Margaret River can be the perfect getaway for your wedding, a place that’s just a few hours from home, yet with an ambiance that makes you feel as if you’ve jetted to another land.
You’ll be just a short jaunt from the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The Mediterranean climate will embrace you, whether you’re experiencing a sun-baked summertime or the cool yet mild moods of winter.
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There are many great reasons to get married in Margaret River, if you’re in Western Australia, but here are our three favourite:
1. It’s Simply the Best, Two Years Running.
Australian Traveller Magazine bestowed its coveted “Australia’s Best Town” award on Margaret River in December 2011 and again in December 2012.
How can you argue with the experts? Called a “much-loved capital of wine and waves,” this town rests at the south-western tip of Western Australia, just a few hours’ drive below Perth.
What’s your pleasure? Stroll casually along the main road, Bussell Highway, with shops galore awaiting you. Take a drive over to the beach. Curl your toes into pristine sands. Take a tour of the wineries, with a plethora of places to stop and sample the regional offerings.
In Margaret River, you’ll find about 200 vineyards and 90 wineries. Taste the fresh produce, which brings its own set of visitors to the area. If you sell your produce at the Margaret River Farmers Market, you’re required to be involved in its growth and harvesting. Stroll along the pathways of the Karri forest, found only in this corner of Australia. Gaze in awe at the stalactites of luminous limestone caves.
2. Say Your Vows in a Natural Setting.
Whether you want to get married on the beach, amidst limestone caves, or in a forest, you’ll find a spot here that sings out to you with its beauty and promise. Who can find fault with the magnificent waters of the Indian Ocean just kilometres away from the town centre?
Maybe this is the perfect place to pledge your love, standing at water’s edge or even aboard a boat out on the water, with Mother Nature gazing down at you. Or, if you’re simply a surf baby, you’ve got to turn your face up to the sun and then look in each other’s eyes with your promises to love one another forever.
For some people, it’s not the beach that lures them but the parks. Geographe Bay offers Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, a perfect place to pledge that you’ll remain together forever. Lonely Planet.com has voted this area one of the ten most beautiful places in the world, and so why not begin your life together in this wonderful setting?
Maybe it’s the beauty of the Karri forest that draws you, a place with tall eucalyptus trees unique to the Margaret River region.
It’s also a place full of wallabies and kangaroos as well as some of the most gorgeously plumed birds in the world. Your guests will love visiting the area for your wedding, but, more importantly, once your honeymoon begins you’ll find so many beautiful nature spots to visit and remember as your married life begins.
3. There’s Something to Be Said for Sophistication.
Yes, it’s true; while many people enjoy the sun, sands, and sights of nature when they plan a wedding in Margaret River, there are also many who simply choose this area for its wineries and spa attractions. This place is, after all, the foremost wine region in all of Australia.
You can arrange a two-day jaunt for yourselves and your guests, travelling down from Perth and stopping at Busselton Jetty. You can then spend an entire day visiting a handful of wineries and breweries. Tempt your inner gourmand by stopping at cheese and chocolate factories.
Then say your “I Do’s” at a place like Yelverton Brook that offers refreshing spa treatments and enjoy a massage beneath the stars—all amidst the amazing setting of a conservation sanctuary.
A perfect ceremony setting and immaculately manicured garden can be found at the Voyager Estate Winery.
If you want to combine some sophistication and fun, explore the Bunkers Beach Café, where you can get married against a backdrop of rolling sand dunes and bask during your honeymoon in front of a fireplace.
Website: Bunkers Beach Cafe
Maybe you’ll opt for pure elegance, a four-star place like Abbey Beach Resort amidst landscaped gardens just steps away from the beach, where the staff promise to pamper you and your guests.
Not too far from Margaret River, Abbey beach resort is a popular south west wedding venue.
Website: Abbey Beach Resort
Perhaps it’s got to be Aravina Estates, fine vineyards run by the same family for seven generations now, offering emerald green lawns and jewel-toned flowers sweeping down to blue waters, a dream come true for beginning your forever.
Website: Aravina Estate
No matter where you decide to get married in Margaret River or any location in the South West, it’s certain to be a day that you and your guests will always remember. You can plan a simple wedding surrounded by the majesty of nature and keep it quiet but simple. You can invite your friends and family over for a slate of activities that will give everyone lovely memories.
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No matter how you decide to tie the knot, there are few better places than beautiful Margaret River.
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