Are you dreaming of a summer wedding on the Mornington Peninsula? Here’s your go to guide for all things wedding in this fabulous part of the world.
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! It’s the perfect place to turn your wedding into a little mini getaway AND you’re going to be taken care of by all the fabulous wedding suppliers down this way. Wedding venues are so versatile so you’ll find something to suit what you’re after and there’s plenty of gorgeous places for your wedding photos.
Hot tips for a summer wedding on the Mornington Peninsula.
- Choose a venue that has perfect options for an outdoor AND indoor ceremony. Most days it’s going to be fabulous weather for your wedding, however you ALWAYS want a back up plan in case of random rainy days or extremely hot days.
- Book your venue, suppliers and accomodation as far in advance as possible. Summer is crrraaaazzzzzy busy on the Mornington Peninsula.
- If you’re dreaming of getting married on the beach, choose a venue that has this option for you so you don’t need to fuss around with council permits or setting up a ceremony space in the middle of busy summer season.
- Keep in mind that the sun sets very late on summer days, so your dreamy golden hour couples portraits will likely mean ducking out of your reception!
Perfect summer wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula
If you’re looking to go full beach Mornington Peninsula wedding dream, The Baths Sorrento HAS to be on your list of places to check out. Have your ceremony on the beach out the front of the venue and then have your reception whilst gazing out at the ocean the entire time. You can easily duck off for some sunset photos along the beach and jetty at golden hour and your guests are guaranteed to have a good time.
This beachside wedding venue is a very popular one on the Mornington Peninsula and for good reason. Just above the gorgeous back beach at Sorrento, this beautiful place has a dreamy view of the ocean and the perfect spot for a ceremony overlooking the ocean. It’s super easy for you to have your photos on the beach and rocks at the back beach when the sun is setting.
The RACV Cape Schank Resort is beautifully positioned with views of the Melbourne skyline and the gorgeous shores of the Bass Strait. Have your ceremony on the grounds and your reception at the resort! You can even stay and hit up all the facilities over the weekend.
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.
Tanglewood is a well known and stunning wedding venue in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula. A vineyard, rustic chapel, gardens and a heart shaped lake. You may never want to leave this dreamy venue. Your photos are going to be stunning with no shortage of options.
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. You can easily pop to the gorgeous cliffs of Flinders for more wedding photos and you don’t need to worry about heat waves or summer storms because it’s indoors.
This is a perfect 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. Have your ceremony outside over looking the beautiful vineyard and have your sunset photos in the vines. There’s also no shortage of cool spots for indoor photos with the amazing bar Flaggerdoot, amazing architecture and some very cool features.
This place is divine. Beautiful exposed brick walls that will make your photos perfect. The atmosphere is beautiful for a summer wedding as it’s warm and inviting in a sophisticated way. The vineyards and beautiful scenery and tree lined entrance are perfect for photos and the gardens are a wonderful place for a sunny ceremony.
Dromana Estate is a beautiful winery wedding venue on the Mornington Peninsula. Rolling hills, a vineyard and a beautiful converted shed/barn. This is perfect for a rustic wedding and there’s no shortage of photo options around the grounds. Have your ceremony in the gardens and then party the night away in the amazing reception space.
This Red Hill gem is an absolute winner of a wedding venue no matter what time of year! Have your ceremony outdoor on the grounds of Johnny Ripe and the head on down to your EPIC reception. The food is delicious and the gorgeous converted shed has a beautiful atmosphere. You will fall in love with this place.
Another Red Hill wedding venue of dreams right here! This place is the COOLEST!!! It’s ready to be styled whatever way you want, you can have food trucks and there’s a stunning garden for your ceremony and for photos!
Accomodation on the Mornington Peninsula
You can turn your Mornington Peninsula wedding weekend into a mini little getaway. Woo hoo! Many people book an Air BnB or two for them to get ready at before their wedding and then stay at afterwards. There are some absolutely stunning Air BnB’s that are perfect for your getting ready photos.
Check out some of them here…
Here are some other places for you to check out
Photos on the Mornington Peninsula
You are spoilt for choice on the Mornington Peninsula with most venues also having stunning spots on site for you to have your photos taken – especially sunset photos on a warm summer evening.
If you wanted to try something different though, you have to check out the beautiful cliffs at Flinders and the pine forest at Shoreham beach. These locations at golden hour (the hour or so before sunset) are just dreamy. They’re also popular spots to elope!
Ok, it’s time to get cracking on all your wonderful wedding plans! Check out this Mornington Peninsula Wedding Guide I put together with wonderful suppliers. And of course, if you are looking for a Mornington Peninsula wedding photographer who can give you ALL the hot local tips then get in touch with me here.