Leonda By The Yarra

2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122

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About Leonda By The Yarra

Poised on the banks of the Yarra River, in an historic location that has stood the test of time, Leonda is the sophisticated venue you’ve been searching for, for your next event. With two stunning rooms, its own private jetty, and on-site car parking for 150 vehicles, there is no better location for an event which needs style, elegance and convenience.

Meet, mingle and make an impact at Melbourne’s most captivating event venue. Leonda By The Yarra is the perfect place for a party, product launch, conference, meeting or exhibition, with its timeless elegance complimented by stunning contemporary interiors, tailor-made event packages, and a dedicated events team. Hop off the tram or take advantage of our dedicated parking while you relax on the banks of the Yarra River and enjoy exemplary service and a range of tailor-made packages that will exceed your expectations every time.

A modern, bright and pillar-free space, the Ballroom is an impressive place for large events, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Yarra River, built-in AV, and high ceilings. 

The Garden Room is a relaxing space for smaller events, flooded with natural light and offering scenic views of the Yarra River. The adjoining private Courtyard overlooking the water provides a unique area for post-conference drinks or to catch some fresh air! 

At Leonda By The Yarra, your wedding experience will be nothing short of exceptional. Voted ‘Melbourne’s Best Reception Venue 2014’ Leonda is one of Melbourne’s most elegant and captivating wedding and event venues. Just minutes from the CBD and overlooking the iconic Yarra River, enjoy a garden setting, the opportunity to depart via boat and a truly memorable day. 

Venue Capacity

Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
The Ballroom3007003005201000
The Garden Room6414123090165200
Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
The Ballroom3007003005201000
The Garden Room6414123090165200

Venue Features

  • Cafe
  • Parking on-site
  • AV system
  • Disabled access
  • Accommodation off-site nearby
  • Bar
  • Event Management
  • Public Transport

Function Rooms — Leonda By The Yarra

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    The Ballroom

    The Ballroom is perfect for larger events, from conferences and exhibitions to fundraising dinners and corporate lunches.

    Classroom 300 people
    Theatre 700 people
    Cabaret 300 people
    Banquet 520 people
    Cocktail 1000 people
  • M 5115 1

    The Garden Room

    The Garden Room is a perfect setting for conferences, breakfast, lunches, dinners and cocktails parties.

    U-Shape 64 people
    Classroom 141 people
    Theatre 230 people
    Cabaret 90 people
    Banquet 165 people
    Cocktail 200 people

Specials — Leonda By The Yarra

  • Leonda blog announcement banner special

    The hottest new EVENT BLOG in town!

    Leading venue, Leonda By The Yarra, have just launched their brand new event blog! It’s all about bringing you the hottest industry trends, sharing their expert tips, and letting you in on a few behind the scenes secrets. To get in on the action, subscribe to the Leonda blog today! 
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    Leonda By The Yarra Wins Best Reception Venue

    Leonda By The Yarra were thrilled to be awarded Best Reception Venue at this year’s ABIA Awards.
    Situated in Hawthorn on the banks of the Yarra River, Leonda is an elegant and contemporary event venue, perfect for weddings, corporate and social events. 
    327 industry professionals attended the awards night which was held in Leonda’s own Ballroom. 
    The ABIA Awards acknowledge the highest rated suppliers in the bridal industry, as voted by clients. Leonda was voted Best Reception Venue in Victoria based on quality of product, quality of service, value for money and customer service. 

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Situated on Wallen Road in Hawthorn, Leonda is picturesquely nestled along the iconic Yarra River and located only minutes from the CBD.