There's no excuse for the delay really. I still have quite a few in mind to share. And I've noticed that these posts seem to be some of the most popular ones! So I know there are plenty of Adelaide girls out there still searching for the perfect rustic venues!
If you want to read the older posts, go to: Part 1 or Part 2 or Part 3 or Part 4.
Today I'm going to do something a little different and look at some alternative venues that aren't typically wedding venues. And they're also not wineries. Rustic venues in Adelaide so often come in the form of wineries, since that's what we're famous for in SA. These aren't wineries. Nor restaurants.
Owned by Scouts, here is a rustic school-camp style venue that allows your guests to stay overnight. Yay - what could be more fun than a sleepover wedding!?!
You can book this place for 48 hours. Imagine a whole weekend wedding shared with your nearest and dearest!
....Get there on the Friday to set-up and get organised, have dinner and drinks with some close family and friends, and getting ready right there the next day. No need to travel to and from your wedding.
....Have a garden wedding in the pretty grounds.. or in the on-site CHAPEL (!!!) then either move inside to the ballroom for dinner - or set up a marquee for the reception.
....Party the night away and at the end of it all, everyone can just drift on up to bed
... And on the Sunday morning you can share brekkie and re-live the fun from the night before heading off. I think this would be so much fun! And such a relaxed intimate vibe.
The house itself sleeps 60 people.
All info (and more photos) are on the website: http://www.woodhouse.org.au/weddings.php
ADELAIDE HILLS WILDERNESS LODGE
Oh dear... it looks like I waited too long to write this blog post. This venue appears to have been sold, and the website has disappeared. Here's hoping the new owners allow weddings. Bummer!
Similar to Woodhouse, this one looked a bit like a school-camp venue and would have been great for a sleepover wedding.
For the record, it's a wooden building located in a bush setting.
It's in Stirling, only 20 minutes from the city.
It sleeps 104 guests, in 12 seperate lodges.
How very disappointing. I'll keep an eye out in case this one pops up again.
AMAROO WATER GARDENS AND LODGE
This place looks ah-maz-ing. I haven't been there, but boy am i keen to check it out!
Pics from Amaroo Water Gardens
It's a 20 acre property on which the owners have created spectacular gardens and an amazing lodge with a rustic, earthy, natural feel. The lodge itself is built from all kinds of antiques and salvaged materials collected over 18 years. Wow.
They offer private garden weddings and receptions. I could imagine a picnic style wedding at this place, overlooking the lake.. or tucked away down behind a little walking trail.
You and your groom could then spend your first night in the lodge. Sweet.
Check it out here.
...That's all for now. I'll try not to leave it too long before I share more venues with you!