The Adelaide Hills has many fabulous wedding venues for a country styled, relaxed wedding day with open spaces, fresh air and only just minutes up the freeway.
Choosing your wedding venue can be quite daunting as there is soo much choice nowadays and new function centres opening up regularly.
Decide what suits you as a couple. This bride and groom both grew up on farms, so a country styled wedding suited the vibe they wanted. They chose a wedding venue with fields and arching trees, horses grazing and full lakes which were great for reflection photos! Wedding venues in the Adelaide Hills with these options include Littlewood Agapanthus Farm, Glen Ewin Estate and Adelaide Hills Convention Centre. Decide what kind of vibe you want first.
Travel and accommodation
Next, decide how far you are prepared to travel. Guess this depends on where you want to leave from for your marriage ceremony and travelling time after your reception? Some places have onsite accommodation, which is perfect for a relaxed wedding day as travel is not an issue - and the money you spend on the overnight stay you save on car hire! Venues that have accommodation include Barristers Block, The Haus, and Longview Vineyards. The other thing to consider with travel and accommodation is how far your guests will have to travel. Do you have guests that find mobility hard? You don't want to decide on a venue two hours from home and then find out it's too far for your grandparents to travel.
If you do choose a venue further away make sure all your vendors like florist, photographer and hair and makeup stylists can travel or choose a local.
Catered or self-catering
Do you want a DIY styled wedding, do some of the catering yourselves or have a fully catered wedding? Some venues let you bring in caterers or allow you to do your own thing, including beverages. Other places have strict rules about using their caterers and wine. Wineries are particularly keen for you to use their drop!
How many guests
Wedding venues have licenses for a maximum number of guests depending on their size and facilities. Some wedding venues cater for small, intimate weddings of around 50 guests. The Establishment 1858, with all its charm and Three Gum Bistro in Hahndorf, are both intimate wedding venues. Other venues can cater for larger weddings - the lovely, Mount Lofty House and Carrick Hill for example.
You may have dreamed about your wedding day for a long time and saved many photos from Pinterest or Instagram for what kind of look you want. Are those photos by the beach, in a forest, by a cottage, on a mountain top? As a photographer, we can do many things, but we can't change your scene, so choose a venue that matches your dream!
Contact Verity for information about wedding photography in the Adelaide Hills.
Location: Hahndorf, South Australia.