Known as the wine capital of South Australia, the Adelaide region has plenty of rural and rustic wedding venues for your ceremony and reception.

You can expect to find barns, farms, historic houses and estates, and of course, plenty of wineries and vineyards! The Basket and Forest Ranges provide stunning backdrops for your wedding photography, and the lovely weather throughout the year means that outdoor wedding events are always a great choice.

Check out our favourite rustic wedding venues in Adelaide below!

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1. Kuitpo Hall

This historic estate and building in Kuitpo, South Australia, is hidden away in the Kuitpo Forest and is surrounded by lush strawberry fields—talk about a sweet wedding! The stone building was built in the 20s but has since been renovated into a lovely space for your wedding festivities. Booking the venue for a full day (14 hours) starts at $1,200, and they also offer a free, one hour “wedding workshop” where you can meet with their team and figure out all the styling details and décor for your day.

Capacity: not stated

Type: rustic, historic, farm

 

2. Serafino McLaren Vale

This award-winning winery of McLaren Vale, South Australiahas two beautiful function rooms at your disposal for your wedding reception:The Courtyard and McLaren’s. Additionally, you can make use of their grounds and manicured rose garden for your ceremony or for an outdoor reception. Its location by the lake also means you can capture beautiful wedding photos! We love that their wedding packages include an overnight stay for the wedding couple!

Capacity: 180 – 220

Type: rustic, winery, garden

 

3. Barn 1890

In Sellicks Hill, South Australia, you can find a gorgeous red-brick barn and cottages on 3 beautiful acres which are nestled at the feet of McLaren Vale. They also offer marquee receptions and ceremonies, and the reception space includes a dancefloor. There’s even a fireplace and a small loft where you could set up a photobooth area. The cottages are a perfect option for the newlyweds for their wedding night, too!

Capacity: not stated

Type: rustic, historic

 

4. AL-RU Farm Pty Ltd

Sampson Flat, South Australia is home to a charming rustic wedding venue in the Adelaide Hills. Their rose gardens are among the most popular wedding venues in the region, and the venue is conveniently located only a half hour’s drive from Adelaide. You can also wander the neighbouring forests or amble along the pondside or tree-lined drive to capture some romantic and “candid” wedding photos with your new spouse.

Capacity: not stated

Type: rustic, forest, garden

 

5. Old Oval Estate

McLaren Vale, South Australia has a drop-dead gorgeous wedding venue that offers spectacular views of its own and surrounding vineyards, as well as the Willunga Hills. Their manicured gardens and lush vines are great backdrops for an outdoor wedding ceremony, as is the 350-year old gum tree. Your reception can be held indoors or outdoors, on the marquee lawn or in the pavilion, which can be open or covered depending on the weather.

Capacity: 80 seated in the pavilion, 150 cocktail

Type: rustic, private estate, winery

 

6. Glen Ewin Estate

In Houghton, South Australia, you can find an idyllic estate that is perfect for throwing the beautiful garden or rustic wedding of your dreams. If you’ve been wanting to say “I do” underneath gorgeous weeping willows, or by the side of a sparkling lake, you just have to check out this heritage-listed estate! They host intimate and larger wedding parties in several locations, including the Pulpshed and Gatehouse, both of which have fantastic views of the grounds.

Capacity: up to 300 seated

Type: rustic, private estate, historic

 

7. Bird in Hand Winery

Another tranquil winery in the Adelaide region can be found in Woodside, South Australia. They plan and host bespoke wedding events for wedding couples looking for something tailored to their personal wishes. Plus, its only 35 minutes from Adelaide! They also offer on-site catering, use of their gorgeous sandstone terraces, and several spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception. The Gallery has lovely French doors and the Barrel Hall is situated in a gorgeous French villa.

Capacity: 100 – 1000 in the Barrel Hall, Gallery capacity not stated

Type: rustic, winery, boutique

 

8. Golding Wines

We just love this beautiful, family-owned vineyard inLobethal, South Australia for rustic wedding ceremonies and receptions! They have a beautiful stone courtyard with pillars, 80 acres of grounds with immaculately manicured trees and vines, and a barn. Say “I do” to the love of your life by the vines and feel like you’ve been transported to the south of France or Italy. What more can you ask for?

Capacity: 40+ in the kitchen, other spaces not stated

Type: rustic, winery

 

9. White Hill Estate

Another McLaren Vale, South Australia wedding venue is White Hill Estate, which we love for its beautiful and intimate wedding ceremonies by the water. They offer their heritage buildings, with exposed red brick and vaulted ceilings (which look lovely strewn with fairy lights) for your use, as well as their grounds and gardens. They also have a homestead which can accommodate up to 16 guests, which is perfect for your family or wedding party!

Capacity: 80 seated in the Chaff Shed, up to 160 with extensions

Type: rustic, historic, private estate

 

10. Ekhidna Wines

The Fleurieu Peninsula in McLaren Vale, South Australia, is home to the Mt Lofty Ranges and the stunning winery, Ekhidna. Sip some of their fantastic wine, say “I do” on the lawn next to the vines, and dance the night away in the marquee (which has optional cover in case of rain). Brides and grooms who love to make a statement can even choose to arrive to the ceremony by helicopter!

Capacity: 30 – 200

Type: rustic, winery, unique

 

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Parting Notes

Whether you’re looking for something private and secluded or something a bit more natural and an escape from city / urban life, a rustic wedding venue is just perfect for your wedding festivities! That country air and plenty of greenery, as well as timber and wild touches, come together to create a lovely and romantic atmosphere for your special day. We suggest avoiding the winter months as they experience the most rain in these regions.

 

 

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