Simon Hackett Winery

Like having your own luxurious Italian villa complete with vineyards and panoramic views, Simon Hackett Winery is a wedding venue with a difference. Despite being a winery, this dedicated event venue only opens for weddings and functions, meaning you have complete privacy for your day.

Simon Hackett is the fourth generation of the Hackett family with a career in agriculture, and after 4 decades of winemaking has created his most amazing blend yet – an exclusive wedding venue with all of the must haves (and none of the fluff).

Available as a full-service venue with everything that you need provided, or alternatively as a dry hire venue, allowing you the flexibility to bring in your own drinks and caterer. You get exclusive use of the McLaren Vale winery for your entire wedding day. They’ll even clean up once you’re done!

Simon Hackett Winery is set on just under an acre of land with sweeping views, and while there are multiple choices for your ceremony location, our pick is on the cellar door lawns in front of the large old fig tree. Host post ceremony drinks, canapés, and the provided lawn games on the large top lawns overlooking the vines, then head inside for the evening festivities.

It’s hard to believe that the cellar door building was constructed less than 40 years ago because it has a real historic feel to it with hand rendered walls and quirky architectural details such as the uniquely shaped arch openings. Inside, the freshly restored dining room features concrete floors and original exposed beams, and can seat up to 180 guests. And those beautiful custom French doors lead you out onto the newly built terrace.

The large terrace comes complete with a permanent 70 square-metre clear marquee. This space offers full views out to the stunning backdrop of McLaren Vale, and come evening, the bright stars of the country sky. This area is beautifully framed by Willunga slate pavers, and can seat up to 64 additional guests.

With undercover seating for up to 220 guests across both the dining room and marquee, this venue is the ideal choice for a winter wedding.

This is not just any old dry hire venue – Simon Hackett Winery’s hire fee includes a number of items most dry hire venues don’t offer including chairs, tables, festoon lighting and more. So no matter what your style is, be it boho or vintage chic, you won’t have to bring absolutely everything with you.

They offer a range of dining packages for your reception, from formal sit-down dinners, through to Neapolitan style pizza and cocktail receptions. They have partnered with two of the most sought after caterers in the business. Sam Worrall-Thompson (Fine & Fettle, Bar Lune) and Mattias Cirulli – a certified Pizzaiolo born in Rome.

No matter what option you choose, their friendly team are there to service your guests and help make the day seamless. Even better, a 1am licence is available on request!

Simon Hackett Winery is the closest McLaren Vale winery to Adelaide at just 35 mins from the CBD, but honestly you feel a complete world away here. And we can almost guarantee you won’t want to leave ♥



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