When most people think of a Mornington Peninsua wedding, visions of a warm sunny day, white wine and dreamy beachy/winery venues comes to mind! Did you know that no matter what the session, the Mornington Peninsula is a stunning spot for a winter wedding.
Hot tips for winter weddings
I personally think the Mornington Peninsula is absolutely fabulous in winter. Less crowds, really beautiful light that’s perfect for photos and cosy evenings with delicious red wine. Mmmmm.
So you’re thinking of a winter wedding? Marvellous!! Here are some hot tips:
- Choose a venue that’s perfect for an indoor ceremony. Beautiful winter days ARE a thing, however you don’t want to be banking on it.
- Keep in mind that the sun sets A LOT earlier in winter so your photos will possibly be before your ceremony.
- Still book your accomodation (if needed) well in advance and encourage your guests to do the same.
- Get yourself a fabulous coat to wear or choose a long sleeved outfit! Your photos will be adorable.
- Go with it and embrace it! It’s going to be fabulous.
10 winter wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula
This divine restored weatherboard church is a beautiful spot for a winter wedding in Red Hill. You can get married in front of the big windows over looking the Endeavour Fern Gully. This is a space for a ceremony.
This is a perfect winter wedding spot on the Mornington Peninsula. Situated in Merricks North, everything that makes the peninsula wonderful is at your reach. Stay at the luxury hotel, stare in awe at the glorious vineyard and eat some absolutely delicious food. There’s also no shortage of cool spots for indoor photos.
This place is divine. Beautiful exposed brick walls that will make your photos perfect. The atmosphere is beautiful for a winter wedding as it’s warm and inviting in a sophisticated way. The vineyards and beautiful scenery and tree lined entrance are perfect for photos even with an umbrella.
This gorgeous barn and winery will warm even the coolest of hearts. Delicious food and wine and an absolutely wonderful atmosphere. This is a place your guests are SURE to have a good time at.
The beautiful Port Phillip Estate in Red Hill is a stunning place for a wedding in any season. Gorgeous architecture, fabulous food and plenty of spots around the grounds to duck out for photos.
A vineyard, rustic chapel, gardens and a heart shaped lake. You may never want to leave this dreamy venue. A stunning spot for a winter wedding!
Another one of the Mornington Peninsula’s gems right here! This red hill restaurant and wedding venue has a fantastic atmosphere, great wine and a stunning view.
This Red Hill gem is an absolute winner of a wedding venue no matter what time of year! The food is delicious and the gorgeous converted shed creates a warm and beautiful atmosphere. You will fall in love with this place.
This country chic restaurant and wedding venue is stunning!! It’s also a stones throw away from gorgeous locations like the cliffs of Flinders or the Pine Forest at Shoreham beach to quickly pop down for some photos.
Rolling hills, a vineyard and a beautiful converted shed/barn. This is perfect for a warm rustic wedding and there’s no shortage of photo options around the grounds.
The Baths Sorrento may seem like a summer wedding spot, but it’s also absolutely beautiful in winter! There’s space for an indoor ceremony while still taking in the view of the ocean! The beach is just a step outside so if it’s a raining day we can duck out for 5 mins when there’s a break of hope. Amazing!
Things you need to know about your photos
Sunset photos are stunning, especially in winter! The hour before sunset is golden hour and that’s when you’re going to get dreamy golden light. In winter, that’s super early and something to factor in with your ceremony.
You have some options..
Get your family photos before your ceremony
Usually after your ceremony you would have your family, wedding party and couples portraits. In winter, you might not have the light available to do that so we do it a little differently!
An option is to do a first look with each other. A first look is where you see each other for the first time BEFORE your ceremony and I capture the beautiful and often emotional moment.
After this you could also get your family photos! So after your ceremony the only photos left are your wedding party and sunset photos.
Wet weather plan
A wet weather plan is a must in ANY season, but especially winter. Some back up plan ideas to decrease any stress about rrraaiiiiinnnn on your wedding day (🎶 please read this in Alanis Morissettes voice).
Get a beautiful air BnB to get ready at so if the weather is foul you can have your first look and family photos inside! A back up option could also be to have your wedding party photos here so any break in the rain after the ceremony is just for the the two of you.
Check out this list of gorgeous Mornington Peninsula Air BnB’s.
We can scope out some cool indoor spots around your venue so that’s something to keep in mind!
Buy some clear umbrellas so even if it’s raining you can duck out for some photos anyway!!
Winter weddings are beautiful and there’s no better place than the Mornington Peninsula!!