Built in 1928 by master craftsmen using materials salvaged from historic public buildings, the Wattle Park Chalet is listed on both the Heritage Victoria and National Trust Registers. The Chalet has operated continuously since it opened and is thought to be the only café, dance hall and wedding reception venue dating from the 1920s that remains operational in its original form. The surrounding parklands also have historical significance, including the Lone Pine tree near the Chalet which is included on the National Trust Significant Tree Register.
The Chalet offers a range of facilities suitable for celebrations, events and functions. Surrounded by 137 acres of parkland managed by Parks Victoria, the free-standing Tudor-style Chalet comprises approximately 220 square metres of function space comprising of the Grand Hall and adjacent loggia (enclosed terrace). It also offers internal mezzanine balcony function areas together with a landscaped private garden. The premises are licensed to serve alcohol until 1:00am. About 150 car parking spaces are available.
For weddings, the private garden, loggia and mezzanine balconies provide elegant, romantic settings for the ceremony and aperitifs, while the Grand Hall can seat up to 200 guests. The wattle Park Chalet is a highly sought after wedding reception venue in Melbourne.