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.
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 venues for small weddings in Adelaide:
This beautiful venue caters to groups between 80 and 220. Its grounds are composed of green lawns, a colourful rose 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 your ceremony and reception, including a traditional ballroom or a quaint barrel room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the lush fairways of the golf course and the historic National Park as your background, small weddings become spectacular occasions at Belair Park. Just 15 minutes from the CBD, this breathtaking venue is a one-stop wedding shop to fulfill all of your desires. Belair Park prides itself on intimate celebrations of incredible magnitude. Caters from 30-200 guests.
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.
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.
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