8 Awesome Orange Wedding Venues
Orange Wedding Venues
Are you planning a wedding and searching for the best Orange wedding venues? Hey, I’m Adam and I am an Orange wedding photographer who had photographed a heap of weddings in the gorgeous rural town of Orange. I have photographed a lot of weddings over the years and I know what sets an amazing venue apart from an average one.
Orange is a beautiful country town located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. The Orange region is the traditional land of the Wiradjuri people It is about 4 hours from Sydney making it an ideal location for a destination wedding. It is not named after the citrus fruit and in fact, they don’t grow oranges as the climate is too cool. It is also not named after the colour of its Autumn leaves. According to wikipedia it was named Orange in honour of Prince William of Orange who later became William I of the Netherlands.
It is famous for its cool climate wines, award-winning restaurants and its stunning scenery. All these factors are some of the main ingredients that couples are looking for in wedding venues and Orange is fast becoming a leading wedding destination for couples all over NSW.
Here is my list of the best Orange wedding venues. Some of these venues I have photographed weddings at, and some are on my bucket list of place I would love to photograph.
1. Borrodell Estate
Borrodell Estate is one of Australia’s highest vineyards and produces exclusively cool climate wines. But I really like Borrodell Estate because of the view. It is located on the scenic slopes of the ancient volcano of Mt Canobolas and the view is spectacular and a perfect backdrop for your wedding.
Borrodell has a variety of accommodation for you and your wedding guests in their cottages or modern suites that are all on-site. Which makes wedding preparation really easy for you as you don’t need to travel anywhere.
There are a number of options for the wedding reception, depending on your wedding size.
Smaller weddings of 10 to 40 guests can be catered for in the restaurant. Weddings of up to 140 guests can be accommodated in the underground wine cellar. and larger wedding will require a marquee.
A beautiful location, onsite accommodation and great food and wine make Borrodell Estate a great option for your Orange wedding and a venue you should seriously consider.
Address: 298 Lake Canobolas Rd, Canobolas NSW
2. Rowlee Wines
Rowlee is located not far from Orange and it is the best ‘up and coming’ wedding venue. It has a gorgeous country house with a cellar door that houses award-winning wines. Rowlee features picturesque scenery with a lush bridal suite. It also has onsite accommodation and kitchen. There is a dedicated outdoor area where you can set up a marque for your wedding reception.
The venue offers food and beverage packages to suit all budgets. It is one of the best wedding venues in Orange.
There is a collection of farm buildings, including the original kitchen and stables. All these give you many options for your wedding photography. Rowlee also overlooks Mount Canobolas.
Address: 19 Lake Canobolas Road, Nashdale NSW
3. Philip Shaw Wines
If you are thinking of getting married in Orange, then Phillip Shaw Wine is a place you should check out. This place has so much potential for a beautiful wedding. And like most places in Orange, it is more of a winery that sometimes does weddings, as opposed to a winery and wedding venue. But the potential is definitely there.
What I love about this Orange wedding venue it that it has a lot of character and is such a unique looking place. There is a beautiful tree lined driveway, manicured gardens, rustic old buildings and lots of trees. So the location is pretty perfect. They don’t have a restaurant so if you want to have a reception, you would just need to get a caterer to do the food. But it is also a good option for couples just looking for a lovely location to have a wedding ceremony and photos afterwards.
Address: 100 Shiralee Rd, Orange NSW
4. Mortimer’s Wines Cellars
Peter Mortimer and his wife Julie own Mortimer’s Wines Cellars. Peter purchased 45 acres just north of Orange after retiring from his Rugby League career at the Canterbury Bulldogs. He started a vineyard here in 1995 and the first wines were bottled in 2001. If that isn’t a good enough reason to have a wedding here, then I don’t know what is.
Weddings are held here and the owners are very helpful with assisting on the wedding day. The magnificent vineyard makes a beautiful background for photo shoots and the wines are fabulous. There will be a larger venue available when the Barrel Hall is fully completed but you will need to book in early to get a spot at this magnificent venue! This vineyard is great for overseas people to experience the Australian bush and native animals. The service here is exquisite and the staffs are very friendly and knowledgeable. This is considered to be one of the best wedding venues in Orange.
Catering is available from outside vendors and you can even hire a chef. Have a talk with Peter and Julie Mortimer and they will be only too happy to make some recommendations.
They have onsite accommodation in the Canopy Loft or the Vines Studio. The Barrel Hall is their new self-contained accommodation. This venue is private and is set amongst the chardonnay vines, the pretty view rolls down to the lake. Being a working vineyard, oak barrels are stored here from time to time but this only adds to the ambience and atmosphere of the place.
Address: 780 Burrendong Way, Orange NSW 2800
5. Stockman’s Ridge Wines
You would not find a better place to have a wedding than picturesque country estate at Stockman’s Ridge Wines. They take the stress out of planning a wedding by organising everything for you including the setup of the marquee. You only have to style the wedding the way you want it.
Stockman’s Ridge Wines is situated on a vineyard with views of Mount Canobolas and the Orange countryside. The location and the views are one of the best features of this Orange wedding venue.
There is accommodation is available one at the Swagman Homestead, that supplies a comfortable and cosy working farm stay. It is an ideal location for wedding preparations.
The Paddock Terrace has a grassed area for your ceremony and marquee reception. The grounds are all landscaped and manicured with a space for a fire pit. You have full access to the property when you hire this place for your wedding. The Paddock Terrace will accommodate 60 to 200 guests
Address: 21 Boree Lane, Lidster NSW
6. Duntryleague Orange
Duntryleague is an Orange wedding venues that allows couples to celebrate their beautiful golf club wedding in a magnificent 1876 house with private balconies, wrap-around verandas, and landscaped gardens.
Duntryleague can accommodate both the ceremony and reception and can cater to smaller weddings of 20 guests or larger weddings up to 150 people. Or you can organise a marquee and have even larger numbers.
This Orange wedding venue would be ideal for couples looking for a really elegant garden style wedding with this historic house as the centrepiece.
Address: Woodward St, Orange NSW
7. Mayfield Vineyard
In the Orange area, Mayfield Vineyard is the most prestigious winery. This historic property is a must-see for tourists to the area, with 5 star wines, beautiful cottage accommodations, and stunning wedding and event venue facilities.
There are five cottages at Mayfield Vineyard which would be perfect for wedding preparations and just general accommodation for you and your family. Wedding ceremonies take place in the gardens outside and for the reception you can have a marquee style wedding on the grounds.
This Orange wedding venue really has everything you need for a beautiful wedding in gorgeous surroundings.
Address: 954 Icely Rd, Orange NSW
8. Oakleigh Vigneto
Located up on a hill with panoramic views of the landscape is Oakliegh Vigneto. An Italian-inspired winery and farm that I believe would be amazing for a wedding. It is located about 45 mins from Orange but I love the look of this place so I thought it would be important to include it.
There is onsite accommodation available, with the Tuscan inspired Villa that sleeps up to 16 people and features 3.5 bathrooms, living areas, conservatory, fireplaces and a grand piano.
Your wedding ceremony can take place outside on top of the hill overlooking the countryside and a marquee can be set up for weddings just next to the vines. Perfect for those couples looking a beautiful country style wedding amongst the vines.
Address: Sunset Hills Rd, Neville NSW
Other Orange Wedding Venues
If none of these amazing venues above suit your needs, check out some of the venues below:
- Snowgums Retreat
- Botanic at Orange Botanic Gardens
- Eat Your Greens
- Athol Gardens
- Canobolas Dance Hall
- The Greenhouse of Orange
- Heifer Station
Orange is a place that hits the news when the cold front hits and it is covered with an amazing white snow. Orange is also an oasis in terms of epicureanism. You will find pies, chips, risottos and fresh produce. Orange can make anything from sparkling wines through to fantastic reds and that is because of the variety of the altitudes. Orange makes so many different wine that it cannot decide on which ones to hang on to.
Orange has fine heritage architecture, a mild high elevation climate and is a destination wedding with picturesque vineyards, mountains, paddocks galore, rolling hills and a fresh produce scene to die for. The food and wine is absolutely delicious too.
Philip Shaw Vineyard is one of he top wedding venue in Orange. They are famous for the Orange F.O.O.D Week Festival which is held annually in April. In 2018, it became Australia’s first globally ISO 20121-certified food and wine Sustainable Event.
The Orange Wine Festival takes place annually in October. Borrodell Estate with its award-winning chef caters for wedding ceremonies. Borrodell also provide competitive ceremony/reception/food and beverage packages along with its picturesque views perched high on a hill. They also hold the famous Black Tie Truffle Hunt annually around July.
Rowlee has an award-winning vineyard with an amazing backdrop and is the best up and coming wedding venue in Orange. Rowlee will cater from 50 to 300 guests.
Accommodation options range from trendy boutique hotels located in the centre of town to luxurious vineyard cottages. There are also bed and breakfasts, camping and caravan parks and apartments, cottages and holiday houses on offer.
Lake Canobolas is a great place for kids where they can go swimming and mountain bike riding. It is a very steep walk up Pinnacle Hill but when you get to the top, you will find that it is well worth it for the view. Don’t forget to visit Cook Park for the manicured rose garden, duck pond and aviaries.
Hey, I’m Adam. An Australian wedding photographer who loves to shoot fun, relaxed couples in a natural and candid way.
I shoot weddings all over Australia, so if you are engaged and looking for a photographer, please check out my work. If you can see yourself in these photos, feel free to get in contact to check my availability. Thanks :)