From Grace Kelly's 50's showstopper, To Catch A Thief, to Lauren Conrad’s Rustic Chic Wedding in 2014, the classic and understated rustic trend continues to be a top pick throughout all seasons and decades past and present.
Drawing heavily on farm or barn-inspired aesthetics, timber beams, charming naturalistic decor, earthy tones and emerald views, you really can’t go wrong!
10 of our favourite rustic inspired venues in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
"Escape for the weekend"
Situated in Monbulk, Victoria in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges,The Log Cabin Ranch
is a very special place. The venue presents with a relaxed rustic/country cottage feel.Wedding packages are on a DIY/self-catering basis, allowing the cost for your wedding to be considerably reduced.The Log Cabin Ranch
are happy to assist you with contacts and recommended suppliers for all your needs with the option to stay over the weekend!.
Photo credit: Ada + Ivy Photography
Luxurious and picturesque
Saladin Lodge is a luxurious and picturesque venue nestled in idyllic natural surrounds specialising in elegant country weddings of various group sizes. Beautiful multi coloured water lilies on the lake complete with jetty, beach and row boat. Selection of Ceremony areas surrounded by mountain ash for a layout of your choosing, move through to the top outdoor area scattered with barrels ideal for Cocktail whilst looking for the jumping trout on the lake. The main lodge room is a perfect plan B transition if the weather is misbehaving for the day.
Photo credit: Ryan O'Donnell Photography
Gorgeous Storybook Chapel
Situated 55 kilometres from Melbourne in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Fergusson Winery and Restaurant boasts a vineyard planted in 1968, picturesque locations, vines with panoramic views, tranquil stroll garden with its magnificent Antique Rotunda and more. To this day the property remains a Fergusson family operation, with executive chef Louise Fergusson consistently delighting guests with her delectable menus. Bring your fairy tale wedding to life this gorgeous storybook Chapel nested amongst the vines.
Romantic and Relaxed
Yarra Valley Estate is a diverse, purpose built venue just an hour from Melbourne CBD located in the Yarra Valley. Create everlasting memories where your rustic romantic wedding dreams can come true with everything in the one location including the ceremony, photos, reception & onsite accommodation. Providing the flexibility to create your own day, capturing your unique style, the team at Yarra Valley Estate will ensure your wedding day is memorable and relaxed.
Stunning and beautifully landscaped
Inglewood Estate is located in the secluded Yarra Valley of Kangaroo Ground. Set off the road in a stunning, quiet valley of endless rolling hills, the grounds include beautifully landscaped gardens, a vineyard and a lake. Everything has been designed to capture the daily and seasonal changes of light, making Inglewood Estate exceptionally photographic. Inglewood Chapel is private and non-denominational. Hand built using local stone, the Chapel can seat 110 guests, with plenty of standing room. It boasts an antique harmonium and pews, stained glass windows, stunning flower arrangements, wrought iron candelabras, and organza pew bows. The Chapel is air conditioned, has a quality sound system inside and out, as well as rest rooms and ample on site parking.
A recent addition to the wedding venue market, Hanrahan Vineyard is truly a hidden gem worthy of a visit for your special day. With awe-inspiring views, beautiful rustic surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere, this gosh darn gorgeous venue will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. Whether you’re looking for a casual get together with friends, or a place to make your big day memorable, Hanrahan Vineyard is a locale full of country-chic vibes and lush greenery. We'll supply you and your guests with the finest wines in the Yarra Valley along with beer, cider and soft drink. With gentle nods to Rustic, Eclectic, European and Country styles, Hanrahan Vineyard is beautifully unique and truly a hidden gem worthy of a visit for your special day.
Intimate and Romantic
Imagine a romantic, private and intimate ceremony followed by a personalised reception in our boutique winery. Swallowfields offers you the unique advantage of having your wedding ceremony, photography and reception all at the same location. The abundance of truly stunning photographic opportunities on our property really do need to be seen to be believed! Swallowfield Vineyards in Gembrook is a family owned boutique vineyard on 150 acres at the forest’s edge. Located just over one hour drive from Melbourne CBD. Swallowfields is the perfect backdrop for your Wedding Day or special event.
Rustic and Charming
Payne's Rise has it's own unique style and rustic charm, with historic homestead, well established grounds, ancient Oak & Elm trees and magnificent views of the Yarra Valley & beyond. Our award winning estate grown wines and flexible catering options are sure to impress your guests. At Payne's Rise we realise that your wedding day is a very special occasion. From the moment you make contact through to the day your event takes place, everyone at Payne's Rise will be doing their utmost to ensure that your event is a truly memorable experience.
Affordable and World Renowned
Bianchet is situated at the gateway to the world renowned Yarra Valley in Lilydale, approximately 45 minutes from Melbourne. Family owned and run, Bianchet hosts the perfect setting for your perfect wedding and boasts a stunning backdrop for your ceremony, rustic venue space, flexible and affordable wedding package options and seasonal menu.
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Warratina Lavender Farm is set in the Yarra Valley at the foothills of Mt Dandenong. With a subtle and sweet perfume and purple hues, the beautifully landscaped Homestead Garden is the ideal setting for your wedding ceremony. A walled garden features as an integral part of the ceremony area. The venue hosts provide seasonal potted annuals in flower to frame the service area and shaded gazebos for the garden ceremony with ample room to seat up to 100 people during your garden service and offering wedding parties and exclusive use of all facilities.
The rustic appeal has always been on trend and is here to stay.
It’s earthy elegance and raw appeal makes the rustic theme an exquisite and much loved choice for many couples.
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