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Top 20 Venues For Small Weddings In Adelaide

You may have heard the saying, ‘Good things come in small packages’… A bigger wedding may make you feel more like a glamorous movie star or princess, but for some people, it is the smaller, more intimate ones that make you feel truly like yourself. If you are more about something down to earth, relaxed, fun and unique to your partner and yourself, then smaller is the way to go. Here are our tips for small weddings in Adelaide.

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The benefits of a small wedding

You can save money, which could be a great thing, if you are saving up for a house, want to get right down to having kids (they are expensive little things) or have a mind-blowing honeymoon instead of an elaborate reception. 

They can be far less stressful for you in the planning and on the actual day, and give many more opportunities to insert little personal touches. You will really treasure every moment you spend with fewer guests, and those cherished few will feel very special indeed.

And going small by no means skimping on quality; often quite the opposite is the case. A smaller venue can give you more one to one attention and is more likely to be able to focus on your specific needs. This is still the one day you want to be all about you; at a smaller venue, you and your guests are the centres of attention and all that matters on the day.

And often a smaller venue has been able to specialise in a certain area more than one that covers a broader range of services. A smaller venue might have cornered the market in a particular cuisine for instance, or be the experts in wine in the area. They might have spent all their efforts dedicated to a particular décor style or architectural heritage.

We have compiled for you a list of the cutest, most original and one of a kind venues for small weddings in Adelaide. You are sure to find one that is perfect for you.

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The Top 20 Venues for Small Weddings in Adelaide:

1

Serafino McLaren Vale

This beautiful venue caters to groups between 80 and 220. Its grounds are composed of green lawns, a colourfulrose garden, and ancient gum trees, plus a tranquil lake. There is accommodation for all of your guests, and Serafino will give everyone invited the chance to stay, relax, celebrate and indulge. You can choose from a number of different settings for yourceremony and reception, including a traditional ballroom or a quaint barrel room.

 (216)  Mclaren Vale
Serafino is a one of a kind winery wedding venue in the McLaren Vale, with picturesque lakeside ceremony locations under the huge gum trees and amongst the romantic rose gardens. The vast grounds are filled with photo opportunities, and the indoor reception spaces are able to cater for up to 220 guests. At Serafino, you'll have the ultimate flexibility to design a wedding that suits you.

 80+ From $118 Enquire
2

Glen Ewin Estate

When you show people photos from your wedding at Glen Ewin Estate they will turn green with envy. This historic mudbrick homestead is a true Australian gem, giving your wedding day a wonderful rustic feel and old-world charm. Fuelled by an ultimate passion to create your perfect day and make all your dreams come to life, at Glen Ewin they love to challenge the ordinary, make your taste buds dance and create memories that last a lifetime. Catering to weddings between 60 and 280 guests.

 (70)  Houghton
Glen Ewin is a unique heritage winery in Houghton that has the facilities and scenery to create a magical wedding day. Its beautiful garden setting is perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies with photographs by the enchanting willow tree, and their creative catering team will provide a delicious three-course wedding meal. Celebrate in a green secluded oasis that’s exclusively yours.

 30+ From $115 Enquire
3

AL-RU Farm

One of the most romantic wedding settings in the Adelaide Hills, this internationally renowned home, garden, and pavilion has been featured in many magazines spreads and television specials. It prides itself on offering something private and exclusive, special and unique. With accommodations finished in French antiques, extensive gardens, a gorgeous old barn, woodlands, ponds and a lake, you can choose the ideal backdrop for your day. For weddings between 30 and 250 guests.

 (58)  One Tree Hill
  • Well-known venue for its natural beauty
Have you ever dreamed of a quaint garden wedding venue in the Adelaide Hills? AL-RU Farm Pty Ltd is one of the most romantic on offer in a stunning country setting. Complete with rose gardens, woodland, ponds and a lake, there are beautiful backdrops for weddings at every turn. It's become internationally well-known for featuring in luxurious magazines and TV programmes galore.

 45+ From $125 Enquire
4

Adelaide Pavilion

Styled after European royal gardens, the Adelaide Pavilion offers its couples a chance to get married like they are in the heart of France or the Mediterranean. It has a wide variety of rooms and packages and can cater for weddings between 30 and 220 guests. The stunning garden walks show off works of art, water features, and luscious blooms; you will think you have stepped back into the days of Marie Antionette. And the functions they throw are just as legendary.

 (49)  Adelaide
  • Venue set in Veale Gardens in central Adelaide
Host your ceremony in the extensive gardens of Adelaide Pavilion and follow with a reception in our spectacular event spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a lush landscape.

 40+ From $85 Enquire
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5

Ayers House

This glamorous country house in the city provides everything on a grand scale. With a rich history and a magical way with weddings, the expert staff will do everything to make your day just exceptional. Through all seasons and all sizes and styles of special day, this venue is a matchless blend of modern and vintage. You are invited to make this house your home. Caters for receptions from 10 to 300 guests.

6

The Playford Adelaide, MGallery by Sofitel

The Playford is a boutique hotel located on the prestigious North Terrace. Offering an opulent blend of classic style and contemporary luxury, you will find it very difficult to narrow down your photo spots to just a few. With almost 200 accommodation options, your guests will be treated to not just a wedding, but an event. At the heart of every wedding here is a special story to discover and the promise of an unforgettable experience. Caters to weddings of between 10 and 270 guests.

7

St Francis Winery Resort

This historic setting is the site of the first grapes planted in South Australia and is a space steeped in heritage and tales to tell. With expansive gardens overlooking Lake Carew Reynell and enough accommodation for everyone, this venue has packages to suit every couple and every budget. The staff dedicate themselves to furnishing your every personal need for your big day, which is how St Francis has become one of SA’s premier wedding venues. For groups from 30-130 guests.

 (34)  Old Reynella
  • Five function rooms catering up to 150 guests
Situated in 5 acres overlooking a tranquil lake, this heritage winery wedding venue is a superb choice for couples searching for a touch of old-world charm. Reynella was the very first site for grapevine plantings in South Australia, and so St Francis Winery Resort bears significance in Australian winemaking history. The wedding venue features five spacious function rooms and guest accommodation.

 30+ From $40 Enquire
8

The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia

If you are searching for a wedding venue unlike any other, choose the luxurious splendour of this yacht club. One of Adelaide’s best kept secrets, this award-winning space is the only one that can give you stunning panoramic marina views, offering your guests an incomparable experience. With talented chefs and function coordinators crafting everything to meet your needs, every function here is a personally tailored and truly unique event. For parties from 20 to 300 guests.

 (22)  North Haven
  • Pristine views over the marina and gulf
Located just 30 minutes from Adelaide, The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia in North Haven is a beautiful waterfront wedding venue. Located by a tranquil coastal marina, overlooking the St Vincent Gulf, the clubhouse boasts idyllic indoor and outdoor wedding venues with all the facilities you may need to conduct a flawless ceremony and reception.

 20+ From $32 Enquire
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9

The Grange Golf Club

The Grange is a reception venue that is both elegant and inviting. Winning awards for being the designer of dreams, the philosophy here is to ensure quite simply that you have the time of your life. The cuisine is renowned, with menus tailored to your specific requests. The Grange offers its couples a wide choice of rooms, packages, views, and dreams come true. For 40-250 guests.

 (20)  Grange
  • Executive in-house Chef to design your menu
If you are looking for a venue with idyllic surrounds, superb dining and outdoor wedding ceremony options, then The Grange Golf Club in South Australia will tick all of the right boxes. Located just 25 minutes from central Adelaide, this private golf club wedding venue has three exclusive function spaces enveloped by immaculate golfing lawns.

 40+ From $38 Enquire
10

Old Oval Estate

Set in the heart of the McLaren Vale winery region, Old Oval Estate could be exactly what you’ve been searching for. Shaded by a 450-year-old Red River Gum Tree, this five-star 20 acre vineyard property is the perfect setting for an intimate Adelaide wedding. Old Oval Estate allows couples to host their garden ceremony, photoshoot and reception of between 40 to 150 guests within the one stunning location. What more could you ask for? Click here to find out more. 

11

Golding Wines

Golding Wines offers couples the unique opportunity to host their entire day from start to finish in an incredible countryside location. This idyllic property features ceremony areas, endless photo opportunities throughout, plenty of lawn space for lawn games and pre-dinner canapés and a large sandstone building for receptions. If you are celebrating with just your nearest and dearest, this incredible rustic venue is the perfect setting for an intimate celebration.

12

Hilton Adelaide

Hilton Adelaide is known as one of the best wedding venues this beautiful city has to offer. This venue offers couples the choice from three versatile function spaces, catering for both intimate and larger weddings. For a luxury intimate wedding, the Victoria or Balcony Rooms are available. Get in contact with their dedicated events team to begin planning your wedding at Hilton Adelaide.

 (17)  Adelaide
Hilton Adelaide is a sophisticated and luxurious hotel wedding venue in downtown Adelaide. You’ll love this iconic hotel's modern design, exquisite menus, 5-star service, elegant hotel suites, and stunning function spaces. With three unique reception areas and room for up to 500 wedding guests, this plush venue is ideal for both intimate and larger occasions - it’s the perfect luxe wedding venue.

 50+ From $120 Enquire
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13

Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant and Cafe

Set atop Mt Lofty art the gateways to the Adelaide Hills, Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant and Cafe offers couples the opportunity to say ‘I do’ with a spectacular view. This venue features panoramic views through floor to ceiling windows across Adelaide to the ocean, and their stunning restaurant caters for up to 100 seated guests. If you are searching for a truly spectacular setting for your nuptials, Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant and Cafe is worth putting on your list. See more here. 

 (19)  Crafers
  • Outdoor plaza with awe-inspiring views
Located just a 15-minute drive from Adelaide CBD, Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant and Cafe is a beautiful hilltop wedding venue with breathtaking views over the Cleland Conservation Park. The bold white obelisk is a recognisable feature of this picturesque outdoor wedding venue, surrounded by an extensive plaza, and a restaurant with floor to ceiling windows to take in the view from all angles.

 40+ From $70 Enquire
14

Woodstock Wine Estate

Woodstock Wine Estate is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding away with just your nearest and dearest. This tranquil property allows couples to host their entire day in the one location, meaning nobody has to rush between venues on the big day. Ceremonies, pre-dinner drinks, photoshoots and receptions are held here. And, with complimentary accommodation for two nights for the marrying couple, what more could you ask for?

 (20)  Mclaren Flat
  • Unique restaurant and winery wedding venue
Positioned on the scenic McLaren Flat, Woodstock Wine Estate is a tranquil winery wedding venue with a sumptuous restaurant and ample photo opportunities around the verdant vineyards. Create an atmosphere to remember in the fortified barrel hall, mezzanine areas, the paved courtyard, verandahs and on the extensive lawns. It's a creative natural canvas that suits any style of wedding.

 25+ From $80 Enquire
15

Saltram Wine Estate

Situated in Angaston, South Australia, Saltram Wine Estate is up there with the most sought-after intimate venues Adelaide has to offer. This venue features old age charm combined with modern facilities, ceremonies on beautifully manicured lawns, and a reception room catering for events with up to 120 guests. And, with numerous gorgeous photoshoot locations on-site, you and your guests won’t need to step foot off the property the entire day. See more here. 

 (17)  Angaston
Ever fancied your wedding day to be surrounded by breathtaking vineyards in the heart of the Barossa Valley? Saltram Wine Estate in Angaston will promise you a remarkable wedding day from start to finish. There are a variety of function spaces, from cellars to private lawns and rose gardens. Each can be adorned with twinkling fairy lights and candles to create a romantic atmosphere.

 60+ Enquire
16

Silvestri's of Clarendon

Located in the Adelaide Hills just 25km from the CBD, Silvestri’s of Claredon is the perfect setting for an elegant wedding with just your nearest and dearest in attendance. This multi-award winning private estate offers couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within in the stunning location. Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind Silvestri’s of Claredon will ensure your wedding dreams are brought to life. Find out more here. 

 (17)  Clarendon
  • 25-minute drive from Adelaide city centre
Nestled in a private estate in the Adelaide Hills township of Clarendon, the multi-award-winning Silvestri's of Clarendon is a beautiful restaurant wedding venue with a manicured garden and sandstone temple for outdoor ceremonies. Whether you want a lavish wedding celebration or an intimate affair, the team at Silvestri's of Clarendon will be there to help bring your dream day a reality.

 10+ From $100 Enquire
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17

Mount Osmond Golf Club

Located just 15 minutes from Adelaide, Mount Osmond Golf Club is the perfect setting for a wedding away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This beautiful venue features views of the Mt Lofty Ranges, the coastline, and Adelaide City, making it one of the best locations for wedding photos. All packages are flexible depending on the marrying couple’s needs, requirements and budget, and function rooms cater for events between 20 to 150 guests. Click here for more information. 

 (11)  Mount Osmond
  • Heritage style clubhouse 15-minutes from the CBD
Basking in blissful countryside surroundings, Mount Osmond Golf Club is an immaculate wedding venue with scenic views of mountain ranges, coastline and Adelaide city. Inside the heritage golf club, the two wedding spaces boast historic interiors with open fireplaces, high ceilings and built-in parquet dance floors. Both rooms also enjoy expansive outlooks over the golf course and beyond.

 50+ From $58 Enquire
18

Auchendarroch House and Wallis Tavern

Shaded by magnificent Heritage Listed Oak Trees, Auchendarroch House and Wallis Tavern could be the wedding venue of your dreams. This historic 1800s mansion caters for both intimate and large weddings, with function rooms accommodating events from 20 to 140 guests for those celebrating with just their nearest and dearest. If you are searching for a venue that exudes elegance and opulence for your intimate wedding, we cannot recommend Auchendarroch House and Wallis Tavern enough.Find out more here. 

 (6)  Mount Barker
Enjoy the heritage-listed grandeur of Adelaide's stunning 19th-century Victorian mansion and heritage gardens, Auchendarroch House. This elegant wedding ceremony and reception venue includes dazzling ballrooms as well as lawns that are spacious and available for marquee weddings. Here, you can marry surrounded by ancient oak trees and beautiful gardens.

 30+ From $95 Enquire
19

Stella Restaurant

Set on the lawns at Henley Square, Stella Restaurant is the ideal setting for those planning an intimate beachside wedding. This venue allows couples to wed at a barefoot beach ceremony, have their photoshoot along the coast, and host their reception all within on stunning waterfront later. Stella Restaurant reaches capacity at 100 guests, so this venue is perfect for intimate weddings.

 (5)  Henley Beach
  • Located along the shores of Henley Beach
Located in a prime position on Henley Beach in Adelaide, Stella Restaurant is an atmospheric beachfront wedding venue that ticks all the right boxes when it comes to its lush outdoor lawns, ocean views and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. It's a characterful photogenic setting to host your special day.

 70+ Enquire
20

Esca Restaurant Weddings & Events

Located in Glenelg, South Australia, Esca Restaurant could be exactly what you’ve been searching for. This venue offers couples the opportunity to wed with the sparkling marina as their backdrop. Whatever you envision for your intimate wedding, the dedicated and talented events team behind Esca Restaurant Weddings & Events will ensure your dreams come to life. Click here to find out more.

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If you have a shorter guest list, we recommend booking a venue that accommodates intimate weddings to avoid making your event look sparse and as if nobody turned up. For those located in Adelaide, these 20 venues are a great place to start your hunt.

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