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Top 5 Hunter Valley Wedding Venues

January 21, 2020

Are you looking for the Best Hunter Valley Wedding Venues?

Well… look no further, we have the very best of the best right here!

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We are James and Raquelle a husband and wife team based in the Hunter Valley, specialising in Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography in the Hunter Valley! YES! We are the only husband and wife team capturing Hunter Valley Weddings are we love your job!

We often get asked, ‘What’s the best Hunter Valley Venue?’ This is a difficult one to answer because it does depend on what type of venue you are looking for but in our vast experience, we have narrowed it down the very best Hunter Valley wedding venues for you! These are our favourite top 5, based on not only ease of location but the experience. You could have the best venue in the Hunter Valley but if you are treated like rubbish by the staff it would have been all for nothing as your experience will exceed the location.

1. Enzo Weddings at Ironbark Hill

Ironbark’s wedding chapel and contemporary function space are set amongst the vines, enhancing the romance and atmosphere of your event; all function catering and bookings are managed by the award-winning Cafe Enzo. The fully self-contained Iron Bark Hill lodge house is also available to hire, with enough beds to sleep a maximum of 15 people, and luxurious amenities including the floodlit tennis court, swimming pool and a spacious deck overlooking the vines. Experience modern design entwined with country style and elegance. Imagine exchanging vows in a picturesque tranquil vineyard setting either outside on the lawn or inside a gorgeous chapel. Your reception will be like a dream with a sandstone fireplace and an array of glass doors that open up onto a paved terrace overlooking the vineyard.

2. Circa 1876

Circa 1876 has so much to offer… located in the historic cottage on the Roscrea Estate just a short stroll from The Convent in the Hunter Valley, the award-winning restaurant prides its-self on ‘farm to fork’ ingredients and has an impressive local wine list for all to enjoy. The best features of this property would be aside from the awesome fireplaces would be it boasts would be the exposed beams running the length of the room, creating a solid framework for whatever your heart desires. Lighting, flowers and greenery, or draping of garlands all would work so beautifully and can be easily installed. Perfect for all wedding sizes with the option of the restaurant or Grand Marquee.

3. Tocal Homestead

This elegant historic site is a picture-perfect venue for any couple looking for private and picturesque property with your choice of either the giant fig tree or the Tocal chapel for your ceremony and too many spots for photography to mention. The reception shed is a ‘heritage hay shed’ featuring an incredible 100-year-old exterior which impressive but once you enter those doors you are transformed into a modern venue with extensive use of recycled timber throughout.

4. Peterson House

Peterson house is simply stunning! With its beautiful estate providing you with an elegant backdrop for both your ceremony and reception. From the Cuvee Lawn & Gardens in Winter to the Cherry Blossoms in Spring or the Cellar Deck on a Summer evening, it is a one-stop-shop for all of your wedding needs especially if you love wine!

5. Margan Estate

The stunning rammed earth Margan Restaurant, Bar, Courtyard and Barrel room provides the perfect venue for your wedding! Margan is focused on the “wow factor” for you and your wedding guests with fantastic food, great wine, meticulous attention to detail coupled with expansive views of the Home block Vineyard and Yellowrock Mountain… you can not go wrong! The experienced staff will provide you with the opportunity to customise your wedding celebrations, from an intimate setting in their Margan Restaurant to a more lavish celebration in their stunning Barrel Room.

We hope you have loved checking out these top 5 Hunter Valley Wedding Venues and it helps you in your wedding planning process. There are so many wonderful Hunter Valley Wedding Venues these are just our top 5. Check out some of our favourite wedding galleries below for a closer look at these incredible wedding venues in the Hunter Valley, you never know, you might get some inspiration at the same time.

Raquelle Loraine Photography is one of the best and most sort after Wedding Photo and Video Teams in the Hunter Valley, so if you are looking for an incredible wedding team then reach out via our contact page! We would love to hear from you!

Happy Wedding Planning!

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