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With more than 150 wineries and cellar doors, 65 restaurants and 180 comfy accommodation places to stay, where do you start?

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Top 10 Places for an Intimate Wedding

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Planning your dream wedding? Look no further than the magnificent Hunter Valley. There’s something to be said about a Wine Country wedding: stunning backdrop of rolling hills and vineyards, abundance of places to choose from to suit your unique style, activities aplenty for the guests and of course, quality wine, lots of wine!

Whilst most famous for our fabulous vineyard weddings catering for larger groups, we also specialise in intimate weddings that will take your breath away.

Get the insider scoop on our top 10 venues for an intimate wedding and say “I do” in one of the most romantic settings in the Hunter Valley.

THE WOODHOUSE WOLLOMBI

One of the most impressive and talked about wedding venues in the Hunter Valley, nestled on the outskirts of Wollombi and tucked away from prying eyes sits The Woodhouse Wollombi. The striking building for which the venue is named after, The Woodhouse, is an elegant timber building with a rustic but refined European elegance to it. Think soaring 7m ceilings, 4m windows, freestanding fireplace, bar, huge outdoor undercover dancefloor/lounge area, outdoor firepit with integrated lounge seating and entertaining courtyard.

Offering on-site accommodation, catering and packages, couples can create a bespoke wedding in a unique setting to make their dreams come to life.

Enquire today via their website.

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BEN EAN HUNTER VALLEY WEDDINGS

One of the Hunter Valley’s top 10 instagrammed spots is the iconic fig tree swing, atop a hill overlooking the vineyards with breathtaking views of the Valley. This is where Ben Ean’s outdoor wedding ceremonies take place and what could be more intimate and romantic! Let the team at Ben Ean create your perfect wedding day with a customised package that will be uniquely yours.

With an on-site reception venue and other activities to keep the guests entertained between ceremony and reception, this stunning venue caters to all your needs to ensure your wedding day will be a memorable one.

Start planning today and lock in the date for your wedding at this highly sought after spot to tie the knot. Visit their website for more information.

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BIMBADGEN PALMERS LANE

Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, surrounded by vineyards and boasting spectacular views, is Bimbadgen Palmers Lane. A delightful combination of rustic charm and elegance, this venue provides you with ideal tools to create your perfect day. Choose from several beautiful locations on the property to say “I do”, followed by your choice of an indoor or outdoor reception. A triple threat, Bimbadgen Palmers Lane not only offers the ceremony and reception on-site but accommodation as well.

With the reception catered by their award-winning on-site restaurant, Esca Bimbadgen and paired with quality wines from their Cellar Door, this is sure to be a palate pleaser. Enquire now through their website.

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BRIAR RIDGE VINEYARD

Cute, cosy and picturesque are words that come to mind when we think of Briar Ridge Vineyard. Take in the magic of Mount View on your wedding day with Briar Ridge Weddings. Surrounded by stunning scenery, lush vineyards and tranquil gardens, there’s no better way to begin married life. With the reception catered for by the highly acclaimed, Bistro Molines, and matched with award-winning wines from Briar Ridge Cellar Door, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable day!

To arrange a viewing or be sent their wedding packages, contact their friendly team on weddings@briarridge.com.au.

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STONEHURST CEDAR CREEK

Personalised to suit your dream wedding, Stonehurst Cedar Creek offers a unique and picturesque location for you to tie the knot. You’ll have the whole 550-acre property to yourselves on your wedding day, allowing for the ultimate privacy. Enjoy on-site accommodation and catering plus access to their Cellar Door where you and your guests can sip and taste quality wines.

To discuss your big day with Stonehurst, call them on 02 4998 1576 or enquire through their website.

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MARGAN WINES & RESTAURANT

Quintessentially Hunter Valley with magnificent views, beautiful landscape, lush gardens and intimate corners, Margan Wines & Restaurant makes for the perfect destination wedding. Combining decadent dining with award-winning wines and a team of experienced and friendly staff to make your day perfect, this is a venue set to impress. Head to their website for more information.

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LEOGATE ESTATE WEDDINGS

An outstanding wedding venue, Leogate Estate create memories that last forever, and your special day is no different. With breathtaking views of the iconic Brokenback ranges, complimented with exquisite food, award-winning wines and exceptional service, Leogate offers a truly memorable experience for all involved. Find out more by visiting their website.

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DALWOOD ESTATE

With a history dating back to the 1800’s, Dalwood Estate is regarded as the birthplace of the Hunter Valley. An all-in-one Estate, including ceremony, reception and on-site activities for the guests, this historic venue will be exclusively yours for your special day. No need to worry about the weather, Dalwood can make your day perfect, offering flexibility around their indoor and outdoor spaces. Get in touch with them today via their website.

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SAINT MICHAEL’S CHURCH WOLLOMBI

In the quaint village of Wollombi sits the historic Saint Michael’s Church. Having recently undergone restoration to bring the church back to life, Saint Michael’s is perfect for an intimate and memorable wedding in a country setting. Owned and maintained by the locals, this church embodies the community spirit and captures the essence of the Hunter Valley. Find out more by visiting their website.

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WANDIN ESTATE WEDDINGS

Awaken your senses and experience what makes the Hunter Valley great at Wandin Estate. It’s all in the details and Wandin offer you the perfect blend of scenic beauty, fragrant settings, seasonal local cuisine, and of course fine wines. Let Wandin take some of the stress out of wedding planning and curate your dream wedding at their unrivalled Estate. To organise a site visit and find out more, visit their website.

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WEDDING ACCOMMODATION - HUNTER VALLEY STAYS PROPERTIES

Hunter Valley Stays is the no. 1 short stay holiday and property management group in the Hunter Valley and they love a good Hunter Valley wedding! Many of their properties are located within short distance from leading wedding venues in the Hunter Valley and make for the perfect wedding accommodation for the bridal party and your guests.

To name a few, here are some of the stunning Hunter Valley Stays managed properties that you and your guests could find yourselves enjoying: Allawah Estate, Arenridge, Billabong Moon, Gabriels Paddock, Hillbrook Estate, Jindalee Estate and Puddleduck House.

Contact them direct via their website to sort all your accommodation needs.

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