An Exquisite Waterfront Celebration

Eat. Drink. Be Married

For couples anticipating a guest list ranging from 60 to 130 for their wedding celebrations, our enchanting Garden Room stands as a contemporary and stunning waterfront wedding venue in Melbourne.

Nestled away from the city’s hustle and bustle, the Garden Room perfectly embodies why we are proudly known as Leonda “By The Yarra.” Here, your guests can savor pre-event drinks and canapés in the tranquility of a courtyard overlooking the Yarra, surrounded by willow trees and lush hedges. As the doors open, they’ll step into a space offering a 180-degree view of Melbourne’s Yarra, adorned with beautiful greenery and bathed in natural light. Modern tiling and adaptable floorplans allow for the dance floor to be placed wherever you desire, while floor-to-ceiling windows present picturesque views of the sunset.

Indulge in a wedding reception curated by Leonda’s seasoned team of chefs, delivering dishes of exceptional quality tailored to your preferences. A variety of menus are at your disposal, promising a delightful experience for your taste buds.

Let us craft a relaxed ambiance by overseeing every detail, from room decorations to a customized menu, with finesse. Our dedicated and experienced staff will work tirelessly on your special day, ensuring a seamless flow of your celebration that aligns with your personal needs and budget.

With Leonda By The Yarra, you can unwind, secure in the knowledge that your significant day will be nothing short of exceptional at our breathtaking waterfront wedding venue in Melbourne.

The Leonda Experience

Step Inside The Garden Room


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
  • Circular, oval or timber long tables to seat up to ten guests
  • Premium quality lounge furniture; ottomans, tables and stools
  • Premium linen options available in your choice on the round tables of white or black or on the oval tables of white, grey or sand
  • S​ix stunning napkins colours to choose from in either a ‘book’ or ‘drop’ fold, of charcoal, grey, duck egg, forest, sand, white or black
  • 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
  • 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 $185 – $260 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 Courtyard

Birds sing gently, and a soft breeze makes the branches of a willow sway. The sun is warm on your skin, and the walk along a hedge-lined path towards your loved ones is peaceful and idyllic. You round the corner and a paved courtyard is filled with your guests and shaded from the sun. Up against a backdrop of trees and a marble water fountain is the person you’re ready to spend the rest of your life with. This is what a ceremony in the Leonda courtyard feels like.

My wedding at Leonda by the Yarra was the most spectacular event I have ever been to. My guests were elated and could not fault the event and have also said this was the best wedding they have ever attended. Perfect service, perfectly executed night, beautiful venue, delicious food, lovely staff! List goes on and on


I had my wedding here. From inspecting the venue to quotes discussion through to the very end I have received incredible 10/10 service from every single employee. Leonda is a beautiful clean elegant venue with great food and great staff. It exceeded our requirements in every single way. Our family also said staff on the night were very attentive and very very professional and lovely. I could go on how highly we rate Leonda. Thank you for making our dream day come true...


I had the most magical day of my life and Leonda was a massive part of that!! I have had so many compliments on how intimate the Garden Room was, especially once all the outside fairy lights were turned on! Just perfect! Absolutely amazing service all the way from the every start through to very last second. Could not be happier! Thank you to everyone for your amazing service and genuine care!


Very professional and reassuring in all that they did. They were very conscious about details and made our event happen as we wanted it.


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