Carilley Estate Winery
Carilley is a boutique winery on the eastern side of the Swan Valley. The winery offers a range of wines for sale and operates as a restaurant for lunches. It is also a popular Swan Valley wedding venue offering a lovely outlook and exclusive access to the location during the wedding.
Weddings at Carilley Estate Winery
Belle Limousines assist at many weddings at Carilley Estate. The venue has a large reception room with views over the grounds and gardens. The grounds have many locations for a civil ceremony for an ‘all a one venue’ wedding.
Verandah garden setting
The rear verandah is and grassed area are popular for couples who like the background to look to the vineyard or skyline. These locations also have easy access to the amenities if you have a number of aged guests.
The grassed area adjacent to the bridge over Suzannah Brook is popular for ceremonies. Consideration needs to be given to transporting elderly guests to and from the ceremony location. A family car can do this but it is better parked back in the car park so it doesn’t feature in the photographs of the wedding.
Feature photographs around the creek also a popular choice at the venue. The rustic wooden bridge crossing the brook has a timeless appeal.
Wine tours at Carilley Estate
Carilley Estate produces a range of wines from their estate vineyard and are open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. The relaxed outlook over the vineyard and garden is a favourite for groups looking for a peaceful lunch venue with room for a stroll through the grounds.
Limousine access at Carilley Estate
The entrance from the road into Carilley Estate is through a spectacular pair of wrought iron gates. The car park and drop-off area for Carilley Estate weddings is accessible by all classic wedding cars and limousines. This can change if wedding guests park their cars in a way that restricts the driveway and turning circle.
Parking at Carilley Estate
It is worth noting that the car park is sufficient for day traffic but not large enough for the large number of cars that may attend a wedding. It is worth organising somebody to direct wedding guests to park on the paddock to the right once they enter the gates to enable good access for the wedding limousines when they arrive.
Depending upon the ceremony location you will need to ensure that guests do not park in the bays adjacent to the verandah if this is your chosen drop-off point. All your arrival photos will be cluttered by guests cars.
Similarly if your ceremony location is next to Suzannah Brook you need to ensure that suitable access is maintained to the road across the front of the winery to enable your wedding cars or limousines to reach the rear of the property. It is a frustrating delay to the wedding ceremony looking for guests to move cars if they have congested the parking lot to a point where stretch limousines cannot drive through easily.
Access to the rear garden and bridge over Suzannah Brook is via a narrow road around the rear of the reception centre. This road has a tight turn which is often restricted by the commercial rubbish bins that service the centre. This may restrict longer stretch Chrysler limos and Hummers from the brook side areas. The bridge over the creek is also not suitable for heavy vehicles. If you are planning to use the brook side gardens it is probably best to choose classic wedding cars like our Jaguar Mk5 convertible below or small limousines for your wedding transport.