Ballara Receptions - Stunning Country Style Gardens


Ballara is a gracious Victorian Estate nestled on 3 acres of English gardens, with it’s own picturesque lake, weeping willows and family of ducks – the perfect setting for a wedding venue in Melbourne.

Discover why Ballara is the perfect place for your perfect day.

- Set in the foothills of the Yarra Valley
- Family business established in 1987
- Exclusively yours for your celebration
- Authentic wedding chapel or manicured English gardens to hold your ceremony
- Picturesque lake with jetty, gazebo and water fountain
- Lush gardens with weeping willows, waterfall, lakeside swing & LOVE letters
- By night be mesmerised by thousands of fairy lights
- Elegant chandelier lit ballroom with large parquetry dance floor seating 60-160 guests
- Exquisite cuisine and exceptional service

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your wedding plans and ideas. Contact us to organise an appointment and see why you should choose Ballara Receptions for your special day. Our venue is open 7 days a week and would be delighted to show you everything Ballara has to offer.


With its elegant chapel and lakeside gazebo, Ballara offers the choice of two exquisite backdrops for exchanging your vows.

Each option has its unique charms: from the stunning high-beamed ceiling of the chapel, in keeping with the heritage of this Victorian estate, through to the timeless tranquility of lake, set amongst beautifully manicured English gardens. The ceremony marks the very moment when the first day of the rest of your lives together begins, and both backdrops provide truly memorable starting points for that journey.

Whichever option you choose, you can rest assured that our team will be on hand to provide help with every step of planning your ceremony. Your function manager will be there to assist with coordination of your celebrant, photographer and music. Ballara is exclusively yours on the day, for anything from 60 to 160 guests.

When the ceremony is over comes the opportunity to take full advantage of everything Ballara has to offer for your wedding photos. From magical shots in the fairy light garden, through to unforgettable images set against the waterfall or rose arbours to name just a few, we have everything you need on-site.


We are the experts in helping you to bring everything together seamlessly. Think of your function manager as your personal assistant, advisor and co-ordinator all rolled into one; taking care of everything to ensure the run-up is stress-free and the day itself is just as you imagined it.

You can choose from the most versatile wedding packages in Melbourne and create something unique. From bands to bonbonniere, photographers to florists; if you so desire we can recommend some of Victoria’s finest wedding industry suppliers. Mix and match with people you’ve sourced personally – or simply use all of our wedding suppliers to ensure everything goes without a hitch

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