Why Coriole Weddings are soooo good!

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 winery in Mclarenvale is always one of the first names out of my mouth for weddings.

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

LOCATION AND VIEWS – Coriole Weddings

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!

Coriole Winery Wedding ceremony on  the lawns overlooking the vineyards in Mclaren Vale


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 enter their wedding reception, walking through  the courtyard, by the cellar door at dusk


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!

Bride and groom enjoy their first dance at their wedding on the crazy pave dance floor outside, in the open air courtyard, under festoon lights, surrounded by all their guests.

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!

Long table, banquet style Marquee wedding reception with tree inside behind the bridal table at Coriole Winery


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.

Happy bride and groom hold each other close and enjoy their relaxed photo session with flowers in garden
Bride with bridesmaids laughing together in the backlit vines at sunset  bathed in the golden glow of the warm summer sun
married couple in amongst beautiful flowers in bloom. They looked relaxed and comfortable in each others arms
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
Beautiful bride and dapper groom walk away as bride looks back to Dave Pascoe photographer during their relaxed photography session at dusk in the vineyards

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