Leonda by The Yarra – Wedding Receptions

Make your special day even more memorable within the lush surrounds of the willows on the banks of the iconic Yarra River. With a spectacular riverside setting, Leonda by the Yarra is a charming and elegant wedding venue in Hawthorn, Melbourne, that is the culmination of restaurant-style cuisine and exceptional first-class service.

As one of Melbourne’s most amazing and elegant reception venues, this great venue offers couples and their guests a stylish oasis with gorgeous garden and river views – making it an amazing  wedding space like no other.

An exceptional wedding venue should cater to every guest’s needs. Leonda By The Yarra continues to be considered one of Melbourne’s most elegant wedding locations. 

Situated four kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s CBD, everything about Leonda By The Yarra is unique. The magic starts when you first step off the boat onto the private jetty and are greeted on the balcony with a selection of gorgeous canapés and pre-dinner drinks from the friendly Leonda wait staff. 

With a choice of three stunning spaces, two indoor ceremony options and one outdoor option with the gorgeous Yarra River as a backdrop, Leonda By The Yarra offers the perfect wedding venue to suit everyone’s tastes.

Leonda by the Yarra Weddings

Close your eyes and imagine holding hands as you strike a pose on a private jetty overlooking the Yarra River. The soft glow of the setting afternoon sun lends more than a touch of romance to the setting. 

Every aspect of your special day is perfectly realised thanks to the highly experienced wedding event team at Leonda by the Yarra. Couples getting married at Leonda by the Yarra can be assured of an unforgettable wedding day experience.

Melbourne Wedding Ceremonies

The helpful and friendly team at Leonda by the Yarra are incredibly flexible. Couples have choices galore at this unique venue. 

So whether you want an elegant ceremony in the peaceful and idyllic courtyard where birds sing gently, a soft breeze makes the branches of a willow sway, and the sun is warm on your skin, followed by a fully catered event in the Garden Room. 

Or simply just want to walk down the Leonda aisle and then move your event elsewhere, the helpful event team are available to support and offer you anything and everything to make your special day truly memorable. No need to worry about the weather as arrangements can also be made for a marquee in case of inclement weather.

Indoors, the Garden Room can be hired exclusively just for the ceremony, or the chic Marble Bar is also a fantastic option for an intimate gathering of friends and family. 

Leonda by the Yarra Melbourne Wedding Receptions

Allow the events team at Leonda By The Yarra to create an amazing atmosphere by managing everything from intricate details such as table decorations and event styling, through to custom menus and beyond.

The commitment to creating a great day for you and your guests will ensure the smooth flow of your wedding while ensuring your personal needs and budget are met.

So whether you’re looking to host your ceremony before moving the wedding party elsewhere, or you’re happy to continue your celebrations with a fully-catered lunch or dinner reception at this waterfront wedding venue – you’ll be assured of a truly amazing experience. The service provided is five star.

After a gorgeous ceremony, the helpful team at Leonda by the Yarra will welcome your family and friends to enjoy pre-lunch or dinner drinks and canapés while the bridal party indulge in a wedding photography session at the venue. 

Depending on your choice of the reception space – The Garden Room or the Ballroom – guests will sip on arrival drinks either at the exquisite Marble Bar or on the stunning and picturesque banks of the Yarra River before the celebrations begin. 

The Garden Room

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, the Garden Room really showcases why this venue is called Leonda “By The Yarra”. The gorgeous Garden Room provides an amazing wedding reception location for couples expecting between 60 and 130 guests.

This great venue provides the perfect combination of an intimate indoor reception space with the luxury feel of a private outdoor courtyard. Begin your wedding lunch or dinner with drinks and cocktails in the relaxed atmosphere of the picturesque courtyard surrounding or, if you would prefer, on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River surrounded by Willow trees, lush hedges and beautiful native Australian fauna.

Then, with the doors opened, you and your guests can enter a room with an amazing 180-degree view of Melbourne’s Yarra, beautiful greenery, and natural light. 

Highlights of the Garden Room Include:

  • 60-130 seated capacity
  • All-inclusive lunch + dinner package options 
  • Situated only 4 km away from Melbourne’s CBD
  • Arrive or depart via boat from our private jetty
  • Pillar-less event venue
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows offering picturesque amazing views
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator to guide your planning journey
  • BYO spirits available
  • Alternating menu for all courses
  • Customised menu availability to suit your needs
  • Waterfront location

The Ballroom

For couples looking for a larger gathering of between 150 and 400 seated guests on their special day, then the exquisite ballroom at Leonda By The Yarra provides the perfect location. 

With its floor-to-ceiling windows framing picturesque views of Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River and pillar-less elegant interior, the ballroom is sure to take your guest’s breath away.

Guests will arrive for pre-dinner drinks and canapes at the majestic Marble Bar before sitting down to enjoy a delicious wedding feast, prepared by an experienced team of highly qualified international chefs from around the world.

Each wedding feast menu will surely delight your guests’ taste buds, reflecting outstanding quality. Offering an air of celebration, alongside seasonality, freshness and being on-trend in this foodie city. 

With a range of styles, optional extras and even interactive food stations to choose from, you can’t go wrong with a wedding feast from Leonda By The Yarra.

Highlights of the Ballroom include:

  • 200-480 seated capacity
  • All-inclusive lunch + dinner package options available
  • Situated only 4 km away from Melbourne’s CBD
  • Arrive or depart via boat from our private jetty
  • Pillar-less event venue
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows offering amazing Yarra River views
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator to guide your planning journey
  • BYO spirits available
  • Alternating menu for all courses
  • Customised menu availability to suit your needs
  • Waterfront location

Leonda Wedding Menu

Using only the freshest ingredients sourced from highly respected local suppliers, the Leonda kitchen caters for a diverse range of weddings. An array of cuisines are offered to suit your needs. All menus provide a selection of cocktail and banquet dining options, along with great and friendly service. You can expect:

Cocktail and Banquet Dining Options

  • High-Quality dishes prepared by the in-house kitchen
  • Head chef with extensive experience working in renowned Australian and Melbourne dining institutions (including the award-winning Atlantic Group and Stokehouse)
  • A focus on quality, fresh seasonal and regional produce
  • Versatile dining options, including themed food stations
  • A versatile kitchen team of Australian and international chefs, each skilled in the cuisine of their heritage
  • Flexibility in accommodating your tastes, budgets and dietary requests
  • Entirely organic menus are available.
  • Extensive wine list and fully serviced bars

Wedding Packages

At Leonda by the Yarra, the wedding event team have thought of everything to ensure that your special day is the one you have always dreamed of and more. 

From the moment you first visit the venue, all the way through to your big day, no detail is too big or too small for our helpful team to handle to guarantee that your wedding journey is seamless. 

The helpful and friendly team ensure you have everything you desire for your special day. Nothing is left to chance. A series of bespoke and unique wedding packages have been created, which include;

Bespoke and Unique Wedding Packages

Winter Wedding Package

Are you planning a European honeymoon? Or perhaps you love perfectly slow-cooked food and a beautifully paired red wine to match? Maybe you’re just a big fan of long-sleeved wedding dresses and beautiful fur wraps. Whatever way your fancies take you, Leonda By The Yarra has the winter wedding event package to match your winter wedding desires.

Cocktail Wedding Package

With the Leonda By The Yarra Cocktail Wedding Package, you and your guests will experience your special memories in a stunning garden setting. Greet your guests as they indulge in carefully crafted canapés and refreshing drinks on a balcony or courtyard overlooking the Yarra River. Then to ensure you create that fairy tale farewell, glide effortlessly down the elegant staircase which leads to the waterfront, where you can depart via boat from the private jetty.

Indian Wedding Package

Leonda By The Yarra fully understand that an Indian wedding is a spectacle and that there are multiple days’ worth of events and celebrations to plan.

To help you with any aspect of your wedding journey, whether it’s a Sangeet, Henna Day or the Wedding itself. The highly trained and professional team are ready and waiting to assist you however you need.

With superior service, an outstanding range of specialised, cultural menus, and your choice of 2 beautiful reception spaces, Leonda By The Yarra is the ultimate venue for an Indian wedding. 

Sri Lankan Wedding Package

Our event team understands that a Sri Lankan wedding is a spectacle, and the highly trained and professional team are available and waiting to assist you with every aspect of your wedding journey, whether it’s a civil ceremony, a Poruwa ceremony or your wedding reception.

Lunch Wedding Package

Your Lunch Wedding Package at Leonda By The Yarra can be tailored to meet your exact needs, including the time of year and the day of the week that you prefer.

With the help of a fully briefed event manager, we guarantee that your day is delivered in full, as discussed with your dedicated wedding coordinator. The four-hour Lunch Wedding Package offers everything and more to make your special day perfect, including;

• VIP parking for parents and wedding cars

• Umbrellas for parking attendants to escort your guests to cover

• Guest liaison to welcome guests and direct them to your wedding

• Door person to greet your guests, adding a touch of elegance

• Fully briefed event manager to guarantee that your day is perfect

• Place card set up plus any wedding favours

• Canapés and a selection of beverages served in the VIP room to the wedding party

• Wedding cake cut and served on platters

• Cake table with a cake knife and stylish champagne flutes

• Cake bags, so your guests can take a piece home

• A dedicated area for pre-drinks allowing for a striking room reveal

• Raised stage for wedding table (Ballroom only)

• Raised stage for band (Ballroom only)

• Tables to seat up to ten guests

• Premium quality lounge furniture; ottomans, tables and stools

• Choice of tablecloths, underlays & napkins

• Black or white fitted chair covers with your choice of satin or organza sashes in a selection of tasteful colours

• Selection of beautiful table centrepieces

• Personalised table menus, including beverage list

• Leonda branded table numbers

• Choice of guest list board between modern pin board and classic white easel

• Classic white venue flowers

• Bouquet vases on the wedding table to keep flowers fresh and add to wedding table decoration

• Access to the private jetty, adorned with outdoor lanterns with candles

• All dietary requirements catered for

• Well-groomed, professional and friendly service from experienced wait staff

• Children’s high chairs with colouring books and pencils

• Free on-site parking available

• Cloakroom facilities

• Safety deposit box available in the VIP room for monetary gifts and valuables

Vegan Wedding Package

Leonda By The Yarra understand the importance of ethical eating and being aware of our environment. Their Vegan Menu has been designed with the best, top-trending seasonal ingredients on display, with care and respect for the history and beliefs of veganism.

The highly skilled and professional kitchen team takes pride in creating extensive menu choices for you. You’ll never be left without an excellent catering option for your event, no matter your beliefs or dietary requirements. 

Paired with responsibly sourced and a well-designed vegan wine list, you are sure to find what you’re looking for

from the professional and experienced food and beverage team

Why Choose Leonda by the Yarra For Your Wedding?

By allowing the Leonda wedding team to create a relaxed ambience and by managing everything from intricate details such as room decorations to a customised menu with finesse for your wedding. You and your guests can relax and enjoy your special day without a care in the world. Great service and a beautiful venue is Leonda – where everlasting love begins.

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