21 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.

Address: 321 Davey St, South Hobart TAS 

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.

Address: 20 Runnymede St, Battery Point TAS

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.

Address: 20 Runnymede St, Battery Point TAS

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.

Address: 992 Richmond Rd, Richmond TAS

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.

Address: 1 Ford Parade, Lindisfarne, TAS

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.

Address: 700 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson TAS

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!

Address: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Queens Domain, Hobart TAS

8. The Fat Pig

Fat Pig Farm is a working 70-acre farm that grows and breeds everything they serve in their restaurant.  Located in the magnificent Huon Valley, it has a heritage orchard and is also home to Matthew Evans who is a chef by trade and also hosts The Gourmet Farmer show on SBS..  There is a dining room purposely built for these events and it can cater for up to 40 guests.  From land, to table, to fork, to mouth – a very different wedding format to be talked about long after your wedding day has come and gone.

Address:  Near Cygnet, Huon Valley, TAS

9. Frogmore Creek Winery

Frogmore Creek Winery has a cellar door has many accolades under its sleeves, an on-site restaurant and is located in the Coal River Valley.  Additionally, it has the charming amphitheatre with an all-encompassing view of the winery, the hills and the waterways.  Your ceremony can be held anywhere on this stunning estate and the Barrel Room provides the perfect setting for an elegant wedding reception. Known for its high caliber of cuisine and fine wines, your guests will not be disappointed.  Catering is provided in-house and they can host up to 50 guests.

Address: 20 Denholms Rd, Cambridge TAS

10. Port Arthur Historic Site Open Air Chapel

Port Arthur Historic Site is one and a half hours from Hobart CBD.  Beautiful beaches and breathtaking coastal views, gardens and convict ruins make some amazing backdrops for your elopement.

There is an open-air Convict Church amongst the evocative ruins that is perfect for your wedding ceremony that can accommodate up to 150-seated guests.  If the weather misbehaves, there is a backup venue – a small chapel next to the Church, St David’s Church.  The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority provides for all catering.   The landscape and the historic setting of this venue really set it apart from other places. Making it one of the best elopement and small wedding venues in Hobart.

Address: Historic Site, Visitor Centre, Port Arthur TAS

11. Waterside Pavilion

The Waterside Pavilion is an attractive, contemporary wedding venue located in the heart of Hobart’s amazing waterfront district.   The venue has high ceilings, big windows and flexible open floor plan giving you lots of natural light for great photography and also serves as a blank canvas for you to create your own wedding environment and to give you a most memorable wedding.  Olive Tree Catering & Hire will look after all your catering and venue requirements.  They are well known for being one of the best modern caterers and wedding decor specialists on the island.

Address: Argyle St, Hobart TAS

12. MONA

For lovers of the arts, Mona is a world-famous museum, perched on a river, encircled by a vineyard, and with its own wineries and a brewery. In this Museum of old and new art, you will find $300 million collection of art and ancient artefacts from around the world.  In spite of this precious collection, you are allowed to hold weddings here and you will find some amazingly good-looking spaces to invade for curating your love story.

Located on top of Mona is The Source Restaurant and there is also a new restaurant called Faro, both suitable for receptions.  The cuisine is chef-hatted and the wine list is obscenely deep and holds many accolades.  There is like over 3,000 options.  Catamarans, bus, cars and bikes can access Mona.

Address: 655 Main Road, Hobart, Tasmania

13. Home Hill Winery

Located in the picturesque Huon Valley, this winery has won many accolades, coupled with a Restaurant that is renowned for its locally sourced ingredients.  If offers you a venue that has glass windows giving you breathtaking views over Mount Wellington.  Not only is it intimate and romantic with a choice of indoor and outdoor amazing backdrops to curate your love story, the cuisine, award-winning wines and stunning views will blow your guests away.

Address: 38 Nairn Rd, Ranelagh TAS

14. The Astor Grill

This is a gem of a restaurant that cannot be faulted for its food, wine and service.  They have 2 dining rooms here that will host 55 guests at a wedding or elopement.   The Astor Grill will be all too pleased to customise your reception menu.  Nothing is too difficult, as they believe that your wedding day should be very special.  It is considered one of the best chef-hatted restaurants in Hobart, ageless and yet modern.  Astor’s focus on fresh sustainable produce is showcased in their menu that consists of modern Australian cuisine, complemented with an impressive wine list. 

Address: 157 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS

15. The Beach Restaurant

The Beach Restaurant at the Ramada Resort is a great wedding venue located on Seven Mile Beach.  Be prepared to indulge in a delightful cuisine at the onsite Beaches Restaurant, you will discover it is truly an enjoyment. Positioned just a stone’s throw from Seven Mile Beach’s pristine waters, the restaurant’s menu is inspired by locally sourced produce with a good selection of Tasmanian wines and other assorted beverages to complement.  The food is superb and the service exceptional.  There are so many beautiful backdrops to curate your love story of a lifetime.

Address:   78 Surf Rd, Hobart 7170, TAS

16. Barilla Bay

A lover of fresh oysters, fresh air and fresh seafood, Barilla Bay is a ‘must visit’ wedding destination for you. They cater for ceremonies and receptions in several venues, in a gazebo or on the beach.  The restaurant offers views overlooking Pittwater and Mt Wellington and can cater for up to 110 reception guests.  The Pearl Room is intimate and caters for 30 guests.   Menu-wise, the Chef can create a menu to suit your specific requirements. There is no public transport to Barilla Bay, so you can catch a taxi or Uber or self-drive. 

Address: 1388 Tasman Hwy, Cambridge TAS

17. Wyndham Resort by Wyndham Seven Mile Beach

This is an eco-friendly resort with picturesque natural surroundings. Ideal for an elopement or wedding.  This iconic beach is an impressively gorgeous area that offers some of the best unique natural experiences in Tasmania.  The Wyndham Resort is a 55-acre property situation opposite the beach with pine forest, which makes a perfect ceremony on the sandy beach or a small gathering in the sublime pine forest. Your photographer will be able to curate your tell your love story on this iconic Resort.

Address: 78 Surf Rd, Seven Mile Beach TAS

18. Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat

Glen Derwent is a couple of century old stately Georgian farmhouse, cottages and sandstone cast house with stables and barn on 12-acres of picturesque land by the Derwent River.  It offers a variety of rooms, outbuildings and garden areas ideal for wedding. Your photographer will be able to curate your love story as it unfolds in this iconic heritage estate to give you an everlasting memory.

Address: 88 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk TAS

19. Rydges Hobart

Rydges Hobart is a heritage-listed hotel that is full of charm style and romantic ambience. With its natural beauty and unique history, Rydges Hobart is just the right place for your long awaited wedding. With customised menus to romantic details and the charming surrounds, guests will remember this day for years to come.  There is the Edwardian Room, the Federation Room and the Outdoor Courtyard area for your ceremony and reception.

Address: 393 Argyle St, North Hobart TAS

20. Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Hadley’s Orient Hotel can cater for up to 150 wedding guests.  The perfect location for your ceremony is the Atrium that is flooded with natural light, just perfect for great photography.  It has an elegant ambience and serves well as an amazing backdrop for your photo shoot. The Leadlight and Mary Hadley Rooms can be decorated to give it a romantic ambience for your reception of up to 110 guests.  The George Cartwright room is adorned with heritage chandeliers and plenty of natural light this venue offers a private space for 80 guests.

Address: 34 Murray St, Hobart TAS

21. Hobart Function & Conference Centre

This waterfront venue enjoys a stunning view like no other. It sits on Elizabeth Street Pier, spanning 100m out over the glistening water of the Derwent.

​There are six amazing event spaces that boast floor to and at night you can see the lights of boats in the harbour. The venue enjoys a waterfront location like no other, situated, as it is on Elizabeth Street Pier, spanning 100m out over the sparkling water of the Derwent, the centrepiece of Hobart’s bustling waterfront community.   The food and wine here is top notch.

Address: 1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart TAS

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