Overnewton Castle maybe the elegant Wedding Venue for you.
When you are looking for an elegant wedding venue within the Melbourne area, Overnewton Castle may be just the one you are looking for.
With its combined elegance and vintage style look. It suits a couple that is wanting to have an elegantly styled wedding or even a garden wedding.
Overnewton Castle is located in Keilor, just 40km out of the Melbourne CBD. The venue has been host to thousands of weddings. It is one of Keilor’s hidden gems.
A little History about Overnewton Castle.
Overnewton Castle was built in 1849 by a Scotsman named William Taylor. He made a single-story bluestone colonial-style homestand that contained 6 room.
In 1859 William turned the homestead into a miniature Scottish Baronial Castle with a two-story wing added. After the building was completed 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.
The estate was then brought by Dr L.J. Norton in 1975. And still, to this day the downstairs areas are used as the wedding reception areas. As well as the old billiard room being used as the chapel that can be used for indoor wedding ceremonies and an elegant dining room added.
What the venue has to offer.
The venue is situated on over 4 acres of beautifully maintained gardens. This is perfect for those couples looking for an outdoor or garden style wedding ceremony. And also make for beautiful wedding photos.
A chapel is situated 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 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 absolutely 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 ground where photos can be taken, but there are some hidden parts as well, that are only available exclusively to couples for wedding photos. This consists 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.
These consist of The Cottage, which is for the couple themselves. Along with The Stables and The Loft, which are for guests. But both only sleep a small number of guests.
If you are wanting accommodation for all or most of your guests, the Keilor Motor Inn is approx. 2.5km down the road from Overnewton Castle. Which will make it easy for your guests to get to and from the venue without having to travel too far.
My time at Overnewton.
In September of 2018, I had the opportunity to conduct a styled wedding photoshoot at the venue.
It was a fairytale style wedding to be able to really showcase the venue and show couples that Overnewton really 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. You can view this video on 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 really 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 days 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.