The Bot River region in the Overberg of South Africa’s Western Cape is a hidden gem quite unlike any other. Tucked away along the lush green valleys that span the route from Grabouw toward the bustling little town of Caledon, this spellbinding area is one of the lesser-known wedding destinations throughout the country. However, those in the know have had an eye on it for a while, and have pegged it as a region to watch. As such, if you want to stay ahead of the curve, hosting your nuptial celebrations at a venue in Bot River is the best way to do so.
Ah Slovenia, what a spellbinding country. Straddling the divide between Eastern Europe and the Meditteranean, this lesser-known marvel is storybook scenic – think rolling green forests, glittering lakes, epic mountain vistas, loads of castle-like structures and even a little sliver of golden coastline. Ljubljana is also known as one of Europe’s greenest and most liveable capitals. In fact, it was named the European Commission’s Green Capital of Europe in 2016. Here, the verdant banks of the Ljubljanica River has been turned into pedestrian zones, which means you can set out to explore on foot. Pure magic!
Prince Albert in the Western Cape of South Africa is one of those little small towns that seem to be imbued with a certain kind of hinterland magic. Flanked by lush vineyards and silvery olive groves, this tiny hamlet is home to talented artisans that range from cheesemakers and chefs to painters, writers, and thespians. One visit will keep you coming back for more, as the diminutive town at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Pass continues to draw you in with its singular mystique.
It’s no wonder that lots of Irish couples are choosing to get hitched in and around Cork in Ireland. The settlement may be known as the Emerald Isle’s ‘second city’, but it sure doesn’t play second fiddle where looks and ambience are concerned. It’s liberal, youthful and cosmopolitan to the core, with plenty of pretty streets and a revitalised waterfront that teems with artisanal coffee bars and innovative eateries. Naturally, there are also plenty of rustic pubs and life Gaelic music sessions that teem with Irish craic. In short – it’s the best of both!
Dublin in Ireland is one of those amazing historic cities that also happens to have a vibrant, modern vibe. The city itself has been around since the 9th century, but these days you’ll find medieval castles and cathedrals rubbing shoulders with handsome Georgian architecture from the 1700s and plenty of eye-catching spots that have developed as the tastes of the citizens became more eclectic and refined in modern times.
Nice in France is one of those destinations that simply oozes style and elegance. First of all, it’s right on the water – the very same thing that drew Europe’s aristocrats to this oceanside destination in the 1700s can be enjoyed by visitors today, namely views to die for. Then, of course, there’s the singular overlap between the French and Italian cultures; Nice only officially became part of France late in the 1800s and has always retained a hint of Italian flair.
Amsterdam is one of those cities that holds a spot of honour on the bucket list of almost all world travellers, and with good reason – it’s bustling metropolis filled to the rafters with all things spectacular. Think topsy-turvy gabled buildings, museums full of art and treasures from around the globe, epic design at every turn and gorgeous green spaces that just beg to be discovered.
Situated along the western reaches of Australia, the city of Perth is a place of golden beaches, endless blue skies and pleasing Indian Ocean breezes that flit in and out of convivial eateries, gorgeous green spaces and laid-back locations where the chilled-out local populace kicks back to enjoy their slow and simple way of life.
As the official capital of sunny Australia, Melbourne is one of those cities that captivate everyone who sets foot in it. It’s fun and dynamic, with plenty of obvious attractions and hidden gems that keep things interesting. Food and culture lovers flock here in droves, and the sports-mad crowd is normally also out in full force. Away from the buzzing city centre, a variety of diverse neighbourhoods boast singular charm, from glitz and glam in South Yarra to hipster cool in Fitzroy.
It’s easy to see why this metropolis has also become one of Australia’s top wedding destinations of late. If you’ve been considering renting a stretch tent in Melbourne to host an outdoor wedding in and around this lovely city, you’re in luck – there are heaps to choose from!
Here are a few of our favourite outdoor wedding venues in and around Melbourne in Victoria, Australia:
Fitzroy Gardens is located right at the very epicentre of Melbourne CBD, comprising around 26 hectares of gorgeously tended land. There are various garden venue to choose from, so you can decide whether you want to host your wedding against the backdrop of an ornamental lake, a conservatory, a treeline avenue, a fountain and more.
St Kilda Botanical Gardens lies towards the south of Melbourne CBD in the verdant suburb of St Kilda and has been established for more than two full centuries! This historic botanical garden is renowned for gorgeous lawns and a stunning rose garden, which is one of the many garden wedding locations available throughout the grounds.
These are just a few of the countless breathtaking outdoor wedding venues in and around Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and months as we share more of our favourite outdoor event destinations around the world. In the meantime, feel free to reach out the Tentickle team if you would like to find out more about our tents and how you can use it to elevate the look and feel of your outdoor wedding in Victoria, Australia.
Adelaide, South Australia might be known as the City of Churches, but it’s got a modern vibe that’s fun, sophisticated and laidback, seemingly all at once. The region has a rip-roaring annual festival lineup and there is plenty happening in the urban hub in terms of cultural events; plus, when you head out of town, there are verdant vineyards and golden beaches to enjoy. It’s small wonder that the city has also become one of Australia’s top wedding destinations in recent years. If you’ve been considering renting a stretch tent in Adelaide to host an outdoor wedding in and around this fair metropolis, we’ve got great news – you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice.
Here are a few of our favourite outdoor wedding venues in Adelaide, South Australia:
Mount Lofty House is one of Adelaide’s most iconic wedding venues. Both of their outdoor ceremony locations overlook the lovely Piccadilly Valley, and the elegant reception venues are casual, classy and spacious. Piccadilly Panorama is ideal for an indoor/outdoor wedding, while the 19th century Coach House is flooded with natural light, and very private with access to a large deck and private lawn.
Old Oval Estate is the ideal location if you’d prefer sweeping lawns, rolling vineyards and the stunning Willunga Hills to be the captivating backdrop to your nuptials. Here, you can tie the knot under a 350-year-old tree, or take your pick from numerous other sites on the grounds. Pre-dinner drinks and casual canapés can also be served wherever you want them, and when it comes to the formal reception part of the proceedings, both the Pavillion and the Marquee Lawns are on offer. It’s completely up to you how you want to spend your day.
Glen Ewin Estate is situated an easy 4-minute drive beyond the Adelaide suburbs, in a stunning garden setting. Think weeping willow and groves of mature trees overlooking lakes – it’s that magical. It’s equally suited to small, intimate gatherings, and large glittering events with up to 300 guests, so it’s up to you how big you want to go on your special day. Their expert team of wedding specialists is also on hand to ensure that things run smoothly from start to finish.
These are just a few of the many beautiful outdoor wedding destinations in Adelaide, South Australia. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months as we share more inside info on beautiful outdoor venues around the world. In the meantime, feel free to reach out the Tentickle team if you would like some more information about our range of tents and how it may be used to tailor inspiring outdoor spaces for any occasion.