What’s the Best Pre-Wedding Destination in Adelaide?

Getting married in Adelaide? where should you stay the night before?

So, what is the Best Pre-Wedding Destination in Adelaide?

Of all the questions I get asked in the lead up to a wedding, one that I actually don’t hear that often is,

“What’s the best pre-wedding destination in Adelaide?”

I’ve found that many people neglect their pre-wedding plans in favour of focusing on the ceremony and reception - even though pre-wedding plans are absolutely crucial to the success of your day! Brides can get the very best experience on their momentous day by selecting the perfect getting-ready setting. There are several options for ideal pre-wedding locations for a bridal party in Adelaide, but I’m going to let you in on the best kept secret in the city - Cremorne Street Coach House!

The best pre-wedding destination in Adelaide…

My absolute favourite place for bridal parties to get ready is the Cremorne Street Coach House. Booking a beautiful Airbnb close to Adelaide will mean that you don’t have to travel far for your pre-wedding preparations. Instead of just getting ready at someone’s house or in a stuffy hotel room, renting a stylish Airbnb guarantees a dedicated space where you can enjoy all-round relaxed vibes before the ceremony (and maybe even a cheeky Champagne breakfast).

If you’re researching where to get ready for a wedding in Adelaide, you’ll need to pick a location that makes the morning of your special day completely laid-back and stress-free.

Groom getting ready

So, what makes a good getting ready location for a bridal party?

Here are a few essential elements to look for in a pre-wedding site:
1. Great central location that’s close to your wedding venue
2. Comfortable space to get your party’s hair and makeup done
3. Pretty backdrop and natural lighting for photos
4. Amenities you might need (kitchen, washer and dryer, etc.)
5. Inexpensive option (you’re probably already spending quite a bit on your wedding!)
Now, let me tell you how Adelaide’s Cremorne House ticks all these boxes and more...

The lighting and atmosphere

The house is equipped with gorgeous large windows that are a photographer’s dream, as they provide beautiful natural light that lends a lovely ethereal quality to the photos. Covered with white drapes, the beds make for a picturesque backdrop; along with the house’s natural lighting, this will help me take the best Adelaide pre-wedding photos to capture all of the fun and joy of your pre-wedding preparations. I’ve worked with a hair and makeup artist Bianca Sumampow at Cremorne House and she’s just as much of a fan of its impressive natural lighting as I am. Bianca notes that quality lighting is crucial when applying makeup - she says it dramatically improves her judgement on shades and foundations and that the makeup always turns out way better than it would under artificial lighting.

Spacious room

The house is set up like a studio apartment, with two beds and one bathroom. There’s plenty of room for a bridal party to gather and relax on the morning of the big day. The expansive room allows me to move around a lot easier than if we were in a cramped hotel room, creating a freedom that always leads to the best pre-wedding pictures.

Full amentities

Cremorne Street Coach House also beats most hotels when it comes to amenities, such as a full kitchen (with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, oven, etc.), washer and dryer, TV, laptop-friendly workspace, and WiFi. There’s even a pool that you can access during the summer - a quick splash in the water with your friends can be a fun and refreshing way to begin your pre-wedding prep. There’s even a cute coffee shop around the corner, should your party require a barista-made caffeine or pastry hit.

Easy parking

If you’re meeting at someone’s house or at a hoteI, finding parking for everyone in the bridal party can be a hassle. And if there’s one thing a bride doesn’t need on her wedding day, it’s extra hassle. At Cremorne House in Adelaide, guests get exclusive access to the garage below, as well as secure access from a laneway off Cremorne Street. Convenient parking also makes it easier for family, friends, and even vendors to stop by. The private entrance is ideal for guests’ discreet coming and goings too. Oh, and did I mention that all of the parking is completely free?

Kiarra wears the Riona Lace gown by Adelaide designer Nasreen Jawad

Inexpensive costs

By this point in the planning, you’re probably looking for ways to stick to your original wedding budget. The Cremorne has got you covered on this front too, as it’s only $190 a night (subject to change). With all of the amenities listed above, you’ll be getting your money’s worth and then some.

The location

Cremorne House is an easy 10-minute drive down Pulteney Street, right into the heart of the city. It’s positioned with easy access to Unley and Hyde Park as well as tons of shopping, cafes, and restaurants. There’s also convenient public transportation within 200 metres, so you don’t have to travel far to access the whole city.

Wonderful host

Josephine is a truly amazing host and was happy to meet with me before my booking to go over everything in a friendly get-to-know-you chat. She always ensures that Cremorne is fully stocked with all necessities and even leaves tasty snacks out for guests on the day. The best part is that she lives next door, so she’s available if the guests happen to need any extra help or support.

Groom getting ready

It’s hard for me to describe just how special this space feels

but once you experience it, you’ll understand my obsession! The bridal party has the option of facing a picturesque garden view while getting their hair and makeup done. Bianca says that she finds brides tend to get a little nervous (understandably) on their big day but whenever they look out at the pretty views of Cremorne House, they magically calm down.

There are plenty of getting ready locations for an Adelaide wedding, but you’d be hard pressed to find one as perfect as the Cremorne Street Coach House...

Don’t forget to send my love to Josephine when you’re there!


The Cremorne Street Coach House looks stunning! All that interesting light coming in from the windows make for stunning portraits! Must be a stunning and relaxing location before the wedding day!

Thank you Isaac! Yes, The Cremorne Street House is incredible!

awesome hints and tips, really appreciate it

Thank you Kevin! Really appreciate your comment!

This post is so perfect for anyone looking to have a pre-wedding shoot done in Adelaide! And your wedding photography is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!! x