Rippon Lea House and Gardens

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, VIC, 3185


About Rippon Lea House and Gardens

Located in Elsternwick just 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD and set in luxurious gardens, this National Trust Heritage listed property is an ideal location for all types of functions, events, conferences and garden weddings. 

For decades, Rippon Lea has hosted extravagant events in all parts of the estate.

Designed and built in 1868 it is a perfect example of 19th century luxury. The mansion features elaborate furnishings, original artwork and detailed touches including embossed wallpaper and ornamental stained glass.

Complete with chandeliers and a balustrade overlooking the dance floor, the Grand Ballroom is the ideal setting for stylish lunch or dinner celebrations for up to 180 dit down or 300 cocktail style. For more relaxed occasions, the alfresco entertaining space on the Art-Deco style terrace is perfect for spring or summer cocktail parties of all sizes. Start the night with some light live entertainment by the pool before inviting guests to kick up their heels inside with a purpose built stage perfect for DJs and bands.

The picturesque gardens of the estate can hold events for up to 2,500 people and are popular for wedding receptions, corporate family days or themed outdoor events.

Guests can lunch in the Apple Orchard, play croquet or wander leisurely through the picturesque gardens. With history and charm, the mansion will impress.

Venue Capacity

Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
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Room Board Room U-Shape Theatre Banquet Cocktail
The Ballroom3050120180300

Function Rooms — Rippon Lea House and Gardens

  • The Ballroom

    Board Room 30 people
    U-Shape 50 people
    Theatre 120 people
    Banquet 180 people
    Cocktail 300 people
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