Are you looking for the perfect winery to host your wedding ceremony and reception, but not quite sure where to start looking? As part of Glam Adelaide’s brand new, sparkling Wedding Section, we felt it imperative to help point you in the right direction with a few of our favourite venues.
There’s no denying South Australia has an abundance of locations perfect for your special day. Whether it’s the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale or Clare Valley, you’re sure to to find the perfect winery for every style and budget.
We’re pretty lucky when it comes to winery weddings. You get world renowned wines and delicious food at to impress your guests but you’ll also find venues that you can host both your ceremony and reception in the one location. Many boasting jaw-dropping views and scenery that make for unbelievable wedding photos and some even have accommodation for you to spend your first romantic night of married life together.
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With some of the best uninterrupted views of the Adelaide Hills we have Andersen Hill in Lenswood. Andersen prides itself on having a relaxed casual atmosphere, where the staff cater to your every desire. When you have your wedding at Andersen Hill you are given exclusive use of the cellar door and surrounding areas of the winery. Andersen is also known for its superb pizza and relaxed menus. With prices to suit all budget types.
For Bookings please contact Andersen Hill Lenswood on 0407 070 296.
Andersen Hill Lenswood is located at 407 Croft Road, Lenswood SA 5240
Set in the heart of the McLaren Vale wine region is Beach Road Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant. A delightfully boutique venue catering for those wanting an intimate gathering. Beach Road wines is famous for its delicious wood oven pizzas. And lucky for those of you wanting to book your wedding reception here, they offer a simpler package that features those famous pizzas! Teamed with their Italian style wines, you simply must give them a try. Beach Road Wines has a spectacular view of the McLaren Vales hillside and on clear days you can see out to Willunga beach.
Bookings for Beach Road Wines are available through 08 8323 7344
Beach Road Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant is located at 309 Seaview Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171
Starting in the picturesque Adelaide Hills we have Bird in Hand Winery. Set amongst the scrolling Adelaide Hills, this contemporary venue is modern, stylish and simple in its design making it one of the most popular for the young and engaged. Next to the rows and rows of BIH vineyards there’s a terrace/courtyard area with luscious green grass, the perfect location to say your ‘I do’s’. After the ceremony formalities are complete, there is enough space for your guests to sample the BIH wines and canapes whilst overlooking the vineyards and awe inspiring view.
BIH has two reception venues to choose from: The Gallery room which can hold up to 180 for a cocktail style reception and 100 for a sit down meal. The Barrel Hall which features wall to wall wine barrels, can hold up to 600 guests for a stand up cocktail style reception or 350 for a sit down formal meal.
For wedding bookings please contact Bird in Hand Winery direct. Please contact [email protected] or phone 08 83899488.
Bird in Hand Winery is located at Cnr Bird in hand and Pfeiffer Rds, Woodside SA 5244
Next up we move over to McLaren Vale and the intimate Coriole Winery. Sitting atop of the rolling hills of McLaren Vale and a very short journey from Willunga and the seaside, is Coriole Winery. The perfectly manicured English style gardens make for picture perfect ceremony locations. Your ceremony could be at the front of the house, overlooking all of McLaren Vale and situated next to the quaint porch setting under of the main house. Or in the rear terrace under the ficus or mulberry trees. Either location is both intimate and elegant.
Receptions are held in the courtyard gardens or undercover in the rustic veranda of the main house. There is also enough space to add marquees if you so desire. Delicious menus are prepared by Executive Chef Tom Reid, who also uses local SA produce as much as possible in his tantalising menus. Teamed with Coriole’s renowned wines you simply can’t go wrong with this winery wedding venue.
Bookings for Coriole Winery weddings need to be made at least 12 months in advance. Please contact Coriole Winery on 08 83238305.
Coriole Winery is located at Chaffey’s Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171
Just outside of Stirling in Longwood South Australia is Deviation Road Cellar Door and Wines. Deviation Road Wines is set on an estate property that boasts heritage listed bushland as well as the scenic vineyards for that perfect ceremony backdrop. With a selection of settings for both ceremony and reception you truly can’t go wrong. Whether you decide on a cocktail style reception on the deck for up to 120 guests, or a more formal affair in the wine garden pavilion that can seat up to 350 people. Deviation Road Wines is one of the hidden gems in the Adelaide Hills and for those couples who are looking for something a bit different to the big named wineries, this is your venue.
For Deiviation Road Winery bookings please contact 08 8339 1360.
Deiviation Road Cellar Door and Winery is located at 207 Scott Street, Longwood SA 5153
This is a particularly great winery if you’re looking for a rustic/boho chic vibe. The cellar door can fit anywhere between 35-200 guests within its gorgeous stone walls. The open plan leaves you with complete freedom when it comes to decor and layouts which is a major bonus. You can even book out the whole place and spread your ceremony and reception between the cellar door and lush lawns. With views of the sprawling vineyard and an undeniable charm, no matter where you celebrate you’re sure to love this venue.
Farmer’s Leap are now taking bookings for 2017 – don’t miss out! Contact the Cellar Door team on 8765 5155.
Just 4 minutes outside of suburbia lies an oasis, Glen Ewin Estate. Glen Ewin Estate is located in the small town of Houghton, close to accommodation and the Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide Hills. Your first venue choice at Glen Ewin is there 100-year-old barn known as The Pulp Shed. Nestled between heritage stone buildings and a lovely grassed area next to a lake. The Pulp Shed is at the northern end of the property.
At the top of the property is venue choice number 2, The Gatehouse. Sitting just underneath the cellar door and restaurant, this room is less rustic than The Pulp Shed and more modern. Leaving you to add your own styling and theme to this already beautifully elegant room.
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Bookings for Glen Ewin Estate on 08 8380 5657.
Glen Ewin Estate is located at 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Houghton SA 5131
Hillsview Estate in the Clare Valley is next on our list. Hillsview has the most magnificent rustic barn (first built in the 1890’s) that you will ever see. For those of you in search of the perfect country rustic wedding, we have found your location! The barns veranda can seat up to 100 guests and then inside the barn it can fit up to 200 guests for a sit down style reception.
Bookings for Hillsview should be made to 08 8849 2397.
Hillsview Estate, Auburn SA 5451
Nestled amongst ancient gum trees and hundreds of tussled vines, Howard Vineyard offers you an idyllic setting for your special day. Located just outside Mt Barker in the stunning town of Nairne, it is just a short 40min drive up the freeway. Offering enchanting ceremony settings as well as unique and picturesque photo backdrops, the grounds offer beautiful flexibility. With a beautiful tree swing, dam and scrolling vineyard all in short walking distance, it’s the perfect setting for stunning sunset photos.
Offering rustic ambience for cocktail or sitdown style weddings, the Amos Barn is perfect for both the creatively inclined as well as those looking for a complete space. The flexibility with styling offers couples the ability to personalise and tailor the celebration to reflect their styling aesthetic. With delicious wedding menus provided by Instyle Catering, it’s the venue you go to if you want your guests to ‘always remember your wedding’.
For Howard Vineyard wedding bookings please contact Howard Vineyard on 0439 456 481 (Laura).
Howard Vineyard is located at Bald Hills Rd, Nairne SA 5252
With stunning views over the lake and vineyard, K1 by Geoff Hardy offers one of the most unique function venues in South Australia. They consciously limit the number of weddings held at K1 each year, making every celebration super unique and special. K1 is the ideal venue for having both your ceremony and reception at the one location.
Kingsbrook Estate is situated 90km’s (1hr drive) out of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula in Currency Creek. Proprietors Chris and Anna live on the property, it was a home before it was a restaurant and event venue so it makes for a cosy and welcoming venue. The property is wide and sprawling and brings with it so many details and features you would think that you had flown to England or the French Rivera for your wedding and not Currency Creek. With stunning backdrops, heritage details, a tall flowing fountain, lush gardens, vineyards, bushlands and a river there are photo opportunities at every turn. Kingsbrook Estate is a place where you want to wander and get lost just to see all of the abundant details.
Kingsbrook boasts 2 reception choices. The Orangerie which is just behind the restaurant, is a long room that could also be used as an inside option for your ceremony. The vintage barn doors make a beautiful feature to stand in front of and say your “I do’s”.
Your second reception choice is the purpose built marquee which is located on lush green grass and in eye sight of the vineyards and bushland. The marquee is lined with sheer white draping and has a built in dance floor for late night boogieing. The marquee also has a built in chandelier that I’m sure most of your guests will post on Instagram.
For Kingsbrook Estate bookings please phone 08 8556 4007.
Kingsbrook Estate is located at Strathalbyn-Goolwa Road, Currency Creek SA 5214
Located just outside of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills is Longview Vineyard. Longview boasts world class event facilities, four star on site accommodation and picture perfect views for all of those wedding moments and late into the night Instagram snaps.
When you book your wedding ceremony and reception with Longview, you have guaranteed venue exclusivity. So no need to worry about being rushed, you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.
Their lush green lawns, sweeping verandas and never ending vineyards give plenty of choice for you to find the perfect ceremony location. The barn makes the impeccable venue for your reception, with its rustic heritage charm and sophistication. Can’t you just picture the barn set up with long sprawling tables, decked out in your favourite flowers and with all of your family and friends admiring you and your partner on the big day?
Booking for a Longview Vineyard winery wedding need to be made at least 12 months in advance. Please contact Longview Vineyard on 08 8388 9694.
Cocktail weddings up to 180 guests; Sit down weddings up to 150 guests
Accommodation available on site for up to 36 guests
Longview Vineyard is located at Pound Rd, Macclesfield SA 5153
Moving down the hill slightly now to Hahndorf and The Lane Vineyard. This hidden gem is just 25 minutes drive from the CBD and close to accommodation in the historic township of Hahndorf. Known to most in the wedding industry as being “the place” to have a wedding reception because of just how amazingly stunning this place is. This sprawling estate property sitting on the hillside, gives you so beautiful choices. Whether it’s the lush gardens, vineyard backdrop, lakeside or the Australian bush. The possibilities for your ceremony and photo locations are endless.
The modern reception/dining venue sits elevated in the heart of the vineyard, giving you perfect sunset mood lighting during those summer/autumn wedding months. Executive Chef James Brinklow is on his game, serving up delicious South Australian inspired menus paired with The Lane Vineyards own single vineyard wines. The Lane Vineyard is also well known for their ‘Occasion wines’ so be sure to add one of those to your drinks menu.
Bookings for a The Lane Vineyard Weddings needs to be made at least 12 months in advance. Please contact The Lane Vineyard on 08 83881250.
Cocktail weddings up to 150 guests; Sit down weddings up to 100 guests
The Lane Vineyard is located at 5 Ravenswood Lane, Hahndorf SA 5245
Nestled high in the Adelaide Hills at Lenswood, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard is an intimate vineyard with sweeping views of the vines through the valley. You’re able to have a beautiful, private experience and book out the whole restaurant, home to 2016 Best Chef, Matt Fitton. There’s also a fantastic decking area making it perfect for all weather occasions.
Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard is located at 166 Harris Road, Lenswood 5240