13 Awe-Inspiring Margaret River Wedding Venues (2019)
EDITOR'S CHOICE: We've handpicked the best of the best Margaret River wedding venues, reception venues and ceremony locations to help you pick the right one
In Western Australia, about 280 km south of Perth, lies beautiful Margaret River, a world-renowned location for surfing, beaches, and the Margaret River Wine Region.
It is flanked by the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge on the east and the Indian Ocean on the west.
The fantastic thing about this region is that it is very temperate and Mediterranean-like, meaning there are no extreme summers or winters—which means gorgeous conditions for your wedding ceremony and reception! If you love vineyards, the ocean, and envision a great outdoor wedding, our favourite Margaret River wedding venues are a must-see.
In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice top wedding venues in Margaret River, WA
In Dunsborough, Western Australia, lies a stunning world-class hotel with luxurious modern accommodations. You can hold your wedding ceremony on their pristine beaches in a secluded bay, bordered by Cape Naturaliste National Park. You can also say “I Do” on the restaurant alfresco terrace (max 70), garden amphitheatre (max 140), or the grand foyer (which we love, with its amazing vaulted cathedral ceilings and stunning views of the surrounds; max 90).
Your reception can then be held on the restaurant terrace, the Windmills function room, on the grounds under a marquee, or overlooking the ocean. Find more information on their Facebook.
Carbunup River, WA
In Carbunup, Western Australia lies a picturesque estate that is known for their exceptional extra virgin olive oil and wedding functions. They have a whopping 100 acres available for your use, with olive groves, bushland, and beautiful gardens. It is bordered by the GeographeBay, and offers two grassy expanses for your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. There are rows of immaculate hedges that line the walkway down from the house that will make your walk down the aisle so magical.
Check out the Facebook for more photos and information!
Another lovely location in Dunsborough, Western Australia, is Bunker’s Beach House, which offers some of the most stunning beachfront views for your dining and celebrating pleasure. The food and local wine are to die for, and Bunker Bay lends the most beautiful backdrops for your wedding and bridal photos. Your reception can be held in the restaurant, which features a jarrah floor and deck, timber ceiling, and glass doors which showcase the gorgeous bay.
Say “yes” to this venue and take a look at their Facebook today!
In Carbunup, Western Australia is this adorable family-owned winery and estate. You can’t say ‘no’ to the jaw-dropping views of Wildwood Valley and the peaceful, serene seclusion of the estate. You can choose to host your ceremony and reception outdoors or indoors—but we recommend outdoors, because it’s just that beautiful. You can also set up a marquee on the grounds, and there is modern white furniture that you can use for your photos and for your guests to enjoy as well.
Visit their Facebook for more information and for photos of their beautiful space.
This Gnarabup, Western Australia company is perfect for those brides and grooms looking for something a little more laid-back and bohemian. Your wedding ceremony can be held on the beach and your reception will be hosted at the White Elephant Café. Can’t you just imagine walking down wooden stairs to your spouse to be, your white dress flowing in the wind and feeling the sand between your toes (instead of tripping over your heels)?
If the idea of a barefoot ceremony on a pristine beach or deck overlooking the waters sounds as amazing to you as it does to us, don’t miss out! Check out their Facebook today.
We really love winery weddings—can you tell? This Yallingup, Western Australia estate is no exception! The rolling hills, vineyards, private gardens, and little lakes are just so dreamy and perfect for your wedding festivities. Host your ceremony under the arbour or next to the vines, and your wedding reception in the events room (lit with gorgeous chandeliers and Hanptons-inspired) or the barrel room, if you’re looking for something a little more rustic.
Take a look at their Facebook for more information about the grounds and wine!
In Metricup, Western Australia, is a serene 75 acres of bush that houses Eight Willows Retreat, which offers luxury and so many options for you and your wedding guests for your accommodations (chalets). This picturesque location has a contemporary lakeside function centre that is ideal for a wedding reception (complete with AV systems, stone fireplace, and a bar). The views are spectacular—you will gasp of the lake and wild bushland, as well as the beautiful veranda.
You can also choose to host your reception under a marquee in the Parkland Garden, and have your ceremony by the lake, in the garden, or in the bushland. Check these out—and more—on their Facebook!
Do you imagine your wedding to be full of fairy-tale charm? Do you envision your prince sweeping you off of your feet, with your gorgeous train trailing behind you? Look no further than this Wilyabrup, Western Australia Secret Garden. It’s like walking through a dream or an oasis—the peppermint forest and purple wisteria, gardens, ponds, and waterfall are all excellent backdrops for your wedding photography. Plus, you get exclusive use of the Iris Garden Guesthouse for your wedding-day preparation!
Ooh and Ahh over the photos on their Facebook while you wait for your in-person tour!
Yallingup Siding, WA
This Yallingup, Western Australia venue is ideal for those couples that are looking for that tranquil getaway from city life. These 40 acres offer beautiful gardens and grounds for your wedding and ceremony receptions for up to 200 guests, as well as on-site accommodations. There are clear-roof marquees available (heated and air-conditioned), complete with twinkling lights, and also a wooden garden arbour for use during your ceremony.
Check out the idyllic views on their Facebook.
West Busselton, WA
This wedding venue gives you so many choices! Located in Busselton, Western Australia (right on the banks of the River Vasse), you can choose to hold your ceremony under the arbour (by the roses), on the grounds, or underneath a giant poplar tree. You can then host your reception on the cottage verandah, complete with umbrellas to keep your guests cool, the courtyard, the deck, on in a luxury marquee. They also offer accommodations for up to 9 guests (perfect for small wedding parties).
If you’re looking for something rustic (but still with that touch of luxury), make sure to visit their Facebook today!
In Naturalist, Western Australia, you can find Solitaire Homestead, and idyllic location for your wedding ceremony and reception. They offer the Shed, which is very spacious (120 seated, 250 cocktail) although it’s name would suggest otherwise, and decorated in a rustic / eclectic / modern-boho style. You can also opt to host a marquee wedding on the grounds for 50 – 100 people, or by the lake (marquee or tepee; max 300). The accommodations are beautiful and Spanish-influenced, with a huge vernadah that looks out into a private forest (which houses a stunning lake, both perfect for your bridal portraits).
Make sure to visit their Facebook today for more information and photos / videos of real weddings and couples!
This wedding venue just creams luxury and beauty. Find it in Cowaramup, Western Australia, and fall in love with the team, who excels in cultural weddings (including pre-wedding functions such as mehendi, haldi, sangeet) and creating the ideal wedding ceremony and reception, catered to your values and style (rustic, modern, vintage, etc.). They also host bachelor and bachelorette parties!
You have to take a look at their Facebook for examples of real weddings they have set up in the past! You won’t be disappointed.
Forest Grove, WA
This hotel in Margaret River, Western Australia is the perfect wedding ceremony and reception venue for those couples who adore the wilderness and wildlife of Australia. For accommodations, you can choose between the Billy camp, studio rooms, or the luxurious glamping cabins—there’s also a separate “village” for couples that is perfect for the wedding party. The venue is located near Boranup Forest National Park and several wineries that would make for amazing wedding photography locations.
If you’d like to see more of their packages, photos, and accommodations for your party of up to 100 guests, check out their Facebook!
This region in Australia has some of the most beautiful private estates, wineries, and hotels / function centres. They are most often situated right by the water, whether it’s by a beautiful lake, the stunning and picturesque Indian Ocean, or one of many gorgeous bays.
The climate here is so conducive to outdoor weddings, since it never gets too hot or cold. We encourage you to check out these locations—you won’t regret it!
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More on Margaret River Weddings
Margaret River is located approximately 270 km south from Perth, and is situated perfectly for those who love warm climates and waterfront or beach wedding ceremony and reception venues.
There are also lovely golf clubs, vineyards, and the neighbouring Keenan State Forest for those looking for a bit of greenery in their wedding venue and wedding or bridal photography.
Of course, there is also the ocean and beaches for beautiful photos for those brides and couples looking for a more laid-back or bohemian style.
Most of the Margaret River region offers beach and waterfront resorts and wedding venues, but there are also garden, winery, and farm venues in the area as well.
The area is also known for surfing, so there will be plenty for the groom and his men to entertain themselves with while the bride and her bridesmaids get ready for the big day, or go on wine tours in the days leading up to the special event.
Popular Margaret River Wedding Venues & Prices
Some of the most popular wedding venues in the Margaret River region include Pullman Bunker Bay, Hillbrook Farms, and Credaro Family Estate.
Wedding venues in this region will cost anywhere between $2,000 – $30,000, but of course there are venues that will charge more or less.
On average, you should expect to pay the venue about $15,000—but don’t forget to factor in such extra costs as taxes, gratuities, catering costs, decoration costs, and more into your wedding ceremony and reception venue budgets.
Travel & Hotel Accommodations
There are quite a few airports in and around the Margaret River region, including the Margaret River Airport and the Busselton Regional Airport (BQB), which is less than an hour away by car.
The nearest big city, Perth, is approximately a three-hour drive north of Margaret River.
We recommend your out-of-state or international wedding guests either fly in and connect to a regional airport or drive in from Perth.
There are plenty of hotels in the Margaret River area, ranging from approximately $60 – $220 per night, but there are both cheaper and more expensive options available. There are also lovely Airbnb villas, rooms, and homes available in the area, with the most popular homes ranging from $60 to $250 a night.
Weather and Climate Considerations
If you and your spouse-to-be are looking at a spring or summer wedding in the Margaret River region, we suggest looking for date at your wedding ceremony and reception venues in the months of November to March (high of 27 oC in February and a low of 23 oC in November).
We recommend avoiding the months of June to September, because although the winters in Margaret river are quite temperate and warm, there is quite a lot of precipitation. July is the rainiest month of the year, with nearly two-thirds of the month experiencing rainfall.
The months of December to February experience the least rainfall, but don’t forget to ask your venue if they have an inclement weather option or backup.
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