The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s most popular wedding destinations because of its renowned vineyards, lovely scenery, and close proximity to major cities like Newcastle and Sydney. Hunter Valley Weddings can be unforgettable experiences no matter the time of year.
Spring and summer are the most popular wedding seasons. However, more people are choosing to get married in autumn, when the Hunter Valley’s vine leaves turn dramatic shades of orange and red, or winter. Winter is a season when temperatures remain fairly mild during the day, but newlyweds can still enjoy curling up in front of warm fireplaces at night.
Day spas, shopping at quaint boutiques, and wine tasting tours are among the Hunter Valley’s most popular wedding or hens’ days’ activities. Paterson’s historic Mindaribba House, constructed in 1885, is a popular wedding venue for couples seeking more private ceremonies. The entire Mindaribba House property, including its recycled timber barn and cattle yards, can be booked for a single weekend.
Another popular wedding venue is the Hunter Valley Garden, where guests can tie the knot at the Hunter Valley Garden chapel or any of the 10 internationally themed gardens. Other Hunter Valley Garden wedding options are the summit of the Sunken Gardens’ 10m waterfall or the enchanting Lakes Walk Rotunda. The Hunter Valley Gardens also offers Oriental Pagoda fireworks displays, lolly buffets, and even private helicopter transport.
Other popular venues for Hunter Valley Weddings include Pokolbin’s Peterson House winery and Restaurant Cuvée. Château Élan wedding locations include an onsite carriage house, the Barrington Room, and the Founders Room.