The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Perfect Adelaide Wedding Venue (2022)

Adelaide has some truly amazing wedding venues. If you’ve got a wedding theme in mind, or a special venue requirement, but haven’t yet found the perfect venue, check out this list of amazing Adelaide wedding venues. Together we’ll help you find the perfect wedding venue.

Located in the heart of the CBD, Hotel Richmond is a stunningly unique venue combining a classic vintage decor with advanced coordinating services to provide you with the ultimate in wedding experience.Hotel Richmond

Celebrate your special day surrounded by the grandeur and elegance of Carrick Hill House and its picturesque, tranquil gardens and grounds. Situated just 15 minutes from the CBD, they can host your Gatsby themed wedding day for 20 to 200 guests.
Carrick Hill

You can’t get a more perfect venue for animal lover’s than Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo. This unique and contemporary wedding venue is located on the first floor of the new Adelaide Zoo entrance, with magnificent views across the beautiful Adelaide parklands and the Zoological gardens. They have special offers for Friday/Sunday and Winter wedding celebrations.Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo

The Red Ochre Restaurant is internationally recognised as the definitive leader in contemporary Australian cuisine. Acclaimed both locally and nationally, we pride ourselves on promoting the best of fresh local produce and indigenous ingredients. Our talented Chefs and experienced front of house team are eager to create a unique experience for you next special occasion.Red Ochre

Oceanique at the Adelaide Sailing Club is a beachfront wedding venue with panoramic coastal views, unique photo opportunities, and a relaxed atmosphere for both your wedding reception and ceremony. The Regatta Room has views of the unparalleled coastline and access and there are many accommodation options nearby.Oceanique at the Adelaide Sailing Club

Woodhouse is a two story, heritage listed mansion that is all yours for 48 hours and is destined to provide the perfect backdrop or venue for a very special and unique ceremony. Why have a wedding day when you can have a wedding weekend?

Woodhouse

Silvestri’s is boutique venue for stylish wedding receptions and garden ceremonies. The property’s entrance is framed with stately wrought iron gates lending the restaurant building and its manicured gardens the presence of an exclusive private estate. Set in the beautiful valley township of Clarendon, Silvestri’s is a blend of contemporary design and heritage features.

Silvestri's of Clarendon

Yes! The Manor Basket Range is a unique and breath-taking country estate featuring a historic stone walled castle, rambling gardens and water features and an onsite petite chapel. Enjoy the ease of holding your ceremony and reception in the one location along with onsite accommodation to make an even more relaxing and indulgent weekend escape.

The Manor Basket Range

Glen Ewin Estate! At this northern suburbs venue your wedding could be hosted in a breathtaking garden setting, overlooking lakes and surrounded by mature trees and weeping willows. Only 4 minutes beyond the Adelaide suburbs, you will be surprised and delighted to discover such a beautiful Estate so close to the city.

Glen Ewin Estate

Yes! The newly-renovated The Grand Ballroom boasts elegant decorations and finishing’s to compliment any colour or style of wedding. The mood of intimacy and elegance is created through the plush fabric finishes and romantic fairy lighting.

The Grand Ballroom

Barn1890 is a heritage listed stone barn that was built in 1890 and is nestled in the vineyards between the stunning coastline of Silver Sands Beach and the rolling foothills of Willunga. There is a large open space downstairs with beautiful natural light, polished concrete floors, large open fireplace and a mezzanine at either end.

Barn1890

Partridge House is a beautiful vintage house is suitable for an outside garden ceremony followed by an elegant reception inside the house or in the beautiful gardens.
Partridge House

With an Italian soul and a taste for international flavours, Martini on the Parade is your perfect wedding venue. They bring a unique dining experience of authentic Italian cuisine with a creative twist.

Martini on the Parade

Windy Point Restaurant delivers great views and amazing food, and more! The Restaurant has an understated elegance. Executive chef Justin Miles utilises fresh seasonal local produce to create an exciting and ever changing menu. Add the sparkle of the stars in the night sky seen through the amazing retractable glass ceiling, and your event becomes unforgettable.

Windy Point Restaurant and Cafe

The multi award-winning Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, conveniently located 20 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, is the idyllic setting to host every aspect of your special day. Sitting atop 32 acres of manicured grounds, showcasing uninterrupted views of the Mount Lofty Ranges, the state-of-the-art Adelaide Hills Convention Centre has the class and capacity to host your entire wedding in one convenient location.

Adelaide Hills Convention Centre | Hahndorf

Just 45 minutes from the heart of Adelaide, Longview offers you the most picturesque location for your wedding experience. Sitting above the vineyards with views overlooking the vines, the Heritage Barn is the ideal setting for your wedding reception. Offering plenty of room for dining and dancing, the Heritage Barn can comfortably cater up to 180 guests cocktail or 150 seated.

Longview Vineyard

Krystal Functions is a magical reception venue, decorated with an elegant chandelier hanging gracefully over a parquetry dance floor it’ll bring your wedding dreams to reality. They can provide all you need for a sensational and unforgettable wedding.

Krystal Function Centre

Treasury 1860 is the perfect CBD wedding venue for couples looking for a tranquil outdoor feel, in an urban location. Located in Adelaide’s historic original treasury building in the city’s heart – Treasury 1860 has rapidly gained a reputation as one of Adelaide best kept secrets. Offering both, a tranquil outdoor courtyard and a intimate dining space, ideal for breakfast, lunch and evening occasions.

Treasury 1860

Festival Function Centre is Adelaide’s largest private function venue which can accommodate from 10 to 1500 guests. Located only 10 minutes from the Adelaide CBD they offer that exceptional mixture of a warm, friendly atmosphere and sophisticated luxury, at a surprisingly affordable cost.

Festival Function Centre

The Playford, MGallery by Sofitel is a boutique hotel located on the prestigious North Terrace. Offering an opulent blend of classic style and contemporary luxury. Follow the sweeping grand staircase to their Ballroom, bathed in natural light with hand-crafted chandeliers, gold leafed walls and floor to ceiling windows leading to balcony access. The Playford offers a range of 182 accommodation options to perfect your wedding night, including guestrooms, studio spa suites and New York style loft suites.

The Playford, MGallery by Sofitel

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Adelaide Wedding Photography FAQ

How do I choose a good wedding photographer?

Look through websites and blogs for wedding images you like. Be sure to view images of the same wedding to get a feel for how the photographer documents a wedding. Create a shortlist of wedding photographers and meet with them. You’ll want a photographer who makes you feel at ease so you can enjoy your wedding photo shoot. Often it is ideal to have a pre-wedding or engagement shoot to give you a feel for how your wedding day photography will go.

How long should I hire my wedding photographer for?

Some wedding photographers charge by the hour, others have packages for a specified number of hours, some offer full day coverage. How much of your day do you wish captured? Couple getting ready at one or multiple locations? Ceremony is a must. Photoshoot afterwards? Reception arrival, but also including speeches? Cake cutting? First dance? Couple leaving?

How much does wedding photography cost?

The cost for your wedding photography will vary according to number of hours, creativity and experience of the photographer, amount and style of image editing, the delivery of an on-line or printed album, the delivery of printed images / canvas and other services that wedding photographers can offer – including 2nd shooter, travel, video or drone coverage. Some photographers charge by the hour, others have packages which can be altered to suit your budget and needs. Some photographers have short packages from $500. Most couples spend between $3000-$4000.

Do I need a wedding album?

Some couples skip the wedding album and just receive their images on USB. This is great for those with smaller budgets, but keep in mind that digital data can corrupt and you wouldn’t want your wedding photos to be accidentally deleted! A wedding album is a great way to show family and friends the highlights of your day.

Do I need my images re-touched?

Most couples prefer to have ‘natural’ images from their wedding day. Some photographers deliver images as taken. Other wedding photographers apply filters and other creative digital touches to achieve their photographic style which might still appear natural to most people. Be sure to discuss digital editing and other creative enhancements with short-listed photographers and determine if you would like re-touching and if it is a part of their package or extra cost.

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Adelaide Hens and Bucks Party FAQ

When should you have your hens or bucks party?

A hens or bucks party can be held at any time, however a couple of weeks before the wedding is common. It’s a great chance to escape from any wedding planning stress and to get excited for the big day.

Who pays for the hens or bucks party?

Typically guests pay for themselves. However, it is not unusual for the bridal couple to cover the costs.

Who should be invited to the hens or bucks party?

The guest list should be made up of the bridal party as well as good friends and family members who are also invited to the wedding. Typically the best man or maid of honour will host the party and should be inviting the guests. They will work with the bride or groom to finalise the guest list.

What is the point of a hens or bucks party?

It’s typically seen as a celebration of the last days of single life.

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Adelaide Wedding Cars FAQ

What are the best wedding cars?

It depends on your needs. Your wedding cars need to be reliable and seat all passengers comfortably. Determine how many people require transport on your wedding day and be sure to ask wedding car companies what their back-up plan is in-case of a vehicle breaking down or driver becoming unavailable.

Do I need wedding cars?

At a minimum you need one car which can transport the couple. More vehicles may be required depending on where the bridal party and important guests will be preparing for the wedding. Be sure to check how many passengers each vehicle can accommodate.

How much do wedding cars cost?

Wedding car costs depend on the number of vehicles and hours required. Some wedding car companies offer a by the hour service. Couples usually budget $800-$2000 for wedding cars.

What should I consider when choosing wedding cars?

Number of passengers. Number of hours required. Style of dress – gowns with hoops and long trains will require more room inside the car. Whether or not the cars are to feature in your photos – would you prefer classic vintage cars, modern stretch limousines or exotic luxury vehicles?

What extras can wedding car suppliers provide?

Some wedding car suppliers offer red carpet, umbrellas, drinks and snacks. Be sure to check for package inclusions when comparing suppliers.

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Adelaide Wedding Celebrant FAQ

How much does a wedding celebrant cost?

Wedding celebrant fees vary according to experience, amount of travel, and services offered. Some will include the use of a PA system and signing table in their fee. Expect to pay from $400 for a quick legals only ceremony and more for a ceremony individually crafted around your love story.

What does a wedding celebrant do?

A wedding celebrant will usually offer you an obligation free meeting to discuss your ceremony. If you choose them, then they will plan your ceremony, offer tips and suggestions on your vows and readings / poems, a rehearsal, officiate your marriage and complete the necessary paperwork.

How far in advance should I book a wedding celebrant?

Once you have decided on your wedding date you can book your celebrant. For weddings in Australia you need to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage at least 30 days prior to your wedding, and no more than 18 months in advance of your wedding date. Your celebrant will lodge this paperwork on your behalf.

Who can be a wedding celebrant?

To legally marry people in Australia you must be authorised by the Attorney-General’s department.

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