Hunter Business Guide - Weddings

Bistro Molines

Overblown roses surrounding the property and spilling out of vases, a wisteria covered courtyard and a dining room with French provincial touches; what could be more romantic? Add the semi-private sunroom and wrap around verandas with new floor to ceiling concertina glass doors and it doesn’t get much better.Choose very European style long tables overlooking the vineyard for a sit down dinner for up to 90 guests, or cocktail style for 90-130 guests. Robert and his team can create the perfect menu for you while Sally Molines and wedding co-ordinator Tani Carr will make sure your wedding day is one you will never forget.
Phone: (02) 4990 9553
www.bistromolines.com.au

Caves Coastal Bar&Bungalows

Caves Coastal Bar&Bungalow Nestled in the Caves Beach Dunes in the Lake Macquarie area and overlooking the natural, raw coastlines of the Pacific Ocean, Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows is the perfect destination to enjoy a refreshing icy cold drink, a long lunch or an out of town beach getaway. Caves Coastal is home to the leading restaurant and bar north of Sydney in Lake Macquarie. Our chefs use a paddock and ocean to plate ethos, offering the freshest and best local produce the area has on offer all within a newly renovated casual chic indoor and outdoor setting. The hotel boasts 18 luxury beach bungalows and 34, 2 and 3 bedroom villas and townhouses with exquisite views across Caves and Hams Beaches. The hotel also offers exclusive events such as elegant weddings, large corporate and social functions and fashionable party experiences.
Phone: 02 4980 9999
https://www.cavescoastal.com.au

Dalwood Estate

Australia's oldest riverfront vineyard, Dalwood Estate is the queen of Hunter Valley wedding venues with undulating vineyards resting along the banks of the Hunter River, waiting to entertain guests and impress with her grace and beauty.
Phone: 02 6601 9077
https://www.dalwoodestate.com.au

Business Type: Weddings

Estate Tuscany

Only two hours from Sydney, located at the foothills of the Brokenback ranges in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley (NSW). Guests can experience a relaxing stay in Tuscan-style accommodation, with uninterrupted mountain views in the heart of Australia’s premium wine country. The grounds present a stylish blend of modern and rustic decor, set amongst 26 acres of beautiful countryside. Booking your stay via our website, guarantees you the best rates. There are two stunning eateries onsite. The Mill Restaurant offers guests a fine dining experience, while Brokenback Bar presents a cafe-style bar where guests can sample wine and beer from the region.
Phone: 02 4998 7288
https://estatetuscany.com.au

Hollydene Estate

Hollydene Estate opened the Arrowfield vineyard to the public on February 17, 2014, and lies just 10 kilometres to the west of Jerry’s Plains and 20km east of the pretty little hub of Denman, gateway to the rich Upper Hunter Valley home of wines, equine and mines. The Hollydene and Wybong Estate vineyards are two of the oldest and most iconic vineyards in the Upper Hunter. Combined with the historic Arrowfield Estate, the three vineyards provide Hollydene Estate Wines with Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon, Tempranillio, Sangiovese, Gewürztraminer and Verdelho grapes. The range of premium wines from Hollydene Estate are produced from low-yielding, high-quality fruit. The best environmental practices are applied by the Estate’s highly experienced viticulturists in producing grapes that are picked at optimum quality and flavour. The wines are traditionally produced and then carefully cellared in Hollydene’s world class wine storage facilities.
Phone: 02 6576 4110
https://hollydeneestate.com

Old Duninald

Reputedly the oldest house in the Hunter Valley established in 1822 and now refreshed for a luxury experience. Old Duninald is a luxurious cottage nestled in the Hunter Valley, near Paterson featuring 3 bedrooms with 3 living spaces, a lounge dining room and a sunroom with spacious verandas. Your group will have room to come together or spread out. Old Duninald also features a large modern kitchen and two newly renovated bathrooms. Whether you are coming to the area for a wedding or want a base to explore the area, Old Duninald is a tranquil place to just relax on the verandah. Take a walk in the 25 acres of woodland, bird watch from the summer house by the billabong, Old Duninald is a great place to do this and more. Ideally located and appointed for group visits to weddings, events, festivals or just getting away from it all.
Phone: 0419 127 404
https://oldduninald.com.au

Ridge View

Set at the end of Sweetwater Road, in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, RidgeView boasts the best of everything. Award winning wines, a superb location, a state-of-the-art Restaurant and Cellar Door and private self contained cottages to top it off. For those looking for a complete wine country experience in one restful location, you can’t go past RidgeView. RidgeView Wines are the result of a dream, hard work and passion. Our aim is to produce premium 100 percent Hunter Valley wines that are approachable whilst young, yet develop character with careful cellaring. We believe that the wines we make are reflective of the preparation made to the soils and the viticultural practices carried out in the vineyard, with attention given to Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This means no unnecessary spraying against pests and diseases and a natural ecosystem is maintained within the vineyard. This is reflected in the quality of the fruit and the resultant wines.
Phone: 02 6574 7332
https://www.ridgeview.com.au

Soldiers Point Marina

Soldiers Point Marina is one of only seven marinas in the world to hold the highly coveted Platinum anchor accreditation. Surrounded by the pristine waters of Port Stephens, hidden from the world and shrouded in luxury, it’s no wonder that Soldiers Point Marina is one of the world’s best.
Aside from its long list of facilities, the Marina boasts a unique sense of style, featuring commissioned sculptures dotted around the pontoon, that can be booked for open air weddings on the water. A floating café, two restaurants, a bar and BBQ space offer plenty of choice for a quick bite or a long lunch or dinner.
Soldiers Point Marina is located an easy 2.5 hour drive north of Sydney or approximately 95 nautical miles.
Phone: 02 4982 7445
http://soldiersptmarina.com.au

Winmark Wines: stunning wedding venue

Winmark Wines has many landmarks that provide unforgettable settings for ceremonies, whilst the magnificent property provides an array of opportunity to curate the perfect wedding. Winmark’s four iconic settings can also be used as stunning backdrops for your wedding photos while your guests are entertained elsewhere on the property. The breathtaking Perennial Rose Garden, the monumental sculpture Biosis, the rock Pooles Rock and the sandstone fire pit each offer something uniquely captivating and can be tailored to suit your every need.
Phone: 02 9997 5373
https://www.winmarkwines.com.au

Business Type: Weddings