20 Beautiful Elopement & Small Wedding Venues Hobart

Are you planning an elopement or a small intimate wedding in Hobart? We have done the research for you to find small wedding venues in Hobart that will actually do a wedding for twenty people or less. 

Couples that are eloping aren’t necessarily having small weddings because they just want to save money. Most eloping couples genuinely do not want to have a big traditional wedding. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t want a beautiful wedding and that doesn’t mean that they aren’t prepared to spend proper money to get their dream wedding.

We have found that many venues don’t understand this and just won’t do small weddings. Either because they can’t make it profitable enough or they think their venue is just too big. My feeling is that they think it isn’t profitable enough. 

Here is my advice for engaged couples looking for their perfect Hobart small wedding venue. If you find a venue that is perfect for you, but the venue feels that your wedding is too small, ask them what their ‘minimum spend’ is. That is, the minimum amount of money you need to spend to make the event profitable enough for them to take it on. You might find that it is not as much as you might think. Plus it means that instead of paying for dinner for 50 to 150 people, you can spend the money on the best food, drinks and styling and have the most amazing small wedding.

My second piece of advice if you are having trouble finding a venue, is to consider mid-week or winter weddings. Wedding venues are much more likely to want your business in these off-peak times.

Hobart is a beautiful location for an elopement and there are some really lovely intimate small wedding venues. From five-star hotels to rustic historic venues. The wedding venue basically sets up the mood, the atmosphere and the experience of your wedding day. So choosing the perfect Hobart small wedding venue for your elopement or intimate wedding is a huge decision.

1 – The Islington Boutique Hotel

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The Islington is the perfect blend of modern and traditional architecture, this super-luxe boutique hotel has fine art and antique furnishings throughout. This former stately home has been beautifully converted into a luxury urban lodge, with 11 guest rooms making it an ideal Hobart small wedding venue. Therefore it can accommodate up to 22 people for bed & breakfast, the ceremony and the reception. Sounds ideal!

Nestled in the exclusive enclave of South Hobart it offers spectacular views of Mount Wellington/ Kunanyi and a tranquil garden for an intimate garden wedding ceremony. An exquisite dining experience is also available in the mountain view conservatory, with an emphasis as much as possible on local, seasonal and organic Tasmanian produce from small producers, or the hotel garden.

2 – Leena of Hobart Hotel

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Walking through the doors of this spectacular heritage hotel offers a peek into Hobart’s history. Built in 1874 Leena of Hobart Hotel is set in a gorgeous sandstone mansion. With stunning manicured gardens and function spaces offering high ceilings and natural light making it the perfect backdrop for a small wedding.

Located close to the bustling Hobart waterfront on Salamanca Place. Home to Australia’s largest outdoor markets and plenty of fine restaurants you and your wedding guests can stay and enjoy Hobart from this amazing location.

Another option for this venue is to book their penthouse and have your ceremony on the balcony overlooking Hobart and then have a private dinner in the penthouse.

3 – Runnymede Hotel Hobart

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Rich in history this sandstone colonial house was built in 1840 and served as a whaling captain’s house. The National Trust has restored and furnished the house returning it to its original elegance. Boasting a rich collection of maritime artifacts, today it is a museum dedicated to marine conservation.

Runnymede is located just 8 min north of Hobart in New Town and with beautiful lawns and gardens, it is the perfect spot for an intimate Hobart garden wedding. There are also a number of intimate spaces where you could hold a small wedding dinner and is a perfect small wedding venue in Hobart.

4 – Puddleduck Vineyard

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Nestled in the Coal River Valley only 20 minutes from Hobart, Puddleduck Vineyard is family owned and run. And it is a beautiful location for a small intimate Hobart wedding or elopement.

This property is perfectly set up for smaller weddings. Wedding ceremonies can be held at the cellar door with large doors opening out over the large deck that overlooks the dam offering water views on top of the stunning surrounding vineyards. Follow on with nibbles and drinks for your guests including their famous Bubbleduck Sparkling. Access to the beautiful vineyards and grounds for photos included in their packages.

5 – ML Egeria – Motor Yacht Club

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How about an elopement on the water, around Hobart, in your own private, historic boat. Well, you can do that on the M.L. Egeria.

The ML Egeria a classic antique Huon pine and Teak vessel built in 1941 that is located at the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania. It is just under twenty meters in length and you can have functions, weddings, private dinners and even elopements on it. It could be one of the most unique small wedding venues in Hobart.

You and your guests can be picked up from various wharves including Bellerive Wharf, Waterman’s Dock or Kings Pier. And catering and drinks can be arranged. If you love the water and are after something a bit different, then the ML Egeria might be perfect for you.

6 – The Signal Station

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Just 10 min out of Hobart the historic Signal Station sits upon high 300m above the city on Mount Nelson. Offering unparalleled 180 degree views over Hobart City, the Derwent River, The D’entrecateaux channel and on a clear day Bruny Island.

The Signal Station Brasserie is located in the original Signalman’s House which was built in 1897. With a beautiful seasonal menu and Tasmanian beers and wine and spectacular views, it is perfect for intimate weddings and elopements.

7 – Succulent at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Succulent is a restaurant located in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart and it is a really good choice if you are looking for a small wedding venue in Hobart.

It is located in the visitors centre, at the main gate and offer beautiful views and wonderful Tasmanian food and wine.

But the real reason I think this is a great option for an elopement or small wedding is the fact that it is located in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. You can have your marriage ceremony within the grounds of the gardens, take beautiful wedding photos around the 14 hectares of land and then have a small reception at Succulent. Sounds perfect!

The Fat Pig
Frogmore Creek winery
Port Arthur Historic Site Open Air Chapel
Waterside Pavillion
Home Hill Winery
The Astor Grill
The Beach Restaurant
Barilla Bay
Wyndham Resort by Wyndham Seven Mile Beach
Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat
Rydges Hobart
Hadley’s Orient Hotel
Hobart Function & Conference Centre

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