Especially popular with couples who are returning to their home towns for their nuptials and have an extensive guest list from interstate and abroad, and for those wishing to make use of superb facilities and venues two to three hours from home, destination weddings involve extending the celebrations over an entire weekend.
Depending on the style of weekend wedding you’re after, there are numerous options to choose from – from a tropical getaway to a country wine sojourn – which all offer the chance for your guests to slow down for a truly idyllic celebration.
The winery wedding
Winery weddings are a popular choice among many brides and grooms-to-be, and luckily, Tasmania boasts a plethora of wineries from which to choose from for the wine quaffing couple.
Hosting your wedding weekend at one of Tassie’s many vineyard estates – from the Tamar Valley to Huon Valleys, not to mention the Southern Wine Route – will allow your guests to sample the fruits of the area and relax in tranquil surroundings.
Many of Tasmania’s winery estates are well versed at hosting wedding receptions and looking after guests over a weekend. They provide the ideal venue for a romantic, private country reception and present a gorgeous backdrop for your ceremony.
The mountainside wedding
The natural beauty of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain offers a stunning backdrop for your romantic wedding day.
Pristine lakes, rugged mountain peaks and lush forests will offer you and your guests a welcome retreat from the city and the breathtaking scenery makes for fantastic wedding photography opportunities.
The area provides weekend pursuits in addition to the wedding festivities including alpine activities that nature lovers will particularly enjoy.
Venues such as the Cradle Mountain Chateau and Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge regularly host wedding receptions, with either a sit down or cocktail option, and all offer stunning amazing vistas.