Leonda by the Yarra with James Harvie Photography

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Located on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River is one of Melbourne’s finest wedding venues. In fact I am so fond of this venue I thought I would put together a list of the 10 top reasons to choose this venue:


1/ Self contained

Leonda by the Yarra for your wedding is completely self contained. There is a stunning garden setting for your wedding ceremony and afterwards you can take advantage of Melbourne’s famous Yarra river as your back drop for your wedding Location shoot. The reception area is sophisticated and spacious and there is an abundance of car parking.


2/ Close to Melbourne

Leonda by the Yarra for your wedding Photography is very close to the City of Melbourne which means you can have your wedding location photography right in the heart of Melbourne as well as at Leonda.


3/Gorgeous gardens for your ceremony

There is the opportunity for the perfect Garden wedding ceremony.


4/ Wind protection

Leonda by the Yarra is protected from the wind. So for your Leonda wedding photography your guests are made to feel more comfortable.


5/ Perfect for your wedding Group shot.

The great steps are wonderful for getting some height for that big group wedding photo shoot.


6/ A gorgeous jetty

The Leonda jetty provides a gorgeous opportunity for your Leonda wedding location shoot. I like to photograph differently to incorporate the trees and the surrounds so my clients end up with not just wedding photography but rather pieces of wedding art. Yes I know it sounds over the top but most of my clients love how we incorporate the landscape in their wedding images.


7/ Superior service

Leonda in my experience are the only venue to personally reserve a car spot for the wedding photographer. This makes it easy to get to my photography gear to save time for the wedding couple and guests. It shows Leonda by the Yarra think ahead.


8/ Shelter from the harsh sun

Often during summer weddings the sun is scorching hot and gives off heavy shadows, not to mention squinting facial expressions. Leonda is shaded by trees and offers far more subdued lighting, with evenly balanced light to give you lovely soft wedding images.


9/ Modern Décor and Excellent lighting

If you desire a modern sophisticated venue with excellent lighting conditions for photography then Leonda needs to be on your list of venues to visit.


10/ Space and functionality

Leonda for your wedding guests has plenty of space and there is also a separate bar in the room closest to the Yarra river.


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