Fleurieu Cherries is a beautiful venue that is taking the market by storm.
Just five minutes from Willunga, the 32 acre country property is littered with beautiful old gum trees and grey river gums that line the natural creek which meanders through the highly fertile grazing land.
The Fleurieu Cherries cellar door is set on the hill overlooking the creek vista. The lawns surrounding it offer a beautiful space for ceremonies. There is also a stunning location fondly referred to as the Three Sisters, a grassy hideaway on the edge of the creek that is wrapped by three significant old river gums whose height bring a cathedral-like feel and add to the whimsical look of the tall river reeds. The level space is easily accessed and can accommodate large ceremonies of up to 140 guests.
A cherry farm isn’t your everyday kind of wedding venue and this one certainly offers you some gorgeous unique quirks. The owners allow you access to the fully enclosed orchard for photography making for striking photos especially in September and October when the cherry trees are in full bloom.
Back up at the cellar door pre-receptions aren’t just your average affair with a house-made cherry and berry ice cream servery available, a large lawn area suitable for lawn games and picnic style seating, and the option to pick your own berries available at certain times of the year.
Cocktail receptions are welcomed on the lawn otherwise for seated dinners Fleurieu Cherries offers you the option to utilise their semi-permanent marquee. Comfortably seating 140 guests it comes lined with astroturf acting as a perfect extension to the existing lush natural lawn which also features a large fire brazier, perfect for cool spring nights.
Sharing the property and cellar door is the owners’ other passion, Fleurieu Hills Wines. Offering a traditional range of quality wines grown on site the two passions meet to create their flagship sparkling cherry blend, a favourite for post ceremony toastings. Whilst wine is available in house with a very reasonable minimum spend, the team are flexible and allow you to supply your own beers, soft drinks and accompaniments as well as selecting your choice of caterers or even food trucks.
Fleurieu Cherries offers you the country marquee wedding but without the extra expenses you’d be up for in remote locations being that you have access to; power, water, fixed bathroom, large kitchen area for caterers, bar, indoor retreat, and a large cool room. The property being 5 minutes from Willunga leaves you with lots of options for guest accommodation in the McLaren Vale region or an easy 45 minute bus ride back to the city. Fleurieu Cherries venue hire fee also includes sole use for the full day meaning ceremony times are flexible and you won’t have the restrictive late start time most wineries enforce, they even let you get in days earlier to set-up.
If you’re after a country venue, winery wedding, flexible space or just something a little different this is certainly worth a look. Plus, who doesn’t like cherries? ❤️