Unique and different...that’s Rivers!
The Gallery is a stunning stand alone day time and evening venue. It features 30 ft tall exposed tallowood eucalyptus posts in a rustic, architecturally designed building with a modern twist. By day it accentuates an airy natural light including lakeside views and by night, a striking atmosphere with feature fairy lights under the terrace. It caters for 50 to 150 guests, depending on the style of function chosen.
The Loft is purely a day time venue and as the name suggests, is located upstairs from our main day time café. It is a smaller and more intimate venue that boasts a seductive and elegant mood with its dark tones and smart fit out. It caters for 25 -50 guests, depending on the style of function chosen .
The Redbox is a private dining room located in the wellbeing precinct just off the board walk. It is a luncheon venue which caters exclusively for a very special 20 guests from Sunday-Friday. It offers an upmarket all inclusive two or three course signature lunch package.
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Mavis and Bruce Smith - January 2017
We want to thank you for making it such a memorable day for us on Monday at our anniversary luncheon. The setup was brilliant, the food magnificent and everyone had very complimentary comments about the function. In fact we have already had suggestions that at least three separate groups of friends come to Rivers for our next catch ups. We felt privileged to have you and Craig looking after us and the seamless way the tables were served throughout lunch was greatly appreciated. We hope we didn’t cause you any concerns and that our funds fully covered the costs. We would have no hesitation in recommending Rivers for a similar function not that we anticipate having one ourselves in the short or long term. Again many thanks to you, Craig and the kitchen and wait staff. It was a day that will stay long in our memories.
Erena and Richard Norris - December 2016
Ebony - November 2016
Fiona Lennox - November 2016
Food & Beverage
Organising A Function or Event
All Inclusive Functions
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1. Choose your food menu
The Gallery Function Guide
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The Loft Function Guide
All Inclusive Functions – The Gallery
Sit Down Dinner Package
All Inclusive Functions – The Redbox Dining Room
Two or Three Course Lunch
Weddings at Rivers
For a truly unique and memorable wedding, you can’t go past Rivers. This gorgeous haven is set in the most peaceful and tranquil lakeside setting within an grounds of Rivers of Yarrambat— a destination lifestyle centre. Conveniently located in the Diamond Valley, Rivers is only 45 minutes north east from Melbourne, 25 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the Yarra Valley.
Our Celebration Reception
Our Event Styling
Our Wedding Coordinator
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Sally Nolan - Sept 2016
Tina & Shaun L - 19 January 2016
Michele M - 28 February 2016
Bec Z. 11- April 2016
Tarryn K. 16 - April 2016
"Rivers was perfect for what we wanted, it had a large undercover outdoor area and also a beautiful room inside, the staff were sooo lovely and helpful with every request we had! the food was delicious and the drinks were flowing all night!! great place that suited us :)"
For more information on Weddings at Rivers or to make a booking please contact our Functions Coordinator on 9436 3215 or email
For something that little bit different, we offer ‘Themed’ Party/Event packages providing a real point of difference. Each theme includes styling, entertainment and options of food & beverages to match. From Casino Royale to a Murder Mystery or Spanish Fiesta Party, our Themed packages are completely unique, fun and will have your guests taking part and getting into the swing of things!
Call our Functions & Events team on 9436 3215 to discuss our quirky themes and packages.
Kids Workshop Parties
Rivers is the perfect playground for kids parties! Our parties are unique, fun, hands on and educational. We have a range of different options to choose from. Leave it all to us, take out the stress and make it an enjoyable experience! Most of our parties are held on Saturdays, unless it’s school holidays. Parties generally run with starting times of 10am,12pm or 2pm. If you wish to run a party on a Sunday or public holiday, a surcharge applies.
Our workshop parties are designed to suit children aged from 5-11 years old. We can facilitate up to 30 children, with a minimum of 15 required. The focus of workshop parties is to educate and for children to have a hands experience creating and making food/arts/crafts to take home.
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Our parties are facilitated by a trained Rivers team member who has the appropriate working with children check and requirements to safely care and supervise the children. We require two to four parents to stay and be present at the party depending on the number of children, however all parents are welcome to stay (and often do to have a catch up!). When children are younger the adults may be required to assist them with the activity.
The location of each party varies depending on the weather, the number of children and the workshop you choose. Venues include The Gallery, The Treetops Room, The Loft, The Terrace and The Outdoor Living Room.
* The meeting point for all parties is in the main entrance of Rivers (within the gift shop.)
Organising a Workshop Party
All inclusive Party Package
Our all inclusive option is our most popular package. This is where you leave everything up to us! (You are more than welcome to add some of your own special touches if you like).Everything is included from party to the food, drinks and styling with no additional costs to pay.
Some parents love to create their own party which is what our custom made parties are all about. You can work to a budget and decide on what you would like to include.You simply choose the workshop party you would like for us to run and then additional add ons such as food and beverage and styling.
Adults-Make it a catch up for you too!
Most hosts invite the other parents to stay and to enjoy coffee, drinks and some light food. It’s a great way of parents seeing what the kids are doing, but a great chance for parents to catch up too! Platters need to be ordered at the time of finalising the details for your child’s party. (No later than 7 days prior) Our Functions Coordinator can help you with your selection of platters depending on anticipated numbers attending.
Both of our signature food party menus and platters are completely nut free. We are also able to cater for Gluten Free Diets by selecting the ‘Healthy Choice’ Party Menu, for which we make a couple of small alterations. It is essential that we are aware of dietary information prior to the party. Not all diets and allergies can be catered for so please talk to us.
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Workshop Party Themes
|DIY Vegie & Herb Garden|
Watching your own garden grow is so much fun!Kids will participate in this hands on, engaging and educational workshop about building and sustaining their own veggie garden. They will learn about what vegetables and herbs are in season and when to plant them. They will then plant up their own garden with a selection of seasonal vegetables herbs.
|Kids will learn about what Terrariums need to grown and survive. They will then be guided through making their own terrarium to take home and look after. Depending on the time of year, the plants used will be either succulents or carnivorous plants.|
|DIY Flower Crown|
|Kids will learn about all the different parts to flowers and leaves and the important elements they need to grow. They will then make a gorgeous floral and foliage flower crown that they can wear making them feel like a real princess!|
|DIY Chocolate Brown Jar|
|This creative workshop is both fun and crafty! Kids will learn about how to bake the perfect brownie and the variations that they can do when making them at home. They will then layer the ingredients into their own jar and finish it off with a paper wrap and a label which comes complete with baking instructions.|
|Kids will put on their aprons and chefs hats to participate in hands on, engaging and educational workshop. They will learn about the history of pizza and how to make their own pizza dough at home with a recipe provided. They will then roll out dough and customise their pizza with a range of fillings. This is then cooked and packaged for them to take home and eat.|
|DIY Fairy & Goblin Garden|
|Kids will learn about the magic and history behind fairies, goblins and gnomes and storytelling around the world. Using their imagination they will then make their own magical fairy or goblin garden complete with a fairy house, mushroom, plants, moss and a path...not to forget the fairy or the gnome!|
|DIY Chocolate Treats|
|Who doesn't love chocolate? The kids will learn about the growing of the cocoa bean and the how chocolate is made. They will then make a range of sweet treats including chocolate crackles, rocky road and hot chocolate spoons. The workshop is completed with the packaging of their goodies to take them home to enjoy.|
For further information or to book a Kids Party workshop contact our Functions Team on 9436 3215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|We love the diversity of events that are held at Rivers. From corporate events to book launches, trivia nights to charity fundraisers, our venue is suited to all sorts of wonderful and individual events. We welcome you to chat to us about your needs so that we can tailor an event just for you.|
At Rivers we offer a beautiful, tranquil setting making it the perfect place to reflect and celebrate the life of your loved one for a special memorial.
You can choose from our standard range of function packages offered or you can choose from our specially formulated memorial packages for groups of 50-150 guests.
The Gallery offers a digital flat screen TV where you can play a slideshow of photos for your guests. We can also play your chosen music and there is a wireless microphone system if required. Our fine professional service matched with a smile will not go unnoticed and we strive to ensure that you and your guests are taken care of in every way possible.
For more information or to make a booking please contact our Functions Coordinator on 9436 3215 or email.
Apart from the Charity High Teas that are run by Rivers throughout the year, we have hosted many Charity Fundraisers at The Gallery organised by schools, clubs and groups who are looking for something a different. It’s a great way of raising money by selling tickets to the event at a higher price that what we charge.
We recently hosted an Afternoon Tea fundraiser for The World’s Greatest Shave which was a huge success. Rivers donated time for the hair studio staff to attend the event and shave the heads of the three lovely women who between them raised over $20,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.