Mornington Peninsula – Wedding Venues
Mornington Peninsula – Wedding Venues
Mornington Peninsula – Wedding Venues

Mornington Peninsula – Wedding Venues

Venue: Port Phillip Estate Photo: Katie Harmsworth

 

The Mornington Peninsula has played the perfect backdrop for many wedding celebrations and it isn’t hard to see why. South East of Melbourne, it’s the perfect place to getaway and allow a couple and their guests to soak up the stunning surrounds while celebrating a couple’s next chapter.

WHY YOU SHOULD GET MARRIED IN MORNINGTON PENINSULA

The Mornington Peninsula has always been a popular choice and there’s a myriad of reasons why. The landscape is varied and as quickly as you will find yourself relaxing in a gorgeous seaside village, you are not far from the hinterland that boasts boutique wineries and gourmet food choices. Being close to Melbourne, it’s not far for guests to travel, while at the same time feeling like they have escaped to the beautiful alfresco lifestyle this area offers.

Photo: Dan Brannan

 

A MORNINGTON PENINSULA VENUE TO SUIT ANY THEME

On the hunt for a wedding venue? Then the Mornington Peninsula can offer a variety of spaces that will suit any couple’s needs. If you love the idea of feeling the sand between your toes and being married by the water, there are plenty of coastal villages that can offer relaxed and modern spaces to part the night away. Or perhaps you are a lover of wine and want to be married in the number of boutique wineries this area offers.

If you have a certain wedding theme, be it classic, rustic or beach, there is something to suit. Otherwise, take a drive and allow the venues to speak for themselves.

There are outdoor and indoor venues that can suit intimate or extravagant celebrations, and the Mornington Peninsula really has it all.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING AT A MORNINGTON PENINSULA WEDDING VENUES.

Mornington Peninsula 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 Mornington Peninsula.

WEATHER

The state of Victoria is known for experiencing four seasons in one day, so it’s best to choose the warmer months over Spring and Summer if you opt to have an outdoor wedding ceremony. Many venues will offer a back-up plan in case of inclement weather, however it’s best to check about this before securing the venue. Should you opt for a beach ceremony, remember that wind and heat might be something you have to factor in, so have the sunscreen, shade and water handy.

TRAVEL

Mornington Peninsula is just over an hour from Melbourne so unless you live in the area, it’s likely many of your guests will travel. Ensure you give clear directions to your guests and if it’s an option, look at transporting guests to and from the wedding in a bus. This is particularly important over peak tourist weekends such as New Year’s Eve and AFL Grand final day, with Taxi services being limited in the area.

ACCOMMODATION

There’s a large variety of accommodation that should suit most guests needs and budget. Many wedding venues are lucky enough to have onsite accommodation, otherwise guests could look at hiring a private home, staying at a nearby motel, or even booking a cabin at the many campgrounds along the coast. Sometimes it’s handy to share with guests a list of accommodation options close to your venue so they don’t have to do too much research. You could pop this information in with your invitation.

 

THE CREAM OF THE CROP IN MORNINGTON PENINSULA VENUES

Here’s Ivory Tribe’s recommendations when it comes to the best wedding venues in the stunning Mornington Peninsula.

 

Romance at Red Hill

BUTTERFLY RED HILL

  • From: $9,000
  • Capacity: 150 guests
  • Indoor or outdoor: Outdoor and indoor ceremony options, indoor reception only and a large selection of gorgeous photo locations.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 10 minutes

 

 

Flexible in their offering, the beauty of this venue is that each and every wedding is unique to the couple. No two weddings are ever the same and you’re given the ultimate freedom to create a day that perfectly tells your own love story.

Butterfly Red Hill offers couples exclusive access to their property and their packages are inclusive of on-site accommodation, allowing you and your loved ones to relax and enjoy your unique celebration.

From ceremony, photo shoot, cocktail hour and reception, your guests can enjoy every moment without needing to rush off between locations.

 

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The heart of the Mornington Peninsula.

DROMANA ESTATE

  • From: Minimum spend for a Friday and Saturday are $12,000 and Sunday $9,000. Mid-week weddings are also available.
  • Capacity: Seated up to 240 guests, and standing – the sky is the limit!
  • Indoor or outdoor: Wedding celebrations can take place in a range of settings. The museum is perfect for a moody indoor ceremony space, with a beautiful barrel wall, a fairy-lit ceiling and a unique door wall to set the mood. Outside being situated on 120 acres, your ceremony locations are endless. Whether it be the grand deck, out the front of the vineyard, or a special spot of your own that you uncover on your visit.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 55 minutes

As you enter Dromana Estate, you’ll fall head over heels in love with the sheer expanse and alluring beauty of the gardens in full bloom, born from the breathtaking natural wonders of the Mornington Peninsula. Gently undulating hills, rolling green pastures and tranquil vineyards. An hour from Melbourne and a stone’s throw from the region’s seaside playground, Dromana Estate is the rustic winery wedding you’ve been dreaming of. The hardest part? Picking one spot as the centrepiece for your celebration of love, laughter and life. It truly is a wedding and event stylist’s dream, the perfect blank canvas. Limited only by your wildest imagination.

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Premier experience in the heart of Red Hill

PORT PHILLIP ESTATE

  • From: $30,000 minimum spend
  • Capacity: 150 guests
  • Indoor or outdoor: Outdoor and indoor ceremony options, indoor reception only
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 5 minutes

 

Venue: Port Phillip Estate Photo: Katie Harmsworth

In the heart of Red Hill, Port Phillip Estate is a venue that only offers exceptional experiences. Stunning architecture that will bring a modern yet classic feel to the day. The combination of spectacular views, refined food and highly acclaimed wines means Port Phillip Estate will remain in your memory long after being there. Exchange vows on the deck and host a sit down or stand up affair, whatever the style of wedding, the staff will ensure it’s a memorable and seamless experience each and every time.

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Rustic property with magical sea views.

TANGLEWOOD ESTATE

  • From: $10,000 for venue hire (has a number of inclusions)
  • Capacity: The Barn fits up to 200 people seated, The Winery fits up to 120 people seated, The Studio is a smaller cocktail wedding space and fits 70 stand up.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Inside reception with indoor/outdoor ceremony options.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 5 minutes

 

Venue: Tanglewood Estate Photo: Lou Lou Memphis

Set on 150 acres and showcasing the beauty of Australia’s landscape, Tanglewood Estate is a venue that has put much effort into creating a stylish and modern take on quintessential country. Overlooking the stunning Port Phillip Bay, you can choose to be married in their rustic barn or chapel and then celebrate the night away without having to leave the property. This picturesque location has a number of places that magical photos can be taken, and every effort has been made to ensure that you and your guests feel secluded as you celebrate a once in a lifetime occasion.

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Bespoke celebrations with paddock to plate dining.

TROFEO ESTATE

  • From: $12,000 depending on day and time of year
  • Capacity: 80 sit down, 120 cocktail style reception
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor reception with outdoor/indoor ceremony options
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 5 minutes

 

Venue: Trofeo Estate Photo: Jeremy Blode

Trofeo Estate is a 135 acre property comprising of lush lawns, green pastures, a manicured vineyard, a tranquil lake and a working farm; perfect for your country-feel vineyard ceremony and reception. Nestled amongst the acreage is the estate’s restaurant, boasting a delectable paddock to plate experience and an impressive wine list. The estate also offers cozy cottage accommodation; an extra convenience for travelling guests. Boasting tailor made packages to ensure each wedding is unique, Trofeo Estate is perfect for an intimate celebration of love.

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A little piece of paradise.

MONTALTO VINEYARD AND OLIVE GROVE

  • From: POA (dependent on minimum guest numbers by season)
  • Capacity: Canape package – 150 people, sit down function – up to 100
  • Indoor or outdoor: Ceremonies are held on-site at three different outdoor locations, with indoor wet weather options.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 15 minutes

Venue: Montalto Image: Dan Brannan

Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove is the ideal location for a relaxed and sophisticated ceremony and reception. If you’re a foodie at heart them the modern Australian menu combined with the spectacular setting will make it an affair to remember. They pride themselves on their attention to detail and can accommodate a larger wedding or something perfectly intimate. There is nothing cookie cutter about Montalto and they adore creating events that are full of warmth and elegance, with a trusted team that always back this up.

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A unique venue with gorgeous views.

EPICUREAN RED HILL

  • From: $21,500 minimum spend
  • Capacity: 220 seated or 300 cocktail style
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor ceremony in their loft and indoor reception
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 10 minutes

Venue: The Epicurean Photo: Kim Cartmell

Specialising in custom weddings, Epicurean Red Hill has a number of spaces to suit your celebration. Working closely with their event team, they work tirelessly to ensure each couple enjoy a unique experience of seamless planning, elegant catering and exceptional styling. Their Barrel Room is a sight to behold and it still maintains the buildings unique industrial heritage or explore Epicurean Hourse for the ultimate outdoor wedding location. Whatever you choose, their team deliver and it’s an experience that is second to none.

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Stress free seaside bliss.

THE BATHS

  • From: $15,500 for Saturday wedding
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor reception and indoor/outdoor ceremony options.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 30 minutes

Venue: The Baths Photo: White Shutter Photography

Set in Sorrento, The Baths are renowned for their beautiful location and relaxed atmosphere. Couples can host any kind of wedding, from intimate to extravagant knowing they will be well looked after by the staff who have extensive experience in creating memorable occasions. Whether you wish to be married on the sand, or utilise their gorgeous decking, they can accommodate for any kind of weather, meaning a stress free lead up to the day. Light, modern with wide American oak floors, open rafters and beams with a fresh navy and white colour scheme, it’s a location hard to go past.

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Waterfront wedding with sensational views.

ALL SMILES SORRENTO

  • From: $105 to $145 per head
  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor reception with indoor/outdoor ceremony options.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 30 minutes

Venue: All Smiles Sorrento

Specialising in cocktail weddings, All Smiles Sorrento has garnered a reputation for events that will keep your guests relaxed, full and happy. With 180 degree views of the ocean, couples can opt to be married either indoors or outdoors, perched atop Ocean Beach with the Bass Strait as your backdrop. With photo opportunities aplenty, All Smile Sorrento focus on keeping your guests comfortable with relaxed styled lounge seats and booths. They know their stuff when it comes to food and will not allow anyone to walk away from their weddings hungry. They encourage everyone to enjoy the party of a lifetime and go and above and beyond to ensure that happens.

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Natural landscape with ocean vistas.

RACV CAPE SCHANCK

  • From: $115 per head (dependent of style of package chosen)
  • Capacity: Up to 350 guests
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor reception and indoor/outdoor ceremony options.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 20 minutes

Venue: RACV Cape Schanck

RACV Cape Schanck is a venue that really has it all, especially when it comes to guests that are seeking a weekend getaway while celebrating your wedding day. They offer onsite accommodation, a premier golf course that can amuse guests pre or post wedding, a variety of dining options and so much more. While they are happy to prepare wedding packages for a couple to peruse, these are only a guide and they are open to tailoring packages to suit any need. Set on wonderfully natural landscape and with incredible views, whether it’s a small intimate wedding or a party for 350, they can accommodate any request.

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Want to see more incredible venues? Check out our favourites in Geelong and district, The Bellarine Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Daylesford, Macedon and Hepburn Springs.




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