Blessed by a beautiful and diverse landscape, Australians are spoiled for choice when it comes to picturesque places to tie the knot. (Please note, this list is by no means conclusive!) : Specialising in small weddings, this lovingly restored farm combines 1860s stone structures with curated Italianate gardens. Image courtesy:
: Boasting Victorian and Swiss-Italian architecture, Villa Parma personifies a bygone era. Choose lush topiary gardens for the ceremony and one of the meticulously furnished reception rooms to celebrate afterwards. Image courtesy:
: Situated on NSW’s south coast, Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat is a wedding haven. Exchange vows in a natural cathedral, surrounded by ancient Bloodwood trees. Image courtesy:
Follow your ceremony at with an intimate seated reception on the cottage verandah or under a marquee (pictured). Image courtesy:
: Nestled in the magnificent Yass Valley, Poachers Pantry is draped in country charm. Say “I do”, secluded under the sprawling golden elm, followed by an intimate cafe reception or larger party under the marquee. Image courtesy:
: As an ode to Georgian architecture, this heritage bungalow is ideal for garden weddings. Glenfield is an architecturally intact home from the Federation era - with a barn, dairy-bake house, paddocks and gardens. Image courtesy:
: Steeped in Australian military history, Gunners Barracks provides an elegant heritage venue catering for both ceremonies and receptions. Brides are spoilt for choice between the rustic sandstone courtyard and panoramic views from the terrace or lower lawn. Image courtesy:
: Take a boat ride from Bruny Island to a private island featuring nature at its best. Satellite Island is defined by its cliff faces, pebble beaches, undisrupted water views and excellent Tasmanian produce; harvested from the vineyard to the sea. Host your ceremony at the Boathouse and celebrate in the paddocks afterward. Image courtesy:
: Bibliophiles, prepare yourselves. Bendooley Estate's most enticing feature is Berkelouw Book Barn. This functioning bookstore
moonlights as a stunning venue with its cathedral ceilings, exposed timber beams, enormous iron chandeliers and book-lined walls. Image courtesy:
: "Byron Bay is all about stripping right back to simplicity and living closer to the earth," says Andrea Duff, owner of the farm perched at the highest point of Byron Bay. Get in touch with your roots amidst their century-old cottage and farmhouse. Set your wedding arch against a backdrop of the coastal hinterland, the ocean or the lighthouse. Image courtesy:
: Australia's highest non-alpine lodge sits at the height of luxury. With sprawling mountain views, an infinity pool and a spa away from the world below, tie the knot in a world of your own. Image courtesy:
: Nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland, "The French House" of Deux Belettes dreams of old-world chateaus. Think sandstone walls, creeping vines and chandeliers, all surrounded by tropical rainforest. Image courtesy:
: Hidden Grove is the perfect backdrop for a beach wedding. Find a quiet moment by the ocean, curtained by casuarinas, before a lively reception in one of the many restaurants on nearby Hastings Street. Image courtesy:
: For any bride wishing to feel like the queen of the castle, Kingsbrook Estate is the venue to choose. Offering versatility and extravagance, the Tuscan estate has it all - walled gardens, manicured lawns, a vineyard and a marquee. Image courtesy:
: The 19th century mansion carries itself with poise. Waltz in the Summerlees ballroom, dine under vaulted ceilings, wander by the boulevard elms.
: As an iconic part of the Blue Mountains landscape, this recently renovated hotel caters to opulent taste - particularly for a wedding high tea. Their Wintergarden Restaurant faces blue-hued panoramas of the Megalong Ranges, while the Salon Du The echoes Shanghai tea rooms with its red walls and chrysanthemum-printed carpet.
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: This historic cellar door offers more than vineyard views. The award-winning Cupitt's Kitchen upholds the Slow Food Movement philosophy - that dinner should be a source of pleasure. "Relax, exhale, enjoy," says owner Rosie Cupitt. Especially on your wedding day. Image courtesy:
: Marry in a chapel nested among century-old oak trees, then eat to your heart's content at Stones of the Yarra Valley. Under executive chef Hugh Davison, "The Barn" and "The Stable" are two lauded restaurants that will satisfy every passionate locavore with their focus on the Yarra's greatest virtues: its organic produce and wine. Image courtesy:
: Situated in the Margaret River region, foodies will appreciate Cullen Wine Restaurant's marriage of biodynamic produce with house wines. A picturesque location for a relaxed, Australian wedding.
: Near Cairns in North Queensland, Paronella Park is home to a moss-covered castle, lush rainforest and scenic waterfalls that look nothing short of a fairy tale. Photographer: