Are you still looking for a perfect venue for your dream wedding in the Albury – Wodonga area?
Well, look no further.
– I have the perfect one for you.
Imagine a place with rustic charm, and a sense of newly profound elegance. A unique and beautiful venue combining the best of everything you could possibly wish for. A place where the new meets the old. Elegant meets casual. Tradition meets vision.
Located in the heartland of New South Wales, by the banks of the Murray River, you’ll find the picturesque small town of Corowa. And once you’re there, you’ll surely come across the Corowa Whisky Distillery.
Well, yes. It’s actually Australia’s very first whisky distillery using locally grown ingredients. And what a distillery it is! Named among the top 10 whisky distilleries in the world, this 1920s Flour Mill-turned distillery in Hume County makes some of the finest whiskies on the planet.
But in reality, it’s so much more than that…
Today, I’m giving you my ultimate Corowa Whisky Distillery guide. I’ll help you decide whether or not it’s the perfect venue for your wedding. And you’ll also get all my tips & tricks on how to make the most of this hidden gem of a venue.
Introducing a wedding venue straight from your dreams…
It’s not hard to spot this rustic venue from far away. The heritage-listed 1920s Flour Mill towers above its beautiful surroundings, making you feel as if you’ve just stepped a hundred years back in time.
As you enter the Distillery, you’re immediately hit by an instant romantic – and slightly nostalgic – vibe. Twinkling fairy lights and dreamy drapery greet you, dangling from above your head in the reception area.
Here you’ll find classical style leather chairs that look like they came straight from one of those high-end men’s clubs. Its soft elegance is balanced perfectly with the raw aesthetic of the main bar, built from concrete and handcrafted bricks dating all the way back to 1919.
And don’t even get me started on the ceiling…
The ceiling is a whopping 40 ft. high – meaning you can dangle fairy lights, drapery, or greenery from heaven. Literally (well, almost). Its magnificent height gives way to stunning visuals and a great acoustic experience too – overwhelming all your senses with pure bliss.
Now, a great way to use all this space in the main reception area is to set up your band (yes, there’s plenty of room for a live band) or DJ right by the bar. This setup will leave plenty of room for you and your guests to roam around freely all throughout the day.
The bridal party sits under the beautiful decor hanging from the high ceiling, and the rest of the space is ideal to set up either a cocktail style or a sit-down meal for your guests.
Oh, and did I mention the venue’s picturesque surroundings?
Well, this means that at the Corowa Whisky Distillery, you can choose to have an outdoor ceremony too.
Say your vows with tears rolling down your guests’ faces by the barn door in the courtyard, with the fairy lights above. Or if you want to go for a more natural vibe for your ceremony, you’ll love the greenery patch outside.
Since there’s just so much room at this venue, you can host your champagne tower wherever you want: indoors or outdoors – your choice. And don’t forget your sparkler exit or confetti shots outside in the beautiful garden!
Everything is your choice – and here, your options are truly unlimited.
Your memories, captured through my lens…
Whatever style, vibe, or theme you want for your photos…
…the Corowa Whisky Distillery is the perfect place to bring your vision to life!
Here, you’ll have your very own real-life Pinterest, full of your own memories…
…in compositions that are so good you might not believe they’re even real.
Venture up the old wooden stairs, all the way to the top for the most incredible romantic views of your scenic surroundings.
And while we’re up there, why not get that perfect dancing shot? – You know, the one we all dream about, but only a handful of people ever get.
A frozen moment of you dancing with the love of your life. Your dress fans out and the smoke machine goes off as the sun illuminates your faces. And you dance away into your fairytale love story…
Once we’re done getting those dreamy dancing shots, we’ll stay upstairs just a little while longer. After all, that’s where the brewery is, with barrels upon barrely of the finest whisky in the world.
Don’t worry though, we won’t have to drink it all – maybe just a sip. We’re there to get some incredible portraits of the two of you, to capture your love and your joy for eternity. And there’s no better place to do that than among the beautiful brick walls and charming barrels of the brewery.
The entire space will be flooded with natural light from the tall windows, as you pose for the shots of your lives.
As the sun starts to set, we’ll head outside by the trees to get a landscape view of this timeless building in its incredible surroundings for your hero shots.
Now, besides the staged photoshoots, the Corowa Whisky Distillery offers plenty of opportunities to capture your spontaneous & authentic moments. Beautifully and artistically.
This venue is sure to add a rustic touch to all of your memories. Its high ceiling, charming walls, and picturesque surroundings will sprinkle a little magic into each and every one of your photos.
Your outdoor ceremony, reception, and your party. Your champagne tower, sparkler exit, and first dance.
– All captured in the most beautiful surroundings. And made extra special by your dreamlike atmosphere.
Mouthwatering dishes & smooth beverages…
Imagine the best whisky, wine, or craft beer you’ve ever had. Now multiply the “awesome” by at least 10x.
And THAT’S the quality of every single beverage you’ll come across at the Corowa Whisky Distillery.
I mean – again – it’s been chosen among the top 10 whisky distilleries in the world for a reason.
And you’ll definitely feel “that reason” in your mouth with every smooth sip you take – regardless of your drink of choice.
As for the menu…
Get ready to delight your taste buds with an unparalleled culinary experience.
The seasonal menu of Corowa Whisky Distillery showcases local produce from the region – meaning you always get fresh, natural, and delicious dishes. With practically unlimited options for you to choose from, you’ll be able to design your perfect meal with just the right courses, made from the best ingredients.
But it gets even better. The place is also well-known for serving some of the best Belgian Chocolates in Australia, giving you and your guests a gastronomic sensation you won’t forget.
Now, while I do believe that food and drinks shouldn’t ever make-or-break a wedding…
…here at the Corowa Whisky Distillery, they definitely take your wedding experience to a whole new level.
So, ready to have your dream wedding here?
If you’re ready to learn more about how you can have your wedding at the Corowa Whisky Distillery, I volunteer to help you make that happen. I’m in love with this place, and I know you will be too. We can speak with Bec – the functions manager – to make all your dreams come true…And hey, if you’re still looking for someone to eternalise your most beautiful moments – the way you want to remember them – at the Corowa Whisky Distillery, then feel free to reach out. As your wedding photographer, I’d be honoured to tell your unique love story through my lens.