Lakes, brooks, and dams are focal points at waterfront venues in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Venues include estates, resorts, and vineyards.
Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn sets on 100 acres in Broke. The Lawn is the main wedding ceremony area, but ceremony areas range from under a big gum tree to beside the lake. In addition to The Barn, receptions take place in The Outdoors and The Hay Shed.
Calais Estate, nestled into a nook of Pokolbin, features colonial buildings and landscaped grounds. Garden or vineyard wedding ceremonies are followed by receptions at The Verandah Restaurant or The Calais Barrel Room where an outside Pagoda area overlooks Calais Lake.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley features an 18-hole golf course. Wedding ceremony locations include the waterfront floating gazebo, the Pergola, and the West Terrace. Reception spaces include Semillon Ballroom, Verdelho Room, and the Pergola.
Cypress Lakes Resort, which boasts an 18-hole golf course, is surrounded by vineyards and golf greens. The venue features nines spaces for wedding celebrations that range from intimate family ceremonies to gala receptions for up to 1000 guests.
70-acre Hunter Valley Resort is a country inn situated within shiraz vineyards. The Hermitage function area, which includes a wooden bridge over a dam, and The Winemakers Room are available for wedding celebrations.
Lovedale Wedding Chapel & Reception is located on a property that includes a vineyard, dam, gazebo, bridge, and fountain garden. The chapel is typical of an old style country church. Cedar cottage accommodation is available.
Stonehurst Cedar Creek is a vineyard and deer and cattle farm set on 550 acres. Wedding vows are exchanged beside a tree-lined brook, and celebrations take place in the Industrial Wine Cellar. Country cottage accommodation is available.
7-acre Willow Tree House and Estate offers views over the surrounding vineyards out to the Brokenback and Barrington Ranges. The venue hosts intimate weddings in a rotunda, ceremony garden, and open grassed area surrounded by trees and a large dam.
Additional waterfront venues are Swansea RSL Club, Brownsugar, Pippi’s, Tamburlaine Winery, The Anchorage, Broughtons at the Bay, and Leisure Inn.