Merrimu

Centrally located at 1300 Dandenong Road, Murrumbeena (just over the road from Chadstone Shopping Centre), Merrimu Receptions is an appealing option for wedding celebrations. Offering both convenient proximity to the city of Melbourne, and an abundance of picturesque churches, as well as being a wonderful, aesthetically pleasing venue in its own right. As you enter via the sweeping driveway, and admire the charming garden surrounding the homestead, you will be able to take in the elegance of this venue, as the experienced staff at Serendipity capture every special moment.

The name ‘Merrimu’ comes from the original colonial homestead built on this site in 1882. It is a local Koori word that appropriately means, ‘meeting place’. The historic homestead was the inspiration for the reception venue’s creation in 1955. Today the Grand Ballroom pronounces a sophisticated dialogue between the past; in the sprawling grounds and circular driveway of the original home, and the present; the sleek modern lines of the exterior architecture coupled with the open and elegant interior décor.

This exquisite reception centre boasts two stunning options for wedding receptions: the Merrimu Room, with its original Victorian era detailing, is ideal for intimate functions, seating up to 120 guests, whilst the Grand Ballroom caters for up to 400 guests. Inside the spacious rooms there a plenty of gorgeous details for perfect wedding day photos, just to name a few: patterned wool carpets, ornate ceilings, polished timber floors, opulent drapes, gilded mirrors and a grand staircase all help create an ambiance of glamour and grandeur.

What makes this venue so interesting to photographers is its state-of-the-art lighting kit that can be tuned to the theme of the function. It can flood your event with warm yellows or cool blues, or be set up to change with your music. At Serendipity we love being in a room with a new mood for every function, and capturing the unique atmosphere of your wedding on film.

Clients at Merrimu consistently compliment the comprehensive and hassle-free service. The food is always well presented, plentiful and finely flavoured.

The elegance of Merrimu Receptions is best appreciated after a personal inspection. The venue’s professional event coördinators will assist with preparations for your event and guide you through the benefits of choosing Merrimu as your preferred venue. The reception centre is open for tour seven days a week. Serendipity recommend visiting Merrimu’s main website for more information.

One Response to “Merrimu”
  1. Vicky and Arthur 13 May 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    As soon as we walked into Merrimu we juts knew it was the right place. We choose the smaller room because of the beautiful setting and atmosphere and a lovely period feel. The whole place seemed so inviting and we couldn’t fault the service at all.

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