"One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers", Nicholas splits his time between Australia and Paris. His photos have appeared in Harpers Bazaar, the New York Times and

Nicholas is the publisher of the School of Wedding Photography, a popular blog teaching wedding photographers around the world.

Serafino McLaren Vale Wedding: Adelaide: South Australia

Serafino McLaren Vale Wedding: Adelaide: South Australia


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".

Serafino McLaren Vale Wedding: Adelaide: South Australia

Serafino McLaren Vale won SA Best Reception Centre in 2016 at the ABIA Awards. It's a picturesque McLaren Vale winery located just near the town.

For this profile I spoke to Serafino's Wedding Coordinator, Gabrielle Harris, herself the winner of ABIA Best Function Coordinator in South Australia in 2017.

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

GH: Serafino has been hosting weddings for 19 years with approx. We average 60-80 weddings per year.

NP: Why should a couple consider your venue over other venues?

GH: We can offer the whole package, ceremony, reception and accommodation. Only 2 minutes from the main street of McLaren Vale however set in a beautiful native park like setting with spacious grounds. We were the ABIA winner of Best Reception Venue in 2016 and best function coordinator 2015 & 2017 so you know you are in the best hands!

NP: What size functions can you hold/host?

GH: Up to 220 seated or 500 cocktail

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

GH: No we do have our own kitchen team. Being a winery we also offer beverage packages inclusive of beer, wine and soft drink (spirits on consumption)

NP: Can the ceremony be held at your venue? 

GH: Yes we have ample grounds for ceremonies

NP: Are the couple free to decorate as they like?

GH: Yes, we also assist with any setup the couple provides

NP: Is there a backup space in case of rain?

GH: Yes we offer a back up for our ceremony or any outdoor wedding receptions

NP: How early do couples need to book you?

GH: If looking for a specific date at least a year and a half in advance

Serafino reception 

Serafino reception 

NP: What time at night can weddings stay at your venue?

GH: As late as 2am

NP: Do you offer accommodation options?

GH: Yes we have 30 rooms onsite, we also include complimentary accommodation for the couple the night of their wedding

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

GH: A general helping hand throughout planning as well as a wedding coordinator on the day to ensure all runs smoothly at the venue

NP: ow can people get in contact with you?

Via or via phone 08 8323 8911 

Serafino vines

Serafino vines

Venue Details:



Address: 39 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Telephone: (08) 8323 8911

Tripadvisor Reviews: 4.5/5 

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