The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

(34 reviews)
Main Drive, off K Road, Werribee South, Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
7 days
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The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria is an elegant, historic wedding venue nestled on 10 acres of stunning, formal gardens. Sophisticated and plush, this breathtaking wedding venue offers couples a grand mansion dating back to the 1870s, dreamy garden wedding ceremony sites, exceptional customer service, a bevy of photo locations, and delicious, wholesome fare from a world-class caterer.


Recently restored and just 40 minutes from Melbourne, The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria is a stunning venue boasting a fusion of modern grandeur and heritage charm. It contains designer chandeliers, high ceilings, and contemporary furnishings which beautifully embellish the space. 

Celebrate your new marriage on majestic grounds and enjoy delicious pre-dinner drinks and canapes before delighting in a mouthwatering,  award-winning menu from Bursaria, a 5-star catering company with a reputation for excellence. 


“Had our wedding here recently and the whole event ran flawlessly from ceremony to end of the reception. Staff are attentive, food is divine and Hollie went above and beyond on all counts and made our day stress free and an absolute dream come true for us. Couldn’t recommend this venue more if I tried. Thank you so much Refectory and Bursaria Catering.” — Courtney


What you'll love about working with The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria for your Melbourne wedding:

  • Multiple ceremony locations. When you book at The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria, you’ll have the choice of a variety of picturesque garden and mansion backdrops for your ceremony, including a colourful parterre, gorgeous ornamental lake, and intimate garden.
  • Capacity for 150 guests. The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria is the perfect venue for intimate to mid-sized weddings, with the venue able to seat up to 150 guests comfortably with a spacious dancefloor.
  • Award-winning boutique caterers. The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria offers creative, scrumptious menu offerings and packages. Whether you choose canapé style, a grazing board, or a traditional plated menu, Bursaria will deliver delectable dishes that not only reflect the style of your wedding but taste delicious and look stunning in photos. 

Highlights of The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria:

  • Wholesome, flavour-packed, beautiful dishes
  • Professional, friendly, attentive service
  • Elegant venue with multiple garden ceremony sites
  • Exquisite, lush gardens perfect for photos
  • Venue with heritage and historic charm


“We had our wedding at the refectory and it was nothing short of amazing all the staff were fantastic and the food blew me away. We still have people talking about it nearly two years on.” — Bec



Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 50 / Max 180

Price per head

Low $120 / High $ 160


Indoors & Outdoors

Time restrictions

12:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5.00 hours

Additional hours

$8 Per Head

Music must end by

12:00 AM

Questions and Answers

Can I get married inside the Historic Mansion?

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

Absolutely! Wedding ceremonies are available inside the Historic Mansion from 6pm onwards.

Where can I have my ceremony in the gardens?

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

There are 7 ceremony locations to choose from:

  • Parterre
  • Laundry Lawn
  • Silky Oak
  • The Lake
  • Bunya Bunya
  • Lemon Scented Gums
  • Rose Garden

Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

Your ceremony permit includes 2 hours of garden photography around the grounds and you are also able to have your photos taken inside the Historic Mansion for an additional fee from 5.15pm onwards for a 30 minute timeslot.

Is there a menu tasting we can attend?

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

We host three menu tastings at different times throughout the year at our sister venue, the Abbotsford Convent. You are able to try all dishes on the menu as well as speak to our wine reps about the different packages available. The evening is an additional $130 pp.

Is there a bridal suite inside The Refectory?

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

Yes, we have a bridal suite available at The Refectory which is the perfect space to relax between the ceremony and reception.


(34 reviews)
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20 Mar 2021

We had a fantastic experience with this venue. We unfortunately had to postpone our wedding due to COVID but they were very accomodating. The Refectory is absolutely stunning and the staff were very professional and well organised. Everything went very smoothly and our guests raved about the food.

7 Dec 2019

Werribee Park is such a beautiful location but Bursaria makes it outstanding. The food and service was amazing and we felt like royalty the entire day. Guests cannot stop talking about the food- saying it was the best they had ever had at a wedding. The venue is so beautiful itself. The enclaves in the room were perfect for our photo booth, bomboniere table and gift table and the space looked full without looking cramped and also perfectly laid out for everyone to move easily and comfortably around. Venue coordinator Hollie was an absolute stand out who made our day run smoothly and was so helpful and understanding throughout the entire process- she was such a blessing!! We are so glad we chose this venue!

20 Oct 2018

Fantastic group of people to deal with, the food was incredible and the vibe was everything we imagined plus more. I never thought I would say this but the only bad thing was the dance floor wasn't big enough! It's a great space if you have around 140 guests and under. The venue itself is to die for and the staff were great. Big shout out to Bianca Weston and Vanessa Surace who went above and beyond for me.

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Thank you for your amazing review Shauna! It was such a pleasure to be apart of yours and Daniel's special day and we loved seeing how much all of your guests were enjoying themselves on the night! Congratulations again from the team at Bursaria!

11 Mar 2022

The venue is absolutely stunning surrounded by lush greenery & colourful flower garden, while having the Werribee Mansion as the backdrop. I would highly recommend The Refectory by Bursaria to any future couples who are after a stunning garden ceremony venue with indoor reception that caters for a smaller guest capacity, as it was perfect for our 85 guest wedding. The team are very flexible, understanding, and professional throughout the entire process.

30 Sep 2018

Amazing location for our reception, right next to numerous ceremony site options in the scenic Werribee Park. The Refectory was a cosy, well-lit space (lighting changing throughout the night depending on mood!) that fit in our dancefloor, DJ, photobooth, guest tables, and everyone loved it! Thank you!

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Thank you so much for your kind words Elizabeth - we just loved being apart of your special day! Congratulations again!

31 Mar 2017

Perfect in every way - flexibility of choice, amazing quality, substantial serves, wonderful staff! Nobody went home hungry and all said the best wedding food they have had

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Thanks so much Laura for your kind words. It was such an honour to cater for your wedding celebration and we love hearing that your guests enjoyed the menu! The photos from your wedding are stunning. Congratulations again from everyone at Bursaria.

18 Mar 2017

Bursaria were absolutely the best. We were married at Abbotsford Convent in March this year and the team at Bursaria looked after every aspect of our special day and we had absolutely no worries! I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

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Ashley & Ryan, what an amazing day! Thanks for your kindest of words. We loved being a part of your happy celebration...

16 Mar 2017

I cannot say enough good things about the Refectory! It was the perfect venue: the right amount of space, modern and newly renovated, the food was exceptional! Shelley and her team were the perfect event managers, I cannot thank them enough! Everything was thought of and looked after :D

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Thank you so much for your lovely review Simone. What a beautiful wedding it was to be a part of! I'll be sure to pass your wonderful comments to our team.

25 Feb 2017

Bursaria really delivered a great wedding package; the food and service was terrific and the venue was gorgeous, with our flowers. Our event manager was a pleasure to deal with and it was easy to organise. We had a beautiful day and it was so convenient for our guests with the ceremony site and reception all in one place. The Mansion Hotel being a few steps away was a huge bonus, as well. Highly recommended.

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria  

Thank you Darian for such a great review! You and Andrew were such a pleasure to work with and your wedding day was just gorgeous. I'll be sure to share this lovely review with the rest of our team!

6 Jan 2017

Awesome food, drinks and service including their venue in Werribee The Refectory. Didn't even try the food until the wedding night. Perfect and rave reviews from guests.

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Thank you Eileen, what a gorgeous celebration! It was an honour to assist you on your special day. Thanks for sharing your review and I'll pass on to our Chef and Team your guests reviews!

6 Jan 2017

Wonderful space surrounded by gorgeous gardens. Had the ceremony at the front lawns and it was just so lovely

16 Dec 2016

Everything went well from the start to the end, we cant thank the team from Bursaria enough for all their help and service at the reception. Special mention to Shelley - she is very prompt and paid a lot of attention to detail. She made sure she got back to me with every question we had and her presence on the actual day made me feel so relaxed because i know i could count on her. Highly recommend the Bursaria team. The venue speaks for itself - simply amazing.

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Thank you Lydia - what a gorgeous day it was! Thank you to you and Kai for choosing to share this special day with Bursaria, we absolutely loved being apart of it!

27 May 2016

Everyone absolutely loved the food served at our wedding.. Someone who doesn't like lamb went back for seconds... It was smooth service and from entree through to the gorgeous desserts ( particularly the mini ice creams )

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria  

What an amazing day Amanda. I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments to our Chef's and Event Management Team. Thanks for sharing your day with Bursaria!

17 Mar 2016

Amazing Venue, they turned the day from a rainy mess to a beautiful indoors wedding (and managed to move everything outside for the beautiful ceremony between storms) very appreciative. incredible job!

12 Mar 2016

They were great, we had a cocktail wedding. They put out extra food and were helpful with giving advise with what to order.


Main Drive, off K Road, Werribee South, Victoria

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