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Best 14 Wedding Ceremony Venues in South Australia

The  top Wedding Ceremony Venues in Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, the Fleurieu Peninsula and the rest of South Australia, as reviewed, rated and recommended by real wedding couples

The search for a stunning wedding ceremony venue in South Australia just got easier! ABIA Weddings is Australia's largest wedding review platform, and at the  recent ABIA Wedding Awards, real-life wedding couples rated & reviewed the wedding ceremonies they had booked, featuring venues from Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, the Fleurieu Peninsula and right across South Australia.

So, scroll down to discover the Best 14 Wedding Ceremony Venues in South Australia — together with reviews and ratings — according to the happy couples who were actually married there.


#1 - Woodburn Homestead

Ceremony Venue Style: Open-Air Chapel, Stables and Grounds

Location: Fleurieu Peninsula

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Whether it be rustic, boho or black-tie, a wedding ceremony at historic Woodburn Homestead is bound to be one of style. Most couples opt for a ceremony within the sandstone Open-Air Chapel — with its authentically-restored stonework and limestone crush floor — but the Homestead also hosts wedding ceremonies on its lawns, in the newly-completed Melrose's Garden — a large garden setting with stone walls and black wrought-iron gates — and indoors in The Stables.

With 42 acres of rolling paddocks, old stone cottages, a 160-year-old Morton Bay Fig, hay bales, a windmill and cacti on the driveway, the Homestead provides an assortment of photographic backdrops and can cater for the complete wedding experience, with award-winning onsite cocktail and reception catering, and pre- and post-wedding accommodation, for up to 11, in the 1864 Homestead.



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#2 - The Manor Basket Range

Ceremony Venue Style: Chapel or Gardens

Location: Adelaide Hills

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A tiny copper-roofed chapel and an enchanting outdoor space set the scene for wedding ceremonies at The Manor Basket Range, an historic stone-walled castle — complete with working bell tower — set within rambling gardens just 25 minutes from Adelaide.

French rattan style seating, a pond and water features make for stunning photographs, and the relaxed, yet sophisticated, venue offers a bridal dressing room, onsite accommodation and a choice of character-filled, indoor and outdoor reception areas for gatherings of all sizes.  


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#3 - Sandy Hill Forest

Ceremony Venue Style: Forest

Location: Fleurieu Peninsula

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Couples who think the idea of eloping in an enchanted forest sounds appealing, will delight in the ceremony setting at Sandy Hill Forest. Here, vows are exchanged at the base of a curvaceous gumtree, with dappled light filtering through the surrounding pine trees.

The private property specialises in small weddings, with a maximum of 30 guests, and offers all-inclusive packages, with everything from the celebrant to photography taken care of. Photographic opportunities abound, both onsite and in the nearby area, catering can be arranged and there’s a tiny house for unique wedding-night accommodation.




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#4 - Longview Vineyard

Ceremony Venue Style: Lawn

Location: Adelaide Hills

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Held on the lawn over-looking vine-covered hills, with majestic ancient gum trees dotted around the perimeter, wedding ceremonies at Longview Vineyard are a relaxed, yet elegant, affair.

Wedding receptions, combining the property’s award-winning wines and chef-curated menus, are on offer here too, in the charmingly-renovated Heritage Barn, which has room for up to 180 guests. Spectacular vistas set the scene for stunning photographs and an assortment of luxury onsite accommodation is available for the wedding couple and their guests.



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#5 - Glen Ewin Estate

Ceremony Venue Style: Garden

Location: Adelaide Hills

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Just beyond the outer suburbs of Adelaide, the 175-year-old Glen Ewin Estate hosts wedding ceremonies in a breathtaking garden setting, surrounded by mature trees and weeping willows overlooking one of the property’s many lakes.

Magnificent grounds, a fig orchard and sandstone buildings offer romantic photographic backdrops and the Estate’s Wedding Planners are on hand to tailor a wedding day package to suit each couple’s requirements, catering for intimate gatherings, or sit-down dinners for up to 300 guests, in a choice of onsite reception venues.


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#6 - Howard Vineyard

Ceremony Venue Style: Garden

Location: Adelaide Hills

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At Howard Vineyard wedding couples have a choice of evocative ceremony locations, but many romantics opt to exchange vows beneath the canopy of a majestic oak tree, surrounded by beautiful gardens and rolling, vineyard-covered hills.

Rustic charm is everywhere here, providing plenty of opportunity for picture-perfect photographs. A Wedding Team are also on-hand to assist with planning, and wedding receptions are offered with pre-dinner drinks — including the vineyard’s award-winning wines — and canapes in the lush gardens, followed by tailored gatherings in the rustic, yet warm and inviting, stone-walled barn.




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#7 - Mount Lofty House MGallery

Ceremony Venue Style: Lawn

Location: Adelaide Hills

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Couples seeking a captivating view as a backdrop for their wedding vows can choose from two ceremony locations at the iconic Mount Lofty House, each of them overlooking the picturesque Piccadilly Valley.

Following the ceremony, cocktails can be served on the lawns here and an assortment of tailored packages and wedding reception styles are offered, including sit-down celebrations, for up to 120 seated guests, in the Piccadilly Restaurant. Personal wedding coordination services, an onsite day spa and boutique overnight accommodation, at preferential rates, add to the attraction of this heritage estate.



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#8 - Serafino McLaren Vale

Ceremony Venue Style: Rose Garden, Lakeside or Grounds

Location: McLaren Vale

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Beneath 200-year-old towering gums, in one of the many rose gardens or beside the lake — couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to ceremony venues at Serafino McLaren Vale.

Photographic opportunities abound here too, and each wedding is overseen by an experienced Wedding Coordinator, dedicated to customising a day to suit each couple’s requirements and taste. An assortment of reception venues are also available, catering for gatherings from intimate soirées to grand occasions, and boutique onsite lodging allows room for the wedding couple and their guests to stay.



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#9 - Lake Breeze Wines

Ceremony Venue Style: Lawn

Location: Fleurieu Peninsula

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Expansive lawns, ancient gumtrees and panoramic views of vineyards set the scene for wedding ceremonies at Lake Breeze Wines.

The family-owned property also boasts seven unique function spaces, suitable for receptions of all sizes and styles — including the brand-new, purpose-built Barrel Room, which features stacked barrels, stone detailing and huge windows overlooking rolling hills of grapevines.  The team here pride themselves on flexibility, and an assortment of wedding packages offer the assistance of an Event Manager, the services of an in-house chef and award-winning wines from the estate itself.



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#10 - Sneaky's

Location: Adelaide

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#11 - St Francis Winery Resort

Ceremony Venue Style: Garden

Location: Adelaide

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Steeped in history, and set on five acres overlooking Lake Carew Reynell, St Francis Winery offers its impressive gardens — complete with romantic weeping willows — as a backdrop for wedding ceremonies.  

Multiple indoor and outdoor function areas are also available — each exuding a charming, rustic feel that nods to the property’s 19th Century origins — with the largest able to accommodate up to 250 for wedding receptions. Plentiful photographic locations, a dedicated Functions Manager, an assortment of wedding packages and onsite accommodation, including a bridal suite, add to the convenience of this picturesque location.



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#12 - Al Ru Farm

Location: Barossa Valley

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#13 - Beach Road Wines

Location: McLaren Vale


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#14 - White Hill Estate

Ceremony Venue Style: Grounds

Location: McLaren Vale

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Wedding ceremonies have been held at White Hill since 1877, and these days they are hosted by the Estate’s spring-fed dam, on rolling lawns, beneath the shade of 180-year-old gums trees.

Historic buildings, expansive lawns and gorgeous gardens set the scene for spectacular wedding photography, and the Estate also caters for wedding receptions outdoors and in the charming brick-walled Chaff Shed, which seats up to 80. A dedicated Event Manager and an extensive list of recommended suppliers are also available to simplify planning.



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Click through to How To Choose A Wedding Ceremony Venue to discover what to look for in your ideal ceremony location, or visit the extensive ABIA directory to find more reviews, ratings and recommendations on  Wedding Venues across Australia. And, if you're a seeking ceremony venue in another state, see these lists of ABIA Award winners in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.