The Adams Peak Country Estate wedding of Hannah & Nathan was the perfect country style wedding at one of my very favourite wedding venues in the Hunter Valley.
Nathan got ready with his family and his groomsmen about five minutes away at another private property. While Hannah got ready onsite at The Cabin. The wedding ceremony took place on The Lawn which has some of the best panoramic views over the Brokenback Mountain Range. And if you are engaged and thinking where to do your ceremony, then check out the photos below. It is a stunning location.
After the ceremony we did some family photos and then wandered around the property with their bridal party. We had a picnic, did a double Champagne spray… Formula 1 style. No shoey, but they did drink straight from the bottle. Then some of the girls unsuccessfully tried to feed the Scottish Highland Cows. So it was pretty awesome!
The wedding reception took place in The Barn with a roaring fire, hearty food and an awesome party. It was everything a Hunter Valley wedding at Adams Peak Country Estate should be.
Adams Peak Country Estate Wedding Advice
If you are an engaged couple, thinking of using Adams Peak Country Estate for your wedding, here are a few tips and advice so that you make the most out of this venue. As I have photographed a lot of wedding there.
Firstly I should say that the wedding above was photographed in late Autumn. So the daytime temperate was cool and very pleasant and the nights were cold but not freezing. And the sun set by about 5pm.
Both of you should get ready onsite at Adams Peak. There are two properties that are located far enough apart so you won’t see each other. And the properties are great. Stay onsite and save yourself any stress of having to travel.
This Autumn wedding had their ceremony on the Lawn, which was lovely. The other option would be The Secret Tree, which would be equally as lovely. The only thing is, if you have elderly guests then it is a little further to get to. And there are no facilities there.
The Lawn location has no shade. You and your wedding guests are in full sun for the entire ceremony. Most of the year this is perfectly fine. But in Summer it might just be too hot. Therefore I believe a better option for a Summer wedding would be The Secret Tree.
Adams Peak has heaps of land for beautiful wedding photos. This Autumn wedding was timed perfectly with sunset, as the sun set quite early. Sunset gives you the best golden light for photos. So please be aware of what the sunset time for your wedding is. And put aside some time at sunset for a few photos of the two of you. You won’t regret it.
It’s good to know that there are no vines or vineyards at Adams Peak Country Estate. So if that is what you really wanted then you would have to arrange to use one of the neighbouring vineyards for photos. But you can’t just show up and take photos on someone else’s property. Get written permission and there may or may not be a fee involved. Otherwise there is no really need to leave Adams Peak for your wedding photos. There is enough to do onsite.
Winter weddings I would recommend The Barn. It has a fireplace which keeps the room nice and warm. Dancing is outdoors but they put portable heaters around the dance floor to keep you warm. It is cool, but once everyone is dancing it is totally fine. And people can still stay inside near the fire.
Summer weddings I would recommend The Hay Shed or even out under the stars. The Hay Shed is an open air room that will protect you from the rain but give you relief from the heat.
Final Adams Peak Thoughts
You really can’t go wrong having a wedding at Adams Peak. If you want a rustic, country wedding at an awesome destination, then this place is perfect. The location, the food and the amazing staff make this one of the best wedding venues around.
And if you are still looking for a wedding photographer, then please check out more of my work and get in contact if you like what you see 🙂