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The Best Wedding Venues On The Mornington Peninsula

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Looking for a local spot to get hitched on The Ninch?

With an abundance of beautiful bay and ocean beaches, wineries, distilleries, national parks and private estates, the Mornington Peninsula has become Melbourne's go-to wedding destination, located just an hour out of the city.

Whether you're after an intimate indoor celebration or an outdoor festival vibe, we've gathered a list of the six best wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula.

Tanglewood Estate

Tanglewood Estate is without a doubt one of the most sought-after wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula. Set on 50 acres of natural bushland, the estate boasts a 110-year-old historic chapel with bay views, a 130-seat winery, a charming former artist studio for cocktail hour, and a beautiful heart-shaped lake with deck and jetty that is every wedding photographer's dream. If a wedding at Tanglewood Estate is on your wish list, you best be well prepared, this epic wedding venue books out well in advance.

Image via Nick Skinner Photography

Karrawingi Park

If you're looking for an outdoor blank canvas set amongst acres of picturesque parkland, then look no further than Karrawingi Park. Formerly an orchard, this lush, private property features extensive natural backdrops and settings, perfect for formalities and frivolity to follow. Across the 7.5 acres there are formal and informal locations to suit all styles of weddings, but we suggest organising a viewing to take it all in. You'll have the option to select from their rolling lawns and weeping willows, cottage garden, formal rose garden, settlers hut, or the pavilion and large lake as your perfect setting. Karrawingi Park is an ideal place to truly execute your own style, but here we love a festival-style affair complete with Peninsula Tipis and our Pizza Wagon!

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Commonfolk Mornington

A coffee roastery come wedding venue? Say no more. Commonfolk Mornington ticks all the boxes for an industrial, warehouse-style wedding. Inside the vine-covered venue, you’ll find concrete floors, cascading indoor plants, and one heck of a bar. Espresso martini, anyone? In the back courtyard, you’ll be surrounded by edible gardens and exposed brickwork, with a large mural by local artists Jack and Josh offering the perfect backdrop to say your “I dos”.  What's more, Commonfolk's team of hospo professionals will be on hand to make the planning and execution of your big day a breeze. And with our Pizza Wagon parked out front? It’s a match made in heaven.

Image via Justin Westwood Photography

The Peacock Estate

Located in the rural town of Tyabb, The Peacock Estate is what rustic wedding dreams are made of. Featuring a charming chapel and a huge timber-clad barn and dancefloor, you can skip from formalities to festivities in a heartbeat. With festoon lighting and vintage charm, our beloved Pizza Wagon and Gelati Cart will fit right in. For those looking for the ultimate rustic wedding venue on the Mornington Peninsula, this is our top pick.

Image via Dave Lepage Photography

The Briars

The Briars is an expansive estate and nature reserve situated amongst the rolling hills of Mount Martha. Featuring a historic homestead, beautiful gardens, a scout hall and breathtaking views of the Mornington Peninsula, this picturesque property is perfect for a big ol’ party. With 230 hectares to explore, there’s plenty of space to pitch a triple-tipi, pull out Privy the Pretty and park The Old Fashioned to create the festival wedding of your dreams. For nature-loving couples ready to tie the knot, this might just be the best outdoor wedding venue on the Mornington Peninsula.

Image via Anchor & Hope Photography

Butterfly Red Hill

Set in the hinterlands of Red Hill, Butterfly Red Hill is a private estate that offers endless opportunities for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. You can say your vows amongst the pristine gardens or inside the gallery, then head to the deck for happy hour. With plenty of space and easy access, it's an ideal setup for external wedding catering. The Old Fashioned, Pizza Wagon, Pretty Cool Room and Gelati Cart can roll right in to feed the masses, whilst your guests get stuck into the cocktails and lawn games. The DIY potential makes this spot one of the most popular wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula.

Image via Be Here Be Now Photo & Films

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