Basils Farm Events

Basils Farm Events

Basils Farm provides the ideal location for special events and educational workshops. Enjoy outdoor activities such as self-guided walks, food foraging in the native conservation land, or join one of our regular gardening or art workshops. For food and wine lovers, we also hold wine & food matching experiences with winemaker Ray Nadeson and wine tasting events throughout the year. Basils Farm is also the perfect choice for those looking for a venue with a difference. With stunning views across Swan Bay to Queenscliff, the grassed area and Basils Cafe are available to book for corporate wine tastings and private group events. Please visit our Functions page for further details.

Weddings We can currently hold weddings for up to 120 guests on the property. For further details please visit our Functions page.

Private Functions and Corporate Events Basils Farm can accommodate private functions in the Farmhouse Cafe (Seats 45) and Pavilion (seats 100). Please visit our Functions pages for further information about private functions and corporate events. View our Private Events package here: Private Group Functions or for non-exclusive use, group bookings of over 10, view our Lunch Group Package here: Lunch Group Package Nov19

Group Bookings Group bookings of up to 10 people can be made online via: For bookings of over 10 guests please contact:

Friday & Saturday Night Dinners in January.

There is nothing quite like a beautiful summer evening spent with family and friends at Basils Farm. We are thrilled to be opening for DINNER every FRIDAY and SATURDAY night in January. Enjoy panoramic views across Swan Bay from our Pavilion with a glass of wine or cocktail, whilst enjoying a meal featuring farm fresh produce from our gardens. Doesn’t get much better!

PLUS – All proceeds from sales of our Rosé Sangria🍹at the dinners will go to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Like so many others, our hearts are breaking for everyone affected by these devasting fires. Our thoughts go out to those who are battling the fires and the tireless efforts of the volunteers and emergency services.

MENU – View here:Basils Farm Friday & Saturday Dinner Menu
We will be offering a 2 course menu. Desserts will also be available from $10.
ADULTS 2 courses – $50
Choice of 3 entrees and 3 mains
CHILDREN Main (Choice of 3) and dessert – $28
(15 and under only)

Make sure you also visit Basils Garden Bar for your cocktail fix! Including:
Lavender and Blueberry Gin Fizz
Green Thai and Tonic
Dark and Stormy
Old Fashioned: Johnnie Walker scotch whiskey, Angostura bitters, orange peel
Espresso Martini
Pimm’s with fresh fruit and garden mint
Rose Sangria – Jug or glass
Boozy Hot Kahlua Chocolate/Coffee

10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th – January 2020

Bookings are essential, please book online for instant confirmation or via phone.
03 5258 4280

Places are limited and bookings must be made, online or by phone. Please note credit card details will be collected on booking, however you will not be charged (unless no-show).
No shows will be charged at $20 per head. Please also advise of dietary requirements when booking.

Basils Farm Summer Sessions Live Music.

Basils Farm live music “Sunday Sessions” are held from September to April. Talented musicians perform every Sunday from 12.30-3.30pm.
We have a number of favourites back at Basils over summer, plus we have added “Saturday Sessions” in January!
Saturday Sessions musicians will perform from 1.30pm-4.30pm.
Admission is free however bookings are highly recommended.
Book at:

Saturday 4th – Lisa Hanley
Sunday 5th – Alister Turrill Music
Saturday 11th – Noah Vernon
Sunday 12th – Della – Anthony Dellamarta
Saturday 18th – Lisa Hanley
Sunday 19th – Imogen Brough
Saturday 25th – Fraser Telfer
Sunday 26th – Australia Day Sam Hanson Music


Fun for the Kids at Basils Farm! Feed the Farm Animals + Lunch.

Our popular Children’s “Meet and Feed the Animal Sessions + Lunch” are held every Thursday* until 20th December and also every Thursday during the school holidays. (Weather dependent).
*Please note, not held on Public holidays.

Children get to meet and feed the farm animals including llama’s, Babydoll sheep, chickens and ducks and also visit our Chicken Caravan to see how we collect the eggs for our cafe.
Time: registration is from 10.15am for a 10.30am start.
Cost: $20 per child (only book in children attending). Includes lunch and a drink. Please see the current children’s menu for an example of meals.

Sessions are limited to 15 children. Please wear suitable footwear for walking around the farm and paddocks. Gumboots are great in the cooler months.

Our tour guides are Mark and Paige who both have working with children checks, they love our animals and ensuring that all children have the opportunity to participate!

Book online at Under AREA select Animal Feeding.

Adults are welcome to pre-order lunch. Please email if you have any queries or dietary requirements.

Phillip Butters Art Exhibition at Basils Farm.

Basils Farm has a new collection of paintings on display in the Cafe and Pavilion. Local artist Phillip Butters has adorned our walls with his stunning artworks. His current series of paintings demonstrates “monochromatic misty, seascapes, landscapes and cityscapes. Working with the ethereal quiet of foggy days and exploring a ‘less is more’ technique to encourage the person viewing the painting to bring their own thoughts and perceptions to the experience”.

For more information head to