What’s a couple of days when you’re planning a lifetime? If wedding preparations feel like they’ve taken over, it’s time to reset the balance button and what better way than with a cheeky getaway with your Bride Tribe.
Gather your besties and head to the hills for a midweek or weekend bliss bomb of precious pampering, fabulous food, award-winning wine and rock solid company. Book massages, have beauty treatments, browse village bookshops and stock up on cheese and condiments at a local Providore for sundown drinks. Just you and your tribe, together forever.
The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is an easy drive from Melbourne – it’s amazing how many cares you can leave behind you on the way. Check into a gorgeous destination – exquisite accommodation options are plentiful, especially midweek – and Find Your Self in the moment.
There’s plenty to do, or not do!
Boutique B&B – classic, elegant, wrap-your-arms-around-me cottages and rooms that say ‘breathe out’. Lean in to In the Valley, settle down at Araluen Boutique Accommodation or choose your perfect home away from home at Valley Ranges Getaways.
Pet Friendly – No need to leave your four legged at home! We know love of the furry kind is just as heartfelt. And so do the good peeps at Wiggley Bottom Farm where pets are always welcome, or you can snuggle up with one of theirs. Get to know freedom in the great outdoors at Marysville Holiday and Caravan Park.
Fairytale Penthouse – Romantic bridal suites with a lush-in-love feel. If you’re getting married at Potters Receptions, be sure to explore the bridal accommodation on site.
Wine on the Side – Perfectly blended wine and accommodation. With vineyard views as far as you can see, cellar doors on your doorstep and sweet dreams guaranteed under starlit nights, Sutherland Estate is a wonderful choice for long conversations and setting future intentions. Immerse Winery will also take your breath, with garden walks, lakeside laughter and everything you need right there, where you are.
Supremely Secluded – True getaways dissolve the outside world and give way to peace – forest settings and the sound of lyrebirds wooing you to sleep. At Eagle’s Nest Luxury Accommodation, there’s no limit to spa time under the stars, and not a single distraction. Enjoy the ultimate in privacy at Arcadia Cottages, nestled in the forest but still close enough to village life.
Ladies of the House – Lounge a little at Marybrooke Manor, a historic destination with a sense of awe and wonder. Channel a little bit of Downtown Abbey and a whole lot of high tea!
All in One Place – For a no-fuss everything-I-need-is-right-here-stay, CountryPlace will leave you wanting for nothing. Chill (the champers), you don’t need to organise a thing.
Tell your besties it’s on and book a little moment of connection that will set you up for wedding day bliss. Your wedding day will come soon enough, time to be with the ‘other’ ones you love.