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The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

4.9  ( 36 reviews ) · South Drive, off K Road, Werribee South, Victoria (View Map) · Show Phone
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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


At Bursaria, we run all kinds of amazing events at The Refectory, Abbotsford Convent as well as offsite. Our passion lies in weddings & creating fresh, seasonal dishes for guests. With many years of experience, my team & I understand that planning your special day is very exciting & emotional, & that with all the little details, you may want an expert on your side. Let us help you make your event seamlessly beautiful & unforgettable with a stunning heritage-listed backdrop & award-winning team.

Sara O'Callaghan


Venue Features

Outdoor Ceremony

Min 50 / Max 180 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $170 / High $ 175

Time restrictions: 12:00 AM

In-house catering

5.00 hours Event time included

Additional Hours $28 Per Head

Music must end by 12:00 AM



South Drive, off K Road, Werribee South, Victoria

Melbourne and surrounding areas
Melbourne and surrounding areas

Nearby Accommodation


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

There are 7 ceremony locations to choose from:

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

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.

We host menu tastings at different times throughout the year onsite at our venue, The Refectory at Werribee Park. You are able to sample dishes on the menu as well as speak to our wine reps about the different packages available. The evening is an additional $130 pp.

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

We can seat a maximum of 150 guests with a dance floor or 180 guests without.

Complimentary parking is available on site for all of your wedding guests.

The latest finish time available for weddings is 12am.

Yes, please enquire with our team to find out more information.

36 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

March 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.

Courtney L.

December 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!

Eryn M.

November 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.

Shauna M.

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

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!

February 2024

Stacey and the team at the Refectory by Bursaria were amazing. She met with us several times in the lead up to our big day, was always on hand to answer our questions via phone or email. She had plenty of suggestions as to things we could tweak to make our day more personal, and was quick to implement these. On the day she was efficient and on hand to organise all our suppliers and guests, ensuring everything was set up as discussed. She went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect. The venue itself was stunning, flexible in table options. The food was plentiful and delicious. We have received nothing but compliments from our guests. Sara was also close by on our special day to ensure everything ran smoothly, and was so kind and patient with our little flower girl that we knew we didn’t have to worry. I would not change a thing if I was to do it all again.

Alison G.

April 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.

Romy M.

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Are lunch times weddings a good option and any thoughts on it or will guests think it's weird?

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

Lunch time weddings are a fantastic option - particularly on a Sunday when everyone has work the next day! Lunch time weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially for those couples who want to make the most of the day and enjoy their surrounds here at the beautiful Werribee Park. 

how does a lunchtime wedding work? like what times are we talking?

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

Lunch time weddings are lovely and a great way to make the most of beautiful weather and that morning light for photography! Our lunch time wedding package is based on four hours and generally commences at 12pm and finishes at 4pm.  Inclusions are very similar to that of a dinner reception however in our case we only include a two course lunch to fit within the time constraints of a day time wedding.

what time do wedding receptions usually end? and who is the last person to leave

The Refectory Werribee Park by Bursaria

Our standard wedding package is based on five hours and generally concludes at 11.00pm. This can always be extended if you'd like with the latest end time being midnight and all guests to have departed by this time. The last person to leave is usually close family or friends who have been allocated to take gifts and any leftover items home with them.

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