Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions and Photography at the Old Cheese Factory

Weddings at the Old Cheese Factory

The Old Cheese Factory is one of Melbourne’s most sought after venues; hosting weddings and events of all sizes. For your special day, you can trust the beautifully landscaped gardens, historic buildings and reception areas to create an unforgettable and enjoyable experience for you and your guests.

The staff at The Old Cheese Factory work alongside you to accommodate all your booking requests and enhance your special day. This includes providing vehicle access where possible to ceremony locations and for photo shoots, set-up and pack-down of site equipment, heating and cooling of indoor venues, off-street free parking and immaculately presented facilities and gardens.

Ceremony Venues

The unique layout of the gardens and historic buildings at the Old Cheese Factory, provide an abundance of natural ceremony locations to create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding.

Ceremony packages include the exclusive use of the wedding gardens and chosen indoor venue (for wet weather conditions) for two hours for ceremony use and photos. Indoor venues include a quaint Chapel, formerly the St. Luke’s Uniting Church and later relocated to the site and the Cheese Factory itself.

We encourage you to come and visit the site any day or time between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, 7 days per week.

If you would like to ensure staff and venues are available at a specific time please call 9702 1919 to arrange a suitable time.  

Photography

The Old Cheese Factory provides unlimited photo opportunities within the landscaped gardens featuring ponds and bridges, historical buildings and age-old tree canopies.

Photo access is included within all packages and is also available as an individual option.

Reception Venues

At the Old Cheese Factory, each wedding reception is as unique as the bride and groom. Set among the gardens are a range of buildings suitable to accommodate intimate receptions, cocktail functions and formal dinner receptions up to 120 people.
The large air-conditioned function room includes a dance floor, bridal stage, ample room for entertainers, cake and gift tables, commercial caterer’s kitchen and restroom facilities. 

The 1860s historic Homestead (including outside Wisteria Tree), Cheese Factory and Chapel, provide for intimate functions of up to 60 guests or pre-dinner drinks.

All reception areas have options for table layouts and allow you to decorate the areas yourself or choose a supplier to assist.

Marquee Receptions

The manicured lawn areas at the Old Cheese Factory provide countless options for Marquee Receptions, with convenient access to toilets and caterer’s kitchens.

The site caters for marquees for intimate gatherings up to 400 people during the day or evening.

Suppliers

You have the opportunity to choose your own suppliers to assist in creating your perfect day; everything from celebrants and decorators to entertainers and caterers! We have put together a recommended function supplier list which may be useful and assist with organising your function.

The onsite Homestead Café can assist with catering delicious finger food for catering your cocktail function or intimate reception.

Packages

The Old Cheese Factory offers a variety of ways to celebrate your special day.  We can tailor a package to suit your requirements ranging from the most intimate of gatherings for 10 guests, to an elaborate celebration of 400 people.

Here are four packages we offer:

Wedding reception, ceremony and photos                              

Cost: $1,750.00

Package includes:

  • Access to Function Room (or another suitable onsite venue upon request) from 10.00 am to midnight, including tables, chairs, dance floor and stage.
  • Access to Wedding Gardens for two hours for ceremony and photos, including 40 chairs, signing table, red carpet and set up by site staff.
  • Reservation of wet weather venue onsite for two hours, including chairs, signing table and red carpet.

Wedding Ceremony and Photos          

Cost: $695.00

Package includes:

  • Access to Wedding Gardens for two hours for Ceremony and Photos, including 40 chairs, signing table, red carpet and set up by site staff.
  • Reservation of wet weather venue onsite for two hours, including chairs, signing table and red carpet.

Wedding Photos

Cost: $175.00

Package includes:

  • Access to Wedding Gardens for two hours for photos.

Wedding Marquee Reception, Ceremony and Photos

Cost: $1350.00

Package includes:

  • Access to Middle Paddock to allow marquee set up, function and pack down. (Note that no tables, chairs, dance floor or other equipment is supplied)
  • Access to Wedding Gardens for 2 hours for ceremony and photos, including 40 chairs, signing table, red carpet and set up by site staff.
  • Reservation of wet weather venue onsite for 2 hours, including chairs, signing table and red carpet.
  • Access to Administrative Kitchen for catering staff to prepare meals from 12.00 pm on day of wedding. 

Garden Party Wedding Package

Cost: $1345 plus Catering

Package includes:

  • Access to Wedding Gardens for two hours for Ceremony and Photos, including 40 chairs, signing table, red carpet and set up by site staff.
  • Reservation of wet weather venue onsite for two hours, including chairs, signing table and red carpet.
  • Access to Wedding Gardens, Lower Gallery, Admin Kitchen and Wisteria Walk for an additional four hours following the ceremony to enjoy a combined indoor, outdoor garden reception within the surrounding manicured gardens and historic buildings.
  • Catering is offered through the Homestead Café and provides a wide variety of dining options from High Teas, Buffets, finger food or platters for lunch, afternoon or dinner receptions.
  • Suitable for small to medium functions

Please ensure you take some time to read the Terms and conditions of hire webpage.

Contact

For further information about booking your wedding ceremony or reception at The Old Cheese Factory please call 9702 1919 or email ocf@casey.vic.gov.au.

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