If you love the idea of beautiful autumn leaves, a warm toasty fire and some nice quality reds, a winter wedding maybe just the thing for you. There are also some great financial reasons to consider a winter wedding with venues quieter, couples can often take advantage of greater availability with some generous rates. If this all sounds good then read on because venue selection for a winter wedding is tremendously important so we’ve put together a list of our favourite winter wedding venues.
Nestled in the Adelaide Hills The Manor’s beautiful stonework and English gardens optimise the winter wedding look. They offer beautiful in-door reception spaces and fully protected indoor reception areas with the added convenience of accommodation provided on site.
This elegant property with its Georgian architecture, romantic city views, enthralling gardens and heritage barn is another beautiful winter venue. Inside their barn, the large roaring fireplace makes for a romantic ambience and a toasty evening. Their fully protected terrace is available for inclement weather if needed otherwise their beautiful garden makes for a lovely space for an early afternoon ceremony before the chill sets in.
The hall with its grand high ceilings and polished timber floors provides a stunning blank canvas for a winter wedding and what says winter more than a mystical forest backdrop. Offered as a dry hire facility this venue allows you the freedom to confirm your own beverages and caterer with a full kitchen and bathrooms on site. They also have a big open fireplace that can be fired up for endless warmth.
4. Ivybrook Farm, Maslin Beach
This 4th generation property owned is country cute. The beautiful stone building supported by pillars and beams made from old gums over one hundred years ago has a ‘highly sought after’ high ceiling and rustic charm that opens out onto a useable veranda and turfed lawn lit by semi-permanent festoon lights. The barn is yet another great winter venue with a fully enclosed space and an internal combustion heater.
It’s a well-known fact Kangaroo Island’s winters are generally milder than the mainland, so why not consider a local destination wedding. Perched high on the clifftops of Kangaroo Island’s North Coast Dudley Wines’ picturesque coastal farming property provides a wedding backdrop like no other. Their 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 whilst you enjoy them from the comfort of a climate controlled room. VENYU in partnership with Sealink and Tourism Kangaroo Island can help with more information about this unique option.
If fun and relaxed is the feel you are going for this is the perfect venue for you. Set on the edge of the beautiful Myponga Reservoir the Smiling Samoyed is one cool pup. Comfortably accommodating up to 150 and with plenty of room for more in cocktail or alternative service styles. Think wood fired pizzas, food trucks, vibrant spaces, craft beers and ciders on tap, live music and a great celebration. Who says weddings have to be formal?
White Hill Estate is a beautiful combination of Australian country, rustic heritage and modern conveniences. At the centre of the property is the homestead, sleeping up to 16 guests and featuring 6 double bedrooms it’s packed full of heritage charm, a fully equipped farm kitchen, large dining table, homely living area, heritage library and a wood fire. The real feature though is The Chaff Shed, built in the 1850’s and now beautifully restored the Chaff Shed is a warm and cosy space for a winter reception.
The nondenominational chapel built in 1862 oozes rustic charm and can accommodate up to 80 guests. The grounds surrounding the chapel provide a beautiful lawned area with a view back across the coastline and are well suited to an outdoor ceremony for up to 110 guests, post-ceremony refreshments, and photography.
The private grounds of the inn provide a beautiful space year round for ceremonies with the winter vista capturing the enchanting dormant elm trees and lush green hills in the background. Internally Inglewood offers a beautiful space for receptions. Whilst being fully protected from the weather and in a climate controlled environment, their floor to ceiling glass windows frame the trademark views over the garden and hills. They also offer some really reasonable winter pacakges.