We know that your wedding day is a very special occasion, the most important day of your lives, so we will endeavour to make this as enjoyable and effortless as possible for you both.
Flint in the Vines is located in cool climate wine country, Murrumbateman. It is located 30 minutes from central Canberra and is a picturesque drive from the city. Flint in the Vines resides on the Shaw Vineyard Estate, a boutique winery established in 1998 on "Olleyville", a 700 acre fine wool producing property established in the mid 1800's. This historic property is reminiscent of a scene from Tuscany. The terracotta building is perched amongst the undulating vineyard and Anne Shaw’s delicate rose garden.
Flint in the Vines has two areas to choose from for your reception, indoors in our spacious dining room or outdoor dining on the terrace. Both options have magnificent views of the vineyard and the surrounding grounds that have a rustic charm. We also have several options for holding your ceremony on site. We would be happy to discuss this with you should you be interested.
There is ample parking at the venue as well as the option to arrange a private charter for your guests into and out of Murrumbateman. We would also be happy to recommend accommodation options in the region as well as other associated services for your wedding.
We are here to make this a memorable occasion for you. Watch our video of a September wedding at Flint.
''Eddie and I are just sitting here going over the past few months and trying to make sense of the whirlewind that our lives have become. We wanted to send you and Jai a heart felt thank you for making our day so special and stress free for us. It truly felt like I got the wedding of my dreams. Together with our friends and family we were able to celebrate our union at Flint In The Vines with superb style. Kate everything that you organised the food, the drink, the flowers, seating and entertainment for children and adults alike was perfect. Your relaxed yet professional approach enabled us to truly enjoy our event.
At our initial meeting with you while we were still reeling from my diagnosis you made it clear that you would help out any way that you could and that you understood this was going to be a family event. The special needs required for members of our family were taken in to account throughout the planning and communicated with all your staff. Eddie says that his interactions with your staff prior to and on the day were excellent in particular Christian. We can't speak highly enough of your restaurant and send our belated thanks to you and every one involved in our special day.''
Sarah & Eddie 12th January 2013
"Thank you so much for all your efforts and hard work to make our wedding ceremony and reception such a wonderful and happy occasion for both John and I, and for everyone who attended.
We received many positive comments on the food and the wine, as well as the pleasantness of the venue itself. Several guests also commented that it was the best wedding they'd been to, happy and relaxed. Certainly John and I enjoyed ourselves in spite of the weather which didn't dampen our spirits, thanks to the change to indoors. How cosy and lovely was that! The entire afternoon was all that we had anticipated it would be.
We have some lovely photos which truly reflect the love and happiness that surrounded us on such a special occasion.
Thanks again to you and your crew for making the afternoon such a success."
Joan & John 1st March 2013
''We would like to express our most sincere thanks to you for helping make our wedding day perfect.
Firstly, Katie, your professionalism, organisation, creativity and warmth made planning a wedding at Flint in the Vines at Shaw Vineyard Estate so easy and stress free. You took care of all the details and we had complete confidence that everything would come together on the day just as we had planned and it did!! The work you put into setting up, the personal touches you added and your attention to detail exceeded my expectations. I knew everything would be beautiful but I had no idea how just amazing the place would look, it took my breath away.
The food was absolutely AMAZING! All of our guests commented on how extraordinary the food was. We knew from previous meals at Flint in the Vines how exceptional it is, but we were so happy to be able to share it with our family and friends. We had so many comments on everything, but the dessert buffet was a real highlight – my personal favourite was the strawberry and mascarpone tarts, OMG unbelievably good!
We would also like to extend our thanks to your staff, they were wonderful, always smiling, nothing was too much trouble.
Katie & Jai, you were both an absolute pleasure to deal with – thank you so much. We will never for get our wedding''
Kylie & Wade 19th March 2011
''Jai & Katie, Thank you so much for all of the work you put in to organising our wedding, it went off without a hitch!
The food was great, thank you for allowing us to have the cake served on platters, and for suggesting the pizza canapés, that was such a good idea for our more casual lunch reception.
The paddock looked fantastic –it was the perfect place for our ceremony and thanks to Katie as well for operating the music during the ceremony.
We’ll see you soon for a meal for sure!''
Sarah & Anthony 7th March 2011
''Katie, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you again for all that you guys did for us on our wedding day. We had a fantastic time and all the family really enjoyed themselves. The food was absolutely beautiful. You are a great organiser and I'm truly grateful for all your help with all the extras of picking up cake and table flowers etc. It really was a weight off my mind.
I'm sure we'll be visiting again in the future for more wonderful food and wine.''
Janet & Grahame 25th March 2011
''Jai and Katie, We had the best day! on the 26th March when our daughter was married. The main reason for this is what you both did. from the time we first tasted your exquisite food, right through the discussing of the table decorations, pushing a button on an iPod, to accommodating all of our needs on the day, we found you professional & friendly to us as a family.
Also Katie & Jai, the was you served our friends, family and in particular ourselves, was truly amazing.
Thank you so much for everything, you made a busy day very relaxing as we sat and enjoyed our daughter's wedding. With much gratitude.''
Ashley & David 26th March 2011
''Firstly, a MASSIVE thank you to the both of you for making our day absolutely amazing!!! Katie, your help was very much appreciated and we couldn’t have asked for someone better to help us make our day perfect!
Jai, the entire evening was amazing, your staff were so fabulous and the food was DELICIOUS! Absolutely everybody had a wonderful time and are still raving about the menu I'm sure we’ll be seeing you guys more often so yummy breakkies, lunches and dinners!''
Kym & Ross 12th March 2011
''Katie, what a stunning day we had! We had a wonderful time, exactly what we wished for - lots of fun as well!''
Bianca & Julian 9th April 2011
'Katie & Jai, thank you very much for your part in making our wedding day such a memorable occasion. You were tireless and brilliant''
Jeffrey and Amanda 2nd May 2011
'We had a lovely reception at Flint which will definitely be our most favoured and romantic dinner escape for the future with happy memories and feelings attached to it. Almost everything was as good as we knew that it would be and we think you and the staff did an amazing job, it was very smooth and we never had to worry about a thing. Thank you'
Eleni and Berend 3rd September 2011
Katie & Jai, thank you for your amazing work on our wedding. The day seemed flawless. People continue to rave how delightful the evening was. It came together beautifully and could not have happened with you and your dedicated staff. It is service like this that will keep us coming back again.''
May and Adrian 10th September 2011
''Thank you for our kids' wedding management yesterday which everyone agreed was a magnificent affair expertly arranged by yourself and the staff of Flint in the Vines. The balloons on the road were a welcome surprise touch and the first indicator of wonderful things to come. One of our guests later in the evening told me in all seriousness while in helpless laughter at some joke that was going around her table that it was the best wedding she had ever attended. I was very appreciative that no-one on staff panicked when we started dancing the Serbian kolo, particularly as most of the dancers had never done it before. The decorations, the ambience, the friendliness of the staff, the food, the wine were exemplary, thank you.''
Peter Petkovik, Hebe & Damian's Wedding 19th November 2011
''We wanted our wedding to be as stress free as possible for everyone and the great service from everyone out there really helped make it that. We have had so many comments on how great the food and the service was, so glad we moved our reception to Flint.''
Rebecca & Mark Wilson 26th November 2011