16 Of The Best Wedding Venues In Brisbane And Beyond

16 Of The Best Wedding Venues In Brisbane And Beyond

Put that bridal magazine down! We’ve got a ringer of a roundup

By Melissa Myrteza | 4th July 2019

While the European escape is the dream for some, most of us Brisbanites could think of nothing more meaningful than celebrating a union of love in front of our closest family and friends right here in our Sunshine State. From riverside boardwalks to rainforest retreats, we’ve sourced the ultimate wedding venues in Brisbane and beyond that will make your “I do” moment simply unforgettable. Whether you’re planning an intimate bohemian gathering or an elegant cocktail soirée, your glorious ceremony and reception will be effortless when choosing one of these 15 exceptional wedding venues. You’ll find a keeper in our roundup, we promise! All you have to worry about is the getting him (or her) down on that knee if they haven’t already. Take a gander and get inspired.

The Refinery | Newstead

For a magical wedding infused with a passion for food and design, head to Newstead’s most beautiful warehouse venue. The Refinery is a well-thought-out space run by husband and wife duo, Dan and Rach Myers who want to provide you with a stunning location that makes the wedding planning process so much easier. Featuring a 12-metre-long marble bar, a large, private garden with a retractable roof and a beautiful bridal suite, this unique space is one of a kind. The Refinery only delivers the best of the best from amazing food served up by sister venue Rogue Bistro, to impeccable service and on-trend inclusions. Having been through it all themselves, you can trust that Dan and Rach will work tirelessly to ensure your dream day comes together as though it was their own. 


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Rydges South Bank | South Bank

With unparalleled 12 storey views showcasing Brisbane’s CBD and the towering Wheel of Brisbane, Rydges South Bank is nothing short of an idyllic spot for a union. With a dedicated Wedding Executive by your side from the very first meeting, expect a seamless day from ceremony to reception. Experts at executing traditional nuptial themes, choose from three function spaces designed to suit every type of wedding. With a range of packages available from cocktail or sit-down meals to a buffet style evening, your package will be tailored to your budget. It will also include styling elements like floral centrepieces as well as complimentary menu tasting and a Bridal Suite reservation for the happy couple. With onsite dining and beverage departments, they’re your full-service wedding venue.


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Darling and Co | Paddington

If you’ve been dreaming of a luscious green wedding but aren’t willing to risk untimely rainfall, the darling of Paddington is your happy medium. Located in Brisbane’s suburban retreat, Darling and Co is tucked away from the busyness of the CBD. With five different rooms to choose from as well as the option to book out the entire venue to host up to 700 people, each space at Darling and Co is designed to suit sophisticated seated moments or casual cocktails. Ceremonies are reserved for the Garden Foyer which is filled with luscious hanging vines and gorgeous greenery. This tropical oasis will encourage dancing and create a vivacious ambience on your special night! With wedding packages starting from $93 and food and beverages provided in-house, your big day will be stress-free!


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The Joinery | West End

Architecturally designed with a striking lattice façade, warehouse-style interior and an expansive uninterrupted event space, The Joinery in West End is a blank canvas primed for the most inspired wedding creations. With high-end contemporary design accents juxtaposed against a raw, industrial backdrop, the space can be transformed to dazzling effect for all manner of wedding styles. The soaring ceiling and exposed rafters beg for elaborate hanging floral chandeliers and twinkling lights. For the truly adventurous, how about an aerial silk performance? This versatile space can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and a variety of wedding formats. Weddings at The Joinery feature exclusive use of the fully air-conditioned venue, complete event customisation as well as venue management, including assistance in coordinating your event and supplier recommendations. Catering is provided exclusively by The Joinery’s renowned on-site caterer, with all menus custom designed to suit a couple’s wedding style, taste and budget. There is even a BYO alcohol option, enabling couples to supply their own special tipples befitting the occasion. Think gin bar or whisky station. There’s not a detail missed when choosing to hold your wedding at this truly bespoke venue.


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Factory 51 | Coorparoo

This modern, Italian inspired restaurant and bar could be your very own wedding venue! With rustic red bricks, handmade timber furnishings, a signature crystal chandelier and long tables lining the walls, Factory 51 is an industrial wedding venue bursting with old Italian character. Aligning with their European roots, they specialise in Share Feasting, as any Italian restaurant would. Executive chef Matthew Jenkins and Functions Manager Ellie Crandell will craft a menu that will not only transport you to a small Italian town but will ensure that you’re looked after in the true nonna style. Paired with boutique beverages and skilled staff, you will be getting the full package at this venue. With a private marble bar and outdoor laneway for alfresco moments, Factory 51 is your backdrop for unforgettable ceremonies and memorable unions. If you’ve been dreaming of an intimate wedding, look no further than this urban corner in Coorparoo.


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Walkabout Creek | Enoggera Reservoir

Nestled amongst the trees overlooking Enoggera Reservoir, you will find Walkabout Creek; one of Brisbane's best kept secrets. This relaxed rainforest venue is only 25 minutes from the City yet completely surrounded by nature. Outdoor ceremony stages are hidden within the park, including a quaint wooden rotunda with sprawling water views and a rustic amphitheatre, perfect for intimate celebrations. Wander the rainforest exploring untouched photo locations before enjoying a delicious feast high in the treetops, glowing with fairy lights. Rest assured knowing your nearest and dearest will not go home hungry with the expert caterers, Cuisine on Cue, preparing a plated, banquet, buffet or cocktail dinner that your guests will love. Wedding planning is as stress-free as possible, with packages all including five hours of venue hire, a beer and wine beverage package and professional styling. An experienced wedding coordinator and their dedicated team ensure your wedding day is simply spent relaxing in the beautiful surroundings with loved ones.


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Room Three Sixty | Brisbane City

This contemporary rooftop venue offers a panoramic city skyline vantage point with floor to ceiling glass, several storeys above the Brisbane River. Noted as one of Brisbane’s premier venues for wedding celebrations and receptions, Room Three Sixty offers a range of package styles starting from $148 per person. Holding strong partnerships with renowned Brisbane suppliers, you won’t have to lift a finger! You can even choose to add on styling and entertainment services for that extra touch. Catering will also be exclusively provided by Cuisine on Cue, adding an extra touch of elegance and sophistication to your special day. Choose from a majestic garden ceremony on Lady Bowen Lawn or in the historic Old Government House.


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Clovely Estate | Multiple Locations

With the choice of two sensational wedding venues, you have Brisbane’s own City Cellar Door or the picturesque grounds of historic Barambah Homestead in the South Burnett region at your fingertips. The City Cellar Door is your urban connection to vino, providing a central and contemporary celebration space. In the heart of the city, step out into Red Hill’s city-scape of lights, entrancing you after a captivating occasion. For those wanting to escape the hum of urban life, retreat to the countryside to the immaculate grounds of Clovely Estate owners, Brett Heading and Susan Mercer, the perfect backdrop for ceremonies. With cattle and horses grazing free, they pride themselves on rustic receptions held in their converted barn and outdoor terrace boasting long banquet tables. Revel in sensational sunsets and endless countryside charm. Whichever option you choose, you can gather 100 of your nearest and dearest and secure yourself an acclaimed chef, ready to design you a tailored menu full of local produce, all perfectly paired with their wine, of course.


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The Westin | CBD

Boasting luxurious venue options within its walls, The Westin Brisbane has created a modern yet harmonious haven for a distinguished wedding.  Situated in the CBD, The Westin provides an ideal oasis where an urban aesthetic meets the warmth of tradition. Whether it be an intimate affair or grand celebration, there’s a range of options ready for impending nuptials. In true Westin style, the finer details have been considered, with personalised services to assist in creating a seamless day long before the walk down the aisle. The team will assist in guest accommodation and attendee booking tools while offering an unrivalled service to the couple-to-be and their guests. Pre-wedding celebrations can begin with the signature High Tea in Eden’s Table, followed by a pampering at their Heavenly Spa for both brides and grooms.


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Victoria Park | Herston

If you’re on the hunt for a wedding venue, the mention of Victoria Park should not come as a surprise. Named ‘Best Wedding Venue of QLD 2019’, Victoria Park offers a dreamy destination for a wedding fit for royalty. With six lush spaces to choose from, it’s no wonder over 150 couples decide to tie the knot under their sparkling chandeliers each year. With the cityscape as a backdrop against the deep green of the golf course, Victoria Park hosts a picturesque landscape for guests to enjoy as the sun descents into the moonlight of the evening. Each function space offers something refreshingly different. If you’re after a reception amongst the nature, the Garden Marquee is ideal. Otherwise, The Ballrooms showcases the height of elegance with floor to ceiling timber beams. Explore their other spaces, including The Marquee, which can accommodate up to 400 guests.


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Noosa Boathouse | Noosa

Known for their bistro, bar and events, Noosa Boathouse is an iconic waterfront venue on the Noosa River. Whether you’re searching for an intimate gathering with 10 guests or a cocktail style reception for 250 of the extended family and friends, Noosa Boathouse will do what it takes to make sure your wedding is nothing short of remarkable. This three-level floating boathouse, their fairy-light boardwalk and private jetty all combine to make an incredible venue worthy of the happy couple. Floor to ceiling glass windows display incredible water views of our sensational Queensland sunsets which will surprise and delight. They even offer a stunning sunset river cruise with arrival via boat to the private jetty to begin the reception! Their modern Australian menu features fresh seasonal produce from seafood and beef to locally harvested produce that will tempt tastebuds and add the perfect touch to the delightful wine selection. The River Room, the Sunset Bar or the Eastern Deck are yours to select from and Noosa Boathouse will do the rest and design your reception to absolute perfection.


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Village Roadshow Theme Parks | Gold Coast

If you’re after a one of a kind wedding experience, Village Roadshow Theme Parks is what you’ve been looking for. With 6 exciting properties, famous for their exhilarating rides, exciting shows, amazing animals, and spectacular theming, the possibilities for your special day are endless! Paradise Country is your number one choice for a rustic themed Wedding, where country charm meets classic vintage elegance. If you're more of an animal-loving couple, Sea World is where you can top the day off with a reception by the waters of Dolphin Beach or in the mesmerising underwater viewing area at Shark Bay. If you fancy something with glitz and glamour, imagine dining amongst the stars at Warner Bros. Movie World. With accommodation options available at Sea World Resort, we have everything you are looking for ensure your special day is the fairy tale wedding you have been dreaming of.


Southport Sharks | Southport

Sharks Event Centre is dedicated to bringing your vision to life. Their passionate team of professionals and your personal Event Coordinator are all ready to tailor a package for your big day so that everything runs smoothly and seamlessly, just as you imagined. Choose from the plush landscaped Village Green or the scenic Garden Gazebo for the ultimate Gold Coast alfresco wedding. Walk down a white carpeted aisle with seats lining either side for an entrance that will both engage and inspire. Otherwise, keep things indoors with the President’s Room providing the perfect space for cocktail elegance. Sourcing produce from local Gold Coast suppliers, the plated and buffet menus will be bursting with delectable delights. Their on-site hotel, Mantra at Sharks, also means you and your guests can retire nearby after a long day of joyous celebrations. You can even check out the venue at their free wedding expo, Destination I Do this September!


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Gabbinbar Homestead | Toowoomba

Set amongst 150-year-old gardens, towering trees and luscious lawns rests Gabbinbar Homestead, a stunning destination for any wedding. Located high on the mountain range in Toowoomba, South-East Queensland, this estate is plucked straight from a fairy tale. The Gabbinbar experience package includes a bride’s retreat, which involves salon style hair and makeup consoles, a private ensuite and luxury furniture. On top of this, a grazing style breakfast, picnic lunch and drinks are provided. You are spoilt with choice when it comes to your ceremony with six beautiful locations available alongside multiple indoor and outdoor spots for the reception. Finally, the best part: food! There is a range of menu styles on offer so you can infuse a dose of your personality and style into your celebration. If you’re looking to hold your wedding in a location surrounded by acres of magnificent established gardens, the Homestead is perfect for those wanting a private and secluded event.


Maleny Manor | Maleny

If you haven’t already attended a wedding at Maleny Manor, you would have definitely heard about this spectacular location. Voted number one ceremony venue in Australia from 2012 to 2018, you are guaranteed a personal signature wedding at this beautiful private estate. Capture the essence of your new life together with their four different wedding styles. Firstly, they offer Hamptons on the Hills, an elegant event that is held on their white pavilion, kissing the edge of the valley of the Sunshine Coast. Luxury Queensland is a bespoke style event customised specifically to your desires. Thirdly, Intimate Weddings offers a package perfect for those seeking a secluded wedding on a private estate, perfect for an event with 30 to 60 guests. And last but certainly not least, their Festival Wedding is a bohemian dream offering a Kombi van photo booth and a festive tipi. For those who want a wedding with an abundance of options and breathtaking views, the Maleny Manor is the location for you.


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Rosewood Estate | Beechmont

Are you seeking a bespoke luxury country event with stunning views? Say no more, Rosewood Estate is the place for you. Holding your special day at this illustrious estate enables you to supply your own caterer and beverages, alongside offering a marquee or tipi for events over 50 people. For those yearning for a summer wedding, this location is perfect as it rests 600 metres above sea level. With an average January peak summer temperature of a comfortable 28 degrees, you’ll escape the heat of the summer and enjoy the cool hinterland weather. With a great choice of excellent caterers in the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast areas, the Rosewood Estate team are happy to recommend and help organise the food and beverages. However, if you’re eager to save some dollars, guests are welcome to BYO drinks. Don’t hesitate to select this ultimate rural hinterland destination to celebrate your special day.


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Article by Melissa Myrteza

Mel always has one eye on the funkiest happenings around town and the other one on the best ramen joints. When she’s not crossing another country off her bucket list, she’s either reading, painting or sippin’ on a glass of red.