About Glanville Hall

About Glanville Hall

Adelaide's newest home of truly bespoke weddings and special events!


About Glanville Hall

Surrounded by immaculate, manicured gardens and a lush green golf course, Glanville Hall is just a stone's throw from picturesque Semaphore Beach and an easy 25 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD.

Tucked into a quiet residential street, this 150-year-old hidden gem includes five elegant main rooms offering flexible spaces to suit all styles of celebrations and events. From romantic indoor and outdoor ceremony locations and lavish reception rooms to private meeting areas and intimate celebration spaces, Glanville Hall combines the grace and glamour of a classical manor with the seamless service and exceptional food and wine you would expect from a modern, boutique venue.

This proudly family owned and operated business boasts one of the state’s most awarded and experienced events management teams - headed by husband and wife team Justin Markos (a multi-award winning chef) and Kelly Markos (an award-winning wedding and events coordinator). Glanville Hall hosts exquisite, bespoke wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as corporate events and private celebrations.

Glanville Hall is the ideal venue to accommodate:
- seated events for 15-105 guests
- standing, cocktail-style events for 30-200 guests
- romantic and intimate garden and indoor ceremonies.

Marquee events can also be arranged by request, with seating capacity for up to 200 guests.

Our location

Nestled in a peaceful, leafy street in the picturesque beachside suburb of Semaphore, this Victorian Tudor-style manor is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and framed by a neighbouring lush, green golf course. Glanville Hall is located less than 25 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, and just a stone’s throw from the soft sands of Semaphore beach.


Our spectacular homestead

Outside, Glanville Hall’s iconic tower, sweeping lawns, picturesque stone cloisters and striking, modern pavilion make the property a truly spectacular backdrop for events and photographs. The manor's breathtaking beauty continues inside, where this perfectly restored heritage homestead features soaring ceilings, original cornices and ceiling roses, ornamental fireplaces, polished timber floorboards, dreamy bay windows and double French doors opening directly into the gardens.

Guests at Glanville Hall can select from a number of beautiful, intimate private rooms to hold smaller special events, while the main reception room - The Chapel - can comfortably seat up to 105 guests, or host standing events for up to 200 guests.

The family behind Glanville Hall

The Glanville familyGlanville Hall is a proudly family owned business, operated by Executive Chef Justin Markos and his wife, Events Manager Kelly. With more than 20 years' experience in hospitality and events, Kelly and Justin are proud to be living their dream of not only owning three of Adelaide's most beautiful dining and event venues - Glanville Hall and its stunning sister venues, Utopia @ Waterfall Gully and The Red Gate - but also creating beautiful, affordable wedding magic with Adelaide Pop-Up Weddings and delivering their newest 'food baby', Woody - the Wood Oven Wagon!

Justin is a fully qualified, multi-award winning chef with years of experience in all areas of hospitality. Since completing his apprenticeship at the iconic Chloe’s Restaurant, Justin has held senior positions in some of South Australia’s most prestigious venues including Penfold’s Magill Estate, Auge, The Radisson Playford, Mt Lofty House and the Grange Golf Club.

In 2006, Justin became the first chef to win the prestigious Dan Pontifex Memorial Scholarship - taking him to Europe where he spent several months working in some of London's finest Michelin-starred restaurants, including Le Gavroche, Kensington Place, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's and The River Cafe. In 2008, Justin’s passion for fresh South Australian produce was once again evident when he captained his team to a Bronze Award in the international Tasting Australia Culinary Competition.

Today Justin specialises in modern Australian cuisine, showcasing the best of South Australia's fresh and fantastic local produce matched with hand-picked boutique wines from local producers.

Kelly has held senior media, communications, events and public relations roles across Adelaide, in organisations ranging from state and federal government departments to large children's charities. She opened the couple's first venue, Utopia, with Justin while on a brief period of maternity leave...but their businesses have since flourished, so Kelly has enjoyed a total career change which sees her now planning and hosting more than 200 weddings and events each year!

Kelly is passionate about hosting beautiful, unique and personalised weddings and functions, working closely with guests to look after every little detail to create the perfect event for any occasion.

Today Justin and Kelly are supported by their sons Jackson and Oscar, an amazing support network of family and friends and a wonderful team of fun, fabulous, passionate staff.