Rustic Western Australia Wedding Venues

It’s finally time to launch this long project of mine into the blogosphere. My roundup of rustic style Western Australia wedding venues! (Check out the roundups for Queensland, South Australia,Victoria and NSW) I’d love to hear the venues I’ve missed, in the comments!

Redcliffe Barn at Ravenswood Sanctuary


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Redcliffe Barn, located in Ravenswood Sanctuary, Pinjarra. The venue offers a multitude of ceremony venues – from their deck to a number of beautiful areas on the property. The barn offers numerous food & beverage packages.  Email them for more information

Perth Zoo Homstead Barn

Fancying marrying next to the elephants? Perhaps penguins are more your style? The Perth Zoo offers a gorgeous rustic stylish function area plus you get the added benefit of furry and not so furry friends joining you on your wedding day! The Perth Zoo Homestead Barn can hold 200 guests or more if using the adjacent courtyard. Mustard Catering holds the contract for Perth Zoo, so check out their website for more.


Villa Pourzand

More “French Rustic” than “Australian Rustic” I still love the feel of Villa Pourzand. Located in the beach side suburb of Cottesloe, Villa Purzand has a minimum of 40 guests and can cater to 120 guests for a cocktail function or 90 for a sit down. Visit the Villa Purzand website for more.

Chapel Farm

Swan Valley’s Chapel Farm offers a beautiful rustic style venue with a capacity for 250 guests. There’s a private waterfall and lake on site (great for your ceremony)  and a bar located within the restored homestead. Visit the Chapel Farm website for more.

Sandalford Winery

From the gorgeous underground cellar to the oak room, Sandalford Winery has a range of function spaces that are beautifully rustic. The underground cellar is the largest space, able to fit 250 guests and the venue has two beautiful garden spaces for wedding ceremonies. Visit their website for more.

Kidogo Art Institute

Kidogo Art Institute is a stunning limestone building sitting right on the beach. Located in Fremantle, the venue has two galleries available for hire (the smaller White Gallery can only be hired together with the Large gallery and makes the perfect place for ceremonies or pre dinner drinks) The exposed beams and beautiful limestone walls make this a gorgeous blank canvas for your event. Visit their website for more.

Cambinata Farm

Cambinata Farm, a working yabbie farm in Kukerin. The venue can cater to 200 guests. The onsite shearing shed is a great option for functions with a baby grand piano and beautiful candelabras available for use. Guests can even camp on the property! Visit their website for more information.

Brookside Vineyard Bed & Breakfast

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Brookside Vineyard Bed & Breakfast is located in the Bickley Valley.  Polka Dot couple Linda & Joel converted the wine shed into their reception venue and it has just the right amount of rustic charm! Visit the website for more information

Stone Mason’s Distillery

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Stone Mason’s Distillery was built ion Kojonup in 1894 and retains it’s historic charm. The venue can cater to 85 guests in their restaurant with delicious three course menus.  Visit their website for more.

What other venues can you add to my list?

The Stokehouse Brisbane

It’s always been a Melbourne icon, a place to gather, to congregate, celebrate and now Brisbane has got a hold of it and is making it it’s own. The Stokehouse has recently swung open it’s doors in Brisbane and with it’s stunning architectural features and amazing food is setting the scene for today’s venue profile!

Located conveniently on Brisbane’s riverfront in the Southbank precinct, The Stokehouse is almost a crowning jewel in amongst the beautiful restaurants Brisbane has to offer. The stunning architectural features (I adore that wooden wall) make for a great backdrop for photos and the deck? How perfect for balmy summer nights with a cold glass of bubbles!

There are two function areas at Stockhouse Brisbane- the ‘Stoke Bar’ has a Mezzanine level and riverside deck while the entire venue can also be booked exclusively for your wedding. The mezzanine area can hold 60 people for lunch or dinner with a capacity for 80 in a cocktail setting while the entire venue can seat 180 guests or hold 400 for a cocktail function.Both options allow an inside, outside event with guests being able to take advantage of the glorious river views on the venue’s decks.

I’ll be honest though, the food at weddings is always something I remember and Stokehouse offers its famous high quality dishes to really spoil your guests. From entrees that include delights like crisp skinned Rannoch farm quail, gorgonzola polenta & caramelized pear or Beef carpaccio, horseradish crab, capers & black truffle vinaigrette to desserts like vanilla bean milk pudding, cherry confit & gingerbread cookie or The Bombe-frozen white chocolate parfait, strawberry sorbet & toasted meringue.

The cocktail menu is just as delicious sounding with delights like Pumpkin and Persian feta tartlet, Panko crumbed Mooloolaba prawns, sumac, aioli, fresh lemon, Chicken and porcini mushroom arancini and sweet treats like Valrhona chocolate mousse, confit raspberries and Orange and ricotta cannoli.

The Stokehosue also offers a three level beverage package including brands like Brown Brothers, Hoddles Creek and Laurent-Perrier.

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The American Club, Sydney

It’s time for another well overdue venue spotlight! I have a bit of an obsession with Sydney Harbour. Every chance I get I want to be on a boat on the harbour or overlooking it. So I’m always in awe of the stunning venues Sydney provides with the most beautiful ways to exploit the beauty of the harbour.

The American Club is a 64 year old members only club which overlooks not only the harbour, but the Royal Botanic Gardens (so a great choice if you’re holding your ceremony in the gardens). The club was refurbished in 2010 and features striking, modern interiors with floor to ceiling windows for taking in the view.

The American Club has different packages available for weddings. Starting off with the “Classic” package which includes a three course menu, unlimited standard beverage package, parquetry dance floor, white linens and venue coordinator to the “Elegant” wedding package which includes delights such as a four course banquet menu, unlimited standard beverage package, parquetry dance floor, professional DJ, printed menus and an anniversary dinner for two.  The venue also has the capacity for cocktail events with inclusions such as a professional DJ, scattered modern furniture, four hour unlimited standard drinks package and parquetry dance floor.

But back to the banquet menu for a moment; while chicken and beef are always great options, it’s a little hard to resist the temptations of “Carnaroli risotto with smoked ocean trout, snow peas and roasted sweet corn, crisp dill” and “Atlantic salmon fillet, on dill and corn fritter, with chardonnay cream” not to mention desserts like “Lime meringue pie with passionfruit sauce and roasted hazelnut dust” and Mr Polka Dot’s favourite “Warm sticky date and pear pudding with butterscotch sauce and double cream”. (There is always room for dessert and if there isn’t, well you need to find your dessert stomach because it does exist).

The American Club holds 150 guests for banquets or 180 for cocktails.

I love the metallic tones of this venue- they really lend themselves to an urban, clean vibe. Perhaps fill the spice with white flowers with different te4xtures and candles in many different heights to add interest. For something different, compliment the chocolate and marble with bold brights like fuchsia, magenta, saffron yellows and warm oranges.

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The American Club