Sunshine Coast Venues
Just an hour's drive North of Brisbane is the beautiful Sunshine Coast. A collection of relaxed beach side towns and green lush hinterland. It is also the location for some awesome wedding venues!
One of the longest running and successful wedding venues on the sunshine coast is Maleny Manor. The hillside manor is tucked away in the Maleny hinterland and offers spectacular views of the countryside below all the way to the ocean.
Ceremonies take place in the Hilltop Pavilion which also shares those same amazing views as the Manor itself.
The grounds of the manor are immaculately maintained and provide so many great photographic opportunities that you could get most of your location photos there. Though most couples do make their way to the nearby One Tree Hill for that special glasshouse mountains view.
Tiffany's at Maleny
Tiffany's at Maleny is a gorgeous wedding venue perched on the mountainside with a panoramic and spectacular view of the Glass House Mountains. When people think of Maleny this is often the view that they think of. Of the many weddings that I have photographed here I have noticed how spellbound the guests are at that view. The glass-backed chapel extenuates this view even during the ceremony as does the reception room. There are plenty of great photo locations nearby, such as the well known One Tree Hill, but there are also some secret nearby places that I like to take my couples to.
For that resort style destination wedding feel it is hard to go past Twin Waters resort on the Sunshine Coast. Positioned between the beach and a private lagoon, the resort offers that laid back beach vibe. The resort itself has lots to offer in regards to photo locations and t the beach next door is also a popular destination for photos. Receptions can take place in a private Nordic Ti-pi or Lily’s on the Lagoon.
Spicers Clovelly Estate - Montville
One of my favourite venues on the sunshine coast is the French inspired Spicers Clovelly Estate. Situated high on the lush rolling hills of Montville. This estate has a great history of combining great food (thanks to the two hatted Long Apron Restaurant) and immaculate service. Two things that really make a wedding venue successful! The property itself features a french style homestead and nearby cottages, with lots of room for guests to stay. The tree lined winding avenue makes for a spectacular location spot for bridal party photos as does the rest of the amazing property.
Gold Coast wedding Venues
The Gold Coast has always been a popular choice as a wedding destination. With endless beaches and sophisticated resort hotels, the Gold Coast offers a little something for everyone.
Sanctuary Cove Resort
The Wedding chapel at Sanctuary cove has to be one of the most spectacular chapels in Australia. Floor to ceiling glass offer a perfect view of the greenery and river beyond. The chapel has an abundance of natural light that makes photographing weddings in the chapel a pleasure. The beautifully manicured grounds of the resort make for some spectacular wedding photography locations as well. Making it the perfect Gold Coast wedding venue.
Palazzo Versace Gold Coast
One of the country’s premier and most prestigious resorts, the Palazzo Versace has earned the reputation as one of the most luxurious wedding venues as well. This hotel is all about style and taste and so are their weddings. The grand ballroom can be transformed into the most amazing reception space. The resort grounds make for the perfect exclusive photo location as well.
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
Situated in the World Heritage Listed Lamington Nation Park, nestled high in the mountains is O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. This unique resort is not only the gateway to some of the most spectacular rain forests in QLD it is also an amazing wedding venue! The resort has many unique options for wedding ceremonies such as the Moonlit crag - a deck right on the escarpment with 360 views of the valley far below, Hidden Gully - a magical little spot hidden in the forest. Receptions can take place in the function room of the resort or they also have their own vineyard at the base of the mountain.
Toowoomba wedding Venues
The Toowoomba region is fast becoming a popular location for stylish country/garden weddings. Toowoomba, being on the plateau has a slightly more temperate climate compared to the humidity of Brisbane and has some amazing homesteads and venues on offer.
A popular venue choice by locals and destination wedding couples alike is Gabbinbar Homestead. This stately and beautifully restored homestead is set amongst acres of perfectly manicured gardens and features numerous ceremony options. Receptions are held inside the homestead in the elegant conservatory room.
Gabbinbar pride themselves on giving their brides the best experience possible and this shows clearly in how all wedding days run so well there. The grounds of Gabbinbar offer so many diverse backdrops for photos as well. And make for the perfect relaxed all in one wedding location with no need to leave the venue for additional photo locations.
Preston Peak Winery
Just outside of the city of Toowoomba is the gorgeous Preston Peak Winery. This 330 acre property with it’s spectacular views over the Lockyer valley below makes for an amazing wedding venue. The tree lined driveway is a popular feature for photos as is the open expansive views.