A message to our community
As we go through this challenging time it is our priority to be there for all of our customers, our staff and our suppliers who have been affected by these circumstances that are beyond our control.
We are currently taking appointments for wedding inspections, as well as this we are also taking ceremony only bookings for the months of July, August and September 2020.
We are available on email, phone and by appointment, if you would like to make an enquiry or if you need help with anything.
Windmill Gardens is one of Melbourne’s leading event venues.
Offering picturesque landscape gardens with a dining room that overlooks a full view of our stunning lake. Being family owned and operated for 17 years ensures your every need will be met at your next event whether it be a wedding, corporate or social event.
“Amazing venue, beautiful attentive staff with efficiency plus more. Highly recommend to anyone who wants it all with a difference! ”
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Probably the very first decision we made and the very BEST decision. It was the most wonderful and magical place to... have our wedding, it’s absolutely gorgeous and kept in pristine condition, looking amazing for your photos. Sofie and David were extremely lovely from day one and so professional, you could tell they have so much experience. They were even extremely accommodating after me being late because of traffic, nothing was an issue for them and they made us feel relaxed. Everyone complimented the place and the food AMAZING. Everything was perfect. Thank you!read more
Paula Pave Possible
We are absolutely blown away! Windmill gardens was sensational! Everything to the finest detail was nothing short of... amazing! Dave, Sofia and the team we’re Ace!Thank you for hosting the most magical day of our lives!!! Especially the food our guests were rolling out 👌🏼👌🏼Thanks again and we’ll hopefully see you soon for our next function!read more
James Michelle Cabato
Just want to say thank you to Sofie and David for an amazing service and support on my daughter’s birthday party.... Beautiful venue, food and service are amazing , and an outstanding support from the owner. Can’t thank you enough 👏read more
we had our wedding here in November and firstly Sofie, David & family we can't thank you enough for every little thing... you did for us. it was beyond perfect thank you so much to your outstanding team for the service and food (which was incredible) and for giving us an all round perfect experience. we will be forever grateful for everything you guys did for our special day Emma and Michael Phippsread more
Kay Kadriye Tatli
Nice atmosphere nice food good service
just passing by, wish i had time to stop
We recently were married at Windmill Gardens and we couldn’t have been happier. David & Sofie, Thankyou again for... going above and beyond. Always so helpful. We have received so many compliments from our guests about the quality of food & service they received on the night. Highly recommend to anyone. Thankyou again. Love Mr & Mrs Paoloread more
Both Vi and I would like to thank the whole team at the Windmill Gardens. David, Sophie, Stephen, Anthony and all the... staff has been exceptional to deal with. Thank you for allowing my father's restaurant as the caterer for the night. But even though it was not your own catering, David and the team has gone the extra mile to help out as well.From the day we reserved the venue, until even after the event, David has been accomodating to our needs and is always open to our suggestions while providing good advice at the same time.The team all have made our night, one to remember and so far only had compliments from all of our guests.The venue inside and outside is stunningly beautiful which almost made us feel like this was in another country. But I know it's because of David and the landscapers upkeep which keeps it looking beautiful all year around. If anyone is looking for a stunning reception with beautiful landscaping, then look no further because I would only recommend the Windmill Gardens for every wedding. Once again, thank you very much for the whole team in looking after us! We hope to see you guys soon again for our future events :)Peter & Vi.read more
We just recently had our wedding and reception at Windmill Gardens and honestly could not fault a thing all... interactions were great with Sofie and David who are lovely people and really helped piece our day together and make sure it went off without any issue. Not to mention the food was delicious. I very highly recommend their services to anyone. Thank youread more
The best reception in Melbourne with an ambiance that cannot be found anywhere. The owners were absolutely lovely to... deal with and made planning our wedding easy and exciting. Everything was catered to our vision and I just cannot compliment The Windmill gardens enough. Our wedding day was just magic! Photos in their garden at sunset are just priceless, food was amazing, the lay out was comfortable for dancing with 180 guests and intimate too. Everything was delivered to us and our guests with the upmost qualityread more
The dreamy wedding destination. My long search ended with Windmill for a perfect venue. Apart from the visual and... architectural perfection, i am overwhelmed with the hospitality and services of the staff. Special thanks to David for making it a smooth eventful day, can’t ask for more. Good Luckread more
This place is magical, day & night.I attended a wedding (ceremony & reception) & found very little to fault. Venue,... food & atmosphere were beautiful. A few forgetful/slightly undertrained moments from a couple of staff members although easily forgiven. Would definitely recommend.read more
I had my wedding on Saturday and David and Sophie were absolutely lovely people who made sure that the day went... smoothly. Can’t thank them enough 😊read more
The Windmill Gardens is the perfect place to get married. The food is great the venue is set up beautifully and the... staff are incredible. We didn’t experience a single glitch the whole night - everything went smoothly! Our photos and video looked amazing because the venue has picturesque backgrounds. David and the team were incredible the whole way through!read more
We couldn't recommend this magnificent venue enough, it is simply perfect! We originally deposited at a venue in... Sorrento which was beautiful however the interior was old and dated and we found ourselves trying to cover up a majority of the character and furnishings so we decided to cancel and lose our deposit. We are so glad that we did because as we now look back, we couldn't be happier with the Windmill. It is simply stunning inside and out and not to mention how committed David and Sophie are to every single element of the planning and overall experience. They are super accommodating, friendly, professional and determined to ensure the process was smooth and suited us to a T. Nothing was too hard for them even when the winds were 45k strong on the day, they made it happen! The food was delicious and drinks flowed well!! It is truly a MUST SEE venue however be prepared to fall in love with it as we certainly did. David, Sophie & team, you are amazing!! Thank you <3read more
Joe Willy Manukeu-Archibald
Me and my wife just wanted to say Thank you so much for everything you guy did for my daughter birthday last week the... food was amazing the service and staff was amazing the management was just fantastic everything turned out amazing thank you so much for everything recommending you to all my family and friends my daughter had so much fun she love it best reception I have ever been to what a beautiful place thank you guys againread more
Best night ever. What a wonderfull place for a wedding. Highly recommended.
Thank you to David, Sofie and the whole team at Windmill Garden. From moment my Mum and I drove into Windmill Gardens,... I knew I didn't want to look any further. The very next weekend, I brought my fiancé down and he felt the exact same! Windmill Gardens is just stunning!! What we didn't know was how amazing the service was going to be. From the time we booked to the day of our wedding, David and Sofie were incredibly supportive, helpful, open to our ideas and suggestive and truly helped us stay stress free and have the absolute best day of our lives. All our family and friends have been complimenting us on what a fantastic venue and how delicious the food was! David and Sofie went above a beyond for us, we can't thank them enough!! Our wedding exceeded our expectations and the Windmill Gardens had a huge part to do with that!read more
I don't even know where to begin! From the very first time my fiance Andrew and I stepped foot into Aria at Windmill... gardens we were blown away!! Being greeted by Sofie first was like Andrew and I were royals! When we met David it was like we knew each other for ten years! I cannot begin to explain how amazing these two people are! After the initial appointment Andrew and I knew we HAD TO HAVE our engagement at Aria!!! No question was left unanswered, no demand was not met!! I have never had more fun setting up and getting ready for a function like I did yesterday!! The food, in all absolute honesty was something you would expect to get somewhere like Crown Palladium. We had some steak lovers attending and every single person was blown away by it! So tender and full of flavour. The food was the biggest hit of the night!!! The service David and Sofies team provided on the night was beyond outstanding. Every single person that was attending to our guest were so warm and attentive. I absolutely must thank all the staff, Renata, mehmet and the gorgeous girls, thank you so very much for helping us celebrate our night, you guys were phenomenal! David and Sofie, no amount of thank you will ever suffice to show our gratitude!! It was an absolute honor being able to host our Engagement party at Aria last night!! Andrew and I have felt like we have gain two lifelong friends! All our love Andrew & Laura xxread more
Dean Sindoni MC
Such a pleasure to have worked there once again. As a wedding supplier that visits many venues across the state, the... level of service, quality of food and the amazing gardens are a credit to David the owner and his team.read more
David, Sophie & team,We would like to thank you for helping us create our dream wedding. Everything was so perfect,... effortless and stress free!We has so many comments on how beautiful the venue was inside and out not to mention the food was sensational.We just wish we could re-live the day all over again!Thank you all again.read more
I play in a function band called the TEQUILA BROTHERS and this venue is second to none. David and the staff treat us... like gold. The food the service and more importantly the friendship is always very much appreciated. Thank you always. Cheers MICHAEL ZAMMIT.read more
Thankyou so much to David and the rest of the team at the windmill they did such a fantastic job from the day we booked... it right up until our wedding day on 20th may 2017. They made sure it was the best day of our lives!! Not only the food was amazing but the atmosphere and all the guest said it was the best wedding they have been to so thank you again!Maddison and Stefan Xxread more
Thank you David, Sophie & team for creating an incredible atmosphere for our day. Everything went as we imagined and... the food was fantastic! Thank you,Jelena & Danilo 10.06.2017read more
What a wonderful venue. My wife and I were married here this June the 4th, and could not recommend the service provided... by David and Sophie highly enough. The assistance provided prior to the day was outstanding, was helped so much to put our mind at ease. The food on the day was brilliant, and was enjoyed and complemented by every guest! We were so well looked after, and would highly recommend the venue to anyone looking for a wedding venue. Outstanding service, generous and very much appreciated. Thank you so much!read more
Simply amazing setup for any event! Friendly staff and great service.
Hi David and Sophie,We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for assisting with making our wedding... day so amazing! We can't believe it's all over. We cannot fault anything.The day was perfect even though it rained! Our guests had the best time and have said it was the best wedding they have been to! Our guests commented (and are still commenting) on how beautiful the venue was and that the food was delicious. Thanks again!Tenylle and Matread more
A Great place to work and celebrate any special occasion!
THE BEST VENUE IN MELBOURNE!! Hands down.
I must say that this place is absolutely flawless! Not only because of the beautiful garden but because of the amazing... service provided my the owner's of the venue! My sister had her engagement here and to us the most important thing was being able to rely on the staff to be able to make it a night to remember! And they did just that. They were less of a staff and more of a part of our family for the night they did everything they could to be able to make it perfect night.read more
From the day we met you both David & Sophie, you were very accommodating, pleasant and loving. I knew there and then... that this was the place to hold my son & daughter-in-law's wedding. From the moment they started their preparations until the day of their wedding nothing was too much trouble. David you & your staff were so nice to deal with and so helpful. Everyone commented on the venue and food and not one bad word was said. On behalf on myself and everyone else, THANK YOU for making it such a special and wonderful day. Everything ran smoothly. God bless you all for your professionalism. �������������read more
OMG I cannot believe it's all over but wow what a night it was. Thank you both for all of your assistance in making our... wedding day so amazing. You guys really helped make sure everything went to plan and you were so accomodating to us even with our last minute changes. Couldn't of asked for a better day and we both can't take the smiles off our faces ��read more
Thank you David and Soph, you did an amazing job for our wedding. You and your staff are all so kind and really looked... after us. The night went perfectly with no complaints great food and service highly recommended thank you again! Adam and Kandyce xxread more
Monique Santiago Salvador
I had my wedding there on Sept 2016 and the whole experience food , venue was just absolutely beautiful. The support... that you get from the actual owners and staff were out of the ordinary was just exemplary. Highly recommended!!! Thank you David and Sophie!read more
To David, Sophie and Marika - you are all amazing! Thank you so much for everything you done for us to make our wedding... day as special as it was. You guys were so helpful in the lead up and David you were the most happiest man that night beside my father as your beautiful daughter give you your first grandchild, the night could not have turned out any more perfect.All our guests were amazed with the food and service and just how beautiful the venue is. We received so much positive feedback about the whole day and night Marika thanks for all your help in the lead up with my million questions. Thank you for recommending suppliers who were all amazing David I still remember halfway through the day you running to James and myself saying I am a granddad James and I will always be part of your special day just like your family will be part of oursOnce again thank you for a amazing dayread more
Our wedding day was amazing! The Windmill Gardens is such a beautiful place to get married. We would like to thank... David and the team for going above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect day. The food was fantastic and we have received so many great compliments from our guests. Thank you so much for everything.read more
Maryanne Mirjana Vidic
Our family was there for Mother's Day lunch last year, food great, service great, entertainment wonderful
Kerryanne Louise Meiorin
To all the special guys and gals that made my wedding night so relaxed and stress free!You's really know your stuff!!!... Thank you for looking after us so well, the night was absolutely amazing, the food was delicious though I couldn't fit much into me through the night in my tight dress, everyone that was there kept complimenting the food, so hats off to your chef!! He's a pro! That pear dessert was to die for ❤️Thanks again, stay awesome and keep doing what your doing! Love from Jeremy & Kerryanne Meiorin xoread more
My husband and I are so happy that we chose Windmill Gardens for our wedding. Our ceremony in the garden was beautiful... and the reception was absolutely fantastic! It's such a stunning venue. Dave, Sophie and Marika were more than accommodating to our needs and they made sure our wedding ran smoothly. To all of you and your staff, thank you. You all helped make our wedding spectacular.read more
An absolute pleasure dealing with the staff at the Windmill Gardens. A beautiful family!
Had our wedding here in 2007, beautiful venue, great food and the owners were lovely & so great to deal with. Loved... this place!read more
An amazing Mother's Day luncheon, fabulous food, great entertainment.
Nancy Hanna Isaac
The staff are so friendly and helpful. The grounds are magnificently maintained and it is such a gorgeous location for... a wedding or event!read more
Mariann Demaria Mainieri
Amazing place beautiful attentive staff with efficiency plus more highly recommend to anyone who wants it all with a... differenceread more
I attended a wedding at this amazing venue on sunday and I just wanted to say a big thankyou to the staff and hosts for... looking after everyone and helping create such a magical day. The windmill is one of the most beautiful venues I have visited. Thankyou everyone.read more
Maria Di Sipio
We made an excellent choice to hold our wedding at Windmill Gardens!The chapel, gardens, courtyard and reception were... absolutely magnificent. All the staff were so beautiful and genuine each time we spoke, from our first visit right through to our special day.Thank you so much David, Sofie and Marika for making everything just perfect.read more
Cathy De Rosso
Best venue. Best owners! Food was fantastic! Could not have asked for a more perfect day and night!!!! We'll definitely... stay in touch. Thank you so much again for everything!read more
Christian N Bel Donnerborg
We had our wedding there in October last year & it was magical. Absolutely stunning venue, the staff go way above &... beyond. Thank you windmill gardens for making our day like a fairy tale, we had the best night of our life.read more
Megs Jade Fergeus
Lauri Kate Owais
Vele Victor Petrovski
It's 5 star cause David owns it!!!!
Great place , great staff!! Always so helpful and so friendly
Absolutely awesome time there. The venue is was chosen from the moment we got into your drive way for inspection,... superb catering and the most friendliest hosts anyone could ever expect. Thank you for making our special day more memorableread more
What an AMAZING venue but the team behind this venue are even more AMAZING! Caring for your every need and wanting the... best day for you! We were married here yesterday and David and Sophia are outstanding. As a bride there's alot of agree put on you for a wedding but these guys just lifted that stress and make you feel so relaxed. Having these guys and their team by your side for your special occasion will ensure everyone is happy and everything runs smoothly. Good job team you've made everyone fall in love with your venue and the food you have!read more
Had my wedding in the beautiful gardens of the windmill followed by an awesome reception. We had a ball and my kids... can't stop talking about it. They loved it too. Fantastic staff and service...Thanks David and Sophie.read more
Sonja Milosevska Nikolovska
Amazing place, amazing people, amazing food! I had my dream wedding - thank you David, Sophie, Marika & the team 🙂
Fantastic Venue.. beautiful chapel and surrounding gardens.
Elizabeth A Barratt
Ange Cuvello Withoos