Organising your wedding is an exciting time, but let’s face it, it can also be stressful. There are rings to choose, a date to lock in, bridesmaids and groomsmen to organise and so much more. Of course, one of the most important things to decide is the wedding venue. Where you hold your wedding ceremony and reception is something you’ll remember forever and if you live in or around Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills is the prime location to consider.

So, here are our top tips on how to find the perfect wedding venue in the Adelaide Hills.

5 tips to help find the perfect Adelaide Hills wedding venue

What do you want your wedding to be?

From large and traditional to intimate and laid-back and everything in between, consider the overall ‘theme’ of your wedding. This will help dictate the type of wedding venue that’s perfect for you. For example, for a more traditional wedding, a church or large ballroom could suit, while for a laid-back affair a beautiful garden setting or beach could be perfect.

Number of wedding guests

Obviously, the number of guests you want to invite will play a key part in deciding your Adelaide Hills wedding venue. If your guest list is large you’re hardly going to fit them into an intimate room.

You want to feel comfortable on your important day and you want your guests to be comfortable as well, so choose a venue that can cater for them.

Wedding budget

It may be a bit dull to consider costs leading up to the most romantic day of your life, but whether you like it or not, your budget is another key factor in deciding the perfect wedding venue.

While having a fixed budget may be too ambitious, at least have a good idea on the overall amount you want to spend, as well as a clear idea on how much you want to spend on key items, such as your wedding venue.

Finding the perfect Wedding Venue

By all means, get on the Internet to conduct research to help you find the ideal Adelaide Hills wedding venue, but don’t just rely on what you see online.

Contact potential wedding venues and make a shortlist of venues to visit. We’re talking about the Adelaide Hills, right, so spend a day or even better a weekend visit. Chalk it down to important research!

Prepare a wedding plan

Have at least a rough plan on other important details for your big day, such as a celebrant, flowers, catering, music, photo opportunities, the wedding cake and more. A good Adelaide Hills wedding venue will be able to help you with many of these things, to help reduce the stress for you.

Auchendarroch House, Adelaide Hills wedding venue

Auchendarroch House in Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills, can’t choose the rings, your dress or decide your guest list for you, but we can help with pretty much everything else!

Our staff can tailor wedding packages specifically to your wishes and can help you with recommendations for celebrants, florists, accommodation, photographers, music, wedding styling, wedding cakes, car hire and so much more.

Plus, we have a range of wedding venues to suit practically every occasion, from smaller intimate rooms up to our majestic ballroom. While if it’s an outside wedding you’d prefer, our heritage gardens are the perfect option.

Find out more

See our wedding functions page for more details or call our Wedding Coordinator on (08) 8391 6100.

Everyone wants that perfect Wedding Day! A day they can look back on knowing they created some very special memories not only for themselves but for their friends and families. One of the key factors in this “perfect day” is the venue you choose.

To help you with this decision, we have given you some suggestions in this article that will assist you to find your ideal venue just as you have found your perfect match.  

A wedding not only represents the commitment and love two people share, it also marks the beginning of a new chapter in their life. It is a special day for every couple and one that will live on in their memories and those of their family and friends for years to come.

So how do you ensure that your big day is a day to remember?

There is finding the perfect dress, choosing your wedding party, the type of ceremony you want, the guest list, the flowers and the rings. Then there is the wedding venue you choose. For many this will be the most important decision you make and a decision that will help you create a lot of your best memories. Deciding to pick an Adelaide hills wedding venue is a great start!

Until you have selected your wedding venue and confirmed the date it can be hard to make many other plans. A beautifully maintained venue with a variety of options to suit your needs, personalities and style of wedding with delicious food and a host that makes sure you can enjoy your day stress free, is ultimately what you are looking for.

To help you make your choice, here are some important details to consider:


Is the venue easy to find, recognisable and accessible to all your guests. Does it allow for ample parking and room for Wedding cars.


Can the venue cater to your desired number of guests? Being either too big or too small can vastly affect your enjoyment of the day and the look and feel of your event. Make sure that the venue you choose is one of the finest wedding venues Adelaide Hills and can offer you a choice of rooms and or garden areas to suit what you are looking for.


Before you begin the hunt for the perfect wedding venue, you must decide your budget. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement and over-spend on these days so make sure you find a venue with an event planner that knows how to work to, and keep you within, your budget without compromising your dreams.

If you are searching for the most beautiful Adelaide wedding reception venues, look no further than Auchendarroch House. Call 08 8391 6100  or register for a wedding venue tour with our wedding coordinator and see it for yourself

Have you just got engaged? Are you looking for a stunning Adelaide Hills wedding venue? If yes, then keep on reading further because Auchendarroch House could be the perfect venue for you.

Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable and special days of your lives and a day of celebration for your family and friend. You want your venue to be beautiful, reflect your personality and your dreams as well as taking the stress and hard work out of the day.

Finding that special Adelaide wedding venues can be a hard work, but when you end up finding the perfect one, you will know that it was worth it! This is exactly how you will feel when you visit Auchendarroch House. Aside from the beautiful, heritage listed house, and the stunning gardens, our experienced staff, including our Executive Chef, will individually create your wedding to fit your requirements, needs and dreams.

Auchendarroch House is a beautiful place waiting for you to discover it’s magic.

A Venue for All Occasions

Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, at Mt Barker, Auchendarroch House was built in 1860 and is now owned, and been lovingly restored by the Wallis Family. This majestic and versatile venue can cater for weddings and functions large to small, with 6 different rooms including the grand Robert Charles Room, the stunning gardens and even the use of the adjoining Cinema.


Our Executive Chef and in-house pastry chef can put together a stunning menu for your event, be it a grand, sit down dinner, or canapes on the lawns. They can create a menu to suit your tastes, dietary needs and your budget that will leave your guests talking about it for years to come. They can create some amazing desserts and can even help you with your Wedding cake.

Distance from the City and Affordability

Just 20 minutes up the freeway and you are at Auchendarroch House, Mt Barker. There is an abundance of parking (including coach parking), special access for Wedding cars, and access for all abilities – making your special day easy for the Wedding party and also easy for your guests. We know how expensive weddings can be so we go out of our way to make Auchendarroch House as affordable as possible so everyone has the opportunity to have their special day with us without compromising what is important to you.

So, if you think that Auchendarroch House could be your perfect  Adelaide hills wedding venue, or garden wedding venues Adelaide give us a call on (08) 8391 6100 or contact us to make a time to see for yourself.

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.

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