While it won’t be hard to find any incredible quality wedding venues in the glorious Hunter Valley, it may be difficult to narrow your choice down to just one for your big day. But what a fun choice to have to make!

With stunning scenery, this gourmet wine and food paradise has no shortage of world-class venues to tie the knot. Whatever the theme of your personal love story, you are sure to find the ideal venue on this list.

In no particular order, here are the editor’s choice Top 40 Wedding Reception Venues in the Hunter Valley

1. Lovedale Wedding Chapel and Reception

Allandale, NSW

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This precious little spot has it all. Offering a purpose-built chapel, reception centre,and luxury accommodation, everything you could need for the perfect wedding day is to be found right here. While the venue is new and has all of the modern comforts your guests could desire, the vintage look is ideal for rustic and romantic themed wedding days.

With a variety of photo locations including landscaped gardens and an adjacent vineyard, this is the essential setting for an intimate country wedding.

 

2. Lonely Goat Olives

Congewai, NSW

Lonely Goat Olives is a magical place – just the sort of place that wedding dreams come true. One of the highest rated reception venues in the area, here you are provided with a choice of bespoke ceremony location, charming boutique cottage accommodation and plenty of stunning spaces for your outdoor reception. With gorgeous surrounds and views to die for, you can craft the day you have always imagined.

 

3. Mindarriba House

Tocal, NSW

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This estate home was built in 1885 and has been wonderfully refurbished to become the fantasy wedding venue. This immaculate homestead is perfect for the discerning couple who want complete privacy on their wedding day. Perched on the banks of the Paterson River your imagination will be inspired by all the possibilities for your romantic ceremony and reception.

Photo opportunities include the old-style stables and cattle yards as well as a recycled timber barn. Catering is exclusively provided by Mason Restaurant.

 

4. Margan Weddings and Events

Broke, NSW

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Margan Restaurant provides the complete food and wine experience for your wedding day. From the beautiful rammed-earth building and the breathtaking views across the vineyards to the Brokenback Mountains, you will be spoilt for photo opportunities.

The quality of venue and services are exceptional here, with friendly and intuitive staff to create a personal, stylish and relaxed affair. This is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the Hunter Valley.

 

5. Fernbank Farm

Wyong Creek, NSW

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Fernbank Farm is an opulent setting offering a timeless and unique wedding rendezvous. The homestead built in 1904 has been lovingly restored retaining wherever possible its original features and décor.

You can choose from a range of reception spaces including indoors, outdoors or in a majestic marquee. A sophisticated and elegant environment, you can also use their horses and carriages and stay in the gorgeous onsite accommodation.

 

6. Crowne Plaza

Lovedale, NSW

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When you really want the ideal all in one venue, you must check out Crowne Plaza. The sprawling resort offers a myriad of indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception, and exquisite accommodation for all of your family and friends.

Offering a swimming pool and 18-hole golf course, this is more than just a reception venue but the ideal location for your Hunter Valley destination wedding.

 

7. Enzo Weddings at Ironbark Hill

Pokolbin, NSW

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Enzo Hunter Valley is where the journey begins to your forever love story. Surrounded by mountains and valleys, this literally feels like heaven on earth.

The vineyard setting is topped off by a beautiful and modern reception space architecturally designed to showcase this incomparable region. Choose from a chapel ceremony with floor to ceiling windows that bring the scenery seamlessly indoors. Tranquil, decadent and divine, this is where modern luxury meets luxe country with style.

 

8. Circa 1876

Pokolbin, NSW

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One of Australian’s most picturesque hinterlands holds within it a treasure of wedding reception venues; Circa 1876. The homestead is the epitome of a vintage historic cottage and offers gourmet dining and opulent accommodation for the perfect wedding day or weekend. With award-winning menus, boutique wine, fresh local produce,and a farm-to-fork ethos, if your family are foodies you could not ask for a better reception space.

For relaxed, romantic and eclectic charm, this is the place for you.

 

9. Albion Farm Gardens

Woodville, NSW

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For gardens of style and distinction, this farm is so much more than what you expect. This was the first farm settled in the Hunter Valley and is still as special and unique today as it was the day it was built. Choose from a range of garden settings or the rustic barn for your ceremony and with a short trip to the simply stunning Woodville Hall for your reception, your country wedding will be perfect.

 

10. Chateau Elan at the Vintage

Rothbury, NSW

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Chateau Elan is an award-winning luxury hotel located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Idyllic and opulent, your every wedding day dream will be brought vibrantly to life in this space. The friendly and welcoming staff will help you with every step from the planning stage through to the tiny details of the big day.

Offering onsite a day spa, restaurant, beauty salon,and French-inspired accommodations, you will be delighted you chose this venue for your perfect day.

 

11. Peterson House

Pokolbin NSW

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In Pokolbin, New South Wales, lies Peterson House, a charming vineyard, garden, and restaurant (Cuvee) that is perfect for a wedding ceremony and reception all year long—notably, there are beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring! This venue offers a wedding events team (including a coordinator) that will help you every step along the way for your weddings of up to 140 guests.

Their Facebook has some great photos of Restaurant Cuvee’s food, which uses seasonal Australian produce to create fantastic modern fare that is reputed to be one of the best restaurants of the region, has won several awards, and will be sure to please you and your guests.

 

12. The Convent

Pokolbin, NSW

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This venue is also located in Pokolbin, New South Wales, and is in the middle of wine country. There are four locations available on the estate for your wedding reception: Circa 1876 (a cottage with a max capacity of 120 and nestled in a garden), Restaurant 88 (in Peppers Convent, serves local organic produce; max 50), Grand Marquee (French, white, and semi-outdoors; max 120), and The Chapel (intimate; max 40).

The boutique hotel can also accommodate you and your guests, and its French architecture makes for a picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding day photos.

 

13. Wandin Valley Estate

Lovedale, NSW

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For those couples that love being outdoors amongst nature or crave a rustic touch, Wandin’s three ceremony venues are perfect: Eucalypt Grove (outdoors, on the cricket oval), on the timber pontoon (outdoors) or The Barn (indoors; complete with a chandelier and the heady smell of oak barrels).

This venue in Lovedale, New South Wales can also accommodate up to 42 people on their grounds (villas). Check out their Facebook for photos of their reception spaces and real weddings.

 

14. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Pokolbin, NSW

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With 60 acres of gardens, walking paths, 4 ½ star hotel rooms (with access to the sauna and spa—perfect for the bride to relax and pamper herself the night before the wedding), this Pokolbin, New South Wales venue is simply ideal for your wedding ceremony and reception. There are a variety of reception spaces for all sorts of wedding sizes (The Conservatory—40, Riesling Room—100, Shiraz Room—120, and the Semillon Ballroom—160).

Make sure to check out their Facebook photos to see how beautiful their grounds and wedding reception spaces are!

 

15. The Woodhouse and Barnstay at Redwood Park

Wollombi, NSW

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Located in Wollombi, New South Wales, is a 100 acre property, Redwood Park Wollombi, that is dedicated to providing fully customizable, bespoke weddings for you and your partner. The Woodhouse seats up to 150 with high ceilings and large windows that let in all that gorgeous natural light, but you could also choose to host your ceremony outside under the paperbark trees or casuarinas, or on the lake shore. There are accommodations available at the Barnstay (rustic chic) for up to 16.

Their reception food (visit their Facebook for photos) is catered exclusively by Fennel & Co. and alcohol is BYO.

 

16. Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

Pokolbin NSW

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Another option in Pokolbin, New South Wales is the Kirkton Park Hotel, which offers a breathtaking backdrop of the Hunter Valley and their own gardens for your wedding day photos. This venue is perfect for those looking for something more luxurious and elegant; ceremonies can be held in the garden and receptions in one of their rooms (James Busby Room—max 100, and the Hunter Rothbury Room—max 150).

The sweeping hills make for such beautiful photos that you’ll just have to say “yes” to this space!

 

17. Calvin Estate

Luskintyre NSW

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24 acres of picturesque country wedding space and colonial architecture can be found at the Calvin Estate in Luskintyre, New South Wales. Hold your ceremony on the grounds, take photos on the tree-lined drive, and host your wedding reception in the wood barrel lined room, complete with chandeliers.

Enjoy some local wine from the surrounding wineries or dance around the courtyard bar with your bridesmaids! Visit their Facebook for more information and photos.

 

18. The Travelling Chapel

Mount Annan, NSW

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This unique wedding ceremony venue space travels wherever you need it to go! If you love the idea of getting married out in the wilderness or on the beach, but don’t want the ceremony to be outdoors or under a marquee, then this is the space for you! This mobile wedding chapel is best for intimate weddings of up to 20 people.

The indoor space features a chandelier, 7 small windows, light brown flooring, white walls, and a vaulted ceiling. See more on their Facebook page.

 

19. Dalwood Estate

Dalwood NSW

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Established nearly 200 years ago, Dalwood Estate (Dalwood, New South Wales) is one of the most beautiful wineries in the Hunter Valley and produces some of the best wine in the region. Their expansive grounds and attractive vineyard will provide a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding and bridal photos!

Along with indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, this estate also offers modern and eclectic options such as marquees and tipis for your celebration. See photos on their Facebook page for ideas and inspiration!

20. RidgeView Restaurant

Pokolbin NSW

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Another beautiful vineyard wedding space is the RidgeView in Pokolbin, New South Wales. It is nestled between vineyards and adorable ponds, and the restaurant offers fantastic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food made with herbs and vegetables grown in their own garden. The restaurant also features vaulted ceilings!

The venue seats up to 110 guests (including the veranda) and can accommodate up to 12 guests, making it a perfect option for the wedding party. Visit their Facebook for more information.

 

21. Mansfield House Functions, Events & Catering

Maitland, NSW

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In Maithland, New South Wales, a catering and events company offers a beautiful wedding reception and ceremony space in a gorgeous space (it was originally a bank built in 1887). There is a Victorian Garden and Grand Chambers available for your use.

The building is so grand, luxurious, and elegant, making it perfect for those brides and couples looking for something just a little ‘over the top.’ The reception space features the traditional red Victorian walls and columns, which you can see in their Facebook photos.

 

22. Elope in the Vines

Pokolbin, NSW

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Another Pokolbin, New South Wales option for small, intimate weddings and perfect for brides who are overwhelmed with the stress of wedding planning is Elope in the Vines. This company offers a wedding ceremony and reception at Worthington’s Vineyard and plans everything for you, and even includes a one night stay at Casa la Vina.

You can even ask them to arrange your hair and makeup. A horse and carriage, videographer, and more. See their Facebook for photos of their elopements and couples!

 

23. Merrindah @ Mulla Villa

Wollombi, NSW

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Located in Wollombi, New South Wales, Mulla Villa provides the ideal rustic barn wedding venue of your dreams. They can accommodate and plan a wedding for small and large groups (40 – 150 guests) set outdoors in a marquee or indoors in their barn.

Your ceremony can also be held in the Rustic Arbor (next to the barn) or one of three local churches (St. Michael’s—Catholic, other, and civil; Saint Johns—Anglican; and Saint Mark’s—Anglican). For more information and photos of these spaces and their weddings, take a look at their Facebook.

 

24. Wallalong House

Wallalong NSW

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This 1800s estate offers the house and grounds (which include 200 year old fig trees and English gardens) for your wedding reception and ceremony (held in an Indian tent). There is also accommodation for a maximum of 16 guests, making it perfect for small weddings, the wedding party, or the bride, groom, and family.

With a classic mix of English and French design, architecture, and décor, this idyllic estate in Wallalong, New South Wales will ensure that you end up with the most beautiful photos of your wedding day.

 

25. Estate Tuscany

Pokolbin, NSW

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This hotel resort in Pokolbin, New South Wales (formerly Tuscany Wine Estate Resort) offers both indoor and outdoor locations for your wedding ceremony and reception. A garden Courtyard is set against the estate’s vineyards and the Brokenback Ranges. The reception can also be held in the Courtyard, or in the Mill Restaurant or Fountain View room.

For pictures of their three-course dinners, hors-d’oeuvres, grounds, rooms, and real weddings, visit their Facebook.

 

26. Hunter Valley Gardens

Pokolbin, NSW

 

27. Bimbadgen

Pokolbin, NSW

 

28. Bluebush Estate

Lovedale, NSW

 

29. Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Pokolbin, NSW

 

30. Marina Views Function Centre

Wickham, NSW

 

31. Twine Restaurant

Pokolbin, NSW

 

32. Tamburlaine Organic Wines

Pokolbin, NSW

 

33. Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn

Broke, NSW

 

34. The Barrel Room – Peppers Creek Village

Pokolbin NSW

 

35. Weddings at Woodville

Woodville NSW

 

36. Leaves & Fishes

Lovedale, NSW

 

37. Goldfish Hunter Valley Restaurant

Pokolbin, NSW

 

38. Glenmore Estate

Lovedale, NSW

 

39. Kookaburra Hideaway

Pokolbin NSW

 

40. Abernethy House

Abernethy NSW

 

A destination for fun, food, festivity and obviously romance, the Hunter Valley is conveniently close to Sydney but still far enough away to provide an amazing holiday wedding spot.

 

Parting Notes

Hunter Valley of New South Wales is home to some of the most wonderful wineries in Australia and is located just north of Sydney, making a perfect wine-country weekend escape for you and your wedding guests.

Get out of the city and bask along the Hunter River or on the rolling hills of a vineyard with a glass of local Shiraz or Semillon.

Before your wedding events, you and your bridesmaids can pamper and ready yourselves for the big day at one of the amazing spas in the area. Also, after your wedding celebrations, you and your new spouse can take a breathtaking hot air balloon ride and tour of the vineyards.

Don’t miss out on the gorgeous gardens, golf courses, and vineyards in this region that are perfect for your wedding ceremony and reception!

 


 

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