Best Country Wedding Venues in South East QLD

It's no surprise that country wedding venues in South East Queensland are among the most spectacular places to get married in Australia. With a land size of more than 35,000 km², SE Queensland offers a wonderfully diverse collection of country wedding venues that include everything from hinterland farms and homesteads to rustic wedding resorts in tropical rainforests.

Across Queensland's vast rural landscape are a range of private properties to hire for country weddings. Almost all are exclusive-use wedding locations with homesteads or other accommodation onsite. Many outback retreats and farm wedding venues have beds for your entire guest list making it possible to have a 3 day wedding celebration with everyone staying onsite with you.

Most of the private properties, farms and barn wedding venues on this list are located within an hour or two of SE Queensland's major urban areas. Some wedding venues in South East QLD are just half an hour from the state's international airports offering all the convenience of an urban setting but with the peaceful ambience renowned of outback Australia.

If you're looking for a country wedding location where the background track for your ceremony and reception is the gentle sound of cows mooing in nearby paddocks, you're in the right place. The best ceremony and reception venues in country SE Queensland are listed below.

Here are our top 10 country wedding venues in South East Queensland.

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Top 10 Country Wedding Venues In SE QLD

White Chapel Kalbar, an elegant country wedding venue in QLD's Scenic Rim
1. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Venue Hire: $1,475 - $5,300 + catering/drinks

White Chapel Kalbar is an all inclusive country wedding venue in Queensland's stunning Scenic Rim region. The chapel can be hired on its own for wedding ceremonies or together with the Black Barn reception venue which is located in the gardens at the rear of the chapel. 

This privately owned property comes with the option of a beautiful Airbnb by the same owners located just down the street and there's plenty of other accommodation nearby for guests. A 1948 Bentley and a party bus are available for transport to and from the venue making White Chapel one of the easiest spots to plan a destination wedding in country QLD.

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Black Hall Kalbar
2. Black Hall

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 28 - 90
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Venue Hire: $1,475 - $5,300 + catering/drinks

Hidden behind White Chapel Kalbar, Black Hall is an elegant and intimate country reception venue located an hour's drive from Brisbane. This space which is adjoined by an outdoor bar and garden was once a humble Sunday School that has been stylishly refurbished into one of the most unique wedding venues in Queensland.

Offering a simple blank canvas oozing in country elegance, the intimate space of Black Hall is an amazing place to get married and celebrate with between 28 and 90 wedding guests. There is an indoor/outdoor fireplace that makes the venue cozy in winter, and air conditioning for summer weddings.

Black Hall can be booked on its own for wedding receptions, or combined with White Chapel & Herrmann House for a beautiful destination wedding in country Queensland.

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Jubris Hideaway Estate Wedding Venue
3. Jubri's Hideaway

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

An hour west of Toowoomba in the quiet region of Dalby is a country wedding venue that not many people know about. Jubri's Hideaway centres around a grand Queenslander homestead and offers a variety of unique celebration areas including a hidden Balinese garden, an intimate birdcage spot, bush & water garden backdrops and a luxe barn wedding venue for your reception.

When you book Jubri's Hideaway for your wedding you get exclusive use of the entire private property to use any & all of the event spaces. The wedding barn features an indoor/outdoor bar area, an adjoining rustic shed and a cocktails courtyard filled with fascinating country relics. Accommodation includes 2 cabins and a guesthouse.

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Holy Red Deer Estate Country QLD
4. Holy Red Deer Estate

  • Location: 65 Ipswich Street, Esk, QLD 4312
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Venue Hire: $4,675

Holy Red Deer Estate is one of the quaintest country wedding venues in Queensland. Located street side in the quiet rural town of Esk, this affordable all-in-one location comes with everything you need for a DIY wedding weekend away. There's a cute white chapel, outdoor reception lawn, billiards hall, man cave (the Stags Bar), a bridal suite and cottage that sleeps up to 10 guests.

This family owned and operated little property is within a 5 minute amble of guest accommodation in town which means there's no Ubers or designated drivers required. Create your own bespoke country wedding with food trucks, an outdoor dance floor, teepees, musicians or whatever else you can dream of at this beautiful rustic wedding venue. 

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Gabbinbar Homestead SE QLD
5. Gabbinbar Homestead

  • Location: 344 Ramsay Street, Middle Ridge, QLD 4350
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Available nearby
  • Wedding Packages: $280 - $350+/pp

Gabbinbar is one of the most popular homestead wedding venues in Queensland. Located on the beautiful Great Dividing Range just outside of Toowoomba, this grand private property is synonymous with high society events having a long history as the summer resort of the state's governors. 

These days, Gabbinbar Homestead is among the best country wedding venues in QLD with a versatile choice of 4 ceremony locations and both indoor & outdoor settings for wedding receptions. From fully outdoor celebrations in the 150 year old gardens to a refined sit down affair in the light filled conservatory and ballroom, Gabbinbar's all inclusive wedding packages epitomise country class.

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Midginbil Hinterland Weddings
6. Midginbil Eco Resort

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

One of the best country wedding venues for a fun 3 day getaway with your entire guest list is Midginbil Eco Resort. This private hilltop retreat is located just over the southern Queensland border and covers 400 rural acres of pristine tropical rainforest, national park and farm land.

The property has a barn reception venue with an adjoining courtyard area, a late night bonfire site (that comes ready to set) and 3 seperate ceremony sites including the nearby reserve at Crams Farm. Accommodation includes unique safari tents with individual timber balconies that overlook the rainforest.

There is no curfew at Midginbil and you can BYO drinks and choose your preferred caterers according to your budget.

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Austinvilla Estate Gold Coast Hinterland Weddings
7. Austinvilla Estate

  • Location: 31 Austinville Road, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
  • Capacity: 130
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 90
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $8,000 - $12,000

Set in the hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland, Austinvilla Estate is a luxe-country wedding venue just 30 minutes away from the international Gold Coast Airport. All guests are able to stay onsite and you can book out the entire resort for your exclusive use when all accommodation is also booked.

Onsite amenities for weddings include an open air ceremony pavilion and a reception hall with an outdoor deck for drinks, canapés and pre-dinner games. The expansive manicured grounds provide endless photo opportunities against a backdrop of lush bush-covered hills. All inclusive wedding packages range from $135 - $165+ per person on top of the venue hire fee.

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Maleny Retreat Sunshine Coast Wedding Venue
8. Maleny Retreat

  • Location: Mears Lane, Booroobin, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $4,900+

With a hilltop location 555m above sea level, Maleny Retreat offers some of the most stunning views of all country wedding venues in QLD.  Nestled atop the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the property is surrounded by 100 acres of scenic mountain vistas that stretch all the way to the ocean. 

Base venue hire packages start at $4,900 for micro weddings with seated dining for up to 40 guests on the homestead deck or outdoors. Packages start at $9,900 - $14,300 for weddings with 100+ guests depending on your choice of marquee, tent or tipis. All packages include 2 nights accommodation for 14 guests in the homestead with permanent glamping tents or BYO camping additional.

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Coolibah Downs Weddings Hinterland
9. Coolibah Downs

  • Location: 41 Mount Nathan Road, Mount Nathan, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: $175+/pp

Coolibah Downs offers a boutique setting for country weddings on 10 acres of spacious and private tropical gardens in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. The private property features an antique stone chapel, country gardens with picturesque ponds, gazebo and croquet lawn and a permanently installed silk lined marquee with crystal chandeliers.

All inclusive wedding packages are available from $175 - $195 per person plus a venue hire fee with minimum guest numbers ranging from 40 - 70 depending on the day of the week. Accommodation for 14 is available in the onsite homestead and barn.

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Rosewood Estate Gold Coast Hinterland
10. Rosewood Estate

  • Location: 1339 Beechmont Road, Beechmont, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $7,000 - $11,000

On 250 of the most scenic hilltop acreage in Queensland, Rosewood Estate offers an absolutely spectacular location for country weddings with views from the Lamington Plateau, to South Stradbroke Island. The farm is available to hire for exclusive-use weddings and comes with an elegant homestead that sleeps 10 guests with two seperate getting-ready quarters.

Venue hire starts at $7,000 without a marquee or $11,000 with and includes use of the homestead for two nights and a choice of ceremony & reception sites. You'll need to BYO caterers and drinks plus tables & chairs for your ceremony and reception. 

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