Celebration of Life

Celebration Of Life

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, but at Riverlea Winery Estate, we understand the importance of a unique end-of-life celebration that honours the memory of your loved one. 

Service Locations

The Green

Nestled amidst the vineyard, The Green provides a serene and natural setting for a remembrance ceremony. Surrounded by the changing colours of the vines, it offers a picturesque backdrop to your loved one’s memory in harmony with nature.

The Marque

The Marque serves as the estate’s chapel, offering a blend of traditional and modern design elements. Its open layout seamlessly integrates with the surrounding manicured gardens, creating a serene and picturesque setting for your ceremony.

The Apple Blossom

For intimate services, the Apple Blossom provides a picturesque backdrop to honour your loved one. Positioned before the black marble fountain and the ivy-clad Juliet balcony, this area offers versatility, opening on pleasant days and providing shelter during inclement weather.

For larger gatherings, the Apple Blossom transforms into a space for post-service refreshments, where friends and family can gather to reminisce and share stories.

The Melva Room

Adjacent to the Apple Blossom room, The Melva Room offers ample space for friends, family, and the community to gather for your loved one’s service. Sliding doors can open the space on sunny days, inviting in the melodies of birdsong. 

The expansive skylight bathes the room in natural light, enhancing the atmosphere during the service. Additionally, multiple screens ensure that everyone has a clear view of tribute videos, while surround sound ensures that every moment is heard and felt.

Private Family Spaces

The Retreat

The Homestead

Rudens Lounge

These three spaces serve as private retreats for you, your family, and close friends before the service. Away from the main areas, they offer a peaceful and private environment for reflection before guests arrive.


Each of the featured spaces grants access to the Apple
Blossom Room, where refreshment packages can be pre-arranged.

Savouring refreshments allows for continued reminiscing and sharing of memories after bidding your final farewells to your friend or family member. 


Our picturesque vineyard and stunning event spaces provide the perfect backdrop for a celebration of life that is both beautiful and meaningful. From intimate gatherings to larger events, our experienced team will work with you and your funeral directors to create a personalised tribute that reflects the unique personality and spirit of your loved one. 

Whether you choose a traditional funeral service or a more modern celebration, we believe that each life should be celebrated in a way that is as unique as the person who lived it. 

Get in touch with us to host a lasting tribute that will honour your loved one’s memory for years to come. 

Bright Chapel Photo