Looking for the perfect wedding venue that’s local, photogenic and won’t make you take out a second mortgage? We have you covered. You’d be surprised at how many stunning spaces there are in and around Brisbane that tick all those boxes.
We have come up with a list of the best wedding venues within an hour of Brisbane with serious industrial, rustic vibes so that your wedding can be close to home, reasonably priced and Instagrammable as hell.
Who ever said warehouse weddings were so 2016 had clearly never been to a soiree at The Refinery. This warehouse-come-stunning-wedding-venue is incredibly versatile, featuring polished concrete floors, minimalist decor and an outdoor courtyard for daylit ceremonies. The ceilings are lofty, the lights twinkle aplenty and you can customise the entire space as much or as little as you’d like. Say goodbye to a boring traditional wedding venue and hello to a space that reflects the bright, modern young thang you are.
If you and your spouse-to-be are less into white tablecloths and more into tattoos, motorbikes and industrial vibes, check out Smoked Garage for a unique wedding venue. This bike shop just so happens to be in one of the most stunning warehouse spaces Brisbane has to offer. If you want to be surrounded by crystal chandeliers, bespoke artwork, vintage motorbikes, and flooded with natural light from their massive skylight that spans the length of the building, this matches your ideal wedding aesthetic.
Kooroomba Lavender Farm
Find limitless opportunities for breathtaking wedding photos at Kooroomba Lavender Farm. Picture you and your partner, dressed to impress, staring into each other’s eyes in the middle of a field of lavender with nothing but blue skies, the Australian bush, and mountain ranges behind you. If you’re after rustic vibes, you can say ‘I do’ amongst nature in the olive groves, or you can take the sophisticated route and be married on their stunning terrace. Either way, you’ll be celebrating your big day with unbelievable views in every direction.
Coorparoo’s iconic urban venue Factory 51 serves up more than just boutique beverages and delicious Italian inspired cuisine. You can host both your wedding ceremony and reception in their stunning industrial warehouse space. This is the perfect wedding venue if you’re a foodie. Choose from their Italian feast served family-style, the traditional plated two-course alternate drop, or a cocktail style reception with canapes and cake.
White Chapel And Black Hall
Experience the chapel ceremony of your dreams at White Chapel, just an hour’s drive from Brisbane. From the picturesque church, you can saunter down to Black Hall for your reception where you’ll be greeted with a barn style venue that has been restored into a luxurious rustic dining hall. For after-dinner drinks, head out to the outdoor pergola where you can dance and relax in front of an authentic wood-burning fireplace.
An industrial warehouse turned chic and sophisticated function venue, The Black offers expansive space for your wedding and award-winning catering options. Choose your style, from a formal seated wedding and dining experience to a more casual reception outdoors under their rustic pergola. This is the perfect spot for a totally bespoke wedding.
Smack bang in the middle of West End, The Joinery is a sleek architectural masterpiece on the outside and bare-bones warehouse on the inside, just begging for you to become inspired by the polished concrete floors and dazzlingly high ceilings. This space gives you free rein to transform it into your dream wedding venue, giving you a bar, enclosed terrace, courtyard and private green room to get started.
Bundaleer Rainforest Garden
Boasting gorgeous country views just 20 minutes from the city, Bundaleer Rainforest Garden has been voted the number 1 wedding venue in all of Queensland. With four acres of romantic gardens, you can tie the knot under sprawling jacaranda trees or by a bubbling stream. They also offer pop-up weddings for an affordable, small wedding option of just 20 guests which includes a professional photographer and chef-designed canapes on their outdoor decks, all for under $4000. Now that’s a wedding miracle.
The Lushington is the perfect setting for your big day if you’re all about industrial vibes. The warehouse design features exposed red brick, rustic wooden pillars, polished concrete floors and black feature walls that are the perfect backdrop for letting a white dress shine. Host a large party for a sit-down dinner or keep it small and intimate with a cocktail reception.
Albert River Winery
If you’re less into industrial design and want your wedding to be stylish, elegant and rooted in history, Albert River Winery is your perfect spot. They currently offer three pre-set wedding packages, being A Country Celebration, Romance in the Vines, and An Elegant Affair, all three taking care of your ceremony, entertainment, reception, catering, and design, which will make your wedding planning a breeze. Plus, it’s located at a winery, so you can rest assured you won’t run out of quality drops on your big day.
For an intimate wedding in the lush surrounds of the Gold Coast Hinterland, Riverwood lets you design your own wedding to make it distinctly yours. With a maximum of 100 guests, you can plan a ceremony during the day along the riverbank with just your closest friends and their fur babies or go all with a packed guest list and say your vows under the stars.
Want to get married in a rainforest atop a mountain without having to leave Brisbane? Rainforest Gardens fits the bill. This lush oasis hosts dreamy garden weddings in a stunning open air but weatherproof pavillion. Tie the knot under the palm trees before getting photos done among the greenery, then celebrate the night away with a sit down or cocktail reception. Best of all, you can stay on site in one of the mountainside cabins.
Think rustic brick, crystal chandeliers, arched windows, rooftop views, exposed rafters, and stunning vintage furniture. The Warehouse delivers the best of industrial warehouse vibes, only a stone's throw from the city centre. The majestic loft ceilings and original arched windows will take your guest’s breath away as they walk into the space, and the air-rooftop terrace and lounge are the perfect spots to celebrate after the nuptials.
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Image credit: The Warehouse, Scenic Rim Bride, Black Hall Kalbar, The Joinery, The Lushington, Riverwood Weddings