Flowerdale Estate is a uniquely beautiful, historic venue for your conference, wedding, weekend dinner, bed and breakfast or high tea.

Drive down a beautiful country road and discover Flowerdale Estate, a beautiful, historic venue for your garden wedding, conference, retreat, weekend dinner, bed and breakfast or high tea.

Nestled between the Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges in central Victoria, Flowerdale Estate is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and 40minutes from the Yarra Valley. Flowerdale Estate is the perfect garden wedding venue and country retreat.


Founded in 1893, Flowerdale Estate is a family owned luxury boutique venue filled with character and rustic charm. We invite you to visit the property to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and breathtaking views.

With multiple romantic wedding ceremony and reception areas surrounded by beautiful gardens and picturesque views, Flowerdale Estate offers a unique country experience in the heart of central Victoria.

Our conference facilities include meeting rooms and breakout spaces with immense natural light, separate areas for breaks, and comfortable accommodation in either single or twin occupancy.  Conference packages include all catering breaks and exclusive use of our grounds for the duration of your conference retreat.

Gracies Restaurant offers a spectacular dining experience like no other, showcasing the finest produce sourced from the local Kilmore, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley region. Set in a traditional Australian homestead, Gracies seats up to 50 guests. Private dining spaces are also available with the North Lawn and Mackenzie Room providing the perfect setting for your larger event, conference or outdoor garden wedding. Serving an A La Carte seasonal menu, Gracies Restaurant is also open for a weekend light lunch and Sunday High Tea.

The luxury onsite accommodation boasts modern facilities with a rustic feel. Perfect for wedding guest accommodation, or for a romantic weekend getaway. Wake up to a delicious country breakfast each morning and spend the days enjoying the many facilities the estate has on offer.

Why choose Flowerdale Estate for your wedding, conference or event?

Flowerdale Estate specialises in tailoring weddings, conferences and events to your individual requirements. All events are catered for with the same local produce from renowned Gracies Restaurant with your choice of packages and menu combinations. With the ability to accommodate any size group, event, conference or wedding; there’s no better place to celebrate than Flowerdale Estate.

  • Boutique country experience just 40minutes from the beautiful Yarra Valley
  • Multiple wedding ceremony and reception areas to choose from
  • Rustic event and dining rooms with stunning surrounding views
  • Exclusive use of the venue’s facilities to offer you and your guests’ special attention
  • Comprehensive range of recreational facilities including tennis, garden games and undercover swimming pool
  • All Inclusive wedding packages with ceremony, reception and accommodation in a beautiful country garden setting

We look forward to welcoming you to Flowerdale Estate to view the magnificent property. From the moment you drive in you will be captivated by the picturesque surrounds and rolling hills. Flowerdale Estate is the perfect location for your beautiful country event.

Flowerdale Estate History

When the original homestead was built, it took almost 3 years. The King Parrot Creek runs through the Estate which prompted one of the first squatters in the area, Robert Farquhar McKenzie, to establish a 10,000 acre sheep run in 1838.

To help put this in perspective; Melbourne was first settled by John Batman in 1835!

The 2 room stone cottage still stands today and is a popular private dining room due to its character and ambience. The property was purchased by the ANZ Bank in 1989 from the Tehan family who had held it for more than 50 years.

The bank developed this magnificent homestead into an executive training facility and luxury retreat that stands today as one of Victoria’s finest business and training centres.

Flowerdale Estate Today

Today Flowerdale Estate is a family owned and operated business.

With many years of experience in the service and hospitality industry, and surrounded by our team of professional and dedicated staff, our aim is to make every part of your stay with us a most enjoyable and successful one.

The 130 acres surrounding Flowerdale Estate is still being farmed, with a strong commitment to conservation and regeneration of the native environment.

Particular focus for the future will be on the re-vegetation of the magical King Parrot Creek.

"We thoroughly enjoyed our High Tea at Flowerdale Estate this afternoon. The wonderful welcome, friendly staff, excellent service and delightful high tea made the experience unique for me and my friend. We were privileged to be shown around the place afterwards by Maria. Such a lovely homestead with a well maintained garden and great views. Definitely will be going back and will recommend the place to our friends. Thank you for making our day."