Our Dream

“what a stunning location, the venue was beautiful and so were the hosts”
– patron of the Yarra Valley Opera Festival

We love sharing our back story as we are extremely passionate about our venue and hosting magical weddings and events.

Olinda Yarra is owned by myself, Shelley and partner ‘Farmer Rob’ and we are the fifth owners so far in its 150 year history. Farmer Rob is kept extremely busy breeding angus cattle and harvesting hay crops on this 1,000 acre property while I manage and maintain our gorgeous venue.

We always knew Olinda Yarra was a very special property and unique ‘hidden treasure’ of the Yarra Valley; in its day this property was the most significant and advanced dairy and played host to many events, markets and fundraisers inviting locals and communities from near and far to enjoy. This needed to happen again, so in 2018 we decided to share Olinda Yarra and stunning heritage opening the gates for a truly amazing wedding or private function experience.

The journey and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, seeing joy and excitement from all of our wedding couples and guests, commenting on the magnificent architecture and surrounds especially our Queen Anne Homestead, the Barn & Stables, the Silos, the historic railway bridges and stunning botanical gardens, which by the way were created last century by Melbourne Botanical gardens designer William Guilfoyle.

We are often thanked for sharing Olinda Yarra once again and receive comments on its beauty and relaxed atmosphere. In this time we are so proud to have hosted and captured lasting wedding memories with our diverse backdrops and creating the real farm feel with our extended family including our cheeky miniature ponies, alpacas, cows and friendly free range chicken and ducks (aka photo bombers).

There is an array of possibilities for your event and we can cater for large numbers with our existing gorgeous garden marquee seating up to 200 guests or erecting a larger marquee for over 200 guests. Ideal for all your event requirements from your dream wedding, special gathering, a unique corporate event, product launch or amazing photographic and film location this venue is perfect for you.

From weddings to festivals, trade shows to team building days, Olinda Yarra is the ultimate farm experience in the Yarra Valley region.