Marybrooke is nestled on the edge of the magnificent Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges.
The magnificent National Trust-listed reception centre and guest house is the perfect one-stop destination for your wedding ceremony & reception, function or conference.
Built in 1940
Marybrooke began as the grandest guest house in a chain of six guest houses all using the pre-fix “Mary” designed and built by Eric Dowdle between 1927 and 1940. Built on the site of an earlier guest house named Grendon which burned down in the 1930s, Marybrooke is registered as a socially, historically and architecturally significant property. Over recent years the property has undergone extensive renovations to restore and reinstate the building to reflect its original charm and elegance. With a restaurant & bar named PJ’s Restaurant, four function rooms and an indoor wedding ceremony area, Marybrooke also offers 20 boutique four-star accommodation suites.
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The advertisement below is from “THE ARGUS” Newspaper, Wednesday 17th January 1940.
The building was unused until 1992 when the building was extensively restored and renovated to reflect its original charm and elegance. It was reopened in 2000 as Marybrooke Manor and now operates as a wedding and function center with accommodation.
Over recent years Marybrooke Manor has undergone further extensive refurbishment to restore and reinstate the building to reflect its original charm and elegance. With a large dining room, separate wedding ceremony space, other function rooms and restaurant along with 19 stunning luxurious boutique accommodation suites, Marybrooke has a lot to offer.
Marybrooke's History in detail
1910 – 1915
Fire destroyed Sherbrooke’s popular guest house
1940 – 1942
1960 – 1968