a unique and historic self catering wedding venue

A unique venue with history and style in Australia's First Notable Town.

The Eaglehawk boasts flexible catering and accommodation options.  Our all inclusive approach means you get exclusive use of the hotel with all the extras to host your wedding.  Our rental fee includes accommodation and use of all function spaces, gardens and equipment but does not lock you into expensive in-house catering and bar.

The Eaglehawk Hotel - Maldon is 70 minutes from Melbourne cbd; 25 minutes from Bendigo and 15 minutes from Castlemaine.

About the eaglehawk country house hotel

The original Eaglehawk Hotel was built during the Victorian Goldrush in 1854.  A wooden structure, it burned down in the late 1800's and was rebuilt in Edwardian splendour in 1906.  It operated as a Public House until it closed at the end of the gold rush in 1926. Having had many lives since, it has now been refurbished to present a stylish and vibrant self catering and BYO hotel whilst retaining its magnificent history.

The Eaglehawk features several function rooms that can comfortably cater for up to 80 guests for a cocktail style celebration or 40 guests for a banquet style reception.  Take a 3D Virtual Tour of the Hotel.

Public Bar -  The original Public House Bar from 1906 featuring a sumptuous Banquette, quirky stools, leadlight windows and the original bar.  

the 'Ladies Lounge' - Two rooms featuring an 8 seater table along with two open fire places.  These rooms are adjacent to the Public Bar.

Grand Dining Hall - the largest function room suitable for restaurant seating for up to 40 (when combined with the adjacent Ladies Lounge) or up to 80 cocktail style.  The Dining Hall features multiple lounge areas and a grand baronial chandelier.

Conservatory - a light filled room with comfortable couches and lounge chairs overlooking the gardens.  Adjacent to the Grand Dining Hall.

the Porch - the front of the original Eaglehawk Hotel.  Steeped in history it's the perfect spot for photos and drinks.  

Gardens - Traditional gardens surrounding the hotel.  The gardens are the perfect location to hold the ceremony.  The gardens feature several fountains, large ceramic pots, an antique tofu maker herb garden, pizza oven and several seating areas.  At night, lighting through the trees and on the fountains and pots create a stunning view.

Take a Virtual Tour of the hotel to view all that the Eaglehawk has to offer.

catering options

Being a Self Catering and BYO hotel you are not locked in to use in-house catering or bar so there is no minimum spend on food and drinks. You are free to self cater (DIY), bring in your own chef or caterer, select from the local Maldon suppliers or a combination of these.  This provides maximum flexibility to style your wedding exactly as you want it.  

Whilst the approach of Self Catering and BYO provides you the opportunity to save some money and style your wedding exactly as you want it (no more alternate chicken or beef on the menu), it can be a bit daunting where to start.  We have a list of local suppliers to get you started.  Each of these have received great reviews.  Click here for more information.


You are welcome to use the gardens at the Eaglehawk for your ceremony. Wet weather options exist in the hotel conservatory or undercover heritage front porch.  

For something special, consider holding your ceremony on the Victorian Goldfields Railway Steam Train which is within walking distance from the Hotel.  Contact the VGR for further information.


Accommodation for up to 16 guests in-house with flexible bedding configuration between King and Single beds.  

Additional accommodation is available at the motel next door (for up to 26) and at several cottages throughout town.  Contact Maldon Getaways for a selection of cottages.


Hosting a wedding at the Eaglehawk Country House Hotel includes full exclusive use of the Hotel to conduct your wedding including ceremony, reception and accommodation.

Fully equipped kitchen with commercial appliances
Full bar facilities including commercial dishwasher and drinks fridge
All Crockery, cutlery, servery items and glassware for 80 guests
Additional chairs and tables to set up the Dining Hall to seat 40 restaurant style
Accommodation for 16 guests
Ample free Parking

Rental fee includes:

2 or more nights accommodation including late checkout at 5pm
Exclusive use of function rooms and equipment hire (additional tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery and glassware)
Use of Audio and Video equipment


Pricing is for full exclusive use of the Hotel.  

Weekend all inclusive wedding packages starting from $5,000

Mid week all inclusive wedding packages starting from $3,750


Check availability and contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange an inspection.