Top 20 garden weddings in the Dandenong Ranges

The beautiful Dandenong Ranges, just one hour from Melbourne, is a dreamy destination for a wedding ceremony and reception. From formal wedding venues with stunning gardens, to open to the public gardens and national parks, you will find the perfect site for your special wedding day.

Here’s a selection of the most stunning garden venues for your wedding in the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. The perfect setting for your perfect day – any season, any time of the day. From delightful settings for your ‘walk up the aisle’ to jaw-dropping panoramic views for photos, garden wedding venues in the Dandenong Ranges offer endless possibilities for a backdrop as beautiful as you are.

Gardens may be part of established wedding venues or public spaces, rustic, manicured, bush or botanical – there are endless options.

Photo: Virginia Lawrence

Here are the top destinations for garden weddings in the Dandenong Ranges and each garden’s unique features:

1. Pirianda Gardens, Olinda – Mountain ash towers over fern gullies and established botanically important trees in this private garden now open to the public

2. Mt Dandenong Arboretum, Mt Dandenong – Spectacular trees from around the world have been cultivated in this garden over the past 80 years making for unusual and spectacular settings with a worldly charm

3. Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Sherbrooke – Features picturesque waterfalls, water features and the iconic ornamental lake and boathouse


4. Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens, Olinda – Seasonal changes make this garden a delight all year round

5. George Tindale, Sherbrooke – Private gardens with rare cultivations and collections of English beauty

6. RJ Hamer Arboretum, Olinda – Tranquil, breathtaking scenery set over 120 hectares of unique gardens that boast almost 360-degree views from Woolrich Lookout

7. Emerald Park Lake, Emerald – Open spaces, natural bush, pretty gardens and beautiful lakeside locations

8. John Hills Reserve Lookout Trig Point, Kallista/Lysterfield Park – Expansive views towards the city and Western Port bay

9. Olinda Tea House, Olinda – Stunning sculptured gardens with dramatically themed outdoor rooms and colourful displays with a tranquil Japanese feel

Olinda Tea House

10. Cloudehill Gardens, Olinda  – With stone walls and jewel like gardens rooms, the formal gardens are an architectural feat in green, with herbaceous borders and stunning leaf-lined tunnels and hedges

11. Marybrooke Manor, Sherbrooke – Classic, English delights with full colour floral displays and lovely shady greenery

12. Chateau Wyuna, Montrose – majestic gardens nestled in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges with stunning reception facilities on site including bridges and pergolas in both English and natural bush settings

13. The Piggery at Burnham Beeches, Sherbrooke – Extensive lawns and oak trees with easy adjacency to the popular gardens in the area

 14.SkyHigh, Mt Dandenong – something different with a hedge maze, gorgeous flower beds and stunning night time views across to the city

15. CherryHill Orchards, Wandin East – country style aisles, especially pretty in blossom season and fruit-laden shade in summer

16. Tesselaar Tulips, Silvan – Striking vistas of brightly colour rows of tulips in season, set on rolling hills (festival Sept/Oct)

17. Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen – Six distinct areas all leading from one magnificent 100-metre long wisteria and rose covered arbor

18. Redwood Forest, East Warburton – For the mystical and magical, this exhibition of established Californian Redwoods grown in perfect rows is both visually stunning and atmospheric

19. Mont De Lancey, Wandin East – historic homestead grounds with rustic outlying sheds and country landscape, nestled under hundred-year-old trees

20. Sherbrooke and O’Donohue Picnic Grounds, Sherbrooke – Scenic and peaceful picnic grounds, surrounded by Mountain Ash trees and ancient tree ferns perfect for gatherings. Public space with bushland setting and wildlife spotting

Note permission may be needed for some locations. Fees may apply. See Parks Victoria Website

We acknowledge the Wurrundjeri as the traditional owners of this land. We pay respect to Elders past and present.