Sat just southeast of Melbourne is Mornington Peninsula, one of Australia’s most popular wine regions. So, if you’re considering getting married down here, it makes sense to take a look at some of the best winery wedding venues it has to offer. No matter what sort of vibe, capacity or wedding packages you’re looking for, there’s an option out there for you.
If you’re looking for venues that complement your relationship and are both rustic, authentic and elegant at the same time, Mornington Peninsula winery wedding venues might just be exactly what you’re looking for. Locations like these provide an absolutely perfect backdrop to a picture-perfect wedding. The natural light, the weathered wood and the open spaces are nothing short of perfection. Couple that with the best wine tasting on the Mornington Peninsula, and you’ve got the makings of an incredible day.
Best For: Rustic, Intimate Weddings
Budget: From $10,000+
Why I love it:
Set on over 100 acres of bushland, Tanglewood Estate is practically the real-life secret garden. Not only is it packed full of ancient eucalyptus trees, but it’s also privy to some of the area’s best views of the coast. That makes Tanglewood Estate wedding photography an incredibly fun and memorable experience!
The 110-year-old chapel has a capacity for up to 90 people and another 40 standing. It also benefits from beautiful views out onto the bay from its big windows and a rustic, natural vibe with a stripped wood interior. That’s exactly the feeling you want from Mornington Peninsula winery weddings – a venue that beautifully compliments its surroundings. The winery, often used for the reception, has space for up to 130 people making it a solid choice if your wedding party is medium to large.
Exclusive use of the venue is also available which means you can tailor the wedding to exactly how you planned it in your head. Intimate, romantic, natural and bespoke to both of your desires.
Best For: Old Meets New Weddings
Why I love it:
50 acres of vineyard views, rustic vibes, high ceilings, exposed brick and wooden beams are just some of the things that make winery weddings in Mornington Peninsula desirable. Trofeo Estate has all of them.
What was once a passion fruit cannery is now a family-owned boutique winery. That means you’ll have a backdrop of an industrial building with the character and charm of a smaller venue. Its enormous windows make for some incredible photographs, and easily catch the light when it starts to get low in the sky. That makes Trofeo Estate winery weddings very atmospheric! Capacity is around 150 for both cocktail and sit-down wedding receptions.
If that wasn’t enough to at least put this venue on your “must-see” list, Trofeo Estate is also the largest producer of terracotta amphora wine in the southern hemisphere. That’s a title that puts it firmly on the map, even in a wine-centric destination like Mornington Peninsula.
Best For: Luxury Weddings
Why I love it:
Other than the luxury accommodation, incredible food, elegant reception rooms and awe-inspiring views over the vines, Port Phillip Estate has perhaps the most incredible architecture of any venue on the Mornington Peninsula.
The dining room is a sophisticated blend of polished concrete floors and timber beams which is accompanied by the dramatic backdrop of their vineyards, filled with Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes. Those are two must try wines in the Mornington Peninsula! The venue’s reception room also has the capacity to seat 125 guests, with the cellar door allowing for 50 seated and 100 standing. That said, if you’re getting married in one of the warmer months, you can exchange your vows on the deck outside – those aren’t views you’re going to forget any time soon!
Best For: Secluded Views
Why I love it:
The views from this place are absolutely spectacular. The venue is set on a hill overlooking the vineyard, which means the ceremony has one of the most incredible backdrops on the Peninsula. Couple that with Polperro winery weddings being nestled in a collection of ancient angophora trees, and you’ll end up thinking you’re the only couple in the world on your big day – a feeling everyone desires.
The venue is able to curate a personal and bespoke wedding experience for you and your guests, and that starts with being able to cater for between 6-120 people. Depending on the time of year, you’ll have quite a few locations available to you as well. There’s a Hecker Guthrie designed dining room that benefits from those incredible views we talked about earlier, a lawn, a wooden deck and a hut yoga studio. Discuss these with your event manager to make sure you’ve got the best one for your style and requirements!
Best For: Those Who Love Food
Budget: POA (Season and guest number dependant) (Ceremony Only: $1,500)
Why I love it:
If you appreciate great food and some of the best wine tasting on the Mornington Peninsula, Montalto needs to be on your radar. Their signature set menu includes an impressive 10 dishes over 4 courses – curated to your own desires and seasonality. The menu changes every day to make sure it’s fitting with each occasion. That means the menu is yours alone. Locally sourced and estate-grown produce is used to connect your day to this stunning region in Australia.
Peppered with floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant at Montalto (your reception room) looks out upon acres of vineyards, gardens and ancient trees. That’s the kind of view only the most special Mornington peninsula winery wedding venues have to offer.
Best For: Big Weddings
Why I love it: (capacity up to 500)
If you’ve got a big wedding party, this should be high on your list of venues to visit. Set in over 140 acres of beautiful Mornington Peninsula landscape, Dromana Estate is sure to leave a lasting impression.
The venue features 3 central locations, easily allowing it to accommodate the flow of people throughout the day. The first is an original horse stable with massive barn doors – an incredibly rustic feel from a place that still retains a lot of its original charm and character. It also has one hundred vintage lights hanging from the ceiling, making those evenings cosy and intimate. It’s truly a sight to be seen and can’t be properly understood until you see it in person.
Finally we have the deck, a characterful location allowing you to say your vows in front of the big rustic doors on the barn. A pergola is also provided, just waiting to be embellished by flowers. These large spaces make it a fantastic location if you want to let your creative juices flow and customise it to your heart’s content! It also makes Dromana Estate wedding photography incredibly creative and personal to you, rather than a one size fits all approach. “Blank canvas” wedding venues really do let you design a bespoke occasion that’s truly unique to both of you, and Dromana Estate is one of the best.
7. Lindenderry At Red Hill
Best For: Classic, Refined Weddings
Budget: $15,200+ ($3,000 for the ceremony)
Why I love it:
If you’ve ever dreamed of a classy yet authentic wedding venue, this is the place to go. Perched among 43 acres of vineyards and gardens, Lindenderry at Red Hill wouldn’t be out of place in a fairytale. As a Lindenderry at Red Hill wedding photographer, these locations are perfect for creating timeless and personal photos. Nature, organic produce and seclusion are at the heart of Lindenderry’s offering, and they do each one justice.
The Lindenderry at Red Hill has enough capacity to take 168 seated guests, or 200 if you’re having a cocktail style wedding. The area is filled with cypress trees and stunning backdrops for any wedding related photography and videography. They also offer two excellent packages – one for your “basic” three-course sit down meal with extras available at a cost, and the other sees your food personally designed and created by a Michelin star chef, curated wine selection by their sommelier and a private ceremony included.
Of course there is a price difference, and only you know whether it’s worth it or not. They also both include access to the Linden wing which has 15 rooms for your guests to stay in. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, you could go ahead and book the entire venue exclusively and have 40 rooms and breakfast included for everyone. The choice is yours!
Hopefully this has given you some insight to how stunning these Mornington Peninsula winery wedding venues can be. If you’re still unsure which would suit your requirements or you want to discuss wedding photography options, send me a message and we’ll get started!