Montsalvat

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Description

Montsalvat is a truly unique heritage property set on 12 acres of tranquil gardens in leafy Eltham – an easy 30-minute drive from the Melbourne CBD. Founded as an artist’s colony in 1934 by the renowned artist Justus Jorgensen, Montsalvat features today as both Australia’s oldest continually working artists’ colony and a popular art and event space.

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Montsalvat is a truly unique heritage property set on 12 acres of tranquil gardens in leafy Eltham – an easy 30-minute drive from the Melbourne CBD. Founded as an artist’s colony in 1934 by the renowned artist Justus Jorgensen, Montsalvat features today as both Australia’s oldest continually working artists’ colony and a popular art and event space.

From its charming mudbrick cottages to the majestic Great Hall, Montsalvat’s collection of unusual buildings ensures a memorable event and stunning photography.  The architecture is fashioned on the provincial medieval style of French Villages and the great Gothic cathedrals of France and Spain; largely inspired by Justus’ travels and life in Europe.  The building materials used were locally sourced including the bluestone and clay from the Eltham hillside. Recycled materials salvaged from prominent historic city buildings also feature, including the famous floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows which makes a stunning addition. Artworks of significance, both old and new, can be found across the gallery and event spaces, and sculptures can be found amongst the gardens.  Guests will also delight in Montsalvat’s resident animals – a family of white geese and several peacocks that roam freely. There truly is no place quite like Montsalvat in Australia.

As an arts and events space, Montsalvat is frequently used for weddings, seated receptions, cocktail parties, memorials, festivals and exhibitions, team-building events, filming, photoshoots, and small meetings.

Spaces available for booking include the Great Hall and Justus Studio, the Upper Gallery and The Attic, the Bluestone Chapel, and the Long Gallery and its Ornamental Pool area. More intimate spaces, as well as outside lawn area, are also available to book upon request.

Montsalvat is ideally suited for smaller events to those of up to 130 guests.  Ample free parking is available on site. Accommodation can be sourced locally.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Audio Visual Equipments .glyphicons-projector
Ceremony On Site .glyphicons-ring
Disability Access .glyphicons-person-wheelchair
Free Parking .glyphicons-car
Internet Access .glyphicons-globe
Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi
Outdoor Area .glyphicons-tree-deciduous
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars
Stage .glyphicons-keynote
Dance Floor .glyphicons-global
Smoking Areas .glyphicons-smoking
Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
Easy Parking .glyphicons-cars
City Views .glyphicons-building
Open Plan Space .glyphicons-unchecked
Outdoor Space .glyphicons-sun

Event Guidelines

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Underaged Birthday Parties .glyphicons-ok-2
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Third Party AV Companies .glyphicons-ok-2
Alcoholic Events .glyphicons-ok-2
BYO Food/Drink .glyphicons-ban
DIY Theming .glyphicons-ban
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Outside Catering .glyphicons-ban
Wedding .glyphicons-ok-2

Catering Options

Bar Tab
Private Bar
Gluten Free
Vegetarian / Vegan
BBQ
Liquor Licence
Mobile Bar
Restaurant On Site

COVID Safe

Staff Wear Face Masks
Hand Sanitizer Available
Face Masks Available On Request
Infrared Thermometers Available On Request
Social Distancing Enforced
Rooms & Surfaces Cleaned Frequently
Sign In/Out Sheet
Contactless Payments
COVID Signage
Compliant With Government COVID-19 Procedures

Event Rooms

The Upper Gallery

Min 10 people, Max 130 people

Long Gallery and Ornamental Pool

Min 10 people, Max 150 people

The Bluestone Chapel

Min 2 people, Max 30 people

Ornamental Pool

Min 1 people, Max 150 people

Gardens

Min 1 people, Max 50 people

Great Hall

Min 25 people, Max 100 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
The Upper Gallery 160m² 1722ft² (10m x 16m) (33ft x 52ft)
130
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Long Gallery and Ornamental Pool 165m² 1776ft² (30m x 5.5m) (98ft x 18ft)
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150
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The Bluestone Chapel 75m² 807ft² (15m x 5m) (49ft x 16ft)
30
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Ornamental Pool 225m² 2422ft² (16m x 14m) (52ft x 46ft)
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150
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200
Gardens 48562m² 522721ft²
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20
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50
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Great Hall 400m² 4306ft² (10m x 40m) (33ft x 131ft)
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40
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100
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50
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
The Upper Gallery160m² (10m x 16m)
130
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Long Gallery and Ornamental Pool165m² (30m x 5.5m)
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150
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The Bluestone Chapel75m² (15m x 5m)
30
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Ornamental Pool225m² (16m x 14m)
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150
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200
Gardens48562m²
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20
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50
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Great Hall400m² (10m x 40m)
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40
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100
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50
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