Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues
Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast's best wedding venues

Say “I do” to your dream day with the Gold Coast’s best wedding venues

You’re getting married! Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, here comes the fun part – planning your big day! While some have been Pinteresting their dream ‘I do’ since kindergarten, others are quite the opposite and haven’t a clue where to start. If you and your forever love find yourselves in the latter category, fret not – we’ve got you. When it comes to getting hitched, the most important question to answer at the start of the planning process is what kind of wedding do you want – low-key beachside do? Something a little more lavish? Bigger than Ben-Hur? The options are endless! We’ve done the leg work to round up some of the Gold Coast and Northern River’s best wedding venues in 2023. 

Cowbell Creek, Austinville
In the foothills of the Gold Coast hinterland is where you will find Cowbell Creek, a purpose-built wedding venue set on a 200-acre retired dairy farm. The dairy no longer produces milk but there are still plenty of cheeky cows that manage to find their way into the backdrop of every vista and photo. Cowbell Creek has three incredible ceremony areas – a retracting roof pergola, a giant hilltop fig tree and a creekside verandah. Each space allows couples to tailor their special day to suit the number of guests and their desired aesthetic. The receptions take place in a stunning architect-designed barn, complete with soaring ceilings and various zones for dining, socialising and dancing. There are large farmhouse tables for a sit-down meal and wine barrels for cocktail settings. Cowbell Creek is just 15 minutes from Robina Town Centre but will feel a world away.

Farm & Co Weddings, Cudgen
It’s known as the ‘place with the sunflowers’ but now there’s even more reason to fall in love with Cudgen’s Farm & Co. For the first time, the working farm is open for weddings! Say your ‘I do’ amongst the sunflower fields before indulging in a paddock-to-plate experience in the newly revamped restaurant. Blending relaxed luxury with high-end dining, the restaurant is the ultimate destination for couples planning a non-traditional wedding. Although it’s one of the area’s newest wedding destinations, it’s part of the acclaimed hospitality group PLB Group (Ancora, Osteria, The Acre) in partnership with the team behind esteemed Cabarita restaurant No.35 Kitchen and Bar, so you know you’re in excellent hands.

The Tropic, Burleigh Heads
Offering couples an unrivalled ocean backdrop, sunset champagne toasts and Mediterranean-inspired fare, The Tropic is an excellent contender for your dream day. The ceremony and reception are all-in-one, meaning a stress-free day for you and your guests. When it comes to the food, there are a couple of different packages on offer, from grazing feasts to canapes and seated menus. An icon without a doubt.

The Island, Surfers Paradise
If you’re after something super local and convenient for guests, The Island Surfers Paradise is the ideal setting. Each of the spaces is refreshingly unique, whether it’s an intimate elopement or an all-out party for a hundred of your closest pals. The venue will tailor a bespoke package to suit the mood — from all-inclusive food and beverage, like family-style feasting or cocktail, to burger bars for late-night revellers. The team’s in-house services include complete wedding day styling, florals, DJ and lighting, audiovisual, and even firework upgrades — ensuring your day really goes with a bang!

Braeside Gin House Creek Estate Figtree Wedding PhotographyBraeside Gin House Creek Estate, Merrimac
Nestled on the banks of Gin House Creek Estate, sits Braeside – a place so beautiful it feels like a fairytale. The historic property dates back to 1897 and is set across two magnificent acres of beautifully manicured grounds. Whether your dream day involves the romance of a charming chapel or a whimsical garden ceremony beneath the 150-year-old Camphor Laurel tree, there’s a ceremony space to suit. Afterward, move the party to the newly unveiled reception space called The Pavilion, exuding elegance and sophistication, the architecturally designed space boasts seating for up to 120 guests. To help take the stress out of the planning process, Braeside Gin House also offers a dream team of wedding suppliers to ensure your day is everything you dreamed of – stress-free and exactly as planned. The best part? It’s just minutes from Broadbeach, making it a convenient location for all of your nearest and dearest.

The Bower Estate, Natural Bridge
Breathtakingly beautiful, The Bower Estate is a full-service wedding and events venue with onsite catering, event coordination and accommodation. Nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland, within the Yugambeh language region, The Bower Estate offers three incredible ceremony locations (hillview, cottage verandah and The Ridge) alongside endless photo opportunities such as the pine-tree forest, wishing well, creek and cascading lawns. The Bower Estate can accommodate up to 140 seated guests in its magical fairy-lit marquee with the food and beverage service provided by Ridgeway Catering (Little Truffle, Palm Beach Ave). If you’re dreaming of a luxurious yet stress-free day, consider The Bower your one-stop shop.

Gold Coast Farm House, Numinbah Valley
If you and yours are the kind of couple that prefer the road less travelled and love the idea of partying the night away under a festoon-lit yurt (or tipi), add Gold Coast Farm House to your must-visit list. The magnificent 60-acre property is perched amongst the sweeping hills of the Gold Coast hinterland. Onsite you’ll find a quaint Queenslander home and a variety of ceremony spaces. Bonus points, they have optional furniture and styling packages that can take some of the stress out of planning.

The Valley Estate, Currumbin Valley
Described as the epitome of luxury, The Valley Estate is a bespoke wedding destination in Currumbin Valley. With its majestic manor, chapel, glasshouse and extensive gardens, The Valley Estate is an all-in-one so couples can move from their ceremony to various photoshoot locations and the reception without having to travel off the property. Undeniably elegant, timeless and luxurious, The Valley Estate’s ceremony and reception locations are simply magical.

Mo's Desert Clubhouse, Untamed CreativeMo’s Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads
Here’s one for the non-traditional couples and the love renegades – Mo’s is a Californian desert hidden within the walls of Burleigh’s industrial estate. There are a range of packages on offer, from The Mo’s Quickie, which is exactly as it sounds, in and out with up to ten of your pals, right through to the Desert Party, for those who want to stay and play. The Mo’s team of all-round legends can also bring together a team of people to help with flowers, music and entertainment, hair and makeup and even invitation design and printing. If you’re looking for a venue as unique as your love story, check out Mo’s Desert Clubhouse.

Osteria, Casuarina
For couples dreaming of an intimate outdoor wedding, Osteria in Casuarina is a luxurious, all-inclusive venue that can take you from pre-wedding prep to party. Conveniently located just a few hundred metres from the pristine Casuarina beaches, Osteria is an excellent choice for those couples who would like to incorporate both beach and garden into their dream day. Featuring an intimate courtyard and private garden along with a gorgeously appointed indoor wedding hall, Osteria Weddings is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after Tweed Coast wedding venues for couples looking to tie the knot in an idyllic beachside location.

Mobile Barber Shop Depot, Bundall
If you and your partner aren’t overly fond of traditions and are looking for something a little less ‘formal’, Mobile Barber Shop Depot could be right up your alley. The ultimate destination for modern lovers, this rustic venue exists as a barber shop by day and transforms into a wedding venue at night. This space is strictly BYO, which cuts your booze costs drastically and allows you to choose your own caterers leaving you to enjoy the event at your speed, in your style. There’s a refreshing come as you are cordiality here, no fuss, no pomp, just you, your crew and whatever booze you bring. If you’re on a budget or love doing things differently, this is your place.

The Brooklet, Brooklet
In the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland is where you’ll discover The Brooklet, a luxe accommodation spot set in the tranquil surroundings of a 125-acre oasis – and the perfect spot for your upcoming wedding! The Brooklet boasts six brand-new villas (available in one and two bedrooms) that are architecturally designed with high ceilings, expansive glass windows, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a thoughtfully equipped kitchen. There’s also a country-style three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which boasts breathtaking valley views, a large sweeping deck and a private magnesium pool. The Brooklet is available to book for weddings and events, with the team offering services like event planning, styling, menu design, logistics and more.

Ancora, Tweed Heads
Not just a delicious bakery, Ancora is also a magical wedding venue offering a complete and luxurious experience. Perched overlooking the picturesque Terranora Inlet in Tweed Heads, Ancora is influenced by the stylish beach clubs dotted along the Mediterranean coastline. The stunning restaurant setting and menu led by acclaimed celebrity chef Matt Kemp make this venue a truly one-of-a-kind offering for couples looking to get married at a coastal wedding venue.
The Acre Boomerang Farm, True North PhotographyThe Acre Boomerang Farm, Mudgeeraba
Tucked away in the Gold Coast Hinterland, The Acre is the newly revamped wedding space at Boomerang Farm. Just 15 minutes from Broadbeach, The Acre is a hidden oasis perfect for those seeking an all-inclusive wedding package. Featuring a private ceremony location perched over a running stream, a gorgeously rustic barn built in 1902 and kilometres of lush gardens, The Acre Boomerang Farm is designed to make your dream day nothing short of spectacular. The food and beverage packages range from grazing tables, to extensive canapes and shared feasts.

QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise
Just like the resort itself, a boutique wedding at QT Gold Coast comes with a whimsical coastal glow. Outdoor ceremonies lit in idyllic sun-soaked light, champagne popped poolside, sunset drinks surrounded by city skyline views, a QT wedding is all about those little added extras that make the day extra-memorable. The hotel offers a range of unique spaces, from indoors to outdoors, big, small, up high, or down low – here you’ll find your dream wedding to match your vision. You can also keep the party going with its unique Floor’d concept giving you and your guests complete ownership of an entire floor at QT.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Sanctuary Cove
Set amidst 4.2 hectares of tropical gardens within the Gold Coast’s prestigious Sanctuary Cove, Intercontinental is an idyllic wedding destination like no other. InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort weaves wedding dreams together with a gorgeous onsite chapel that features floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the river, a bespoke collection of indoor and outdoor venues, exceptional culinary experiences, a recently-refreshed stay collection, and an expert team of dedicated wedding planners.

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise
Weddings are unique and personal and JW Marriott knows this. Whether your dream day involves a grand formal evening in a beautifully appointed ballroom, or you would prefer a small ceremony poolside, the highly trained wedding team at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa can make it happen. The best part? You can keep the party going by reserving an exclusive hotel block. Recovery session by the pool? Yes, yes and yes.

Isoletto Privé, Broadbeach
One of the newer wedding venues on the coast, Isoletto Privé at The Star Gold Coast is impressive, to say the least. The leisure deck’s dedicated events space delivers a refined coastal venue for stunning weddings, corporate events and private celebrations. The space can be transformed depending on the requirements, with the indoor venue allowing for 150 guests seated at banquet tables or 168 at long tables, while cocktail service is available for up to 250 guests. Those looking for an outdoor option can take advantage of the sky-high terrace – which seats 90 guests or allows for 150 standing guests, the deck – which seats 80 guests or allows for 125 standing guests, and the lawn – which seats 200 guests or allows for 400 standing guests. The sunlit space can suit both casual canapes and cocktail parties or more luxurious wedding parties.Austinvilla Estate, Austinville
Austinvilla Estate is an award-winning private estate nestled in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland. Specialising in unique and bespoke weddings, Austinvilla provides a truly breathtaking spot to start your new lives together. From endless photo opportunities across the estate, picturesque ceremony and reception locations, exquisite menus and on-site boutique accommodation for 92 guests, weddings are fun and stress-free. The best part? Every fine detail is taken care of to ensure the couples and guests can sit back and enjoy the day.

Summergrove Estate, Carool
Set within 73 lush hinterland acres of the Tweed Coast is picturesque wedding venue Summergrove Estate. The venue’s wedding packages include use of the luxe villas, the lawn tennis court, 25-metre swimming pool, private beauty room, and your choice of garden or chapel ceremony – and a fully licensed barn reception. Plus there’s plenty of room for gorgeous photo ops – the estate features spectacular panoramic ocean and valley views, rustic backdrops and giant fig trees. There’s even a dedicated event team that will plan your special day to perfection.

Rivermead Estate, Guanaba
Set on 55 acres of pristine Gold Coast hinterland in Guanaba, Rivermead Estate is a spectacular destination for a fairytale wedding. The unique locale features a majestic six-bedroom homestead and a pool guest house that is surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns, a tranquil flowing lake, fields of grazing horses and a macadamia-tree plantation. Hidden behind Rivermead’s grand homestead is where you can say your “I dos” in style. Rivermead Estate’s Garden Ceremony offers uninterrupted views into the estate’s breathtaking woodland landscape and there’s even a nearby wet-weather contingency plan below Rivermead’s wrap-around verandah. Sounds idyllic to us.

Kwila Lodge, Mudgeeraba
If you’re looking for your ‘something old’ in your wedding, allow this special venue to be it! Kwila Lodge is tucked away on Boomerang Road in Mudgeeraba on a lush 5.5-acre property that houses one of the Gold Coast’s original dwellings, which dates back to 1923. The main homestead, where wedding and corporate events will be held, was originally a school in Beaudesert, which was relocated to the property decades ago and transformed into a function centre that can cater events for 160 sit-down or up to 200 cocktail-style. The food and beverage experience at Kwila Lodge is led by the Ridgeway Catering Group, which owns and operates much-loved coast restaurants like Little Truffle and Palm Beach Avenue (PBA). Alongside the top-notch catering offering, Kwila Lodge boasts a number of luxe accomodation options to stay in including the Great Lodge, a unique master accommodation suite with a soaring ceiling, original stone fireplace, dining room and loft.

Image credits:
Braeside Gin House Creek Estate: image source Braeside Facebook, Figtree Wedding Photography
Cowbell Creek: image supplied, True North Photography

Gold Coast Farm House: image supplied, Ben Sowry
Mo’s Desert Clubhouse: image supplied, Untamed Creative
The Tropic: image supplied, Danielle Webster
The Valley Estate: image supplied, Sam Wyper Photography
The Bower Estate: image supplied, Photography by Luke Middlemiss
Osteria: image supplied, Figtree Pictures
Ancora: Image supplied, Wanderer and the wild 
The Acre: image supplied, True North Photography
The Mobile Barber Shop: image supplied
Austinvilla: image supplied, Courtney Michael Reception
JW Marriott: image supplied
Gold Coast Farm House: image supplied, photographer Ben Sowry
The Brooklet: image supplied
Kwila Lodge: image supplied


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