Destination Wedding: Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania may seem like a destination wedding spot dangling on the edge of the world, but brides who choose to exchange their vows among some of Australia’s ancient forests, wildlife, and gorgeous landscapes will be amazed at their endless options. From the ecologically sustainable luxury of Piermont on the Freycinet Coast to the winery weddings found in Hobart or Tamar Valley and the 1830′s historic appeal of Tynwald Willow Bend Estate, couples will have their hands full when trying to decide between them.

For those who travel from afar to make this island the destination of their dreams, why pick a location that is anything less than perfect?

For the Ecologically-Minded Luxurious Tasmanian Wedding: Piermont

Snuggled between two private beaches with Stony Creek to the north on the east coast of Australia, Piermont is a retreat that will offer couples a unique beach experience in Australia. The ecological makeup is stunning, and this resort’s 15 stone cottages and six suites sit beautifully inside a naturally derived amphitheater for the perfect view. Overlooking some of the most intense aqua waters you have seen, each cottage was built upon neutral magnetic earth fields to maximize rest and comfort.

For bridal parties, this is one of the perfect places to truly become one with nature and escape from the cares of reality. However, if you want a taste of one of Tasmania’s most delightful realities, the Freycinet Coast is dappled with wineries and cellar rooms aplenty. After a day of tasting some of the most exotic and prestigious wines, you can relax with a full plate of the freshest seafood, olives, walnuts, and berries sourced from the region. For a once in a lifetime wedding day, Piermont delivers.

Winding Vineyards for a Whimsical Winery Wedding: Leaning Church Vineyards

If you consider yourself fun and funky and want to leave the stuffy wedding day planning to the bridezillas, Leaning Church Vineyards is a laid back venue with rolling vineyards and delicious eats. In the foothills below Mt. Arthur, this self-proclaimed “quirky” spot is only 20 minutes from Launceston at Lalla, in northeastern Tasmania.

Able to accommodate for parties of 50 if you want a casual affair around the cellar door, or up to 150 for the vineyard view, couples here can be as relaxed as the owners were when they opened their doors 23 years ago. Providing wine guessing games and BBQ for your guests, the keyword for a wedding here is fun. Your dream is their desire, which makes Leaning Church not only one of the most stunning venues in the region, it also makes a wedding day here impervious to stress.

Historic Nuptials in Tasmania’s Oldest Mansion: Tynwald Willow Bend Estate

Just 25 minutes from Hobart, Tynwald Willow Bend Estate rests on the river’s ridge in the heart of the Derwent Valley. Built in 1830, this grand estate is perfect for quaint destination weddings. Located near New Norfolk, the antiques capital of Tasmania, guests can stroll into town and gaze upon some of the amazing Australian artifacts and collectibles. Magical and mysterious, couples who wed here take a piece of history with them the moment they begin their own.

 

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