Want to get married in Hobart, and looking for the perfect venue? Enter our edit of ten of the most amazing (in no particular order) places to get hitched in Tasmania’s beautiful capital.
1) Peppermint Bay
An architecturally stunning waterfront venue 40 minutes out of Hobart, Peppermint Bay offers the added treat of water transport for guests to and from the wedding.
In their words: “Peppermint Bay is situated in the picturesque township of Woodbridge. This waterfront venue is nestled between the d’Entrecasteaux Channel and the Huon Valley.
The unique experience of Peppermint Bay begins and ends with transfers aboard one of our three vessels. With capacity of up to 160 guests, our luxury catamaran Peppermint Bay II allows your guests to cruise in style. Beverages can be served onboard on your journey. For a more adventurous option, our new additions Wild Thing and Adventure offer a high speed transport experience.
The landscaped grounds and spacious interior of our restaurant and function facility have been designed to capture the panoramic view of the bay and can be easily configured to accommodate any group size.”
2) Frogmore Creek
Frogmore Creek is an award-winning winery 20 minutes drive from the centre of Hobart.
In their words: “A romantic’s dream, a wine lover’s paradise and a foodie’s delight… so picturesque it is as though the landscape has been designed especially for this moment. With breathtaking vineyard and water views, stunning architecture and award winning food and wine, Frogmore Creek really is one of Tasmania’s most beautiful wedding venues.”
3) Lenna Of Hobart
A grand old mansion, Lenna Of Hobart offers an amazingly central location and is a wonderful option for smaller weddings.
In their words: “Built in 1874, Lenna is a magnificently restored sandstone mansion, classified by the National Trust and listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register as a superb example of early colonial architecture. Lenna is a landmark Hobart hotel associated with Hobart’s early maritime history.
Ideally located on Hobart’s waterfront, the hotel sits amidst the colour of the Sullivan’s Cove dock area and historic Battery Point and just a stones throw away from fashionable Salamanca Place and Hobart’s CBD. The accommodation wing adjacent to the mansion provides a welcoming combination of traditional elegance and modern facilities.”
4) Hadley’s Orient Hotel
A gorgeously appointed hotel, Hadley’s Orient is situated right in the heart of Hobart.
In their words: “Located directly opposite St David’s Cathedral and with original grandeur, Hadley’s Orient Hotel provides a beautiful venue for your perfect wedding day. Catering for cocktail parties of up to 150 and dinners of up to 100, the Hadley’s Orient Hotel team will ensure your wedding reception runs smoothly from the planning phase right through until we bid your last guest goodnight.”
5) Villa Howden
Villa Howden is an intimate luxury hotel and function centre is just 15 minutes out of Hobart.
In their words: “Villa Howden is located on the tranquil shores of North West Bay. Nestled on its peaceful banks, the Estate’s landscaped gardens and natural serenity provide a picturesque backdrop.Villa Howden is an ideal base from which to discover the magnificent views from Mount Wellington, and the picturesque beauty of the Huon Valley and Bruny Island.
Villa Howden offers an experience of romance and beauty, dedicated to making your dream wedding day into a fairytale reality. Here, in these serene, tranquil and surroundings, on the lush lawns overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the North West Bay, your intimate wedding ceremony will take everyone’s breath away.
Select any of our elegant indoor rooms or beautiful Mediterranean-inspired garden areas, to provide a perfect backdrop for all aspects of your intimate and special day. Luxurious boutique accommodation is available for the bridal couple, family members and guests, or for pre-wedding grooming.”
6) Islington Hotel
If you want a super intimate wedding in an equally luxe venue with stunning architecture, Islington Hotel is for you.
In their words: “Islington is a very special, small, luxe hotel in Hobart with a long history and a large delightful garden, affording unique and stunning views of Mount Wellington.
Decorated with fine art and furnished with antiques, Islington appeals to those who desire the very best in life. Surrounded by personalised service, presented in an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquility.
The Islington Hotel offers a rare mix of winning architecture and the tranquility of an established heritage garden. For an all-inclusive price, we offer complete exclusivity for the wedding party and their guests. The hotel can accommodate 22 people for bed and breakfast.
Enjoy an intimate ceremony under the willow tree or on the marble patio and there is the option of moving inside the Islington’s glass roofed conservatory. Our resident chef will create a bespoke menu from all your favourite flavours. Relax while Islington’s experienced team look after your every need.”
7) Henry Jones Art Hotel
A unique offering in a converted waterfront warehouse, Henry Jones Art Hotel is perfect for the artsy couple!
In their words: “Created within Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses, the Henry Jones Art Hotel merges historic and modern, blending the original 19th century architecture of the city with ultra-modern design and contemporary art. Our people embody the best qualities of the Tasmanian culture— warmth, talent and commitment. Our guests’ needs and wants are met with attentive service and first class accommodation facilities.
The Henry Jones Art Hotel creates an environment of elegance and style for your celebration. Every room in the hotel is an artwork in itself—from your reception venue to your wedding suite and guest accommodation. Exchange your vows in the airy light of the IXL Atrium courtyard, invite your guests for drinks in the IXL Long Bar and ascend the grand staircase to celebrate your wedding with a sumptuous banquet in the historic Jones & Co Room.
The passion and attention of our event planners will ensure that your vision for your wedding is perfectly realised. We also offer a combination of luxurious suites and rooms, waterfront location, award-winning cuisine and impeccable service to create the perfect environment for a day that you will remember for a lifetime.”
8) The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
A heritage-listed grand old stone building, The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel offers lovely indoor and outdoor options.
In their words: “The combination of original grandeur, old-world charm and exceptional service makes the heritage-listed Old Woolstore Hotel Hobart the perfect location for your special day. Each bridal party is appointed a personal wedding co-ordinator who will work with you to ensure every detail of your wedding celebration is taken care of.
Our venue caters for up to 120 guests and offers a range of unique indoor and outdoor venue options to suit most tastes. If you are thinking of an outdoor setting for your ceremony, The Rose Garden is an ideal location. Its seclusion also provides the perfect setting for your wedding photos.
From lavish à la carte menus for up to 120 guests to intimate family dinners, our expert staff will work with you to create a wedding menu. From simple to the sophisticated or the casually stylish, there is a range of set menus and buffets to choose from or design your own unique selection to truly reflect the personality of your partnership.”
9) Woolmers Estate
A little further afield, Woolmers Estate is a historic venue that features beautiful rose gardens and various quaint accommodation options.
In their words: “Woolmers can cater for a variety of wedding options. With beautiful heritage accommodation available onsite, gorgeous gardens including the rose gardens and the option of photos, a ceremony or both, Woolmers is the perfect place to host your wedding.
Woolmers Estate offers two distinctly different and unique settings. Whether you choose to take your vows in the beautiful Formal Gardens, designed in the Gardenesque style approximately 150 years ago, or in The National Rose Garden among in excess of 5000 roses, you can be sure that your wedding ceremony will be memorable.”
10) Royal Yacht Club Of Tasmania
Boasting amazing waterfront views, the Royal Yacht Club Of Tasmania features fresh seafood on the menu and is a great choice for a more casual wedding, with buffet and afternoon tea options available.
In their words: “The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania was founded in Hobart in 1880. Located only a few minutes from the centre of Hobart, the Club is open seven days a week. Our Chefs have put together some exciting menus focusing on the use of simple, honest local ingredients and a dedication to quality.
Our function rooms overlook our ever‐changing marina and there is easy access to grassed and paved outdoor areas and our balcony. What the Royal Yacht Club offers is attention to detail, dedicated and superior service, fantastic catering and the best outlook in Hobart!
Do you have any other recommendations for wedding venues in Hobart, Wedding Clubbers?
by Rebecca Hanley