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Situated in the magnificent Adelaide Hills, past the German township of Hahndorf, you’ll find the award-winning, The Lane Vineyard. Surrounded by rolling vines, an exceptional panoramic view and towering gum trees. The Lane promises a one-of-a-kind wedding experience unlike any other.

Our team at Gerard McCabe know the process of organising a wedding can be daunting. So we sat down with the team at The Lane and asked them a few questions about the packages on offer. More importantly, we sat on the balcony and enjoyed the exceptional grounds, taking it all in.

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What sort of wedding can The Lane create for brides and grooms?

We have such a beautiful space and a variety of locations where brides and grooms can let their imagination run wild with what they want to do. The majority of people tend to get married on the lawns. We recently created another space where people can celebrate on our Terrace. It’s outdoors, but a luxury outdoor space. You don’t have to spend thousands and thousands on flowers, as we have such a magnificent backdrop. 80 is the most we can do for a sitdown event in our restaurant, but we can go up to 120 for a cocktail event.

Brides and grooms have exclusive access to the entire property on their wedding day. They are free to roam around for photography and capture magnificent moments together.

What makes The Lane such a unique venue for guests?

Our beautiful wines and captivating panorama space which allows for spectacular photo moments. Many also use this location for pre-dinner drinks before the reception.

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Image via The Lane Vineyard

What sort of foods is on offer for wedding receptions?

James, our Chef, has been here for 10 years and is truly amazing. We have a chef hat, and we’ve been mentioned in the Australian Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller. It's evident that our restaurant is something that complements our location and the entire wedding experience at The Lane. Our offerings are modern-Australian but with a local focus. And local not only to Adelaide Hills but South Australia - highlighting the excellent produce of our region and state.

What is it about weddings that you love? Anything in particular that stands out?

The thing we love the most is seeing a couple’s face when they first arrive at the grounds. That moment they fall in love with this place, and that journey to their wedding day. The whole process is magical. They’re just so excited.

What is the best time of year to have a wedding at The Lane?

Spring is a great time to get married here. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold; absolutely brilliant weather. And the great thing about these spring months is the green hills, perfect for spectacular shots. But to be honest, any time of year is stunning. Even when it’s raining, the surrounds are just as breathtaking. And if it is raining on your special day, we have a great back up plan - our Winery.

How much does a wedding at The Lane generally cost? How much should brides and grooms expect to pay?

We do packages, most of them will hit our minimum spend. Generally speaking, it is between $10,000 and $15,000. So that includes, ceremony, set up, drinks and foods.    

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Image via The Lane Vineyard

What are some things you discuss with couples when they first come to see The Lane as an option for their reception?

It really is all about the venue. If you’re after a themed wedding, or something a little more adventurous, The Lane may not be appropriate. Our venue is more simple, filled with breathtaking views.  

Is a tasting always necessary when planning a wedding here at The lane?

We invite brides and grooms to come to the winery for lunch. Wine tasting is highly encouraged, to ensure they select the right wine for their wedding.

Can you tell us about some memorable wedding experiences you have seen here?

Helicopter arrival, that was amazing.

We also had an engagement that turned into a wedding. So they all met here on the deck and had a drink, and they walked down to the boat shed where an arbour was set up.

And no one knew! One of the guests was one of the owners of The Lane, and we had to keep it a secret from him as well.

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Is there a space that the bride and her bridal party are able to freshen up in?

At this point we don't have a specific space, but we’d like to very soon. The House at the back, our offices, will one day become a Guest House. The bridal party will be able to stay here along with their families.

Following the ceremony and photography, we generally bring the bridal party into the reception area via the Tasting Room. This gives them a space to relax, have a drink and enjoy some canapes before joining their guests.

For more information on The Lane Vineyard, visit their website here.

To learn about Gerard McCabe’s Bridal Services, book an appointment at our Rundle Mall or Adelaide Arcade boutiques.

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