Getting married in Queensland (QLD)
When you think of Queensland it’s hard not to vision stunning landscapes and near perfect weather. It’s no wonder so many couples could think of nothing better than planning their wedding in the sunshine state.
While it’s vast, there are perfect pockets to accommodate the wedding of your dreams. Be it a beach side, bliss, urban city delight or an outback adventure, Queensland boasts so much beauty, everywhere you go.
QUEENSLAND VENUES TO SUIT ANY WEDDING THEME
If you’re on the hunt for a location that provides urban inspiration, Brisbane offers culture, arts and incredible architecture and there is an abundance of options for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. One of Queensland’s most recognisable locations is Surfers Paradise providing beach side locations and an urban oasis too. While Cairns is the gorgeous gateway to the rest of tropical Queensland, don’t bypass it completely as this city boasts rainforests, reefs and is a destination sure to please.
The stunning Sunshine Coast offers so much to a couple looking for some beachside beauty. Nestle into the sophistication of Noosa or soak up the magic of Mooloolaba or feel completely relaxed in Caloundra. Alternatively, you can also head to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and be wed on a mountain-top with views to die-for in towns such a Maleny, Flaxton and Montville.
Looking for an island escape? Queensland serves up so much when it comes to seeking an island getaway and the Whitsunday’s are absolutely heavenly. Think Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, and Daydream Island, with Airlie Beach also proving to be a gorgeous location, you’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to this one.
Darling Downs and Toowoomba are situated in Southern Queensland, along the New South Wales border. Beautiful landscapes, historic towns and wineries, it’s worth looking into ithis area for its temperate climate.
You might be lured by the outback and the need to get dirt under your feet, so don’t discount this as an option too.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING AT QUEENSLAND WEDDING VENUES
With a name like the Sunshine State, it’s no wonder people are lured to Queensland because of its gorgeous climate.
Tropical in nature, Queensland’s sunny day, warm waters, cool ocean breezes and generally comfortable climate is what makes this state so popular with brides and grooms.
There is a wet and dry season so it pays to do some research and ensure that the area you intend to wed has weather you would prefer. Like always, it’s good to have a back-up plan for inclement weather also.
Whether traveling to Queensland by road, rail, air, or bus, most destinations are relatively accessible.
In larger cities you can make use of the public transport systems such as buses, trains and taxis.
In remote areas, self-driving may be the best option allowing you to access harder to reach places. Always prepare before taking off with a good knowledge of directions as well as petrol stations.
The state of Queensland is full of spirit and have many events that happen throughout the year. Be it festivals, markets, theatre or outdoor events, it’s always good to check the tourism of Queensland website and check out what events are happening at the time you’re looking to be married to avoid any hassles when it comes to transport or booking a place to stay.
Staying in Queensland is a wonderful experience and when it comes to options, there are plenty of them. Look up the areas you intend to stay in and check out what is available. But no doubt there will be hotels, boutique accommodation, Air BnB’s, campgrounds and much more to accommodate you and your guests.
An abundance of elegant options when it comes to stunning Queensland wedding venues.
Here are our some of our top recommendations when it comes to the best wedding venues in Queensland.
The height of luxury.
- From: Price on application.
- Size of venue: 40 to 100 seated guests or 60 to 100 guests cocktail style.
- Indoor or outdoor: Both indoor and outdoor options for both ceremony and reception.
Perched atop a mountain in the high country, Spicers Peak Lodge offers the height of luxury in natural surrounds. With incredible onsite accommodation, if you’re looking for an intimate wedding celebration, this venue does not get much better. With views to-die-for, and an architectural lodge that is both contemporary and classic in design, every little aspect of your day will be sublime. Only 90 minutes from Brisbane you will feel like you’ve truly escaped to this private property paradise.
Sleek and sophisticated celebrations.
- From: Price on application.
- Size of venue: From smaller sized weddings to up to 250 guests, there are an abundance of options to suit your style.
- Indoor or outdoor: Both indoor and outdoor options available.
If you’re on the hunt for an all-in-one venue, then look no further than The Calile Hotel in Brisbane. Whether you’re planning a luxe poolside celebration, an intimate get together or a wedding with all the bells and whistles, their event spaces can be customised with you in mind with resident chefs and event planners on hand to bring your vision to life. Onsite accommodation is also made a breeze for a couple and their guests.
Where bush meets the beach.
- From: The property is $14,000 for the day, which includes a minimum $2,000 bar tab.
- Size of venue: Absolutely no size limits apply at Earlando. You can elope with two or party with 300. The venue offers an outdoor undercover option that seats 150 or the expansive lawn will hold a marquee as big as you can hire.
- Indoor or outdoor: The venue has two undercover pavilions for the couples to be married under one beachside pavilion and one oceanview pavilion, or various open-air options on either the beach or lush green lawns.
Searching for a unique venue that offers sandy beaches, lush gardens and epic views?
With over 6,000 acres of private Whitsunday costal land, Earlando is a melting pot of magnificent private beaches, panoramic view points, abundant wildlife and a traditional working cattle station. Imagine a sprawling lawn, edged by your very own strip of sandy beach with waves lapping at the shoreline. This is your reception venue and a natural expanse to style your celebration. All bookings include sole use of the entire Earlando estate (their closest neighbour is over 15 kilometres away!), personalised in-house wedding planning and 5-star service – making for the ultimate destination wedding escape for you and your guests.
Stunning and versatile one-stop-shop.
THE REFINERY, NEWSTEAD
- From: From $6k depending on the day of the week.
- Size of venue: 110 guests seated, 200 guests cocktail style.
- Indoor or outdoor: Outdoor garden ceremony with a retractable roof for wet weather.
A beautiful warehouse located in Newstead, Brisbane, The Refinery is a stunning and incredibly versatile space for wedding celebrations. The team behind The Refinery are passionate about making the wedding planning process as seamless as possible and they will work with you to make magical wedding dreams come true every step of the way. The space itself is a minimal blank canvas with beautiful crockery, on-trend furniture and amazing food and drink. Everything is all-inclusive and ready to go – with the central theme being that your celebration will have good food, good wine and good times guaranteed!
Secluded and spectacular.
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD, TOOMOOBMA
- From: The Gabbinbar Experience is for 70 people and starts at approximately $15,000.
- Size of venue: The venue is set on 13 acres and can hold weddings for up to 150 people.
- Indoor or outdoor: You will be spoiled for choice here as Gabbinbar has some beautiful outdoor ceremony locations as well as an all-weather ceremony option, The Pavilion.
If you’re looking for a more private affair, Gabbinbar Homestead is not only secluded, it is also spectacular. This magnificent property and homestead offers exclusive use for weddings and is set amongst 150-year-old gardens, towering ancient trees, and expansive lawns. With a special Brides Retreat, an abundance of stunning ceremony locations, you can then choose to hold your reception in their stunning glass conservatory or dine outside in their gorgeous gardens. You will be well and truly looked after when it comes to planning your day, making Gabbinbar Homestead the perfect destination for your wedding.