Nestled in a location just 30 minutes west from Melbourne’s CBD, Werribee Mansion is a wedding venue definitely worthy of a visit if you’re investigating venues for your wedding. The historic building is a living and breathing postcard of 19th century Australia which was designed and built by affluent sheep farmers. Its architecture of Italianate style combined with its interiors that are typical of the Victorian period remains to be as inspiring as when it was initially completed back in 1877.
When you visit Werribee Mansion, you can bask in the beauty of discovering Australia’s Victorian era. Visitors should are constantly impressed with the mansion’s extensive restoration that lets you explore fascinating and intriguing lifestyle of the Chirnside family and staff, with most of the family items still put on display. You can take the Tower Tour or you can explore the place on your own with an audio guide.
Surrounded by formal gardens of 10 hectares, the creation of Werribee Mansion is attributed to W.R Guilfoyle, Curator of Melbourne Botanic Gardens (which are another popular location for wedding photography in Melbourne). These gardens feature a parterre, a unique geometric garden design that is best to view from the balcony of the mansion, the original grotto and pond. The surrounding grounds are also meticulously maintained and you will never have any trouble locating a shaded spot where you can enjoy some peace and quiet on your own.
Discover the Beauty of Werribee Mansion
There are many reasons why Werribee Mansion is a well loved wedding destination. For one, found at the back of the Werribee Mansion in its separate wing is the Mansion Hotel and Spa. This luxurious hotel can offer you with 5-star accommodation with day restaurant and spa for the most luxurious getaway ideal for you and your guests on your big day.
Within walking distance of the Mansion is Victoria State Rose Garden. Bagging the prestigious award of World Federation of Rose Societies Award for Garden Excellence, this global acclaimed garden is shaped like a giant Tudor Rose, displaying a total of 5000 roses to perfection.
Weddings are being booked through Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park and can be found at the back of the original 1870s mansion. There is the option of three very different types of function rooms for your reception, as well as several locations on the 10-acres of English gardens.
Werribee Park is under the management of Parks Victoria. But, the hotel’s event staff will guarantee that your ceremony booking is taken care of.
The 4-star hotel has plenty of rooms for your guests to make a weekend of it and to stay on at the mansion to enjoy the spa and stunning gardens the day after your wedding.
Can you guess what the final selling point is? Yes, that’s right, the historic mansion with it’s grand staircases and opulent rooms are brilliant options for epic wedding photography. Couple the building with the garden and you have a Melbourne wedding photographers dream! I love visiting the venue both for pleasure and to photograph weddings as it really is a beautiful and peaceful location within easy reach of Melbourne.