The Refectory by Bursaria. Your venue for Werribee Mansion weddings.

For over 12 years Bursaria has delivered extraordinary culinary experiences within heritage precincts across Melbourne. Bursaria’s newest venue, The Refectory at Werribee Park, is nestled within the formal gardens and historic Werribee Mansion. With a luxurious interior, it heralds its heritage origins making it one of Werribee’s most desired venues.

Bursaria’s passion for creating unforgettable events with its award-winning catering, professional service and approachable team makes every celebration at The Refectory truly unforgettable.

Stunning ceremonies

Choose from eight unique and exquisite ceremony locations to say “I do”.

The majestic gardens feature a colourful parterre, ornamental lake and grotto, glasshouse, heritage-listed trees and expansive lawns. The formal gardens are a secret oasis awaiting discovery for you and your guests.

Extraordinary celebrations

The Refectory is a fusion of modern grandeur and heritage charm. Seating up to 180 guests, this unique venue boasts classic architectural features, designer chandeliers, high ceilings and luxury contemporary furnishings all overlooking the stately Werribee Mansion.  Celebrate in the majestic grounds, enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés overlooking the elegant Mansion and enjoy Bursaria’s award winning menu and bubbles to dance the night away.

Call us on 03 9731 7101 or enquire about our wedding packages here.

See all our ceremony & wedding spaces below:


With your ceremony set against a beautiful old oak tree, Silky Oak allows a gorgeous distant view of the top of the historic Werribee Mansion tower.

Photo: Simon L King


With soft foliage and an abundance of greenery, Silky Oak offers a beautiful backdrop for your perfect garden ceremony.

Photo: Three Strand Photography for Ruffles & Bells styling. Florals by I Heart Flowers.


These stunning formal gardens feature a colourful parterre with expansive lawns and majestic Werribee Mansion as the backdrop for your ceremony.

Photo: Ernest Lew for The Details Co. styling.


There are 8 ceremony sites to say “I do”. Choose from:

State Rose Garden Over 5000 rose bushes in bloom October to April

Lemon Scented Gum A secluded & naturally fragrant location

The Lake A secluded location with romance of yesteryear

Bunya Bunya A beautiful & natural setting with rolling lawn

The Parterre With the historic Mansion as your backdrop

Silky Oak A view of the Mansion tower or gardens as your backdrop

The Homestead With bluestone walls, original farm machinery & gum trees

Photo: Eric Ronald


Immerse yourself in the Victorian era with your ceremony hosted within the Werribee Mansion. The Mansion is a living breathing postcard of the 19th century, built in the Italianate architectural style. Your ceremony booking includes exclusive use of the main hallway, grand staircase, salon and first floor landing within the Mansion.

Photo: Smitten Weddings


The front lawn is a beautiful ceremony setting and is located conveniently in front of The Refectory where your wedding reception awaits.

Photo: Circular Ink


Begin your celebration on the picturesque front lawn of The Refectory and overlooking the stately Werribee Mansion whilst enjoying pre lunch or dinner drinks and Bursaria’s award-winning canapés. The open air space is beautifully styled with tall tables and chairs for your guests.

Photo: Cam Grove


Eat. Drink. Dance.

Continue the celebration in The Refectory featuring classic architecture, designer chandeliers, high ceilings and luxury contemporary furnishings. Recently restored, The Refectory offers a stunning and neutral backdrop to celebrate with guests. The designer marble topped consoles are the perfect accessory for your gift and cake table.

Cocktail (x300)
Seated with dance floor (x150)
Seated w/out dance floor (x180)

Photo: Michael Briggs


Let us take you back in time to the early 1900s when farming at Werribee Park was at the height of industry and the grandest of balls, picnics and polo matches were held at the adjoining Mansion. With bluestone buildings, original trusses, exposed brick, barn doors and rustic fence lines this elegant barn space is nestled within 100+ acres of picturesque countryside.

Celebrate with guests as they mingle over pre-dinner drinks in a relaxed and intimate setting. Indulge in a shared grazing style feast with family and friends and continue your celebration whilst dancing under a sky of festoon lights.

Capacity (x64 guests)

Photo: Elk & Willow. Ivory Tribe