When you are looking for an elegant wedding venue within the Melbourne area, Overnewton Castle may be the right place for you.
With its combined elegant and vintage style look, and English gardens. It suits a couple that is wanting to have an elegantly styled wedding or even a garden wedding.
Where is Overnewton Castle?
The Overnewton Castle Reception venue is at 51 Overnewton Rd, Keilor, 40 km out of the Melbourne CBD. The site has been host to thousands of weddings. And it is one of Keilor’s hidden gems.
The History of Overnewton Castle.
Overnewton Castle was built in 1849 by a Scotsman named William Taylor. He made a single-story blue-stone colonial-style homestead that contained six rooms.
In 1859 William turned the homestead into a miniature Scottish Baronial Castle with a two-story wing added. After the construction, along with other added sections, there was a total of 35 rooms, along with several other buildings added to the estate.
Overnewton stayed within the Taylor family until 1959, which is when the Carr family purchased the estate. As well as raising a family within the property, they used the downstairs rooms as wedding reception areas.
Dr. L.J. Norton then brought the estate in 1975. And still, to this day, the downstairs areas are used as the wedding reception areas as well as the old billiard room, which is now the chapel for indoor wedding ceremonies and an elegant dining room added.
What does Overnewton Castle have to offer as a wedding venue?
The venue is situated on over 4 acres of beautifully maintained gardens. It is perfect for those couples looking for an outdoor or garden style wedding ceremony. And also make for beautiful wedding photos.
A denominational chapel is inside the venue for those wanting an indoor ceremony, or wet or hot weather back up plan for those that plan on an outdoor one.
A private bridal room is available on the wedding day, for those wanting to freshen up and catch your breath before walking down the aisle.
Open fireplaces are also able to be used for weddings that are being held during the winter to create that more intimate and romantic feel.
As well as an elegant dining room for your reception, with the bridal table situated in a beautiful bay window overseeing the gardens and fairy lights, that is stunning at night.
Overnewton also has off-street parking available for guests along with disabled parking for those that need it as well — making the venue accessible for all guests.
Wedding Photo Opportunities
There are some beautiful sections of the grounds for wedding photos to be taken, but there are some hidden parts as well, that are only available exclusively to couples for wedding photos.
These consist of Overnewton’s iconic spiral staircase, the captain cook wing, and other hidden parts of the grounds.
The venue also offers an exclusive photo only package for couples that are not holding their wedding at the location but would love to get some wedding photos there.
Is there any accommodation facilities?
When looking for accommodation for either the wedding night or guests, there is ample in Keilor and surrounding areas. But Overnewton also has some onsite accommodation for you and your guests.
These consist of The Cottage, which is also for the couple themselves and has a double spa bath. There is also The Stables and The Loft, which are for guests. But both only sleep a small number of guests.
If you want accommodation for all or most of your guests, the Keilor Motor Inn is approx. 2.5 km down the road from Overnewton Castle. And it will make it easy for your guests to get to and from the venue without having to travel too far.
Overnewton Castle Wedding Costs
There is quite a lot of options when it comes to having your special day at this venue. So below is a list of the Overnewton Castle costs to help you get started.
Prices are depending on what you would like and the time of year you are looking to have your wedding, so be sure to contact the venue directly to get a quote for your special day.
|Min Guests||Max Guests||Starting Price|
|Reception||80 Seated||150 Seated||$110 per head|
|The Cottage||Sleeps up to 6 guests||$450 per night|
|The Stables||Sleeps up to 10 guests||$600 per night|
|The Loft||Sleeps up to 6 guests||$350 per night|
My time at Overnewton.
In September of 2018, I had the opportunity to conduct a styled wedding photo shoot at the venue.
It was a fairytale style wedding to be able to showcase the venue and show couples that it is fit for those elegant or princess style weddings.
Along with showcasing the talent of the other wedding suppliers that were involved in helping create the look.
To view pictures from this shoot, please check out my gallery page Fairytale Wedding Styled Shoot Overnewton Castle
While I was there, I took the opportunity to Vlog my time there and took you on a little tour of Overnewton to show you around the venue. Below is the video, or you can view this video directly via my YouTube channel.
The review of Overnewton Castle.
From the first time I walked into Overnewton to have a look around the venue, I instantly fell in love with it. Its gardens, history, and elegance of the place are just inviting and breathtaking.
The staff was fantastic and able to go into detail about what the venue has to offer for couples, and Emma, the Venue coordinator there was amiable and willing to help couples to create their dream wedding.
Be sure to check out their website to get more information about the venue, view their gallery or to book a viewing of the site.
What can I offer as a wedding planner?
As I am a wedding planner that is familiar with the venue, it’s décor, and the area. I can help you plan your wedding with local wedding suppliers and help you style your wedding to match not just the style of your wedding but the style of the venue.
And if you are looking to relax on the day, I can also offer On The Day Coordination to oversee the day’s events so you, your partner, and your guests can enjoy the ceremony and reception.
View my wedding packages to see which one would suit you best.