Hunter Valley Gardens

4.6  ( 22 reviews ) · 2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales (View Map) · Show Phone
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Looking for an incredible location brimming with natural beauty and wonder? If so, New South Wales’ stunning Hunter Valley Gardens is for you! This innovative wedding venue boasts ten magnificent themed garden spaces, endless photo opportunities, charming reception options, and exciting amusement rides to spice up your day. Don't miss out on a truly unique, breathtaking wedding experience.

Hunter Valley Gardens is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue located in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country. Imagine exchanging vows within an enchanting Chapel overlooking the Brokenback Ranges, atop a 10-metre waterfall, or in Hunter Valley’s famed Oriental Garden, boasting lush foliage, vibrant carp, a traditional-style pergola, and of course, the most peaceful environment. 

Suppose rustic reception spaces, an abundance of award-winning ceremony locations, and flexible wedding packages sound like a dream come true. In that case, you’ll fall in love with Hunter Valley Gardens as the home to your wedding day. And let’s not forget about the endless extraordinary photo opportunities. Your wedding captures will be truly unique and set in some of the most beautiful spots in New South Wales.

Just imagine posing beside some of your childhood heroes, including Alice in Wonderland, in Hunter Valley’s famed Storybook Garden! Or maybe get that picture-perfect couple’s photo in the elegant, sophisticated Formal Garden, boasting French and English-inspired designs, dramatic bronze foliage, and stunning Chameleon roses. Idyllic gazebos, picturesque waterfalls, wandering vines, ornamental pear trees, stained glass windows, and Indian tea houses are just a pinch of what’s available to you. 


“The team at Hunter Valley Gardens went above and beyond! Everyone was accommodating and polite, and all our guests commented on the food, service, decorations within the reception area and, of course, the stunning layout and condition of the gardens. We could not have asked for anything more and are so grateful for all the hard work the team put in just for us.” — Bethany M. 


What you’ll love about your wedding at Hunter Valley Gardens New South Wales:

  • Magical ceremony settings. If you’re looking for an enchanting, wondrous ceremony setting, you’ve come to the right place. From understated elegance, tradition, and glamour to gorgeous natural wonders and blossoming flower beds, your ceremony will likely inspire and enchant everyone present at your romantic, unique wedding. The stunning Lakes Walk, Sunken Garden, Formal Garden, and Chapel are popular ceremony settings for couples. 
  • Versatile reception locations. Within Hunter Valley Gardens lies the Garden Terrace, an idyllic location for your post-ceremony celebrations. This versatile reception space lends itself beautifully to theming, seats up to 120 people and has amazing views of the Oriental Garden, where your guests can also enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes. 
  • A first dance like no other. Illuminated with fairy lights, the enchanting open-air amphitheatre is a memorable moment for the newlyweds.


What Hunter Valley Gardens New South Wales weddings are like:

  • Award-winning ceremony garden settings 
  • Elegant, rustic reception locations 
  • An abundance of unique photo opportunities 
  • Flexible wedding packages 
  • Passionate, dynamic team 
  • Hunter Valley Gardens buggy to transport you around the venue 
  • One hour from Newcastle 


What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at Hunter Valley Gardens New South Wales? 

This sublime wedding venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for a unique, romantic, unforgettable wedding experience. 


“Beautiful well maintained gardens. They were lovely to deal with and accommodated my elderly grandparents with a golf cart. They let me decide a few hours before my wedding started to choose either the chapel or the rotunda due to the heat. They also provided maps to all my guests. Highly recommend.” — Rebekka M. 

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 60 / Max 200 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $126 / High $ 187

Min 60 / Max 200 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 12:00 AM

In-house catering

5.00 hours Event time included

Music must end by 12:00 AM

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2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales

New South Wales
New South Wales

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By Road: An easy 2-hour drive North of Sydney via the M1, turning off at the Cessnock/Vineyards Exit, following the signs through to Cessnock and then on to Pokolbin.

By Air: Newcastle Airport is a 50-minute drive from the Gardens.

Hunter Valley Gardens was created by Bill Roche over a period of four years, with a dedicated team of over 40 landscape gardeners, architects, and engineers. The completion of the Gardens realised a long-held ambition to build a garden that would be enjoyed for many generations to come. A garden which would bring joy and excitement into many lives.

22 reviews 4.6 Write a Review

October 2023

After falling in love with the gardens during a wedding fair we decided to book our ceremony with them atop of the waterfall outlook. The gardens event team were super easy to deal with and very accommodating to any concerns or requests we had, especially when we had to make the difficult decision to postpone. We did have have the wedding coordinator change a few times during the 2 years in the lead up to our day and communication could be slow at times. However they were always polite and helpful and when it came down to the big day, everything ran perfectly and it was so magical. The gardens themselves were STUNNING for our October wedding with everything looking lush, green and all the flowers in full bloom. It was beautiful and had so many compliments from guests about what a wonderful location it was. Definitely recommend the HVG.

Ashley S.

December 2021

Gardens are amazing. The chapel is stunning. Good at the restaurant is great. The accomodation at the Mercure is terrible unless you get an upgraded King room

Natalia L.

Hunter Valley Gardens

Hi Natalia. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

December 2021

Our wedding ceremony site on top of the waterfall was absolutely stunning! Veronica, our wedding coordinator, was incredible throughout, especially seeming as we were unable to meet her in person until the day of the wedding due to COVID restrictions! But despite it all, she was very willing to jump on a call and talk through any of our concerns! We sent through a plan and when we turned up on the day, the location looked exactly as we had hoped, everything was perfect! The guests were shuttled to the site by a buggy and the buggy driver was very friendly and zipped back and forward all day. He was waiting for me as my car pulled up and drove me up to the ceremony site making me feel very comfortable. The nibbles and drinks provided in the buggy for our location shots around the gardens were also great!

Elaura G.

Hunter Valley Gardens

Hi Elaura. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We think Veronica is incredible as well, and we will be sure to pass your kind words along to her. Congratulations again from the team at Hunter Valley Gardens.

February 2019

We had a really great time! When you book you get assigned a coordinator and all the details were passed on to our new organiser as our original one went on maternity leave. They set up everything perfectly and their communication is fantastic. Beautiful venue even though it was raining and stormy on the day. It was amazing!

Adele P.

Hunter Valley Gardens

Thank you Adele, it was such a pleasure to assist you and be part of your big day! All the best.

July 2018

Organising it was good, however on the night they kept annoying my bridesmaid to assist them as she used to work there, which was unprofessional. They also stuffed up my meal as I have dietary requirements and I ended up not being able to eat, they seemed confused by what could or couldn't go in it so I didn't want to take any risk.

Ebony J.

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