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The Best Wedding Venues in Queensland
Engaged & planning a wedding can be stressful right! But where do you even start? By choosing the best wedding venue!
We need exciting events in our lives to look forward too, like holidays and weddings. And luckily weddings involve both – the wedding and the honeymoon.
With so many styles – beach weddings, city weddings, country weddings, garden weddings or church weddings, picking the best venue to suit your wedding might be a little challenging with so many great reception venues in Queensland. Thanks to Stay At Home Mum for putting together this list of the best wedding venues in Queensland to get you started.
The best wedding venues in Queensland
as selected by the Stay At Home Mum website
The Best Country Wedding Venues
A country wedding would entail things like old barns, wineries, old mansions on an estate or homesteads.
1. Abbey of the Roses – Warwick
If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, then this beautiful old convent located in Warwick, might just be the perfect place for your Country Wedding in Queensland. Abbey of the Roses is a manor house dating from 1891. It is a refined and dignified adults-only bed and breakfast with magnificent gardens and rooms that will make you think you have gone back in time. The grounds even have their own tiny little chapel!
2. Woodlands of Marburg – Marburg near Ipswich
Woodlands of Marburg is a plantation-style estate which belies an intriguing past, which is perfect for your country-themed wedding. It is built in 1890, yet only open to the public for the first time in 2002 following extensive renovations and restorations. You can also take advantage of its getaway experiences such as hot-air balloon or helicopter rides.
3. Wedding At Tiffany’s – Maleny
If you want a scenic venue for your wedding, then Tiffany’s Maleny is the perfect spot for you. It is built in the 1980’s and stunningly restored. It sits across the escarpment edge with uninterrupted views toward the majestic Glass House Mountains. With a reach that extends beyond to Moreton Bay and Brisbane, your guests will marvel in the landscape and natural surrounds that capture your special day in true style.
4. Jimbour Station – Dalby near Toowoomba
Be captivated by the elegance and charm of yesteryears at Jimbour. Established in 1876, the House and surrounding gardens offer an exquisite wedding backdrop. You can also choose to celebrate your wedding in the hanger – which is simply adorable! The gardens are a wonder, don’t forget to check out the amazing vegetable garden whilst you are there!
5. Summergrove Estate – Gold Coast
If you want a lasting impression on your wedding day, then the unique hinterland charm of Summergrove Estate is the one for you. The magnificent outlook from the grounds create infinite photo opportunities to capture those precious moments forever.
6. Gabbinbar Homestead – Toowoomba
Want to know about “The Gabbinbar Experience”? At Gabbinbar Homestead, a historic estate would be exclusively yours on the day of your wedding, which means your wedding can be unique.
7. Gordon Country
Their old barn is just so gorgeous, you would want to make it a part of your wedding. The Gordon Family have long been established in the Goomburra Valley with the original family settling circa 1837! Formerly a cattle property, it is now made into an eco-tourism site.
8. Glengariff Historic Estate – Mount Mee, Dayboro, North Brisbane
A wedding at the award winning Glengariff in Brisbane is ideal with its idyllic location. It is one of the oldest privately owned family properties in Queensland, celebrating 139 years and 6 generations who have lived in, owned and operated the estate.
9. Fox and Hounds Country Inn – Wongawallan
Start your life together with wonderful food, great wine, and cold beer amongst the romance of the English Manor or say your “I do’s” under an old fig tree.
My extra recommendations –
Yandina Station – Sunshine Coast
Branell Homestead – Laidley near Toowoomba
The Best Beach Wedding Venues
10. Peppers Airlie Beach
Get the perfect beach wedding setup with the deep blue Coral Sea and lush resort gardens providing a spectacular backdrop to a variety of magical and memorable venues, including Tides Pavilion, Oceans Edge Villa and the luxurious main banquet room. Marry on Boathaven Beach or the pure sands of Australia’s famous Whitehaven Beach.
11. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort – Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island is one of Townsville’s most loved islands with its turquoise waters and idyllic tropical nature. Behind it is a mountainous terrain that provides a picture perfect backdrop. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is elegantly laid out at the water’s edge overlooking the Coral Sea and private marina. A ferry will take you from Townsville to the finest Magnetic Island accommodation.
12. Peppers Soul – Surfers Paradise
Make your special day extra special at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise. Be 77 levels above the white sandy beaches and crystal waters of the Surfers Paradise foreshore, and more importantly, above all your wedding expectations. This truly stunning icon of contemporary style delivers wedding and reception venues and packages that are unique, stylish, beautiful and – most importantly – personalised to you.
13. Noosa Boathouse – Noosa
For that spectacular water views and amazing sunsets at the Noosa River, try the Noosa Boathouse where you can cross the fairy-light lined boardwalk, and amongst the three level floating boathouse, you will discover three waterfront wedding spaces available to choose from.
14. Sarayi – Palm Cove
If you want a romantic backdrop of the sun setting over the MacAlister mountain range, then Sarayi is perfect for you, with its rooftop terrace offering spectacular views of the Coral Sea. It is located opposite the beautiful Palm Cove foreshore and framed by majestic Melaleuca trees to make your wedding a truly exceptional experience.
15. Cape Gloucester Resort – Whitsundays
The sea, sky and spectacular setting sun provides the perfect backdrop for your Cape Gloucester Beach Resort wedding ceremony. Established in 1995 with the purchase of 150 acres on the eastern shore of Edgecumbe Bay, Cape Gloucester Beach Resort was designed to be a small, inviting and environmentally sustainable resort, which now hosts different events including romantic weddings.
16. Kingfisher Bay Resort – Fraser Island
Say “I do” in World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and your wedding will surely be perfect. With temperate climes, blue skies, coloured sands, majestic forests, and lakes rimmed with gold and stunning backdrop, it definitely is a choice for an awesome outdoor wedding ceremony.Plus, it’s been named ‘Best Qld Resort Reception Venue’ for the third year in a row at the 17th Annual Queensland Bridal awards.
17. Coral Sea Resort – Whitsundays
Can you see yourself walking across the manicured lawn, down the red carpet isle to join your husband-to-be on the oceanfront? At the award winning Coral Sea Resort, this will surely happen. The resort is situated in the exclusive sea side enclave of Airlie Beach, in the stunning Whitsundays.
The Best Garden Wedding Venues
18. Evergreen Garden Venue – Gold Coast
Do you dream of an elegant, European-styled garden wedding? Here’s one venue you’ll love. Evergreen Garden Venue has been one of the most highly regarded boutique wedding venues on the Gold Coast. It was voted the 3rd Best Wedding Venue in Queensland by the Australian Industry Bridal Awards.
19. Joncia Gardens – Beaudesert
Cherish your memories in a multi award winning garden. Enjoy a multicultural feel with its Japanese or English cottage, Balinese rainforest, Australian and giant vegie patch.
20. Newstead House
Celebrate your special day at the Newstead House, surrounded by the grace and beauty of Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence. The Fountain Courtyard makes a stunning location for a garden wedding ceremony. Feel grand once the Newstead House’s 1865 cedar wooden doors are opened before you walk down the external bricked path at the ceremony venue.
21. Villa Botanica – Whitsundays
If you want a beautiful palm lined and mosaic tiled walkway backed by monumental pandanus trees as you walk down the aisle before taking your vows in the exquisite hand carved timber wedding pavilion, then, Villa Botanica is for you. Here, the amazing, serene beauty of the Whitsundays’ Coral Sea gives a 180° backdrop featuring Hayman Island, Airlie Beach and the breathtaking Whitsundays.
22. Thala Beach Nature Reserve – Port Douglas
Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers a stunning beachfront. Simple yet divine.
23. Boulevard Gardens – Indooroopilly
Dreaming of a secluded wedding venue with personalised service? At Boulevard Gardens, you can enjoy canapés and cocktails in your own private courtyard, or indulge in a culinary dining experience in your choice of the Walter Taylor or Terrace functions rooms.
24. Reid’s Place – Scarborough
For over two decades, Reid’s Place has been a venue of choice for local and international guests, and the setting for sensational weddings and romantic getaways. It is an exclusive colonial garden wedding venue on the Redcliffe Peninsula close to Brisbane city, Caboolture, North Lakes, Sandgate and the Sunshine Coast. Beth and Rob Reid have been opening up their home on the Redcliffe Peninsula since 1995.
25. Sol Gardens
Sol gardens is a botanical hinterland hideaway perfect for creating your dream wedding. We have a variety of ceremony areas, surrounded by lush greenery that naturally creates a relaxed and romantic atmosphere for your guests. The beautiful Creekside locations and Pond offer an array of idyllic locations for photographs so there is no need to travel off-site, but if you do so desire – the Currumbin Beach is just a short 15 minutes’ drive away.
The Best Formal Wedding Venues
26. Flaxton Gardens – Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Perfectly located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island, Flaxton Gardens is the ideal location for your special day.
27. House of Laurels – Maleny
Imagine yourself walking down this red carpet, facing a beautiful white gazebo within a romantic garden in this elegant outdoor courtyard, then after, you enter a stunning French provincial reception area. This is it! The venue that would make your wedding a truly unforgettable experience.
28. Customs House – Brisbane
Customs House is regarded as one of Brisbane’s premier function venues. This Heritage-listed wedding venue featuring magnificent architecture and spectacular river views is one venue you would want to include in your list.
29. The Brisbane Club – Brisbane
The Brisbane Club is one of Australia’s premiere Private Clubs that offers a unique, warm and friendly environment perfect for a formal wedding. It is one of Brisbane’s pioneer clubs established in 1903 and is situated in the heart of the CBD in a contemporary setting in the Brisbane Club Tower.
30. The Greek Club – Brisbane
Recognised as one of Brisbane’s premier wedding venues, The Greek Club is the perfect location to celebrate one of the most significant days of your life. Its breathtaking views of the park life and Brisbane city skyline will add to the splendour of your magnificent day.
31. Summit Weddings – Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane
Celebrating 30 years as a restaurant in 2013, The Summit’s high standard of service has ensured the same private ownership since 1983, which means the Summit Restaurant & Bar is an award-winning venue perfect for your formal wedding, with its spectacular, panoramic views and an experience you will always remember.
The Best Hotel & Resort Wedding Venues
32. Rydges Tradewinds – Cairns
Stunning Coral Sea views and pristine Cairns hotel accommodation offer guests the ultimate vacation experience at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns Resort. Choose to have your wedding surrounded in luxurious elegance whether indoor or outdoor event space — the Trinity Esplanade Room, boasting breathtaking views of Trinity Bay, is an especially ideal venue for a stunning wedding reception or the al fresco event space that puts your guests amid lush, tropical gardens and is the perfect setting for an elegant banquet wedding surrounded in natural beauty.
33. Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort & Spa – Noosa
34. Hotel Grand Chancellor – Cairns
Famous for its palm trees, Hotel Grand Chancellor, especially its Fig Tree Deck is a popular choice or a secluded spot amongst their lush gardens, while some may opt for that perfect beach wedding ceremony.
35. Spicers Hidden Vale – Brisbane
For the old-fashioned romantics, here’s an idyllic venue for a picturesque, enchanting wedding. At Spicers Hidden Vale, seal your love amidst its rolling hills and natural bushland.
36. Transcontinental Hotel
If you want a fairytale wedding, the Transcontinental Hotel offers a unique wedding venue especially for the contemporary couple. With its exposed brick walls and charming Victorian detailing, this hotel will make your wedding the perfect one.
37. Hilton – Brisbane
With its stunning city views, Hilton Brisbane is a great venue for couples who love the cityscape as this hotel is in the heart of the city.
38. Stamford Plaza – Brisbane
Have you ever dreamed of having a grand wedding? Stamford Plaza Brisbane’s Grand Staircase and foyer together with its Brisbane riverside gardens will make you feel regal and would be the perfect backdrop for your Brisbane bridal photographs. SEE ALSO: 100 Most Popular Gifts for Girls 2015
39. Full Moon Hotel – Brisbane
The Full Moon Hotel offers stunning views over Moreton Bay. Aptly named as a result of its NASA rated full moon gazing position, this venue will definitely make you feel over the moon.
The Best Luxury Wedding Venues
40. Brisbane City Hall
Since its opening in 1930, Brisbane City Hall has been a symbol of civic pride and over the years, it has become one of Brisbane’s greatest icons and the home of elegance and grandeur. So, if you’re planning on a grand wedding, imagine the magnificent King George Square foyer with the grand marble staircases as your ultimate backdrop that will definitely complete your most special day.
41. Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Chapel – The Gold Coast
This is one of the most sought after wedding chapels on the Gold Coast. The gorgeous non-denominational chapel features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Coomera River, and boasts a mezzanine floor for awesome photography opportunities.
42. The Point – Sanctuary Cove
For that luxurious wedding that you have in mind, The Point in the Sanctuary Cove is the perfect place for you. Located in the secure and luxurious Sanctuary Cove gated community and situated on the northern point overlooking Sanctuary Cove Marina with stunning views down the Coomera river, “The Point” represents the ultimate in luxury waterfront holiday homes.
The Most Quirky Wedding Venues
43. Brisbane Powerhouse – New Farm
Breathtaking river views, stunning park surrounds and endless locations to capture the moments from your special day — these are what a perfect wedding looks like, and this can happen in Brisbane Powerhouse.
44. Paronella Park – North Queensland
In Paronella Park, your dream of having that unique and quirky wedding may come true with its extravagant ballroom. In 1935, José Paronella opened Paronella Park, with a vision of making it the premier wedding venue in Far North Queensland, which it is now.
45. Sea World Resort – Gold Coast
Make your special day magical at Sea World Resort & Water Park, from spectacular manicured gardens, to the elegant Presidential Room overlooking the stunning Gold Coast Broadwater.
46. The Old Church
Get that unique wedding you’ve always wanted at the Old Church, superbly located in rural setting with magnificent gardens.
47. Sunshine Castle – Bli Bli
Start building a lifetime with your partner at the Sunshine Castle and experience the royal treatment you definitely deserve.Here, you can have an elegant white traditional wedding with your own prince charming and beautiful princess or a magnificent medieval feasting occasion including heralds, knights and serving wenches. Only your imagination is the limit.
48. Preston Village Chapel – Toowoomba
If you want a timeless wedding, say I dos at The Preston Village Chapel with its extensive polished silky oak paired with Tasmanian oak pews that creates a rich and distinctive setting for weddings.
49. Factory 51
Imagine yourself enjoying a rustic wedding, with red brick walls, polished concrete floors, exposed steel beams, a giant crystal chandelier and a private entrance. At Factory 51, this is definitely possible.
The Best Winery & Vineyard Wedding Venues
50. Sarabah Estate Vineyard
51. The Cedar Creek Estate – Mount Tamborine
For that intimate wedding escape, Cedar Creek Estate Winery offers Brides and Grooms a unique and romantic ceremony and reception location for this very special day. The Estate has a charming non-denominational sandstone chapel, set overlooking the Vineyard and tree-lined Lake or for couples that prefer the outdoors, there is a garden arbor overlooking the lake.
52. Sirromet Winery – Brisbane
Sirromet Winery provides the perfect venue for your vineyard wedding with the spectacular view of its serene lagoon or in the picturesque vineyards of the rural property.
53. O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
Offering two spectacular locations you can tie the knot in the vines at Canungra Valley Vineyards or head up into the mountains surrounded by Lamington National Park.
54. Albert River Wines – Tamborine Mountain
Albert River Wines can make possible an amazing and memorable occasion. Pledge your love surrounded by the beautiful ambience of lush grape vines and the panoramic Mountain Views.
55. Ocean View Estate
Exchange wedding vows amidst a stunning vineyard backdrop at the Ocean View Estates, and start your new life together here.