Set in the foothills of the Yarra Valley, Ballara Receptions is a gracious Victorian Estate established in 1987. This picturesque wedding venue is surrounded by manicured English gardens and features an authentic wedding chapel, a picturesque lake with a jetty, gazebo and water fountain, weeping willows, a stunning waterfall, lakeside swing and chic LOVE light-up letters. At night, this outdoor space is mesmerizing with thousands of fairy lights and the indoor venue is an elegant chandelier-lit ballroom with a large parquetry dance floor.
With such a picturesque outdoor setting, Ballara Receptions offers fantastic photo opportunities during the day and at night. And because it also offers exquisite cuisine and exceptional service, it is undoubtedly the perfect venue for your Yarra Valley wedding. The ballroom accommodates between 60 and 160 people and it can be exclusively yours for the day!
Just relax knowing that our wedding team is there for you during each planning step as well as on your big day. We are aware of how exciting planning your wedding can be, but also how it can become an overwhelming and stressful experience at times. This is where our years of experience and professionalism will come into play, and our fully inclusive packages are invaluable. From ceremony to reception, we work closely with you to bring your inspirations to life and help you coordinate an exquisite tailor-made wedding.
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 tranquillity of the lake. 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 support during the planning your ceremony. Your function manager will be there to assist with coordination of your celebrant, photographer and music. And when the ceremony is over, it is time 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 coordinator 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. We offer elegant seated celebrations, cocktail wedding receptions and high tea wedding packages.