6 Best Destination Wedding Venues in Queensland

Last Updated on October 23, 2022 by Project Party

Queensland and beach weddings go hand in hand. Known as the land of golden, rocky or white-sand beaches, it is a popular choice for couples who want to say ‘I do’ with a stunning beach backdrop.

Even if you are not particularly interested in a beach wedding, Queensland still has a lot to offer. Its continental part is home to national parks, bushlands, lush mountainous rainforests, creeks, and flat tablelands. All of these would make for a picturesque rural setting, perfect for the beginning of your forever together.

Check out our list below of the best locations for a destination wedding in Queensland this event season:

1. Sunshine Coast

With over 280 days of sunshine a year, it is easy to see where Sunshine Coast gets its name. Here, outdoor weddings are very popular, not only because it is (almost) always sunny, but also because of the breathtaking combination of the beach and the rolling hills. Whether you want your venue to overlook the magnificent mountain views or are dreaming of a beach wedding, Sunshine Coast can offer both.

Tucked away in a secluded area, Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is a beautiful waterfront venue that can comfortably seat 120 guests in a stylish dining space. What more do you need!

Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar wedding venue in Queensland at the Sunshine Coast.

2. Brisbane

If you want your wedding to have a city life vibe to it, then Queensland’s capital of Brisbane is exactly what you need. Urban-style weddings are always a great choice for city lovers, but Brisbane’s wedding venues offer so much more than that.

One of the iconic Brisbane venues is The Joinery. Able to seat up to 200 guests and host up to 300 standing guests (for a cocktail-style wedding), the venue is where urban meets elegance and charm. The team will wow your guests by recreating your vision and ideas for the big day.

The Joinery wedding venue in Queensland at Brisbane.

3. Gold Coast

As its name suggests, Gold Coast is a little piece of urban paradise overlooking long beaches with golden sands and clear waters. The best part? Just outside the city, you can find the most picturesque of venues for the ultimate wedding backdrop.

Featured as one of Gold Coast’s finest outdoor wedding venues, Summergrove Estate is a stunningly charming place you will instantly fall in love with. It has a rustic vineyard, orchards, and olive groves that make for priceless photo opportunities. With panoramic ocean and valley views, Summergrove Estate is the perfect place for intimate celebrations and romantic weddings.

Summergrove Estate wedding venue in Queensland at the Gold Coast.

4. Hamilton Island

If you value tranquillity and beauty, you will certainly love Hamilton Island. It is ideal for beach weddings, be it formal or boho, small and intimate or big and loud. With its spectacular location, breathtaking views, and abundance of venues, you are guaranteed to find the perfect spot for your destination wedding.

Hamilton Island Weddings is your one-stop shop when it comes to tying the knot on this beautiful island. You can choose between the various available venues, ceremony locations, and accommodation options for your guests.

Hamilton Island Weddings wedding venue in Queensland at Hamilton Island.

5. Airlie Beach

Are you planning something small and informal for your wedding? If you just nodded, then Airlie Beach is just the place for your destination wedding. Known for its secluded beaches, tropical forests, mangroves, and access to the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is the perfect location for exchanging your vows.

We can’t talk about Airlie Beach if we don’t mention one of its finest venues — Villa Botanica. Overlooking the Coral Sea and with acres of lush, private botanical gardens, Villa Botanica is the go-to for an elegant wedding surrounded by beautiful nature.

Villa Botanica wedding venue in Queensland at Airlie Beach.

6. Toowoomba

The Toowoomba region has something for everyone — elegant heritage estates, prize-winning parklands, rustic rural venues, traditional churches, and even breathtaking views from the top of the Great Dividing Range. In other words, Toowoomba will be the ideal backdrop for your dream boutique wedding.

For a wedding with a dash of excellence and vintage style, choose the historic Gabbinbar Homestead. The private estate offers breathtaking ceremony and reception locations, as well as exceptional service and award-winning food.

Gabbinbar Homestead wedding venue in Queensland at Toowoomba.

7. Port Douglas

Picture a land rich in tropical locations and breathtaking white wedding chapels sitting right on the beachfront or waterfront surrounded by endless blue waters or lush parks and gardens. That place exists in real life. It is Port Douglas!

Voted as the 2021 Brides Choice Award for the most unique wedding venue in Tropical North Queensland, the Sugar Wharf is a heritage-listed building located right on the waterfront of Port’s Dickson Inlet. It has a beautiful outdoor deck that can accommodate up to 120 people, and the indoor venue can host up to 200 people (depending on the setup).

Sugar Wharf wedding venue in Queensland at Port Douglas.


From the beach to rural to urban, Queensland has a lot to offer to future newlyweds. Now that you have seen what the region has to offer, all you have to do is choose a venue and start planning your special day!

Check out all the locations for a destination wedding available in Queensland to cater your event.