The Epicurean Emu Bottom is a magnificent, heritage listed rural property only 30 minutes from the centre of Melbourne. Steeped in history, it is Victoria’s oldest homestead, lovingly restored with 62 acres of magnificent garden surrounds. The history, elegance and romance of The Epicurean Emu Bottom makes it a truly unique wedding venue.




The Epicurean Emu Bottom specialises in custom wedding celebrations. From ceremonies to receptions, all are exceptionally styled, seamlessly coordinated and elegantly catered events.


Emu Bottom offers several distinct locations on site in which couples may marry and celebrate their wedding reception. The homestead boasts a magnificent, large dining room with open fires and white-washed, exposed stone walls. Its doors open wide out onto a generous old wooden Verandah, with sweeping views over verdant lawn, endless paddocks and the Macedon Ranges in the distance.


Emu Bottom offers alfresco style “outdoor” weddings on the Homestead Lawn under a festoon light and the night sky. The old Woolshed is a truly rustic and historic location for couples seeking to embrace the charms and pleasures of yesteryear. Similarly, the slab hut offers a truly atmospheric space ideal for intimate ceremonies.


All venues are carefully temperate controlled for comfort, making them ideal venues for weddings all year round. Each venue comes with its own outdoor ceremony space where the ceremonies will be held and pre-dinner drinks and canapés will be served while the couple is off taking photos in and around this magnificent property.


Catering options.


The Epicurean Group is famous for their ‘cucina’ style cuisine – fresh, regional, seasonal, delicious produce prepared with rustic, authentic flair. Their menus marry modern Australian inspirations with fresh, bountiful Italian influences.


Sophisticated yet relaxed, colourful, generous share platters are recommended to get guests mingling and connect with the food and each other. Some favourite options include a slow roasted lamb oyster blade or baked barramundi as mains accompanied by rustic roasted vegetables and bread freshly baked in our own bake house.


Special dietary requests are of course taken care of, and there are several packages for couples to select from including all beverages. The Epicurean team receives the most wonderful feedback about their food offering, and take enormous pride in both its deliciousness and presentation.





While Emu Bottom does not offer accommodation on site at present, the Macedon Ranges are renowned for a weekend away and there are plenty of Air BnB’s, Hotels, Motels and self-contained options situated in close proximity to the venue.


Features and benefits.


The properties Woolshed has seating for up to 140 people and offers an unforgettable experience with authentic rural charm, while the Homestead can seat up to 120 people and is steeped in history with a beautiful verandah and wide sweeping lawns that are the reason so many brides choose this venue.


For those after a touch of the great outdoors, explore the Homestead Lawn for the a magical outdoor wedding location, and with each building boasting completely separate dining areas, gardens and parking, you can choose the perfect space for your celebration.

Cost: From $125 per person, with a minimum 80 guests

Size of venue: From 80, up to 250 guests – there are numerous options available


Distance from Melbourne: 45 minutes




Large and intimate, joyous and unforgettable weddings amidst the beauty of regional Australia.  With an weddings have an appreciation for history, for our land, and for the authenticity and charm that defines Emu Bottom, this is a venue suited to couples that are down to earth brides and grooms, still wanting a truly magnificent and seamless day but hoping for a relaxing and heartfelt experience from initial inspection to wedding reception.


The Epicurean Events team will assist in selecting the right location, menu and beverage packages to ensure your special day is absolutely perfect, look no further –  we have uncovered perfection.


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