Are you thinking about where to host your wedding? Have you looked far and wide for a venue to host your unforgettable day? Why don’t you try some local areas located right in the centre of Victoria’s expansive wine district, Moorabool Valley?
Within proximity of the Geelong and Ballarat regions and only around a ninety-minute drive from Melbourne, Moorabool Valley is one of the hottest area destinations for newly engaged couples to have their next wedding. These local destinations will make your heart swarm as you enjoy your special day. With various unique locations to choose from, why not take the leap and start planning the best day of your life with one of Moorabool Valley’s local venues.
With 167 acres of marvellous vineyards and farmlands, Clyde Park is perfect for wine lovers getting married this year. This family-owned and operated business boasts unique ceremony locations on the Clyde Park Terrace and the Moorabool River. They serve a range of premium wines so good that local wine writer and critic James Halliday branded them with five red stars. This is a high achievement within the wine industry and speaks to the fantastic collection that Clyde Park has on offer.
The venue offers a stress-free experience for couples with a highly-dedicated team to offer suggestions or guidance to ensure that you have the day of your dreams. With sections of the winery reserved exclusively for weddings, Clyde Park is sure to deliver a magical experience for the special day.
Where: 2490 Midland Highway, Bannockburn
Want a venue that gives you options for that perfect wedding setting? Then Batesford Hotel has you covered. The venue hosts three distinct spaces that allow couples to tailor their special day to every need. Start by having your ceremony in the stunning Moorabool Garden, which hosts a spectacular riverside setting and extensive lawn area encompassing the Batsford Bridge. After the ceremony, you can collect your bridal party for amazing photos. At the same time, the rest of your guests enjoy some delicious foods and drinks in the spectacular gardens. The venue allows you to have your wedding the way you want, with unique spaces offering a blank canvas to host all your wedding needs.
If it’s a larger wedding you’re after, the Moorabool room is the space your after. With the ability to hold 130 seated guests or 300 standing guests, the room is a truly magnificent space. This open-planned interior room will create a fully versatile space to accommodate any wedding. It features modern furnishings, exposed white beams and a light colour palette. With panoramic views of the surrounding gardens and an encompassing deck, guests are free to explore both the indoor and outdoor space well into the night.
Are you after a more intimate wedding? Then the Batsford room is the space for you. The room creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere through open fires and country ambience. By offering couples a more rustic environment, this is the perfect space for weddings of 50 seated guests or 60 standing guests.
The hotel also embraces smaller weddings, with its Sunroom providing the perfect space to hold 30 seated guests. This room is secluded from the rest of the hotel. It offers a uniquely private dining experience full of natural light.
Located near the Moorabool Valley and Geelong region and only fifty minutes away from Melbourne, Batesford Hotel will provide all your specialised wedding needs.
Where: 700 Ballarat Road, Batesford
Walk the aisle back in time as you cross eighty acres of grazing sheep and free-range chickens towards your partner at Rocklea Farm. The venue specialises in ‘old fashioned hospitality as it transports couples back to a time of wool-trading and simple farm life. Established in the 1850s, the farm has undergone some major changes in its operations. This fully operational farm has adapted to give couples a nostalgic venue to make their special day one to remember.
If you’re still not convinced of the farm’s spectacular rustic appeal, then rest assured, you and your guests will never forget seeing the beautiful bride walk down the aisle of a renovated barn. The venue prides itself on not being your typical ‘cookie cutter’ wedding and gives couples the flexibility to have a wedding that is as unique as they would like. Couples of all types can feel comfortable knowing that they are all welcomed by the wedding venue. Valuing themselves as an ‘inclusive non-discriminatory venue’, same-sex weddings are more than welcome at the venue.
The picturesque landscape is only fifteen minutes away from the Geelong CBD and an hour from Melbourne and Ballarat. Rocklea Farm creates an affordable and luxurious wedding venue with no hidden extras, encompassing the old and new.
Where: 159 Friend In Hand Road, Stonehaven
After that more sophisticated and luxurious wedding, look no further than Provenance Wines. The Heritage-listed wedding venue embraces couples as soon as they walk through the door with its warming embrace. The venue encompasses stunning features like an ‘Oregan-lined cathedral-like ceiling’ and ‘white-washed bluestone walls’ lined with rustic winery barrels sure to bring much-needed character and charm to your elegant day. Surrounded by beautiful greenery, the venue will meet all your wedding needs.
This historic venue is a beautifully unique space for lovers of wine and a venue that is sure to leave you with ever-lasting memories of its calming and reassuring presence. With the bonus of venue flexibility, this venue provides its guests with personalised services and transformational spaces to tailor to the dream weddings of every couple. With the capacity to hold 250 people standing up and 180 people sitting down, couples can rest assured that none of their loved ones will miss out on their special day.
Provenance Wines specialises in award-winning catering and wines alongside the venue’s friendly service and is sure to create the day of each couple’s dreams.
Where: 100 Lower Paper Mills Road, Fryansford
Are you looking for a more intimate wedding venue to house only your closest and dearest friends and family? Look no further than Austin’s Wines to host your spectacular day. Whether it’s a small wedding of 12 guests or a slightly larger wedding of 120 guests, the venue located only fifteen minutes from Geelong will make your wedding day unforgettable.
Located in Austin’s Cellar Door, your wedding is sure to be unique as you look out over the local picturesque rolling hills. With in-house experts dedicated to guiding you through each step of your wedding journey, your winery wedding will be a very un-stressful experience. This venue will create a wedding everyone will remember, featuring spectacular venue styling, beautiful floral arrangements, and personalisable food and beverage options.
However, limited dates are available for this venue, from Mondays to Fridays. So get in quick to secure this spectacular venue for the 2022-23 seasons.
Where: 870 Steiglitz Road, Sutherlands Creek
Blue Wren Park
If it’s the picturesque outdoor wedding you’re after, look no further than Blue Wren Park for your special day. This venue will make all your loved ones swoon as they take in all the beauty this park offers. Say your vows on one of the park’s spectacular marquee wedding venues overlooking beautiful ponds and the Moorabool River.
Enjoy a selection of local wines as you walk through the 150 acres of stunning gardens. The venue boasts a range of highly regarded wedding suppliers and various packages to help create the day you have always dreamed of.
The park is available for inspections by making an appointment with local accommodation available to those who have travelled from afar.
Where: 85 Muhlebach Road, Sutherlands Creek