10 dreamy garden wedding locations from real weddings

With beautiful weather year-round across our gorgeous country, it is no wonder that garden weddings are a popular choice for Aussie brides. Add to this the fact that greenery is sought-after (being the Pantone colour of the year), and we thought you’d need some stunning garden wedding locations to check out from our Real Weddings couples.

Adelaide: Mount Lofty House

Renae and Ben celebrated with a romantic garden wedding. Image:

Renae and Ben celebrated with a romantic garden wedding. Image: Lucinda May Photography.

Lush gardens, beautiful blossoms and a view that will take our breath away. The venue for Renae Mills and Ben Crawford’s wedding was simply stunning.

The couple exchanged vows on November 25, 2016 Mount Lofty House, in South Australia. The venue overlooks Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, where they shared their first date, first kiss, and also where Ben proposed.


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Victoria: Shadow Fax Winery

Amanda and Kurt used splashes of colour in their garden wedding. Image:

Amanda and Kurt used splashes of colour in their garden wedding. Image: Selena McLaren Photography

Amanda Howarth and Kurt Pytel used a minimalist approach when it came to their March 17, 2017 garden wedding. But the clever use of a garden venue at Shadowfax Winery and pops of colour meant their celebrations were vibrant and lively.

The winery is full of character for those seeking a more industrial feel, but its sprawling manicured gardens and vineyard make the perfect backdrop for a garden wedding.

NSW: Port Stephens

Jaymie-Lee and Matt chose a beach garden wedding. Image:

Jaymie-Lee and Matt chose a beach garden wedding. Image: Waterfield Photography

Choosing a garden wedding overlooking the beach gave Jaymie-Lee Janes and Matthew Glanville the best of both worlds when they said ‘I do’ on March 25, 2017.

The location, at Barry Park, overlooking picturesque Fingal Bay, also happened to be the couple’s favourite holiday location!

They shared their day with 100 guests and the wide open spaces meant there was plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the stunning scenery.

Victoria: Abbotsford Convent

Casey and Pete said their vows in the grounds of a convent. Image:

Casey and Pete said their vows in the grounds of a convent. Image: Jeph Chen Photography

The historical buildings and lush gardens of the Abbotsford Convent made the perfect backdrop for Casey Chellew and Pete Abrehart’s wedding.

The couple celebrated their wedding with 110 guests on March 24, 2017 with a stunning romantic garden setting. A reception catered by Bursaria followed in the Rosina Room.

Tasmania: Hawley House

Caitlyn and Brenton used a garden backdrop for their rustic wedding. Image:

Caitlyn and Brenton used a garden backdrop for their rustic wedding. Image: Astrid Simone Photography

Caitlyn Andrzeiczak and Brenton Bryan celebrated their wedding at the picturesque Hawley House in Tasmania.

With a stunning ceremony backdrop and plenty of on-site locations for bridal party photos to be taken, guests were able to stay at the one venue with some nibbles and drinks to tide them over while they waited for the reception to kick into high gear.

Victoria: The Terrace

Tori and Tom incorporated their Buddhist beliefs into their white garden wedding. Image:

Tori and Tom incorporated their Buddhist beliefs into their white garden wedding. Image: Lavan Photography.

The Terrace in South Yarra’s Royal Botanic Gardens was the perfect setting for Tori Dell’Atte and Tom Avgoulas’ white wedding.

The couple, who married on October 22, 2016, wrote the ceremony themselves to celebrate their Buddhist values and beliefs.

The couple invited 120 guests to enjoy the enchanted day, bringing the outdoors in. Tori says they love being outdoors in nature and “wanted to invite that into the wedding,” which was styles with elements of floral, as well as hints of Dolce and Gabbana’s iconic style, with colours such as gold, white and green integrated throughout the day.

Queensland: Coollibah Downs Private Estate

Mikhaela and Shaun enjoyed a romantic garden wedding. Image:

Mikhaela and Shaun enjoyed a romantic garden wedding. Image: Pineapple Images

Shaun Gregory and Mikhaela Bik married at their romantic garden wedding on March 25, 2017 in front of 90 guests. The ceremony setting at Coollibah Downs Private Estate in the Nerang Hinterland was described by the bride as “oozing romance”.

“The lush green backdrop of rainforest and an old wooden gazebo draped in fresh floral arrangements was stunning,” says Mikhaela.

The newlyweds then celebrated in the permanent marquee on the property filled with chandeliers and fairy lights.

Victoria: The Willows

Doris and Kevin were married surrounded by gorgeous greenery. Image:

Doris and Kevin were married surrounded by gorgeous greenery. Image: Iain and Jo – We Tell Love Stories.

Doris Leung and beau Kevin Chan woke extra early on the morning of their wedding day to take part on a traditional Chinese tea ceremony to thank their parents for their love and support before they said ‘I do’ in front of 80 guests on November 26, 2016.

Their civil ceremony was held in at The Willows in perfect weather, allowing them to glow against the lush green backdrop and have perfect lighting for photos in several different locations on the grounds.

Queensland: Flaxton Gardens

Grace and Michael celebrated their wedding in a romantic garden setting. Image:

Grace and Michael celebrated their wedding in a romantic garden setting. Image: Adriana Watson Photography

Flaxton Gardens, on the Sunshine Coast, holds a very special place in the hearts of Grace Haigh and Michael Ray Byrnes. The hinterland location was the spot where the Gladstone couple became engaged, so it seemed like the perfect venue for their March 3, 2017 wedding.

They shared the immaculate views and beautiful gardens with 94 guests.

Victoria: George Pentland Botanic Gardens

It was all about the bayside for Lauren and Joel. Image:

It was all about the bayside for Lauren and Joel. Image: Iain & Jo – We Tell Love Stories.

Lauren Fraser and Joel Reed chose the Melbourne Bayside for their wedding location and the George Pentland Botanic Gardens made the perfect backdrop for the garden wedding they had dreamed of.

The pair, who married on November 5, 2016 in the presence of 98 guests, followed up their flawless ceremony with a reception at Windows on the Bay.

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