Why the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region is the ideal destination wedding location. 

In a region that boasts breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, exquisite accommodation and a seriously sensational food and drink scene, it’s hard to find a reason not to host a proposal, elopement, wedding, anniversary or vowel renewal in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

To help kick start your wedding planning process, we’ve brainstormed the many reasons to get married in this wonderful neck of the woods.   

Located a short drive from Melbourne, the magnificent diversity of terrain and townships within the region provide plenty of options to choose from when it comes to wedding settings. Vast views, enchanting forests, tranquil waterfalls and historic European inspired architecture provide picturesque backdrops for wedding celebrations year-round, as the seasons shift and transform. While award winning wineries, hatted restaurants, beautiful barns, quaint halls, chic country estates, glorious gardens and cute cottages offer venue variety sure to suit every couple’s individual style and vibe.  

The elevated cool-climate conditions of the region provide local growers and producers with exceptional conditions to farm flowers, fresh produce, protein, wine and spirits – allowing you to support local and make sustainable choices for your celebration. Famously known for being home to creative types, the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region is full of local talent when it comes to celebrants, photographers and videographers, florists, musicians, stylists, caterers, and bakers, again making it an obvious choice for the ultimate region to celebrate your nuptials. 

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Camp David Farm. Wedding by Sean Photography

Commonly referred to as ‘spa country’, it goes without saying that pre-wedding pampering with friends and family, or post celebration recovery relaxation with your number one, are a fundamental aspect of any wedding hosted in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

When it comes to you and your guests booking a lavish luxury stay, unique retreat or glamorous glamping experience, you are truly spoilt for choice. The volume and range of stays on offer within the region exceeds that of any other in Victoria, so again, it’s a no-brainer for hosting multiple groups of family and friends looking to celebrate.

Having fast become a homeland to breweries, distilleries and cideries, a day after recovery party never looked so good. Nothing says hair of the dog like a craft beer, crisp cider or artisan spirit cocktail to seal the celebrations.

Now, do yourself and your loved one a favor and head to here for more ideas, inspiration and information.

About the author

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Madeleine Blake

Madeleine is the PR manager at Daylesford Macedon Tourism and the editor of Daylesford Macedon Life magazine. A Woodend local, she loves getting out and about meeting with tourism operators and helping to spread the word about the many amazing things to do in the region. On the weekends, Madeleine can be found exploring the region with her three young kids in tow.