At a Glance
Elegant, romantic, historic, luxurious.
• National Heritage listed Rippon Lea House and Garden is one of Australia’s grand suburban estates. Built in 1868, Rippon Lea is a perfect example of 19th century luxury.
• Alfresco entertaining space on the pool terrace is ideal for summer cocktail parties as guests mingle to the sounds of live music.
• Discover 14 acres of picturesque gardens and sweeping lawns – the perfect spaces for on-site ceremonies and stunning photos.
• The Grand Ballroom is an impressive setting for stylish and classic wedding celebrations complete with an impressive grand chandelier.
Set in sprawling heritage listed gardens Rippon Lea is the picture of 19th century luxury
Set in sprawling heritage listed gardens, this National Trust property is the ideal wedding venue for couples seeking elegance and sophistication with a relaxed and romantic atmosphere.
Designed and built in 1868, Rippon Lea is a perfect example of 19th-century luxury. With original polished parquetry flooring, guests can dance the night away in the Grand Ballroom under the large glimmering chandelier whilst the Bridal Table, for those formal seated occasions, sits framed by an ornate balustrade overlooking the dance floor.
It’s the perfect setting for stylish and classic wedding celebrations.
For more relaxed occasions, the alfresco entertaining space on the Art-Deco style terrace is perfect for spring or summer cocktail parties of all sizes. Start the night with some light live entertainment by the pool before inviting guests to kick up their heels inside with a purpose built stage perfect for DJs and bands.
The picturesque gardens of the estate are popular for wedding ceremonies of all sizes and provide a space and setting to suit any couple. Guests are able to wander leisurely through the 14 acres or enjoy a cocktail in the sun whilst playing croquet and bocce on the lawns as the bridal party take time out for photos.
Rippon Lea House & Gardens exclusive caterer Peter Rowland will ensure your day is executed with the highest standards of service and impeccable food experiences. With over 50 years experience in creating magical weddings expect only the best from their seasoned team to bring your wedding day to life.
Rippon Lea House & Gardens is a 14-acre National Trust property in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia. The circa 1868 house, where Art Deco elegance meets sophisticated glamour of a bygone era, is set in heritage listed Victorian pleasure gardens. The gardens are the site of wedding ceremonies. Features include an ornamental lake, orchard, fernery, and lawns.
Weddings at Rippon Lea House & Gardens
Garden wedding ceremonies are followed by banquet receptions in the Grand Ballroom. The room exudes nineteenth century luxury with its original polished parquetry flooring and sparkling chandelier. The Bridal Table is framed by an ornate balustrade overlooking the dance floor. Cocktail parties are held on the terrace, where entertainment by the pool starts celebrations.
Wedding planners help couples create a perfect wedding. Peter Rowland Catering is the caterer for Rippon Lea House & Gardens. Menus reflect a contemporary and innovative style, and the wine list complements the food. Capacity for weddings is 160 seated and 250 standing guests. Row boats are available for use on the lake during the celebration.
Accommodation and Tourist Attractions
Elsternwick is an inner suburb of Melbourne. Numerous hotels are located close to the neighbourhood. Quest Brighton on the Bay, Brighton Savoy, and Caroline Serviced Apartments Brighton are found in Brighton. InnStay Serviced Apartments, Cosmopolitan Hotel, and Crown Metropol are located in St Kilda.
Elsternwick Golf Course and Elsternwick Park provide recreational opportunities. Classic Cinemas is also located close to Rippon Lea House & Gardens. Other nearby destinations include Elwood Beach, St Kilda Botanical Gardens, and Caulfield Racecourse.