Outdoor Wedding Venues Gold Coast

Outdoor Wedding Venues: Gold Coast | Brisbane

Looking for an outdoor wedding venue in the Gold Coast? With its balmy Queensland climate the Gold Coast is an idyllic location for outdoor weddings and offers a swathe of beautiful garden venues and other picturesque places to get married in nature.

The best outdoor wedding venues in the Gold Coast and surrounding region include amazing rooftop bars, enchanted forest venues, pretty park-like gardens with covered pavilions or marquees, orchards and even an open-walled train hangar. 

In the Gold Coast Hinterland and country regions surrounding the city are a range of private properties that provide scenic spots  for wedding ceremonies in addition to outdoor reception areas. These Airbnb's, farms and rainforest retreats have lawns, terraces and poolside event spaces that overlook incredible views, often stretching to the ocean.

These are 10 amazing outdoor wedding venues in the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. 

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10 Best Outdoor Venues on the Gold Coast

Enchanted Garden Venue Gold Coast
1. Evergreen Garden Venue 

  • Location: 10 Evergreen Court, Parkwood, QLD 4214
  • Capacity: 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Evergreen Garden is a elegant European-style estate that specialises in intimate garden weddings on the Gold Coast. The grounds are a treasure trove of majestic stone archways, grand iron gates & bridges, wisteria pathways and flowering rose and jasmine arbours.

Like something out of a fairytale, this enchanted garden wedding venue offers the perfect backdrop for elopements, ceremonies or all-in-one celebrations including an outdoor wedding reception with or without a marquee.

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Outdoor Wedding Venue Gold Coast
2. Braeside Gold Coast

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

Braeside at Gin House Creek Estate is an all-in-one venue for elegant outdoor weddings set on two acres of formal gardens just 10 minutes from Broadbeach. The estate centres around a huge fairy-lit Camphor Laurel Tree and has a brand new wedding pavilion, chic lawn bars with festoon lighting for outdoor wedding receptions, a circular ceremony garden and modern chapel.

With stunning wet weather options, all inclusive wedding packages and versatile open-air spaces, Braeside is one of the best outdoor wedding venues in the Gold Coast. Bring your creative flair and set up a private whiskey bar, gin lounge or gelato cafe.

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Outdoor wedding venue in nature near the Gold Coast
3. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: 3 day/2 night BYO

Secluded within 400 acres of pristine rainforest and with spectacular views over the Night Cap National Park, Midginbil Eco Resort is one of the best outdoor wedding destinations in Australia. It's also super fun. You bring your entire guest list to stay onsite for 2 nights, have a welcome BBQ, your wedding the next day, an afterparty bonfire and a recovery the day after.

Midginbil comes with a range of affordable accommodation option including a unique safari village with each tent having its own timber balcony and spectacular views. There's loads of lawn area for marquees, tipis or sperry tents, a courtyard, a rustic reception pavilion and amazing ceremony sites with beautiful nature backdrops.

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The Island Outdoor Reception Venue
4. The Island Gold Coast

  • Location: 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
  • Capacity: 40 - 700
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The rooftop terrace at The Island Gold Coast is a unique spot for outdoor weddings with incredible views over Surfers Paradise. The terrace is accessible from two stunning penthouse rooms that seat up to 40 and 150 guests respectively and features a funky outdoor bar perfect for cocktail style receptions. 

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Outdoor wedding ceremony & reception location near Gold Coast
5. Tides Byron Estate

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

Tides Estate is a picturesque 100 acre macadamia farm situated just across the Queensland border with amazing views to Lennox Head. Events centre around a luxury 8 bedroom villa and a glass-fronted reception hall which together offer a handful of outdoor spaces for pre & post wedding functions, ceremonies and receptions.

The wedding hall opens onto an event terrace perfect for either cocktail or seated receptions of up to 140 guests. The poolside entertaining area on the villa's 2nd floor is ideal for smaller weddings with up to 40 guests, or pre/post wedding functions. You can also turn the orchard into an outdoor room with long table dining between lush rows of macadamia trees.

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Coolibah Downs Outdoor Wedding Venue
6. Coolibah Downs

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

If you're looking for a rainforest wedding venue, Coolibah Downs offers the best of both worlds with 10 acres of romantic gardens bordered by lush subtropical forest. The hero of Coolibah Downs is the silk lined marquee that opens on all sides to beautifully manicured lawns, wedding gardens and a croquet court.

Coolibah Downs is a wedding photographer's dream location with many unique spots to create beautiful imagery. Popular photo ops include a romantic bridal swing, rustic bridge in the rainforest and outside the traditional style chapel. Onsite accommodation includes a homestead and barn sleeping 8 & 6 guests respectively and a luxury hinterland villa.

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Secret Garden Wedding Venue Gold Coast
7. Secret Garden Weddings Gold Coast

  • Location: 69-77 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Just half an hour from the Gold Coast in the heart of Tamborine Mountain is a 5 acre outdoor wedding venue aptly named The Secret Garden. Function areas in the gardens include a rustic stone staircase, The Stable Bar which is a covered pavilion area & lawn for pre-dinner drinks & canapés, and a marquee covered deck for outdoor receptions.

Secret Garden Weddings is an all inclusive venue that comes with an onsite wedding coordinator, catering, beverages, service staff and furniture & set up. You also get styling with signage & florals for your ceremony and reception. Accommodation includes a 3 bedroom cottage and couples retreat.

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Workshops Rail Museum Outdoor Weddings
8. Workshops Rail Museum

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

With 3 open walls and a huge 11 metre high industrial ceiling, the Moving Goods Hall at Workshops Rail Museum is a one-of-a-kind all-weather venue for outdoor weddings. Featuring a grand PB15, No444 steam locomotive as your altar, the open-air hall is also one of Queensland's most unique places to get married.

This atmospheric destination is the historic site of Queensland's first railway workshop and features wide avenues bordered by rustic buildings built in the 1800's. Huge timber doors, wide railway avenues and picturesque gardens provide an all-in-one destination for outdoor wedding ceremonies, photos and receptions.

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Coorabell Estate Outdoor Wedding Destination
9. Coorabell Terrace Weddings

  • Location: 36 Keys Road, Coorabell, NSW 2479
  • Capacity: 10 - 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

The garden terrace at Coorabell Estate offers an intimate setting for outdoor weddings and receptions on a secluded 28 acre property bordered by subtropical rainforest. The property surrounds a luxury 5 bedroom house that sleeps 10 guests and has a swimming pool and adjoining outdoor entertaining area suitable for pre & post wedding events with up to 50 guests.

The terrace is well suited to long table or round table dining under the stars and can also have a marquee, tipi or Sperry tent set up. Max guests 150. Venue hire comes with a wedding planner to assist with arrangement of structures and amenities, and the set up and styling for your wedding day.

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Outdoor wedding venue on a balcony at Coorabell Estate
10. Coorabell Balcony Weddings

  • Location: 36 Keys Road, Coorabell, NSW 2479
  • Capacity: 10 - 40
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10

In addition to the lawn terraces, the back balcony of Coorabell Estate's 5 bedroom house offers an intimate setting for outdoor wedding receptions with up to 40 guests. The balcony is a covered space with overhead lighting and has a weather curtain for rain protection.

The balcony has incredible views over the canopy of surrounding rainforest and is a beautiful blank canvas to style as preferred. Venue hire is very affordable and includes exclusive use of the property for 2 nights with accommodation for 10.

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