Why Coriole in Mclarenvale could be my favourite winery for your wedding – a photographer’s perspective…

As a wedding photographer based in Adelaide, I get to see and experience so many winery weddings. It’s crazy how lucky we are to have such an abundance of epic winery options on our doorstep. When somebody asks me if I have a favourite, Coriole is always one of the first names out of my mouth.

Happy Bride and groom celebrate as they walk down the aisle being showered in flower petals at thier wedding in Coriole Winery, Mclarenvale


The Rustic charm of Coriole lies in the old stone homestead and cellar door from the 1800s. It’s surrounded on one side by the beautiful lawns, perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony with their spectacular panoramic views overlooking the vineyards all the way to the sea, and on the other side, the intimate courtyard and cottage gardens. A photographers dream!

Wedding ceremony on lawn at coriole winery in Mclarenvale, overlooking vineyards


I always have a fantastic experience shooting Coriole Weddings. Everyone I’ve encountered over the years has been warm, friendly and accommodating. Nothing is too hard and they always seem to go out of their way to help out and make you feel welcome. The food is amazing and so are their wines… with beautiful Reds, tasty whites and that PROSECCO!

married couple walk enter their wedding reception through courtyard at coriole winery in Mclarenvale


Coriole’s restaurant is perfect for a sit down reception with it’s rustic stone walls and breathtaking views. The best bit however… it opens out onto the crazy pave courtyard with it’s intimate feel, protected by the surrounding gardens. I love this courtyard after dark when it becomes a pumping dancefloor under festoon lights. Soooo good!

Not many Adelaide wineries would have the option of a marquee wedding with panoramic views over rolling vineyards all the way to the sea… and I don’t know anywhere else you can have a tree inside your marquee! Ridiculous!

Marquee wedding reception with tree inside marquee behind the bridal table at Coriole winery in Mclarenvale


Coriole Weddings have a bit of everything for your photography, from wide landscapes, to rustic textures and colourful gardens. With the long dirt roads, the rolling vineyards and epic views… Coriole can be a wedding photography goldmine at the right time of day. The beautiful gardens are perfect for intimate portraits but it’s the sunsets at Coriole that always blow my mind! Pink sky’s and that golden light as the sun drops into the distant sea beyond the backlit vines. It gets me excited just talking about it. I love shooting at Coriole when the sun gets low in the sky.

bride and groom with flowers in garden at coriole winery
Bride with bridesmaids laughing together in the backlit vines at sunset  in Coriole winery
married couple in amongst beautiful flowers in bloom at Coriole winery in Mclarenvale
Sunset at Coriole winery with bride and groom walking back to reception after location photos with Dave Pascoe
Courtyard lawn area party in full swing with wedding guests dancing having fun at Coriole winery in Mclarenvlae
Beautiful bride and dapper groom walk away as bride looks back to Dave Pascoe photographer in vineyard at Coriole winery in Mclarenvale

See a real wedding here : Emily + Nick’s Coriole Wedding