One of Bayside’s iconic buildings, Billilla Historic Mansion, which was the former home of the Weatherly family, is a beautiful heritage property incorporating a stately formal garden and the magnificent historic house.
Billilla, at 26 Halifax Street, Brighton, is one of Melbourne’s most significant homesteads. The mansion was built by merchant Robert Wright in 1878 on land which had originally been owned by Nicholas Were. With exquisite formal gardens, which retain much of their original 19th Century layout, the property was owned by the Weatherley family (whom named it Billilla) from 1888 to 1972 before being purchased by Brighton City Council and retained as a historically significant building and site.
Billilla retains many original Victorian elements and a number of outbuildings still stand to the rear of the property including the butler’s quarters, dairy, meat house, stable garden store and coach house.
The mansion makes a fantastic backdrop for an outdoor Wedding Ceremony. Located in Melbourne’s Bayside, this beautiful garden wedding ceremony venue is the perfect location that provides privacy and can cater to a large wedding ceremony.
Often used for Jewish weddings, the space is large enough to accommodate a Chuppah in one area and the Kabbalat Panim in another.
Weddings of Distinction can assist you with all of your wedding hire and decor requirements, such as Americana, white wooden or Tiffany chairs, Chuppahs, stages, Bedeken chairs, market umbrellas, aisle carpets/runners, arches & arbours, signing tables and silk/artificial florals.
For price and availability of the venue itself, please contact the Bayside City Council directly. For price and availability of decor and hire items, please get in touch with us.