Ballara Lakeside-Garden- Wedding Ceremony

Ballara Receptions is a prominent Melbourne wedding venue and has many options for ceremonies to suit any couple’s tastes.

Along with the charming chapel that can accommodate 60-160 guests, they have beautiful private gardens complete with a gazebo, a lakeside area and jetty, too. There’s a space to suit all.

Ballara also offers exclusive use of the estate for weddings, which means you’ll have unrestricted access to the grounds for your photographs with no interruptions.  Arrive to the peal of bells coming from the wedding chapel bell tower and echoing across the pristine English gardens. Your function manager will greet your guests on arrival and run the music for your service, one less thing to worry about. Aisle decorations, floral pillars, red carpet entrance into the chapel and microphones are provided for you. Personalise the space with your own welcome board, program booklets or have rose petals or bubbles ready for the group photo celebration.

There is pew seating for 100 guests with space for a further 60 guests standing in the classic chapel. Relax in the year-round comfort of air conditioning or heating – ready for all seasons and what Melbourne gives you on the day (and we know that can be all four seasons). The chapel may be your first preference, or it is an excellent back up in case of extreme heat or rain on your wedding day. No need for last minute rushing to build marquees or worrying about heat stroke!

After the ceremony, you have the entire estate at your feet, and with it, the opportunity for some magical wedding photography. From our lakeside swing and gazebo to the rustic decked stone courtyard, we have everything you need for magical shots right here.

Here are all the options we offer-

  • The Chapel. Ballara Receptions’ picturesque chapel is a beautiful all-weather ceremony option, complete with soaring ceilings, rustic timber beams, and shimmering chandeliers. There’s pew seating in the chapel for up to 100 guests, with room for a further 60 standing guests.
  • The Gazebo. This stunning Victorian gazebo is perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies, with delicate white detailing and endless options for personalisation with dreamy floral arrangements. Exchange vows overlooking the lake surrounded by majestic willow trees. 
  • The Lakeside Garden. This tranquil lakeside spot is a popular choice for romantic outdoor ceremonies at Ballara. You’ll love the ‘secret garden’ feel, nestled amid lush greenery and beautiful trees.
  • The Courtyard. Ballara Receptions’ enchanting courtyard offers a more secluded feel for outdoor ceremonies, with a delightful water feature and space for up to 60 white americana chairs. 
  • The Lakeside Jetty. Ideal for intimate ceremonies, the lakeside jetty at Ballara has space for 30 seated guests. The gazebo, willow trees, and picturesque lake form a stunning backdrop for your ceremony on the jetty.
  • Twilight Ceremonies. For something completely unique, why not have a twilight wedding ceremony at Ballara Receptions? Say your vows beneath twinkling fairy lights at one of the beautiful ceremony locations on the estate.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us to arrange a person inspection of Ballara so we can explain all the options.

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