The Adelaide Hill’s most beautiful, character wedding venue

Aucheddarroch Home is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Adelaide Hills. It offers a diverse range of wedding settings for both your ceremony and celebratory meal.

Wedding Venue Site Tour

We invite you to a complimentary site tour with our wedding planner. Take the opportunity to experience all of our amazing wedding options first-hand. Breathe in the spectacular grandness of The Ballroom; the intimacy of Bar Smith Room or the blend of old and new in the Robert Charles Room

You will see that Aucheddarroch House is indeed the Adelaide Hills most beautiful wedding venue.  Personally review each of our wedding venue offerings to find the one that is just perfect for your plans.  Click here to book one of our personalised tours or call to make the arrangement with our Wedding coordinator directly. See for yourself just how amazing our weddings venue are.

A Wedding Venue in the Adelaide Hills

This graceful old-world mansion has a surprising range of wedding ceremony and celebration dinner options. Aucheddarroch House caters for small intimate ceremonies and celebratory meals, through to large weddings with generous guest lists.

An Indoor Wedding Ceremony you’ll Love

You would be amazed at the number and diversity of wedding ceremony locations inside the Auchendarroch property. We provide a diverse range of indoor venue options. Our indoor wedding ceremony locations include:

The Ballroom

The magnificent Ballroom with its beautiful fireplace and bay window and high ceilings can comfortably seat 60 wedding guests. Is this the ideal setting for your wedding ceremony?

Bar Smith Billiard room

The Bar Smith Billiard room with its three dazzling chandeliers has a capacity of up to twenty guests.

It adjoins the Robert Charles Room and is often used as a “retreat” for bridal parties for weddings.

If you are planning a small wedding but don’t want to compromise on quality, this the Bar Smith Room is a venue you must consdere.

It has a classic blend of beautiful old-world and modernistic charm. The original English Oak Fireplace has a series of very rare 19th Century Elfin tiles.

The furniture in this room is quiet spectacular with:
– Louis 15th Astor Place Plum Wine Chairs
– 2 seater sofa covered in William Morris Autum Flowers
– William Morris Honeysuckle & Tulips Curtains over Swarovski Sheer Curtains

Barr Smith Billard Room

Oakfield room

Auchendarroch House was originally called the Oakfield Hotel and this room was originally divided in two being the front bar and the office.

Oakfield Hotel served mail coaches on their way to the main Murray River crossing at Wellington.

The fabric on the wall is Kelmscott Tree Russett Artichoke. This pattern is the same as the bed curtains at Kelmscott Manor and were embroidered by
May Morris in 1891

Kelmscott Tree Russett Artichoke
Kelmscott Tree Russett Artichoke in the Oakfield Room

The original fireplaces are believed to be installed circa 1878. Oakfield room can accommodate 20-40 wedding guests.

Robert Charles Room

If you prefer a blend of old and new, you’ll find the new Robert Charles Room will more than fulfil your expectations.

Robert Charles Room

This room was created in 2009 to accommodate larger wedding functions. It was named in honour of Robert Charles William Wallis.

The room features sparkling Swarovski crystal curtains, and distinctive ceiling lights, with handmade forged iron vine leaves surrounding the bar.

The magnificent clock above the fireplace was specially designed using pieces found in the House. The waratah pieces surrounding the clock are candle holders from the Boulevard Lounge at Mitcham Cinemas

The Bistro

For larger weddings, the Bistro area is also available for receptions from 150 to 230 guests.

Outdoor wedding venue options

The Auchendarroch property also includes a generous selection of outdoor spaces suitable as backdrops for an outdoor wedding ceremony. When the weather is right, we can also serve your guests either standing or sitting in the outdoor spaces.

Auchendarroch House as a Garden Wedding Venue

Joanna’s Garden of Serenity

Brimming with fernshy, clivea, geraniums, violets, pink bergenia and a border of hellebores. Amazing bulbs – bluebells, jonquils and snowdrops will spring to life to add to the calm, cool ambience of this garden. A beautiful space to calm the bride and groom’s nerves.

Heritage Rose Gardens

This wedding garden features a collection of beautiful roses with interesting stories linked to famous South Australians. The Lovers Statue provides a romantic photographic backdrop for the wedding party and/or guests.

Jemima’s Kitchen Garden

Jemima Puddleduck of Beatrix Potter fame would be very comfortable in this period kitchen garden. A quirky space suits a smaller gathering.

Garden Weave of Natives

A stepping stone journey through meandering a path of native plants.

Dee Dee’s Secret Garden

A special place for Deanna Wallis with roses dedicated to her Grandfather. This sentimental space is ideal for a romantic exchange of wedding vows. An ideal wedding photo location is the bench under the Manchurian Peartree.


The manicured lawns provide another venue idea. Ideal for an outdoor wedding ceremony. We can serve your guests standup finger food dining. This is a cost-effective wedding dining solution that doesn’t compromise quality.

At most venue options we can provide sumptuous chef-designed meals matched to your taste. Our wedding planner will guide you through the options.

An Elegant Wedding venue

Whether your wedding party has twenty guests or over a hundred, your wedding day will be one to remember at Auchendarroch House.

There are five extraordinarily beautiful rooms in this fully restored classic mansion. Each one is a unique space,  so we are able to accommodate a wide variety of wedding celebrations and guest lists.

An Indoor Wedding Ceremony?

If you prefer an indoor ceremony, you have the choice of any one of our five luxuriously decorated rooms – recalling the elegance of a bygone era.

The Ballroom

The Ballroom with its beautiful fireplace and bay window and high ceilings can comfortably seat 60 guests.

Bar Smith Billiard room

The Bar Smith Billiard room with its three dazzling chandeliers has a capacity of up to twenty guests.

Oakfield room

Oakfield room, which can accommodate 20-40 guests.

Robert Charles Room

And if you prefer a blend of old and new, you’ll find the new Robert Charles Room will more than fulfil your expectations.

This room features sparkling Swarovski crystal curtains, and distinctive ceiling lights, with handmade forged iron vine leaves surrounding the bar.

The Bistro

For larger groups, the Bistro area is available for receptions from 150 to 230 guests.


The finest furnishings have been used in the Auchendarroch House’s restoration. These include William Morris wallpaper imported from England and many other unique items

From the lavish curtains to imposing fireplaces there are touches of fine craftsmanship everywhere in this immaculately restored mansion.

Reflecting the beauty and grandeur of times past, the mansion is a perfect backdrop for wedding receptions and stunning photo opportunities.

With its dramatically high ceilings and leadlight windows everywhere, Auchendarroch is truly an atmospheric place to bring your guests on your special day.

We can supply pre-meal canapés and drinks, as well as a sit down chef-designed meal or cocktail style catering – the choice is yours.

Every detail of your special day can be accommodated – from the sound system and table decorations to special dietary requirements – and all for a competitive price.


The stunning rose gardens at Auchendarroch House in Mount Barker make a beautiful garden wedding venue.  Only 30 minutes from Adelaide via the South Eastern Freeway, Auchendarroch House is a beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Auchendarroch House provides an ideal venue for couples seeking the informality and natural beauty of a garden wedding setting. Adelaide’s Mediterranean climate is also ideal for outdoor weddings with pleasant spring and autumn afternoons and evenings.

Several Garden Wedding Venue Options

There are several dining options that we provide in the garden or under a marquee on the lawns.

The garden ambience suits both formal and informal wedding ceremonies. The wedding reception can be held in either the garden, lawned areas or in one of the many rooms within the stately manor.

The wedding party will be able to relax with their guests on the lush lawns and gardens encircling this historic mansion

Surrounded by mature oaks and other towering trees, you and your wedding guests will fall under the spell of this magical garden – ensuring special memories for all who are there on the day.

Wedding Ceremony or Reception or both?

The garden setting is an ideal place to enjoy the wedding ceremony. It is also a superb setting for wedding photographs of the wedding party and guests commemorating the special day.

Wedding guests will be enchanted as they wander amongst the gardens. The scent of abundant flowering roses will drift over the wedding ceremony and reception.

While there is lots of space on the lawns for children to play, there are also some lovely secluded areas for the wedding party to mingle quietly with other wedding guests.

The ‘Secret Garden’ Wedding Venue

Reminiscent of the famous story of the Secret Garden, our beautifully arranged and fragrant rose gardens give a sense of wellbeing as you set foot inside this garden sanctuary.

The gardens also contain a variety of herbs and native plants that are bound to attract the interest of all the nature lovers in your party.

As you wander, you may encounter some elegant sculptures made from vintage cast iron pump handles  –  a great conversation piece for adults and children alike.

A Romantic Wedding Venue

In all its serenity, the Auchendarroch House Gardens are undoubtedly one of the most romantic and unique wedding settings in the Adelaide Hills. The prestigious Wilson and Lewis Wedding Photography list Auchendarroch House in their top three recommended wedding venues.

We are a very reasonably priced Garden Wedding Venue

For an exceptional garden wedding venue, you’ll find that Auchendarroch lives up to your expectations – and at a competitive price.