We’re so spoiled for choice with wedding venues in country Victoria. Some of the most beautiful landscapes and scenery in all of Australia are located right here.
One of the greatest things about some of the best wedding venues in country Victoria, is that you’re only an hour or so away from the city at many of them.
There’s so many to choose from all across Victoria. So here are just 5 of the greats.
MOUNT MACEDON WINERY
Only an hour from Melbourne yet worlds away. In terms of atmosphere, views & genuinely good country vibes.
The grounds of the property are that big and varied. I could photograph 50 weddings at MMW, and use a different location for the couple portraits each time. You’ve got forests, open fields, vineyards & beautiful gardens.
Catering for sit down weddings or epic cocktail weddings, you’ve got it all here.
One of the most significant unique selling points with Mount Macedon Winery that you don’t have at many other wineries is the ability to bring in your choice of caterer, which opens a vast range of options for you. Therefore you’re only really limited by your tastes and imagination when it comes to feeding your guests at your wedding. The most popular option in this scenario is to bring along a food truck or two. A wedding venue in country victoria where you can have food trucks? Yes, please!
With excellent ceremony locations in their beautiful garden or rustic shed, you’re all good here.
The best part about Mount Macedon Winery is their staff. You’re treated like family here, no just another number. I photographed the owners Dylan & Elisha’s wedding here at their venue, at the end of 2019. What an incredible day that was.
I debated whether to put this venue in the Yarra Valley section, as you’re that close. But it is that little bit further out, and most couples and guests would need to make accommodation plans if having a wedding here.
The good news though, is that they have accommodation on site. With 26 rooms available, plus a guest house – it always makes for an extra relaxing start and end to a wedding day, when you know you only have a few steps to travel, both to and from your wedding.
The reception room can be opened up in summer, creating a sheltered, semi-alfresco dining area. Or it’s still super warm and cosy on those colder nights if need be. With seating for up to 180 guests, perfect if you’ve got an extensive guest list.
There’s plenty of locations for your ceremony.
With beautiful grounds and lots of animals on-site, it makes for an excellent place for your couple and wedding party photos too.
MEWBURN PARK ESTATE
Located just out of Maffra, a couple of hours east of Melbourne. Mewburn Park Estate is how you dream a rustic country Insta/Pinterest worthy wedding to be.
Set on a 400-acre working farm, with homesteads & buildings on site dating back to the 1850s. As soon as you arrive and drive up the massive old oak tree-lined driveway, you know you’re visiting somewhere pretty special.
The clear view marquee permanently located on-site, makes for a perfect location for a wedding reception, under the stars. And you’re spoiled for choice with the fantastic grounds, where you’d like to hold your ceremony.
I get excited every time I get an enquiry from a couple getting married at this stunning property.
EMU BOTTOM SUNBURY
You’re still so close to Melbourne or Tullamarine airport here at Emu Bottom, but the location oozes rustic charm. How can it not, being established in 1836. You’ve got the option of having using the homestead, an old woolshed, or even out under the stars.
The epicurean group are famous for their fantastic fresh, original cuisine, meaning no guests are going home hungry.
The property just sings rustic romance, everywhere you look.
A 70-minute drive from Melbourne, in Victorias ‘spa country’ you’ll find Sault Daylesford.
A beautiful homestead surrounded by a lavender field backdrop on a beautiful lake, makes this beautiful property look like something out of a postcard or magazine.