Dalwood Estate

(6 reviews)
700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood, New South Wales
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By Appointment
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Dalwood Estate is Australia’s oldest riverfront vineyard and a truly enchanting place for a wedding. Nestled on the banks of the Hunter River, this stunning, historic venue can comfortably accommodate up to 230 seated guests or 400 standing cocktail-style, and offers an expansive function centre, space for a marquee, breathtaking views, delicious food, and - of course - tasty wine!

Situated in the Hunter Valley, Dalwood Estate is a historic, winery wedding venue, with this stunning estate claiming the title of Australia’s oldest, riverfront vineyard. Resting along the banks of the Hunter River, this breathtaking wedding venue is just waiting to entertain and impress your loved ones with its natural beauty. Formerly known as Wyndham Estate, Dalwood Estate has recently re-opened under its original name, paying homage to its history as one of the oldest vineyards in Australia - first established in 1828.


The location is certainly a highlight for couples, however, the expansive function centre and cellar door, built in 1904 from local sandstone hand-cut by convicts, is just as impressive. The function centre features a number of rooms that can be styled for intimate micro weddings or larger occasions. It looks out over meticulously-groomed, lush vineyards that make a stunning backdrop for a wedding. The vineyards offer spectacular settings for photographs with flourishing vines, historic buildings, open green fields, and a gently flowing river all offering a magnificent setting. If you’d prefer an outdoor wedding under the stars, a marquee overlooking the vineyards can be perfectly positioned to take advantage of the tranquil ambience


Dalwood Estate’s weddings are catered superbly by the renowned restaurant MEET. While the delicious wines are from the home-grown Hunter Valley vines of Dalwood, Hungerford Hill, and the legendary Sweetwater. The estate has a dedicated wedding planner and stylist who will bring your wedding vision to life, perfecting even the most minor detail.


What you can expect when working with Dalwood Estate for your Hunter Valley wedding:


  • Historic winery wedding venue. Dalwood Estate was first established in 1828, making it Hunter Valley’s premier winery - history buffs, you’ll want to add this vineyard to your must-see list.
  • Photo locations. Rose filled gardens, flowing river, and - oh, yes - the vineyard! This enchanting wedding venue isn’t short of picturesque places for a couples wedding photoshoot. Your photographer will have a field day!
  • Stylish design. From exposed vaulted ceilings and rustic brick walls to natural timber and aged old barrels, this venue’s interior has an industrial-chic vibe, and can be dressed up or down. The space is chic, modern, and oh-so stylish.
  • Delectable wines. Well… what’s a winery wedding venue without absolutely delicious wines? Dalwood Estate offers many varieties of high-quality wines. Choosing your wedding beverages will certainly be a fun task!
  • On-site wedding planner. If you’ve been fretting at the thought of on-the-day wedding coordination, you’ll be equally relieved and delighted to know that Dalwood Estate has you covered, and provides a talented wedding planner to all their couples.
  • Tasty meal options. Whether you’re looking to host a formal seated dinner or relaxed cocktail-style celebration, Dalwood Estate’s catering partner, Meet Catering, can make some seriously scrumptious dishes that your loved ones will devour!


Here’s what else you need to know about Dalwood Estate.


  • Incredible location. Nestled on the banks of the Hunter River, Dalwood Estate is situated in a prime location, with the natural setting showcasing Australia’s native beauty - it’s a truly idyllic venue with a relaxed ambience.
  • Marquees. If you’re leaning towards a marquee wedding, you’ll be thrilled to know Dalwood Estate has plenty of space for you to put up a marquee. Just imagine how lovely a summer wedding under the stars would be!
  • Wet weather option. And if wet weather should strike on your wedding day? Well, Dalwood Estate’s Cask Room is a great ceremony location. It has cathedral ceilings, sandstone walls, and mood lighting.
  • Exclusive use. When you book your wedding at Dalwood Estate, you will have exclusive use of the entire property, which is fantastic for anyone wanting complete privacy or a larger wedding.


* Photography:  joshuamikhaiel |  ropeandpulley


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min - / Max 400

Price per head

Low $135 / High $ 170


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min - / Max 400

In-house catering


Event time included

4.00 hours

Questions and Answers

How many guests can you fit?

Dalwood Estate

We can comfortably fit up to 230 seated guests or 400 standing cocktail-style inside.

Do you have areas for a ceremony?

Dalwood Estate

Of course! When you host your reception at Dalwood Estate your ceremony is complimentary. Feel free to stroll our grounds and pick the perfect location to say I do.

Do you have a wet weather backup available?

Dalwood Estate

We have an absolutely stunning indoor option available for your ceremony in case of rain.

Can I host my reception outside?

Dalwood Estate

Yes of course! If the weather is right, we can offer either under the stars and fairy lights, just outside our hall, or we can assist you in organising marquees. 

Do you cater to vegetarians and other dietary requirements?

Dalwood Estate

We are able to cater to vegetarian, vegan, and most other dietary requirements, provided we are given appropriate notice.


(6 reviews)
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5 Jun 2021

Cameron and I would like to take the time to thank all the team at MEET and Dalwood estate for hosting and catering our wedding. We simply cannot thank you enough. Everything leading up to the wedding ran so smoothly. We corresponded with Luke as much as we wanted and he never made us feel as though we were a burden and always got back to us in a timely manner. He went above and beyond getting quotes for us for decorations and equipment. On the night all staff were courteous and professional ensuring everything ran like a dream. Now to the food. OH MY HEAVENLY GOODNESS! Cameron and I’s main request was that people had enough food. Although Luke assured us there was enough food, I remained skeptic. Only complaint I got from my guests was that they were too full and wanted to eat more.

Dalwood Estate  

Thank you Ellen, we were thrilled to be a part of your special day and loved helping you celebrate. Wishing you and Cameron all the best.

25 Apr 2014

Our venue was just beautiful. We wanted a venue that had both a great ceremony spot and excellent reception space. Wyndham Estate had both and also an amazing wet weather option for the ceremony (we didn't need it though). The staff were so lovely and every time we visited the venue we felt at home with everyone. Such a lovely team to deal with in the lead up to our wedding. Perfect venue for a Bride and Groom wanting excellent wine, food and staff. Thank you Wyndham Estate for everything!! Andy & Mel xx

Dalwood Estate  

Dear Melissa Thank you for your kind words. We absolutely loved hosting you and your guests. Make sure you come and visit us again. We wish you all the best. Events Team

8 Sep 2012

Beautiful location and venue, food was delicious and plenty of. All of our guests were commenting about delicious the food was and that there was plenty of. The function co-ordinator was most accommodating and ensured our reception ran smoothly on the night.

Dalwood Estate  

Thank you so much Natasha, we are so glad you had a lovely time.

5 Apr 2014

The setting is spectacular, one of the best in the Hunter. Although it rained on the day, their indoor option for the ceremony had to be one of the best - the Cask Room (the outdoor venues we could not use are amazing also). But luckily, the rain cleared for our photos and were able to utilise some of their numerous picturesque backdrops (eg, vines, panoramas, Dalwood House). Hanna and Stephanie were crucial to the day going well, and the fact that we organised the whole thing in three months made no difference to the quality of anything. Andrew the Chef created a share-platter menu which was a big hit with all our guests, as they appreciated being able to try everything, not just what was plonked in front of them. Food was very important for us, so their seasonal approach appealed to us and it was great to hear our guests raving about the food the next day. Overall, a great venue, amazing service, extremely accommodating staff - we could not have asked for more.

1 Sep 2012

Fantastic....amazing food....fabulous wedding coordinator.

Dalwood Estate  

Thank you Anna for your lovely review. We loved hosting you and your guests.

16 Apr 2011

Beautiful view, beautiful room and beautiful food. Service fabulous. Couldn't have done more!

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