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Best Wedding Locations in Australia … here’s 10 of them

Selecting the best location for your wedding is much easier said than done. The space needs to check so many boxes – accommodation and amenities for you and your guests, a good catering service for a variety of food and drink options, and a plan in case the weather starts acting up that day. It also has to be a place that represents you as a couple and is absolutely beautiful for those perfect wedding photos. So whether you’re after those country vibes or prefer a coastal getaway, you’ll definitely find the perfect setting that matches your wedding theme in this list we’ve devised JUst married at one of thev best wedding locations with Brisbane Celebrantsome of the best wedding locations in Australia

While you are planning your location, now is also the perfect time to lock in your wedding celebrant. Getting to know couples in the early stages of their planning ensures that ceremonies can be catered to their liking and individual personalities.

Glenmore Country Estate

This is a private, country venue with five-star treatment for both you and your guests. Glenmore Country Estate is 3.5 hours north of Sydney, and gives you that luxurious country charm. It has accommodation that sleeps 8 and a country barn that can hold 100 guests, perfect if you want the simplicity of holding the ceremony and reception in one place.

St. Joseph’s Guest House

St Joseph’s Guest House is the creation of Steve Kavanagh, who saw the potential of the ruins of an 1800’s Catholic Church. Rich in history, this venue is the perfect place to have an intimate daytime wedding. They’re Guesthouse accommodates up to 10 people, and the venue itself can hold 60 guests.

The Brown Brothers Winery

More than just a vacation hotspot Brown Brothers Winery is the destination for those who want a simple and intimate outdoor wedding. The gorgeous vineyard location also has a beautiful view of Mt. Buffalo, which makes the perfect background for all those photos. Your ceremony can be held in their barnyard, and you can even include a wine tasting as part of the reception.

Projekt 3488

Designed for versatility, this venue has beautiful gardens for a cocktail reception and a cast iron fire pit for intimate connections. Projekt 3488 is an elegant, warm, inviting and inclusive space. It holds 150 guests for a cocktail style, or 110 guests if you want a seated dining experience. They will also help you along with your wedding plans as they offer dedicated event planning and styling services.

The Substation

One of Melbourne’s most exciting and exclusive events spaces, The Substation accommodates around 80 to a maximum of 200 guests. The venue lends itself to limitless creative opportunities as your wedding will be scheduled around their annual curated arts program.

Loyal Hope Of The Valley

For a classic, picturesque, and romantic wedding Loyal Hope of the Valley is your dream location. The hall features whitewashed walls, hardwood floors, and an art-deco styled bar. Not to mention the venue gets beautiful beams of natural light for all those stunning photo opportunities. Located in Brisbane’s fortitude valley, this is a blank canvas for you to decorate as much (or little) as you wish.

Fitzroy Island Resort

With 339 hectares of tranquil land, Fitzroy Island Resort is the perfect place to have a beach or resort wedding. You can have an intimate island wedding for just the two of you, or invite your friends and family to join you on one of their stunning ceremony areas. Choose from the Welcome Bay Beach, their lush tropical garden paradise, or even the Nudey Beach. Could this be one of the best wedding locations in Australia?

Museum Of Old And New Art (MONA)

For artsy couples whose love for the arts is outwon only by their love for each other, this is the wedding venue for you. The MONA has several function venues to choose from, all of which are guaranteed to impress your guests and make for stunning photos. Their luxury accommodations have a special rate just for the newlyweds. This feast for the eyes is just a short ferry ride away from Hobart.

Nedlands Yacht Club

If you want an idyllic summer wedding Nedlands Yacht Club is the perfect waterfront location for you. The venue can hold up to 500 people, and its spaces can be customized to however you want – their staff are flexible and can help you create a magical wedding day.

Kingsford Homestead

Just 45 minutes away from Adelaide is this exclusive venue. Located in the Barossa Valley, the scenery gives a sophisticated vibe that will show up on all your photos. However, Kingsford Homestead only caters a select number of weddings each year, so for a truly special ceremony you need to book this venue as soon as possible. Is this one of the best wedding locations in Australia?

Once you’ve found the perfect venue and have scheduled a date, why not schedule a boudoir photography session with Woman by Pierre to set the mood for your wedding day? The session will ease the stress from wedding planning and make the journey towards your wedding an exciting one, and both you and your partner will definitely appreciate the images!

Rainforest Retreat Wedding Venue with Brisbane Celebrant Michael Janz

Why should couples pay more attention to a perfect wedding venue?

One’s wedding is most preferably the most important day in one’s life. And why wouldn’t it be, it’s the day when you promise to be together with someone you love. The day is witnessed by friends and family and is followed by a lot of celebrations.
As soon as the couple is engaged, they start making a thousand plans for their big day. Be it in terms of the clothes, the flowers, the cake or the significant venue. It’s extremely important that each of these details is looked upon at with equal clarity. These combine to make or break the stance of the whole ceremony. You wouldn’t want your big day to be remembered as the day when all hell broke loose. It could be because of the bad food or because of the unplanned execution at the event. Every couple tries to put in all the efforts before their wedding and dreams to have a stress free wedding day.
This is where the wedding venue comes into the picture. Unlike what most couples do, one should prioritize the venue for their wedding. The reason, you ask? Well, because it takes up the most significant chunk up money and it covers a lot of small and big aspects of the wedding. Things like the atmosphere and the service you get are all indirectly related to the venue you have selected. No guest would be able to enjoy the lovely food and excellently planned playlist when mosquitoes and bugs bite them at your outdoor wedding.

Here are 4 reasons why couples should pay more attention to a perfect wedding venue:

1. A venue goes a long way in setting up the ambience you have in mind:

You probably have a particular ambience or atmosphere that you have in mind for your wedding. This could possibly also be related to the theme you have selected for your wedding. This tells a lot about the story you share with your partner and also about your preferences and personality. This complete built up would be dependent on the venue you select for yourself. Imagine you have a vintage theme in mind. You have planned your flowering, the cake and your dresses accordingly. Do you think it could go well if the only venue available to you is an uptown retro bar? It may not be the right place unless you are willing to spend a lot of time and money into redoing the whole setup.
Instead, you can decide on booking a location in advance or probably decide on a backyard wedding within an old museum or something. This certainly allows you flexibility and gives a lot of space for creativity.

2. The right venue will allow you to have better food and entertainment arrangements:

You need to understand that not all locations can inculcate all of your top ideas. However, when planned well in advance, a venue can make sure that it incorporates the best elements of your plan. Some venues will only allow you to have their own caterers while others are flexible. You wouldn’t want to know at the last moment that the caterer comes with a lot of restrictions. It’s wise to ask the venue what their policies regarding food and drinks are. Some couples have plans for fireworks or pets in their wedding day celebrations. Check in advance if your venue allows these requests.

3. Planning a venue well in advance allows you to stay within your budget:

There must be many other couples who would have planned their wedding on the same day as yours. This makes it just obvious that there will be a lot of demand for the most popular venues around your city. It could be that Church your parents got married at or that resort with tropical vibes. Venues can hold a lot of emotional value to some couples. And why wouldn’t they, after all, your wedding happens once and it deserves to be the best. You don’t want to wait till the last moment and pay more for the same venue. This might put you off track from your budget too. This is why it’s wise to book your venue as soon as you have decided on a date.

4. Having the right venue keeps you at peace amidst all that wedding planning chaos:

Weddings, though beautiful, come with their fair amount of stress. There’s a guest list, a wedding dress, catering arrangements, the meeting with an experienced celebrant and so much more. All these tasks need equal attention and all at the very same time. It’s wise to have a wedding checklist and schedule your tasks according to the number of months left for the wedding. This might seem like a small task but goes a long way in keeping things organized. The sooner you tick off things off your list, the sooner you will be able to relax. Booking a venue in advance will save you a lot of stress and will cover a lot of other tasks on the list. A good venue would ensure that the ambience is set and your guests get the service they deserve.

Author Bio

Bronte Price is Australia’s First Certified civil celebrant in Melbourne. He stands strongly for marriage equality and takes immense pleasure in marrying any couples in love. He has also co-founded The Equality Network to help wedding suppliers create a better wedding experience for LGBTI couples. He is a regular volunteer newsreader at Joy 94.9, and a member of GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organization for Business and Enterprise). Beyond this you will find him either in his organic backyard vegetable garden or taking walks with his fiancée Clint and their four legged fur baby – Bingo.