The ultimate country wedding destination for intimate receptions
Dreaming of a beautiful country wedding? Macedon Ranges wedding venues offer couples the opportunity to design their big day with a true country vibe. The destination is also particularly appealing due to its close proximity to Melbourne.
The region has everything you could wish for and more when it comes to planning a unique wedding you’ll cherish forever.
It’s the home to trailblazing photographers, in-demand floral stylists, celebrants, talented cake decorators, brilliant caterers, event organisers, mobile vintage caravan bars and more. You can even arrange llamas to attend your reception.
Small weddings, big love
The style of wedding venues and boutique accommodations make our destination perfect for smaller, intimate weddings. However the Macedon Ranges can cater to both intimate and large weddings, with venues such as Spring Hill Estate by Lancemore, Glen Erin Lancefield, Lawson Lodge, Cadello Park and Cammeray Waters known for larger shindigs.
The region also happens to be a boutique wine destination, with many wineries catering to indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions, including Hunter-Gatherer Vintners, Cleveland Winery and St Agnes Homestead.
In addition, you have the option of historic stone and weatherboard churches, beautiful homesteads, grand lodges, heritage gardens, rustic barns, pubs and golf courses.
Hanging Rock Reserve and the on-site licensed Hanging Rock Cafe is also a popular wedding venue.
Combine an abundance of wedding venue options with a bevy of talented wedding suppliers, and you have everything you need for the perfect celebration.
Picture perfect wedding backdrops
From Hanging Rock to Mt Macedon, vineyards to pine forests. A local wedding photographer is spoiled for choice when it comes to stunning natural backdrops and rustic, heritage buildings.
Best season for Macedon Ranges weddings
There are four distinct seasons in the Macedon Ranges, each allowing for a beautifully themed celebration that embraces local produce, flowers and foliage.
A spring or summer wedding in a garden marquee or vineyard is always popular. Local peony and rose farms such as Spring Hill Peony Farm and Romswood Peony Farm are extremely busy at this time of year, supplying fresh flowers to talented local floral designers and stylists.
In autumn you have the backdrop of beautiful leaves wherever you look.
While winter is the perfect season for an intimate indoor wedding with crackling fireplaces and mulled wine. In fact, as winter is traditionally the low season for weddings, you’re likely to get good deals and availability over this period.
Here’s 10 pro tips for the perfect winter wedding in the Macedon Ranges to inspire you.
Wedding accommodation in the Macedon Ranges
There’s a wide variety of wedding accommodation offerings in the region including boutique B&B’s and self-contained cottages.
Or you can choose from on-site wedding options such as:
- Cleveland Winery
- Glen Erin at Lancefield
- St Agnes Homestead
- Camp David Farm
- Lawson Lodge Country Estate
- Lancemore Macedon Ranges
- Cammeray Waters
- Mount Macedon Hotel & Spa
How to get to the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges is only 45 minutes north west from Melbourne’s CBD to Gisborne. Or in just over an hour you can be in historic Kyneton or Malmsbury.
Many of the villages are also accessible by V-Line train from Southern Cross Station, making it convenient for guests who don’t want to drive.
See below for a directory of wedding suppliers in the Macedon Ranges.