Waverley Estate Port Elliot historic property perfect for weddings minutes from the beach 4 acres suited to marquees and pool side receptions
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Marquee and Tipi Venues

Once you get the idea of a beautiful clear marquee or a big boho tipi tent in your mind it’s hard to step away from it. The good news is that in South Australia you are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a venue that’s suitable for for this vision. Here is a list of our favourites …..

1. Waverley Estate, Port Elliot

This French provincial estate found on the South Coast of South Australia is a stunning location for a unique marquee wedding. The 4 acre property located just minutes away from the iconic Horseshoe Bay offers their enclosed traditional lawn tennis courts for marquees weddings surrounded by opulence and country coastal gardens. The historic buildings accommodate up to 22 guests and remarkable privacy makes for a stunning weekend of celebrations.


Waverley Estate Port Elliot historic property perfect for weddings minutes from the beach 4 acres suited to marquees and pool side receptions

2. Aldinga Bay Bungalows, Aldinga

Offering 800 sqm of manicured lawn surrounded by gardens and ocean views Aldinga Bay Bungalows truly is the perfect blank canvas for those wanting a DIY wedding by the beach. 100% BYO access allows you the option to bring in all your own catering, decor and alcohol. Even better, venue hire allows access to set up on Friday and remove on Monday so you’ve got plenty of time to ensure everything is just right without the stress on the day.


Aldinga Bay Bungalows festoon open air dinner, ocean views, vintage furniture, marquee

3. Brin Farm, Kangarilla

This secret hills property first and foremost is a well-recognised horse stud, raising and breeding champion dilute horses. Through our exclusive partnership, VENYU has negotiated access to six couples per year to this remarkable and immaculately well maintained private estate. The property offers a huge evergreen lawn perfect for marquees or a whimsical 2-acre woodlot that just screams for a naked Tipi set-up. Even better they have built-in bathrooms on site and all the facilities you need.


Secret Horse Stud, Brin Farm, Wedding Venue located just around the corner from Clarendon, Kuitpo Forest and Kangarilla offering flexible spaces, BYO alcohol, catering and suppliers.

4. Fleurieu Cherries, Willunga Hill

Just five minutes from Willunga, this 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. Set on the hill overlooking the creek vista, the lawns surrounding the cellar door offer a beautiful space for ceremonies. The adjacent area offers you the country marquee wedding but without the extra expenses you’d incur in other remote locations as you have access to; power, water, fixed bathroom, large kitchen area for caterers, bar, indoor retreat, and a large cool room.


Fleurieu Cherries is a new South Australian wedding and event venue set within the just behind Willunga and the McLaren Vale Wine region.

5. Lake Breeze, Langhorne Creek
One of Australia’s most awarded boutique wineries this 90-hectare property is a couple’s dream offering six stunning locations on property. Lake Breeze allows you to customise your day to your unique preferences whether you desire a ceremony between the gums, by the Bremer River or a reception within the freshly renovated 1930s limestone building, amongst the barrels, on the lawns under the stars, under the huge barrel shed verandah or in their quirky cellar door sunset pop up space….the list goes on.


Wedding reception at Lake Breeze Wines, Langhorne Creek South Australia featuring festoon lights and food trucks

6. Tent on a Hill, Blewit Springs

Ever turned to your partner in crime in the midst of wedding planning and said I just want a beautiful paddock, with big views and privacy, not too far from the city? Well this is it. Tent on a Hill is less than 40 minutes from the CBD but feels a world away. It’s one of the few venues in South Australia that also offers glamping options onsite.


Tent on a Hill, Blewitt Springs, Fleurieu Peninsula, Unique Event Space suitable for open air dinners, tipis and ceremonies, receptions and glamping. Photography by Evan Bailey.

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