Your Ultimate Guide to Margaret River Region Wedding Venues

 

Your Ultimate Margaret River Wedding Venue Guide

Beachfront altars, secluded forest ceremonies and lavish winery weddings.

The Margaret River region is one of Western Australia’s most popular options for a destination wedding. It’s easy to see why: whether you’re after sweeping views, a cosy and quaint farmhouse or a luxurious winery wedding, you’ll find it here.

A wedding table setting overlooking the ocean at Pullman Bunker Bay.

Coastal Chic

Pullman Bunker Bay

As a wedding venue, Pullman Bunker Bay is simply spectacular. They boast unbeatable Indian Ocean views, an alfresco terrace overlooking Bunker Bay, white sands, tranquil native gardens, function rooms and marquees. Take your pick from a host of different ceremony and reception options and let their on-site wedding coordinator help make your planning smooth sailing, every step of the way. Whether you are thinking of an intimate 10 person affair or closer to 300 guests, you’ll find the solution here. Love your food as much as your fiancée? You’ll get a complimentary full menu tasting to make sure it all gets the tick of approval before the big day.

White Elephant

If you’re after an Instaworthy wedding spot, a wedding at White Elephant beach cafe will provide you with exactly that – and then some. Enjoy a stunning beach ceremony on the shores of Gnarabup Bay before heading up the wooden staircase to the deck for a coastal reception. You’ll have a dedicated wedding planner to hold your hand along the way and take the hassle out of wedding planning. If your wedding bucket-list includes an ocean sunset complete with cliffs and soft sand underfoot, delicious food and local produce, this is perfect for you.

A very wedding-ready Xanadu.

Among the vines

Xanadu

Only a five minute drive from Margaret River’s main street, you’ll know you’re in for something special as you drive down the twisting and turning driveway of Xanadu. The winery is celebrated for its award-winning wines, so if you happen to be wine lover you’ll be thoroughly enjoying the drinks list at this idyllic wedding venue. Think sprawling vineyards, gardens scattered with artfully planted ornamental trees, and an indoor-outdoor event space that means no matter what the weather has in mind, you’ll be set for a stylish afternoon and evening of celebrations. From ceremony through to dance floor, it’s not hard to see why this is one of Margaret River’s most in-demand wedding venues.

Amelia Park Restaurant

With one of the most incredible vineyard panoramas in Margaret River, genuinely local food and wine, warm hospitality, and a stylish, modern restaurant, Amelia Park Restaurant is one of the top picks for a winery wedding with a view. Ceremonies are hosted in the Amelia Park Wines vineyard before moving to Amelia Park Restaurant for reception. The restaurant is owned and operated by Blair and Renee Allen, who won the Premier’s Award and 6 Gold Plate Awards during their time at Studio Bistro and Piari & Co. Influenced by French cuisine, Blair’s food is rich in flavour and utilises Western Australian ingredients. Menus can be tailored to group size and dietary requirements catering from 20 up to 120 guests seated or 200 guests for a cocktail function. Both the restaurant and private dining room each have a balcony overlooking the vineyard.

A bride prepares to walk down the aisle on the deck at Cowaramup Brewing Co.

Rustic Charm

Cowaramup Brewing Company

As far from a bride-or-groomzilla as you can get? Cowaramup Brewing Company might be the perfect option for you with its rustic and relaxed surrounds, and of course plenty of hand crafted ales and lagers brewed on site.  The venue features a beautiful rammed earth building with polished concrete floors, furnished with local timber. If you are planning a warm weather wedding, the large span of bi-fold doors open out onto an alfresco dining area and grassed lawn surrounded by rolling hills and pastures of Cowaramup dairy farms nearby. You’ll be able to accommodate 200 including the outdoor area and up to 150 inside and on the deck.

RAC Margaret River Nature Park

Set in a tranquil forest setting in the middle of the Wooditjup National Park, there are several spectacular locations at the RAC Margaret River Nature Park which provide the perfect setting for you both to say “I Do”. There is no excuse for guests not finding a bed for the night with up to 140 guests catered for in bedded accommodation and a further 100 on caravan and camp sites. The undercover Wharncliffe Mill, constructed in 1967, is the epitome of rustic charm and will provide a nice touch if there are any history buffs in the wedding party. This is a versatile option, whether you are after traditional sit down, cocktail, communal feast or gourmet BBQ. Catering includes BYO food and beverages to suit your style of event, and a large camp kitchen is fully equipped and adjacent to The Mill. Even food trucks are welcome on the premises to create a vibrant market hall feel to  your wedding day.

Heritage Butter Factory

With a picturesque rotunda on the banks of the Vasse River, the Heritage Butter Factory is the perfect spot for ceremonies with a touch of history.  You will have access to the entire grounds and historical buildings within the complex to provide rustic backdrops for some timeless photos to remember your special day.

Taunton Farm

A seriously unique venue, the Taunton Farm Function Centre incorporates the relocated and restored Cowaramup Congregational Church (1925) and School (1924), as well as a rustic BBQ shed and kitchen. The function centre is available for any type of private or corporate event, and can cater for groups ranging  from 10 – 200 guests. If you’d like to hold a unique, affordable and totally memorable country wedding, then this is an option for you. Couples have complete creative control over their wedding, from catering and refreshment through to decorations. Guests can also enjoy a party without the hassle of driving home, as cottages and campsites are available for reservation walking distance to the event. 

A long table wedding lunch set up by the forest at Tanah Marah.

Back to nature

Boranup Forest

If you have ever Googled ‘Margaret River Wedding Ceremonies’, guaranteed you’ll have seen some pretty spectacular photographs of couples saying ‘I do’ under the Karri trees of Boranup Forest. The magnificent canopy is a magical backdrop to your special moment of union as a married couple. Whether you’re styling it up as a boho bride, a green thumbed groom or simply letting the beauty and elegance of the trees shine through, this spot is one of the most in-demand for ceremonies down south.

Lake Cave Deck

Never mind if you have a fear of heights, the spectacular scenery and majesty of the Karri trees here will take your breath away for you. Lake Cave’s Deck is a special location for those that want a unique experience to be remembered by all that attend. Not many people can say that they’ve attended a wedding at a venue over a million years old!

Happs Winery

Want to celebrate in nature, but not quite prepared for a ceremony in the forest?  Happs Winery blends the natural beauty of the Australian bush with sweeping lawns and flowering native plants. The winery gardens, complete with a picturesque amphitheatre, offer breathtaking views to create your own unique photographic backdrops.  Furry members of the family are also welcome, as Happs is a dog-friendly wedding venue. Be sure to note that there is no restaurant on site, so all catering (and additional hire requirements) will need to be arranged through external operators.

A wedding under twinkling lights on the lawns of Caves House Hotel.

Elegant Estates

Caves House

Caves House Hotel and her beautiful gardens make for one of the most iconic wedding destinations of the Margaret River region. Since its earliest days, loved up couples have been visiting this romantic and heritage listed estate to tie the knot and come back each year for a memorable anniversary. The hotel itself is surrounded by 1.8 hectares of extensive heritage listed gardens and pristine lawns stretching towards the ocean, so you’ll be guaranteed some stunning photographs of an outdoor ceremony. If a winter wedding is more your thing, this is one of the prime picks with several function rooms, each equipped with a fire place and big windows overlooking the gardens.

Aravina Estate

One of the favourite wedding destinations for couples in the Margaret River region, Aravina Estate encapsulates romance with rolling vineyards, sparkling lakes and perfectly manicured gardens. From an elegant and luxurious reception in the chandelier-lit events room, through to an intimate ceremony under the wedding arbour, it’s a beautiful option. Or perhaps you’d prefer to dance the night away in the atmospheric barrel room? The estate has several options to choose from for both reception and ceremony. Brides and grooms can be pampered pre-ceremony in the luxurious parlour, or arrive in spectacular style via helicopter, with the helipad smack bang behind the garden’s custom built wedding arbour.

Country-chic wedding at RAC Margaret River Nature Park.

Voyager Estate

A stunning winery estate, at Voyager Estate you’ll be treated to elegant wine, extraordinary food and warm, refined hospitality. You’ll not find anywhere else like it: a Cape Dutch Manor House, rolling lawns and lush garden of palms, lilies and liquid ambers, all flanked by heritage vineyards and undulating views across the Stevens Valley. With a limited number of weddings each year, you’ll be assured an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Get set for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, exquisite food from a Top 5-ranked restaurant in WA and the sublime elegance of one of the most spectacular winery gardens in the region.

Penrose Estate

You’ll not have visited Penrose Estate previously (unless as a wedding guest) as this private estate is only available for weddings. Dreaming of a refined European wedding venue set in a glorious vineyard with breathtaking views, formal gardens, sparkling dams and classic luxury? Here it is. The gardens sit on the ridge of the national forest and you’ll enjoy the day’s shimmering sunshine easing into a balmy evening as the twinkling lights of their naked marquee light up. Guests are also welcome to stay in the Estate’s exquisite house (5 x queen rooms) for the wedding and beyond.

A lake-side reception hosted at Forest Rise Retreat.

Stay the night

Forest Rise Retreat

You’ll have ultimate privacy on Forest Rise Retreat‘s 240 acre private estate. Boasting a beautiful grand gazebo set by the side of a lush spring-fed lake, romance is thick in the air here. This is an ideal solution for brides and grooms who dream of seclusion along with the flexibility of BYO catering and beverages to create their own styled event. Here you have the choice of both wedding venue and several stunning chalets and lodge accommodation for up to 32 of your closest friends and family to stay and celebrate. Centrally located and surrounded by the finest Margaret River wineries, restaurants and beaches, it’s a special spot to host the biggest celebration of your lives to date.

Riverglen Chalets

Tucked just a few minutes from the main street of Margaret River lies a hidden gem ready to set the scene for a romantic and relaxed wedding. You’d never guess that town is just a short stroll away, as you’ll feel enveloped in the seven acres of bushland and manicured gardens at Riverglen Chalets. The wedding party and guests will have plenty of space to stretch out with 15 fully self-continued chalets housing up to 60 people in four star accommodation. Next door sits the Margaret River Distilling Co., cosy, rustic and ready to cater for an intimate and stylish wedding.

Eight Willows Retreat

Tucked away in Metricup, just north of Margaret River, lies Eight Willows Retreat. A picturesque 75-acre property surrounded by Jarrah forest, it’s the perfect canvas for a seamless destination wedding. Sit down to a feast or cocktail style reception in the elegant lakeside function centre, with floor to ceiling views of the retreat’s tranquil lake and bushland. Get set for a romantic night with an array of soft furnishings, a statement stone fireplace and bar and a large commercial kitchen. Choose your own ceremony location with choice of lake side, parkland garden or bush land areas and plenty of unique bridal party photo locations available on-site by Carters Road, the lake, natural bush-land, Orchard, Olive Plantation and Celestial Bay vineyards. The property can accommodate up to 134 guests on-site, with a mix of one bedroom luxury suites, two bedroom rammed earth chalets, pre-wedding bridal party spaces and the newly refurbished four bedroom residence.

A reception under the ECO tent at Silversprings.

Silversprings

At Silversprings you’ll find the one and only ECO tent venue in Margaret River. What exactly is an ECO tent? It’s a 190m tent designed with flexibility in mind, as you can seat up to 110 people inside, while the outside uncovered deck is ideal for a dancefloor, chill out space or bar. The property’s picturesque large open parkland features a gazebo and beautiful old peppermint trees that light up the night with fairy lights. Capture those romantic shots amongst the vines and sleep up to 21 people in 4 cottages on-site alongside the camping ground for extra accommodation.

Margaret River Retreat

Margaret River Retreat offers everything you need for the festival wedding of your dreams within a relaxed forest and farm setting. Let your imagination run wild with their character circular garden, café and rustic shed spaces featuring a variety of accommodation and venue options. As a unique destination property, they can accommodate up to 100 guests on-site, within a mix of glamping and studio room accommodation. Perfect for festival-style weddings, there’s an abundance of options for wedding ceremonies, receptions, honeymoons and elopements. Drawing on a host of experienced wedding suppliers working within the region, the team at Margaret River Retreat aim to bring together the perfect setting for any occasion.

Tanah Marah

Enjoy the gorgeous grounds of Margaret River’s family run luxury hideaway, Tanah Marah on your wedding day. You’ll find tranquillity and romance amongst 350-acres of native Australian bushland which offer picturesque forest views and beautifully landscaped grounds. Why celebrate for one day when you can make a long weekend of memories (or even a mid-week escape)? Tanah Marah has six luxury lakeside chalets, sleeping 24 of your nearest and dearest. Enjoy the exclusivity of the grounds and the ease of planning with an on-site wedding coordinator. Whether your dreams include lakeside dining or a forest ceremony, you can do it all in style here.

At the alter: an intimate ceremony at Caves Road Collective. Image Credit: Keeper Creative.

Adaptable & Authentic

Caves Road Collective

Caves Road Collective, home of Black Brewing Co., is one of Margaret River’s most stylish and adaptable wedding ceremony and reception venues. Whether you want vineyards, waterside dining, casual brewery bites or an elegant cocktail-style reception people, you can do it here – with 50 to 500 people, no less! Take your pick between the timber and stone cellar door and its garden for intimate weddings, or for larger celebrations, a grand-scale restaurant and garden bar, complete with its very own island. To drink you have a selection of wines, and-crafted beers and gin, distilled on site. Want something a bit different as an add on? Being home to a working brewery means that fun can be had. Grooms and their mates can ‘be a brewer for a day’ alongside the Black Brewing Co. brewmasters, and the venue is an ideal spot for a wedding recovery party.

The Tiller Farm

Welcome to a new kind of dining – and wedding – experience with chef George Cooper at The Tiller Farm. From a family style banquet feast to a fully-fledged multi course meal, the Tiller team craft a customised in-season menu based around produce grown on their working farm. The Tiller Dining Room and event space is currently being constructed and will be ready for wedding bookings from March 2020. Set on a 50-acre property near Yallingup, the dining room has north-facing gabled windows where you and your guests can sit and watch the perfect westerly sunset and enjoy picturesque farm views. After gazing at the views, you’ll enjoy food which has been grown from the very paddock in front of you. The ultimate wedding for full blown foodies.

Olio Bello

Fancy a wedding amongst the olive groves of Tuscany but have no idea how to make it happen without flying your entire wedding party across to the other side of the world? Margaret River’s own little slice of Italy is right here at Olio Bello. Start married life amongst the olive groves with a relaxed and romantic wedding in a secret infinity grove. Only hosting a small number of weddings a year, Olio Bello will be sure to bring your dream day to fruition. Think long table rustic dinner, aperitivo soiree or olive grove marquee reception, along with luxury Lakeside glamping for the newlyweds and guests or even a pre-wedding beauty and yoga retreat.

 

Need more Margaret River wedding inspiration? Check out Rebecca Jobson and Taj Burrow’s wedding at Caves Road Collective, as featured by Vogue.

A garden reception at Eight Willows Retreat.

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Cassandra Charlick

Author Cassandra Charlick

Cassandra Charlick is a hat collector. Current hats on the stand include freelance writer, singer, actress, communications consultant and marketing specialist at Brillig Communications. Travelling the globe with her career on stage and off she has a deep curiosity and passion for connection and storytelling. After living in London for 8 years, a move to Margaret River saw a shift in pace and she now enjoys travelling throughout the beautiful region and sharing the stories of the people and communities that call this place home. Instagram: @casscharlick Web: cassandracharlick.com

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