10 of the Best Wedding Venues in the McLaren Vale (2020)

McLaren Vale has some amazing wedding venues. We’ll help you find the perfect venue to celebrate your wedding ceremony and reception. Here’s our list of the best McLaren Vale wedding venues in South Australia.

Silvestri’s of Clarendon is the beautiful valley township of Clarendon, Silvestri’s is a blend of contemporary design and heritage features. 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. The garden and restaurant are available to hire separately or together for your special day.

Weddings have been held at White Hill Estate as far back as 1877. Today wedding ceremonies are conducted on the rolling lawns, by a spring-fed dam underneath the 170 year old gum trees. The rustic farm Chaff Shed is just one of the old stone buildings where you can celebrate in the authentic atmosphere of a bygone era. The Chaff Shed can seat up to 80 guests comfortably and hosts larger groups for cocktail-style events as guests can spill out onto the sweeping lawn and garden areas. Relax and stay onsite in heritage homestead style accommodation for up to 16 guests.

Set amongst a tranquil lake, open green lawns and 200 year old gum trees, Serafino is the perfect place to stay, relax, celebrate and indulge. With breathtaking surroundings, a choice of 2 impressing reception rooms, boutique onsite accommodation, friendly staff and great food and wine Serafino offers the total McLaren Vale wedding package!

Beach Road Wines cellar door and restaurant is located in the heart of the McLaren Vale wine region, with picturesque views overlooking the township and surrounding vineyards is the perfect choice for your wedding. Beach Road Wines features four spacious function areas catering for groups of up to 150 people. Every wedding is uniquely designed to suit your requirements, whether it’s a small intimate day or a grand event.

Hidden among the vineyards and gum trees you’ll find Lake Breeze Wines, a magical and rustic cellar door, restaurant and function centre where you’ll unearth some of the best food, wine and views. With seven charming rustic-luxe function spaces, your guests will love the magical vibe of Lake Breeze, where you can dance under the stars, drink in the panoramic views, and enjoy an unforgettable food and wine experience as you celebrate one of the most special days of your life.

Imagine a space surrounded by tall, enchanting gum trees, lush and tranquil native gardens teeming with bird life with a view to endless rows of meticulously manicured vines. Woodstock is a natural venue of choice for a tranquil wedding, a once in a lifetime special event.

The heritage listed stone barn was built in 1890 and is nestled in the vineyards. at Barn1890 has a large open space downstairs with beautiful natural light, polished concrete floors, large open fireplace and a mezzanine at either end. The atmosphere inside is warm and inviting, and draws you in. Our barrel room is in addition to the main Barn and perfect for your guests to relax and unwind later in the evening. Stay overnight in the charming cottage to complete a magical wedding weekend.

Nestled amongst the tranquil Shiraz vineyard, Ekhidna Wines is a cellar door and restaurant with stunning views over an iconic McLaren Vale landscape. Marry with views of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges as your backdrop and continue your wedding celebration in a gorgeous vineyard setting. Their team of chefs will deliver a dining experience you and your guests will never forget. Whether you choose to have a seated or cocktail style reception with a feasting table let their experienced team take any stress away so you can enjoy your special day.

The McLaren Vale Function Centre is a state-of-the-art wedding venue located in the peaceful McLaren Vale wine region in South Australia. Situated just 30 minutes from Adelaide CBD, the spacious venue includes 4-star accommodation and manicured lawns for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. The recently constructed function centre has a modern open planned design allowing couples the opportunity to create a celebration to fit any theme they desire.

Nestled in the McLaren Vale wine region, Manor Estate features beautifully terraced gardens, a grand English manor house, a cellar door, and boutique accommodation. Perfect for a secret garden wedding or an alfresco wedding with croquet and bocce on the lawns. Manor Estate features classic marble floors and distinct colonial architectural, plush fittings, swag and tail curtains and ornate ceilings. It is a premier destination for that special occasion.

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Attention Northern Suburbs Brides!

You’re going to want to check out this amazing value wedding reception venue. All wedding packages at The Gawler Arms Hotel include:

  • White or black chair covers with choice of coloured sash
  • Over 20 table centre pieces to choose from
  • Complete room and table set up including white linen table cloths, your choice of white linen or coloured paper serviettes, personalised menu, placement of name cards and bonbonniere
  • Tea and coffee included with all menu’s
  • Full table service
  • Complimentary pleated organza skirting for the Bridal, cake and gift tables
  • I-Pod facilities in all rooms.

They will tailor a wedding package to suit both your needs and budget so that you and your guests can relax and celebrate your wedding.

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Elegant Wedding Reception Venue

Sferas Park Suites & Convention Centre offers 4 uniquely different newly renovated function and event ballrooms catering from 30-400 people for a wedding reception that will live long as one of the happiest memories of your life. All function rooms are elegantly appointed and each lends itself to creating the wedding theme you may just be looking for from vintage and rustic, to modern and glamourous. With the addition of deluxe accommodation Sferas is a one stop destination for weddings.

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Adelaide Boutique Wedding Venue

Ten22 Boutique Venue is a relaxed, industrial warehouse space perfect for those who want a contemporary alternative to the traditional event function space. A pre-styled space that oozes luxury and a touch of magic. There isn’t much to do when you choose Ten22 for your Adelaide wedding or event venue. Rock up and enjoy the little things they have thoughtfully executed for you to take pleasure in the celebration that is above and beyond your imagination.

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Beautiful Adelaide Wedding Reception Venue

Surrounded by the beautiful Veale Gardens, the Adelaide Pavilion is a popular choice for weddings. Hold your ceremony and photoshoot in the gardens, then celebrate your reception in this iconic venue. This multi award-winning venue has spectacular surroundings and immaculate food and service. Perfect for weddings from 30 to 220 guests.

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This Wedding Venue is Truly Magical!

Discover the gorgeous Glen Ewin Estate, where your wedding will 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 wedding venue so close to the city. Glen Ewin Estate love to challenge the ordinary and create memories that last a lifetime.

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15 of the Best Wedding Venues in The Adelaide Hills (2020)

The Adelaide Hills has some amazing wedding venues. From wonderful winery settings, to beautiful garden locations, all in one venues with accommodation, the Adelaide Hills even has a castle where you can celebrate your wedding! Here’s our list of the best wedding venues in the Adelaide Hills.

Glen Ewin Estate is the perfect Adelaide Hills wedding venue for those looking for an instagrammable garden setting.

At Glen Ewin Estate your wedding will 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.

The Lane Vineyard offers you a relaxed, sophisticated and intimate Adelaide Hills winery wedding venue. 

After exchanging vows at one of the stunning locations on the estate, your guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes on the lawn, followed by your reception in their contemporary dining room.

Enjoy breathtaking views and amazing food at the award winning Windy Point Restaurant and Cafe.

Just 15 minutes from the heart of the city this Adelaide Hills wedding venue has an understated elegance. The menu is satisfying and robust and bursts with flavour for a memorable dining experience. In 2015 the Cafe was awarded Best Restaurant Caterer in Australia for a wedding. 

The Manor Basket Range is a historic stone walled castle nestled in the Adelaide Hills!

Enjoy rambling gardens and water features and an onsite petite chapel, this is a truly unique Adelaide Hills wedding venue. Enjoy the ease of holding your ceremony and reception in the one location along onsite accommodation to make an even more relaxing and indulgent weekend escape.

It will quite simply take your breath away… there is no wedding venue like Ukaria in the Adelaide Hills.

Your ceremony can take place in a paved amphitheatre set amongst the beautiful landscaped gardens, then take one of two choices for your reception – the relaxed, fully-enclosed alfresco area or the main hall. The main hall has a spectacular panoramic view of the gardens and rural outlook and a cathedral style roof that gives a feeling of immense space, while also being intimate.

Adelaide Hills Convention Centre | Hahndorf has the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern sophistication.

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. 

Celebrate the Adelaide Hills region and season with superb menus offering a variety of dining experiences from Maximilian Pavilion.

Only 10 minutes from the Toll Gate but seemingly a world away, be enchanted by the elegant warmth and contemporary ambience. Delight in the sweeping country views over the lawn and lake from the brand new Maximilian Pavilion, an extension of the original homestead surrounded by vineyards.

For discerning couples, Silvestri’s of Clarendon is a high quality venue for a special Adelaide Hills wedding experience.

Set in the beautiful valley township of Clarendon, Silvestri’s is a blend of contemporary design and heritage features. This wedding venue is located in the Adelaide Hills, just 30 minutes south-east of the CBD. 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.

Why have a wedding day when you can have a wedding weekend at Woodhouse in the beautiful Adelaide Hills?

Venture into the 54 hectare property, over the bridge and through gum-tree studded countryside to find your own private wedding retreat at Old Woodhouse Manor – the Crown Jewel of Piccadilly. This two story, heritage listed mansion is yours for 48 hours and is destined to provide the perfect backdrop or venue for a very special and unique Adelaide Hills wedding celebration.

Less than 30 minutes from the CBD, Blackwood Golf Club is widely acknowledged as the most picturesque course in the Adelaide Hills.

The fairways, flanked by beautifully mature native and non-native trees are a stunning backdrop for both the ceremony and a reception. It is the perfect location for a romantic Adelaide Hills wedding with fabulous photo opportunities and reception facilities that will provide lasting memories of your special occasion.

Stangate House is a National Trust property in the Adelaide Hills, nestled in the village of Aldgate.

The 1.6 hectare property features enticing and romantic gardens which literally takes your breath away. You have the unique opportunity to have exclusive use of the entire garden.

Set amongst the magnificent heritage listed oak trees, the Wallis Auchendarroch House and Tavern offers an ideal venue for an Adelaide Hills wedding celebration.

Their award winning gardens provide a beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony whilst Auchendarroch House creates a magnificent background. They can cater from a small intimate weddings and receptions in one of the smaller rooms to a larger gathering in the stunning Robert Charles Room.

The Old Mill is situated in the heart of world famous Hahndorf in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

The Old Mill has combined the style and ambience of past eras yet provides guests with state of the art function rooms designed to for fabulous wedding celebrations.

Enjoy magical weddings at the highest point overlooking Adelaide to the sea – The Summit Cafe & Function Centre a breathtaking Adelaide Hills wedding venue!

The modern building has floor to ceiling walls of glass to allow guests to enjoy the full impact of the city and coastal views by day, the sensational sunsets and the city lights and stars at night. Chefs serve modern Australian food with an emphasis on quality local regional produce.

Just 45 minutes from the heart of Adelaide, Longview offers you the most picturesque location for your Adelaide Hills wedding celebration.

Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, waterways and historic buildings, you will enjoy the serenity and privacy of this Adelaide Hills wedding venue. The Heritage Barn is the ideal setting for a wedding reception. Offering plenty of room for dining and dancing, the Heritage Barn can comfortably cater up to 180 guests cocktail or 150 seated.

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How To Find Your Perfect Adelaide Wedding Venue

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.

I want a vintage themed wedding, what’s my 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

I’m picturing a Gatsby themed wedding, what’s my perfect wedding venue?

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

I’m an animal lover, what’s a great wedding venue for me?

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

I’m after a wedding venue with an industrial / warehouse feel, what’s my perfect venue?

Ten22 is a relaxed, industrial warehouse space perfect for those who want a contemporary alternative to the traditional event function space. This beautifully restored warehouse has retained a connection to its past as a wrought iron manufacturing site with the original front iron gates welcoming guests on entry.

Ten22 Boutique Venue

I want a wedding reception venue that celebrates Australian cuisine, what’s suitable for me?

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

What’s a great garden wedding reception venue in Adelaide?

Situated in the middle of the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, the Botanic Gardens Restaurant offers spectacular views of the gardens and pond within a tranquil setting. It is the perfect location for your wedding reception.

Botanic Gardens Restaurant

What’s a great beach wedding venue?

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

I want a wedding venue where my guests can stay and celebrate all weekend, what’s perfect for me?

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

I’d like a private estate for my wedding venue, what’s available?

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

Are there any castle’s near Adelaide for weddings?

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

I’m after a garden wedding venue in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, what can you recommend?

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

I’d love romantic, grand ballroom reception venue, are there any in Adelaide?

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

I’m after a rustic wedding venue, what do you recommend?

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

Is there a country-house type wedding venue that’s close to Adelaide?

Ayers House is a stately mansion surrounded by gardens in centre of Adelaide. Beautifully restored to modern vintage taste everything here is on a grand scale, the driveway sweeps, the chandeliers illuminate and the celebrations are legendary.
Ayers House Weddings & Events

Where can I find a wedding reception venue with an Italian theme?

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

What’s a great wedding venue with fabulous food and amazing views?

Windy Point Restaurant and Cafe 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

What’s a great Adelaide Hills wedding venue?

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

Is there a winery wedding venue close to Adelaide?

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

I’m after a magical reception venue, what can you recommend?

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

I’m after a wedding venue in the CBD that still feels tranquil, what do you recommend?

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

I’ve got a lot of wedding guests, what’s a suitable wedding reception venue?

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

I’ve got a lot guests who will require accommodation, what venue do you recommend?

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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Magical Weddings at The Summit

Enjoy magical weddings at The Summit Cafe & Function Centre. Situated atop Mt Lofty the restaurant is a stunning venue for wedding receptions and the plaza is a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. The restaurant caters for up to 100 guests on round tables and up to 90 on rectangular tables or up to 250 for cocktail functions. Enjoy modern Australian food with an emphasis on quality local regional produce. Book and hold your wedding in June, July or August 2020 – 2021 to receive 10% discount!

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Historic Adelaide CBD Wedding Reception Venue

Offering a generous feeling of space and a sense of elegance the Adelaide Town Hall exudes grandeur and majesty. This is the perfect venue for elegant and refined wedding celebrations. Detailed craftsmanship adorns the walls and the graciously high ceilings are complemented by solid bronze chandeliers; eliminating the need for additional theming. EPICURE at the Adelaide Town Hall will develop a package specific to your need.

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