Wedding Reception

Perfect Place: Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge


When it comes to wedding venues, it’s hard to beat one with its own vineyard, breathtaking mountain views and on-site guest accommodation. We asked newlyweds Samara and Gerard what they loved about a wedding at Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge.

What we loved about the venue…

Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge was our perfect venue and from the moment we saw it we fell in love. The grounds and buildings were superbly maintained with beautiful gardens and a gorgeous quaint vineyard.  They also had glorious captivating views from all locations at the venue that stole our hearts and took our breath away. With ceremony, reception and accommodation all onsite we could truly make the most of every minute of our special day. We could not imagine a more beautiful and perfect environment to start our marriage. But the best thing that we truly fell in love with was the staff. From day one all the way to check out as Mr and Mrs we were treated like absolute royalty, with all staff going above and beyond and handling all matters with ease and efficiency.


Clear Mountain Lodge looked amazing when…

In our background the perfect gorgeous view of Samsonvale Lake and the Glass House Mountains made our altar so much more special and totally amazing. Gorgeous floor to ceiling glass windows in the Serenity function room brought the garden beauty into our reception and really opened the space up.


The food was…

As an Italian bride, I had very high expectations and specific requirements that I wanted for my wedding food. All food was absolutely delicious and totally blew me away! There were copious amounts of delicious food, local and fresh ingredients. Our guests were blown away with the quantity and quality. All the meals were also delivered in a timely fashion. The chef was totally amazing and completely willing to make our dreams come true with our ideas.


Decorating tips?

Our venue was completely stunning and natural and did not require huge decorating in order to make it perfect. We brought the vineyard and gorgeous outdoor nature into our reception with the use of herbs, greenery and timber.


On the day…

Words cannot describe or express our love and gratitude for James (our wedding coordinator) and the staff at Mercure Clear Mountain. It was like being king and queen for a day and having every worry, thought and wish tended to promptly and with superb professionalism. I even had my spare shoes brought to me in the vineyard on a silver platter with a glass of champagne – enough said. There was not a stressed hair on my head! I never thought I would have such lasting and happy memories about the staff we met and got to spend our special day with.


The best photo locations around Clear Mountain Lodge are…

Where to even begin? The most stunning views at the ceremony gardens provided the most amazing backdrop for all our photos. The romantic vineyard was truly beautiful in bloom and offered playful or seriously gorgeous photos.


Three words to describe Clear Mountain Lodge…

Fun, stress-free, majestic.


The accommodation was great because…

The accommodation was a great price and there were discounts for guests. The rooms were beautiful, close to everything and there was plenty of parking and great facilities.



Samara and Gerard Muggeridge
Date of Wedding: 26th September, 2015
Number of Guests: 69
Ceremony and reception: Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge
Photographer: Poppy Lane Photography
Gown: Miss Solano
Cake: Justine's Cake Art

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