Searching for a unique wedding venue?

We’ve gathered the best from across the Scenic Rim for you.

From luxury rainforest retreats and boutique vineyards, to exclusive country estates.

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Albert River Wines

Our exquisite and Historical reception venues, Auchenflower Ballroom and Tamborine House boast remarkable 1800’s architecture, each with sweeping views of the vineyard, manicured gardens and the Mountains of Tamborine beyond.

Timeless in their beauty, this venue has provided romantic receptions for hundreds of happily married couples for over 100 years.

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Black Hall Kalbar

Nestled behind White Chapel is Black Hall – a once humble ‘Sunday school’, that has now been transformed into a sophisticated place of celebration.

Outside, is a large, timber pergola area draped in fairylights.  It features a woodburning, outdoor fireplace for those cool, evening celebrations and is the perfect place for ‘welcome canapes’ and  It is also where we hold our ‘silent discos’ after the wedding.

Step inside past the large ‘barn doors’ and you’ll enter ‘Black Hall’.  It’s where you’ll find restored timber floors, panelled walls and a welcoming stone fireplace complete with antler chandelier.   Long, rustic timber tables with oak cross-backed chairs, also help to create the country feel.

There’s also a hint of the new, with a 65” 4K LED flat panel TV and Apple TV for audio visual presentations, as well as a P.A. system for speeches.  And the area is totally airconditioned.

Maximum seating is for 76 guests.

INCLUSIONS FOR BLACK HALL :

  • Rustic timber tables & oak cross-backed chairs
  • PA system, Audio visual equipment
  • WiFi
  • Lectern
  • Fully airconditioned hall
  • Large, gas fireplace
  • Outdoor pergola area with log burning fireplace* (*Timber Extra)

Black Hall offers the perfect country wedding escape .  It even has its own bus to take you and your guests to a host of accommodation in the area and boasts a new, luxe bridal residence for up to 8 people .  ‘Herrmann House’ is conveniently situated only a few hundred metres away from the venue.

To find out more, please email info@whitechapelkalbar.com.au

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Canungra Valley Vineyards

Situated on the banks of the bubbling Canungra Creek and set amongst our picturesque vines – O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards is the idyllic place to tie the knot. 

Full of secret spots to snap that perfect memory – select from stunning ceremony and reception venues including our Wine Cellar and Wedding Marquee.

See Kyal and Allyce beautiful vineyard wedding feature on Scenic Rim Bride HERE

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Cedar Creek Estate

If you haven’t experienced the mountain first hand, now is the perfect time to witness the seasonal beauty of Cedar Creek Estate with its ever changing colourful gardens on top of Tamborine Mountain. 

The 22 acres provide a spectacular backdrop for your special day conveniently located in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Our beautiful sandstone wedding chapel and garden arbour are nestled in the heart of Mt Tamborine offering the perfect location for a winery wedding. 

After exchanging vows, treat your guests to a fabulous reception in our Cedar Room, a relaxing winery themed reception venue. With its warm wood tones and welcoming terrace area overlooking the vineyard, provides the perfect space for you to add your own personal touches. However you envision your dream day, Cedar Creek Estate will help bring it to life with their in-house wedding coordinators. 

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Cedar Creek Lodges

Cedar Creek Lodges is a picture perfect wedding and honeymoon destination in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Plan your dream wedding with the ceremony, reception, wedding party and guest accommodation in one romantic rainforest location. Let us help create your perfect day.

Discover more about this wedding venue on our blog by visiting any of the links below.

Wedding Inspiration – The Sanctuary

Wedding Inspiration ~ Amphitheatre

Real Wedding ~ Johanna & George

Real Wedding ~ Megan & Tim

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Coolibah Downs Private Retreat
Coolibah Downs Private Estate is a picturesque Estate set on 10 Acres nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Surrounded by enchanting romantic gardens Coolibah Downs Private Estate creates a unique and everlasting experience for your special day.
For many years Coolibah Downs Private Estate has taken great pleasure in hosting many beautiful & wonderful events such as Weddings, Special Events & Boutique Functions. Most recently awarded the Brides Choice Award for Boutique Wedding Venue & Chapel by Gold Coast and Hinterland Weddings and Five Star rating by Easy Weddings.
Let us help you begin your wedding dream…
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Hampton Estate Wines

Situated on beautiful Tamborine Mountain, Hampton Estate Wines encompasses relaxed elegance, with their majestic building Hampton House and sweeping views over the Gold Coast hinterland out to the Pacific Ocean.

The unsurpassed elegance, fabulous food and enticing selection of wines have tempted many to choose Hampton Estate for their big day. Guests will feel inspired and at home in this old church turned function centre.

Your wedding ceremony too will be an elegant affair in the Glasshouse wedding and function pavilion. The stunning views from this 360 degree glass building makes it the perfect ceremony location with the ability to hold up to 100 guests. With a deck overlooking the beautiful hinterland and quaint setting amongst the green field and mountain trees, the Glasshouse is the perfect setting for a memorable ceremony.

Hampton Estate also boasts 8 beautifully designed studio suites. Inspired by the popular holiday destination, the cottages have aptly be named after beloved villages in The Hamptons, New York.

You’ll find it all in one place – Hampton Estate Wines.

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Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

Feel magic happen on your wedding day at Kooroomba, as your swept away in fields of purple, while surrounded by silhouetted mountain ranges which stretch up to meet the heavens.

Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm is really the definition of a ‘hidden gem’. Situated in the picturesque Scenic Rim, near the small, quiet town of Mt Alford, Kooroomba offers absolute privacy with stunning scenery and views across lush green valleys towards the Mcpherson and Main mountain ranges. 

As the closest lavender farm to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, this beautiful estate has countless photo opportunities, amongst the lavender rows, in the vineyard, olive grove and our beautiful architecturally designed chapel.

With just a roof and open framework, our chapel really is like no other and is becoming the recognisable trademark of a Kooroomba wedding. The spectacular 180 degree mountain views and rolling hill scenery are quick to capture the heart’s of many.After feasting your eyes on the breathtaking scenery, you can taste the many unique flavours of the Scenic Rim’s local  produce in our gourmet wedding menu by our multi award-winning kitchen.

Our Wedding Planning Team will assist you with every aspect of your wedding, offering unlimited support throughout the entire process.

Designed with romance and relaxation in mind, the unique rustic charm of Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm is guaranteed to create a lasting impression on your wedding day.

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Lisson Grove Boutique Resort

When contemplating your special day, you no doubt have many options to consider.   “Should we elope just the two of us, should we include only a few special friends, or perhaps have a larger affair.  Lisson Grove Boutique Resort is the perfect venue for all three.   The gardens are superb and photo opportunities are endless.  With The Castle on Tamborine as a back-drop, one could be excused for thinking you had skipped over to Scotland.

Weddings at Lisson Grove  Boutique Resort are non stressful, relaxed and personal.   We provide the flexibility and the platform for you to create your own Dream Wedding.  We believe this special time should be about you and the people you have chosen to share it with.  Management and every one of our team are here to ensure that it is the most wonderfully happy time for both of you.

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Mt Barney Lodge

Mt Barney Lodge is an Advanced Ecotourism retreat nestled at the base of Queensland’s most impressive peak – Mt Barney. The Lodge also has creek frontage to a crystal-clear creek and is surrounded by World Heritage-listed National Park. The scenic mountain views and creek backdrop are the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony and planned photos.

If you are looking for an overnight country break to allow more time to connect with your guests and enjoy a relaxed wedding pace, an exclusive booking brings this to reality. Mt Barney Lodge has 6 accommodation options (46 beds in total) as well as camping for up to 100 total guests.

For the high adventure couple, our adventure guides can lead you to a mountain summit for a stunning sunset wedding.

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

With a story like no other – located at 1000 metres above sea level on the Lamington Plateau and surrounded by 20,000 hectares of sub-tropical rainforest – O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat has spectacular mountain scenery, breathtaking sunsets and world-class wedding venues and service – it’s the perfect backdrop to say “I Do”.

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Pethers Rainforest Retreat

Pethers Rainforest Retreat is a boutique wedding venue set in the luscious Rainforests of beautiful Mount Tamborine. Our magical and secluded rainforest setting is the perfect backdrop for your special day, where our dedicated team create an individual, bespoke event that’s forever unforgettable!

We offer all inclusive wedding packages, photo ready surrounds, fine dining and luxury, private treehouses equipped with a double spa and fire place. Whether you are interested in a small elopement followed by a fine dining experience, a relaxed reception with your closest friends and family or a grand affair; we are able to tailor a package to suit your needs.

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Providence Farm Hall

Providence Farm Hall is a family owned venue that sits upon the mountaintops of the Gold Coast. Situated on a working dairy farm with both cows and goats grazing the paddocks surrounding the hall.

The Providence Farm Hall has a rich history!  Its’ walls and the dance floor have seen the likes of hundreds of celebrations over the past 80 years. Weddings, bush dances, music festivals, theatre, art shows and birthday events to name a few. The McKenzie Family had the opportunity to purchase the then Beechmont Public Hall 6 years ago when a new hall was built in the area.

The Hall has magnificent views of the Springbrook mountains and Horse Shoe Falls up to Numinbah Valley taking in Mount Warning.  Including views to the Lamington National Park taking in Ballanjui Falls and Binna Burra.

Breath-taking sunset views to the west of the Hall make for unique photographs.

We look forward to sharing this wonderful rustic venue with you to create your memorable event.

FEATURED – Hannah & Ash real wedding at Providence Farm Hall.  Let this relaxed, bohemian wedding vibe inspire your planning, see more HERE

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Risanare Retreat

52 Hartley Road, Tamborine Mountain

An expansive country home, Risanare Retreat is set on 5 acres of lush lawn and private gardens. 

Inspired by its Italian meaning, ‘to renew’, Risanare Retreat has been elegantly restored and is thoughtfully appointed with all of life’s little luxuries.

Once a flower farm, the grounds have been replanted with hundreds of flower bulbs, a lavender field and an olive grove. Whatever the season, the grounds offer breathtaking backdrops for intimate weddings of up to 30 guests.

Offering accomodation for 10 guests, the retreat features 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 dining spaces, 2 living spaces, a double fireplace and a library/games room. Wide wrap around verandahs provide plenty of outdoor entertaining space. 

Outdoor entertaining includes a floodlit tennis court, full size soccer goal, child’s playground, extra large vuly trampoline and vintage yard games including croquet, boules, badmington and giant jenga.

For nearby things to see and do, visit Scenic Rim Guide or email explore@scenicrimguide.com.au

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Rivermead Estate

Rivermead Estate is a provincial haven, a polo mecca and a place of infinite possibility. A multi-purpose luxury estate set on 55 manicured acres of undulating countryside, it is situated less than 30 minutes from the heart of the Gold Coast and 45 minutes from Brisbane airport.

Located in the Golden Circle, this breathtaking hinterland property is a private rural oasis and an unrivalled A-list retreat, complete with resort-style facilities, polo field, sweeping entertainment spaces, a tranquil lake and its very own helipad.  Rivermead Estate is a destination venue; a majestic and immersive wedding location.

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Rosewood Estate

Weddings at Rosewood Estate are a luxury country event. The stunning views and natural beauty of the plateau are the perfect backdrop for your bespoke wedding day. 

Widely regarded as one of the finest properties on the mountain.  This beautiful 100 year old Rosewood Estate is fast becoming the Scenic Rim’s favourite wedding destination.  Located on a magnificent 250-acre horse and cattle farm with stun­ning coastal views stretching from South Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta to the East and up the entire Numinbah Valley to the South.

Whether you’re dreaming of an outdoor wedding under the stars or a stylish celebration under a luxurious white tent, Rosewood Estate ticks all the boxes.  An all-inclusive wedding package has been designed to reflect your personal wedding style and includes venue hire, accommodation, styling, florals, furniture, lighting and catering.  All you need to do is relax and enjoy the journey!

Rosewood Estate is also available as a blank canvas venue allowing you to bring in everything you need!

To arrange a site inspection of this stunning venue, please email Simon hello@rosewoodestate.com.au

To enquire about a Planning, Coordination and/or Styling service, please email Bronwyn IDO@scenicrimbride.com.au

 

SHOW ME MORE

The Rosewood Estate Open Day

Rosewood Estate was proud to host a showcase of gowns by BERTA from the latest Athens Collection.

Manuela and Fabrizio’s romantic wedding day at Rosewood Estate

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Royston House
Royston House is the perfect location for a wedding, private getaway or romantic escape.

A large Queenslander style home with a full wrap around verandah perfect for capturing those magical sunsets.  Be spoilt for choice with endless onsite opportunities to host your wedding day celebration, engagement or elopement. Royston House can recommend caterer’s with the flexibility of choosing your own catering company.  Royston House is an approved BYO venue.

Located approximately one hour from Brisbane & the Gold Coast in the heart of the Scenic Rim.

Enjoy a comfortable spacious homestead with six bedrooms, three bathrooms, fully contained kitchen with two living areas and outdoor entertaining space.  Glamping opportunities are available onsite in addition to nearby accommodation facilities for the comfort of your guests with transport also available.
To view an inspection or enquire about a Royston House wedding package, please email Drew Lawrie IDO@roystonhouse.com.au
See more wedding inspiration featuring this beautiful country homestead HERE
Nearby accommodation for wedding guests travelling to the Scenic Rim can stay at Running Creek Cottage, next door to Royston House or Ramada Kooralbyn Resort.
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Sarabah Estate Vineyard

Picturesque and private, Sarabah Estate Vineyard is proud to present to you the perfect setting for your country vineyard wedding. Set against the stunning backdrop of Lamington National Park, Sarabah Estate Vineyard offers much sought after privacy and gorgeous views for superb photo opportunities. We want you to let your imagination run free with many exceptional ceremony locations and a magnificent Chalet or statement Marquee from which to host your country wedding reception.

We are a family owned and operated business, which shows in the presentation of our Estate and our dedication to the provision of a truly personal service. Attention to detail and the comfort of your guests are of our utmost priority!

Scenic Rim Bride recently styled an intimate setting in the Secret Garden, see more here

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Spicers Hidden Vale

Set amongst rolling hills and lush bushland, this property is located on the edge of the fertile Lockyer Valley, Spicers Hidden Vale is a relaxing destination offering amazing paddock to plate food from award winning chefs, top quality Australian wines, and genuine Australian hospitality. Here you will find exceptional, quality experiences with lasting memories.

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Spicers Peak Lodge

Located 2 hours south-west of Brisbane, Spicers Peak Lodge is situated 1,200m above sea level on an 8,000acre property with stunning views of the Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim Region. 

The architecturally designed lodge offers ten suites as well as two private lodges, accommodating up to 26 guests.  Specialising in destination weddings with elopement packages for just the couple through to exclusive use weddings up to 60 guests, offering a culinary experience with food and beverage options to suit any style.

The Peak Restaurant, awarded Two Chef Hat in the 2019 AGFG, as well as a member of Luxury Lodges of Australia and Relais & Chateaux, Spicers Peak Lodge is one of Australia’s most awarded and luxurious venues.

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St Bernards Hotel
Escape to the mountain for your dream wedding where the view is breathtaking, Molly & Syrah wait at the front steps of the hotel to greet you and the gardens are enchanted with a majestic feeling of romance as you say ‘I do’.
The hotel has a beautiful open grassed area overlooking the Gold Coast Hinterland for couples wanting a stunning outdoor garden ceremony and offering endless photo opportunities amongst the magnificent rain forest inspired gardens. You can celebrate the night away with family and friends in our Grande Marquee, whether it’s a small gathering or a grand celebration for all. St Bernards Hotel offers couples a stunning, romantic ceremony and reception location.
Congratulations again and we wish you both all the very best for your wedding journey!
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St John’s Anglican Church
St John’s Anglican Church is a heritage listed sandstone Church built in 1901 and can seat approximately 100 people.  It’s hidden location amongst the trees on Mundoolun Road, Mundoolun allow for a very private and special ceremony offering an ambience of awe and worship.  Imagine yourself joining hands and making your solemn vows in this beautifully unique and stunning location, offering history, class and wonder to your special day.
Leading you through the marriage preparation is Fr Dan who is known for stepping his couples through not only the demands and joys of the actual day, but also preparing you for the many memories to come beyond the special day.  With years of experience helping over 100 couples say “I Will”, you know that your ceremony will be relaxing and enjoyable for both you and your guests.
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please feel free to contact us on askus@jimboombaanglican.org.au.
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Tamborine Gardens

Tamborine Gardens is a truly timeless wedding garden venue, located on top of Tamborine Mountain renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. With manicured grounds, and a formal yet relaxed ambience, Tamborine Gardens’ exquisite grounds will suit all celebrations.

Whether you’re after something with a unique, traditional or classic look, you’ll find styling variety right here. With a collection of elegant gardens, all with their own distinct style, the fabulous venue also offers two lovely reception spaces for both intimate and grand events.

Sure to impress, a glittering fibre optic starlight ceiling, water fountains and tropical gardens, are few of many features to explore. This versatile venue comes with its own site private cottage accommodation, the perfect retreat for weddings guests or romantic getaways.

Conveniently positioned between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Tamborine Gardens is a private venue dedicated to weddings only. Expect privacy, attention-to-detail and plenty of on-site parking.

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The Kooralbyn Valley

1 Routley Drive, Kooralbyn QLD 4285 Australia

The Kooralbyn Valley is situated in a unique environment with stunning views over our international golf course, lakes and bushland. This magical setting is the perfect backdrop for any dream wedding of every bride and groom.

With a number of ceremony and reception locations, you can choose from (indoor and outdoor) and catering for intimate to large-scale weddings. With Resort facilities including accommodation, day spa, activities, and extras such as fireworks, your wedding will be an exciting and memorable experience for you and your guests.

Whether you are looking for an intimate wedding to cater to a small group of guests or a lavish wedding with the lot, we have something to suit every taste, style, and budget.

The Kooralbyn Valley Resort would like to offer all our couples a complimentary free nights accommodation in the Presidential suite upon booking their wedding at the resort. Simply contact Jodi by sending an email to weddings@thekooralbynvalley.com.au and mention Scenic Rim Bride for this very generous, exclusive offer! 

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The Overflow Estate 1895

A boutique vineyard, The Overflow Estate 1895 is located in the Scenic Rim, on the edge of Lake Wyaralong. What began as an affair of the heart for the Morgan family, is now Queensland’s newest boutique wedding venue. Purpose built for special events, the rolling vines and scenery are breathtaking!

The Overflow Estate 1895, promises a ceremony site and reception venue with limitless photo opportunities. From the moment you and your guests drive through the front gates, you will feel at home in the stunning historic Estate.

As you discover more about our vineyard and venue, of which we are immensely proud, we hope you fall in love with our wines and the Estate as much as we have – David Morgan, Owner.

There are so many magical wedding venues in the Scenic Rim.  Couples are spoilt for choice and The Overflow Estate 1895 is no exception.

For more inspiration of weddings at The Overflow Estate, check out the links below;

2017 Real Wedding, featured on Hello May

2019 Styled shoot featured on Nouba blog

2020 Styled shoot featured on Scenic Rim Bride

 

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White Chapel Kalbar

The elegant, new White Chapel Kalbar captures the romance of the country and combines it with the all of the luxuries of the city.

 Located under an hour from Brisbane in the historic country town of Kalbar, this new venue, includes a beautiful chapel, the stylish ‘Black Hall’ reception area for up to 70 guests , a rustic barn bar, as well as a romantic pergola area complete with outdoor fireplace and  cocktail bar. 

White Chapel offers the perfect country wedding escape .  It even has its own  bus to take you and your guests to a host of accommodation in the area and boasts a new, luxe bridal residence for up to 8 people .  ‘Herrmann House’ is conveniently situated only a few hundred metres away from the venue.

White Chapel Kalbar is the perfect place for small, elegant country weddings and elopements.