An Aussie summer-favourite, Queensland is adorned with incredibly beautiful venues that are bound to create the perfect wedding. If you are recently engaged and looking to wed, we thought we would lend a hand by introducing you to the best wedding venues in Queensland.
Scroll below for ultimate venue inspiration!
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
“With an award-winning onsite Wedding Chapel, a bespoke collection of 15 indoor and outdoor venues across 4.2 hectares of tropical garden, gastronomic menus designed by Executive Chef Matt Hart and a team of dedicated wedding planners on-hand to assist in designing your dream day, Weddings by InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort are simply unforgettable.”
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
“Set the scene with InterContinental Hayman Island Resort’s suite of extraordinary venues; from barefoot vows exchanged on Hayman Beach’s pristine sands, to whimsical Formal Garden receptions set under the stars, show-stopping honeymoon moments and beyond.
From the very first moment you reach out to enquire about your special day, to the second you say “I do”, our weddings team will introduce you to an idyllic journey of bespoke inclusions and tailored touches; where private menu tastings, unprecedented styling opportunities, luxurious ocean-view stays and world-class service are but the beginning.”
Daydream Island Resort
“Whether it’s everyone you love by your side on the beach, or secret ceremonies made just for two, Daydream Island has the venues, accommodation, food and wine, expert event planners and of course, breathtaking backdrops, to bring your ideal destination wedding to life.
Following an extensive $100m refurbishment in 2018/19, we’ve created a new suite of wedding and elopement packages tailored to our unique venues. Able to cater from small, intimate ceremonies to grand affairs of up to 250 guests, our team can provide direction on everything you need from hair and makeup and photography, to cake designers and more.”
Hamilton Island Weddings
“Hamilton Island Weddings is the business licensed to provide wedding services on Hamilton Island. Along with the other quality product and service providers related to weddings on Hamilton Island, such as Floral Collections and Island Hair and Beauty, we ensure all your needs are met. By booking your wedding on Hamilton Island, you are engaging Hamilton Island Weddings to directly supply professional services such as award winning wedding photography and video, transport options, and wedding planning services including the organising of your ceremony and reception.”
Marriott Hotel Brisbane
“Whether your wedding is an intimate gathering or an extravagant affair, there is no comparison to the 5-star service you and your guests will experience at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. With a reputation unparalleled by any other, you can trust that your wedding will be everything you’ve dreamt of and more. The Brisbane Marriott Hotel is situated in a prime central position, close to some of Brisbane’s most sought-after ceremony churches and gardens, with key photographic locations both inside the hotel and in its surroundings.”
The Calile Hotel
“Whether you’ve scrapbooked this moment since childhood or embraced it since meeting The One, it’s not just a big day – it’s the big day. We get that. And we can’t wait to celebrate it with you. You want it to be perfect, we’ll settle for nothing less, with a dedicated events team in place to ensure all the small details will be just right. (Note: best-man speeches are outside our jurisdiction …)
With our spa on hand to help you pamper and prepare, a room upstairs ready when the time comes for your grand exit and our iconic 27-metre pool waiting for celebratory cocktails the next day to help you ease your way into married life, we’ve got before and after covered too. We’ll make sure everything’s in place for you to make your fondest memories.”
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
“The ideal Brisbane wedding venue, Stamford Plaza Brisbane hotel plays consummate host for weddings, engagement parties and private special events, setting a new standard in romantic elegance at one of the best Brisbane riverside wedding locations.
Stamford Plaza Brisbane hotel’s Grand Staircase and foyer together with our Brisbane riverside gardens is the perfect backdrop for your Brisbane bridal photographs. These Brisbane wedding venues are for the exclusive use of guests holding their Brisbane wedding reception at the Stamford Plaza Brisbane hotel.”
Hillstone St Lucia
“Hillstone St Lucia has a rich history of providing a stunning wedding venue in Brisbane, with a reputation that has continued to blossom over the past 30 years. Since our first wedding in 1987, we’ve hosted more than 3,500 weddings. During this time, we’ve met incredible couples and shared in the magic of their special days. These experiences have made us the hosting and catering experts we are today, and have enabled us to establish Hillstone St Lucia as Brisbane’s premium wedding venue provider.”
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa
“Moments to remember forever. Your wedding is a celebration of the love you’ve shared together, where every exquisite detail is perfected with the ultimate attention.”
The Landing at Dockside
“As Queensland’s Award Winning Wedding Caterer with magnificent views of the Brisbane River and Dockside Marina, The Landing is the perfect setting for your special day. Catering for 40 to 1500 guests, the three unique private reception spaces allow you to add your own personal style and special touch, making each wedding unique and unforgettable. With our stunning Riverfront ceremony garden, you can enjoy the convenience of hosting your wedding in the one location.
Whether you are wanting a cocktail style or formal dining reception, The Landing offers and variety of all-inclusive packages that have been designed to suit a variety of styles and budgets. These packages are very flexible so if you are wanting something a little different, please speak with our coordinators about a custom quote. The Landing at Dockside’s premium five star food, service and outstanding views will ensure your wedding dreams become a reality.”
Secrets On The Lake
“Secrets on the Lake is the Sunshine Coast hinterlands most iconic wedding destination and honeymoon escape. We are tucked away on the foreshore of Lake Baroon, situated between Maleny and Montville on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It features beautiful carved decks and dreamy rock ponds fringed by the lush rainforest mountains. There are many stunning choices for you to choose your wedding ceremony location: the garden decks, the romantic chapel- like Lake House, or the elegance of the green lawns by the lake.
After the ceremony, guests can enjoy the magic of the day with stunning views of lush lawns, gardens and magnificent Lake Baroon while being refreshed with delicious cocktail-style food and beverages. Couples can decide whether they want canapés or a daytime reception in the gardens or on The Lakehouse deck. This can extend to croquet on the lawn with high teas, Barbeques or Luncheons.
Alternatively, you are able to have a night time reception on the cafe deck, overlooking Lake Baroon, arguably one of the best views from a restaurant in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We serve fabulous gourmet style-food inspired by our chef Mathew Law.”
Coolibah Downs Private Estate
“Coolibah Downs is your complete wedding venue catering for all your needs in the one location. Set in flowering lush gardens and picturesque views Coolibah Downs is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. The 10 acre private property includes a croquet lawn, lily pond and rainforest to add to your overall memorable experience. Our traditional old-style chapel has two water fountains, providing the perfect back-drop for the bride and groom.
Your guests will still talking about Coolibah Downs weeks after later saying how beautiful the property was and how much they enjoyed themselves and the food.”
Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas
“Set amongst stunning scenery, lush tropical gardens and with superb weather, Peppers Beach Club provides the perfect backdrop and truly personalised service to make your dream wedding everything you’ve wished for.
This award-winning resort is just steps from the famous sands of Four Mile Beach. At Peppers Beach Club discover many stunning on and off-site ceremony locations, from the popular Little Cove with a naturally formed palm tree arch overlooking the sparking sea to our very own Poolside Terrace located at the foot of the calming lagoon pool. Or at St Mary’s by the Sea, an historic 1880 fully restored non-denominational church with a large glass altar window offering breathtaking views of the Coral Sea and rainforest clad mountains. It has a traditional church bell that will ring on your wedding day.
Peppers Beach Club is perfect for intimate weddings and elopements with two main settings that can cater and tailor wedding packages for intimate gatherings of 15-35 guests.”
Castaways Resort & Spa
“With expansive, uninterrupted views of the azure Coral Sea as your backdrop, Castaways Resort & Spa offers a unique wedding destination simply unmatched anywhere in Australia. Nestled in the heart of Mission Beach, Castaways, with its picturesque tropical gardens and architecture, is a wedding venue where you will experience…
- Absolute beachfront ceremony & reception locations
- Stylish resort bar & restaurant
- Leisure and lap pool
- 3-4 star accommodation
- Full wedding co-ordination
- Flexibility with packages
- Experienced local wedding suppliers”
Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park
“Cedar Creek Lodges is a premier rainforest wedding destination on Tamborine Mountain within the Gold Coast hinterland. Nestled alongside the cascading Cedar Creek and lush Tamborine National Park, our award-winning wedding venues are surrounded by subtropical rainforest and palm groves that exude natural serenity and provide the ideal backdrop for wedding photography. Plan your quintessential celebration or elopement with the ceremony, reception and guest accommodation all in one unique hinterland location.”
“Set right on the water overlooking the Coral Sea, with acres of lush private gardens and even a secluded beach, Villa Botanica is a private wedding venue in the Whitsundays like nothing you’ve ever experienced. With five-star food and drinks, meticulous professional wedding planning, luxurious wedding-night accommodation and one of the most beautiful places in the world – a Villa Botanica wedding is simply unforgettable.”
RACV Noosa Resort
“From a black-tie ceremony with sweeping ocean views to an intimate gathering among native bushland, you’ll find an RACV wedding venue to suit every couple. With nine picturesque venues and dedicated wedding planners, we have everything to ensure your celebration is true expression of your unique love story. “
“Queensland’s Favourite Rustic Elegant Wedding Venue. Flaxton Gardens is an iconic events and wedding venue in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. Perfectly positioned between Maleny and Noosa with magnificent sweeping coastal views, the ideal location for your next celebration.”
“Uniquely located on the stunning Noosa River and boasting spectacular water views and amazing sunsets, the award winning Noosa Boathouse offers a truly unique setting for your magical Noosa wedding. Cross the fairy-light lined boardwalk and amongst the three level floating boathouse you will discover three waterfront wedding spaces available to choose from. Our private jetty also allows guests exclusive direct access by boat to the venue from your ceremony location.”
The Greek Club
“From small meetings of 10 to large and lavish functions catering for up to 800 guests, The Greek Club is the ideal venue for events, seminars, conferences, galas, trade shows and meetings of all sizes in central Brisbane. Located just 2km from the Brisbane CBD and even closer to South Bank Parklands, the venue features sweeping views of Musgrave Park in West End and the Brisbane City skyline and offers both a Greek and Modern Australian menu.”
Sandstone Point Hotel
“Sandstone Point Hotel offers a wonderland of venue choice for weddings! The hotel is home to 4 stunning ceremony locations, 4 reception locations and 3 exclusive deck spaces. We have a team of friendly and professional onsite wedding and events coordinators who will assist you every step of the way!”
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
“Celebrate your “happily ever after” beachside at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast. Our 11 hotel wedding venues offer the ultimate in coastal bliss with direct access to the beach for a seamless wedding photo experience. Our wedding venues range from grand ballrooms to tropical lawns. Choose the gardens overlooking our lagoon pools for an intimate ceremony with up to 50 guests. Afterwards, move the reception to our most iconic venue, Horizons, offering panoramic views of the ocean.
For an extravagant Gold Coast reception, dance the night away in The Mirage Grand Ballroom, which accommodates 1,000 guests in a reception setup or up to 550 with banquet seating. No matter the size, your joyous day is organized and executed by our hotel wedding planners and custom catering team. Overnight wedding guests appreciate our oceanfront villas, plush robes and the poolside bar. Ask about our packages and special offers and start planning your dream beach wedding today”
The Sebel Margate Beach
“The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach believes that every love story is extraordinary and unique that’s why we offer a striking setting for your own modern beachside romance. Stylish décor, flawless service and exceptional contemporary cuisine set the stage for the wedding of your dreams. Our packages can be tailored to suit your wedding style and budget.”
“Ecostudio Fellini is set in the picturesque foothills of Spring brook National Park. Our venue and its surrounds capture an intimate atmosphere to create the perfect setting for weddings on the Gold Coast. The majestic five-acre grounds are fitted with a charming open-air chapel overlooking the tranquil waters of Mudgeeraba Creek. Providing a natural picture-perfect backdrop for couples celebrating their special day. The open, split-level deck also offers the ideal location for wedding receptions. Guests get to enjoy a sumptuous menu of specialty cuisine, while indulging in breathtaking views over the lush gardens and lake.:
Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island
“White sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes and pristine rainforest, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a destination like no other. Nestled amongst incredible natural surroundings, Kingfisher Bay Resort offers the perfect mix of style and sophistication with breathtaking natural backdrops and relaxed island feel.”
Rydges Southbank Townsville
“Our dedicated wedding planner will help find the space that is perfect for you and your budget, and make planning your big day a breeze.”
Peppers Blue On Blue Resort
“Overlooking a private marina and picturesque mountains, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is the perfect venue for your dream wedding. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is the only five star resort on Magnetic Island. With its glittering marina and picturesque mountains, it’s perfect for small and intimate weddings or lavish celebrations. Spacious guest rooms and suites are right on the water’s edge and the resort features a giant lagoon pool for your guests to relax around.
Magnetic Island has a wide range of professional wedding services including hair and make-up and photography. Your onsite wedding coordinator will make sure everything runs smoothly. If you are looking for a stunning wedding venue in a tropical paradise overlooking the water, this is the place!”
South Pacific Bridal
“At South Pacific Bridal we make dreams come true. Fairy-tale weddings, tailored to reflect your taste, style and personality, in simply stunning tropical locations. Our two purpose-built, non-denominational wedding chapels, are just beautiful. Designed and constructed to provide the perfect setting for your ceremony. Built with natural materials and an emphasis on the scenery that surrounds you.”
Port Douglas Weddings & Hire
“At PDW&H, our mission is to bring your wedding dreams to life through the creation of gorgeous ceremonies and receptions in breathtaking locations. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and experience, as well as our unfaltering ability to provide all our clients with the best possible services, including planning, styling, catering, transport and accommodation.”
Surfers Paradise Marriott
“Dream weddings don’t just happen, they’re planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings.
Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.”
How’s that for venue inspiration, Fairies?
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Featured Image: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast