Through The Eyes Of a Wedding Photographer: Tanglewood Estate Wedding Venue

A bride and groom walking on jetty over lake

Tanglewood Estate is the romantic hideaway you’ve always dreamed of

Many couples look for a venue that truly makes them feel as though they are the only ones on earth – and the Tanglewood Estate wedding venue does just that! Its unique blend of sophistication, rustic appearance and stunning views of the sea make it an adaptable and sought-after venue. Tanglewood Estate has even made my top 10 wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula.

Keen to see a gallery from the venue? Check out Brittany and Jack's epic day here

The Rundown

Pricing: $12,000+ ($6,600 if using the studio for cocktail receptions only)


  • The Winery - 100-130 guests
  • The Barn - 200 guests
  • The Studio - 80 guests

Indoor And Outdoor Options

Unforgettable Ceremony & Reception Venues:

  • The Winery: Exchange vows in the beautifully renovated winery, accommodating up to 130 guests. Featuring a state-of-the-art kitchen, bar, and an outdoor courtyard with a lake and bay views, it's ideal for elegant receptions.
  • The Barn: This rustic-chic barn, built with recycled materials, offers a warm ambiance and accommodates 150-200 guests. Large sliding doors open to a breathtaking vineyard vista, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor connection.
  • The Chapel: Steeped in history, our century-old chapel, lovingly restored and nestled amidst the trees, provides a charming setting for intimate ceremonies. With large windows overlooking Port Phillip Bay and beautiful seating, it seats approximately 100 guests. (Ceremony use included in venue hire fee)
  • The Studio: This charming mud brick studio offers a unique space for smaller cocktail receptions or a designated "Men's Den" for your wedding day.
  • The Gardens: Surrounded by ancient eucalyptus trees and boasting stunning sea views, the picturesque gardens provide a plethora of breathtaking locations for outdoor ceremonies and captivating wedding photos. (Garden use included in venue hire fee)


Any wedding I've attended to has been catered to perfection! Let's be honest, good food at a wedding is essential. Whilst Tanglewood Estate itself does not organise your catering in house, it does have an incredible industrial kitchen that is perfectly prepped for your food making aficionados to work their magic. A preferred caterer list available on request but take my word for it. If they're on the list, they're going to be incredibly scrumptious! 

Brit and Jack enjoying a moment in the sunset at Tanglewood Estate

About Tanglewood Estate:

Secluded in ancient eucalyptus trees and set in over 100 acres of bushland, Tanglewood Estate wedding venue is the romantic hideaway you’ve always dreamed of. The 110-year-old rustic and character-filled chapel provides the perfect backdrop to a unique and memorable wedding day. A landmark that makes Tanglewood Estate more than just a little bit special. After photographing countless weddings all over the Mornington Peninsula and beyond, heading into this secret hideaway has always been a favourite. There's something really special about the way the light falls at sunset over the paddock and through the forrest. I've summed it up as briefly as I can below: 

Why Should You Consider It?

Aesthetic And Vibes

It's without doubt, Tanglewood Estate is one of the most stunning, luxury winery wedding venue on the Mornington Peninsula.

If you’re looking for a homely and authentic vibe for your big day, Tanglewood Estate won’t disappoint. If you’re thinking stripped-back wood, giant light-absorbing windows and exposed brick, then you are looking in the exact right spot! As you can imagine the photo opportunities throughout the property are simply incredible! Truly not a venue like it. Here's a couple of sneak peeks for you, but be sure to scroll to the bottom and click the link to check out a complete gallery to truly take it all in!

However, the most enticing thing about this venue is the location. Though it is secluded and will at times feel as though you’re the only couple in the world (yay!), the amenities and infrastructure remain at an extremely high standard. So if you’re on the hunt for a location that makes you feel like two characters out of a fairytale, you can’t go wrong here. As a Tanglewood estate wedding videographer, this is the stuff dreams are made of!

Accommodation at and near Tanglewood Estate

Though it’s not included in your package pricing, Tanglewood Estate offers two separate accommodation options. The first is the Farm House which is conveniently located on the property and can be used by the bride and groom on Saturday nights, or as a bridal house on your big day. The second option is around a 10-minute drive from the venue and can accommodate up to 13 people. As a bonus, it’s just 50 steps from the beach!

If you're looking for accomodation options around Tanglewood Estate for yourself of your guests, I've got a list of 9 gorgeous options that will accomodate 2-10 people and a quick link to find even more beautiful options!

Tanglewood Estate Venue Hire Fees (2023/2024):

  • The Winery & The Barn:
    • Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by rolling vineyards or celebrating in a rustic-chic barn. Tanglewood Estate offers exclusive use of your chosen venue (Winery or Barn) for your special day, starting at $12,000 AUD (inclusive of GST).
    • This fee ensures seamless execution with ceremony setup (either in the charming Chapel or picturesque Gardens), elegant reception furniture, essential equipment (cutlery, crockery, glassware), and a dedicated on-site event coordinator to manage every detail.
  • The Studio:
    • Seeking a more intimate gathering? The Studio provides a charming setting for a cocktail reception of up to 80 guests. This space starts at $6,600 AUD (inclusive of GST). For the groom and his groomsmen, The Studio can also be transformed into a private "Men's Den" for pre-wedding festivities for an additional $300 AUD.

Tailoring the Celebration:

  • Beverage Packages: Customise your beverage service to perfectly complement your wedding theme. Choose from a curated selection of wines (including their own Tanglewood Estate range), local and international beers, ciders, and non-alcoholic options. Pricing starts at $60 per head for a 6-hour package with full staffing.
  • Extra Touches: Elevate your celebration with optional add-ons. Consider incorporating premium spirits, signature cocktails, extended beverage service by the hour, or a magnificent champagne tower (price upon request).

Uniquely Yours:

Tanglewood Estate goes beyond just a venue; it transforms into your private haven for the ultimate wedding experience.  By limiting bookings to one wedding per day, you can relish in complete privacy and exclusivity, with the entire property at your disposal (excluding The Barn or Winery depending on your chosen venue).

Unwavering Support:

From the initial planning stages to the culmination of your special day, a dedicated event coordinator will be by your side.  This ensures every detail is meticulously cared for, allowing you to truly relax and enjoy the celebration.

Contact: Tanglewood Estate

If you’re looking for an exclusive, secluded and authentic wedding venue, then Tanglewood Estate needs to be on your viewing list. Packed full of charm, it’s a venue bound to give any wedding the perfect backdrop. If you’re looking for a Tanglewood Estate wedding photographer, send me an email and let’s capture something amazing!

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