Nathania Springs is a boutique Wedding Venue located in Monbulk, in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, set on 4 acres of private cottage Gardens and untouched forest greenery.
Nathania Springs has a rich history dating to the 1890s, where our original homestead and naturally occurring mineral springs were one of the first tourist destinations in the Dandenong Ranges.
We specialise in hosting Garden Weddings in our rustic homestead setting, with a romantic timber Chapel and Gazebo for Wedding Ceremonies.
Today, Nathania Springs is operated by a team with extensive Wedding Reception industry experience and we are known for our warm hospitality and generous, all inclusive package.
Nathania Springs has been recently renovated as a complete Wedding Venue, with everything that you need to host your wedding day in one convenient location.
The homestead contains our neutral toned Dining Room, romantic timber Chapel, Pre-Dinner Foyer & Bar, Bridal Day Room, private Bridal Garden Retreat and wrap-around verandah with bistro seating, all housed within one building so that your guests can be comfortable in any weather.
The homestead also overlooks our renowned naturally occurring mineral springs, which are surrounded by untouched forest greenery.
Our Gardens include sprawling lawns, rustic Gazebo, paved outdoor ceremony area, romantic rose covered arch, artistic sculptures, timber bridge, garden pond, seasonal hydrangea, rhododendrons and Japanese maples, providing you with plenty of Wedding Photography opportunities.
Our vibrant seasonal flowers include roses, hydrangeas and rhododendrons.
As we are situated within the evergreen Dandenong Ranges, our private Gardens and forest greenery are in bloom year round.
Our intimate dining room caters to between 70 – 180 seated wedding guests.
Nathania Springs includes two indoor and outdoor Wedding Ceremony locations for you to choose from.
Our classic white Gazebo is set amongst our sprawling lawns, Japanese maples and forest ferns.
Our romantic Chapel has a cathedral feel, with exposed timber beams and views of our cottage gardens, permanent floral installations in neutral white and greenery, set with our Tiffany chairs.Find out more
We host Wedding Receptions from our Pre-Dinner Foyer, with your choice of indoor or outdoor pre-dinner drinks and canapes, before commencing service from our carefully renovated Dining Room.
Our Dining Room features neutral tones, complete with a delicate crystal chandelier and permanent greenery installation suspended over our dancefloor, set amongst stunning views of fairy lit ferns and forest greenery for your Wedding Reception.
You and your guests will enjoy the delicious menu that our chefs have created, utilising seasonal, fresh locally sourced produce and our Yarra Valley beverage package.Find out more
You’ll be surprised by our generous and affordable all inclusive package, everything that you need for your special day.
With only one wedding each day, your wedding is our priority and our team will be here to help make your Wedding Experience as seamless and stress free as possible.
Nathania Springs is considered the most significant historic property in Monbulk, originally named Monbolok by the indigenous owners of the land, meaning ‘a hiding place amongst the hills’.
The indigenous owners of the land were seasonal visitors to the steep gullies of the Dandenong Ranges and visited Nathania Springs’ mineral springs, which they considered to have healing properties.
Nathania Springs was settled by local prospector Ben Simcox in 1893, who trekked into the forest after selections were opened to look for a plot, after previously searching for gold in the area.
On discovering the mineral springs at Nathania Springs he appreciated their magic, which led to him naming the property “Nethania Springs”, meaning ‘a gift from God’.
At a time when most settlers were clearing land, Simcox created mini botanic Gardens and a tourist resort at Nethania Springs, cultivating many of the native plants and large trees that remain on the property today.
Simcox also established a farm, pond containing tame native Black fish and trout, a wishing well and guest house on the property, making it the first tourist destination in Monbulk.
Visitors flocked to see the mineral springs at Nethania Springs and local tourist attractions at Kallista, The Patch and Monbulk.
In 1921 the Gay family acquired the property, renamed it Nathania Springs and hosted visits from icons Dame Nellie Melba and Prime Minister Billy Hughes, as well as a royal visit from Prince Edward VIII in 1924.
Today, Nathania Springs is operated exclusively as a Wedding Venue and our mineral springs are protected by untouched forest, which can be viewed from our Dining Room and private Bridal Retreat.