It’s engagement season, guys, and we’re here to help you along this Friday morning with one of the most important aspects of your day – the venue. Now, we’ve gone and scoured the interwebs to find you 20 of our fave Country wedding venues. Why country, you ask? Well, with the benefit of loads of space, this category of venues offer up a heap of extra bonuses including heritage-listed buildings, vineyards, photo ops in abundance and the opportunity to host your day in multiple event spaces.
We’ve got wineries (hey hey The Riverstone Estate and Immerse Yarra Valley), historic venues in the form of the divine Churchill, Audley Dance Hall and Mewburn Park and acres for days from Byron View Farm and The Barn On The Ridge. It’s all here, mates.
You’ll also be stoked to know that you can also find a whole bunch of rad photographers, responsible for these here piccies, right down the bottom of this post.
But for now, get those wedding planners handy and start making notes…
THE BARN ON THE RIDGE
As the name of this venue so aptly conveys, The Barn On The Ridge boasts some pretty delish views. It’s a photographers dream with 55 acres of rolling hills, looking out over Pigeon House Mountain and the Budawang Ranges. The barn itself is equally delightful, the kind of rustic/industrial blend we so love. Best of all, this venue is located a sweet 15 minutes from Milton, meaning your guests have plenty of options for accommodation and are just an easy two hours from Sydney or Canberra. Head on over here for more details.
Location: South Coast, NSW
A longtime fan fave, Churchill really is all that. Blending European luxe and good ole’ country vibes, chic is the name of the game. Just you wait until you see the ways this 1858 country church has been styled! Head on over here for peek at Annie & Rob’s big day. Extensive experience in the industry means these guys have picked up more than a few tips and tricks to pull off exceptional events, every time. They’ve also got it covered when it comes to blooms and food. Easy, eh?
Location: Taradale, VIC
BYRON VIEW FARM
Byron View Farm, offering up 40 acres of prime photo ops, also boasts some sweet coastal views so it’s a definite winner in our books. Just check out Stacey & Ash’s Byron Bay nuptials here. Add to that the fact that these guys are 110% dog friendly and you’ve got no choice but to check em’ out. Whilst the sheer amount of space means this venue is perfect for hosting events leaning on the larger side, the cutie-patootie white cottage and its wrap-around veranda is also the perfect place to host a more intimate gathering. You can find more details here.
Location: Byron Bay, NSW
THE RIVERSTONE ESTATE
If you’re a wine (and vine) loving couple with a passion for sweet views, The Riverstone Estate could very well be your ideal venue. Offering up some handy dandy all-inclusive packages, they make it super easy with a single price per guest, details of which you can find here. They’ve also played host to a number of elopements and micro weddings, so if that’s your jam we recommend getting in on a slice of the action. Riverstone is your country wedding venue with all the trimmings, so give em’ a peek if you wanna play out your dancing under the stars wedding day fantasy.
Location: Yarra Valley, VIC
BLACK BREWING CO
We’ve seen a fair few weddings hosted at this stunning venue over the years and we can sure see why it’s a firm favourite with you guys! Based in the drop-dead gorgeous Margaret River region, Black Brewing Co can host up to 400 guests cocktail style or 250 seated. Bevvies are sorted with the venue being a brewery, winery and distillery, and photo ops are numerous. Take a gander here via Chloe & Dan’s wedding.
Location: Margaret River, WA
THE OAKS RANCH
A total treasure trove, The Oaks Ranch is both a country AND coastal venue which means it’s a total no brainer in our books. You’ve got mountain ranges for days, a sweet coastal breeze, accommodation, a golf course and even a pool on site. You can catch a bunch of snaps and contact details here.
Location: South Coast, NSW
Not only is this beaut venue located on the Tamara River, a 40-minute drive from Launceston, but it also ticks boxes with the historic venue, rolling lawns, restored stone barn and vineyards. Best of all, you’ll gain access to their award-winning wines as part of your event package. Besides, when is Tassie ever a bad idea?!
Location: Rowella, TAS
Having been in the family for close on two decades, Immerse Winery have got the whole wedding venue thing down pat. Offering a seasonal menu courtesy of their onsite Head Chef, and three groovy ceremony options, our fave of which has got to be the vineyard chapel, you won’t need to leave, maximising all that lovely quality time with your guests. They can also sit up to 220 peeps, so you can invite Granny’s sister Dora if desired. Head on over here for more.
Location: Yarra Valley, VIC
STONEHURST CEDAR CREEK
If you’re after a super flexible venue located in the Hunter Valley region, you can’t go past Stonehurst Cedar Creek. You’ve got 550 exclusive acres to craft the wedding of a lifetime. Being completely customisable and DIY, you’re able to bring your style to the table and you’ll even find event packages catering to all budgets (head here for details). The property is exclusively yours, meaning no time constraints in sight!
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW
Wherever you are in Queenstown, you’re bound to be treated to a scenic feast, but Jacks Point offers some of the best views going, surrounded by the Remarkables mountain range and boasting a lovely lake and pontoon to seal the deal on. You’ll also find a swell restaurant, golf course and accommodation for your guests.
Location: Queenstown, NZ
MEWBURN PARK HOMESTEAD
If you’re a bit of a history buff and a fan of heritage venues, then you’ll adore this 1850’s homestead. With 4 acres of lush gardens, there’s plenty of space to pop up a marquee and a heap of fab photo backdrops. Always thinking of the details, big and small, these guys also provide outdoor furniture, fairylights and a bar as part of your venue hire. Head on over here for more.
Location: Gippsland, VIC
There’s no doubt you might have seen this beaut venue floating around the interwebs as of late and for good reason! It’s pretty spesh. Nestled against Mt Alford, with fields of lavender and olive groves in abundance, you’ll find photo op’s peeping out left, right and centre. But it’s not just the surrounds that have couples buzzing. The restaurant itself is an architectural feat with floor to ceiling windows designed to open fully.
Location: Mt Aflord, QLD
AUDLEY DANCE HALL
We may be a tad biased with this swell venue located just down the road from the HM office, but one look and you’ll be praising Audley Dance Hall along with us. Surrounded by the Royal National Park, the heritage-listed dance hall is set off by a sea of green. Add to that a delightful seasonal menu, a heap of ceremony location options and the potential to dine outside under the trees. Would you like to take a look at Audley in action? Head on over here for Bella & Zane’s Sydney wedding and here for easy peasy contact details.
Location: Sydney, NSW
Woodburn Homestead’s most popular ceremony spot is the divine, restored open-air cathedral above. But you’d be mistaken by thinking that’s all they’ve got, with a 160-year-old Morton Bay Fig, Stables and a river also making fine options. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options, menu’s and dessert bar options to peruse.
Location: Strathalbyn, SA
SUTTON GRANGE WINERY
Australiana eat your heart out. Sutton Grange Winery has a backdrop to die for with a lake-side farm estate surrounded by river red gums, a beaut sample of this great country of ours. Opt to dine outdoors under the expansive veranda, the many grass lawns or head inside to the barrel room which can host up to 250 guests. The best bit? The wine, duh! Head on over here for contact deets.
Location: Central Victoria, VIC
THE RIDGE ESTATE
There are plenty of reasons we love The Ridge Estate and their big belief in customisation is one of them. From mobile bars, food trucks and fur babies to tequila bars and Prosecco bikes, they are all about making it happen. Their all-inclusive pricing allows you to take full advantage of their onsite coordinator as well as their stash of rustic furniture and decor, details of which you can find here.
Location: Central Coast, NSW
BUTTERFLY RED HILL
Booking Butterfly Red Hill is bound to get you pumped for your big day with exclusive access to the onsite Butterfly Gallery, Gardens and the Farm House for the duration of your celebrations. Owners, Claire & Andrew, are on hand to guide you through the process, suggesting the best little nooks to create your progressive event. You are also free to bring in any and all of the vendors you desire with flexibility encouraged. Wanna know more? Head on over here.
Location: Mornington Peninsula, VIC
As if the Margaret River region wasn’t spunky enough, Aravina Estate showed up, boasting rows of vineyards and a swathe of sparkling lakes. How’s that for the full package!? With an onsite dedicated wedding co-ordinator, the little details are sorted and all you have to worry about is flitting from photo op to photo op. Take a peek at Justine & Gabrielle’s wedding here to catch the gorgeous estate in action or pop on over here for contact details.
Location: Margaret River, WA
TWOTRIPLEFOUR @ CASSEGRAIN WINES
We love a good ole’ barrel room and whilst TwoTripleFour’s is as divine as they come, they also offer a whole bunch more. With an in-house wedding coordinator, menu tastings and seasonal produce at the ready, all bases are covered for a relaxed, winery wedding. Hungry for more? Click here for the goods. Meander on up to get a feel for the space and down a glass of the good stuff whilst you’re at it.
Location: Mid North Coast, NSW
LAKE HOUSE DAYLESFORD
There’s not much this all-rounder of a venue doesn’t have. In fact, we are pretty well convinced it has it all. We’re talking a two-hatted destination restaurant and award-winning cellar all whilst being just a hop, skip and a jump from Melbourne. Lake House also boasts a heap of options for celebrations of all sizes from intimate elopements to 150 strong terrace parties. To top it all off, there’s an in house stylist ready and waiting to jazz every little corner up for you. Click here to squiz Sarah & Jodie’s day and here for more about this beaut venue.
Location: Daylesford, VIC
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