Brisbane's Best Wedding Venues For An Unforgettable Reception

Brisbane's Best Wedding Venues For An Unforgettable Reception

You only wed once, right?

By Jade Horrobin | 21st June 2017

So you recently got engaged? First things first, congratulations! Second things second, you need a venue, gal!

Choosing a venue is never easy. That’s why I’ve put in the hard yards for you and sifted through the best Brisbane has to offer.

From an eclectic warehouse, to Brisbane’s best lookout, these wedding reception venues will guarantee you the most prayer-emoji-worthy party your guests have ever attended.

GOMA

Credit: Marcus Bell – Studio Impressions

Credit: Marcus Bell – Studio Impressions

Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art at South Brisbane offers the perfect ceremony and reception venue for the couple who froth at all things culture.

Just over the Melbourne Street bridge from the city, GOMA is a Brisbane institution. This prime location makes organising a post-wedding party as easy as pie.

With myriad options for ceremony and reception spaces, the team at GOMA are fluent in “Bride” and know exactly how to translate your fairy-tale wedding dreams into reality.

GOMA’s food and canapés will have you wishing your wedding was every day, thanks to world-class executive chef Joshua Lopez. Take advantage of the in-house catering and check that off your list as one less thing to organise!

GOMA nails that intersection between dynamic and modern and features an absolute Pinterest-worthy Roof Terrace. This open-air venue with overhanging roof is perfect for all weather, so there’s absolutely reason to fret if it rains.

Complete with panoramic views of Brisbane River and the city, GOMA will have your guests captioning every photo #bestreceptionever.

LIGHTSPACE

Credit: Lightspace

Credit: Lightspace

Lightspace is the primo venue for the pair who are looking for something a little different for their post-ceremony celebration.

Situated on Light Street in Fortitude Valley, this warehouse venue channels raw industrial vibes, coupled with soft romantic design.

The venue has been divided into two rooms that can be opened to create a single inviting space.

Aside from putting on rave-worthy reception, this unique venue can also accommodate your ceremony.

From an intimate cocktail celebration to a sit-down feast for 300 of your nearest and dearest, Lightspace has you covered.

THE SUMMIT RESTAURANT & BAR

Nestled within Brisbane State Forest Park, it’s easy to forget how close The Summit Restaurant & Bar is to Brisbane.

The heritage-listed building perched on top of Mt Coot-tha offers what are undisputedly the most gorgeous views of both Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

The unobstructed, panoramic lookout makes The Summit the perfect sunset reception venue. The spot is seeped in romance and the fantastic team offers myriad floor-plan options to suit your styling.

Couples can choose between the Summit Restaurant itself or the Fountain View room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Have your pre-dinner drinks looking out over the city, then treat your guests to an intimate dinner indoors before the dancing begins.

The Summit has a way of making you feel you’re in the clouds. It’s hard to imagine anything better than dancing your bridal waltz to a backdrop of night lights emanating from the city you fell in love in.

HIGH CHURCH

High Church image 1

Credit: High Church

If you’re after a heritage-meets-modern venue, High Church is the best there is. This newly renovated function space sits in the sweet spot between traditional and eclectic, making it a truly unforgettable venue.

You can find High Church in the centre of the action on Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. Managed by Fresh Events, everything from the catering to styling and set up is sorted for you. All you need is on site, so the only thing left for you to do is soak up the dreamy vibes.

The stunning rooftop terrace, marble bar, wow-factor chandeliers and French cross-back chairs coupled with the insanely picturesque chapel facade create a venue unlike any other in Brisbane.

Regardless of whether you’re planning a sit-down feast for the ages or a relaxed cocktail gathering, the heritage-listed High Church can provide the wow factor you’ve been searching for.

VICTORIA PARK

Toast your wedding under chandeliers while gazing over city skylines at award-winning Victoria Park.

Situated on Brisbane’s leafy northside, Victoria Park offers the perfect celebration space for guest lists from 40 to 360 guests.

With five wedding spaces, each with a private bar and outdoor terrace, this venue is certainly more than just a gorgeous golf course.

Victoria Park offers packages with everything you need plus free on-site parking for all guests.

While you snap special moments on their breathtaking golf course with city views, your guests will be kept entertained with putt putt, a driving range and an on-site bistro.

Gone are the days when you needed to combine the charms of separate venues to craft your perfect day. The wedding gurus at Victoria Park will co-ordinate everything from the ceremony, to bridal photos, cocktail hour and a glamorous reception.

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Article by Jade Horrobin

Jade is a Digital Journalist for Style Magazines. She’s a board game aficionado, green tea fiend and can shake up a mean espresso martini. Jade has a problematic addiction to learning Eminem lyrics and enjoys brunch way too much to consider buying a house any time soon.

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