8 Exquisite Settings For The Perfect Winter Wedding

8 Exquisite Settings For The Perfect Winter Wedding

There's a lot to be said about a winter wedding; spring wedding-weary guests will love the seasonal change, your flowers will bloom all day, and your makeup will stay intact rather than melt away. Winter weddings ooze glamour and sophistication, provide perfect lighting for photographs and filming, and give you great opportunity to truly appreciate a tropical honeymoon somewhere exotic.

So what are you waiting for? For some winter wedding location inspiration,have a look at these exquisite venues – expect outstanding food, beautiful wine and excellent service, all at the perfect location.

A Touch of Salt

Townsville, QLD


A Touch of Salt knows that every wedding is different, and as such they offer a range of customised packages sure to suit all brides and grooms. Small weddings, large weddings, banquet, buffet, indoor, outdoor (or both), long tables, small tables, no tables – whatever you want, they'll work with you to create your dream day.

A Touch of Salt is a family business that started its journey more than 10 years ago. It offers genuine hospitality, incredible waterfront views, starry night skies and an ever-romantic setting. The chefs are excellent at what they do, and perfectly meld seasonal ingredients with creativity to produce master dishes both energetic in flavour and beautiful to look at.


Port Douglas, QLD


Be it for 10 guests or 150, a wedding at Harrisons is bound to be memorable. Situated under centuries-old mango trees, Harrisons encapsulates the quintessential Queensland, tropical wedding vibe. The restaurant's interior exudes a laidback, yet sophisticated appearance that carries through to the service, and the lush tropical gardens  provides the perfect backdrop. Awarded time and time again for its outstanding food and wine, you can be sure you and your guests will leave having been wowed. Since 2011 it has stood alone as Port Douglas' only Chef's Hat rated restaurant in the Good Food Guide.  If you're after an exquisite Far North Queensland restaurant for your winter wedding, then this is the place.

Flint at Shaw Vineyard

Murrumbateman, NSW


Situated on the historic and picturesque property of Shaw Vineyard Estate in Murrumbateman, this intimate restaurant embraces rustic charm – completed with an open fireplace that's ideal for a winter wedding. Located in cool climate wine country, the  beautiful  terracotta building perched amongst the undulating vineyard is reminiscent of a scene from Tuscany. The open-plan dining room can cater for weddings of various sizes, and the vineyard, Anne Shaw's delicate rose garden and surrounding farmland offer a wide range of options for wedding ceremonies and photo opportunities. It's the perfect venue to escape everyday life, yet is just 30 minutes from the nation's capital.


Sailors Falls, VIC


If you want to know your wedding is being hosted by a company of experts, than Sault is a wonderful winter wedding option. With 16 years experience in hospitality, Jodi and Damien will ensure your celebrations exceed expectations. Warmed by the roar of open fire, you and up to 130 guests can be wowed over and over again by the stunning scenery, friendly service and exquisite food. Head Chef Santiago Nine-Frenandez is an expert at combining the best of the region's produce with Spanish influences to bring a touch of sunshine into your winter wedding.

Pilu at Freshwater

Freshwater, NSW


Located on the stunning Northern Beaches of Sydney, Pilu at Freshwater offers a spectacular location for a wedding service. Complete with unrivalled ocean views and a private garden, the location is reminiscent of Italy's Amalfi Coast. Set in the grounds of a heritage listed, Hampton's-style weatherboard beachhouse, Pilu at Freshwater is the intimate and unique wedding venue you've been looking for. Chef Giovanni Pilu is at the helm and his Sardinian-inspired menu is created with expertise and modern flair. Guests can enjoy flavours such as crumbed smoked eel balls, sweet green friggitello peppers with cured salmon, and lovingly handmade ravioli.

The Trustee

Perth, WA


The Trustee Bar and Bistro can be found on central St George's Terrace in the majestic WA Trustee Building. Catering for up to 200 guests, it's stunning heritage setting exudes winter warmth, and its upstairs bistro makes the perfect intimate setting for a smaller wedding. Eclectic in style, The Trustee is filled with luxe wooden chests and candelabra's, creating a quirky, visually stunning backdrop. Specialising in restaurant-style menus with matched wines and personalised service, it makes for a traditional wedding venue with an urban difference. For a wedding where most of the work is taken care of for you, you'll love The Trustee Bar and Bistro.

Darlington Estate Winery

Darlington, WA


The Darlington Estate Winery knows how to host a good winter wedding. In fact, they specialise in them. The rustic, vintage charm of this 40 acre vineyard estate makes the Darlington Estate Winery one of the most sought after venues in Perth, especially during the cooler months. The recycled jarrah beams and brick flooring are simply gorgeous, floor to ceiling windows complement the outstanding views, and the spectacular outdoor scenes make for a photographers heaven. Enjoy fairy lights that twinkle over the unique courtyard dancefloor, taste amazing food options ranging from canapes to country-style dining, and for the bride and groom who really want to embrace winter, why not opt for a mulled wine station or a firepit where guests toast marshmallows until their hearts are content?

Ocean View Estates Winery & Restaurant

Ocean View, QLD


Winters at Ocean View Estates Winery are all about open fires and the winter mists which roll in over the hills majestically. Located on Mt Mee Road there's tons of accommodation options for wedding guests, making it the ideal winter weekend break or perfect winter wedding location. Ocean View Estates Winery screams romance, and choosing to have your wedding here means you're favouring tranquil, picturesque surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere, and excellent food and wine. Winter at the winery is particularly beautiful, offering spectacular scenes any photographer would love. The glass and pole construction of the restaurant makes the most of the incredible views, and the open fire will warm even the coldest of guests.

Attending a wedding, or getting married yourself? Either way, a Good Food Gift Card can make the perfect engagement or wedding gift… And as a bonus, it can be used at any of the venues mentioned above!

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.