When we think of a destination wedding, often we automatically think beach, right? Well, how about you turn the concept on its head and use your big day to explore Australia’s secret spot for destination weddings; Tasmania?
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With beautiful wineries, all-inclusive accommodations, a temperate climate, and stunning landscape and photography backdrops to choose from, inviting your guests to a mini-break in the Island state is an inspired idea.
Tasmania also boasts some gorgeous heritage listed buildings and wonderful regional produce and wines to create a magnificent feast. For a very different and memorable wedding, turn it into a small festival, and explore the whole region while you are there.
Here are ten of the best wedding venues across Tasmania for a destination wedding
Hadley’s Orient Hotel
Located directly opposite St David’s Cathedral and with original grandeur, Hadley’s Orient Hotel provides a beautiful venue for your perfect wedding day. Steeped in history and standing as a testament to the passage of time, Hadley’s Orient Hotel is one of Hobart’s most recognised hotels and is the ideal venue to celebrate such a romantic day. Enjoy a complimentary Spa Suite for the Bride and Groom on the night of the wedding, including sparkling wine and chocolates, as well as a full breakfast and late check out the following morning. With 71 rooms, Hadley’s Orient Hotel offers a variety of heritage style accommodation so you and your guests can all stay in-house in style.
Celebrate your special day in true style in a stunning Tasmanian heritage treasure. With a tranquil garden setting perfect for wedding ceremonies and photos and mellow sandstone buildings with stable complex provide a magical setting for small or large groups. There is also a large lawn area for marquees and garden gazebos with modern barbeque facilities and refrigeration. There are a number of nearby heritage churches and new luxury accommodation for everyone. Just minutes from the Launceston airport, a quick flight here and all guests will be content.
Peppermint Bay is set on four acres of waterfront headland, with commanding 270-degree water and mountain views. Situated in historic Woodbridge, a world-renowned restaurant with a private dining area and beautiful grounds overlooking the d’Entrecasteaux channel and Bruny Island, Peppermint Bay Features some enticing ingredients to make your wedding day a remarkable one. They have a private catamaran to bring all of your guests across from their accommodations in Hobart, which makes a unique way to start and end your day.
This serene retreat offers a haven of luxury steeped by breathtaking mountain surrounds and spectacular wilderness. The lodge is home to one of Tasmania’s acclaimed dining experiences and Australia’s most spectacular wilderness spa, while their luxury cabins and mountain venues are perfectly unique. Just add cascading streams, an abundance of wildlife and that discreet yet impeccable Peppers service. You won’t want to leave. This gorgeous venue was voted number 5 in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Most Extraordinary Places to Stay in the World 2014.
Quamby Estate is a classically romantic venue with a welcoming 1.6km tree-lined driveway, sweeping picture book landscape, and a grand historic homestead. The iconic 10 bedroom country manor in the Meander Valley near Launceston is situated on 150 acres of sweeping grounds reminiscent of an English parkland. Quamby’s dining is a truly Tasmanian gourmet experience with menus showcasing the exceptional local produce. Tailored menus are available.
The Stone House is a historical Georgian 5-star five-bedroom venue. Beautifully set in an Old English Garden overlooking the South Esk River. The 1825 heritage property is a treasure of Tasmania and classified by the National Trust. Available for function hire (with outside catering), this is a very popular all-season option for weddings. With stunning Victorian features, modern comforts and gardens, the venue offers peace, tranquility, and romance, perfect for wedding photos. Walk around admiring Old English traditional flowers or beautiful old trees.
The Gardens have long been one of Tasmania’s most popular spots for wedding ceremonies, and Succulent is a perfect restaurant for a beautiful wedding reception. Conveniently located in Hobart, your guests will have plenty of accommodation options to suit all budgets. Succulent Head Chef Johann Frais’ menu provides a wide selection of choices from buffet to set menus to suit your function and budget. Succulent is fully licensed and features a wine list showcasing Tasmanian’s international standard wines. Enjoy some of the most stunning views in Hobart while celebrating with family and friends on your special day.
Hidden amidst farmland, rolling hills and vineyards, this place is truly breathtaking. It’s beautiful here, and with vineyard, farmland and wild Tasmanian bush, you’ll find somewhere on the 140-acre property to say your vows in a setting that is just you. Rolling green hills, manicured vineyard, friendly farm animals and timber buildings with rustic charm. Throw in some golden light and you’ve got epic photos. The Pickers Hut is available for your exclusive use and is located just meters from the Orchard Shed. Spend your first night as husband and wife in this historic cottage. There is a wide range of accommodation choices in the surrounding area for your guests as well.
This is a uniquely private venue situated in the centre of the City of Launceston, offering a flat, expansive lawn in the garden of an Edwardian house. The venue is accessed by a curved, hedged drive that leads to the garden, the lawn, a raised terrace and an elegant balcony area. Walking distance of the city’s churches and accommodation, this is a blank canvas ready to be transformed! With beautiful lawn areas, a paved terrace area and multiple stunning photograph locations There is a fully licensed venue with drink packages available or you could choose from any of their selected catering or marquee providers.
With original grandeur, the heritage-listed Old Woolstore combines old world charm with all the modern facilities and exceptional service expected by any wedding party. The unique heritage architecture and artifacts at The Woolstore provide romantic and sometimes quirky original backdrops for your photographs. The Old Woolstore offers a variety of 4-star, award-winning rooms, and discount rates are available for all of family and friends. With the finest foods and impeccable service, The Old Woolstore’s team of dedicated professionals will ensure that you and your loved ones have joyful memories of your special day.
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