Arguably the most talked about feature of the entire venue; the dramatic bud-lit ceiling of The Ivory ballroom.  You will be captured by an overwhelming feeling of elegance & romance as the staff draw back the curtain to reveal the space before you step inside.

For those expecting to invite between 100 and 400 guests, our bud-lit ballroom is a beautiful spot to celebrate.  Seating between 100-350 guests, a cocktail-style capacity of 100 to 400 & with the added flexibility to hold a stand-alone cocktail event for up to 150 in the beautifully renovated foyer -you are spoilt for choice.  Regardless of what you select, the entire venue is yours exclusively for the duration of your event.

Guest tables surround a large central dance floor enabling guests a full view no matter where they sit as well as the chance to dance to their hearts content.  The long central staging with white backdrop & backing lights can be easily changed to suit any colour theme.  It aims to create a feature which can be personalised to suit your theme or by simply using the inclusive backing lighting, it will highlight the head table or entertainment without the need for additional decor.

The Ivory Elsternwick is not only beautiful, it has been well thought out & duly considered.  With a spacious interior & a sophisticated aesthetic it is set to become a favourite for Melbourne events!

Rose-Garden Terrace

Be led through it’s picture-perfect white arbours to the rose-garden courtyard, the lush-green backdrop to the The Ivory’s classic white Georgian facade & open terrace.

Iceberg roses surround the garden of manicured hedges and Whsteria vines which have crept their way up, twirling around the picture-perfect arbours.  Both the Georgian façade & the white arbours create the perfect wedding ceremony backdrop and photo opportunities, simplifying your decisions on what to do and where to go.  And our team love assisting you with styling ideas to add to the outdoor terrace space & tying in your theme throughout the venue.


The striking foyer at The Ivory , Elsternwick is perfect for pre-dinner drinks or as a stand alone space for private cocktail parties.

Guests arrive through the white arbours and rose-garden terrace, through the grand double doors & into the main foyer.  Classically elegant features such as the dark hard-wood flooring, crown moulding & baby grand piano are mixed with modern contemporary features such as the centrally-featured modern chandelier & beautiful fluted-timber bar with its copper-rimmed pendants above.

The large foyer opens on to a comfortable seated space that guests adore and the fireplace provides a central feature all year round as well as the cosy atmosphere needed for the perfect winter event.

A feature within itself, a 15 metre black with light gold detailing can then be drawn back to reveal arguably the most talked about feature of the entire venue; the dramatic bud-lit ceiling ballroom & feature-dark dance floor

Bridal Suite & Dressing Room

A personal bridal suite with dressing room, bathroom and fireplace, is a rare luxury and awaits you when you arrive here at The Ivory Elsternwick.  It really is the little details that add to your day and this is absolutely one of them!

The bridal suite is a comfortable spot for you, your bridal party and/or family to have a drink, something to eat; as well as as separate space for the girls to re-apply make-up & importantly, for you all to re-cap on the day so far before joining your guests.

We will have drinks waiting for you as you arrive and shortly after deliver handmade canapes for you to devour.  It is the perfect place for a quiet moment to yourselves – a space for you to come & go as you please.  It offers a separate bathroom for you & your bridal party and a separate change room for all those brides who need more than one dress on your wedding day (another essential item, right ladies?)