BNE’s Dreamy Wedding Venues

BNE’s Dreamy Wedding Venues

Hear the bells?

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 17th September 2020

Hey lovebirds! Looking for a place to perch your special day? It doesn’t matter if the theme of your wedding Pinterest board is more elegant chic, rustic charm or industrial suave, we’ve wandered the aisles of Brisbane’s best wedding venues, waiting to host your most cherished memories (there are even a couple of cheeky additions up and down the coast that are just too dreamy to ignore)!

Customs House | Brisbane City

Make history, riverside, in this beautifully renowned and heritage-listed wedding venue. Your day will be painted in elegant grandeur on a stunning backdrop of panoramic river views and the Story Bridge when the team of dedicated professionals at Customs House bring your dream day into fruition. Share your vows with a ceremony by the river, before taking the red carpet to a gorgeous reception that will be the highlight of all your guests’ social calendar. Choose from the Long Room with its simply stunning cathedral ceiling and sculptured pillars, or the contemporary River Room that was once part of the Queen’s warehouse and now flows onto the terrace for beautiful and intimate occasions. Your day will be everything you wished for and magnificently more!


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Factory 51 | Coorparoo

An elegant rustic aura meets industrial chic in the all-in-one venue that will ​take care of every detail on your special day. Beneath the signature crystal chandelier hung from 7m high ceilings, you'll find ​festoon lighting draped along gorgeous exposed red brick, and handmade timber tables ready to play host to you and your bound-to-be charmed guests. With so much character already instilled in the warm and serene space, all it takes is a hint of styling to infuse it with your own personal touch. Factory51 can take you from ceremony through to reception, enabling guests to mingle over boutique beverages without the need to travel. Connect over the high-quality culinary experience curated by the talented executive chef, Bruce McKenna, whose specialised Italian-inspired share feasting will be adored by all palates, with alternate drop and cocktail menus also available!


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Hillstone St Lucia | St Lucia

Every aspect of the four reception spaces, two ceremony spaces, and two welcoming areas of this romantically rustic venue have been designed by a team of Australian and Italian decorators who’ve enhanced the natural undulations of the incredible landscape with the highest standards of décor. Its unique wonder has grown in bounds since its first wedding in 1987, establishing itself as a premium Brisbane venue provider with a range of charming spaces waiting to host you. Ceremonies in the Courtyard Garden will have your guests falling in love with its French country garden feel and lush foliage, while receptions come to life in The Grand View Room, offering exceptional value in its sweeping surrounds and historically rich design. Serviced by The Victorian Long Bar, you can dance under the festoon lights of The Mango Tree Terrace or take a moment away from the gaiety in The Boardroom to bask in your joy. It’s your day, after all, and at Hillstone St Lucia you’re warmly welcomed to spend it your way.

Hotel Grand Chancellor | Brisbane City

Place your wedding on the most magical stage with the stunning views and gorgeous services provided at Hotel Grand Chancellor. Your ceremony, reception and accommodation will all be sorted across from the lush Roma Street Parklands that serve as the lovely backdrop to every aspect of your special day. Plus, everything from the first planning meeting to the evening’s last dance will be seamless and effortless, thanks to their dedicated and expert wedding coordinator. Say a stunningly stylish ‘I do’ overlooking the Brisbane CBD, before treating your guests to a range of delicious plated packages to suit any budget or function. There’s even a picturesque rooftop pool for a splash of photo opportunities that will all be worth framing!


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The Joinery | West End

Whether you envisioned your wedding as a grand sit-down dinner or simply stunning cocktails and canapés, The Joinery is the beautiful blank canvas that will bring it to life. Architecturally designed, with contemporary accents showcased within the warehouse interior, the space is versatile to fit all your ideas, so you can create the day of your dreams. Catering is supplied exclusively by their on-site caterer, Chez Nouz Catering, and for good reason – they’re the experts in tailoring delicious menus to your taste, style and budget. Beneath the lofty ceilings and pendulum lights, moments will become memories revisited for years to come, and the passionate events team will ensure your event is mesmerising, with plenty of sophistication to spare.


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The Morrison Hotel | Woolloongabba

The home of Brisbane’s best steaks also doubles as a beautifully bespoke wedding venue, perfect for bringing your dream day to life. With three versatile function spaces ready to play host to everything from intimate ceremonies to grand receptions and even your bucks or hens’ night, the only limit is your imagination. There’s the Piano Lounge with its elegant boudoir feel, the high ceilings and original stain glass windows in Original Fiascos, or infuse your day with 1920s art deco style in the Manhattan Lounge. Your menu is completely catered for with The Morrison Hotel’s brilliant chefs, serving up pacific oysters, rare chargrilled wagyu beef, 12-hour confit duck Maryland and pan-seared Atlantic salmon, as well as delicious alternate options and beverage packages.


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Victoria Park | Herston

If you’re tossing up between urban chic or a lush escape for your wedding, why not enjoy the best of both worlds? Victoria Park offers city views and natural surrounds as the perfect backdrop to your day, as well as an all-inclusive space able to play host to both your ceremony and reception. It’s all bliss and no stress with their dedicated venue planner in your corner – the reliable and flexible venue has proven it can handle absolutely anything thrown its way! With each spacious room including a private bar, terrace and even beautiful chandeliers in some rooms, the choice is yours. Plus, as it is a lifestyle precinct, you can take your time with photos as your guests are welcome to play putt putt, swing by the driving range or enjoy a drink in the bistro.


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XXXX Alehouse | Milton

Your wedding day will be a truly unforgettable experience when it takes place in the brewery and alehouse that has been hosting happy Queenslanders since 1878. The iconic space not only offers food and beverage catering, but several experiential add-on options including beer tastings and merchandise. Forget cutting the cake – crack open a 22.4 litre wooden barrel of XXXX Bitter with a hammer and spike to celebrate your union! Taking cues from modern cafes to soften the rough edges of traditional breweries, XXXX Alehouse will add a polished and industrial feel to your wedding. As a part of many Queenslanders best moments for over 140 years, this is the venue that brides will love, and grooms even more so!


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Want to wander the coast for your special day? GC and SC also boast beautiful spots to say ‘I do’:

Maleny Manor | Maleny

Your Sunshine Coast wedding will reach stunning new heights when it’s held at one of Australia’s most awarded wedding venues. Enjoy the exclusive use of a heritage-featured manor boasting seven accommodation suites, picturesque gardens and everything you could possibly need to love your day. The onsite team of dedicated wedding coordinators, master chefs and catering team will go above and beyond for you and yours. Each package can be completely tailored to suit you while highlighting Sunshine Coast’s best, including a floral package in partnership with Maleny-based florist, Mondo Floral Designs, the option to add a gin bar featuring locally distilled gins, or a signature cocktail like an Elderflower Fizz or Maleny Sunset. With three gorgeous ceremony locations to choose from and scenic reception spaces, with both indoor and outdoor options you’ll be spoilt for choice.


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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 the answer. With six exciting locations renowned for their exhilarating rides, exciting shows and spectacular theming, the possibilities for your special day are endless! Looking for an evening of glamour and dining under the stars? Movie World has the perfect spacious venue that can safely accommodate up to 450 guests. Animal lovers? Host your reception by the serene Dolphin Beach or in Shark Bay’s mesmerising underwater viewing area at Sea World. Country charm meets classic vintage elegance in the natural Australian bushland at Paradise Country, while accommodation is sorted at Sea World Resort. The fairy-tale wedding you’ve been dreaming of is waiting right here!


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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.


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