Congratulations, you've managed to score a pretty awesome human who has verbally agreed to spend the rest of their life waking up next to you. We're stoked for the two of you - together you've passed the awkward flirting stage and the jittery first-date, then you swiftly aced meeting the friends with a nice little segue into parents-ville. You've made it through to the other side and now it's time for the best part of all - planning the wedding.
You wanna set a nice tone for the wedding because we all know it pretty much guarantees the tone for the entirety of married life (aka forever). Well, future brides and grooms, you've come to the right place because we know you've already done the hard yards in pulling the partner of your dreams (and that ain't easy) so we're lending you our list of the Sunshine Coast's best wedding venues. Let us take a micro-slice of hassle out of the planning for you and save Bridezilla's appearance for another day.
So, without further ado, we present to you the best wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast.
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! Yep, that's right, load it up with all the sweet mementos and family heirlooms you wanna - your wedding day, your way.
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 sahhh real, and that's exactly what you want on the biggest day of your life, right?
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 helluva idyllic situation to create memories that'll last a lifetime.
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 #swoon . 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 reputation, award-winning catering, and European styling, you really cannot go wrong when you lock Clovelly in as the location for life's #1 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 - score!
Ocean View Estate Winery and Restaurant
Oh, lookie here if a wedding venue surrounded by abundant vineyards piques your interest. 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.
Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
Get the warm and fuzzies flowing as you're pronounced husband and wife amongst the picture-perfect ocean backdrop of Sunshine Beach SLSC. We have a feeling the million-dollar views are all you'll need to confirm the contract signing so we won't waste too much of your time now. Simply let the ocean provide the soundtrack as you take care of mingling and getting down on the d-floor for the first time as a Mr and Mrs. Fun times should always be this easy!
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. 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. For the food-loving bride and groom, this freedom alone calls for two big thumbs up!
Weddings at Tiffany’s
Maleny Why hello, pretty hinterland chapel and stunningly restored Queenslander! 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 Weddings at Tiffany’s.
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. Perfect for the vintage-loving couple who have a big guest list and can make the most of the spacious 100-year-old 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. You’d be silly not to take them up on it, wouldn’t you!?
Noosa Boathouse Bistro and Bar
Boasting three different venue styles and sizes over three levels, Noosa Boathouse sits on the shores of Noosa River. Make the most of the restaurant’s private jetty 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!
Rickys River Bar and Restaurant
You want your day to be relaxed yet sophisticated, waterfront but away from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street. Let us introduce you to Rickys. This one hat restaurant is at the pricier end of the scale, but if you want to an unforgettable day with your loved ones over sumptuous cuisine and good wine, then you might want to stretch the budget for this one.
A beachfront beauty known in wedding circles as one of the most luxurious, highly sought after wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast. Tie the knot on one of Noosa’s beachfront lawns, then wander up the boardwalk to a fancy cocktail reception at Sails, followed by a decadent sit-down meal. Hard-to-please guests won’t have a thing to complain about!
Looking for somewhere romantic to stay? We've got The Ultimate Guide To The Best Accommodation In Noosa here. We've also rounded up the 30 Best Things To Do In Noosa here. We've also rounded up The Best Places To Propose On The Sunshine Coast here.
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