There is something very Australian about a winery wedding. You can picture it now: the vibrant dusky sunset over the rolling vineyards as backdrop, while your family and friends eat and drink and laugh into the summer night. This kind of celebration has everything we love; incredible quality gourmet food, a bohemian, laidback atmosphere, a rustic, country setting, and never-ending amounts of wine. The relaxed nature of the timeless region means that your party can go for days. If you’re looking to have a winery wedding in South Australia, then you’ve made a great choice for location.
The South Australian vineyards are famous across the world, and with good reason. The combination of rich soil and abundant climate results in some incredible crops. The views over the mountain ranges and Australian landscape are second to none. Some of the homesteads are completely restored to their original condition, with many heritage locations for your ceremony, photos, and reception.
Stunning in all seasons, South Australia is the true destination wedding mecca for all couples and the place where romance lives forever.
Here 10 of the best venues for winery weddings in South Australia:
Ascend to the timeless elegance and warm embrace of Mount Lofty House. Here they offer the highest standard of services and facilities in the lead up to and on your wedding day, including accommodation, spa and lounge and dining rooms. The Grand Estate is surrounded by the rolling views of the Piccadilly Valley and beautiful Botanical Gardens. Their experience in planning weddings allows you to relax for your special day, having full confidence in the professional team to ensure your wedding is perfect.
Saltram Estate is the perfect combination of old age charm with modern facilities. The Head Chef and his expert team at Salter’s Kitchen tailor a dining package just for your day, with a great reputation for beautiful hearty food. With pre-dinner drinks and canapes served on the immaculately manicured lawns and photos in the blooming rose gardens, you will feel like you stepped onto the grounds of an English cottage garden. With special touches and magical moments, all created to make your day your own.
This versatile new venue is perched amongst the Shiraz vineyard; the grapes of which are deep red, just the colour of romance. Catering to weddings of all sizes and styles, Ekhidna aims to deliver a relaxed and elegant venue like no other in the Southern Vales. The kitchen uses only the freshest locally sourced seasonal produce from the region to enhance their own organically grown fruits & vegetables, which are complemented by award-winning wines and handcrafted beers. Whether you choose to have a seated or cocktail style reception with a feasting table the experienced team will take any stress away so you can enjoy your special day.
Set amongst a tranquil lake, rolling green lawns and 200-year-old gum trees, Serafino is the perfect place to stay, relax, celebrate and indulge. Their reputation for providing the perfect venue and professional approach for your ceremony and reception is your guarantee of satisfaction. Among a variety of locations on the property, you can choose the courtyard with a relaxed, winery feel boasting an abundance of natural light. Here barrels line the walls and the arched, glassed ceiling provides that something special.
When you get married here, you are guaranteed to take its relaxed, bohemian feel into all of the coming days of your marriage. Woodstock offers everything that the ideal wedding venue should, plus so much more. If you like quirky details and new things to discover around every corner, then you should check this place out. With accommodation for two nights for the newlyweds, and the opportunity to take photos with the residents of a small wildlife sanctuary, the tranquil peace of Woodstock will stay with you long after your big day.
Sweeping lawns, extensive gardens, heritage buildings and an orchard of heirloom fruit trees – White Hill Estate is a superb venue for your wedding. Sharing their Heritage since 1839, their rustic farm Chaff Shed is just one of the old stone buildings where you may relax and truly celebrate in the authentic atmosphere of a bygone era. The whole experience here is very interactive. Their expert and friendly team encourage personal expression for your special occasion, to create a truly unique experience for yourselves and your guests.
The Lane Vineyard
At The Lane Vineyard, they are meticulous with attention to detail and will work closely with you to ensure your day is filled with unforgettable moments and lifelong memories. They understand that every wedding is different because every couple is different. They create a day that tells your love story in every detail to your friends and family and shares with them your hopes for your future together. Offering a number of packages and locations for the important parts of your day, your guests will never forget their time at The Lane.
You know that here you are going to get something a little bit different. While some wineries are all old-world charm, Sneaky’s at Virgara Winery has built something contemporary, hip and so much fun. They offer tailored packages for wining, dining and dancing, but these are just meant to be a starting point for your inspiration. The accomplished team here encourage you to craft your own dream day, and they will do the hard work of bringing it to life.
While this venue can put on a formal occasion as well as any on this list, they excel at the relaxed feast and welcoming atmosphere. There are various places to say your vows, including the winemakers lawn, stunning elm walkway, or luscious wisteria gazebo. The buildings are contemporary and newly finished inside and out, with an exquisite dining hall if you do choose a traditional reception. And if you do prefer a laid-back feast, their chefs will have more than enough gourmet food and premium wines to whet your appetite and leave you sated.
At Beach Road, every wedding is exceptionally designed to meet each couple’s requirements, whether it’s a small intimate affair or a grand event. This family-owned winery, cellar door, and restaurant are run by engaging and eager staff, who really love what they do. Specialising in creative food and complimentary wines, and offering picture-perfect views of the McLaren Vale township and surrounding hills, you can’t go past Beach Road.