Wedding QLD’s 10 Step Guide to Finding the Perfect Queensland Wedding Reception Venue
Brisbane and Queensland has some amazing wedding venues. No matter your wedding budget or style, you’re sure to find something to suit your requirements. Go through this handy checklist then sit back, relax, and browse through our list of popular Queensland wedding venues.
Would you like your ceremony and reception at the same location? Or different?
How many guests would you like at your ceremony and reception? Will you have a ceremony only guest list?
Will your wedding have a theme? A theme could be rustic, glam, indoors, outdoors, winery, destination venue, beach, etc.
What is your budget? Will you receive any assistance from parents or relatives? Would you ask your guests to contribute cash in lieu of a gift?
Narrow down some dates. Check with your VIP guests to see what dates they definitely wouldn’t be available for.
Do you have any special requirements? Accessibility for guests – eg steps might be difficult for elderly. Is there enough car parks or access to transport options?
Do you need a backup plan in case of inclement weather? Can you move your ceremony / pre-dinner drinks somewhere if the weather is not ideal?
Reach out to a few wedding venues and check to see how well they fit your anticipated numbers, theme, and estimated budget.
Visit your favourite venues. See if you can visit the morning of a wedding, that way you can see the venue looking absolutely amazing. Enquire about a menu tasting if you would like one.
Review their contract. Review and make certain what is included in the package you have selected. Some venues will include entertainment, decorations and more. Other’s will let you bring in external suppliers for this, cost this out too and double check your budget.
Happy wedding planning and best wishes for a wonderful day. xx
Weddings at Harbourside Bar & Kitchen-Overview A Unique and Perfect Wedding Venue in CairnsChoosing a perfect wedding venue in Cairns has never been so easy. With eternal greenery, and stunning waters of Trinity Bay at our door step - the lush tropics is the perfect wedding backdrop you have always dreamt of.Our unique and versatile spaces are ready to be… Continue Reading
Mulgrave Gardens-Overview We provide the venue... You bring the celebrationMulgrave Gardens is the ultimate tropical garden wedding venue. Spacious and private, Mulgrave Gardens is set on 12 acres of private property. Carefully curated lush and colourful gardens provide stunning options for ceremonies and receptions alike. Your celebration can be carefree and casual or elegant and sophisticated.… Continue Reading
Ellis Beach Bar & Grill-Overview Your Day, Your Way, at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill.Here at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, we understand that every couple is different and every wedding is unique, therefore we are open to working with you to put together a tailor made package to suit your individual requests and budgets.With a 5km stretch of… Continue Reading
Oaks Toowoomba Hotel-Overview Nestled in the Darling Downs region of Southern Queensland, Oaks Toowoomba Hotel makes the perfect setting for your inland wedding. The recently opened hotel is situated in the centre of Toowoomba and is just a short stone throw away from local restaurants, cafes, bars and the stunning Queens Park gardens.Take the stress away and… Continue Reading
Oaks Port Douglas Resort-Overview If you are dreaming of a tropical wedding location, then you’ve found the perfect place at Oaks Port Douglas Resort. Set amongst lush tropical gardens and embraced by balmy afternoon breezes, there is something magical about this very special wedding location. Besides the vibrant green landscape and deep blue ocean backdrop, the resort offers… Continue Reading
Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort-Overview Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort is a tropical wedding destination located on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, only an hour's drive from Brisbane. Set on ten acres of sweeping tropical landscape, the resort features a picture-perfect lotus-filled lagoon which will act as a flawless backdrop to your wedding vows. The serene surrounds… Continue Reading
Salt House-Overview Stunning waterfront venue offering panorama views of the ocean, marina and cityPerched in a priceless location on the Marina, boasting lengthy mountain, ocean and Trinity inlet views makes it near impossible not to unwind and soak up the beauty of Tropical North Queensland.There are not many venues where you can literally get married on… Continue Reading
Jimbour-Overview Jimbour Weddings is a countryside estate, homestead, and garden wedding venue located in the Darling Downs region of outback Australia. Your wedding ceremony might take place under a towering tree in the gardens or inside a lovely chapel. You'll have the option to host your outdoor wedding reception in the courtyard beside the sandstone… Continue Reading
Waterside Events at Currumbin RSL-Overview When looking for the perfect wedding venue on the Gold Coast to celebrate your special day, multi-award winning Waterside Events, situated on the Currumbin Creek offers a variety of spaces available for your wedding reception or ceremony. Attention to detail, assurance of quality and professional service ensures that your day will run smoothly and be… Continue Reading
The Lushington-Overview The Lushington is a 1920’s event hall, which has been lovingly restored to create the perfect location to host your next event. This art deco warehouse features exposed brick walls, original timber posts, four metre high ceilings and polished concrete floors, delivering rich atmosphere and timeless appeal.With the atmosphere set, The Lushington provides a… Continue Reading
Mr & Mrs G Riverbar-Overview Weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, corporate functions, business meetings… no matter what the occasion, Mr & Mrs G Riverbar is an outstanding CBD setting for creating the perfect impression.Our Brisbane riverfront bar can accommodate small groups of 10 for a sit down affair, or gatherings of up to 100 for lavish cocktail functions. You can… Continue Reading
Bebe’s Country Weddings-Overview "Using your personal style as inspiration we design a unique experience that is unforgettable"This is our true vision for our clients and encapsulates everything we strive for. We offer a personalized service, in which we customise packages to suit each couple. Being in the industry for many years I see the same “cookie cutter”… Continue Reading
The Waterfront Restaurant-Overview The Waterfront Restaurant has fast become a popular wedding destination with its endless ocean views and overlooking the world heritage listed Fraser Island.This truly unique setting along the Queensland coast has the perfect backdrop for your stunning waterfront wedding.The Waterfront is a multi award winning venue and prides itself on first class wedding receptions… Continue Reading
Blackbird Private Dining and Events-Overview Located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD, impress your guests with 180 degree views of the Brisbane River from the Story Bridge down to the Kangaroo Point cliffs providing the ultimate backdrop for your ceremony and reception. With flexible food and beverage packages, we aim to be all inclusive. Select from our signature feasting style… Continue Reading
Coolibah Downs-Overview 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.Beautiful old-style chapelLarge white reception marqueeVersatile 10… Continue Reading
Virginia Golf Club-Overview At Virginia Golf Club we will ensure that your special day is exactly that. Our experienced staff take pride in ensuring that every component of your day is perfectly planned and executed. Located just north of Brisbane, our beautifully manicured fairways provide an amazing backdrop for special photos on your special day.Our bright and… Continue Reading
United Service Club Queensland-Overview The graciousness of a bygone era will help create wedding memories that will last forever.Enjoy the elegance of colonial Queensland, featuring sweeping verandahs, stained glass windows, glittering chandeliers and ornate pressed metal ceilings as the perfect backdrop for your special occasion.The Club prides itself on providing the highest standard of service. Your guests will… Continue Reading
Tanglewood Gardens-Overview Tanglewood Gardens provides the perfect setting for an intimate wedding ceremony, baby naming or renewal of vows. You can choose our beautiful rainforest chapel or our tropical gardens for your ceremony.We can also help arrange intimate receptions for our guests using our function room or a garden marquee.Tanglewood has secluded self-contained cedar cabins for… Continue Reading
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat-Overview Songbirds Rainforest Retreat offer 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… Continue Reading
Silky Oaks Lodge-Overview Spectacularly situated on the Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge is the ultimate destination for your Far North Queensland wedding. Nestled on the doorstep of the world's oldest rainforest you simply won't find a more serene or pristine surroundings for your wedding.This luxury boutique hotel, lodge, and Healing Waters Spa consists of elegant spacious lounges… Continue Reading
Salsa Bar & Grill-Overview Salsa Bar & Grill has years of experience in hosting the perfect wedding reception, the one you dream about! Your guests will be pampered and you and your loved one will cherish memories for a lifetime leaving you with the longing to return to celebrate your anniversaries.Salsa Bar & Grill has the perfect location… Continue Reading
Royal on the Park Hotel Brisbane-Overview Do not book anything until you've spoken to our professional wedding organisers. Royal on the Park Hotel Brisbane is a superb city botanic gardens location with impressive 576sqm pillarless Grand Ballroom, an elegant fabric-lined permanent chapel marquee, and customised all-inclusive packages from just $130pp.Royal on the Park's location, experience and reputation will ensure your… Continue Reading
Caloundra Power Boat Club-Overview Congratulations! Now that your engaged you have more than enough to do! Why not let our experienced and professional team take some of the stress out of your wedding day?At the Caloundra Power Boat Club we pride ourselves on creating exactly the reception you have dreamed of, offering a range of styles to suit… Continue Reading
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa-Overview Sea Temple Resort & Spa is beautifully located on the beachfront of Four Mile Beach, just 5km from Port Douglas’ town centre. Situated in a region of irresistible natural beauty, with the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and the shimmering tropical blues and greens of the Coral Sea right on… Continue Reading
Parkwood International Golf & Function Complex-Overview Every wedding is unique and should reflect the individual taste of those involved. At Parkwood International Golf Club our weddings are designed to create a memorable and relaxing day for you and your guests.Parkwood International is a superb venue for weddings, with its picturesque surrounds, excellent food and outstanding service, catering for up to… Continue Reading
Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant-Overview Create memories to cherish forever with a vineyard wedding just 45km from Brisbane.Romance of the seasonal vineyardsStunning views over the vineyards and lakeGorgeous ceremony location on siteSpectacular reception venue with views all roundOn-site vineyard cottagesRestaurant quality meals and serviceFlexible and competitive packagesStaff who really care about youThe perfect venue for your perfect day.Choosing to… Continue Reading
Nudgee Golf Club-Overview The Nudgee Golf Club offers an ideal location for your wedding reception venue.Our club has arranged hundreds of weddings, each with their own unique style. With our relaxed atmosphere, superior service and picturesque surroundings, we can provide a special day for you, your family, and your friends.Conveniently located just off the Gateway Motorway and… Continue Reading
Nautilus Restaurant-Overview The romantic nature of Nautilus Restaurant and Port Douglas draws many amorous couples with the dream of the perfect tropical wedding.Just imagine being seated with your family and friends surrounded by the beautiful rainforest gardens and towering palms, enjoying the starred sky of the tropical night. Indulge in 5 star cuisine as we offer… Continue Reading
Montville Country Cabins-Overview At Montville Country Cabins, we understand the importance of your wedding day. It is a time where all the important people in your life come together, to celebrate the love that you and your partner have for one another. Your wedding should be a romantic and magical event, a day that you will treasure… Continue Reading
Mon Komo Hotel-Overview With a sophisticated and luxurious Caribbean resort feel, Mon Komo provides the perfect mix of friendliness, tranquillity and relaxation in an elegant and refined beachside setting.We believe that your wedding celebrations should be as individual as you are. Be indulged with the best of everything just the way you would like it; menus to… Continue Reading
Links Hope Island-Overview 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… Continue Reading
An Island Hideaway-Overview 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… Continue Reading
The Grand Hotel-Overview The Grand Hotel @ Gladstone is renowned for our hospitality and ability in meeting every request of the bride and groom to be on this, your most special of occasions.Whether 40 or 400, whatever your budget, you will be assured of a most professional and pleasant experience. With three elegantly appointed function rooms plus… Continue Reading
Glengariff Historic Estate-Overview The award winning Glengariff is one of the oldest privately owned family properties in Queensland and holds both your ceremony and reception.Celebrating 139 years and 6 generations in the same family to live, own and operate the estate. As one of Queensland's premier historic family estates dating back to 1876, we are proud of… Continue Reading
Weddings @ Fix Restaurant & Wine Bar-Overview TRULY A UNIQUE OCCASION Fix Restaurant offers a quality in fine food and beverage that surpasses the traditional. Featuring an artistic décor and a personalised approach to food and beverage, our wedding packages allow Brides the opportunity to celebrate their wedding day in an environment tailored specifically to their needs. Providing exclusivity for each… Continue Reading
Couran Cove Island Resort-Overview 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… Continue Reading
Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens-Overview Our exquisitely natural rainforest backdrop makes for a beautifully relaxed wedding...We take the stress out of weddings for you! Unique award-winning rainforest setting so close to the city!! And only minutes from Indro.Ceremonies can be held beside the meandering stream or beside the majestic trees in the Tree Grove. Enjoy relaxed canapés with a… Continue Reading
Boulevard Gardens-Garden Wedding Venue Overview Boulevard Gardens is a Brisbane wedding venue prestigiously situated next to the Brisbane River at Indooroopilly.With our newly renovated and refurbished rooms, the Boulevard Gardens provides the perfect venue for weddings in Brisbane.Our secluded settings, gorgeous courtyards surrounded by blooming gardens, trickling water fountain and cascading water feature, all help to… Continue Reading
Wynnum Manly Leagues Club-Overview Wynnum Manly Leagues Club is Brisbane bayside’s premier wedding reception venue … perfect for sharing the most important day of your life with the most important people in it.Our dedicated events manager will assist you to create the most unique and specialised package tailored to suit your individual requirements. Our professional team pride themselves… Continue Reading
Villa Botanica-Overview Perched on the edge of the Coral Sea in the glorious Whitsundays, Villa Botanica, with its superb gardens and architecture, is a wedding venue simply unmatched anywhere in Australia. Even more extraordinary is that on your wedding day, this grand 5 acre estate is exclusively yours to explore and enjoy.Upon arrival your guests will… Continue Reading
Noosa Boathouse-Overview Your most important day in one of the most stunning waterfront locations, right on the Noosa River – Welcome to the Noosa Boathouse.Located right on the stunning Noosa River and boasting sweeping river and hinterland views, the Noosa Boathouse offers a truly unique setting for your special day. Spanning over 3 levels, the Noosa… Continue Reading
The Billabong-Overview The Billabong Kuranda is a truly unique venue tucked away on 165 acres of private rainforest. It is the perfect destination for your special day.Overlooking a gorgeous billabong filled with lilies, the natural environment and beautiful surrounds of this tropical paradise are teeming with wildlife. Spacious manicured grounds will accommodate all your pleasures including a… Continue Reading
Abbey Boutique Hotel-Castle Style Country House Manor Overview This 125 year old Victorian destination wedding venue in the country is the perfect back drop for a fairy-tale wedding.You can have your ceremony on the grounds or 120 year old on site Chapel, canapes and beverages in the gardens whilst you have photos with your friends and family,… Continue Reading
Gabbinbar Homestead-Overview Welcome home. Welcome to Gabbinbar Homestead - a historic Victorian-era estate available for destination weddings. We offer all-day exclusive use, which gives you access to the luxurious Bride's Retreat as you get ready, the choice of six stunning ceremony locations, expansive gardens for photos and breathtaking indoor and outdoor reception locations.Gabbinbar Homestead is located… Continue Reading
Lakelands Golf Club-Overview Lakelands has everything you need in a wedding venue. We have a gorgeous garden ceremony location on site, set under the shade of our Jacaranda trees that come into full bloom in spring and with a waterfront backdrop, this location is truly stunning. Following your ceremony, you will be spoilt for choice with absolutely… Continue Reading
McLeod Country Golf Club-Overview Set amongst the picturesque gum trees at the foothills of Mt Ommaney, you’ll find the perfect venue to host your special day. We offer two intimate garden ceremony sites which overlook the golf course and lakes, this setting provides a beautiful scenic background for your wedding photos.The Westlake Room provides it’s own entrance, bar… Continue Reading
The Woolshed at Jondaryan-Overview The Woolshed at Jondaryan is the perfect location for your special day. We create an unforgettable wedding experience in a truly unique setting, from our magnificent heritage-listed Woolshed building to the banks of Oakey Creek that runs through the property.Our wedding packages have been designed with you in mind, providing all of your wedding… Continue Reading
Ceremonies @ Silver Ridge-Overview 10 minutes from the Garden City of Toowoomba. Enjoy glorious views to Tabletop Mountain. If the outside area is booked and it rains on the day, there is an undercover back up area.If you want a personalized, peaceful, private spot, with a deluxe, affordable atmosphere then Silver Ridge ceremony venue may be the perfect… Continue Reading
The Heritage Hotel and Function Centre at Old Petrie Town-Overview You deserve the very best on your special day and The Heritage Hotel and Function Centre at Old Petrie Town can cater to all your needs.We are one of the few one stop Function Centre’s in South East Queensland where we can provide you with everything you are looking for, from beautiful ceremony locations… Continue Reading
Victoria Park-Overview Victoria Park is a stunning venue located on the north side that reflects the essence of Australian wedding luxury. Celebrate under sparkling chandeliers with magical views of Brisbane's city skyline and golf course rolling greens.All of Victoria Park’s wedding spaces feature private bars and exclusive outdoor terraces, perfect for entertaining your loved ones. Whether… Continue Reading
at Hotel Group-Overview EXPERIENCE AIRLIE BEACH WHITSUNDAYS AT ITS BESTAirlie Beach Whitsundays most exciting and stylish contemporary collection of hotels and penthouses - at Hotel Group offer the very finest locations coupled with extraordinary hospitality, our properties offer a unique difference for the discerning traveller.at Marina Shores enjoys the ultimate in intimate seaside sophistication with spa apartments… Continue Reading
Eco Studio Fellini-Overview 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 –… Continue Reading
City Golf Club Toowoomba-Overview The City Golf Club Toowoomba is the perfect wedding venue, regardless of your budget. With our multi-award winning function rooms and friendly and professional staff, your wedding is guaranteed to create life long memories, with very little stress.With our wedding and reception area's overlooking a lush and prestigious golf course, you will be spoiled… Continue Reading