The 25+ Most Popular Adelaide Wedding Venues

Planning your dream wedding in Adelaide, South Australia? Your search ends here!

Discover a handpicked selection of Adelaide’s most enchanting wedding venues, ranging from historic estates and coastal treasures to charming vineyards and contemporary urban settings.

What makes this guide unique? It’s backed by my expertise as an acclaimed wedding photographer in Adelaide, who has personally captured the magic at nearly every venue listed.

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Best Indoor Wedding Venues in Adelaide

  1. Jackson Square
    Minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, Jackson Square is a spacious, industrial-chic venue that can host up to 350 guests, offering in-house catering and flexible beverage options.
  2. Ayers House – Where History Meets Elegance
    Ayers House is an elegant historic mansion in the heart of Adelaide. Its grandeur and timeless charm make it the perfect place to say “I do” and create beautiful memories.
  3. Hard Days Night – Where Tradition Takes a Backseat
    Hard Days Night, nestled in Adelaide’s CBD, is anything but your typical wedding venue. It’s the ultimate choice for couples seeking an alternative to the traditional white wedding.
  4. Hotel Richmond
    Hotel Richmond is city glamour. If you’re the kind of couple that loves live music, laneways, colour and vibrancy this certainly could be the venue for you.
  5. Adelaide Town Hall – Grandeur in the Heart of the City
    Adelaide Town Hall is an iconic venue in the heart of the city. Its grand architecture and opulent interiors create a majestic setting for your indoor wedding. The historic charm of this venue will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
  6. National Wine Centre of Australia – A Blend of Elegance and Wine
    The National Wine Centre is where elegance meets viticulture. With its modern indoor spaces and wine-centric atmosphere, it’s the perfect setting for wine-loving couples. Raise a glass to your love story in this unique venue.
  7. The Playford Adelaide – Timeless Luxury
    The Playford Adelaide is synonymous with luxury. Its indoor ballrooms and sophisticated decor offer a timeless backdrop for your wedding. Get ready to be swept off your feet by the elegance of this venue.
  8. Sfera’s Park Suites & Convention Centre – Versatile Elegance
    Sfera’s is known for its versatility and elegance. Whether you prefer an intimate indoor ceremony or a grand reception, their indoor spaces can accommodate your vision. The stylish interiors are ready to be transformed to match your dream wedding.
  9. Chataeu Apollo
    Chateau Apollo, a historic warehouse bathed in natural light, offers a blend of rustic charm and modern convenience. Located in Adelaide’s CBD, it’s a unique venue with flexible options, perfect for both intimate and larger weddings.
  10. Stamford Plaza Adelaide – Modern Sophistication
    Stamford Plaza Adelaide exudes modern sophistication. Its indoor event spaces are sleek and contemporary, providing a chic setting for your wedding. You can expect nothing less than exceptional service in this luxurious venue.
Jackson Square
Chataeu Apollo
Hotel Richmond

Adelaide Hills Wedding Venues

  1. The Manor Basket Range – Less than 30 minutes from Adelaide, The Manor Basket Range is a captivating stone castle that combines rustic charm with modern elegance. With a recent multi-million dollar refurbishment, the venue offers various spaces including a ballroom for up to 180 seated guests and a more intimate Parlour for dinners of 22. The Terrace and its adjoining room offer a balanced indoor-outdoor experience, ideal for cocktail receptions or ceremonies. Choose to have your ceremony on site at the historic chapel or in one of the venue’s enchanting gardens. The Manor Basket Range provides full-service wedding packages, featuring locally sourced food and beverages, along with all-inclusive amenities like furniture, linen, and staff. With 12 townhouse-style accommodations and a luxurious bridal dressing room, this venue covers every detail, making it a hit among Adelaide couples.
  2. Glen Ewin Estate – Nestled in Adelaide Hills, Glen Ewin Estate offers an iconic, heritage-listed venue for South Australian weddings. Overlooking scenic lakes and set among mature trees and historic buildings, the estate provides diverse options for ceremonies and receptions. Experienced wedding planners tailor flexible packages to individual needs, ensuring a stress-free and memorable experience.
  3. Al Ru Farm – Al Ru Farm, just 40 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, offers a 10-acre sanctuary that merges the rustic charm of the countryside with the elegance of a French estate. With diverse ceremony and reception spaces—including the romantic white wedding garden, lily pond, and a fully enclosed Barn—it can accommodate 35 to 350 guests. The venue is perfect for year-round weddings, offering both open-air and covered spaces. Fully catered with the option for BYO beverages, it also features unique accommodation for up to 15 guests. Praised for its attention to detail and top-notch service, Al Ru Farm is a versatile and enchanting choice for South Australian weddings.
  4. Glen Lea Homestead – Glen Lea Homestead in the Adelaide Hills offers a perfect blend of historical charm and versatile event spaces, just 45 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD. The 1880-built homestead, with its vine-draped eves, and the rustic Old Shearing Shed are the property’s standout features. Offering multiple ceremony locations—including a shaded grove by a creek and traditional grass courts—the venue is far from one-size-fits-all. The Old Shearing Shed can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and comes pre-equipped with basic lighting and power. Alternatively, the grass courts provide a sleek setting for a modern reception under a clear marquee. With full catering and beverage flexibility, you can curate your dream dining experience. The venue also includes the Manager’s Cottage for accommodation, making Glen Lea Homestead a customisable and charming option for any wedding style.
  5. Stevens Estate Garden – Nestled in the Barossa Valley, Stevens Estate Garden is an 8-hectare oasis perfect for intimate, open-air ceremonies. With lush gardens, a spring-fed lake, and options like permanent arbours, the venue offers ample amenities including parking and bathrooms. Come Autumn, the foliage turns vibrant shades of red and gold. While primarily a ceremony space, its proximity to several reception venues adds to its appeal. A picturesque, affordable, and flexible choice for couples.
  6. Cobbs Hill Estate – Located just a half-hour from Adelaide, Cobb’s Hill Estate is a sprawling 250-acre winery venue with a lush botanical garden, serene lake, and a rich history that dates back to 1854. With fully inclusive packages that cover everything from venue hire to food and beverages, the estate provides an idyllic setting for an unforgettable wedding, particularly in autumn when the grounds are a riot of color.
  7. The Brae Dawsley – Situated just 40 minutes from Adelaide and 20 minutes from Hahndorf, The Brae Dawesley offers a unique wedding experience in a location rich with both industrial and agricultural history, originally established as a copper smelting site in 1847. With multiple rustic yet elegant indoor and outdoor venues—including the iconic heritage barn called The Stables and the spacious Long Barn for receptions—the venue provides complete flexibility over three days for set-up and take-down, on-site boutique accommodation, and allows you to choose your own vendors for a truly personalized event.
  8. Templewood House – Just a short drive from Adelaide’s CBD, Templewood House is a 200-acre oasis featuring panoramic hill views from its High Paddock, and a charming Edwardian lodge set amid lush gardens. With amenities that include a commercial kitchen, floored pavilion, dance floor, and a well-equipped bar, this venue makes event planning a breeze, allowing for custom catering and BYO drinks.

Small Wedding Venues in Adelaide

  1. Aldinga Secret – Located in the heart of Old Aldinga, this enchanting secret garden, lovingly tended for two decades, offers a unique and intimate setting for weddings and celebrations.
  2. Tipi Lane – Tipi Lane, renowned in Adelaide for its distinctive tipis, event furniture, and styling services, extends its offerings to include a 16-acre McLaren Vale property for events.
  3. Peter Rabbit – Located in Adelaide’s CBD, Peter Rabbit offers all-inclusive wedding packages in a whimsical garden setting, complete with in-house catering, styling options, and a seasonal menu designed to make your wedding day truly unforgettable.
  4. Waverley Estate – Nestled on 4 acres in Port Elliot, Fleurieu Peninsula, Waverley Estate is a private French provincial estate dating back to 1856, offering a picturesque venue for weddings and events, complete with lush gardens, a pool, and accommodations for up to 22 guests.
  5. Mullawirra – Set atop Willunga Hill in the Fleurieu Peninsula, Mullawirra offers a 70-acre rural wedding venue with breathtaking 180-degree views from Mt. Lofty to Kangaroo Island, providing a serene and intimate setting for up to 80 guests, complete with versatile spaces and endless possibilities for your dream celebration.
  6. Brin Farm – Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, Brin Farm is a dreamy wedding venue complete with wandering horses, lush meadows, and a private homestead that accommodates up to 150 guests. Beyond its enchanting atmosphere, this VENYU-exclusive estate offers modern amenities and flexibility in catering, all just 35 minutes from Adelaide CBD.

Adelaide Winery Wedding Venues

  1. Serafino McLaren Vale
  2. Coriole Vineyards
  3. Simon Hackett Winery
  4. Marybank Estate
  5. Longview Vineyard
  6. Barristers Block Wines
  7. Howard Vineyard
  8. The Lane Vineyard
  9. Goldings Wines
  10. Paxton Wines
  11. Mount Lofty House
  12. Beresford Wines
  13. Lloyd Brothers
  14. Bird in Hand Winery
  15. Lake Breeze
  16. Hazelmere Homestead

Budget-Friendly and Free Wedding Venues in Adelaide

  1. Kuitpo Hall
  2. Acacia
  3. Belair National Park

Hotels for Getting Ready in Adelaide

  1. Eos By Skycity – Eos By Skycity provides a pampering post-wedding retreat with luxurious “Radiance Riverview Suites” offering stunning views, plush king beds, and indulgent baths. Enhance your stay with optional extras like in-room styling and an on-call mixologist for a truly memorable wedding night experience.
  2. Mayfair Hotel – The Mayfair Hotel, nestled in the heart of the city on Rundle Mall, offers a luxurious stay in a heritage building. Opt for the “Mayfair Suite” for the ultimate in opulence, complete with a king-sized bed, Nespresso machine, separate lounge area, and a complimentary minibar, providing a truly lavish experience.
  3. The Watsons Art Series Hotel – Overlooking the Adelaide Hills and situated on Warwick Street, The Watson Art Series Hotel offers a chic and modern experience. This art-filled hotel boasts a 25-meter lap pool, an onsite restaurant, and for your wedding night, consider booking the deluxe one-bedroom balcony suite. This suite includes a walk-in shower, onsite parking, a kitchenette, and your own private balcony, ensuring a stylish and comfortable stay.
  4. Intercontinental Hotel Adelaide – Nestled on the banks of the River Torrens, the Intercontinental Hotel Adelaide offers majestic views and elegantly appointed rooms. Enjoy the convenience of onsite restaurants and the expected amenities of a renowned brand. Opt for one of the suites, ideal for your wedding night, featuring marble bathrooms with a shower and tub, a separate living area, and complimentary WiFi, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay.
  5. The Franklin Boutique Hotel – For a boutique-style experience steeped in history, consider The Franklin Boutique Hotel, originally built in the 1800s. This charming hotel features just seven rooms, each adorned with unique details like headlight windows, lofty ceilings, and modern amenities including coffee machines and ensuite bathrooms. To elevate your stay, opt for the “Deluxe” rooms, combining historic charm with contemporary comfort.
  6. Hotel Indigo – Located near the Adelaide markets, Hotel Indigo offers a bright and modern design-led experience. Embracing its urban surroundings, this hotel provides contemporary amenities, including Chromecast, coffee machines, and smart TVs in each room. The onsite restaurants offer a great spot for a relaxing drink by the window. For a spacious and impressive stay, we recommend booking the king suite with a balcony, situated on the highest levels for stunning views and extra room to unwind.
  7. Oval Hotel – The Oval Hotel is a newly established option offering state-of-the-art technology and modern amenities, including keyless entry. Surrounded by lush parklands and greenery, it’s a perfect choice for a private escape. Among the room styles, the Cathedral Suite stands out as the most luxurious, boasting views of the Adelaide Cathedral, making it an ideal choice if you’re planning to tie the knot there and wake up to breathtaking views from the top floor. This suite features separate lounge, dining, and bedroom areas, ensuring a truly indulgent experience.
  8. Buxton Manor – Completing our selection is the charming Buxton Manor, a delightful bed and breakfast steeped in historic charm. Offering four self-contained apartments, each paying homage to the original 1900s building, it’s the perfect choice for a unique stay. Consider booking the “Musica Riva” apartment, which boasts a lovely antique bed, open fires, and a double marble shower, adding a touch of elegance to your experience.

AirBnb’s in Adelaide

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October 3, 2023

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