Outdoor Wedding Venues in Queensland

Outdoor Wedding Venues QLD

Queensland has an amazing variety of beautiful outdoor wedding venues thanks to its incredibly unique landscape and warm, tropical climate. From sparkling beachside venues and coastal rainforest settings to picturesque places in the hinterlands, the choice of outdoor wedding locations in Queensland outdoes all other states of Australia.  

The most popular places for outdoor wedding ceremonies & receptions in QLD are without doubt along the state's beautiful coastline and at the many private islands near the world heritage Great Barrier Reef. Being perfect weather for dining under the stars year-round, the Whitsundays is a particular hotspot for outdoor reception venues located right on the water's edge.

Among the most scenic garden wedding venues in QLD are hinterland properties situated just outside of the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast. These hill top wedding destinations offer some of the best views in Australia and are breathtaking locations for long-table weddings under clear blue skies.

If you're getting married outside in the Queensland summer, many hinterland venues are located high enough above sea level to offer an escape from the state's intense summer heat. Similarly, sub tropical rainforest venues located throughout South East QLD are also great spots for an outdoor wedding with forests offering cooler shaded areas for outdoor events.

Without further ado, here's a shortlist of our favourite outdoor wedding venues in QLD. They all feature unique spots for garden weddings and one or more outdoor reception spaces.


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Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Queensland

Outdoor wedding space Daydream Island
1. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Lovers Cove at Daydream Island is one of Queensland's best outdoor wedding venues featuring a seaside infinity deck with uninterrupted views over the Coral Sea. The multipurpose deck is made private by surrounding rainforest and can be utilised as a ceremony & reception space, coming fully furnished with overhead festoon lighting.

This beautiful Whitsunday's island has onsite accommodation for all wedding guests and a range of other indoor & outdoor event spaces including private beaches, poolside dining areas and all-weather function rooms. With the reef to explore, onsite bars and restaurants, a day spa and on-island entertainment there's plenty to do for a multi-day destination wedding.

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Outdoor wedding destination Maleny QLD
2. Maleny Retreat

  • Location: Mears Lane, Booroobin, QLD 4552
  • Capacity: 2 - 40
  • Accommodation: 14+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

With a hilltop location 555m above sea level, Maleny Retreat is among the most scenic outdoor wedding locations in Queensland. The property's main event area is a spacious grassy ridge that enjoys views stretching past the Glasshouse Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and comes with the option of tables set up under the stars or a choice of marquees, tipis and Sperry Tents.

Venue hire includes use of an onsite guesthouse that sleeps up to 14 guests and has a wrap around balcony that's covered from the weather and can seat up to 40 guests in the event of rain. There's also a glamping village on the property that offers optional accommodation for another 40 guests.

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Outdoor reception space Black Hall
3. Black Hall Barn Bar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Barn Bar is a garden wedding area located in the backyard of White Chapel & Black Hall Kalbar. The rustic space is fully covered with two open sides and seats about 20 guests on one long table, or you can pop the tables on the adjoining lawn and dine under the stars.

The great thing about outdoor weddings at the Barn Bar is the venue's versatility, with surrounding gardens perfect for wedding ceremonies and the chapel and hall just metres away should wet weather interrupt proceedings. For cocktail weddings this space caters for around 40 guests.

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Outdoor wedding location Esk QLD
4. Holy Red Deer Estate

  • Location: 65 Ipswich Street, Esk, QLD 4312
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Holy Red Deer Estate is one of our favourite outdoor wedding destinations because of its authentic country town ambience. The affordable venue is located in what used to be the centre of the Esk township and its unique location is within walking distance of accommodation for all wedding guests, meaning no taxis or Ubers are required.

The property features the town's only chapel which can be utilised as a ceremony or reception space. Most couples get married and host an outdoor wedding reception in the front yard where there's a raised stage for bands. Venue hire includes use of the billiards hall, stag bar, bridal suite and a 2 bedroom cottage for 2+ nights. 

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Bunnyconnellen QLD Venue
5. Bunnyconnellen

  • Location: 286 Swain Road, Plainby, QLD 4355
  • Capacity: 100 - 250
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Queensland weddings are renowned for their beautiful country venues and no exception is Bunnyconnellen, a 250 acre dairy farm nestled in the Darling Downs, 45 minutes from Toowoomba. What was once the old machinery shed is now the main reception venue and has stunning views over a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and valleys. 

The Olive Grove at Bunnyconnellen is a unique place for outdoor wedding receptions with long table dining under outback QLD's incredible star-filled sky. The olive grove, Moreton Bay Fig trees and old dairy structures create the perfect backdrop for country weddings of 2 - 200 guests in an easy access location with onsite & offsite accommodation options.

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Outdoor wedding destination Lake Cooby
6. Reflections Lake Cooby

  • Location: 239 Loveday Road, Geham, QLD 4352
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Reflections Lake Cooby is one of Queensland's most popular outdoor wedding locations owing to its scenic waterfront location and its affordability for all guests to stay onsite. The 50 acre property comes with accommodation for more than 150 guests in brand new cabins, bell tents and a homestead, and as it has no neighbours there is no strict curfew.

Wedding facilities include a rustic barn that seats up to 60 guests, a function centre seating 120 and a permanent marquee that overlooks the lake and can cater for larger weddings with up to 300 guests. There's a bonfire site near the marquee extending outdoor celebrations into the late evening after the notoriously beautiful sun set.

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Garden wedding venue Skyline Farmhouse
7. Skyline Farmhouse

  • Location: 303 I Zahnow Rd, Rosevale, QLD 4340
  • Capacity: 16
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

The front garden at this private property in the Scenic Rim might be an unconventional spot for formal celebrations but it makes an utterly gorgeous outdoor reception venue set within the complete privacy of a 755 acre working cattle farm. And with no neighbours, this property has no curfew.

Skyline Farmhouse comes with luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests across 7 bedrooms and is a DIY & BYO venue with a kitchen suitable for commercial caterers. There's a poolside event space perfect for pre & post wedding celebrations, a firepit with stepping stones on the front lawn that makes a natural ceremony altar and friendly alpacas that wander the grounds. 

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Outdoor place to get married MIdginbil
8. Midginbil Eco Resort

  • Location: 252 Midginbil Rd, Midginbil, NSW 2484
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

With stunning views over 400 acres of sub tropical rainforest, Midginbil Eco Resort is the perfect place to get married outdoors. This fun wedding destination is situated in the Byron Bay Hinterland region just over the QLD border and has accommodation for your entire guest list for the weekend.

There's plenty of open space within the grounds for outdoor weddings with marquees and tipis welcome, and there's a late night bonfire site for evening revellers. A swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball nets and a games room offers plenty to do onsite and with no neighbours there's no curfew.

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Outdoor reception venue Whitsundays
9. Villa Botanica Whitsundays

  • Location: Botanica Drive, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 80
  • Tailored wedding packages

The oceanfront deck at Villa Botanica is one of the most picturesque outdoor wedding locations in Queensland with uninterrupted views over the Whitsunday Islands and Coral Sea. The deck is located amongst 5 acres of Balinese inspired gardens where a teak pavilion, tranquil fountains and palm trees create a romantic setting for all-in-one oceanfront weddings.

The wet weather back up plan for this amazing outdoor reception space is a marble ballroom with an adjoining outdoor covered area. Both spaces seat up to 64 guests or cater for cocktail functions of up to 80.

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Outdoor wedding location Vista Hinchinbrook
10. Vista Hinchinbrook

  • Location: 51531 Bruce Highway, Rungoo, QLD 4849
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

A wildcard in our list of the best outdoor wedding venues in QLD is Vista Hinchinbrook. This affordable little spot is located between Townsville and Cairns on the Cardwell Range and offers a picturesque rainforest setting with views over the stunning Hinchinbrook Channel.

If you're looking for a quiet spot that isn't well known but is perfect for a garden party wedding Vista Hinchinbrook is ideal. The established gardens feature mature trees, a peaceful pond and soft lawns, and there's a breezy open-air deck perfect for relaxed receptions covered from the elements.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in Gold Coast

Outdoor wedding space Tides
11. Tides Byron Estate

  • Location: 290 North Teven Road, Teven, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 20 - 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 22
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored

This unique outdoor wedding space is situated in the macadamia orchard at Tides Byron Estate, a 100 acre property in the Byron Bay Hinterland. The orchard can be utilised as your reception venue when you book the estate's 8 bedroom villa, which also has a poolside entertaining area that seats 40 guests outside.

Also at this estate is a modern wedding hall that has an entire wall of glass overlooking the coastline at Lennox Head. The glass wall opens onto an outdoor terrace that seats up to 140 guests under the stars.

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Garden wedding location Gold Coast QLD
12. Evergreen Garden Venue 

  • Location: 10 Evergreen Court, Parkwood, QLD 4214
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Set within the European style grounds of a castle estate, Evergreen is an elegant garden wedding venue perfectly suited to intimate ceremonies and outdoor receptions. The formal gardens feature a beautiful backdrop of grand iron gates and bridges, stone archways, manicured hedges and flowering arbours and can seat up to 60 guests outdoors or in a garden marquee.

All inclusive wedding packages start at under $20,000 with venue hire, a celebrant, flowers and photography included. 

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in Brisbane

Outdoor reception venue Brisbane QLD
13. The Gardens Club

  • Location: 75 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 60
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Seating up to 60 guests, The Gardens Club is one of the most intimate garden wedding venues in Queensland and is conveniently located a short walk from the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. The happening little café is located in a heritage listed cottage and is a social enterprise that offers all inclusive wedding packages starting at an affordable $120 per person.

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Outdoor wedding spot Brisbane
14. Rainforest Gardens

  • Location: 196 Mount View Road, Mount Cotton, QLD 4165
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Rainforest Gardens is one of our favourite outdoor wedding locations in Queensland thanks to its unique amphitheatre with incredible views that stretch to the Moreton Bay coastline. The amphitheatre is nestled within 5 acres of rainforest gardens on a quiet mountainside setting and has a beautiful deck over its own private lagoon.

Beside the amphitheatre is an open air chapel that has shelter from the weather and is suitable when raining. There's also a covered reception pavilion with the same amazing views as the amphitheatre offering a stunning space for outdoor receptions. The gardens have 4 chalets offering onsite accommodation for up to 8 guests onsite. 

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Garden wedding venue Brisbane Queensland
15. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

  • Location: 59 Bundaleer Street, Brookfield, QLD 4069
  • Capacity: 20 - 60+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive (BYO drinks)

Bundaleer has two private garden wedding locations set on either side of the 4 acre property. Both are surrounded by lush rainforest and are immersed amongst centuries old trees making them an ideal place for couples seeking to be married in nature.

The best site for outdoor weddings is the marquee venue which opens onto a private lawn perfect for pre-dinner canapés or for cocktail weddings. You can either be married on the lawn or in a covered pavilion that adjoins the space and there are plenty of beautiful backdrops including a tranquil creek and waterfall for wedding photos. Weekend bookings require a minimum of 50 guests.

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Outdoor wedding location Brisbane Queensland
16. MIRRA Brisbane

  • Location: 86 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 30+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

MIRRA is hidden down a side street in Brisbane's happening Fortitude Valley, and is a refurbished warehouse that has been transformed into a funky cocktail lounge inspired by French design. Outside, the venue's cosy courtyard offers an intimate location for wedding ceremonies and as evening falls is particularly well suited as an outdoor reception space for cocktail weddings.

Heading inside via golden double doors you're met with opulent dining and lounge spaces with moody lighting, Chesterfield lounges, a mirrored dance floor and impressive chandeliers influencing a chic industrial vibe. 

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Outdoor reception space Woodlands Marburg QLD
17. Woodlands of Marburg

  • Location: 174 Seminary Road, Marburg, QLD 4346
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 65+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive from $200/pp

The sophisticated grounds of Woodlands of Marburg is a wonderful place for outdoor weddings, set against the 19th century facade of the grand country manor. The homestead once housed illustrious pioneers involved in the distilling of rum and production of sugar and is located on 250 picturesque acres between Toowoomba and Brisbane.

The historic estate oozes old world grandeur and is an ideal location to install an outdoor dance floor and seated dining under the stars. In the event of wet weather there are private dining rooms, lounges, a cellar and large function spaces that seat 10 - 300 guests indoors. The estate also has accommodation for 65+ guests and a heritage listed chapel.

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Outdoor Wedding Venues on the Sunshine Coast 

Outdoor reception area Stonebridge Gardens
18. Stonebridge Gardens

  • Location: 20 Rifle Range Rd, Palmwoods, QLD 4555
  • Capacity: 2+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Set on 30 acres of sustainable gardens in the temperate Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Stonebridge Gardens is the perfect place for outdoor weddings and receptions. The secluded location features eight garden rooms for weddings & events with stunning heritage architecture including unique stonework and decorative bridges.

A popular spot for outdoor wedding receptions is the incredible Colonnade pictured, which seats 20 - 80 guests and also works well for garden parties and cocktail functions. All inclusive wedding packages include exclusive use of the gardens, an onsite planner & stylist, and affordable catering options from canapés & grazing tables to seated dining.

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Purnella Park Coachhouse Barn Wedding Venue
19. Purnella Park Coachhouse

Location: 445 Torbanlea Pialba Road, Takura, QLD 4655
Capacity: 100+
Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Just 10 minutes from the heart of Hervey Bay is Purnella Park Coachhouse, a garden wedding destination of Cobb & Co heritage set on 10 acres of natural bushland. This beautifully laid back destination has a natural rustic ambience with old farm buildings and stables offering many gorgeous backdrops for wedding photos. 

There are three outdoor reception venues at Purnella Park Coachhouse including the covered Loft which seats 60 in a barn-style event space, a light-filled jasmine pavilion with open sides, solid flooring and chandeliers, and 'The Sanctuary' which is an open-sided rustic pavilion surrounded by lush gardens, a pond and bushland. 

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Outdoor Wedding Venues in Northern Queensland

Alfresco reception space Freedom Shores
20. Freedom Shores Weddings

  • Location: Pringle Road, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Freedom Shores is a seaside resort located on its own private beach in the Whitsundays and offers an island-like destination for intimate weddings of up to 200 guests. There are two outdoor reception spaces at the resort where most couples elect to pitch tipis or a marquee. One requires exclusive use of the entire resort, while the other is the lawn of a private shack and is well suited to smaller celebrations.

In total, the resort sleeps 34 guests in a beach shack, boat bungalows and a homestead. Other amenities include an onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool and spa.

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Outdoor wedding place Kur Cow
21. KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm

  • Location: 112 Barnwell Road, Kuranda, QLD 4881
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8+

KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm is a lesser known wedding destination situated on a 626 hectare working cattle farm just outside of Cairns. The all-in-one farm features a unique hilltop ceremony site that has an in-built arbor with sweeping views over the landscape and an outdoor reception space on a beautiful sunset deck. 

We love the unique experiences available at KUR-Cow Barnwell Farm which includes transporting guests to the hilltop ceremony spot via a hay tractor with a passenger trailer. All inclusive wedding packages cater to most budgets.  

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