November 23, 2022

Dark Horse Vineyard Weddings

If you’re looking for a luxury wedding in a scenic location, you can’t go past Dark Horse Vineyard.

Dark Horse Vineyard is a 25-acre private vineyard featuring two beautiful custom-built barns exclusively for events and accommodation. Located in gorgeous Lovedale, it is right in the heart of the Hunter Valley, and just 2 hours from Sydney.

When you have your wedding at Dark Horse Vineyard, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with your own private country estate offering high end finishes usually only found in the city.

The History of Dark Horse Vineyard

The 7.5 acres of actual vineyard was first planted in the 1960s. The owners still harvest the grapes today and pass them on to an award-winning winemaker to produce Semillon and Chardonnay.

The Orth and Beesley families purchased Dark Horse Vineyard in early 2021 and have made this already stunning venue even more spectacular.

Dark Horse Vineyard Ceremony & Reception Spaces

On the property, you’ll discover The Stables (reception venue), the Barn House (accommodation) and the Old Cellar Door, all surrounded by manicured lawns and vineyards. These stunning indoor and outdoor spaces leave you spoilt for choice for your wedding celebrations.

The Stables are a custom-built all-weather venue that comfortably hosts up to 170 guests seated and 200 standing. It has been constructed with no expense spared, fully heated and air-conditioned with triple insulated walls for all year comfort. The luxury finishes include a beautiful 4m long marble bar framed with antler chandeliers.

The Barn House is exclusively yours over the two nights of your celebrations. The self-contained dwelling sleeps 6 and is just steps away from The Stables reception venue.

The Barn House’s classic equestrian charm feels sophisticated yet warm and welcoming. Endless beautiful backdrops for photography make it the perfect setting for pre-wedding preparations for the big day.

There are various stunning locations on the property for your ceremony. Choose from the grand barn doors, a wedding arch on the manicured lawns, under a blossoming pear tree or entwined in vines.

Dark Horse Vineyard, Hunter Valley Wedding Costs

Dark Horse’s all-inclusive wedding packages include:

  • Exclusive use of the entire 25-acre property
  • Two-nights’ accommodation in The Barnhouse included (sleeps 6)
  • Early check-in Friday 12 noon and late check-out Sunday 12 noon
  • Fully air-conditioned and heated with triple insulated walls
  • Pet friendly (some conditions apply)
  • Seats up to 170 guests comfortably
  • Venue partnership with Fennel and Co. catering
  • Ability to BYO alcohol or a package through Fennel and Co.
  • External fairy lights and up lighting in all the trees
  • Numerous furniture and styling inclusions

Learn more at Dark Horse Vineyard

Reviews • Dark Horse Vineyard Weddings, Hunter Valley

We could say thank you 1000 times and it still wouldn’t be enough! The property at Dark Horse is stunning and is the perfect venue for a couple looking for a venue with amazing bones but still want to add your own touch of style by bringing in your own vendors. We couldn’t be happier with our experience and our incredible day. — Qamrun & Liam

Dark Horse Vineyard was the perfect venue for our wedding. Finding a venue to fit our fur babies was a must. The staff were so accommodating and welcoming and really guided us through every step of the stressful way (through Covid). Honestly, just the dream venue. We are so grateful to have had such a beautiful setting to say I do. Couldn’t recommend more highly. —Emma Smith

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