Choosing the Yarra Valley for your wedding

Melbournians and international visitors alike have been getting married in Victoria’s picturesque Yarra Valley for well over a hundred years, owing to its sophisticated natural settings and close proximity to Melbourne. Being just an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD and Tullamarine airport it’s a natural choice if you have interstate guests attending your wedding.

The Yarra Valley’s natural beauty make it a real draw card for wedding couples, as its backdrop of mountain ranges, dramatic views, crystal clear Yarra River and countless wineries, make it ideal for those special wedding photographs. And throughout the changing seasons, it remains beautiful, with its cherry blossoms in spring, to turning leaves in autumn – even a Yarra Valley winter has a stark beauty, with mist hanging low in the valley, making for atmospheric shots.

Given its beauty, the region is well equipped to cater for weddings of all sizes with function venues capable of hosting intimate gatherings right through to large-scale groups for hundreds of guests.

As well as award-winning reception centres, couples can choose from a huge variety of picturesque locations in which to hold their ceremony including national parks, historic chapels, chef hatted restaurants, iconic vineyards, flower farms or lavender fields.

Being a popular destination for weddings, the Yarra Valley has all the wedding suppliers on hand you might need for your nuptials, from wedding celebrants, photographers, videographers, car hire companies, musical entertainers, florists, make-up artists and hair dressers to make your special day just right.

And of course there are plenty of accommodation options for the bride and groom, wedding party and guests to stay either onsite, at nearby hotels and self contained accommodation or quaint B&Bs. The volunteers at Healesville’s Yarra Valley Visitor Information Centre have a wealth of knowledge for couples looking to marry in the Yarra Valley and it is a great place to contact at the start of your research.

There is simply no better place to celebrate your fairytale wedding than in the picture perfect surrounds of the Yarra Valley.

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Gillie St George

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