Clare Valley Garden Wedding Venues
Established in 1841, Bungaree Station became the headquarters of an extensive property that included a church. Today, function rooms and heritage accommodation is found in some of the buildings. Wedding ceremonies are held at St Michael’s Church or the Homestead Gardens. Receptions take place in the Shearers’ Quarters or the historic Woolshed.
The Heritage Garden, which includes expansive rose gardens, is available for wedding photos and wedding receptions, with many sites from which to choose. The bride can make a grand entrance via the front archway and exchange vows by the fountain. Or the couple can have an intimate ceremony under the walnut tree. Accommodation, with full country breakfast the next day, is available at the restored Heritage Cottage.
Hughes Park Cottage, a bed and breakfast, sets on a historic Clare Valley estate which dates back to 1845. Wedding ceremonies and receptions take place amongst the gum trees and vines, in the garden, or in front of the historic homestead. Accommodation is available in the two bedroom cottage which is highlighted by an inviting verandah. The estate is home to about 5,000 merino sheep, some of which graze outside the kitchen window daily.
Skillogalee is a winery that has a cottage garden at the front of a nineteenth century settler’s stone cottage, home of the cellar door and restaurant. There are three levels of lawns separated by flower beds which include a magnificent collection of heritage roses. Receptions are held in the restaurant, garden, or cottage verandah overlooking the garden, and marquee-style weddings are welcome. Skillogalee has three bed and breakfast premises on the property, Skillogalee House, Owl Cottage, and Wren Cottage.
Couples can get nostalgic and enjoy the beauty of nature at a garden wedding venue that is part of a nineteenth century property.