COVID-19 has had a major impact on the Wedding and Events Industry, as well as the Entertainment, Production, Hospitality & Food Services, Retail and Beauty Services Industries.
Nonetheless, here at Wedded Wonderland, we are determined to find the silver lining in everything. Because at the end of the day, love will always win.
- The Wedding Industry annually contributes $4.3 billion to The Australian economy (estimated worth of $4.7 billion over the next 5 years).
- 112,954 weddings took place in Australia in 2019.
- 3,388 of these are overseas destination weddings.
What This Means
The current state of uncertainty, as well as the implications it has had on travelling restrictions – foresees a major economic influx towards Australian Destination Weddings. For at least the next twelve to eighteen months, there will be a significant rise in the demand for Australian Destination Weddings – particularly for couples that had been planning on celebrating overseas.
It is therefore paramount that the Australian Wedding and Events Industry is revived. Our initiative ‘Save Our Weddings’, has received an enormous amount of support and has been re-shared hundreds of times by both Couples and the Industry.
Come on Australia, help Save Our Weddings!
The Top Australian Destination Wedding Venues And Locations
Who ever said that you can’t have your dream destination wedding here in Australia? At the end of the day, it’s all about finding the ideal setting!
Scroll below and get inspired!
Montsalvat, Eltham (VIC)
In the countryside of Victoria, lies a French art-inspired haven. Montsalvat’s artist-founder, Justus Jörgensen, took his inspiration from the villages of France, but the Montsalvat he built with artist friends and families, notably the prodigiously talented Skipper family, is fashioned out of the clay and stone of this beautiful Eltham hillside, and pieced together with many remnants of Australia’s architectural heritage.
Villa Rustica, Byron Bay (NSW)
Nestled in the rolling green hills in the Byron Bay hinterland, Villa Rustica seduces with her faded charm and rustic elegance. At its heart is a sunken Moorish courtyard and swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Weathered by sun and crafted by hand, the villa is a secluded paradise with timeless appeal. The architectural facades and elegant arches are graced with a textured patina that breathes history, while the overall feel is inviting and contemporary.
Pietro Gallo Estate, Warrandyte (VIC)
When you step onto the grounds of Pietro Gallo Estate, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking rows of citrus trees and sun-drenched olive groves. This venue is a true testament to how an Australian venue can transform into a Tuscan dream – transporting you directly to the Italian countryside.
InterContinental Hayman Island, Hayman Island (QLD)
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.
One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Valley (NSW)
This destination wedding location will leave you captivated by the beauty of the Greater Blue Mountains – from a joyful wedding, to a romantic honeymoon!
Summergrove Estate, Carool (NSW)
Surrounded by lush countryside, this venue’s unique hinterland charm combines the best of New South Wale’s South Coast, with spectacular ocean and valley views. Perfect for a boho-chic wedding!
Villa Howden, Howden (TAS)
Mediterranean architectural design meets Italian-Spanish countryside! This secluded venue is sure to take everyone’s breath away (just wait till you see the interior!).
Longitude 131°, Yulara (NT)
Located in the heart of Australia, Longitude 131° faces the majestic Uluru with spectacular and uninterrupted views of Australia’s burnt orange outback. Just imagine this being your wedding backdrop…
Glen Ewin Estate, Houghton (SA)
This estate will leave you speechless! It provides an incredible garden setting surrounded by weeping willows and overlooking a gorgeous lake. You can choose from two venues on the property; either the modern yet rustic gatehouse or the 100-year old Pulpshed (pictured below).
Paronella Park, Mena Creek (QLD)
For your whimsical rainforest wedding – look no further than Paronella Park located in Queensland. The gorgeous greenery, whimsical waterfalls and historical architecture are simply stunning.
Thorngrove Manor, Stirling (SA)
This wedding venue will definitely cater for a truly magical, fairy-tale wedding. A gorgeous historical castle set among picturesque landscape – and if you ask us, very reminiscent of German castles…
Bimbadgen Palmers Lane, Pokolbin (NSW)
Located in the heart of Pokolbin, offering a visually spectacular location, Bimbadgen provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. Bimbadgen offers a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception venues with panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards. And as your day draws to a close, look no further than Bimbadgen’s onsite accommodation!
Stones of the Yarra Valley, Coldstream (VIC)
Picturesque and historical stables, paired with uninterrupted views of vines, manicured lawns and the Great Divide. The Stones of the Yarra Valley will leave a lasting impression on your guests!
Quamby Estate, Hagley (TAS)
With a rich history, Quamby Estate is one of the most prestigious and historically significant properties with a grand historic homestead and sweeping views of the landscape…
Arajilla Retreat, Lord Howe Island (NSW)
Located on World Heritage listed, Arajilla Retreat offers spectacular views of mountains and ocean – a transportation to the wilderness of the Amazon and the tranquility of the Bahamas!
Zonzo Estate, Yarra Glen (VIC)
This destination is incredible for a luxury-rustic wedding. It is surrounded by gorgeous views of vineyards and mountains, so the ambience is breathtaking!
Bendooley Estate, Berrima (NSW)
The Stables at Bendooley Estate is a custom-built, architecturally-unique space set around a huge iron fireplace. With soaring ceilings and spectacular interior spaces, it is the ultimate Australian wedding destination!
Orpheus Island Resort, Palm Island (QLD)
Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, this tropical island resort is beach-wedding ready. Bali vibes all-over!
Stonebarn, Pemberton (WA)
Set among lush forests, rivers and dams in the picturesque region of Pemberton, Stonebarn truly captures the tranquillity of nature and warmth of intimacy.
Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens, Brookfield (QLD)
Bundaleer is a treasured family-owned property, 20 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. Nestled in the rolling hills of Brookfield, it offers country views, expansive space and rainforest gardens!
The Lane Vineyard, Hahndorf (SA)
An intimate wedding venue, surrounded by the gorgeous Adelaide Hills and lush vines! We are winery-wedding ready, Fairies!
Graciosa Byron Bay, Talofa (NSW)
Located in Byron Bay hinterland, this wedding venue is set high on a hill overlooking gorgeous green fields.
Peppers Manor House, Sutton Forest (NSW)
Peppers Manor House is a timeless country retreat set on a romantic estate in the rolling green hills of the Southern Highlands. This charismatic wedding venue will leave your guests speechless!
Qualia Resort, Whitsundays (QLD)
Unique and luxurious, this location is ideal for a wedding with mesmerising calmness, beauty and ambience!
Jaspers, Berry (NSW)
Whether your taste is for classical elegance or Rock & Roll decadence
Jaspers Berry makes a spectacular and unusual setting for any wedding. Classic, timeless and featuring a real-life peacock roaming the grounds!
Bannisters Hotels, Port Stephens & Mollymook (NSW)
Both boutique hotels offer luxurious coastal accommodation with exquisite ocean vistas, three reception venues including the award-winning Rick Stein at Bannisters, a talented events chef and a dedicated service team. As well as beach vibes and incredible water views… Need we say more? Who needs Santorini, when you have Bannisters Hotels!
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