With charming grounds and a variety of versatile rooms fit for your wedding day desires, Rippon Lea House and Gardens is an elegant and enchanting choice. The elegant venue is conveniently located at Elsternwick only 20 minutes away from Melbourne’s CBD. Whether you dream of a very vintage-inspired wedding that looks as if it were from the pages of a story book or a more modern take on the traditional celebration, the Rippon Lea House and Gardens will work wondrously.
As the “last of Australia’s grand suburban estates” the venue’s mansion was constructed in 1868 and the gardens sweep over 14 acres. Guests will fall in love with the rich history, many accommodations, and the intricate detail of the venue. The grand, unique Picturesque-style gardens offer many options to say your vows. The gardens were designed in 1868 and freshly re-designed in 1882. Just as this day is one of the most meaningful days of your life, the gardens were designed to be meaningful. The romantic notion of the Picturesque design inspires guests to channel associations and ideas when they experience its beauty. The gardens’ tall trees, lake bridges, will surround you as you make the most important commitment of your life.
After you’ve said “I do” in the garden, the mansion is an excellent place to hold your reception. Your loved ones will be blow away from the gorgeous archways and the pillars upon arrival. Designed by architects Reed and Barnes in 1868 in the Lombardic Romanesque style, the mansion radiates artful romance. The inspiring architecture will translate beautifully into your wedding photographs. I’d have the privilege of shooting weddings at Rippon Lea House and Gardens before, I will do my best to utilize my experience and make the most of the backdrop for every moment I capture.