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Rippon Lea Estate

Elsternwick, Victoria

About the Venue

Rippon Lea House and Garden is one of Australia’s grand suburban estates with a pleasure garden of sweeping lawns, magnificent trees and a tranquil lake.

Key details

Capacity
Up to 200 people
Region
Melbourne
Availability
All year round

Address & contact details

Address
192 Hotham Street
Elsternwick, VIC 3185
Phone
+613 9656 9845

Planning Essentials

Spaces available

Rippon Lea is a magnificent historic National Trust listed mansion, picture perfect for special occasion extravagance.

  • Beautiful gardens with expansive lawns for wedding ceremonies
  • Grand Ballroom exuding elegance with a sparkling chandelier perfect for receptions (ceremonies can be accommodated for upon special request)
  • A gorgeous art deco pool terrace
Wedding planners

Rippon Lea has a dedicated weddings and events coordinator to assist with your booking.

Vendors

Peter Rowland manage all bookings for the ballroom, but can also be booked for garden events.

Customers can use their own catering or bring their own food to the gardens.

Timing and restrictions
Hours

Weddings can be held between 9am and 11pm.

Curfews & other restrictions
  • Noise levels must be kept to EPA guidelines
  • Wedding photography is not permitted in the mansion
Food and drinks
BYO caterer?

Peter Rowland manage all bookings for the ballroom, but can also be booked for garden events.

Customers can use their own catering or bring their own food to the gardens.

BYO drinks?

Yes.

Table settings

Peter Rowland offer all table and settings. Clients just need to provide their own centrepieces.

  • 180 dining chairs
  • 18 round tables with linen & napkins
  • 180 silver charger plates, sets of cutlery, crockery & glassware
Furniture and equipment
  • 20 chairs
  • 6 trestle tables
  • Red carpet
  • Wrought-iron signing table with two chairs
  • Complimentary wedding signage
  • Old fashioned games including croquet, bocce and quoits

Support

Bump in/out

Times subject to availability. Please message us to discuss.

Storage

We do have a bridal suite which can be accessed during the event.

Clean-up

The property is to be left as it was found.

Access

Strictly no more than eight cars are permitted on site for each wedding booked between 10am and 5pm. After 5pm up to 70 cars can be parked in the car park located at the rear of the property. All other cars, including invitees must use street parking.

Dimensions

Grand Ballroom total area of 210m2.

Insurance

We have Public Liability that insures for the hire of our property and its contents. Individual suppliers need to have their own.