Organising a wedding can be very stressful indeed – but it doesn’t have to be – especially not if one can get the wedding venue, the catering, the bar service, and the perfect location for wedding photos all in one. As for that all-important first honeymoon night, there’s no need to “go away” for it if the choice is Manor Estate. That’s six different aspects of a wedding that can be planned all at once instead of having to organise six different things. But it doesn’t stop there.
Peter Cap, owner of the gracious McLaren Vale wine-estate wedding venue, says it’s no surprise that newlyweds are remembering to visit online review sites to give Manor Estate five-star ratings.
“Manor Estate spares no effort in helping couples to arrange dream weddings. They say what they want, and we make sure it happens. Over and above that, there’s the place itself: the gracious manor house, the trickling fountain, the stately pillars and garden statuary, and the carefully manicured gardens surrounded by magnificent trees. It’s a setting that’s made for romance.”
From the Grand and Expansive to the Intimate
With multiple locations around the winery’s estate to choose as a wedding venue, Peter and his team are able to bring complete flexibility to the table. From small wedding parties with just a few guests to grand weddings attended by an extensive list of well-wishers, Manor Estate is ready to offer couples a wedding that’s packed with all the right ingredients. There are multiple options available, and the programme is open to full personalisation, so the possibilities are virtually limitless.
Manor Estate, says Peter, is much more than just a venue. It’s equipped to handle a large part of the organising, leaving the happy couple able to focus on each other rather than having a million and one details to worry about on the big day.
Book the Manor and Let the Champagne Flow
When planning to solemnise their vows at Manor Estate, booking the honeymoon suite is an option that many couples can’t resist. But some parties take it to the next level, booking out Manor Estate’s guest suites so that the celebration can continue until the small hours of the morning with no need for guests to worry about the homeward journey.
“It’s only about 35 minutes’ drive from Adelaide,” says Peter, “but if the champagne is flowing freely, it’s a great idea to let wedding guests enjoy the Manor’s hospitality overnight. After a peaceful night’s rest in one of our welcoming suites, and fortified by a good breakfast, they can enjoy a leisurely drive home the following day.”
There’s no chance of getting bored at a Manor Estate wedding. Apart from enjoying a stroll around the estate to admire the gardens and the views, Peter and his team can organise additional activities for guests. A game of croquet on the lawn, for example, is in keeping with the stately home’s atmosphere but is sure to end up in fits of very unstately giggles. “Even royalty, which is what Manor Estate’s guests are for the day, has to have fun sometimes,” quips Peter.
It all begins with a simple phone call or email. From there on, Peter’s team is ready to spring into action, helping couples to weigh their options, express their wishes, and get a made-to-order wedding at Manor Estate. “It’s not just an amazing backdrop, it’s about making wonderful memories,” says Peter.
Manor estate offers wine events, a romantic wedding venue and luxury accommodation in McLaren Vale. For more information, or join their wine club, visit the Manor Estate Wines website or call their team of experts on (08) 8383 7300.