Okay, so you’ve chosen the beautiful Barossa Valley for your wedding destination… first let us just say, what a fine choice you have made! In the lead up to the big day take a moment to experience the incredible beauty that encompasses the Barossa Valley and its lush rolling vistas. Whether your choosing the perfect wedding venue or looking for a romantic weekend getaway with your man in the world-famous region – its time to roam, explore and discover. Visit the charming wineries, pop into the eclectic mix of cellar doors, lose yourself within pleasant walking trails, sample mouth-watering farm fresh produce and be pampered at luxury retreats. It’s all at your delightful doorstop and just two hours drive from Adelaide. What are you waiting for?
Check out our TOP 7 Barossa locations and experiences to add to your bucket list:
- A la carte dining at Fino Seppeltsfield
As you discover this fabulous wedding venue, you cannot go past the once in a lifetime dining experience! Located in the original bottling hall, Fino at Seppeltsfield offers culture, a true connection to the region and the very best produce Barossa and South Australia has to offer.
Enjoy a pre or post-wedding dinner with your nearest and dearest in one of the restaurant’s incredible dining locales – a stunning outdoor terrace, semi-alfresco in eyeline of the open kitchen or Cellar 1 – a laneway where 1860s wine vats have been hollowed out to enable dining under Seppeltsfield’s famed Centennenial Cellar.
While your there – why not tour the nearby Jam Factory display shop and resident craft studio spaces, visit the cellar door and cooperage to see traditional barrel making or stroll through the beautiful gardens. Yes it’s all in one location!
- Tastings at Saltram Wine Estate
The Saltram Tasting Bar and Salter’s Kitchen offers one of the best experiences in the Barossa Valley. Make an afternoon of it and sample some of the most proclaimed wines in Australia. Inviting, warm and full of experiences awaiting your enjoyment, the venue makes you feel right at home with comfortable, contemporary styling of the original winery.
We recommend visiting the Saltram Underground and trying ‘The Ultimate Tasting Journey’. Tours run daily at 11 am! You’ll discover the history of the winery, taste premium wines in the barrel hall and finish with a Tawny and chocolate tasting in the underground cellar. Where do we sign up?
- Rose Garden at Barossa Chateau/ Lyndoch Hill
Step into the garden that was opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. Barossa Chateau sits in one of Australia’s most important rose gardens, of international significance. Combined with Lyndoch Hill, the overall estate covers an impressive 25 acres, and boasts over 22 acres of dedicated rose garden. The Chateau is the perfect backdrop for those very special vows, stunning views surrounded by 30,000 roses – what more could you ask for.
- Golf and Pampering at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
The championship golf course at Tanunda Pines Golf Club provides eighteen reasons why a stay at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort is a must. With the Tanunda Pines Clubhouse just a two-minute stroll from the resort, this world-class golf course is a stunning 18-hole, par-72 course with 100-year-old gum trees lining fairways that undulate across the hilltops of the Barossa Ranges.
Your man will enjoy a round of golf with his groomsmen the morning of, while you pamper yourself the night before at venue’s own luxurious endota spa. Oh, and did we mention resort-style accommodation with private balconies and views across the rolling hills… you’re welcome!
- Overnight stay at Vine Inn Barossa
The Vine Inn Barossa’s range of accommodation options offers flexibility from large group bookings and single rooms.
With three different Barossa accommodation options including 18 Executive Rooms at the Vine Inn Barossa hotel along with 11 self-contained apartments and 18 standard motel rooms you’ll be spoilt for choice, especially if you wish to secure the fantastic locale for you and your guests!
“As our wedding was on a Friday our guests indulged in three days of festivities, which was fantastic as we had many friends and family over from interstate and overseas. We booked out the Vine Inn Barossa for all our guests to stay and decided to have meet and greet dinner and drinks there the night before the wedding. This was the perfect opportunity for everyone to mingle and get to know each other. The service and food was fantastic.” Amy + Jarrad
- Tour of Chateau Yaldara
Located just outside the township of Lyndoch, the iconic Chateau Yaldara offers a sunlit restaurant with atmospheric views of the North Para River and rural surrounds. Indulge in a tour where you’ll take a walk through our historic cellars and maturation areas and hear about the rich history and wine making techniques. Upon your return, the team will take you on a leisurely tasting of their premium wines, whilst you enjoy a local cheese platter. How romantic for you and your groom-to-be? The perfect Barossa experience while you plan your ‘I dos’.
- Girly Luncheon with Murray Street Vineyards
Located in the Greenock Estate Vineyard, the Murray Street Vineyards Tasting Room is an intimate and stylish cellar door. Tasting at Murray Street Vineyards is personal and informative and perfectly complemented by its sweeping vistas of vines and sky through all the seasons.
No bars separate guests from the tasting experience. Instead, seating is on the beautiful veranda or indoors on comfortable lounges. Local produce platters are there for you to experience with a perfectly matched glass of wine.
Ideal for a girly getaway or bridal shower lunch, Murray Street Vineyards is the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Barossa. If you haven’t seen those views, trust us, you haven’t lived!
photo credits: FINO Cellars Restaurant at Seppeltsfield | Saltram Wine Estate | Rose Gardens at Barossa Chateau/Lyndoch Hill | Views at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort | Accommodation at Vine Inn Barossa | Chateau Yaldara exterior gardens | Tastings at Murray Street Vineyards