The Adelaide Hills is such a stunning part of the world, it was simply created for wedding celebrations. It not only offers a gorgeous landscape and backdrop for those idyllic photos, but it also contains some absolute treasures of wineries and restaurants perfect for unforgettable parties and good times with family.

The cuisine is bursting with big fresh flavours and the local wine is world class – your guests may not thank you openly because they will need to loosen their belts on the way home (but they will secretly be so happy!)

In a land made for romance, we have selected ten of the best venues to host a wedding celebration for the ages.

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In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice Top 10 Adelaide Hills Wedding Venues

 

1. Auchendarroch House

Address: 17 Adelaide Rd, Mount Barker SA 5251

Auchendarroch House

The garden venue and historic mansion is famed for its incredible roses. You can choose from a variety of romantic settings for the different parts of your special day – from outdoors in the garden or a majestic marquee, to one of the many exquisite rooms in the manor itself.

While the venue is lovely just for photos, we think it is perfect for an entire wedding experience. This space suits both formal and informal wedding days beautifully and offers a complete sensory feast.

Capacity: 230

Type of Venue: Historic, Garden

Location: Mt Barker, SA

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2. Mt Lofty House

Address: 1 Mawson Dr, Crafers SA 5152

Mt_Lofty_Summit_Restaurant

Mt Lofty House is a designer boutique hotel that has become synonymous with romance and luxury. The venue is home to a three hat restaurant, an indulgent day spa, opulent accommodations,and lush vibrant gardens.

The refurbished manor and grounds offer a range of different spaces both large and small for all types of weddings, including the elegant Piccadilly Panorama with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the spectacular valley below. Words simply can’t do this venue justice, you really should treat yourself to a weekend away to inspect it properly!

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Historic, Restaurant, Garden

Location: Crafers, SA

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3. White Hill Estate

Address: 271 Seaview Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

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The Oliver’s homestead was built in 1840 and hosted its first wedding in 1877, and has set the stage for thousands of loving couples to tie the knot since. This heritage property can host garden ceremonies or receptions, as well as formal and unforgettable functions in the rustic Chaff Shed.

Your wedding album will include pictures of sweeping lawns and extensive gardens as well as an orchard of heirloom, fruit trees.You can also stay in the remarkable old manor to really start your married life off in a fairytale.

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Historic, Garden

Location: McLaren Vale, SA

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4. Marybank

Address: 404 Montacute Rd, Rostrevor SA 5073

marybank

Built in 1842, this lovely property sits in lush native bushland and mesmerising gardens, with romantic views over the city. This is one of the oldest homesteads in the area and has been perfectly reborn to make you feel as though you have stepped back in time.

Choose from the hedged Wedding Lawn, the historic barn (with loft accommodation for the bridal couple on the upper level), the reclaimed red brick terrace and many more locations and backdrops for your special day.

Capacity: 100

Type of Venue: Historic, Garden

Location: Rostrevor, SA

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5. AL-RU Farm

Address: 1016 One Tree Hill Rd, Sampson Flat SA 5114

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Another remarkable location, you can feel the passion and love that has gone into creating this wonderful place. It is more than the historic rustic buildings and cottage gardens you see in every direction, it is more than the breathtaking views. There is something warm and welcoming and delicious about this venue that we just adore.

From a magical garden ceremony, photos by the lake or a reception under the stars (or the majestic marquee if you choose), this is where fantasy weddings come to life.

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Rustic, Historic, Garden

Location: Sampson Flat, SA

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6. Longview Vineyard

Address: 154 Pound Rd, Macclesfield SA 5153

Longview Vineyard

The home of wonderful wine and heavenly cuisine, we love Longview Vineyard. They provide an incredible function room, the perfect blank slate for your personal wedding style and all the modern conveniences and luxuries you could hope for on your wedding day.

An award-winning venue of views, green lawns, sublime accommodation, and long summer days with family and friends.

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Winery

Location: Macclesfield, SA

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7. Old Oval Estate

Address: 18 Sand Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

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Old Oval Estate is an award-winning winery with a warm welcome and sweeping views across gardens and the outlying hills. You can choose from a number of locations for your ceremony, but we love the 350-year-old red river gum as our favourite backdrop. You can select a luxurious reception in the pavilion or a magical one in a marquee.

Capacity:Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Winery

Location: McLaren Vale, SA

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8. Mandalay House and Garden

Address: 271 Back Callington Rd, Petwood SA 5254

mandalay house and garden

Mandalay House is devoted to nothing but weddings and special events – and you will feel this devotion and experience everywhere you turn. With manicured gardens framed by the rolling countryside, you can choose a formal marquee, whimsical cocktail garden party or even a rustic barn wedding (and this is just scratching the surface of your wedding day options!)

They even offer opulent accommodation for the bridal party, where they have simply thought of everything. You will love it here.

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Historic, Garden

Location: Petwood, SA

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9. The Rendezvous Experience

Address: 322 Uley Rd, One Tree Hill SA 5114

the rendezvous experience

An exclusive garden venue, this is a stunning purpose-created space of vibrant flowers, secret pathways, fountains and waterfalls, made for wedding dreams. It is a hidden gem of reception locations where you can take your time and savour every moment with your partner, your family and friends.

Talk to the dedicated event staff today about menus, packages,and special touches to make your wedding day personal and completely unique.

Capacity: 200

Type of Venue: Garden

Location: One Tree Hill, SA

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10. Inglewood Inn

Address: 1931 North East Road, Inglewood SA 5133

Inglewood_Inn

Inglewood Inn is both old and wonderfully new at the same time. A historic National Trust listed property, it has been recently transformed as an opulent, modern event venue for first-class celebrations.

From a ceremony nestled in serene native gardens to cocktails and canapes amongst the trees, your day will start off just right. The open glass function room provides panoramic views across the hills and the city and is ideal for your reception that lasts into the early hours. A country pub, and yet, so much more…

Capacity: Contact the venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Rustic, Historic, Garden

Location: Inglewood, SA

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Final Thoughts

The Adelaide Hills is home to some of Australia’s best wineries because of the Mediterranean-like climate – which also makes it ideal for weddings! Outdoor weddings are a feature, with your best times being spring and autumn for lovely long warm afternoons and evenings.

You will be spoiled for choice in your venues and the remarkable scenery – both are bursting with hidden corners, tiny details and fine touches for your guests to explore and uncover, as well as those huge WOW factor moments to blow you away.

 


 

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