Large Ballroom Elegance

Sparks will fly

For couples envisioning a celebration with a guest list ranging from 200 to 480 attendees, our expansive Ballroom at Leonda By The Yarra stands as Melbourne’s foremost large wedding venue. Nestled along the iconic Yarra River, this luxurious setting awaits to elevate your special day.

As your guests gather in our chic Marble Bar for pre-dinner drinks and canapes, the dramatic reveal of the curtain opens up to a vast, sunlit, and gracefully adorned interior. At the heart of the room lies a generous dance floor, inviting celebration amid floor-to-ceiling windows that frame enchanting vistas of Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River.

Indulge in the culinary artistry of Leonda’s seasoned team of chefs, presenting dishes of exceptional quality tailored precisely to your preferences. Explore a diverse array of menus, each designed to captivate and thrill your taste buds.

Allow us to curate an extraordinary atmosphere, meticulously managing every detail, from intricate room decorations to a personalized menu executed with finesse. Our dedicated and experienced staff will labor tirelessly on your significant day, ensuring the seamless flow of your celebration while accommodating your individual needs and budget.

At Leonda By The Yarra, we redefine the essence of a large wedding venue in Melbourne. Relax and entrust your significant day to surpass expectations, delivering an experience that is truly exceptional.


The Leonda Experience

Step Inside The Ballroom


At Leonda we have thought of EVERYTHING (and we mean EVERYTHING) to ensure that your special day is everything you dreamed of and more. From the moment you first visit us, all the way through to the Big Day, nothing is too big or small for our team to handle to ensure that your wedding journey is seamless.

The Lead Up

  • Assistance in visualising your dream wedding through personal consultations with an event executive
  • Unlimited meetings and discussions with your dedicated wedding coordinator to bring your vision to life
  • After-hours coordination support until 9pm, as we work around your schedule
  • Complimentary invitation to our group menu and wine tasting evening for you both and four guests
  • Easy to use checklists and information packs to ensure planning is a breeze
  • Inspiration and tips from our blog and social media sites
  • Access to our exclusive preferred supplier list
  • Drop off and storage of items the week prior to your wedding day

The Big Day

  • Personal wedding party waiter provided to tend to your every need
  • VIP parking for parents and wedding cars
  • Umbrellas for parking attendants to escort your guests to cover
  • Guest liaison to welcome guests and direct them to your wedding
  • Door person to greet your guests and add a touch of elegance
  • Fully briefed event manager to guarantee that your perfect day, as discussed with your dedicated wedding coordinator, is delivered
  • Well groomed & professional waiters in a bespoke uniform
  • Set up of your place cards or any wedding favours
  • Canapés and beverages served in the VIP room to the wedding party
  • Your wedding cake cut and served on platters
  • Cake table with a cake knife and champagne flutes
  • Cake bags, so your guests can take a piece home
  • A dedicated area for pre-drinks allowing for a striking room reveal
  • Raised stage for wedding table
  • Raised stage for band
  • Circular tables to seat up to ten guests
  • Premium quality lounge furniture; ottomans, tables and stools
  • Fresh white or black table cloths, underlays & napkins
  • ​​Black or white fitted chair covers with your choice of satin or organza sashes in a variety of colours
  • Selection of beautiful table centrepieces
  • Personalised table menus, including beverage list
  • Leonda branded table numbers
  • Choice of guest list board between modern pin board and classic white easel</li&amp;amp;amp;gt;&lt;li>Classic white venue flowers
  • Bouquet vases on the wedding table to keep flowers fresh and add to wedding table decoration
  • Access to our own private jetty, adorned with outdoor lanterns with candles
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Children’s high chairs with colouring books and pencils
  • Free on-site parking available
  • Cloak room facilities
  • Private VIP room with drawers of amenities
  • Safety deposit box available in VIP room for monetary gifts and valuables
  • Lectern and microphone for speeches
  • WiFi complimentary upon request
  • Two hour complimentary bump in prior to the event commencing and one hour bump out post event
  • No enforced security and associated costs
  • No enforced cleaning fees

With prices in 2025 ranging between $180 – $265 per person, the team will work with you to find a day and season that fits within your budget.

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Unforgettable Ceremonies

In the Marble Bar

Step into the luxury of a ceremony space that oozes opulence. With its lush draping, crisp finishes and designer furnishings, the Marble Bar is a stunning space for your wedding ceremony. Enter through double glass doors, and proceed down the stairs to where your loved ones await to witness the happiest moment of your lives.

Leonda team and Melbourne event group definitely deserve to get 10! Can’t do it without them! They are really helpful and understanding what we want since beginning.


From the moment we booked at Leonda the staff were all so helpful and accomodating when creating our special day!


A very high professional standard from all staff. They took care of everything for us.


The entire process with Leonda has been exceptional. The staff have been kind and patient and made every effort on the day to make our wedding a dream.


Extremely accomodating even with the many changes we had to make as our event date drew near - food was amazing and service was absolutely impeccable. The venue looked beautiful and really allowed us to make the space our own to reflect who we are as people. The chippery we added on had many options and all were nicely seasoned and crispy - coming from two people who LOVE their chips. Could not recommend more !!


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