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Profile: Hotel Richmond

Profile: Hotel Richmond


About Nicholas

I created this blog to really help Adelaide brides who are planning their wedding. I've been been a professional photographer for 15 years. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Style Me Pretty and In 2015 Style Me Pretty interviewed me,  in 2016 Complete Wedding Magazine called me "One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers".

Profile: Hotel Richmond

Adelaide Wedding Blog: Wedding Venues

Tell us about your venue. How long have you been holding weddings and how many weddings do you hold per year?

Hotel Richmond has operated as a premier wedding venue in Adelaide for over 10 years! Hosting over 80 wedding per year, we have mastered the art of making your day everything you imagine.  We mainly hold weddings on Saturday’s and Sundays and it is worth noting that we have two rooms available to hire. ‘first’ our stunning lounge, bar and restaurant on level 1 is the larger venue and the ‘Balcony Room’ on level 2 is for smaller intimate weddings.

Why should a couple consider your venue over other venues?

I think that couples often choose our venue when they are looking for something more personal. We are not your ‘typical’ function centre, that is for sure! Hotel Richmond houses all the charm of an old building with modern food and fantastic services. Providing a private covered balcony within the venue, stunning fairy lights and beautiful original 1920’s art deco features, your guests will be amazed from the second they walk through the door. Inclusions galore is also another thing that comes to mind! From accommodation, personal coordinator for the day, flowers in a colour scheme of your choice that you can use as centrepieces or just as extra decorations, and SO MUCH MORE!

What’s the first thing brides usually ask when they come and see you? 

Everyone always asks us if the fairy lights will be included for their wedding, and the answer is YES! Everything you see when you walk into our venue off the street is what you get! From the fairy lights, white draping and beautiful artwork, to the vintage items such as bird cages and suitcases that many couples use as their wishing wells, we have so much to offer!

What size functions can you hold/host?

We can accommodate sit down receptions for up to 160 guests and cocktail for up to 300 guests. We also have smaller rooms available for more intimate weddings of up to 40 sit down and 70 cocktail.

Can couples bring in their own caterer? What about alcohol?

We pride ourselves on our inhouse caterers so we don’t allow external food to brought in except for desserts. Some BYO alcohol can be negotiated.

Can the ceremony be held at your venue? 

Ceremonies held in our venue are absolutely stunning and feature tons of natural light in all of our spaces. With prices starting from $350 including 40 chairs, signing table, microphone, 2 large floral arrangements in a colour of your choice and options for additional decorations also, you can’t go wrong!

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Are the couple free to decorate as they like?

Yes, of course! Many couples like to add some personal touches to their wedding. We will even help you set up a lot of your decorations. From hanging greenery or floral arrangements to, laying place cards and custom decals on our provided gold mirror!

If your venue is outdoors is there a backup space in case of rain?

Our venue is indoors so no need for a backup! But we are happy to be a backup in case you have an outdoor ceremony!

Could you give our readers some indication of the range of prices for hiring your venue?

Minimum spends and venue hire apply to book all of our spaces. Minimum spends include food and beverage. These start from $3500 for intimate weddings and $12,000 for larger weddings. And with everything that comes included, you will find it excellent value for money.

How early do couples need to book you?

We normally suggest to book your venue between 8-12 months our from your wedding, to make sure you get the date you want! However, we welcome last minute enquiries and are happy to offer support for last minute wedding planning.

What time at night can weddings stay at your venue?

Our venue normally closes at midnight, however later finishing times can be negotiated.

Do you offer accommodation options?

We have 30 accommodation rooms at our venue which you and your guests are welcome to book. You also receive a complimentary room as part of our wedding package!

What other (if any) wedding services do you offer?

Our Exclusive wedding & event packages include the following:

•             Use of our venue until completion of your wedding (time to be confirmed with your wedding & events  Manager)

•             General cleaning prior to and after your wedding

•             Set up for your wedding

•             lounge furniture & tall cocktail bar tables 

•             Use of the balcony overlooking Rundle Mall and the city scape

•             Personalised printed menus (1 per person)

•             Full service staff requirements, including tray service and table service

•             Use of our in house microphone for formalities

•             Use of our in house plasma screens to show DVD’s or photos

•             Use of our in house sound system for I-pod

•             Special accommodation rates for all guests including continental breakfast

•             House flowers (in your requested colour theme, can be used for table centre pieces)

•             Tea light candles and other vintage props to help you with your stying  

How can people get in contact with you?

Through our Website: Hotel Richmond 

Photos of Hotel Richmond

All photos supplied by Hotel Richmond

Venue Details


Website: Hotel Richmond 

Address:  128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000


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