Finding a small wedding venue in Melbourne can be difficult, as many venues focus on larger numbers. Mawarra is perfect for intimate wedding receptions of 60 or more guests. Get in touch with us for a copy of our wedding packages.

If you are looking for a small wedding venue in Melbourne then you have come to the right place. Mawarra Functions is a beautifully restored bluestone venue located just 25km north of the Melbourne CBD. The reception hall dates back to 1877 when it was used as a school for children from the local farming communities. This small wedding venue includes an alfresco deck area where guests can dance the night away while the sun disappears below the horizon.

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Our small wedding reception venue has the capacity for up to 100 guests seated and 130 guests cocktail style. The alfresco deck area which adjoins the hall is used as a dance floor for almost all our weddings. 


The team at Mawarra will make sure that your wedding is everything you imagined to be - whether this be a sit down meal with an outdoor ceremony, or a relaxed cocktail event with an indoor ceremony. If you are looking for an small wedding reception venue, then you are sure to love Mawarra. Our weddings are beautiful, relaxed and intimate, with lots of delicious food so that both yourselves and your guests can enjoy the day.

Small Wedding Reception Venue

Small Wedding Reception Venue

MAWARRA Functions


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Bohemian inspired wedding with Earthy, neutral tones

Earthy WEdding

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modern classic wedding with BLUSH AND DUSTY PINK TONES 

Elegant Wedding

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romantic wedding with Mauve and burgundy tones

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Moody Wedding

White and green Wedding for the timeless bride

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- Kathryn & David

"Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff went above and beyond! It was simply perfect in every way possible. Our guests were so pleased with day and everyone made a comment on how special it was! Thank you very much"

- Paul & Emma

We recently had our wedding at Mawarra Functions and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. The venue looked amazing. Food was absolutely delicious. All the staff were extremely friendly. We are so grateful. 

- Margaret & cameron

A huge thank you to Susan and her staff for giving our wedding such special treatment. The function room was beautifully decorated, the food was outstanding in taste and presentation, and her staff were absolutely wonderful. 

- Liana

All staff at Mawarra are outstanding. They went above and beyond for my best friends wedding last week. Every detail had been though of which made the event that much nicer. Amazing food. Amazing service. Five stars!

Cocktail Wedding


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Delicious cocktail style food and sharing platters for milestone birthdays and engagements. Our  minimum spend is $6,000.


Our venue features an alfresco deck overlooking a large children's playground. Our minimum spend is $6,000.


Bespoke and intimate weddings for up to 100 guests seated and 130 guests cocktail style. Our minimum spend is $8,000.


The team at Mawarra will make sure that your wedding day is beautiful, romantic and memorable. One of the most popular aspects of our venue is the large alfresco deck area at the back of the hall and in good weather you will find most of your guests sitting outside at wine barrels and cafe tables. At Mawarra we understand the importance of having lots of high quality, tasty food for the guests to enjoy. Our signature menu consists of a grazing table with charcoal grilled meats, warm sides and salads. We also offer a cocktail menu for stand up weddings and a three-course menu for smaller weddings. Our package prices start at $100 per head with a minimum spend of $8,000. You can choose between a bar tab or our reasonably priced alcohol packages.  Please fill out the enquiry form below to obtain a copy of our wedding packages. You can find our full list of our decor suppliers here.

wedding packages

from $100 pp


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Mawarra Functions is one of Melbourne's leading christening's venues with delicious food and facilities for children and parents. The reception hall dates back to 1877 and has been beautifully restored to seat between 55 and 100 guests, or 130 guests at a cocktail style event. Mawarra is not a large venue, so if you are looking for a dance floor then we recommend using the alfresco area at the back of the hall. We currently offer three different menus for christenings including our Gyros Spit Roast and Gourmet Barbeque menus with charcoal grilled meats, warm sides and fresh salads. We always make sure that there is plenty of food for everyone to enjoy. Our christening package prices range between $65 and $85 per head (excluding alcohol) with a minimum spend of $6,000. Our alcohol packages start at $20 per head for christening and first birthday events. You can find our full list of suppliers here.

christening packages

$65 - $85 pp


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Our beautifully restored bluestone reception hall seats up to 100 guests and we can cater for a maximum of 130 guests at a cocktail style event. The most popular menus for celebrations such as engagement parties and birthdays include our Gourmet Barbeque Menu and Cocktail Menu. If you have read any of our Google reviews, you would know that Mawarra is dedicated to providing delicious food and top notch service. When you book an event at Mawarra you will have exclusive use of the venue for up to 5 hours and your own team of dedicated wait staff. Please note that we have a limited number of dates available in 2020 and generally recommend securing your date at least 6 months in advance. Our current Celebration Packages range between $65 and $85 per head (excluding alcohol) with a minimum spend of $6,000.  You can find our full list of suppliers here.

Celebration packages

$65 - $85 pp


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COVID-19 Update

Mawarra Functions is temporarily closed due to government restrictions.

At this stage we are only taking bookings for dates between January and June 2021. Thank you for your understanding.

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