Brisbane, with a climate that is near perfect all year round, is an ideal location for your wedding. Whether you’re looking for a quirky, one-of-a-kind reception space or a beautiful church for a traditional wedding ceremony, you’ll find it in Queensland’s River City. Brisbane, one of the oldest cities in Australia, offers many historical wedding venues as well as contemporary venues.
All Saints Anglican Church, completed in 1869, and the Church of St Mary's, Kangaroo Point, built in 1873, are inclusive places of worship that have provided a solemn start for generations of happy marriages. Outdoor wedding venues near Kangaroo Point Cliffs include The Landing at Dockside, Riverlife, and Shafton House, a heritage listed circa 1851 colonial home.
Kangaroo Point is just across the Brisbane River from the Brisbane CBD. Brisbane City Hall, serviced by EPICURE catering, is a great location for a wedding. The elegant landmark has marble staircases, mosaic tiled floors, chandeliers, and vaulted ceilings. You’ll also find elegance at The Savoy Hotel and The Lord Alfred, two of the CBD venues that offer many amenities.
The South Bank Parklands, close to both Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Brisbane CBD, is a premier cultural destination. The Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library of Queensland, and the Queensland Museum and Science Centre are a few destinations that offer memorable function spaces. The Ship Inn, Sky Room & Terrace, and The Greek Club are also found in the area.
Mount Coot-Tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, provides a scenic backdrop for a wedding. J.C. Slaughter Falls and Mount Coot-Tha Lookout, found within the Mount Coot-tha Forest along with Simpson Falls, are locations that offer picture-perfect wedding spaces. The lookout provides panoramic views of the city of Brisbane out to Moreton Bay.
Some wedding venues provide views of Brisbane’s unique sites. Brisbane Racing Club offers function spaces across from Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses. The Brisbane Club looks onto Anzac Square, dedicated to Australia's military heritage. Wedding guests can admire Newstead House, one of the city’s oldest homes, from its Fountain Courtyard.
Riverfront venues allow you to say ‘I do’ next to the water’s edge. You can celebrate your nuptials on the banks of the Brisbane River at the Queensland Maritime Museum and at the Stamford Plaza Brisbane, where you can look out the window and see Story Bridge. Blackbird Bar & Grill is a sophisticated riverside restaurant that has a 1920s-style bar as well as an outdoor terrace.
There’s no need to stay on land when you tie the knot. Celebrate history and your marriage on board the Kookaburra Queens or the Voyager, Kookaburra Showboat Cruises’ vintage paddlewheel boats. Or you can sail on Brisbane Cruises’ Lady Brisbane, a classic vessel with three decks, or on Mirimar Cruises’ excursion boat Mirimar II.
The Treasury Casino Heritage Hotel offers high-rolling wedding celebration fun, and the Hope & Anchor, an English-style neighbourhood pub housed in a nineteenth century bakery, provides a glimpse into the past. Brisbane Powerhouse boasts an industrial chic vibe while the Foxy Bean Café has a hip and laid-back atmosphere. There are so many unique venues in Brisbane.
Ceremony spaces, including The Fountain and The Courtyard Garden, highlight Hillstone St. Lucia. Ceremonies at the adjacent Roma Street Parklands are a wedding package option at Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane. The United Service Club Queensland provides a backdrop of Edwardian elegance while Lightspace offers a sophisticated blank canvas warehouse space.
Paris meets Shanghai design at Mirra Events, where high warehouse ceilings are covered in hand-painted canvases. East meets West at Jade Buddha, with its Asian-infused décor. Diverse venues in Brisbane offer amenities and menus that meet wedding day expectations. Great venues and warm, pleasant days assure that your special day will be perfect.