Margaret River weddings have become increasingly popular as a special destination for “the big day.”
A couple’s wedding day is a highly personal event which every bride and groom want to be unique, memorable, and representative of their values and aspirations. This is something which anyone who has been married can relate to, even if they did not have an elaborate wedding themselves.
With this in mind Margaret River weddings have become increasingly creative and diverse in their offerings; our region is still proud of its local roots, and from my short time here I understand that many businesses are open to accommodate the bride and groom’s special requests.
Some of the most popular requests for Margaret River weddings are:
Winery: Hire a winery for your special day – some of the best places for Margaret River weddings are the region’s many wineries and estate vineyards. You can host your guests in an elegant private setting with gorgeous outdoor scenery and catered gourmet meals. Brides and grooms can tie the knot at Knotting Hill, host a wedding ceremony and/or reception at Leeuwin Estate Winery, and others.
Brewery: What Australian wedding would be complete without some cold beer? You might as well host your wedding right on-site at the brewery, and get started on the celebration as soon as possible! Cowaramup Brewery and Duckstein Brewery provide venues for Margaret River weddings and receptions as part of their function/event hosting services.
At a resort: Couples who want their Margaret River weddings to be a full-on “destination event” can host the ceremony, reception, meals, and provide accommodation for guests all in one place by hiring a local resort. Bunker Bay is a favourite for many wanting a wedding by the beach where everyone can stay on site or locally.
Traditional Homestead: Most farmstays and homesteads do not specifically advertise their availability for Margaret River weddings, so it is up to the individual couples to find a farmstay or homestead and ask the owners if they can host a wedding there. I personally have played the bagpipes for a wedding at Gilgara Retreat on Caves Road, and it was a great setting, with close family able to stay on site.
Beach: For Margaret River weddings on the beach, it is often up to the clergy member or celebrant officiating at the ceremony. Many marrying couples get photos taken by the water, but most ceremonies do not take place on the beach. Bunker Bay is a popular spot for wedding photos on the beach.
Photography: Several local photographers offer professional services to document the special day.
- 😉 Ben Knapinski: One of WA’s own photographers, Ben Knapinski has gained immense popularity due to his professionalism and class. His images are boldly erratic and diverse, which range from smooth and simple compositions to some very detailed, wide scenes. Ben Knapinski regularly does lots of breathtaking shots across the state.
Phone: 1300 855 165
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