North Queensland Wedding Venues

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Looking for a wedding venue in Tropical North Queensland? These beautiful places to get married in Northern Queensland offer a range of country and beach wedding locations from the Whitsundays to Cairns and Port Douglas.

North Queensland wedding venues are renowned for their picturesque postcard views and are among Australia's most scenic spots to marry. From private island resorts framed by iconic palm trees to Townsville wedding venues set on vast working farms, the Sunshine State's inland and coastal regions offer a veritable smorgasbord of dream wedding locations.

Many of the best wedding locations in Far North Queensland are outdoor reception venues set under balmy star-lit skies. Whether you're looking for a tropical rainforest setting or a beachfront venue with views over the Coral Sea, these 10 North QLD wedding venues are world-class sites to say "I do".

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Top 10 Northern QLD Wedding Venues

North QLD wedding destination at Daydream Island
Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive
  • Elopement Packages: BYO celebrant/photographer

Daydream Island Resort is a world class wedding destination located in the tropical Whitsundays just 30 minutes from the mainland of North Queensland. The private island offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for weddings & elopements with private white sand beaches, balmy seaside decks, poolside event spaces, a stunning glass chapel and an amazing underwater reception venue.

The Island provides affordable wedding packages that range from ceremony only to an all inclusive destination wedding with exclusive use of the entire resort. Located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and with much to do from snorkelling to exploring the rainforest, Daydream is the perfect tropical island for an all-in-one wedding & honeymoon.

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Country wedding destination at Elite Barn Weddings in Northern Queensland
Elite Barn Weddings

  • Location: 405 Plumeria Road, Black River, QLD 4818
  • Capacity: 300
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Elite Barn Weddings is located on an authentic working farm half an hour from Townsville and offers a quintessential rustic setting for country weddings in Northern Queensland. The outback property features a gorgeous open-air wedding chapel and a huge rustic barn that presents a versatile reception space along with a dramatic barn-door backdrop for wedding ceremonies.

Venue hire includes exclusive use of the blank canvas property to create your dream wedding location. The grounds surrounding the barn and chapel offer many beautiful spots for wedding photos including a romantic fairy-lit tree surrounded by timber seating.

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Rainforest Lakes wedding location Northern QLD
Rainforest Lakes

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

This tropical North Queensland wedding venue is situated 30 minutes from Cairns and is set on a picturesque lake surrounded by world heritage rainforest. At this fairy tale wedding destination you can say "I do" under swaying palm trees, beside a lake-front beach, on a floating pier or in a quaint rotunda surrounded by fruit orchards.

Reception venues at Rainforest Lakes include three spectacular restaurants that seat 70, 150 or 350 guests. There's also the intimate rotunda for small wedding receptions with up to 20 guests. All inclusive wedding packages start at $90 per person with BYO drinks. 

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North QLD wedding venue Butterfly Sanctuary
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is a unique wedding venue near Cairns where you can get married standing inside a tropical butterfly aviary. The interactive experience steps up a notch if you're wearing brightly coloured florals with the butterflies settling upon you while you exchange vows. 

This highly romantic wedding location includes use of a newly constructed deck set to the side of the butterfly aviary. The deck is the perfect spot for cocktail wedding receptions or a morning or afternoon tea.

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Kur Cow Farm wedding venue in Northern QLD
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 one of the largest country properties on which to get married in Northern Queensland. The 626 hectare working cattle farm is located 30 minutes from Cairns airport just outside of the rainforest village of Kuranda, and is one of the Sunshine State's best kept secrets for laid back and beautiful wedding destinations in Far North QLD.

The farm features a marquee dining room with an adjoining sunset deck that offers wedding receptions with picturesque views over rolling green pastures. We love the unique tractor & trailer ride that transports guests to a scenic Hilltop Ceremony Arbor. Fully catered wedding packages suit all budgets and BYO catering and drinks are also permitted. Camping options available.

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The Creek Wedding Venue Nth Qld
The Creek Whitsundays

  • Location: 30 Valmadre Road, Kelsey Creek, QLD 4800
  • Capacity: 130
  • Wedding Packages: All Inclusive

The Creek is a chemical-free regenerative farm set on 800 working acres in Queensland's Kelsey Creek. With open paddocks of grazing horses, rusty old Holden utes and Chevies, and a lily pond with row boat, The Creek is a favourite wedding venue with couples wanting a relaxed country location to say "I do".

The centrepiece of this picturesque farm is a large atmospheric barn that has timber slat walls, feature chandeliers and two rustic bar areas. The barn adjoins a festoon-lit outdoor area with a fire pit that overlooks surrounding mountains and enjoys epic sunsets. Wedding packages come fully catered and provide coach transfer for guests to Airlie Beach.

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North QLD Wedding Location Villa Botanica
Villa Botanica Weddings

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

One of the most beautiful places to get married in North Queensland is at the Balinese-inspired private mansion of Villa Botanica. This sought after wedding location has an amazing sea deck that overlooks the Coral Sea providing a fairytale reception venue to rival the Mediterranean's best coastal resorts. 

The 5 acres of gardens surround a hand carved ceremony pavilion that is enveloped amongst tropical greenery and a lush palm forest. With a ceiling canopy of fairy lights and intricate wall carvings, Villa Botanica House provides an atmospheric weatherproof space for seated receptions and adjoins a luxurious marble ballroom.

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Peppers Beach Club Palm Cove Reception
Peppers Beach Resort Palm Cove

  • Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD 4879
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: 134 rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located in Palm Cove 30 minutes north of Cairns, Peppers Beach Resort is a dream wedding venue for tropical ceremonies and poolside receptions. Event spaces at the popular resort feature the iconic palm fringed views over the Coral Sea for which North Queensland is world famous.

At Peppers Beach Resort you can tie the knot on the foreshore of palm cove beach or in the tropical poolside gardens. The resort has indoor function spaces to seat up to 120 wedding guests and offers outdoor wedding receptions on the pool deck.

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The Farm Plumeria Road Townsville wedding venue
The Farm Plumeria Road

  • Location: 405 Plumeria Road, Black River, QLD 4818
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The Farm Plumeria Road is a 540 acre rural property located 25 minutes from Townsville between Mount Black and Black River. The farm is an ideal place for weddings with a laid back country theme, featuring a huge 30x12m barn that comes fully furnished with timber tables & chairs and a rustic free standing bar.

The Farm is immersed in tranquil bushland and has sprawling grounds with a rustic ceremony rotunda outdoor reception pavilion. Venue hire includes exclusive use of the entire farm for the weekend (or mid week micro wedding) and you can bring your choice of caterers and BYO drinks. Glamping is permitted onsite.

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Freedom Shores North QLD wedding resort
Freedom Shores Weddings

  • Location: Pringle Road, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Freedom Shores is one of the best beach wedding locations in Queensland's top end. Sleeping a total of 34 guests in a beach shack and one-of-a-kind boat bungalows, the beautiful seaside venue is one of Australia's few wedding resorts that can be booked for the exclusive use of you & your guests.

Akin to being on your own private island, the Beach Shack lawn provides an intimate setting for oceanfront nuptials, and there's a large outdoor area where a marquee, teepees or tables under the stars can be arranged. For non-exclusive weddings the onsite restaurant & bar offers semi-private dining areas ideal for a casual waterfront reception.

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Hayman Island Wedding Resort North QLD
Hayman Island Resort

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

Hayman Island Resort is a 5 star wedding destination located on its own private island in the beautiful Whitsundays. The island resort is accessed via luxury catamaran, helicopter or private charter from Hamilton Island and offers an unparalleled destination for luxury weddings with up to 300 guests.

Oceanfront lawns, secluded beaches, formal tropical gardens and a hilltop chapel offer a range of private spots for wedding ceremonies. The island's jaw dropping reception venues include the wraparound deck of the resort's main swimming pool and a grand circular ballroom. With the Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep, Hayman Island is one of Queensland's top 10 wedding locations.

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