An Unforgettable & Magical Day
The stunning Werribee Park property that The Refectory sits amongst, is like a magical time machine – step foot into the gardens and you and your guests are whisked away to a grandiose, romantic Italian country estate, rolling green lawns, a stunning clear lake, lush foliage, sprawling grassland, rose gardens and secret shady nooks – all perfect locations for wedding ceremonies, private moments and whimsical photography setups.
A perfect mix of old world charm and contemporary style, The Refectory is a classic wedding venue, proving to be the perfect choice for couples looking for a chic wedding ceremony and reception, with the convenience of everything all in the one location.
Garden Ceremony Locations
There is an extraordinary variety of locations for wedding ceremonies through Werribee Park, with each site exuding its own unique ambiance.
The brilliance of hosting your ceremony within the park is that while you are off capturing your ‘just married’ bliss during your photography session, your guests can enjoy scrumptious canapés and cocktails on the front lawn before your reception party kicks off, all conveniently located on the same property grounds.
THE FORMAL GARDENS
There are 10 ceremony sites through the Werribee Park gardens to say “I do”:
- State Rose Garden: Over 5000 rose bushes in bloom October to April.
- Lemon Scented Gums: A secluded & naturally fragrant location.
- The Lake: A secluded location with romance of yesteryear.
- Bunya Bunya: A beautiful & natural setting with rolling lawn.
- The Parterre: Expansive and colourful with the majestic Werribee Mansion as the backdrop.
- Silky Oak: Hidden in greenery with a view of the Mansion tower or gardens as your backdrop.
- The Homestead: Features bluestone walls, original farm machinery and gum trees.
- The Laundry Cottage Lawn: A smaller area of lush lawn to share your first kiss
- Courtyard: Nestled amongst the walls of the magnificent Werribee Mansion
Immerse yourself in the Victorian era and share your first kiss as a married couple within the Werribee Mansion. The Mansion is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century, with an Italianate architectural style and aura of absolute sophistication. Your ceremony booking includes exclusive use of the main hallway, grand staircase, salon and first floor landing within the Mansion.
Continue the celebration in The Refectory featuring classic architecture, designer chandeliers, high ceilings and luxury furnishings. The Refectory is a fusion of modern heritage, offering a stunning backdrop to celebrations with your guests. Recently restored, this building still has it’s historical charm while breathing an air of elegance into your event.
- Cocktail (x 300 guests)
- Seated with dance floor (x 150 guests)
- Seated w/out dance floor (x 180 guests)
Step back in time to the early 1900s when enchanting balls, picnics and polo matches were held at the adjoining Werribee Mansion. Featuring bluestone buildings, original trusses, exposed brick, barn doors and rustic fence lines, this elegant barn space is nestled within 100+ acres of the picturesque countryside.
Celebrate with guests as they mingle over pre-dinner drinks in a relaxed and intimate setting. Indulge in a shared grazing style feast with family and friends and continue your celebration whilst dancing under a sky of festoon lights.
Capacity: 64 guests
THE FARM AND ORCHARD
Step back in time to the 1800’s and enjoy the rustic ambience and charming character of the Werribee Park Farm and Orchard. This is the perfect location for an outdoor reception, offering a unique setting in a more secluded area of the park.
The Mansion is a the epitome of stunning architecture, classic luxury and absolute sophistication. Expect elegance, charm and opulence with a reception held within the mansion. A reception here provides beautiful memories to last a lifetime.
The magnificent walls of the mansion stretch above you and your guests, providing an outdoor location like no other. The dark walls contrast with the light paving make for exquisite photos and allow your decorations to stand out no matter what colour or theme you choose for your reception.
The Werribee Park Gardens almost seem endless, giving you a range of stunning locations to choose from for your reception. The Gardens provide for a convenient way to incorporate your ceremony and reception within the same area which allows guests more time to relax and celebrate your wedding day.
Unique Intimate Spaces, Perfect for Smaller Groups
The clean and crisp white timber against the stunning green plants provide a unique setting for your reception. Add a few fairy lights and you have your own plant oasis and a location you’ll remember for years to come.
OLD LAUNDRY LAWN
Enjoy the richness of Werribee Park with the quaint Old Laundry as your backdrop to your reception. Dating back to the 1800’s, the Old Laundry features dark stone, allowing your white dress to stand out even more in the crowd. This location can also double as your wedding ceremony location too.