One of my absolute favourite areas of Victoria is the Mornington Peninsula. With sparkling beaches, spectacular landscapes and mouth-watering local food and produce, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the region. For this reason, it’s the perfect spot for weddings!
If you’re wondering about the best wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula, you’re truly spoilt for choice. Whether you prefer beachfront chic, modern design or a traditional vineyard setting, you can find it here. To help you plan your special day, read on to discover my picks for the best places for getting married on the Mornington Peninsula!
(If you need to hire a wedding photographer on the Mornington Peninsula, I am more than happy to visit any of the locations mentioned here on your big day – let’s have a chat and make it happen!)
1. The Epicurean Red Hill
I shoot at the Epicurean Red Hill all the time and completely love it. This versatile and elegant space can host weddings from 100–220 guests, including both the ceremony and reception.
It’s a historic space that has been used for food production since the 1920s but has now been transformed into one of the most gorgeous Mornington Peninsula wedding venues.
There are plenty of impressive areas for photos both inside and out, including a lovely path in the back.
2. Panton Vineyard
Dreaming of a winery wedding on the Mornington Peninsula? If so, look no further than Panton Vineyard, a beautiful family-run business in Shoreham.
This venue offers incredible wines and produce, sure to keep your wedding guests happy on the day. It’s a relaxed, gorgeous space, with plenty of blooms and greenery for serene, romantic wedding photos.
3. Merricks General Wine Store
I love Merricks, as you can enjoy an intimate ceremony in the lush garden, followed by an afternoon of the best food and wine the area has to offer. It’s one of the best rustic wedding venues in the Mornington Peninsula, especially during autumn, when it looks magical.
Although a general store might seem like an odd place for a wedding, just visit it for yourself and you’ll see why it’s so popular. It’s a local favourite, for good reason!
4. Port Phillip Estate
Port Phillip Estate is another of the best private properties for wedding hire the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. I absolutely love the gorgeous limestone architecture and panoramic views, and their focus on sustainability and eco-friendly design.
The modern, stylish vibes mean we can get incredible wedding photos, and images taken in front of the venue’s sculptures look epic at any time of the day. It’s a completely unique space that will impress your guests as soon as they arrive.
5. Stillwater at Crittenden
Based in Dromana, Stillwater at Crittenden is another top spot for your beautiful wedding. You can dance the night away outdoors, fairy lights twinkling among the vineyards, or enjoy a reception in the purpose-built venue. Stillwater also offers gorgeous villas where you can get ready with your bridal party.
When it comes to Mornington Peninsula wedding photography, I love this space for the stunning lake (especially at sunset), the rich green flora, and the large windows that let in plenty of natural light.
6. All Smiles Sorrento
If you’re imagining a beach wedding, Mornington Peninsula’s All Smiles Sorrento is a top choice. This contemporary, stylish space is just minutes from the main streets of Sorrento.
There’s nothing more romantic than gazing out over the sea, and the beautiful white decor and clean lines look amazing in photographs. It’s an ideal spot for a chic, dreamy beach wedding that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne.
One of the most epic wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula has to be Jackalope. It has a reputation as one of the best luxury resorts in the country, with a modern, high-end vibe.
The architecture here is nothing short of iconic – think sharp, angular lines that contrast beautifully with the soft rolling hills of the vineyards. A wedding here is just perfection, with the staff ensuring that even the tiniest of details are exactly as you want them to be.
8. Tanglewood Estate
Tanglewood Estate is a family-run wedding venue, complete with a gorgeous white chapel for your vows. The sparkling lake is a stunning spot for photography too, as I can capture moments of you holding hands on the dock.
We’ll also find plenty of beautiful bushland, vineyards, and views of Port Phillip Bay. For Mornington peninsula wedding photography, Tanglewood is ideal with all the views and photo spots it provides.
Polperro is a lovely cellar door that provides the perfect mix of glamour and rustic charm for your big day. As you’d expect, the food and wine are spectacular here, with a focus on seasonal flavours, and your guests will love the rolling hills and lush greenery.
There’s a small amount of accommodation on-site too, perfect for the bridal parties to use while getting ready.
I love Lindenderry since it makes everything so easy! They cater to weddings and can help you with every step of the planning process, ensuring everything is perfect for you.
Stepping into Lindenderry feels like you’ve been transported to the garden of a French chateau, it’s that beautiful. From proper manicured gardens to flowering trees and perfect hedges, we’ll have ample photo opportunities here. There’s even a purpose-built bridal suite – they’ve really thought of everything!
11. Max’s Restaurant
The serene, rolling hills of Max’s Restaurant make it one of my favourite spots for vineyard weddings on the Mornington Peninsula. Located in Red Hill, Max’s really shines when it comes to food and drink, with some of the best wines in the region and an incredible menu that matches the wines from Executive Chef Max Paganoni.
The lush vineyards, the inviting fresh air, the incredible hospitality – you and your guests will love the welcoming atmosphere at Max’s. We’ll have plenty of amazing photo opportunities too, as the property is gorgeous.
If you’re looking for charm, natural beauty, and some of the country’s best food and wine, a Mornington Peninsula wedding might be just what you need. You really can’t go wrong with any of the venues mentioned here, as they’re all spectacular in their own way.
Do you have any questions about how your wedding photos will work at any of these spaces? To talk further, or if you’d like some additional recommendations, please get in touch. I know the Mornington Peninsula well and am glad to help your special wedding day come to life!