Keep It Cosy: X Intimate Micro-Wedding Venues On The Mornington Peninsula

Intimacy and romance are two of the most important things to get right when planning a micro wedding in Mornington Peninsula.

Big weddings that go all out on styling, guests, venues, and everything in between are awesome, but smaller events tend to have an intimacy that can get lost on larger occasions. So, if you’d prefer an intimate, micro-sized wedding, the best place to start is by looking at these 8 micro wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula!

1. Tio Y Tapas 

If you’re looking for a small wedding venue in Mornington Peninsula that’s a little different, it’s definitely worth checking out Tio Y Tapas Vino and their new Bar del Tio — a warm and inviting venue for you and your guests that serves nothing but the best tapas on the Peninsula! The food is no doubt the stand-out reason to choose this micro wedding venue, though their extensive high-quality beverage list isn’t too far behind. 

Tio Y Tapas is a cosy wedding venue that’s ideal if you’ve got a smaller guest list and want somewhere a little more intimate for your wedding reception. A blend of Spanish culture and incredible vibes, Tio Y Tapas wedding venue is perfect for those looking for something special for their micro wedding in Melbourne.

2. Lindenderry Red Hill

Established in 1986, Lindenderry Red Hill is one of the most stunning, traditional wedding venues on the Peninsula. If you’ve got your heart set on an elegant, fairytale-like elopement in Mornington Peninsula, this is the micro-wedding option for you! 

I’ve talked about how stunning this venue is in the past for bigger events, but they cater for far smaller occasions as well. While 80 is the minimum number of guests catered to for wedding receptions, they have equally incredible micro wedding packages on offer for elopements and vowel renewals. 

These packages work for events between 10 and 30 guests — ideal if you’re after a smaller and more intimate day! With 34 acres of land filled with cypress, it’s a great venue to put on your list if you’re a fan of classical weddings and idyllic settings. And they’ve even got on-site accommodation, perhaps enough for all of your guests if your wedding is small enough!

3. Portsea Hotel

The Portsea Hotel wedding venue is a dream for anyone who wants to get married by the ocean! Its recent renovation offers the perfect mix of sophistication and playfulness, making it an ideal location no matter what your taste and desires are. 

Its capacity maxes out at 80 people seated and 120 for a cocktail style, but of course we’re more interested in knowing its minimum! The Portsea Hotel can accommodate micro weddings of just 40 guests, which is perfect. 

Couple that with the stunning ‘old-time’ charm of the building and the floor-to-ceiling windows that give incredible coastline views, and you’ll start to understand why this is one of the best micro wedding venues on Mornington Peninsula.

4. Carmel At Sorrento

Carmel at Sorrento is the perfect micro-wedding venue for those who love a bit of luxury! Set smack bang in the middle of Sorrento, guests can choose from a total of six luxury apartments or a ‘direct access penthouse’ — all of which are situated just a short walk to the bay. 

With a cosy fire pit, an indoor fireplace, a huge terrace, and all the amenities you could expect from a luxury 5-star apartment, the penthouse is definitely the option you should pick if you’re after something special!

Not only do they offer exquisite accommodation options for your micro wedding, but they also have DIY wedding & elopement packages that mean you can customise the day to be uniquely yours. Whether you want to organise an intimate ceremony on the beach and get married to the sound of waves gently grazing the shoreline, or if you’d prefer to have it on the penthouse balcony, it’s completely up to you! 

Either way, you’ll be able to create memories together with your loved ones and have the micro wedding of your dreams. Not too sure what to choose? They offer a virtual tour to help you decide.

5. The Old Church Red Hill

Mornington wedding venues don’t get any more micro and cosy (we’re talking fairy lights!) than The Old Church Red Hill. Set just an hour into Mornington Peninsula’s bushland, it feels like you’ve stepped into a secret world where the two of you are the only ones who exist — exactly how micro wedding venues in Victoria should be!

As a venue that’s more than a century old, it’s the ideal location if you’re looking for somewhere that has a load of character, but has been renovated just enough to make sure your big day runs as smoothly as it should.

Though it’s just a ceremony-only venue, it still offers 3 packages with a number of things included to make your day unique to your own visions. The best part about having a micro wedding ceremony at this venue is that if your guest list is smaller than 14 people, you’ll only have to pay $1400! Oh, and I can’t finish this description off without mentioning that show-stopping floor-to-ceiling window, it’s beyond incredible!

6. Tanglewood Estate

Stripped wood, giant windows, and exposed brick are all things you’ll find in abundance at Tanglewood Estate — perhaps the number one micro wedding winery venue on the Peninsula. Have your ceremony at the historic Chapel, and if you’re happy with a cocktail reception, you can make use of their Studio. 

The Studio is a mud brick building that, over the years, has been home to a few successful local artisans. Some of the bigger weddings have access to this part of the venue and chose to use it as a ‘men’s den’ before the ceremony. In that case, it’s a great place to bond with the guys and recharge before the big moment arrives. 

In our case, we’re more interested in its role in micro weddings, and it’s got a great one! With space for up to 80 guests for a cocktail reception (or less as a sit-down style), The Studio is the perfect choice for any couple who wants an intimate and cosy micro wedding on the Mornington Peninsula. Prices start at $6,600 for use of the studio for a cocktail reception.

7. Casa De Playa

Set on the second floor of an iconic 1800s building in Mornington, Casa De Playa wedding venue seamlessly blends modern and historic into a stand-out small wedding venue in Melbourne. From epic food to impeccably styled rooms, it’s a micro-wedding venue that’s truly got something for everyone.

There are three unique areas to choose from at Casa De Playa. The location you chose will be based on your personal preference as well as the number of guests you’re inviting, though as far as I’m concerned they’re all spectacular! 

First up is the salon which is a warm and cosy area with leather couches, a fireplace, and a TV — perfect for those colder months! Next is the atrium (El Atrio) which is a jaw-droppingly beautiful glass conservatory with views over the bay and a ton of exposed brick. Finally, there’s the Owl Cove, a semi-private space close to the bar and perfect for sit-down drinks. Like the sound of all three? There’s an option for that too!

8. The Epicurean (Private Dining Room)

I love this place. It’s raw, rustic, and yet still incredibly sophisticated. Highly regarded as having some of the best cuisines on the Peninsula, the Epicurean Red Hill wedding venue is a fantastic choice for just about anyone. 

Much of the original features of the building have been retained (like the 100-year-old beams) which makes it a wonderful dance of modern and historic throughout the venue. This is an incredible way to make sure your Mornington Peninsula wedding photography is nothing but timeless!

While the main space is incredible in its own right, by booking your micro wedding here you’ll have access to the private dining room. This room, covered in floor-to-ceiling Spanish linen, seed bag pendant lights, and oak flooring is ideal for smaller occasions. It has a minimum count of 25 guests if you’ve got a seated wedding, and a minimum of 45 guests if it’s cocktail style. There’s also a semi-private room called ‘The Alfresco’ which allows guests to have a relaxed dining experience outside.

Intimacy and romance are two of the most important things to get right when planning a micro wedding in Mornington Peninsula. All 8 of these venues have those traits and would make for the perfect backdrop to your day. If you’re still after a Mornington Peninsula wedding photographer, get in contact today and let’s get the ball rolling!

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