If there’s one place in Australia that’s ideal for the quintessential storybook wedding, it’s got to be Margaret River and the South West. I actually grew up in the area, so I know the region inside and out – and from dramatic coastal rocks to sparkling beaches to weddings under the stars, you can find what you’re looking for here.
There are plenty of stunning wedding venues in Margaret River and the South West that are all-inclusive, meaning they can host both ceremonies and receptions. Many also include accommodation, perfect if you’re planning a destination wedding, or you can find lots of luxury homestays and Airbnbs where you can get ready beforehand.
Wondering where to get married in South West Australia? Here are 13 of my top recommendations for the area.
For a luxury bush wedding, check out Solitaire Homestead, a secluded rural retreat nestled halfway between Dunsborough and Yallingup. They have a gorgeous spot for outdoor ceremonies and offer three reception areas, with relaxing outdoor spaces, towering gum trees, and plenty of space for tipis!.
Even better, Solitaire, like several of the venues mentioned here, offers BYO with no corkage fees – a helpful way to save on catering costs.
One of the top wedding ceremony locations in Busselton is Old Broadwater Farm, not far from Perth. They can host your ceremony, reception, and bridal party accommodation, so it’s a one-stop-shop.
I love their luxurious, silk-lined marquee and the picturesque scenery of Old Broadwater. From the gorgeous wooden pavilion to the manicured garden, we’ll find plenty of amazing locations to shoot wedding photos here.
For inspiration, check out some photos from Katie and Josh’s wedding at Old Broadwater Farm.
I love Caves House for Yallingup weddings since this gorgeous space makes everything so easy. They can offer plenty of accommodation for you and your guests, plus multiple indoor and outdoor spaces for both your reception and ceremony.
There’s plenty of lush green space for photos and outdoor setups. It’s all lined with twinkling fairy lights, making it a stunning locale for afternoon and evening ceremonies.
Black Brewing Co is one of the best Margaret River wedding venues if you’re after something stylish, modern, and delicious – the food here is just as impressive as the views.
This space has become increasingly popular in recent years for weddings. With a beautiful island ceremony location and a huge indoor reception venue, with an abundance of natural light and lake views, it’s easy to see why!
If you’re dreaming of a vineyard wedding, look no further than Credaro Wines, just south of Dunsborough. This Tuscan-style cellar door is the oldest family-run winery in Margaret River, with wedding guests having exclusive use of the estate.
The rolling hills of Wildwood Valley make for an incredible ceremony location, especially at sunset, and there’s plenty of room to set up marquees. Credaro can cater for cocktails and canapes or a formal, sit-down dinner.
There are also a few other South West wineries that make for great wedding venues as well.
For an unforgettable wedding, you might like Meelup Farmhouse, just minutes from Meelup Beach. It’s a working hobby farm full of charm and character, with an emphasis on seasonal produce and amazing cocktails.
We’ll find plenty of unique photo opportunities here as well, such as the outdoor verandah, lush gardens, and farmhouse-chic furniture and decor. Plus the added bonus of farmyard friends!
Tiller Events has long been one of the best caterers in the region – and now they have their own wedding venue! Opened in 2019, Tiller’s 50-acre Yallingup farm makes the ideal venue a foodie wedding, with an emphasis on paddock to plate.
Enjoy a gorgeous sunset and picturesque farm and countryside views, alongside impeccable service and rustic charm.
If you ever read The Secret Garden as a child, you’re sure to be amazed by Margaret River’s Secret Garden. Set off Caves Road, this dreamy spot is perfect for smaller, intimate weddings.
Long tables can be set up in the courtyard and we’ll have a ball taking photos here – think draping wisteria, vibrant blooms and floral arches. It’s stunning year-round, but it looks its best in the spring months.
If you’ve been thinking about an outdoor tipi wedding, Gilgara Homestead can be a lot of fun. This spacious venue really makes you feel like you’re immersed in the countryside, but with all the luxury conveniences you want for your wedding day.
There’s limited accommodation as well, but more than enough room for the wedding party to use while getting ready.
Linga Longa Estate in Balingup is an enchanting, secluded estate with plenty of space for weddings, including the Gazebo, Lakeside, Hayshed, and Forest Cathedral.
You can hold your reception in their marquee or outdoors at the Log Lounge, complete with a fire pit. It’s the ideal spot for a relaxed countryside wedding that feels miles away from the city. Plus, there’s tipi accommodation for you and your guests!
Set on the spectacular Bunker Bay, Bunkers Beach House is a stylish and special place to host your reception.
The dedicated staff are amazing at transforming the space into a dreamy wedding paradise, with twinkling lights, fresh flowers and the soothing breeze of the ocean.
12. Nanga Bush Camp
I love the idea of a rustic bush wedding – it’s something unique and it’ll be lots of fun for your guests too. Nanga Bush Camp, in Dwellingup, has gorgeous forests and lots of bushwalking and outdoor activities.
It’s a fantastic and secluded place to throw a big party with your nearest and dearest.
13. Donnelly River
Another great countryside location is Donnelly River, a former timber mill town and present-day holiday village in the Shire of Nannup. You can have a picturesque, open-air wedding here – in fact, you can pretty much have the entire village to yourself!
The accommodation might not be five-star luxury, but it oozes scenic charm and heritage, making it incredibly unique. Plus, there’s lots of amazing wildlife to be seen here, including kangaroos, emus and colourful parrots.
With so many picture-perfect wedding venues in the South West, it’s tough to decide! With the popularity of the region for weddings, I recommend booking as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on your preferred venue. Any of these locations will provide absolutely stunning backdrops for wedding photos, so wherever you pick, it’s sure to be a winner!