Top 16 Adelaide Wedding Venues of 2023 & 2024


Here it is, my list of the best Kickass Adelaide Wedding Venues for 2024.

When I say we’re truly spoilt in SA when it comes to hosting a wedding I 100% mean it and I’ll wrestle you if you think otherwise. The food & wine is world class and even better you don’t have to travel far out of the city to be in a whole new world. I honestly always feel so well looked after each time I visit all of the venues I’ll show you and that tells me one key thing. They take even better care of their paying guests. I’m just the photographer after all!

You may have a destination in mind already just from the idea of giving your guests an unforgettable weekend away in the premier regions like the Adelaide Hills or the Barossa Valley. Wherever you host, things are never far. Close enough for everyone to make it, but far enough away that your guests can leave their lives behind and commit themselves wholeheartedly to your day.

You might be asking yourself “Who is this guy making this list? Why listen to him?” Well, I’m a wedding photographer who works almost exclusively all over this state and have been a life long resident. I’m a part of wedding days from start to finish in all conditions and all seasons, all over Adelaide.
Frankly, I think I’m in the best position to make this list. For this exact reason, I also made a comprehensive guide to getting married in South Australia which you can check out here: Adelaide Wedding Guide

Now onto the venues!

1. The Manor Basket Range

Venue Capacity 10-180 guests

Location: Basket Range, Adelaide Hills (Click the link for map directions)

Vibe/Feel: elegant fine dining, Disney princess dreams, ethereal

No prizes for guessing this one. The Manor remains one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the Adelaide Hills and for good reason. Between the gardens and the castle, they cater to both small and large sized weddings. Ceremonies can either be held in front of their romantic chapel, out in the lush gardens in front of the castle itself or under their lovely terrace.

There is also no secret that one of the biggest reasons The Manor remains at the top is its impeccably curated castle complimented by delicately landscaped garden punctuated with majestic old trees that look amazing no matter what time of year you host your wedding there. The photo opportunities are absolutely endless here. From the moment you drive up into the grounds, you’ll quickly realise you will run out time long before you run out of locations.

They provide onsite accommodation in their 12 available rooms and also have a designated bridal suite. With Uraidla not too far away either, if the provided breakfast provisions don’t suit your taste, a quick drive will have you enjoying a sensational breakfast or a few morning drinks with your bridal party before the festivities of the day begin.

The rustic charm of The Manor changes it’s character year around so colourfully throughout the seasons and I can’t pick a favourite. You’ll love it year round.

Delivering incredible, memorable weddings is the primary purpose of this well run business.

Not wine, not the tasting room, not the hotel…Weddings. And it shows.

Get in contact with the team from The Manor Basket Range here to find out more info about your Adelaide Hills wedding.

2. Alru Farm

Venue Capacity 10-300 guests

Location: 1/1016 One Tree Hill Rd, Sampson Flat SA 5114 (Click the link for map directions!)


This internationally known home, garden and pavillion has been featured in countless magazines, coffee table books and television specials. For good reason too. The unique garden hosts rose gardens, romantic woodlands, ponds and a lake. The photo ops are endless.

Private and exclusive, Al Ru Farm is ideal for couples who seek something a little bit extra for their wedding day. Oozing charm is a real strength of Al Ru; from the barn to marquees by the lake and beautifully curated lawns by the homestead, all are boasted and generously appointed with the finest fixtures and fittings.

The pavilion featuring French antiques, an open fire place and its own extensive gardens and terrace is the perfect place to stay the night before the wedding day and also start your honeymoon the day after.

Walking around Ruth’s beautiful property, you get a great sense of being inside a secret garden, with boundless photo opportunities at every turn.

If you would like to have your ceremony at the farm, they’ve got you covered there too. There are many beautiful options including the lawns in front of the estate, the hedge garden and many more.

Al Ru Farm is a top contender for best venue in Adelaide in my books and you’ll quickly realise why once you see it for yourself.

Get in contact with the team at Al Ru Farm to find out more about having your Adelaide Hills wedding there.


Venue Capacity: 80-100 guests

Location: 404 Montacute Road, Rostrevor (Click the link for map directions!)


If the idea of a typical wedding venue has never tickled your fancy, and you prefer an authentic, rustic country property (that’s not in the country) to make your wedding your own, you need to check out Marybank Farm. You get the freedoms and good vibes of a private property wedding with none of the hassle.

This stunning property is one of Adelaide’s oldest and still privately owned houses in South Australia. The 60- acre hills-facing property has some of the best views of the city and is quietly nestled in the foothills just 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

Probably most well-known for its gorgeously restored historic barn, graced with a beautiful Banksia Rose framing the iconic doors, Marybank has a number of different available spaces for ceremonies and small receptions as well as award-winning accommodation for the newlyweds on the upper level.

A highlight for me has always been the quality of the food here too. With a heart for sharing food, Marybank has partnered up with Sprout Catering, lovingly run by Callum of Masterchef Australia fame, these guys love the way food brings people together and the creativity and quality on show is proof of that passion.

The Georgian architecture, romantic city views and the enthralling gardens will have you lost for words. This timeless property is one you’ll never regret booking and will undoubtedly steal a piece of your heart.

Get in contact with the team at Marybank Farm to find out more about having your Adelaide Hills wedding there.


Venue Capacity: 10-150 guests

Location: 1764 Kangarilla Road, Kangarilla (Click the link for map directions!)


This secret hills property first and foremost is a well recognised horse stud, raising and breeding champion horses. Through an exclusive partnership, Venue has been able to negotiate access to six couples per year to this remarkable private estate.

Located in the Southern Adelaide Hills, east of Clarendon, Brin Farm is home to 18 beautiful horses, the gentlest of which are offered by arrangement for some special photo opportunities. My personal favourite is Angus, a incredible 12 year old black Friesian gelding with a long mane and gentle dark eyes.

You’ll be meeting Angus and the others on the property’s rich soils and gentle hills that overlook some of the finest meadows, hills and forests in the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The private homestead, wrapped by beautiful gardens backs onto an obscenely large turfed lawn which over looks the property and the surrounding hills. This area could easily accommodate a wedding of up to 200 guests with space for a marquee, outdoor dining and lawn games.

However, it has an understated air almost certainly brought by natural beauty that could allow an event of 60 to feel welcome and at home. The homestead’s large protected poolside outdoor area provides a great inclement weather provision and connects directly to two new poolside bathrooms available for the convenience of your guests. Fondly remember Black Beauty?

This property will bring your wildest wedding dreams to life ❤️

Get in contact with the team at Brin Farm to find out more about having your Fleurieu Peninsula wedding there.


Venue Capacity: 10-350 guests

Location: Coriole Vineyards (PO Box 9) 79 Chaffeys Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171 (Click the link for map directions!)


I get asked if I have a favourite winery a lot and it’s always so hard to choose just one, but Coriole is ALWAYS one of the first names that leaves my lips.

The chard of Coriole stems from the sweet old stone homestead and cellar door from the 1800s. Either side you’ll fine lush lawns perfect for enjoying a glass of wine on a warm summers day after hosting a wedding ceremony.

In fact one of these lawns boasts spectacular panoramic views overlooking the vines. You can even have a marquee reception on these lawns. There’s an intimate courtyard and cottage as well that leaves me with so many different places to play in when taking photos. The beautiful gardens are perfect for intimate portraits but it’s the sunsets at Coriole that always blow my mind!

Pink sky’s and that golden light as the sun drops into the distant sea beyond the backlit vines. It gets me excited just talking about it. I love shooting at Coriole when the sun gets low in the sky. It’s an actual dream! Nothing is ever too hard at Coriole either. My experience each and every time is fantastic and that’s all because of th hard working, warm, accomodating staff. They’re professional hosts.

They’ll feed you amazing food and it’s all paired with beautiful reds, tasty whites and the best Prosecco around. As day turns to night at Coriole, the restaurant that hosts the receptions opens up and out onto the paved courtyard and becomes the dancefloor of your dreams, situated under festoons and the twinkling Mclaren Vale stars.

It’s the stuff dreams are made of here at Coriole Weddings.

Get in contact with the team at Coriole Vineyards to find out more about having your McLaren Vale wedding there.

Venue Capacity: 10-300 guests

Location: 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Lower Hermitage SA 5131 (Click the link for map directions!)


The historical home of one of the Adelaide’s great jam makers George McEwin, this amazing property has been on a 30 year journey of being built into the beautiful wedding venue and tourist destination it is today.

The historic Glen Ewin Estate property is home to two exceptional wedding venues, The Pulpshed and The Gatehouse that sit amongst sweeping lawns and glistening lakes. Glen Ewin Estate is one of South Australia’s most iconic wedding locations.

At Glen Ewin your wedding will be hosted in a breathtaking garden setting, overlooking one of our many lakes. The mature trees, fig orchard and sandstone buildings create the idyllic backdrop for your special day. Glen Ewin takes a specially unique, personalised and tailored approach to hosting weddings which I feel removes the worry, allowing you to relax and enjoy the process of arranging your wedding day.

From small intimate dinners to large sit-down receptions, the Glen Ewin Estate wedding planners have the experience and creativity to realise your perfect event anywhere on the property. Be it in one of the historic buildings or utilising one of the outdoor spaces, our flexible packages can be carefully crafted to cater to individual needs.

I know full well the joy celebrations bring to people’s lives Glen Ewin are some of the best at ensuring every detail is taken care of with their step by step guide to planning your wedding.

Get in contact with the team at Glen Ewin Estate to find out more about having your Adelaide Hills wedding there.

Venue Capacity: 10-300 guests

Location: 52 Western Branch Road, Lobethal, South Australia 5241 (Click the link for map directions!)


With its beautiful sandstone walls, rustic timber trusses and soaring roof, The Barn offers a fantastic space in which to hold your special event. Throw open the glazed doors and spend some time out on the landscaped terrace with views over the garden to the vines beyond.

With its beautifully crafted sandstone Barn, surrounded by manicured gardens, vineyards, ancient gum trees and rolling hills, a wedding at Golding Wines is a truly unforgettable experience.

Offering beautiful spaces for your ceremony, photography and reception, delicious menus and award winning wines, look no further than Golding Wines for your dream wedding. The family have been hosting beautiful weddings at Golding Wines since 2002, and have built an experienced team who are there to help you in the planning of your big day. The vineyard is situated in a secluded valley, surrounded by rolling vine-covered hills. As you wind your way up the driveway, you will pass majestic 100-year-old gums, before arriving at the stone barn located in the award-winning landscaped garden.

In summer, you will find brilliant red roses blooming at the end of the vine rows, and a garden setting offering a lush oasis of green. In autumn, the vineyard and garden transform into a brilliant spectrum of red, orange and gold. Whether you are after a slick and contemporary feel for your function, or something more rustic, The Barn offers the perfect setting.

Get in contact with the team at Golding Wines to find out more about having your Lobethal, Adelaide Hills wedding there.


Venue Capacity: 10-200 guests

Location: 1 Naweena Rd, Regency Park SA 5010 (Click the link for map directions!)


At Sunnybrae Estate, the exquisite grounds lend themselves to provide the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Whether you are dreaming of a springtime breeze or a long summers night, of dancing beneath a pink sunset or a romantic moonlit sky all while remaining in the Adelaide Metro area, then an open air reception in the Sunnybrae gardens is just for you!

Savour the idyllic landscape as fine dining meets Mother Nature, let the champagne and the good vibes flow. Sunnybrae boasts three unique function spaces as well as several breathtaking locations on the cherished grounds which provide the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony. As a family owned and operated business, these legends carry over 30 years of experience, ensuring they’re well equipped to offer the highest quality of service.

The skilled and enthusiastic team of chefs and event staff are passionately dedicated to creating a truly memorable day for you and your guests. I would know, because they always feed me SO well! You’ll be offered personalised service and their highly professional team of event coordinators are on hand throughout your special day to ensure your event runs seamlessly and your unique vision comes to life.

Sunnybrae Estate prides itself on its passion and genuine care for all their clients and frankly, they deliver on that promise really well.

Get in contact with the team at Sunnybrae Estate to find out more about having your Adelaide Metropolitan wedding there.


Venue Capacity: 150-200 guests

Location: 269 Long Valley Rd, Bugle Ranges SA 5251, Australia (Click the link for map directions!)


Glen Lea Homestead boasts all of the charm and beauty you could possibly wish for from one the most historic properties in the Adelaide Hills. We’re thrilled beyond words to now be officially partnering with the owners to offer this very special property for a limited number of weddings each year.

Located just 10 minutes from Mt Barker and less than 45 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, Glen Lea Homestead is Adelaide Hills royalty, surrounded by rolling hills and country vistas.

The two heroes of this property are the immaculate gardens and the beautifully authentic Old Shearing Shed.

Owner’s Jason & Em are two absolute gems and have quite the knack for being incredible hosts. They’re completely switched on when it comes to coordinating a wedding day and will sure everything runs like clockwork. They do it really bloody well here.

Get in contact with the team at Glen Lea Homestead to find out more about having your Adelaide Hills wedding there.


Venue Capacity: 150-200 guests

Location: 730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley SA 5355 Australia (Click the link for map directions!)


The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at Seppeltsfield is how welcoming they are. I’ve heard from so many couples who have booked Seppeltsfield because of how they were treated in their meetings. You’re looking at a team who will be there for you the whole way and never make you feel like a number on a balance sheet. The second thing you’ll probably notice is their beautiful chapel, set at the end of a row of vines and leaving you and your guests completely weather protected for the ceremony.

Multi-award winning Events Executive Chef, Owen Andrews, will immerse your guests in the Barossa’s famed culinary heritage. His contemporary use of fresh and regional produce, paired with his extensive knowledge of world-class flavours will be delivered upon within your personalised wedding menu.

Complemented with premium wines by Seppeltsfield, your wedding will be a balanced blend of first-class wine and food in an iconic Barossa winery – highlighted by you. Seppeltsfield’s unique on-site wedding reception locations allow guests to move seamlessly through the estate from ceremony to reception.

With three separate indoor wedding reception locations, including a historic vintage barrel cellar, and outdoor lawns for marquee options, Seppeltsfield’s dedicated functions team will work with you to deliver impeccable experiences.

Get in contact with the team at Seppeltsfield to find out more about having your Barossa Valley wedding there.

11. Templewood House

Venue Capacity: 120-150 guests

Location: 49 Millbrook Rd, Inglewood SA 5133 (Click the link for map directions!)


Tucked away in the Adelaide Hills, Templewood House is a real breath of fresh air. Think of it like stepping into a warm hug from Mother Nature, with a little glamour thrown in for good measure. This charming Edwardian lodge, draped in history, feels wonderfully cozy and instantly home-like. Then venture outdoors to the manicured gardens twinkling with fairy lights, it’s romance dialed all the way up to eleven. Straight ahead, you’ll find the Millbrook Reservoir Reserve framing the horizon, offering a calming, serene view that seems to whisper, “captivating love stories happen here”. Sneak a peek around the corners – every corner is a surprise package. You might even spot some friendly horses or a serene natural dam! And the sunsets? Wow!

The High Paddock area offers a perfect vantage point for those breathtakingly beautiful nature’s goodnight kisses. Whether you’re leaning towards a classic, modern, rustic, boho, or lux vintage vibe for your big day, Templewood is as adaptable as it’s memorable. It offers a welcoming warmth but also quietly buzzes with magic and inspiration.

Get in contact with the team from Templewood House here to find out more info about your Adelaide Hills wedding.

12. Jackson Square

Venue Capacity: 0-350 guests (280 Seated, 350 Standing

Location: 57 Manton Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007 (Click the link for map directions!)


Step into Jackson Square, a radiant sanctuary tucked near Adelaide’s bustling city. This venue is a manifestation of warm friendliness fused with modern sophistication. Its awe-inspiring architectural features like the lush VIP room, exposed brick walls, steel beams, and spacious garden scene paint a perfect blend of industrial chic and timeless romanticism.

Envision absorbing the city’s sunset in the expansive beer garden decked out with pergolas, or enjoying an intimate dance beneath the lofty saw-toothed roof. With room to host up to 350 guests, it puts forth a vibe that’s welcoming, naturally romantic, and effortlessly cool.

Let the versatile space reflect every nuance of your taste because at Jackson Square, your style rules. Complement your affair with the local feel of SA-based beverages and bespoke catering options. Trust us, every corner of this unique Adelaide gem is bound to imprint unforgettable memories. Enjoy not just the place, but the entire warm and vibrant vibe Jackson Square offers.

Get in contact with the team from Jackson Square here to find out more info about your Adelaide wedding.

13. Ayers House

Venue Capacity: 10-300 guests

Location: Ayers House, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 (Click the link for map directions!)


Step into the timeless elegance of Ayers House, a boutique wedding venue nestled in the city’s heart. This grand mansion radiates an enchanting blend of modern and vintage tastes, where grand chandeliers lend a warm glow, and sweeping driveways echo sophistication. The essence of Ayers House lies in its capacity to host joy and shared memories under one roof, exuding a home-away-from-home vibe. The passion of the dedicated events team, combined with the venue’s rich hospitality history, crafts an unforgettable experience straight from a glossy magazine’s pages. Ayers House offers a variety of unique spaces, like the regal Ballroom, the serene Conservatory, the intimate Henry’s Table & Library, and the lovely Garden Marquee. Ayers House is not just a venue, it’s a welcoming, intimate, and timeless experience, waiting to be part of your cherished wedding story.

Get in touch with the Ayers House team here.

14. Cobbs Hill Estate

Venue Capacity: 200 guests

Location: 382 Swamp Road, Oakbank SA 5243 (Click the link for map directions!)


Immerse yourself in the enchanting embrace of Cobb’s Hill Estate – a picturesque winery venue located just 30 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD. Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, this 250-acre sanctuary boasts a rich heritage dating back to 1854.

Here, amidst 70 acres of lush vineyards, black angus cattle, babydoll sheep and vibrant botanical gardens lies the modern cellar door, restaurant, and an elegant new addition, the wedding Pavilion. The meticulously manicured garden, adorned with radiant flowers, shady oaks, and a serene lake, offers a charismatic backdrop for ceremonies, turning into a vibrant kaleidoscope of colours in autumn.
The new Pavilion, comfortably accommodating up to 200 guests, lends a unique charm to the private estate. The venue provides an all-inclusive package, taking care of everything from venue decor to food and beverage, making your celebration worry-free.

Experience the grandeur of Cobb’s Hill Estate, where each moment turns into a cherished memory, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself never wanting to leave!

15. Lloyd Brothers

Venue Capacity: 300 guests

Location: 69 Warners Road McLaren Vale (Click the link for map directions!)


Tucked within the verdant tapestry of Fleurieu Peninsula, Lloyd Brothers Wine and Olive Company is a modern, crisp venue that offers a breath of fresh Tuscan air, nestled among olive trees and grapevines. Just a 40-minute drive from the CBD lands you in this private oasis reminiscing of a Tuscan cortona, famed not only for its exquisite odal quality but also as a stunning stage for Adelaide’s glam and stylish weddings.
With the flexibility to choose your caterers and luxury bar service, Lloyd Brothers pair premium hospitality with individuality. The venue boasts five event spaces, each offering serene lake views, with the freshly-built, spacious Barrel Hall as a sparkling new addition. Able to host 250 guests, it stands overlooking the shimmering lake and sprawling green lawns under a dramatic 6-meter high ceiling.
Long recognized as a distinguished winery and olive producer, Lloyd Brothers have etched an irreplaceable space in the hearts of hundreds of couples.

One glance at this picture-perfect venue and you’ll be ready to craft your special love story right here.

Get in touch with the team here

16. The Lane

Venue Capacity: 120 (seated) -180 (cocktail) guests

Location: 5 Ravenswood Lane, Hahndorf 5245 (Click the link for map directions!)


Nestled in the scenic Adelaide Hills and represented as your intimate gateway to tranquillity, The Lane Vineyard offers an unmatched wedding experience marked by relaxation and chic sophistication. This luminous gem, just a 25-minute drive from the CBD, unfolds a breathtaking panorama of the Onkaparinga Valley, portraying the quintessential Australian rural charm while feeling worlds apart.
The Lane Vineyard embellishes your wedding day with diverse spaces that accommodate varying preferences. Tie the knot on their estate lawn, graced by stunning vineyards and undulating valley hills. A package offering white Americana chairs, wine barrels, a signing table, and the charm of the estate for your rehearsal, assures a seamless wedding experience.

Your nuptial celebration finds a home on the estate’s Terrace, a purpose-built pavilion with the essentials – lighting, tables, bar, etc. – all set for your personal touches. Along with Chef Tom Robinson’s curated menu and acclaimed cool-climate wines, you get to craft a truly personalized, memorable celebration here at The Lane Vineyard.


So, there you have it, that’s my list of 16 of the Best Adelaide wedding venues for you to check out.

I really think you’ll get a lot out of this if you’re just beginning your research into choosing a Adelaide wedding venue

If you already have a venue, awesome! Give yourself a pat on the back but you’ve still got a lot more to do!

I’ve also got some more really great tips to help you plan your Adelaide wedding

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June 23, 2023

Alex Szczesniak







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