Lake HouseDaylesford, Victoria
Lake HouseDaylesford, Victoria
One of Australia’s most romantic hotels, Lake House is renowned for its hauntingly beautiful lakeside location, its destination restaurant, its award-winning cellar and very special bespoke wedding events.
A member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia, Lake House is one of the most awarded properties in the country. Built and operated by the Wolf-Tasker family more than 30 years ago, it now boasts a staff of over 120 hospitality professionals. Attention to detail and the breathtaking location have also combined to make Lake House the magical destination it is today.
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The Terrace Room
A magnificent architecturally designed space that features luxe chandeliers, picturesque garden views, soaring ceilings, stone fireplace, water features and private bar. Suitable for up to 150 seated guests or 300 for a cocktail party.
Positioned below the Lake House Restaurant, the new Waterfront Pavilion features two openable walls of glass and overlooks the lagoon. The interior style is one of sophisticated country charm with white eggshell finish shelving and beeswaxed recycled local timber tables.
For up to 40 guests either along one long table or individual tables of 10 with a classic set up and florals for the table. Access from the Waterfront Pavilion via the direct staircase to the newly landscaped foreshore provides a place for gathering, for ceremonies or pre-dinner drinks.
An open fire pit is available to ward off autumn and winter chills. Our long ago planted Yunnan poplars provide shade from hot summer afternoon sun.
The Cellar is located beneath the Lake House restaurant and not only houses much of the wine from the award winning list; but is also a wonderful private space for a party or celebration. A beautiful American Oak table is decorated with candles and big bunches of country blooms. A truly magical experience.
Wombat Hill House
There are several beautiful areas including the main room – decorated with communal tables & open fire. A mural by artist Allan Wolf-Tasker holds centre stage – depicting the wild and magical creatures of the Wombat State Forest. A bar opens out into the covered (and heated) Pergola whilst the kitchen garden wraps around the outside of the building providing plenty of places to explore, recline in the sunshine or take in the mountain air. Wombat Hill House menus are driven by seasonal influence and designed to be simple & delicious.
Lake shore ceremonies under the silver birches
Beautiful ceremonies often take place on the lake shore. Lake House offers this very special location with uninterrupted views at which to share your ceremony with family and friends. In fact you’ll be spoilt for choice. You might choose to be framed by rows of silver birches, with the lake glistening beyond and local waterfowl, glossy feathered ducks and our family of snow white and velvet grey geese gathering nearby.
Stringy Bark terrace
Perhaps you would prefer an elevated position on the Stringy Bark terrace overlooking the lake. Fenced with the signature Lake House white crisscross balustrades, it’s shaded by tall Stringy Bark Gums originally planted by Alla in 1979.
A space lined with hand cut Castlemaine stone and planted out with edible herbs & flowers, provides another magical position from which to view the waters of the lagoon and the main lake and to take in the sun as it sets over the far shore.
In house florist
Whether it’s an open air ceremony or under the shelter of a silk lined marquee; the artistry of the in house florist will transform and personalise your space with fresh cut country roses, herbs, seasonal flowers, boughs of fruit wood, lichen covered branches, red tipped willow and more.
One of the most important elements when planning a perfect celebration is of course the food. Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker crafts menus that draw on the Lake House philosophy of a sense of place; combining the best and often locally sourced seasonal produce with your bespoke celebration plans.