Fall in love with Russo Estate for your Rustic Wedding
Russo Estate is a picturesque winey set on acres, the vineyard and the venue make for a perfect rustic wedding location for your special day.
Where is Russo Estate situated?
Russo Estate Winey is a beautiful rustic style venue that caters to several functions, including weddings.
Tucked away, just behind Plumpton in the outer Melbourne region. This beautiful winey estate is found at 760-818 Holdern Road, Diggers Rest, Victoria.
Can you have a wedding ceremony at Russo Estate Winery?
Not only are you able to have your wedding reception at Russo Estate, but the venue also has some locations on the estate for you to have your ceremony.
The Four Tier Waterfall is a beautiful backdrop to stand in front of your ceremony. While the calming sound of water flows down the rock formation wall
The Bridal Arch is one of the more popular places that couples choose for their ceremony. Made from two tall trees, and a half log, the arch also has a paved brick area to stand with white roses planted either side, which looks fabulous during the blooming period from October to May. And to top it off, it also is opposite the waterfall, which makes for an excellent feature for the ceremony.
The Horseshoe Arch is set on red gravel sounded by rocks and white roses. With the central part of the arch made from an iron frame. Your florist will be able to arrange flowers across the front of it to match your bouquet.
Under the gum tree is a beautiful grass filled area for your guests to be seated and standing. Allowing them to watch you tie the knot under the enormous gum tree. The tree its self looks fantastic as is or can have chiffon throws or décor hanging from the branches.
The outlook is also a great indoor option for your wedding ceremony. This makes for a good back up plan if you want to have your service during the unpredictable months such as September, November, and March.
But if you are looking for a winter wedding, The outlook is excellent to use to stay warm and dry.
Russon estate is also able to supply you with Red Carpet and 40 white American chairs for your guests that need to be seated. And there is also plenty of room for guests to stand during the ceremony.
Along with a wine barrel table for the wedding certificate signing.
What is available for the wedding reception?
Round Tables that seat up to 12 guests, along with comfortable material covered chairs will be set up for your reception. As well as white linen table cloths, white linen napkins, cutlery, and glasses.
White chair covers are available for hire if you would like them covered. But depending on the look you are going for, the chairs uncovered complements the look.
For the bridal table, 1.8-metre trestle tables are used and connected together to seat the correct number within your bridal party.
The venue also has wine barrel tables that can be set up for your gift or wishing well table, as well as your cake table and guest book signing table.
A Welcome board is also available for use if you want to have one to welcome your guests with a beautiful sign upon arrival.
Highchairs are available upon request for if children are attending, and they require one. These also fit nicely around the tables.
A dance floor space can be created in the larger reception areas, and there is even a spot for the DJ to set up where they can oversee the dance floor.
Pre-reception canapes are also available so that your guests can have something to snack on while you are getting your photos taken.
An open bar is available if you want your guests to be able to grab a drink before the reception or ceremony starts. And you can set a tab at the bar with a fixed amount and certain beverages available. Anything outside of what is set guests will need to pay for themselves.
And if you are not looking at using the whole venue, there is a partition that will separate your reception from the main restaurant area.
How many guests, and what is the cost for Russo Estate?
When it comes time for your reception, Russo estate winey can cater from 12 guests through to 300 seated guests. With prices starting at $100 per person.
The venue has four areas that can be used for your reception, depending on your guest size.
Min Guest – Seated
Max Guest – Seated
The dining terrace
The outlook – Cocktail Style
Downstairs vine room
All ceremony areas can cater for 40 seated guests with plenty of standing room for the other guests.
What facilities are available at Russo Estate?
There are quite a few vital facilities at Russo Estate that they have available for you and your guests.
- Disable parking and wheelchair access
- On-site car parking for guests
- Parent change room and disabled toilet
- Bridal room for you and your side of the bridal party to freshen up.
- Tea and Coffee station for you and your guests to go and have a cuppa during the reception
- A Bar for the main areas and a small bar in the Downstairs vine room
Are there excellent wedding photo opportunities at the wedding venue?
There are some fantastic areas to have your wedding photos taken, and your wedding photographer will be able to help you select the best places.
From around November, you will be able to get amazing pictures within the vineyard, as the grapevines are covered in lushes green leaves, preparing for the growth of its grapes. Getting photos withing the vines looks absolutely amazing.
As mentioned before, they have a 4 tier waterfall, which is stunning for photos, and as you can access the top of it, it will give you photographer som great shots of you from up high.
The bridal room is beautifully set up, so your photographer can get some last-minute pre-ceremony photos of you and the bridal party.
All the ceremony areas also are fabulous for post-wedding photo opportunities, and if you can go down and get photos taken under the big Gum Tree.
Lastly, the Downstairs vine room makes for some stunning photos of you both.
What accommodation is available for your wedding guests?
Your self and some of your guests may need accommodation either before or on the night of your wedding.
Currently Russo Estate is adding onsite accommodation. There will be nine glamping domes available, which will all contain their own bathroom. Seven of these domes will be for guests, and two of them will be honeymoon suites. These two will be a little bigger in size and will also have a jacuzzi.
There is no ETA on when the accommodation will be finished, but they are aiming for early 2020.
In the meantime there is some excellent accommodation location nearby.
- Melbourne Garden Bed & Breakfast is located in Kurunjang, only 8.4 km away from Russo Estate.
- Quality Hotel Tabcorp Park is located in Melton South, only 8.9 km away.
- Quest Caroline Springs is located in Caroline Springs and is 10.8 km away from the venue.
If your guest need accommodation, especially if they are traveling a fair distance for your special day. These are three ideas for accommodation that you can tell them about.
My experience at Russo Estate
On the 16th of November 2019. I helped plan and coordinate a wedding for a fantastic couple, Narrelle and Steven, at Russo estate.
I worked alongside Vannessa and the other staff members of Russo estate to help make their wedding day perfect.
During the lead up to the big day, Vanessa and the rest of the staff were terrific to work with. There was constant communication, not just with me, but with the bride as well. Making sure everyone was on the same page and making sure they met the needs of the couple.
On the day of. The staff was always friendly, smiling and only too happy to help with anything I needed to be done or that the couple needed.
I also got the honour of being able to experience some of the food. And well, I can honestly say it was absolutely delicious. I had a meat dish that just fell off the bone and melted in my mouth. Now I am not a big red meat eater, mainly because I’m not a fan of medium-rare meat. But I ate the entire thing just because it tasted so amazing.
I do highly recommend Russo Estate for any couple that is after a rustic style wedding or even just looking to have their special day at a winey.
If you would like to go and look at the packages that Russo Estate has to offer, you can do that via their website or feel free to contact them.
And when it comes to planning your wedding, and you would like to have a wedding planner or just looking to have On the Day Coordination, feel free to check out my packages page and see what best suits you.
But if you are looking at planning your special day yourself, I have written a helpful article on what wedding suppliers you need for your wedding.