Real Weddings We Captured At Shadowfax Wines
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A BRIEF OF THE SHADOWFAX WINERY
Located in Strath Creek, the Shadowfax Winery is an idyllic rustic wedding venue that features rolling hill, acres of manicured garden and land, historic 1838 homestead and a stunning country pavilion. If you are looking for a getaway wedding from the urban Melbourne, the Shadowfax Winery can be your dream wedding venue. From petite weddings to lavish affairs, this stunning wedding venue has so many things to offer, including natural and candid wedding photography opportunities.
Shadowfax Winery Basic Information:
- Address: 2285 Broadford-Flowerdale Rd, Strath Creek VIC 3659
- Phone: (03) 5784 9280
- Opening hours: 9am-5pm
TOP 3 WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS AT THE SHADOWFAX WINERY
From a Melbourne wedding photographer’s perspective, the Shadowfax Winery is the perfect venue for candid and laidback country weddings. Specialising in beautiful garden weddings, your wedding celebration can take place under a marquee, under the starts, or indoors in the homestead. Here are the top 3 wedding highlights that every couple will appreciate:
- Getting ready in the historic homestead
- Multiple sites for wedding ceremonies and receptions
- Complimentary free ceremony hire
THE SHADOWFAX WINERY VENUE FEATURES
- Reception Guest capacities: max 180 seated
- Event time included: 5hours
- Ceremony hire fee: $0
- Venue hire fee: $0 however a minimum spending/guest applies
- Price per head: starts from $185pp
- Beverage price: included in all wedding packages
THE SHADOWFAX WINERY VENUE INLCUSIONS:
- Ceremony onsite at your choice of location
- Flowerdale homestead and grounds for wedding photography
- Outdoor bar and deck area, rotunda and lawn space
- Personal dedicated wedding coordinator
- Spotted gum timber top banquet tables and provincial cross black chairs
- White table linen and napkins
- Table or wine barrel for wedding cake
- Wooden wishing well table
THE SHADOWFAX WINERY CEREMONY OPTIONS
- North Lawn
- Under the oak tree
- Near King Parrot Creek
THE SHADOWFAX WINERY RECEPTION OPTIONS
- The pavilion (hire fee $2000)
THE SHADOWFAX WINERY PACKAGE PRICE
The price calculation at The Shadowfax Winery is straightforward, their ceremony package and beverage are all included the package price, while they don’t have a minimum price set, a minimum guest numbers applies for weddings taken place there, here are the package prices at the Shadowfax Winery:
- 2 courses: $185pp
- 3 courses: $195pp
- BBQ Banquet: $185pp
- Cocktail: $190pp
Pavilion hire fee: $2000
Shadowfax Winery minimum guest numbers:
- Friday: 90 adult guests
- Saturday: 110 adult guests
- Sunday: 60 adult guests
- Monday – Thursday: 50 guests
* Minimum guest numbers prior to a public holiday remain at 110 adult guests
*All wedding packages comes with a basic 5-hour beverage package
Shadowfax Winery wedding discounts: 10% off package and 50% off venue hire fee for Mid Week and winter weddings
Shadowfax Winery Wedding Package Optional Add-ons
- Canape: $4.5pp
- Mini meal:$10pp
- 3rd main meal to share: $8.5pp
- Mini dessert: $4.5pp
- Cheese boards: $12pp or $200 to feed approx. 20 guests
- Supper at10pm, house made sausage rolls and relish: $4pp
- Upgrade to Laurent-Perrier Champagne: $15pp
- 1-hour beverage package extension: $25pp
- Cocktail canisters (10L): $150ea
- Champagne tower of 40 glasses: $350
- Espresso martini’s after 8pm: $10each
- Port and cigar bar: $350
WEDDING CEREMONY OPTIONS AT THE SHADOWFAX WINERY
Situated on acres of natural land, the Shadowfax Winery offers 4 ceremony locations for couples tying their knot, while each represent of them represent a unique aspect of the beauty of the Shadowfax Winery.
The grand central oak located at the front of the 1838 homestead is the perfect spotFor petite and intimate weddings.
If you are thinking about a garden lawn wedding ceremony, then the North Lawn is the perfect place to consider. With manicured green lawn, garden beds of white roses, exquisite hedging and creeping rose arbour, this place boast extra touch of natural and romantic vibe for weddings.
The lakeside locate with its rustic arbour is perfect for those after a natural lake view backdrop for wedding ceremonies, you will also find rustic arbour, adjacent gum trees and native flora nearby.
Lastly, the magnificent free flowing King Parrot Creek which runs through the entire Shadowfax Winery represent an one-of-a-kind ambient setting for couples to exchange their wedding vows while surrounded by native flora and birdlife.
WEDDING RECEPTION AT THE SHADOWFAX WINERY
The exquisite architecturally designed Pavilion offers you and your guests a truly memorable wedding reception experience. Positioned with the Valley of a thousand hills as backdrop, this contemporary country pavilion also features lots of large size floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing plenty of natural lights as well as the opportunities to enjoy the views of the stunning valley.
SHADOWFAX WINERY REVIEW (4.7STARS)
Nicole: Our wedding day was everything we had dreamed of and more, and this is all thanks to the wonderful team at the Shadowfax Winery. From the initial viewing, the emails and phone calls back and forth, the change in wedding date (thanks COVID), the setup, your incredible service and attention to detail on the day and throughout all aspects of planning, to having Maria and Demmi on the dance floor with us at the end of the night. Everything the lovely Shadowfax Winery team had done for us helped make the day one we will NEVER forget.We can’t wait to come and visit you guys again soon.If you are looking for a getaway location or one of the best wedding venues I have ever come across, then look no further. The stunning sceneries are perfect for natural and candid wedding photography as well. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Pascoe: We had our wedding at Shadowfax Winery earlier this year and cannot recommend them highly enough. Initially we were sold by how beautiful the venue looked, the photo locations on property were phenomenal, food and drink packages were reasonable and included better drinks (especially beer and wine selection) than we’d seen at most venues. The venue accommodation also meant that it would be easy for guests to have a great time and not need to worry about the logistics of travel at the end of the night. The stunning homestead also allowed our Melbourne wedding photographer to capture stunning getting ready photography of us in the morning, highly remommended!
Stacey: I cannot recommend Shadowfax Winery enough. We had our wedding at Flowerdale last month and it was absolutely amazing our day was so perfect I don’t even know where to start, the estate is stunning and the staff were so amazing. Our guests all absolutely loved it everyone was so friendly and the food was next level. I can’t thank Claire, Maria and the rest of the staff enough for making our day so perfect
WEDDIN PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE SHADOWFAX WINERY
Being a Melbourne wedding photographer who has captured over three weddings at the Shadowfax Winery, it is hard for me to describe how amazing this country estate is until you have viewed the venue with your eyes. With the exquisite backdrop of the Valley of Thousand Hill, free flowing King Parrot Creek, the natural land and the most beautiful sunset, getting stunning wedding photography is simply effortless. Here are the top 3 locations for exquisite wedding photography within the Shadowfax Winery:
- The grassland with hay bale
- Next to the creek
- Night shot under the festoon lights
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