Home is where the heart is – spots to tie the knot in Brisbane
Look, we hate to admit it but Brisbane is often overlooked. For what, you ask? A lot. If we’re not missing a tour stop by an international musician, we’re losing out to Melbourne for the title of Australia’s most liveable city. We think enough is enough and there’s one element of Brisbane that refuses to be ignored – it’s wedding venues. Brisbane is home to some ideal settings for your big day so, before your eyes wander interstate or abroad, look around – you might just fall for a local.
For formal affairs
If your wedding day isn’t the time to get fancy, we don’t know when is. If you’re planning your perfect day down to the daintiest detail, Brisbane has a number of luxury venues to exceed your expectations. When searching for a premium location in Brisbane, it’s important to prioritise the space. Riverside sophistication can be achieved at elegant spots like Kingsleys with its luxury interiors that are only matched by its river views. Alternatively, venues such as Darling & Co provide the perfect setting for your wedding with chic urban designs and refined menus. Turns out, the lap of luxury is right here in Brisbane.
For understated unions
There’s nothing wrong with keeping the celebration of your love low-key. If you’re after a little less ceremony and a lot more celebration, don’t overlook your beloved local as a wedding venue. Brisbane is brimming with beautiful heritage buildings that house the city’s top-notch pubs – our personal favourites include Toowong’s Regatta Hotel and Fortitude Valley’s Wickham Hotel. When hunting for a venue like this, the key is to prioritise mood. Pubs, known for their ability to facilitate memory making, are ideal for hosting your most memorable day. Historical Brisbane setting, great drinks and pub-portioned meals? Where can we RSVP?
For (reasonable) destination weddings
Destination weddings sound excellent in theory – in reality they can be a logistical nightmare. Luckily, Brisbane is pretty much surrounded by tropical paradises and pristine beaches, so a destination ‘I Do’ is only a short drive or long Lime scooter away. The thing to prioritise when searching for a destination like this is the view. You want your guests to forget the commute as soon as they arrive, and you want to feel like the honeymoon has started before the ceremony even finishes. A venue like Salt Bar on the Tweed Coast is our recommendation. Ocean views, lush green fields and a menu inspired by its oceanic locale? It’s love at first sight.
This article was written in conjunction with our friends at Australian Venue Co.