From beach to city, the landscape of South Australia has its distinct vibe. And it turns out, after almost a month of celebrating South Australia, that we agree there are plenty of magic to be found here. So where do you get started? Where do you set the scene for your day? Today, we’ve rounded up forty (just forty, there are so many more) beautiful venues across South Australia we think you’re going to love.
From rustic country halls to historic stone buildings, from vineyards overlooking the sea to water-bound vessels – here’s just some of that South Australian magic to inspire your big day.
Set on 420 acres, this Estate offers rolling vistas, 180 gum trees, extensive gardens and heritage buildings for your ceremony and reception. The Chaff Shed can seat 80 under festoons of fairy lights and the lawns offer your guests a chance to loll in the shade overlooking the spring-fed dam while enjoying the Australian bush surrounds. See White Hill Estate weddings here.
Photo & header photo by Travis & Benny via Heidi & Julie’s Rustic & Intimate McLaren Vale Wedding
Established in the early 1900s this winery is set on sweeping lawns with gum trees and gardens. An experienced wedding planner helping you decide on a marquee on the lawns or a cocktail reception with snacks from the pizza oven makes the most of the surroundings. A wildlife sanctuary established within the property, and a log cabin sleeping 8, as well as carefully crafted wines from the property, add to the attractions.
Fancy celebrating your wedding on a ship? Atyla is a wooden ship hand-built in the ’80s, inspired by the sailing vessels of the 18th century. Onboard you will be served drinks from the bar and have the option of your caterer, with seating to fit up to 80 people (including crew) and undercover options in case of rain. And best of all? You’re supporting a charity that ‘promotes life skills through adventure sailing experiences’.
At the beginning of the Adelaide Hills, lies the historic venue of Carrick Hill. Filled with all the old world charm, the venue, has open lawns, perfect for marquees, stunning gardens and plenty of photo opportunities that will bring together weddings full of all the charm. See Carrick Hill on Polka Dot Wedding here.
Right in the heart of the CBD sits this 90-year-old warehouse. Urban, industrial surrounds can be softened by your choice of furniture, linen, fairy lights and chandeliers and blooms enabling you to put your personality into your decor and wedding day. Catering by their in house kitchen team offers a wide selection of dishes and an event team is on hand to assist you with the finer details. See it in action here.
Located just 15 minutes from the CBD this relaxed boutique industrial-style space has already been styled with an eclectic mix of Parisian furniture, Argentinian doors, a gorgeous Italian chandelier, a fairy-lit laneway and courtyard and greenery draping the walls – well – that doesn’t leave much for you to add in terms of decor! Food sourced from local Adelaide businesses leaves your mouth watering with everything from gourmet pizzas to grazing tables and paella bar on offer. See the venue on Polka Dot Wedding here.
A stately restored mansion of Colonial Regency/Victorian opulence, Ayers House is grand in every aspect from hand-painted ceilings and chandeliers in the Conservatory, to dining in a light and plant-filled Atrium with a glass ceiling. Catering for small numbers of 24 in rooms such as The Banksia Room and up to 400 in a Marquee, this venue does everything in grand style.
An unexpected option for you but if you want modern style and have a big guest list? Adelaide Oval needs to to be on your list. With a huge capacity and multiple spaces (as well as unique and brilliant views!), this might be just what you’re looking for See our weddings at the venue here.
On the Fleurieu Peninsula, stunning Woodburn Homestead was built in 1864. The sandstone building has endless charm- just the ticket for your wedding! There are spaces for both your ceremony and reception, as well as onsite accommodation for you and your guests.
Cosy and intimate, The Jade has beautiful vintage features and its private courtyard (perfect for ceremonies). There’s an additional indoor function space you can use too – with air con! Cocktail style the venue can hold up to 270 guests. See it come to life in our features on it here.
Oh, you want to escape to France you say? No need when this venue is right on your doorstep! Set on 13 acres (with incredible gardens) the homestead is a French provincial style country house complete with a pond (and ducklings). Perfection is found right here.
With accommodation and the ability to have your ceremony and reception on-site, this venue sits in the rolling Fleurieu hills as a backdrop to the most glorious scenery. Close to Myponga Beach, Brooklyn Farm is a perfect retreat for a destination wedding. See our real weddings at Brooklyn Farm here.
A gorgeous heritage venue complete with its turret, this venue offers options such as The Coach House which is a 160-year-old stone stable oozing old-world charm, a cobbled courtyard with a century-old fig tree perfect for wedding ceremonies and dancing under twinkling fairy lights.
Stunning manicured European style gardens with fountains, vine-covered walls all roads lead to romantic Mandalay. “Whether you are considering a formal sit-down dinner for 240 in a marquee, a cocktail party for 150 under umbrellas on the lawns, or a dream-like dinner for 80 in the Ivy Barn, there is an inspiring space for your Autumn, Winter or Spring wedding at Mandalay.” Exclusive use with your choice of vendors allows you to create your day, your way. See it on Polka Dot Wedding here.
There is a beautiful relaxed charm around this coastal winery venue. With room for 80 for seated functions and 120 for cocktails, you’ll be able to make the most of the beautiful winery views with their open-air deck. Check out weddings at the venue here.
A setting of rolling green lawns, oak trees and a family feel plus a stunningly rustic corrugated iron and stonewalled ‘barn’, make this venue a must to consider for your wedding day. See it in action here.
Once stables to Clydesdale horses, this barn now houses a rustic reception area complete with a stage, in this Murray Mallee country venue. Each season offers its joys here – from cold winter nights with a bonfire to warm breezy days in Spring. Hosting up to 130 seated guests, there are multiple photo opportunities in this picturesque location. You have the option to bring in your catering and entertainment.
Local produce for your wedding feast, views to Mt Lofty Ranges and the ability to host 30-200 guests undercover, or in a marquee on the lawn overlooking the vines, sounds like the perfect way to spend your wedding day. Packages can be tailored to your requirements.
Surrounded by incredible forest the stone walls of Kuitpo have decades of stories to tell. With a blank canvas to make the space your own, the country hall charm of the space is completely flexible. It seats 100 inside (which can be expanded if you use the surrounding space) and has a working kitchen onsite, allowing you to bring in your caterers.
Offering a repurposed rustic barn on an equestrian property, with additional attractions such as a dam with rustic boathouse and jetty, a majestic ceremony tree and a secluded bush clearing known as The Glade this venue has it all including The Wisteria Walk for a most impressive aisle and your wedding entrance. A list of preferred suppliers and the staff’s extensive wedding knowledge will help to make planning your day easy. See the features at The Stables of Somersby here.
Steeped in history in the Barossa Valley, Yaldara Estate boasts several location options for weddings across the Estate allowing from 140-180 seated guests. Working with an experienced team who strive to make your day as relaxed as possible, Yaldara also has open air and marquee options and accommodation on site. Ask about their customisable packages.
In a 100 year old home in the Barossa Valley sits this well loved venue surrounded by lovely gardens and serving local Barossan produce. Smaller wedding receptions can be held here with 2 smaller dining rooms, and the larger restaurant, with up to 100 people for a stand up cocktail function.
Overlooking the hills at the peak of the Mt Lofty Ranges sits the Summit with sweeping views of the ever changing Australian landscape. With the option of your ceremony at the Obelisk, and sunset cocktails for up to 1100 people on the plaza, there are also options inside for 120 seated guests in the elegant dining room.
Modern, industrial and oh so hip, Jackson Square is all about being bright, bold and yourself. This urban venue in Hindmarsh is a warehouse space that can hold up to 400 guests for a cocktail function, to seat 250. If you dream of a modern blank canvas space? This one’s for you!
An 1800s homestead and sprawling lawns and cottage gardens provide the backdrop to your wedding day. Exclusive hire for 10 -1000 guests ensures your occasion is everything you want it to be – and dancing under the stars with overhead fairy lights ends the day in a magical way. See plenty of weddings at Coriole Vineyards here.
If a peaceful wedding in the countryside appeals to you then Bremer Farm is the venue to consider. With restored buildings dated from the 1800’s, understated elegance is the ethos of Selena and her team. Catering for up to 500 guests this charming venue offers outdoor areas of green lawn surrounded by trees, a barn area seating 50 and a rustic shed with chandeliers seating up to 90 guests.
Also up the top of the hill with epic views, Mount Lofty House offers something rather charming for weddings. Not only is there an amazing menu on offer, an onsite day spa, beautiful space for both vows and celebration, but the venue has capacity for 350 guests. See Mount Lofty weddings here.
With a contemporary style and overlooking beach and marina this venue features South Australian produce on the menu including vegan and vegetarian options. With a dancefloor and the High Tide room, terrace or balcony room to accommodate 30-50 seated guests you will be enchanted by the views of endless ocean.
How does a day surrounded by peacocks, rustic stone buildings, beautifully kept gardens with ancient trees sound to you? Catering and beverage choices are provided on site and cater up to 120 guests, or 30 guests in the original shearing shed. See it on Polka Dot Wedding here.
Offering a choice of event spaces, Beresford House overlooks rolling vines and gardens where your ceremony can be held against a backdrop of Australian countryside. Working with local chefs offers gourmet options and paired with their own Beresford wines, your wedding will be tailored to suit your unique preferences. See it on Polka Dot Wedding here.
Just 10 minutes from the CBD, this Estate is in their words ‘a photographer’s dream’ with gardens including a palm garden, rose garden, rustic brick walls, and heritage buildings. Food and wine packages and event managers help make your wedding day choices a breeze.See it across Polka Dot Wedding here.
With the style of a modern Australian shed, this stunning venue offers a restaurant with seating for 150 guests, and a courtyard marquee seating up to 500 guests on an 84 hectare property celebrating sustainability and local produce. Ciders, brews and wines are paired with ‘Italian inspired with a rustic twist’ food such as wood fired pizzas, antipasto platters and more formal fare made from locally sourced ingredients. See it in action here.
Catering functions up to 120 guests, with a multicultural influence, this venue offers outdoor and indoor options for your wedding reception. Feast your eyes on the mill wheel and the old stone walls which add to the ambiance of this pretty place. See it on Polka Dot Wedding here.
Marybank Farm is a beautiful Adelaide foothills property that’s been handed down for generations. Plus it has a gorgeous bed and breakfast onsite (perfect for your wedding night!.) With beautiful grounds and historic buildings it can accommodate 80 guests for a seated dinner or 100 for cocktail.
Historic and beautiful Glen Ewin Estate is a favourite for weddings for a reason. Incredible grounds and beautiful buildings make this an amazing venue for a wedding. The garden (The Gatehouse) and barn (The Pulpshed) both stand out spaces. See weddings at Glen Ewin Estate here.
The beautiful Barossa Valley has so many venues to love, and this is one of them. Beautiful gardens (that dappled shade!), and the Barrel Room seating up to 160 guests but the team have the flexibility to create amazing celebrations for smaller groups too. See Gormersal Wines weddings here.