Published 8 May 2019

When planning a wedding, the honeymoon is typically planned as a post-wedding event.

While the need for some special time together is a beautiful way to start married life, we’d like to suggest another option. How about easing into your wedding day with a pre-wedding moon?

Take the stress out of the lead up to your big day and book a few days or a week of rest and revival. Take the time to be with one another as you anticipate the immensity of married life together, devote yourself to some ‘us’ time and honour the next phase of your lives together. If your wedding venue has accommodation, they would be delighted to host you early and treat you like royalty, with all the lush, vibey love that you deserve. You’ll have a chance to really feel into the place you’re making your vows and own your ceremony. Give yourself the chance to be as prepared and ready as you possibly can with some essential Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges fresh air, fine food and deep rest! Perfect places include Araluen Boutique Accommodation, Wiggley Bottom Farm or try Valley Ranges Getaways for gorgeous homes and cottages. Arriving early and having a few days to chill is highly recommended anywhere in this beautiful region.

herd bar, yarra valley, Melbourne Food and wine festivalA pre-wedding moon is also a great idea if you have lots of guests attending from interstate or overseas. If your ‘special’ guests can arrive early too, a pre-wedding moon gives you a chance to catch up with people in a relaxed way and build towards the excitement of the big day together. Enjoy a smorgasbord at the Cuckoo Restaurant, lunch at Tramonto Kitchen and Bar, or tapas and cocktails at Herd Bar.

Take the time to tour the wineries, and combine with a delicious vineyard lunch at Immerse winery. If wandering a gallery and experiencing the blissful state of being immersed in art appeals, there are more than 20 galleries to explore in the region. For stress free getting about, consider a private tour with Yarra Valley A2B.

wire Willa walk, toolingOr explore some walks such as the Wirrawilla walk in Toolangi, the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (also a great option for cycling), or Sherbrooke Falls walk in the Dandenong Ranges, and show your family and friends why you’ve chosen such a special place to say, “I do”. 

There’s no need for stress – your Dandenong Ranges, Nillumbik or Yarra Valley wedding is all about beauty and love – and if you’ve chosen from our wonderful range of services, you can be assured every detail is taken care of. Pour yourself a local Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, have a massage (Natskin Day Spa at Balgownie and Balance Mountain Day Spa are both great options), take another bath and chill to the view of hills and vineyards. You got this.


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