Ballara Receptions – Wedding Venue With Breathtaking Views & English Gardens

Ballara Reception Swing by the lake
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Ballara Receptions offers a beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony and reception in the heart of Melbourne, at the foothills of the Yarra Valley.

Located just 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD in Eltham, Ballara┬áReceptions sits against a backdrop of beautiful, English gardens, with stately trees, hanging mosses and vines, manicured shrubs, and gorgeous waterfall and lake. It is the ideal setting for your wedding, whether you want a casual garden wedding, or a more traditional chapel wedding. You can say your “I Do’s” in the gardens in front of the scenic lake and Gazebo, or inside the gorgeous chapel. Afterward, you can take amazing photo’s against the backdrop of the Yarra Valley. Whatever kind of wedding celebration you want to create, you can do it at Ballara Receptions. It is “the perfect place for your perfect day.”

Ballara Receptions

Booking Your Wedding Venue

When you contact Ballara Receptions, you will talk to a planner who can help you put together your perfect celebration. “We book only one wedding at a time, so you can rest assured knowing that you will have the space to yourself for your special celebration”. The planners will help you determine the perfect spot for the kind of ceremony you want to reflect your love, and they will help you sort through every detail for your big day, from the decorations to the catering. Ballara can cater your event for anywhere from 60 to 160 guests, and they offer sit-down, cocktail, and high tea-style receptions. The planner will help coordinate so that the event flows smoothly, and you don’t have to worry about anything else except looking and feeling your best.

Wedding Packages

Multiple package options are available to make it easier to plan and budget for your big day. You can choose to have just your ceremony or just your reception at Ballara, add a DJ & MC, or a cake, choose centrepieces or floral arrangements for the tables and other parts of the space, and even select lawn games for your reception or cocktail hour. The staff at Ballara makes it easy to get everything you need for your celebration, but you also have the flexibility to pick and choose what you need or to customize a package. You can take charge of the details from start to finish, or you can tell the staff what you like and hand it over to them.

During the gap between the ceremony and reception, guests are able to enjoy the picturesque gardens and lake. You don’t have to worry about guests from another wedding running into your party since only one event is scheduled at a time. The wait time between ceremony and reception will also be shorter since you can take beautiful photos right on the grounds, making the timeline move along more quickly and also reducing your stress. Guests who are visiting from out of town can also stay near the venue while still enjoying other attractions within a short drive or walk.

Multiple entertainment options are available to keep guests busy before, during, or after the ceremony. Some options include fairy floss machines, ice cream carts, photobooths, lawn games, and more. You can choose a signature option, or you can create a festive atmosphere by choosing several to offer at once. The staff have contacts with multiple local vendors to help you select the perfect options for your guests.


Brides can also hold special celebrations at Ballara, such as bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Some popular options include high teas and brunches. Packages are available for sit-down or cocktail-style gatherings, but you also have the option to customise what you want.

Booking Your Ballara Receptions Wedding

Ballara has been a family owned and operated venue for more than 30 years, and you can tell the difference that the personal service and attention to detail makes. To get started planning your wedding there, you just need to contact one of the friendly staff and start talking about the type of celebration you envision. Your planner will present the numerous options and help you choose the vendors and details that will bring your dream to life. An estimate will be put together, and you will be asked to make a $1,000 deposit to lock in your date.

As the time progresses, you will be able to work closely with your planner to make changes or adjustments to fine tune the details. You can attend Ballara’s bridal expo or come to food tastings, or just come for a visit and discuss details of your special day. The staff go out of their way to make sure that every detail is perfect, from the color of the flowers to the placement of the guest book.

If you aren’t yet sure of your date, you can put a tentative hold on a date for seven days. That will give you time to work through your scheduling details or to take an additional tour with your family or friends. It can take awhile to make the decision about your perfect venue, and the staff at Ballara Receptions understand and accommodate that.

If you find that you need to reschedule or cancel your event, the staff will work with you to determine a solution.

Ballara Receptions is a gorgeous venue that allows you to have a formal or informal wedding ceremony, and one that is either romantic and free-spirited or more traditional. The flexible atmosphere and numerous package options make it possible for you to create whatever kind of wedding celebration you like, ensuring that you properly reflect the love you share and want to celebrate with friends and family. The space is relatively intimate, so you can create a moving celebration that will leave profound memories. You’ll have the opportunity to create beautiful photos, as well as to enjoy a one-of-a-kind celebration.

Tour Ballara Receptions and start talking to one of the planners about how to create your perfect day. You’ll be amazed at how easy the planning process is when you have professionals on your side.

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