Swallowfield Vineyards

Yarra Valley + Dandenong Ranges - VIC, Australia

Price From $5,000
Standing 130
Seated 100

About This Venue

Swallowfield Vineyards in Gembrook is a family owned boutique vineyard & estate situated in the picturesque Yarra Valley, located just over one hour drive from Melbourne CBD and is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day or special event.

Swallowfield offers you the unique advantage of having your wedding ceremony, photography and reception all at the same location. The abundance of truly stunning photographic opportunities on our property really does need to be seen to be believed.

With 150 acres of beautiful lush grounds, two ornamental lakes, pine forest, rolling fields and the vineyard – your choice of photographic locations is plentiful. Your Ceremony can be held under oak trees overlooking our beautiful water feature, in our pine forest, or the stables, where the grand open fire will be roaring in the cooler months. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive use of our extensive facilities, as we host only one wedding per weekend.

  • We are one of a few remaining fully BYO friendly venues. Bring in your own caterers, alcohol, food trucks, cocktail crew or wood fired pizza oven. The stables are fully customisable (think velvet lounges and red carpets or wine barrels and photo booths) with space for table configurations of your choice, as well as the all important dance floor.
  • There are huge doors that can be opened with views out into the garden on to create and alfresco style space.
  • Swallowfield Vineyards is perfect for the DIY bride or those couples looking for something truly individual to celebrate their perfect day.
  • The reception area is also fully equipped with a commercial kitchen, including refrigerators.
  • We can comfortably seat up to 100 for a sit down reception, tables and chairs are provided. Or for a cocktail style reception (with finger-food), we can accommodate up to 130.
  • The use of all crockery, cutlery and glassware is also included in our hire fee.

We believe the most important day of your life should not be the most expensive! You will have complete control over your budget, as we allow you to choose your own caterers or even self-cater. Swallowfield provides a unique opportunity to create your special day, exactly as you want.

We can provide assistance with recommendations for lots of great local service providers and nearby accommodation options for you and your guests.

Our capacity is: 100 seated // 130 cocktail

For more information visit our website on the right or find us on Facebook & Instagram.

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Venue Facilities

  • AV system
  • Bar area
  • Bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Bridal change room
  • BYO alcohol
  • BYO catering
  • Camping
  • Chapel
  • Clean-up included
  • Fire pit
  • Generator
  • Kitchen
  • Marquee or Tent
  • No curfew
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Power
  • Stage
  • Tables and seating
  • Water
  • Wet weather cover
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi

Owner / Manager

In 1985 the Abela family (current owners) purchased Swallowfield from John Russell for their family home. Swallowfield was originally owned by Evelyn Aylmer Cecil “Bill” Russell, a prominent saw miller in Gembrook. The Russell family had owned the property from 1907 to 1985.

The first vineyard was planted in 1990. Since then, the vines have matured and produce every year beautiful grapes for top end labels and award winning wines.  Over the years this has included Domain Chandon (Premium Sparkling) and Rochford Wines (Terre Chardonnay, ‘Dans les Bois’ Chardonnay and ‘Dans les Bois’ Pinot Noir).

The private property and its beautiful surrounds are enjoyed by family, friends, community and guests for many Weddings and special occasions.



  • Please contact us for a listing of options in and around Gembrook. There are lots of lovely options. to suit all budgets - from houses and B&B's right through to camping right next door.

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