Your guide to staying a little longer in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges after saying "I do"
Planning a Yarra Valley wedding or a Dandenong Ranges wedding provides the greatest backdrop any couple could ask for. Make the memories last a few days longer and discover the best of the region with local walking tracks through mountain ranges, or simply linger by an open fire with your new Mr or Mrs, and indulge in the most divine produce and award-winning wine, long after the party is over…
Fireside Wine and Food
The Yarra Valley is the epicentre of Victoria’s finest food and wine. Pop a celebratory bottle of the region’s finest Sparkling Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the quaint and cosy Fondata 1872 in Kangaroo Ground, or Kellybrook Winery in Wonga Park. The open fires at these inviting cellar doors provide the perfect place to snack on local cheeses and charcuterie as you admire the sloping vineyards of their estates. You can also tuck in at the Cuckoo Restaurant in Olinda, and sip a red by the fire.
One reason couples chose to marry in the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley is the truly unique surrounds. With accommodation to match, why not enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation together once the party planning is over.
Old World Charm
You’ll feel like you’re worlds away with the luxurious old Victorian charm of The Loft in the Mill boutique accommodation, Olinda. A replica of a 19th Century Bluestone English Flour Mill, with nine suites, each one designed to inspire and immerse you in the wonders of the era. Or how about a Tudor style mansion nestled among the forest of Sherbrooke? Marybrooke Manor has English charm and elegance that never dates.
Modern farm-stay accommodation at its finest – Wiggley Bottom Farm is located in Badger Creek with views over rolling hills, green pastures and grazing farm animals. It’s a pet friendly destination that welcomes every member of the family with contemporary fashionable styling that will feel ‘better than home’.
The Great Outdoors
The winter wonderlands of Mount Donna Buang in Warburton and Lake Mountain Alpine Resort in Marysville are sure to delight the avid hiker and skier, or those just looking for a fun day in the snow. Mount Donna Buang is the closest snow summit to Melbourne, with walking tracks that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours, tobogganing and a breath-taking lookout with panoramic views. Lake Mountain offers a full-service alpine resort with a whole host of snow sports, activities and an exciting calendar of events all year round.
Wine and Dine
End your day of outdoor excitement and rest your weary bones with an indulgent meal and award-winning bottle of wine from Seville Estate. Recently awarded Winery of the Year at the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Awards, the restaurant prides itself on a constantly evolving menu that is designed to only use the best seasonal produce from the estate and local growers.