When my couple first told me they were getting married at Wandin Park and it is used for horse events, I was not sure what to expect. I was certainly not expecting a venue as beautiful as this. I love this place!!
It is a 320 acre estate around an hour from Melbourne. It holds multiple ceremony and reception options as well as a 1869 restored historic homestead with accommodation for 8 people and a B&B called Ruby’s cottage which sleeps 2 people.
When I drove up the driveway and saw the venue I was blown away. It was amazing.
I loved the house that my bride stayed in the night before her wedding with her bridesmaids and then I saw where the ceremony and reception would be held. (I have to make a special mention of the kitchen as it is my dream kitchen)
The ceremony was held in a garden clearing and looked amazing with the Arbor, the rows of chairs and the burlap runner. It was finished off with vases of flowers and meaningful quotes at each chair on the aisle.
I then went into The Woolshed where the reception would take place. It has been renovated to perfection. You really do not need to do anything to decorate it, it is just perfect. My bride had some bunting hanging down the middle and a few Chinese lanterns and tissue paper flowers on the deck strategically placed for maximum effect.
The great thing about this place is you can decorate it if you want but it is not actually necessary. You can have a sit down dinner or finger food, and you can bring in your own caterers or you can use the recommended ones from Wandin Park. My couple used Ablaze wood fired pizza and I was lucky enough to try some on the way out and it was delicious.
If you would like to know more about this amazing hidden gem in the Yarra Valley, Please visit their website http://wandinparkestate.com.au/