Fancy getting married in a spectacular outdoor location?

The Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region is home to some of Victoria’s most breathtaking outdoor wedding locations. Lovers can take their pick from iconic (and mysterious) rock formations, stunning botanic gardens, lush mineral springs and more.

At the top of our list is Hanging Rock Reserve (Ngannelong). Make your wedding unforgettable with this stunning rock formation as your backdrop. Couples can choose from two dedicated areas for their ceremony and/or reception, both of which boast spectacular views of the Rock and nearby Mount Macedon. You can make your day even more memorable by climbing the Rock for your wedding photos. If you fancy heading indoors for your reception, noteworthy nearby venues include Mount Macedon Winery or Mount Monument Winery.

Nestled in breathtaking, rustic scenery in Smeaton, on the banks of Birch’s Creek, Anderson’s Mill is another beautiful location for an outdoor wedding. Picture yourself exchanging vows under the lush green oak trees before exploring country lanes, bridges and paddocks to capture your wedding photos. The Mill
itself makes for an amazing spot to celebrate with family and friends afterwards. With some DIY love, you can transform the beautiful bluestone building into a magnificent after-party venue.

Dreaming of a romantic garden wedding? The Kyneton Botanic Gardens, established in 1858, offer a truly historic setting for your special day. The Old Pig Shed – relocated to the gardens in the 1970s, having previously been used as a pig market for the town – is a distinctive location to say, ‘I do’. Providing all-weather shelter for the big day, the shed looks amazing when styled for a wedding. You also have plenty more picture-perfect spots nearby for your wedding photography.

There is no shortage of choices when it comes to selecting a wedding location in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Saying ‘I do’ on the shore of Lake Daylesford is a popular option, with plenty of picturesque locations to choose from. Nearby, the Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve is also a hit with loved-up couples, where you can enjoy your ceremony with lush, green foliage and trickling mineral springs as a backdrop. You can then continue the celebrations at nearby reception venues such as Hepburn Pavilion, Hotel Bellinzona or Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel.

Mount Macedon Winery
Mount Macedon Winery

Hero Image: Hanging Rock Wedding, by Chloe Smith 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.