Wow, when I did my first post on hidden venues I didn't realise there were so many cool places to hold a ceremony in our region. This post uncovers one at Airey's Inlet, one in Freshwater Creek, a ceremony-only space just before Anglesea and Murgheboluc Hall on the Hamilton Hwy near Bannockburn.
Over the years I've often driven along the Great Ocean Road (GOR) and seen the Eumeralla Scout Camp on the left before heading in to Anglesea, but, did you know that the camp has a wonderful outdoor chapel which is becoming increasingly popular for wedding ceremonies. This space is definitely for the warmer months as they don't have indoor facilities but I loved it's rustic, very Australian feels. There's heaps of parking and views of the coastline and even more photo opps from a higher vantage point.
Give them a call at the office as they will be happy to give all you the details and they were so helpful when I visited unannounced.
Travelling along the GOR a little further you come upon the sweet little town of Airey's Inlet with it's imposing lighthouse. At number 85 GOR is Little Feast, a funky, retro-style restaurant that does seriously good food. From the road you think it's a decent sized restaurant and that's all there is, but hidden away up a set of stairs towards the back of the building is a great venue space with a balcony overlooking pretty Painkalac Creek. I'm pretty excited about it as this is where I'll be marrying my first same-sex couple in May 2018. Check out Little Feast's reviews on FB and contact Vera for a chat, she and her staff were really helpful.
Back in the car and heading towards Geelong I almost drove past The Farmer's Place
on the Anglesea Road at Freshwater Creek not far from Mt Duneed. I'm so glad I stopped in as they have a sensational rustic venue catering for both indoors and out. As you can see by the photos below, there are some great photo opps with the old farm machinery.
Just pop in to have a look-see and you might even pick up some fresh produce while your there. Again, the staff here were super helpful, just ask for Jacqui.
And my last hidden gem is Murgheboluc Hall and this is the link for booking. It is a bluestone treasure with facilities for ceremony-only or the full box and dice of a reception. Check out this link to Ivory Tribe to see a wedding setup!
How gorgeous is this little hall from the outside and look what you can achieve inside!
Drop me a comment if you end up venturing to any of these places as I'd love to hear your feedback.