I LOVE working on weddings in the Yarra Valley!
I probably don’t need to explain why, but to the uninitiated it’s the combination of the rolling hills, endless rows of vines, some very fine wines, delicious cheese, relaxed venue staff, relaxed couples, stunning vistas, sunsets that ease you into clear evenings full of stars, fine dining, open fires, kangaroos, hot air balloons, clean air, sunshine, rain and then more sunshine again.
Honestly, I’m not sure what it is exactly that makes the Yarra Valley appealing to me, but I keep finding myself back there week after week for some reason or another.
Perhaps because it always feels like I’m going on a day out when I work there?
The scenery is great, the atmosphere is calm and the overall feel of a wedding in the region is almost always relaxed and I think this shows through in the photos.
Nothing feels too hurried or too much trouble.
As much as I love Melbourne, it’s a refreshing change to being in the city, and I think that applies to me working just as it does to the couples and their guests who are often attending a wedding having traveled from elsewhere.
With the numerous vineyards, estates and restaurants in the valley it would be tough to select just one, but here are a few of my favourites : Yering Station, Stones of the Yarra Valley, Mt Rael, TarraWarra Estate, Sticks Winery, Train Trak at Zonzo, Tokar Estate and Immerse.
They’re just the tip of the iceberg, but they stick in my mind from having a great time at each whether it was because of the views, great staff and service or some other random reason.
If you’re booking a wedding venue in the Yarra Valley and would like an honest and unbiased opinion about it before signing on the dotted line then please feel free to pick up the phone and call 0450 586 561. I’m not in cahoots with anyone and will tell you all about my last experience at your chosen venue whether it’s great, bad or otherwise.
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