As your wedding day approaches, you have what feels like a million choices to make including the number of people to invite. If you want a small guest list, then you need a small wedding venue. In fact, many couples are choosing to forego the large banquet halls and reception spaces for the same kind of extravagance that can only be achieved with more intimate gatherings.

The trip down the aisle should represent your individual love story. Adelaide has several wedding venues that are more than capable of giving you the wedding of your dreams. From intimate chapels to gorgeous gardens, the details from smaller venues are sure to add an element of elegance to your special day. Look no further than the beautiful and resourceful options that are sure to have you say “I do!”

In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice top 10 small and intimate Adelaide Wedding Venues

 

1. Old Oval Estate

McLaren Vale, SA

Old Oval Estate has sweeping landscapes and picture-perfect vineyards that are framed by the gorgeous Willunga Hills. The outdoor views make the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding, and they are managed by team members that have more than a decade of experience behind them. There are several estates on the property, including the 350-year-old Red River Gum. The pavilion, for example, includes seating for 80 people or 150 for a standup cocktail party.

 

2. The Playford Adelaide, MGallery by Sofitel

Adelaide, SA

If you want to host your ceremony and reception at the same venue, The Playford Adelaide, MGallery by Sofitel is an exceptional spot. It is a renowned wedding venue with private spaces available on one level of the luxurious onsite hotel. The elegant rooms at this venue feature natural light, and the ballroom has floor to ceiling windows and a balcony that overlooks the North Terrace. As an added bonus, couples can choose to have their guests make their hotel accommodations at the Playford for a smooth, all-inclusive experience that they will not soon forget.

 

3. Royal SA Yacht Squadron

Outer Harbor, SA

Are you looking for modern, upscale elegance? Royal SA Yacht Squadron provides an elegant option for you and your future spouse if you want a more intimate ceremony. With indoor and outdoor options, brides and grooms can personalize their nuptials on one of four unique locations – the Marina Lawn, the Quarterdeck, the Dinghy Shed and the Flags and Cannon Platform. The modern and sophisticated décor in the clubhouse can also be an ideal spot for the reception.

 

4. Adelaide Pavilion

Adelaide, SA

There are stunning garden locations in Adelaide including the Adelaide Pavilion, which is the award-winning structure that has become a popular destination for weddings and photo shoots. Built in the Veale Gardens, it is known for its unusual roof design, lush gardens, and evergreen elegance. It can provide accommodations for 10 to 300 guests, and the Pavilion is known for customer-focused attention to all its events.

 

5. Golding Wines

Lobethal, SA

Known for more than its wines, Golding Wines features a unique charm to any special occasion. The family vineyard was established in 1995. The first Golding Wines vintage was launched in 2002, and the property now includes over 80 acres of vines. It has since grown to supply some of Australia’s most recognised wine brands. The character barn and beautiful lawns are just some of the onsite options for your wedding.

 

6. Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant and Cafe

Crafers, SA

If you are searching for a spectacular view of Adelaide, look no further. Mt Lofty Summit Restaurant and Cafe is an iconic setting that can accommodate both large and small weddings. The venue includes an elegant dining room that can seat 120 guests for a sit-down ceremony and 180 people for cocktails. With an iconic obelisk and spacious outdoor plaza, Mt. Lofty can provide the backdrop for a service you and your guests won’t soon forget.

 

7. Silvestri’s of Clarendon

Clarendon, SA

Silvestri’s of Clarendon features a panoramic view of the hills surrounding its vineyard, apple orchards and farms. Created in 1999, the venue has romantic gardens reminiscent of Tuscany and Provence. The outdoor wedding option can host five to 150 people, and it includes a formal arch, an aisle with more than 40 standards French lace roses and a sandstone Grecian temple with extensive terraces of lawn.

 

8. Sfera’s Park Suites and Convention Centre

Modbury, SA

With breathtaking gardens and exquisite ballrooms, Sfera’s Park Suites and Convention Centre can make your wedding day magical. It offers four newly renovated ballrooms that are unique and elegant in an atmosphere that is set in the parklands of Civic Park. A leading venue for receptions and ceremonies, it can design an intimate dream ceremony equipped with picturesque details for 30 to 420 guests. Each room has natural light, water features, fairy lights, sheer ceiling draping, and other special features.

 

9. Auchendarroch House and Wallis Tavern

Mount Barker, SA

Your wedding day will always be remembered thanks to Auchendarroch House and Wallis Tavern. The exclusive venue has five beautifully decorated rooms to accommodate ceremonies of varying sizes. Wedding cars can drive the wedding party right up to the door for a grand entrance. For those wanting a garden wedding, the heritage gardens can provide that fairytale-like feeling. Packages start at $95 pp.

 

10. St Francis Winery Resort

Reynella, SA

Are you hosting a destination wedding in Adelaide? St Francis Winery Resort is a 41-suite property with a resort on five acres overlooking Lake Carew Reynell. You can custom the ceremony in a variety of ways with this venue. Built around 1852, Reynella is where the first grape plantings were grown in South Australia. The historic building is now an option for wedding ceremonies that can cater to a variety of different nuptial needs. Other function on the property can feed groups of 25 to 150.

 

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Parting Notes

When you exchange vows with your loved one, you will want to make it a day that you will never forget. You are both starting your lives together, and you want to share that day with the ones that love you the most. Setting up a venue for your wedding is an essential decision to make. The vital thing to keep in mind is that the guest list should include your closest friends and family. Then, you have to find the ideal wedding venue that will accommodate the number of people, your wedding style, and overall budget.

A more intimate ceremony can still have the glamorous and luxurious you desire. It is no wonder why some couples are opting to ditch the larger spaces for smaller options. Several small venues around the Adelaide area can provide the kind of wedding you’ve always desired. Say “yes” to the more intimate vibe that only a smaller site can offer.

 


 

Best Wedding Venues in Australia

 

Victoria

Ballarat

Bendigo

Dandenong Ranges

Geelong

Gippsland

Macedon Ranges

Melbourne

Mildura

Mornington Peninsula

Swan Hill

Yarra Valley

 

New South Wales

Blue Mountains

Byron Bay

Hunter Valley

South Coast

Southern Highlands

Sydney

Wollongong

 

Queensland

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Sunshine Coast

 

Western Australia

Margaret River

Perth

 

South Australia

Adelaide

 

Tasmania

Hobart

 

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra