Olinda Tea House & Restaurant is a unique event destination in the Dandenong Ranges, offering a range of function options to make your event stand out from the crowd. Olinda Tea House is a 17-acre property in Olinda in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Just 50 minutes from Melbourne, the property boasts a versatile main function room, covered deck areas for dining and ceremonies, two private VIP Pavilions and a VIP room for the bride. The main lawn is a perfect location for outdoor ceremonies and there are plenty of lovely backdrops for wedding photography.
The Olinda Tea House is the ideal wedding venue, accommodating small intimate groups from 10 to 120+ guests. With floor to ceiling windows & doors, your reception will overlook the lush green gardens and bushland backdrop. The bi-fold doors open up to the surrounding deck creating a seamless flow from the indoor reception onto the outdoor areas.
Staff and management have extensive experience in hospitality, weddings and event management, which means you can relax and focus on enjoying your day.
- Indoor / outdoor options
- Unique Asian fusion dining packages
- On-site or neighbouring Cloudehill Gardens wedding photography and ceremony options
- Lawn with giant hedge backdrop for ceremonies
- Main function room
- VIP pavilions
- Boardwalks, fish ponds, lawn and gardens
- Garden gazebos
- Many nearby accommodation options
- Ample parking
- Disabled access.
The Forest Room
Perfect for a lunch or evening reception, our main function room, the Forest Room, is a beautiful space with views of the surrounding gardens and Mountain Ash forest, suitable for 120+ seated. It can also be divided into two rooms: one catering for up to 60 guests and the other for 50 guests.
VIP Room 3
Our VIP3 room is perfectly situated near the Forest Room and can be used as a bridal change room, gift and signing table room or simply to store decorations.
VIP Pavilion 1 & 2
Perfect for a more relaxed and intimate celebration, each of our Pavilions can cater for a maximum of 24 guests. Situated along our board walk and overlooking fish ponds, garden and forest, the Pavilions are designed for exclusivity for small groups. Pavilions can be made available for bridal party use.
Olinda Tea House has beautiful timber decking around three sides of the venue, all overlooking beautiful gardens, fish ponds and forest. A covered sunken deck lends itself beautifully to outdoor ceremonies and opens onto the end of the Main Function Room via folding glass doors. Another covered area of decking is suitable for private groups of up to 52 guests.
Nestled in amongst forest, hedge and Chinese gardens, the lawn is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and offers lovely natural backgrounds for wedding photography.
Surrounded by the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda Tea House has an array of ceremony locations to choose from. Whether you choose the balcony overlooking the stunning gardens and bush lands, or a garden setting, you will be immersed in the tranquility of nature as you say “I do”. All ceremony areas can be personalized to your styling preferences and requirements and include white garden chairs, clothed signing table and can include access to our Pavilions.
Ceremony fees include use of lawn or decking space, up to 40 gold Tiffany chairs for guests, signing table and chairs for the bride and groom.
Following your special and unique Olinda Tea House wedding ceremony, your guests are welcome to explore the boardwalk, gardens and gazebos of Olinda Tea House and enjoy refreshments on our expansive decking area. Being suspended in the midst of the Mountain Ash forest, the backdrop is ideal for photography.
While the bride and groom and family members are away with the photographer, guests can enjoy a moment saying hello to our alpacas.
Whether your celebration is an intimate experience in one of our Pavilions or a larger group in our Forest Room, our staff will ensure a warm welcome, smooth service, quality wines and an exceptional dining experience.
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