A destination wedding without the long haul flights or tourists but with all the quaint charm and romance.
Perched high on the clifftops of Kangaroo Island’s North Coast Dudley Wines’ picturesque coastal farming property provides a wedding backdrop like no other.
Just 15 minutes from Penneshaw Dudley Wines is a family owned and run property that presents all the charm of a remote island offering with the convenience of a mainland venue. Awarded 2017 Cellar Door of the Year by the South Australian Tourism Commission and with a host of award-winning boutique Kangaroo Island wines it certainly sets the stage well for a wedding your guests will never forget.
The journey into this property commences as you drive the tree-lined dirt road through the fresh coastal air, a scene that epitomises the mystical feel of this remarkable location. Entering the private event entrance you arrive down onto the Event Lawn, a beautiful space for your vows with a raised platform and uninterrupted panoramic views across the property, down to Little Cuttlefish Bay and accross the water to mainland Australia.
Whilst you explore the 150 acres of coastal property, full of photo opportunities including the cliffedge views, secret forest and rustic sheds, your guests are invited to soak up the afternoon sun with chilled wines served from the remote wine barrel bar on the lawns or make their way up onto the wide timber deck which lends itself to simple styling, casual couches, cocktail tables and acoustic music. Oh and don’t worry about lawn games, Dudley Wines have the coolest guest entertainment ready for you, Golf across the Gully; their very own driving range. There is also a safe play area for children.
Built true to the island, Dudley Wines’ internal Event Room is an adaptable, modern space. Its iron and natural timber finishes lend themselves to any number of styles. The dramatic high ceilings and full-length windows echo the spectacular view throughout the room which warmly seats 40 guests or comfortably seats 180 or more for a cocktail style function.
The Dudley Wines love of locally grown and produced product is emulated through their wines and in-house menus which feature locally grown and caught seasonal produce. These delectable menus lend themselves to cocktail and relaxed shared menus but should you desire something a little different Dudley Wines also have flexibilite external caterer arrangements available.
With a full commercial kitchen, all cutlery, crockery, glassware, tables, and chairs provided in-house and an event coordinator on hand to assist you with arrangements, Dudley Wines is a relaxed alternative to the big mainland wedding.
If Kangaroo Island for you is about the beach wedding, then a short 15 minutes down the road is the pristine white sand beaches of Antechamber Bay. These beaches are a beautiful spot for photography or a ceremony with the comfort of knowing a secure inclement weather alternative is on standby at Dudley Wines along with a breathtaking space.
With affordable accommodation options just down the road and group discounts available for the ferry, tell us again why you were thinking you’d go for the boring ballroom option?
For the couple that wants to do things differently and with authentic style, Dudley Wines is an exceptional selection ❤️