Situated in the picturesque and verdant Dandenong Ranges, only 60 minutes from Melbourne CBD, you will find one of Victoria’s most historic and much-loved icons – Puffing Billy Railway. The spectacular lush forests and fern gullies that surround one of Australia’s oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railways, makes for a truly authentic and unique wedding setting.

The living legend that is Puffing Billy was built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants. Today, the railway is a century old not-for-profit steam railway that connects and enriches people with the past, the environment and each other.

Puffing Billy Weddings

Nestled along the railway corridor, discover some of Melbourne’s most exclusive wedding venues. From the newly opened Menzies Creek Museum, where you can create your own memorable experience amongst historical artifacts from the bygone era to the beautiful, rustic and intimate setting of the Nobelius Heritage Packing Shed, built in the early twentieth century and located in Emerald. Our standalone venue hire package means you can create the wedding celebration of your dreams.

Our Venues

Puffing Billy Nobelius Packing Shed

Nobelius Packing Shed

The historic Nobelius Packing Shed is located at Nobelius siding, within the grounds of the stunning Emerald
Lake Park, once home to the largest nursery in the southern hemisphere.

This beautifully restored early twentieth century building provides the ideal cosy and rustic wedding venue, with an open fireplace to keep you warm and cosy in winter.

LOCATION: LOT 1, Crichton Road, Emerald VIC 3782 (map)

Puffing Billy Menzies Creek Museum

Menzies Creek Museum

Let your guests be truly immersed in the museum whilst they dine and dance the night away amongst some of Australia’s rarest and most unique railway related artifacts.

The museum precinct offers a large indoor and outdoor space, providing flexibility to create your very own dream wedding setting.

LOCATION: 49 School Road, Menzies Creek, VIC 3159 (map)

Venue Capacity

VenueSeatedCocktailPer carriage
Nobelius Packing Shed80150n/a
Menzies Creek Museum100300n/a
Excursion Train300n/a28^
VenueSeatedCocktailPer carriage
Nobelius Packing Shed80150n/a
Menzies Creek Museum100300n/a
Excursion Train300n/a28^

^ Movement between carriages is not possible on board the Excursion Train.

Wedding photography at Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy provides a truly unique backdrop for your special day, and filming and photography at our railway is understandably popular. Please note that before conducting any filming and photography activities at Puffing Billy Railway (including onboard the train and along the railway track), written permission must be sought from an authorised Puffing Billy representative. Fees apply.

Wedding Enquiries

If you’re considering hosting an event with us at Puffing Billy Railway, feel free to get in touch with our team to discuss your plans!