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The Best Wedding Venues in Adelaide & South Australia.

Getting Married in Adelaide and still haven't found your Wedding Reception Venue?

Whether you are looking for a Barn, Waterfront, Traditional or Winery Wedding Venue, you can save yourself some time, as ABIA are connected to some trustworthy Wedding Couples who have recommended the best venues of Adelaide.

Wedding Venues in Adelaide and South Australia

In 2018, over 3,000 South Australian Wedding Couples were invited to rate & review their wedding vendors which resulted in the Winners & Finalists of the2018 ABIA Bridal Industry Awards.

The list below has come straight out of the ABIA Awards and were determined by real wedding couples who have experienced the lengthy process of choosing and communicating with theirperfect reception venue.

What to Look for When Booking a Wedding Venue.

There are so many factors which make a brilliant wedding reception. It's important to consider other elements other than the look and price of the venue.

Be sure to trial the quality of food, meet with the coordinator to make sure they are kind, attentive and organised and ensure the communication via email & phone is absolutely on point.

Now, it's time to check out who was chosen as Adelaides Top Wedding Reception Venues.

This shortlist is in order of the highestABIA Award Rating;as decided by the only judges qualified to do so, the Wedding Couples of South Australia!

#1 - Serafino McLaren Vale

Adelaide Winery Venue

Winner - Best Reception Venue
220 Seated
Accomodation Available
ABIA Award Rating: 99.70%

Serafino in Adelaide was titled South Australia's #1 Wedding Venue as per the ratings provided by past wedding couples. They have an incredible reputation for providing the perfect venue supported by a professional approach. You will be blown away by the exceptional standards for both their outdoor ceremony venues and reception.

Nestled amongst a stunning winery, a tranquil lake with 200 year old gum trees, your wedding will be romantic, memorable and a whole lot of fun for you and your guests!

Serafino Adelaide Wedding Venue

Serafino Wedding Reception Adelaide

Photo by ABIA Award Winning Glenn Alderson Photography

Read their Customer Reviews

#2 - The Lakes Resort Hotel

Waterfront Reception

Capacity: 220 Seated

Accomodation Available

Winner - Best Resort Reception

ABIA Award Rating: 99.66%

At The Lakes Resort Hotel, their aim is not only to meet your Wedding Expectations, but to surpass them.

From the ceremony venue to the reception, let their professional, kind-hearted and experienced team ensure your only requirement is to sit back, relax and enjoy.

Waterfront Wedding Adelaide

This loyal team will make you feel like absolute royalty, discover all their ABIA Awards and you'll know exactly what we are talking about.

#3 - Longview Vineyard

Barn Venue

Capacity: 160 Seated; 180 Cocktail
Accomodation Available
ABIA Award Rating: 99.63%

Supremely popular as an Adelaide wedding venue, Longview Vineyards charming, renovated Barn is a multi-function space that is perfect for any event.

The breathtakingreception roomis a blank canvas with arched ceilings, rich timbers, stone, and outstanding galvanised iron.

You and the guests will be surrounded by a wall of windows inside the barn, showing panoramic views over the vineyard.

Winery Ceremony in Adelaide

Rustic Wedding Venue in Adelaide

Winery Weddings Adelaide - Reception

Find out more about their Ceremony & Reception.

#4 - Adelaide Pavilion

Function Coordinator of the Year

Capacity: 220 Seated
ABIA Award Rating: 99.62%

Known for its unusual roof design. Adelaide Pavilion is today a private function centre that serves French and Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

With an ABIA-Award Winning Team of Function Coordinators, you will be in great hands from Hello to Enjoy Your Honeymoon!

Adelaide Pavilion Reception

Photo provided by Samantha Larsson Photography

Adelaide Pavilion Wedding Venue

Contact Adelaide Pavilion Today for Packages & Prices.

#5 - Donato Reception Centre

Large Venue Space

Capacity: 540 Seated
ABIA Award Rating: 99.61%

At Donato Reception Centre you will have a large private space which will be complemented by world-class service.

In terms of Design & Function, your options are endless. Donato Reception Centre is a privately owned venue which is a fully self-catered centre that drives for perfection.

Large Wedding Venue - South Australia

Donato Reception Centre Adelaide

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#6 - St Francis Winery Resort

Boutique Winery Venue

Capacity: 120 Seated; 250 Cocktail

ABIA Award Rating: 99.25%

If you are seeking out a Happily Ever After, St. Francis Winery could be your choice of venue. Their event spaces offer an abundance of unique character and charm for Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn, which overlook their perfectly manicured gardens & lake.

Whether it's a small intimate wedding or large affair, St Francis is the ideal venue for you to start your wonderful journey in marriage.

St. Francis Winery Resort

#7 - Blues Restaurant

Winner: Best Restaurant Reception

Capacity: 120 Seated; 200 Cocktail
Accomodation Available
ABIA Award Rating: 99.23%

Based in the Fleurieu Peninsula, Blues Restaurant is renowned for its fine wine, exquisite cuisine and its warm, inviting and friendly atmosphere. They also have won best restaurant reception with the ABIA Bridal Industry Awards and the owner Mark was a finalist for Function Coordinator of the Year.

If you are a person who is looking for a kind & geniune team of Professionals, Blues Restaurant is definitely a top contender for your boutique wedding venue choice!

Blue Restaurant Wedding Venue

Read their Wedding Reviews here.

#8 - Marybank Weddings & Functions

Rustic Small Wedding Venue.

Capacity:50 Seated; 100 Cocktail
Accomodation Available
ABIA Award Rating: 98.89%

Only 15 minutes from Adelaides CBD, Marybank offers you a relaxed and intimate wedding experience like no other. Their convenient location, the rustic spaces, the countryside and delectable food will make Marybank the memorable wedding experience you're looking for.

All catering is by their local chef Billy Bain who has over 25 years experience and specialises in Mediterranean and tapas style cuisine but loves Asian cuisine too.

Marybank Adelaide Wedding Venue

Marybank Weddings

Photo provided by Danielle McPherson Photography

Visit their ABIA Profile for more images.

#9 - Glenelg Golf Club

Winner: Club Wedding Venue of the Year.

Capacity: 180 Seated; 300 Cocktail

ABIA Award Rating: 98.40%

Not only is Glenelg Golf Club one of the most sought-after Golf Courses in Australia, it's also a highly-recommended Wedding Venue.

The ethos and culture of this beautiful venue has mastered all areas in which it services, including designing dream weddings.

If you're looking for something a little more traditional with a wonderful balance of modern styles, you'll get just that with Glenelg Golf Club.

This Multi-ABIA Award Winning Venue exudes a sense of class and contemporary sophistication which appeals to all tastes and styles. Not to mention, this team is beaming with love, passion and care for every couple that says "I Do" at their venue.

You will have a full wedding day with ceremony options, settled amongst dramatic 100 year old pines on their world class golf course.

Glenelg Golf Club Weddings

Glenelg Golf Club

Photo provided by Luke Simon Photography

Discover their Awards & Customer Reviews.

#10 - Saltram Wine Estate

Winery Style

ABIA Award Rating: 98.35%

Saltram Winery for ReceptionsPhoto provided by Luke Simon Photography

#11 - Mount Lofty House MGallery by Sofitel

Winner: Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year.

Capacity: 140 Seated
ABIA Award Rating: 98.32%

Located in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty House offers a range of tailored packages including Ceremonies in their gardens which overlook the Piccadilly Valley.

You will receive a personalised service catered to your unique needs. Better yet, they have boutique accommodation for your wedding night and for your guests at special rates.

Adelaide Hills Wedding Venue Mount Lofty House

Adelaide Hills Mount Lofty House

Chat to Mount Lofty House today to customise your wedding packages.

#12 - Golding Wines Pty Ltd

Winery Reception Location

ABIA Award Rating: 97.72%

Golding Wines Adelaide Wedding Venue

#13 - Mawson Lakes Hotel & Function Centre

Hotel Venue.

Capacity: 240 Seated; 350 Cocktail
Accommodation Available
ABIA Award Rating: 97.63%

The Mawson Lakes Hotel & Function Centre offers all-inclusive wedding packages, designed to take the stress out of planning your big day. The modern and versatile venue can accommodate both seated and cocktail style receptions.

There are also spacious hotel rooms which include contemporary styled apartments and deluxe suites, perfect for your extended stay or Honeymoon Location.

Mawsons Lake Hotel Weddings
Mawsons Lake Hotel Wedding Reception

Read more about Mawson Lakes Hotel.

#14 - Renmark Club

Waterfront Club Venue.

Capacity: 350 Guests
ABIA Award Rating: 96.67%

Picture yourself in a venue that is surrounded by glass over looking the banks of the Murray River, offering breathtaking views by day and night.

The ABIA-Awarded Renmark Club is the perfect place to wine and dine your family and friends at your dream wedding.

The Functions Manager, Lyn Wilksch is an experienced professional with a lot to offer in terms of passion and personalisation with all her wedding couples.

Renmark Club Wedding Venue

Learn more about Renmark Club.

#15 - Port Lincoln Hotel

Waterfront Venue
Eyre Peninsula

Capacity: 220 Seated; 300 Cocktail
Accommodation Available
ABIA Award Rating: 96.65%

Port Lincoln Hotel is the ultimate Destination Location in South Australia. The Reception Room offers your very own expansive private balcony, which presents a full wall of windows making the backdrop of stunning sea views.

Their specialised Wedding Coordinator Karena, can assist you in every detail, making sure everything is perfect for your special day.

Their detailed wedding packages are personalised to suit everyone whether it is a small intimate wedding or a large extravagant celebration, they will take care of everything.

Port Lincoln Weddings Venues

Port Lincoln reception photography by jade norwood

Photo provide by Jade Norwood Photography

Read their ABIA Wedding Reviews.

#16 - 1847 Wines Chateau Yaldara

Winery Venue

Capacity: 200 Seated; 400 Cocktail
ABIA Award Rating: 96.45%

The iconic Barossa chateau offers many exquisite locations where your Wedding Dreams can come true.

Not only will you be graced with their extraordinary wines, you will also have Restaurant Quality courses presented to your guests at the reception.

Also! The bridal party is also offered exclusive use of the five-bedroom self-contained luxury guest house located on the property.

Wedding Reception

Wedding Guest House at 1847 Wines

Bridal Guest House for Wedding Party.

Check Out their Ratings & Reviews.

#17 - Tea Tree Gully Golf Club

Golf Club Wedding Venue

Capacity: 200 Seated; 400 Cocktail
ABIA Award Rating: 96.39%

The Tea Tree Gully Golf Club has been catering for wedding receptions since 1968.

The team would be delighted to show you their facilities and help you to achieve a memorable wedding ceremony and reception party.

Starting with an Outdoor Ceremony on the Golf Course to the Reception, your function-coordinator will be there from start to finish.

Wedding Packages includes decorations at the head and cake table, DJ Entertainment, chaircovers with colour sashes, helium balloons over the dance floor, candelabras, floating candle vases, flowers on the bridal table, serviettes of your choice, printed menus and complimentary limousine transport to your 1st Night Honeymoon.

Tea Tree Gully Golf Club

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#18 - The Grand Ballroom

Large Reception Space

Capacity: 450 Seated
ABIA Award Rating: 96.36%

There is a reason why the word Grand features in this venue name, because it is exactly that.

The venue is run by husband and wife team, Donato and Mimi De Ieso. Both qualified chefs, with more than 40 years combined experience, they will tempt every taste bud with their menu, utilising fresh, seasonal produce in their culinary creations.

Surround yourself with elegance and exceptional service that will give your wedding that extra touch.

The Grand Ballroom - Large Space

ReadAwards & Reviews.

#19 - Woodburn Homestead

Vintage Homestead

Capacity: 200 Seated
Accommodation Included
ABIA Award Rating: 95.96%

If you are after something more unique and rustic, then Woodburn Historic Homestead is certainly a great option for your wedding day!

This venue is owned by an accomplished expert by the name of Cindy Westphalen who understands all corners of weddings with decades of experience.

Wedding packages include assistance with planning and various wedding vendors, all cutlery, crockery and glassware, and a bunch of other helpful inclusions including an optional three nights accommodation package.

Woodburn Homestead South Australia

Woodburn Estate South Australia

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#20 - Glen Ewin Estate

Rustic Estate

Capacity: 280 Seated; 400 Cocktail
Accommodation Included
ABIA Award Rating: 95.72%

Glen Ewin Estate is one of South Australia's most iconic and scenic locations. Picture your wedding hosted amongst a breathtaking garden, surrounded by mature trees and weeping willows overlooking one of their gorgeous lakes.

You will be surprised and delighted to discover such a beautiful Estate only a short 4 minutes from Adelaides suburbs.

Glen Ewin Estate - South Australia

ABIA Ratings & Reviews

#21 - Kooyonga Golf Club

Golf Club Venue

Capacity: 140 Seated; 250 Cocktail
ABIA Award Rating: 95.58%

With magnificent views over one of Australia's most prestigious golf courses, Kooyonga Golf Club is beautifully presented to accommodate all your needs for your special day.

Not far from central Adelaide, you will be presented with superb cuisine, a beautiful setting and worry-free planning.

At Kooyonga every detail is tailored to your individual requirements to ensure a memorable experience.

Kooyonga Golf Club - Reception

Kooyonga Golf Club Ceremony

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#22 - Cruising Yacht Club of SA

Waterfront Venue

Capacity:300 Guests
ABIA Award Rating: 95.10%

The Cruising Yacht Club of SA is a hidden gem in Adelaide. The multi-ABIA Awarded function space features breathtaking views of the marina which will guarantee your wedding guests a brilliant experience.

The team at Cruising Yacht Club of SA will happily tailor a wedding package specifically to you and your love.

Wedding Photographs can be arranged to be taken on one of CYCSA's private yachts, which is the perfect backdrop for professional photography.

Touch base with one of their friendly wedding coordinators by visiting their ABIA Profile today.

Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia - Weddings

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