Werribee Mansion

Situated just 30 minutes west of Melbourne, at gate 2, K Road, Werribee Mansion is a living, breathing postcard of 19th century Australia. Discover the Victorian era in Australia with a visit to Werribee Mansion. Located 30 minutes west of Melbourne at Werribee Park, the mansion is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century and a must see attraction for visitors. Werribee Mansion was completed by wealthy pastoralists, the Chirnside family in 1877. Built in the Italianate architecture style, Werribee Mansion boasts 60 rooms in several wings. Following extensive restoration, many of the Chirnside family’s items, including clothing, furniture remain on display. The estate which was formally known as Chirnside Park Estate has featured in films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, is maintained by the National Trust. Serendipity Photography adore this historic property, and highly recommend it as a wedding photography location.

Werribee Mansion is surrounded by 10 hectares of formal gardens, widely attributed to W.R Guilfoyle, Curator of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens. The gardens feature a parterre (a geometric garden design best viewed from the mansion balcony.) These sculpted flower beds which look like rare works of art, incorporate sparkling white paths, allowing you and your guests to stroll around the beautiful flora, as the experienced team at Serendipity Photography capture every wonderful moment. The grounds are superbly maintained, with their very own pond and original grotto, you will have no trouble finding a secluded spot to enjoy some peace and tranquility throughout the celebrations. Offering both lush expanses of open space and more intimate nooks, Werribee Mansion is an ideal location for a flexible and elegant selection of photos. 

Within walking distance of Werribee Mansion is the Victoria State Rose Garden. Winner of the prestigious World Federation of Rose Societies Award for Garden Excellence, this internationally acclaimed garden is shaped as a giant Tudor Rose and displays 5000 roses to perfection. This location really does have it all, for situated just behind Werribee Mansion in a separate wing, is the Mansion Hotel and Spa. This luxurious hotel offers 5 star accommodation with day spa and restaurant, a perfect option for an pre wedding night stay. 

As one of Victoria’s most important surviving stately homes, Werribee Mansion is well worth the visit. Its unique grandeur, elegant exterior, and countless other features will cement the property as a memorable backdrop. As you swirl in you exquisite dress, breathe in the delicate perfume of the landscaped garden, and bask in a subtle rosy glow as the sun sets behind this striking property, you can be confident that Serendipity will be one step beside you, capturing every wonderful moment. 


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