Beachfront and riverside venues for a Noosa wedding

Venues // by QB

A world-class beach, tropical gardens, a postcard-perfect river and a relaxed atmosphere – it’s easy to see why Noosa is a cherished destination for weddings. Love the idea of tying the knot here, by the water? We’ve rounded up six wonderful venues that will really set the scene for your special day.

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Jade-&-Ben-_745Bistro C, Hastings Street

If you picture your dream wedding as a big dinner party by the water with a warm and intimate ambience, prepare to fall in love with Bistro C. Beloved for its gourmet cuisine and spectacular location, the Noosa venue sits on iconic Hastings Street and is blessed with direct access to Main Beach. Toast the occasion on powder-white sands before indulging in chef-prepared fare and enjoying ocean breezes in Bistro C’s stylish private dining room. With all the elements for a beach chic celebration, this incredible venue will make your guests – whether local or from out of town – feel as if they’re at an all-out destination wedding.

LocaleNoosaLocale Ristorante & Bar, Hastings Street

Just moments from Bistro C, Locale Ristorante & Bar also boasts a fantastic Hastings Street location and is a winner for foodie couples. With an ever-changing seasonal menu created with the freshest local produce, the venue is a renowned Italian restaurant that knows how to host a next-level party. With lush garden surrounds and proximity to Main Beach, Locale is tucked away in its own protected corner of Noosa’s most famous street. For an unforgettable wedding, tie the knot by the water or in a beautiful garden and explore the town’s natural beauty in a sunset photo-session before joining guests for espresso martinis or aperol spritzes at Locale. Cheers to you two!

Noosa-Boathouse-03Noosa Boathouse, Noosaville

Seeking a venue that’s right on the water? Situated just minutes from the town’s heart, Noosa Boathouse literally floats on the Noosa River and offers amazing water views – especially at sunset! Kick things off by arriving at your own reception by a private gondola or ferry your guests over after a scenic cruise (with Champagne, of course). Once you’ve pulled up at the venue’s jetty, cross a romantic boardwalk lit by festoon lights and treat loved ones to delicious seafood in Noosa Boathouse’s spacious River Room, top-level Sunset Bar or outdoor Eastern Deck.

Ricky's-River-Bar-and-Restaurant01Ricky’s River Bar & Restaurant, Noosa Heads

Another stellar option for those wanting to arrive by boat, Ricky’s River Bar & Restaurant in Noosa Heads looks out over the tranquil Noosa River and a gorgeous park. Inside, the venue lets its picture-perfect surrounds stand out by keeping the colour palette clean and modern (think crisp white hues and polished timber), creating an ideal setting for sampling exquisite fare and refreshing cocktails.

Riverdeck-RestaurantThe River Deck Restaurant and Bar, Noosa Marina

Featuring panoramic river views from every angle, The River Deck Restaurant and Bar adds a little glamour to your special day with its Noosa Marina location (yes, you can arrive here by boat, too). Great for formal dining and laid-back cocktail parties, the venue takes pride in serving fresh, seasonal cuisine and delectable seafood. Add to the mix an extensive wine list and you’ve got a gourmand’s heaven.

Rebecca-Colefax-Photography---Rinique-Hendrie-Wedding--53Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort, Noosa Heads

For a waterfront Noosa venue of another kind, escape the main areas and celebrate the occasion at Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort. Situated by beautiful Lake Weba and fringed by dense bushland, the venue is only 10 minutes south of Hastings Street but feels as if it’s in a world of its own. Exchange vows by the lake or in Noosa Springs’ emerald gardens before raising a glass in one of the venue’s lovely reception spaces. And cap everything off by inviting friends and family to stay in one of Noosa Springs’ sumptuous apartments or private holiday homes. It’s all there for you to enjoy.

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Feature image: Bistro C