25 Wedding Venues Mornington Peninsula is famous for (2018)
EDITOR'S CHOICE: We've handpicked the best of the best wedding venues Mornington Peninsula has to offer, to help you find the right one for your big day.
One of the most beautiful and relaxing places in the world, the Mornington Peninsula is perfect for a dream wedding.
With both mountains and bay outlook, pristine beaches, prominent wineries, restaurants and accommodation, your every wish can come true here.
Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, your guests can pop down for the day, or make a weekend getaway of your wedding celebration.
The quality and variety of wedding venues Mornington Peninsula has to offer are so good, you will find it difficult to narrow your choice down to just one.
But you might have a lot of fun checking them all out in the process!
In no particular order, here are the editor’s choice Top 25 Wedding Venues in Mornington Peninsula
Tanglewood is a purpose-built estate made so that your entire wedding day can be held right here. Embraced by native bush and full of beautiful flora and fauna, the newly renovated estate has been finished to feel like a rustic Aussie homestead.
The site boasts a heart-shaped dam and wooden jetty, plus a barn, winery, studio,and chapel. Bring in your own chosen catering and drinks and build the celebration of your dreams.
The home of romance and whimsy. This stylish and elegant property has been built to reflect the beachy Cape Cod style of architecture and is gorgeously outfitted inside. There is accommodation for 6 couples and a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for all the parts of your wedding celebration.
Gorgeous for high tea in the afternoon, cocktails and canapes at sunset, or a formal sit-down dinner at night, at Summerfields they can cater to every theme.
Red Hill, VIC
Lindenderry is a stunning winery with impeccable style and service. Their wedding planners have years of experience tailoring wedding to their couples, so you know that your personal love story is in very good hands here.
With a range of indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and an exquisitely designed dining room for your reception, as well as accommodation for all of your guests, nothing has been forgotten here.
As well as a beautifully appointed bridal suite and exclusive spa area, with the features at Lindenderry, you will be bursting with happiness.
Eagle Ridge Weddings is a venue created specifically with weddings in mind. It offers a lush manicured garden and stunning buildings, with many flexible options for ceremonies and celebrations. Take a wander through the lawns, past lakes, fountains, over bridges around the period style building for photo backdrops.
Eagle Ridge is the perfect blank canvas to build your individual day and fill it with your personal touches. Offering menus and packages for all budgets and themes, they are dedicated here to taste, value and quality.
Described as a historic venue overflowing with rustic essence, nature-filled charm and alluring beauty, this wonderful property manages to be both centuries old and completely new at the same time.
An emerging player in the wedding industry, this venue is a diamond in the rough. It is fast becoming known as one of the most loved venues on the Peninsula. Hold your ceremony in the gardens or on the luscious island, or in the heritage listed cottage. Top the day off with superb local cuisine from their clever chefs.
You will be simply enchanted by the work that has gone into crafting the gardens here at Iris Park.
Designed as a serene and exclusive wedding venue, this is a ten-acre property of lush botanic beauty with towering trees, flowering and vibrant garden beds, lawns, a tranquil creek,and native bushland surrounds.
Red Hill South, VIC
Montalto Restaurant can cater for wedding celebrations from 30 guests to up to 100. The private dining space allows you exclusive use of the property, grounds and sculpture park. With a range of food and beverage packages on offer, there is something for every couple’s budget.
The committed wedding planning team will assist you with every aspect of your big day and ensure a stress-free wedding experience. Whether your day is formal or casual, vintage or contemporary, it will be right at home here.
Cape Schanck, VIC
You will be amazed by the landscape through the floor to ceiling windows of this incredible place. Overlooking natural bushland and ocean vistas, the windows shelter you from any weather and bring the scenery to life through all seasons.
Whether you want to host an intimate party or a lavish formal affair, Cape Schanck Resort has the flexibility to suit your needs. With a range of spaces, packages,and accommodation, this is an exemplary all in one entertainment complex.
Red Hill South, VIC
Offering their fresh, Australian take on Italian “cucina” cuisine, and room for up to 220 guests, The Epicurean at Red Hill South, Victoria, will give you that rustic wedding reception you’ve been dreaming of. You can host smaller, intimate celebrations lit by candles and a brick fireplace. However, if you’re thinking of a slightly more upscale celebration but still want those rustic touches, the team at The Epicurean Group is quite capable of modernizing your décor, etc.
Visit their Facebook for photos of real weddings and the space! Fall in love with the wooden beams (imagine what they’d look like covered in ivy) and stay for the gorgeous greenhouse-window ceiling up above that will lend tons of natural light for your wedding reception.
Open since 1876 and located in Portsea, Victoria, on the Port Phillip Bay Coastline, this vintage hotel has been recently renovated with all the modern amenities and accoutrements you can think of. You can host a stunning outdoor ceremony on the lawn with the panoramic beach as your backdrop and the hotel’s beautiful gardens right beside you.
Your reception can then be hosted in the Nepean Room (80 – 260 seated) or the Portsea Deck (60 – 90 seated, includes a dance floor). Check out their Facebook for more photos.
11. Trofeo Estate
Winery weddings are always so beautiful—especially in the spring and summer. Located in Dromana, Victoria, the Trofeo Estate winery is one of the most idyllic vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula. You would have 135 acres at your disposal, which include a lake, grape vines, and clear fields for your wedding photos and for your guests to enjoy.
Their Facebook has more pictures of their food (from their Whispering Vines restaurant) and wine, as well as of real brides and grooms who have been married on their grounds.
For those of you that have been dreaming about that romantic, whimsical wedding beach since your childhood, you must consider All Smiles Sorrento Ocean Beach at Docklands, Victoria. This venue is ideal for those brides wishing for a relaxed, cocktail-style wedding reception. Host your ceremony right by the waters and head indoors for your reception.
Rest assured that the laid-back, cocktail style of this venue does not mean that your guests will be bored or hungry! The modern space will be sure to please, so check out their Facebook for more information and photos!
13. Casa De Playa
In Mornington, Victoria, you can find a wedding reception venue that serves fantastic Spanish tapas and great smoke coffee, sourced from artisanal local producers. The bar / restaurant is decorated with rustic wooden touches and there is an open space with wide windows as well as a glass ceiling that lets in all that gorgeous natural light. Just imagine it strewn with fairy lights and greens!
The second floor can be transformed into a ceremony and reception space for smaller parties, and is most suited for cocktail style parties. Visit their Facebook for photos of their great food.
This café in Mornington, Victoria can seat up to 60 or serve 60 – 150 in a cocktail style wedding reception. There is also an outdoor patio / beer garden type space where guests can mingle that also features hanging chairs where you and your bridesmaids can take cute photos sipping champagne together.
It’s a little rustic and a little modern with wood and brick accents and lots of potted and hanging plants. Have a look at their Facebook to get a feel for their food and décor.
Mount Eliza, VIC
If you want something more elegant and upscale, the Norwood House is a must-see. The grounds are so beautiful with ponds and waterfalls, gazebos, and Corinthian columns on the building. You, your spouse-to-be, and photographer will swoon at the grandeur of the backdrops and landscapes, and your guests will be delighted with the large, parquet dance floor for the evening reception.
There is also a complimentary spa bridal suite available for you and your husband-to-be on your wedding night! Check out their Facebook for inspiration and photos of real weddings.
If the idea of walking down a 60 m aisle surrounded by fresh roses and getting married to the love of your life in a fairy-tale-like open air, garden chapel, you must visit the Garden Chapel at Dalywaters in Mornington, Victoria. The chapel can seat up to 60 (100 if guests stand) and has protection from rain and wind if necessary.
Take your wedding photos at the dock, lake, or gazebo on the grounds, and get ready and/or take photos in the house conservatory.
For beautiful views of a perfectly manicured golf green from floor-to-ceiling windows and fantastically renovated rooms for your ceremony and reception, contact the Mornington Golf Club in Mornington, Victoria. You can host a large wedding celebration for up to 180 guests in one of two rooms (both have a balcony), or have your ceremony in the sunken garden.
With stunning photography locations in the golf club’s gardens, set against Port Phillip Bay, you can’t afford to skip checking out this venue!
In Fingal, Victoria, you can find a golf course and hotel resort that will host wedding parties of up to 150. This is an amazing location for those couples who love the sand dunes of the Mornington Peninsula, as well as the Moonah trees.
Your reception can take place in the permanent marquee that offers fantastic views of the course and sunset. Their Facebook has some great photos of their grounds and gardens for your perusal.
If you and your fiancé are nature lovers and would love to get married amongst the trees and in wild bushland, Iluka Retreat and Camp in Shoreham, Victoria gives you the opportunity to glamp (camping with the comfort of modern amenities and luxury tents / yurts). Your ceremony can be held at the outdoor “chapel” that can seat up to 100, and tents or marquees can easily be set up next to food trucks or for catering in a meadow.
The natural greenery, wildlife, and lake will make for beautiful wedding photos, and the nature of a venue like this makes it so easily customizable! Check out their Facebook for examples of ceremony set-ups, tents, wedding receptions, and more!
This picturesque seaside / beach venue is located in Sorrento, Victoria and features huge windows that face out onto the water and dock that you and your guests will just die for. If you’re looking for a wedding venue that is light, airy, and modern to match your flowy, romantic dress, this is the place for you.
Visit their Facebook for adorable photos of newly married couples kissing on the jetty or for pictures of their food and drinks.
Another gorgeous vineyard option in the Mornington Peninsula is the Hickinbotham Winery at Dromana, Victoria. It can seat up to 150 guests and is available all year for wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are idyllic ponds and vines on the grounds that make for perfect backdrops to your photos.
For an idea of their catering items and pictures of real weddings that they have hosted, have a look at their Facebook photos.
Another golf club that you mustsee and visit is in Portsea, Victoria. If you love the idea of taking photos underneath Moonah trees or on the rolling hills of the course, the Portsea Golf Club is the venue for you.
Ceremonies can be held outdoors or on the balcony of the clubhouse, which also houses the reception room that seats up to 200 guests and 24 hotel rooms. The reception room features floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the bay views. Check out their Facebook for some reception photos and ideas.
For boaters or those who love the sea, the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron at Port Philip (Blairgowrie, Victoria) has a clubhouse that is perfect for a wedding reception (in the Southern Waters Room or Commodores Lounge). You can also hold your ceremony on the grassy grounds or on the beach! You and your bridal party can also enjoy a dress rehearsal dinner or high tea for the girls the day before.
Visit their Facebook for photos of the beach, waters, and other weddings.
This gorgeous venue in a charming Australian bushland setting is the perfect spot for your rustic, vintage or country themed wedding day. Perched on four acres of manicured gardens, you can get married in the original 19th-century white weatherboard chapel, before your reception in the Terrace Room or in the garden gazebo.
The venue is exclusive for your wedding day with all attention on you. The talented chef and friendly and attentive staff will be there to fulfil your every need.
Main Ridge, VIC
Where beauty and sophistication meet gourmet food and wine, this is the perfect spot for a shared celebration. With a famed Italian menu, your guests will be deliciously sated and may need to undo some belt-buckles before they head home!
Crafting their own wines on site and accompanying them with traditional rustic food that showcases local produce, you will have a wonderful wedding day nestled in amongst the apple orchard. Idyllic, tasty and sublime.
With so much coastline and beautiful beaches, as well as a plethora of golf courses, wineries, hot springs you really must consider the Shire of Mornington Peninsula for your wedding events and activities. From your ceremony to your reception to your dress rehearsal and bridal shower / bachelorette activities, these are the best venues to visit.
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More on Mornington Peninsula Weddings
The Morning Peninsula, Victoria, is located just one hour south of Melbourne by car, making it quite easy for your out-of-state and international guests to reach your wedding celebrations and venues. The peninsula is bordered by the beautiful Port Phillip Bay on the West and the Western Port Bay on the East (with French Island right across the bay). Since the area is surrounded by water, there are of course many waterfront and beach wedding venues to be found in this region.
The area is also known for its gorgeous Mornington Peninsula National Park, the military ruins on Point Nepean, and the marine national parks, which all make for gorgeous wedding and bridal photography locations. The area is ideal for outdoor wedding venues and celebrations, with beach weddings being especially lovely.
Popular Mornington Peninsula Wedding Venues & Prices
Most of the Mornington Peninsula wedding venues will be a waterfront or beach type of venue, but there are of course others to be found, including lovely estates, gardens, farms, hotels, and restaurants. The peninsula is also well known for its beautiful wineries. These vineyards are ideal for those couples looking for a touch of the rustic and the gorgeous Australian country in their wedding festivities.
Some of our favourite venues, which can be found on our list above, include the Epicurean Red Hill, the Portsea Hotel, and the Hotel Sorrento.
Weddings in the Mornington Peninsula vary in price, with receptions as low as $80 per head. However, some of the more luxurious venues will cost up to $50,000 (including venue hire, catering, wedding planning and co-ordination, etc.). Of course, you should also always remember to factor in other fees and costs such as taxes and gratuities when budgeting for your wedding venue.
Travel & Hotel Accommodations
There are some smaller airports within and near the Mornington Peninsula area, but they are quite small and local, so we suggest inviting your out-of-state and international guests to fly into Melbourne and drive south to the Mornington Peninsula area, as it only takes an hour.
There are many great hotels to choose from for your wedding guests and for yourself in the Morning Peninsula, ranging from $70 to upwards of $500 per night, but averaging about $120 per night. We love the Royal Hotel Mornington and the RACV Cape Shanck Resort. Don’t forget to ask for a preferential rate when booking your hotel blocks for your wedding guests!
Weather and Climate Considerations
The Mornington Peninsula Shire, Victoria, and surrounding areas have the warmest days in the months of December to March, which is when we suggest booking your wedding reception and ceremony venues, especially if you intend on having an outdoor wedding event. However, event the winter months in the Mornington Peninsula are quite warm, with a low of only 6oC on the coldest day of the year.
Also, these months experience little precipitation, with an average of approximately 4 – 5 days of rainfall compared to the wetter, winter months of the year in May to September. Still, in the drier months, you shouldn’t risk the rain—don’t forget to ask your wedding ceremony and reception venues whether they have any backup, indoor locations for inclement weather.
Types of Mornington Peninsula Wedding Venues
The gorgeous Mornington Peninsula, as we mentioned above, is known for its stunning views and wide range of quality wineries which makes the peninsula a great place to hold your dream winery wedding. But then, surrounded on 3 sides with ocean with breathtaking sceneries, makes it one of the best locations for beach wedding venues in Victoria.
The Mornington Peninsula has a wide variety of wedding venues to choose from, ranging from its golf club, garden and winery venues, to luxury hotel and beach venues; And therefore making the right venue choice for your big day can get a big confusing.
To further help you in your wedding venue selection journey, here are our top 3 top picks for each of the different types of venues in the Mornington Peninsula.
Top 3 Winery Wedding Venues in Mornington Peninsula
2. Barn & co.
Top 3 Golf Club Wedding Venues in Mornington Peninsula
Top 3 Beach Wedding Venues in Mornington Peninsula
Top 3 Small Wedding Venues in Mornington Peninsula
1. Summerfields Estate and Country House (20-150 guests)
2. Eagle Ridge Weddings (40-140 guests)
3. Norwood House Receptions (30-160 guests)
Top 3 Garden/Chapel Wedding Venues in Mornington Peninsula
3. Baxter Barn
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