30 of the Best Wedding Venues in Queensland to say “I do”
So, you’ve decided to get married in Queensland because of the fine weather and its stunning natural beauty. Good choice! You’re halfway(ish) there. Now you need to sift through all the many amazing wedding venues in Queensland to find ‘The One’.
If you’re feeling a little daunted (there are a lot of incredible places to get married here), let’s start with an easy question: what type of wedding are you after? Are you feeling a little country? Or have you always dreamed of a beach wedding?
Whether you’re a boho couple, five-star lovers or want more quirks and less formality on your big day, there is a host of options to suit every budget and taste. Here are 30 of the best wedding venues in Queensland according to the type of wedding you’re after.
Rainforest? Tick. Soothing waterfalls and the ruins of a Spanish-style castle with a romantic backstory? Tick, tick, tick. For a memorable, intimate wedding with 20 guests or less, this is the place.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
At O’Reilly’s in the Gold Coast Hinterland, you can say “I do” on the edge of a cliff, by a bubbling creek or in a vineyard, surrounded by nature in every direction.
Pethers Rainforest Retreat
Picture exchanging vows high in the trees enveloped by the ancient rainforest of the Scenic Rim, before retreating to Pethers’ restaurant where the menu is designed around the seasons to incorporate locally sourced produce. Better yet, it’s only a short stroll back to the property’s 10 private treehouses after a night of celebrations.
Keen to check out the area beforehand? Take off on a romantic couples getaway to the Scenic Rim with this 48-hour guide.
Offering fine food, wine and an idyllic setting in the foothills of the Springbrook National Park, this Gold Coast oasis provides all the elements for one stylish celebration. Everywhere you look the scenery is beautiful, starting with the views from the open-air chapel and ending with the lush gardens visible from the floor-to-ceiling windows at your reception.
Explore more of the Gold Coast Hinterland with this ultimate guide.
Barefoot on the Beach
Ocean View Events by North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club
A barefoot wedding at the iconic surf spot followed by a laidback but chic reception at the surfside venue is as quintessentially Gold Coast as it gets.
Find out why the locals call this beach a favourite with this local guide.
Nestled in between iconic surf beaches Snapper Rocks and Duranbah, this tiny cove at Coolangatta is a popular choice for beach lovers to tie the knot. It’s protected from the wind and has a timber walkway for the bride or groom to make their grand entrance.
Novotel Sunshine Coast
Don’t just get married on the beach, have your reception under the stars and on the sand at Novotel Sunshine Coast. There’s no need to move from ceremony to reception when you choose from any of their three lagoon-side beaches.
The Surf Club Sunshine Beach
Goin’ to the Chapel
Just 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise, this charming, antique stone chapel is the perfect place for a romantic church wedding. Set on a private estate, the non-denominational chapel is surrounded by lush gardens, water features and a flowing creek.
St Mary’s By the Sea Chapel
For a tropical wedding in a church setting, the non-denominational St Mary’s in Port Douglas is hard to beat. With the glass altar showcasing views of the Coral Sea, wooden pews and stained glass windows, this restored 140-year-old church is as pretty as a picture.
This tiny eco-friendly atoll in the Southern Great Barrier Reef can be booked out for a wedding, providing the ultimate island paradise for your celebration. Discover how to enjoy one of the best islands on the Southern Great Barrier Reef all to yourself with this guide.
For elopements or tiny weddings of up to 10 people, Australia’s top beach is a stunning spot to say “I do” barefoot and is just an eight-minute chopper ride from Hamilton Island. Thinking bigger? You can charter the M.V. Reef Explorer catamaran for up to 70 guests through Hamilton Island Weddings.
Come for your wedding, stay for your honeymoon. You won’t want to leave this coral cay paradise, and you’ll certainly never forget saying “I do” on one of its pristine beaches with the Great Barrier Reef as your backdrop and the island’s wildlife as your guests (you can invite up to 80 of your own guests, too).
Want more island wedding inspiration? Check out this real wedding on Lady Elliot Island.
City Botanic Gardens
An oasis in the heart of Brisbane City, the city garden’s wedding lawn is the most popular spot for couples to formalise their love. With the skyscrapers in the background, the garden location has a real New York Central Park vibe.
The Borrowed Nursery
This botanical haven – with one of the most photographed peach-coloured front doors on Instagram – doubles as a bespoke event space and wedding venue. Hidden in an industrial area at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, you can hold your ceremony and reception at this hip warehouse space.
A beautiful converted church atop of the Brisbane Modern Art Gallery in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley has been transformed into a changeable boutique events space – and one killer wedding venue. Couples can wed in the church and also host their reception at the historic property, which has been described as heritage-meets-modern luxe.
With its industrial décor, high ceilings and sleek fit-out, this converted warehouse in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley is an ideal venue for Pinterest-worthy nuptials with a difference. The Lightspace team can create a custom ceremony and cocktail-style or sit-down receptions.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Astonish your guests at this intimate retreat and then whisk them away to an Asian-infused feast. After the big day, relax and slip into your private cedar hot tub conveniently located on your balcony overlooking the hinterland.
Spicers Hidden Vale
Set on 12,000 acres of true Queensland bush, this luxury property has manicured laws, shady nooks, a dreamy barn and an acclaimed restaurant for the ultimate homestead wedding.
Keep it close and intimate in this country plane hangar in Jimbour, near Dalby. It has that “quick getaway” feeling and that one-of-a-kind flair.
QT Gold Coast
Contemporary with a nod to the city’s surf culture and a dash of signature QT eccentricity, designer hotel QT Gold Coast is a fun backdrop for the modern, playful indoor or outdoor wedding.
For those who want less formality and more quirks on their big day, this Fortitude Valley hot spot ticks all the boxes with five function spaces, lush indoor gardens and a waterfall.
Why not take advantage of Noosa’s sub-tropical weather and celebrate the big day aboard the M.V Catalina, Noosa’s largest floating wedding venue. Exchange vows on the upper deck and then celebrate with loved ones while sipping cocktails and taking in a magical Noosa sunset.
Waiting for the big day to arrive? Check out what else Noosa has to offer.
Bohemian Brides and Grooms
From boho festival weddings to glamorous marquee soirees, this iconic wedding venue provides the perfect canvas to create the bespoke celebration of your dreams. The secluded estate at Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland boasts both hinterland and ocean views as well as top-notch service.
This boutique private property at the base of Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland is an idyllic and tranquil spot for a boho-luxe wedding. Teepee marquee company, Gold Coast Tipis, often partner with Riverwood Estate to create whimsical bespoke settings for the free-spirited couple.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than celebrating your love surrounded by lush rainforest in a fairy-lit room with a fireplace. And you only need venture 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD to find it.
For a touch of Italy in Queensland, Sirromet Winery offers three romantic, purpose-designed locations for a ceremony and three options for a wedding reception, including their Tuscan Terrace, on the family-owned Mount Cotton property.
Flame Hill Vineyard
Toast your special day 420m above sea level at Flame Hill Vineyard at Montville, on the Blackall Range. This Sunshine Coast estate produces 100% estate-grown wines and boasts an award-winning restaurant and luxury accommodation as well as country hospitality.
Love wine? Check out more vineyard wedding venues in Queensland here.
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