5-37 Redleap Avenue Mill Park
Public Transport: Yes
Fees: No – check with local council if any permits required
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Hidden away in Mill Park you will find Redleap Reserve, which is home to the Peter Hopper Lake. The perfect family friend spot for an intimate wedding ceremony in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs.
The walk around the lake is an easy 10-15 minute stroll with a jetty on each side which are perfect for photography or as your ceremony spot if you have are having a micro wedding. If having a larger wedding, there are several grass areas that back onto the lake so take your pick and let the lake still be a gorgeous backdrop.
If keeping your celebration low-key, the Reserve has heaps of space to celebrate and enjoy with your loved ones. There are two undercover BBQ areas with picnic tables, bins, water fountains and toilets. Or set up some big picnic blankets under the shade of some big trees. Mill Park Stables Shopping Centre is just around the corner so you could always have a chat to own of the local cafes to organise a delicious array of sandwiches, cakes, coffees etc. Children will be kept entertained with the playgrounds or checking out the local wildlife with ducks, swans, ibis and more calling the lake their home.
Otherwise if you would like to head to a reception venue following your ceremony and photography, there are many within a 20 minute drive including: Manor on High, The Heritage Reception, Farm Vigano, Rivers Weddings, The Grande Reception & Function Centre, Bellagio Receptions, Greenville Receptions, The Tabor Function Room, Brookwood Receptions or The Emerald.
The reserve is located close by to the Metropolitan Ring Road and Plenty Road plus there is ample free parking on-site. Alternatively there are lots of public transport options:
– the 564 bus line has a stop at the park or the 382, 383 or 566 are within walking distance
– the 86 Tram line runs down Plenty Road which connects with the bus routes above
– the Mernda train line.
Redleap Reserve is free to visit but check in with the local Whittlesea Council to see if there are any permits or info you need to know when working out your wedding plans