Your wedding should be one of the most beautiful days of your life. After all, you’re getting married to your best friend and all of the people you love and care about are attending. This is a day you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life, so it’s no wonder you want to choose one of the most scenic venues.

Australia and New Zealand are both full of scenic regions and mesmerizing venues you and your wedding guests would simply adore. Stick around to find out what these two beautiful countries have to offer.

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1. Heart Reef, Australia

What’s more romantic than getting married on a literal heart? This island, located in Queensland, is a couple’s romance paradise. If you and your soon to be spouse love the sea and the world it hosts underneath the waves, you can’t miss the Heart Reef.

The pictures you take here won’t need any touch-ups as the natural contrasts and colours are more beautiful than anywhere else in the world. You’ll get to enjoy your big day surrounded by unspoilt nature and calming waves, which will introduce the serenity and romantic feeling every wedding deserves.

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2. Fiordland Lodge, New Zealand

A world heritage area has never been more beautiful. Set on a lake, Fiordland Lodge is one of the most scenic and sophisticated wedding locations in New Zealand. It’s perfect for an intimate yet romantic wedding, as it can accommodate up to 30 guests. 

Here, you’ll get to enjoy nature in its purest form, while being surrounded by the ones you love most in this world. Extraordinary food and service are also something you can expect. The experience is completed with the beautiful handmade furniture which decorates the venue.

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3. Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney

The Grounds of Alexandria break through the bustling streets of Sydney to bring you into a world of dreams and fairytales. This beautiful wedding venue will be able to accommodate you and your guests regardless of weather, as you’ll be able to choose between the atrium and equally beautiful garden. The Linseed House and The Roastery are also available. Each of these places is romantic and beautiful in their own way, yet they all share a common rustic thread that has appealed to couples for ages.

You’ll also get to taste some of the most delicious foods that the hard-working staff prepares on the spot. In the end, it will be a day filled with amazing sights, delicious food, and bright smiles as the whole wedding party enjoys the day.

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4. Harpers Homestead, New Zealand

If you’re looking for a place to combine the rustic and chic of weddings, you’ve found it. Harpers Homestead is a venue with a long tradition (from the 1860s) which only makes it more romantic. You’ll get to dance under the stars and experience a unique fusion of modern and French country style venue you’ll find nowhere else in the world.

There is a large guest lounge, dining room, spa and tennis court, as well as the perfect bridal party room which accommodates eight people. The venue needs to be booked for 48 hours to ensure the perfection of your wedding day. A two-night stay also means you’ll be a lot less stressed before the big day.

As you’ll want to remember this amazing venue, don’t forget to find the right wedding videographer to make a professional wedding video and capture all your most important moments. 

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5. Hunter Valley, Australia

Those who want to have their wedding surrounded by scenic vineyards needn’t look further. Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best wine regions, especially fit for couples due to the romantic sunsets and magnificent spreading greenery.

Whatever wedding venue you choose in this location, you won’t make a mistake. They’re all equipped with the best that Australia has to offer. You and your guests will get to enjoy a scenic, rustic venue with the most delicious and prestigious wine of Australia. After all, the vineyards in Hunter Valley have long-standing tradition and value, as most are owned by families who have taken pride in winemaking for generations. This is a unique opportunity to treat yourself and your guests to nature and its fruit like you’ve never seen or tasted before. 

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As you can see, there is plenty to look forward to in both Australia and New Zealand. Whichever of these locations you decide on, you’re bound to have the wedding of your dreams. The flowers in your hair, the wind on your face, the sunset in the scenic region, and the widest smile you’ve ever had- these are the things you’ll see on your wedding photos. Looking at them days, months, years after the wedding, you’ll realize time and time again that you picked the perfect location.