The Gold Coast, with its long sandy beaches, is an inviting place to have a beach wedding while the Australia hinterland is ideal for garden ceremonies and marquee receptions. Whether your dream wedding includes flowing streams, crashing waves, colorful gardens, or a beautiful church, you’ll find it in this holiday locale famous for its surf, theme parks, shopping, and nightlife.
Popular Gold Coast destinations welcome couples to use their natural resources. Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, found within Lamington National Park, provides native gardens and grounds for ceremonies and the Clifftop Dining Room and historic Barn for receptions. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers natural rainforest, lush bushland settings and secluded surroundings.
You'll find both a traditional and a romantic ambience at Braeside Chapel. Choose to exchange vows in the contemporary chapel that has wooden pews or in the gardens under the chapel’s signature Camphor Laurel Tree. Rotary Broadwater Chapel By The Sea and Hope Island Chapel, located in waterfront park settings, are also contemporary buildings with dramatic windows.
The fragrance of roses, wisteria, and other blooming flowers adds to the country charm of a garden wedding. Sol Gardens features a large lagoon while Tamborine Gardens showcases a waterfall. The secluded Evergreen Garden Venue, with its stone features, secret gardens, and meandering pathways, transports you to a fairytale-like world.
Vineyards also provide a beautiful scenic backdrop for a wedding ceremony as well as photogenic panoramas. Say ‘I do’ among the vines at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards or at Moonlight Crag, Hidden Gully or Luke's Bluff in O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. You’ll have the 50-acre estate grounds to yourself when you choose Sarabah Estate Vineyard for your wedding.
You can have a traditional indoor ceremony or a garden ceremony at estate wedding venues. Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery features a tree-lined lake and a sandstone chapel that overlooks the vineyard. Coolibah Downs Private Estate, Summergrove Estate, and Austinvilla Estate boast a chapel and luxury amenities like a bridal suite, swimming pool and tennis court.
At The ABBEY Cobaki, an open-air chapel on the lake’s edge and a function centre are complemented by a boutique 9-hole golf course. Fantasy options include on-site helicopter drops and horse and carts. You’ll feel like royalty at Kanbeki House, a private retreat and day spa. Retire to the Master Suite, with its spa and sauna, after your ballroom wedding reception.
Ecostudio Fellini’s open-air chapel overlooks the peaceful waters of Mudgeeraba Creek in the foothills of Springbrook National Park. Additional amenities include a split-level function deck and on-site luxury lodge accommodation. Cedar Creek Lodges also offers accommodation as well as function spaces and Rainforest Amphitheatre and Lake Water Lilly wedding ceremony sites.
You’ll find everything you need on your wedding day at Alawara Mansion, including a private pub. Palazzo Versace is the definition of opulence, with its spectacular architecture, Versace bespoke furnishings, private marina, and day spa. The light-filled wedding chapel at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, admired for its floor to ceiling glass façade, will impress your guests.
Rustic sophistication mingles with nature to produce compelling wedding venues like Boomerang Farms. Evoke memories of past eras with a ceremony at a rainforest tree-covered amphitheatre, a photo session by vintage farm machinery and livestock, and a reception in a 100-year-old barn. The farm’s sister property, Cowbell Creek, features a retractable roof pergola.
Whether you’re looking for a wedding reception venue in your neighborhood or for a destination wedding venue that is far from home, you’ll find it on the Gold Coast and in the hinterland. Venues on Australia’s east coast can accommodate every type of wedding, from a grand gala in a crystal chandelier adorned ballroom to a boho beach celebration.