Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Sites

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Sites

“9 Wedding Ceremony Sites”

Botanic Gardens, Adelaide

Botanical Romance: Creating Your Dream Wedding with Our KISS Team in Adelaide

Experience the magic of tying the knot amidst the lush beauty of Adelaide Botanic Gardens, offering nine picturesque sites for elopements, micro, and larger weddings. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking garden setting, providing a stunning backdrop for unforgettable photo opportunities.

Our KISS team—comprised of a planner, celebrant, and photographer—is here to ensure your dream day unfolds seamlessly. With their expertise and attention to detail, every aspect of your wedding will be meticulously planned to perfection.

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Adelaide Botanic Gardens offers ample car parking for you and your guests’ convenience. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a grand affair with up to 500 guests, our KISS team will tailor the experience to exceed your expectations.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wedding Ceremony Sites
Summer House, Adelaide Botanic Gardens

1. Summer House

Choose from an intimate undercover ceremony in the historic rotunda or on one of the five lawn areas. It is a short walk to the North Terrace and other essential amenities.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Site : Cycad Collection

2. Cycads Collection

Under the shade of the Kauri Pine this lawn area gently slopes, allowing excellent vantage points for your guests. Looking out across the Main Lake, this popular location is close to the gates amenities, restaurant and kiosk.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Site: Palm House Lawns

3. Palm House Lawns

The large lawn foreground of the heritage listed Palm House accommodates large wedding parties. Located centrally within the gardens, the Palm House site is close to public amenities, restaurant and kiosk.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Site : Barbershop

4. The Barber Shop

This small rotunda for intimate ceremonies. Located at the end of the Mediterranean Garden are the wisteria arbors which are ideal photography locations.

Legals Only Ceremony, wedded Wednesday by KISS Package

5. International Rose Garden

(image coming soon ) When in flower, the manicured rows of colour provide a romantic setting in the International Rose Garden. Located near gates and amenities, the lawn area can accommodate large wedding parties or intimate gatherings. This is also where our Rose Garden Pavilion is situated, for marquee wedding receptions.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Site: Araucaria Avenue

6. Araucaria Avenue

The natural avenue created by the Araucaria (Hoop Pines) provides a spectacular framing around your ceremony. With a gentle slope, the site lends itself to a ceremony as well as being able to take in a panoramic view across the gardens.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Site : North Lodge Lawns

7. North Lodge Lawn

Situated beside the picturesque First Creek. This location has magnificent tree-lined lawns and beautiful back drops for your wedding ceremony. Located near the Friends Gate on Plane Tree Drive, the site is easily accessible and close to the restaurant and kiosk facilities.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony site : Economic Garden

8. Economic Garden

A display of plants of economic importance including those used for food, medicine, oils and dyes, as well as plants used in religious and cultural ceremonies. A beautiful manicured garden and wonderful backdrop of a quaint fountain.

Adelaide Botanic Garden Ceremony Site: Sunken Garden

9. Sunken Garden

Surrounded by a vast array of succulents, the Sunken Garden is perfect for an intimate ceremony. Nestled in the side of the hill the shallow ponds holds many varieties of water plants and looks out over the Botanic Garden Wetlands.

Photos: Courtesy of Blanco Weddings & Scott Goh

WE HAVE YOU COVERED!

Don’t worry, we’ve got everything sorted for you. Select your desired date and preferred site within the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Opt for our all-inclusive Celebrant & Photographer package, or elevate your experience with a styling package. Alternatively, keep it effortlessly beautiful by using the stunning gardens as your natural backdrop. Whatever your choice, we’re here to make your wedding day unforgettable.

 

Our KISS team will work with you to create a tailored package

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Thorngrove Manor Elopement, Adelaide Hills
Thorngrove Manor Elopement, Adelaide Hills

Celebrant for a Truly Romantic Personal Ceremony:

Make your commitment unforgettable with the services of our dedicated celebrant, who will craft a personal and intimate ceremony tailored to your love story.

2 Hours Photography Coverage:

Capture the most amazing memories of your special moments with 2 hours of professional photography coverage. Cherish the beauty of your elopement against the stunning Manor backdrop. For an elopement in one location, we find 2 hours is plenty, allowing you time for yourselves.

Additional Guests & Witnesses:

Usually, this means your witness and two additional guests. Additionally, we can provide witnesses for those planning a truly intimate elopement.

 

Thorngrove Manor Elopement, Adelaide Hills

Why KISS?

Booking a celebrant and photographer with a package for your Kangaroo Island wedding can offer many benefits. By choosing to work with a celebrant and photographer from the start, you can ensure that your vision for the wedding is fully realized and captured in a way that will last a lifetime.

Here are some of the benefits of booking a celebrant and photographer package for your Elopement :

Shared vision:

When you work with a celebrant and photographer from the start, they can understand your vision and help you to achieve it. By collaborating with them, you can create a cohesive theme and atmosphere for your wedding that is unique and reflects your personality.

Cost-effective:

Booking a celebrant and photographer package can be a cost-effective way to hire two essential vendors for your wedding. You may be able to save money on individual vendor fees by bundling services together in a package. Plus we travel together in one car from Adelaide on the morning of your wedding.

Time-saving:

By working with a celebrant and photographer from the start, you can save time and stress by having two important aspects of your wedding planning taken care of in one go. This can leave you more time to focus on other aspects of your wedding planning, or simply allow you to relax and enjoy the process.

Seamless coordination:

When you book a celebrant and photographer package, you can expect seamless coordination between the two vendors. This can ensure that your ceremony and photography go smoothly, and that there are no delays or miscommunications between the two vendors.

In summary,

booking a celebrant and photographer package for your dry hire wedding venue can be a great way to ensure that your vision for your wedding is fully realized and captured in a way that will last a lifetime. It can be a cost-effective and time-saving option, and can ensure seamless coordination between two essential vendors for your special day.

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Happy couples

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Beautiful and magical venue. So extremely happy that we chose to have our elopement, couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day or a more perfect venue. Highly highly recommend!

 

– Hannah & Josh

Glenn was very accommodating with our requests and vision for our big day. They helped us achieve what we were looking for and made the day very special. Thanks to you both for making the day so easy!

– Petra & Floyd

Where do we even begin! An absolute must location / package for those wanting a small intimate wedding! Glenn (and their behind the scenes crew) were amazing from the very beginning. We planned our wedding whilst living interstate, Glenn made this ever so simple and hassle free! The package was affordable and every little detail had been thought of. On the day, Glenn met timings perfectly and did this without being in your face during your special day. The planning and coordination was just perfect and everything you can ask for when planning a wedding. Communication throughout was thorough and clear. In addition, all staff were friendly, down to earth and kind – to the extent they just feel like extended friends involved in your day. Would not recommend anyone else!

– Kelly & Michael

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Botanic KISS Package

Botanic KISS Package

Botanic KISS Package | Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Capture the essence of your special day amidst the enchanting beauty of nature with our Botanic Bliss package. This comprehensive offering combines celebrant services, professional photography, and all necessary permits for a seamless and memorable wedding experience in the stunning backdrop of a botanical garden.

Package Includes:

  1. Celebrant Services:

    • Expert guidance and personalized ceremony scripting to tailor your vows and rituals to reflect your unique love story.
    • Officiating your wedding ceremony with warmth, professionalism, and attention to detail.
  2. Professional Photography:

    • A skilled photographer captures every heartfelt moment, from the exchanging of vows to the joyous celebrations.
    • Two hours of coverage from the ceremony. Additional coverage can be added.
    • High-resolution edited images presented in a digital format, ensuring timeless memories to cherish forever.
  3. Botanic Garden Permit:

    • Securing the necessary permit for hosting your wedding ceremony within the serene ambience of a botanical garden.
    • Access to designated areas for ceremony and photography sessions, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural splendour of the surroundings.
  4. Photography Permit:

    • Obtaining the required photography permit to capture your precious moments within the botanical garden’s picturesque landscapes.
    • Compliance with all regulations and guidelines to ensure a hassle-free photography experience while preserving the integrity of the garden’s environment.

 

Monday – Thursday

$2,700

Friday – Sunday & Public Holidays 

$2,900

Additional Options (Available Upon Request):

  • Ceremony Styling, including chairs, arbours, carpet runners & large umbrellas.
  • Customised floral arrangements to complement the natural beauty of the botanical garden.
  • Videography services to document your entire wedding journey in cinematic brilliance.
  • Assistance with venue selection, transportation arrangements, and other logistical aspects for a stress-free wedding planning process.

Embrace the tranquillity and elegance of nature as you exchange your vows surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant blooms. Let our Botanic KISS package transform your wedding day into an unforgettable celebration of love and natural beauty.

Contact us today to book your wedding package and embark on a journey to everlasting happiness amidst the splendour of a botanical garden.

Adelaide Botanical Gardens Elopement Wedding Package

Adelaide Botanical Gardens Elopement Wedding

Marion Hotel’s Top 5 Unique Wedding Ideas: Unforgettable Celebrations Await!

Marion Hotel’s Top 5 Unique Wedding Ideas: Unforgettable Celebrations Await!

Weddings are a magical celebration of love, and the Marion Hotel is here to make your special day unforgettable.

Gone are the days of traditional ceremonies in a chapel or ballroom;  Marion Hotel KISS Package top 5 unique wedding ideas, unique and adventurous wedding ideas to turn your dreams into reality. Whether you prefer an intimate affair or a surprise-filled extravaganza, these ideas will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

top 5 unique wedding ideas

1) Marion Hotel & Totoka Urban Farm Adventure

If you’re a couple with a taste for adventure, this idea will surely captivate you. Invite your guests to the Marion Hotel, where they will embark on a secret bus ride to the picturesque Totoka Urban Farm, just a short 20-minute drive away. Surrounded by lush greenery and the farm’s rustic charm, exchange vows in an enchanting ceremony. Afterward, return to the Marion Hotel for a memorable reception filled with drinks, food, and joyful celebrations. For the ultimate experience, your guests can even stay the night at the hotel, making it a weekend they’ll cherish forever.

top 5 unique wedding ideas

2) Intimate Ceremony & Lunch in "The Study"

Sometimes, the most heartfelt moments are shared with the closest of family and friends. Host an intimate ceremony and lunch in the cozy ambiance of “The Library” at the Marion Hotel. Surrounded by your dearest loved ones, exchange vows in a warm and inviting atmosphere, followed by a delightful lunch to celebrate the start of your new chapter together.

top 5 unique wedding ideas

3) Secret Wedding at a KISS Packages Venue:

For the more adventurous souls who love surprises, why not host a secret wedding at one of KISS Packages other venues or locations? This hidden celebration will remain unknown to your guests, leaving them pleasantly shocked when you reveal the exciting news during your engagement party at Marion Hotel. It’s a unique way to add an element of mystery and excitement to your special day.

Photo above: Magpie Springs Vineyard | Elopement Ceremony 

Marion hotel weddings top 5 unique wedding ideas

4) Surprise Twist Engagement Party turned Wedding:

Why wait for the perfect moment to say “I do”? Throw an engagement party that your friends and family will remember forever. Imagine their surprise when, amidst the festivities, you reveal that the party is actually your wedding day! The Marion Hotel can help you plan this remarkable surprise, turning your engagement celebration into an unforgettable union of love and joy.

top 5 unique wedding ideas

5) Elope to the Treetops Room:

Picture this – just the two of you, the weekend away in the Marion Hotel’s Tree Top Room. That offers the perfect simple backdrop for an intimate elopement ceremony or just the simple legals only. Enjoy the luxury of room service, and to make it official, the hotel will provide a witness. It’s a romantic and stress-free way to start your journey as a married couple, surrounded by nature’s serenity.

Conclusion:

Your wedding day should reflect your unique love story and personalities. With these top 5 unique wedding ideas from the Marion Hotel, you can create a celebration that stands out from the rest and becomes a cherished memory for a lifetime. Whether it’s a private elopement in the Tree Top Room or a surprise-filled engagement party turned wedding, the Marion Hotel offers the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Embrace the adventure, make it extraordinary, and let the Marion Hotel turn your special day into an unforgettable experience.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Sites

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Ceremony Sites

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Michaela made the ceremony planning and paperwork a breeze, even all the way from Canada! From our initial video chats to meeting her in person once we arrived, she made it fun! Providing samples and examples for our ceremony and helping us tailor it to our taste. It was everything we could have dreamed of!

MARRIED COUPLE – Isabelle & Daniel

Michaela was an absolute treasure! Michaela was so easy to work with and understanding of what we wanted on our special day. The communication in the lead up to our wedding day was perfect and she was happy to match our schedules for meetings. Michaela performed so well on the day, being a ray of sunshine

Emily & Tam

5 Tips for Choosing Your Elopement or Micro Wedding location

5 Tips for Choosing Your Elopement or Micro Wedding location

Choosing Your Elopement or Micro Wedding location

When it comes to planning your micro wedding or elopement, choosing the perfect location is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.

After all, your wedding venue sets the tone for your entire day and can make or break the ambience and overall feel of your celebration.

  1. Consider Your Style and Preferences

The location you choose should reflect your style and preferences as a couple. Are you more drawn to natural settings like parks, forests, and beaches? Or do you prefer the urban vibe of a cityscape or industrial space?

Consider what kind of backdrop and setting will make you feel most comfortable and happy on your big day.

Choosing Your Elopement or Micro Wedding Location
  1. Think About the Size of Your Guest List

Opting for a micro wedding or elopement offers the advantage of selecting a smaller, more intimate venue that may not be suitable for a larger guest list.

It’s essential to consider the number of guests you plan to invite and ensure that the chosen location can comfortably accommodate your group without feeling crowded or overwhelming.

Flexibility

This flexibility allows you to think outside the box, with endless possibilities for unique and memorable locations. While micro weddings or elopements may not be for everyone, they offer the opportunity to break away from traditional settings.

Think outside the box

In the past, we’ve held ceremonies in cliff-top caves, tattoo parlours, WWII bunkers, creek beds, backyards, on multiple cliff-top walks, showcasing the wide range of unconventional options available.

These locations would not be possible with larger guest numbers, emphasizing the exclusivity and intimacy of micro weddings and elopements.

  1. Consider the Time of the Year

     

    Winter:

    • Cozy atmosphere with crackling fireplaces
    • Indoor venues with soft lighting
    • Rustic decor creates warmth and intimacy

    Autumn:

    • Breathtaking views of colourful landscapes
    • Vineyards showcasing rich autumnal tones
    • Walking amidst the beauty of changing foliage
    • Enjoying the coziness of rustic settings

    Spring:

    • Outdoor venues bursting with blooming flowers
    • Natural light casts a romantic glow
    • Exchanging vows amidst lush greenery
    • Garden ceremonies with fresh floral scents
    • Picturesque settings like vineyards and outdoor terraces

    Summer:

    • Celebrating under clear blue skies
    • Beach weddings with the sound of waves
    • Gardens filled with vibrant summer blooms
    • Countryside estates offering a serene backdrop
    • Dancing under the stars on warm summer nights

Choosing Your Elopement or Micro Wedding Location
  1. Research Local Regulations and Permits

Depending on where you live, there may be local regulations and permits you need to obtain to hold your wedding in a certain location. Some councils require beach permits, while others don’t; some operate on a “first in, best dressed” concept.

For large weddings, we definitely recommend securing a site, while for smaller weddings, you can get away with not doing so.

Other locations like botanical gardens may require a photography permit, which, after years of experience, can work to your advantage. I might write another blog on this topic.

Be sure to do your research and make sure you have all the necessary paperwork and approvals before you book your venue. We can help you with this.

  1. Choose a Location with Meaning and Significance

Finally, consider choosing a location with personal meaning and significance to you as a couple. Maybe it’s the park where you had your first date, the beach where you got engaged, your family property, or even your backyard. Incorporating these personal touches into your wedding venue can make your day even more special and memorable.

 

Choosing Your Elopement or Micro Wedding Location can be a daunting task, but with these tips and advice from our team at KISS Package, you’ll be on your way to finding the ideal setting for your special day. Happy planning! 

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Dry Hire Wedding Venues: Complete Control and Creative Freedom for Your Dream Wedding

Dry Hire Wedding Venues: Complete Control and Creative Freedom for Your Dream Wedding

If you’re looking to plan your own wedding, you may have come across the term “dry hire wedding venue”. This type of venue rental allows you to have complete control over the space and create a DIY wedding that reflects your unique style and vision.

In simple terms, a dry hire wedding venue is a space that you rent out for a set period of time, and you are responsible for bringing in all the necessary equipment, vendors, and decor to create your dream wedding. This means that the venue provides you with an empty space, and you have complete creative freedom to transform it into your own unique wedding venue.

The beauty of a dry hire wedding venue is that you can let your creativity run wild. You can choose your own catering, your own entertainment, your own decor, and your own vendors. This allows you to tailor your wedding to your own unique tastes, and create a truly one-of-a-kind event.

While a dry hire wedding venue does give you complete control, it’s important to keep in mind that it can also be a lot of work. You’ll need to do all the planning, coordination, and execution yourself, or with the help of a wedding planner or team. But for those who enjoy the creative process and want to put their own stamp on their wedding, a dry hire venue can be a perfect choice.

Another benefit of a dry hire wedding venue is that it can often be more budget-friendly than a traditional wedding venue. Since you are responsible for sourcing your own vendors and equipment, you can shop around for the best deals and negotiate directly with suppliers to get the best possible prices.

When it comes to choosing a dry hire wedding venue, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that the space is large enough to accommodate your guest list and any additional equipment or decor you plan to bring in. You’ll also want to ensure that the venue has all the necessary amenities, such as restrooms, power outlets, and parking.

In conclusion, if you’re someone who wants complete control over their wedding and the creative freedom to design their own space, a dry hire wedding venue may be the perfect choice for you. Just be prepared for the extra work that comes with it, and get ready to create a wedding that truly reflects your own unique style and vision.

Why KISS?

Booking a celebrant and photographer with a package for your dry hire wedding venue can offer many benefits beyond just having complete control over the venue. By choosing to work with a celebrant and photographer from the start, you can ensure that your vision for the wedding is fully realized and captured in a way that will last a lifetime.

Here are some of the benefits of booking a celebrant and photographer package for your dry hire wedding venue:

  1. Shared vision: When you work with a celebrant and photographer from the start, they are able to understand your vision and help you to achieve it. By collaborating with them, you can create a cohesive theme and atmosphere for your wedding that is unique and reflects your personality.

  2. Cost-effective: Booking a celebrant and photographer package can be a cost-effective way to hire two essential vendors for your wedding. You may be able to save money on individual vendor fees by bundling services together in a package.

  3. Time-saving: By working with a celebrant and photographer from the start, you can save time and stress by having two important aspects of your wedding planning taken care of in one go. This can leave you more time to focus on other aspects of your wedding planning, or simply allow you to relax and enjoy the process.

  4. Seamless coordination: When you book a celebrant and photographer package, you can expect seamless coordination between the two vendors. This can ensure that your ceremony and photography go smoothly, and that there are no delays or miscommunications between the two vendors.

In summary, booking a celebrant and photographer package for your dry hire wedding venue can be a great way to ensure that your vision for your wedding is fully realized and captured in a way that will last a lifetime. It can be a cost-effective and time-saving option, and can ensure seamless coordination between two essential vendors for your special day.

 

Mclaren Vale Institute Hall – Available with KISS Package as a “Dry Hire Package”

 

Overall, dry hire can be a practical and cost-effective option for a micro wedding with a large guest list, but it requires careful planning and coordination. It’s essential to work with reputable vendors and communicate clearly with your guests to ensure a memorable and enjoyable wedding day.