Best Rainforest Wedding Venues in Queensland

Rainforest Wedding Venues QLD

Rainforest Wedding Locations: Queensland | New South Wales 

Queensland is one of the world's best places for a rainforest wedding with more than 1 million hectares of tropical wilderness providing many beautiful spots to say "I do". From the Gold Coast Hinterland to the tropics north of Cairns, Queensland's 13,000km of stunning coastline delivers a unique choice of rainforest wedding locations. 

Queensland's most popular rainforest venues are located near the state's largest cities. Just 30 minutes drive of the Brisbane CBD are many outdoor wedding venues nestled within the world's largest sub tropical rainforests. Further north near Port Douglas the Daintree Rainforest has towering natural altars of majestic Palm Trees.

Rainforest wedding venues in Queensland are also located in remote world heritage regions including national parks that have yet to be fully explored. The Gondwana Rainforests that stretch from South East QLD into NSW pre-date Australia with tree species surviving from before the dinosaur era. Wedding venues in this UNESCO World Heritage area are typically highly affordable with basic but clean facilities.

In the many tropical islands that sit off the Queensland coast are yet more rainforest wedding sites in world class destinations. The beautiful islands surrounding the iconic Great Barrier Reef offer 4 and 5 star wedding venues immersed in, or overlooking picturesque tropical forests.

Here's a list of 10 amazing rainforest wedding venues in Queensland. They are the Sunshine State's most spectacular destinations for weddings in nature and include everything from foodie venues and nature retreats to private islands and 3 day wilderness destinations.

Top 10 Rainforest Wedding Venues in QLD

Rainforest wedding chapel at Daydream Island Whitsundays Queensland
Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

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

Daydream Island Resort is a world class destination for tropical weddings on the Great Barrier Reef. The scenic Whitsundays island is just 30 minutes from the mainland by boat or helicopter and offers a lush green setting for rainforest weddings completely surrounded by the azure blue waters of the Coral Sea.

Facilities on the island include a double glass chapel overlooking the sea, a seaside infinity deck in a jungle-style setting, white sand beaches bordered by rainforest and poolside event spaces synonymous of a resort in the tropics. Daydream Island caters for intimate elopements for 2 guests to exclusive-use weddings with up to 300 people.

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Midginbil Sub Tropical Rainforest Venue
Midginbil Eco Resort

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

Midginbil Eco Resort is a secluded 3 day wedding destination located in sub-tropical rainforest just over the southern QLD border. The 400 acre resort is one of Australia's most fun places to get married with 3 day events including a welcome night on day one, wedding on day two and a recovery party on day three.

Resort facilities include a rustic reception barn, lawn area for tipis or a marquee, a communal dining room, games room, tennis & volleyball, a swimming pool, late night bonfire site and a range of accommodation including a unique village of safari tents that each have their own timber balconies with lush forest views. No curfew.

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Rainforest Gardens tropical weddings
Rainforest Gardens

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

This private tropical oasis is located 30 minutes from Brisbane and with its secluded & intimate setting and stunning views to Moreton Bay is one of the best rainforest wedding venues in Queensland. Facilities within the 5 acres of up-kept rainforest include a one-of-a-kind amphitheatre that overlooks a private lagoon with a ceremony deck.

Next to the forest amphitheatre is an open-sided timber chapel that is a suitable spot for wedding ceremonies in wet weather, and there is a covered reception pavilion with open walls that takes in the extraordinary coastal views. Four chalets sleep up to 8 guests.

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Rainforest Lakes Tropical Weddings QLD
Rainforest Lakes

  • Location: 1030 Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, QLD 4881
  • Capacity: 350
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

In sunny North Queensland just 30 minutes from Cairns is Rainforest Lakes, a versatile and picturesque destination for tropical weddings in the World Heritage Kuranda Rainforest. Ceremony venues include a lake-front beach, floating pier, a quaint rotunda immersed in a tropical fruit orchard and a rainforest clearing with a natural altar of towering palm trees.

This fairy tale wedding destination has three reception venues that seat 70, 150 & 350 guests respectively, plus for micro weddings there's an intimate rotunda suitable for up to 20 guests. All inclusive wedding packages start at $90 per person with BYO drinks. 

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Austinvilla Estate Rainforest Wedding Venue QLD
Austinvilla Estate

  • Location: 31 Austinville Road, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Austinvilla Estate is a 111 acre resort-like property situated near Springbrook National Park and Natures Bridge in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The family-owned estate offers venue hire for exclusive-use weddings accommodating up to 90 guests in a tree house, cottages, bunk houses and an award winning bridal suite.

Rainforest wedding venues include an open-air ceremony pavilion that can be set up with an intimate forest backdrop facing one way, or expansive national park views facing the other, and an elegant reception venue with adjoining cocktail deck that overlooks the grounds and surrounding bushland. A meet & greet dinner and poolside recovery packages also available.

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Bundaleer Gardens Rainforest Wedding Venues
Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

  • Location: 59 Bundaleer Street, Brookfield, QLD 4069
  • Capacity: 30 - 160
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens is situated 18km from the Brisbane CBD and has two completely private rainforest wedding sites on either side of its four acres. On one side is a large white reception marquee with an adjoining cocktail lawn and ceremony deck. On the other side is a beautiful rustic treehouse that comes with a timber ceremony pavilion.

If you're looking for a nature wedding venue that offers a variety of lush green backdrops for photos, the gardens at Bundaleer certainly tick that box. The family owned property is completely immersed in lush rainforest and features a tranquil creek and waterfall, and landscape gardens with century old trees.

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Sine Cera Rainforest Wedding Location
Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat

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

Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat is a back to nature wedding venue set on 200 acres of undiscovered wilderness that has tree species dating back to the Gondwana age. One of Queensland's best kept secrets, the retreat is completely immersed in tropical forest with views over picturesque gullies and dramatic tree-lined ridges.

Sine Cera offers secluded, basic and affordable facilities for an authentic rainforest wedding. The reception hall has full kitchen facilities for your chosen caterer and you can BYO drinks.

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Rainforest Wedding at Coolibah Downs
Coolibah Downs

  • Location: 41 Mount Nathan Road, Mount Nathan, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 31
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This intimate rainforest retreat is situated on 10 private acres of secluded tropical gardens just 10 minutes from the Gold Coast CBD. The boutique estate is renowned for its picturesque photo opportunities with festoon-lit paved paths, rustic bridges and towering palms.

Wedding facilities at Coolibah Downs include a traditional style wedding chapel modernised with stone features, a silk lined marquee, an alfresco croquet lawn framed by ornamental Palm Trees and an outdoor rainforest venue on manicured lawns. All inclusive wedding packages come with optional accommodation in 3 dwellings including one with a swimming pool.

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The Acre Rainforest Retreat
The Acre

  • Location: 55 Johns Road, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Available nearby
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Acre at Boomerang Farm is a foodie-friendly location for rainforest weddings in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Enclosed within secluded gardens just 15 minutes from Broadbeach, the private property is headed by Michelin star celebrity chef Matt Kemp who's signature dishes include Mediterranean share plates, an Italian feasting menu and Mexican canapés.

The gorgeous ceremony venue is an evergreen deck bordered by rainforest that floats over a gentle stream. Reception venues include an authentic barn built in 1902 that seats up to 130 guests and has a romantic canopy of fairy-lights, or you can pitch a tipi on the manicured lawns. Boomerang Farm is managed by PLB Group, the owners of Osteria and Ancora.

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Cedar Creek Lodges Rainforest Retreat
Cedar Creek Lodges

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

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park is a 114 hectare nature retreat set amongst towering palm groves beside Tamborine National Park. Architecturally designed lodges and cabins accommodate all wedding guests onsite and there are 6 award winning ceremony and reception venues nestled in sub tropical rainforest.

The amazing Rainforest Amphitheatre & Stage provides a serene natural setting for wedding ceremonies on the banks of Cedar Creek and is framed by jasmine-covered timber columns against a romantic backdrop of Piccabeen Palms. Other venues include a huge outdoor deck with a creekside bonfire, lush gardens, an elegant sanctuary and intimate colonial-era restaurant.

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These top 10 rainforest wedding venues are Queensland's most beautiful places to get married in nature. Surrounded by lush greenery under a canopy of ancient tree tops they offer a dramatic and atmospheric backdrop for your big day.

Most of Queensland's best rainforest venues have wedding ceremony and reception spaces all in the one place. Some of our recommended locations listed above also offer accommodation and other amenities onsite like swimming pools, tennis courts or hiking trails to explore.

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