing Room

The Ivory Elsternwick

A personal bridal suite with dressing room, bathroom and fireplace, is a rare luxury and awaits you when you arrive here at The Ivory Elsternwick.  It really is the little details that add to your day and this is absolutely one of them!

The bridal suite is a comfortable spot for you, your bridal party and/or family to have a drink, something to eat; as well as as separate space for the girls to re-apply make-up & importantly, for you all to re-cap on the day so far before joining your guests.

We will have drinks waiting for you as you arrive and shortly after deliver handmade canapes for you to devour.  It is the perfect place for a quiet moment to yourselves – a space for you to come & go as you please.  It offers a separate bathroom for you & your bridal party and a separate change room for all those brides who need more than one dress on your wedding day (another essential item, right ladies?)


(7 reviews)
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22 Feb 2020

As soon as we visited The Ivory Elsternwick we fell in love! We had Claire as our coordinator - She was super lovely to deal with & was with us throughout the planning stages. The Ivory has so many special little touches such as the grand piano, fireplace & outside greenery wall. The stand out for us was the dramatic blush bud-lit ballroom ceiling that gave our wedding the romantic vibe we were after. We received so much positive feedback from our guests that the food was outstanding and they loved the cocktails on the night. The rose garden terrace was a stunning backdrop for our sunset photos and photographed beautifully for our sparkler send off! Thank you The Ivory for making our night so memorable xx Jess & James

The Ivory Elsternwick  

Thank you so much for the amazing feedback Jess! It was such a pleasure to host your big day. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to Claire and the team who will be thrilled to hear it! So glad to hear you loved the food and cocktails too, you were the first to taste our new chicken dish which has proven to be a big winner among our guests. Wishing you and James all of the best for your future together and congratulations again !

25 Aug 2019

We want to thank Claire who helped us achieve our vision and our special day come to light. It was the most magical day! After one year, we still can't believe that our wedding day went so smoothly, people are still talking about how amazing the food was and the place was. Peter & Katerini xx

25 Nov 2016

They took the stress and complication out of wedding planning. James was such a delight to deal with and our wedding took place without a hitch. They helped us create a wedding from a blank canvas venue and it was a perfect night.!

The Ivory Elsternwick  

Thank you, Jenny, for your glowing review! It was such a pleasure working with you both. Congratulations again!

2 Jul 2022

We LOVED The Ivory so much! We worked mainly with Jen who is a legend and made everything along the way - planning, preparing, setting up - so easy and fun. Everything on the day was awesome and everyone working on our wedding night was lovely and very helpful. We had our ceremony outdoors in the courtyard followed by our reception in the ballroom. Our guests raved about the food, the staff and the seamlessness of the night's events - it was honestly a dream venue. We only have nice things to say about The Ivory. Thank you so much to Jen and all of the staff of The Ivory!

31 Jul 2021

We had a great wedding at the Ivory. First, Jennifer, our coordinator was really helpful for our first planning meeting right up until the night itself - including being very accommodating with a number of changes that we needed due to recent restrictions. The venue itself is gorgeous, and the grand piano that the band keyboard player could play during canapés was a really nice touch as well. Also, we had nothing but huge compliments from all our guests on the food and wait staff, who were all so friendly and professional. We definitely recommend The Ivory for anyone thinking of a wedding venue.

10 Apr 2021

Stunning venue! Great service! Amazing food! We originally booked prior to the Covid outbreak and therefore had to move our date more than once. The Ivory was very accomodating and Claire was great to deal with. The guests commented repeatedly on how good the food was and plenty of it. I highly recommend having events here, we had an amazing wedding.

12 Mar 2016

James Hertan was amazing! Took care of everything for us so we didnt have to stress at all. He was super organised and communicated everything!

The Ivory Elsternwick  

Thank you for your kind words, Bernadette. Congratulations again to you both!

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