With Victoria’s restrictions having eased – paving the way towards a normal life once more – it’s time to start planning that dream wedding you’ve been fantasising about. With countless wedding venues across the state, it can be hard to narrow it down, which is why we’ve done all the hard work for you. Our wedding bus hire service has enabled us to observe countless incredible wedding venues – so here are our top six picks for wineries that make exquisite wedding locales.
1. Zonzo Estate
Located in the illustrious Yarra Valley, Zonzo Estate boasts a rustic yet luxurious wedding experience that will remain in yours and your guests’ memories forever. The reception room can seat up to 130 guests with plenty of room for dancing. They have three distinctive settings to choose from:
- The Capella – a modern and architecturally stunning interpretation of an Australian chapel that stands amongst the backdrop of the estate’s vast greenery.
- The Barrel Room – ornamented with rustic oak barrels, this rustic setting for a truly unique experience.
- The Grounds – when the weather is perfect, you can savour the rolling hills and lush green landscape with an infinite number of styling options to make the day even more-so distinctly yours.
2. Levantine Hill
We’ve spoken about Levantine Hill in our article on Victoria’s finest wineries – so it’s no surprise that the Yarra Valley icon is making another appearance. With six wedding settings available ranging from large, grand rooms able to seat 250 guests to intimate, 20-person boutique spaces – there’s something for everyone at Levantine Hill. The winery boasts a truly bespoke wedding experience for both indoor and outdoor settings allowing you to take in the breathtaking landscape or indulge in the minimalistic and modern style of their indoor options.
3. Mount Macedon Winery
If you’re looking for a venue that really captures the magic of nature – offering a raw, countryside wedding – then Mount Macedon Winery is the perfect choice. Nestled in the heart of the Macedon Ranges this gorgeous winery relies on its native tree-heavy landscape, mountainside views, curated and manicured gardens and serene lake to paint a picturesque outdoor wedding that will seem more like a fairy tale than real life. Their full reception packages and on-site bridal suite work to make the day even easier for you.
4. Stones of the Yarra Valley
A restored 1860s barn, European pathways, scenic mountains and endless greenery – Stones of the Yarra Valley is the ultimate spot for a tranquil wedding. With the barn and chapel packages (able to cater between 65 – 200 and 40 – 63 guests respectively) you’ll be able to choose the vibe that suits your wedding. Looking for something more? Stone of the Yarra Valley offer optional locations for those in-between wedding and reception windows for guests to relax and enjoy drinks and canapes. Additionally, The Day Room offers comfortable and luxurious preparation facilities and activities for the bridal parties.
5. Fondata 1872
Fondata 1872 is home to stunning views of the rolling Kangaroo Ground hills. Located in the Yarra Valley, Fondata 1872’s specialty lies in their seasonal Italian cuisine. You’ll be blown away by their impressive food and wine pairings, not to mention the serene backdrop of rustic trees and natural countryside allure. They can cater for up to 100 guests, allowing for a modestly sized ceremony and reception all in one locale. A gorgeous combination of heritage aesthetic with modern comforts – Fondata 1872 is a true treasure.
6. Vue on Halcyon
For a more traditional, yet still modern aesthetic, you can’t go wrong with Vue on Halcyon. Historic vines and undulating hills will start your first moments as a happy couple on a good note with a range of amenities at your disposal. They’re able to cater from between 50 – 150 guests so you can still host that small, intimate wedding ceremony if you so choose with your close friends and family. An archetypal, timber chapel or a peaceful lawn overlooking the vineyards – whichever setting you choose, you’ll know that you’re in good hands with a team that will be with you every step of the way to ensure your special day plays out flawlessly.
Are you looking to hire a bus for your wedding?
Here at Melbourne on the Move, we understand that sometimes transporting guests to venues that are a bit out of the way can be a hassle – especially when it comes to driving. The safety and comfort of the guests is our top priority which is why we offer a premium wedding bus hire service to ensure all your family and friends are exactly where they need to be for your big day.
Please feel free to contact us online or give us a call on 1300 558 686 today – we’d love to be a part of your special day.