20 July 2021

20 Best Queensland Wedding Venues

With your venue becoming  the canvas upon which all of your wedding day’s dreams come to life, it is important that it boasts far more than just having a ‘breathtaking location’ or ‘an incredible outlook.’ Your wedding day will be the culmination of months, or sometimes years, of planning so it is essential that your venue not only assists in curating and planning your day but also in delivering on everything you have envisioned. 

A large, historic wooden house with a wrap-around porch sits at the end of a gravel pathway, surrounded by manicured lawns and dense greenery. The sky above appears overcast, and purple flowers add color to the well-maintained garden.

Outside of the decision of ‘ saying ‘yes’ when your partner pops the big question, the biggest decision of your wedding planning journey will undoubtedly be ‘where’ should I host my wedding. Whether you’re looking for an urban, rustic, romantic, beachside or country experience like Gabbinbar Homestead, Queensland is home to some of the country's most premier and award-winning wedding venues. With your venue becoming the canvas upon which all of your wedding day’s dreams come to life, it is important that it boasts far more than just having a ‘breathtaking location’ or ‘an incredible outlook.’ Your wedding day will be the culmination of months, or sometimes years, of planning so it is essential that your venue not only assists in curating and planning your day but also in delivering on everything you have envisioned.

When on the hunt for your perfect Queensland wedding venue factors such as size, style of venue, attention to detail, level of service, location, exclusivity and guest experience are all important factors. Such an important decision may initially feel daunting, so it helps to arm yourself with a comprehensive wedding venue checklist and make a list of your non-negotiables for your wedding day. While the temptation may be to solely focus on what a venue can offer you as a couple it is equally as important to focus on the guest experience for your wedding day.

Topics like available guest parking, waitstaff to guest service ratio, guest concierge service upon arrival and a venues ability to cater to guest dietaries may not get your heart fluttering the way choosing breathtaking floral arrangements or fireworks might do but they are all essential elements when creating a truly memorable and unforgettable wedding day. To assist in finding the best Queensland wedding venue we have curated a list of 20 of the most exceptional venues ranging from historic homestead estates to beachside resorts.

Aerial view of a large house with a red roof surrounded by dense green trees and rolling hills in the distance. The property includes a circular driveway and manicured gardens, under a cloudy sky. People can be seen near the entrance of the house.
A lush, green outdoor setting with a large, leafy tree as the focal point. Wooden barrels decorated with white flowers and rustic wooden tables and benches are arranged under the tree, creating a serene and inviting atmosphere.
An elegant wedding ceremony setup featuring a lush floral arch adorned with white flowers and greenery. Wooden chairs are arranged neatly on either side of the aisle. The ceiling is draped with white fabric and a chandelier hangs above, adding a touch of sophistication.
A serene outdoor wedding setup in a forested area, featuring a large, circular floral arch adorned with greenery and flowers. Wooden benches are placed on either side of a gravel aisle, and string lights are hung between trees, creating a romantic atmosphere.
A cozy living room features green walls, a fireplace with a large mirror above it, and a vintage chandelier. The room has brown leather armchairs arranged around a patterned rug. Wooden doors and ornate woodwork add a classic, elegant touch to the space.
A bright, elegant room featuring a large ornate mirror, flowers arranged at its base, and a white chandelier hanging from the ceiling. An upholstered armchair with an ottoman is positioned in front of the mirror on a plush rug, with large windows providing natural light.
A garden path made of small stones winds through lush greenery and vibrant plants. Tall, leafy trees form a canopy overhead, with branches extending across the scene. Red and purple-leaved plants line the path, creating a serene and inviting atmosphere.
A spacious, elegantly decorated dining hall with large, paneled windows and a glass ceiling allowing natural light to flood in. Long wooden tables are set with fine tableware, floral centerpieces, and neatly folded napkins. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling.
A nighttime scene of a rustic wooden house surrounded by tall, illuminated trees. The lights create a warm and enchanting atmosphere, highlighting the house and the serene natural surroundings. The starry sky is visible in the background.
A serene garden scene at dusk featuring a large, illuminated tree adorned with string lights. A rustic wooden shed stands to the left, surrounded by lush greenery. A gravel pathway leads through the garden, with a flowering purple tree on the right.


Location: Toowoomba

Capacity: 150 guests

Queensland’s premier destination wedding venue, Gabbinbar Homestead, offers an unparalleled wedding experience for couples looking for an exceptional, secluded and exclusive wedding destination. Located on 13 sprawling acres of lush, established gardens and towering ancient trees, the grounds are nothing short of spectacular. Once inside the heritage listed homestead, which boasts a bride’s retreat and stunning glass-ceiling conservatory (cue the fireworks), you can begin to truly envision the flow of your wedding day. The Bride’s Retreat opens at 9 am and is a beautiful area to begin your bridal preparations with your favourite people. Ceremonies can be hosted in one of four breathtaking locations on the estate and the state-of-the-art surround sound ensures your guests won’t miss a moment. There are also over 100,00 fairy lights festooned throughout the trees, meaning couples and guests are treated to one of the most beautiful night gardens in the state before heading inside the historic homestead, at sunset, for the night's reception and festivities.

Food and wine is of particular importance, and Gabbinbar Homestead offers an award-winning menu (including a children's menu) alongside industry leading attention to detail and service from the front of house team. With an all-inclusive package that offers a full wedding-planning service, exclusive estate hire, a sommelier curated 7.5 hr drinks package, outstanding menu options and complete furniture and equipment supply, planning your special day will be an enjoyable experience.

A long wooden table is set for a meal with white plates, napkins, glassware, and candles. Clear chairs surround the table. Above, a large, lush cloud-like arrangement of baby's breath flowers is suspended. The walls are dark, contrasting with the bright setting.
Spacious, modern event venue with long wooden tables set for dining. Crystal clear chairs and elegant place settings adorn the tables. The ceiling is decorated with cascading white and copper streamers. Soft lighting enhances the sophisticated atmosphere.


Location: Brisbane

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

As reccomended by 'The Best Brisbane' this all-inclusive, open-spaced warehouse was designed for couples wanting clean, industrial vibes on their wedding day and is one of the funkiest wedding venues Brisbane has to offer. The converted factory boasts blank spaces and minimalist interiors for couples to make their own by infusing their own style into the ceremony and reception spaces. With a focus around great spaces, great food and great wine the venue provides the option of holding an intimate ceremony in their private garden with the option of a cocktail or seated reception inside the warehouse.

An aerial view of a beach resort surrounded by lush greenery. The resort features multiple buildings with a central swimming pool, and stretches along a sandy coastline with calm ocean waters. Dense forestation encircles the property on three sides.
A picturesque beach wedding setup featuring rows of wooden chairs with white cushions facing a circular floral arch near the shoreline. Two wicker chairs are placed on a small stage beside the arch. The background showcases a calm sea, distant mountains, and a partly cloudy sky.


Location: Port Douglas

Capacity: 25-120 guests

Boasting breathtaking tropical beachfront ceremony locations accompanied by grand and spacious reception spaces, the Pullman’s luxury resort in Port Douglas is one of the jewels of Northern Queensland. Situated on 10 sprawling acres, this award winning resort allows guests to be both moments away from regional attractions, such as the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, while affording the opportunity to indulge in all the luxuries the 5-star resort provides. Making fresh, locally sourced seafood and produce a highlight of their internationally inspired menu, couples can craft their experience. The resort offers packages for an intimate cocktail gathering to a lavish sit-down affair overlooking the spectacular flame lit lagoon.

A small, white chapel with wooden doors and simple architectural features stands against a bright, partly cloudy sky. The chapel has a rustic signboard at the entrance, surrounded by shrubs and a gravel pathway leading up to it.
A beautifully decorated wedding reception hall with long banquet tables set for guests. Tables are adorned with white tablecloths, floral centerpieces, and place settings. Warm string lights hang from the wooden beams of the high, white ceiling, creating a cozy atmosphere.


Location: Gold Coast Hinterland

Capacity: 30 - 130 guests

If you're torn between deciding on expansive ocean views and the charm of vineyards then Summergrove Estate, while technically not in QLD (you will have to cross the border), brings together the beauty of both worlds. Set on 73 lush acres in the Tweed Coast this sprawling hinterland estate is filled with olive trees, vineyards, gardens, and expansive open fields. Summergrove Estate offers ceremony locations that overlook rolling hills to the ocean on the far horizon or their cute-as-a-button white chapel. The estate also offers two options for an indoor reception, in their climate-controlled barn or their restaurant reception space. The packages are focussed around creating a day infused with romance and relaxation with many menu and drink options provided. Best of all, the estate is exclusively yours on your special day,providing breathtaking photo opportunities for couples and guests to enjoy.

A charming white manor situated in a lush green landscape with large trees. A wedding ceremony setup with rows of white chairs and a decorative arch is visible on the lawn. The backdrop includes rolling hills under a partly cloudy sky.
A beautifully decorated outdoor wedding reception under a white pavilion with a mountain view. The long tables are adorned with floral arrangements and greenery. Large flower arrangements hang from the ceiling. Rows of wooden chairs line both sides of the tables.


Location: Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Capacity: 20 - 120 guests

Located just outside the picturesque boutique village of Maleny on the sunshine coast, Maleny Manor - the region's most beautiful manor, hosts weddings for couples looking for a personalised experience. The expansive layout of the property is complemented by the manor's unique architecture, providing a stunning setting for wedding celebrations. The venue partners with one local vendor to include floral arrangements in their packages and a menu inspired by local produce. However, the vista, on a clear day, is the true luminary of the venue and a must-see.

A historic building with a cream exterior and a tall flagpole in front. The two-story structure has a large front porch, intricate woodwork, and surrounding greenery. The sky is bright and blue with scattered clouds, and there are a few outdoor tables with umbrellas.
A beautifully decorated outdoor banquet table is set for a special event. White flowers and candles line the length of the table, which is illuminated by numerous hanging string lights. The ambiance is elegant and romantic, perfect for an evening celebration.


Location: Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Capacity: 20-250 guests

Commanding hinterland views and specialising in rustic and vintage style weddings this diverse venue hosts, and organises, both weddings and events. Featuring beautifully manicured and meandering gardens, vineyards, and the option of ‘dining under the stars’ in their outdoor marquee, Flaxton Gardens offers packages which range from intimate elopements to grand receptions held in ‘The Winery’ or rustic ‘Barrel Room.’


Location: Dayboro Valley

Capacity: 20 - 200 guests

Glengariff holds the prestigious title of being one of the oldest privately owned family properties in Queensland.Exuding all the charm needed to host a country wedding, this historic property is conveniently located on 230 acres just 45mins from the Brisbane CBD. Offering endless space (enough to land a helicopter!), extensive photo locations, and historic grandeur, Glengariff offers both bespoke wedding packages, alongside extravagant celebrations of up to 200 guests.

A stone archway covered in green vines and red flowers leads to a paved pathway with potted plants on a stone ledge. The background features palm trees and mountainous scenery under a partly cloudy sky.
A picturesque outdoor wedding setup features a gazebo with white drapes and floral arrangements at the entrance, surrounded by palm trees and other greenery. White chairs are arranged on either side of the aisle, and the blue sky and ocean are visible in the background.


Location: Whitsundays

Capacity: 100 guests

From beautiful palm-lined mosaic tiled walkways to exquisite hand carved timber wedding pavilions, Villa Botanica combines swaying palm trees and dramatic shorelines with impeccable Balinese architecture that is sure to wow. This idyllic paradise sits at the tip of the Coral Sea above stretches of pristine beaches and specialises in opulent tailored weddings on their 5 acre estate.

An outdoor wedding ceremony setup in a vineyard with rows of white chairs facing a wooden arch adorned with flowers. The background features lush green grapevines, trees, and rolling hills under a partly cloudy sky.
A serene landscape with a white fence and arbor in the foreground, leading into lush green fields and a vineyard. Trees with purple blossoms are scattered across the field. The scene is set against a backdrop of dark blue stormy skies and distant mountains.


Location: Scenic Rim, Brisbane

Capacity: 200 guests

For a quintessential winery wedding experience couples need look no further than Albert River Wines. With outdoor garden locations, a chapel and a gazebo to choose from for hosting the ceremony and indoor and outdoor reception options this historic property will leave you spoilt for choice. Located on the picturesque scenic rim, featuring rural outlooks over undulating hills, the vineyards provide unique photo opportunities for couples on their day. With the use of the estate’s 1963 silver cloud Rolls Royce as an option for entry, you can make an entrance down the Jacaranda lined driveway that will leave your guests stunned.

A bright, elegant reception hall with wooden beams on the ceiling, set for an event. Round tables with white tablecloths, wooden chairs, and floral centerpieces are arranged in the room. Large windows allow natural light to fill the space, and two chandeliers hang overhead.
A bright and elegant wedding chapel with large windows at the front, allowing natural light to flood the room. White benches are aligned in rows, an aisle is decorated with white flowers, and chandeliers hang from the ceiling, enhancing the sophisticated ambiance.


Location: Sunshine Coast

A boutique wedding venue located in picturesque dairy country neighboring Maleny and Montville, Weddings at Tiffany’s offers multiple packages for couples to choose from including elopement options. Choose either a garden or chapel ceremony and take advantage of the sweeping and uninterrupted views of the glasshouse mountains. The inviting chandelier lit reception space is both beautiful and roomy and features a large open deck from which to enjoy the stunning vistas. he venue offers a variety of menu options to suit an array of tastes and budgets with an a la carte menu option as well. With onsite wedding coordinators available for consultations and exclusive use of the property on your wedding day Weddings at Tiffany’s provides couples with a stunning sunshine coast hinterland wedding experience that is both beautiful and stress free.

Aerial view of a swimming pool area at a resort. Two people are swimming in the pool, which has "THE CAULI" text partially visible on its floor. Surrounding the pool are sun loungers and green-and-white umbrellas. Palm trees line the left side of the image.
A couple is standing close together in front of a modern architectural structure. The bride is in a white wedding dress, and the groom is in a light suit. They are surrounded by geometrical and green plant designs, with a clear blue sky in the background.


Location: Brisbane

Capacity: 300 guests

With event planning services at hand ready to bring your wedding day visions to life, this luxe, palm-springs inspired hotel offers celebrations ranging from poolside wedding soirees to grandiose galas. Located in the heart of James Street with boutique shopping options, a day spa, onsite restaurant, inspired accommodation and unique architecture, The Calile is Brisbane’s leading and most iconic hotel wedding venue.

A quaint white chapel with a steeply pitched roof and a central bell tower. The front features a wooden arched double door flanked by two tall, narrow, arched windows with amber-tinted glass. There are small trees planted symmetrically on either side of the entrance.
A beautifully decorated reception hall with long, white-draped tables arranged in parallel rows, adorned with floral centerpieces. Overhead, a large, ornate chandelier hangs from the high wooden-beamed ceiling. Tall windows let in natural light.


Location: Gold Coast Hinterland

The newcomer to the Queensland wedding scene, The Valley Estate is a fusion of european and industrial influences. Whilst not exclusively a wedding venue, The Valley Estate has been designed with weddings in mind offering couples a grand reception space that overlooks the terrace and newly established gardens. With an onsite bridal preparation suite and exceptional dining menu, the venue offers couples the opportunity to craft a unique and lavish wedding experience. With three ceremony locations to choose from amongst the estate, this Gold Coast hinterland wedding venue is a must see for couples wanting to spare no expense.


Location: Sunshine Coast

Capacity: Up to 30 guests

Hosting intimate weddings this luxuriously appointed and newly renovated Hamptons Inspired retreat is bathed in chic contemporary elegance from the inside out. Offering the opportunity to also host pre and post wedding events onsite, the estate is available for weddings exclusively for couples staying at Malumba. Situated between pristine beaches and the sunshine coast hinterland the location is breath-taking. A stand-out feature is the established gardens which offer space for a helicopter arrival!

An outdoor wedding setup featuring rows of white chairs aligned on both sides of a white aisle runner, with greenery along the aisle. The venue features lush green trees and a water fountain in the background. The setting is elegant and serene.
A luxurious outdoor dining area with pink draped curtains, elegant chandeliers, and a formal dinner table set for an event. The table is adorned with glassware, floral arrangements, and candles. The backdrop includes lush greenery, creating a romantic ambiance.


Location: Hayman Island

Capacity: 250 guests

Offering the ultimate in tropical wedding exclusivity, Australia’s most iconic private island and destination resort Hayman Island offers couples destination wedding extravagance. From ceremonies hosted on private superyachts, to the choice of private beaches for your reception and world-class ballrooms, Hayman Island resort offers it all. They have a team of dedicated planners and coordinators on-site to ensure they can meet every desire. Extravagant packages offer bespoke inclusions and tailored touches, brides have access to the Hayman Beach House for bridal preparations alongside the resort's world class day spa facilities. The resort also provides complimentary appointments and exclusive benefits at Vera Wang’s iconic Sydney Boutique. To top it off the resort’s destination is the ultimate honeymoon location, with direct access to the Great Barrier Reef's most captivating locations including Heart Reef and Whitehaven beach, so couples and guests can plan an extended vacation post-wedding.


Location: Gold Coast Hinterland

Rustic, quaint and charming, Austinville Estate offers couples the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and retreat to the Gold Coast's hinterland. Set amongst natural bushland the venue offers the options of a spacious outdoor chapel with rural outlooks or the rainforest deck to host a ceremony with a reception to follow in the newly renovated Homestead. With exclusive access to the 111 acre property and onsite accommodation guests can enjoy seclusion and privacy whilst being only a 20min drive from the beaches of Surfers Paradise.

An outdoor wedding setup with white chairs arranged in rows on grass facing a pink and orange geometric backdrop adorned with floral arrangements. Tall trees and a distant landscape are visible in the background.
A beautifully set dinner table in an outdoor setting with white chairs and wooden tables. The tables are decorated with pink napkins, flowers, and glassware. A white wall with a rustic dried floral arrangement is visible in the background.


Location: Gold Coast Hinterland

Capacity: 200 guests

Inspired by Shakespeares ‘Forest of Arden’ and also the celtic word for ‘highlands’, Ardeena is located amongst untouched rainforest and lush, rolling fields. Located on the Gold Coast hinterland, again you’ll have to cross the border, this unique venue offers a ‘blank canvas’ for couples to curate their ideal day. Being a self-catered venue, Ardeena offers suggested vendors to help bring your dream day to life. With its expansive spaces Ardeena lends itself beautifully to receptions either outdoors or in the undercover pavilion and a dance floor under the stars.

A bride in a white wedding dress stands holding a glass of champagne in a rustic venue with wooden barrels stacked on one side. The tables are elegantly set with green table runners, floral arrangements, and candles in glass vases on the floor.
A wooden table set for a formal event, adorned with greenery and small candles. Each setting includes a white plate with a printed menu, a folded napkin, silverware, and wine glasses. The decor gives the table an elegant and natural look.


Location: Brisbane

Capacity: Up to 160 guests

Offering the invitation to ‘host the wedding of your dreams’ this acclaimed urban, micro- winery, located in the heart of the city, offers the entire winery space upon request for a roving style reception or you can use one of its function spaces ‘The Winery’ or ‘The Private Cellar’. With a focus on sourcing grapes from across Australia to create award-winning wines alongside farm to plate cuisine this exceptional venue is redefining the urban, industrial wedding landscape. Well regarded for its ingenuity and creativity, City Winery is fast becoming the most unique wedding venue Brisbane has to offer.

A beautifully decorated wedding reception hall featuring long wooden tables adorned with white linens, greenery, and candles. White chairs are neatly arranged around the tables, and elegant floral arrangements and string lights hang overhead.
Bright, modern wedding chapel with large floor-to-ceiling windows, letting in ample natural light. Aisle is lined with white flower arrangements leading to an altar adorned with more flowers. White benches are arranged for guests. Geometric ceiling design.


Location:Gold Coast

Capacity: 300 guests

Offering a collection of 15 indoor and outdoor venues across its resort, the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove offers couples the option of one convenient location to host their ceremony, reception and honeymoon. Whilst you won’t have exclusive use of the venue, couples can avail themselves to exceptional menu offerings, onsite wedding planning services and their beautiful non-denominational chapel. At the Gold Coast & Hinterland Brides Choice Awards the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove was awarded best chapel in the region and with its floor to ceiling glass façade, that overlooks the picturesque Coomera River. It's easy to see why. Whether your seeking a contemporary cocktail style reception or traditional seated banquet the resort provides an idyllic option for all.

A long wooden outdoor table is set for a meal, adorned with white plates, wine glasses, and a vibrant floral centerpiece with red and orange flowers. The table is set against a backdrop of palm trees and greenery, suggesting a tropical setting.
A picturesque tropical scene with tall palm trees, a clear blue sky, and an ocean in the background. There’s a rectangular swimming pool in the foreground bordering a well-maintained grass lawn with several lounge chairs. The vibe is serene and relaxing.


Location: Mission Beach

Capacity: 200 Guests

Castaway Resort and Spa offers absolute beachfront bliss on the shoreline of the Coral Sea. With its white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees, picturesque tropical gardens and architecture the resort offers couples the opportunity to host both ceremonies and receptions beachside in a breath-taking location. With luxurious accommodation and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest this destination wedding venue makes it easy to jet off on your honeymoon post-wedding. They also specialise in flexible packages suited to a variety of budgets.

A long rectangular outdoor dining table is set up with green plates and decorative foliage, surrounded by wooden chairs. The setup is nestled in a tropical garden with lush palm trees and hanging string lights, creating a serene and elegant ambiance.
A rustic wooden gazebo adorned with dried palm fronds and white flowers stands in a lush green outdoor setting. The structure overlooks a serene body of water in the background, framed by a partial view of trees and greenery.


Location: Whitsundays

Located on over 6000 acres of private Whitsunday coastal land, Earlando is an emerging beachside destination venue with a difference. Offering tailor made packages, elopements and exclusive access to the estate so you can create the wedding of your dreams. Ceremonies can be held in one of the waterside pavilions, surrounded by bushland, or atop the mountain ranges overlooking the Whitsundays. The venue also offers the option of dining alfresco for the reception or upgrading to a marquee so you’ll be covered wet weather-wise. The team at Earlando offer a limited number of bookings throughout the year to ensure attention to detail when coordinating a couples special day.