Are you looking to get married in Victoria, but don’t like the idea of Melbourne?
The rural Gippsland region is perfect for those looking for picturesque, natural venues away from the hustle and bustle of the city and urban spaces.
The mountain ranges, seaside, ocean cliffs, bushland, and wildlife make for gorgeous venues for your ceremony, reception, and wedding photography.
Here is our list of the Editor’s Choice top 7 favourite wedding venues in the Gippsland region:
Gippsland Wedding Venues
Brandy Creek Estate: Located in west Gippsland, this estate encompasses a vineyard, olive grove, and Spanish restaurant which serves amazing churrasco, paella, tapas, and grilled food.
The beautiful olive trees are a great backdrop for bridal portraits.
This location can host up to 200 guests that can enjoy the amazing Baw Baw ranges while you and your photographer can wander over to their adorable gazebo for shots of you and your new spouse.
Their reception décor is a mix of modern and rustic with wood and gold accents that lend a whimsical but elegant vibe to your event.
Address: 570 Buln Buln Rd, Drouin East VIC 3818
Phone: 03 5625 4498
Social: Brandy Creek Estate
Toorongo River Chalets: If you’re looking for the most gorgeous photos with mini-waterfalls, creeks, and large expanses of land, as well as a venue with both outdoor and indoor (barn, event room) options, Toorongo River Chalets is a great option.
You’ll also have access to their team who will help you customize all your wedding-day plans, including finding the perfect vendors.
This location can host up to 200 people, who have the option of staying in one of the private chalets.
Address: 105 Toorongo Valley Rd, Noojee VIC 3833
Phone: 0499 994 886
Social: Toorongo River Chalets
The Shearing Shed: Brides and grooms who love those rustic, wooden-barn aesthetics, sweeping willow trees, and simplicity will fall head over heels for this venue.
You can find it on Phillip Island on the outskirts of Cowes.
The Shearing Shed offers two ceremony spaces (The Barn and The Billabong, the latter for outdoor ceremonies), a team of caterers, a courtyard for cocktails (for 200+), dining for up to 110 in the reception area (Shearing Shed), and access to their grounds (20 acres).
Address: 116 Gap Rd, Cowes VIC 3922
Phone: 03 5952 3928
Social: The Shearing Shed
Mewburn Park Homestead: Celebrate your special day in the open air with all your loved ones under a clear-view marquee decorated with twinkling lights and modern furniture atop a wooden pavilion or in their gardens.
You can host up to 130 people at this location, which also offers a bar for your reception.
It is located on a 40-acre estate 2.5 hours east of Melbourne.
Address: 5667 Traralgon-Maffra Rd, Maffra VIC 3860
Phone: 0436 211 150
Social: Mewburn Park Homestead
RACV Inverloch: You get the best of both worlds with this resort, where you have access to the bushlands and ocean, as well as a chic, modern indoor location with gorgeous, wild backdrops.
The panorama ballroom has a dance floor and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the outdoors while your guests enjoy their meal.
For the bridal party and guests who require accommodations, the resort has hotel rooms, villas, and cabins with amazing ocean views.
The resort also offers a caravan park.
Address: 70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch VIC 3996
Phone: 03 5674 0000
Social: RACV Inverloch Weddings
The Vines on Avon: Another fantastic vineyard venue can be found at Avon Ridge, in Eastern Gippsland between Stratford and Maffra.
We love that they source all their food locally, and that the vineyard is family owned.
Their Function room is located at the top of a small hill that overlooks the grounds and Avon Valley.
Their skilled events team transforms it with a mix of rustic and modern décor that will perfectly suit those who love the farmhouse vibe but are looking for something a little more upscale and elevated.
Address: 446 Maffra-Stratford Road, Maffra VIC 3860
Phone: 03 5141 1146
Social: The Vines on Avon
Parnassus Function Centre: If you’re looking for the most amazing landscape views and gorgeous panorama shots, this venue is an absolute must-see.
The scenery is to die-for, and the venue is only 80 minutes outside of Melbourne.
They have a beautiful, gazebo-inspired walkway that juts out from the outdoor dining / reception area that is just perfect for shots of the newly-married couple.
With the sun setting over hills, lush greenery, and rustic touches, your guests will be complimenting you on your venue choice for years.
Address: 180 Lardners Track, Drouin East VIC 3818
Phone: 03 5626 8522
Social: Parnassus Function Centre