Going down under: These Tasmanian wedding venues make for an idyllic destination wedding
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly more and more popular amongst couples, whether it be a balmy beach getaway or an exotic overseas location. But have you ever considered Tasmania?
Undoubtedly one of Australia's most beautiful and natural states, Tasmania boasts an untampered landscape, from the picturesque countryside, rolling mountains and some of the worlds best beaches. A more relaxed approach to life also adds to the appeal of Tasmania as a wedding destination, where both you and your guests can enjoy days of gourmet adventure and a laidback getaway amongst the celebrations of your wedding.
Aside from being such a picturesque state, Tasmania was also the first Australian state to allow same-sex couples to register their relationship back in 2003.
So if you're exploring the option of travelling down to Tasmania for your wedding, then we have just the venues for you to choose from, these venues will be sure to assist you in creating the most exceptional day.
Location: Hobart, TAS
Does Mona do weddings, you ask? Good lord, yes. Sure, the museum comes up nicely in the photos, and yes there are heaps of alarmingly good-looking spaces for weddings to invade (both big and small, inside the museum and out), but it’s actually the food and wine where Mona can really take things up a notch—if you're up for it.
Location: Hobart, TAS
Heritage listed Woodbridge is an accredited 5 Star hotel. It is Tasmania’s only Small Luxury Hotel of the World and was listed as one of Australia’s Top 10 Luxury Hotels by Business Review Magazine. Plan your own Manor House Wedding with exclusive use of the Mansion which includes 8 separate sleeping accommodations, and an additional sleeping accommodation, The Owner’s Suite, if required.
Location: Gretna, TAS
Situated on the banks of the Derwent River just 39 km from Hobart, Truffle Lodge feels like it is a million miles away! Created in one of Australia’s first truffieres, Truffle Lodge boasts absolute river frontage and views to the mountains. Styled to resemble an Aussie Bush Camp, it sits comfortably in its Australian landscape, with a fun overlay of Tales of the Arabian Nights meets Steampunk.
Location: Huon Valley, TAS
A beautiful old converted barn, full of character and soul, 25 minutes south of Hobart in the Huon Valley. Willie Smith’s Apple Shed is the home of Willie Smith’s cider, and can fit up to 140 people for a seated dinner, or 170 for a more casual event.
You'll need a planner too...
We've also get the best wedding planner on the Island: Bek Burrows. Renowned for her exquisite events, she is the definite go to for your Tasmanian wedding.
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