Rippon Lea

(25 reviews) 25 5
192 Hotham Street Elsternwick Melbourne 3185
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About Rippon Lea

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
Melbourne, 3185

Set in sprawling heritage listed gardens, this National Trust property is the ideal wedding venue for couples seeking elegance and sophistication with a relaxed yet romantic atmosphere.

Designed and built in 1868, Rippon Lea is a perfect example of 19th century luxury. With original polished parquetry flooring, guests can dance the night away in the Grand Ballroom under the large glimmering chandelier whilst the Bridal Table, for those formal seated occasions, sits framed by an ornate balustrade overlooking the dance floor. It’s the perfect setting for stylish and classic wedding celebrations.

For more relaxed occasions, the alfresco entertaining space on the Art-Deco style terrace is perfect for spring or summer cocktail parties of all sizes. Start the night with some light live entertainment by the pool before inviting guests to kick up their heels inside with a purpose built stage perfect for DJs and bands.

The picturesque gardens of the estate are popular for wedding ceremonies of all sizes and provide a space and setting to suit any couple. Guests are able to wander leisurely through the 14 acres or enjoy a cocktail in the sun whilst playing croquet and bocce on the lawns as the bridal party take time out for photos.

As the exclusive caterer for Rippon Lea House & Gardens, Peter Rowland can ensure your day will be executed with the highest standards of service and impeccable food from which we have built a strong reputation in the events industry for over 50 years. Each year we re-launch our menus to ensure you have access to consistently premium products that reflect our contemporary and innovative style. Our menus are complimented by a carefully considered wine list, offering a variety of options to suit every budget and palate

• Set within luxurious gardens, the National Trust listed property has long been a favourite for weddings • Rippon Lea is a space ideally suited for celebrations with lavish statements and opulent touches • A perfect example of 19th century luxury, the Grand Ballroom is an elegant and memorable setting • Perfect for setting the mood, entertain guests with cocktails on arrival and live music around the pool terrace

Facilities at Rippon Lea

Venue Type :
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Car Parking

Rippon Lea Location

Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, Melbourne, 3185

192 Hotham Street Elsternwick Melbourne 3185
03 9825 0051
25 5

Rippon Lea Reviews (25)

Venue Service

By Kate and Roger Parents of Bride, 04.04.14, on 16 Apr 2014

Carilyn Liang who co-ordinated our daughter's wedding was outstanding. From start to finish, she provided professional, friendly, and highly skilled service with attention to the finest details of organisation and wonderful support for parents of the bride. Her performance was First Class and we would highly recommend Carilyn to anyone wanting perfect event co-ordination. The wedding reception from cocktails to close was amazing, beyond our expectations, with first class meal, presentation and table service. Feedback from guests has consistently reflected that everything was perfect. Thank you to all at Peter Rowland for a wonderful evening.

Venue Service

By Ishika and Harry, 09.03.14, on 16 Apr 2014

The Peter Rowland staff at our wedding (Rippon Lea) were absolutely delightful. They were helpful and very professional. On the whole everything ran smoothly and was coordinated really well by Rippon Lea. Everything was lovely and we would like to thank all of the staff for their exceptional level of service.

Venue Service

By Max Cooke, 16.02.14, on 16 Apr 2014

Organisation from PRC's manager/contact for the event, Carilyn Liang, was thorough, helpful, friendly and professional. Food was excellent, nicely presented and punctually served without difficulty. Catering staff were excellent and Bill, manager for the night, was helpful and efficient. Many thanks and no complaints - well done!

Venue Service

By Lisa and Sam, 25.01.14, on 16 Apr 2014

Our wedding ran like clockwork thanks to the dynamic duo of Fiona & Brett. Having Fiona as our event coordinator from booking through to the wedding ensured our vision was realised flawlessly on the day. We can't praise Fiona enough - meticulous, patient, sweet, efficient & kind, she is a true asset to Peter Rowland!

Venue Service

By Marlene and Tom, 02.03.14, on 16 Apr 2014

Hi Carilyn, thank you for all your help in the reception planning. Your savvy organisational skills definitely made me feel more relaxed in the lead up! The reception went very smoothly and lots of guests commented on the great service and food (in particular the attentiveness to keeping their glasses full!). The room looked absolutely stunning and was set up perfectly.

Venue Service

By Steph and Brett, 22.03.14, on 16 Apr 2014

Very, very happy with the service. Clearly the staff have experience with weddings and this showed - the guidance and support we received in the lead up to the wedding was excellent. We were absolutely thrilled with how beautiful the setting was at Rippon Lea. Staff on the night also deserve a mention - the service was exceptional and was a pleasure working with Carilyn.

Venue Service

By Kieu and Gareth, 21.03.14, on 16 Apr 2014

Hi Carilyn, it was a pleasure working with you leading up to our wedding day. I cannot fault your services, efforts and understanding of our requirements. The day and night was a magical experience for Gareth and I. Please pass on a huge thank you to your team at Peter Rowland.

Venue Service

By Liz and Brendan, 08.03.14, on 16 Apr 2014

Thank you to Carilyn and all the staff at Ripponlea that made our day like a fairy tale. Everything was perfect! We can't thank you enough!

Venue Service

By Teresa and Jimmy, 22.02.14, on 16 Apr 2014

Hey Carilyn - we would just like to say thank you so very much for all your support and huge effort you put into our wedding last December! Working with you was a real pleasure, and you took the stress out of the whole process for us. Even to the smallest detail of receiving your little note in our bridal suite - it all felt very magical. You and the wider team need to be congratulated on the wonderful event management and catering you all do! Thank you for being a part of our special day

Venue Service

By Rebecca and Michael, 18.01.14, on 16 Apr 2014

I just wanted to send you an email to say how absolutely amazing our night was! All the Peter Rowland staff were fantastic, and we would like to especially thank Brett, the event manager, for his amazing efforts. He was very accommodating and nothing was too hard to organise. Thank you for helping make our night one to remember :)

Venue Service

By Rei and Damon, 10.01.14, on 16 Apr 2014

The evening went really well and everyone enjoyed themselves. They all commented on how beautiful the venue was too. Thanks again for all your help with the lead up to the wedding and helping us with finalising the floor plan!

Venue Service

By Fallon and Nat, 30.12.13, on 16 Apr 2014

Nat & I just wanted to say a very big thank you to Carilyn & everyone at Ripponlea. We had the best day! Everything was perfectly organised. John was so efficient & made us feel relaxed as he knew what needed to be done when, the waiters & waitresses were very attentive at filling drinks & serving food, they also made a conscious effort to made sure I tried the desserts (which were amazing!!) we couldn't have been happier with the way the night went. Even the way the cake was packed away to take home was perfect! Please pass on our biggest thank you to all at Ripponlea who assisted in making our day perfect!

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