Weddings at Ben Ean Estate

Ben Ean is one of the most breathtaking and sought after sites in the Hunter. Giving you exclusivity of the entire estate, you can roam the grounds and enjoy the endless photographic opportunities.

Epitomising the perfect combination of romance and sophisticated elegance… it’s the perfect vineyard estate setting offering the ultimate Hunter Valley Wine Country ‘experience’!

There are multiple stunning ceremony locations across the estate with indoor and outdoor options available. ‘The Courtyard’ offers a magnificent ceremony space, sheltered from the weather or head outdoors to ‘The Fig Tree’ or ‘The Garden Terrace’ which each offer unique and beautiful settings. The Laraghy and Steven Rooms offer a blank canvas and can be transformed into any look and feel that you have in mind for your reception. Alternatively, dine and dance the night away in the heritage listed courtyard with all its rustic charm.

You will be spoilt for choice on this spectacular estate! Head up to ‘The Fig Tree’ for a unique and stunning backdrop or use our sprawling vineyards for the quintessential wine country shots. An especially beautiful time of year is when all the autumn leaves turn red, or during spring when the vines turn lush and green.

Of course Ben Ean specialises in outstanding wines, however, when matched with their superb menu it’s a marriage made in heaven! You are invited to taste their full range of wines at the cellar door so that the perfect drinks menu can be designed especially for you. Delight in a complete canapé service in the beautiful courtyard or sit down to a sumptuous feast. Ben Ean understand that no two weddings are alike and are able to tailor the complete package to suit your needs and gladly cater to all your requirements.

The team at Baumé restaurant are the onsite caterers for your Ben Ean event. They source the very best local ingredients and tend to them with love to create the most amazing food for your reception. They ensure all their ingredients are selected at a perfect time to give full flavour and freshness to their dishes.

The team at Ben Ean have created an incredible tasting journey at the refurbished Cellar Door with the addition of a curated selection of retail shops offering gourmet produce and gifts. Start with the extensive wine selection and then treat yourself to cheese, olives, chocolate, gelato and more! These onsite vendors are ready to help you with an array of locally made delights to make your wedding extra special. Choose from a range of individual wedding favours, from speciality chocolates to miniature olive oil bottles. Or why not delight your guests with the addition of a gelato cart, a chocolate smash dessert bar or a special guided tasting of the very best wines matched with a selection of locally sourced cheeses… they’ll love it all!

Cellar Door Open 9–5pm Mon to Sat & 10–5pm Sun

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Group Information

What is the minimum number of people you will pick up?

There is no minimum restriction to book so singles and couples can book tours, but there is a minimum number of people needed to run tours effectively.

We do our best to make sure every tour runs, which sometimes means shuffling minimum numbers together so tours can operate.

We need to group together at least  4 people (minimum number shown on each tour) for it to operate.

Do you take parties like a 40th or 50th?

Yes. A day tour with your friends enjoying drinks and tasty food is one of the most enjoyable but hassle free ways to celebrate a birthday. We take care of the details and let us know if you would like something extra special too!

What size groups can you cater too?

Each tour vehicle contains passengers from multiple bookings until it is filled to the ‘maximum guest limit’ (shown on each tour). This limit keeps our group small so it’s fast and fun with premium access.

A tour will operate when a minimum of four seats are booked. If there are only four seats booked, great you will have the tour all to yourselves in one of our smaller vehicles. The more a tour fills up, the bigger the vehicle we use until our maximum guest limit for that tour is reached.

If you would like a completely private tour for two, or, have a larger group than the ‘maximum guest limit’ please contact us for options.

We can cater to larger groups by combining multiple vehicles for any tour.

Transfer Locations

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Sydney Transfers

  • SYDNEY direct transfers are not available.
  • To arrive from Sydney customers can catch the train between ‘Sydney-Newcastle-Maitland’ and request a Two Fat Blokes pick-up/drop-off at ‘Maitland’.

Transfer Fee Information

  • Flat rate is a single price for pick-up/drop-off at that location whether it’s two people or a full group of people.
  • Minimum 2 person pickup is required to operate the pickup service to fee based locations.
  • Fees are in addition to your tour booking and will be collected by your guide at time of pick-up. Please pay these fees by cash, ATM’s will be available on the tour.
Visit Wineries

Discover up to 3 great wineries handpicked for you.

How do you determine which wineries are best for my group?

Because we know the area so well and try to deliver the best experiences based on:
– Rave reviews from previous tour groups
– Boutique, non-touristy locations
– Excellent wines, moderately priced
– Warm & friendly service
– Perks available (cellar tours, barrel-tasting, wine-maker available, etc.)

Which wineries do we visit?

There is no set schedule of wineries. Our tour guides will take advantage of the best winery experiences available on that day, including special events, to make sure you get the most value from your itinerary, have an enjoyable day and maximise your taste time of the Hunter Valley.