Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges – Wedding venues

Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges – Wedding venues

 

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Is it any wonder that Daylesford, Hepburn Spring and Macedon Ranges is a haven for wedding celebrations? With its idyllic countryside and rolling hills, you can truly escape the hustle and bustle and be married in a relaxed setting, full of romantic charm.

 

Why you should get married in Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges

 

Close to Melbourne; Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Range really provides the ultimate relaxation getaway. In what can often be a stressful time in the lead up to the big day, this region allows you to indulge yourself while getting back to nature. Often referred to as ‘spa country’ there is an abundance of choice when it comes to wedding venues from deluxe restaurants and barns to country estates and wineries. Well known for its gourmet fare and magical main streets with a myriad of boutique stores and eateries, foodies will rejoice.

 

A Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges venue to suit any theme

 

Set amidst bushland and countryside, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges provide a myriad of options when it comes to a wedding venue. For those couples that love rural romance, there are barns and country estates that will help those looking for a beautiful backdrop, while looking to add some DIY flair and put their stamp on the food served. If being married in the vines or a lavender field are more your style, then this region certainly comes to the party. At the same time, world class eateries are on your doorstep for those looking for a feast for the senses. Ultimately, Daylesford, Hepburn Spring and Macedon Ranges provide something to suit everyone’s style, so much so it will prove to be a difficult choice!

 

Things to consider when looking at Daylesford, Hepburn Spring and Macedon Ranges venues

 

Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges 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 the region.

 

Weather

Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges tends to have a cooler climate, so it’s best to prepare your guests if inclement weather may occur. Be sure to have a back-up plan in place if you’re hosting your wedding in an outdoor space, alternatively, this region has many wonderful indoor venues that will ensure your wedding will go ahead completely unhindered by weather conditions.  Be it the stunning spring months, or a winter wonderland, this region will delight no matter what, just prep for all possibilities!

 

Travel

With Macedon only 50 minutes from Melbourne, it allows guests the choice to drive themselves or seek alternative transport to your wedding day. Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are slightly further afield, 90 minutes from Melbourne. It is a good idea to always give clear directions to your guests so everyone makes it safely and knows exactly where to go, minimising late arrivals and stress. If you want to organise transport for your nearest and dearest, you could consider hiring a bus for people to travel together.

 

Accommodation

While Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and the Macedon Ranges are made up of small towns, there is plenty of choice when it comes to neighbouring accommodation. Hotels are few and far between however Airbnb has plenty of options for those looking for accommodation in houses or by renting a private room. Don’t forget local campgrounds will have cabins to stay in and can provide a cheaper alternative for some guests.

 

 

The cream of the crop in Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges wedding venues

 

Here are Ivory Tribe’s recommendations when it comes to the best wedding venues in the stunning Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Macedon Ranges region.

 

Lake side luxury

 

LAKE HOUSE

  • From: $145 per person.
  • Size of venue: 16-150 guests.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Ceremonies can take place outdoors under the silver birches.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 80 minutes.

 

 

Just 80 minutes from Melbourne, the Lake House in Daylesford is a true country charmer, with all the bells and whistles. Overlooking the gorgeous lake, this venue boasts idyllic and intimate ceremony locations, along with an array of reception spaces. They excel in hospitality and are passionate about local produce and the numerous awards won for cuisine, is testament to their talent. Able to host intimate celebrations, or a larger affair while catering to accommodation needs, it’s a great escape for a bride and groom looking to impress their guests at any time of year.

 

Beautiful backdrops wherever you look

 

SAULT

  • From: $11,500 (Friday) and $13,500 Saturday/Sunday (excludes ceremony fee).
  • Size of venue: 110 (sit down) to 130.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Ceremonies can take place in the wedding barn overlooking the lake, or a garden wedding under the blackwood trees by the lavender fields.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1hour 15mins.

 

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Amidst flowering lavender, a bride and groom will find it hard to go past Sault – a stunning 125-acre estate. Boasting a beautiful barn in which couples can choose to be married, they also have the opportunity to make use of the beautiful gardens with a backdrop of the Wombat State Forest. Moving into the their scenic homestead for receptions, guests will experience fine food and exceptional service. You are guaranteed to be personally looked after by one of the owners through your wedding journey and they delight in making dream days come to life.

 

Contemporary yet classic

 

THE CONVENT

  • From: Two course menu starting from $180 per head.
  • Size of venue: Up to 140 seated guests.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor and outdoor ceremony options include chapel, atrium and gardens.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 25 mins.

 

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Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford, The Convent boasts expansive views of the countryside and township below. Steeped in history, with six acres of manicured gardens to choose your perfect ceremony space, The Convent offers a combination of contemporary, classic and chic interiors, with architecturally magnificent glass-fronted function rooms for up to 140 guests. But that’s not all. The Convent is renowned for its after party venue, ‘The Altar Bar’ with its eclectic mix of decor, exotic cocktails, extensive boutique wine list and late night grooves, guests can party on ’till the early hours of the morning.

 

Open air functions in style

 

LAVANDULA

  • From: POA (receptions catered by Lavandula have a minimum guest number of 50)
  • Size of venue: For events catered by Lavandula, a maximum capacity of 75-80. For self catered events in a marquee set up there is no limit.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Both indoor, outdoor and marquee options available, contact Lavandula to discuss requirements.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 34 minutes.

 

 

Heart set on an open air function? Then Lavandula could be the perfect venue. Set around 1850’s golden stone buildings, Lavandula is a beautiful European-style garden setting for memorable weddings. Acres of sprawling gardens ensures this venue is delightful whatever the season. Host your ceremony in the glorious gardens and use the beautiful building as the perfect reception backdrop. Guests can stroll the stunning surrounds between ceremony and reception and truly enjoy the magnificent location they have found themselves in.

 

European gardens and glamour

 

PEPPERS MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL & VILLA PARMA

  • From: POA.
  • Size of venue: 2-120 guests (sit-down and canape dining options as well as elopement packages).
  • Indoor or outdoor: Both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, indoor reception spaces.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 35 minutes.

 

 

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel based in Hepburn Springs. Set amidst formal European gardens it can accommodate any kind of style a bride and groom wish for. An experienced coordinator will guide you through the myriad of choices whether it’s an outdoor ceremony in the gardens or an intimate candlelit feast in their heritage listed Villa Parma. Expect your dining experience to be incredible with the freshest hand picked ingredients from their nearby farm ‘Vale Hill’.

 

Rustic barn in tranquil location

 

PROVIDENCE GULLY

  • From: POA.
  • Size of venue: 80 pax.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor and outdoor options for ceremony, indoor reception in old barn.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 50 minutes

 

 

Nestled amongst the gorgeous gums sits Providence Gully, a reinvigorated rustic barn and settler’s cottage. Situated on 40 tranquil acres it is ideal for the couple that want to get away from it all and celebrate in beautiful bushland. Boasting a beautiful olive grove, apple and pomegranate orchards and an abundance of idyllic photo locations, Providence Gully is a hidden gem that is set to impress.

 

Country chic at its finest

 

THE ESTATE, TRENTHAM

  • From: POA.
  • Size of venue: Maximum capacity of 60 guests.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor options and some outdoor options also in the gardens.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 20 minutes.

 

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A gorgeous and picturesque property set in Trentham, The Estate offers a gorgeous country property in a wonderful location. What first captivates is the The Barn, located adjacent to the house and surrounded by gardens that are lovingly looked after. The original c1902 three bedroom federation house is the perfect place for a bridal party to be prepped and for accommodation after the celebration is complete. As soon as you set foot on the property it really speaks for itself, so hire The Estate and let it shine.

 

Romance with a rustic touch

 

MOUNT MACEDON WINERY

  • From: POA.
  • Size of venue: 120 sit down and 170 cocktail. Marquee options available for larger groups.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Outdoor ceremony locations include the garden, lawn and vineyards. Indoor ceremony locations include the recently renovated barn. Indoor rustic reception venue and outdoor or marquee options also available.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour

 

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Mount Macedon Winery is really the perfect place for a romantic and rustic celebration. The beautiful panoramic views are a wonderful backdrop for wedded bliss. With an abundance of space to host your ceremony, be it amongst the vines, gardens or elsewhere on the property, they can also host marquee receptions or you can use one of their beautiful function spaces. Whatever you choose, know that Mount Macedon Winery they will ensure your experience is relaxed and incredibly special.

 

Luxe details for a stylish soiree

 

CHURCHILL

  • From: POA.
  • Size of venue: Capacity is 100 sit down using the buildings on the property, but they also offer an alfresco dining option during the summer months for up to 130 guests, and can bring in a marquee for larger celebrations up to 150 guests.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor ceremony with outdoor reception option in summer months.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 20 minutes.

 

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You have no doubt heard of the sublime floristry work of Prunella, so what would happen if they had an event space? Churchill, of course! Overlooking the gorgeous town of Taradale, Churchill blends relaxed European country charm and luxe interior detailing setting the scene for a stylish soiree that’s classic yet open to your interpretation. A completely unique space, the team at Prunella will ensure an incredible wedding experience where you only need turn up, relax and enjoy every moment. A truly breathtaking space, it’s a must see.

 

A unique venue that will capture your heart

 

THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL

  • From: Minimum of $130 per head (three course meal and kick starts the bar tab)
  • Size of venue: 125 guests for sit down, increased capacity for cocktail function.
  • Indoor or outdoor: Gardens for outdoor ceremony and canapes, stables for indoor reception.
  • Distance from Melbourne: 1 hour 20 minutes.

 

 

 

In the heart of Trentham, The Cosmopolitan Hotel is a delightful and unique venue that will capture your heart. Their historical gardens are the perfect backdrop for a ceremony, before heading to the Stables to party the night away. What’s great about The Cosmopolitan is their use of seasonal and local produce, ensuring a true regional experience with their menus. This venue radiates country charm and it’s hard not to fall in love with it.

 

Victoria is lucky to boast an abundance of wedding venues that will truly wow you and your guests. For the lowdown on all our favourites across the state, head here.

Interested in having your venue featured on Ivory Tribe’s favourite wedding venues in Victoria? Shoot an email to hello@ivorytribe.com.au and we will be in touch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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