Congratulations you are getting married.
Wedding budgets can be overwhelming and can add stress to what should be an enjoyable planning experience.
Did you know the average Australian couple spends between $28,000-$32,000 on their big day?
Take a deep breath and feel relief because at our Haus you don’t have to, and still have a dream wedding.
We are pleased to offer you our $10,000 all-inclusive wedding package for your special day.
Our wedding and events team will work with you to create an affordable way to celebrate with your family and friends, right in the heart of the popular wedding destination, the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Credit: Luke Simon Photography
With two stunning historic outdoor ceremony venues and award-winning hospitality, we can help you plan your wedding to suit any budget.
Located only a short 3-minute drive from the Haus Restaurant, The Cedars gardens is the perfect place to say I do! The Cedars, purchased by Hans Heysen in 1912, is Australia’s oldest artist’s studio. The idyllic Cedars house, untouched since its last renovations in the early 1920s, is situated on a 60-hectare heritage property and nestled amongst a romantic garden setting, with beautiful native gums, flora and fauna.
You can hold your ceremony under the magnificent willow tree, nestled at the bottom of the cottage gardens.
Or say your nuptials at The Hahndorf Academy which is one of the largest regional art galleries in South Australia. This iconic building on Hahndorf’s Main Street is located just a 5-minute walk from the Haus Restaurant.
Tucked in behind the Hahndorf Academy, the historic barn is the perfect backdrop for a rustic wedding setting. This unique space has beautiful lush lawns, sheltered by a row of mature gum trees for you and your guests to enjoy right in the middle of Hahndorf.
You are spoilt for choice, with a myriad of stunning locations for photos before, and after your ceremony.
You can also enjoy drinks and canapes post-ceremony in the gardens, supplied by Haus Catering, before your reception at the Haus Restaurant.
Located just 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, you’ll feel as if you’re a world away in the heart of picturesque Hahndorf.
Our award-winning team delivers the best in food, wine, accommodation and hospitality for you and your guests.
Our stunning off-site garden ceremony locations, flexible reception spaces and the new $10,000 wedding package make planning your day simple, affordable and stress-free.
Offering one single-point-of-contact, we can meticulously plan and deliver your special day.
- Highly-flexible reception spaces, catering for groups 10-150
- Award-winning dining and catering crowned South Australia’s best Venue Caterer in 2018
- The Cedars gardens and The Hahndorf Academy Barn – stunning off-site outdoor ceremony locations, only minutes from the Haus Restaurant
- 85 rooms across 3 boutique accommodation properties
- On-site car parking in the heart of Hahndorf
- Keep your guest list tight.
Although you might be tempted to add everyone you know on your guest list, it’s important to remember every person you add will add more money. It’s your day, so don’t feel obligated to invite people you don’t know very well. To save as much as you can, try inviting fewer people and making the event more intimate.
- Have minimal flowers.
Instead of spending a lot of money on flowers that will die shortly after the reception, keep it simple but elegant. For example; small native bouquet for the bride and maybe a single stem each for the bridal party. If you know someone with a beautiful garden, you can actually make your own bouquets for the day and to decorate the tables etc.
- Skip the bridal party gifts.
While it’s considered customary to give gifts to your bridal party in some circles, it isn’t necessary. Instead of buying gifts they may not even want or enjoy, consider writing them a special note to say “thanks” instead. If your friends know that you’re trying to save money on your wedding, they will understand.
- Make your own invitations.
With a quality home printer and some time, you can make very classy invitations on your own. You can also use free graphic design templates from sites like www.canva.com or buy hard-copy invitation kits at stores like Spotlight. Keep it simple and very classy. Sites like VistaPrint also offer cheap wedding invitations you can order online.
- Ask friends and family for help.
You probably know some incredibly talented people amongst your friends and family. Is there a musical cousin, a work friend who is a budding photographer, or a neighbour of your gran who loves to bake? Maybe it’s work asking if they would like to help or offer a lower price to assist with the plans for your wedding? What’s the worst that could happen? They say no, but if they say yes… happy days, and can add a unique personal touch to your wedding.
- Consider buying second-hand.
Many couples often sell their centrepieces and decorations on sites like Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace or eBay. You may also pick up good quality faux flower arrangements. Some brides even sell their recently worn-once wedding dresses, shoes and accessories.
- Buy dresses on sale.
If you want to save on bridesmaid dresses, at all costs avoid ordering custom dresses. Instead, head to a few stores with dresses on sale and see if you can all find something “off the rack.” Or consider hiring or purchasing online.
- Rent or wear matching suits.
Very few people have the need to own a fancy suit after a wedding, and if this is you or your partner, you should rent one. Alternatively, ask your groomsmen to wear matching colours from home – and the mismatched look is very on-trend.
- Rethink expensive rings.
Traditionally wedding rings are an important part of the marriage ceremony, symbolic of your commitment to each other. That doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune. If gold is outside of the budget (at this time in your lives together) consider titanium, sterling silver, and other materials less expensive. Remember you will have many anniversaries where you can gift more expensive wedding bands when and if you can afford it.
- Don’t go overboard on the honeymoon.
Instead of planning a big, expensive overseas trip, stay closer to home and focus on relaxing after all the build-up to your wedding and spend quality time together. Book a staycation… we highly recommend Hahndorf where you can explore the Adelaide Hills and nearby regions of Langhorne Creek, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Victor Harbor.