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Swallowfield Vineyards

5.0  ( 34 reviews ) · Swallowfield Road, Gembrook, Victoria (View Map) · Show Phone
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Swallowfield Vineyards is DIY wedding venue & vineyard set on 150 acres, bordered by forest that evokes an enchanted atmosphere. Just over an hour from Melbourne's CBD in the picturesque Yarra Valley, this beautiful venue is the perfect setting for your big day. As a fully customisable BYO catering venue, Swallowfield Vineyards has so much to offer that 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 one of the few remaining fully D.I.Y hire venues in the Yarra Valley, 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


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.


From 1907 to 1985 Swallowfield was owned by the Russell Family, a prominent saw-miller in the Gembrook area. Phillip Abela purchased the property in 1985 for his family home. In 1990 the original vineyard was planted and Swallowfield went on to supply their premium fruit to top end labels in Australia. The private property and its beautiful surrounds are today enjoyed by family, friends, community and guests for many Weddings and other special occasions.

Phillip Abela


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 1 / Max 130 Reception guests

Min 1 / Max 130 Ceremony Guests

3rd Party Catering

6.00 hours Event time included



Swallowfield Road, Gembrook, Victoria


Nearby Accommodation


No, whether you choose a Wednesday in May or a Saturday in November, our fee stays the same based on guest numbers.

Yes, we are a proud all in one venue that allows you to plan your big day from start to finish without having to travel to anyt other locations.  We'll even chuffer you around on the day and take you to the most picturesque ocations.

As the venue is located on private property, tours are via appointment only. Please email us or call Phil directly to organise a vist.

34 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

April 2023

Swallowfield is heaven on earth and was a wonderful location for our wedding. From the first visit there we fell in love and on the day it was amazing! Philip was truly wonderful to work with. In the lead up he was responsive, informative, reassuring and worked through any queries via phone calls and several visits to the property. Even with a fire on his property in the lead up, he worked hard with us to make the day work for us and be a success. It is a perfect DIY venue with lots of support and the barn area was magical on the day. The location and photo options are amazing. A truly beautiful and special place. On the day, Philip went above and beyond and supported the whole process . All of our guests loved the property and the day and we cannot recommend Swallowfield enough. Thanks! x

Laura C.

Swallowfield Vineyards

Thank you for the kind words Laura, it really is just the best place.

April 2023

Phil & Swallowfield were 10/10 perfection. Made us both feel super welcome and accomodating. Nothing was too much or too little, the venue was absolutely perfect. I don’t have enough words to speak nightly enough of both the venue and the team.

Caity W.

Swallowfield Vineyards

Thank you Caity, we hope you had a magical day.

April 2023

From the first phone call with owner Phil, we knew Swallowfield was going to be the place for us. Then we went for a visit and couldn’t wait to lock in a date. Phil showed us around the whole property from vineyards, to lakes, fields, forest and amazing views - you are honestly spoilt for choice! There are several ceremony locations and the barn for the reception is breathtaking. After the ceremony Phil loaded us, our photographer and videographer into his very nice car and drove us around the property to get the variety of photos he knew we wanted. As a DIY venue you have so many choices as to how you can celebrate your special day. Cannot praise Phil and the Swallowfield team enough.

Samantha A.

Swallowfield Vineyards

Thank you Sam, we are so glad you had the perfect day.

August 2023

Swallowfield Vineyards was the most beautiful location we could have chosen for our wedding. The scenery is incredible and there are so many options for photo locations - the vineyard, redwood forest, lake and fields. The Stables were a blank canvas that allowed us to create our dream wedding. Phil was a great support with organising the wedding and ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day. Phil steps in to help with any tasks on the wedding day, everything from driving us to photo locations to ensuring guests water was always replenished. Swallowfield allowing us to bring in our own vendors meant we could customise every aspect of our wedding. Our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the venue was. We really couldn't have asked for more!

Ellie S.

Swallowfield Vineyards

Thank you so much for your beautiful review Ellie, we loved having you guys ❤️

June 2022

We knew on our first visit that this was where we wanted to get married. So many amazing photo locations and they gave us free rein on how to do up the place and who to bring in (hello gelato cart!). This is the perfect venue to do it your way. Philip was great to work with, even when we needed to reschedule due to lockdowns. He shared many great stories and tips, and ensured the big day ran smoothly.

Nelson W.

Swallowfield Vineyards

Thank you for your kind words Nelson.

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Can you explain the difference between all the types of seating arrangements?

And what's the most popular seating arrangements at the moment?

Swallowfield Vineyards

Hi Katrina, currently the big trend we are seeing for 22/23 is for banquet style tables. (think Harry potter style.) This is where everyone sits at the same long table. There are usually 2 or 3 depending on the amount of people you wish to accomodate. They definately take the headache out of seating plans, and they look stunning styled in one continuous line. We can provide the tressles and chairs for up to 100 people.

Because Swallowfield Vineyards is a fully customisable venue, the other table options are up to you. You can bring in rounded tables, create a U shaped seating arrangements, lawn rugs and pillows with grazing boards, lounge chairs or stools and wine barrels. It is only limited by your imagination.

Rebecca C

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