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#1 Kalota

Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

DP and I are trying to look for a wedding venue for late next year. We were originally thinking of choosing a venue up in the Dandenings (we both grew up out there) but are now extending our search to the Yarra valley. We are willing to spend $100 a head and would like to have a lunch wedding.

We have looked at places like Tatra, they haven't given us a price so we're not sure if it will be within our range or not, and we've had our eye on a few other venues as well (I won't name them all!)

Anyone have any suggestions/recommendations?

Thanks SO much I'm advance! Venue selecting is stressful!

Edited by Wrackspurts, 26 August 2012 - 11:46 AM.


#2 MummyIHK

Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:53 AM

My friend got married at Stones in the Yarra Valley, I have no idea how much it cost but it was beautiful.

#3 Kalota

Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE (MummyIHK @ 26/08/2012, 11:53 AM)
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My friend got married at Stones in the Yarra Valley, I have no idea how much it cost but it was beautiful.


We had our eye on that place but next year the minimum price for a wedding is $185 a head oomg.gif Unfortunately our limit is about $100 a head! Though the stones just looked beautiful.

#4 Froyo

Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

Immerse or Mandala. ETA: The Vines at Helens Hill.

Edited by Froyo, 26 August 2012 - 04:37 PM.


#5 Kalota

Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (Froyo @ 26/08/2012, 04:36 PM)
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Immerse or Mandala. ETA: The Vines at Helens Hill.


Thank you! Those all seem great original.gif

#6 Froyo

Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

No worries. Rustic Charm at Wild Cattle Creek is another original.gif

#7 Kalota

Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:33 PM

Thanks Froyo!

DP and I are kinda leaning towards the Dandenongs now, as the Yarra Valley may be a little bit far for some of our family members to travel. We also both grew up in the Dandenongs so it is sentimental for us, too original.gif

We've looked at the websites of a few more places in the Dandenongs such as Mist at Olinda and Nathania Springs... If anyone has any feedback on these places or any other similar suggestions feel free to chime in! Thanks guys!

#8 claptrap

Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:37 PM

Depending on the kind of wedding that you have in mind, you might also be able to find a restaurant that could do a lunch time wedding, rather than a "reception venue" as such?
I went to a wedding at the Rhododendron gardens at Olinda a long time ago - but it was a stunning setting.  

Happy planning OP!

ETA - have you considered Warrandyte/Wonga Park?  There are a few venues around there too...

Edited by dogged, 26 August 2012 - 09:38 PM.


#9 3_for_me

Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:42 PM

We got married at Potters in Warrandyte and it was stunning.  We paid about $75 a head because we were willing to have late August(as soon as you hit September the price went up a bit), food was excellent and they had a lady that dressed our tables with gum leaves and candelabras and it was only about $10 a table.

The venue has a 'chapel' or locations for an outside wedding, a suite that you can access from 2hrs beforehand to get yourself ready and also has accomodation on site so we got there in the morning and didn't leave until the next day, perfect!

#10 RumbleBee

Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:43 PM

Have you looked at poets lane? My sisters getting married next year and was looking at there, Bram Leigh and Tatra

#11 Kalota

Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:04 PM

Thanks all for the responses! We are indeed considering the other locations that people have mentioned - at this point in time we we considering anything and taking all suggestions! Dogged, I was just looking into the Rhododendron gardens!

We looked at Poet's Lane (it's owned by the same people who own Tatra and Lyrebird Falls) and are just getting a feel for other venues in the area, too! So thank you everyone for the wonderful suggestions, so helpful!

DP and I are thinking of getting married in the Septemner school holidays (I am a teacher) so unfortunately I think we are going to cop the peak time and full prices! But we are thinking of doing a Sunday lunch, and Sundays seem to be much cheaper (as are lunches). I just wonder if guests would mind attending a Sunday lunch wedding.

#12 shanta

Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

We got married at Inglewood chapel in Kangaroo ground and had the reception next door at Weller's. It was very beautiful. Everyone loved it.

#13 3_for_me

Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

We looked at Weller's too, very cute but as I recall was a fair bit more expensive than potter's at the time?  Might have changed since then shrug.gif

#14 Froyo

Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

Olinda Tea House

#15 SarahBelle48

Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:32 PM

I'm getting married next week at Lyrebird Falls (which as you noted is owned by the same people as Poets Lane and Tatra). Lyrebird Falls is the smallest of the 3 venues so it worked really well for us as its a bit more intimate. The cost per head is a little more than some venues but they include a lot more than a lot of venues do so you are saving money in that sense. They include all the chair covers, centrepieces etc on the table. They also include a DJ and MC (which is just your co-ordinator and they do mainly the formal stuff like 'meals will be served in 5 minutes). You can have your ceremony at the venue for no extra cost plus they only take one booking per day so you could theoretically have your ceremony at 1pm and then come back for the reception at 6 or whatever.

Lyrebird Falls has also just done renovations and it has completely opened up the whole dining room. They've also redone some stuff around the outside including a new landscaped area outside the window behind the bridal table and I think maybe the entry area as well.

We've been really happy with their service, they are always happy to help and answer emails very promptly. All of the staff we have dealt with have been really lovely and friendly.

#16 Kalota

Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:28 PM

Thanks for your reply, SarahBelle48!

Does Lyrebird Falls have a maximum guest number? I remember looking at it and thinking there is a possibility that it would be too small or too expensive, but I can't remember which!

Thanks so much for the responses so far everything! original.gif We've now got a bunch of great venues and recommendations to look at!

#17 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

We had a cocktail party here: http://www.kellybrookwinery.com.au/

It was delightful!! There was more wine than food which was an issue.... so I'd go for more food than we booked.

We live in the Dandenong Ranges. I'd hire out the hall at the Rhododendron Gardens!! I think they do catering too. You could then get married there too. It is the most delightful place in the world!

Edited by Katakacpk, 04 September 2012 - 06:34 PM.


#18 Sarzie

Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

My wedding was at Forest Edge in Gembrook, it was only a little over 100 per head but that was October last year.  (110 including canapes, 3 courses and drinks). I was really happy with it. The guests loved the food, and the gorgeous views. Might be a bit far though but I really think it was great value.

#19 Kalota

Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (Katakacpk @ 04/09/2012, 06:33 PM)
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We had a cocktail party here: http://www.kellybrookwinery.com.au/

It was delightful!! There was more wine than food which was an issue.... so I'd go for more food than we booked.

We live in the Dandenong Ranges. I'd hire out the hall at the Rhododendron Gardens!! I think they do catering too. You could then get married there too. It is the most delightful place in the world!


We now live in the foothills of the ranges but we used to live in Mount Dandenong original.gif I have been looking into a Rhododendron gardens wedding!!!

QUOTE (Sarzie @ 04/09/2012, 06:50 PM)
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My wedding was at Forest Edge in Gembrook, it was only a little over 100 per head but that was October last year.  (110 including canapes, 3 courses and drinks). I was really happy with it. The guests loved the food, and the gorgeous views. Might be a bit far though but I really think it was great value.


Thanks! We will look into it original.gif Gembrook is quite beautiful!

#20 jag04

Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

I got married at Potters and couldn't fault them. I looked in to pretty much all the venues in Yarra Valley and Dandenongs. LOOOOOVED stones but the prices are ridiculous (for me). Forrest Edge would be a good one to look at, also you could get married at Emerald Lake Park and then have the reception at Elevation in Emerald, they have a function area.

I like the 'rustic' look and loved Wellers and Inglewood in Kangaroo Ground, ended up chosing Potters just for the convenience of having it all in once place.

#21 Kalota

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

We've chosen our wedding venue now, it's up in the Dandenongs - several of our friends have been to weddings there and loved it, so we've booked a date!




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