After a few years capturing weddings on the Eyre Peninsula, we’ve learnt a thing or two about wedding venues in Port Lincoln, so we’d better pass on what we knew to the #jnbrides that plan of having their wedding on the Eyre Peninsula!
For those who don’t know where Port Lincoln is; it’s on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia – a long 6 hour drive from Adelaide (I do it often!) or a short 30 minute flight – so it’s also being touted as the ‘new’ destination wedding – 30 minutes from home!
The magic thing about choosing Port Lincoln for your wedding is the beach, the wineries and natural country surrounds within 15 minutes of each other, which means you’ve got so many options for your wedding look, plus lots of wedding photo locations with minimal travel between.
You can keep your ceremony and reception in the same location if you choose the Port Lincoln Hotel with it’s many function spaces, or Boston Bay Winery for a ceremony on the lawns and a reception in the rooms.
There are a number of beach side locations on the foreshore, around the Marina, or numerous private beaches to hold your wedding ceremony, or for a more traditional wedding venue in Port Lincoln, a number of Churches to suit your religion are available (Beej got married in St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church at St Jospeh’s school).
If you’re looking for somewhere away from it all to get ready with your bridal party, you can’t look past Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges but there are plenty of hotels, holiday apartments and beautiful places – we adore these French style villas tucked away in Port Lincoln imagine relaxing in that bath the night before your Port Lincoln wedding.
When you’re after a blank canvas for your wedding reception, somewhere where you can pick the caterer, perhaps some BYO alcohol and a full decoration set up, the Golf Club, Yacht Club, Croatian Club and Racing Club are your ideal locations. You aren’t restricted by set menus or alcohol packages and with brilliant decorators at your fingertips, you don’t even have to set up or clean up yourself!
For a smaller wedding party, the Marina Hotel can cover a sit down meal or finger food for a larger party. But for the Port Lincoln wedding venue we can’t go past, it’s the Port Lincoln Hotel. With the added bonus of a wedding coordinator, you’ve got someone there to help with the whole planning process and find the wedding vendors that you wouldn’t and have experience working with the locals that you might not know. There are a number of spaces that you can use for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, or shut off a space during your engagement party, and open the doors to reveal a surprise wedding! Just like Brooke did in the wedding venue in Port Lincoln she had to have – the Lincoln Hotel (she does work there after all!)
There are countless options for wedding venues in Port Lincoln, ceremony to reception, traditional, beach, to bush – and many surrounding seaside towns (okay, so maybe a little up the highway!) that whether you live on the Eyre Peninusla, or you want to take advantage of the destination wedding location, there’s something for everyone and every wedding in Port Lincoln.
Have you got a favourite venue in a South Australian region that you think should be profiled for our Jade Norwood Photography wedding blog? We want to give our #jnbrides as much inspiration as possible for their weddings in South Australia, so we’d love to hear from you! Any excuse to travel!