Group bookings and functions on The Bellarine

For group bookings of more than 10 people or private functions Merne at Lighthouse offers a unique setting for whatever you are celebrating.

We can offer exclusive use of the venue for your birthday, Christmas party, work break up, engagement, graduation, wedding reception or what ever the special celebration may be!

We are open to hosting your celebration any day or night of the week and can tailor a package to suit any budget.

Our restaurant space is best suited to groups up to 80 people but makes the perfect intimate setting for 40-50 people and can be opened up out onto the veranda to incorporate more standing room for canapes or dancing. 

Group Booking & Function Enquiries

For event & function enquires please fill out your details below and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements, or call us on (03) 52515541.

Guest Reviews

Best on the Bellarine Peninsula

We are very fortunate living on the Bellarine Peninsula-great beaches, surf, markets, wineries and food. It is the latter where Merne showcases the best of the Bellarine. 3 of us had lunch on Saturday and could not fault the fixed price menu (we chose the pork and barramundi for shared mains) both were superb. A good wine list and we were recommended the Spence 2016 pinot noir from the Moorabool valley-great choice. We loved it so much we have booked again in 2 weeks to show other friends from outside the area the best of the Bellarine.

John C –Tripadvisor

Beyond Brilliant Wedding Venue

We had our wedding here in February 2020 and this venue and the staff went way above and way beyond to ensure that our wedding was the best it could be. Jess & Caleb were incredible to work with and our wedding day went so smoothly and was absolutely perfect thanks to Merne and the fantastic staff. We will 100% return for dining and for future events and celebrations. Could not recommend this venue more highly or strongly whether it is for a function or a dining experience, this venue and its staff will exceed your every expectation.

asht1788 - Tripadvisor

A Bellarine Treasure

This is our third visit to this wonderful place, and once again the experience was fantastic. Only a few kilometres from the heart of Portarlington, off the Queenscliff road and hidden amongst an olive grove, the setting is low key and relaxed. The staff are pleasant, welcoming and well informed. Choose from two set degustation options, we had the four courses and as has been the case previously, enjoyed all aspects. Presentation, design and flavours were perfect. The wine menu supports the best of the Bellarine's vineyards as well as an exciting selection of craft beers.

68rustyjefferson – Tripadvisor


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From the Journal

A Return to Merne

Merne at Lighthouse has welcomed the news this week that we can finally reopen the doors. Thursday September the 24th is the day. We will continue to keep our regular hours of Thursday through to Monday for lunch and Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner. With the...


Celebrate in style! As COVID 19 has closed our restaurant doors again, Merne has decided once again to bring our banquet feast to you. So on Friday and Saturday evenings only (commencing Friday 7th August), we will deliver to the Bellarine Peninsula, encompassing,...

Merne at your Doorstep is still available for pick up

Now that the doors to Merne are wide open and we are welcoming guests back to the venue, our "Merne at your doorstep" menu is still available but for a pick up service only at 6pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. All you need to do is call on (03) 52515541, choose...