Adelaide Wedding Photographer
I love being an Adelaide wedding photographer. Nicknamed the lifestyle capital of Australia it’s fair to say that Adelaide is enjoying some positive attention right now. With a lively small bar scene, world class art and music and a busy festival calendar celebrating music, arts and food as well as playing host to lots of sport events.
There’s a great buzz in Adelaide. A magnet for foodies who love to shop for fresh local produce at Adelaide’s Central Market, and wine lovers who can head a little out of the city to visit one of the many wineries. There are beautiful beaches dotted with beachfront bars and jetties, kayakers on the gentle River Torrens, visitors to the zoo or the botanical gardens and thrill seekers enjoying a roof climb at The Adelaide Oval for 360-degree views of the city and beyond. And if shopping is your thing, then Adelaide has everything from beachside boutiques to pedestrian only retail streets.
With all this on offer, who wouldn’t want to have their wedding in Adelaide? Needless to say, Adelaide has tons of amazing wedding venues but I am going to be strict with myself and choose just three to talk about. Here they are below:
Weddings at Sunnybrae Estate
As an Adelaide wedding photographer I love returning to Sunnybrae Estate. Built in the 1880’s it enjoys 8 acres of beautiful gardens. After a tasteful renovation the estate has been re-imagined as a beautiful Adelaide wedding venue, with the farm’s heritage buildings and lush garden areas offering wedding spaces for celebrations both large and small.
Outdoor wedding ceremonies can be held in three separate picturesque locations. There’s the formal rose garden with a wisteria arch, the pepper tree gazebo and the palm garden. In case of poor weather there are indoor spaces ready to use at short notice if necessary.
For large weddings The Marquee can seat up to 480 guests so is the perfect choice for large and Asian weddings. The word marquee does not do it justice as it is a permanent structure adorned with pretty lighting and a herringbone floor. It is stunning.
The second largest space is The Coach House, part of the original heritage building, this charming space has a timber beamed ceiling and white brick walls. It can accommodate up to 300 guests seated and 400 for a cocktail reception.
The Pavilion is the most intimate of the wedding spaces and enjoys views of the rose and palm gardens. Leading straight out to the pavilion terrace you can throw open the doors to blend indoor and outdoor spaces for a wedding party under the stars. The pavilion can accommodate 100 guests seated and 150 for a standing reception.
So, if you’re looking for a truly romantic Adelaide wedding in a picture-perfect setting then you should definitely consider Sunnybrae Estate.
Weddings at Chateau Apollo
In a prominent corner on the East side of the city sits Chateau Apollo. An 80-year-old warehouse that makes a rustic multi-purpose event space ideal for a modern city wedding.
The perfect blend of period features and modern amenities, this blank canvas can be dressed to suit the style of your wedding, or left alone for a simple pared back look. Despite its industrial feel with shabby chic plaster work and exposed brick walls it is flooded with natural light which is music to the ears of all Adelaide wedding photographers.
The in-house team at Chateau Apollo work with couples to create bespoke wedding menus for each wedding. State of the art light and sound system give you everything you need to ensure that your wedding day winds up with one epic wedding party.
Chateau Apollo is a favourite with Adelaide wedding photographers because it is so photogenic. I love the vintage charm of shabby chic paint work on the walls alongside hanging chandeliers.
The flexible floor plan at Chateau Apollo, can be utilised in any way that suits your style and with exclusive use of the venue, you can let your imagination take centre stage.
So, if you’re a pair of creatives who are looking for a cool city wedding done your way then Chateau Apollo could be the ideal Adelaide wedding venue for you.
Weddings at Glen Ewin Estate
Nestled in the rolling Adelaide Hills, heritage-listed property, Glen Ewin Estate is a stunning wedding venue. Specialising in outdoor ceremonies in their beautiful garden setting, you can choose to say ‘I do’ overlooking one of their many lakes, by the mature trees, in the fig orchard and or by sandstone buildings. All of which provide stunning backdrops in my wedding photos.
My documentary and candid style of wedding photography really suits outdoor ceremonies as they additional movement from a light breeze naturally creates more interesting images.
Glen Ewin Estate cater for weddings from small intimate dinners to large sit-down receptions, and everything in between. Be it in one of their historic buildings or utilising one of the outdoor spaces, the team at Glen Ewin Estate offer flexible packages that can be carefully crafted to cater to individual needs.
Licensed for wedding ceremonies and receptions the atmospheric The Pulpshed is a 177-year-old building located in the valley of the property and surrounded by old stone buildings, pretty lawns, woodlands and a large lake. This wood structure is a blank canvas that can be decorated to suit the style of your wedding.
The Gatehouse is a recent addition to the estate, located in the top valley of the property, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The room has large glass doors leading out to the deck overlooking the lake. Throw open those doors to blend indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly and have an evening of partying under the stars.
If you’re currently planning your wedding in Adelaide, I hope I’ve given you lots to think about. Adelaide has some amazing wedding venues but don’t take my word for it. The best thing about planning a wedding is getting to visit amazing wedding venues in stunning locations so get out there and have fun with it.
And once you’ve found that perfect Adelaide wedding venue, you’ll be looking for an experienced Adelaide wedding photographer. Feel free to give me a shout.
I’d love to hear about your wedding plans!