The Independent Gembrook

1 5 5.0 (7 reviews) 
gembrook, Victoria
Business Hours
Wed- Sun 12pm-late
Price Starting From

Set in the heart of Gembrook, take in the gorgeous greenery and warmth our venue has to offer.

The Independent is where contemporary meets classic.
Once an old car garage,The Independent is now a modern dining space.

We offer:

* Locally sourced and fresh produce

* Design your own modern Argentinian sharing menu 
* Gluten free and vegan menu (as well as other) options available
* Flexible Beverage Packages or an on consumption option
* Exclusive use of venue, including large courtyard
* On site ceremony options and nearby locations for photos

*Restaurant ambiance and a la carte trained bar and floor staff

 Our packages start from  $75 per person for seated food only packages. 

Contact us for an appointment with us today.


Easy Weddings Special Offer


We are offering a complimentary ceremony for any new Wedding booked with us at The Independent, with the Wedding date falling before November 30th, 2018.

Conditions apply 
*The Wedding must be confirmed with signed terms and conditions and deposit received by 31st of January 2018. 
*If the Wedding is exclusive the entire courtyard will be granted for a private ceremony complimentary. 
*If the Wedding smaller in size, where the venue is not booked exclusively, half of the courtyard will be granted for ceremony, and shared with the public. 
*If a ceremony requires longer than 30 minutes an extension fee will apply.

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 130

Price per head

Low $70 / High $145


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 40 / Max 130

Time restrictions

1:00 AM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5 hours

Additional hours

$500 Per Hour

Music must end by

11:00 PM


5.0" 7  reviews Review this supplier
12 May 2017

A big thank you to Jess and the team at the Independent for looking after us and making our wedding reception so warm and special, and being flexible with our requests. The guests had nothing but praise for the food, wine and great service and atmosphere. Highly recommended for those looking for a venue that is unique and not too formal.

19 Jan 2017

We couldn't have asked for a better venue to host our wedding reception. The Independent was absolutely perfect and their food is just out of this world! Our family and friends just couldn't stop raving about how much they loved the menu - with many saying that they enjoyed some of the best food they've ever had, let alone at a wedding! Jessica, Mauro and the team were an absolute pleasure to work with and extremely professional. The venue itself is also a really lovely space which doesn't require many decorations if you are looking to keep things simple. We were absolutely thrilled with the level of service we received from The Independent and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other couples. The Independent is without a doubt one of the best kept secrets in the Dandenongs.

16 Dec 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding at The Independent. Firstly Jess took care of all the arrangements and was very innovative and supportive. The venue & service was exceptional. The guests were rapt in the service and food. 5 start venue and service right here - highly recommended - The Stainsbys

6 Apr 2017

We honestly can't thank The Independent enough. Jess and her team went above and beyond to help us personalise our day. The venue is stunning, the food to die for (Thanks Mauro!) and the location is perfect - They are simply the best. Couldn't recommend this venue more highly.

11 Nov 2016

Firstly being our favourite restaurant in the Hills, we weren't entirely sure if having our wedding would be an option there. It was our dream venue and much to our surprise within our budget and over-exceeding our expectations. We really wanted to have a relaxed wedding, with great food and atmosphere. Many of the usual reception or winery options just didn't feel right. Planning the wedding details with the assistance of Jessica, venue event manager, could not have been any more seamless. Jessica was cool, calm and collected, no request was ever impossible or too big to ask for. She made it an absolute pleasure leading up to our wedding day. For our wedding, everything they promised was again beyond our expectation. Guests were welcomed and taken care of exceptionally. Food was just exquisite. Our dietary request to have only pescatarian food was met with delight. After our big day, family and friends were first to comment on how good the food was before anything else. Mauro is extremely generous and delightful, it felt like we were guests within his own home. We cannot fault anything at all and are very blessed to have had a beautiful venue that was exactly what we had imagined.

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