Only an hour from Melbourne with sweeping ocean views, plenty of wineries, coastal beaches, historical buildings and stunning views. Let’s explore what Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula has to offer and I can personally tell you that it definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Are you looking for something a little more relaxed, chilled out with a coastal breeze? Look no further than what Geelong and surroundings have to provide for your wedding day.
Jack Rabbit exerts a cool, industrial chic vibe, Jack Rabbit offers wedding couples a contemporary wedding venue space to celebrate with your nearest and dearest.
With an expansive deck providing you with party vibes in the warmer months teamed up with a roaring fireplace to keep the chill out when the cool sea breeze sets in. It has unrivalled, sweeping views of the bay as well as their impressive vineyards, it will be hard to find a more perfect venue to say I do.
Located on the picturesque Cunningham Pier displayed 250 metres out over the water, The Pier Geelong is the most unique wedding venue in the Geelong region. Their ceremony and reception venue is perfect for all seasons, offering effortless natural beauty with 360-degree views of the gorgeous ocean. If you are lucky you may see the occasional pods of dolphins swimming past and many yachts sailing in the afternoon. As all photographers love the opportunity to utilize the most flattering sunlight on sunset, you are spoilt of choice with clear views of the gorgeous sunset. Every couples necessity is to have a wet weather plan and The Pier offers enclosed glass Terrace retractable windows allowing you to hold your wedding by the water regardless of the weather.
Campbell Point house is in a league of its own, with its idyllic and private waterfront location on the spectacular Lake Connewarre, Campbell Point House is the perfect location for an opulent and luxurious wedding day. Take your time to wander around the plentiful immaculate french inspired gardens, there are many photo opportunities in front of the arched french door ways, discover the perfectly manicured outdoor courtyards and sip champagne by the infinity pool while over looking the spectacular view of the lake. This enormous French chateau sitting regally on the shores of Lake Connewarre surrounded by 14ha of perfectly manicured French inspired gardens is just over an hours drive from Melbourne.
Located at Number 1 Great Ocean Road Torquay, the architecturally designed RACV Torquay Resort is a picturesque property providing a truly unique experience for your special day. With the expansive picturesque golf course, Torquay and Jan Juc beaches as a dramatic backdrop you will have many bridal portrait opportunities to capture on the day.
A true working merino sheep station set on 640 acres of stunning farmland. Only 30 minutes from Geelong. Visit this gorgeous location and you will see why they say it is one of the most sought after wedding venues! At the heart of the property is the bold bluestone homestead surrounded by gardens that date back to 1866. Barunah Plains offer the Woolshed as a perfect space for your reception or you could opt for the Marquee option out on the vast land watching the sun set. If you love a country feel, you want to keep your wedding relaxed, take a look at this property, you won’t be disappointed.
Terindah Estate is romantic, elegant, secluded and only 80 minutes from Melbourne. One of my fave venues for its abundance of picturesque photo opportunities for you and your bridal party. You have this gorgeous rolling lawn with not only the ocean view but you also can see the incredible You Yang national park. Terindah can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 200 guests, and for all my couples having a wet weather option is a must, Terindahs Barrel Room and heated deck offer wet weather alternatives. Terindah have teamed up with the famous Truffleduck catering. Truffleduck’s ability to produce extravagant banquets, shared platters or rustic-styled mini-meals means your guests will be very happy with the food and service.
Mt Duneed Estate is located just 15 minutes from Geelong and an hour from Melbourne. Getting married at the picturesque Mt Duneed Estate begins with a romantic ceremony nestled amongst the beautiful olive trees. Their venue caters for approximately 350 seated guests while still allowing for a booming 10 x 10 dance floor. Very well known for their wine and apple cider, Mount Duneeds’ food is just as well matched if not better! Just what you want at your wedding reception for an enjoyable experience for all your guests. Let your hair out for this wedding, it’ll be a party to be remembered!
Set amongst a working, award winning olive grove, Rusty Gate Estate, features Port Phillip Bay views, established gardens, picturesque photo locations and multiple ceremony sites to suit your wedding day. If you are looking for a country, vintage or boho feel to your special day, look no further and go take a look at the venue. It just could be exactly what you are looking for.
The Warehouse Geelong is a vintage warehouse a stone throw away from the Geelong CBD. Built in the 1920s, this building has some real character, with exposed timber trusses, six meters high ceilings and 250 square meters of original polished concrete floors. The warehouse is a contemporary upgrade whilst retaining the original features this space is ready for you to transform it into the wedding of your dreams. The Warehouse Geelong has a maximum capacity of 150-200 people for a dinner wedding and a maximum capacity of 150-200 people for a cocktail wedding. Maybe you could be looking for a venue to host only your ceremony or reception separately, this is a venue that may be able to provide you the option.
Rocklea Farm has quickly become one of Victoria’s favourite, rustic wedding venues. Located amongst picturesque farmland only 15min from Geelong CBD and one hour from both Melbourne and Ballarat. Still, a working farm today, Rocklea Farm covers 80 acres of active sheep grazing, pasture raised chickens for their free range eggs and now a gorgeous country wedding venue. They also provide the opportunity for your guests to sleep in their Luxury glamping bell tents, in their purpose built glamping paddock, complete with camp kitchen for DIY breakfast the following day. What a unique opportunity for your wedding.