Leonda by the Yarra

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


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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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theatre Up to 570 Theatre
classroom Up to 300 Classroom
cabaret Up to 344 Cabaret
dinner Up to 450 Dinner & Dance
dining Up to 510 Dining
standing Up to 1000 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 150
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
  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


    Make a grand impression at Leonda by the Yarra's expansive Ballroom, ideal for hosting memorable weddings, gala dinners, and awards nights, accommodating up to 510 seated guests or 1,000 guests for a standing cocktail reception. The Ballroom features a centrally situated dancefloor and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the stunning outdoor view. Upon arrival, guests are greeted in the stylish Marble Bar, where they can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and delightful canapés. As the curtain draws, the pillarless ballroom reveals its elegant and sophisticated interiors, setting the stage for an unforgettable event.

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  • Leonda by The Yarra, Garden Room

    Garden Room

    Experience the unparalleled charm of the Garden Room, where a serene indoor ambiance seamlessly connects to a picturesque courtyard along the banks of the Yarra River. Just like the Ballroom, the Garden Room features its own dedicated dancefloor, setting the stage for unforgettable celebrations. This naturally-lit space comfortably accommodates up to 164 guests in a banquet-style event or 275 guests in a standing cocktail reception, allowing everyone to revel in the breathtaking views of the Yarra River. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this extraordinary venue, where the perfect blend of indoor comfort and outdoor tranquility awaits. With built-in AV, blackout facilities, and a private palatial foyer area, the Garden Room provides all the amenities you need for a seamless event experience.

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Nearby attractions:

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

Hotels nearby:

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

Nearby restaurants:

  • Nini’s
  • Amazon State
  • Zia’s Restaurant
  • Mother Dough

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

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 1,000 guests in the Ballroom for 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.




There are plenty of accommodation options nearby, including Element Richmond, Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, and Caroline Serviced Apartments.




Leonda offers a convenient complimentary guest car park on-site, providing ample space to accommodate up to 150 vehicles.




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.




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