Favourite Wedding Venues in the Peel Region
Being a Mandurah based Wedding & Portrait Photographer I love the Peel Region and the wonderful locations and venues in the area. I have been asked a number of times about some of my favourite venues so I thought I would share them here with a bit of information regarding what is is I love about them from a Wedding Photographer’s perspective.
You will see that I love an ‘all-in-one’ venue, once you arrive everything from the ‘getting-ready’s’, ceremony, bridal party photos through to reception and accomodation are all in the one location. Less stressful and no travel time between locations. Alot of the options below fall into that category - some venues may not have accomodation but may have a ‘getting ready’ suite.
My favourites listed below are in no particular order!
Fairbridge Village in Pinjarra
So many things to love about Fairbridge Village. I am a big fan of having everything in the one location, it saves on travel time and makes everything a little less stressful If you love a rustic, country feel Fairbridge is perfect. Firstly they have heritage listed cottages which double as accomodation and getting ready locations. There is a wonderful selection of pretty locations around the grounds for your ceremony or if you prefer there is a gorgeous historic chapel. There are many gorgeous picturesque gardens, bushland and farmland spots for your bridal party photos as well as hall options for your reception. Everything in the one spot and even your guests can just stroll to their cottage at the end of the night.
Link to Fairbridge Village Website
Quarry Farm is an incredibly unique and picturesque property located on the South West Highway in Whitby. The main Homestead for your reception is a rammed earth building with views from the floor to ceiling windows opening out onto a terrace with a beautiful vista of the dam and the Darling Ranges. It also has a bridal suite within the Homestead to get ready in. There are several options for your ceremony encompassing gazebos, the Shearing Shed and the Landing with views across the sweeping fields. The grounds have stunning locations for your bridal party photos including Quarry Lane (a Jacaranda lined laneway). A definite fave and must see, Susanne will make you feel very welcome!
Quarry Farm Website
Millbrook Winery in Jarrahdale
Millbrook Winery is simply stunning. It has manicured grounds, sweeping landscapes and vineyards, stone bridges, tree lined walkways and a picturesque lake. So many gorgeous options for your ceremony locations and photographs. The venue itself is wonderful with its impressive facade and entrance as well as access to the barrel room for photographs. One to add to your list.
Link to Millbrook Winery Website
Nanga Bush Camp
Nanga Bush Camp is located in the Lane Poole Reserve on the banks of the Murray River in Dwellingup. A wedding at Nanga definitely means being surrounded by beautiful tall Jarrah Trees, lush tree ferns and kookaburra’s. Ceremony’s can be held in a number of locations around the Camp including down at the river. Again, this is one of those great scenarios where everything is in the one spot. There are rustic cottages and bunkhouses that double as both a getting ready location and accomodation. The Woodshed serves as a reception venue with a ‘barn’ feel.
Link to Nanga Bush Camp Website
Peel Manor House
Peel Manor House is located in Karnup, just north of Mandurah and has an impressive Georgian Style Manor set amongst beautiful picturesque, well maintained grounds. There are plenty of locations around the property for bridal party photos including the Secret Gardens and their rustic Vintage Ute and Windmill. There are suites available upstairs to get ready in and ceremonies are held under a white gazebo in front of a tranquil lake. Worth a look!
Peel Manor House Website
Redcliffe on the Murray
Redcliffe on the Murray is wonderful family run venue on the banks of the beautiful Murray River in Pinjarra (only about 15mins drive from Mandurah). There are several locations on the grounds for ceremonies and so many gorgeous spots for bridal party photos including the jetty, a swing bridge, weeping willows and open fields. The rustic replica barn serves as a wonderful rustic reception venue. Alot to like and one to add to the list!
Redcliffe on the Murray Website
Baldivis Farm Stay
Baldivis Farm Stay (Country Charm Weddings) is a such a sweet country-feel venue. Owners Paul & Michelle are very welcoming and have created a beautiful setting for intimate weddings. There is a permanent wooden arbour surrounded by pretty gardens for the ceremony and lovely spots around the property for bridal photos. A large three sided barn structure makes for a wonderful rustic reception space. They also have a 2 bedroom cabin within the grounds, perfect for getting ready as well as accomodation for the wedding night. Paul also has a great stash of wedding signs & props. A little hidden gem!
Baldivis Farm Stay Link
The Cut Golf Course
The Cut Golf Course is located in Dawesville just south of Mandurah. If you fancy getting married on a golf course, the 2nd Tee offers beautiful views over the Indian Ocean and you get to arrive at your ceremony via golf buggy. There are some wonderful spots not only on the greens for bridal party photos, but also in the surrounding bushland and finishing off at sunset down on the beach below. Your reception can be held in one of the clubhouse function rooms making for an easy transition for your guests from ceremony to reception.
The Cut Golf Course Website
Mandurah Quay Resort
Mandurah Quay Resort is located on a private marina surrounded by protected inland waterways. You can even arrive at your wedding by boat! It is surrounded by unspoiled bird conservation areas and lovely grounds & bushland. It is an ‘all-in-one’ scenario with plenty of self contained accomodation for the bridal party and guests (doubling as a getting ready room); locations around the grounds for your ceremony and bridal party photos combined with a lovely modern function centre for your reception overlooking the marina. No need for limo’s or wasted travel time!
Mandurah Quay Resort Website