Winter Roast at The Gables

The Gables invites you to join us this winter for our traditional three course roast buffet. Designed by head chef Darren Dayley. The menu includes all the traditional favourites with a contemporary twist and live piano music.
The carvery buffet will be offered every Saturday in June, July and August. The Gables boasts open fireplaces and lead light windows which overlook our sweeping verandah. We have tables that will accommodate all booking sizes with private rooms available for groups. Perfect for your next family celebration. Our buffet lunch includes warm rolls, soup, two roast meats with all the trimmings, roast vegetables, fresh stylish salads, desserts, cheese, coffee, tea and chocolates.
Cost $65.00pp Children $35.00 for further information Bookings are essential.
For a discounted rate of $60.00pp
Book before 30th May, 2017 and quote #GABLESROAST17

The Gables conference room


What's included

Thank you for considering The Gables for your future conference, seminar or meeting. You will have the use of our superb recently redecorated front rooms which feature leadlight windows, open fireplaces and access to our sweeping verandah. The verandah makes a great break area in the warmer months. You will also be able to make use of our beautiful garden offering you a quiet peaceful enviroment. We have free off street parking for thirty- five cars.

Room hire inc. GST
Included in room hire: wireless internet connections , water jugs, mints, cordless microphone, lectern, whiteboard markers, whiteboard and pin board (120cm x 100cm).

  • House hire full day (not including ballroom) $650
  • Evening room hire (not including ballroom) $700
  • Day Ballroom hire $850
  • Half day room hire (not including ballroom) $550
  • Screen only hire $20
  • Data projector $100
  • DVD player $45
  • Lapel microphone $45
  • Flipchart $45

Tea & Coffee

Lavazza self-serve cappuccino machine and Dilmah tea $5.50 per person.

Morning or Afternoon Tea $12 per person
A selection of hot cooked muffins or assorted slices served with freshly brewed coffee and a selection of Dilmah Teas.


Hot Cooked Breakfast " Traditional" $34 per person
Buffet style, consisting of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, hash browns, tomatoes and beans served with piping-hot country toasts, cereals, fresh fruit platter, yoghurt, orange and apple juice, freshly brewed coffee and a variety of teas.


Option 1 Buffet Luncheon $34 per person
Light luncheon of an assortment of sandwiches and a hot dish, fresh fruit platter, orange juice, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

Option 2 Luncheon $44 per person
Choice of a main meal served with garden salad and hot crusty bread rolls, followed by a fresh fruit platter served with orange juice, mineral water, soft drinks, coffee and tea. This option is table service. Wine optional.

Option 3 Luncheon $48 per person
Two main courses served alternatively followed by one dessert. Served with a variety of soft drinks, juices and mineral water. Concluding with coffee, tea and petits fours.This option is table service. Wine optional.

Option 4 Buffet Luncheon $48 per person
Consisting of a choice of three main courses served with two types of salad and a fresh fruit platter. Served with a variety of soft drinks, juices and mineral water, concluding with coffee and tea. Wine optional.

After work Savouries

$32 per person
A selection of savouries served with drinks from the bar. Drinks paid for on consumption.

We will require a $500 deposit to confirm your booking. Final numbers are required 48 hours prior to your function and payment is on invoice. A minimum of 10 people are required.

Close up of chandelier


Our beautiful house has leadlight windows, open fireplaces, parquetry floors and stunning chandeliers. We can cater for all different numbers of people. Dinners, lunches, cocktail parties and high tea are all available for:

  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Engagements
  • Kitchen teas
  • Hens days
  • Christenings
  • Reunions
  • Bar and bat mitzvahs
  • Christmas
  • Please see our menus

Joan Saxton

Joan Saxton Lunch Group

The Joan Saxton Lecture Lunch, established in 1970, is held at The Gables on the last Tuesday of the month. We have an entertaining lecture by renowned speakers that have included the Honorable Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC, Ms Annette Allison and Mr John-Michael Howson OAM, to name just a few.

Joan Saxton started and operated Melbourne’s first speaker’s agency in 1970. The agency was hugely successful and continues today. After selling the agency, Joan retained the Joan Saxton Lecture Lunch Club and it still operates today.

Lunch is two courses with coffee, chocolates and wine, all served in our grand ballroom, which features an exquisite leadlight window. Guests are encouraged to make up a table of any number or join with others in a welcoming social atmosphere.

Off-street parking is available. Arrival time is 11.30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. sit down. Lunch is served, followed by the lecture and question time. The price is $55 per person.

Bookings are essential
We cater for all dietary requirements (please mention your requirements when booking). Off-street parking and disabled access are available.

Date: Tuesday May 30th, 2017

Title: Family Violence; The True Face of Terrorism In Australia

Guest Speaker: Kathy Kaplan

Kathy Kaplan OAM is the Founder and President of impact, a completely volunteer led and driven charity making a difference to women and children fleeing extreme violence at home. A hard-hitting presentation, Kathy will talk about the realities of Family Violence and show how significant change can be brought to people’s lives when people come together: each doing what he or she can.

Close up of ornate door handle

Funerals & Wakes


House, Garden and Ballroom Hire $850
($1,100 without any catering)

Funeral services may be held in either the drawing room, which includes an open fireplace and a conservatory, or our magnificent ballroom. If you would prefer to be outdoors, you may choose the beautiful garden, which include a music rotunda and a rose-covered gazebo. The Gables will set up either the garden or the house with chairs and fresh flower arrangements. You service time is one hour. You are welcome to arrive early to set up.

The services included in your quotation are as follows:

  • Flower arrangements throughout
  • Exclusive use of garden and air-conditioned premises
  • Retiring rooms
  • Tealight candles throughout
  • Piped background music
  • Cordless/lapel microphone
  • iPod connection
  • Handcrafted lectern
  • Linen table cloths
  • Open fireplaces
  • Off-street parking
  • Hospitality-trained staff
  • Data projector and screen $180
  • Wireless internet
  • Handcrafted easels for photo boards
Light refreshments

Beverages served on consumption $38 per person.
One and a half hours

Elegantly presented on our 100-year-old oak table and served by our professional staff. We offer a fabulous assortment of sandwiches, asparagus rolls, homemade pies, sausage rolls or mini quiches, scones with jam and cream, and our chef’s selection of cakes, brownies or slices served with coffee and a selection of Twinings tea.

Beverages served on consumption $30 per person
One and a half hours (under 45 people $295 room charge will apply)

Elegantly presented on our 100-year-old oak table and served by our professional staff. Selection of ribbon sandwiches, sausage rolls and freshly baked scones with jam and cream served with coffee and a selection of Twinings teas.

Full payment is required at the conclusion of your function. The Gables accepts cash, cheque or direct debit (we do not accept credit cards). All prices are inclusive of GST.

The Gables Venue

Location Hire

The Gables has been used in many commercials and films. Crew catering is available. Please email us for further information.