Sunset in the Yarra Valley: Image – Stefani Driscoll
The Yarra Valley has lured many a bride and groom to be married on it’s beautiful landscape and it’s easy to tell why. Think of the Yarra Valley as an escape, where couples celebrate their weddings over a weekend as their guest’s delight in getting away and switching off. There are an abundance of stunning Yarra Valley wedding venues to choose from, with something sure to suit any bride and groom.
Yarra Valley has beautiful landscape that provides the perfect backdrop for weddings. Most venues provide space for both the ceremony and the reception, and you needn’t look far for somewhere to take lovely wedding photos. Yarra Valley bride and grooms will be spoiled for choice in choosing a location, and family and friends are sure to be delighted by their surrounds.
Providing the perfect getaway to host the wedding of your dreams, why wouldn’t you want to have your wedding in the stunning Yarra Valley?
It really is the perfect escape for indulgent food and wine and your guests will thank you for allowing them to head to a little slice of paradise that is within such close reach to Melbourne.
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For the bride and groom who love the beautiful outdoors and want to get married amongst nature, Yarra Valley offers the best in wedding venues.
If you’re looking for a rustic style venue to suit your wedding theme, or maybe you’re just a big wine lover and want to get married on one of the many picturesque wineries Yarra Valley has to offer. From classic weddings, to country themed, Yarra Valley offer an abundance of beautiful locations to host your special day.
Choosing a wedding theme might come before or after choosing a wedding venue, but with the collection of stunning Yarra Valley venues we have collated, there is sure to be something to suit any bride and groom’s style. Many of the venues are happy to work with the couple in setting up the location to suit the wedding, ensuring everyone receives a personalised experience.
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Yarra Valley is without a doubt a stunning place to have your wedding, but you want to make sure you have all details covered and that it really does suit all your requirements before committing. There are a few extra factors it is worthwhile having in mind when looking at wedding venues in Yarra Valley.
Yarra Valley tends to have a cooler climate, but it’s important to think about the time of year you plan to get married and what the weather condition will most likely be in the area of your wedding venue around that time of year.
If your wedding is going to be outdoors, do you have a contingency plan in case the weather is less than perfect.
Over a 1-hour drive from Melbourne to Yarra Valley, unless you live in the area you’ll have to think about how you plan to get to Yarra Valley, and how your guests will get there. You don’t want to make it too hard for loved ones to travel to your wedding.
If you plan for everyone to find their own way to the venue then just be sure to give clear directions so everyone makes it safely and on time. If you want to organise transport for your nearest and dearest, you could consider hiring a bus for people to travel together.
You might still want to make sure there are plenty of accommodation options for your family and friends, both for those travelling from a distance and those who would rather stay the night then travel back to Melbourne.
With an abundance of accommodation options, as well as restaurants, the Yarra Valley not only offers some of Victoria’s premier wedding venues, it has an abundance of accommodation and restaurant options that will delight guests and make their own planning easy.
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Here’s Ivory Tribes recommendations when it comes to the best wedding venues in the stunning Yarra Valley.
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There’s a reason that Stones of the Yarra Valley has garnered a reputation for being one of the most esteemed wedding venues Victoria has to offer – impeccable service along with a seamless experience means this breathtaking location is high on many a bride’s list. Their beautiful Chapel offers a stunning indoor backdrop for romance, and guests will be delighted to party the night away in The Barn. Worried about occupying your guests between ceremony and reception? No need, as The Dairy plays perfect host for pre reception drinks and canapes. Wanting a more intimate setting – then The Stables is the perfect location. Stones of the Yarra Valley really has it all and more, be sure to pop by and experience it’s culinary delights and scenic views for yourself.
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Coombe is definitely making it’s mark as a gourmet and cultural destination for wedding receptions in Yarra Valley. Set within lush acreage and offering a myriad of perfect backdrops for ceremony and photographs, a couple need not move and lose any momentum when it comes to their dream day. Tailoring menus to suit their clients, their produce, of which most is grown within the estate, provides a culinary experience like no other. Stunning surrounds, attention to detail with exceptional facilities, Coombe is certainly establishing themselves within the wedding landscape.
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Beautiful Yering Station has struck the perfect balance between being a venue full of rich history, while at the same time offering modern and striking architecture. It really boasts the best of both worlds. You are spoiled for choice when it comes to wedding ceremony settings – feel the romance in their beautiful gardens or reflective pond, though it’s hard to go past their heritage listed barn that has real wow factor. Their state of the art wine bar has to be seen to be believed, it’s expansive views and warm modern feel are next level. It’s well worth venturing to Yering Station and checking out all it has to offer, be sure to book an appointment.
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Set on 100 acres of pristine Victorian farmland, The Farm Yarra Valley is the new kid on the block in Yarra Valley wedding venues. It has a rustic vibe while maintaining an air of elegance and the opportunities are limitless when it comes to styling and the various areas of the property that can be used for aspects of your celebration. Wine is produced onsite and their gourmet menu will not disappoint. This up and comer is a venue to watch.
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They say that one doesn’t visit Zonzo Estate, they linger, and it couldn’t be more true of this rustic setting among the beautiful vines. While the vibe is laid back, don’t think they are lacking when it comes to attention to detail, in fact they are meticulous in pulling off incredible events while maintaining a relaxed and authentic feeling. They provide a ‘feasting’ experience that will entice family and friends to come together and indulge in their fabulous fare of wood fired pizzas, antipasti and supreme wines. Definitely worth visiting for a gorgeous meal with friends while imagining your wedding day celebration.
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Absolutely picture perfect is the gorgeous property that Killara Estate sits on and their lush vines provide a beautiful backdrop for any celebration. They pride themselves on not delivering cookie cutter weddings, rather they speak to their couples, understand their needs and tailor their day to suit them. For Killara it’s all about service and delivering an experience that is second to none. Exclusive use of the property and service with a friendly and warm smile, a wedding here will always be a happy, personalised and a well organised occasion.
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You will be spoiled for choice at Gum Gully Farm and it’s worth taking a visit to experience the rustic charm of this place. Hand built, the mud brick barn in which you can host your reception is unique and enchanting. Think open fireplaces and red brick floors, you will immediately feel relaxed as soon as you set foot in the place. An added bonus is that Gum Gully is BYO licensed, so for those of you that are connoisseurs when it comes to your beer and wine selection, rest easy in knowing you can choose exactly what your guests will be toasting you with as you hit the dancefloor into the evening.
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If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Victoria that oozes country charm, then Yering Farm has this in abundance and more. Hosting a limited number of weddings each year, Yering Farm is all about creating a bespoke experience for their lucky brides and grooms. Their 1800’s refurbished hay barn is a blank canvas and you can either decorate to your heart’s content or leave the venue to speak for itself. Of course guests can enjoy their estate grown and made wines and cider with accommodation onside for the wedding party to enjoy after they’ve celebrated the night away.
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A boutique winery that prides itself on providing a boutique experience, Payne’s Rise is the perfect wedding venue for those couple’s looking for relaxed celebration. The venue itself is rich in charm, character and history and your guests will delight in exploring their 1860’s homestead as well as their historic stables/barn.
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Imagine your wedding set amongst acres of vines, against a backdrop of panoramic views of the Yarra Valley. Boasting a relaxed indoor/outdoor setting; with the opportunity to dance the night away under a starry sky, The Riverstone Estate offers dream day decadence just one hour from Melbourne.