Rustic South Australia Wedding Venues

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No matter what happens, there never seems to be less of a demand for rustic wedding venues. Finally today I am showing off one of my favourite states (anywhere that has a chocolate factory close to wineries doesn’t have to work too hard to win me over!)  and showcasing rustic, or barn style South Australian wedding venues.

Al Ru Farm

I love the farm setting of Al-Ru located half an hour from Adelaide. It’s set on a cattle property and even has a b&b so the newlyweds can stay.  The converted barn is just right for a reception and has high pitched ceilings, modern polished cement floors and can cater to 150 guests sit down or 200 for a cocktail reception. Your ceremony can be held in owner Ruth Irving’s French inspired gardens beforehand too. Check out the Al Ru Farm website for more information.

Saltram Winery

Saltram Winery is located in the Barossa Valley and has gorgeous rustic style spaces for weddings. From the Grey Floor Function Room which was an old barrel room now complete with lime washed walls and a capacity of 100 sitting or 160 for cocktail functions to the Dolan’s Den Function Room which can seat between 40-50 or 80 for a cocktail reception and is just right for an intimate celebration. Check out their website for more.

Stoneyfell Function Centre

Stoneyfell Function Centre sits just on the outskirts of Adelaide, part of the Stoneyfell Winery.  The rustic style function area can cater from 55 guests to 350 guests. Established in 1858, the hall features exposed beams and beautiful chandeliers. Check out the website for more information.


A different kind of rustic, Kingsbrook has a stunning orangerie which is a beautiful space for a wedding. There’s gorgeous accommodation onsite and the landscaping is picture perfect. Visit the website for more details.

Glen Ewin Estate

Glen Ewin Estate is one of my favourite rustic venues in South Australia. They have two venues – the rustic one being The Pulpshed which can cater for 300 guests seated or 380 for a cocktail function. With massive ceilings, wooden walls and surrounded by gorgeous gardens, it really is a beautiful venue. Check out their website for more.

Golding Wines

Golding Wines, an Adelaide Hills winery features a huge sandstone barn which can cater to 150 guests seated or 250 for a cocktail style function. There’s a beautiful outdoor terrace perfect for pre dinner cocktails (or wine, obviously) plus plenty of room for your ceremony. Visit the website for more.


Located in McLaren Vale, Olivers has a a beautiful homestead (perfect for the night before or of the wedding) and a chaff shed built in the 1850s complete with exposed brick walls and pot belly heater. The chaff shed can hold 60 guests but can be extended onto the verandah for 100 guests. Check out the website for more.

Longview Winery

Nestled within the Adelaide Hills, Longview Winery has a gorgeous barn style function room complete with exposed beams, open fireplaces and corrugated iron. The venue can cater between 70-100 people depending on your style of function though there are different areas available for your needs. Check out the website for more.

Pennys Hill

Pennys Hill, located in McLaren Vale have a number of rustic style spaces beautiful for a wedding – from The Stables complete with sawdust floor which caters to 110 people to The Gendey Room which can accommodate 90 and many spaces all highlighting the country winery feel of the property. The onsite restaurant receives rave reviews, plus you’re guaranteed pretty great wine! Visit the website for more information.

Howard Vineyard

The historic stone barn at Howard Vineyard, located in the Adelaide Hills has two areas available for weddings. The  Pardalote Terrace can hold 200 guests for cocktail weddings or 130 for a seated event while the Amos Barn, complete with rustic rubble walls and polished concrete floors has a capacity of200 for cocktail weddings or 120 for a seated celebration. Check out the website for more.

Willunga Peacock Farm

Willunga Peacock Farm can seat 120 guests or cater to 150 for a cocktail style reception. The farm’s shearing shed and old stables make gorgeous wedding venues plus there is also a bed and breakfast on the property. Check out the website for more.

The Hundred Eaves

The Hundred Eaves is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The bush chapel onsite was built in 1862 and can accommodate up to 100 guests for a ceremony and can also be converted into a reception space seating 48 guests or 100 guests for cocktail functions. Check out the website for more.

Bird In Hand Winery

Bird In Hand Winery is a splendid place for a rustic style wedding with their barrel hall able to seat 350 or hold 600 for cocktail weddings. Dance with your guests after your vineyard ceremony amongst the gallons of wine underneath glimmering paper lanterns while enjoying wine grown just outside. Check out the website for more.

Any other rustic, barn style wedding venues in South Australia that you know of? I want to grow this list for our South Australia brides!

  • Beth says:
    August 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    This article is fantastic! All of the venues are soooo beautiful. Please do a rustic wedding venue NSW article!!

  • nikki says:
    August 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    thankyou so so much for posting this… so many great venues i can choose from…. 🙂

  • kedR says:
    September 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Great venues. Specially loved the Howard Vineyard.


  • Indy says:
    September 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful SA. Love each and very venues. Great collection.

  • Jessica says:
    September 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Great List!! I have been blogging about Rustic venues in SA too and you have covered most of the ones I have! There’s so many lovely spots!
    I’d also add:
    – Paxton Wines
    – Woodhouse
    – Maxwell Wines
    – K1 Winery
    – Russell’s Pizza

    I have some more up my sleeve but I haven’t put them on my own blog yet. I’ll let you know when I do!!

    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      September 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks for the additions Jessica! So great to get some assistance form a local!

    • Rachael says:
      August 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Jessica, do you have a link to your blog?

  • Jessica says:
    September 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Oops, forgot to link my blog. Click through for the rest of my list and I’ll come back here once I add more!

  • Gemma says:
    September 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for that! Great list. I’m from SA and were getting married at Kingsbrook in November this year! I would also add Coriole Winery & Paxtons in McLaren Vale. The Lane is a great small winery in the Adelaide Hills too, but more modern than rustic. Cheers!

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  • simmone says:
    January 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    thanks everyone great suggestions!!

  • Nicole says:
    February 2, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Don’t forget Anlaby Station, absolutely beautiful venue!

  • Meghan says:
    March 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Hello!! Would any body know of any venues that aren’t situated within a winery? I’m looking for a barn like venue, but wanting a bit more flexibility with styling, bringing beverages and outside caterers. Thanks!

  • Bridal Options says:
    July 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Thank you so much posting this, that’s a huge list 🙂

  • Rachael says:
    August 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Im looking for a vintage adelaide venue that isnt a winery and where you can bring your own alcohol and food.
    i love the queens theatre but its sooo big!
    would appreciate any help as i have NO IDEA!!
    thank you

  • Juliette says:
    November 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I would add Serafino winery’s courtyard to this; we had the most fantastic wedding there in April and couldn’t speak more highly of the food, venue or price

    • Denise says:
      December 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Juliette,
      We are considering Serafino for our reception – I had a look tonight and I’m surprised (pleasantly) by the price. Most other wineries are much more expensive….. How many guests did you have?

  • Jen says:
    October 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Waverley Estate – Port Elliot

  • Diamondscatering says:
    July 14, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    This article is very good and informative. Thank you for sharing this. Keep it up.



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