Yes it’s true, the Ferguson Valley doesn’t quite have the profile for weddings that the Margaret River region enjoys. But, and it’s a big BUT! The small boutique nature of the wedding industry here doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the quality of your venue or your wedding suppliers. In contrast, you can expect friendly service, and usually a much more cost-conscious quote than our cousins further south. In addition, it’s likely you’ll be the first of your friends to choose this down south wedding option with a difference, meaning your wedding day will be truly unique. And, we’re significantly closer to Perth, making travelling for guests a much less daunting prospect.
The Ferguson Valley is about 1.5hrs south of Perth, located approximately 20mins east of Bunbury. If you’re driving to Margaret River from Perth, you are driving past and missing out on the rolling hills, juicy vineyards, vast forests, and spectacular views the Valley is renowned for. The towns of Dardanup and Burekup are in the Ferguson Valley, with Boyanup, Brunswick and Donnybrook our neighbours.
There are unique wedding venues in the Ferguson Valley and surrounding areas: some you might have heard of are Alverstoke in Brunswick, Ferguson Farmstay, St Aidan’s Winery and Evedon Park. And there are plenty that you haven’t heard of too, I can promise you that, that would love to host your special day.
There are many local businesses, in the Ferguson Valley and in neighbouring Bunbury, that have made weddings their business and they are all passionate about promoting weddings in their backyard. You can find everything you need in the Ferguson Valley or in Bunbury, from marquee hire to hair & makeup to celebrants and photographers.
A group of local businesses got together last year and set up a styled shoot at four of the Ferguson Valley’s most spectacular venues: Ferguson Farmstay, Hackersley Estate, St Aidan Wines and Wellington Forest Cottages. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Share the Love, Scentiment Flowers, Gemma Collins Makeup Artist and the venues themselves, Ferguson Valley Events set up and styled four very unique ceremonies which were photographed by Henderson Photographics.
The photos have been used by all the businesses involved in their marketing, and you can see the results of the shoot throughout this website, and in this blog! In addition, we have been lucky enough to have the shoot featured in the latest edition of WA Brides magazine, in a sexy glossy six page spread. Pick up a copy at your local newsagents and check it out!
For more info on planning your Ferguson Valley wedding, don’t hesitate to flick us a quick email or give us a call for a chat. We are passionate about our beautiful valley and hope you can have the most special day of your life in this most special place.