Richmond and the Coal River Valley has been a popular wedding venue for locals, Tasmanians and even those from interstate seeking a unique offering. The Richmond wedding venues offer beautiful sandstone churches and some memorable photo opportunities at the Richmond Bridge. The vineyards offer stunning views, world class food and wine, and the capacity to cater for small and large guest lists.
These are some of the best wedding ceremony and wedding reception venues in Richmond and the Coal River Valley.
Weddings at Richmond Bridge Platform
A popular option is to hold your wedding ceremony at Richmond Bridge, and then hold the reception at one of the local venues. The wooden viewing platform let’s you stand over the water and marry your partner with the beautiful bridge in the background. This is ideal in late spring as the grass and plants are luscious and green. To book the platform, contact the Clarence City Council.
Others choose to incorporate the Richmond Bridge into their wedding photos. The riverbank on both sides of the bridge offer spectacular scenery. Continue further south along the riverbank for more photo opportunities. You may even be joined by some friendly ducks!
beautiful scenery & romantic atmosphere
Weddings at Richmond Churches
There are two beautiful historic churches which can be used for weddings in Richmond Tasmania. Closest to the bridge is St John’s Catholic Church.
Also not too far from the river is St Luke’s Anglican Church. Both are beautiful old well maintained sandstone churches. They have a romantic feel and you’ll know that you’ve had your special day in landmark of historical significance.
Refurbishment of an old classic
Prospect House Private Hotel
Prospect House Private Hotel is the newest wedding venue in Richmond, but in many ways it’s already very experienced and reputable.
The property is one of Richmond’s first, dating back to the early 1800’s. It’s been lovingly cared for over the years, surrounded by beautiful gardens but it’s recently where it’s really stepped up a level.
Prospect House was recently purchased by the owners of one of Richmond’s most successful properties, Pooley Wines. They have refurbished the property and tastefully transformed it into a boutique luxury hotel. The property can be booked for weddings and provides a truly romantic and classy experience for wedding ceremonies, receptions, photos and dining.
You know that the wine and food will be impeccable – the Pooley’s have specialised in this for decades!
The combination of this stunning property and Pooley Wines experience in hosting weddings makes this a worthwhile venue to consider.
Address: 1384 Richmond Road, Richmond Tasmania 7025
Phone Number: (03) 6205 9740
A smaller, more intimate sized vineyard – with ducks!
Puddleduck Vineyard is a beautiful boutique vineyard with it’s own lake. It has a nice, natural feel that makes it suitable for smaller weddings, as opposed to larger wedding venues which can make a smaller group feel less comfortable.
There is a viewing platform over the lake, which can be used for the wedding ceremony and for drinks afterwards. The tasting room is adjacent to the deck and is bright and welcoming. This area holds 30 people and is a safe option if you’re concerned about rain.
views of the water & coal river valley
Coal Valley Vineyard
Coal Valley Vineyard is one of the longest running vineyards and function facilities in the area. It’s situated on a gentle slope with expansive water views and a restaurant with capacity of up to 130 people. The food is highly reputable, with a fine reputation for smoked meats. And of course, the cool climate wines, particularly the pinot noir, are spectacular.
This one’s on everyone’s wish list!
This vineyard wedding venue is probably already on your shortlist! This stunning vineyard and restaurant is situated on a gentle slope with amazing water and vineyard views.
Couples can have their ceremony in the amphitheatre, surrounded by beautiful scenery.
The ‘Barrel Room’ can hold large wedding groups and has gigantic floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also an outside paved area for guests to mingle over a glass of local sparkling.
The hospitality at this venue is highly reputable, with stunning food from the restaurant, world class wines and a dedicated event coordinator.
The Best Views & More!
Coal River Farm
Coal River Farm is one of the newest vineyard wedding venues in the Richmond. It’s sure to be a hit with those seeking a memorable venue that their friends and family haven’t seen before.
Situated opposite the waterside of Richmond Road, it commands arguably the best view in the Coal River Valley. The food and venue as a whole has a clever mix of modern, contemporary ‘wow’ mixed with farm-style charm.
Smaller weddings of up to 70 people can be held in the restaurant, with larger weddings of up to 200 guests held in a special marquee. The chef and event coordinator can create a bespoke menu to suit your tastes.
One for castle lovers!
If you’ve ever imagined getting married at a castle, this one is for you! Hatcher’s Manor is a swiss-castle style house surrounded by 100 acres of apricot orchards and farmland.
Not only is this venue very romantic, it offers many options for your wedding. The function centre holds up to 400 people. Weddings of a much smaller size can also be accommodated for in the restaurant.
By request, you can arrive at your wedding in an old-fashioned style horse and cart!
Address: 73 Prossers Road
Phone: 03 6260 2622
waterside vineyard with European decor
This classy venue is probably the closest of all wedding venues in Richmond to the water, providing you with beautiful uninterrupted water and vineyard views. There are two options here for your wedding reception. The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water with a grand European decor.
The private dining room has an intimate suitable for smaller weddings. This includes leather highback chairs and chesterfield sofas.
The estate garden has luscious lawns, trees and water features, making it ideal for your wedding ceremony and photos.
Of course the event coordinator will ensure you’re looked after with French style cuisine and award winning wines.
cosy, romantic hideaways
Richmond Wedding Accommodation
There are many options here for you to stay locally. These include secluded vineyards, historic and romantic sandstone cottages and house-style accommodation. View the extensive guide on accommodation in Richmond.