Marybrooke is nestled on the edge of the majestic Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges. The magnificent National Trust listed reception centre and guesthouse is the perfect one-stop destination for your boutique wedding ceremony & reception for up to 100 guests.
Built in 1940, Marybrooke began as the grandest guesthouse in a chain of six guesthouses all using the pre-fix “Mary” designed and built by Eric Dowdle between 1927 and 1940. It is registered as a socially, historically and architecturally significant property. Over recent years Marybrooke has undergone extensive renovations to restore and reinstate the building to reflect it’s original charm and elegance. With a restaurant, two function rooms and an indoor wedding ceremony area, Marybrooke also offers 20 boutique four star accommodation suites.
Wedding Ceremonies in the Dandenong Ranges
For ceremonies we provide a picturesque outdoor garden gazebo with white Americana chairs, red aisle carpet runner and signing table with linen. Alternatively, our indoor ceremony area is available – and it’s always available as a wet weather option. It has large windows and a magnificent garden outlook.
Wedding Receptions at Marybrooke
We offer a flexible range of all-inclusive ceremony & reception packages tailored to your individual needs. These include Dining, Shared Platter, Grazing and Garden Party Packages. Each has an all inclusive price per adult but the minimum spend requirement varies by day of the week and season, meaning if you have a smaller number of people you want to invite you can make up the minimum spend by including additional items. This enables us to truly design a package to suit your specific needs while avoiding the need for you to invite extra guests.
We ask offer a Boutique Package specifically designed for couples wanting a smaller wedding on Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday. This package is also available for any number of guests on any day for couples for couples who want to be married within three months of booking.
You now also have the option to hire our venue and provide your own external caterers (so please call to inquire if you would like to discuss this option).
Pre-Dinner drinks in the Gardens
With spectacular garden views, our reception room will perfectly reflect your elegant style. Predinner drinks and canapés can be provided in the wine garden and on the verandah with the Manor providing a magnificent back drop. PJ’s Restaurant & Bar is right next door to the dining room and is always available for predinners as a wet weather option.
Eat. Drink. Stay.
With 20 recently refurbished four star accommodation suites able to sleep over 50 people, we can also cater for your guests’ accommodation needs. Breakfast is included in our room rates, and all rooms are located within the Manor.
Green Haven Cottage Accommodation
Our ‘boys’ zone’, the Green Haven Cottage, is less than 300 meters away from Marybrooke and sleeps up to eight people. With a billiard table, BBQ and large deck it is an ideal area for the groom to spend the night before their wedding, and is a great accommodation option for the larger family or those willing to share.
Wedding Photo Opportunities
Eight acres of manicured gardens mean all your photography needs are catered for within our grounds. Indoors you can also use our heritage drawing room for photographs. It is right next door to our bridal lounge which is available as a retreat for your bridal party to use after your ceremony but before you enter your reception.
Our Promise to you
Importantly, we guarantee you will be the only bride and groom onsite, as we only host one wedding a day.
And for your wedding night our gift to you is a complimentary night’s stay in our beautiful bridal suite. We’ll also invite you back to celebrate your first year wedding anniversary as a gift from us.
Taste test our menu
You are welcome to attend PJ’s Restaurant & Bar to taste our food on Thursday evenings (nb. bookings are essential). PJ’s is also available for your guests if they want to enjoy a drink or a meal before your ceremony, but it will not be open while your reception is underway.
With our passion for quality, service and attention to detail, our dedicated team will be excited to help you plan and celebrate your special day. The staff at Marybrooke pride themselves on consistently offering only the finest service, and our dedicated professional team are committed to the belief that nothing is too much trouble.
Want to know more?
If you have any questions or would like to visit, please contact us to arrange your private tour. We are open daily from 9am to 5pm and evenings by appointment.
We look forward to welcoming you to Marybrooke Manor.