Ballara Receptions

(5 reviews) 5 5
1435 Main Rd Eltham Melbourne 3095
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About Ballara Receptions

1435 Main Rd, Eltham
Melbourne, 3095

Ballara is a gracious Victorian Estate nestled on 3 acres of English gardens, with its own picturesque lake, weeping willows and family of ducks.

Ballara’s expertly trained staff provide personal service, to ensure your special occasion is a once in a life time experience.

The Ceremony:

Arrive to the chime of wedding bells echoing from the chapel bell tower. The beautiful Gothic style chapel features an exquisite stained glass alter, rich burnished cathedral ceilings and authentic timber pews. With the floral arrangements and pew decorations already provided for you, you can enjoy the ideal ceremony. The chapel accommodates up to 160 guests, with seating for 100. Alternatively, enjoy an outdoor ceremony within the lovely gardens, complete with rose arbour and a red carpet aisle. Relax with the knowledge that the venue’s staff will personally greet you and your guests, play your music, organise seating and make sure everything runs smoothly and to your requirements.

The Chapel/Gardens may be hired own its own without having the reception here subject to availability, at a cost of $950.00 for a 2 hour period.

The Gardens:

Ballara is set on three acres of manicured English gardens at the foothills of the scenic Yarra Valley. The exquisite Victorian gazebo is surrounded by the picturesque lake and majestic weeping willows. Photos are a very important part of your special day, and Ballara provides the ideal setting for those life long memories. Meander along the rose lined pathway past the elegant garden courtyard, fountain & rose arbour all providing the perfect setting for those special photos.

The Celebration:

From the moment you arrive till after your departure, the Function Manager will take care of every little detail.  From the moment of your first contact through to the last farewell, it is your dreams and Ballara’s expertise that will make the celebration of your marriage one to treasure forever. Your wedding is not only the most important day of your life but the greatest party you will ever have. So put yourself into the hands of people who believe your wedding is as important as you do.


• Ballara is a gracious Victorian Estate nestled on 3 acres of English gardens, with its own picturesque lake, weeping willows and family of ducks • Ballara’s expertly trained staff provide a personal service, to ensure your special occasion is a once in a life time experience. • Wedding ceremony, countless photo opportunities and wedding reception all in the one place. • An intimate dining experience for 60-160 guests, with neutral colour tones, décor and stunning chandeliers • Opt for our Diamond Package which includes your ceremony, DJ/MC, wedding cake, floral table centrepieces and more! • From the moment you arrive till after your departure, our Function Manager will take care of every little detail.

Facilities at Ballara Receptions

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Ballara Receptions Reviews (5)

A very happy bride....
Venue Service

By Isabella, on 11 Feb 2014

To the staff at Ballara Receptions, The wedding was stunning and went without a hitch. We had a garden wedding and the gardens are so beautiful! We are so happy we chose Ballara, the staff were wonderful, attentive and charming. Words can't even describe. The best day of my life was made that much better by Ballara.

From Brides mother on behalf of the happy couple
Venue Service

By Vicki, on 27 Jan 2012

A huge thank you to the wonderful staff at Ballara Receptions for making my daughter Belinda and husband Ben’s wedding day such a magical event.It was just perfect.Surrounds were beautiful exquisite taste in décor & the food delicious!Guests had a great time and the atmosphere was electric!The couple are enjoying their honeymoon at the moment.Thanks to all for making it a beautiful occasion

Married at Stones with their Reception at Ballara
Venue Service

By Steve and Mel, on 27 Jan 2012

To the wonderful team of Ballara, We would like to thank you all for making our wedding so perfect. From the day we booked to the big day, whoever we have dealt with have been a pleasure and willing to answer even the silly questions.Thank you so much for your professionalism, we would gladly recommend the venue and it was the people who made the day so special and memorable.Thanks again.Love

Reception hosted and used Ballara Chapel
Venue Service

By Claire and Johnpaul, on 27 Jan 2012

Dear Jan, Hannah and all the team at Ballara, Thank you for hosting our recent wedding ceremony and reception. Your beautiful Chapel and grounds made for a truly memorable day for us, and our guests.Thanks to all of your staff for their food and drink service throughout the night as well. The guests all commented on the quality and quantity of the food served.Thanks for your part in making it one of the most memorable days of our lives thus far!All our best wishes,Claire and Johnpaul

We all loved this venue
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By Tamara, on 22 Nov 2011

The staff were so freindly and professional. The food was amazing and the presentation of the venue was next to none. Thank you for making the day so special.

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