Intimate wedding venues with an emphasis on safety and privacy
There’s been a noticeable trend towards smaller and Off Peak Weddings and many couples are opting for a ‘less is more’ approach to getting married because it’s just right for them. The intimate wedding is now a real consideration for couples wanting to get hitched despite restrictions on guest numbers.
So many amazing venues in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges have risen to the times to offer micro and intimate wedding packages that meet all the needs you and your guests have for a safe celebration. You may even find you can consider venues you’d previously ruled out! So don’t delay your beautiful day – a gorgeous ceremony and reception that meets the prevailing restrictions is still a possibility.
Seville Estate is an award-winning winery set among impressive gardens and undulating vineyards. Enjoy exquisite estate wines matched with Chef’s menu – a memorable combination that will be the toast of your guests – after you, of course! The newly renovated Homestead offers dining rooms that seat 7-10 people each with dedicated bathrooms and facilities. The main restaurant space can also host weddings depending on your needs and state of restrictions.
Say I do at Vue on Halcyon who are pleased to offer elopement style weddings and short lead time weddings in response to restrictions associated with COVID-19. With rolling hills and a contemporary chapel this is a perfect spot to create your happily ever after moment. Enjoy a winery reception with elegant dishes and complemented by estate wines. You can even exchange vows in the vineyard.
Immerse Yarra Valley’s intimate wedding package provides exclusive use of the restaurant and choice of receptions locations either the Vineyard Chapel or Garden Chapel. There is minimum 40 (max 70) people and three hours of venue use for your special ceremony and reception lunch on weekends in 2020-21. A picturesque vineyard wedding with much to love.
Zonzo Estate are offering ‘Ready, set, wed!’ A 'Micro Weddings' Package - making it easier to say 'I do' in the time of COVID-19. Includes a 1.5-hour Package (includes ceremony, photos and canapés), on-site ceremony in the Capella, a selection of canapés and beverages post ceremony, and use of the property for photos.
Set among stunning gardens, perfect for a ceremony or al fresco dining, the Olinda Tea House offers an exquisite range of menu options and private dining opportunities. Choose from one of the delightful gazebos for complete privacy for you and your guests and appreciate a unique approach to intimate weddings.
Hitched at Olinda Tea House iso-style
Jace and Abigail Denny were married in July 2020 at Olinda Tea House.
“We chose the Olinda Tea House for our is wedding for many reasons. Beautiful gardens and views; the forest, the hedge, the Chinese gardens and bridge. The llamas are so cool. And the food is incredible. We loved the private dining options.
When we first heard about the wedding restrictions because of Coronavirus we were disappointed. We always wanted an intimate wedding but at one point we could only have five people, which we wouldn’t consider, so when it went up to 20 we were happy. The venue handled the social distancing and health and safety requirements so perfectly. The seating arrangements were great. It was a bit weird having everyone’s temperature taken but it had to be done.
One of the advantages of a smaller wedding is there is a lot less stress and we had delightful attention from the venue and event manager. A smaller wedding means its easer to interact with guests as there is not as much separation. It was much harder to find a venue that would cater for a smaller wedding. Even during COVID-19 restrictions so many venues would still ask for minimum payments for a larger wedding even though we could only have 20 guests.
There were lots of advantages to having a July wedding. The rain gave the photos character and they were brilliant, no harsh shadows like on a sunny day. The clouds in the background made for a great atmosphere. It was very cold just 3 degrees on the day!
We were very happy to have a small wedding. It was super intimate, very comfortable and fun. We had a lot of fun. If anyone is thinking of having a small wedding, just do it. No regrets, don’t wait!”