Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate

53, Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, Victoria, 3937, Australia


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Weddings at Max's Restaurant at Red Hill Estate

There’s a reason why winery weddings never go out of style, and the scene at Red Hill Estate is evidence why. Max’s Restaurant, an award-winning wedding venue perched on the Mornington Peninsula estate, checks all the boxes for a show-stopping event. Perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings, Max’s Restaurant has a reputation for impeccable service.

Combining modern country aesthetics with ocean proximity, Max’s Restaurant overlooks the sprawling winery across to Western Port Bay and Phillip Island. With wedding menus created by an executive chef, the day managed by experienced staff, and a range of packages to select from, Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate specialises in magnificent stress-free weddings.

The Scene at Max's Restaurant at Red Hill Estate

Looking out from Max’s Restaurant on your wedding day, you’ll see exactly how the golden afternoon sun drapes over the Mornington Peninsula winery, bringing the spectacular scene to life. It’s from this vantage point that you’ll overlook the entire property, including the award-winning vines, and beyond to Western Port Bay. The main dining area is glass-walled on three sides, ensuring your guests never cease to marvel at the advantageous hilltop perch.

The interior of Max’s Restaurant feels warm and inviting with contemporary decor and touches of timber and greenery. The experienced events staff are on hand to ensure your wedding runs smoothly, and pre-wedding personalised consultations mean you’ll arrive in a space set up to your specifications. Booking both your ceremony and reception means you’ll have exclusive hire of the venue.

Menus are prepared by executive chef Max Paganoni, using locally sourced ingredients and championing home-grown wines. Considering any special requests or dietary requirements, you have your choice of catering options from seated affairs to feasting platters and BBQs.

There are three spaces at the venue: the Lawn, ideal for ceremonies, the Terrace, and the Restaurant. A popular track for weddings here begins with the ceremony out on the Lawn, before heading up onto the Terrace for pre-reception canapes, and then into the Restaurant for dinner.

Max's Restaurant at Red Hill Estate Wedding Ceremonies

Even though you’ll be saying your vows beneath the wide-open sky, ceremonies at Red Hill Estate still manage to feel intimate. Most couples opt to host their ceremony on the beautiful lawn area with rows of elegant white chairs, a white or red carpet on the aisle, and an arbour standing before rows of lush green vines. Holding your ceremony on the Terrace is also an option.

Red Hill Estate offers ceremony-only packages, supplying a registry table, two wine barrels, and the property for photographs. Acoustic music is appreciated at Red Hill Estate weddings as it is cohesive with the serene atmosphere.

Max's Restaurant at Red Hill Estate Wedding Receptions

For the reception, guests can make their way towards the Terrace at their leisure, where you may choose to serve pre-reception cocktails and canapes. From the Terrace, you’ll be privy to 180-degree views of the rolling Mornington Peninsula hills, Western Port Bay, and Phillip Island.

Heading into Max’s Restaurant for the reception, you’ll find that the event staff have arranged the tables to your exact specifications; whilst leaving plenty of room for a DJ or live band. The windowed walls are ideal for keeping an eye on the glorious sunset, and guests can stroll the wraparound porch for a breath of fresh air and to drink in the views.

Wedding Photography Near Max's Restaurant at Red Hill Estate

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate are:

  • Amongst the vines of Red Hill Estate
  • Shoreham Foreshore Reserve
  • Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
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dinner 40 - 110 Dinner & Dance
standing 40 - 120 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Outdoor
Wedding Ceremony Cost



Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Spaces At This Venue

  • Max's Restaurant Wedding Venue, Grounds, Photography by Michael Briggs.jpg

    The Lawn

    The most popular spot to say, “I do” on the property, the Lawn is an elegant ceremony space. Set up rows of white chairs, an aisle carpet, and let the rolling hills be the backdrop to your vows.

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  • The Terrace

    Ideal as a ceremony location, and for canapes and cocktails under the stars, the Terrace is a relaxed and intimate area for your guests to gather.

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  • Max's Restaurant at Red Hill Estate, Restaurant


    Head up to Max’s Restaurant for your reception. With expansive windows and doors to keep you feeling fresh in summer and roaring fireplaces to keep you cosy in winter, the Restaurant is an inviting event space regardless of the season.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Red Hill
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Mornington Peninsula wineries and restaurants
  • The Giddy Bullfrog Gallery
  • Bald Hills Bushland Reserve
  • Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
  • Red Hill Rail Trail

Hotels nearby:

  • Quattro at The Epicurean Mantons Creek
  • Cellar Door – Mantons Creek Estate
  • Brewers Cottage
  • Stony Creek Cottages

Venue Testimonials

This place was great. - from the setting, the event planner Emma, to the chef, to the wait staff - all awesome...........such lovely people all of them. Good value, and great food. They made our wedding a delight.

Alan V

They were amazing! The owner met with us a lot and were so easy to get in contact with at any time. The staff on the day went above and beyond for us to make sure everything was perfect.

Kate B

We had our ceremony overlooking the views of Red Hill Estate and Western Port Bay, it was stunning! Nothing was too much trouble for Maxs they were so accommodating and everything turned out beautifully.

Lauren G

Frequently Asked Questions

Ceremonies (with reception) start at $750, whereas a ceremony-only booking starts from $1000. Depending on the reception package you choose, expect around $170pp for a seated dinner package, or $150pp for a cocktail style wedding.

Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests in a cocktail-style arrangement.

With sweeping views of the Mornington Peninsula, weddings at Red Hill Estate effortlessly walk the line between grand and intimate. They offer ceremony-only and ceremony + reception packages.

Enquire about the cosy Max’s Retreat, which is set up for eight people (four queen-sized rooms). It would be the perfect place for the bridal party or groomspeople to get ready onsite.

  • Jackalope, starting from $750 per night
  • Iluka Retreat, starting from $1331 per night
  • Quattro at The Epicure Mantons Creek, starting from $273 per night

Regionally-sourced ingredients, inspired by local and international flavours and cuisines.

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