Leonda by the Yarra
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2, Wallen Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Australia
Leonda by the Yarra Weddings
Imagine holding hands as you strike a pose on a private jetty overlooking the Yarra River. The soft rays of the afternoon sun lending more romance to the setting. Not only is the scene drop-dead gorgeous and romantic – but couples getting married at Leonda by the Yarra can also count on the expertise and support of the inhouse event team to create a memorable and unforgettable wedding experience.
The Scene at Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne
With a spectacular riverside setting, Leonda by the Yarra is a charming and elegant wedding venue in Hawthorn, Melbourne. The property offers couples and their guests a stylish oasis with a gorgeous garden and river views – making it a space like no other. Indoor event spaces are bathed in natural light, lending sophistication to the entire setting.
Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies
When it comes to wedding ceremonies, couples have choices galore. Opt for an elegant ceremony in the outdoor courtyard against a backdrop of the Yarra River. Alternatively, the Wallen Reserve is also a popular spot. Arrangements can be made for a marquee in case of inclement weather. Indoors, the Garden Room can be hired exclusively for your ceremony or the chic Marble Bar is also a fantastic option for an intimate gathering.
If you’re thinking about hosting your ceremony at a church or park, here is a list of popular venues to research.
- Burnley Gardens
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Fitzroy Gardens
- Alexandra Gardens
Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne Wedding Receptions
Leonda by the Yarra aims to personalise your wedding day and tailor it as much or as little as possible, to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking to host your ceremony before moving the party elsewhere, or you’re happy to continue your celebrations with a fully-catered lunch or dinner reception at the waterfront wedding venue – you’re assured of a fantastic experience.
After a gorgeous ceremony, the events team will welcome your loved ones to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés while you and your family indulge in a session of wedding photography.
Depending on your choice of the reception space – Garden Room or Ballroom – guests will sip on arrival drinks either at the exquisite Marble Bar or on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. A dancefloor is, without doubt, a focal point at wedding receptions. With large dance floors in both of Leonda’s event rooms, you and your guests won’t be disappointed.
From table decorations and event styling to custom menus and beyond, couples can look forward to exceptional planning and execution that takes into account their budget and special needs. A dedicated wedding coordinator will help plan and organise every aspect of your day. To sprinkle more magic to your big day, the venue offers arrival and departure by boat from a private jetty. Enquire with the team about their all-inclusive reception and ceremony packages. The venue is also ideal for Asian and Indian weddings.
Wedding Photography Near Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne are:
- The Yarra River
- Burnley Gardens
- Wurundjeri Gardens
- Wallen Reserve
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Wedding Venue Details
In-house Catering & External Catering Optional
Spaces At This Venue
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.
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.
Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne Catering
Experience the culinary prowess of Leonda’s Australian and international chefs who can cater to a wide range of cultural and dietary needs. Whet your appetite with an array of sumptuous dishes created using seasonal ingredients and regional produce. Leonda’s head chef is renowned for his extensive culinary experience working in famous dining venues like the Atlantic Group and Stokehouse.
Whatever your budget or religious preference, the catering team offers oodles of flexibility when it comes to preparing meals that align with your needs. The venue also provides a BYO caterer option following approval.
Highlights of Catering at Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne:
- In-house full-service catering
- BYO caterer options also available
- Asian and Indian cuisine available inhouse
- Bespoke menu creation available
- Extensive wine and beverage menus available
- Food and drink stations
- Wallen Reserve
- Glenferrie Rd
- Swan St Bridge
- Yarra Boulevard Walking Path
- Yarra River / Leonda Landing Jetty
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- Lady Dan
- Element Melbourne Richmond
- Quest Hawthorn
- Glenferrie Hotel
- Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne
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 ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Weddings at Leonda by the Yarra start from $170 per guest. Discounts apply for weekday and winter weddings. Download a brochure now to learn more.
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.
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 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.