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Three acres of exquisite formal gardens, heritage listed trees together with manicured lawns provide the perfect setting for your special day.

The newly built ballroom situated amongst the formal gardens and the historic trees overlooks the grand fully tiled swimming pool providing the perfect backdrop on those warm summer nights. The open plan ballroom seats 130 guests for formal dinners or up to 250 guests for cocktail events.

History

Year Construction Started 1850
Architectural Style Pre-separation Colonial Georgian 1836-50
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality HUME CITY

The Manor House Which Occupies Part Of The Estate Know As “meadowbank”

The Manor House is a one storey, U shaped attic house construction of coursed rubble basalt with a gabled slate roof and hipped bay dormer windows. The building was constructed c.1850 and derives its style from vernacular buildings of the Scottish lowlands.
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The Manor House is significant for architectural reasons and historical reasons. The Manor House is architecturally significant as an outstanding and extraordinary example of a Scottish vernacular style building in Victoria. The building has very distinctive hipped bay dormers and dwarf parapeted gable ends, which are typical of Scottish lowland buildings but seen rarely in Victoria. Through its Scottish influenced architecture, the Manor House describes the origins of early settlers in Victoria.

 

The Manor House is of historical importance for its associations with the prominent citizen Alexander Gibb; a Scottish immigrant who successfully farmed the lands of Broadmeadows and became an example of a model farmer. Alexander Gibb, born in 1811 in Perthshire, Scotland was a carpenter by trade who was able to take up a pre-emptive right on the property in 1848. Meadowbank, through its construction, style, location and age is historically important in understanding the early settlement of Victoria and the factors which affected settlement patterns. Meadowbank is significant as a testament to the endeavours of Alexander Gibb and as the embodiment of the aspirations of a pioneering and successful colonist.

 

Features of Meadowbank

  • The Historic Bluestone Scottish Manor House -1850
  • Three acres of formal gardens, heritage listed trees & manicured lawns
  • Cocktails and barbecued hors-d’oeuvres by the pool
  • Alfresco dining by the pool
  • Garden ceremony opportunities
  • Contemporary open plan ballroom with classic features with stunning crystal chandeliers
  • Boutique bridal lounge surrounded with crystal chandeliers and velvet furnishings
  • Exclusive & private garden retreat for the bridal party
  • Endless photo opportunities in the gardens
  • Ornamental fish pond
  • Garden ceremony, photo opportunities & wedding reception in one perfect location
  • Ample off street and secure parking for your guests