In the past few years, if there was ever a television show that captivated viewers with its visual splendour, it’s Bridgerton. From the grand, manicured gardens with intricate topiaries and vibrant blooms to the gilded ballrooms adorned with sparkling chandeliers and lavish decor, the series was a true feast for the senses. The regal glamour of the Regency era, with its opulent fashion and air of romance, transported audiences to a world of sophistication and grandeur. And as it turns out, those very elements that made Bridgerton so visually stunning also make for breathtakingly perfect wedding venues.

So, how can you infuse your Australian wedding with a touch of Bridgerton-inspired elegance and charm? By choosing one of these amazing, grand venues that exude a sense of timeless beauty and aristocratic allure. Envision yourself exchanging vows amidst meticulously landscaped gardens reminiscent of the show’s lush backdrops or dancing the night away in a ballroom fit for royalty, with its soaring ceilings, ornate mouldings, and an ambience straight out of a Jane Austen novel. With the right venue, you can create a truly unforgettable Bridgerton-esque celebration that will sweep you up in your own fairytale.

Lancemore Mansion Hotel & Spa Werribee Park (VIC)

With an array of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options, Lancemore Mansion Hotel & Spa Werribee Park is a grand, Palladian-inspired mansion set atop 10 acres of rolling parklands. Weddings of every size and style whether in the formal English gardens or a grand space indoors, along with accommodation in the adjoining hotel make this a one-stop wedding destination for you and your guests. See it in action here.

Quat Quatta (VIC)

Stained glass windows, ornate columns and intricate parquetry floors are just some of the features that will wow you at Quat Quatta. Space for 50-160 seated guests or 200 for cocktail weddings, with creative catering and endless photo opportunities, will have you celebrating your wedding in gracious style. See it on Polka Dot Wedding here.

Photo by All My Wednesdays via Alexandra & Jack’s Classic Black & White Wedding At Quat Quatta

Campbell Point House (VIC)

On the banks of Lake Connewarre, the stunning Campbell Point House with its romantic Conservatory with arched windows, Conservatory courtyard and Lakeside Gardens will appeal to you with its romantic decor, endless rooms decorated in a traditional style, with space for celebrations, suites for sleeping and a hair and makeup area set aside for your wedding morning. See it now on Polka Dot Wedding.

Runnymede (TAS)

Enter a garden filled with historic exotic trees via a carriage drive that circles the house, and you’ll find a ‘Regency marine villa’ which was built in 1840. Today it is owned and managed by the National Trust and is available for garden weddings as well as spaces indoors for small weddings. For larger events in the garden, outside caterers may be hired.

Hopewood House (NSW)

The Southern Highlands is home to Hopewood House; if you’re searching for a unique and glamorous venue this just might be the one. A bespoke experience awaits you with your very own Concierge – a personal wedding planning service with private exclusive use of the estate as well as the option of accommodation in the luxurious cottage. Several stunning locations in the garden are available for your ceremony (backup options available), and for your reception (for up to 150 guests) entertain your guests in style in The Pavilion upstairs which includes The Grand Dining Room, The Terrace Lounge & the Chukka Bar. See our real weddings at Hopewood House.

Photo by Maple and June via Christina & Jamie’s Elegant Autumnal Wedding at Hopewood House

Como House (VIC)

“Built in 1847, Como House and Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture.” Still containing original family heirlooms from the family, Como House offers wedding ceremonies in the intimate Ellis Stones Garden or the magnificent Fountain Terrace, and The Garden Pavilion or Como House Ballroom are available for your reception. Take a step back in time to the grandeur of yesteryear.

The Eveleigh (NSW)

A taste of the past lies in The Eveleigh – old locomotive workshops refurbished to blend elegance and sophistication in one opulent space. With a balcony and staircases for grand entrances, to vintage chandeliers, The Eveleigh seats up to 200 guests or for a cocktail event, up to 350 seated guests. If ‘grand’ is your style for your wedding day, this magnificent building is a blank canvas to create all the magic you desire.

Epsom House (TAS)

Set in a garden that will delight the senses, Epsom House has amenities such as a fully restored Georgian Ballroom, a light-filled conservatory and a courtyard with beautiful English-style gardens of course, to have your ceremony and reception in. See it on Polka Dot Wedding here.

The Tea Rooms QVB (NSW)

Have your wedding surrounded by opulence with “palatial ceilings, glittering Baccarat Crystal chandeliers and luxurious detailing” in the lovely Tea Rooms. Along with top-notch food and impeccable service with space to accommodate 50-200 guests in luxury, you will be able to create a memorable day that you or your guests will never forget. The building itself is so beautiful that you may choose to enhance it with generous floral decor or keep it more simple and let the surroundings speak for themselves. See our venue features here.

Image by Lara Hotz Photography

Ayers House (SA)

A stately restored mansion of Colonial Regency/Victorian opulence, Ayers House is grand in every aspect from gold leaf hand-painted ceilings and chandeliers in the Ballroom along with the Conservatory, a light and plant-filled Atrium with a glass ceiling, blue stone walls and giant sandstone columns. The Library features a long dining table and impressive bookcase, a Victorian period marble fireplace and an antique display cabinet. See it in our real weddings here.

Terrara House (NSW)

Terrara House is set in a magnificent garden of perfectly clipped hedges and large trees. Its filigree ironwork adds to its historic charm and you are invited to plan your bespoke celebrations including your ceremony, post-ceremony drinks and reception for up to 150 guests, with on-site site accommodation for 28 guests available. See it in action here.

Rippon Lea Estate (VIC)

The beautiful iconic Melbourne property is renowned for its beauty and the stunning gardens that surround it. National Heritage listed Rippon Lea Estate offers an ornamental lake, fernery and winding pathways with expansive lawn areas dotted with magnificent old trees for your wedding day festivities, as well as the ballroom which adds to the romance of this venue with its ornate architectural details. See it on Polka Dot Wedding.

Photo by Brett Scapin Photography via Andy & Olivia’s Sweet Rippon Lea Estate Wedding

Quamby Estate (TAS)

Offering a limited number of weddings every year, Quamby Estate is just the venue for small elopements, intimate gatherings or large celebrations. A garden ceremony may be just the perfect start to your day with your reception following, in the Sir Richard Dry Pavilion or the Homestead Ball Room. Luxurious accommodation is offered for up to 22 guests. Make the most of this romantic venue with its classic ambience for your elegant Tasmanian wedding. Click to see Quamby Estate on Polka Dot Wedding.

Caversham House (WA)

The magnificent gardens surrounding Caversham House will give you the Bridgerton vibe that you may be looking for. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by formal clipped trees and hedges, and secret hiding places draped in vines along with the gazebo? But best of all are the colonnaded stairs and outdoor areas complete with waterfalls and formal gardens for your ceremony or reception.

Merribee (NSW)

Outdoor garden ‘rooms’ and entertaining areas  – 30 in all, characterise the very beautiful gardens that have been lovingly developed and tended by the owners at Merribee for many years. Perfumed roses and a lavender field add to the senses along with topiaries and hedges forming the ornate patterned ‘rooms’.  There are many pretty spaces including the Secret Garden for your ceremony, and you may then adjourn to the rustic Barn for your reception; but our pick on a warm night would be dinner under the Crepe Myrtles – a truly romantic fairy tale ending to your wedding day. See Merribee in real-life weddings here.

Photo by Zoe Morley via Saliya & Shane’s Romantic South Coast Country Wedding

Milton Park Country House (NSW) 

Hosting weddings for 20 to 165 guests with personalised tailored packages to suit your needs, Milton Park Country House is a venue with several different options for your wedding day. The Baillieu Ballroom is available for larger gatherings, but our pick would be The Orangerie (for up to 65 guests) or the Private Dining Room for a touch of old-world glamour. The garden of course is a centrepiece of the venue with dappled shaded areas for your ceremony and old trees giving a feeling of being in another era far away from the hustle and bustle of today. See it in action here,

Como The Treasury (WA)

With a choice of venues within this venue, you have the option of a smaller more intimate wedding at The Mark or Wildflower on the rooftop, or for a larger guest list of up to 400 standing,  the Postal Hall with its soaring ceilings and balcony may be just the ticket. See it on Polka Dot Wedding here.

The George Ballroom (VIC)

Originally opened in the 1860’s The George Ballroom with its ornate ceiling, worn walls peppered with intricate detailing and touches of gold in ornate mirrors and decoration, provides an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. Add to the elegance with voluptuous floral arrangements and simple stylish table settings and you have all the hallmarks Bridgerton-style occasion. This venue hosts up to 150 guests seated. See it in our real weddings here.

Photo by Ashleigh Haase Photography via Steph & Hector’s Romantic Summer Wedding At The George Ballroom

Clarendon (TAS)

Your introduction to Clarendon is via a double-storey portico reminiscent of the mansions of the American South. Clarendon was built in 1838 and is surrounded by gardens notable for old elm trees and topiary hedges. Have your ceremony in amongst this splendour and perhaps a picnic reception would be lovely in the summer in the dappled shade.

Brookleigh Swan Valley (WA)

Against the backdrop of rolling countryside, this French-style style chateau you can invite your guests to share on your wedding day, has a choice of 6 venues both indoor and outdoors. Brookleigh offers extensive gardens with a wisteria lane and large trees in the Jacaranda Garden, a terraced area with the chateau as your backdrop, or the hidden Courtyard for a reception for up to 50 guests with a glass conservatory and terraced archways. See it on Polka Dot Wedding.

Abbey Boutique Hotel (QLD)

A chapel with beautiful stained glass windows and a timber vaulted ceiling will be the perfect start to your wedding day at Abbey Boutique Hotel situated in Warwick QLD. Elopements, pop-up up weddings to large weddings of up to 140 guests in this historic 133 year old castle-style style manor, will wow your family and friends with its unique blend of vintage sophistication and timeless romantic charm.

Auchendarroch House (SA)

With touches of a bygone era such as original William Morris wallpaper, oak fireplaces and chandeliers,  Auchendarroch House sits in award-winning gardens. The pretty tiled verandahs, historic function rooms and the garden of this Victorian mansion are all available for your wedding day. Up to 180 guests may indulge in the lovely atmosphere of a picture-perfect venue.

Chateau Yaldara (SA)

Chateau Yaldara is located amongst the vineyards and is renowned for its excellent wines.  The Manor House is designed with high ceilings, parquet flooring, and ornate chandeliers for larger weddings of up to 180 seated guests, but there are several other options for your ceremony or reception including the Barrel Hall or restaurant. Perhaps the Chateau gardens would be more your style – manicured to perfection with views to the adjoining vineyard. Customised menus, full-service receptions and tailored ceremony-only packages are available.