33 of the best wedding venues to say “I do” in Queensland
We’re still feeling all warm and fuzzy since the historic same-sex marriage bill passed the Senate in Australia.
Now everyone has the right to legalise their love, we decided to put together a guide to some of the best wedding venues the sunshine state has to offer for those who are planning their big day in Queensland (and celebrating it too)
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.
You’re welcome, lovebirds!
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 – or both.
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. #weddinggoals
Art Series Hotel Penthouses
For a glam city wedding – with some seriously stunning views – the plush penthouses at The Johnson in Brisbane’s Spring Hill can cater for events for up to 40 guests.
Spicers Hidden Vale
Set on 12,000 of true Queensland bush, this luxury retreat has manicured laws, shady nooks, a dreamy barn and an acclaimed restaurant for the ultimate homestead wedding.
This 90-acre family-owned property in Lamington National Park is an idyllic place to say ‘I do!’ With its rolling hills, sweeping views of the Lost World Valley and quaint cottages, Worendo offers lovebirds and their guests exclusive two-day use of the property.
Yandina Station, a 164-year-old working cattle property and country estate on the Sunshine Coast, has provided a dream backdrop for luxurious yet rustic country weddings since 1996. Granted exclusive use of the 14-acre property, couples can tie the knot under an ancient Moreton Bay Fig Tree and celebrate their reception in the Old Dairy Barn.
Mango Hill Farm
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 and top-notch service.
Why not take advantage of Noosa’s sub-tropical weather and celebrate the big day aboard the flawlessly refurbished 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. Ahoy!
Waiting for the big day to arrive? Check out what else Noosa has on offer.
Keep it close and intimate in this country plane hangar in Jimbour, near Dalby. It has that ‘quick getaway’ feeling – just have a private plane on standby (we can all dream, right?).
QT Gold Coast
Contemporary with a nod to the city’s surf culture and a dash of signature QT quirk, 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 seven function spaces, lush indoor gardens, a waterfall and hanging love seats; a Cloudland wedding will no doubt have the bridal party and guests on cloud nine.
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.
Rainforest? Tick. Soothing waterfalls and the ruins of a Spanish-style castle with a romantic backstory? Tick, tick, tick!
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 produce grown in the on-site organic garden.
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.
Polly’s Country Kitchen
One of the Gold Coast‘s best-kept secrets, this secluded haven is hidden within the Springbrook National Park. With its lush rainforest surrounds, cascading streams and overhanging trees, this restaurant and wedding venue offers a range of marquee options and is a true whimsical wonderland.
Explore the Gold Coast Hinterland with this ultimate guide.
Eco Studio Fellini
Offering fine food, wine and an idyllic setting in the foothills of the Springbrook National Park, this Gold Coast oasis provides all of the elements for one stylish celebration.
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.
The Surf Club Sunshine Beach
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.
Get researching with this 48-hour guide to the southern pocket of the Gold Coast.
GOIN’ TO THE CHAPEL
Just 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise, this charming, antique stone chapel is an idyllic 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 137-year-old church is as pretty as a picture.
For elopements or tiny weddings of up to 10 people, Australia’s top beach, as voted by Trip Advisor, is a stunning spot to say ‘I do’ barefoot and just an eight-minute chopper ride from Hamilton Island.
Check out more Whitsundays wedding venues here.
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 to visit on the Southern Great Barrier Reef to yourself and loved ones with this guide.
City Botanic Gardens
An oasis in the heart of Brisbane City, the city gardens 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.
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. We’ll drink to that!
*Psst! Check out more vineyard wedding venues here.