Top 6 Ceremony Venues of the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay & Whitsundays


Thinking of tying the knot somewhere in Queensland and not sure where to look? How about one of these six top-awarded Wedding Ceremony Venues in the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay region and Whitsunday Islands as a start!


Maleny Manor - Wedding Ceremony Venue - ABIA Winner

Photo: Maleny Manor (Photography by Soda Photography)


Finding the utterly perfect and spot-on wedding location to have your ceremony can be a tough job!

Whether you’re searching for something contemporary, historic, outdoors or rustic, there are some important things to consider when choosing your dream Wedding Ceremony Venue.

 

  • Is it big enough to fit all your guests?
  • Do you need to hire furniture or is it included in the cost?
  • Is there a backup plan if it rains?


In the midst of your planning excitement, the venue should be equally excited to help you! Their responses should be timely, clear, and thoughtful of your wants and needs. Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, so be sure that you trust the professionalism of the venue and its team to help execute your ceremony flawlessly.

The wedding venues in this list have all been highly rated by thousands of verified wedding customers and voted as the best ceremony venues in the 21st Queensland ABIA Awards.

In fact, in just 12 months, 9,290 wedding couples were invited to rate & review their wedding vendors based on quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff.

So take the stress out of your wedding planning and leave it to one of these ABIA Awarded experts to help make sure your ceremony is perfect!

 


#1 - Maleny Manor

Sunshine Coast


Winner: Best Ceremony Venue
ABIA Award Rating: 99.94%


Queensland’s #1 Ceremony Venue and Australia’s NO.1 in the 2019 National ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards!

Maleny Manor isn’t just the most-loved ceremony venue in Queensland but all of Australia! A secluded wedding venue estate in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Maleny Manor infuses every wedding with as much love, care and professionalism as possible, yet in a sophisticated but fun and relaxed style. Capture the essence of your new journey in life with this highly-awarded and dedicated team.

With boundless views from such as stunning hinterland and ocean views from Noosa to Coolum, vineyards, a feature lake, an ancient sprawling Love Tree and an elegant hilltop Pavilion with sweeping views, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the perfect private location for your ceremony! Relax and enjoy your special day with Maleny Manor who will attend to your every detail.

Visit Maleny Manor's ABIA Profile to learn more.
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Maleny Manor - ABIA Winner

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Maleny Manor - ABIA Winner

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Maleny Manor - ABIA Winner
 


#2 - Sandstone Point Hotel

Moreton Bay


ABIA Award Rating: 99.41%


2nd Place for Best Hotel Reception at the QLD ABIA Awards in 2018 & 2019

Sandstone Point Hotel offers a wonderland of choice for your wedding! The hotel is home to four stunning ceremony locations – an intimate Wedding Chapel by the forest, a lake and surrounded by wildlife, under the shade of a gorgeous Fig Tree with open space and water views, by the beautiful Jetty with overhanging lights and views of the Bribie Island Bridge, or the Water’s Edge with stunning waterfront views and calming sea breeze.

For those who want the wow factor, they can even accommodate arrivals by horse, boat and even helicopter! The team of friendly and professional onsite wedding coordinators will assist you every step of the way to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch.

Read customer reviews for Sandstone Point Hotel.
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Sandstone Point Hotel - ABIA Awards

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Sandstone Point Hotel - ABIA Awards

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Sandstone Point Hotel - ABIA Awards
 


#3 - Glengariff Historic Estate

Moreton Bay Region


ABIA Award Rating: 99.21%


Glengariff Historic Estate is one of the oldest privately-owned family properties in Queensland, and is an idyllic venue for your ceremony and reception.

It sits atop 230 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds enhanced with the picturesque mountain scenery of Mt Pleasant and over 30 unique photographic locations. Say "I Do" to your loved one in the lush Garden Terrace surrounded by family and friends, and breathtaking views of the Brisbane hinterland mountains spanning as far as the eye can see. With exclusive use of the entire venue for your wedding, Glengariff is the perfect setting for your magical day.
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Glengariff Historic Estate - ABIA Awards

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Glengariff Historic Estate - ABIA Awards

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Glengariff Historic Estate - ABIA Awards
 


#4 - Villa Botanica

Whitsundays


ABIA Award Rating: 99.15%


Why settle for memorable when you can have absolutely unforgettable? Villa Botanica’s secluded private estate offers an extensive selection of picturesque ceremony and reception locations where you’ll experience the special magic of this temple dedicated to love, passion and nature’s beauty. Even more extraordinary, this grand 5-acre estate is exclusively yours to explore and enjoy on your wedding day.

The beautiful palm-lined and mosaic-tiled walkway is the perfect backdrop to make your entrance before taking your vows in the exquisite hand-carved timber wedding pavilion. This treasure trove with its sea views, lush palm forest, fountains and private beach will make your destination wedding truly exceptional.
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Villa Botanica - ABIA Awards

Photo by Brooke Miles Photography
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Villa Botanica - ABIA Awards
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Villa Botanica - ABIA Awards

Photo by Luke Middlemiss Photography
 


#5 - Flaxton Gardens

Sunshine Coast


ABIA Award Rating: 98.00%


Located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland with sweeping coastal views, Flaxton Gardens is an iconic wedding venue offering a warm, enjoyable and stress-free wedding experience where your dreams become reality.

Let Flaxton Gardens' tranquil elegance set the scene for your elegant, rustic or vintage-style wedding. With its perfectly manicured gardens, they offer a variety of ceremony options such as the Escarpment with an awe-inspiring coastal outlook, in the Barrel Room with elegant winery doors as your backdrop, or under the Arbour with beautiful vineyard and windmill views.
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Flaxton Gardens - ABIA Awards

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Flaxton Gardens - ABIA Awards

Photo by Kirk & Treens Wedding Photography
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Flaxton Gardens - ABIA Awards
 


#6 - Earlando Whitsundays

Whitsundays


ABIA Award Rating: 98.00%


Have paradise all to yourself for the day and tie the knot at the beautiful and secluded Earlando Whitsundays. With over 6,000 acres of private coastal land, Earlando is a melting pot of magnificent private beaches, panoramic view points, abundant wildlife and a traditional working cattle station.

Its open space, diverse settings and breathtaking scenery is perfect for couples seeking a wedding day like no other, with magnificent indoor and outdoor choices for your ceremony such as the Island View or Seaside Pavilion. All wedding experiences include sole use of the entire estate, personalised in-house wedding planning and 5-star service. With total exclusivity and the closest neighbour over 15 kilometres away, you’ll have total privacy and freedom to celebrate your wedding just the way you want.
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Earlando Whitsundays - ABIA Awards

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Earlando Whitsundays - ABIA Awards

Photo by Summer Rain Photography
 

Wedding Ceremony Venue - Earlando Whitsundays - ABIA Awards
 


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