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Weddings & functions

We offer an unmatched variety of function rooms and outdoor venues, exclusive activities and personally tailored menus.

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Sovereign Hill offers creative cuisine and fine wines in elegant historical settings suitable for your wedding, conference or private function. Narmbool is our magnificent pastoral property at Elaine, just 30 minutes from Ballarat or 90 minutes from Melbourne. Set across 2,000 hectares, with a beautiful garden and modern on-site accommodation, Narmbool is ideal for executive retreats, conferences, fine dining and weddings.

Why not consider Sovereign Hill or Narmbool for your next event?



Choose from picturesque locations at Sovereign Hill or Narmbool for your special day.

Sovereign Hill
Sovereign Hill seamlessly combines the charm of yesteryear with the sophistication of a modern wedding. Your guests will be delighted by the stunning backdrop of our unique 1850s township and the warmth of our costumed staff. Ours is a distinctive experience complemented by exceptional menus, exclusive photo opportunities and convenient on-site accommodation. Each space has its own special character to make your wedding enjoyable and memorable.

Ceremony venues

Reception venues

Captivate your guests as you step back in time to recite your vows in one of our unique venues.

Be it a grand celebration or an intimate dinner, we have a reception venue to suit.

  • Wesleyan Chapel
  • St Peter's Church
  • Post Office Lake
  • Victoria Theatre
  • Other beautiful and historic locations
  • New York Bakery
  • Charlie Napier Hotel
  • Victoria Theatre
  • Steinfeld's Lounge
  • United States Hotel
  • Theatre Retiring Room

Download the Sovereign Hill Wedding brochure


Nestled in rolling hillsides between Ballarat and Geelong, Narmbool is the gateway to your perfect day. This picturesque property features the Garden Room, an elegant, modern reception centre for special celebrations. Visit Narmbool's stunning homestead gardens to choose from a variety of unique settings for a romantic ceremony and exquisite photographs.

Stay on-site in a serene environment at Narmbool Lodge to relax and enjoy your wedding day in confidence that you have everything in one superb location.

  • Capacity of 140 seated and 160 cocktail
  • Sophisticated function room
  • Outdoor ceremony venues
  • Exclusive activities and lawn games
  • Personally-tailored menus
  • Options for ice-cream cart and candy bar

Download the Narmbool Wedding brochure

Functions & venue hire

Our expert staff can help you select the perfect venue for every event – from a classic period-style or modern space at Sovereign Hill to the elegant Garden Room and contemporary Lodge at Narmbool. We host every size event from birthdays, dinners and awards nights to Christmas parties and more. Allow our dedicated team to help create a special function experience. We offer two-or-three course seated meals, relaxing BBQs or trendy cocktail affairs. Our talented chefs and wait staff will ensure that you and your guests have a very special experience.

We also cater for corporate and business needs.

The ideal location for day meetings, business events and full-residence conference programs.
With superb accommodation, multi-purpose meeting rooms equipped with modern technology, an array of dining options and a professional, dedicated function team, your Sovereign Hill conference will be an outstanding success. Tailor a package to include truly unique and fun experiences such as a Lamplight Tour and Race Around the Hill, our signature team building activity.

Business events at Narmbool
Motivate and inspire in a tranquil historical setting. Offering two conference spaces with stunning views, on-site accommodation and in-house catering, Narmbool is ideal for corporate retreats, planning days or conferences. Your delegates will depart with lasting memories of a truly unique experience.

Please ask for a tailored quote to suit your individual requirements.

Download our Business Events brochure

Our range of venues

New York Bakery | max 200 people*
The New York Bakery is a spacious Victorian-style dining room ideal for conferences, weddings, formal dinners and cocktail parties.

Victoria Theatre | max 150 people*
The Theatre reflects the Victorian taste for opulence with its faux marble columns, rich colours, proscenium arch and crystal chandelier. Perfect for presentations, dinners or conferencing.

Charlie Napier Hotel | max 120 people*
Suitable for luncheons, dinners, conferences and presentations, the ‘Charlie' is reminiscent of an old English coaching inn. Complete with its own magnificent timber bar, this venue will impress your guests!

Theatre Retiring Room & Foyer | max 60 people*
Located upstairs from the Victoria Theatre, the opulent Theatre Retiring Room and its grand foyer offer an elegant venue overlooking Sovereign Hill's Main Street. Perfect for lunches, dinners, meetings and cocktail parties.

United States Hotel Dining Room | max 42 people**
This intimate dining room is located behind the United States Hotel bar. Its stunning décor reflects a combination of 1850s Victorian charm and an American taste for opulence. An unforgettable dining setting.

United States Hotel Bar | max 40 people*
Perfect for intimate dining or a unique cocktail party, this character-filled bar opens onto Sovereign Hill's Main Street.

Steinfeld's Lounge | max 60 people*
This premium dining and conferencing space is set high on the hill with stunning views across Sovereign Hill and Ballarat. Impress your guests with a conference, lunch or dinner in this exclusive function room.

Hotham Room | max 30 people^
Conveniently located close to the Sovereign Hill Hotel reception area, this modern, well-equipped and very comfortable space is ideal for smaller meetings or conferences.

Sovereign Hill Café | max 250 people*
A modern, architecturally-designed building set amongst gum trees, the Café is a flexible, self-contained space, with a bar and a large deck overlooking the lake.

Garden Room | max 160 people**
The elegant Garden Room is surrounded by lush green lawns and beautiful English-style gardens. Offering two-or-three course seated meals, relaxing BBQs or a trendy cocktail affair, our talented chefs and wait staff will ensure a memorable experience for all.

Narmbool Lodge | max 60 people**
Narmbool Lodge is a contemporary venue with large picture windows affording impressive views of this splendid property.

*Cocktail configuration  ** Banquet configuration  ^Theatre configuration. For all other seating capacities, please refer to the PDF of our Business Events brochure above.

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