Marry Us Gary

Civil Marriage Celebrant Sydney, New South Wales

Piggs Peake Winery Wedding

Hunter Valley – Piggs Peake Winery Wedding

Piggs Peake Winery Wedding is located about two hours north of Sydney in the heart of Wine Country. With panoramic views of the Brokenback Ranges and surrounding vineyards, it provides a picturesque backdrop for your special day. As a professional celebrant and wedding MC, I’ve had the pleasure of officiating numerous ceremonies and receptions at Piggs Peake. It’s one of my favorite wedding venues in the Hunter Valley. From the beautiful gardens to the rustic timber barn, Piggs Peake offers a variety of spaces to host an intimate or grand affair. Piggs Peake is for you if you’re looking for a laid-back, charming winery wedding venue.

The Venue and Surrounding Area

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Are you Looking for Wedding Venues in the Hunter Valley? Piggs Peake Winery is situated on 40 acres of gorgeous countryside. The property features lush gardens, panoramic views, and beautiful architecturally designed buildings. There are several locations on the grounds perfect for wedding ceremonies, including under the trees in the garden or on the lawn overlooking the rolling hills.

Just across the road is the Ironbark Brewery, offering locally crafted beers and ciders. Many couples host their cocktail hour here after the ceremony, so guests can enjoy drinks while taking in the views. The whole surrounding area provides a peaceful, relaxed setting for a wedding.

The winery is just 10 minutes from Lovedale and 20 minutes from Pokolbin, so it’s convenient for guests throughout the Hunter Valley. For those traveling from Sydney, it’s a straightforward 2-hour drive along the M1 and Hunter Expressway. Even though it feels a world away, it’s still easy to access for all your wedding guests.


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One of the best features of Piggs Peake Winery is the variety of ceremony locations. The main garden adjacent to the cellar door provides a beautiful, formal setting for exchanging vows. Tall trees provide shade, and an ornate rose garden archway creates a focal point. The flat lawn allows ample room for seating all your guests.

The lawn overlooking the dam is ideal for a more casual, intimate feel. Surrounded by vines, the scenery is gorgeous. You can set up rustic farm tables and chairs for a laid-back country-style ceremony.

Another option is the Fig Tree Garden, with weeping figs and panoramic views beyond. Wherever you choose, Piggs Peake offers picture-perfect backdrops for your ceremony photos. Your Piggs Peake Winery wedding ceremony is sure to be unique and memorable.

If you’re planning a larger wedding, the ceremony lawn has the capacity for up to 300 guests. Or if you envisage a smaller wedding, the Fig Tree Garden would be perfect for up to 80 guests. Piggs Peake is flexible for both intimate elopements and big bashes.

They also allow you to bring in your touches and styling to make the space your own. You’re welcome to add flower arrangements, a bespoke arbour or altar, and any other decor elements that reflect your personality and style as a couple.

Months out from your wedding day, you’ll have a detailed site visit at Piggs Peake to explore all the locations and discuss your vision. Their expert team will arrange everything perfectly for your ideal ceremony setup.

Cocktail Hour

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After the ceremony, Piggs Peake has several areas perfect for cocktail hour while your reception space is being set up. The cellar door verandah allows guests to relax, overlooking the vineyards, or wander through the rose garden with a glass of sparkling wine.

Weather permitting, the lawn space is ideal for drinks and canapes under the stars. If you host your ceremony here as well, it provides convenience for guests. Or, head across the road to the Ironbark Brewery to sample their craft beers and ciders. The surrounding countryside provides plenty of photo opportunities to capture this relaxing time with your loved ones.

You could also arrange lawn games like bocce or croquet on the grass to entertain guests during cocktail hour. Add some hay bales and outdoor seating nooks so people can enjoy the fresh air before moving inside for the reception.

The Piggs Peake team will ensure drinks are flowing and your caterers are on hand to provide hot and cold canapes throughout the cocktail hour. Work with your wedding stylist to create a relaxed, fun vibe with decor elements like flower arrangements, festoon lighting, and lawn games.


The highlight of the Piggs Peake Winery wedding experience is its spectacular reception barn. Designed by award-winning architect Philip Cox, the space features exposed timber beams, ironbark hardwood floors, and huge picture windows.

The barn can accommodate up to 200 guests seated banquet-style or 220 for a cocktail-style reception. With a range of layouts possible, you can create the perfect setting that suits your wedding size and style. Chandeliers add a touch of elegance to the rustic barn aesthetic.

Walls of glass doors mean the reception space connects seamlessly to the outdoor areas. On a nice evening, you can open them up to get that indoor-outdoor flow you want at a winery wedding. The views of the surrounding countryside from the barn are simply stunning.

You’ll work with Piggs Peake’s wedding coordinator to tailor the barn layout, decor, table settings, and more to match your wedding vision. Lighting, in particular, can completely transform the barn’s atmosphere from day to night.

The food at Piggs Peake is provided by their chef, using fresh, seasonal Hunter Valley produce. You can tailor a menu to suit your style, with gourmet options like eye fillet steak or chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto. Of course, the wine matched with your meal will be the Piggs Peake vintages from the outside vineyards.

If you wish, your cake will be cut and served as dessert, along with fine Hunter Valley cheeses. The food is always fresh, locally sourced, and matched perfectly with Piggs Peake’s elegant wines.

You can arrange speeches wherever suits the barn layout with the option for a roving microphone and speaker setup. The Piggs Peake team is very accommodating regarding personalized reception details to match your wedding vision. Your Piggs Peake wedding reception is sure to wow your guests with its beautiful design, delicious food, and surroundings.


One downside to Piggs Peake Winery is there are no accommodation options on-site. However, it is conveniently located directly across the road from the Ironbark Brewery. Here, they offer suite and villa accommodation that makes for easy access to your Piggs Peake wedding.

Alternatively, the Hunter Valley has hundreds of other accommodation options nearby. You’ll find something to suit every budget, from hotels to motels, bed & breakfasts, holiday apartments, and houses. Many couples book multiple Airbnb’s throughout the local area to house all their guests together.

Some popular accommodation choices for Piggs Peake wedding guests include:

  • Novotel Hunter Valley is a 4-star hotel with a golf course, pool, and restaurants. 10 minutes from the venue.
  • Mercure Resort Hunter Valley: – Spa, tennis courts, scenic location 15 minutes from the venue.
  • Chateau Elan – Luxury suites on a winery with a spa. 20 mins away.
  • Estate Tuscany – Tuscan-style villas perfect for groups. 10 mins from the venue.
  • Hermitage Lodge – Boutique rooms with breakfast included. 7 mins away.

With so many options within a 10-20 minute drive, your guests will love immersing themselves in the Hunter Valley experience surrounding your Piggs Peake Winery wedding.

The Piggs Peake team is happy to send guests accommodation suggestions when you send out invitations. They can even help coordinate group bookings if you want to reserve a block of rooms for wedding guests.

Making it easy and convenient for your loved ones to stay in the area means they will get the most out of the entire Hunter Valley wedding experience.


Piggs Peake wedding packages offer great value, given the excellent food, wine, and facilities. Their all-inclusive package starts from $260 per person and includes venue hire, styling and set up menu, and beverage packages. Plus, your wedding cake, parking, and much more.

Customized wedding packages are also available within certain minimum spends. You can tailor inclusions like theming, menu options, and wines to suit your style and budget. The team at Piggs Peake is very flexible when customizing your perfect wedding package.

By booking on a Friday or Sunday, you can receive discounted pricing, making the venue great value for the quality included. Expect to pay around $180-$220 per head for a Friday or Sunday wedding.

Check Piggs Peake’s website for their current wedding packages and pricing. They are very transparent and have all the information available online. For the level of service and beautiful surroundings provided, Piggs Peake represents fantastic value for a winery wedding.


With its picture-perfect setting amongst vineyards, beautiful gardens, and first-class facilities, Piggs Peake Winery is one of the best Hunter Valley wedding venues. Their rustic barn, delicious catering, and fantastic wines provide the ingredients for an unforgettable wedding. If you’re looking for laid-back sophistication and charm, a Piggs Peake Winery wedding is for you.

Surrounded by rolling countryside yet still accessible, this boutique family-owned winery offers intimacy along with flexibility. You can tailor your perfect wedding here with their range of spaces and exceptional service; for a unique, charming winery wedding that you and your guests will cherish forever, look no further than Piggs Peake Winery.

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Special Thanks

Photographer: Stories with Mel
Venue: Piggs Peake Winery
Celebrant: Marry Us Gary

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Gary’s goal is for you to have the best wedding day possible!  He is an enthusiastic, grounded, fun-loving and relaxed Wedding Celebrant and Professional Wedding MC based in Australia. 
He was an electrician who loved his wedding so much, he quit his job and became a full-time celebrant. 
He’s here to help you plan your wedding and get the party started!