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Stunning Two-Acre Estate Surrounded By Natural Bushland 35 Minutes from Melbourne CBD

Dark Horse Chateau is a magical estate that is perfectly positioned in the heart of the tranquil Yarra Valley. This picturesque exclusively yours private two-acre property is surrounded by natural bushland. Conveniently located in Kangaroo Ground, only a short thirty-five minute drive from the Melbourne CBD. Dark Horse Chateau boasts an ornamental lake framed perfectly by Australian native gums and fauna. This Melbourne suburban estate is filled with country charm and is unforgettable. A stunning venue for weddings, engagements, special occasions, high tea, and corporate events.


Limited Number Of Bespoke Weddings Each Year, Perfectly Yours

At Dark Horse Chateau they believe in creating a setting that is unique and has an ever changing landscape each season. Offering a bespoke service like this is innovative of DHC, and makes your special day individualised, and personalised. The Dark Horse Chateau wants couples to have a one of a kind exclusive wedding. By limiting the number of weddings each year, it allows for a distinctive and fully customized wedding. Our spaces can host exclusive cocktail events through to a sit down menu with last drinks being at midnight.


All In One Wedding Venue, Ceremony, Reception and Photography

Set amidst two acres of native landscaped gardens that was brilliantly designed to provide the perfect backdrop for your ceremony, wedding reception and photographic memories. Dark Horse Chateau is located in the stunning Artisan Hills at the gateway to the Yarra Valley, and capitulates the very essence of country charm. Couples are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a scenic backdrop for the ceremony, and in capturing unforgettable photographic memories. DHC focuses on bringing your vision of your special day to life from your choice of a garden, courtyard or gazebo ceremony. With the capacity for 100 guests including dance floor, Dark Horse Chateau provides couples the flexibility to create a relaxed atmosphere for both intimate and larger weddings. Their event space offers a rustic yet refined setting for an indoor or outdoor wedding reception.


Flexibility With Wedding Packages

Dark Horse Chateau understands that this is your day and endeavours to tailor packages to suit your requirements, to make your wedding day the day you’ve always envisioned. There are individualised package options for Ceremony only, Ceremony and Reception or Reception only. DHC offers the flexibility to work around any unexpected weather and offers you and your guests a memorable exclusive event.


Creative Menu Options

Dark Horse Chateau has impressive menu options with fresh creative food. The food is displayed in an elegant and tasteful way. Providing you with a perfect bespoke menu that encapsulates your vision perfectly. Whether your dream wedding desires a full sit down menu, grazing table, canapes, through to shared platters their chef will design your perfect menu. Offering seasonal menus sourced from local fresh produce, including fine wines, craft beers and ciders that cater for all dietary requirements. The experienced chef is renowned for delighting guests with tempting menus that are bursting with flavour, including vegan and vegetarian options.


Tailoring Dream Weddings

The experienced event and wedding coordinators will work within the couple’s vision creating a most memorable dream wedding, by tailoring every component of the day. The wedding coordinators have meticulous attention to detail and exceptional personalised service. The Dark Horse Chateau team truly work with the couple allowing their personalities to shine on their unforgettable wedding day. From the moment you and your guests arrive to the last hug goodbye as you embark on you happily ever after together, the DHC team will guide you through every step of your day so you can relax and enjoy your unforgettable day.

Contact us for a complimentary viewing and see how the DHC team can make your day, your dream wedding.



Fantastic, great food, great service. All the staff are so friendly and happy. Lots of craft beers and ciders to try too

– Talitha

Excellent environment, a must stop place for meals or taking a break. Good staff with 5 star service. Especially thanks to the qualified chef for making our day special with mouthwatering food.

– Rajib

Enjoy wonderful surroundings and delicious food

– Margaret

Q Can we have the ceremony and reception at your venue?

Yes, at Dark Horse Chateau we understand this is your wedding day, and offer the venue for your ceremony and reception. There are individualised package options for Ceremony only, Ceremony and Reception or Reception only.

Q Is the venue exclusive for the day?

Yes, the venue will be exclusive for your big day and our dedicated staff will ensure your special day runs smoothly.

Q Is there parking available at the venue and is there any cost?

Yes, we have ample parking at our venue and there is no charge for parking.

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