Rupertswood is a magnificent historical home, famous not only for its beautiful architecture, but also as the birthplace of the Ashes. A social game of cricket was played at Rupertswood on Christmas Eve 1882 between the visiting English cricket team and a group of locals, mostly Rupertswood staff. Nobody kept score, but it was generally agreed that the English cricketers won! A bail was burnt and presented to the English team, and the two teams have been playing for the Ashes ever since.
Rupertswood is now a function centre and hotel. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are held in its magnificent halls and rooms. The original owners of Rupertswood entertained in grand style, and this tradition is continued.
The Royal Botanic Gardens and the Fitzroy Gardens are two of the finest public parks in Melbourne and feature stunning locations for ceremonies. The Royal Botanic Gardens offer a number of lawn areas, pavilions and lakeside locations. The Fitzroy Gardens also have a number of lovely locations including the beautiful Old Bandstand. Please click on the link to these websites for more information about these popular locations.
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Rippon Lea in Elsternwick is a magnificent historic home managed by the National Trust. The gardens at Rippon Lea provide a perfect setting for ceremonies. Ceremonies are not conducted in the house, but tours for your guests can be arranged. Your guests can even enjoy a traditional game of croquet on the lawns while you are having your photos taken! Please contact Rippon Lea for more information on wedding ceremonies and receptions, ph 03 9523 6095.
Montsalvat is a magnificent medieval village in the heart of Eltham. There are many locations for ceremonies within Montsalvat, either in the gardens, the cafe courtyard or in the spectacular stone and mud brick buildings including the Great Hall, the Long Gallery and the chapel. Montsalvat is a unique property, full of history and spiritual energy. Click to visit the