bride and groom hold each other in a relaxed embrace in the long yellow grasses of the fields surrounding their wedding at Mandalay House in the Adelaide Hills

Why Mandalay House Weddings are always AMAZING

There is no other place like Mandalay House for weddings. Australiana landscape meets manicured gardens… it’s ridiculous.¬†Luxurious and stylish, the stone house is great for bridal prep and tucked away amongst the established gardens which have plenty of shade and work so well for wedding photography. There’s a seamless flow to a Mandalay House Wedding with the ceremony leading on to a garden party with drinks and canapes, then the marquee reception. All this taking place in three interconnected but different sections of the magical garden setting, surrounded by rolling countryside which is perfect for escaping the party momentarily for last light photos…

Happy, excited bride and groom walk together with Champagne at their Mandalay House wedding

The House and Getting Ready…

The Stone homestead surrounded by beautifully maintained and manicured gardens is both stylish and luxurious. Perfect for bridal party prep, there are great opportunities for both bright and airy outdoor portraits, along with darker, more interesting indoor options.

Groom portrait at window in sitting room of main house


The ceremonies at Mandalay house are held in a wonderful enclosed garden space which can manage large numbers while still maintaining an intimate feeling. There are good options here for family photos without having to move far, and guests are guided seamlessly through to drinks and canapes nearby.

Wedding Ceremony in the manicured gardens of Mandalay House in the Adelaide Hills
Excited and elated bride and groom walk down the aisle of their garden wedding ceremony at Mandalay House as friends and family shower them in rose petals


All the weddings I’ve photographed at Mandalay House have been held in a Marquee and each one was stunning. The location is next level and allows for various layout options, giving you the ability to personalise your reception. No two weddings have felt the same…

Marquee set up at Mandalay House Wedding reception in the Adelaide Hills

Location photos at Mandalay House

There is sooo much gold for a wedding photographer at Mandalay House. With all the incredible, manicured gardens, you can always find shade on a sunny day. There are seemingly endless white gravel roads at every turn, offering leading lines and reflective light. Then of course, there’s the Australian countryside that surrounds the property. These rolling hills are covered in gorgeous yellow grasses and make for a spectacular backdrop as the sun sets behind them.

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