A Guide to weddings in the Hunter Valley
We wanted to put together a guide to help couples plan their wedding. While this guide does focus on a lot of Hunter Valley venues, a lot of the tips can be used to help plan your wedding in any area. While we personally love the Hunter Valley, we also have a soft spot for the Central Coast where we are based. Regardless of where you decide to hold your big day, hopefully the tips that follow can help to make your day perfect.
To start with here is a little about us.
Who are we? We’re Justin and Carla. 🙂 We are a husband and wife duo who have been owners of VIBE for 14 years, and we absolutely love everything about what we do!
One of the things that all of our couples comment on is the amazing service that they receive from us. They feel that we are there for them from the very start and we’re working with them to make their day as perfect as it can be. They always comment on how relaxed they feel throughout their day, and then afterwards, as they get the images back and album designed, they comment on how easy we make everything. We put in a lot of time with each of our couples and we love hanging out with them and sharing in their amazing day.
Describe your style of photography. Where do you get your inspiration from?
How do you keep your wedding shoots fresh and unique?
Wandin Valley Estate – Everything onsite for a perfect day, including a barrel room, and the pavilion is a unique and beautiful building for the reception.
Peterson House – Another beautiful Hunter Valley wedding with vineyards and a lake onsite with a jetty for stunning sunset and night images
Roberts Restaurant & Peppers Convent – Circa1876 – You are spoilt for choice with amazing backdrops and intricate and interesting buildings and rooms for photographs.
Chateau Elan – Amazing chapel for your ceremony, or outside lawn for a more relaxed affair, surrounded by a number of great locations for photos both onsite and within a 5 minute drive.
Hunter Valley Gardens – The gardens…. during the day… during the night…. they will keep any photographer busy with so many opportunities. Plus, a gorgeous chapel or garden ceremony to say your vows.
Cypress Lakes – Lots of onsite accommodation for guests, a lakeside ceremony, a golf buggy trip to some fantastic photo locations, and a marquee by the pool which can add some fun in the late hours of the reception.
Lindemans Estate – Backing on to a mountain range plus an amazing vineyard to capture images in. Plus…. that tree! And the reception room is so unique with a huge area for mingling (and ceremonies) just outside of this room.
The Sebel Kirkton Park – This is a one stop shop for your wedding with plenty of onsite accommodation, different onsite areas for your ceremony, spacious reception rooms, and amazing backdrops in any weather.
Peppers Creek & Barrel Room – A gorgeous little chapel, and a character filled reception area, including fireplace.
Tambourlaine Organic Winery – Close to many stunning locations, with a beautiful reception room and the opportunity for some amazing fireworks during your night.
Now below we want to get into the nitty gritty of what you need to know and ask before booking your photographer.
What should couples ask for when negotiating their contract with a photographer?
Studio – 02 4326 1116
Mobile – 0402 123 734
We’d love for you to visit our website at www.vibephotography.com.au (or facebook, Instagram or Pintrest – all accessible via our website) to see if you love our work and, if you do, arrange a time to come in and chat more at our studio. We hope to hear from you soon!