My 6 Favourite Wedding Venues In the South West

Dalmore Farm Wedding

To help you with planning, I’ve put together a list of my favourite wedding venues in the South West

Want to get off the beaten track and have a memorable country wedding? With so many spectacular wedding venues in the South West, couples have a range of places to celebrate their love immersed in the beauty of our amazing state!

I’ve included all of the key details that will help you narrow down your options. I’ve taken photos in each location and know them well – and I truly love each and every one.

From rolling hills to secluded forests to old-fashioned country towns, you can’t go wrong with any of these venues for your destination wedding! 

1. Linga Longa Estate: Great For Outdoor Ceremonies, Sunset Photos & Partying On Into The Night! 

I love the beauty and solitude of Linga Longa Estate. It’s set on 700 acres near Balingup, along the Blackwood River. If you’re planning either a small or a large wedding in the South West, this is a great choice. We can create some seriously dreamy wedding photos here, with so many EPIC spots to choose from. For outdoor ceremonies, I particularly love the magical Forest Cathedral, where you can say your vows under towering pines. Just get in touch with the lovely owners Bec and Boxer to discuss your options. They are seriously beautiful people and an absolute dream to work with.

Guests can make a weekend out of it with camping facilities – and there are glamping tents available for those who don’t want to pitch their own or you can hire Soul Camping to pitch a whole glamping village.

HOW LONG DO GUESTS USUALLY STAY?
Linga Longa packages are for two nights, but guests can add on additional nights. 
WHAT WEDDING PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE?
Two packages are available – the linga longa love package and forest cathedral package. 
DO YOU DO DIY WEDDINGS?
Linga Longa weddings are DIY, but they’re glad to recommend local wedding planners to help. 
IS THE VENUE FULLY EXCLUSIVE?
Yes
WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE PRICE RANGE?
Couples tend to spend around $12,000–$15,000 in total. 
WHAT TIME ARE LAST DRINKS?
Linga Longa is a BYO venue. There is no curfew, but they encourage couples to plan in advance when the evening will end. 
WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THE WAY OF ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION?
Couples can stay on-site in the gorgeous Bridal Cottage, while guests enjoy camping facilities. 

Large destination wedding venues in the south west don’t get better than Linga Longa estate!

2. Dalmore Farm: Great for Country Charm & Sunset Photos! 

Walking into Dalmore Farm blows me away every time – from the luxe country decor to the beautiful rolling hills, this boutique venue is ideal for both intimate and larger weddings in Blackwood River Valley. 
It’s one of the top private property wedding venues in South West WA, offering plenty of space, privacy and gorgeous views. The owners, Emilie and Danny, have lots of DIY options too, making it easy to customise your special day. 

Check out Tylyn & Steven’s summer wedding at Dalmore HERE

HOW LONG DO YOUR GUESTS NORMALLY STAY?
Many couples stay the night before and the night of their weddings, but guests are welcome to stay as long as they like. 
WHAT WEDDING PACKAGES DO YOU HAVE?
Dalmore offers a range of DIY options and packages. Their DIY hire price is from $5,500 and complete ceremony packages start at $2,750, while reception packages start at $5,000.
Couples can utilise all of the areas at Dalmore, including the beautifully restored shed facility with a seating capacity of 150 guests; bar and lounge areas; the commercial kitchen; and the outdoor patio and deck. They also can select their ceremony site from the entire property.
DO YOU DO DIY WEDDINGS?
Yes
WHAT IS YOUR APPROXIMATE PRICE RANGE
As above, but package rates tend to run from $125 to $175 per head, not including catering. 
IS THE VENUE FULLY EXCLUSIVE
Yes
WHAT TIME ARE LAST DRINKS?
Bar service stops at 12:30 am but there is no curfew – you’re free to celebrate long into the night!
HOW LONG DO YOUR GUESTS NORMALLY STAY?
Many couples stay the night before and the night of their weddings, but guests are welcome to stay as long as they like.
WHAT WEDDING PACKAGES DO YOU HAVE?
Dalmore offers a range of DIY options and packages. Their DIY hire price is from $9,500 and complete ceremony packages start at $4,500, while reception packages start at $125 pp.
Couples can utilise all of the areas at Dalmore, including the beautifully restored shed facility with a seating capacity of 150 guests; bar and lounge areas; the commercial kitchen; and the outdoor patio and deck. They also can select their ceremony site from the entire property.
DO YOU DO DIY WEDDINGS?
Yes
WHAT IS YOUR APPROXIMATE PRICE RANGE
As above, but reception package rates tend to run from $125 to $175 per head, not including catering.
IS THE VENUE FULLY EXCLUSIVE
Yes
WHAT TIME ARE LAST DRINKS?
Bar service stops at 12:30 am but can be extended upon request. There is no curfew – you’re free to celebrate long into the night!
WHAT IS YOUR CAPACITY?
125 seated, 200 cocktail
DO YOU HAVE ON-SITE ACCOMODATION?
There is accommodation for up to four couples, plus glamping is available through our selected glamping providers for up to 30 people.

3. Stonebarn: Great for Exclusivity & Partying On Into The Night!

For a private destination wedding, Stonebarn is a good choice, as they only hire out the venue on an exclusive basis. It’s also one of the most unique and unusual wedding venues in the South West, thanks to an on-site truffiére – ideal if you’d love some truffle dishes on your wedding menu.

Stonebarn has luxury accommodation for up to 20 people as well, making it one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in the South West for couples who would prefer not to glamp!

HOW LONG DO GUESTS USUALLY STAY?
Usually from two to five nights.
WHAT WEDDING PACKAGES DO YOU HAVE
There are a number of packages, ranging between $6,000 (two-night midweek special), $9,800 for two nights (minimum stay), $11,700 for three nights, and $13,200 for five nights. 
DO YOU DO DIY WEDDINGS?
Yes, all weddings here are DIY. 
IS THE VENUE FULLY EXCLUSIVE
Yes 
WHAT IS YOUR APPROXIMATE PRICE RANGE?
Couples generally spend around $6,000–$13,200.  
WHAT TIME IS LAST DRINKS?
No curfew 
WHAT IS YOUR CAPACITY?
Maximum 120 Without incurring extra charges
DO YOU HAVE ON-SITE ACCOMODATION?
Yes, up to 16 people can stay on-site.  

4. Lewana Cottages: Great for Luxury Barn Weddings, Festival-Style Weddings & Partying On Into The Night!

Lewana Cottages in Balingup is one of my top barn wedding venues in the South West, ideal for country receptions in a unique setting. For a festival styled wedding, many couples bring along food trucks for catering – a super fun and low-stress way to manage food for your reception. 

There are plenty of cute cottages for your guests to enjoy too, so everyone can make a weekend out of it. And if you’re having a slightly larger wedding, then there is also ample space for a camp village. Oh, and it’s full of amazing spots for fun wedding photos

HOW LONG DO GUESTS USUALLY STAY?
Guests often stay around two to three nights. 
WHAT WEDDING PACKAGES DO YOU HAVE?
The base package includes cottage accommodation for up to 45 guests for a minimum of two nights, with the use of the entire estate. However, custom packages can be created. 
Catering is provided by the couple, but there’s ample space for food trucks. 
DO YOU DO DIY WEDDINGS?
All weddings here are DIY. 
IS THE WEDDING FULLY EXCLUSIVE?
Yes
WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE PRICE RANGE?
On request
WHAT TIME IS LAST DRINKS?
No curfew when the estate is booked exclusively for a wedding.
WHAT IS THE CAPACITY?
100 seated, 150 cocktail style
DO YOU HAVE ON-SITE ACCOMODATION?
Cottage accommodation and camping options.
WHAT IS YOUR COVID REFUND POLICY?
Yes

5. Donnelly River Village: Great for Local Heritage, Forested Beauty & Large Weddings Where Everyone Can Stay On-Site

I love the charm of Donnelly River Village, as it really feels like you’re stepping back in time. There are rustic cottages for all of your guests and a large reception venue, plus plenty of gorgeous outdoor areas to say your vows as well. With the friendly wildlife Donnelly River wins the prize for the quirkiest venue!

Originally built in the 1950s for a timber mill, this little village is fascinating – I adore the cute country store and all of the natural beauty found in the area. It’s not five-star luxury, but that’s part of the fun! Check out Jenieka & Henry’s Wedding at Donnelly HERE

HOW LONG DO GUESTS USUALLY STAY?
Usually around two nights.
WHAT WEDDING PACKAGES DO YOU HAVE?
Donnelly River Village is purely DIY. 
DO YOU DO DIY WEDDINGS?
Yes
IS THE VENUE FULLY EXCLUSIVE?
Yes
WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE PRICE RANGE?
Half village of accommodation (112 people) for two nights plus Workers Club (reception hall) is $7,610. Full village of accommodation (263 people) for two nights plus Workers Club is $16,830. 
WHAT TIME IS LAST DRINKS?
There is a noise curfew from 10 pm, if sharing the village with others. There is no curfew if you book the full village.
WHAT IS THE CAPACITY?
Not specified
DO YOU HAVE ON-SITE ACCOMODATION?
Multiple accommodation options for guests and couples, including cottages and bunkhouses. 

Looking for one of the more unusual wedding venues in South West Australia? How about a whole village to yourselves?!

6. Ampersands Estates: Best for Gin lovers!!! Luxury, Exclusivity, And Customising your wedding to your taste

HOW LONG DO GUESTS USUALLY STAY?
Our guests usually stay 2 evenings with us.
WHAT WEDDING PACKAGES DO YOU HAVE?
Our two-night wedding package is the most popular and includes 48 hours of exclusive use of the venues, accommodation for up to 24 people, cellar door tasting experience and sales exclusively to wedding guests, parking for up to 100 vehicles and a maximum of 150 guests for the wedding.
DO YOU DO DIY WEDDINGS?
Absolutely.  Ampersand Estates is a DIY wedding venue.  We have a list of local service provides and event coordinators to allow a tailored experience for each wedding.
IS THE VENUE FULLY EXCLUSIVE?
Yes, for 48 hours it is exclusive to the wedding party
WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE PRICE RANGE?
For our most luxury package that includes everything, its $16,140. 
WHAT TIME IS LAST DRINKS?  No time limit
WHAT IS THE CAPACITY?
150 individuals for the barn.  220 for outdoor weddings
DO YOU HAVE ON-SITE ACCOMODATION?
Ampersand Estates has three luxury accommodation residences that sleeps up to 24 individuals. 

Ampersand Estates is a luxury Wedding venue, winery, accommodation, and Australia’s first single harvest distillery! Formally known as Donnelly River Wines, the owners Corrie & Melissa have brought it all back to life with modern chic decor throughout. This combined with it’s rustic history and stunning views of vineyards, the Donnelly River and the karri forest provides a magical wedding venue straight out of a fairytale.

So there you have it: my favourite wedding venues in the South West. It’s always comforting to have a personal recommendation from someone who knows your desired wedding space – its best light, its hidden corners and how to create a timeline that seamlessly flows with the venue. I’d be delighted to have a chat about any one of these incredible wedding venues in the South West. I truly love these spots and know each of them intimately, so please reach out with any questions.

May 17, 2022

Victoria Baker

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