The Yarra Valley is undoubtedly one of the most breath-taking destinations in Australia. Misty, undulating blue-grey hills, lush forests and rolling vineyards have made the Yarra Valley the ultimate location for lovers of wine and of the outdoors. It also hosts a range of wedding venues, each unique and charming, making it the perfect setting for unforgettable wedding photographs. Let’s take a look at five of the best.
Stones of the Yarra Valley
This rustic and charming venue is located right in the heart of the Yarra Valley’s wine lands. The misty mountains of the Great Dividing Range function as a dramatic and poetic backdrop to your wedding photographs. The venue itself is enchanting, consisting of picturesque, meandering gardens and an authentic, white-washed farm chapel.
Receptions can be held in one of two main venues. The first one is called The Barn. It’s a perfect example of Victorian pastoral charm, complete with rough-hewn wood finishings and hearty stonework. The second venue, called The Stables, is a more intimate setting that also boasts a charming, rustic aesthetic. All of these elements work to create delightful, timeless photographs.
Looking for some Italian romance on your wedding day? Zonzo Cucina is an award-winning winery, restaurant and events venue that is regarded as one of the best in Australia. The reception venue itself exudes the kind of warmth and hospitality that one would find around an authentic Italian dinner table.
Outside, the wedding photography opportunities are endless. Zonzo Cucina forms part of the Train Trak vineyards that feature 45 acres of glittering rows of emerald-green vine. The restaurant is surrounded by lush, manicured lawns – the perfect setting for that languid post-meal glass of wine. If you’re interested in Zonzo Cucina as a wedding venue, pay them a visit at 957 Healesville, Yarra Glen Road.
In keeping with the Italian trajectory, Do Bortoli is another five-star winery and restaurant. Have some memorable shots taken in and amongst its vineyards, heavy black and white grapes. Languish in its perfectly sculpted gardens, which are redolent with the romance of bygone Tuscany.
The food at De Bortoli is to die for, and don’t get us started on the wine! The restaurant, Locale, caters for receptions and has a menu that features seasonal, organic dishes with an Italian twist. Try the quail, the salmon and the mascarpone! The décor is clean, airy and offers great views of the surrounding vineyards and hills. Visit De Bortoli at Pinnacle Lane, Dixon’s Creek.
This venue has the prestige of being the oldest winery in Victoria. The first vines were planted as long ago as 1838. Yering Station also won the award for Best Victorian Vineyard in 1861. This heritage site merges the traditional with the innovative, and this is evident in its architecture, which is rustic yet sleek.
The historic barn is a large reception venue, perfect for comfortably seating 120 people. The unique décor will compliment your wedding photos, not to mention the surrounding views. Ensure that you get unforgettable shots taken of you, your loved-one, and those spectacular rows of bright green vines. The mountains and surrounding forest will also give your pictures an enchanting air. Check out Yering Station for yourself by paying them a visit at 38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen.
This is a particularly stunning venue for an idyllic outdoor wedding. The staff at Immerse will ensure that you have an unforgettable ceremony and reception – right in the middle of some of Victoria’s most stunning vineyards. The private gardens of delicate roses in Immerse’s gardens will also give your pictures an elegant, time-honoured feel.
The reception buildings are delightfully rustic with white-washed walls and wrought-iron enclosures. It’s the perfect setting for the countryside wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Visit Immerse at 1548 Melba Highway, Dixon’s Creek.
The testimonials all show that not only are these venues exceptional for photography, but they also offer services and facilities of a world-class standard. You can’t go wrong with a wedding in the Yarra Valley.
By David Lange