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.)

Please note our wedding season from September 2022 to April 2023 is at full capacity.

Complimentary On The Day

  • Venue hire
  • Wedding planner
  • Use of the grounds for your ceremony
  • Personalised menus
  • Tablecloths & napkins
  • Styling equipment including oak barrels, festoon lighting and chairs and wedding arbor
  • Portable PA system

Package Options

CANAPE PACKAGE

$170PP

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 & Moon Dog Brewery beverage package

LIGHTHOUSE PACKAGE

$180PP

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 & Moon Dog Brewery beverage package

MERNE PACKAGE

$190PP

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 & Moon Dog Brewery beverage package

ROAMING Canapé 

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

Pickled pumpkin taco with bocconcini, pepita, parsley pesto

Haloumi croquette with chipotle

Bruschetta with tomato basil and olive oil

Potato skin, cheddar custard, smoked paprika

Polenta, shiitake  mushroom and smoked balsamic

Char grilled octopus, fennel & preserved lemon

Fennel Sausage Rolls

Lamb rib with lemon and zaatar

Spiced chicken wings

LARGER CANAPE

Pork brioche, chipotle, cabbage, pickles

Chicken brioche, tomato, jerk mustard, cheese, rocket

Pork bao bun, char siu, coriander and cucumber

Maple tofu bao bun, chilli, spring onion , avocado

Fish taco, lime, pickled cabbage, sweetcorn

Beef taco, horseradish onion, celery, greens 

 

Main selections

Pork  with sour cream, fennel and apple

Beef rump with chimichurri, charred pickled onions

Lamb shoulder with smoked eggplant  yogurt and zaatar

Roasted chicken with  carrot, harissa, mint and almond

Market  fish with potato, lemon, parsley 

 

Mains courses are served with two seasonal side dishes

 

Dessert selections

Portuguese Tarts

Dark chocolate biscuit with honeycomb parfait

White chocolate cheesecake with strawberry

Pecan pie with spiced plum sauce

Dark chocolate and Peanut tart

Ricotta fritters with honey and thyme

* Sample Menu – Summer/Autumn 2021

Oakdene Wines

Oakdene NV Sparkling

Oakdene Sauvignon Blanc

Oakdene Pinot Grigio

Oakdene Chardonnay

Oakdene Pinot Noir

Oakdene Shiraz

 Beers

Moon Dog Lager

Moon Dog Pale Ale

 Moon Dog “Fizzer” Seltzer

 

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 and tour bookings please fill out your details below and our friendly wedding planner will be in touch about your special day.

Please note we do not have additional wedding brochures. All pricing and information is on this website.

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