20 Best Hunter Valley Wedding Venues: The Ultimate Venue List for 2023

Are you searching for the 20 Best Hunter Valley Wedding Venues? This is the ultimate list of the best wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. I am a wedding photographer who photographs weddings every week in the Hunter Valley region. The Hunter Valley is my backyard and the place I love to shoot weddings. I’ve photographed over 700 weddings so I have seen a lot of wedding venues over the years.

The Hunter Valley is a picturesque region located in New South Wales, Australia that has become a really popular destination for couples looking to tie the knot. With its rolling hills, scenic vineyards, and charming country towns, the Hunter Valley provides a stunning backdrop for weddings of all styles and sizes. However, with so many wedding venues to choose from, it can be difficult for couples to find the perfect one. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the top 20 wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. From rustic barns to elegant vineyards, our list has something for everyone. But how it differs from other lists is that I have personally been to all these amazing Hunter Valley wedding venues.

There are some incredible venues that are really popular, and there are some other venues that are hidden gems, that people haven’t really discovered yet. You just have to choose a venue that works with your style, vision and budget.

This list of the 20 best Hunter Valley wedding venues is all you need to find your perfect venue. Go through the list one by one and narrow down your selection. Have a look at their websites and look through their wedding portfolios. Shortlist your favourites and request to see their pricing and ask about availability. If they are available and they are within your budget, then schedule an appointment to visit the venue. Only then will you know if the venue is perfect for you.

Now, without further ado, here is our list of 20 Best Hunter Valley Wedding Venues: The Ultimate Venue List. I plan to continually update this page to reflect new venues and properties and we hope to make a really useful guide for all the newly engaged couples out there.

1. Adams Peak

Adams Peak is definitely one of the best Hunter Valley wedding venues around and one of my favourites. It is located away from the main hustle and bustle of Pokolbin and is in a much quieter and more secluded area of the Hunter Valley.

This is a family-run business and they are continually improving and upgrading the property and the facilities. It is also an extremely popular wedding venue and they book out a long way in advance.

It is further away from Pokolbin, but closer to the mountain ranges, so it has some of the best views around. And arguably the best location for a wedding ceremony anywhere in the region. It has beautiful country scenery all over its property. There is accommodation available onsite, and there are a few options for your wedding reception. Adam’s Peak is without a doubt, one of the best Hunter Valley wedding venues.

Seated 160

Standing 200

Accommodation 24 guests

Address: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke NSW

Adams Peak Country Estate

2. The Convent & Circa 1876

If you are looking for a beautiful rustic Hunter Valley venue that is also extremely elegant then The Covent & Circa 1876 could be the perfect venue for you. I have been shooting weddings there for years and it is absolutely one of my favourites.

The Convent Hunter Valley and Circa 1876 are part of the Escarpment Group and are located in the same estate, which also has Peppertree Wines. Location-wise, the Convent is at one of the property and Circa 1876 is at the other end.

The Convent has all the accommodation rooms, a restaurant which can be used for a reception and a marquee on site. Circa 1876 is the main reception venue and amazing restaurant. Circa also has a beautiful location for the wedding ceremony. The whole estate is beautiful for wedding photos with lots of beautiful locations you can wander around and explore.

If you choose this place, you are almost guaranteed of getting awesome photos and an amazing wedding.

Seated 140

Standing 200

Accommodation 40

Address: 88 Halls Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Circa 1876

3. Enzo Weddings

Enzo Weddings is situated on the IronBark Hill Vineyard and it is an amazing and very popular Hunter Valley wedding venue. The stars of this place are Mel & Aimee and you won’t find anyone that will work harder to make sure you have the most amazing wedding experience.

It sits on thirty acres of land and because it is located on a working vineyard, there are rolling hills filled with vines everywhere.

There is a large chapel onsite, with huge floor to ceiling windows that look onto the vines. Another amazing thing about this chapel is that is air-conditioned, which is something you need when having a wedding in the Hunter Valley.

The reception room is a large rustic yet modern building that also looks onto the vines. It is total elegance in the vines. Chandeliers, high pitch roof and amazing food and service. You can’t go wrong with this Hunter Valley wedding venue.

Seated 150

Standing 200

Accommodation 6 cabins and villas

Address: 694 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Enzo Weddings

4. Peppers Creek Barrel Room & Chapel

If you want a wedding in a rustic & elegant country setting, then it doesn’t get much more perfect than at Peppers Creek. It is one of the oldest wedding venues in the Hunter Valley and without doubt, one of the very best.

The Chapel is beautiful for wedding ceremonies and looks great in photos. It may look small, but the sides open up allowing for many more people than you might think.

The Peppers Creek Barrel Room features huge Indian elephant doors three metres high, six-metre high gabled ceilings, and a five-metre long stone fireplace. It looks good without many decorations at all. Add some flowers and fairy-lights and you are good to go.

I love shooting weddings at this venue, so it should be high up on your list of places to check out for your wedding.

Seated 180

Standing 200

Accommodation 26

Address: 1946 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 

Peppers Creek Chapel

5. Bimbadgen Palmers Lane

Bimbadgen Palmers Lane is one of the newer wedding venues in the Hunter Valley and it was built just to do weddings. And they do them really, really well.

There is accommodation onsite, a few outdoor options for your wedding ceremony and a beautiful reception venue.

I have been shooting weddings there so much lately and it is one of my favourite places for weddings. Located in the heart of Pokolbin with some of the most stunning views. I would say that it has some of the best views for any wedding venue in the Hunter Valley. And it is, without a doubt, it has one of the best locations for sunset photos. It can be epic!

Seated 130

Standing 130

Accommodation 8

Address: 409 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin

Bimbadgen Palmers Lane

6. Peterson House

Since building their wedding chapel and upgrading their marquee, Peterson House has quickly become one of the best wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. Because their upgrades are really, really good!

It is located right in the middle of Pokolbin. Every single person who visits the Hunter Valley has to drive past this place, so this venue is always going to be popular.

Their beautiful wedding chapel is definitely the best wedding chapel in the Hunter Valley and maybe Australia. It is fully air-conditioned, which you need in the Hunter Valley and has an upstairs balcony. You can give your guest the comfort they need but still have a country wedding.

The marquee is permanent, with hard floors and it is fully airconditioned as well. It overlooks the vineyards and as far as marquee venues go, it is pretty perfect.

Seated 200

Standing 250

Accommodation nearby

Address: 2457 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 

hunter valley wedding chapel
Peterson House

7. Ben Ean

Ben Ean, formally known as the Lindeman’s Estate, is one of the Hunter Valley’s most breathtaking and sought after wedding venues and wineries.

With the new ownership of the Petersons & McGuigan family, the 174-year-old Winery & Vineyard has undergone comprehensive restoration taking the property back to its former glory. Creating the ideal destination for your wedding with a Cellar Door, Award-winning restaurant, various reception areas, Ceremony sites and set on 200 acres. It is one of the most beautiful vineyards in the Hunter Valley and your wedding day will be absolutely beautiful there.  One of our favourite Hunter Valley wedding venues.

Seated 400

Standing 50

Accommodation nearby

Address: 119 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 

Ben Ean

8. Redleaf Wollombi

This venue is situated on a 100 magical acres just 3 km from Wollombi city. With 10 acres of manicured grounds, the luxurious country retreat carries on a touch of Italian flavour from Tuscany itself. It’s the ideal venue for a family and friends weekend wedding because it’s secluded, quiet, indulgent and intimate.

This Tuscan inspired house is actually the perfect location for wedding preparations as it is separated into two parts. So both of you can get ready at the same property, and still not see each other if you choose.

The entire property is perfect for photos and you can have your wedding ceremony anywhere you want You may use the Redleaf Barn for a wedding of around sixty guests or you can hire a marquee for larger weddings.

Seated 200

Standing 200

Accommodation 10 guests

Address: Redleaf, 2480 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi NSW 

Redleaf Wollombi

9. Woodhouse Wollombi, Redwood Park

Redwood Park Wollombi, is considered home to The Woodhouse and The Barnstay. It is a beautiful 100 acre property situated in the Hunter Valley of NSW. The Woodhouse and Barnstay at Redwood Park will have to be among the best wedding venues across Hunter Valley.

It is an architecturally planned, purpose-built venue for weddings and events. And you are not going to discover anything like this in the Hunter Valley. This is a stunning wooden structure of Mediterranean charm is rustic yet polished. If the house itself isn’t enough to inspire you, instead there could be any features of it. It has 7 m ceilings, 4 m walls, a stand-alone fireplace, a restaurant, a large outdoor underground dancefloor and lounge room, an outdoor firepit with built-in lounge seating and a peaceful courtyard.

The Barnstay is converted to 140-year-old barn at Redwood Park. The Barnstay can hold up to 16 guests and is given solely to the bridal party and families.

Seated 150

Standing 150

Accommodation 16 guests

Address: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi NSW 

Woodhouse Wollombi

10. Wandin

Wandin is a huge property on an actual working vineyard but it is ideal and set up for weddings. Plus there are literally hundreds of kangaroos all over the property. So if you have any overseas guests who would love to see kangaroos, you will see so many around this amazing property.

There is accommodation available onsite, with villas and a large house. You have a few options for your wedding ceremony. Eucalyptus Grove, which is outdoor near the cricket oval. On the pontoon overlooking a dam. Or in the Barn which is full of barrels of wine. I personally would keep the Barn is a wet weather options and do one of the two other outdoor options.

There reception venue is just beautiful and if you love cricket then it is even better! As it is located next to the cricket oval where you and your guests can play a game of cricket. Wandin is a pretty amazing wedding venue and I happily recommend it.

Seated 120

Standing 150

Accommodation 42 guests

Address: 12 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale NSW

Wandin Weddings hunter valley

11. Wallalong House

Wallalong House is a classic garden wedding venue in the countryside overlooking beautiful pastureland. This venue has a long history in the region and lies on top of a small hill that overlooks the valley. It has four fig trees at the front of the heritage home which are over 200 years old. These will be the ideal backdrop for your wedding ceremony.

There are some nice gardens around the property, and this place is great at sunset for wedding photos. Wallalong House has a huge Indian Tent right by the pool, to host the wedding reception. There is also some onsite accommodation for immediate family members and the wedding party.

Seated 150

Standing 200

Accommodation 19

Address: 76 Wallalong Rd, Wallalong NSW

Wallalong House

12. Bisto Molines

Bistro Molines is a stunning restaurant owned by Hunter Valley legends Robert and Sally Molines. This Chefs Hatted restaurant is located within the Talavera Grove Carillion Wines estate in Mount View. Bistro Molines sits on top of a hill and has spectacular, panoramic views over the region.

Rolling hills filled with vineyards and farmland surround this amazing Hunter Valley wedding venue. You have a wedding here because you want the best food and wine, in the most amazing location.

Seated 90

Standing 130

Accommodation 4 guests

Address: Vintage 749 Mount View Rd, Mount View NSW

Bistro Molines

13. Tocal Homestead

Tocal Homestead is a beautiful, rustic venue located in the countryside of Tocal. The beautiful, historic Homestead is located on top of a tiny rise overlooking a lagoon. The house garden consists of majestic fig trees lining the Homestead yard, making it a perfect venue for on-site celebrations and garden parties pre-dinner.

You have the option of holding your wedding ceremony in the Homestead garden, in the Blacket Barn or more formally in the Tocal Chapel under the giant fig trees.

The Heritage Hay Shed maintains a 100-year-old bed outside. The interior was converted into a new place of work with substantial use of reclaimed timber. It is a great place for a tea party or a seated meal. For all the visitors the rustic look is welcoming.

The Homestead grounds include a number of old houses, barns, and timber gated paddocks, providing countless photographic opportunities for your wedding. Beautiful wedding photos are guaranteed.

Seated 140

Standing 250

Accommodation on site

Address: 957 Tocal Rd, Paterson NSW

Tocal Homestead

14. Margan

Margan Wines & Restaurant is a family-owned and award-winning winery. They have some of the best wine in the country and serve some of the finest cuisine in the region. And they do a pretty beautiful wedding.

It is located out at Broke, which means they have some of the most scenic views over the Brokenback mountain range and Yellow Rock. Wedding ceremonies are held in their garden area with view over that mountain range and their vineyards. And the reception is held in their rustic Barrel Room. I have photographed many weddings there and they are an awesome Hunter Valley wedding venue.

Seated 180

Standing 200

Accommodation nearby

Address: 1238 Milbrodale Rd, Broke NSW


15. Albion Farm Gardens

Albion Farm Gardens features 100 acres of fields and farms and 25 acres of stunning gardens which are perfect for wedding photography and for your wedding day. It is part farm, part gardens and is located in the suburb of Woodville. Albion Farm Gardens was the first farm in the area and is still a family-run, working farm, and has been run by the same family since 1971.

There are many location options for your wedding ceremony in the gardens. Or you can have your ceremony inside the historic timber barn. From a wedding photographers point of view, either option will be great at this amazing hunter valley wedding venue.

There is a three-bedroom cottage on site which is available for weddings but there is no reception venue onsite. But there is one directly across the road at Woodville School of Arts hall. Which is what they recommend you use. It is a lovely country hall and is a ‘blank canvas’ type venue, where you can style the room to suit your vision.

Seated 150

Standing 200

Accommodation 6 guests

Address: 869 Paterson Rd, Woodville NSW

Albion Farm Gardens

16. Goosewing Cottage

If you are looking for a beautiful and secluded wedding venue to have a small wedding or elopement, then Goosewing Cottage is the best place in the Hunter Valley to do that.

This is a ceremony and photo only reception venue. Receptions must be held offsite and elopements must be kept to under twenty guests. For an elopement, this venue is perfect. It is located up in the mountains of Mount View and the only things around are cattle, horses and chickens. It doesn’t get much more relaxed and beautiful than this place.

Seated 20

Standing 20

Accommodation 2 houses

Address: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View NSW

Goosewing Cottage

17. Stonehurst Cedar Creek

Stonehurst Cedar Creek is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful Hunter Valley wedding venues around. With a whopping 550 acres of land, there is no shortage of beautiful locations for ceremonies or photos. There is a popular grove, rolling hills, vineyards and a running creek. This working deer, cattle and vineyard is a stunning location for any wedding couple and should be on your list of places to check out.

Seated 120

Standing 150

Accommodation 7 cottages

Address: 1840 Wollombi Rd, Cedar Creek NSW

Stonehurst Cedar Creek

18. Tamburlaine Organic Wines

(Temporarily closed due to fire damage)

Tamburlaine Organic Wines is a Hunter Valley wedding venue, located right in the middle of Pokolbin. They produce some of the finest organic wine in the country and they also provide an excellent wedding service.

Wedding ceremonies happen out in their beautiful gardens amongst tall trees and the countryside. The wedding receptions take place in “The Lodge” which overlooks a lovely lake. If you are looking for a country venue, which is very central, close to accommodation and Hunter Valley attractions, then this place is worth a visit.

Seated 180

Standing 250

Accommodation nearby

Address: 358 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Tamburlaine Organic Wines

19. Estate Tuscany

Estate Tuscany, which was formerly known as Tuscany Wine Estate Resort, is located in Pokolbin at one of the most iconic and scenic streets in the entire Hunter Valley. You would have your wedding here, just for the view. Row and row of vineyards, as far as the eye can see and they all look onto the Brokenback mountain range.

There is accommodation available on-site for you and your wedding guests. The wedding ceremonies take place in the courtyard overlooking the vines. And depending on the number of guests you are having, there are three reception spaces to choose from. So if you are looking for a wedding in the vines with a Tuscan inspired influence, then this wedding venue in the Hunter Valley might be right for you.

Seated 150

Standing 150

Accommodation 38 rooms

Address: Mistletoe Ln &, Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Estate Tuscany

20. Hunter Valley Gardens

Hunter Valley Gardens has just about everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams. It has some of the best gardens in Australia. With ten themed gardens available to hold your ceremony and countless photo locations, it is a pretty good Hunter Valley wedding venue.

The best thing about the Hunter Valley Gardens is the gardens. Wedding receptions generally take place in the cafe, which is ok but not amazing. They do allow marquee weddings and if I was going to get married there, I would definitely be looking into this option.

The Hunter Valley Gardens is a great place for your wedding ceremony and wedding photos.

Seated 150

Standing 200

Accommodation nearby

Address: 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW

Hunter Valley Gardens

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Tip for Choosing Your Hunter Valley Wedding Venue

Choosing the right Hunter Valley wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make during the wedding planning process. The venue sets the tone for your special day and will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. A perfect venue should be able to accommodate your guest count, provide the services and amenities you need, and create the ambience you envision for your wedding.

The Hunter Valley, located in New South Wales, is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich history. The region is home to a variety of wedding venues, each offering unique features and options. From historic castles to modern wineries, there is a venue to suit every taste and budget. With its picturesque landscapes, world-class food and wine, and diverse range of venue options, the Hunter Valley is a highly sought-after location for weddings.

Whether you are planning a large and formal event or a small and intimate gathering, Here are a few tips to cover the key factors to consider and the different types of venues available in the region. With the help of this guide, you can make an informed decision and choose a venue that will make your wedding day unforgettable.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue


  1. Determining a Budget for the Wedding Venue Before you start searching for a wedding venue, it is important to determine a budget for the venue. This will help you narrow down your options and ensure that you choose a venue that fits within your financial constraints. Keep in mind that the cost of a wedding venue can vary greatly depending on the type of venue, location, and services offered.
  2. Understanding the Costs Associated with Different Types of Venues Different types of venues come with different price tags. For example, a luxury resort may be more expensive than a barn venue, but it may offer more services and amenities. Similarly, a winery may offer more unique and beautiful settings than a hotel, but it may also be more expensive. It is important to understand the costs associated with each type of venue before making a decision.

Guest Count

  1. Estimating the Number of Guests The number of guests you expect to attend your wedding will play a significant role in choosing a venue. Make sure you have a rough estimate of the number of guests before you start searching for a venue. This will help you choose a venue that has the capacity to accommodate your guests comfortably.
  2. Choosing a Venue that Can Accommodate the Expected Number of Guests Once you have an estimate of the number of guests, you can start looking for a venue that can comfortably accommodate them. Consider not just the seating capacity, but also the space for guests to mingle, dance, and move around. You don’t want a venue that is too cramped or too spacious for your guests.


  1. Choosing a Venue that is Easily Accessible for Guests Consider the accessibility of the venue for your guests. The location should be easily accessible by road and public transportation. Make sure the venue is close to hotels and airports, as this will make it easier for your guests to travel to the venue.
  2. Considering the Proximity of the Venue to Other Wedding-related Locations When choosing a venue, consider its proximity to other wedding-related locations such as hotels, airports, and wedding photography locations. The closer the venue is to these locations, the easier it will be for your guests to travel and the more convenient it will be for you to plan your wedding.

Style and Ambiance

  1. Identifying the Style and Atmosphere You Want for Your Wedding The style and atmosphere of the venue will play a big role in setting the tone for your wedding. Consider what style and atmosphere you envision for your special day and choose a venue that aligns with your vision. Do you want a rustic, outdoor wedding or a sophisticated, indoor event? The style and atmosphere of the venue will have a big impact on the overall feel of your wedding.
  2. Choosing a Venue that Aligns with Your Desired Style and Ambiance Once you have identified the style and atmosphere you want for your wedding, you can start searching for a venue that aligns with your vision. Take a look at the architecture and decor of each venue, and consider whether it matches your desired style and ambience.

Services and Amenities

  1. Understanding the Services and Amenities Offered by Each Venue Different venues offer different services and amenities. Some venues may offer in-house catering, while others may not. Some venues may have a bridal suite for the bride to get ready in, while others may not. It is important to understand the services and amenities offered by each venue before making a decision.
  2. Choosing a Venue that Can Provide the Services and Amenities You Need for Your Wedding Once you have a clear understanding of the services and amenities offered by each venue, you can choose a venue that can provide the services and amenities you need for your wedding. This can include things like catering, lighting, sound equipment, and on-site parking. Make sure the venue has everything you need to make your wedding day special and memorable.

Types of Venues in the Hunter Valley

Wineries – Beautiful Outdoor Spaces Surrounded by Vineyards and Rolling Hills: Wineries in the Hunter Valley offer stunning outdoor spaces surrounded by lush vineyards and rolling hills, making it an ideal location for a picturesque wedding. These venues offer a peaceful and tranquil environment, perfect for intimate and romantic ceremonies.

Country Estates – Country estates in the Hunter Valley offer breathtaking natural surroundings, including rolling hills, lush greenery, and scenic vistas. These venues are perfect for those who are looking for a romantic and serene outdoor wedding location

Hotels and Resorts – Hotels and resorts in the Hunter Valley offer a convenient location for your wedding, often located near other wedding-related locations such as airports, restaurants, and other tourist attractions. This makes it easy for your guests to travel to and from your wedding, and ensures that they have access to a variety of amenities and services during their stay. They also offer a variety of event spaces, including indoor and outdoor locations, to accommodate the different components of your wedding. From grand ballrooms to intimate outdoor terraces, hotels and resorts have the perfect space for your ceremony, reception, and any other events you may have planned.

These are just some of the different types of venues available in the Hunter Valley. By understanding the unique features and benefits of each type of venue, you can make an informed decision and choose the best venue for your special day.

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Seasons in the Hunter Valley for your wedding

The Hunter Valley is a region that experiences significant seasonal changes, with each season offering its own unique charm and beauty. From the lush greenery of spring, to the warm and sunny days of summer, the golden hues of autumn, to the crisp and clear winter skies, the Hunter Valley transforms throughout the year. These seasonal changes not only impact the natural beauty of the region, but also the atmosphere and feel of weddings in the Hunter Valley. Whether you are planning a wedding in the spring, summer, autumn, or winter, each season offers its own advantages and challenges, making it important for couples to consider the time of year when planning their wedding.

Spring Weddings in the Hunter Valley

September, October, and November

Spring in the Hunter Valley is a time of renewal and growth, with temperatures ranging from cool to warm and occasional rain showers. The days become longer and the sun begins to shine more frequently, making spring an ideal time for outdoor weddings. However, it is important to plan for the possibility of rain, and having a backup plan for inclement weather is always recommended.

Spring offers many advantages for couples choosing to have a wedding in the Hunter Valley. The mild weather provides a comfortable atmosphere for both the couple and their guests, while the blooming flora and fauna provide a breathtaking backdrop for photos.

Spring however is peak wedding season in the Hunter Valley. That means that wedding venues, and wedding vendors book out very quickly. If you are thinking of having a Spring wedding, I would recommend trying to book things 18 to 24 months in advance.

Summer Weddings in the Hunter Valley

December, January and February

Summer in the Hunter Valley is characterised by hot temperatures, clear skies, and long, sunny days. The vines in Summer are if full bloom. So if you want photos surrounded by lush thick vines then Summer is the perfect time.

Summer is without doubt the most challenging season to get married in. And people don’t realise how hot it actually gets here. If you are planning a Summer wedding in the Hunter Valley, plan for a day that will be at least 30°C. But don’t be surprised if it goes to the high 30’s or even 40. Here are some tips to get you through:

  • Dress appropriately for a hot Summer Hunter Valley wedding. This means don’t wear a three-piece suit or have a massive dress with ten layers. You will melt.
  • If you are having an outdoor ceremony, choose one that offers some shade. The shade of a tree works well. Provide parasols and water for your guests to protect them from the sun and keep them hydrated.
  • Have your ceremony much later in the day. A 2 pm or 3 pm ceremony is pretty early for a Summer wedding. A 4 pm or later ceremony will be slightly cooler and you still have four hours of light before the sun sets.
  • If you are having your ceremony in a chapel, try to choose one with air conditioning or one that is open aired.
  • Choose a venue that has air conditioning or an open-air option. Night can also stay very hot and humid.
  • Schedule time for sunset photos. The sunset times vary, but it can set at 8pm or later. The light in Summer is very harsh, but by doing some photos at sunset means it will be cooler for you and the light will be much better. Give yourself the best chance of getting beautiful photos of the two of you.

Autumn Weddings in the Hunter Valley

March, April and May

Autumn in the Hunter Valley is characterised by mild temperatures, crisp air, and changing colours of the leaves. The weather is generally very pleasant during this time of year, making it a popular time of year for outdoor weddings. While the days can still be warm and sunny, it’s important to consider the potential for cooler nights and plan accordingly.

Autumn is, however, peak wedding season. I would say that Autumn for weddings, is actually busier than Spring. March is always crazy and then everyone wants to get married in April during the school holidays. So once again that means that the good wedding venues and popular wedding vendors will book out more than a year in advance. So plan accordingly.

Winter Weddings in the Hunter Valley

June, July and August

Winter in the Hunter Valley is characterised by cool temperatures and clear skies. It is becoming a really popular time of year to get married in. Unlike other areas of NSW, the Hunter Valley has temperatures that are mild but not freezing. And it is the season with the least amount of rainfall.

The best thing about Winter, from a wedding photographer’s point of view, is that the light is amazing! Winter also has the best light of the year. The sun remains low in the sky and due to the temperate, the sunsets are more dynamic and the light is softer and more golden. An average, ordinary sunset in Winter is better than the best sunset in Summer.

One thing worth noting is that the vines in the Hunter Valley are just sticks during Winter. So if you wanted beautiful vineyard photos in the vines, you will be disappointed in Winter. A great place for wedding photos in Winter is the Hunter Valley Gardens. Definitely worth checking out if you are getting married at a vineyard property in Winter.

Steps for selecting the best venue for your wedding

  1. Determine your budget and guest count
  2. Research different types of venues in the Hunter Valley and create a list of potential options
  3. Schedule tours or site visits of your top choices
  4. Evaluate each venue based on the factors that are most important to you, such as location, style, services, and amenities
  5. Make a final decision and secure the venue with a contract.

Tips for visiting and evaluating potential venues

  1. Make a checklist of your must-haves and prioritize the factors that are most important to you
  2. Take photos or make notes during your site visits to help you remember each venue’s unique features and attributes
  3. Consider the logistics of your wedding day, such as the time of year, time of day, and any other events that may be taking place at the same time
  4. Communicate your specific needs and requirements with the venue to ensure that they are able to accommodate you on your wedding day

Questions to ask when considering a venue

  1. What is the maximum capacity for the venue?
  2. Is the venue available on my preferred wedding date?
  3. What is included in the rental fee?
  4. What is the policy for decorations, catering, and outside vendors?
  5. Are there any restrictions or limitations that I should be aware of?
  6. What is the process for securing the venue and making a deposit?
  7. Are there any special rates or packages available for weddings?
  8. Are there any additional costs, such as service fees or taxes?

Choosing a wedding venue in the Hunter Valley can be a challenging and exciting process. When considering a venue, it is important to consider your budget, guest count, location, style and ambience, services and amenities, and the different types of venues available. Each type of venue offers unique features and benefits, from wineries with stunning vineyard views to country estates with spacious grounds and elegant settings, to hotels and resorts with luxurious amenities and convenient services.

The key to choosing the right wedding venue in the Hunter Valley is to take your time and carefully evaluate all of the options based on your individual needs and preferences. Remember to prioritise the factors that are most important to you and communicate your specific requirements with each venue. It is also a good idea to seek out recommendations from friends, family, and other couples who have recently gotten married. Ultimately, the goal is to choose a venue that will help create the wedding of your dreams and provide a memorable experience for you and your guests. With the right venue, your wedding day will be unforgettable!

Other Hunter Valley Wedding Venues

Pokolbin Wedding Venues

Ben Ean

Bimbadgen Palmers Lane

Chateau Elan

Enzo Weddings

Estate Tuscany

Kookaburra Hideaway

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Peppers Creek Chapel & Barrel Room

Piggs Peake

Peterson House

Hanging Tree Wines

Hope Estate

Hunters Quarters

Hunter Valley Gardens

Leogate Estate Wines

Mecure Resort Hunter Valley

RidgeView Restaurant

Spicers Guesthouse

Spicers Vineyard Estate

Tamburlaine Organic Wines

The Convent & Circa 1876

The Woods Pokolbin

Tulloch Wines

Twine Restaurant

Vinden Estate Homestead

Vovo Kirkton Park

White Barn

Woolshed Hill Estate

Willow Tree Estate

Broke Wedding Venues

Adams Peak Country Estate

Margan Wines

Tinonee House

Starline Alpacas Farmstay

Nightingale Wines

Mount Broke Wines

Lovedale Wedding Venues


Moravia Park

Leaves & Fishes

Adina Vineyard

Lovedale Wedding Chapel & Reception

Glenmore Estate

Crown Plaza Hunter Valley

Bluebush Estate

Ironstone Estate

Domaine De Binet

Dark Horse Vineyard

Tatler Wines

Maitland Wedding Venues

Wallalong House

Tocal Homestead

Albion Farm Gardens

Mindaribba House

Walka Water Works

Calvin Estate

Mansfield House

Buttai Barn

All Saints Woodville

Weddings at Woodville

Mount View Wedding Venues

Goosewing Cottage

Bistro Molines

Cedars Mountview

Briar Ridge Vineyard

Rothbury Wedding Venues

Chateau Elan

Squires Vineyard

Molly Morgan Vineyard

Upper Hunter Wedding Venues

Dalwood Estate

Moonan Cottage

Russley Rural Retreat

The Cottage Scone

Two Rivers Denman

Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate 

Wollombi Wedding Venues

Mulla Villa Farm

Mystwood Retreats

Lonely Goats Olives

Stonehurst Cedar Creek

Redleaf Wollombi

Wollombi Wines

Woodhouse Wollombi