Planning a wedding is such an exciting journey. One of the earliest decisions you'll make is selecting the perfect venue! Your wedding venue sets the stage for your entire celebration so it's important to find a space that not only aligns with your vision but also provides a memorable experience for you and your guests. We are lucky to have a wide range of amazing local Bendigo wedding venues and I'm excited to showcase some of them here! As a Bendigo wedding photographer + videographer I am lucky enough to work at all of these venues regularly and know all the best spots! If you have any questions about any of these wedding venues in Bendigo after reading this, feel free to email me and I'd love to help answer your questions and help in your wedding panning journey!
Chateau Doré is a historic winery in the Mandurang Valley of Bendigo. Built in 1866, Chateau Doré features luxurious gardens and lawns and is one of Bendigo's most beautiful and popular garden wedding setting. The property provides a beautiful and romantic atmosphere only minutes from the Bendigo CBD. It allows couples to stay on site for photos and gives them more opportunity to be with their guests. With both indoor and outdoor spaces it's a great option no matter the weather. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Chateau Dore is an ideal alternative for metro and regional couples looking for a stunning winery venue.Learn more about Chateau Doré here.
Set on a picturesque 37 acres, Ravenswood Homestead is an incredible local option catering for up to 150 guests. Beautiful gardens and a main central fountain create an almost European ceremony feel. With its vintage fittings, raw timber beams and century old hand made bricks, 'The Stables' offers a truly unique reception space with a romantic and intimate feel. Freedom to explore the grounds leaves no shortage of incredible places for unforgettable photos!Learn more about Ravenswood Homestead here.
Mackenzie Quarters is located in central Bendigo, in the heart of the Arts Precinct. With a stunning mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, a unique spacious main hall and lovingly renovated boutique accomodation (sleeping up to 12!) all on site - it’s easy to see why it’s one of Bendigo’s most popular wedding venues. MacKenzie Quarters has been lovingly restored to embrace its 145 year old history in a contemporary context. Learn more about Mackenzie Quarters here.
BELVOIR PARK ESTATE
Belvoir Park Estate is a boutique vineyard on the Melbourne side of Bendigo. Get married underneath the gigantic tree at the head of the vineyard with views for your guests overlooking the whole estate. With photo opportunities everywhere you look you'll end up with images you adore whilst also having plenty of time to spend with your guests on site. With fantastic new indoor spaces it's an ideal for venue for both a sit down or cocktail dining options and the outdoor dancelfoor will get guests partying all night.Learn more about Belvoir Park Estate here.
Harcourt Valley Vineyards is a great local option! Set in Harcourt, 30 minutes from Bendigo and 90 minutes north of Melbourne. Surrounded by gum trees and vineyards, Harcourt Valley Winery brings with it a rustic, country charm. Offering an indoor space of a beautiful granite winery and an outdoor space under the lights and stars, Harcourt Valley has a unique backdrop for your special day. There's no shortage of vines for those perfect winery wedding photos but the venue also has other great locations for more variety. Learn more about Harcourt Valley here.
WARATAH WEDDINGS HUNTLY
Waratah Weddings is a custom built wedding venue in Huntly, just 15-20mins outside of the Bendigo CBD. Featuring perfectly maintained lawns and gardens it is an oasis within its red brick walls. Get married in front of the fountain under the permanent arbour with an outdoor cocktail hour in the sun to follow. A brand new accomodation facility is just over the road for you or your guests to stay practically on site. There is a chapel on site as a wet weather option as well as a large reception space and commercial kitchen. Learn more about Waratah Weddings here.
Sutton Grange Winery is located approximately 25mins from the Bendigo CBD and is one of the biggest winery wedding venues local to Bendigo. With incredible views in every direction it's a stunning spot to host your day. Vineyards in every direction and a ceremony spot that looks directly at Mt Alexander. A huge barrel room provides a rustic but elegant reception space. This is a great venue for large weddings with high guest numbers. Photos can be taken within the vineyards as well as around the beautiful lawed areas, paddocks and driveway.Learn more about Sutton Grange here.
Now you've found your perfect Bendigo Wedding Venue, you're going to need someone to capture your big day right? Let's chat :)