Adelaide’s Top 10 Beach Wedding Venues (2019)
EDITOR'S CHOICE: We've handpicked the best of the best beach wedding venues Adelaide has to offer to help you pick the right one for your big day.
The Adelaide region might be known for its wineries, but there is also plenty of coastline with lovely, pristine beaches available for your wedding ceremony and reception as well.
With plenty of gorgeous beachside hotels and other venues to choose from, there’s no shortage of options, and most venues are quite close to the Adelaide airport (taking less than an hour to drive), which is great for your wedding guests and for honeymoon travels!
Keep reading for our favourite Adelaide beach wedding venues!
Semaphore South, South Australia is the place to go if you’ve been dreaming of a fairy-tale wedding. Located on the grounds of their own golf course, the venue is just minutes away from the beach, so you can opt for a beach ceremony or say “I do” in the gardens. They offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, high-tea, outdoor, marquee, cocktail, and seated dinner receptions, as well as pop-up weddings and discounted, Winter Wonderland weddings!
Capacity: up to 250
Type: beach, estate, golf course, garden, historic
This Glenelg, South Australia hotel offers waterside ceremonies (as well as indoor ceremonies in case of inclement weather) at the Glenelg Beach, Foreshore, or Jetty. You can also enjoy these stellar views from the Grand Ballroom, Moseley Room, or Colley Room, where you can host your reception. Packages include a one-night stay for the bride & groom (and room service), as well as special rates for your wedding guests.
Capacity: up to 750 cocktail style. 550 seated (banquet)
Type: beach, hotel
Another great hotel in Glenelg, South Australia for your wedding is the Pier Hotel, which offers beach ceremonies on the Glenelg beachfront and a beautiful function space which offers gorgeous views of the beach and waters. They also offer ceremonies on Colley’s Reserve Rotunda and Balcony, which looks out onto the ocean. Of course, the hotel also offers accommodations for you and your wedding guests (contact them today to book a block for your party).
Capacity: up to 315 cocktail, 170 seated
Type: beach, hotel
If you and your future spouse love the water, marinas, boats, and more, check out this yacht club in North Haven, South Australia! Gorgeous views and waterfront / garden ceremonies await, and their function spaces, including Horizons (floor to ceiling windows), the Mariners Restaurant (intimate), and Admiral’s Patio (outdoors), are all fantastic reception locations. They also offer special rates for off-season, winter weddings, and can supply you with a list of fantastic vendors.
Capacity: up to 300 cocktail, 220 seated
Type: beach, marina, yacht club, garden
Henley Beach, South Australia is home to a fantastic Mediterranean restaurant that boasts some of the loveliest views of the ocean. Their food is either locally sourced or imported straight from Italy, so you can be sure of great-tasting, high-quality meals. They have function coordinators that are ready to help you plan every last detail of your day, including a beautiful ceremony on Henley beach or on the Henley Beach Jetty.
Capacity: up to 120 cocktail, 110 seated (with room for dancefloor)
Type: beach, restaurant
This absolutely unique wedding ceremony venue can be found in Marino, South Australia, and is perfect for those couples who love a bit of greenery but long to be near the seaside for their wedding festivities. You can say “I do” by under a gorgeous arbour and by the waterfall whilst enjoy jaw-dropping views of the ocean and take your wedding photos in the garden. They also offer a private room for the bride.
Capacity: not stated
Type: beach, garden, unique
This beautiful restaurant / coffee house in West Lakes Shore, South Australia is available for exclusive venue hire in the evenings for events and weddings. It offers splendid views of John Dyer Lake and the Oarsman Reserve, and it is only steps away from the ocean. You can you’re your ceremony right on the beach or docks, then move indoors or onto the deck for your reception. They host both cocktail-style and seated dinner parties, and their in-house chefs use the best local ingredients.
Capacity: not stated
Type: beach, restaurant, café
Glenelg, South Australia is the place to go for beach wedding venues in Southern Australia, and one of our favourites in this town is Mint! They have a fantastic events team and on-site catering (beverages too) for your wedding festivities. Host your ceremony on Glenelg beach and move indoors to their function room for a happy hour cocktail and a catered reception.
Capacity: up to 100
Type: beach, bar, restaurant
This stunning bar can be found on the first floor of the Stamford Grand in Glenelg, South Australia. They’re known for their great breakfast food, but they also offer their venue for functions. This is a space that is most suited for couples who are more laid-back and looking to get their wedding guests up and dancing the night away after a beautiful ceremony on the Glenelg beachfront.
Capacity: not stated
Type: beach, bar, hotel
10. Palais Hotel
Another gorgeous beachfront hotel, built in the 1920s, is located in Semaphore, South Australia, and offers a variety of spaces, including the Hamptons-style Lounge, Ballroom (with balcony), Atrium, and deck. Enjoy gorgeous views of the sunset from your reception space, or say “I do” on the sands of the Esplanade (or on the Semaphore Jetty), as the sun sets and creates romantic photo opportunities!
Capacity: up to 360 seated in the Ballroom
Type: beach, hotel, historic
The Adelaide region of South Australia has beautiful weather in the summer season which makes it great for outdoor wedding ceremonies and reception, as well as those right on the beach and waters. For great summer views of the St. Vincent Gulf, you can’t skip out on these top ten beach wedding venues in Adelaide! Winter beach weddings in this location should be avoided due to low temperatures and lots of precipitation.
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