Duart Homestead

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  • What is the min wedding price per person? $0-50
  • What is the max wedding price per person? $120-150


  • What is the min guest requirement for a ceremony? 0-50
  • What is the max guest capacity for a ceremony? 150-200
  • What is the min guest requirement for a reception? 0-50
  • What is the max guest capacity for a reception? 150-200


  • What style is your venue? Affordable, Contemporary
  • What kind of scenery is your venue set in? Meadow
  • What kind of reception types does the venue offer? Cocktail, Dining
  • What type of settings does your venue feature? Indoors&Outdoors
  • Which types of catering options do you offer? In-house catering
  • What kind of services, facilities and amenities do you offer? Accommodations, AV system, Bar services, Bridal suite, Parking, Wedding Planner / Coordinator, Wheelchair Access, WİFİ, Audio Equipment, Cake Cutting, Centrepieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Cooling System, Heating System, Linens, Tables, Decoration, Photos


  • What catering services does your venue provide? Buffet, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s)
  • What kind of bar service does your venue provide? Bartender(s), Limited Bar, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

Time Restrictions

  • How many hours can the event last? 5
  • Event Time Extensions


  • Is there a fixed-menu option? Yes
  • What kind of events does the venue carry out? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Elopements
  • Does the venue provide an accommodation service? Yes
  • Can more than one wedding be held at the same time? No
  • Could the beverage package be upgraded? Yes
  • Are children allowed in the venue? Yes
  • Is there a smoking area? No
  • Is bringing a wedding cake allowed? Yes
  • Are pets allowed at the venue? Yes
  • Can the venue be reserved for a booking date? Yes

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Duart Homestead is an 1883 Victorian homestead and named after Scotland's Duart Castel. After extensive renovations and conversions, while keeping its historical value and architecture intact, the Victorian building offers a historical and Victorian-style wedding venue. It is known for exceptional food, attention to detail with gourmet menus choice. Duart Homestead won several awards including best function venue in 2014 and again in 2017. In 2008 and 20212 it wins the Bendigo Bank Business Awards, and in 2012 it won the Best Wedding Venue Award from the People's Choice.
Facilities and Capacity
• The restaurant caters to 40 guests.
• The large ballroom caters to 120 guests and includes air-conditioning, a stage for a DJ or live band as well as a dance floor.
• Outdoor ceremonies cater to 120 guests featuring a federation style Gazebo under a 160-year-old Fig tree. The National Trust has classified this tree with the ivy-clad veranda as a backdrop; it is a garden wedding to behold.
• Onsite wedding planners
• Wedding packages are customizable.
• Bridal suite
• Choose your garden layout plan, choice of linens, table wear, chairs, and colours.
• Various beverage packages, open bar, hosted bar, limited bar, or cash bar options from the venue that is fully licensed
• Canapes offered to guests before the reception or ceremony.
• Bartenders and waiting staff
• Centrepieces are provided, and you have more than a dozen to choose from
• Wedding ceremony arch, aisles, and ceremony chairs
• Signing table, gift table, cake table
• Free parking
• Wheelchair access
Duart is a lovely historic home, restored and turned into reception rooms that delightfully complement the Victorian-style house. The venue offers table layout, and plans are according to the bride's choice between rectangle and round tables. Beautiful decor and luxury table linen, crystal glasses, and elegant dinner services plus gorgeous table centrepieces to choose from are also available.
In-House Catering
Premium adjustable menu options are at the order of the day. Sit down dinners includes a choice between more than a dozen entrees, 20+ mains, and desserts. Gourmet finger food menus include hot and cold selections, canapes, and desert finger foods. Feasting platters are served per table while you also have a huge buffet variety to choose from. Gourmet BBQ, grazing platters, and plenty of street food options also make part of the plenty of choices.
Your hosts, Nathan and Natasha Smith will be delighted to address and advise you on any concerns you might have on your special day. To secure your booking, you need to pay a deposit. Tentative bookings are accepted but only kept for 14 days. Reach out now to ensure your wedding date is available.


Nathan & Natasha Smith

  • Address: 20 McLean St, Maffra VIC 3860

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  • How much does a wedding cost in Duart Homestead?

    Duart Homestead minimum wedding prices range from $0-50 per person and maximum wedding prices range from $120-150 per person.

  • What is the guest capacity of Duart Homestead?

    Duart Homestead has a maximum capacity of 150-200 people for a dinner wedding and a maximum capacity of 150-200 people for a cocktail wedding.

  • What kind of services and facilities are offered in Duart Homestead?

    Duart Homestead provides events such as heating system, photos, tables, decoration, bar services, cake cutting, cooling system, wedding planner / coordinator, accommodations, chair covers, chairs, linens, av system, parking, wheelchair access, wi̇fi̇, centrepieces, audio equipment and bridal suite.

  • What kind of events does the Duart Homestead carry out?

    Apart from weddings, Duart Homestead provides services such as elopements, ceremony, reception and engagement party.

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