Getting hitched? Given it forms the backbone of your entire event, finding the perfect wedding venue is no small task.
Fortunately, we’re blessed with ample magical ceremony settings and reception venues in our vast backyard. From toes in the sand, to countryside retreats, to hinterland-fringed hideaways—you’re seriously spoilt for choice. Let this be your handy guide to exploring the best wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast and nearby in 2022.
Just when you thought you couldn't love anything more than your fiancé, Maleny Manor enters the sitcho. With its hectares of lushly landscaped gardens, this masterpiece of a property features a gorgeous chapel, vineyard, helipad and six manor suites for your nearest and dearest (or us, if you're feeling generous). When you're not gazing into your lover's eyes, you'll be smitten with stunning ocean and hinterland views as you chow down on meals as elegant as the bride's dress. Oh gosh, they were right when they said dreams do come true.
Take the most important walk of your life upon the banks of one of the Sunshine Coast's most sublime waterfront locations, The Lakehouse of Mountain Creek. Once you're done gliding down the aisle and saying your 'I do's', move the party indoors where you'll be treated to an atmosphere rich in American Hampton's styling. We're talking lush wallpapers, antler chandeliers, plush carpet and our favourite piece—the rustic stone fireplace mantle that's all yours for personalising.
Little White Wedding Church
One glance at Little White Wedding Church of Maleny and your heart will melt into one giant puddly mess; it's the absolute epitome of intimate hinterland venues. With its rolling hills greeting you upon arrival through to the manicured gardens that'll escort you towards the chapel, this is the stuff childhood dreams are made of. Enough about the exterior, once you've stepped through the doorway, don't even try to wipe the smile from your face as you're gifted with the sophistication of crystal chandeliers, vintage décor and Tiffany chairs. The romance here is so real, and that's exactly what you want on the biggest day of your life, right?
Spicers Clovelly Estate
Take a seat, folks, Spicers Clovelly is the type of venue that'll make you feel weak in the knees. Set amongst beautifully landscaped hinterland gardens, the Montville venue offers you the opportunity to exchange vows beneath the whimsical ambience of a Jacaranda tree. Once the formalities end, the exclusive use of the venue will have you celebrating the day away in the Library Deck, Long Apron Restaurant, or Main Lounge, depending on your guest numbers. With Spicers's supreme reputation, award-winning catering, and European styling, you really cannot go wrong when you lock Clovelly in as the location for your special day.
AnnaBella The Wedding Chapel
You're going to the chapel, and what a gram-worthy chapel it is when AnnaBella is lined up for your day of wed. Beautiful by name and nature, the modern-meets-vintage styling, abundance of natural light and evergreen surroundings will seal the deal for your intimate ceremony location and it's only a stone's throw from Mooloolaba, Caloundra, and Maroochydore. With the use of 35 acres of natural bush, manicured gardens, and incredible photography opportunity spots, you're certain to come away with seriously gorgeous wedding photos.
Ocean View Estate Winery and Restaurant
If a wedding venue surrounded by abundant vineyards piques your interest, this one is for you. Set within the landscape of Mount Mee (slightly west of the Sunny Coast but hey, we're claiming it), Ocean View Estate ticks all the boxes. Let us lay it out; scenic views over the vineyards and lake, gazebo-styled ceremony location, vineyard cottages, exceptional dining, reliable events team on standby, and did we mention the vineyards? We'll consider our job done.
Okay, lovebirds, let your wedding dreams become a reality at iconic colonial homestead, Flaxton Gardens. Just a short distance from Montville, you'll be delighted to host the ceremony and reception in one place for up to 250 of your closest friends and fam. Flaxton Gardens boats a variety of ceremony options, including a Splendour marquee wedding, marquee wedding, winery wedding, intimate wedding, luxury elopment and elopement wedding. There may be some confusion in who's responsible for taking your breath away—your fiancé or the swoon-worthy scenic views, but it's a risk you're willing to take on the day you and your soulmate become one.
Mango Hill Farm
Slow down one of the most important events of your life and opt for a two-day celebration of love at this charming hinterland farm stay. Mango Hill Farm is all about letting that DIY flair run wild and even allows you to pick your own vendors for the weekend. They offer gorgeous elopement packages and Mango Hill Farm also offers an ‘extended’ elopement package, which can include up to twenty people.
Tiffany's Malney is undoubtedly one of the top wedding destinations on the Sunshine Coast, boasting a pretty hinterland chapel, stunningly restored Queenslander and stunning Glass House Mountain Views. If ‘boutique’, ‘stylish’ and ‘elegant’ are all boxes to be ticked on your dream Sunshine Coast wedding venue list, then the search will end with one look at Tiffany's Maleny. The experienced team have got everything covered, with full wedding packages, exclusive floral design packages, high teas, elopements and proposals.
Keen to have a rustic wedding without heading too far away from the coast? You’re going to fall head over boots for Yandina Station and its country charm. This luxury country estate and working cattle property was established in 1853 and is perfect for the vintage-loving couple who have a big guest list and can make the most of the spacious property and dairy.
Want to nail that ‘frolicking through the fields’ photograph with your lover? Then Kenilworth Homestead is the place to make it happen. Hiring the homestead comes with no sticky strings attached so you’re free to bring whoever you want in to create the perfect day. Even better, for family and friends travelling from afar there’s accommodation available on site for up to 100 guests, and it’s included in the venue hire.
Noosa Boathouse Bistro and Bar
Boasting three different venue styles and sizes over three levels, Noosa Boathouse sits pretty on the shores of Noosa River. Make the most of the restaurant’s private jetty, cross the fairy-light lined boardwalk and usher guests from your beach ceremony to the venue by boat. Here you can dine on fresh seafood and local produce while toasting to an endless love. Sunset and river views come free of charge.
For a wedding with a cool point of difference, look no further than Tipi Luxe where giant tipi-styled marquees become the star of your wedding dreams. Bohemian, country, rustic or elegant; the theming possibilities are endless… literally endless, Simply choose your location, set up your tipi, decorate, walk down the aisle, and celebrate. Just like that, you'll have one incredibly idyllic location to create memories that'll last a lifetime.
Looking for somewhere romantic to stay? We've got you covered with The Ultimate Guide To The Best Accommodation In Noosa.
Image Credit: Tiffany's Maleny, Maleny Manor, Spicers Clovelly & Noosa Boathouse