Choosing the right venue for your big day can often be one of the more stressful choices that come with planning a wedding. We’re spoiled for choice with so many beautiful venues across Australia that it’s so hard to choose just one.

And if we narrow things down to a single location, take the Hunter Valley, one of “Australia’s wedding venue capitals”, for example, the choices are almost endless.

The Hunter Valley is known for its beautiful scenery, an abundance of wineries, good food, and the quiet that comes with being a few hours away from Sydney.

I’ve handpicked some of the best wedding venues in the Hunter Valley to help you find the perfect one for your big day.

 

1. Peterson House

Often viewed as one of the best venues in the Hunter, Peterson House is home to an elegant vineyard marquee, sandstone chapel, stunning cottage gardens, and the award-winning restaurant, Cuvée.

Panoramic views of the beautiful vineyards, distant rolling hills, and their cute pond and jetty are amongst some of the most picturesque views of any wedding venue across the country.

Capacity: Up to 220 guests
Address: Corner Broke Road and Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin, NSW 2320

 

2. Dalwood Estate

Dalwood, one of Australia’s oldest surviving wineries, is situated on the banks of the Hunter River and offers breathtaking views in each direction.

The venue has a selection of beautiful ceremony locations and has an abundance of room for those dreaming of a marquee wedding. There are also so many amazing settings for those special photographs. From romantic shots amongst the vines to beautiful rose-filled gardens.

Additionally, when booking your wedding at Dalwood, you’ll have exclusive use of the estate for the day/night of your wedding.

Capacity: Up to 400 guests
Address: 700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood, NSW, 2335

 

3. Bimbadgen

Located in the heart of Pokolbin and nestled amid the lush vineyards is where you’ll find Bimbadgen and its perfect rustic charm.

Bimbadgen offers a range of exciting ceremony locations and a rustic high-ceiling room complete with exposed beams for your reception of up to 130 guests.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests
Address: 409 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320

 

4. Glenmore Estate

Although a little smaller than some of the other venues in the region, Glenmore has an alluring sense of intimacy and holds the title of being the regions original homestead.

The estate’s barn, where you’ll enjoy your ceremony and reception, offers a magical feel with its classic country charm. It features huge double doors and a beautiful interior that looks like something right out of a fairytale.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests
Address: 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale, NSW, 2325

 

5. Albion Farm Gardens

Situated on 100 acres of farmland and 25 acres of carefully maintained gardens, Albion Farm is an idyllic venue for creating memories that will last a lifetime.

You’ll have a choice between five unique garden locations or a magnificent timber barn for your ceremony. However, as Albion Farm Gardens is a ceremony only venue, your reception will need to be hosted offsite. Fortunately, the beautiful Woodville Hall is located just across the road and makes for a magnificent reception option.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests
Address: 869 Paterson Rd, Woodville, NSW, 2321

 

6. Bluebush Estate

Share the magic of your wedding day with guests while surrounded by stunning vineyards and acres of magnificent views. Expansive views aside, Bluebush has such a comfy and homely feel that it’s a perfect option for those wanting more of an intimate wedding.

Photo locations, they’re endless! From the vineyards to a quiet spot overlooking the dam, you’ll have a great selection of backdrops for those special photographs.

Capacity: Up to 80 guests
Address: 196 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, NSW, 2325

 

7. Calvin Estate

Calvin Estate is one of the highest-rated wedding venues in the Hunter. It’s set upon acres of luxurious parklands and expansive vineyards and features everything you’d expect from a working winery.

Options for your ceremony include a beautiful colonial-style chapel or the wedding rotunda that takes advantage of the breathtaking views.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Address: 362 Luskintyre Rd, Luskintyre, NSW, 2321

 

8. The Woodhouse Wollombi

The Woodhouse is one of the most unique venues with its marvellous architectural charm with, as the name suggests, a gorgeous timber exterior.

Set on a 100-acre property, the Woodhouse boasts a large range of ceremony settings and even includes the use of golf cart transportation to move between on-site locations.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Address: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW, 2325

 

9. Wandin Park Estate

120 acres of rolling bushland and vineyards play a part in the luxurious feeling that you’ll be greeted with upon arriving at Wandin. A handful of ceremony locations are available and Winter weddings are also popular here with their romantic open fireplaces and bare vines.

On-site accommodation is made up of seven cosy villas with private gardens and spectacular views of the vineyards and Brokenback Ranges.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests
Address: 12 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, NSW, 2320

 

10. Peppers Convent Hunter Valley

Architecturally, Peppers Convent is one of the most beautiful venues in the Hunter Region. Its exterior is something to marvel at the elegant interior styling exudes a romantic ambience.

The venue houses a handful of ceremony locations including an intimate chapel, grand marquee, and multiple lakeside settings to make your day perfect.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Address: 88 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320

 

11. Wallalong House

The historic Wallalong House, located just outside of Morpeth, is surrounded by lovely 200-year-old fig trees and beautiful country views.

The grounds offer a lovely experience with a combination of Victorian & Georgian architecture, antique timber day beds, iron chairs with French inspiration and an incredible Indian tent for the perfect outdoor reception.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Address: 76 Wallalong Rd, Wallalong, NSW, 2320

 

12. Mindaribba House

Situated on the banks of Paterson River, Mindaribba House was built in 1872 and has a rich 149-year history. The secluded location offers a quiet atmosphere and complete privacy for your wedding day.

Multiple ceremony locations are available including picturesque gardens, a recycled timber barn, cattle yards, and the popular Indian tent.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests
Address: 532 Tocal Rd, Tocal, NSW, 2421

 

13. Circa 1876

Located in Polkabin, one of Australia’s premier wine regions, Circa 1876 is part of a historic cottage on the ground of Roscrea Estate.

Circa 1876 is a sister property of The Convent which means your ceremony can be held at the Convent, in the 1876 gardens, an intimate chapel, The Grand Marquee or within the beautiful Wisteria Garden.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests
Address: 64 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320

 

14. Tocal Homestead

Heritage-listed with a rustic charm. Tocal Homestead offers a stunning rural setting surrounded by acres upon acres of paddocks and rolling bushland.

You’ll have exciting adventures as you explore the many photography locations including the rustic farm backdrops, heritage-listed buildings, towering fig trees or the Tocal Chapel.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests
Address: 957 Tocal Rd, Paterson, NSW, 2421

 

15. Adams Peak Country Estate

Set near the beautiful village of Broke, Adams Peak is an incredible venue that, although large, has such an intimate feel about it.

You’ll have access to multiple ceremony and reception locations to make that dream wedding a reality. This includes The Lawn, The Hill, and The Secret Tree for your ceremony, and The Barn, The Hay Shed, and The Outdoors for the perfect reception.

Capacity: Up to 160 guests
Address: 66 Adams Peak Rd, Broke, NSW, 2330

 

As you can see, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to hunter valley wedding venues. Which one is your favourite?