How to Elope in Australia

Eloping in Australia is easy and fun!  There’s very few mandatory tasks that are required to make the wedding legal and plenty of stunning locations and options to choose from to celebrate in your own special way.

From micro weddings to secret weddings and elopements, Australia has all the options you could ever need to plan precisely the kind of small wedding you want.  And without the worry of having to pay for a hundred extra heads, you’re free to create the wedding you deserve.  

Here’s how to make an elopement in Australia everything you hope it will be... 

Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Australia

What is an elopement?
How to elope
Elopement Packages
Cost of eloping
Elopement Checklist
Elopement FAQ

What Is An Elopement?

An elopement is a small & legally binding wedding ceremony with 2 - 30 guests that involves the same formalities of a traditional wedding ceremony. Eloping often refers to getting married in secret with the goal of having fewer people present, saving money and ensuring the focus of the wedding is on what's important to the couple.

Elopements have evolved over the last 20 years in line with social & economic trends. Whereas 20 years ago a couple who eloped were likely doing so in secret without the approval of parents. These days elopements are highly likely to involve the couple's parents as one of a handful of wedding guests to receive an invitation.

How To Elope

The one & only thing you need to elope in Australia is an authorised marriage celebrant who will officiate your wedding and organise and submit your legal paperwork. Everything beyond the celebrant is optional, and where you can put your personal touches to this very special day - or weekend - or week. 

There are no rules when it comes to eloping. You can do whatever the heck you like, however the heck you like - with the words "I do" thrown in at precisely whenever the heck you like. There are however three legalities that need to be ticked off to make your marriage official. 

To be legally wed by elopement in Australia you must:
  1. Complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) at least one month before your wedding date
  2. Provide ID as requested by your celebrant
  3. Attend your wedding ceremony, repeat the required wording & sign the marriage register

Elopement Packages

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to elope in Australia is to book an elopement package with a venue that specialises in small and intimate weddings. The best elopement wedding venues in Australia offer two distinct packages:

  • All Inclusive Elopement - includes your venue, a choice of 2 or 3 celebrants, a photographer and a legal marriage ceremony with all official paperwork submitted for you
  • Semi Inclusive Elopement - includes your venue and you get to choose & book your own celebrant & photographer

Here's a list of Australia's most beautiful places to elope with a price guide for elopement packages available at each venue:

Goosewing Cottage Easy Elopements
1. Goosewing Cottage Country Elopements

  • Location: Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 12

The little timber chapel at Goosewing Cottage is a purpose-built elopement venue that caters for intimate weddings with 2 - 20 guests (plus children). The picturesque farm stay offers affordable elopement packages from $3,295 including a celebrant of your choice, an award winning photographer and four hours venue hire for your wedding ceremony & photos.

Goosewing Cottage has optional accommodation in two onsite cottages that sleep 8 and 4 guests respectively. The larger of the cottages has a swimming pool and spacious kitchen suitable for a chef to cater for private dining.

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Daydream Island Beach Elopement
2. Daydream Island Beach & Chapel Elopements

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone

Daydream Island Resort in the beautiful Whitsundays is a world class destination to elope on the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Semi inclusive elopement packages start at $4,500 and allow you to choose and book your own celebrant and photographer. Elopement ceremonies are held in a stunning glass chapel that overlooks the Coral Sea, on a seaside infinity deck or any of the island's secluded beaches.

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St Josephs Country Elopement Venue
3. St Joseph's Guesthouse Airbnb Elopements

  • Address: Hawkesbury - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

St Joseph's Guesthouse is one of Australia's most unique places to elope and is situated an hour from Sydney by road and car ferry. The historic Airbnb was built from the ruins of an old Catholic Church and sits quietly on a hill overlooking beautiful Australian bush.

Venue hire for DIY elopements is $3,500 including 2 nights accommodation. All inclusive elopement packages are also available from $4,800 including a choice of celebrants, photographer, florals, wedding cake, grazing platter & champagne.

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Chapel Hill Mountain Elopement Packages
4. Chapel Hill Retreat Private Elopements

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34

Chapel Hill Retreat is a 35 acre private property set on the edge of the Blue Mountains and overlooks the region's world heritage valleys and scenic, bush covered hills. Beautiful elopement venues include a quiet avenue of Oak trees, a scenic bush cathedral, stunning gardens and an historic hill top chapel after which the property is named.

All inclusive elopement packages are very affordably priced from $4,200 including your choice of elopement venue, a marriage celebrant including lodgement of legal paperwork, wedding night accommodation and an antiplasto platter with sparkling wine & cheese. The retreat has 7 onsite cottages should additional guests wish to stay.

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Fig Tree Park Country Elopements
5. Fig Tree Park Country Elopements

  • Location: 58 Sherringham Lane, Central Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2

Surrounded by grazing horses, the beautiful Mount Gulaga and uninterrupted views over the Pacific Ocean, this French-style estate is one of Australia's most scenic places to elope. The gardens of Fig Tree Park are also one of the most romantic places for private outdoor dining with thousands of fairy lights illuminating the lawns and a huge fig tree at night.

Semi inclusive elopement packages start at $3,800 and come with exclusive venue hire, a 2 night stay for the couple, styling of the ceremony site and a seated private dinner.

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Mountain View Farm Pop up Elopements
6. Mountain View Pop Up Elopements

  • Location: 11 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba Tilba, NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 2 - 25
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2 - 14

Every year in Spring the Daisy Fields at Mountain View Farm burst into colour and provide a picturesque one-of-a-kind setting for highly romantic elopements. A newly envisaged altar and aisle is designed into the fields each year with space for up to 25 guests including a celebrant, photographer and wedding singer.

All inclusive elopement packages are $8,500 in the 6 week daisy season and cheaper the rest of the year. Optional accommodation is available on the property including in a love shack, glamping tents and cabins.

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Cost of Eloping

The average cost to elope in Australia ranges from $2,000 - $20,000. Cheap elopements include a simple, legals-only style wedding ceremony performed by an authorised marriage celebrant, wedding dresses or suits for two people and an elopement photographer. Elopements increase in price from there, depending on the additional services added.

Elopement Costs

Here's a breakdown of individual elopement costs. The price of an elopement depends on what you choose to include in your special day. The only necessary spend to get legally married when you elope, is the celebrant.

  • Venue Hire: $0 - $12,000
  • Venue + Accommodation: $1,500 - $10,000
  • Elopement Celebrant: $450 - $3,000
  • Elopement Photographer: $900 - $10,000
  • Wedding Dresses & Suits: $500 - $20,000
  • Rings: $400 - $20,000
  • Flowers: $400 - $6,000
  • Ceremony Setup: $1,000 - $5,000
  • Private Dinner: $100 - $600/pp
  • Wedding Video: $900 - $6,000
  • Champagne & Nibbles: $200 - $800
  • Hair & Makeup: $200 - $800
  • Planner/Stylist: $600 - $4,000

On top of these costs you’ll need to budget for outfits for both of you, the rings, the reception venue or restaurant for celebrating after your ceremony, travel costs and accommodation if seperate to your venue. 

Elopement Checklist

Here's a few ideas & a basic elopement checklist to help you get started planning the best damn day of your life so far...

1. Decide what’s important!

Why are you eloping? It may be to skip the fuss of a huge wedding ceremony and perhaps you’re keen to keep costs down. But there’s also a vision you want to achieve that involves a more intimate audience.  

Elopement Guide Australia
Plan an elopement that fits with who you both are. Image: Cavanagh Photography

Talk to your partner about what you both value and what getting married means to you.  Think about what you’re going to say with your wedding and what it says about you. Then find a meaningful location and people who share your values to help you bring your wedding vision to life.

2. Create an elopement budget

Weddings are pricey, even small ones. Most couples who elope in Australia choose one or two items of importance to ‘splurge’ on (such as venue, celebrant or photography), and look to save on the budget in other areas. Your wedding is a very special moment in your life. So think about what you want the most from your special day and be generous to yourself in those areas. 

3. Choose an elopement location

Among the best places to elope in Australia include world-heritage locations, secret hideaways, romantic escapes and iconic venues. When choosing where to elope, think about what is most important to you. For example, you may like to consider a location;

  • that has meaning such as where you first met, had your first date or got engaged
  • that is near family & friends
  • where you can elope & honeymoon in one location
  • that enables your favourite pastimes such as bushwalking or swimming in the ocean

A destination elopement is not the only kind of elopement. Other places to elope include local parks and beaches, chapels & churches, cultural venues such as libraries or art galleries, or you can have an at home elopement where a celebrant comes to you.

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Fig Tree Park Elopement Place
Australia has plenty of small wedding venues for an intimate elopement like this French-style elopement venue: Fig Tree Park

4. Hire an officiant

An authorised celebrant is legally required to make the wedding official, so your celebrant, by default, is always the most important (other) person at your wedding regardless of what type of ceremony you’re having. You can’t get married without them. But if you choose to elope, the role your celebrant will play in marrying you and the way they perform the ceremony is quite unique. 

By definition, an elopement is an intimate celebration with very few guests. Instead of addressing a large audience, your celebrant will be addressing everyone at your ceremony on a more individual level. Celebrants who specialise in elopements know how to create an atmosphere and a momentous event of your wedding with just a handful of people present.

Hire a specialist elopement celebrant in the location you intend to elope. Elopement celebrants will perform your official wedding ceremony and organise & submit all your legal paperwork for you as part of their fee.

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5. Book an elopement photographer

Your elopement will be one of the biggest moments of your life, so you’ll want to make sure all the wonderful feelings & moments that you experience on the day are captured beautifully. 

Australian elopement captured by Anna Murray

Australia has an incredible talent pool of amazing elopement photographers, including some who have been named amongst the world’s best by leading international publications. Elopement photographers are visual storytellers who largely photograph candidly and have a wonderful knack of capturing intimate and emotive moments without imposing their own presence. 

Elopement photographers offer packages from 2 hours to full day coverage with the average spend being $1,600 - $3,000. 

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Another option to consider is the addition of a wedding videographer to capture your special day.  They can create a short highlights reel that you can publish and share online.  You can even have the ceremony live streamed for family and friends to watch as it all happens. 

Video packages range from simply filming your wedding ceremony to the addition of pre & post wedding footage and drone imagery - which is definitely something to consider if you’re having a destination wedding in one of Australia’s landmark locations.

6. Find the perfect elopement dress

Australia is home to an industrious industry of internationally renowned fashion designers including those who create wedding suits and couture gowns. And in addition to the industry’s big names, there’s many local city-based design houses where dream gowns, pant suits, two pieces and more can be tailored by the designer, off the rack. 

Grace Loves Lace knows a thing or two about choosing the perfect elopement dress, particularly if you are intending to travel with your gown. "Comfort is the key as you embark on your elopement day. Opt for a lightweight gown that not only enhances your beauty but also allows you to move with ease. We recommend choosing a dress without boning, corsetry, or zips, making it a breeze to pack away in your suitcase."

Grace Loves Lace celebrates individuality with bohemian, timeless & modern designs. Ask about Zsa Zsa - the unique wedding gown designed for adventurous Brides. It's the world's first swim-friendly wedding dress!

Grace advises opting for "breathable fabrics and versatile designs, ensuring both style and comfort throughout the day. When trying on your gown, feel free to lean over to check if you can adjust your shoes or pick something up from the floor. Try jumping, dancing, laughing, and prepare yourself for the unexpected."

Taking inspiration from your venue can also help guide you towards the perfect gown - from the vibrant energy of Sydney to the bohemian charm of Byron Bay. One last piece of advice from GRACE: "Don't forget that your wedding gown should always reflect your style and who you are."

Any of the wedding dress designers listed on Wedlockers will provide you with a custom fitting on your arrival in their city. Make sure you enquire early to get the required appointments prior to your wedding. Australian designed gowns generally start at $1,500 off the rack and custom tailored couture ranges from $5,000.

7. Choose your invitees

Yes, you might have chosen an elopement so that you don’t have to worry about who gets invited quite as much, but you still need two official witnesses. If you haven’t already decided who to bring with you, consider what’s most important to you when choosing who needs to be at the wedding. 

There are no real hard and fast rules for who to invite or how many to invite. Generally, a guest list of under 8 is considered an elopement, under 20 is a micro wedding and 40 or under is a small wedding.

Any of your wedding vendors, with the exception of your celebrant, can act as a witness to your wedding. 

8. Tell those who need to know

You’ll probably want to tell your family and closest friends about your wedding.  Think about when, where and how you will share this information.  Will you tell them before, during or after the big day?  

White Chapel Elopements
Scenic Rim elopement venue White Chapel Kalbar

Whoever you tell, tell them directly!  Hearing the news directly from you will help them feel included in your big moment.  They may be curious as to why you are choosing or chose to elope.  Have an explanation you’re comfortable with at the ready and be prepared that some people may require time to digest the news.  If this happens stay positive and be understanding.  

9. Check on legalities

The legal requirements to get married in Australia generally include: not already being married, not be marrying a person who is immediately related to you, be at least 18 years old, understand what marriage means and freely agree to be married, use the specific words required during your wedding ceremony as directed by your celebrant, submit a notice of intended marriage via your celebrant between 1 to 18 months before your wedding and be married by an authorised marriage celebrant.

You’ll need to provide proof of identification and place of birth, as well as a divorce if there have been previous marriages. Documents your celebrant may ask you for in order to submit your paperwork to legalise your marriage include an original birth certificate or extract and an original passport.

10. Don’t forget the rings 

When it comes to the rings, narrow your options down to the metals and gems you want to use, then consider what style fits best.  Do you want simple bands, brushed metal, single stones or something more embellished? As a rule, don’t worry too much about whether your rings match or not. You can each have your own unique design that fits with your lifestyles in mind. 

Having your wedding rings designed locally is a wonderful experience to enjoy together in the lead up to your wedding. Small Australian jewellers will walk you through the process, discussing who you are and what matters to you, to create designs that speak to your personality and relationship. If you’d like recommendations for small, local jewellers who offer this service in your area send us an email.

11. Think about what comes after

What will you do after the wedding ceremony? What kind of wedding reception do you want? A candlelit table for two catered in a private location, dinner at a restaurant in the city or an outdoor table under the stars at your private country venue?

Elope In Sydney Australia
Elopement set up by Elope in Sydney who offer all inclusive elopement packages with celebrant & photographer

Hiring an elopement planner to take care of all your wedding logistics is a good idea if you’re not getting married in your home town. They’ll organise your wedding ceremony, book your chosen suppliers and get you the best table at our most popular venues. You can find Australian elopement planners right here.

12. Announce your elopement

Even if you’ve given a lot of people close to you the heads-up, you should still think about how you’re going to make your introduction as a married couple. Your wedding photos and video can be used to help you share the news on social media.

You can also create stationery or other custom-made wedding favours to send to your nearest and dearest so that, even though they weren’t there, they have something to celebrate the big day with. Feel free to make a big fuss about it. It was a big moment in your lives together!

Elopement FAQ

  1. Is eloping a legal marriage?
  2. Do you need witnesses to elope?
  3. What documents do you need to elope?
  4. Where can I elope to get married?
  5. How many guests can you have at an elopement?
  6. How much does an Australian Elopement cost?
  7. Should you elope?

1. Is eloping a legal marriage?

Yes, if you elope you are legally married. When you choose an authorised marriage celebrant to officiate your elopement, they will organise & submit your official paperwork and conduct your legally-recognised wedding ceremony making you an officially married couple.

2. Do you need witnesses to elope?

Yes, you need two. All Australian weddings need at least five people present: the two people getting married, two witnesses and a celebrant. Your witnesses can include your photographer, videographer or anyone else you invite. 

3. What documents do you need to elope?

Your celebrant will help you complete the required NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) form. You'll need to provide photo ID such as a passport, plus other documentation including but not limited to birth certificates and divorce certificates. Your celebrant will advise what documentation is required based on your individual circumstances such as your age and whether you have previously been married. 

4. Where can I elope to get married?

Anywhere you like. Here's some beautiful places to elope in Australia.

5. How many guests can you have at an elopement?

There's no set rules on how many guests you can have at an elopement. On average, couples who elope in Australia have between 2 - 30 guests.

6. How much does an Australian Elopement cost?

The average cost of an elopement in Australia is between $8,000 - $20,000. The cheapest elopements include a registry office style wedding from $450, with all costs above this fee being discretionary.

7. Should You Elope?

The big question when considering an elopement is should you elope? Here are 10 reasons why you might choose to elope instead of having a more traditional style of wedding. 

8 Reasons To Elope
  1. You want the day to be about you two (rather than spend it socialising with guests)
  2. You want the day to be intimate (and not focused on lots of other people)
  3. You want to avoid drama
  4. You want to save money
  5. You want to avoid stressing over details
  6. You want to avoid traditional cliches
  7. You hate large crowds
  8. You hate being the centre of attention

It’s easy to elope in Australia! There’s a multitude of beautiful elopement locations, fabulous wedding celebrants, very few restrictions and lots of venues that cater to small elopements and weddings. Decide on your favourite Aussie destination and enquire with an experienced elopement celebrant to kickstart your wedding plans in Australia.

Australian Elopement Celebrants

Cover image: Cavanagh Photography



24 Amazing Places to Elope in Australia

Best Places To Elope: Australia | NSW | QLD

Looking for Australia's best places to elope? Australia has some of the world's most spectacular elopement venues from private tropical islands to iconic city landmarks. The country's vast unique landscape offers an amazing choice of beautiful elopement destinations that set the scene for an intimate and highly romantic weddings.

Among the best 24 places to elope in Australia are all inclusive elopement venues that come with easy and affordable packages. Other gorgeous spots listed below are specialty micro wedding venues and intimate one-of-a-kind properties where you can DIY you dream elopement in a jaw dropping, world-class location.

Some of Australia's best elopement destinations are located in world-renowned winery regions such as the Hunter Valley, at world-heritage landmarks in metropolitan cities including Sydney, and at pop-up locations with limited season elopements such the incredible Daisy Fields on the South Coast of NSW. 

Here are 24 amazing places to elope in Australia.

Best Places to Elope in Australia

New South Wales
Western Australia

Elopement Venues in NSW

Best Place To Elope In Australia
1. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: Mount View - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement packages: AUD $3,295+

Goosewing Cottage is a cute little elopement venue that specialises in affordable weddings for 2 to a maximum of 20 guests (+ children) in the iconic Hunter Valley. All inclusive packages to elope start at $3,295 and include venue hire, your pick of celebrants, all paperwork to get you legally hitched and one of the best wedding photographers in Australia.

Optional accommodation is available in a homestead which sleeps up to 8 guests and has a swimming pool, and in a smaller cottage that sleeps up to 4 guests. The property offers easy access to the Hunter Valley's best restaurants and wineries.

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Elopement Venues Australia
2. Mountain View Farm

  • Location: Tilba Tilba - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 25
  • Accommodation: 2 - 14 guests
  • Elopement Package: AUD $5,000+

Mountain View Farm is one of the most romantic places to elope in Australia. This quiet little farm is located on the far South Coast of New South Wales and an easy drive from Canberra and offers year-round elopements under the gaze of the beautiful Mount Gulaga.

Every year the owner plants huge fields of Everlasting Daisies and designs an elopement venue with an aisle and altar into the layout. When the daisies bloom from mid August to the end of September you can walk slowly through the flowers to the romantic sounds of a wedding singer and get married with up to 25 guests in the middle of the daisy field.

The elopement package includes a celebrant, ceremony & all paperwork to legalise your marriage, wedding singer, flowers, photographer & all images, champagne and post ceremony grazing table. Optional accommodation is available onsite. DIY elopements permitted.

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St Josephs Elopement Destination
3. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Address: Hawkesbury - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 10 - 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Elopement Packages: AUD $3,500+

St Joseph's Guesthouse is a unique Airbnb built from the ruins of an old Catholic Church and offers a one-of-a-kind place to elope just outside of Sydney. All inclusive micro wedding packages come with a choice of celebrants, an award winning photographer, flowers, cake and grazing platter with champagne.

The church has optional accommodation in 5 luxury bedrooms upstairs, while downstairs is an intimate function space perfect for small weddings seating 10 - 60 guests. On the front sandstone steps is a beautiful spot to exchange vows under the original church bell which still works today. 

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Beautiful place to elope in Australia's iconic Hunter Valley
4. Leaves & Fishes

  • Location: Lovedale - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement Packages: $3,300+

Leaves & Fishes is a Tuscan-style 20 acre retreat located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. The property centres around a pretty Lotus Lake which comes into full bloom between November and March offering a beautiful backdrop for intimate weddings from 2 - 60+ guests

Venue hire for elopements and micro weddings includes a 2 night stay for 2 - 12 guests in 5 boat houses that sit over the tranquil lake. Intimate places to say "I do" include a tropical sunken garden, a beautiful little banquet hall that has a glass wall overlooking a candlelit roman bath and the deck of the largest boathouse.

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Fig Tree Elopement Place
5. Fig Tree Park

  • Location: Central Tilba - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Elopement Packages: $3,800+

Fig Tree Park is a beautiful French-style estate perched on a hill top overlooking 360° views of the ocean and picturesque mountains. Surrounded by horse paddocks, grand fairy-lit fig trees and romantically lit gardens Fig Tree Park is one of the best elopement destinations in Australia. Romantic accommodation for two is in a luxe country barn.

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Garden elopement venue in South West Sydney
6. Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan

  • Location: Mount Annan - Camden, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 50
  • Elopement Package: $1,250

At the Australian Botanical Gardens in South West Sydney, 416 hectares of gardens, rainforest, woodlands and lakes offer a plethora of beautiful settings to elope. The Connections Garden is the most popular spot for elopements offering a private rainforest setting that seats up to 50 guests.

For elopements at this venue we recommend celebrants Meggan Brummer & Zoe Sabados and Mr Wigley Photography, Ben Newnam or Anna Murray Photography.

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Chapel elopements in Sydney Australia
7. Lords Estate

  • Location: Seven Hills - Sydney, NSW
  • Capacity: 70
  • Venue Hire: $2,000

Located on a private Victorian-era estate in the heart of Sydney, Lords Estate is an incredibly intimate place to tie the knot with just the two of you or a handful of guests. The non-denominational chapel welcomes civil elopements and religious ceremonies of all descriptions.

This 140 year old chapel is surrounded by country-style gardens and offers a variety of backdrops for wedding photos. You're welcome to have cake, drinks and light refreshments on the grounds after your ceremony with venue hire including up to 4 hours access to the property. Elopement celebrants Meggan Brummer & Michael Janz and photographer Anna Murray are familiar with this venue.

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Oceanfront elopement destination in the NSW South Coast
8. Interbane House

  • Location: 8 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
  • Capacity: 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Venue Hire: $2,850

Interbane House is a private Victorian-era homestead located on the coast between Sydney and Wollongong, and with ships coming & going from nearby ports it has one of Australia's best ocean views. 

Venue hire starts at $2,850 for a 2 night stay and you can get married in the backyard overlooking the ocean, on the wraparound deck with wrought iron balustrade or in the light-filled dining room. The hire fee covers micro weddings and elopements with up to 50 guests on the property.

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Glencara Elopement Venue ACT
9. Glencara Country Estate

  • Location: 706 Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle, NSW 2594
  • Capacity: 2 - 160
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Elopement Packages: All inclusive

Surrounded by vibrant crops of canola in Spring and lush green fields of wheat in Autumn, Glencara is one of the prettiest places to elope in Australia. The little-known-about farm is located between Young and Grenfell two hours from Canberra in the Hilltops region of NSW and offers all inclusive elopement packages with a photographer, celebrant and flowers.

At the centre of Glencara is an historic homestead surrounded by whimsical country gardens that include a unique rustic maze and lots of beautiful spots to say "I do". Quirky riddles and games are dotted throughout the garden rooms providing fun things to do while meandering around the property with a glass of post-ceremony champagne.

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Eleven Eighty Elopement Venue
10. Eleven Eighty Weddings

  • Location: 1180 Bolong Road, Coolangatta, NSW 2535 
  • Capacity: 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 15

Eleven Eighty is one of the coolest elopement venues in Australia with a quirky range of intimate spaces that offer the ultimate destination for a 3 day celebration with 10 - 60 guests. The private 3 acre block has a refurbished train carriage that caters for private dining with up to 20 guests, a luxe little barn that seats up to 30 guests and an old school hall with a blank canvas to fit 50 people.

Venue hire gives you free reign to plan your wedding ceremony & reception, pre wedding events and a recovery session utilising the spaces however you wish. There's a shed full of quality furniture that's free for you to access and two onsite cottages sleep up to 15 guests onsite. 

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Eloping in Australia is at Sydney Harbour
11. Sydney Harbour

  • Location: Sydney Harbour, NSW
  • Capacity: 2 - 30 guests
  • Elopement Package: $1,995 - $2,505

Elopements on Sydney Harbour are offered by Elope In Sydney and include a choice of iconic locations for your wedding ceremony. The all inclusive packages come with a popular Sydney celebrant (Michael Janz), a personalised ceremony with all legal paperwork completed and lodged for you, wedding photos by an elopement specialist and an optional adornment add on with furniture, florals & styling.

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Dantosa Wedding Elopement Destination
12. Dantosa Estate

  • Location: 76 Mort St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Capacity: 16 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18

Dantosa Estate is a private 9 acre property nestled in a clearing within the Blue Mountains world heritage listed national park. Perfect for intimate weddings 16 - 60 guests, venue hire at Dantosa comes with two onsite cottages sleeping 18, a ceremony pontoon on a private lake, beautiful gardens for photos and a function area in the larger of the two houses. There's also a private cellar where wine tastings can be held as part of your elopement experience.

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Coolangatta Estate offers the best winery elopements in Australia
13. Coolangatta Estate

  • Location: Shoalhaven Heads, NSW
  • Capacity: 2+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 70
  • Elopement Package: $6,999

Coolangatta Estate is a picturesque winery that was built by Australia's first convicts and is bordered by the ocean, Shoalhaven River and lush green bush-covered hills. This historic site is a unique destination for elopements offering a huge range of backdrops for wedding ceremonies and photos including rustic colonial style buildings, vines, water and gardens.

Coolangatta Estate offers an all inclusive elopement package which is priced at $6,999 and includes a marriage celebrant & legal ceremony, two witnesses if required, 2 hours of photography & a copy of all images, an intimate picnic and 1 night accommodation for two in the onsite motel.

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Greystone Estate Elopement Destination
14. Greystone Estate

  • Location: Pokolbin - Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Capacity: 30 - 110
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Venue Hire Cost: $18,400 inc 2 nights
  • 25% mid-week discount

Greystone Estate is a luxurious Hampton's style property located in the Hunter Valley and is best suited to larger elopements or micro weddings with 30 guests. Set on 10 park-like grounds the estate's main residence has seven 5-star suites with private bathrooms and a further 3 self contained dwellings sleeping a total of 32 guests.

Greystone has a beautiful open air chapel that offers an intimate location for elopements, and a luxe wedding hall for seated receptions. There's also the option of seated events on the verandah of the main residence near the property's luxe  swimming pool.

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Garden elopement venue at Figbird Cottage
15. Figbird Cottage

  • Location: Comerong Island Rd, Terara - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8 + glamping
  • Elopement Packages: $3,995+

Figbird Cottage is a relaxed and elegant country estate with beautiful English style rose and camellia gardens perfect for intimate elopements. Accessed via an ornamental white gate and a pretty fairy-lit rose arbour the gardens come fully set up for your wedding ceremony and photos against the backdrop of picturesque dairy farm.

Elopements start at $3,995 and include the venue, celebrant who performs your ceremony and submits all legal paperwork, photography, champagne and witnesses if required. Accommodation can be added for up to 8 guests in two onsite cottages and additional extras such as cake and florals are also available.

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Elopement Venues in Queensland

Daydream Island Elopement Destination Queensland
16. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Elopement Packages: $4,500+

Daydream Island Resort is a world class elopement destination in the tropical Whitsundays. The private island resort is accessible by helicopter or just 30 minutes from the mainland by boat and with plenty to do from snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef to hiking in rainforest, is an ideal all-in-one place to elope and honeymoon.

Small wedding venues on the island include a glass wedding chapel with sweeping views over the Coral Sea, a purpose-built seaside infinity deck, poolside event spaces and a unique underwater viewing observatory. There's also secluded beaches that offer private spots to get married on some of the whitest sand in the world.

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Elopement Destination Scenic Rim
17. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 2 - 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Elopement Packages: $6,250+

White Chapel Kalbar is a popular elopement venue in Queensland's world-renowned Scenic Rim. The modern little chapel is located on a quiet country corner and is surrounded by beautiful grounds with gardens for photos. Behind the chapel is a furnished area with a roof and modern outdoor fireplace where guests can gather after the ceremony.

All inclusive elopement packages start at $6,250 including exclusive use of the chapel with seating and altar styling, a celebrant and legal ceremony with lodgement of all paperwork, photographer & images, flowers, cake, grazing platter, sparkling wine, access to the grounds for photos and a 2 night stay in the venue's Airbnb Herrmann House with breakfast.

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Darling St Chapel small wedding venue
18. Darling St Chapel Brisbane

  • Location: 16 Darling Street East, Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 130
  • Elopement Package: $1,800+

Originally built in 1879, Darling St Chapel is a modernised elopement venue that brings a sense of historic charm to intimate wedding ceremonies & receptions. Crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows, polished timber floors and a built-in white bar create an atmospheric setting inside, while an outdoor courtyard provides a private location for post-ceremony drinks & nibbles.

Affordable venue hire starts at $1,800 for elopements with the option to add a choice of celebrants from $650 and a courtyard cocktail reception or pizza package from $1,500. The chapel also has an all-in-one micro wedding package that costs $5,000 for a fully styled ceremony & catered reception for up to 30 guests with a celebrant & all legals.

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Elopement Destination in Brisbane
19. Workshops Rail Museum

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 300+
  • Elopement Package: $900

The historic Workshops Rail Museum is an incredibly unique place to elope amongst grand heritage buildings, rail lined avenues, pretty country gardens and statement backdrops including a genuine fog-puffing locomotive and huge industrial timber doors.

Elopement experiences at the museum are both highly memorable and super cheap starting at $900 with a full ceremony set up including timber benches, floral arrangements and signing table. You get private access to the museum and grounds for your wedding photos after saying "I do".

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Elopement Venues in Victoria

Best elopement place in Melbourne, Australia
20. The Altar Electric

  • Location: 299 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067
  • Capacity: 80
  • Elopement Packages: $2,000+

The Altar Electric is the hippest little elopement venue in Australia. Located in inner city Melbourne, the Altar Electric team offer easy and fun shotgun weddings that start at $2,000 with a short & sweet ceremony and all legal documentation lodged for you. Packages range up to $6,500 for 30+ guests with a DJ, canapes & drinks.

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Elope in Australia Little Church
21. The Little Church

  • Location: 1385 Kyneton-Springhill Road, Spring Hill, VIC 3444
  • Capacity: 2 - 35+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Little Church is a deconsecrated 100 year old chapel located in the Macedon Ranges an hour from Melbourne's CBD. The cute little chapel sits on 2 country acres at Spring Hill Peony Farm and has a brand new small reception hall that seats up to 35 guests right next to it. The church itself caters for micro weddings with up to 60 guests.

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Elopement Venues in Western Australia

Tiny Elopement Chapel
22. Big Love Tiny Chapel

  • Location: Margaret River, WA
  • Capacity: 4 - 100+
  • Elopement Packages: 3 hour hire

Big Love Tiny Chapel is a mobile elopement venue that can be hired for intimate weddings anywhere in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The tiny chapel seats 4 guests inside and for larger ceremonies you can exchange vows on the porch with your guests watching from seating in front of the chapel. The chapel comes with owner celebrant Anita Revel or you're welcome to BYO your preferred officiant.

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Elopement Venue Western Australia Stonebarn
23. Stonebarn Elopements

  • Location: Langley Road, Quinninup, WA 6258
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16

Stonebarn Weddings offers an intimate forest location for destination elopements in Western Australia. The 160 acre property features a 6 suite architecturally designed stone barn that has scenic views over the property's dam and surrounding Warren River Valley. Venue hire includes a 2 night stay for up to 16 guests and there are 5 ceremony sites to choose from. 

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Elopement Venues in Tasmania

Avalon Retreats Elopements Tasmania
24. Avalon Retreats

  • Location: Rocky Hills - East Coast, Tasmania
  • Capacity: 2 - 50
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Micro Wedding Packages: Tailored by Bek Burrows

Nestled on the picturesque east cost of Tasmania between Hobart and Launceston is Avalon Retreats, an architecturally designed coastal home that can be hired for small weddings and elopements. The 3 bedroom property has a minimalist industrial vibe with glass walls that overlook the deep blue waters of Great Oyster Bay.

The dining room seats up to 25 guests and opens onto a front lawn where up to 50 guests can be seated on one long dining table. 

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Wedding Venues Queensland

Looking for a Queensland wedding venue? These 50 beautiful wedding venues in Queensland include the Sunshine State's most popular places to get married plus some new wedding locations we think you'll love. 

The best wedding venues QLD has to offer include world-class destinations in some of Australia's most recognised landscapes. From all-inclusive wedding places in the stunning Scenic Rim to beachfront wedding destinations on the turquoise waters of the Whitsundays, Queensland's variable landscape offers a huge variety of incredible settings to say "I do".

With Queensland occupying nearly a quarter of the continent's entire land mass, it's no surprise the Sunshine State has many of Australia's best spots to get married. Here are 50 amazing QLD wedding venues.

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White Chapel QLD ceremony venue
1. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Venue Hire: $1,475+

White Chapel Kalbar is one of the most beautiful wedding chapels in country QLD, located in the world renowned Scenic Rim region. The modern all-white ceremony venue is situated in a quiet country town on a quaint corner, surrounded by a picket fence and pretty gardens where you can have wedding photos afterwards.

The chapel has a luxe American/Hamptons vibe inside, with vintage chandeliers, a unique backlit altar and 70 individual white bentwood chairs. Wedding packages include ceremony-only venue hire or the option to add Black Hall, an elegant wedding reception venue at the same address. 

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Workshops Rail QLD wedding venue
2. Workshops Rail Museum - Moving Goods Hall

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 300+
  • Wedding Packages: $90+/pp

The Workshops Rail Museum is the site of Queensland's first railway workshop and houses one of the Sunshine State's most unique wedding venues. With its impressive centrepiece of an iconic PB 15, No444 steam locomotive, the grand Moving Goods Hall is a one-of-a-kind space that offers a memorable backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The hall has a versatile layout with 3 open sides creating an indoor/outdoor vibe under its 11 metre high ceiling. Up to 180 guests can be seated within the space and all inclusive wedding packages start at $90 per person. One of the cool things about this QLD venue is that guests get private access to browse the museum between your ceremony & reception.

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Black Hall QLD wedding destination
3. Black Hall Weddings

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 85
  • Wedding Packages: $140+/pp

This elegant hall wedding venue situated behind White Chapel in the Scenic Rim offers a beautifully intimate setting for seated weddings of up to 74 guests (or 85 standing). The light-filled space opens onto a deck and cocktail lawn with an adjoining outdoor bar, and is set in the private gardens hidden behind the chapel.

The Hamptons-inspired barn is available to hire for wedding receptions, or combined with the gardens & chapel for an all-inclusive wedding in one place. Just an hour from Brisbane, Black Hall is an ideal spot for destination weddings and the owners have an Airbnb that sleeps up to 8 guests 10 doors down the road. There's heaps of accommodation nearby and the venue has a bus for guest transport.

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Midginbil QLD Wedding Venue
4. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 70 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days/2 Nights

Just over the Queensland border, Midginbil Eco Resort sets the scene for a fun wedding weekend with all of your guests staying onsite with you. The 400 acre property has a unique safari village with tents featuring their own timber viewing decks overlooking rainforest surrounds. 

Amenities include 3 stunning ceremony sites, a reception barn that has an adjoining courtyard for pre dinner cocktails & canapés, a late night bonfire site, communal dining room and a swimming pool, games room and courts for tennis and volleyball. If you're looking for an affordable QLD wedding venue for a fun weekend getaway, you've found it.

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Tides Byron Estate Best Venues QLD
5. Tides Byron Estate

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 40
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored

Tides Byron Estate is a luxurious 8 bedroom house set within a 100 acre macadamia farm just over the southern QLD border. The elevated residence has a beautiful poolside event space that seats up to 40 guests with stunning views over the macadamia orchard to Lennox Head.

The surprisingly affordable venue hire fee is $3,900 including two nights accommodation for up to 22 guests. You get exclusive use of the house for your wedding & reception as well as pre & post wedding events, plus the option to have your reception seated within the macadamia orchard. There's also a purpose built reception hall adjacent to the house that seats up to 140 guests.

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Tides Estate Orchard Weddings QLD
6. Tides Orchard

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 40
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored

The Tides Estate macadamia orchard is set within a 100 acre coastal property just over the Queensland border between Surfers Paradise and the Tweed Valley. To host your wedding in the orchard you'll need to hire the property's luxury 8 bedroom house which has a poolside entertaining area large enough for pre & post wedding events with sweeping views over the orchard's trees.

Outdoor tables and chairs can be arranged via a local wedding planner who will set everything up for you on the day. In the event of wet weather the property has a wedding hall suitable for up to 140 guests situated right next to the house. 

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Black Barn Wedding Venue QLD
7. Black Hall Barn Bar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This cute little outdoor wedding venue is situated in the private garden behind White Chapel & Black Hall in Queensland's world-renowned Scenic Rim. The covered space features a rustic bar with overhead pendant lights and flows onto the lawns and gardens providing an all-in-one wedding location for outdoor ceremonies, photos and receptions.

In the event of rain, both your ceremony and reception venue are conveniently transferred into the chapel and wedding hall.  

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Woodlands of Marburg QLD wedding destination
8. Woodlands of Marburg

  • Location: 174 Seminary Road, Marburg, QLD 4346
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 65+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $200/pp

Woodlands of Marburg is a grand 19th century country estate located on 250 acres between Brisbane and Toowoomba. The historic property was the home of illustrious pioneers who were involved in the manufacturing of sugar, distillery of rum and wine making. The estate is now a popular wedding destination where 65+ guests can stay onsite.

Sophisticated reception spaces ooze old world grandeur with private dining rooms, lounges and a sandstone cellar catering for smaller celebrations of up to 26 guests while larger function rooms cater for up to 300. The property also has its own heritage listed chapel.

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Rosewood Estate QLD wedding destination
9. Rosewood Estate

  • Location: 1339 Beechmont Road, Beechmont, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days/2 Nights

Known for its spectacular views, the 250 acre Rosewood Estate is one of the most scenic wedding venues in Queensland. Sitting high on the Lamington Plateau, the property's many ceremony areas and reception marquee have panoramic views that stretch to South Stradbroke Island.

Centred around an elegant country homestead, Rosewood Estate offers bespoke 3 day weddings amongst lush gardens and farmland. Up to 10 guests can stay in the farm house which has seperate getting ready quarters for both sides of the bridal party. Hire your preferred caterers & BYO drinks. 

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Austinvilla Estate QLD wedding venue
10. Austinvilla Estate

  • Location: 31 Austinville Road, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 90
  • Wedding Packages: $250/pp+

Austinvilla Estate is one of the best wedding venues in Queensland for overnight celebrations where your entire guest list can stay onsite with you. The 111 acre country resort has an award winning bridal suite, an open-air ceremony pavilion, an elegant reception venue with an adjoining cocktail deck and expansive grounds with incredible bush views and lots of photo opportunities.

Austinvilla Estate is the perfect place for a 3 day destination wedding. When you book out the resort you can host a meet & greet dinner on day one, your wedding on day two, and a poolside recovery party on day 3. All inclusive wedding packages start at $250 per person and guests can book & pay their own accommodation.

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Tides Wedding Hall QLD
11. Tides Estate Wedding Hall

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored

The wedding hall at Tides Estate is a stand-alone reception venue that caters for up to 140 guests with sweeping coastal views over a picturesque orchard. The fully sound-proof hall is a light-filled blank canvas that comes with designer furniture, a licensed bar and an adjoining outdoor terrace suitable for cocktail or seated weddings under the stars.

The Tides wedding hall is situated right next to the property's luxury 8 bedroom residence which can be hired from $3,800 including 2 nights accommodation for up to 22 guests. Preferred caterers offer personalised menus.

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Braeside Estate QLD wedding venue
12. Braeside Gold Coast

  • Location: 251 Gooding Drive, Merrimac, QLD 4226
  • Capacity: 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The historic wedding venue of Braeside at Gin House Creek Estate is set on on two beautiful garden acres just 10 minutes from the Gold Coast CBD. The secluded estate centres around this incredible 150 year old Camphor Laurel Tree and has 7 unique ceremony and reception spaces to choose from.  

Popular ceremony areas include a modern chapel, its adjoining lawn and luxe formal gardens. Wedding receptions come with an elegant option - The Pavilion, and outdoor options at The Lawn Bar and under the Camphor Laurel tree. 

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Evergreen Garden Venue Queensland
13. Evergreen Garden Venue 

  • Location: 10 Evergreen Court, Parkwood, QLD 4214
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Evergreen Gardens is one of Queensland's only castle wedding venues. This European-style micro wedding location is situated on the Gold Coast and features picture perfect backdrops everywhere you look. From stone archways & castle turrets, to flowering rose & jasmine arbours and grand iron gates & bridges.

When you hire Evergreen Gardens for your wedding you get exclusive use of the formal gardens for your ceremony and outdoor reception. The all inclusive wedding packages come with more than most, including venue hire, celebrant, flowers and photography, making this beautiful location one of the easiest places to get married in Queensland.

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The Acre QLD Wedding Location
14. The Acre

  • Location: 55 Johns Road, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
  • Capacity: 100 - 300
  • Accommodation: Available nearby
  • Wedding Packages: $160/pp+

The Acre at Boomerang Farm is a versatile, picture-perfect location for tropical Queensland weddings. Situated in the lush Gold Coast Hinterland, this hidden garden oasis offers all-in-one inclusive wedding packages, plus venue hire for ceremonies only and micro weddings.

Weddings at The Acre enjoy expansive manicured lawns against a backdrop of beautiful forest. Ceremonies can be held within the gardens or amongst evergreen leaves on the ceremony deck. The reception venue is an authentic 100 year old barn that seats up to 130 guests (150 standing) and is romantically lit with a cacophony of fairy-lights. 

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The Bower Estate wedding venue qld
15. The Bower Estate

  • Location: 3165 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd Natural Bridge, QLD.
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days

Another Queensland wedding destination for a 3 day getaway is The Bower Estate. This 120 acre property is surrounded by the Springbrook & Lamington National Parks with dramatic cliff faces and tree top canopies providing a spectacular backdrop for your hill-top wedding ceremony.

The Bower Estate is also available for day hire on week days and offer easy all-inclusive wedding packages with catering. There is a clear-roofed, fairy lit marquee nestled amongst the trees and onsite accommodation for 10 guests in Bower Cottage. 

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Sine Cera Qld rainforest wedding venue
16. Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat

  • Location: 412-422 Main Creek Road, Cougal, NSW 2474
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat is a wedding venue Queensland has done well to keep relatively hidden. A nature lovers paradise, this wedding destination beholds a treasure trove of undiscovered wilderness with tree species dating back to the age of Gondwana.

You can stay at this 200 acre retreat and get married under the pristine forest canopy, completely secluded within spectacular gullies and dramatic bush lined ridges. The simple and affordable reception venue has full kitchen facilities for caterers of your choosing. BYO drinks.

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Pioneer Country QLD weddings
17. Pioneer Country

  • Location: 98 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South, 2486
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Optional glamping
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Just 10 minutes from the Gold Coast airport, Pioneer Country offers a yesteryear setting for rustic, country weddings. The 200 acre working cattle property features a plantation style wedding chapel with antique pews that seat 120. For larger weddings the side walls open to accommodation up to 300 guests.

Nestled into bush surrounds and facing a picturesque lake, the reception venue is a charming barn that offers affordable catering options. Wedding packages start at $5,000 for pizza style menus and go up from there.

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Coolibah Downs QLD wedding venue
18. Coolibah Downs

  • Location: 41 Mount Nathan Road, Mount Nathan, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Slightly smaller than other QLD wedding venues in this region, Coolibah Downs is a boutique private estate on 10 acres of secluded gardens. The grounds house a traditional style wedding chapel modernised with stone features, manicured lawns with picturesque spots for photos and a silk lined marquee that has an adjoining outdoor croquet lawn.

Ceremony only venue hire is available as well as fully catered micro wedding luncheons for under 40 guests. For larger weddings of up to 150 guests, all inclusive wedding packages provide exclusive use of the venue plus catering and drinks. A homestead and seperate barn sleep 8 & 6 guests respectively. 

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Cedar Creek Chapel Wedding QLD
19. Cedar Creek Estate

  • Location: 104-144 Hartley Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Cedar Creek Estate is a popular wedding venue in Queensland's scenic Mount Tamborine and comes with affordable & flexible wedding packages from 40+ guests. The picture perfect vineyard has both indoor & outdoor ceremony venues with beautiful lake-front gardens and a non denominational sandstone chapel providing an all-weather option.

From lush rows of vines to the stunning tree lined driveway with its perfect line of Liquid Amber trees, Cedar Creek Estate offers a plethora of wedding photo locations. The Cedar Room reception venue seats up to 110 guests within a luxe blank canvas that has white walls, circular tables, cross back timber chairs and feature wine barrels.

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Shambala Estate QLD wedding venue
20. Shambala Estate

  • Location: 104 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Shambala Estate is a place of peace and connection, surrounded by tropical rainforest and set on 5 acres of lush gardens in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The completely secluded wedding estate has a focus on sustainability and all of its wedding spaces are carbon neutral.

Unique ceremony areas include a garden gazebo, fountain atrium and an intimate waterfall grotto. The property's non denominational chapel is one of the most popular ceremony venues in SE QLD and has a porte cochère (a covered outdoor area that cars can drive under). Two receptions venues seat up to 80 guests in The Pavilion and up to 180 in The Galaxy Ballroom. 

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Cedar Creek Lodges Reception Venue QLD
21. Cedar Creek Lodges

  • Location: Cedar Creek Falls Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 50 - 300
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Immersed in palm groves and rainforest, Cedar Creek Lodges is the quintessential tropical Queensland wedding venue. Located in the hinterland of Mt Tamborine, the 114 hectare property oozes natural serenity and is a relaxing spot for a destination wedding with accommodation for everyone onsite.

There are three unique reception venues at this nature-reserve style location with each featuring a lush rainforest setting on the banks of Cedar Creek. Huge timber decks, high roofs and an outdoor amphitheater immerse celebration areas in nature.

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Workshops Rail Museum QLD wedding venue
22. Workshops Rail Museum - Wedding Hall

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: $90+/pp

The Wedding Hall at Workshops Rail Museum is the heritage-listed original dining room used by the workers of Queensland's first ever railway workshop. Having undergone renovations, the atmospheric interior is now a modernised, blank canvas event space particularly well suited to rustic weddings.

The Trackside Café as it is sometimes referred to, comes with all inclusive wedding packages from $90 per person. The grand doors of the 1901 Power House make a beautiful backdrop for onsite wedding ceremonies, as does the steam locomotive in the Moving Goods Hall.

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Darling St Chapel Ceremony and Reception Venue
23. Darling St Chapel

  • Location: 16 Darling Street East, Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: $5,000+

Darling St Chapel is one of the best venues in Queensland for affordable, all-in-one weddings. The non-denominational chapel has had several modern makeovers since its original construction in 1879 and with a built-in bar and polished timber floors, is an intimate and atmospheric ceremony & reception venue.

Wedding packages start at $5,000 including a fully styled and furnished ceremony & reception for up to 30 guests with catering and service of your BYO drinks. Ceremony only & reception only packages are also available for up to 100 guests. Behind the chapel is a beautiful garden and courtyard area perfect for drinks, nibbles and lawn games.

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Wellington Point Farmhouse Weddings Brisbane QLD
24. Wellington Point Farmhouse

  • Location: 625 Main Road, Wellington Point, QLD 4160
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Wellington Point Farmhouse is a relative newcomer to the wedding scene, now offering all inclusive wedding packages for up to 100 seated guests or 150 standing. The property is a 24 acre market garden specialising in strawberry production with the ploughed paddocks offering a picturesque outlook from the Farmhouse Restaurant and deck reception area.

Venue hire for weddings is available from 4pm onwards and all inclusive wedding packages cater for ceremony + reception or ceremony + a low key few hours of canapés.

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Emporium Hotels Brisbane QLD Venue
25. Emporium Hotel Brisbane

  • Location: 267 Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 30 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $130/pp
  • Accommodation: 143 suites

With a range of event spaces to suit small to large celebrations, Emporium Hotel is one of the best luxury wedding venues in the Queensland capital. The impressive Frangipani Ballroom is a popular wedding spot for larger celebrations seating up to 260 guests in grand surrounds and catering for cocktail events of up to 400.

The city hotel also has an iconic rooftop bar and infinity pool that overlooks the Brisbane skyline and is popular among guests staying within the hotel. Downstairs the Parisian Belle Epoque offers private dining for small weddings of up to 30 guests and The Piano Bar suits receptions of up to 100.

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Rainforest Gardens SUnshine State wedding
26. Rainforest Gardens

  • Location: 196 Mount View Road, Mount Cotton, QLD 4165
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Set within 5 acres of beautiful rainforest gardens with incredible coastal views, the aptly named 'Rainforest Gardens' is one of the best wedding venues in Queensland. Being just 30 minutes from Brisbane and with 4 chalets that sleep up to 8 guests onsite, Rainforest Gardens is an easy & beautiful spot for destination weddings.

The hero of this mountainside oasis is an incredible amphitheatre that overlooks a private lagoon has views stretching to the Moreton Bay coastline. Beside the amphitheatre is an open air timber chapel suitable in wet weather, and a covered reception pavilion with the same incredible views.

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Samford Valley QLD Wedding Ceremony Site
27. Samford Valley Weddings

  • Location: Hansen Road, Yugar, QLD 4520
  • Capacity: 45
  • Wedding Packages: $600+

Just 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD is one of the best Queensland wedding venues for intimate ceremonies and elopements. This boutique open-air chapel is nestled in a magnificent & peaceful rainforest on registered “Land for Wildlife” property and is suitable for celebrations of up to 45 guests.

Samford Valley Weddings offers a private & tranquil rainforest location set beside a peaceful creek. The unique & intimate wedding location is available to hire from $600 with flexibility to style the space as you like.

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Rydges South Bank QLD wedding venue
28. Rydges South Bank Brisbane

  • Location: 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 20 - 500
  • Wedding Packages: $135+/pp

With panoramic views of the Brisbane city skyline and a versatile collection of sophisticated function spaces, Rydges South Bank is one of the most sought after wedding locations in Brisbane. With packages ranging from $135 - $165 per person including all food, drinks & styling of spaces, it's also one of the best value wedding venues in Queensland's capital.

The largest function spaces are the opulent Podium Ballroom and Level 12 Rooftop with stunning views of the Brisbane River and city. There's also a decadent library for smaller celebrations and a private dining room that seats up to 20 for micro wedding receptions.

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Bundaleer Gardens QLD Wedding Venue
29. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

  • Location: 59 Bundaleer Street, Brookfield, QLD 4069
  • Capacity: 30 - 160
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive (BYO drinks)
  • Ceremony & Elopement Packages: All inclusive (BYO drinks)

Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens is a four acre, country-style wedding venue located just 18km from the Brisbane CBD. The family owned property is surrounded by lush rainforest and landscape gardens and features century old trees, a tranquil creek and pretty waterfall.

There are two completely seperate and private wedding areas at either side of the property, with both featuring their own ceremony site, reception venue and wedding photography locations. One centres around a large white marquee & sun drenched ceremony deck, the other is a beautiful rustic treehouse with timber ceremony pavilion.

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Broadway Chapel Ceremony Venue QLD
30. Broadway Chapel

  • Location: 49 Broadway Street, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: $1,150+

Broadway Chapel is a heritage listed and non-denominational ceremony venue in Brisbane's inner city. The beautifully renovated chapel can be hired for both civil and religious weddings and comes with pew decorations & flowers, use of a choir loft and an exterior sandstone terrace.

Wedding packages start at $1,150 including exclusive use of the chapel and grounds for ceremonies and photos mid week. Weekends are available from $1,495 and packages including a celebrant are $1,950.

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Mirra QLD Wedding Venue
31. MIRRA Weddings

  • Location: 86 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 20 - 350
  • Cocktail Packages: $79+/pp + drinks
  • Seated Packages: $135/pp + drinks

MIRRA takes the gong for most opulent wedding venue in Queensland with its decadent gold-framed mirrors and hand crafted doors, fairy light canopy and French-inspired cocktail lounge. The lounge and a large dining room provide indoor wedding venues for receptions of 60 and 160 seated guests respectively.

Cocktail weddings are also popular at MIRRA with a total capacity of 350 invitees. The outdoor courtyard is where most stand up weddings are held and features overhead festoon lighting and a large neon sign on the corrugated fence that reads "tonight" as a timely reminder to enjoy the present.

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Victoria Park QLD Wedding Venue
32. Victoria Park Brisbane

  • Location: 309 Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 15+
  • Wedding Packages: $110+/pp

Just 2km from the Brisbane CBD and located on a decommissioned golf course with views over the city skyline, Victoria Park is as picturesque as it is convenient. It's also one of the most inclusive wedding venues in Queensland and offers Indian and Asian fusion menus coupled with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks packages.

There are 5 reception venues onsite including a grand ballroom that seats 230 guests, 2 marquee venues (that seat 372 & 100 respectively) and a function room for smaller weddings of 15 - 80 guests. All inclusive wedding venues 

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Sunshine Coast QLD Wedding Venues

Noosa Springs Wedding Location QLD
33. Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort

  • Location: Links Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort is bordered by picturesque Lake Weyba and Noosa National Park just 3km from iconic Main Beach. With an 18 hole championship golf course and world class thermal spa, the resort offers a luxurious all-in-one wedding experience in the heart of one of Queensland's most beautiful destinations.

Wedding facilities at the resort include a ceremony garden with incredible views over the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, a private bar & outdoor terrace in the Clubhouse Lounge and contractable function rooms catering for wedding receptions with up to 300 guests. Accommodation is in one & two bedroom self-contained apartments.

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The Old Dairy Maleny Queensland Wedding Venue
34. The Old Dairy Maleny

  • Location: 621 Landsborough Maleny Road, Maleny, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Wedding Packages: 3 Days
  • Elopement Packages: Mid week

Perched on a ridge overlooking the Glass House Mountains is a magical 90 acre private country paradise. The manicured grounds with sweeping views over hills, valleys & rainforest make The Old Dairy Maleny one of the most scenic wedding venues in Queensland.

For ceremonies, The Lookout is a cliff top deck accessed via a paved path with expansive views and surrounding lawns. For post ceremony formalities, a light-filled barn style reception venue offers a luxe blank canvas with the same extraordinary outlook. There's also a working Bell Tower site and two cottages that sleep 4 & 8 guests.

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AnnaBella QLD Wedding Chapel
35. The Prideaux Estate

  • Location: 264 Wilson Road, Tanawha, QLD 4556
  • Capacity: 100
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Yes
  • Venue Hire: $1,750 

This picturesque wedding ceremony location in QLDs Sunshine Coast is secluded within 35 acres of pristine country paddocks and bushland. The all-white, non-denominational chapel features a light and airy interior with large arch windows and antique furnishings including handcrafted wooden pews.

AnnaBella Chapel is accessed via a beautiful tree-lined driveway that opens onto the propertys many idyllic photo opportunities. Lush gardens feature a duck pond with water lilies, a romantic rowboat ready for your use and a timber jetty with double swing.

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Maleny Retreat QLD Weddings
36. Maleny Retreat

  • Location: Mears Lane, Booroobin, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Located 555m above sea level in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny Retreat is one of the most scenic wedding venues in Queensland. Surrounded by 100 acres of mountain vistas, your hilltop wedding features a backdrop of stunning views stretching from Glass House Mountain to the Pacific Ocean.

Maleny Retreat is a flexible wedding destination that works with your budget for weddings and elopements of up to 200 guests. For your reception you can opt for a marquee, sperry tent or giant Nordic tipis. There’s a 9 room guesthouse and permanent glamping tents for accommodation, and camping is permitted for additional guests. 

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Toowoomba QLD Wedding Venues

Gabbinbar Homestead wedding venue QLD
37. Gabbinbar Homestead

  • Location: 344 Ramsay Street, Middle Ridge, QLD 4350
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Available nearby
  • Wedding Packages: $280 - $350+/pp

Gabbinbar Homestead is a popular Queensland wedding venue for good reason. This beautifully maintained historic homestead is exclusively yours on your wedding day and comes with a library, drawing room, bridal retreat, conservatory, ballroom, 150 year old gardens and an outdoor pavilion with elegant chandeliers.

At Gabbinbar, everything is organised for you with food, beverages, service staff, styling and set up all included in wedding packages. The woodland style grounds are absolutely stunning and feature giant Moreton Bay fig trees, jasmine hedges and jacarandas. 

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Aberfeldy Farm Wedding QLD
38. Aberfeldy Farm

  • Location: 124 Macaulay Road, Westbrook, QLD 4350
  • Capacity: 140
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Just 20 minutes from Toowoomba is Aberfeldy Farm, a 50 acre estate home to one of Queensland's most elegant wedding barns. Featuring grand sliding doors that make the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, this beautiful Hamptons-style barn is available to hire for all-in-one weddings and comes fully furnished & styled with all inclusive packages.

Inside the barn is a warm lounge area with an eclectic, custom made timber bar styled with an assortment of street signs and license plates. The rustic reception venue covers a spacious 410m2 of floor area and has romantic canopy of fairy lights overhead. An adjoining terrace offers a covered, weatherproof space with beautiful rural views over lush paddocks and herds of Dorper Sheep & Speckle Park cattle. 

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Preston Peak Wedding Spot
39. Preston Peak Winery

  • Location: 430 Preston Boundary Road, Preston, QLD 4352
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 18
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Preston Peak Winery is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Queensland, with stunning views over the Lockyer Valley from the manicured grounds and unique glasshouse pavilion. Set on 330 acres in the Darling Downs, the secluded property offers amazing photo opportunities including under a huge Swarovski tree chandelier at one of Australia's most impressive cellar doors.

Preston Peak makes all-in-one weddings easy with its onsite Bridal Suite, all-weather ceremony pavilion, two houses sleeping 18 guests and world-class fine dining. Adjoining the reception venue is an outdoor kitchen & cocktail courtyard with a wood-fired pizza oven and charcoal smoker lending a beautiful aroma while guests play lawn games.

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Rockhampton QLD Wedding Venues

Great Keppel Island QLD Wedding
40. Great Keppel Island QLD

  • Location: The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, QLD 4703
  • Capacity: 170
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

A 30 minute ferry ride from Yeppoon (near Toowoomba) is Great Keppel Island Hideaway - a beautiful location for beach weddings with a back to basics, barefoot vibe. Situated on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the island is one of Queensland's most scenic places to tie the knot and has affordable wedding packages to suit all budgets. 

Great Keppel Island Hideaway can host weddings with up to 170 guests and accommodates everyone in self contained beach cabins and two stand-alone houses. Late return ferries cater for guests not staying on the island. Facilities for weddings include beachfront lawns, marquee & matting and an open-sided island hut. All wedding packages come with a dedicated planner.

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St Aubins QLD Venue
41. St Aubins Village

  • Location: 73-75 Canoona Road, West Rockhampton, QLD 4700
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 4
  • Venue hire from $1,800

The 1889 heritage homestead at St Aubins Village is one of the most impressive backdrops for weddings in Central Queensland. This Rockhampton landmark is set on 2 acres of gardens and spacious lawns, ideal for marquee weddings and festive outdoor celebrations.

Venue hire starts at $1,800 for ceremonies and elopements. For larger weddings full access to the Heritage Homestead is available for wedding preparations, photos and caterers use of the kitchen. Two cute cottages sleep 2 guests in each.

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Whitsundays Wedding Venues

Daydream Island Wedding Destination Queensland
42. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Elopement Packages: BYO celebrant/photographer

Daydream Island Resort is a world class wedding destination situated at the iconic Great Barrier Reef in the tropical Whitsundays. The beautiful island resort offers all inclusive wedding packages for elopements to large weddings with up to 300 guests and can be hired for your private use making the entire island exclusively yours for your big day.

Facilities on the island include a stunning glass chapel, functions rooms to cater for various sized receptions, private white sand beaches, a picturesque seaside deck for outdoor receptions, poolside event spaces and an amazing underwater observatory. With plenty to do on the island, Daydream is a gorgeous spot to get married & honeymoon in one place.

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Freedom Shores QLD Wedding Resort
43. Freedom Shores Weddings

  • Location: Pringle Road, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 40 - 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • All inclusive wedding packages

Freedom Shores Resort is a beautiful beach wedding venue nestled in the picturesque hills of the Whitsundays. One of Queensland's most popular wedding destinations, this Airlie Beach landmark offers flexible packages for weddings of 2 - 200 guests with exclusive or non-exclusive venue hire.

The private-island style wedding location has its own beach, oceanfront ceremony areas, 14 bungalows and suites that sleep up to 34 guests and an on-site restaurant and popular beach bar. 

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Villa Botanica QLD Beach Venue
44. Villa Botanica Whitsundays

  • Location: Botanica Drive, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 100
  • Tailored wedding packages

Villa Botanica is one of the most beautiful places to get married in Queensland. The private seaside paradise is located on the Coral Sea and features 5 acres of Balinese inspired gardens with tranquil fountains and palm trees adorning the surrounds.

For wedding ceremonies, this opulent private estate has a teak pavilion located on the oceanfront, enveloped in lush greenery. An incredible outdoor reception area sits on the oceanfront and is a scene straight from Europe's most opulent coastal resorts. Venue hire includes your own private beach surrounded in pristine nature with views over the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach.

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Townsville QLD Wedding Venues

Elite Barn Weddings Queensland
45. Elite Barn Weddings

  • Location: 405 Plumeria Road, Black River, QLD 4818
  • Capacity: 300
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Elite Barn Weddings is a versatile country wedding venue within an authentic Queensland Outback setting. The farm is situated just half an hour from Townsville and offers an all-in-one wedding experience from ceremony to reception with a huge open-sided barn the centrepiece of the property, flanked by a modern open-air chapel.

The grounds are beautifully maintained and present a range of stunning wedding photo locations including a romantic fairy-lit tree which is surrounded by timber seating.

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Cairns QLD Wedding Venues

Rainforest Lakes Cairns QLD Wedding Venue
46. Rainforest Lakes

  • Location: 1030 Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, QLD 4881
  • Capacity: 600
  • Wedding Packages: $90/pp+

At Rainforest Lakes you can say I do” underneath swaying palms surrounded by lush world heritage rainforest. This tropical North Queensland wedding venue is located 30 minutes from the main township of Cairns and offers an abundance of ceremony and reception venues catering to seated weddings of up to 300 guests (or 350 without a dance floor).

Three spectacular restaurants adorn the grounds plus there’s a covered outdoor wedding rotunda usually used for ceremonies but also an ideal spot for seated micro wedding receptions. Affordable wedding packages start at $90 per person with BYO drinks.

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The Bluewater Trinity Park Queensland reception venue
47. The Bluewater Trinity Park

  • Location: 7 Harbour Drive, Trinity Park, QLD 4879
  • Capacity: 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Bluewater at Trinity Park is located an easy 15 minute drive from Cairns on an elegant marina in Bluewater Estate. The all-in-one restaurant is a scenic destination for waterfront weddings with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the marina to the ranges surrounding Cairns.

All inclusive wedding packages include an in-house wedding planner, choice of food & drink menus and the option to get married on the lighthouse deck or in the sheltered Angel Cove at tropical Trinity Beach. 

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Off The Beaten Track QLD Wedding Venues

Jubris Hideaway QLD wedding
48. Jubri's Hideaway

  • Location: 63 Chelldan Avenue, Dalby, QLD 4405
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Jubri’s Hideaway is a character-filled getaway destination ideal for boutique weddings in Queensland's Darling Downs region. The country style estate features unique ceremony and reception areas including a secret Balinese garden with authentic Buddha statue, gong and hut altar, water feature and bush gardens and a modern reception shed featuring adjoining bar and courtyard.

The affordable venue hire fee includes guesthouse accommodation, exclusive access to the grounds, all ceremony & reception furniture, RSA bar staff and the ability to choose your own caterers. If you’re looking for an easy DIY wedding venue, Jubri’s Hideaway ticks the box.

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary QLD
49. Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Location: 8 Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda, QLD 4881
Capacity: 60+
Ceremony & micro wedding venue

At the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary just 30 minutes north of Cairns, is an utterly unique wedding ceremony venue located inside a lush butterfly aviary. On a colourful bridge above a tranquil pond you can exchange vows within the enclosure as butterflies go about their daily adventures around you. 

Should you happen to be wearing colourful florals you can expect butterflies to land on you and be part of your wedding ceremony. To the side of the butterfly aviary is newly constructed shaded deck which is ideal for pre and/or post wedding drinks and canapés. This area can also be utilised for a morning or afternoon tea wedding reception.

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Purnella Park Coachhouse Queensland Weddings
50. Purnella Park Coachhouse

Location: 445 Torbanlea Pialba Road, Takura, QLD 4655
Capacity: 100+
Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Oozing old world charm, Purnella Park Coachhouse is a tranquil country location for rustic weddings in Queensland. The 10 acre property is set within sprawling wild gardens and surrounded by natural bushland just 10 minutes from Hervey Bay. 

A picturesque lake with decorative bridge take centre stage on the property and is overlooked from an open-sided ceremony pavilion and the Coachhouse Barn reception space. Within the gardens are lawns for outdoor weddings and a marquee style pavilion for large seated receptions.  

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