Fondata 1872

(3 reviews)
150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
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Nestled in Victoria’s stunning Yarra Valley region amongst the lush greenery of Kangaroo Ground sits Fondata 1872 — a gorgeous historic wedding venue with a modern twist. It boasts exquisite floor-to-ceiling glass, striking, rustic features, high ceilings, vibrant gardens, and breathtaking views. For exclusive venue access, beautiful Italian-style menus, and warm customer service, look no further!

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect blend of rustic country life and contemporary city style, you’ve come to the right place. Fondata 1872  offers couples multiple gorgeous indoor and outdoor wedding settings and bespoke styling options for a unique, unforgettable event. If a magical garden ceremony followed by a lively, ambient indoor reception sounds idyllic, you’ll love what Fondata 1872 has to offer. From charming double-sided fireplaces and exposed wooden beams to gorgeous red brick floors and grand barn doors, your wedding will be remembered by all. 

Rolling green hills, awe-inspiring views, and romantic, atmospheric interiors are just the beginning. With outstanding, attentive customer service as Fondata 1872’s top priority, you can expect nothing less than fantastic wedding planning tips, styling assistance, recommended suppliers, and delicious personalised menus. If a rustic, modern wedding is what you’re after, look no further! 


“AMAZING! We can't thank Rebecca and the team at Fondata 1872 enough for such a perfect wedding. We had so many compliments on the venue and how perfect the food was. I wish we could do it all over again.” — Lauren B. 


What you’ll love about your wedding at Fondata 1872 Yarra Valley:

  • Exclusive, elegant, rustic wedding settings. Fondata 1872 boasts several charming ceremony and reception settings for you to choose from. You can get ready in your dedicated bridal retreat before exchanging your vows in front of the vibrant, rolling hills and gardens. The stunning Dining Room is complete with sleek black accents, high ceilings, and a double-sided heritage fireplace ready for a lively night of celebration. The Wellers Room is perfect for an intimate, ambient occasion. And let’s not forget about the spacious Bar Room — offering a relaxed, Tuscan aesthetic, ample space for a dancefloor, and easy access to the alfresco terrace space. With several gorgeous, unique areas up for grabs, the possibilities are endless. 
  • Personalised menus. The talented Fondata 1872 chef and kitchen team will work around your personal taste and wedding style to craft a delicious, rustic menu for you and your guests. With several catering options available, including Tuscan-style feasts, multi-course meals, and casual cocktail menus, you won’t be starved for choice. Using locally sourced, fresh ingredients and Italian-inspired recipes, you can expect nothing less than vibrant bursts of flavour and culinary innovation. Paired with their famed craft beer and premium wine, you and your guests won’t want to leave. 
  • Bespoke styling options. The team at Fondata 1872 want you to experience your dream wedding — whatever that may look like! With styling flexibility, expert assistance, and the use of the venue’s gorgeous features and décor, you’ll be able to see your perfect wedding setting come to life right in front of your eyes. 


What Fondata 1872 Yarra Valley weddings are like:

  • Gorgeous, rustic, historic wedding venue
  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception settings 
  • Delicious, personalised menus 
  • Bespoke styling options 
  • Comprehensive wedding packages 
  • Endless breathtaking photo opportunities 
  • 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD


What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at Fondata 1872 Yarra Valley?

Fondata 1872 can accommodate up to 100 guests for a beautiful, rustic wedding experience. 


“Fondata 1872 held the most memorable day of our lives. Fondata 1872 was faultless in every way. From the grounds looking perfectly maintained to the team having a genuine love for attentive hospitality. The food and wine were delicious (still a talking point amongst friends). Our Wedding Day at Fondata 1872 was more than we ever dreamt it could be! It was flawless!” — Allira M.


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 2 / Max 100


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 2 / Max 100

In-house catering


3rd party catering



(3 reviews)
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27 Oct 2018

AMAZING! Can't thank Rebecca and the team at Fondata enough for such a perfect wedding. So many compliments on the venue and how perfect the food was. I wish we could do it all over again. Xoxo

21 Apr 2018

Fondata 1872 held the most memorable day of our lives. From the first meeting with Rebecca (Functions Manager) we felt completely at ease with her in charge of the most important day in our lives. Her warm and approachable personality made all communication so easy and stress free. Nothing was ever too hard or unachievable. In the lead up to our day Fondata was very accommodating to hold meetings whenever we felt the need to revisit the venue, to discuss different elements of our day in detail. On our big day Fondata 1872 was faultless in everyway. From the grounds looking perfectly maintained, to the staff having a genuine love to attentive hospitality. The delicious food and wine (still a talking point amongst friends). Our Wedding Day at Fondata was more than we ever dreamt it could be, it was unflawed! We are looking forward to spending many anniversaries here to celebrate and remember our perfect day!

Fondata 1872  

Thank you for taking the time to review Fondata Allira. We are so pleased that you had a lovely time on your special day. We look forward to seeing you on your one year anniversary.

5 Nov 2021

Rebecca and the team at Fondata were wonderful. They helped make our wedding the best day ever! All of guests commented on how amazing the food was, and it was the perfect venue. The restaurant, venue and atmosphere made our special day just perfect!

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