Getting married in Adelaide? Here are some of the key points you need to know;
●Tasting award-winning wines at McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills or Barossa Valley before your most special day to have a relaxing start to your wedding week
●Taking stunning wedding venues in fantastic and the most popular locations such as North Terrace, Veale and Himeji Gardens
●Dining at one of the best restaurants alongside the beautiful Port Adelaide, Henley and Glenelg Beach
●Exploring the National Wine Centre of Australia for delicious cheese and wine tasting with your life partner after a stressful yet unforgettable celebration with your loved ones
Adelaide Wedding Venues
One of the first you should do when planning your big day is choosing the place. You’re lucky since Adelaide wedding venues are aplenty. This vibrant city offers every type of event space in various wedding locations, sizes, and styles. You can have a relaxed, beautiful wedding at rustic venues such as wineries and barns, or for your wedding celebration; you can go with more unusual venues such as zoos and botanic gardens. You can have a budget wedding reception at small, intimate venues or you can host your ceremony at historic wedding chapels and churches. For your engagement party, beachside wedding venues might be perfect for sipping your cocktails when the sun sets over the gentle sea creating an outstanding view, a warm breeze that passes you by, and a beautiful song plays in the background.
Before you start making a list of the best wedding venues to visit, think about the type that would suit you just perfect for your needs and preferences. Do you want to have a budget wedding at a relatively cheap venue or would you prefer a luxury celebration at Adelaide Hills wedding venue with exceptional scenic beauty?
Whatever you choose, having a unique wedding is guaranteed in Adelaide. Try to visit as many as possible venues before you make your final booking. Moreover, do not forget to check various wedding packages provided by the venues. These packages can be tailored to your taste and offer discounted prices.
Types of Adelaide Wedding Venues
Garden&Outdoor Wedding Venues Adelaide
Garden and outdoor weddings are so romantic in Adelaide with verdant foliage, colourful flowers, and natural beauties as the backdrop. These venues allow for limitless and endless ideas for your wedding reception and outdoor ceremony. You can check private gardens for hire to tailor everything according to your taste from lightning to table linens. You can also have a park wedding in central locations to make it more easily accessible to your guests. Botanic gardens are one of the other options perfect for rustic fall weddings with abundant fauna and flora.
If you are tired of the chaotic city life, barn wedding venues in the suburbs might be the perfect choice for you. These country-style venues are so versatile that you can use them to have an elegant black-tie celebration or a laid-back, simple wedding by changing the decor just a little bit.
Also, you can go with more unusual venues. Forest weddings are one of them with fantastic towering trees, babbling brooks, wildflowers, mossy floors, and many more. Your wedding backdrop comes already built-in with the scenic scenery of the forests. These woodland settings can be used for both your wedding reception and ceremony. Moreover, if you want an exotic and unique celebration with Safari and jungle theme, zoo weddings are here for you to help make your day truly one of a kind.
Winery Wedding Venues Adelaide
Wineries are among the best wedding destinations in Adelaide. They are ideal for couples who dream of a sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with their loved ones. Saturated colours, rolling fields, superb food, and delicious wines are among the things these venues offer. Most of the wineries take place in big, beautiful wedding estates which usually include a wedding chapel for your ceremony, reception venues that provide stunning views, and wedding night accommodation for you and your guests. If your perfect venue does not offer accommodation, you can check the cute motels in the suburbs. Adelaide Hills prides itself to have the top wineries in the city. However, you can also find many relatively cheap, budget wedding venues in different locations and even urban wineries and breweries at CBD.
Beachside Wedding Venues Adelaide
If you have a deep love of nautical elements and sayın "I do's" by the ocean, beach wedding venues are ideal for you. Beach ceremonies are so romantic and whimsical while the wind and waves sing their praises over your union. Beach weddings also offer lots of flexibility regarding possible venues and attire, irrespective of what you plan to spend! You can host a grand wedding at rooftop venues by the sea, or you can have a budget wedding by having a cocktail party at romantic restaurants.
Sailing club weddings are popular among excited couples for their outdoor reception and ceremony areas. Moreover, beachside hotels offer many function rooms, both outdoor and indoor, to make your special day stress-free in bad weather cases. Finally, you can also have a pop-up wedding by having a small celebration with your closest ones. Many of these unique wedding venues allow for an elopement with inexpensive packages.
Moreover, there are also many alternative wedding venues in Adelaide. One of them is golf clubs with their perfectly manicured green lawns. Wedding marquees are other facilities with stylish options available. Creating your venue is romantic and has a great charm. You can also choose from many function centres, event venues, wedding halls all around the city. Library weddings are a rising trend as small venues in which you can host cute book-themed celebrations. However, that’s not all. After your registry office wedding at the town hall, you can have a fun food truck reception or a warehouse cocktail party in an industrial setting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about Adelaide weddings.
What are the popular wedding styles in Adelaide?
The most popular wedding theme in Adelaide is rustic weddings. This style can be applied to many facilities; however, it goes best with a winery, barn, and garden wedding venues. You can have a laid-back, simple wedding yet a very chic one with your decorations. You can prefer a wedding arch draped in linens and adorned in flowers and wooden chairs for your outdoor ceremony. For your reception, you can use mason jars as centrepieces, play old-school party games and serve playful appetizers.
For vintage weddings, hiring a photo booth might be a fun idea to blend vintage elements with modern ones. Also, you can rent classic wedding cars to add more elegance to your special day. You can use old, antique furniture with gold colour details. Wedding dresses made by lace fabrics are also highly sought-after for vintage venues. Finally, for invitations, you can prefer ticket-style, parchment papers, rustic style with florals.
How much is a wedding venue in Adelaide?
Prices of wedding venues change according to several factors. The most significant one is the number of your guests. If you want to have an intimate celebration at a small wedding venue, your average cost would be lower than large events in luxury venues. Another factor is the location and popularity of the venue. If you're thinking about renting a trending, central facility instead of a lesser-known budget wedding venue in the suburbs, your expenses would be higher. However, you can also easily find relatively cheap event centres at Adelaide CBD.
To decrease your expenses further, you can check the all-inclusive wedding packages of the venues. These ready-made packages can be tailored to your needs and preferences, and they usually include venue hire, a wedding photographer, an event planner, catering, and many others. If you’re on a budget, you can deal with affordable wedding venues that allow for self-catering and BYO. Finally, do not forget to check the annual Adeliade Wedding Expo to contact the best vendors in one location!
How far in advance should you plan a wedding in Adelaide?
Usually, the whole wedding planning process takes almost a year. The earlier you start the process, the more likely you can book your ideal Adelaide wedding venue and vendors. First, begin with the general steps such as your budget, your guest list, the date and time, style and theme. Then, you can start looking for suitable venues for your needs. If you have a limited budget, you can search for budget and cheap wedding venues. If you have a country theme, rustic venues such as wineries and barns might be ideal for you. You can check large or small venues according to the number of guests. After that, start searching for vendors in various categories such as flowers, decorations, photography and more to plan the details. The next steps are your outfits-dresses and suits, rings, invitations and marriage licence. Don’t forget the rehearsals, ceremony planning and your vows!
What is the best time of year for a wedding in Adelaide?
There is a high demand for Adelaide wedding venues in spring and summer when the weather is warmer, and the sun shines brightly. These seasons are perfect for outdoor weddings in beautiful gardens and beachside venues. However, rustic fall affairs are also trending. More and more couples choose wineries and barns as their setting to create a beautiful country charm while nature transforms itself. Whatever the season you choose, there’s a unique wedding venue in Adelaide waiting for you to realize your dream celebration!
Are there any major events in Adelaide that we should consider when planning our wedding?
Adelaide is a city full of culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Adelaide Fringe, Film, and Cabaret Festivals are the largest events. The city is crowded in summer, so if you plan to have a summer wedding with guests coming from different locations, it might be wise to book hotels beforehand or discuss the dates with your venue.
Should we consider any wedding venue locations near Adelaide?
Just 20-30 minutes outside of Adelaide, plenty of world-renowned wineries and award-winning restaurants are located in beautiful Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley. These rustic venues offer stunning views and a cosy ambience.
What questions should I ask when looking for a wedding venue in Adelaide?
The most important questions are about the venue's availability on the date you need it, its capacity, wedding packages, event time and whether there’s another event scheduled for the same time. Then, questions related to decoration, food, wedding cake, music, photography, parking and payment should be addressed.