Rustic Wedding Venues In Victoria

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To end off our Victorian spotlight week, I wanted to write for a request so many of you have for (NSW you’ve been heard, you’re coming soon!) rustic, barn like venues in VIC. Australia doesn’t “do” barns like the USA, but we do country, rustic style venues so beautifully that it’s worth shining another spotlight on them. Our last list was so long ago, that I’m starting from scratch!

Gum Gully Farm

Gum Gully Farm, located in Silvan South is only 50kms from Melbourne. The Barn is designed to fit 100 for weddings (banquet style or 170 for cocktails) plus has the option to have your wedding ceremony outside on the grounds or using their chapel. Visit the Gum Gully Website for more information.

Collingwood Childrens Farm – The Barn

Looking for a barn a little closer to town? Collingwood Childrens Farm (catered by Farm Cafe) can seat 50 or hold 120 for a cocktail function in the barn. There’s a fireplace, exposed beams and a beautiful country atmosphere. Couples can also choose the stables and farm paddock for their ceremony or pre dinner drinks.  Visit the website for more information.

Yering Station – The Historic Barn

One of the Yarra Valley’s favourite wineries, Yering Station has a beautifully restored historic barn available for functions. With a capacity of up to 120 guests, the barn was polished concrete floors and doubles as the Farmers’ markets venue every month! Visit the Yering Station website for more information.

Inglewood Estate

Inglewood Estate has all the trimmings for a winery wedding – from an  beautiful chapel complete with bells, stained glass windows and a chapel bar to the reception room (formerly the estate’s hay shed) which has a modern rustic feel to it – exposed beams, open fires, a stage and corrugated iron walls and can cater to a maximum of 120 guests. Visit the Inglewood Estate website for more information.

Emu Bottom Homestead- The Woolshed & The Slab Hut

Emu Bottom Homestead is one of my favourites when it comes to blank, country style canvasses for your wedding day. It sits on a massive 62 acres and has a multitude of buildings available for use- including the Slab Hut  which originally was a farmers worker’s cottage. The woolshed dates back to 1854 and can seat 130 guests or house 230 for cocktails. Visit the Emu Bottom Homestead website for more information.

Stones Of The Yarra Valley – The Barn

Stones Of The Yarra Valley is one of the wine region’s newest venues and with their conversion of the stables into yet another space on the property (which already includes the stone chapel, converted dairy and restored barn), there’s even more options for your wedding day. The barn can seat 150 guests and has modern features like brown leather chairs, a polished concrete floor and crystal chandeliers. Visit the Stones Of the Yarra Valley website for more information.

Warrawong Woolshed

Located in Melton, Warrwong Woolshed is a woolshed from the 19th century and packed full of history. including beautiful wooden floors and stone walls. The Woolshed can hold 120 for a sit down dinner or up to 200 for a cocktail function. Visit the Warrawong Woolshed website for more information.

Redcourt Homestead

Priding themselves on fresh local product,  Redcourt Homstead is a beautiful property located in Bairnsdale. Run by a close knit family, they offer a fully licensed venue with spaces including their grounds, courtyard and historic woolshed (which can hold up to 130 guests). Visit the Redcourt Homestead website for more information.

Emerald Bank Woolshed

Surrounded by bushland outside of Shepparton, Emerald Bank Woolshed complex includes a chapel, private bridal suite and even a gorgeous lake to complete the setting. The Woolshed can accommodate 150 guests seated or 200 for a cocktail affair. Visit the Emerald Bank Woolshed for more information.

Mt Sturgeon Estate Homestead.

The Mt Sturgeon Estate Homestead backs onto the stunning Grampians. The property is now available for ceremonies only with receptions being held at the Event Centre. Visit the Royal Mail Website for more information.

The Mill @ Malmsbury

This historic bluestone building located in Malmsbury in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges. There’s room for your ceremony with the property’s extensive gardens or inside the bluestone walls. There are three areas inside the building suitable for your wedding – the gallery space, the mezzanine chamber or the bridge level so you can take your pick or use all three. The venue features many rustic features including exposed wooden beams, original chimney, arched windows and deep window sills. Visit The Mill @ Malmsbury website here.

Okay Polka Dot Bridettes- what did I miss? Have you come across any amazing rustic style venues in Victoria lately?

  • Poetic Images says:
    February 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    What beautiful locations!

  • Nerida McMurray Photography says:
    February 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Oooohhhhh lovely! I eagerly await the NSW post!

  • Laura says:
    February 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Ms Polka, they’re incredible – just what I’m looking for…only problem is it needs to be in Queensland. Any ideas for us Qld’ers? x

    • Lucy says:
      July 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Paronella Park just out of Innisfail is amazing! Its a hold park that was built oin the late 1800’s its just beautiful set in the rainforest

  • adam says:
    February 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    wedding venues. very good for large crowds. Can you post more wedding venues- garden inspired, or beach venues, provides a lot of choices to choose from.

  • adam says:
    February 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    , venues. very good for large crowds. Can you post more wedding venues- garden inspired, or beach venues, provides a lot of choices to choose from.

  • Wedding Invitation Boutique says:
    February 25, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I love rustic country style weddings – especially love Emu Bottom Homestead – I can only imagine what a beautiful venue that would make decked out in flowers and fairy lights. I went over to Perth, WA for my cousins wedding last year which was beautiful – the best thing about OZ weddings is you can almost always guarantee the sun will shine – here in Manchester, UK you can’t really say the same! 🙂

  • Gemma Clarke says:
    February 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I am with Nerida – can’t wait to see the NSW post! But I would LOVE to shoot at these venues too…so lovely!! And so many brides needing this information. Thank you Ms Polka!!

  • Rachel - theWeddingVine says:
    March 1, 2011 at 6:50 am

    For an intimate wedding I really like it when the tables are all attached in a ring, it makes everyone feel more involved!

  • Room Divider nyc says:
    July 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Love the setup of the wedding. In the reception, also in the different locations .. I like the style..

  • dress uk says:
    September 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I really like it when the tables are all attached in a ring, it makes everyone feel more involved!

  • Gwenda Kullen says:
    October 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Please see our page devoted to this style of wedding venue at in Central Victoria, not far from The Mill at Malmsbury.

    We would love to be added to your list and will send you some recent photos of the stables.

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  • Iz says:
    February 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    This is exactly the type of thing I love but they are lacking in Tas!

  • Jazmyn says:
    May 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Really love these places, but they’re so expensive!!
    Is there anywhere that has a nice rustic or similar charm thats under $100 per head??

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  • Jess says:
    February 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Is there an alternative link for Hay events & or details for Collingwood Childrens Farm?

  • Nicky Thomas says:
    August 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    We have a new venue as part of the Spring Hill Peony Farm. The Little Church is the original weatherboard Church in Spring Hill that stills stands. Its on a 2 acre fenced site included on the 100 acre Peony Farm property. Its surrounded by ancient gum trees and overlooking the surrounding hills with the most brilliant sunsets.
    We would love to be part of your site.
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    Cheers Nicky

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  • Jo says:
    November 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm


    am wondering if you can recommend any victorian waterfront venues? beach?

    new bride to be…so overwhelmed

  • Kate says:
    March 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    ‘The Barn’ in Wallington is pretty much my dream location for a wedding one day. But it’s $9200 not including GST and has a 10:30 noise curfew. 😐 RIDICULOUS! Who has that kind of money! Dreams Shattered. 🙁

    • Nicky Thomas says:
      March 15, 2014 at 6:31 am

      The Little a Church in Spring Hill is an old weatherboard Building that can fit up to 80 people. It’s on a two acre fenced property surrounded by ancient gums on top of Spring Hill, one hour north of Melbourne. There is also a pavilion for a function afterwards. $3800. Best suited for day time weddings and can be booked for a ceremony only. $1080.

    • TA says:
      November 16, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Byrchendale is similar to the Barn Wallington with a lovely country atmosphere. It has a rustic designed chapel and luxury marquee and beautiful vintage restrooms. It allows for self catering and byo alcohol to save on costs.
      Check out

  • Alastair Coleman says:
    February 6, 2015 at 10:20 am

    You forgot to add Baxter Barn and Byrchendale!
    Go to and



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