Are you on the hunt for a VIC wedding venue with everything onsite? Immerse in the Yarra Valley offers award-winning food and wine, boutique accommodation, endless photos opportunities and soon, a new barrel room and outdoor bar (watch this space).
Here, we talk to the team at Immerse about why you can have it all (and then some) when it comes to your wedding.
Tell us a bit about your venue.
We are a winery out in the Yarra Valley that offers everything, from multiple ceremony options such as our Garden and Vineyard Chapel to ample photo opportunities to capture your special day. It’s only then a casual stroll to the reception area, and a short stumble to the accommodation afterwards (where you can carry on the party), meaning more time for you to actually celebrate with your guests!
We are quite a lucky vineyard in that we have plenty of secret and beautiful photo locations scattered around the property, no matter what season. No two weddings are ever the same, with each one transforming the property to suit the style and personality of the couple. Each couple works closely with our team of wedding experts, who are then able to make each their dream wedding a reality.
What inspired you to get involved with weddings?
The idea of Immerse stemmed from being a beautiful location away from the stress of everyday life, where you can enjoy good food and wine with your family and friends. After we started the business, we found that what we loved most was giving people their ‘wow’ moment, and an experience that they would remember forever.
It then felt natural that we moved to one of the biggest and best celebrations there is – a wedding. There is nothing more special than working with a couple to intricately plan their wedding day and then seeing them the next day and hearing that their day was everything they had dreamed for and more.
What’s your favourite thing you’ve seen a couple do at your venue?
We LOVE when couples bring along their fur babies to enjoy their big day as well! Bringing dogs/pets to attend the ceremony and enjoy the festivities receives a big tick from us!
And what do you think would be epic at your property? Any ideas you’d love to see a couple carry out?
We would love to do a surprise wedding!!!
Describe the kind of couples your venue generally attracts.
Definitely genuine down-to-earth couples that want a hassle free day! We also attract couples looking for a rustic style space while still having an elegant and modern undertone.
What sort of facilities does your venue offer?
We believe that your wedding day should be all about you, so we offer exclusive use of the property right from the start of your ceremony. We offer both stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony options to ensure your wedding day is perfect (despite what Melbourne weather tries to throw at you).
With everything in one place, you have ample time for our extensive photo opportunities, along with a dream team of recommended suppliers to help capture your perfect day. Our reception room is able to cater for weddings of any size, offering high ceilings and gorgeous barrels as a backdrop for your evening. Our onsite accommodation along with plenty of parking helps make the evening stress-free, even for your guests.
What do you think is the biggest selling point for most couples?
Our couples often tell us that they knew they knew they wanted to get married with us from the minute they walked through our door. Having everything in the one place is definitely a big draw. We also often find that couples share our love of amazing food and wine that leaves guests raving about their wedding for weeks.
Photo opportunities are endless, with our ornamental lake, over 2,000 roses, rolling hills of vines and 360 degree views of the Yarra Valley. The sun sets just over our beautiful hill, creating spectacular dusk shots for many of our couples.
Features such as our new brewing company (YVBC) also allow guests to have craft beer and cider included in their wedding package which is definitely a big pull, especially for the grooms!
Tell us about your accommodation.
We offer 20 rooms of boutique accommodation onsite, which also include breakfast the next day (either as breakfast hampers in rooms or to be shared with family and friends in the restaurant). There is also plenty of accommodation close by such as DeVine Escapes or Balgownie Estate just up the road.
Any new additions on the horizon?
We have actually just been given the go ahead to create a beautiful new barrel room with an outdoor bar! This will be the perfect space for pre-dinner drinks and canapés and more intimate weddings.