Small Wedding Venues QLD

Small Wedding Venues QLD
Small Wedding Venues: Queensland | Australia

Looking for the perfect place for a small wedding in Queensland? We've curated the best small wedding & elopement venues from the Gold Coast to Tropical North Queensland so you can easily find an intimate wedding location that perfectly suits your guest numbers.

All of these small wedding venues are perfect for micro weddings and elopements with 2 - 60+ guests. They are Queensland's most beautiful places to get married with a smaller guest list and include some incredibly romantic ceremony and reception venues that bring an amazing atmosphere to intimate weddings.

For your reference, the venues listed below typically fall into two categories. The smallest venues specialise in weddings with 2 - 30 guests and offer elopement packages. The second are venues that cater for up to 60 guests and offer micro wedding packages. Many of these venues also allow you to DIY and/or BYO your own vendors as specified below.

Whether you're looking to elope on a private beach or are hunting for a micro wedding venue where all your guests can stay with you for the weekend, these are Queensland's best small wedding locations. 

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Small wedding and elopement venue in a glass chapel at Daydream Island
1. 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 wedding location situated in the tropical Whitsundays with access to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. There are a number of small wedding & elopement venues on the island including a beautiful glass chapel which seats up to 40 guests, private beaches and a gorgeous infinity deck located right on the ocean's edge.

With accommodation for all guests Daydream Island is the perfect place to get married and stay for a few days. There's plenty to do on the island from utilising the many restaurants, pools, pool bars and spa, to exploring rainforest walks and the reef, including in an underwater observatory which seats intimate wedding receptions of up to 27 guests.

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Small wedding venue QLD Scenic Rim
2. Black Hall Micro Weddings

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Black Hall is a micro wedding reception venue that seats up to 74 guests and can host cocktail weddings for up to 90. Situated behind White Chapel on a quiet country corner in the Scenic Rim, Black Hall offers a private and elegant location for intimate weddings within a unique American-style barn.

The hall opens onto the private lawns and gardens of White Chapel where a rustic bar serves drinks during happy hour lawn games. The chapel can be booked for wedding ceremonies and the gardens are also beautiful for outdoor wedding ceremonies and photos.

The owners also have an Airbnb located 10 doors down the road which sleeps up to 8 guests, a private bus for guest transport and a bentley to chauffeur you for wedding photos in the beautiful country surrounds.

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Small wedding destination Maleny
3. Maleny Retreat

  • Location: Mears Lane, Booroobin, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 2 - 40
  • Accommodation: 14+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Being 555m above sea level, Maleny Retreat is one of Queensland's most spectacular locations for micro weddings and elopements. The scenic hinterland property has a flat grassy area for picturesque ceremonies & receptions set against expansive views over in the Glasshouse Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Maleny Retreat's small wedding and elopement packages are affordably priced and come with accommodation for up to 14 guests in the onsite guesthouse. There's also a glamping village for additional guests. The guesthouse has a large wrap around verandah that seats up to 40 guests under cover or you can host your reception in a marquee or under the stars.

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Small outdoor wedding destination with pergola at Western Ridge QLD
4. Western Ridge

  • Location: 351 Freeses Road, Glamorgan Vale, QLD 4306
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Western Ridge is a unique hilltop property that's newly available to hire for small weddings in Glamorgan Vale. Located just 25 minutes to Ipswich and 1 hour to Brisbane, the luxe 5 bedroom & 3 bathroom estate features stunning mountain top views from all rooms in the house including the open plan dining, kitchen and 2 huge decks which adjoin an infinity. pool and spa.

This completely private 2 acre property offers absolute tranquility and sits atop a range with 360 degree views over Brisbane and Toowoomba. Wedding facilities include a festoon-lit pergola, covered small event space and plenty of room inside the house and on the decks for micro wedding celebrations.

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Small wedding venue on a jetty at Coral Sea Resort Queensland
5. Coral Sea Resort

  • Location: Ocean View Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The iconic jetty at Coral Sea Resort is one of Queensland's most scenic small wedding venues with 360 degree views over the turquoise waters and beautiful islands of the Whitsundays. This incredible Airlie Beach venue seats 10 - 50 guests for intimate ceremonies & receptions just a short walk from the resort's hotel rooms.

Other intimate wedding venues at Coral Sea Resort include a private tropical garden on a hidden seaside lawn that caters for weddings & elopements with up to 30 guests, beaches with pristine sand and towering palms, and a ballroom with an adjoining terrace. All inclusive wedding packages come with an onsite wedding planning team.

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Elopement venue White Chapel Scenic Rim
6. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

White Chapel Kalbar is a modern wedding ceremony venue located in the Scenic Rim and is perfectly suited to intimate weddings and elopements with beautiful gardens and a covered cocktail area at its rear. The chapel's elegant interior features a unique, neon-lit altar and white bentwood chairs and comes styled with simple florals.

White Chapel seats up to 80 guests but is equally cosy for elopements with just a handful of guests. You can either opt for an all inclusive micro wedding which comes with onsite catering or simply hire the chapel for your wedding ceremony. Black Hall is located on the same grounds and can be added to venue hire for small wedding receptions seating up to 74 guests.

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Small wedding venue Darling St Chapel
7. Darling St Chapel

  • Location: 16 Darling Street East, Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Darling St Chapel is an affordable little wedding venue that has a beautifully refurbished light-filled interior with polished timber floors and a modern bar and kitchen. The historic wedding chapel is non-denominational and welcomes couples of all backgrounds and orientations for intimate wedding ceremonies and micro wedding receptions. 

Small wedding packages with up to 30 guests start at $5,000 and include a fully furnished & styled wedding ceremony with a celebrant to legally marry you, plus a 2 course seated reception. Other options for small & affordable weddings include a wood-fired pizza package, cocktail menu or all inclusive elopement. You can also hire Darling St Chapel for your wedding ceremony without a reception or vice versa. 

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Small wedding location Dalby QLD
8. Jubri's Hideaway

  • Location: 63 Chelldan Avenue, Dalby, QLD 4405
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14

Jubri’s Hideaway is one of Queensland's most unique little wedding destinations and situated in the sleepy country town of Dalby near Toowoomba. The character-filled property features a hidden Balinese garden, rustic backdrops and water features throughout the grounds and an intimate reception room that seats up to 80 guests.

Venue hire for micro weddings at Jubri's Hideaway is priced at $8,950 and includes a 2 day celebration for up to 50 people with onsite accommodation for 6 guests. Extra guests are welcome at an additional cost per head and there's also 2 hideaway cabins that can be added to wedding packages.

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Small cocktail wedding at Bundaleer Gardens in Queensland
9. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

  • Location: 59 Bundaleer Street, Brookfield, QLD 4069
  • Capacity: 20 - 60+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive (BYO drinks)

Surrounded by lush rainforest, century old trees and with a tranquil creek and waterfall, Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens is the perfect place for intimate weddings in nature. There are two beautiful wedding ceremony sites to choose from within these 4 acres of tropical gardens that sit 18km from the Brisbane CBD, including a pretty Jacaranda Tree and Waterfall Deck.

Bundaleer offers micro wedding and elopement packages for up to 40 guests during the week with pricing from $4,500. All inclusive packages come with a celebrant and personalised ceremony, grazing platter and facilities for serving your BYO drinks. Weekend bookings require a minimum of 50 guests with an onsite reception.

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Small place for weddings in Esk
10. Holy Red Deer Estate

  • Location: 65 Ipswich Street, Esk, QLD 4312
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

In the laid back country town of Esk is an affordable little wedding destination that's perfect for relaxed and intimate 3 day weddings. And given its unique location in what was originally the town's centre, there is accommodation for all wedding guests within walking distance, so no one needs to drive home after your reception.

The quaint corner block is home to the town's small chapel which can be utilised as a ceremony or reception venue. There's also a billiards hall and stag bar among the amenities, and an outdoor reception space with a timber stage on the front lawn. Venue hire includes a two night stay in a bridal suite and 2 bedroom cottage. 

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Small outdoor reception venue in the Scenic Rim region of Queensland
11. Black Hall Barn Bar

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

This tiny wedding venue is situated behind White Chapel and beside Black Hall in the Scenic Rim and can either host a long table or cocktail reception under cover, or on the lawn under the stars. Serviced by a rustic little barn bar the space is perfectly suited to small weddings and receptions with 10 - 40 guests.

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Intimate wedding venue Rail Museum
12. Workshops Rail Museum

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 50
  • Wedding Packages: $90+/pp

Within the iconic Moving Goods Hall at the historic Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich is a private little dining room that seats 50 guests for intimate wedding receptions and caters for small cocktail weddings with up to 70 guests. One of the great things about this mighty little wedding location is the exclusive access that venue hire provides for guests to explore the museum while you have wedding photos on the grounds.

The heritage grounds also have several gorgeous wedding ceremony spots including the 1901 Power House doors and the sheltered train shed where an iconic steam locomotive puffs fog on cue. 

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Small cocktail wedding reception at Mirra Brisbane
13. MIRRA Brisbane

  • Location: 86 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 30+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hidden down a side street in the heart of Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, this refurbished warehouse has been transformed into an elegant cocktail lounge inspired by French design. Renowned for its chic industrial vibe, MIRRA's moody lighting lends a romantic atmosphere to its two intimate wedding spaces.

Inside, the long room provides an opulent setting for seated receptions with 30 - 40 guests or cocktail functions of up to 90 and features chesterfield lounges, a mirrored dance floor and impressive chandeliers. Outside, a cosy courtyard is accessed via golden double doors and offers the perfect spot for intimate wedding ceremonies or an ambient reception under the stars. 

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Micro wedding venue Loyal Hope
14. Loyal Hope Brisbane

  • Location: 50 Morgan Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: DIY

Seating up to 80 guests, this 1920's heritage-listed hall is the perfect all-in-one venue for small weddings in Fortitude Valley. Modernised with designer furniture pieces, a licensed bar and hardwood polished timber floors, Loyal Hope is ideally set up for events and has huge windows that fill the space with light.

The hall is surrounded by beautiful photo locations including its own heritage facade, a garden courtyard, nearby Moreton Bay Fig tree and the stone facade of neighbouring St Patrick's Church.

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Small Wedding Place Gardens Club
15. The Gardens Club

  • Location: 75 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Gardens Club is one of the most intimate outdoor wedding venues in Queensland and is a mere short walk from the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. The vibrant café is set within the heritage listed Curators Cottage and is a social enterprise seating up to 60 guests with room for a dance floor. 

All inclusive wedding packages start at around $120 per person with custom cocktail and seated menu options crafted by in-house chefs.

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Small wedding destination Skyline Farmhouse
16. Skyline Farmhouse

  • Location: 303 I Zahnow Rd, Rosevale, QLD 4340
  • Capacity: 16
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Being one of the few private properties to hire for small weddings in the Brisbane Hinterland region of Queensland, Skyline Farmhouse has become a very popular place for micro weddings in its short time on the market. The Airbnb style venue sits on an expansive 755 acre cattle farm and has luxury accommodation for 16 in 7 bedrooms.

The front lawns of the farmhouse overlook lush grazing paddocks where friendly alpacas are free to wander into your wedding ceremony & reception. Other event spaces include a pool-side cabana, the covered verandah or the large open plan dining area. There's no neighbours here, and hence no curfew.

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Intimate wedding reception venue Canvas Club
17. Canvas Club Weddings

  • Location: 16b Logan Road, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 10 - 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hidden in the theatre-goers precinct of Woolloongabba, Canvas Club offers a delightful choice of tiny wedding venues within its moody vintage walls. Amongst the many little event spaces at this uber-cool cocktail bar is a quaint courtyard garden which is available to hire for private events with 10 - 60 guests.

Wedding packages are very affordable and come with the option of custom cocktails and simple menus from $2,500. The walls of this beautiful function space are adorned with fanciful murals and retro posters with suspended green baskets completing the eclectic decor and making Canvas Club one of the best small wedding venues in Queensland. 

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Brisbane Powerhouse Small Reception Venue
18. Brisbane Powerhouse Terrace

  • Location: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD 4005
  • Capacity: 10 - 80
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Riverbend Terrace at Brisbane Powerhouse is a cosy wedding venue set over the water of the Brisbane River. The covered outdoor spaces caters for up to 40 guests for small seated receptions or up to 80 guests for cocktail functions and can also be utilised as a ceremony venue.

The Riverbend Terrace adjoins an indoor function area that seats up to 80 guests called the Rooftop Terrace. If both spaces are hired you get private and exclusive use of the top level of Brisbane Powerhouse.

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Small ceremony venue Brisbane

19. Samford Valley Weddings

  • Location: Hansen Road, Yugar, QLD 4520
  • Capacity: 30
  • Wedding Packages: $750+

This intimate wedding ceremony venue is located 40 minutes from Brisbane amongst a magnificent rainforest and offers exclusive venue hire for wedding ceremonies and photos with a maximum of 30 guests.

The open-air chapel is completely private and is situated on a registered “Land for Wildlife” property surrounded by nature. There's a peaceful creek and waterfall nearby for beautiful wedding photo backdrops and you're welcome to bring your own drinks and post ceremony nibbles.

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Small Wedding Venues - Gold Coast

Micro wedding space Gold Coast
20. The Island Gold Coast

  • Location: 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Mountain View room is a private and intimate reception space that seats up to 40 guests or caters for cocktail weddings for up to 60 people on the exclusive top floor of The Island Gold Coast. The a library-inspired interior features floor to ceiling book shelves, crystal chandeliers and stunning views over the Gold Coast Hinterland. 

Venue hire includes your choice of wooden banquet tables, cocktail or lounge furniture and menu options range from seated dining to feasting stations and grazing tables. The moody penthouse space is access via a private lift and adjoins an open air terrace bar overlooking Surfers Paradise.

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Micro wedding destination Tides
21. Tides Byron Estate

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

Just over the Queensland border is one of Australia's most beautiful locations for a small wedding over several days. This luxurious 8 bedroom villa is situated on a private macadamia farm and has a DIY/BYO poolside event space on the 2nd floor that overlooks sweeping hinterland views to the ocean.

The house can cater for intimate wedding receptions with up to 40 guests seated beside the pool, or you can style long tables within the manicured rows of macadamia trees where there is flexible capacity. Beside the villa is a modern wedding hall that offers all inclusive wedding packages from 40+ guests. Hire of the villa + wedding hall is required on weekends.

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Small garden wedding venue Evergreen
22. Evergreen Garden Venue 

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

The exclusive European-style grounds at Evergreen Garden surround one of the only castles in Queensland and offers the perfect location for small garden weddings & luxurious outdoor receptions. With stone archways, grand iron gates & bridges, manicured paths and hedges and rose & jasmine arbours, the formal gardens are also a beautiful place for wedding photos.

Evergreen Garden offer micro wedding packages starting at under $20k including a luxury ceremony & reception with 20 people, a professional celebrant, flowers and wedding photography.

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Small wedding reception room at Gold Coast venue Cedar Creek Lodges
23. Cedar Creek Lodges

  • Location: Cedar Creek Falls Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 70
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Cedar Creek Lodges is located in the Mount Tamborine hinterland amongst 114 hectares of palm groves and rainforest. The nature-reserve style location oozes a peaceful serenity making it the right place to get married if you're looking for a private, tranquil and intimate wedding destination immersed in nature. 

For small wedding receptions the Miners Lantern Room seats up to 50 guests or caters for cocktail receptions of up to 70 people. There's onsite accommodation for all wedding guests including luxury resort style suites, spa lodges and glamping.

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Small Wedding Venues - Sunshine Coast

Small wedding destination Goodwater Ridge
24. Goodwater Ridge

  • Location: 879 Bald Knob Road, Bald Knob, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 2 - 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

With stone-walled gardens, fountain-filled courtyards, rustic ruins and a white-washed chapel, Goodwater Ridge brings a Mediterranean village vibe to small weddings in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The 100 acre property offers exclusive venue hire with or without the onsite accommodation which sleeps up to 16 guests in 3 luxury cottages and 4 studio rooms.

Small wedding packages with a styled ceremony and reception for up to 30 guests are priced from under $15,000. Catering a drinks can be added at $200/pp. Three day wedding packages with accommodation for up to 16 guests start at under $20,000. Mini mid-week ceremonies without an onsite reception are also available.

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Small wedding location Stonebridge
25. Stonebridge Gardens

  • Location: 20 Rifle Range Rd, Palmwoods, QLD 4555
  • Capacity: 2+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Set on 30 acres of sustainable gardens in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Stonebridge Gardens offers a private and secluded setting for intimate weddings & elopements. There are eight elegant garden rooms in which to host bespoke celebrations with unique stonework, tranquil water features, bridges and other architecture featured throughout.

Small reception spaces include the popular Colonnade which seats 20 - 80 guests and also works well for cocktail receptions. All inclusive wedding packages give you exclusive use of your chosen venue, a dedicated onsite planner & stylist, and affordable food & beverage options that include canapés, grazing tables and seated dining menus.

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Small Wedding Venues in Northern QLD

Small reception venue Daydream Island
26. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

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

Lovers Cove at Daydream Island Resort is a private seaside oasis featuring a beautiful infinity deck right on the ocean's edge with uninterrupted views over surrounding islands and the sparkling waters of the Coral Sea. Set within lush rainforest, the cove is a completely secluded place offering the perfect beachfront location for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions.

This world class wedding destination is easily accessed via a 30 minute boat or helicopter transfer from the mainland and is all inclusive once on the island. Wedding and elopement packages are surprisingly affordable and the resort has a range of wet weather back up plans that offer the same stunning views as the infinity deck.

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Small wedding venue Vista Hinchinbrook
27. Vista Hinchinbrook

  • Location: 51531 Bruce Highway, Rungoo, 4849
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Vista Hinchinbrook is an affordable little wedding venue located on a picturesque rainforest property nestled high on the Cardwell Range in tropical North Queensland. Originally built as a tea house, the venue features a large deck that seats up to 100 guests as well as indoor areas that overlook stunning views of the Hinchinbrook Channel.

Wedding packages provide exclusive use of the grounds including the beautiful gardens with mature trees, soft lawns and a peaceful pond for your wedding ceremony, photos and garden cocktail parties. There are four onsite cabins sleeping 14 guests including the Mahogany Glider honeymoon suite, with additional guest accommodation nearby.

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Small Wedding Venue Freedom Shores
28. Freedom Shores Weddings

  • Location: Pringle Road, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 40
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Freedom Shores is a small beachfront resort with 14 guest suites that if booked out, give you exclusive use of the entire resort. The outdoor paradise has two lawn areas perfect for intimate weddings and where a marquee or tipis can be set up for a reception under the stars.

For non-exclusive weddings you can either book the 3 bedroom Pioneer Bay Homestead which offers a private oceanfront setting for wedding ceremonies of up to 25 guests, or the Beach Shack which is the resort's bridal suite and has its own private beach and beachfront lawn for weddings of up to 150 guests.

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From private islands near the Great Barrier Reef to stunning beach and hinterland locations, Queensland has many beautiful small wedding venues. If you're still looking for an intimate location to say "I do", explore more of the best micro wedding venues in Australia here: 

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