Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek will open a new wedding and event space in October.
The new $1.8 million architecturally designed wedding venue, which includes $300,000 through the Regional Development Grant, will double the yearly allocation of weddings at Lake Breeze.
Lake Breeze managing director Roger Follett says the winery is becoming more popular for weddings due to its secluded, easily accessible location, however its capacity has been limited.
“Lake Breeze visitors often tell us that they feel like they have discovered something new and exciting. We’re tucked away beside the river and among the striking red gum trees, which we think makes the perfect wedding setting – plus, we’re just 50 minutes up the freeway,” Roger says.
“We’re fortunate to have inherited such a beautiful part of SA and we think our new wedding and events venue is a great way to let others share it with us.”
Local architect Trisia Kwong, who has worked with the Follett family for more than 25 years, says the new space incorporates locally sourced materials in line with the existing cellar door and restaurant and will highlight the vineyard views.
“I wanted to keep the character of the original cellar door which was previously a hay shed,” Trisia says.
“To keep it contemporary and fresh, original limestone and sandstone will be mixed with industrial galvanised steel while large glass windows will be installed to take in the surrounding scenery and capitalise on the north-facing light.
“The existing warehouse structures provide the perfect setting for the new event space. The island bar, which will look out onto the paved terrace, will also be a stunning addition to this space.”
Roger Follett says the indoor/outdoor wedding venue means Lake Breeze could offer weddings even during the cooler months.
“We’ll be able to host around 25 weddings a year and that will include our exclusive barrel shed weddings and those held outside among the Lake Breeze grounds,” Roger says.
“With that, will come a raft of job opportunities which will continue to see our region grow and thrive. We’re excited to welcome new faces to the region with this new event space.”
An artist’s impression of the new venue at Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek.