Wedding and Venue Packages

Pipers By The Lake is one of Regional Victoria’s leading wedding reception venues, renowned for its prominent and iconic location on the edge of Lake Wendouree and Botanical Gardens in Ballarat. The venue is perfect for small and large groups of up to 110 people, offering a perfect balance between an intimate gathering and having enough space for movement and dancing. Your guests will be amazed by the beautiful and memorable experience that only Pipers By The Lake can create.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Pipers by the Lake and providing a wedding reception that will live with you and your guests forever.

Pipers By The Lake Wedding Venue Features

403 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree, VIC 3355

Phone 0437 286 912


Pipers By The Lake is one of Ballarat’s most iconic and renowned venues. Known for its picturesque views of Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Pipers By The Lake is a treasure trove of beauty. The wedding reception venue is situated on the edge of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, directly opposite the beautiful Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Surrounding our venue is a wide open park with plenty of tall and shady trees, perfect for wedding photos and outdoor mingling with guests.

Adjacent to the reception venue is ample amounts of free street parking and the famous Ballarat Tram Line. The wedding party are invited to make use of the complimentary tram ride in our specialised wedding tram that is only used for wedding functions. The tram travels along the western side of Lake Wendouree and stops directly out the front of Pipers By The Lake. This makes for an unique method of arrival for the wedding party and a perfect photo opportunity for those who are looking for a traditional or vintage style wedding.

Wedding Reception Venue

During the day, Pipers By The Lake is a fully licenced restaurant and cafe with indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the gardens and lake. When booked for functions and weddings, Pipers By The Lake closes it’s doors to the public and transforms itself into a private venue for the exclusive use of those attending the event.

The restaurant can be described as a modern yet rustic venue with a perfect balance of rural and country themes. A large country styled veranda runs the full perimeter of the building, giving city guests a real taste of country Victoria without having to travel great distances.

Access to the building is both beautiful and easy. A large concrete footpath that leads directly from the roadside to the front door with trimmed hedges running along either side. This makes it easy for guests with poor mobility or delicate shoes to access the reception venue without fear of injury.

Newly married couples will be able to impress guests with a grand entrance via a set of large, elegant glass double doors that open up directly into the wedding reception venue. A second set of identical doors are also located at the rear of the room, provide guess access to our decked alfresco area that overlooks Lake Wendouree. Wedding guests are also invited to make use of the paved courtyard featuring rustic styled wine barrels located to the side of the main entrance.

Our wedding reception room can comfortably seat between 40 to 110 people while having ample room for a bridal table, dance floor, and bar access. Our staff can setup and decorate the reception room in any way to meet your needs. Our Wedding Coordinator will work with the happy couple to ensure that the room is setup to their liking.

Wedding Coordinator

Wedding Coordinator

Couples wishing to use Pipers By The Lake as their wedding reception venue will be able to work directly with our wedding coordinator. Our wedding coordinator has been an integral member of our wedding team for a number of years and has assisted countless couples and their wedding parties to organise a stress-free and memorable reception.

Our coordinator is highly praised by the many couples who have celebrated their marriage at Pipers due to their, knowledge and renowned people skills.  They will personally supervise all your wedding reception preparations with the aim of making your wedding day a worry free, flawless and unforgettable occasion.

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Guests were impressed about how the venue transformed from a restaurant to a wedding reception in such a short time. This shows great commitment of the staff. We had no issues with our reception and the venue made it memorable. Crystal & Rob Morris

Adele was amazing. She always had time for any meetings we required at a choice of time that suited us. She allowed us free reign of the reception room to plan whatever we desired. Alicia & Luke O’Brien

The communication and personalised care was fantastic. We felt we could get in touch and ask for advice and feedback with a quick response time Ashleigh & Jarrett Giampaolo

Adele and her team did a beautiful job of arranging everything in the room, it was perfect. James Jess & Rebecca Taylor

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