Have you considered a winter wedding in Australia?
February 7, 2023
While Australia is known for its warm climate and beachside lifestyle, planning a winter wedding can be unique, moody and romantic. The cooler weather invites a more intimate atmosphere, and the frost-covered surroundings can make for a magical, fairytale-like wedding. Nestled in the breathtaking NSW countryside, located just two hours from Sydney’s CBD, Greyleigh offers a variety of charming locations, each with its own gracious, romantic, and unique settings to suit your special day.
Discover the charm and beauty of a winter wedding in Australia
The best natural lighting
The natural light during an outdoor winter wedding creates a beautiful and atmospheric setting for photography, with no squished faces from squinting at the harsh sunlight. As the sun sets earlier, there’s more opportunity for stunning twilight shots and gives the married couple more time to spend celebrating with guests.
The cooler weather allows for stylish attire such as faux fur, velvet wraps, and suits. The Australian Summer can be overwhelmingly hot, and looking your best for photos can be difficult when you’re red faced and sweaty. Planning an outdoor winter wedding gives your guests plenty of time to find a suitable outfit. You’ll be thankful at the end of the evening when Uncle Eric puts on a coat instead of taking off his shirt.
Enchanting seasonal flowers
Bouquets and buttonholes can be made with unique foliage, succulents, berries, and colourful winter blooms like camellias, delphiniums, and banksia. Lush green ferns with dried blooms and berries make beautiful table decorations that bring a touch of nature to your event.
Unique food and beverages
Offer your guests warm, seasonal beverages such as mulled wine, spiced cider, or hot buttered rum, as well as hot chocolate or chai. The cooler weather also presents an opportunity to serve your favourite hot main dishes and desserts.
Keeping warm by the fire
The indoor fireplace at The Gables keeps guests warm and cosy throughout the night, while the crisp winter air creates a perfect opportunity to huddle together by our outdoor fire pit. The ambience created by an open fire adds a touch of comfort and wonder to your wedding as guests dance under the stars, watching the flames cast flickering lights against the historic silo building as whisps of smoke carry off into the night sky.
Create a day like no other
Popularity of events in the summer months can lead to date clashes, fatigued guests and scarce availability. Whether you prefer a long table setting or an intimate dining experience, a picturesque winter wedding in Australia can make for an enchantingly different experience. See our FAQs and enquire with our dedicated Greyleigh team for an opportunity to walk down the aisle less travelled.