Once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, the world famous opera singer, Coombe at Melba Estate is now also a unique cultural and gourmet destination.

Nestled among 7-acre stunning gardens in the Yarra Valley, visitors are treated to a high class dining experience, which features award-winning wines of Coombe Farm Wines along with a picturesque and historic backdrop.

Coombe is an ideal place for private events, weddings, wine tasting, a tour of the gallery and garden or simply an exceptional meal in its a la carte restaurant.

Weddings at Coombe

The romance, beauty, elegance, and history of the Coombe Melba Estate makes it a unique luxury wedding location in Australia. It’s Coombe Cottage includes 7-acres of landscaped gardens, which offer various places to personalise your photographs and ceremony to suit the season, style, no matter how big or small your wedding is.

Coombe also houses a historic clock tower restaurant, which can accommodate 150 people and provides exquisite seasonal, predominantly estate-grown produce, and gourmet in a stunning setting.

The events team can help in tailoring drinks, wine, and menu packages to suit your big day and wedding budget.


Situated within the historic clock tower and restored motor house, the restaurant in Coombe offers a great selection of seasonal and estate grown produce for afternoon tea and lunch or brunch on weekends.

It is spacious and modern, yet very intimate, overlooking the landscaped market-style gardens and courtyard. The view from Coombe’s conservatory is of the avenue of Coombe cottage garden and provides glimpses of Victoria’s oldest swimming pool.

Sitting alongside Melba Gallery, the cellar door, and Providore, restaurant guests can enjoy gourmet food, wine, art and retail in an incomparable location. Occasionally, at weekends, Coombe’s restaurant now also hosts weddings.

Celebrations at Coombe

The restaurant and private dining room facilities provide an inspiring and unique setting for group lunches, birthday celebrations, and hens lunches.

The exceptional facilities and stunning surroundings provide an environment for successful events and they can configure their space to fit for your unique needs.

Gardens at Coombe

Its 7-acre stunning gardens that are landscaped over a hundred years ago give a romantic and evocative setting for private events, photographs, and weddings.

Behind its 600m of cypress hedge is a succession of the terraced lawns, an old tennis court, a croquet lawn, Victoria’s oldest swimming pool, newly established rose arbor, and vegetable gardens.

Coombe’s gardens feature beautiful old world trees like English oaks, which are over 180 years old, and numerous rare plants. However, the gardens at Coombe can be accessed through a guided tour only. Bookings for groups of 12 or more is available during on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

With stunning scenery surrounding this Yarra Valley venue, your wedding photographer is going to be pretty happy with the locations on offer for your photography session.

Planning a wedding at Coombe in the Yarra Valley?  I’d love to chat about your plans!


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