Montara Wines is a picturesque vineyard wedding venue nestled in Victoria's historic Ararat, 55 kilometres from the Grampians. It boasts an earthy, warm, inviting atmosphere, beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding spaces, incredible views, exclusive private access, and DIY freedom! They offer an impeccably-restored 1950's Bedford school bus complete with a stylish selection of handcrafted cocktails.

Montara Wines offers couples a warm, welcoming ambience, picture-perfect wedding backdrops, and spectacular views. You can choose to marry against the charming vineyard backdrop followed by a lively marquee celebration or rustic cellar door reception. This versatile space boasts a lovely outdoor decking for pre-ceremony or canapé mingling and plenty of lawn space to stretch out and wander the grounds. 

As a DIY venue, you're welcome to add your own personal touch to the spaces — with optimal privacy and exclusive access. Montara Wines provides basic furniture, props, outdoor blankets, power for your vendors, and seamless clean-up. They also offer beverage staff and irresistible drinks packages served from a chic 1950's Bedford school bus! With a wide selection of premium beverages and handcrafted cocktails — you and your guests won't want to leave!


What you'll love about your wedding at Montara Wines Ararat Victoria: 

  • Beautiful wedding settings. Montara Wines boasts stunning indoor and outdoor wedding settings for you to enjoy exclusively with your guests. You can exchange vows against the vineyard backdrop, choose between their wedding marquee and cellar door for your reception, enjoy cocktails on the decking, or wander the grounds at your pleasure. And we can't forget about the spectacular views — especially at sunset! 
  • DIY venue. As an exciting DIY venue, you have the freedom to organise your own catering, decorations, flowers, and more! Montara Wines can provide delicious handcrafted cocktails from their retro Bedford school bus, basic furniture, power for your vendors, and trusty supplier recommendations. 


What Montara Wines Ararat Victoria weddings are like:

  • Picturesque vineyard wedding venue 
  • Established in 1970
  • Private exclusive access 
  • DIY decor, catering, florals 
  • 1950's Bedford school bus bar 
  • Expertly-crafted drinks packages 
  • Sweeping vineyard views 
  • Elegant marquee setting: up to 50 seated guests or 120 cocktail-style 
  • 55 kilometres from the Grampians 
  • 200 kilometres from Melbourne  


Service Area Ararat


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2 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

October 2023

Our Wedding Day was truely a dream come true thanks to the team at Montara. The venue has the most magnifenct views, that allowed our photographer to capture amazing photos. Montara had everything we needed, including marquee, seating, beautiful lights. The cocktail bar bus, made a unique setting and the staff did an outstanding job in looking after our guests and keeping the place beautiful and clean all night. From the moment we inquired about having our wedding at Montara, the team have been so helpful. Naomi really took all the stress out of wedding planning and went above and beyond to make sure our day went not only to plan but even better than we imagined. We Highly recommend Montara!

Jackie R.

March 2016

Our wedding was the first wedding.

Bradley D.

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