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Outdoor Wedding Venue Melbourne

Lately, there has been a big shift towards embracing destination-based or outdoor gatherings. While an indoor location has its own charm, it can’t beat the natural scenery of outdoor wedding venues. Opting for an outdoor ceremony offers the perfect canvas for infusing your unique style and personal touches, with our seating and decor options tailored to complement any aesthetic you envision..

While the allure of outdoor events is undeniable, we all know how unpredictable Melbourne’s weather can be! That’s why having a backup plan in place is absolutely crucial. Trusting seasoned professionals ensures that your event stays on track, rain or shine.

Ballara Receptions offers an ideal setting for your dream outdoor wedding events in Melbourne. Lush greenery, well-kept landscapes, and a beautiful lake – you’ll find it all at our property. Imagine sharing your vows of love in a gorgeous courtyard set in a beautiful English-inspired garden. Moreover, our function managers and personal concierge will be on-site to assist with anything you need. Our goal is to make your big day Pinterest-worthy without you stressing about the preparations.

Gazebo Wedding Venue

Venue Features

Seating: 100 people plus 60 standing

Decorations: Aisle flowers & bows, 4 floral pillars, and Red carpet entrance to chapel

Standing Room: 60 people plus 100 seated

Sound: Sound system for your music and inbuilt microphones

Twilight Wedding Venue

We Offer Customised Outdoor Wedding Packages

If you want your wedding photos to pop, you’ll want plenty of remarkable background options. Our outdoor wedding reception venue in Melbourne has unique spots for capturing moments. As you stroll through our carefully designed gardens, you’ll be captivated by the endless photo opportunities surrounding you—whether it’s by the serene water fountain, the picturesque lakeside jetty, or the charming rustic LOVE letters or swing.

Ballarra Receptions is located at the foothills of Yarra Valley. It has many spectacular outdoor wedding locations. We also have an elegant ballroom that caters to various wedding receptions and a range of menu options. Moreover, the room features floor-to-wall windows, providing lovely views that enhance the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

Are you curious about our outdoor ceremony options? If you’re not exactly sure what you’re after, here are all the options that you can choose from:

  • Near the water:

    Do you want a water feature as a highlight in your wedding photographs? If so, consider our lakeside gazebo or jetty. They are especially beautiful during summer and springtime.

  • In a secluded garden:

    Our courtyard ceremony location is gorgeous for you and your partner to exchange vows under the gardenia back-drooped arbour.

Our beautiful locations are matched only by exceptional service. We have a team of dedicated function managers who can deliver a wedding that’s beyond your expectations. This makes Ballara one of Melbourne’s best outdoor wedding ceremony venues. Although we have several well-designed packages ready for you to select from – we are open to customisation. Our outdoor wedding packages include:

  • Event coordination:

    Our function managers are there to guide you through the wedding planning process, from your first tour to sending you off at the end of your big day. Plus, on the day, you will have your very own concierge to ensure a seamless experience for you and the wedding party.

  • Vendor coordination:

    We will also collaborate with your key suppliers to ensure your wedding happens as planned. We also have an extensive list of trusted suppliers ready to help make the selection process a bit easier! The list includes vendors like:

    • Photographers and Videographers
    • Celebrants Officiants
    • Bands and DJs
    • Florists
    • Transportation
    • Bridal and Formal Wear
    • Cakes
    • Fireworks
    • Accommodation and more
  • On-site amenities:

    Our outdoor ceremonies include all the must-have facilities, including:

    • Sixty white Americana chairs
    • White bows and silk flowers
    • Option for lanterns or white and green floral decorations on wine barrels
    • Red carpet aisle and signing table with two chairs
    • Cordless microphone and sound system
    • On-site parking available
  • Suite for the wedding party:

    A private wedding suite is an essential amenity we offer in our wedding packages. With two rooms and an adjoining ensuite, it is comfortable and private for you and your squad to prepare for the party.

  • Exclusive use of the venue:

    No couple wants to feel rushed on their big day. That’s why you’ll have access to our entire property.

Summer Night Outdoor Venue

Why Choose Ballara Receptions for your Outdoor Wedding?

Outdoor weddings have an undeniable charm, but a backup plan is essential for any outdoor event. At Ballara Receptions, we specialise in crafting unforgettable outdoor wedding ceremonies. With a stellar reputation and countless happy couples, our grounds offer a picturesque backdrop for your special day.

Discover the enchantment of our gardens and the added charm of our lakeside jetty, gazebo and courtyard arbour, setting the stage for an unforgettable ceremony. But the magic doesn’t end there. Our estate boasts an array of stunning photo opportunities, from expansive lakeside shots to twinkling fairy lights beneath a starlit sky.

After your ceremony and photos, continue the celebration in our elegant ballroom. Surrounded by loved ones, indulge in toasts, delectable menu options, and plenty of room for dancing. With our dedicated coordinators overseeing every detail, you can relax knowing everything will be seamlessly executed. From your initial visit to the final dance, we’ll be by your side, ensuring your wedding day is nothing short of perfection.

Plan Your Perfect Outdoor Wedding at Ballara Receptions in Melbourne

Do you want an outdoor ceremony and are searching for “outdoor wedding venues near you in Melbourne”? If so, don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity offered by Ballara Receptions. We look forward to discussing your wedding ideas and plans.

Contact us on 03 9431 1503 to arrange a visit to our location. Our wedding venue, 1435 Main Rd, Eltham, Victoria 3095, is open seven days a week. Come with your loved ones and see why you should choose us for your special day.


Do you provide on-site amenities for outdoor wedding ceremonies?

We offer several amenities for organising your outdoor wedding ceremony. These include flower arrangements, seating, parking, disability-friendly accessibility, and great photo opportunities.

How far in advance should I book my outdoor wedding ceremony?

It’s best to book your outdoor wedding ceremony location at least 10-12 months in advance. However, there are always exceptions, and our venue also considers emergency functions.

Can I schedule a tour of your outdoor wedding venues?

Yes, call us on 03 9431 1503 to book an appointment for a venue tour. Our function managers will be there to discuss your event.

Do you offer any planning assistance for outdoor weddings?

We help our clients plan their weddings to match their personality and style. Rest assured, even the tiniest details will be arranged according to your expectations.

Are there indoor backup options available in case of inclement weather?

Yes, our stunning chapel is perfect for holding the ceremony if rain disrupts your outdoor ceremony.

robyn foskett
robyn foskett
What an absolutely beautiful venue!! 10/10 on every score!!
Jamie Mackinnon
Jamie Mackinnon
I first seen ballara well over 6 years ago and fell in love. The grounds are absolutely perfect. After a rocky start of being late, Loretta ensured everything would be ok and walked us through everything. My husband and I just wanted to seal the deal after already raising a family. I wouldn’t do it anywhere else. The guests have raved about the food and how beautiful the chapel was. But weddings aren’t done in a day and from the very first moment we booked we had so much communication from Ballara and the team. So many e-mails giving us pointers on so many things. Loretta couldn’t have been more attentive in ensuring we had everything we needed. I think my husband only said that the drinks were coming out slow but he and his mates can drink so that wouldn’t be hard. It went so fast I wish I could’ve taken more in and enjoyed how amazing the venue was a little longer. Thank you again.
Cobie Dixon
Cobie Dixon
We had our ceremony here in the chapel and photos in the gardens. Everyone on the team honestly made the day so special. They made the effort from the start to ensure that we would have such a perfect day. I would highly recommend to anyone that they get married here - the place is just stunning and the staff go above and beyond to create the best day that you won’t forget.
Bianca C
Bianca C
We looked at quite a few venues for our wedding but chose Ballara due to its convenient suburban location while still being set on beautiful gardens for photos. The staff, especially Popy, were enthusiastic and welcoming. They made the process of organising our wedding super easy and responded to all our queries with understanding and professionalism. Popy was excellent at providing us with guidance on the day to calm our nerves. The bridal attendant also looked after us on the day and made us comfortable. Our actual wedding day went amazingly well. This is a credit to the organisation and attention to detail of the staff here. Each and every one of their recommended suppliers exceeded our expectations. Ballara's food was an absolute standout- five stars, generous portions and delicious! Our guests commented on how wonderful their meals were. If you are looking for a traditional yet classy venue your best possible wedding, this is it!
When looking at wedding receptions for our March 2024 wedding we had looked at a few places. One of them was Ballara. When I saw the beautiful surroundings of Ballara I thought: THIS WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! I said to Alex: THIS IS THE ONE!!! On our wedding day, everything went well and we are still getting comments from guests saying that the food was very delicious, the grounds were magnificent and the Ballara team were just wonderful!! 🥰🥰 We will be back for sure! Thank you Poppy and team!!
Natalie T
Natalie T
A amazing venue with amazing staff. Thank you so much to the Ballara team for making the lead up to our wedding day, and the day of our wedding so stress free. A big shout out to Loretta who was a absolute champion in helping us organise our special day to be exactly how we wanted it to be. Many of our guests throughout the night complemented the food and service as it was 10/10 ❤️
Elyse Martin
Elyse Martin
We had the best day ever! The staff are so wonderful and everything was super easy to organise from selections to communication. Couldn’t fault the entire experience.
Toli Papadopoulos
Toli Papadopoulos
Stunning venue and exceptional service. Everything from the ceremony, to great photos can all be achieved on-site. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family. Toli and Carolina

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