DREAMY DAYLESFORD ESCAPE
The iconic Lake House, Daylesford owned and operated by the Wolf-Tasker family since 1984 is a property full of love and soul, art and life; a property in which to indulge, relax and cocoon. It’s a property whose beating heart is a restaurant where sense of place and the true essence of hospitality are of the utmost importance.
Lake House is nestled on the shores of idyllic Lake Daylesford amongst six acres of country gardens in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country.
The area is best known for the heavily defined changing seasons; and at Lake House they take great pleasure in reflecting this throughout special celebrations and weddings.
ALL YOU NEED IN A WEDDING VENUE
In the summertime; picture perfect ceremonies take place on the lake shore – amongst the rows of silver birch and willow trees.
Autumn brides may prefer a private silk lined marquee decorated with fresh cut country roses and mulberry boughs set on the promontory overlooking the lagoon.
Winter brides delight in the misty mornings and starry skies – choosing to take their vows by the stone faced fireplace or by candlelight in the Terrace Foyer.
And Spring; the season of new beginnings in the countryside brings the most gorgeous fields of flowers and of course some of the best produce for the year.
Private parties, celebrations and weddings are held in one of several beautiful spaces.
The Cellar is a romantic private-dining option perfect for an intimate celebration of up to 16 guests. Surrounded by a ‘wall of wine’, the highlight of The Cellar is the handmade American Oak table which was made by a local craftsman.
The Waterfront Pavilion is situated below our main restaurant. Exuding sophisticated country charm it features crisp white wall shelving and beautiful hand waxed recycled timber tables which accommodate up to 40 guests. Two walls of glass provide spectacular views of the lagoon and lake beyond.
Then there’s the stunning Terrace; a contemporary country space with soaring ceilings, acres of luxe glass and stone. The space is designed to suit the personality of the hosts and as such can suit anything from an intimate shared table feast for 40 with twinkling candlelight and plush private lounge area or a gala style party with stage, dance floor and private bar.
Of course one of the most important elements when planning a perfect celebration is the food. An icon in regional dining, Lake House has long been considered to be one of Australia’s best restaurants, championing local seasonal cuisine long before it became a mantra for many. Choose from a variety of styles from multi-course tasting menus to shared feasts. Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker crafts signature menus that draw on the Lake House philosophy of a sense of place; combining the best and often locally sourced seasonal produce with your bespoke celebration plans.
Of course no celebration is complete without beverages to toast the special occasion. From the Signature Spritz bar, to champagne towers, whisky and amaro stations and of course carefully selected wines… the Lake House team help to create a memorable and delicious feast for you and your guests.
The spacious and luxurious Sutton Suite, featuring plush and contemporary country interiors with a sumptuous king bed, and private sun-drenched courtyard is a complimentary gift from your wedding night when you book the beautiful Terrace.
If you are after that next level of luxury, dreams do come true, with the perfect place for you and your bridal party to indulge and relax throughout your wedding stay.
Dairy Flat by Lake House is an exclusive boutique country house serviced by your own private concierge and nestled on an organic farm surrounded by heirloom orchard, vineyard, ornamental hedgerow gardens, wisteria walk, silver birch drive and rows of Manchurian pear.
It’s a sumptuous and carefully curated space rich in texture, colour, art and life. The Lodge itself includes six luxurious suites with private ensuites, main lounge, library, chef’s kitchen, outdoor fire pit and hot tub. This private and exclusive retreat provides endless photo opportunities pre and post your wedding ceremony. Just a short eight minute drive from Lake House itself.
Features and benefits.
Before the wedding don’t forget to pamper yourself. The Salus Spa is an oasis of tranquillity and offers wonderful pre-wedding packages which will leave you blissfully relaxed and preened for the big day. Hen’s package options include indulgent massages and blissful facials before you pop the cork on some celebratory Champagne!
The Lake House property includes one of Australia’s top restaurants with 2 Chefs Hats from the Age Good Food Guide and a cellar, which boasts some 10,000 bottles, recently being awarded best in the country.
Cost: Packages start from $199 per person
Size of venue: The stunning lake foreshore or paved lagoon of Lake House provides uninterrupted views across the glistening water and makes the perfect place for gathering, ceremonies or pre-dinner drinks. Capacities in individual areas of the property are as follows:
The Cellar – Up to 16 guests seated
Perfect for an intimate dinner with your loved ones in a romantic and moody cellar, which houses much of the wine from the propertied award-winning list, and showcases a custom made American Oak table to gather around.
The Waterfront Pavilion – Up to 40 guests seated
The new Waterfront Pavilion may be the ideal setting for your winter ceremony, pre-dinner drinks or an intimate reception. Tranquil views of the lagoon are captured by the two openable walls of glass. The interior style is one of sophisticated country charm with white egg shell finish shelving and beeswaxed recycled timber tables.
The Terrace – Up to 150 guests seated/ 300 guests cocktail style
This dramatic architecturally designed space features soaring ceilings, luxe chandeliers, picturesque garden views with water features, stone fireplace and private bar. The ultimate canvas to showcase your personal style, this room transforms with abundant flowers, candles, music and more to be the perfect backdrop to your wedding reception.
Wombat Hill House – Up to 45 guests seated / 65 guests cocktail style
If you are imagining a casual country wedding then the charming Wombat Hill House might just be perfect for you.
Unwind and listen to stories over a delicious post-wedding brunch of wood fired pizza at the relaxed setting.
Indoors/outdoors: Outdoor ceremonies are held on the lake shore under the silver birches
Distance from Melbourne: 1hr 20 mins
WEDDING STYLES THAT SUIT THIS VENUE
Lake House is the ultimate wedding experience and is perfect for those that are passionate about fabulous food and wine. It’s stunning surrounds only add to the experience and will have a bride and groom and their guests feeling indulged and pampered with no need to go anywhere else, though the region of Daylesford is a destination that should be seen.
From cosy winter weddings, chic country brunches to an extravagant cocktail party, they can certainly cater to your every need as you let your stresses slip away and become blissfully at peace knowing you have a dedicated and caring wedding coordinator working alongside you to ensure every little detail is covered.
Lake House ensure wedding packages are full of value; indulgent in their inclusions and bountiful in their options whilst being mindful of unnecessary expenses.
They’ve spent more than thirty years perfecting the art of hospitality. Relax and leave it all to them …
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