10 of the Gold Coast’s Best Wedding Reception Venues (2021)

The Gold Coast has some amazing wedding venues. From stunning waterfront settings, to beautiful garden locations, all in one venues with accommodation, and impressive function rooms! Here’s our list of the best wedding venues in the Gold Coast.

Amongst the flowering gardens and picturesque views, Coolibah Downs is the perfect venue for both your ceremony and reception. Enjoy on-site accommodation and  dreamy photography within 10 acres of lush private grounds! Coolibah Downs is the ultimate Gold Coast venue, catering for all your needs in the one location.

Parkwood International is a superb venue for weddings, with its picturesque surrounds, excellent food and outstanding service, catering for up to 180 guests. An enchanting pavilion overlooking the golf course and beautiful lakes is available for your wedding ceremony, with landscaped gardens and grounds providing the perfect backdrop for your photos on the day.

Nestled at the base of the protected Springbrook National Park, Eco Studio Fellini is quickly becoming the choice du jour for weddings on the Gold Coast. Picture perfect five-acre grounds provide an idyllic backdrop with manicured lawns and gardens, featuring a subtle European influence amid the tranquil, primeval surrounds of the Gold Coast Hinterland – celebrating the green behind the gold.

You will fall in love with the magnificent gardens and architecture of the Links Hope Island, reminiscent of the style and charm of Venice. Links Hope Island boasts remarkable variety and value when it comes to planning your special day. Their experienced wedding consultant will provide you with personal and professional service from the time that you call them to the time you say your farewells.

Lakelands Golf Club have a gorgeous garden ceremony location on site, set under the shade of Jacaranda trees that come into full bloom in spring and with a waterfront backdrop, this location is truly stunning. Afterwards join your friends and family for your reception where you will experience the culinary delights of Lakelands and dance the night away.

The multi-award winning Waterside Events at Currumbin RSL, situated on the Currumbin Creek offers a variety of spaces available for your wedding reception or ceremony. Waterside Events can cater to any wedding style and are open to all types of unique and traditional celebrations.

An Island Hideaway is situated along a 23 kilometre stretch of National Park which is the only untouched coastline left on the coasts peninsula. An Island Hideaway is one of the only Gold Coast venues that offer its guests something completely out of the ordinary. Inspired by the native bushlands that protect us from the raw elements of the Pacific Ocean; the space and the tranquillity of our surroundings need to be seen to be believed.

The pristine, peaceful paradise enveloping Couran Cove Island Resort provides an exceptional setting for unique wedding ceremonies, gorgeous receptions and an amazing honeymoon. Whether you dream of an intimate celebration with just the two of you present, a barefoot Blue Gum Point ceremony or a formal extravaganza, Couran Cove Island Resort can easily be styled to meet your personal requirements.

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat offers a beautiful environment for your special day, featuring absolute privacy in a setting amongst 51 acres of rain forest, surrounded by lush greenery, exotic plants and the melodious singing of numerous birds! You and your guests will feel transported into a different world and will leave Songbirds with a lifelong memory.

Ruffles Lodge & Spa is an exclusive Hinterland wedding experience. From an intimate ceremony to an extravagant family affair, the retreat offers a range of all-inclusive wedding packages including your choice of three elegant and charming ceremony locations, surrounded by the beauty of nature. Appealing to the romantic at heart, the seclusion of their lodges creates a natural sanctuary where guests can experience a haven of wildlife, breathtaking natural beauty and an intimate relaxation experience.

Check out the Reception Venue’s page for the complete list of Wedding QLD’s reception venue suggestions. Find menus, special offers, package information and more.

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Queensland’s Best Wedding Entertainment Companies (2021)

It’s not a party with out music! So, to celebrate your wedding you’ll need to book entertainment. Maybe something light and classical to amp up the romance during your ceremony, then a DJ or live band for your reception to get the dance floor full. Wedding QLD has music and entertainment options for every style of wedding in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. Start planning today! xx

Ceremony Music Inspiration

LiveMusic Queensland Conservatorium LiveMusic Queensland Conservatorium - Overview LiveMusic Queensland Conservatorium creates event solutions. From a showstopper to casual background music. Our artists have the energy and talent to turn any event into something your clients, family and friends will remember forever.… Continue Reading
Modal Harmony Modal Harmony - Overview Our duo Modal Harmony consists of Kees Payens (classical guitar) and Robyn Payens (flute) that plays for weddings, corporate functions and other events in the following styles of music – classical, contemporary, popular, Latin… Continue Reading
Harpist - Carisma Harpist – Carisma - Overview Carisma will provide you with elegant and romantic music for your wedding. With a repertoire from classical, celtic to popular love songs, Carisma will create that very special ambience to make your wedding outstanding… Continue Reading
Harpist Cindy Harpist Cindy - Overview Cindy is a professional harpist in Queensland. A proficient and accomplished musician, she trained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She has a very extensive repertoire which includes the most popular wedding music. Recognised… Continue Reading

Reception Entertainment Ideas

Dance Dance Dance Dance Dance Dance - Overview Dance Dance Dance has won the prestigious ACE Award as the best dance production in Australia.Impress your guests with the unique, fabulous, hot and majestic rhythms from the world of Latin American, Ballroom and… Continue Reading
Adam Richards Adam Richards - Acoustic Guitar Soloist & DJ Overview Celebrate in style with relaxed acoustic guitar tunes followed by professionally mixed DJ party music.I am available for weddings, parties, functions and cafe/pub work on the Tweed, Gold Coast… Continue Reading
Moove It DJ’s Moove It DJ’s - Professional DJ & MC Services Overview Amazing wedding receptions don't just happen by accident! We love DJ-ing and MC-ing for wedding receptions and will make sure, you and your guests will rave on about your… Continue Reading
Dj Dangerfield DjDangerfield.com.au - Overview DJ ENTERTAINMENT – Full-Time Professionals - 38 years’ experience - over 8,500 shows “You Just Can’t Beat that Sort of Experience” - Client  We believe in quality, service and presentation with entertainment value in… Continue Reading
Brisbane Jazz Agency Brisbane Jazz Agency - Overview Brisbane Jazz Agency provides live band hire for all special functions; including corporate events, functions, weddings receptions, wedding ceremonies corporate events and parties. The wide choice of live bands varies from solo artists, duos,… Continue Reading
Amica Duo Amica Duo - Overview Set an atmosphere of class and sophistication at your next event with cocktail jazz.Book our duo for corporate events, private events, private parties, functions of distinction. Perfect for cocktail parties, intimate dinners, business functions,… Continue Reading
Alan Casey Entertainment Australia AC Entertainment Agency - Overview The best in entertainment and music for your special event, wedding, social, conference, party etc.Thank you so much for you help on our Wedding day. We were both very pleased with the atmosphere you… Continue Reading

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12 of Queensland’s Most Amazing Wedding Caterers (2021)

Find the most amazing caterer your engagement party or wedding in Brisbane or greater Queensland. Browse menus and food inspiration from some of Queensland’s most talented wedding catering suppliers on Wedding QLD.

The Casual Catering Co. are stationed at Everton Park and service the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast areas. You order it, they cook it, it’s that simple. The gourmet aspects of their business are their service and experience, they leave the fancy pants in the restaurants and create good food, for the good times, at a good price. They cook for the occasion. Whether it be an intimate gathering or a massive celebration they have the resources to cater all!

Journey Street Food want your day to reflect you, your personalities, tastes and family. So whether you choose a casual cocktail style menu featuring finger food from Asia to Mexico, a Mediterranean feast served family dinner style or festival style self serve meals, they have something that will suit you.

Catering to a wide variety of weddings and events, from small intimate backyard affairs with the closest friends and family, to the majestic event of formal dining in grand scale production, In Season Catering can guarantee a remarkable culinary experience.

Inspired by traditional German cuisine, Kraut N’ About mobile catering takes you on a culinary journey to Bavaria… where delicious hearty food is the key ingredient of every celebration! Kraut N’ About has serviced all of Brisbane, South East Queensland and beyond! They can tailor a catering package to suit your wedding and look forward to working with you and exceeding your expectations.

The Larder Byron Bay has been providing world-class cuisine for local, national and international guests for more than 20 years. Their caterers deliver restaurant-quality food to a wide range of events, including weddings, engagement parties, sports days, festivals, conferences and much more. All food is handmade and free of any preservatives or artificial colours. With fast turnarounds, innovative food ideas and outstanding customer service, The Larder Byron Bay is a crowd-pleaser.

There is nothing quite like a freshly cooked wood fired pizza to help create the perfect  atmosphere at your wedding. Whether it be a stand-up cocktail party, a delicious share style feast, a formal sit-down meal, a festival style wedding, or a casual affair in your back yard, Rolling Stone Pizza will work closely with you to create the perfect catering package to suit your requirements and budget.

Coast To Coast The Golden Roast are your professional local caterer, providing a selection of menus to suit all occasions using local fresh produce. They are renowned for our generous servings of food that will truly satisfy the heartiest of eaters and we never run out of food for the number quoted. 

Employing only qualified chefs and experienced wait staff, Spits N Pieces offer the finest of culinary menus which reflects in the status that this professional catering service holds highly today. Spits N Pieces are able to excel with any budget and confidently deliver top quality food at the right price.

You don’t need to travel to Alpine Europe to get your dessert fix, Alpine Dessert Haus can bring it to you. Their sweet treats are favourites served in Switzerland, France, Italy, Slovenia, Monaco, Liechenstein, Austria and of course Germany!

Simply show up to a styled picnic with food/drinks, enjoy, and leave when you’re ready. LoveSeat Picnics also offer group packages and other picnic settings.

Kombi Keg Gold Coast is no ordinary mobile bar. Ruthie (as she is affectionately known) is a fully restored Split Screen Kombi that dispenses almost any beverage that you can imagine with the charm and charisma that only a Kombi can provide. With 6 icy cold taps on board, you can offer guests the opportunity to pour their own beer, cider, wine, premix spirits, juices, soft drinks or even water. Once the party is over, they just pack up and drive out. It’s that simple.

Little Rum Runner is Brisbane’s top rated drinks specialists for a reason! They offer a range of services to deliver the perfect drinks experience for your special occasion. From comprehensive open bar packages to unique cocktail barrels serving your favourite cocktail, they have you covered.

Check out the Wedding Catering page for the complete list of Wedding QLD’s wedding catering suppliers.

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