Ten Beautiful Breweries For A Wedding

by | Bride, Reception, Wedding Venues


When it comes to personalising your wedding, one of the easiest ways to do it is to find a venue you love, that reflects who you are. Today? We’re exploring the world of breweries by pulling together a list of ten beautiful breweries for a wedding. From the grand warehouse-style spaces to the casual spaces complete with paraphernalia on every wall. These are the venues that honour the craft of making beer in all of its glory, and make beautiful backdrops for an event.

Mountain Goat Brewery, VIC

Photo by  Jason Vandermeer via Deborah & Ben’s Chic Mountain Goat Brewery Wedding

Mountain Goat Brewery, is absolutely an old favourite around these parts (see some of our features at the venue here). The space, in urban Melbourne, is industrial chic at its finest – high brick walls that extend to ten-metre high warehouse ceilings, cement floors and a blank canvas to completely transform. The venue can hold up to 150 guests for sit down or cocktail style weddings.

Little Creatures Brewery, WA

Little Creatures Brewery is a bit of a crowd favourite for West Australian couples, located in the waterside suburb of Fremantle. The deck (with its own bar, and covered marquee) has a capacity for 300 guests, (or 150 for sit-down functions) with amazing views of the sea.

Cheeky Monkey Brewery, WA

For a more traditional wedding vibe, Cheeky Monkey Brewery combines the appeal of a brewery, in a winery type setting. Think rolling country hills, a lake (just the ticket for a ceremony backdrop) and of course the brewery itself. The reception space, with brick walls and high metal ceilings, can accommodate 160 guests for a sit-down reception and, as a perk, takes care of the catering with its in-house restaurant.

Burleigh Brewing Co, Qld 

The working brewery of Burleigh Brewing Co,  allows exclusive takeovers (yay for weddings!) at their Gold Coast venue. Cement floors, warehouse ceilings and a view of the brewing tanks make for a modern backdrop for a wedding, The space is able is able to hold 150 guests for a banquet. They even have an outdoor area (great for food trucks!) which can increase guest capacity to 250.

Eagle Bay Brewing Co, WA

With spectacular views, Eagle Bay Brewing Co, can host up to 80 guests for a sit-down function, or 160 for stand-up cocktail style. The venue overlooks a twenty year old vineyard, along with beautiful lawns that are gorgeous for outdoor wedding receptions under the stars.

The Hop Factory, NSW

The Hop Factory, NSW serves up over 20 beers, so it’s just the ticket for a beer lover. The Newcastle venue has an upstairs area that can hold between 40-70 guests and also has a private bar available for functions.

White Rabbit Beer, VIC

With a stunning barrel hall and industrial brewery on site, White Rabbit Beer can host up to 150 guests (and is just as lovely for smaller guest lists). You can even take advantage of the brew and have the team take your guests through a beer tasting.

Prancing Pony Brewery, SA

For the authentic brewery vibe, I am partial to Prancing Pony Brewery’s “Brewshed” which can hold 120 guests for a seated function or more if including the beer garden. The Mount Barker located venue is filled with recycled furniture that respects the origin of the brand and its functioning brewery.

Cowaramup Brewing Company,WA

For West Australian couples, Cowaramup Brewing Company can host functions for 60-200 guests. It has a casual laidback vibe, so suits cocktail receptions beautifully, allowing guests to enjoy the rolling country hills as they sip and snack. The brewery can even host wedding ceremonies.

Moondog Brewery, VIC

In the super hip suburb of Abbotsford, Moondog Brewery gives a blank open canvas for a wedding with, of course, an industrial style. With warehouse ceilings (that retract!) chandeliers and cement floors, well they don’t call themselves the most fun brewery around for nothing! The venue allows external caterers (like our friends at Ed Dixon) and we hear they make a pretty mean pizza too!

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Romantic Emerald Australian Country Wedding Ideas

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration,


If there is a colour that in my humble opinion has been much under-loved over the years, it is indeed emerald green. The beautiful rich jewel tone seems to work with the pales of colours, like blush and pale mints, to bold fuschias, raisins and sapphires and most definitely knows how to hold its own. It became the star of the show in today’s shoot of romantic emerald Australian country wedding ideas and if all of the emerald details don’t help you fall in love with this stunning shade then nothing will!

Photographer Sheri McMahon Photography led the dream team, along with planner Ivory Lane. The duo choosing the country winery setting of Tangaratta Vineyard to set the scene. Model Claire Jurd took centre stage in a beautiful Goddess by Nature gown and romantic hair and makeup styled by Glamour Empire. Carrying a bouquet wrapped in the most brilliant emerald ribbon by Tall Poppy Florist who also created the stunning centrepiece of the greenery and fresh flower ceremony arch and beautiful table garland for the outdoor reception. The finishing touch? A beautiful emerald green and gold stationery suite, hand created by Small Brown Writes.

Sheri telling of their inspiration “Emerald green evokes luxury, elegance, sophistication and creates a just a little bit of drama. Gold was incorporated as an accent colour to contrast with the emerald. Highlights of blush pink and white were brought in through the florals and gowns to insinuate femininity and grace without clashing with the strong textures of the timber and deep emerald green.
The floral arrangement was an unstructured mix of Grandiflora garden roses, classic rose, asparagus fern with a touch of smokebush and dusty miller.
We chose a strong textured wooden table base to reflect the floral table runner with gold cutlery and emerald napkins ties to bring it all together.”

Photographer: Sheri McMahon Photography / Wedding Planner: Ivory Lane / Flowers: Tall Poppy Florist / Venue: Tangaratta Vineyard / Hair & Makeup Artist: Glamour Empire / Invitations & Stationery: Small Brown Writes / Bride's Dress: Goddess by Nature / Model: Claire Jurd

Daisy & Gabriel’s Gorgeous Perth Outdoor Garden Wedding

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Daisy & Gabriel

In the middle of Perth, sits a secret little garden that is just pure magic. Discoverers, Daisy and Gabriel knew this sweet spot would make for the most beautiful wedding venue – draping sparkling lights and filling it with beautiful flowers and their favourite people for the most gorgeous Perth outdoor garden wedding, captured in all of its stunning glory by Merge Photography.

The couple, who although they went to the same primary school, didn’t actually meet until they both moved to Sydney separately 15 years later, and congregated at a mutual friend’s home for a celebration.

Daisy kicks it all off with the story of how Gabriel made things official. “Gabe proposed on a normal ‘Sunday’. We had a gorgeous lunch at the Boathouse in Palm Beach and then walked up to the Lighthouse. Gabe proposed about halfway up the hill and I had so much adrenaline that I almost sprinted up the rest of the hill.”

A grand college set the scene for the day, the couple marrying in the college chapel against the stunning stained glass window, before adjourning to the courtyard garden for the reception. Daisy tells “It sounds cliche but we wanted something different and definitely wanted to stay away from a wedding at a ‘venue’.

We wanted it to be outside and it to feel like it was in a secret garden. Perth’s weather is pretty reliable and it is pretty safe to plan an outside wedding in summer.

We were also very keen to make the logistics for our guests as easy and simple as possible so being able to have the ceremony and reception at the same place was very appealing to us.

The college has an amazing Gothic style chapel so we got married in that and the reception followed immediately afterwards on the College’s walled lawn, ‘the quadrangle’.”

The bride was preceded by five gorgeous flower girls. She explains “When I was a kid my only dream was to be a flower girl, I spent hours making myself flower garlands. Sadly, I never got the opportunity! Hence the fact that I had so many flower girls at my own wedding. They were honestly one of the highlights of the wedding! We had five and our littlest flower girl didn’t quite make it down the aisle but she looked absolutely gorgeous.”

Daisy walked down the aisle on the arm of her father to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In love With You”.

Daisy remarks “We were married by two Chaplains that were long-time family friends. That made the ceremony actually! We wanted the ceremony to be inclusive and to involve as many family and friends as possible. Our siblings, cousins and friends were either ushers, did readings or read prayers.

The pews actually faced each other, rather than facing the altar, which guests later said they loved because they could see everyone and wave and smile while they were waiting for the bride.”

Of her favourite part of wedding planning, Daisy remarks “I think it was just seeing things unfold as we imagined during the planning stages. When we first paid the deposit for the venue, then when we sent the final version of the invite off to get printed and got the first RSVP etc. It was fun seeing it all come together.”

Of their photographer, Daisy tells “Jodie was great! Jodie knew what she was doing, was so organised, reassuring and understood what we wanted.”

“Gabe had six groomsmen. Five friends and his brother. I had three bridesmaids – my cousin, my oldest friend and one of my best school friends. I also had my little cousin, who was a ‘baby bridesmaid’ (definitely not a junior bridesmaid – hate that word) she was superb and her big job was looking after the five flower girls we had.”

Daisy worked with designer Nelder Jones to create her modern off the shoulder gown, telling “I really wanted to feel comfortable. I had my dress made by Nelder Jones, two great sisters who have been making dresses for years on Oxford Street in Paddington. Their shop was about 250m from my house so it was perfect!

I wanted it to be really simple and they nailed it. I hadn’t seen anything on the racks that I loved, so I showed them a picture of the type of top half I wanted and the style of skirt – they joined the two together.”

Masses of flowers were important to the bride and groom, who remembers  “We wanted flowers everywhere – the more the better! We were happy to get whatever was in season. The Thursday before the wedding was one of the busiest days of our lives. We did all the flowers and worked like Trojans. Gabe and the groomsmen were in backyards cutting down ivy and carting it to the venue. My brothers were in the back of the ute with a chainsaw getting magnolia from another friend’s tree. Bridesmaids were scaling fences to get greenery and out the back of Perth at a hydrangea farm buying up all the seconds. And, my aunt and uncle carted amazing hydrangea from their farm in the south-west.

A family friend who is a florist did our bouquets and two phenomenal arrangements in the chapel. She was also kind enough to do all the ordering at the markets and supplied a lot of the vases etc too.”

Guests celebrated in the courtyard with a garden reception, with plenty of food at the bride’s request. Daisy explains “Our caterer Gary Rishworth (Rishworths Catering) was worth his weight in gold. Everybody raved about the food throughout the night and afterwards. He met us at the venue on four separate occasions to ensure we were all on the same page.

As we were having a cocktail reception we were anxious to ensure guests were not struggling to get food and left hungry (my greatest fear!). Gary’s staff were faultless, as was his food. At the end of the night when I spotted a platter of sliders sitting on the bar I knew that was a good sign – the fact that they were there meant everybody was full and not on the hunt for food!”

“Our MC and speakers put so much effort into what they said and the stories they included. We were so grateful for their efforts and the amount of time they must have put into writing them.”

The newlyweds chose an old favourite for their first dance. “The first dance could have been a little better rehearsed but we jumped on the dance floor having not practised once and danced to Hunters and Collectors, Throw Your Arms Around Me” remembers Daisy.

Like almost every other detail of the wedding, dessert was a family and friends affair, with ten guests contributing their favourite sweet treats for an amazing table of delicious.

A big congratulations to you both Daisy and Gabriel! Thank you for sharing your special day with us! Thank you also to Merge Photography for sharing today’s celebration!

Photographer: Merge Photography / Bride's Dress: Nelder Jones / Bride's Veil/Hair Accessories: Nelder Jones / Bridesmaid Dresses: Camilla and Marc / Bridesmaid Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaid Accessories: Samantha Wills / Bridesmaid Accessories: The Daily Edited / Groom's Attire: Rodd ‘n Gunn / Groom's Shoes: RM Williams / Groomsmen Attire: Rodd ‘n Gunn / Hairstylist: Jessica Twamley / Makeup Artist: Gloss Plus / Rental Furniture: Heart Strings Hire + Style / Dance Floor: Reece's Hire / Catering: Rishworths Catering / Wedding Registry: Wedding List Co

Nicole & Scott’s Modern Glenelg Wedding

by | Australia - South Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Nicole & Scott

It was a sunny beautiful day in the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg when Nicole and Scott tied the knot. Their day, which involves plenty of their favourite things, was full of modern touches – like sequins and smoke bombs, and heartfelt ones – the bride commissioning a beautiful hand-drawn portrait of the groom’s father, and a delicious doughnut wall that truly represented the way these two feel for one another. It was all captured beautifully by Boutique Blinks and I can’t wait to share it all with you today!

The couple met while both working for the army – Nicole training to be medic, while Scott was working as one of the physical trainers of the group. Nicole explains “We actually got in trouble for having a relationship between a trainee and a member of staff. We continued the relationship and Scotty proposed to me two weeks before I was due to post to Brisbane for my first posting.

Scotty had taken me to a nearby tourist town for the day and took me to some waterfalls but nothing had happened during the day. I did think he was acting differently though. That night Scotty pulled a ring out from under the pillow and said: “Marry me!?” I said, “Of course, I will!” However, it took me what seemed like forever to get the words out.”

Nicole wore the elegant long-sleeve “Aubrey” gown designed by Karen Willis Holmes. She explains “the gown was stunning yet very simple. The cut was sexy yet classic. I had many compliments. All of my tattoos were covered and I had Hollywood waves in my hair.”

A Peony For Your Thoughts created the bright magenta and pink floral arrangements that Nicole dreamt of. “My flowers were stunning, I wanted vibrant pinks. I had Bonnie provide my flowers and they were simply beautiful. Exactly what I had in mind. I had flowers all throughout the ceremony, hanging in the elm tree behind us and hanging off the guest chairs. My bridal party flowers were incredible, the boy’s buttonholes even had risen gold wire to hold them together.”

Planning an interstate wedding, Nicole went completely on gut feeling and chose Partridge House for the wedding ceremony, she explains “I organised my whole wedding from QLD, I chose Partridge after seeing the stunning pictures of the building and gardens. We did visit Adelaide a few months before the wedding and stood under the elm tree where we were booked in to be married and we had goosebumps.”

Nicole gifted her new family a special gift, explaining “I had a beautiful drawing of Scotty’s father at the ceremony, drawn by a Perth artist named Karla Baker. Scotty’s father David was a policeman who was killed on duty a few years ago. I had his portrait drawn as a surprise for him and his family. The Portrait was placed at the ceremony with some flowers on some crates.”

Nicole remembers “I walked down the aisle to James Arthur’s  “Say you won’t let go”. I think you pick a song which you see yourself walking to in your head.. which I did and I would get teary. I barely remember walking down the aisle but the song was perfect.”

Alexandra Stockley officiated the ceremony, Nicole noting “I wanted the ceremony to be reasonably small and have a relaxed feel to it. I kept the ceremony short and sweet. Scotty and I wrote our own vows. I thought mine were good but his were perfect. Scotty had a little tear as I walked towards him but throughout the readings, we were composed and it flowed beautifully. We did ensure we paid respect to the loved ones who were unable to make it to our wedding day.”

Creativity even extended to the guest’s clothing, tells the bride. “One of my best friends Dan Edwards is an extrovert and dresses in spectacular clothes.. he wore a jacket which he had covered in artwork that related to mine and Scotty’s lives. It had a painting of our pet cats, it had the Australian Army symbol, it had two paintings of us, it had a Winnie the Pooh which was a childhood love of mine. It also had wedding rings and our wedding date. This was a wedding gift from Dan and the reaction on my part was fantastic, I couldn’t believe my eyes!! Dan is such a special friend of mine.”

The couple chose their favourite people to stand beside them, the bride explaining “I had Lora my matron of honour, a best girlfriend who I met in the gym. We kept our friendship even through me leaving Adelaide to join the Army in 2014. My bridesmaid was Cassie-Ann, Cass enlisted into the Army on the same day as me and this is when we met, as we both were enlisting to become medics we shared accommodation, we became best mates and housemates for 3 years. Cass and I both met our prince charming in the Army, she too married an Army guy and was shortly expecting their first baby at my wedding (hence the beautiful baby belly). Scotty’s best man was Bevan. Scotty and Bevan met in the army also many years ago and are best friends. His Groomsman was little brother Mathew.”

“Alex from Boutique Blinks was my fill in when my initial photographer fell pregnant” explains Alex. “Thank goodness she did because Alex was the best investment of the whole wedding. What a great guy to spend our day with. I highly recommend Alex! We had to communicate via the internet to chat about what our ideas were and he nailed it! My favourite photograph is a photo of Scotty and I in Port Adelaide in the middle of the road in between some industrial looking buildings, it’s a classic and gorgeous photo and I have it enlarged and framed in my living room. It captures the back of my dress and Scotty looks gorgeous too, so handsome.”

Reception celebrations kicked off at Lakes Resort Hotel. “I chose The Lakes Resort Hotel in West Lakes after my sister in law recommended the venue. It overlooks the water and the venue was newly renovated in areas” tells the bride.

Being far away in another State, the couple chose Barossa Styling and Events to style their day. Nicole telling “My wedding stylist Chelsea from Barossa Styling and Events was amazing, we had contact for many months leading up to the wedding, sharing my ideas and my Pinterest board. It’s fair to say she nailed my styling ideas. I am don obsessed and Chelsea nailed the doughnut wall brief with the help of the delicious doughnuts from Brighton Jetty Bakery. My other favourite detail of the day was probably my flowers, they really made the wedding gorgeous. I think it all just came together in terms of styling with the flowers and the rest of the details.”

Thank you, Nicole and Scott, for taking the time to share your day with us! Thank you also to Boutique Blinks for sharing today’s images.

Photographer: Boutique Blinks / Styling: Barossa Styling and Events / Bride's Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Bride's Shoes: Windsor Smith / Bride's Jewellery: Confetti Spaghetti / Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos / Groom's Attire: Politix / Getting Ready Robes: Bra's N Things / Hairstylist: Sam Frost Hairstylist / Makeup Artist: Sami Gehlken / Printing: Sweet Design Australia / Flowers: A Peony For Your Thoughts / Ceremony Venue: Partridge House / Ceremony Officiant: Alexandra Stockley / Reception Venue: Lakes Resort Hotel / Favors: Ems Cookie Jar / Signage: Blue Belle Studio / Guestbook: Indigo Bark / Dessert Table: Brighton Jetty Bakery / Wedding Cake: Devilish Delights by Jess / Cake Topper: LilyCraftAu