Woo hoo!! Are you ready to start planning your Mornington Peninsula wedding but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s something to help you make the planning process a little bit easier! You’re going to find a check list of suppliers to organise, Mornington Peninsula venues and vendor recommendations AND some added bonuses at the end to make planning your wedding super easy.

I’m a tad biased, but I think that the Mornington Peninsula is one of the BEST places for a wedding. You are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing somewhere to have your special day. Rustic barns, seaside views, rolling vineyards, boutique and luxurious accomodation… the Mornington Peninsula has it ALL. PLUS, the suppliers are absolutely incredible and are there to help you every step of the way when it comes to planning the Mornington Peninsula wedding of your DREAMS.

Oh and who am I?! I’m Clodagh, a Mornington Peninsula wedding photographer at Clodagh Jane Photography. I LOOOVVVVVVE all things wedding, having fun with couples so we can create BEAUTIFUL photos… oh and a big goblet of red wine. Woo hoo!

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So here is your ultimate Mornington Peninsula wedding planning guide packed with local secrets and recommendations!!

In it you will find everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams.

You will find:

  • Wedding vendor checklist
  • Mornington Peninsula wedding venues
  • Mornington Peninsula celebrants
  • Mornington Peninsula planners/stylists 
  • Mornington Peninsula wedding florists
  • Cake makers
  • Hair and make up artists
  • Videographers
  • Music

and of course I’m always up for a chat about wedding photography!

Who am I? I’m Clodagh, a Mornington Peninsula wedding photographer, it’s so wonderful to be able to play a small part in making your dream wedding come true. I see my role as so much more than a photographer, I’ll be there every step of the way to help you have the most magical day and get some pretty darn stunning photos.

Planning your Mornington Peninsula wedding

Don’t know where to start with your planning?! Well hot darn, here’s a list just for you!!! 

Ceremony and reception location 

Once you’ve secured your ceremony and reception location, you will have a date, time and place to send through to the rest of your suppliers.


Without your celebrant, it’s basically just a big party! Choose a celebrant who will match the ‘vibe’ you’re after and make it OFFICIAL. They will take care of all the marriage legalities for you. 

Photographer and videographer 

Why hello!! Let’s chat, because I can guarantee you I will be just as excited about your wedding as you are. It’s best to book your photographer and videographer ASAP as dates can fill up super quick!

Wedding planner/stylist

So! Time to sit down and decide if you’re going to do all the planning and styling or are you going to have someone take it off your hands. A planner and stylist will bring your vision to life, help organise all the suppliers and coordinate everything on the day!


From bouquets to floral styling of your venue, wedding florists have a range of services to help you.


Are you going to have a wedding cake or opt for something different? Or all of it!

Rentals for styling… etc 

Do you need to rent props to bring your styling dreams alive? There’s lots of companies who will be able to help you!

Hair and make up 

You will also need to organise invitations, wedding attire, rings, catering.

So here’s a little checklist for you to copy and paste!

  • Venue
  • Celebrant
  • Photographer and videographer
  • Wedding planner/stylist
  • Invitations
  • Wedding dress/suits
  • Rings
  • Catering if needed
  • Florals
  • Cake/desserts
  • Rentals
  • Hair and make up
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Wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula

Beach wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula 

The Baths Sorrento 

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. 

All Smiles Sorrento 

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. 

RACV Cape Schank 

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 Continental Sorrento 

So technically not right on the beach but there sure is a view from the terrace!!! This gorgeous venue was recently revamped and reopened and it’s a MUST to check out! 

Winery wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula 

Port Phillip Estate 

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. Well knows for its fine dining, you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous food and wine. Port Phillip Estate is also popular accomodation on the Mornington Peninsula so you can make a whole weekend of it. 


Tanglewood is a well known and stunning wedding venue in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula. A vineyard, rustic chapel and reception space, gardens and a heart shaped lake with a little boat you can get all ‘’The Notebook’ in. You may never want to leave this dreamy venue. Your photos are going to be stunning with no shortage of options for sunset photos. 


This is a perfect wedding venue 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. 

Trofeo Estate 

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. You’ll find this gorgeous Mornington Peninsula wedding venue in Dromana. 

Dromana Estate 

Dromana Estate is a beautiful winery wedding venue on the Mornington Peninsula. Rolling hills, a rolling vineyard and a beautiful converted shed/barn. This is perfect for a chic rustic wedding and there’s no shortage of photo options around the grounds. The sun setting over the vines is just beautiful. You can have your ceremony in the gardens and then party the night away in the amazing reception space covered in twinkly fairy lights to set the mood. 

Barn and Co 

This gorgeous barn and winery wedding venue 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. Have your photos on the grounds or head to one of the many amazing photo locations nearby. Barn and Co is located in beautiful Balnarring. 

Max’s restaurant 

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. If fine wine and dining is your thing then you MUST check out Max’s restaurant. 

More amazing wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula 

Old church Red hill 

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. 

Butterfly Red Hill 

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! The atmosphere is great and the beautiful team will help you bring your vision to life. 

The Epicurean

This Red Hill gem is an absolute winner of a wedding venue no matter what time of year! This large converted shed has a warm and uplifting atmosphere perfect for a night of fun and dancing. With beautiful exposed brick and long tables to style beautifully, your guests will be in awe of this amazing place. Have your ceremony outdoor on the grounds of Johnny Ripe and the head on down to your EPIC reception. Did I mention the food is DELCIOUS? You will fall in love with this place. 


This is another really cool spot, a place to make you feel like you’re in a cool Brunswick cafe, but NO, you’re in Mornington!! You can hire out this cool cafe and the fabulous back area for your ceremony and let the wonderful staff at Commonfolk put on one heck of a party. Great food and beverages will get the ball rolling and the amazing courtyard outside has beautiful wall art for you to have your ceremony in front of for some unique photos! 

Casa De Playa 

Yet another cool venue with an urban vibe, this is another MUST to check out if you’re looking for a unique space for your wedding! Beautiful art works cover the exposed brick and there’s large windows for you to have your ceremony in front of. This is like an urban coastal warehouse of dreams! You’ll find this great spot right in the heart of Mornington. 

The Peacock estate 

Looking for a rustic chic venue on the Mornington Peninsula? Give The Peacock Estate in Tyabb a look! You’ll find a divine little chapel where you can have your ceremony and a beautiful barn for your reception where your guests will gear up to dance the night away. The good times will roll at this beautiful venue and love will definitely be in the air. 

Merricks General Wine Store 

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. You’ll fall in love with the food and atmosphere here! 

Mornington Peninsula Celebrants

Without your celebrant, it’s basically just a big party! Choose a celebrant who will match the ‘vibe’ you’re after and make it OFFICIAL. They will take care of all the marriage legalities for you.

Check out some of these fabulous Mornington Peninsula celebrants who are sure to blow your socks off!

Shannon Jeans

Emma Tomlinson

Ebony Carver

Abbie Frew

Emily Hall

Kat Sillars

Ceremonies by Gracie

Jessica Edwards 

Ally Parker 

Mornington Peninsula wedding planners and stylists 

From a grand affair to something simpler, these legends have you covered. 

Weddings by E

Her Moon and Stars Styling

CelebrAIT Wedding Co 

Cloth and Confetti Events 

The Style Co

Bow Creative

Mornington Peninsula Wedding Florists

Whether it’s bouquets, centrepieces or a full floral set up, all these amazing wedding florists will be able to help you.

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Peninsula Wild Flower 

Poppy Culture

Millicent Green 

Studio Zgela

Herbaceous Flowers

Lupin Botanical

Hello Blossoms

Tyabb Roses

Mornington Peninsula Cake Makers

Whether you’re opting for a cake or something a little different, check out the work of these talented suppliers.

The Butchers Daughters 

Cakes To Die For 

Peninsula Cake Art

Sweets For Tilly

Sweet Sugar Bakes

Mornington Peninsula Wedding Decor and Event Hire

A Day To Remember Event Hire

Peninsula Party Hire

Over The Top Events

Mornington Peninsula Hair and Make Up Artists

If you’re looking for a salon or someone to come to you, you can’t go wrong with any of these fabulous hair and a make up artists. 

Soul Hair and Beauty 

Michelle O’Connell 

Elegant You Hair and Beauty 

Peninsula Make Up Artist

Mary Jane Ashlyn Bridal 

Mayko Hair

Pink gloss 


A wedding video is something you will never regret.

Earthy Tones

Storyteller Videography

Heartly Films

DJ’s and Live Music

Woo hoo, it’s entertainment time!

Music With Memories

Jimmy and Niki

Cal Young

Peninsula Entertainment 

Baker boys band 

Ok that’s it for now!!! I would absolutely love to chat with you if you’re looking for a Mornington Peninsula wedding photographer. I’m there to help you every step of the way AND make sure you get some epic wedding photos.

But want to chat photography and all things Mornington Peninsula? Let’s do it! Get in touch with me here. 



P.S. Also check out these helpful resources for your Mornington Peninsula wedding! 

30 Air BnB’s for your Mornington Peninsula Wedding accomodation

How to make your wedding uniquely you

Wedding timelines and order of events

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  1. Rhett Barber says:

    Wow… so much helpful advice, thank you!

  2. […] Yoo hoo!! Clodagh here, your friendly Mornington Peninsula wedding photographer! You can check out all things Mornington Peninsula wedding here and here.  […]

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