When it comes to romantic, memorable weddings – bigger isn’t always better. If you’ve been thinking of celebrating your union with a select few, we’re here to help. Many of the wedding venues in and around gorgeous Adelaide are just the right size for a small and intimate wedding. Here are 11 of the best small wedding venues that Adelaide has on offer.
Terrace Hotel Adelaide
The Terrace Hotel offers a variety of spaces that lend themselves perfectly to small and medium-sized gatherings. The main venue features huge windows that let in lots of natural light, as well as a range of room layouts and cutting-edge AV equipment. The space can also be easily customised with the use of dividers to accommodate different group sizes and event types. Your guests will also enjoy the Parkview Deck, a unique outdoor area that is available for before and after festivities.
Seafire on the Marina
Seafire overlooks the beautiful Marina Pier and offers stunning views of the Glenelg Beachfront. With its gorgeous outdoor area right on the water's edge and cosy indoor ambience, it's one of the most idyllic wedding venues in Adelaide. The restaurant also has a spacious upstairs function space with panoramic views of the coastline that can seat up to 130 people for cocktail-style parties and roughly 80 people for sit-down meals.
National Wine Centre
The National Wine Centre Adelaide is a top conference and event facility with 5-star services, including in-house catering, AV equipment, and event management. The centre's distinctive architecture has won multiple honours for its clever use of natural light, earthy metals, and natural textures. There are six rooms to choose from in various sizes, starting small at just 30 guests. The outdoor terrace areas overlook the Botanic Gardens, offering a lovely backdrop to the one-of-a-kind event spaces. Their award-winning cuisine, which features local produce, is complemented by their enormous cellar.
St Francis Winery Resort
Just a short drive from Adelaide’s city centre, this picturesque winery is considered one of South Australia's top wedding venues. Set amongst lush gardens, St Francis Winery features an on-site restaurant and bar, a cellar door and several function rooms that make it one of the top small wedding venues in Adelaide.
From beautiful ceremony spaces to lively receptions, The Playford can help you with all of your wedding venue needs. The Playford Hotel's level one is a self-contained function floor with seven spaces available, a lift, a fully stocked bar, restrooms, and disabled access. Natural light floods each of the hotel's exquisite function spaces, creating a magnificent backdrop with or without additional theming or decorating. The ballrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies with views of the North Terrace, which also acts as a breakout area for event attendees. Guests can descend the steps after your event and extend their stay in the Playford Lounge Bar's cosy atmosphere.
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Rydges Adelaide has a variety of wedding venues to choose from, all with exquisite food and personalised service. The Skyline Events Centre provides breathtaking views of the city, parklands and Adelaide Hills that will leave your guests speechless. The events team works closely with you to create the ideal wedding reception to meet your specific needs. This specialised service guarantees that everything is seamless for your special day, whether it's a sit-down lunch, laidback cocktail reception, or banquet dinner.
The Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide's newest 5-star boutique hotel, is a magnificently renovated heritage-listed structure with a lovely blending of past and contemporary. Mayflower Restaurant and Bar, the hotel's premier restaurant, has an extensive wine selection and serves a sample of South Australia's greatest produce, prepared by renowned Head Chef Bethany Finn. The HENNESSY Rooftop Bar is a sophisticated and well-appointed internal space that connects to an open-air deck and balcony with spectacular views over Adelaide.
This venue is the ultimate choice for out-of-town guests. Pullman Adelaide provides the ultimate convenience for your big day, with a complimentary night's stay for you and discounted hotel prices for your guests. They also offer dining vouchers for parents, transport to and from your wedding, and local sightseeing for out-of-town guests, amongst other services. Whether you're searching for a small ceremony area, an outdoor terrace, or a modern ballroom, there’s a wedding package just right for you.
Cafe Va Bene
Cafe Va Bene's Diamond Room is a lovely, big private function space great for weddings and other special occasions. The room has a private bar, as well as modern and stylish décor, high-quality fixtures and furniture, and cutting-edge audiovisual capabilities. With an extensive Italian-inspired menu, knowledgeable waitstaff, and an inviting atmosphere, it’s one of the most popular small wedding venues in all of Adelaide.
The Stag Public House
Looking for something super casual and oh-so-Adelaide? Then there’s no better venue than The Stag Public House. This iconic, historic venue holds one of the city’s oldest pub licenses and offers several different function spaces. It also features an outdoor balcony; perfect for any eclectic and intimate celebration. Plus, the upstairs function rooms boast some of the best parkland views in Adelaide.
Cafe Outside the Square
How about a wedding with a social cause? Hire this venue and your event can be doing a bit of good on the side. Cafe Outside the Square is a 100% charity cafe and events space that provides food support and skills training for homeless and disadvantaged people across South Australia. The venue’s Atrium is a serene and light-filled space with high ceilings — perfect for an intimate wedding for up to 100 guests. Your celebrations can also spill out onto the beautiful vine-covered alfresco area, where your guests can stretch their legs and get some fresh air.
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