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Uniquely Hunter Valley Weddings – Adding the WOW Factor

Cover image credit: Jeremy Becker Photographer at Ben Ean Hunter Valley

What comes to mind when you think of a Hunter Valley Wedding? If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Hunter Valley or you’re longing to return, a Hunter Valley destination wedding makes for the perfect choice. Here’s what makes a Hunter Valley destination wedding so unique and special.

Ben Ean vineyard weddingsImage Credit: Ben Ean Hunter Valley

Stunning scenery and backdrops, for starters you’re in Wine Country so spectacular vineyard views, picturesque countryside scenery and our iconic Brokenback Mountain Range in the distance is guaranteed.

Photography on Hermitage are renowned for creating incredible Wedding Albums capturing your special day, some stunning wedding locations with our unique Hunter Valley scenery include Bimbadgen Palmers Lane, Enzo Weddings at Ironbark Hill, Chateau Elan at The Vintage and voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley. Not to mention the lush green fig tree at Ben Ean which is a spectacular location for a ceremony too. A Hunter Valley sunset overlooking the vineyards and Brokenback Mountain Range is also a must do.

Hot tip: Winter weddings are great for this as the sun sets around 5pm so you have time to capture the sunset prior to joining the rest of your guests at the reception.

Dalwood Estate brideImage credit: Dalwood Estate

Incredible wine and food, need we say more? The Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest Wine Region, home to grape vines that are over 192 years old (Dalwood Estate we’re looking at you) so it’s no surprise that our wine is a unique feature for a Hunter Valley Wedding. If wine is an important part for you and your guests Wandin Estate, Leogate Estate, Wine House Hunter Valley, Tamburlaine Organic Wines and Stonehurst Cedar Creek are great options.

Equal to wine is our passion for food. The Hunter Valley has a number of amazing Wedding reception venues catered by award-winning chefs. Whatever the season, our chefs offer seasonal menu’s to take advantage of the delicious local produce, to name a few Margan Wines & Restaurant, Bistro Molines, Peterson House, Estate Tuscany do this exceptionally well.

Hunter Valley Helicopter weddingsImage credit: Hunter Valley Helicopters

All eyes are on you, as you arrive by Helicopter, Horse and Carriage, Mustang or Tesla.

With the Hunter Valley being so rich in space, Helicopters can land at most venues creating an unforgettable entrance. If arriving in a more traditional fashion is your preference, long winding driveways also create a beautiful arrival with your guests watching on in anticipation for the first glimpse of the bride. Hunter Valley Helicopters, Aero Logistics Helicopters, Hunter Valley Classic Carriages, Magical Mustang and Tesla Tours all offer that wow factor entrance.

Hunter Valley Resort weddingsImage credit: Hunter Valley Resort

Your guests are guaranteed a great time, whether they come for the day or turn it into a long weekend. The Hunter Valley while close enough for a day trip is also perfect for a longer stay to enjoy the full destination experience. Easily accessible via Newcastle Airport for any interstate guests or via transfers for those closer, we’ve got you and your guests covered. Once in Wine Country there are a diverse range of activities to keep your guests entertained, from Grape Stomping at Hunter Farm Wines, Hunter Valley Aqua Golf located at Hunter Valley Gardens, Picnic in the Vines at Audrey Wilkinson, Pasta Making Class at Our Italian Table, Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning with Balloon Aloft, Chocolate Making Classes at Greenway Wines and of course wine tasting, Sutton Estate Electric Bike Hire, Hunter Trikes, Hunter Valley Horses, Horse Riding and Carriage Tours are unique options to see and taste the Hunter.

Considering Hunter Valley for your wedding? Let us help you find the perfect venue to plan your special day. Visit our website or make an enquiry here and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

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