In our humble opinion, the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region is home to some of the most stunning wedding venues in Victoria.

Loved-up couples can choose from venues such as the exquisite Italian gardens of Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, rustically chic venues, like Glen Erin at Lancefield and Quirindi Stables or a mountainside property such as Mount Macedon Winery.

Combine this with a swag of stunning natural attractions and you have plenty of choices for capturing that perfect shot. Popular options include the iconic Hanging Rock, Kyneton Botanic Gardens, Wombat Hill Gardens, Creswick Regional Park or the Malmsbury Botanic Gardens and Malmsbury Viaduct.

But don’t just take it from us. Three local photographers give us the inside word on their favourite locations for capturing those special wedding moments.

Cleveland Winery is incredibly versatile from a photographer’s point of view because there are so many little pockets to explore on the property, some of which get draped in beautiful light throughout the day. From the country-style accommodation with large light-filled windows to the intimate enclosed gardens, there is a great deal to choose from. My favourite spot is the picture-perfect backdrop among vineyards with those rolling countryside hills. That location makes my heart sing whenever I photograph couples there.
– Sharon from Ash + Elm Studios @ashandelmstudios

I fell in love with Hedge Farm the first time I photographed there. It’s rustic and romantic with a bit of quirk and charm for good measure! Hedge Farm has many gorgeous spots in which to take photographs, and ceremonies in the gardens are always beautiful, but I can’t go past The Old Barn for portraits. With its rustic timber walls and stone fireplace, it feels like you have stepped back in time which always sparks creativity and fun.
– Gabbie from Lovetales Photography lovetalesphotography

The Convent Daylesford is well-known for weddings, and I adore shooting here. I always feel like I’ve stepped back in time when I am in that magnificent space and feel as though I’ve been transported to Tuscany. The ornate chapel, the art galleries with magnificent pieces, and the tiered gardens provide incredible backdrops, but the view from the top of the gardens over Daylesford cannot be found anywhere else.
Mel from Mel Panteli Photography @melpanteliphoto


Hero Image: Hedge Farm. Photo by Lovetales Photography.

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Ash + Elm Studios is a portrait photography studio run by Sharon, a professional photographer who has been photographing families and couples for over a decade.