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
Address: Broke Rd & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW 2320, Australia
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 guest.
Address: 362 Luskintyre Rd, Luskintyre NSW 2321
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.
Address: 430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale NSW 2325
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.
Address: 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
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!
Address: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi NSW 2325
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.
Address: 336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
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!
Address: 756 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek NSW 2259 (Central Coast)
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.
Address: 12 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale NSW 2320
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.
Address: 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke NSW 2330
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.
Address: Mulla Villa, 3226 Great N Rd, Wollombi NSW 2325
Located in Wollombi, New South Wales, Merrindah Weddings & Events 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.
Address: 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
In Pokolbin, New South Wales, and the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, lies the Hunter Valley Gardens, with views of First Creek and the rolling hills. There is also the Aqua Golf Hunter Valley nearby for the groom to get a few swings in before the festivities. If you love water features, gazebos, and charming little garden chapels, don’t miss out!
Make sure to check out their Facebook photos!
Capacity: Chapel (150 seated), gardens (not stated), garden marquee (200 seated), Garden Terrace (120 seated)
Type: Historic, garden
Address: 150 Wills Hill Road, Lovedale NSW 2325
This lovely historic hotel in Lovedale, New South Wales, is perfect for those couples looking for something timeless and elegant. They offer their barn and grounds for your ceremony and reception, and their homestead for the bride to get ready for her special day. Their grounds offer many photography locations, including a gazebo and small lake.
Visit their Facebook page for more information and photos!
Capacity: barn (30 – 70)
Type: hotel, country, historic
Address: 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
This picturesque wedding venue in Pokolbin, New South Wales in the Hunter Valley win region has such stunning views of the surrounding hinterland. Plus, there are photo opportunities next to the vines, where you can also hold your ceremony. Your reception can then be held at the convention centre, Lagoon Pool Marquee, or the Restaurant @ Cypress Lakes.
Visit their Facebook for more photos of real weddings!
Capacity: up to 1000
Type: hotel, resort, winery, waterfront
Address: 97 Hannell St, Wickham NSW 2293 (Newcastle)
If you’re looking for a wedding venue that puts you and your wishes first, check out this Newcastle, New South Wales location! Get married right next to the water—and you can even arrive by boat, making a stylish and unique entrance! Ceremonies start from $595, and reception packages start from $85.95 per person.
Take a look at their Facebook photos for inspiration!
Capacity: 250 with dance floor, 220 with dance floor and bridal table, 300 cocktail
Address: 310 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
This classy restaurant in Pokolbin, New South Wales offers several options for your wedding ceremony and reception. For your dining choices, there is outdoor seating, the restaurant, and the View Bar. They also offer their barrel room, and the entire venue can be reserved for your wedding if you wish.
Don’t miss out and check out their Facebook!
Capacity: not stated
Address: 358 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Another beautiful vineyard wedding venue can be found in Pokolbin, New South Wales, where the offer both a wedding ceremony and reception venue but also wedding planning services as well. Say “I do” next to the vines or lake and move your reception indoors. Packages start from $165 per person and include canapés.
Visit their Instagram for more inspiration!
Capacity: 60 – 180 seated, 250 cocktail
Type: winery, country
Address: 409 Palmers Ln, Pokolbin NSW 2320
One of the lovely winery wedding venues in Pokolbin, New South Wales includes Bimbadgen, which offers fantastic, award-winning food for your wedding lunch or dinner. They have several ceremony and reception locations: next to the vineyard, by the pontoon, or in Palmer’s Lane. They also offer accommodations in the form of cottages!
Drop by their Facebook with any inquiries!
Capacity: Palmer’s Lane (130 seated), restaurant (110 seated), marquee (300 seated), private function room (22 seated)
Address: 88 Halls Road Pokolbin, NSW 2320
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.
Address: 700 Dalwood Rd, Dalwood NSW 2335
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!
Address: 842 Lovedale Rd, Allandale NSW 2320
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.
Address: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai NSW 2325
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.
Address: Hunter Region Mc, NSW 2310
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.
Address: 235 Clarence Town Road Woodville, NSW 2321
Minutes from Maitland is this gorgeous wedding venue in Woodville, New South Wales. They offer a stunning gothic chapel for your ceremony, as well as their grounds, and a marquee, deck, or timber hall for your wedding reception. They offer and customizable wedding packages, which include BYO options.
Make sure to drop buy their Facebook with any inquiries you may have!
Capacity: 130 seated, 150 cocktail