Swallowfield Vineyards

Rating
(20 reviews)
 
Location
Swallowfield Road, Gembrook, Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
By Appointment
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Gembrook's Swallowfield Vineyards is a family-owned boutique vineyard set on 150 acres, bordered by a magical forest that evokes an enchanted atmosphere. Just over an hour from Melbourne's CBD, this beautiful venue is the perfect setting for your country winery wedding with a fairytale twist. As a dry hire venue, Swallowfield Vineyards has a lot to offer and can be adapted to every couple’s needs.

If you want to add a magical element to your winery wedding, Swallowfield Vineyards is the dream location for you. A D.I.Y hire venue, Swallowfield Vineyards offers you the unique advantage of having your wedding ceremony, reception, and extraordinary photography settings all at the same picturesque location — immersed in nature with towering trees and lush green lawns.

The abundance of truly stunning photographic opportunities across the property really need to be seen to be believed! Set on 150 acres of beautiful grounds, two ornamental lakes, an ancient pine forest, rolling fields, native bushland, and working vineyards, there’s no shortage of choices for the perfect wedding portraits — or for your ceremony!

Your wedding your way 

 

Choose from these romantic and picturesque ceremony locations:

  • Beneath wise old oak trees
  • On an intimate paved patio
  • On the lawn overlooking a beautiful water feature
  • In front of the magical pine forest
  • At the stunning winery within a renovated rustic barn

 

The team at Swallowfield believes that the most important day of your life should not be the most expensive. As a D.I.Y hire venue, you will have complete control over your budget and all of your suppliers. Having hosted numerous weddings, they can recommend great local vendors and nearby accommodation options for you and your guests.

When booking your caterers, you can inform them that the winery is fully equipped with a commercial kitchen, including refrigerators. You’ll have access to tables and chairs for the reception set-up to accommodate up to 100 people for a sit-down function and up to 130 for a cocktail event. The use of all crockery, cutlery and glassware is also included in the hire fee and access to our selection of ARBARs

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Book in for a private viewing and tour, and you will see why so many couples have fallen in love with Swallowfield Vineyards.

 

“Swallowfield Vineyards is a simply stunning venue! Lovely location, and there are almost too many spots to take amazing photos! The freedom to do what you want with the venue to make the day truly your own!” — Emma B. 

 

Top 3 things you’ll love for your wedding at Swallowfield Vineyards Yarra Valley:

  • Our. D.I.Y venue allows you to create the wedding of your dreams, but you’ll have access to Swallowfield’s tables, chairs, arbour, crockery, and other event necessities.
  • Exclusive use. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive use of our extensive facilities, as we host only one wedding per weekend.
  • Elegant with a touch of magic. For couples seeking a fairytale experience with timeless elegance, you’ll find that perfect combination at Swallowfield Vineyards. With so many enchanting locations at which to share your vows, you’ll certainly feel something magical in the air on your wedding day.

 

What Swallowfield Vineyard Yarra Valley weddings are like:

  • Timeless and elegant with a magical touch
  • Perfect for couples who love to DIY
  • Inviting nature into your perfect day

 

“Swallowfield Vineyards is such a beautiful venue, and we could not have wished for a more perfect place to have our wedding! Phil provided invaluable advice and support to make our special day run as smoothly as possible and was always available to answer any questions we had. We also got the venue two days beforehand to set everything up, which made the actual day much less stressful.” - Carine W.


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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 1 / Max 130

Price per head

Low $50 / High $ 55

Ceremony

Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 1 / Max 130

In-house catering

No

3rd party catering

Yes

Event time included

6.00 hours

Reviews

(20 reviews)
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3 Nov 2018

We were really happy with the venue, and the guy who owns it Phillip was amazing! He came out later and started serving drinks for us since he understood we had some issues with our caterer! He was really lovely, and very helpful. The venue itself was just beautiful as well.

26 May 2018

Beautiful! DIY space, they provided us a lot of contacts which was really great, all suppliers recommended were really good.

6 Apr 2018

A simply stunning Venue! Lovely location and there are almost too many spots to take amazing photos! The freedom to do what you want with the venue to make the day truly your own!

1 Oct 2021

Philip the owner of Swallowfield is very friendly, professional and easy to work with. He has been great from the start to the end, providing us with great tips and always helpful when needed. He is flexible with the timeline, always happy to accommodate and most importantly, he understands brides! Haha he is always putting the couple first and everything on the day feels very personal and special. It was sad when we left the venue as we knew we never would be coming back to it and everything about it was very memorable! Thank you Philip, you are truly a wonderful host!

6 Apr 2021

Swallowfield Vineyards is such a beautiful venue and we could not have wished for a more perfect place to have our wedding! Phil provided invaluable advice and support to make our special day run as smoothly as possible, and was always available to answer any questions we had. We also got the venue two days beforehand to set everything up which made the actual day much less stressful.

29 Feb 2020

Swallowfield Vineyards is everything you could ask for and then some. We got married there on 29th February 2020. Phillip's property is stunning. Located in Gembrook there are vineyards, forest, paddocks, old farm sheds, lily pad lakes, manicured lawns and more. It is an all in one venue. Ceremony, photo locations and reception. Phillip is an amazing host and truly does anything he can for you and your day. You can really tell he loves what he does and loves sharing his property. Family and friends alike have commented and continue to comment on the beauty of the location but also the feel of the venue its self. It truly set the scene for the relaxed, fun day we were hoping for. It was our perfect. Swallowfield Vineyards allows you to add any personal touch you could ever imagine. It is your wedding, the way you dreamt it would be.

30 Nov 2019

We loved our venue choice for our wedding. It has everything you need to put together your own DIY wedding your way. Phil is there to help in the lead up and was there on the day to help us run things smoothly (and calm my nerves before I walked down the aisle!) We were very particular with how we wanted things so appreciated having the freedom to make our own choices for decorations, catering, order of events, etc. That being said there is a wedding planner available through this venue if you want more assistance. They also have a list of recommended suppliers with venue discounts to help get you started. There are plenty of great places for photos: forest, vineyard, two lakes, and more, so we did our ceremony/photos/reception all in the one place. Overall, we had a blast having our wedding here and would recommend to others.

12 Oct 2019

My husband and I got married at Swallowfield on the 12th of October 2019 and it was the most perfect day. It was love at first sight with this venue. It is the most beautiful place with so many different places for stunning photos. Philip was the most amazing, kind and helpful person and made everything so easy. Having the whole of Thursday to set up (Saturday wedding) and the Friday in case we forgot anything, then the Sunday to packup made the whole process stress free. Philip’s recommendations were so helpful and everything on our day was perfection. If you are looking for a wedding with charm and elegance, go and have a look!

9 Mar 2019

My husband and i had our wedding reception at Swallowfield Vineyards in 2019. Phil is the sweetest man possible - he loves his land and he loves people and that’s probably the best combination possible - especially for a wedding. He very kindly recommended a lot of vendors we could work with to help ease the process. He also volunteers to drive the couple around the entire estate for a photoshoot (which really is breathtaking!!!). My husband and I are based overseas, so at times our comms were delayed, but Phil was very accommodating and patient with us. The estate is absolutely breathtaking, whether for your ceremony or photoshoot, and the barn is a beautifully rustic and cosy environment and we had a great time at a very affordable price.

13 Oct 2018

The opportunity to really make it your own is what we loved about this place. We got married here this weekend just gone (October 2018) and it was such a perfect day. With the help of the venues owner Phillip and Wild Heart Events, we were able to turn the space into something magical. We wanted the afternoon to feel like a fun, relaxed BBQ and between the venue, styling, great food (Diamond Blue Caterers), lawn games and family and friends the space was completely transformed and friends and family are raving about how beautiful the day was. The weather also put on a show and was gorgeous and sunny. Planning a wedding can be tough, but we were able to do it our way and there’s not a single thing we’d change. Thank you for being the perfect venue for us!

27 Apr 2018

We got married at Swallowfield on April 28 2018. We fell in love with Swallowfield as soon as we saw it, it was the first venue we went to and felt no need to keep looking afterwards. The grounds with the pine forest, lily pond, vineyard, barn and fields are stunning. Philip was very accomodating throughout the planning, answering any questions we had, as well as on the day when he drove us around to all the best photo locations. None of our vendors had been to Swallowfield before and they all loved how beautiful it was. Thank you Philip and Swallowfield for an amazing wedding day filled with so many special memories.

21 Apr 2018

Shaun and I had our wedding at Swallowfields on 21st April this year. Gembrook has a special place in our hearts so we felt like we hit jackpot when we stumbled across Swallowfields. On meeting Phillip, he was so friendly and helpful we knew we'd be in safe hands and this was where we wanted to get married. Leading up to the wedding, we visited the property a few times as we were getting things organised. Everything was seamless and easy. On the day of the wedding, Philip took great care of us, he drove us around the property for the photoshoot, mingled with guests and made sure I was always happy and had a glass of champers in my hand (very important! Haha). Our friends and family thought Phillip was a total legend. He made everyone feel welcome, and so many guests said this was the best wedding they had been to. Not to mention all the other important details such as the property looking absolutely incredible, with its beautifully kept gardens. There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes and Philip manages it perfectly. Philip was always so friendly, warm and accommodating. He really took care of us and made our day so special. Thank you so much Phillip, we are forever grateful.

24 Feb 2018

It was really easy to book, and he was really informative of everything. I loved that I could customise it myself, and everything was really flexible there. The owner was just really great as well.

18 Feb 2018

It's a really lovely place, and you just make it to what you want it to be. It was perfect! We got so many beautiful photos around the place, we loved it.

4 Feb 2018

My husband and I stumbled across Swallowfield Vineyards whilst looking for a wedding venue that we could hire, self-cater and personalise to suit US. If that too, is the type of venue you seek, you could honestly not ask for better than Swallowfields. Phil and Danielle were the friendliest, most helpful and accommodating individuals you could cross paths with and the property itself was not only stunning but was equipped with everything we could have needed to throw the most memorable party of our lives!

Location

Address
Swallowfield Road, Gembrook, Victoria

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