Elmswood Estate has been voted as having one of the best views in the Yarra Valley by Tourism Victoria, with a view you need to see to believe!
Elmswood Estate offers intimate ceremony locations set amongst the rose gardens and overlooking the vineyard and valley beyond making it an ideal location and backdrop for a formal yet relaxed setting.
Situated on a ridge above the vineyard with a stunning 180 degree view of the Upper Yarra Valley, “The Pavilion” is a glass house that will comfortably sit up to 120 guests or accommodate up to 200 for a cocktail service. It is fully air-conditioned for comfort from the hotter days or heated for those cooler evenings. Adjacent to the Pavilion is the marquee that can be the perfect dance floor at night or a shelter from the sun on those hot summer days. Bistro blinds are available at additional costs to weatherproof this additional area.
Looking for a humble home style supper to compliment the rustic backdrop? An elaborate and indulging 9-course feast? Or simply something ornate for guests to nibble all night long?
From canapés to banquets, Elmswood offers a diverse range ofcatering options serviced by our three partners, Yarra Valley Catering, Peter Rowland Catering & Silks Catering.
Recently upgraded to a five star vineyard by Mr. James Halliday, we are proud to offer a selection of our estate grown wines to be served on your very special day. Local beers and other non alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Elmswood Estate will endeavor to meet your needs and requirements to make your wedding day a time you and your guests will remember.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance with your wedding details or to arrange an appointment to inspect what we at Elmswood Estate have to offer.
Khandis and Christopher Blake, February 2013
We feel truly blessed to have found Jeannie and her husband at Elmswood Estate and to have had our wedding there. We found them to be generous, honest and very easy to deal with at all times leading up to the big day, and on the wedding day itself. They truly operated with honour and integrity and cared about our experience and our day. They were flexible when requested, and went above and beyond our expectations to ensure our day was magical. Nothing ever seemed too much of a hassle for them, and on such a big day, that was a godsend. The venue was beautifully presented and everything ran perfectly and seamlessly. We honestly couldn't have asked for anything more and I would be delighted to have an event there again – especially a wedding anniversary!
Steve and Belinda
Thank you all so much for making our wedding day the best day of our lives! We have had so many wonderful comments from our guests, on the venue, food, wine and service- We couldn't have asked for more! We would highly recommend Elmswood to anyone getting married, Thanks again Steve and Belinda McCartney.
Sally and Ben
Just wanted to say a very big thank you for everything you did for our wedding on Saturday. It could not have run better, we had an amazing day. The staff on the night were fantastic and we received lots of comments about how great the venue was. We will be in touch with some photos soon and look forward to visiting again! Many thanks Sally and Ben Hanley.
JulieAnn and Gordan
To the wonderful staff at Elmswood, thank you for making our wedding day one that our guests still rave about. We had a brilliant day, we shall always remember and have memories to treasure. Regards JulieAnn and Gordan Stark.
Michelle and Dave
Thank you so much for providing such a lovely venue for our wedding last month. We received so many compliments from guests on our choice of venue- they loved the setting, the views and the excellent service and food. Thank you Steph and Tanya also for making the planning part of the wedding so stress-free, everything was so well organised & the night ran so smoothly for us. Thanks again, Michelle and Dave.
Kev and Christina
Steph and Tanya, thank you both for all of your hard work in helping make our 'big day' a success. The grounds, the food and wine, the staff & of course the two of you were absolutley wonderful. You truly made for a stress free day and we can't thank you enough. Many thanks, Kev and Christina.
Joanne and Adam
Thank you so much for making our wedding day such a magical day! Everyone loved the whole experience. Thank you to Stephanie who made organising a breeze especially since we were living in Sydney. We will always treasure our special day! Love always Adam and Joanne Baillie.
Pete and Amanda
Thank you very much for the wonderful evening you provided for us at our wedding. We really enjoyed the day, and the reception was an important part of that. The venue was well set up and the decorations were as we wished them to be. Your staff were always helpful and friendly and the food was excellant. It was a pleasure to work with you during the preparation for the evening and your suggestions regarding the schedule, music and decorations were very helpful to us in organising our day. Yours sincerely Pete and Amanda Hield
Dianne and Luke
To the Elmswood team, Luke and I just want to say a very big THANK YOU to you all for such a wonderful day! Your service was exceptional, and everything was perfect!! Everyone has been telling me what a lovely venue I chose and how friendly, helpful, and professional all the staff were! Thank you again, Dianne and Luke McConnell
Bess and Adrian
Thank you so much for all your wonderful help on our wedding day. We greatly appreciate the effort you went to with all the preparations and also in making the day run so smoothly. It was amazing day full of so many fantastic memories. Thank you for helping us make our wedding day so special. Kind regards, Bess and Adrian Love.
Jessica and Stephan
Our daughter Jessica and her now husband Stephan had their wedding at your reception venue in June 2010. We would both like to say what a fantastic day they and all their guests had. Everybody was very impressed with all of the facilities, and we must say we have never heard so many people comment on just how good the food was. The service provided not only on the day but with the planning was fantastic. On the day itself the service by your team was at all times friendly and efficient. There was never a time when the guests were being looked after. We would both like to thank you for adding to a memorable day for our Jessica and Stephan. Regards Graham & Kim Staniforth (Parents of the bride)
Craig and Becky
Dear Steph and the staff at Elmswood Estate, We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding day everything we wanted. The food was delicious- we have had only had great comments on the whole evening. Thank you especially to Stephanie for all the help and advise throughout the process. You made it so much easier for us. We will definitely be recommending Elmswood Estate as a wedding venue or even a place to come for a delicious meal and wine. Thank you, Kind regards Craig and Becky Stewart
Allison and Mark
We were recently married at your lovely venue and wanted to express to you, in writting our absolute delight with the efforts of your staff, especially Stephanie Cooksey. When we were first looking for a place to get married, Stephanie went out of her way to provide us with information and advice. We found her to be very friendly and we felt instantly relaxed around her. It is not an exaggeration to say that while your venue was stunning, the opportunity to have Stephanie look after our wedding tipped Elmswood over the top for us, and she was the primary reason that we booked in to get married there. In the week leading up to the wedding and on the day itself, we could not have asked for a better person to work with than Stephanie. A wedding is full of so many special moments and for us many of them were enhanced by her expert combination of professionalism and freindliness. We felt it was very important to let you know just how great a staff member you have and we ask you to thank her again on our behalf. Yours sincereley Mark and Allison Stewart.
Kate and Shane
WOW, what can we say? Congratulations to you and all your staff on an exceptional job on the occasion of Kate and Shane's wedding held on the 27/03/2010. Everything went so smoothly right from setting up of the tables on Friday to the girls guiding the wedding cars into place on the day. The views were amazing and the atmosphere so relaxing. All the staff were friendly, polite and helpful. All the guests commented on the fact they didn't have to ask for drinks to be topped up- it just happened. One of our guests, a great wine conesuer, was impressed with the quality and range of your wines and looks forward to returning on a Sunday for lunch and tasting. Well done! A special thanks to Stephanie for her great organisational skills. Kate reported on Facebook the next day "it was the best day of her life", that made Gary and I very pleased, so thank you again. Cheers, Anne and Gary Overton (Mother and Father of the Bride)
Kristy and Damian
We would like to thank you very much for co-ordinating Kristy and Damian's wedding last Saturday. Thanks to your organisation it went very smoothly, and I know that right from the start when they decided that Elmswood would be the venue for their wedding thay had all the confidence in you. They knew that you would be looking after all the "little things", and you always answered all the queries that they may have had in the prepartions of the day. All in all it was a perfect day, with such an amazing setting, and also being so lucky with the fantastic weather. Once again, thank you so much. We would certainly recommend Elmswood Estate to any couple planning a wedding in the future. Kind regards Judy (Mother of the Bride)
Rachel and Paul
I just wanted to say a huge thanks from both Paul and I for your fabulous efforts on our big day, you and your staff are an absolute pleasure to work with. Everyone said that the food was lovely, the staff were great, and they loved the new outdoor area. I am more than happy to speak to any brides that need any assistance in the future too! Thanks again, Rachel Burgess.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to hold a ceremony only at Elmswood?
Ceremony package offers up to 2 hours use of your choice of location on Elmswood property for your ceremony.
Do you cater for smaller weddings?
Our package prices are all based on a minimum of 80 guests. Smaller weddings can be catered for but at a higher per person cost. Price for under 80 guests available on application.
What time does reception start?
Reception generally goes from 6-11pm. Due to our alcohol license restriction, we cannot operate beyond 11pm. Beverage service will conclude at 10.30pm with the party ending at 11pm and guests vacating the property no later than 11.30pm.
Can we bring in our own caterers for our wedding function?
Only Elmwood’s catering partners have exclusive rights to using our fully fitted commercial kitchen.
Can we have an afternoon ceremony followed by reception?
Elmswood offers up to 1 hour of ceremony service with a simple setup of 20 white outdoor chairs and signingtable/barrel free of charge. Event extension is available at additional costs.
When can we start decorating the reception area?
The Pavilion will be cleared from weekend lunches by 3pm which is when your decorating team may come in and work their magic.
Is there parking on the property?
Yes, on site parking is available. For more details, please contact us.