Budget Friendly Wedding Venues Brisbane

Looking for an inexpensive wedding venue in Brisbane? Affordable wedding venues in Brisbane are among the city's grooviest spots to tie the knot with cheap reception venues including funky little bars & restaurants, unique halls, function spaces with incredible views and budget wedding destinations an hour from the city.

Cheap wedding locations in Brisbane can be found in the CBD, overlooking the Brisbane River and in the city's outer suburbs such as Ipswich. Guaranteed not to break the bank, here's a list of 16 beautiful but affordable wedding venues in Brisbane and surrounds. 


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Top 16 Affordable Wedding Venues in Brisbane

Inexpensive wedding ceremony & reception venue Factory 51
1. Factory 51 Brisbane

  • Location: 51 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo, QLD 4151
  • Capacity: 110
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hidden down an industrial laneway in an unassuming red brick warehouse is Factory 51, a highly affordable wedding venue with no venue hire fee. This Italian restaurant was previously an industrial 'workshop' and has all the hallmarks of an industrial space with steel beams and polished concrete floors creating a moody atmosphere under crystal chandeliers.

All-inclusive wedding packages are priced from under $130 per person and come with a budget friendly minimum spend depending on the day of week. Packages include a tailored menu inspired by Italy with the option of shared feasts, alternate drop or cocktail canapés. You can also add antipasti boards or late night wood-fired pizza to go with the local craft beers on tap and a brilliant wine list. 

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Darling St Chapel Cheap Wedding Venue
2. Darling St Chapel

  • Location: 16 Darling Street East, Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: $65+/pp

Darling St Chapel is a non-denominational ceremony and reception venue that offers affordable wedding packages from $65/pp. All inclusive wedding packages with a celebrant, styling and catered reception are also available starting at under $5,000.

Built in 1879, the historic chapel has since been lovingly restored and now features an all-white blank canvas with polished timber floors, crystal chandeliers, a rolled-out carpet walkway and atmospheric lighting. A private courtyard in the backyard provides a breakaway area where can guests can enjoy canapés between ceremony & reception.

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Workshops Rail budget weddings
3. Workshops Rail Museum - Moving Goods Hall

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 300
  • Wedding Packages: $65+/pp

One of the most unique and affordable wedding venues in Brisbane is the Moving Goods Hall at the historic Workshops Rail Museum. This incredibly atmospheric space features 11 metre high ceilings, rail tracks on the floor and an iconic PB 15, No444 steam locomotive that puffs fog on cue.

This bright & airy space seats up to 180 guests or caters for cocktail weddings of up to 300 and comes with inexpensive wedding packages starting at under $100 per person. Amazing ceremony sites include the locomotive or the grand barn doors of the heritage 1901 architecture and guests get exclusive access to browse the museum while the couple have onsite photos.

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Workshops Rail Museum cheap wedding venue
4. Workshops Rail Museum - Wedding Hall

  • Location: North Street, North Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: $90+/pp

Also at the heritage-listed Workshops Rail Museum is a rustic wedding hall that has the same affordable wedding packages as the Goods Hall above starting at $65 per person. This space was the original dining hall refectory for the tradesmen of the railway workshop and has since been modernised with fresh white walls and polished timber floors.

The Trackside Café as it is sometimes referred, caters for up to 120 seated guests or 200 for cocktail receptions and comes with wooden carriage tables paying tribute to the site's historic significance. Cheap wedding ceremonies can be arranged by the impressive 1901 Power House doors or in front of the steam locomotive which will puff fog on saying "I do".

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Black Hall Affordable Weddings Brisbane
5. Black Hall Weddings

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 85
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Together with White Chapel located on the same grounds, Black Hall is an elegant and affordable wedding destination that caters for all-in-one celebrations in the Scenic Rim. Just one hour from Brisbane and surrounded by guest accommodation including an Airbnb 10 doors down the road, Black Hall is perfect for intimate weddings seating up to 74 guests or catering for cocktail receptions of 85.

Inexpensive wedding packages start at $140 per person with the option of a wedding ceremony in the beautiful white chapel or backyard gardens. Also on the property is a rustic Barn Bar which is a covered outdoor space perfectly suited to smaller weddings or for use as a pre-dinner space for cocktails, canapés and lawn games.

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Black Hall Cheap Wedding Venue
6. Black Hall Barn Bar

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

The Barn Bar is an inexpensive wedding venue for outdoor celebrations located on the peaceful grounds of White Chapel & Black Hall Kalbar. The covered function space features a rustic style country bar and has an adjoining cocktail lawn perfect for ceremonies and outdoor receptions.

Tables & chairs can either be set within the bar area or under the stars on the adjoining lawn with all catering and drinks provided in-house from $140 per person. White Chapel and Black Hall provide convenient all-weather solutions if required.

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Samford Valley Cheap Brisbane Wedding Venue
7. Samford Valley Weddings

  • Location: Hansen Road, Yugar, QLD 4520
  • Capacity: 45
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Samford Valley is the cheapest wedding venue in Brisbane with venue hire packages starting at well under $1,000. Just 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD this beautiful little open-air chapel feels a million miles away, secluded within a majestic rainforest on a 'Land for Wildlife' property.

The timber deck is set beside a private and tranquil creek and caters for wedding ceremonies of up to 45 guests. There's a waterfall nearby and lots of picturesque spots for wedding photos. 

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Rydges cheap wedding venue Brisbane
8. Rydges South Bank Brisbane

  • Location: 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 20 - 500
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

With beautiful views over the city skyline, Rydges South Bank is among the most popular budget friendly wedding venues in Brisbane. The hotel's two main reception venues include the elegant Podium Ballroom which seats up to 350 guests or caters for 500 standing, and the Level 12 Rooftop which seats up to 220 guests overlooking 270 degree city views.

Inexpensive wedding packages range from $135 - $165 per person with all catering & drinks included plus room styling. The hotel also caters for wedding ceremonies which a range of versatile function spaces that ooze sophistication.

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Victoria Park Inexpensive Wedding Venue
9. Victoria Park Brisbane

  • Location: 309 Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 15 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Offering an all-in-one destination for weddings just 2km from the CBD, Victoria Park is one of the most convenient, easy and inexpensive wedding venues in Brisbane. Across the disused golf course are acres of rolling green parklands providing plenty of options for wedding ceremonies and photos against the backdrop of the city skyline.

There are 5 separate reception venues of varying sizes across the grounds with adjoining decks, balconies, terraces and courtyards. The largest event spaces are a grand marquee and ballroom seating 372 and 230 guests respectively, with three smaller function rooms seating 40 - 100 guests. The cheapest wedding packages start at $110 per person including 5 hours venue hire with food & beverages.

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Brisbane Racing Club Cheap Weddings
10. Brisbane Racing Club

  • Location: 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot, QLD 4007
  • Capacity: 50 - 400
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Brisbane Racing Club is an inexpensive place for weddings in the unique racecourse setting of Eagle Farm. Situated next to Brisbane Airport and convenient to the CBD, the club offers an all-in-one location for ceremonies & receptions surrounded by heritage character and old world charm.

Eagle Farm offers cheap wedding packages across its three main reception venues that include the heritage tote room which seats up to 160 guests or caters for cocktail events of up to 400, the smaller Ascot Bar that suits up to 260 guests and the indoor/outdoor Society Rooftop that caters for 50 - 200 guests.

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Cheap Wedding Venue Industry Beans
11. Industry Beans Newstead

  • Location: 18 Proe Street, Newstead, QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 200
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Industry Beans is an architecturally designed wedding and events venue that offers affordable wedding reception packages from $100 per person (for a minimum of 30 guests). The venue has four light-filled reception spaces that all feature a minimalist decor and come adorned with lush greenery. Both cocktail and seated wedding packages are available and minimum spends apply.

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Waters Edge offers cheap weddings in Brisbane
12. Waters Edge Weddings At Portside

  • Location: 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton, QLD 4007
  • Capacity: 60 - 750
  • Wedding Packages: $110+/pp

One of the cheapest wedding venues on Brisbane River is Waters Edge Weddings & Events who offer lunch time packages from $110 per person. Situated at Portside Wharf with a capacity of 750 guests for cocktail weddings and 300 for seated events, Waters Edge is also one of the largest event spaces in the city. 

There are two reception venues within the premises that seat 80 and 180 guests respectively and both have private balconies and river views. Catering by The Fresh Collective is all inclusive of the per head fee and every booking gets access to a private bridal suite. 

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Ipswich Cheap Wedding Venue
13. Ipswich Events & Entertainment Centre

  • Location: 219 Brisbane Road, Bundamba, QLD 4304
  • Capacity: 40 - 500
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Ipswich Events & Entertainment Centre offers budget wedding packages under $100 per person. The versatile location is situated at the Turf Club just 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and with plenty of parking onsite is an easy spot for guests to access.

The race track offers a ceremony backdrop with a difference at this unique wedding location and has a brand new Grange Lounge that seats up to 260 guests. A range of other function rooms seat up to 40 - 120 guests for smaller and affordable weddings.

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Cherbon Waters Affordable Weddings Brisbane
14. Cherbon Waters

  • Location: 121 Cherbon Street, Burbank, QLD 4156
  • Capacity: 320
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The equestrian property of Cherbon Waters is a popular spot for affordable weddings just 25 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. A grand silk-lined marquee with elegant chandeliers and sandstone flooring caters for weddings of up to 320 guests with the cheapest wedding packages between the range of $130 - $150 per person.

The marquee and ceremony gazebo are located on the beautiful waterfront with lush tropical gardens, tall gum trees and native bushland providing a versatile backdrop and plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos. 

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Electric Avenue Brisbane Wedding Venue
15. Electric Avenue

  • Location: 23 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 16 - 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Electric Avenue is one of the coolest and most affordable wedding venues in Brisbane with a minimum spend of $2,000 - $3,500 required on food & drinks depending on your chosen space. The character-filled destination has 5 separate vintage & speakeasy styled spaces that can be hired separately or together, catering for weddings of up to 150 guests. 

Inside, you'll find private dining rooms that seat 14 - 25 guests surrounded by exposed brick walls, dark furniture and eccentric memorabilia. Upstairs is the intimate Mrs J.Rabbits that caters for 20 seated guests or 50 standing and retro artworks adorn the fun Antique Toy Store that seats 10 - 16 guests outside.

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Canvas Club Cheap Brisbane Wedding Venue
16. Canvas Club Weddings

  • Location: 16b Logan Road, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 10 - 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Cheap wedding venues are rarely this cool, but at Canvas Club in the theatre-goers precinct of Woolloongabba, a hidden little vintage garden comes with custom cocktails and menus from $2,500. The Secret Garden is located behind Canvas Club and caters for 10 - 60 people amongst hanging green baskets and an eclectic decor of fanciful murals and posters.

The uber-cool cocktail & tapas bar delivers the very best in custom mixology and is a popular spot on Australia's bartending scene. Nestled in a heritage-listed building there are other private dining spaces to choose from inside and the entire venue can be booked for cocktail receptions of up to 150 guests.

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How to organise a budget wedding in Brisbane

Around 95% of couples planning a wedding on a budget experience what is commonly referred to as budget blowout. Comments like "it only happens once" are rife amongst wedding chat groups as couples grapple with the unexpected cost of weddings. Quote shock is a well known phenomenon in the wedding industry. 

The good news is, it is entirely possible to plan a wedding on a budget in Brisbane, and stick to it! You simply need an organised approach, access to insider tips & tricks and a direct line to Brisbane's latest wedding deals. But first up, lets make sure we're on the same page when referring to "cheap weddings" and the actual cost of weddings in Brisbane.

What does a budget wedding in Brisbane cost?

The cheapest weddings in Brisbane include a ceremony and celebration that costs less than $10k. However most couples planning a budget friendly wedding in the city and surrounding areas have a higher budget that they'd like to stretch as far as it'll go. With bonus points for having leftover cash after the big day.

Just to clarify, a budget-friendly wedding doesn't mean your big day will look or feel cheap. Affordable weddings can look amazing, offer guests an amazing experience and leave you with incredible life long memories. It just takes a little careful planning.

Here are 6 savvy insider tips & tricks to help you plan the perfect and perfectly affordable big day.

6 Cost saving tips for Brisbane weddings

These 6 budget saving ideas are brought to you by Brisbane's best wedding planners. Use these tips to plan a wedding that fits your budget and maintains your sanity while doing so.

1. Set a realistic wedding budget

Trying to plan a $50k wedding on a $10k budget isn't a feat you'd expect the average first-time-getting-married couple to pull off on their iphones. It's the sort of feat a highly experienced wedding planner might achieve for their own wedding, with hard-earned savvy insights and a bucket of industry clout. 

For the rest of us, setting realistic expectations of what our budget buys might be a sobering reality, but saves time, money and sanity when it comes to pay the bills. The biggest decision that will impact your budget is which wedding venue to book.

Booking an appropriate wedding venue for your budget sets you up for financial success. Beware of booking a wedding venue that's a little out of budget with the intent of clawing that cash back elsewhere. The reality is, you will not claw it back. Here's some rough guidelines as to what kind of wedding venues are realistic with the following budgets... 

  • Weddings under $10k: Elopement venues, free wedding venues such as gardens, parks, beaches and backyards or fully furnished DIY venues such as halls & churches
  • Weddings under $20k: Private dining rooms at bars & restaurants, small function rooms in hotels, Ipswich venues, race courses, all inclusive chapels & churches
  • Weddings under $30k: All wedding venues above cater to $30k weddings.
2. Book an affordable wedding venue that's not a budget-shifter

Your budgeting spreadsheet will give you a calculated % of your overall wedding budget to spend on a wedding venue. But consider this. Your goal is to keep your entire wedding spend within your overall budget. When booking a wedding venue there will be flow-on effects to your overall budget that go beyond the simple line items of venue hire, food & beverage.

The most affordable wedding venues offer a cost saving over your entire budget through the benefits & inclusions they offer. For example, a beautiful location with stunning views or a venue with incredible decor will require less spend on styling and florals, whereas a venue that's cheaper by $4k might cost an extra $6k to style. Venues with tables & chairs and plates & cutlery included will save on hire fees.

3. Book an all-in-one wedding venue

Having your ceremony & reception at the same wedding venue saves you money in the following ways;

  • avoid two venue hire fees for two separate venues
  • no travel cost between wedding venues
  • reduced hours required when hiring a wedding photographer & videographer
  • duplicate use of any hire equipment, furniture or styling items
  • use of one set of in-house staff for venue set up
4. Book your wedding in Brisbane's cheap season

The cheapest time to get married in Brisbane is during the off-peak season which are the warmer & wetter months between November to March. As there are fewer weddings in Brisbane during these months, wedding venues often waiver the venue hire fee or give per head discounts. 

Like everywhere in Australia, mid-week weddings are often cheaper than weekend weddings in Brisbane. These dates are also far more available being less in-demand. Weddings booked within 4 months of your wedding date can also yield great discounts from wedding venues, because the likelihood of those last-minute dates being booked by someone else is slim and equals unexpected revenue for the venue.

5. A destination wedding near Brisbane can be cheaper than a Brisbane wedding

Destination wedding venues that require accommodation to be booked out can seem expensive at first, when in fact they're a super affordable option and are super fun & memorable spots to get married.

Typically, destination wedding venues have a minimum required accommodation spend. You don't have to pay this as its covered by your guests booking & paying for their own stay. If the venue doesn't offer split bills you can use a ticketing service like Eventbrite.

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