Olinda Yarra Estate is a breathtakingly family owned heritage farm est. 1868 set on over one thousand acres of Yarra River grazing land. Experience the difference as you and your guests discover a unique combination of regal and rustic charm creating a truly memorable day.
Celebrate in our magnificent garden marquee seating up to 200 guests or 250 cocktail style with our alfresco bar and relaxing atmosphere, discovering acres of botanical gardens and plenty of space for lawn games. There are many gorgeous outdoor and indoor ceremony locations to choose, from our stunning botanical gardens or heritage Barn and Stables.
Photo opportunities are endless as you explore amazing backdrops such as our iconic trestle rail bridges, dreamy oak tree avenue or just cuddle up with our cute farm animals.
We are passionate about every step of your journey focusing on enjoyment, your design and being super stress free which is why we include our exclusive wedding event planner and onsite Cottage accommodation. Custom catering is welcomed supporting both our suggested caterer and drinks packages or your own suppliers and other combinations.
Being at the gateway to the Yarra Valley we are only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD, with added guest accommodation and transportation options close by and many other venue inclusions.
We look forward to meeting you soon and creating your dream day and magical experience.
experience Olinda Yarra Estate
unique place in history
Renowned as once being the largest and most advanced Dairy Cattle Farm in the region, Olinda Yarra Estate was founded in 1868 by John Kerr. John purchased 1,500 acres of semi swamp land on the river flats near Yarra Glen naming it Olinda Yarra Estate – from the properties Yarra River and Olinda Creek frontage.
Later in 1870 John married Elizabeth Macintyre (daughter of Thomas Macintyre) and they grew to a large family with 10 children living in the
Homestead, a custom built Edwardian/Queen Anne villa. The Kerr Family were true pioneers.
John cultivated the land and successfully grew good pasture to feed his large dairy herd. By 1880 he had milking sheds covering about a quarter of an acre and a staff of 17 to help send 200 gallons of milk to Melbourne daily, using the old Yering Railway Station located near the farm entrance for transport.
The iconic Railway Bridge located on Olinda Yarra Estate is one of the few remaining structures that showcases this transportation corridor.