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Top 20 Adelaide Reception Venues

Finding a unique reception is hard to do when you don’t know where to start. To narrow your search down, you need a comprehensive list of some of South Australia’s premier wedding reception destinations. Not only are they renowned for their location, but many of those featured produce some of the state’s premier food and wine. What better way to celebrate your love than with an exceptional culinary experience?
If you’re looking for somewhere to host your wedding reception, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite wedding and reception venues:

Ayers House; Located in the centre of the city, Ayers House offers couples a boutique wedding venue with the charm of a country estate. This stately mansion, all restored to a modern vintage style, oozes grandeur and opulence, making it a beautiful venue for your reception. Visit Ayers House...

Golding Wines; Situated in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, Golding Wines is a family-owned winery with a reputation for an exceptional culinary experience. Having been around for over 20 years, Golding’s has seen its fair share of weddings, making them a recognised destination for happy couples. Visit Golding Wines...


Glen Ewin Estate; Have you dreamed of having your wedding with sprawling vineyards surrounding? Glen Ewin Estate is located on the foothills of the Adelaide Hills and promises a beautiful experience for you and your guests. Having been situated on the estate for over 150 years, the food and wine on offer is next to none and promises to create memories that will last a lifetime. Visit Glen Ewin Estate...


Longview Vineyard; Winner of the Australian Bridal Industry Award for Best Ceremony and Best Reception Venue, Longview has a reputation as being a premier reception venue. Situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Adelaide Hills, Longview offers couples a diverse setting for their dream wedding: from lawns, sweeping verandahs and a charming heritage barn; there’s an option no matter the theme. Visit Longview Vineyard...

You can also read an interview by Nicholas Purcell and Jessica Whitaker, Event Manager at Longview Vineyard here...


Kingsbrook; Located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, bordering the McClaren Vale Wine district, Kingsbrook offers guests multiple venues on the ground, from the Orangerie and the Marquee, and catering, wines and staff. Besides beautiful spaces, Kingsbrook’s grounds provide picturesque photo opportunities; with sprawling vineyards and perfect lawns. Visit Kingsbrook ...


Carrick Hill; Just 15 minutes from the CBD you’ll find Carrick Hill, the house, tranquil gardens and grounds. Offering guests a space that is indeed grand, elegant and peaceful; couples are invited to explore the facilities and fall in love with what’s on offer. Visit Carrick Hill...


National Wine Centre; An award-winning venue, the National Wine Centre features spectacular views and incredible spaces, perfect for your dream wedding. The breathtaking Hickinbotham Hall overlooks the outdoor terrace and features a twenty-three-metre high wooden ceiling. The best part about this venue is the food and wine you’ll be sure to enjoy. Visit the National Wine Centre


Adelaide Oval; One of the most iconic venues, the Adelaide Oval boasts incredible views of the city of Adelaide, St Peter’s Cathedral, the North Adelaide parklands and so much more. It’s a perfect, unique setting for your one-of-a-kind love. Not only are the views impressive, but the food and wine showcases the very best of the state. Visit Adelaide Oval...


Adelaide Sailing Club; Sweeping views of the ocean, this venue is indeed one of a kind. Its beachfront location offers panoramic coastal views and a relaxed atmosphere for your wedding celebration. Visit Adelaide Sailing Club...


Mt Lofty House; An iconic wedding destination for many couples, Mount Lofty House is known for its stunning views across the Piccadilly Valley. An incredible space, the sprawling gardens surround the venue, offering a relaxed and tranquil day. Visit Mt Lofty House...


Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill’s ‘Retreat’ is a purpose-built wedding and events venue, located amongst the vineyards of their winery. An incredible full-service venue, they take the guesswork out of your wedding day, leaving you to enjoy the ambience of your surroundings. Visit Chapel Hill...


Windy Point; Windy Point’s prime position offers breathtaking views of Adelaide. With options to hire the Restaurant, Cafe or Pavilion, the exceptional food and drinks on offer promise a beautiful night for your reception. Visit Windy Point...


Kingsford Homestead; Known as one of the Barossa Valley’s most luxurious retreats, Kingsford Homestead offers incredible, luxurious accommodation. The iconic set for McLeod’s Daughter's, the homestead offers a beautiful retreat for you and your wedding guests. Visit Kingsford Homestead...


Adelaide Zoo; The Zoo invites its visitors to ‘think outside the box’ and ‘thrill your guests’ and what better way to do that than by having your wedding in this incredible oasis. Home to over 2,500 exotic and native animals, guests are treated to a unique and unforgettable experience. Ceremony locations are scattered throughout the precinct and offer you and your guests a magnificent botanic surrounding. Visit Adelaide Zoo...


Sunnybrea Estate; Established in 1882, this heritage listed venue is indeed ideal for your special day. Set on 4.5 acres of picturesque gardens and manicured lawns, the venue offers premium catering, taking the stress out of the big day. Visit Sunnybrea Estate...


Al-Ru Farm; An incredible space offering you a rustic garden setting for their special day. With breathtaking views in every direction and surrounding by picturesque farmland, escape to the country for your special day. Visit Al-Ru Farm...


Waverly Estate; Located in the beautiful beachside town of Port Elliot, Waverly Estate is a real romantic getaway. Hidden away on four acres of spacious grounds, this property dates back to 1856 and has been lovingly maintained. With different options for your reception, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Visit Waverly Estate...


The Lane; Are you looking for an intimate, sophisticated wedding venue? The Lane Vineyard offers a unique, relaxed setting for your special day. And the best part is the incredible food and wine on offer - only adding to the beauty of the venue. Visit The Lane...


State Library of South Australia; Have your wedding in one of South Australia’s most iconic locations, the State Library. Have your special day in the Mortlock Chamber, the late Victorian library, displaying the rich heritage of the state, or the book-lined Circulating Library - the unique setting is something your guests won’t ever forget. Visit the State Library....


South Australian Museum; The Museum offers a central location for your special day, and a unique setting for your beautiful love story to begin. Whether it’s indoors on the grand staircase, dinner in the Main Foyer or dining with animals in the World Mammals Gallery. Or even outdoors in the Armoury Courtyard, the setting offers a rare private garden in the heart of the city. Visit the South Australian Museum...

Planning

When planning a wedding it is important to do your research, take the time to be clear on what you and your partner want your reception to be. Are you hoping to have a cocktail party - stand up only with finger food and drinks?

Is a sit-down dinner with large round tables, like on your Pinterest board? With this preparation and thought already done, it makes researching a reception venue much easier.

View our Adelaide Wedding  Pinterest Board

Once you have done your online research - take a drive and spend some time at the venue. Does it "feel" right? Can you imagine yourselves walking into the ballroom there?

While you are doing your research - website, Facebook and Instagram - be sure to look for reviews. What have other brides and grooms experienced at these venues?

Have some questions prepared for your venue - we have made a shortlist of some questions you should be asking here.

Questions for your Reception Venue
South Australia has an extensive range of reception venues to choose from - in many different settings so enjoy your research time.

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