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The Shearing Shed - Phillip Island

5.0  ( 14 reviews ) · Lakes Entrance / Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula (View Map) · Show Phone
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The Shearing Shed Phillip Island is a charming rustic wedding venue nestled amid idyllic rural surroundings, just two hours from Melbourne. At this wonderfully secluded wedding location, you'll enjoy exclusive venue hire, picture-perfect outdoor ceremony locations, a heritage barn reception space, endless photo opportunities, warm hospitality & delicious menus.

Surrounded by picturesque farmland in the heart of Phillip Island, The Shearing Shed offers a beautiful setting for rustic country weddings near Melbourne. Spread over 20 acres of private property, this all-in-one destination wedding venue has plenty of gorgeous ceremony locations and endless photography opportunities available on-site. The Shearing Shed itself dates back to the 1950s and has been renovated to perfection, combining heritage country charm with modern features.

With exclusive access to the property on your wedding day, you'll have plenty of options when it comes to planning your wedding flow. Host your ceremony outdoors by the billabong or indoors in the rustic barn, followed by drinks in the courtyard and a relaxed reception dinner in the shearing shed. No matter how your day unfolds, the experienced events team at The Shearing Shed will go above and beyond to ensure everything runs smoothly.


Top 3 things you'll love about your Shearing Shed Phillip Island wedding:

  • Celebrate amidst tranquil rural surroundings. The Shearing Shed is a hidden gem on Phillip Island, tucked away amongst 20 acres of picturesque farmland on the outskirts of Cowes. As you arrive at the property and continue up the meandering tree-lined driveway towards the top of the hill, you'll fall in love with The Shearing Shed's breathtaking natural surroundings. A beautifully secluded billabong sits on one side of the driveway, with a large lake on the other.
  • Create the rustic wedding of your dreams. The possibilities are endless when it comes to styling this versatile blank canvas venue. Working closely with The Shearing Shed's dedicated in-house wedding coordinator, you'll be able to transform this rustic wedding venue into your dream reception space. Let your creativity run wild with stunning floral arrangements and beautifully themed decor, or keep things simple and let the shed's rustic interiors shine.
  • Enjoy endless photo possibilities. With plenty of photography locations on-site, you won't have to leave the property for your wedding photos. Popular backdrops include the picturesque lake, secluded billabong, and surrounding farmland. If you'd prefer a coastal setting for your wedding photos, popular locations nearby on Phillip Island include Pyramid Rock, the Nobbies, and Red Rocks Beach.


Highlights of The Shearing Shed Phillip Island:

  • Picturesque, secluded location on a sprawling 20-acre private property
  • Recently renovated 1950s shearing shed for rustic wedding receptions
  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony locations
  • Exclusive venue hire for your Phillip Island wedding celebrations
  • Customisable wedding menus showcasing modern Australian cuisine
  • Renowned local supplier recommendations to bring your dream wedding to life
  • Fully licensed bar and outdoor courtyard area for drinks between events
  • Endless photo opportunities across the property

Easy Weddings Special Offer

2024 Winter Wedding Offer

To encourage you to look beyond summer and sunshine, we are offering a Winter Wedding discount for 2024.
If you book a date September 2024 you will receive 20% off your total spend! That saving covers your band, or a photo booth, or upgrades your florals, or goes towards a honeymoon. The choices are endless.
This deal excludes bar tabs and requires a minimum guest attendance of 80 adults.

Need more convincing, here are some reasons why Winter is such an EPIC season to tie the knot:
 - The only weather surprise is sunshine - so purchase that bangin' jacket.
 - It's typically a little quieter, meaning you have more chance of locking in the vendors you have fallen in love with.
 - Guests really look forward to winter weddings as they have less on the calendar.
 - Any excuse for a roaring open fire. Am I right?
 - It's summer overseas, so bring on the honeymoon.
 - Bailey's hot chocolates!
 - Some seriously pretty flowers are available over the winter months.

So, if this sounds like you all over, get in touch via the link below.

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Service Area Lakes Entrance / Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula

Lakes Entrance / Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula
Lakes Entrance / Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula

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Final numbers and dietary requirements are due 5 weeks prior to your wedding date.

1. Intial booking fee to secure your date.

2. 50% of the minimum spend is due 6 months out from your date.

3. Final payment is due 4 weeks prior.

Tasting are not an inclusion. As much as we can't gurantee them we try our best to schedule tasting once or twice a year for all styles.

Unfortunately we don't have a BYO liquor license for anyone to bring alcohol on to the property.

We don't allow external caterers. We have a fully equiped kitchen and team that you wo't be disappointed with.

14 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

June 2022

The team were absolutely amazing. Extremely helpful and very prompt at replying. An amazing venue with a beautiful atmosphere and the food was amazing and plenty of it

Melissa F.

June 2022

We had our wedding in April 2022 and the girls at the shearing shed were amazing! Helped us get everything perfect for our special day, answering the countless questions we had and accommodated all of our request. The day went perfectly, couldn’t have asked for anything more. And the food was to die for! All of our guested raved about the food


June 2022

Couldn’t recommend this venue enough! Abbie and Kaylah were always quick to respond to emails and reassured us that everything will work out perfectly.. and it did! We had the most magical day! This venue is a place where the sky is the limit, you can create your perfect day, whatever that may look like. All our guests raved about the food and set of up the venue. If you are looking for a venue that you can have the ceremony, have amazing photos and reception in the one place - this is it! We also had to change our wedding date 3 times due to covid and we wouldn’t of trusted any other venue to take care of us the way it the team at the shearing shed did! Highly recommend!

Amy F.

June 2024

The Shearing Shed. I cannot express the kind of day our wedding was. IT WAS THE BEST DAY EVER! from day 1 of planning to the day of the wedding, no words can explain how fantastic our day actually was. Abbie, Kaylah and there team are absoulately incredible and our day is something that still gets spoken about. What we had invisioned and what was brought to life, was nothing but a dream. Thanks to you ladies. I will always recommend The Shearing Shed, the food, drinks, the venue itself. Stunning. Our day is something that lives rent free and it will still be the best day of our lives. Thanks again. Much love, Bernie and Billy. 🤍

Bernie C.

February 2024

As soon as we met the fabulous ladies at The Shearing Shed, my partner and I knew straight away that this was our place. Not only is the venue stunning, but their team were knowledgeable, reliable, and answered my unnending amount of questions. The services they provided leading up and including the wedding day made my lift so much easier and they genuinely took a burden off my shoulders when planning this wedding. The money is 100% worth spending at this venue and I don't regret a single dollar paid.

Kat H.

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Hi, we are looking to elope. Most packages we’ve seen for venues come with a celebrant and photographer. We’d like my partners brother to perform the ceremony but as he isn’t a registered celebrant we had looked at doing the legal bits during the week at the registry office. We also don’t require a photographer as we already have one from previous events we’d like to use again. Most elopement packages come with both of these things as a must have inclusion. Any suggestions??

The Shearing Shed - Phillip Island

Hi Emma,

Some venues give you the option of ceremony only hire which gives you use of the space for the ceremony without having all the elopement extras.

Please keep in mind that this is often limited in what days can be booked as days such as Thursday to Sunday are often reserved for weddings looking to book a full ceremony and reception package. 

Another alternative would be to find a public space (check to see if permits or permissions are required) and elope there with the people and vendors of your choosing. 

Very different options with very different cost points. The main thing to remember, it to stay true to what you want to creat efor your day.

We are happy to chat with you to discuss options available through The Shearing Shed.

Emma T

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