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About Lake House

Lake House is one of Australia’s most romantic hotels best known for our beautiful lakeside location, two-hatted destination restaurant, award-winning cellar, and impeccable service. We’re also only 80 minutes from Melbourne.

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 a sense of place and the true essence of hospitality are of the utmost importance.

From cosy winter weddings, chic country brunches to an extravagant cocktail party, we can certainly cater to your every need. Lake House provides the ultimate wedding experience and is perfect for those of you that are passionate about fabulous food and wine. The stunning surroundings only add to the experience and will have you and your guests feeling indulged and pampered with no need to go anywhere else. 

We’ve spent more than thirty years perfecting the art of hospitality. Relax and leave it all to us…

Behind The Brand

What rooms/spaces do you have available for a wedding?

Your choice of stunning event space awaits at the Lake House. Our stunning lake foreshore or paved lagoon provides uninterrupted views across the glistening water and makes the perfect place for gathering, ceremonies, or pre-dinner drinks.

Let us organize an intimate dinner with your loved ones in our romantic and moody cellar, which houses much of the wine from our award-winning list and showcases a custom made American Oak table to gather around.

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 of sophisticated country charm with white eggshell finish shelving and beeswaxed recycled timber tables.

Access from the Waterfront Pavilion via the direct staircase to the newly landscaped foreshore provides a place for gathering. On open fire pit is available to ward off autumn and winter chills while our long ago planted Yunnan poplars provide shade from the hot summer afternoon sun.

The Terrace is our 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.

 

How many people can each of these cater for?

Our event spaces accommodate celebrations of all sizes – from the intimate Cellar Room for up to 16 guests to the beautiful Waterfront Pavilion sitting just above the lakeshore for up to 40. Perfect for a winter wedding ceremony or an intimate reception. For bigger parties, there’s the magnificently designed Terrace for up to 150 guests.

 

Do you offer onsite accommodation?

Our spacious and luxurious Sutton Suite, featuring plush and contemporary country interiors with a sumptuous king bed, a private sun-drenched courtyard is a complimentary gift from us to you for your wedding night when you book the beautiful Terrace.

If you are after that next level of luxury, dreams do come true as we have 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, color, 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 wedding ceremony. Just a short eight-minute drive from Lake House itself.

 

What additional features and facilities does your venue offer that couples may find useful?

Of course one of the most important elements when planning a perfect celebration is the food. 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.

Let your stresses slip away knowing you have a dedicated and caring wedding coordinator working alongside you to ensure every little detail is covered from start to finish. Our professional in-house team of stylists will bring your dream celebration to life sourcing abundant blooms and unique decorative touches. 

An oasis of peace and tranquillity awaits you in our state-of-the-art Spa at Lake House. Indulge with the latest in treatments and technology for a couple’s treatment or have exclusive use of the entire spa for a heavenly hens day.  Wander from treatment room to relaxation lounge, sipping champagne and thoroughly indulging with your closest friends. Relaxation is made easy while staying here at Lake House with our breathtaking infinity pool overlooking Lake Daylesford, a full-size tennis court, or a private yoga session.

 

What type of couple would fall in love with your venue and why?

Our couples are drawn to the contemporary countryside luxury of Lake House and value fine dining, beautiful wine, and exceptional hospitality.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

Located just outside of Melbourne, this refined restaurant and retreat is culinary perfection set amongst rambling gardens and rolling hills.

 

For the couple…

Who value fine dining based on local seasonal produce, paired with delicious wine for a reception with an elevated menu in a tranquil lakeside setting.

 

Styling tips…

Take a less is more approach, embracing wildly romantic florals and handwritten menus to bring a personal touch to your celebration.