Grampians and Pyrenees – Wedding Venues
Ever dreamed of being married within the Australian Bush? Then the romantic region of Grampians and Pyrenees could be the perfect setting. Boasting stunning landscapes, great good and wine, think of these regions as a destination that will leave your guests feeling tranquil and treated.
Why you should get married in Grampians and Pyrenees
Rural and romantic, it’s hard to go past these incredible regions for a wedding. Combining rich history and stunning scenery, the Grampians and Pyrenees are a beautiful place to getaway, and feel relaxed.
The Australian bush is beautiful, and being surrounded by nature at its best is a treat for any visitor to the region. Your guests will be able to make a weekend of your celebration and not only celebrate your day, but see some wonderful sights. Think waterfalls, lookouts, bush walking trails, lakes and sacred Indigenous sites – many attractions are only a short drive away.
A Grampians and Pyrenees venue to suit any theme
The Grampians and Pyrenees is an idyllic destination for a wedding celebration. With an abundance of beautiful backdrops that will create perfect photo opportunities the remarkable locations will leave your guests gasping with delight.
Being on the doorstep of beautiful and laid back towns, there are an array of choices when it comes to celebrating your big day. The locals will make you and your guests feel so welcome that you will find it hard to leave.
Things to consider when looking at Grampians and Pyrenees wedding venues
The Grampians and Pyrenees is a beautiful place for a wedding celebration, but here are some extra factors you might want to consider before locking in your wedding venue.
The Grampians and Pyrenees can be very warm and dry in summer. Keep an eye on the forecast and as always, safety is paramount in bush fire season. Be sure to have a back up plan for a sweltering hot day, as well as wet wintry days. Spring is more mild and provides the perfect climate for an array of wildflowers making it an ideal time to wed.
Approximately 2-3 hours from Melbourne, guests are likely to have to drive themselves to your wedding destination. Provide clear maps and instructions so guests can arrive promptly, minimising any stress. Alternatively, you may like to hire a bus to transport your guests to and from your venue so no one has to drive and they can enjoy the fun and drinks to be had.
There are plenty of accommodation options about in these regions, but you may wish to provide some ideas for your guests to ensure they are close to your venue as possible. Campgrounds or renting houses might be ideal as big hotels are scarce.
The cream of the crop in Grampian and Pyrenees wedding venues
Here are Ivory Tribe’s recommendations when it comes to the best wedding venues in the stunning Grampians and Pyrenees region.
Magestic setting with fabulous fare
- From: No minimum spend.
- Size of venue: Up to 160 guests.
- Indoor or outdoor: Indoor/outdoor on-site ceremony options.
- Distance from Melbourne: 3 hours from Melbourne CBD.
Set at the foot of the majestic Grampians National Park, with Mount Sturgeon as your backdrop, your wedding is sure to be unforgettable at the Royal Mail, Dunkeld. Believing that beauty is in the detail, this team go above and beyond to ensure your wedding ties in perfectly with the stunning hotel grounds. With a dedicated wedding coordinator that knows the property inside out, they can help with the small details, such as choosing flowers to complement your day, as well as offering inspiration, such as lawn games for your guests. To top it all off their menus are designed to leave an impression. With Executive Chef Robin Wickens at the helm, rest easy knowing that your guests will feast on only fabulous fare.
Beautiful bush land with a laid back vibe
- From: Four cottages for 2 nights (between $1900 to $3000) depending on the number of people staying. Additional wedding fee of $500 for under 60 guests and $750 for over 60 guests.
- Size of venue: Up to 120 guests.
- Indoor or outdoor: Onsite outdoor ceremony with reception normally hosted within a marquee.
- Distance from Melbourne: 2 hours 55 minutes from Melbourne CBD.
For the more relaxed and laid back couple, Grampians Pioneer Cottages is the perfect location to host your day. Set on 60 acres of bush land with spectacular views of the Grampians mountain range, you are welcome to set up a marquee and attach it to their soundshell and create any kind of celebration you wish. What sets this property apart is their flexibility and of course the beautiful cottages you can use for accommodation. An added bonus is the ability to bring your own alcohol and the team at Grampians Pioneer Cottages can assist with supplier recommendations if you’re not familiar with the area. Be it in an intimate gathering or a large affair, Grampians Pioneer Cottages is worth checking out.
Relaxed yet elegant celebrations
- From: Packages range depending on requirements, starting from $5000 for small weddings.
- Size of venue: Up to 60 seated and 150 cocktail.
- Indoor or outdoor: They have a range of ceremony locations throughout the Estate vineyard, with one particular location by an ancient red gum being a favourite. The on-site cellar door provides a range of options for both ceremony and reception, including the adjoining deck, vineyard and garden spaces.
- Distance from Melbourne: 2 hours 11 minutes
Blue Pyrenees Estate provides an idyllic setting for a vineyard wedding, located at the foothills of the picturesque Pyrenees ranges. With an award-winning range of estate-grown wines, their menus are guaranteed to feature fresh seasonal local produce expertly prepared. Canape, picnic and grazing table receptions are their speciality and is perfect for those that are looking for a relaxed, yet elegant affair.
Natural oasis in the foothills of the Grampians
- Brambuk host ceremonies only for $300.
- Indoor or outdoor: Ceremonies predominantly take place outdoor however they have the option to accommodate 100 guests should the weather be inclement in their Whale room.
- Distance from Melbourne: 3 hours from Melbourne CBD.
For those of you looking for a natural oasis to host your wedding ceremony, Brambuk, set at the foothills of the Grampians is certainly a special space. This bushland setting by the waterhole allows for you to show off the beautiful landscape that typifies this region, before heading off to celebrate into the night after your ‘I Do’s’.