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.
THE LOCATION AND VIEWS
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!
FOOD, WINE AND STAFF
I always have a fantastic experience shooting weddings at Coriole. 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!
MARQUEE OR RESTAURANT RECEPTION
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!
WINERY WEDDING LOCATION PHOTOS
Coriole has a bit of everything for your wedding 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 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.