Scenic Rim Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues: Scenic Rim | Gold Coast Hinterland

Looking for a Scenic Rim wedding venue? Wedding venues in the Scenic Rim region of Queensland are world class destinations with the location being named by Lonely Planet as one of the globe's top 20 places to visit in 2022. And its not just the area's beautiful scenery that's a class above, Scenic Rim wedding venues are amongst Australia's best spots to say "I do".

Places to get married in the Scenic Rim include cute little chapels, picturesque private properties, hilltop acreage, farms, wineries, barns and sprawling resorts. The region is an idyllic spot for destination weddings with many venues providing accommodation onsite and a host of Airbnbs and holiday rentals readily available.

The Scenic Rim's topography offers a vast range of wedding backdrops from dense rainforest to lush green rolling hills, dramatic cliff escarpments, orchards, vineyards and heritage national parks. If you want to get back to nature and off-the-beaten-track, the Scenic Rim has wedding venues near patches of wilderness that are yet to be fully explored. Plantings from the Gondwana era still grow here.

Ceremony and reception venues in the Scenic Rim come in all price brackets to suit budgets of $70 - $500+ per head. The cheapest wedding venues are halls and off-the-beaten-track locations with simple but clean amenities. At the luxury end of the market are beautiful private estates, hatted retreats and exclusive-use 5 star resorts.

Here's a list of 16 amazing wedding venues in the Scenic Rim region of QLD.

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16 Best Scenic Rim Wedding Venues

White Chapel Kalbar Scenic Rim
1. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: 87 George Street, Kalbar, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 90
  • Wedding Packages: Ceremonies only, all inclusive

The historic White Chapel Kalbar is the quaintest country chapel in the Scenic Rim region of Queensland. The grand white doors of the beautifully restored church open to a romantic, blank canvas space that features original timber floors, vintage chandeliers, classic white bentwood chairs and a modern-gothic, back-lit altar.

White Chapel offers venue hire for wedding ceremonies and elopements and includes access to the gardens for wedding photos. Behind the chapel is an intimate reception venue aptly titled Black Hall, which offers all inclusive packages as an optional extra to ceremonies in the chapel. 

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Black Hall Kalbar
2. Black Hall Scenic Rim

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

Located behind the historic White Chapel Kalbar, Black Hall is an aptly named, intimate reception venue that opens onto an outdoor barn bar in the pretty gardens. You can hire Black Hall exclusive for your wedding reception or together with White Chapel for an all in one wedding destination in the Scenic Rim.

In addition to the Black Hall and White Chapel, the owner also has a luxury Airbnb style property just down the road called Herrmann House which sleeps 8 guests. To get you & your guests to and from the wedding venues there's a 1948 Bentley and White Chapel's private bus.

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Rosewood Estate Scenic Rim Wedding Venue
3. Rosewood Estate

  • Location: 1339 Beechmont Road, Beechmont, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: DIY & BYO

Located high on Lamington Plateau in the Scenic Rim region, Rosewood Estate enjoys spectacular views across vast stretches of world heritage-listed National Park. Ceremony sites at this incredible place offer a choice of panoramic backdrops from the Gold Coast to South Stradbroke Island and Numinbah Valley.

The 250 acre farm features an elegant, completely clear marquee with permanent wood flooring, an outdoor dance floor and romantic festoon lighting. The onsite homestead provides accommodation for 2 nights and conveniently has 2 seperate areas for getting ready.

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Spicers Hidden Vale Wedding Venue

4. Spicers Hidden Vale

  • Location: 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester, QLD 4340
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: 34 Rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Weddings at the historic homestead of Spicers Hidden Vale share the sprawling 12,000 acre landscape with a wonderful variety of local wildlife, rolling hills and lush bushland. The picturesque property offers an all-in-one wedding destination in the Scenic Rim region, less than an hour from Brisbane and Toowoomba.

Spicers Hidden Vale has 6 ceremony and reception venues onsite that include intimate private dining rooms catering for micro weddings with as few as 25 guests. Expect old world elegance, rustic settings, paved forecourts, outdoor dance floors, and all inclusive packages with accommodation in Queenslander style cottages. 

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The Kooralbyn Valley Resort
5. The Kooralbyn Valley Resort

  • Location: Kooralbyn, QLD 4285
  • Capacity: 1,000
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The picturesque Kooralbyn Valley Resort is located in the heart of the Scenic Rim surrounded by picturesque lakes, native bushland and rolling green hills. The resort features hotel style accommodation, swimming facilities, an international golf course, day spa and a variety of indoor & outdoor wedding ceremony and reception spaces to seat up to 1,000 guests.

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Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat QLD
6. Sine Cera Retreat

  • Location: 412-422 Main Creek Road, Cougal, NSW 2474
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 100
  • Venue Hire: $4,200+

Set on 200 acres of historic forest surrounded by tree species remaining from the Gondwana era, Sine Cera Retreat's untouched natural environment is one of the most unique wedding locations in the Scenic Rim. Awe inspiring bushland ridges, deep rainforest gullies and a forest cacophony of bird song create a stunning backdrop for weddings nestled in nature.

Sine Cera Retreat is an affordable wedding destination with accommodation for your entire guest list onsite. There's a blank canvas reception hall with commercial kitchen facilities available to the caterer of your choice including fridges and a back up generator. Venue hire starts at $4,200 per day with all accommodation included.

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Cedar Creek Hinterland Wedding Wedding
7. Cedar Creek Estate

  • Location: 104-144 Hartley Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive + micro weddings

Cedar Creek Estate is one of several vineyards in the Scenic Rim region with purpose built wedding venues onsite. Three ceremony sites include a non-denominational sandstone chapel with pretty outlook over the vines, manicured gardens and a picturesque lakeside arbor.

Cedar Creek Estate offers the option of ceremony-only wedding packages and micro lunch weddings with up to 20 guests. For larger celebrations the reception venue seats 120 and comes with an outdoor terrace and affordable, all-inclusive wedding packages including in-house DJ. 

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Hampton Estate Scenic Rim
8. Hampton Estate Wines 

  • Location: 52 Bartle Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hampton Estate Wines is a family owned winery and wedding destination located in the hinterland at Mount Tamborine. The picturesque scenic rim wedding venue encompasses 3 main indoor spaces including an incredible Glasshouse which features 360 degree views to the Gold Coast for your wedding ceremony.

Hampton House provides a light-filled fireside space for elegant weddings complete with a grand descending staircase. Downstairs, a brand new Whiskey Bar now offers a contemporary and moody space for intimate weddings in exposed brick surrounds.

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Shambala Estate Gold Coast Hinterland
9. Shambala Estate

  • Location: 104 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 180
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Formerly known as Tamborine Gardens, Shambala Estate is a completely secluded garden sanctuary set on 5 acres of tropical rainforest. Proudly carbon neutral and powered by solar, the estate offers an environmentally friendly location for your wedding with a unique selection of spaces.

Wedding venues include the only non-denomination chapel on Tamborine Mountain, a gazebo garden, a fountain atrium and intimate waterfall grotto. Reception venues include a pavilion that seats 80 and a grand ballroom for up to 180 seated guests.

All inclusive wedding packages cater for elopements with two people right up to cocktail functions of 300. 

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Cedar Creek Lodges Mt Tamborine QLD
10. Cedar Creek Lodges

  • Location: Cedar Creek Falls Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272
  • Capacity: 50 - 300
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Located in Tamborine Mountain at Thunderbird Park and set amongst palm groves and rainforest, Cedar Creek Lodges is a quintessential Scenic Rim wedding venue. The 114 hectare property oozes tranquility in its nature-reserve surrounds and is a relaxing spot for destination weddings with accommodation for everyone in self contained lodges.

There are three unique reception venues each featuring a lush rainforest backdrop on the banks of Cedar Creek. Expect huge timber decks, high airy roofs and an outdoor amphitheater with all spaces immersing guests in the beautiful nature of the region. 

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Coolibah Downs Weddings Hinterland
11. Coolibah Downs

  • Location: 41 Mount Nathan Road, Mount Nathan, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 14
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Offering a slightly smaller & more intimate destination for Scenic Rim weddings, Coolibah Downs is a boutique private estate on 10 garden acres. The grounds feature manicured lawns which provide an outdoor location for wedding ceremonies and there's also a traditional style wedding chapel with modernised stone features. 

The reception venue is a romantic silk lined marquee which has an adjoining outdoor croquet lawn and comes with fully inclusive catering packages. Ceremony only wedding packages are available as well as micro wedding luncheons for under 40 guests. 

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The Bower Gold Coast
12. The Bower Estate

  • Location: 3165 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Natural Bridge, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • All inclusive wedding packages

The Bower Estate is a 120 acre property that offers beautiful Scenic Rim weddings in a flexible range of packages. Immersed amongst the dramatic cliffs and lush bushland of Springbrook & Lamington National Parks, the estate is a spectacular location for destination weddings with dramatic scenery as your backdrop.

Facilities at The Bower include a clear-roofed, fairy lit marquee nestled amongst the trees, hilltop, lawn & garden ceremony areas, a cottage with huge verandah that fits 100 people standing and sleeps 10 and photo backdrops galore. Wedding packages are all inclusive of onsite catering with accommodation optional.

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Laurenvale Estate Scenic Rim
13. Laurenvale Estate

  • Location: 28 Elizabeth Street, Aratula, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8 (offsite) 
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $6,990+

Laurenvale Estate is one of 3 private properties to hire for weddings belonging to the Scenic Rim Wedding Venues Collection. Exclusively available for wedding ceremonies & photos, the 100 spectacular acres offers stunning country views with The Great Dividing Range as your backdrop.

Within 15 minutes drive are the Collection's other two wedding locations - Blackwood Barn for your reception & neighbouring Whitewood Cottage that sleeps 8 guests. The venue hire fee ranges from $6,990 - $8,190 and includes exclusive access to all 3 addresses, furniture & set up of your ceremony & reception and 2 nights accommodation.

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Blackwood Barn SE QLD
14. Blackwood Hall

  • Location: 28 Elizabeth Street, Aratula, QLD 4309
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 8
  • Wedding Venue Hire: $6,990+

Blackwood Barn is one of 3 private properties in the Scenic Rim Wedding Venues Collection and provides the location for your wedding reception. The brand new barn features a modern rustic finish with polished wooden floors, deluxe chandeliers and a mezzanine stage dance floor.

Next door to Blackwood Barn and included in the venue hire fee is Whitewood Cottage which sleeps 8 guests for 2 nights. A further 15 minutes up the road is Laurenvale Estate where you can have your wedding ceremony and photos on a 100 acre private country property.

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Beechmont Estate, The Paddock Restaurant, Luxury Pavilions & King Cabins
15. Beechmont Estate

  • Location: 422 Binna Burra Road, Beechmont, QLD 4211
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 50+
  • Wedding Packages: Tailored & inclusive

If its experiential foodie places you’re looking for, Beechmont Estate is one of the best wedding venues in the Scenic Rim. The onsite reception venue The Paddock is a chef hatted restaurant that serves a paddock-to-plate wedding menu paired with a matching beverage package.

Beechmont Estate is an ideal location for destination weddings with luxury accommodation in 1 bedroom and studio pavilions and cabins for all guests within walking distance of the restaurant. Celebrating the idyllic country surrounds with floor to ceiling windows, The Paddock delivers a wow-factor experience for guests both in service and location. 

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Skyline Farmhouse Destination Weddings
16. Skyline Farmhouse

  • Location: 303 I Zahnow Rd, Rosevale, QLD 4340
  • Capacity: 16
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 16
  • Venue Hire: Min 3 nights

Skyline Farmhouse is a unicorn for couples seeking an Airbnb style wedding venue in the Scenic Rim. Sleeping up to 16 guests in 7 luxury bedrooms and with indoor & outdoor spaces perfect for celebrating, the farmhouse caters perfectly for intimate micro weddings.

The farmhouse is the centrepiece on 755 acres of lush farmland with cattle, alpacas and chickens sharing the address with you. There’s no neighbours within earshot and hence there’s no curfew, so you’re free to party the night away next to the pool or fire pit. The giant kitchen is perfect for use by commercial caterers. BYO drinks & styling.

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Scenic Rim Wedding Locations

Scenic Rim wedding venues are located in a vast circular area of South East Queensland that stretches west from the Gold Coast Hinterland, taking in the pretty towns of Kalbar, Boonah and Beaudesert. Notable landmarks in the region include the Great Dividing Range, Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park, all of which have picturesque wedding venues in their vicinity.

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