Our Wedding Packages

Overlooking vines and olive groves, Merne at Lighthouse offers amazing panoramic views that provide a stunning backdrop for your special photos.

The pristine outlook means our Bellarine Peninsula location is also perfect for your wedding ceremony.
(Which is included in the cost of the wedding packages.)

Complimentary On The Day

  • Venue hire
  • Wedding planner
  • Use of the grounds for your ceremony
  • Personalised menus
  • Tablecloths & napkins
  • Styling equipment including oak barrels, market umbrellas and signing table and chairs and a choice of 2 arbors
  • Portable PA system

Package Options

CANAPE PACKAGE

$150PP

Stand up, informal, mingle, it’s the party style. Less formality and everyone gets to socialise.

  • 5-hour reception
  • A selection of 6 roving hot and cold canapes of your choice
  • 2 larger grazing meals served roving style
  • 2 dessert canapes served roving style
  • Tea and coffee 
  • Inclusive of Oakdene Wine & Southern Bay Brewery beverage package

LIGHTHOUSE PACKAGE

$160PP

Half up and half sit down, talk, have fun, graze on the food and laugh at the jokes. Relax.

  • 5 hour reception
  • One hour of 6 roving hot and cold canapes of your choice
  • Two main courses served Merne ‘shared style’ (with  two side dishes)
  • 2 dessert canapes served roving style
  • Tea and coffee 
  • Inclusive of Oakdene Wine & Southern Bay Brewery beverage package

MERNE PACKAGE

$170PP

Sit down in style, grazing food, sharing, interact and admire, kiss someone.

  • 5 Hour Reception
  • ½ hour of 3 roving hot and cold canapes of your choice
  • Two entree courses served Merne ‘sharing style’
  • Two shared main courses (with two side dishes)
  • 2 dessert canapes served roving style or sit down dessert
  • Tea and coffee 
  • Inclusive of Oakdene Wine & Southern Bay Brewery beverage package

Canapé selections

House Smoked salmon, crouton, radish, creme fraiche and dill

Pickled pumpkin taco with bocconcini, pepita and parsley pesto

Haloumi croquette with chipotle

Pork crackling, dashi, nori

Baked polenta with shiitake  mushroom and smoked balsamic

Charred octopus on chickpea cracker, fennel & preserved lemon

Whipped brie dip,  chives and vegetable crisp

Lamb rib with lemon and zaatar

Spiced chicken wings

Entrée selections

Duck terrine,  burnt bread, orange and cardamom marmalade

Jamon, hazelnut, candied radish

Salt cod  with preserved lemon mayonnaise and fine herb salad

Charred cuttlefish, chorizo, potato, rocket, bitter orange

Smoked pumpkin, macadamia, saltbush,  pickled radicchio, smoked balsamic

Pork, brioche, mole, pickle, feta, lettuce

Rare beef, pickled walnut, celery, horseradish, yoghurt

Main selections

Slow cooked pork  with sour cream, fennel and apple

Beef rump with coriander and parsley chimmichurri, charred pickled onions

Slow cooked lamb shoulder with smoked eggplant  yogurt and zataar

Roasted chicken with  carrot, harissa, mint and almond

Soft poached salmon  with green bean, kohlrabi, mint and dill

Market white fish with potato, lemon, parsley and caper

Buckwheat parsley risotto, with seasonal  vegetables

Mains courses are served with two seasonal sides.

Broccoli, romesco, almond, mint

Chared kipfler with kale and corn salsa, whey & coriander ( GF,V )

Dessert selections

Portuguese Tarts

Dark chocolate biscuit with honeycomb parfait

Carrot cake bellini with lemoncello

Waffle with marscarpone and plum

Ricotta fritters with honey and thyme

* Sample Menu – Summer/Autumn 19/20

Oakdene Wines

Oakdene NV Sparkling

Oakdene Sauvignon Blanc

Oakdene Chardonnay

Oakdene Pinot Noir

Oakdene Shiraz

Southern Bay Brew Co Beers

Southern Bay Lager

Southern Bay Pale Ale

Flying Brick Apple Cider

(Other beers are available on request)

We are more than happy to make alterations to the beverage packages. Price could adjust accordingly.

Accommodation and other information

Merne is a destination wedding venue for many couples and boosts accommodation available on site. This provides a sanctuary for many couples and their families in the lead up to and post wedding day.

Wedding Enquiries

For wedding enquires please fill out your details below and our friendly wedding planner will be in touch about your special day, or call us on (03) 52515541.

Stories From The Happy Couples

Quinton & Stephanie

Quinton & Stephanie

Quinton and Steph were looking for a destination wedding and were inspired by the beautiful and natural surroundings of the Bellarine Peninsula. They were after an intimate and rustic wedding and could not pass on ‘the views of the olive grove and the sensational...

Naomi & Kyle

Naomi & Kyle

Naomi and Kyle wanted a natural feel to their wedding, one, that flowed from an outdoor ceremony into an inside reception. They described Merne as a ‘venue that was able to be uniquely breath taking without having to add extravagant toppings’.How would you describe...

Michael and Edwina

Michael and Edwina

Michael and Edwina were married at Merne on a beautiful Spring day in November 2019. With a love for quality food and wine, a love of the outdoors, and a running joke about olives... they couldn’t go past Merne as their wedding venue!How would you describe yourselves...