Vineyard Wedding In The Mornington Peninsula

A long-time favourite summer spot with Melbourne's well-heeled, the spectacular Mornington Peninsula is fast becoming a popular choice with brides seeking the benefits of a destination wedding - without the stress and expense of heading overseas.

With plenty of breathtaking locations to say I do - from magnificent vantage points overlooking the ocean to pristine beachfront - the peninsula is also home to a wide range of ceremony and reception venues, including grand hotels, boutique guest houses and historic homesteads.

And if the seaside isn't your thing, there are a number of pretty-as-a-picture vineyards and gorgeous gardens catering for everything from intimate ceremonies to the grandest affairs.

If you fall in love with one of the national park locations - and there are many in the area - be sure to check regulations and fees involved (if any) for staging your ceremony and/or photography session on protected land.

Sorrento Beach In The Mornington Peninsula

Mornington's bay beaches, such as Davey's Bay in Frankston South and Canadian Bay in Mt Eliza are more protected and secluded if that's the vibe you're after, while the gazebo at Sorrento is an affordable option, but can be teeming with tourists during the Summer months, which is something to bear in mind. Having said that, if you fancy an audience for your big moment tying the knot in public during peak season may be just your thing!

The Portsea Front Beach holds a prime position in front of the grand old Portsea Hotel, reminiscent of a bygone era of opulence and glamour (complete with killer views!)

There are a couple of famous mazes along the peninsula which are quirky options for ceremonies - and stunning spots for photos - while several of the area's yacht clubs offer an alternative to the typical seaside venue.

Beach Weddings In The Mornington Peninsula

Just remember if you're planning to say "I Do" at the water's edge - consider the long sandy walk to many of the region's more pretty and private beaches when you're purchasing your shoes - perhaps a pair of sparkly sandals for the ceremony and a killer pair of heels for late-night dancing!

Making planning even easier for betrothed couples, Mornington Peninsula is home to a stable of
seasoned industry professionals including wedding coordinators, photographers, florists and catering providers so whether you're marrying in a marquee, a ballroom or a backyard, every conceivable detail will be handled with care.

Seaside, wineries, gardens, heritage buildings, first-class restaurants and brilliant boutique shopping - all within an easy drive of Melbourne and the airport - what's not to love?

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