Leonda by the Yarra

(3 Reviews) ·

2, Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Australia

Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne Events

Part of the Maple Events Group, Leonda by the Yarra is a luxury waterfront event venue in the tranquil and leafy Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. Situated only moments from the bustling CBD, the property is renowned for hosting elegant weddings, corporate parties, gala dinners and social gatherings. 

Located onsite are two gorgeous and spacious indoor ballrooms with large dance floors. But that’s not all. A picturesque outdoor garden by the riverside adds a distinct luxe vibe to the space. Classic, elegant and filled with natural light – Leonda by the Yarra also offers endless opportunities for photography and video. 

Look forward to incomparable hospitality coupled with palate-pleasing menus. At the same time, you take in the stunning views of the Yarra River through the venue’s floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Highlights of Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne Events:

  • Luxury event venue
  • Personalised event planning team
  • Naturally-lit event spaces with Yarra River views
  • Choose from one of two elegant indoor event rooms
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Up to 570 Theatre
Up to 300 Classroom
Up to 344 Cabaret
Up to 418 Dinner & Dance
Up to 484 Dining
Up to 1000 Standing


Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 100
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Catering Options   In-house Catering & External Catering Optional
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Kosher Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

Leonda by The Yarra, Ballroom


Whether it’s 410 seated guests or 950 guests in a standing cocktail reception, the expansive Ballroom makes a stunning impression while hosting a wedding, gala dinner or awards night. The room boasts a large, centrally-situated dancefloor coupled with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the beautiful outdoor view. Guests arriving at the venue are first ushered into the stylish Marble Bar to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés. From here, a curtain is drawn to reveal the pillarless ballroom with elegant and sophisticated interiors.

Leonda by The Yarra, Garden Room

Garden Room

With a relaxed indoor setting coupled with access to a picturesque courtyard by the banks of the Yarra River, the Garden Room is a space like no other. Like the Ballroom, the Garden Room also has a dedicated dancefloor. It comfortably accommodates 130 guests in a banquet-style event or 250 in a standing cocktail reception. The room is naturally-lit and provides breathtaking views of the Yarra River.


The location of Leonda by the Yarra

Nearby attractions:

  • Wallen Reserve
  • Glenferrie Rd
  • Swan St Bridge
  • Yarra Boulevard Walking Path
  • Yarra River / Leonda Landing Jetty

Restaurants nearby:

  • Zia’s Restaurant
  • Mother Dough
  • Aunty Franklee
  • Lady Dan

Hotels nearby:

  • Element Melbourne Richmond
  • Quest Hawthorn
  • Glenferrie Hotel
  • Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne

Venue Testimonials

Leonda were amazing and handled everything on our big day. From the start the team were attentive and had so much experience I always felt at ease and confident the wedding would be handled well. I didn’t have to do anything on the day but have fun and choose my food. Thank you all for everything you have done and for allowing us to use your venue.

Katherine N ·

Dream location, dream dinner and dream staff. Cannot recommend highly enough! Our wedding co-ordinator Celeste was very organised but not pushy, sending me emails that allowed me to respond in my own time, but also answering my sometimes silly questions politely and in a timely fashion. The food was incredible and the portions were well sized. No complaints from hungry guests, or plates sent back barely touched. If you're looking for an all-inclusive venue where you don't need to do much preparation (in terms of venue), and you can show up on the day safe in the knowledge that you won't need to do anything other than enjoy the night you've been planning for ever, this is the place.

Monika F ·

We had the most amazing experience with Leonda by the Yarra, from booking in our wedding, to menu tasting and finally making our dream come true. Everything was smooth sailing, even with a bit of rain. The food was exceptional, the drinks kept flowing and the boat departure was a perfect end to the night

Bianca V ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at Leonda by the Yarra start from $170 per guest. Discounts apply for weekday and winter weddings.

The venue can accommodate a maximum of 950 guests in the Ballroom in a standing cocktail style event.

The venue is licensed for weddings until 1 am.

Weddings at Leonda by the Yarra are elegant, luxurious and classic. Weddings can be customised to suit every individual couple’s preferences. No request is too big or small. The team of wedding planners and event specialists aim to go over and beyond to accommodate your every need.

From awards nights, gala dinners, presentations to Christmas parties – Leonda by the Yarra can play host to a variety of corporate events.

Element Melbourne Richmond (from $142 per night) and Quest Hawthorn ($171 per night) are popular accommodation options in the venue’s vicinity.

There are about 100 parking spaces available onsite. Ample off-street parking is also available around the venue.

Menus are diverse and depend on locally-sourced ingredients to offer you a memorable dining experience. From Asian and Indian fare to Australian and beyond, the venue can accommodate a variety of requests.

Amelia Scatigno

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Amelia Scatigno is our lovely Melbourne event and wedding expert. She's been in the industry since 2015 and absolutely loves the entertainment components of events, whether that's live drummers and dancers or a big fireworks show at the end of the night.

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