January 2024

Howard Vineyard hosts first-ever Wedding Open Day unveiling perfect Adelaide Hills venue

Award-winning Adelaide Hills winery Howard Vineyard is hosting their first Wedding Open Day this January for all brides and grooms-to-be!

Image credits: Howard Vineyard.

There is no denying that planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting times for a couple. Forget about the dress for a moment—there’s the venue, catering, hair and makeup, flowers, guest list, photographer, cars and music to think about on top of all the other details that go into organising the biggest day of someone’s life!

For those who have a ring on it and are yet to get into the thick of planning, Adelaide Hills winery and award-winning wedding destination Howard Vineyard—recently crowned for the second year in a row ‘Best Wedding Reception Venue’ at the ABIA Awards—is hosting its first-ever Wedding Open Day event on Sunday, January 7th—a must-visit for those who are planning their nuptials, along with their friends, family and loved ones.

Howard Vineyard’s wedding coordinator, Kelly Ward, a self-confessed checklist fanatic with a decade of experience in event management, is excited to bring this event to life and allow couples to experience one of the state’s most idyllic wedding settings in person.

‘We are very excited to host our first Wedding Open Day at Howard Vineyard’, says Kelly. ‘This will be a great day to bring together your bridal party, family and friends to see the venue set up for a wedding, explore our grounds and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.’

For people planning their upcoming wedding, the Wedding Open Day is the perfect opportunity to come and experience what the vineyard has to offer, to connect with Howard’s wedding team and some of their favourite wedding suppliers, who will all be onsite to inspire and help guests plan their big day.

And for those who have already booked in with the vineyard for their special day, it’s a chance to decide on any finer details and get a taste of what’s to come.

‘Come and have a casual chat with our amazing wedding suppliers who regularly frequent Howard Vineyard weddings, who know our venue inside and out and can make fantastic recommendations—you can also expect exclusive on-the-day offers’, says Kelly.

Some of the suppliers who will be part of the event include floral arrangements from Fleur De Lys Flowers and Floral Eden, stunning photography by Rexvil Photography, event staging by Venue Productions, and entertainment from Him & Her Music and Foebiz. Events By You will also be there to discuss event planning, and It Must Be Love Celebrant to discuss guests’ ceremony needs.

Throughout the Wedding Open Day, guests can enjoy live music, delicious roaming canapés and beverages as they explore the venue and get a picture of how their ceremony and reception can come together at Howard Vineyards.

The cellar door will open for complimentary wine tastings, offering a taste of the vineyard’s celebrated vintages and their finest drops, which will include their 2023 Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay, 2023 Cabernet Franc Rose and 2022 Shiraz, among many others.

Deciding on wedding details can be hard work, so if you’re feeling a bit peckish when you’re in the thick of planning and perusing all the options at Howard’s, why not treat yourself to an impressive charcuterie platter from the winery’s kitchen and kick back for a moment as you enjoy the vineyard views, rolling lawns and beautiful gardens the location has to offer.

Howard Vineyard is a family endeavour that has continued to flourish over the years and proudly celebrated its 25th anniversary this November, creating a reputation for premium grape growing in one of Australia’s most exciting regions.

When it comes to weddings, Howard Vineyard has won the ABIA Wedding Award for Restaurant Reception Venue (score of 99.97%) and achieved runner-up positions in both the Ceremony Venue (99.64%) and Function Coordinator categories (99.97%). These prestigious awards aren’t just for show; they represent Howard Vineyard’s commitment to excellence in creating a memorable experience.

And, as for Kelly, her true passion lies with planning weddings and seeing people’s special days come together after months of planning. ‘I love building relationships with all the lovely couples and their families who celebrate their special days at Howard Vineyard’, says Kelly. ‘The most rewarding part of my role is seeing the newlyweds depart the venue at the end of the night, buzzed on love!’

So, if you’re due to walk down the aisle and have yet to start your wedding planning checklist, or if you just wanna give your partner some subtle clues that it’s time to pop the question (probably not so subtle!), book a ticket and head out to the Adelaide Hills this January and get a glimpse of the truly magical experience Howard Vineyard can provide to ensure your wedding day is unforgettable!

What: Howard Vineyard Wedding Open Day.
Where: 53 Bald Hills Rd, Nairne, SA 5252.
When: Sunday 7th January, 1-5 pm.
For tickets and more info, click here.

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