Unique Wedding Venues in Queensland

Unique Wedding Venues QLD

Queensland offers an amazing collection of unique wedding venues thanks to an incredibly diverse landscape that includes one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. From Brisbane to the tropical north of QLD, there are magical wedding destinations all the way up the state's extraordinary coastline with fun & funky venues in some the world's most beautiful locations.

The most unique wedding destinations in Queensland range from secluded beaches and private islands on the Great Barrier Reef to exclusive hill top retreats with breathtaking views over hundreds of acres of scenic countryside. There are outdoor wedding venues on oceanfront piers, secret venues hidden deep in pristine rainforest and whimsical ceremony & reception spaces at little known estates.

Queensland's major cities have produced some amazing places to tie the knot in recent years with many trendy wedding venues popping up in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions. From quirky outdoor rooms and rooftop venues to atmospheric and edgy reception venues in Brisbane's industrial warehouses, South East QLD is a particular hotspot for unconventional function spaces.

If you're looking for the most uncommon places to get married in Queensland you're in the right place. Here's a shortlist of Queensland's funkiest and most unique wedding destinations.

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Top 10 Unique Wedding Venues in QLD

Private Island Wedding Venue QLD
1. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

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

Situated on its own private island in the Whitsundays region of Queensland, Daydream Island Resort is among the world's most unique wedding destinations. The iconic resort features a brand new double glass chapel that overlooks incredible views of the Whitsunday Islands and an outdoor ceremony & reception space on an infinity deck situated on the edge of the Coral Sea.

Daydream Island Resort is easily accessed via a 30 minute transfer by boat or helicopter from the mainland and has onsite accommodation for all wedding guests. With rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef to explore, swimming pools, bars, restaurants and a day spa, the island is a fun location for weddings with plenty to do for an extended stay.

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Unique wedding destination QLD Maleny
2. Maleny Retreat

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

One of the highest event spaces in Queensland is at Maleny Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. At 555m above sea level, this one-of-a-kind wedding location comes with sweeping views over 100 acres of national parks & mountain scenery that takes in Glass House Mountain to the Pacific Ocean.

Venue hire includes exclusive use of the retreat and 9 room guesthouse with an optional glamping village to accommodate additional guests. Most couples get married and host an outdoor wedding reception on the hill top lawns overlooking the incredible view and the venue has marquee, tipi and Sperry tent hire packages. For smaller weddings the covered guesthouse verandah provides a reception space for up to 40 guests.

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Factory wedding venue Brisbane QLD
3. Factory 51 Brisbane

  • Location: 51 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo, QLD 4151
  • Capacity: 110
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

With fairy lights cascading down rustic warehouse walls, this affordable Italian pizzeria is one of the capital city's most unique wedding spaces. Hidden down an industrial laneway, Factory 51 offers a private setting for both ceremonies & receptions with a covered alleyway bar providing a place for guests to mingle between events.

Budget friendly wedding packages include all furnishings with very little styling of the space required. Menu options include cocktails & canapés, shared feasts, alternate drop, wood-fired pizzas and antipasti boards. An excellent choice of local craft beers are on tap at the marble bar and the fantastic wine list further elevates the intimate wedding experience on offer in this atmospheric venue.

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Outdoor wedding reception space QLD
4. Black Hall Barn Bar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This outdoor reception venue is situated behind White Chapel and Black Hall Kalbar and is the perfect low key function area for non-traditional weddings. Illuminated under festoon lights, the rustic bar can either be furnished for seated or cocktail receptions with wedding ceremonies and photos held on the adjoining lawn and surrounding gardens.

One of the great things about this quirky little barn bar is that White Chapel & Black Hall are just a few steps away offering peace of mind in the event of wet weather. All inclusive wedding packages leave little to organise yourself, and even offer the option of having a celebrant, photographer and flowers included. The venue owns a mini bus for guest transport and an Airbnb 10 doors down the road.

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Unique wedding destination near Gold Coast
5. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

If you're looking for a fun wedding destination where your entire guest list can stay with you for the weekend, Midginbil Eco Resort situated just over the QLD border is an ideal location. This 400 acre retreat has three unique wedding ceremony spots that overlook expansive views of the Night Cap National Park, and a rustic reception venue, marquee lawn and late night bonfire site.

Other amenities located at this sub tropical rainforest venue include a swimming pool, tennis & volleyball courts, a games room, dining hall and acres of space for backyard cricket. Being a wilderness area there are no neighbours and hence there is no curfew. Guests can cover the venue hire fee by contributing their own accommodation making this an affordable venue for destination weddings.

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Modern wedding chapel Scenic Rim QLD
6. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $1,795+

With a neon-lit altar this modern wedding chapel is one of the most unique wedding ceremony venues in Queensland. Situated near Brisbane in the world-renowned scenic rim region, White Chapel is a popular destination for intimate weddings and elopements and has Black Hall, an elegant Hampton's style dining room on the same grounds.

White Chapel can either be hired for wedding ceremonies only (which includes use of a covered courtyard for post ceremony refreshments) or can be packaged with Black Hall and/or the Barn Bar for an intimate, all-in-one reception. Accommodation is available 10 doors down the road and venue also has a mini bus for guest transport.

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Workshops Rail Museum Alfresco Weddings
7. Workshops Rail Museum

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 500
  • Wedding Packages: $90+/pp

The Moving Goods Hall at The Workshops Rail Museum is one of Queensland's most unique wedding venues featuring an iconic PB 15, No444 steam locomotive. The hall is entirely covered under an 11 metre high ceiling but has 3 open sides creating a breezy outdoor feel within a completely weather proof space.

The museum's historic buildings are surrounded by beautiful gardens and impressive industrial backdrops, and create a grand central avenue. Aside from offering many incredible places for wedding ceremonies and photos, there is an opportunity to style long tables along the avenue train tracks for a unique wedding reception under the stars.

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Non Traditional Wedding Venue Coral Sea
8. Coral Sea Resort

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

Coral Sea Resort is one of the only venues in Australia where you can get married on a shaded pier with 360° ocean views. This amazing wedding venue is located at Airlie Beach and seats 50 guests overlooking the incredible scenery of the Whitsunday coastline and surrounding tropical islands.

Typically, ceremonies are hosted at the pier's end while for receptions, one long table is styled under a shaded section of the pier closer to shore. Wedding packages at Coral Sea Resort range from intimate elopements to grand ballroom extravaganzas and are all inclusive of catering & drinks.

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Unusual wedding ceremony space QLD
9. Jubri's Hideaway

  • Location: 63 Chelldan Avenue, Dalby, QLD 4405
  • Capacity: 80
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Venue hire: $5,950

One of Queensland's most unusual wedding ceremony venues is this Balinese-inspired secret garden hidden behind authentic hand carved doors. It's the only Balinese secret garden in Australia, and is situated quite unexpectedly an hour from Toowoomba in the quiet country town of Dalby.

On the same character-filled property is a modern reception shed which adjoins a rustic courtyard & bar that's filled with old wares and fascinating knick knacks. If you've got lots of guests who don't know each other, they'll find plenty to talk about at this quirky destination. 

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Unique wedding destination Austinvilla Estate
10. Austinvilla Estate

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

This exclusive wedding destination in the Gold Coast Hinterland is a fun place to get married over 3 days as it accommodates all wedding guests onsite and offers the option of a pool party recovery. The sun drenched grounds are surrounded by picturesque rainforest with endless photo opportunities across the 111 acre eco-certified resort.

Wedding facilities include an open air ceremony pavilion that overlooks the gorgeous grounds, a magical function room with a canopy of romantic fairy lights and a private rainforest deck perfect for enjoying a beverage while the sun sets.

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Unique Wedding Venues in SE QLD

Unique wedding hall Scenic Rim QLD
11. Black Hall Weddings

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

This trendy wedding reception space brings a Hamptons vibe to the Scenic Rim, seating up to 74 guests just behind White Chapel Kalbar. The modern wedding hall is a particularly cosy space for intimate wedding receptions and opens onto a manicured lawn and gardens perfect for outdoor ceremonies and photos.

Affordable venue hire includes all furniture and set up for your reception with the option of adding the gardens or White Chapel for your wedding ceremony. The owners have a mini bus to transport guests to local accommodation, a Bentley for getting to unique locations for wedding photos nearby, plus an Airbnb just down the road. The preferred caterer provides food & beverage packages from under $150/pp.

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Unexpected reception space Darling St Chapel
12. Darling St Wedding Chapel

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

Some of the most wonderful and unexpected reception spaces in QLD are located within traditional ceremony venues, as is the case with Darling St Chapel in Brisbane. This quirky little wedding chapel has recently undergone a rebellious makeover with polished timber floors and a spanking new built-in bar.

The delightfully atmospheric chapel is a non-denominational event space that welcomes weddings of all descriptions from religious nuptials to flamboyant receptions. Dry venue hire packages are available if you fancy DIY'ing your big day, otherwise the owners offer an easy and affordable all inclusive option starting at under $5,000 with the works (a celebrant, photographer, catering and styling).

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Different wedding destination Tides
13. Tides Byron Estate

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

Tides Estate offers a unique opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind reception venue in the middle of the property's macadamia orchard. The 100 acre estate is located just over the QLD border in the Byron Bay Hinterland and comes with a modern reception hall (seats 140) and a two storey, 8 bedroom villa with a poolside event space that seats up to 40 guests.

If you're looking for somewhere a little bit different for a destination wedding over a few nights, and somewhere where you can host a pre or post wedding function, Tides is an ideal spot. The function hall and the villa's poolside entertaining area both overlook stunning views of the orchard to the coastline at Lennox Head.

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Non Traditional wedding reception venue Workshop
14. Workshops Rail Museum - Wedding Hall

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This historic function space has a fascinating history as the original dining hall for the first ever railway workshop in QLD and is a perfect non-traditional venue for rustic wedding receptions. The atmospheric venue oozes heritage charm and comes with wooden carriage tables that give a nod to site's historic significance.

Booking the wedding hall for your reception gives you access to one of the most unique places to get married in Queensland. The Workshop contains a real steam puffing locomotive in front of which you can say "I do". Inexpensive wedding packages start at $90 per head.

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Outdoor wedding reception space Bundaleer
15. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

  • Location: 59 Bundaleer Street, Brookfield, QLD 4069
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive (BYO drinks)
  • Elopement Packages: All inclusive (BYO drinks)

The outdoor reception space at Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens is a popular spot with couples seeking an alternative style wedding venue. Immersed within a beautiful rainforest setting with a tranquil running creek and waterfall nearby, this all-in-one site features an elegant marquee, cocktail lawn and a Jacaranda Tree ceremony site.

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Unique wedding location Wellington Point QLD
16. Wellington Point Farmhouse

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

If you're idea of an unconventional wedding involves getting married in a strawberry field then Wellington Point Farmhouse is the perfect wedding venue for you. The Farmhouse is situated on a 24 acre market garden best known for its beautiful fresh strawberries and seats up to 100 guests overlooking freshly ploughed paddocks.

The cafe and adjoining deck have a lovely country rustic feel and come fully furnished and styled with printed menus & place settings. All inclusive wedding packages include classic dining options, cocktail function menus or the venue's signature shared feast. Available for weddings from 4pm onwards.

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Castle wedding venue for weddings Evergreen
17. Evergreen Garden Venue 

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

This enchanted garden wedding venue is situated on the Gold Coast amongst the manicured evergreen gardens surrounding a castle-like estate. The venue has a glamorous European vibe with heritage stone archways, flowering rose and jasmine arbours and formal gardens framed by grand iron gates & bridges.

The Evergreen Garden Venue specialises in micro weddings and outdoor wedding receptions and offers all inclusive wedding packages with a celebrant, flowers and photographer. Elopements are priced from $4,990 and micro weddings start at $16,990.

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Grotto wedding ceremony space Shambala
18. Shambala Estate

  • Location: 104 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Accessed via manicured paths and a dramatic descending staircase, the Waterfall Grotto at Shambala Estate is the coolest place to get married in the Tamborine Mountain area, literally. The cavernous event space is immersed in lush rainforest and has a tranquil waterfall that cascades over a rock face as you say "I do". 

Something else we love about Shambala Estate is that it makes an effort to be carbon neutral, is solar powered, sources local produce and provides a sanctuary for endangered frogs & owls. All inclusive wedding packages start at $250/pp and come with a choice of two awesome reception venues seating 80 & 180 guests respectively.

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Unique Wedding Venues in the Whitsundays

Outdoor reception venue Daydream Island QLD
19. Lovers Cove at Daydream Island Resort

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

Located at the world renowned Daydream Island Resort, Lovers Cove is one of Queensland's best outdoor reception spaces. The infinity deck sits right on the edge of the Coral Sea overlooking the azure waters of the Whitsunday Islands and made private by lush tropical rainforest. 

Daydream Island's weatherproof venues include a double glass facade chapel with the same stunning views, poolside event spaces, function rooms to suit various sized receptions and a unique reception room located underwater with a large glass window providing a view of the coral reef. 

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Outdoor wedding reception space Villa Botanica
20. Villa Botanica Weddings

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

Villa Botanica has long been one of Queensland's most exclusive wedding locations set on 5 acres of tropical gardens on the Whitsundays coast. The Sea Deck is straight out of a European magazine and is an elevated stone platform situated right on the edge of the ocean. 

Inside the Balinese-inspired mansion is a luxury marble ballroom and an atmospheric dining room with intricate wall carvings and a romantic canopy of fairy lights. Outside, a hand carved ceremony pavilion sits within a lush palm forest.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Tropical North QLD

Unique wedding destination Kur Cow
21. KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm

  • Location: 112 Barnwell Road, Kuranda, QLD 4881
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm is a destination of choice for laid back lovers wanting to get married at a relaxed wedding location. The 626 hectare working cattle farm is the largest country property to get married at in Northern QLD and is situated an easy 30 minutes from Cairns airport.

Wedding facilities at the farm include a marquee dining room which has an adjoining sunset deck with picturesque views over endless paddocks. One of the coolest things about getting married at KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm is the tractor & trailer ride that transports guests to the incredibly scenic Hilltop Ceremony Arbor. Camping options available.

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Unique wedding ceremony spot Butterfly Sanctuary
22. Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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

At the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Cairns, a tropical aviary offers one of the more unusual places to get married in Queensland with the novelty of butterflies settling upon you while you're saying "I do". To attract the butterflies it is suggested to come adorned in brightly coloured florals.

Beside the aviary is a newly constructed deck which is an ideal place for a cocktail wedding reception or casual morning or afternoon tea.

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Outdoor wedding location Vista Hinchinbrook
23. Vista Hinchinbrook

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

Vista Hinchinbrook is a wildcard in our list of alternative wedding locations and makes the cut for its incredibly relaxed rainforest location, stunning views over the Hinchinbrook Channel, its relative obscurity on the wedding scene and the affordability of its all inclusive wedding packages.

Vista Hinchinbrook is located on the Cardwell Range between Townsville and Cairns and is a bed & breakfast with 4 cabins sleeping up to 14 guests. The laid back function room & adjoining deck overlooks established gardens with a timber ceremony altar.

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Unique Wedding Venues in Country QLD 

Unique wedding destination Woodlands Marburg
24. Woodlands of Marburg

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

It's the historic, old world grandeur of Woodlands of Marburg that sets this homestead apart from other wedding destinations. The sophisticated 19th century manor sits on 250 acres between Brisbane and Toowoomba and was once owned by pioneers involved in sugar production and the distilling of rum.

The elegant grounds surrounding the historic estate are an ideal location for outdoor weddings and the front lawn in particular, made intimate by manicured hedges is the perfect spot for outdoor dining & dancing. Inside are a collection of private dining rooms, function spaces, lounges and a cellar that seat 10 - 300 guests. The estate also has a heritage listed chapel.

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Untraditional wedding destination HOly Red Deer
25. Holy Red Deer Estate

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

We've left our favourite till last. Situated in the quiet country town of Esk on a residential property that was once the thriving centre of the town is Holy Red Deer Estate, an unconventional wedding destination involving front lawn nuptials and a fun street party. 

The affordable venue hire fee comes with use of the town's only chapel which is situated on the street front and in the event of rain becomes your reception space. The front yard has a raised stage that can be utilised as an altar and a stage for live bands, and there's also a billiards hall, stag bar, 2 bedroom cottage and bridal suite onsite.

All accommodation in town (there's plenty for all wedding guests) is within 5 - 10 minutes walking distance of the estate. 

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