Dairy Flat Lodge and Farm, located in the hamlet of Musk; just 6km from Lake House and the village of Daylesford, provides an idyllic wedding backdrop with its mountain air, starry skies, lush bushlands and rolling country hills. Dairy Flat by Lake House is an exclusive boutique country lodge serviced by your own private concierge and nestled on an organic farm surrounded by heirloom orchard, vineyard, ornamental hedgerow gardens, wisteria walk, silver birch drive and rows of Manchurian pear.

The perfect place for beautiful wedding ceremonies and marquee or open-air receptions.

The Lodge itself includes six luxurious suites with private ensuites, main lounge, library, chef’s kitchen, outdoor fire pit and hot tub. It’s a sumptuous and carefully curated space rich in texture, colour, art and life. This private and exclusive retreat provides endless photo opportunities pre and post your wedding ceremony.

Prepare and indulge, celebrate and savour, breathe and reflect …

• Onsite concierge and daily housekeeping service.
• Use of the library, lounge, dining and terraces.
• Access to almost 40 acres of beautiful productive farmland; dedicated vegetable, herb & cutting gardens, hedgerow ornamental gardens, established vineyard, olive grove, newly planted orchard, outdoor firepit and hot tub.
• Use of electric bikes, picnic baskets etc.
• A country style breakfast is served in the morning.
• The onsite bake house produces a daily selection of delicious slow fermented sourdough and vienoisserie just for Lodge guests to graze upon throughout the day.
• Non-alcoholic refreshments, selected local wine, beer, cider and spirits are available for guests to indulge in (excluded during the wedding ceremony and reception).
• A shared Farmhouse dinner prepared by your concierge is also included on one evening.

Dairy Flat Farm Weddings are available when booking the Lodge exclusively for a minimum of 3 nights.


Dairy Flat is exclusively for groups looking for a magical & memorable experience, a place for connection & stunning photography.

The Lodge itself includes six suites; each with luxurious ensuites, main lounge, library and chefs kitchen. It’s a sumptuous and carefully curated space rich in texture, colour, art & life.

Serviced by your own private concierge; this is not a hotel but a very special serviced country house on an regenerative farm; less than 10 minutes from Daylesford.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the property; hay-strewn rolling hills, 5 acres of vegetable, herb and cutting gardens, 300 tree olive grove, vineyard, heirloom orchard, lagoon, ornamental hedgerow gardens, wisteria walk, silver birch drive and rows of Manchurian pear …

There is also electric bikes, a hot tub overlooking the vines and the now-famous semi-underground bake house which produces a range of slow-fermented sourdough, croissants, doughnuts and more each morning for guests.

Pre and post-wedding photography here is a dream.

Bank those memories…


It is a working farm – there are always growers and gardeners around, often the beekeeper or viticulturalist. And then there are the bakers. After a quick ‘early riser’ coffee, you might be lured out on a morning walk by the birdsong and the mist lying in the gullies, but you’ll be spurred on by the smell of fresh bread and pastries baking. Make sure to stop by for a chat in the bake house.

Through the formal gardens and the olive groves and onto the vegetable and herb gardens where the morning’s harvest will be in progress – destined for the tables at the Lake House Restaurant. Walk down the Manchurian Pear walk to the dam and stop for a few moments of silence – you may be rewarded, with the sight of a mother kangaroo and her joey, a water bird fishing and certainly the sound of many happy frogs.

By now the Lodge Concierge will be grinding fresh coffee beans in the kitchen and the house and its residents will be stirring in readiness for the country breakfast that awaits. Conversation flows and people make arrangements for their day. In the library, or peace and quiet somewhere in the extensive gardens with a good book; more strolls through the vineyard and across the pastures; or some local off-site adventures on foot or on one of our electric bikes. Pretty Leitches Creek Mineral Spring, Daylesford Cidery, and Passing Clouds Winery, down local country lanes, are all but minutes away. The latter two both offer delicious tipples and relaxed casual lunch options. No need for your car.

And then there’s nearby Istra as well, where you can fill your basket with local ham, salami, prosciutto, or in season Musk Berry Farm. Bring it back to Dairy Flat Farm, cut up a loaf of our fresh sourdough and enjoy in the sunshine with a glass of wine. All that exercise and fresh air might require an afternoon nap – possibly interrupted by the jangle of the drinks cart as Aperitivo hour expands the variety of libations available in the honour bar.

There’ll be laughter over backgammon or charades. Conversations will flourish. Some will take to the cedar hot tub overlooking the vineyard, others may wish to wait until the adjacent fire pit is lit and enjoy the inky star-strewn skies.

The Lodge Concierge will have discussed dinner options with you. A casual meal in Daylesford? A relaxed shared farm platter or a seat at the table at Lake House, one of the finest restaurants in Australia. Just let us know….

Relax, sleep tight and leave it to us…

Take your time, connect, build those special memories that will last a lifetime...