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Rippon Lea House & Gardens Weddings

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At a Glance


  • Elegant, romantic, historic, luxurious


  • 60-350


• 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 14 acres of heritage-listed gardens, this grand mansion with its chandeliered ballroom makes for a magical wedding.

Let the romantic surrounds, historic touches and glamour of a bygone era set the tone for the next celebration. Chandeliers sparkle in the elegant Grand Ballroom overlooking sweeping lawns and manicured gardens. The poolside terrace had a Hollywood art deco elegance that makes the perfect area for drinks.


This timeless venue can host up to 300 for cocktails, 180 banquet style and 160 with a dance floor.


Features include:

— National Trust listed property with elaborate furnishings, original artwork and detailed touches including embossed wallpaper

— Beautiful gardens with expansive lawns host ceremonies, relaxed drinks, corporate functions for up to 2,500 and even old-fashioned games. Croquet anyone?

— The ornate balustrade overlooking the dance floor combined with a sparkling chandelier exudes elegance in the Grand Ballroom, perfect for banquets, special occasion cocktail parties or weddings

— A gorgeous art deco pool terrace is a relaxed yet sumptuous setting for pre-event cocktails or an elegant soiree

— Smaller celebrations are perfect on the estates’ ornate terrace

— Photographic opportunities are limitless for special occasions


Since 1962 Peter Rowland has been dedicated to crafting events, whether it’s a wedding, cocktail party, conference or a gathering of friends. Each event is special to us and we bring the same sense of fun, creativity, style and imagination to everything we do. See our event packages or let us customise a package and menu specially for you.


To find out more information or to book a venue inspection, give us a call today. We can discuss your wedding plans and provide you an obligation free quote.

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192 Hotham Street Elsternwick VIC

Rippon Lea House & Gardens Weddings

Set in 14 acres of heritage-listed gardens, this grand mansion with its chandeliered ballroom makes for a magical wedding.

192 Hotham Street Elsternwick VIC

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