Contemporary Wedding Venues

Contemporary Wedding Venue

If you're looking for a modern wedding venue with designer ceremony & reception spaces you're in the right place. In this article we take a look at the 10 best contemporary wedding venues in Australia right now including some brand new and unique wedding locations that have only just hit the market.

But first things first. What even is a contemporary wedding? A contemporary wedding ceremony is performed by a civil celebrant who shares your personal love story in a highly meaningful celebration. A reception typically follows at a modern wedding venue. Contemporary weddings differ from more traditional nuptials in that they are custom written from scratch and hosted in a unique & luxurious venue.

Among the most contemporary wedding venues in Australia are architecturally designed reception spaces that take inspiration from the nature that surrounds them. They are impressively unique buildings, often award winning, and stand beyond the ordinary with accentuated geometric shapes and use of modern materials to take full advantage of their amazing locations.

Most of the contemporary wedding destinations on this list are modern venues purpose-built for the occasion. Some have been repurposed from a bygone industry and pay tribute to their history through thoughtful design. Some venues are industrial in nature while others are cultural havens to the arts.

Here are our top 10 contemporary wedding venues in Australia. They all have modern ceremony and reception spaces that come with all inclusive wedding packages.

Top 10 Contemporary Wedding Venues in Australia

Contemporary wedding venue Wollombi NSW
1. The Woodhouse Wollombi

  • Location: 2674 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 17
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

With its striking 3 peaks nestled within manicured grounds and lush green bushland, the architecturally designed Woodhouse Wollombi is one of the best contemporary wedding destinations in New South Wales. Inside this modern venue are grand 7m ceilings, polished concrete floors and repurposed materials from the local landscape set within a neutral palette of luxury furnishings.

Outside The Woodhouse is a covered dance floor, a spacious courtyard and brand new vine covered pergola which has an adjoining lounge & outdoor bar overlooking a private lake. Also at this luxurious 100 acre estate is optional accommodation including 8 brand new Suites that guests can book themselves, a barn stay for 15 guests and a romantic bridal suite.

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Modern wedding venue The Cove
2. The Cove Jervis Bay

  • Location: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW 2540
  • Capacity: 150+
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 111
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Cove's modern wedding hall offers a contemporary space for wedding receptions overlooking its own private beach and Mediterranean-style courtyard. At night, the courtyard becomes a magical oasis under thousands of fairy lights in surrounding trees and is one of Australia's most romantic places for a seated or cocktail reception under the stars.

This secluded seaside resort is situated on 3 acres of beach front on the shores of Jervis Bay and has accommodation for all guests in a fun house, cabins and a glamping village. Wedding packages include 3 day venue hire with exclusive use of all onsite amenities, a welcome night get together and a recovery brunch.

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Contemporary wedding ceremony venue Daydream Island
3. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The glass chapel at Daydream Island is a brand new ceremony venue with sweeping views over the Coral Sea through double glass facades. Situated on a private island resort at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, the chapel is the perfect destination for contemporary wedding ceremonies with 2 - 60 guests.

Daydream Island also has several modern wedding reception venues including an infinity deck situated right on the ocean's edge, poolside event spaces and a unique underwater observatory seats up to 27 guests immersed in the reef. 

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Contemporary wedding hall Scenic Rim
4. Black Hall Weddings

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 85
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This contemporary wedding hall in the Scenic Rim region of Queensland is like a luxury American-style barn that's been inspired by the elegant minimalism of the Hamptons. It is located behind White Chapel Kalbar on a quiet country corner and offers an intimate setting for wedding receptions of up to 74 seated guests. 

Grand French doors open onto a large lawn and manicured gardens where there is an adjoining outdoor bar. For wedding ceremonies you can either set up on the lawn or hire the very modern White Chapel which has a neon-lit altar and comes with individual bentwood chairs.

The owner of White Chapel & Black Hall also has an Airbnb 10 doors down the road that sleeps 8 guests, a bus for easy guest transportation and a Bentley often used to transport the newlyweds and their photographer to scenic spots for wedding photos nearby.

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Contemporary Reception Venue Yarra Valley VIC
5. Hubert Estate

  • Location: 1-3 Saint Huberts Road, Coldstream, VIC 3770
  • Capacity: 225
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hubert Estate is a culturally sophisticated wedding venue that brings together award winning architecture, excellent wine, indigenous art and a globally inspired menu to delight the most ardent of foodies. Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley with stunning views and an incredible amphitheatre for ceremonies, Hubert Estate has recently become one of Victoria's premium wedding destinations.

Hubert Estate is the perfect place to get married for couples seeking a 5 star dining experience in a contemporary event space. In addition to the amphitheatre you can say "I do" inside the Gallery of Art surrounded by a wide variety of outstanding Indigenous works before heading into Harriett Restaurant with its high timber ceilings and grand terrazzo floors.

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Luxury wedding venue Tides Byron Bay

6. Tides Byron Estate

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

The contemporary wedding hall at Tides Estate features an entire wall of glass that opens onto a terrace and has sweeping views over a manicured macadamia orchard to the coast at Lennox Head. The space is sound proof, has a fully licensed bar and is styled with luxury furnishings for up to 140 guests.

Next to the Tides Estate wedding hall is a private 8 bedroom villa that can be added to venue hire for 2 or more nights. The villa has a swimming pool and poolside event space on the top floor which seats up to 40 guests for pre & post wedding functions overlooking incredible views of the orchard and ocean.

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Contemporary wedding venue Hunter Valley
7. Greystone Estate

  • Location: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, NSW 2320
  • Capacity: 125
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 32
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

With an open air wedding chapel, contemporary reception venue and four onsite houses that accommodate 32 guests in 5 star suites, Greystone Estate offers the ultimate destination for luxury weddings in the Hunter Valley.

This all-in-one Hamptons inspired property has been purpose built as a contemporary destination for private events and comes with luxury wedding packages tailored around fine dining and award winning wines. Set across 10 resort-like acres with a swimming pool, games room and BBQ area, this beautiful private estate is the perfect destination for a luxury 3 day wedding. 

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Contemporary ceremony venue Spring Bay Mill
8. Spring Bay Mill

  • Location: 555 Freestone Point Road, Triabunna, TAS 7190
  • Capacity: 220
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 118
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Spring Bay Mill has been repurposed from the world's largest wood chip mill into a contemporary wedding location with excellent sustainability credentials (tree-planting available). Inside the mill, award winning event spaces are atmospherically lit, have a lovely smell of timber and stunning water views that stretch from Triabunna to Maria Island National Park.

One of our favourite wedding venues at this incredibly peaceful location is the sundial amphitheatre which was up-cycled from a giant jet slinger responsible for shifting thousands of tonnes of wood chips. There's also an outdoor deck and atmospheric tin shed space with an open air bar. All wedding packages come with a dedicated in-house event planner.

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Contemporary Wedding Location Mount Macedon
9. Mount Macedon Winery

  • Location: 433 Bawden Road, Mount Macedon, VIC 3441
  • Capacity: 170
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 2
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Mount Macedon Winery is the perfect place to get married if you're looking for a modern, country-style venue with a contemporary reception space. Situated less than an hour from Melbourne, the winery has several ceremony & reception venues onsite however its the modern barn that offers the most contemporary of surrounds featuring polished concrete floors, textured wall panelling and huge windows with stunning mountain views.

Wedding packages include access to a bridal suite for getting ready and wedding night accommodation plus use of the gardens and vineyard for wedding ceremony and photo locations.

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Contemporary Wedding space NSW Australia
10. Mimosa Wines

  • Location: 2845 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Bermagui NSW 2546
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 13
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

If it's a contemporary wedding space with incredible National Park views you're looking for, there's no better place to get married in Australia than Mimosa Wines on the NSW South Coast. This architecturally designed venue is situated on a hillside overlooking its own private vineyard and hundreds of acres of pristine bushland that stretches all the way to the ocean.

In addition to 5 star views, Mimosa Wines is a chefs hatted restaurant and one of the only wedding venues in Australia to offer a gastro dining experience for events. Rounding out this exceptional wedding destination is onsite accommodation in two cottages and a purpose-built ceremony deck over the vineyard's lily pond.

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All of these contemporary venues cater perfectly for modern wedding ceremonies and receptions. They are minimalist in nature and offer the perfect blank canvas on which to bring your own wedding style. If you're looking for a contemporary wedding location with luxurious, elegant and sophisticated vibes, these are the best places to get married in Australia. 

Cover Image: The Woodhouse Wollombi by Popcorn Photography

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