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.

Here are the editor’s choice Top 40 Wedding Reception Venues in the Hunter Valley

 

Best Wedding Venues In Hunter Valley

  1. Peterson House
  2. Calvin Estate
  3. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
  4. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
  5. The Woodhouse Wollombi
  6. voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
  7. Fernbank Farm
  8. Wandin
  9. Margan Weddings and Events
  10. Peppers Convent Hunter Valley
  11. Dalwood Estate
  12. Lovedale Wedding Chapel and Reception
  13. Lonely Goat Olives
  14. The Travelling Chapel
  15. RidgeView Restaurant
  16. Enzo Weddings at Ironbark Hill
  17. Circa 1876
  18. Hunter Valley Gardens

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: Broke Rd & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW 2320, Australia

Phone: 02 4998 7881

Social: Peterson House


Contact : Eloise

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: 362 Luskintyre Rd, Luskintyre NSW 2321

Phone: 0419 141 737

Social: Calvin Estate


Contact : Tom

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: 430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale NSW 2325

Phone: 02 4991 0000

Social: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley


Contact : Rebecca

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: 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4998 2000

Social: Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens


Contact : Hannah

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: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi NSW 2325

Phone: 02 4998 3221

Social: The Woodhouse Wollombi


Contact : Gabrielle

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: 336 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4998 7680

Social: voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley


Contact : Rachel

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.

Region: Central Coast

Address: 756 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek NSW 2259

Phone: 0414 541 904

Social: Fernbank Farm


Contact : Esther

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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.

Address: 12 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4930 9888

Social: Wandin


Contact : Erin

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: 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke NSW 2330

Phone: 02 6579 1372

Social: Margan Weddings and Events


Contact : Kim

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: 88 Halls Road Pokolbin, NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4998 4999

Social: Peppers Convent Hunter Valley


Contact : Peppers Convent Hunter Valley

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: 700 Dalwood Rd, Dalwood NSW 2335

Phone: 02 4998 7666

Social: Dalwood Estate


Contact : Dalwood Estate

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: 842 Lovedale Rd, Allandale NSW 2320

Phone: 0447 923 888

Social: Lovedale Wedding Chapel and Reception


Contact : Sam

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: 153 Eglinford Ln, Congewai NSW 2325

Phone: 0419 746 686

Social: Lonely Goat Olives


Contact : Lonely Goat Olives

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: Hunter Region Mc, NSW 2310

Phone: 0439 977 360

Social: The Travelling Chapel


Contact : The Travelling Chapel

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.

Address: 273 Sweetwater Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: 02 6574 7332

Social: RidgeView Restaurant


Contact : RidgeView Restaurant

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.

Address: 694 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4998 7233

Social: Enzo Weddings at Ironbark Hill


Contact : Enzo Weddings at Ironbark Hill

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.

Address: 64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4998 4999

Social: Circa 1876


Contact : Circa 1876

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: 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4998 4000

Social: Hunter Valley Gardens


Contact : Wedding Team

 

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!

 


 

More on Hunter Valley Weddings

The Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia, is well known for its beautiful wine region, and it is located about three and a half hours North of Sydney. Your wedding guests can make a weekend out of your wedding festivities and take some wine tours along the Hunter River. Plus, there are some luxurious spas in the region from which you and your bridesmaids can relax, indulge, and enjoy the views of the rolling hills and river.

The most common and ideal types of wedding venues you will find in this region will be winery, country, restaurant, estate, and garden types.

 

Popular Hunter Valley Wedding Venues & Prices

Some of the most popular Hunter Valley wedding venues are in the form of vineyards and golf courses, but there are some waterfront locations along the Hunter River, as well as many hotels, restaurants, country estates, gardens, parks, and so on. Venue prices will vary, and can cost up to about $200 per head on the higher end, but you can find more affordable options as well.

As always, we urge our readers to remember to include other extra and hidden fees into your wedding venue budget, including but not limited to: taxes, gratuities, catering, wait staff, wedding planner and/or coordinator, décor, linens, set-up, and clean up.

 

Types of Hunter Valley wedding venues

Known for its gorgeous landscapes and amazing wineries, Hunter Valley is one of the most popular choices for weddings in the New South Wales.

Just a few hours drive from Australia’s most lively city, Sydney, further makes Hunter Valley a destination of choice for Sydneysiders to hold their dream winery wedding or a memorable rustic wedding away from (but not too far from) Sydney.

The Hunter Valley region has a lot to offer when it comes to comes to weddings. From planning a vineyard style wedding in a region best known for its wineries to holding the perfect country wedding in one of the region’s fascinating farms; the Hunter Valley has it all.

Just check out these breathtaking mountain views from Lonely Goat Olives, a simple yet gorgeous country venue or the stunning outdoor and indoors setting of Peterson House, a winery wedding venue; you can’t go wrong with Hunter Valley!

Here are some of our top 3 picks for each of the different types of wedding venues in the Hunter Valley.

 

Travel & Hotel Accommodations

There are some smaller and private airports, such as Cessnock Airport, in the Hunter Valley region, but we suggest out-of-state guests fly into the Newcastle Airport, which is less than an hour’s drive away from the valley. For international guests, we suggest flights into the Sydney airport with either a connection to Newcastle or a three-and-a-half-hour drive to the Hunter Valley.

Hotels in the Hunter Valley are sprinkled throughout the valley, and range from approximately $50 to $200 per night on average, but can be as costly as $925 and as cheap as $21. In addition, there are also many Airbnb locations available throughout the region, with the most popular homes starting from $50 per night.

 

Weather & Climate Considerations

The Hunter Valley region has a fairly mild climate to offer, but the best months for wedding venues, especially outdoor venues and those lovely Hunter Valley winery venues, are during the summer, November to March. You can expect an average of approximately 21oC in the summer months, with a high of about 26oC in January.

However, the flora during the autumn transforms the valley into a gold and auburn landscape, creating a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. In winter, the temperature drops to as low as 4oC, but it averages about 18oC.

In terms of precipitation, the late summer to winter months experience the most rainfall, with the most expected in March to June. If you plan on finding an outdoor wedding venue, we suggest securing an indoor location in case of inclement weather, regardless of the month you will be getting married.

 

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.

 

Best Wedding Venues in NSW

 

New South Wales

Blue Mountains

Byron Bay

Central Coast

Hunter Valley

Newcastle

Port Macquarie

Port Stephens

South Coast

Southern Highlands

Sydney

Wollongong

 

Best Wedding Venues in Other States

 

Victoria

Ballarat

Bendigo

Geelong

Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula

Yarra Valley

 

Queensland

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Noosa

Sunshine Coast

 

Western Australia

Perth

Margaret River

 

South Australia

Adelaide

 

Tasmania

Hobart

 

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra

 


 

Top 3 Small Wedding Venues in Hunter Valley

 

1. The Woodhouse Wollombi (50 to 150 Guests)

2. Gunyah Hotel – The Lake View Room (30 to 160 Guests)

3. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley weddings (40 to 800 Guests)

 

Top 3 Winery Wedding Venues in Hunter Valley

 

1. Wandin Valley Estate

2. Peterson House

3. Margan Winery and Restaurant

 

Top 3 Garden/Chapel Wedding Venues in Hunter Valley

 

1. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

2. Hunter Valley Gardens

3. Lovedale Wedding Chapel & Reception

 

Top 3 Rustic Wedding Venues in Hunter Valley

 

1. Tamburlaine Organic Wines

2. Lonely Goat Olives

3. Buttai Barn