Dreaming of a wedding free from cityside stress? Exchanging rings under towering eucalyptus trees? Boogieing to the soundtrack of cackling kookaburras? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret (ssssh!). Your dream wedding venue may just reside in the picturesque town of Daylesford. Um, exciting!
Daylesford’s lush rolling hills mark the perfect location for loved-up couples looking for a romantic (and relaxing!) wedding day.
Say “hellooooo!” to your complete guide to surprisingly romantic Daylesford wedding venues that wow in more ways than one, lovers!
Good question, lovers. Daylesford is a village nestled in the Macedon Ranges. It’s a mere 100ish kilometres north-west of Melbourne, yet feels forever away from #citylife. With its mineral spas, quaint small-town charm and jaw-dropping landscapes, Daylesford could just be Victoria’s best-kept wedding location secret!
From popping champers beside crystal clear Jubilee Lake. To sharing vows next to natural mineral springs. Daylesford offers a whole lot of versatility, and even boutique places to stay in the hinterland! With its tiny town population of 2781 people (at time of writing), it’s the ultimate regional Victorian hideaway, sans the several-hour drive from Melbourne. Did I mention the delicious range of wineries scattered across the region?
Here’s your hand-plucked list of swoon-worthy Victorian countryside venues, perfectionist-approved by yours truly.
Only a stone’s throw from Daylesford, Leonards Hill Estate has everything you need for a *magical* countryside wedding. Host parties of any size (even up to 120 guests!) and boogie at sunset in environmentally sustainable indoor and outdoor spaces. You can even share your special day with your #furbabies at this seriously dreamy pet-friendly Daylesford wedding venue. And if you’re also looking for a place to crash, there’s homestead accommodation available for up to 8 guests.
Cadella Park’s alfresco setting is located on a private property only 50 minutes from Melbourne. Hidden down a long, canopy-lined driveway, even Cadella’s entrance appears plucked straight from a romcom. Boasting a range of spaces, choose to host your reception inside the property’s one-of-a-kind rustic barn which transforms into a warm space. Or dine within the aisle of swaying Cyprus trees. Cheers to the future as you gaze upon the breathtaking views of Mount Macedon nearby. Even take photos with neighbouring grazing farm animals in your backdrop! #adorable
Churchill’s luxe vibe with a sprinkle of country charm is bound to render you speechless. The beautiful church at the heart of the space is the stuff of fairy tales. Bask in the light of the colourful stained-glass windows. Pose for pics in the two-acre garden. And did I mention the *gorgeous* timber-laden interior? This Daylesford wedding venue is a hidden local gem, and one you’ll no doubt have at the top of your list at first look!
Personally, I’m a massive fan of the ability to dine outdoors at Churchill. The backdrop, the breeze, the setting sun. Pure *magic*. I’d adore bringing your dream aesthetic to life from I love you, to I do (and beyond) at Churchill. Styled to perfection!
Nestled in the Victorian countryside’s greenery, Scrub Hill is the secluded sanctuary for true romantics. With space for up to 120 guests, this is the Daylesford wedding venue locals wish was kept under lock and key. Take the hallowed halls of the Bluestone Church, for example. The open air of the Himalayan Tree Lawn. The sprawling flora and fauna in the Elm Forest and the Pine Forest. AKA the perfect setting for your wedding photos while I coordinate your guests and festivities back at the reception, ahead of your grand return! #dreamteam
Pssst… this Daylesford wedding venue is set to build a fancy new marquee in early 2024. For all the goss, let’s chat.
Adorned with vines and located in the flourishing forest of the Macedon Region, Lauriston Hills Estate is Daylesford’s Tuscan-inspired fantasy. Snap the perfect wedding photo by their *sparkling* lake. Pop open the champers under *twinkling* lights. And indulge in a relaxing stay at the adorable Honeysuckle Farm with 12 of your besties!
Lauriston has space for up to 60 guests, or opt for a more intimate ceremony with a special elopement package. There are endless wedding options at this popular Daylesford wedding venue.
A setting rich in history surrounded by Australian flora, The Acres of Tooborac is a sight for love-struck eyes. A sprawling garden-side venue brimming with character, you’ll feel love at first sight once you see the stunning Tooborac hillside. Take full advantage of the onsite homestead, that sleeps 10. Perfect for the night before, getting ready in the morning, and the night of. There’s a space for every wedding mood! The Wedding Rock overlooking rolling hills. An intimate aisle inside the converted woolshed. A ceremony right on the lush green lawn. There’s even a new barn for an indoor ceremony or reception option!
Could this just be the Daylesford wedding venue of your dreams? The choice is yours to make and mine to plan!
Let’s make your wedding in Daylesford the most romantic day of your life (not exaggerating!). Tag me in to help plan, style, and coordinate your special day. Since I’ve personally visited and intimately gotten acquainted with each site, I know exactly how to curate a romantic and intimate wedding plan that optimises your dream wedding style. All you’ll need to do is bask in the romance ahead!
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A self-confessed goober, perfectionist and expert in planning and coordinating luxe weddings for fun-seeking couples (yes, you!). Mellyrain is your Melbourne & Regional Victoria Wedding Planner expert!
Celebrate with a ‘so YOU’ wedding and fall head over heels for the entire process. From ‘I love you’ to ‘I do’ (and beyond).
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