Venue Hire

National Heritage listed, Rippon Lea Estate is one of Australia’s grand suburban estates with a pleasure garden of sweeping lawns, magnificent trees and a tranquil lake. Located only ten kilometres from Melbourne this venue offers a sublime setting close to the CBD.

This classic venue is home to picturesque gardens including an ornamental lake, orchard, fernery and sweeping lawns where elegance and magnificence combine creating the perfect surroundings for your special occasion.

With a magnificent ballroom leading out onto an impressive pool and over 14 acres of pleasure gardens, Rippon Lea Estate is the perfect venue for your next function. The many parts of the grounds can be used for garden wedding ceremonies, birthday parties and picnics, family gathering or Christmas break-ups. The Ballroom is an impressive venue for wedding receptions or corporate entertaining and gala dinners.

Weddings and Corporate Events

Rippon Lea Estate is pleased to offer 14 acres of beautiful picturesque gardens for intimate wedding ceremonies through to grander events for more than 200 people. There are a variety of remarkable locations in the gardens that can be chosen for your special day, each offering you a unique and romantic setting.

Rippon Lea Estate also offers a remarkable backdrop for a variety of functions:
– Wedding ceremonies
– Receptions
– Corporate gala dinners
– Private birthday parties
– Corporate family fun days
– Photography
– Garden parties

Rippon Lea Lawn Tennis court

The Lawn tennis court is regarded as one of the earliest surviving lawn tennis courts within Victoria. The tennis court is available to book and play a game of low impact tennis. High pressurized lawn tennis balls are recommended. To enquire & make a booking please send us an email at

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Garden Hire and Wedding enquiries
Please contact the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Functions team
P (03) 9656 9889
W Online enquiry form

For wedding receptions or bookings in the Ballroom or Pool Terrace, please contact
Showtime Event Group on (03) 9682 1777

Filming and Photography
For more information on filming and photography please visit the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) website, contact or phone (03) 9656 9889.