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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Binna Burra Lodge

Nestled high in the Gold Coast Hinterland within the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge provides the perfect backdrop for love, excitement and celebration.

Your wedding guests will be swept away by the natural beauty of virgin Australian rainforest, and breathtaking mountain views right through Numinbah Valley to the Coast.

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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.

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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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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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Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

Ramada Resort 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 for a small group of guests or a lavish wedding with the lot, we have something to suit every taste, style, and budget.

The Ramada Kooralbyn Valley Resort would like to offer all our couples a complimentary discount of 10% upon booking their wedding at the resort, simply contact Karen or Roz by sending an email to and don’t forget to mention Scenic Rim Bride for this very generous, exclusive offer!

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Riverwood Weddings

Set in the idyllic and picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland within the foothills of Tamborine Mountain,      you will find this stunning private retreat, Riverwood Estate. Nestled along the banks of the Coomera  River, with lush,  green surrounds as your backdrop, this exclusive acreage property is perfect for couples  wanting the romantic and laid back country wedding feel with a difference. Share your special day with your closest family and friends with a unique wedding tailored to your individual style, taste and budget.

Riverwood Estate has been labelled a “hidden gem” amongst known wedding venues around Australia, luring couples locally and from interstate to our Gold Coast Hinterland region for beautiful destination weddings. Our couples love the private river setting for the quiet, picturesque serenity the property offers to those that visit and that our beautiful scenery and greenery is the picture perfect backdrop for your memorable day. Riverwood is located just behind Movie World, underneath Tamborine Mountain, and only 30 minutes to Surfers Paradise so there are a multitude of accommodation options to chose from – most of our couples and guests make a weekend of it at a farm stay or resort in town!

Photographer credit: Ash & Stone

Nearby accommodation Ruffles Lodge & Spa

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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. 

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.

Widely regarded as one of the finest properties on the mountain, the beautiful 100 year old Rosewood Estate has opened its doors in 2019 for accommodation, weddings and events.

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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
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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Ruffles Lodge & Spa

Ruffles Lodge & Spa is an exclusive Hinterland wedding experience. The private 12-villa retreat has a variety of accommodation packages for your family and friends to stay over-night to continue the celebrations. From an intimate ceremony to an lavish event, the retreat offers a range of all-inclusive wedding packages including your choice of three elegant and charming ceremony locations, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Discover the perfect setting for your wedding day at the hilltop haven of Ruffles Lodge. Your unique choices include the Observation Deck with 180 degree views of the Gold Coast; under the Gazebo beside the infinity pool (a perfect wet weather option), or in the Terrace Room with breathtaking views of the Gold Coast.

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Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

The perfect combination of beauty, luxury and excitement.

Located at the very top of Queensland’s notorious Mount Tamborine, lies Songbirds Rainforest Retreat, a hidden gem awaiting your discovery

Whether you are looking for the perfect honeymoon, a birthday party, an anniversary, a romantic surprise, an unique adventure filled with beauty and nature or just to escape from everyday life, Songbirds is the perfect location for all of the above! Come take a tour of our stunningly luxurious venue and you will find yourself surrounded by a combination of history, nature and wildlife.


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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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Summer Land Camels

Looking for a wedding venue that is unique and memorable? Summer Land Camel Farm can offer you and your guests an unforgettable experience while hosting your special occasion.  The picturesque rural setting is the perfect backdrop for stunning photos to capture your special day. Why not add a little magic to the scene with these incredibly lovable, gentle giants?

Conveniently located just over 30 minutes from Brisbane at the entrance to the beautiful Scenic Rim.

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The Overflow Estate 1895

The Overflow Estate 1895 is steeped in local history, magnificently located on an island in Lake Wyaralong, architecturally stunning and most importantly, boasts a staff complement determined to make your day a resounding success. We have all been married too. We are so understanding of the complex decisions that must be made, the options to be sifted, the expenses to be controlled and the intricacies of what creates a unique occasion. Our brief is to offer you as much or as little as you need, desire, and can afford. It is our goal to be your advocate, your servant and your support. Come and visit and we would love to show you around.

For wedding guests travelling to the Scenic Rim, we invite you to contact Killara Homestead.

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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.