From secret gardens to statement wineries, the Peninsula boasts a stack of beautiful wedding venues to suit every style and budget. To save you the search in finding your dream wedding location, we've handpicked a selection of the most spectacular places to get hitched on the Ninch.
Set on over 100 acres of gardens and bushland, Tanglewood Estate is a hidden gem favoured by couples and wedding photographers alike. Our favourite thing about Tanglewood is the diversity of scenery and ceremony options. You can gather your guests in a 110-year-old wooden chapel, overlooking a lake, amongst a forest or in a refurbished barn - all equally unique and breathtaking. The 'Pinterest-worthy' venue marries modern style with its country roots, with ample space for up to 200 of your nearest and dearest.
Receptions are catered by Finesse, who work their magic and tailor incredible menus to suit your culinary style. There are also drink packages featuring Tanglewood Estate wines harvested from the vines. Whilst the base offerings will meet most needs, the team at Tanglewood have curated a list of all the extras you may desire - think Men's Den, Bridal Room, props and accommodation. With so many magical spots to celebrate, your only challenge will be choosing your favourite.
Featuring a cellar door, fine dining restaurant, boutique accommodation and spa, Jackalope is the ultimate combination of modern architecture and fine food. You can book your big day at Jackalope knowing that every backdrop will be gorgeous and every mouthful carefully considered. Overlooking the picturesque rolling hills of the Willow Creek Vineyard, the ceremony and celebration are bound to be indulgent. Now holding two chef hats between Restaurants ‘Doot Doot Doot’ and ‘Rare Hare’, the team at Jackalope are well versed in the art of service and culinary excellence.
Post-ceremony celebrations can seat up to 66 guests under 10,000 golden, undulating lights. A hotel buyout will ensure all the space and privacy you could imagine for larger groups. A wedding at Jackalope is about as lush as they come, and sure to be an unforgettable occasion.
The Baths Sorrento
Whoever said beach weddings are casual hasn't attended a celebration at The Baths Sorrento. With an exclusive jetty, you can live out your lifelong dream of a grand entrance via boat or seaplane if you're feeling extra fancy. Ditch your heels for sand between your toes as you say "I Do", or make your way up to the grassy hill overlooking Sorrento back beach.
The private dining area seats up to 150 of your guests, with an open fireplace, polished floorboards and ocean views. You can expect your first meal as hubby and wife to be made with seasonal produce carefully prepared by some of the most experienced chefs on the Ninch.
The Epicurean / Quattro
Get married amongst the vines at The Epicurean’s Quattro. Situated just off the picturesque Shands Road, the journey to the venue is almost as gorgeous as the land where you will make your vows. The team at Quattro pay close attention to every minor detail, ensuring each element of your schedule goes off without a hitch.
Known for their ‘cucina’ style cuisine, the menu celebrates fresh, seasonal and local produce. With an abundant menu designed for sharing, your guests are sure to be well fed. Packages are fully customisable, with the team working tirelessly to bring your dream day to life and keep the bubbles flowing.
The first aisle you will encounter at Trofeo Estate is the grand driveway lined with towering trees. The property spans 50 acres with marvellous vineyard views, allowing you to find your perfect spot to say 'I Do'. The atmosphere at Trofeo Estate is warm and cosy, with brick walls, timber accents and large windows to celebrate the stunning outlook.
Wine lovers are well catered for with Trofeo's famous terracotta wines, with the grapes grown and harvested on-site. You can sample the range of varietals, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. With ample space, there's room to graze freely or seat 150 of your closest pals.
It's certainly not a definitive list of venues, but it's a great start for those beginning to plan their Mornington Peninsula wedding! Know of some other great places to say 'I do'? Share them with us using #theninch.com.au on Instagram.