• Accommodation
  • Bachelor & Bachelorette
  • Beverages
  • Bomboniere
  • Cakes
  • Caterers
  • Celebrants
  • Decor Hire & Marquees
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Film & Photography
  • Finance
  • Floristry
  • Hair & Beauty
  • High Tea
  • Invitations
  • Jewellery
  • Photo Booth Hire
  • Planners & Stylists
  • Proposals
  • Resorts, Retreats & Spas
  • Restaurants
  • Transport
  • Travel
  • Venues

Historic Wedding Venue Circa 1840’s with Private Grounds

The Briars is a wedding venue that is steeped in history Circa 1840’s, being one of the oldest homes on the Mornington Peninsula, set on a massive 230 hectares. Known for its spectacular and beautiful landscape, this exceptional estate offers vineyard and wildlife sanctuary views from its private tranquil grounds and formal gardens. It is an unsurpassable heritage wedding venue with multiple areas for your day such as the lawn, marquee, and homestead, to name a few. This estate has a 24 hour hire with the license until 11pm for your convenience so that you can relax with the packing up of your wedding day. A stunning destination with the versatility to host your entire wedding day at the one destination.


Offering Unique and Varied Spaces for your Ceremony and Reception

Surrounded by nature and filled with history is a combination of elements that create an idyllic setting for your special day.The Briars is a unique wedding venue, a truly remarkable location that you and your guests will always remember. Colourful formal gardens adorn the homestead, creating wonderful areas for ceremonies and outdoor celebrations. Imagine a grand outdoor ceremony under the trees with sounds of wildlife, followed by lawn games, canapés and guests celebrating in the fully equipped marque.Or perhaps an intimate ceremony at the Chechingurk Bird Hide, which has beautiful views across the Sanctuary Wetlands. The Briars understands that this is your big day and no matter the size of your guest list, they offer varied and unique spaces for every part of your wedding and reception celebration.


A Cultural Classic Beauty

Renowned as a cultural classic beauty, The Briars offers a range of venue locations including the marquee that is perched atop a hill overlooking the vineyard and rural paddocks. The marquee is sized 10 m x 15m and caters for 200 guests, with both indoor and outdoor areas available. There is even a fully functional commercial kitchen that your chosen caterer will adore. Your guests will be greeted by a special air of romance and a magical sense of seclusion upon arrival, the two gate posts either side of a cattle grid mark the entrance to The Briars A welcoming ambience is created by a long tree line meandering drive, with vistas of vineyards, with feelings of life in a by-gone century. A recent revamp has turned The Briars into a glamorous exclusive-use venue for weddings, and special occasions. The magnificent 1840s Homestead which houses a Napoleonic Collection assembled by Dame Mabel Brookes, the granddaughter of William Balcombe as well as various out-buildings that were required in early pioneer time, is a dream destination.


An All-in-One Wedding Destination

Having an enchanting venue that exudes old-world charm and character is picture perfect for your wedding photography. The panoramic views and surrounding wildlife sanctuary, parkland, walking trails, outbuildings, and historic relics create a backdrop like no other, setting the scene for your wedding. There are approximately 500 pieces in the Napoleonic Collection, around 50 pieces of Farming machinery. The Briars is filled with elegance, romance, Australian charm with influence of French Napoleonic pieces, and is an all in one location for your ceremony, photography, and reception that celebrates under the starry sky. If you are searching for something truly special for your wedding, a timeless wedding destination to create unforgettable memories, for you and your guests, The Briars is the perfect choice. We would love to give you a complimentary tour of the estate, contact us via the contact vendor form and our wedding coordinator will arrange an appointment that suits you.



The location is really great with lovely views over the undulating hills, it’s quiet, serene and peaceful. A beautiful wedding venue.

– Keri

Checkout The Briars Watch Video

Q What is the guest capacity for the ceremony and the reception?

We have capacity for intimate weddings or grand events up to 200 guests for both the ceremony and the reception.

Q Can our photographer take images on the grounds?

Yes, there are many beautiful photography locations, with the vineyards, hillside backdrop, farming relics, the historic homestead, outbuildings, historic trees, walking trails, wetlands and bush.

Show all timings
  • Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM