Queensland’s Top Hinterland Wedding Venues for Enchanting Celebrations

Venues // by The QB Team

Queensland has breathtaking hinterland locations stretching from Gold Coast locations like Beechmont and Mount Tamborine to Brisbane Valley and further north to quaint towns like Maleny and Montville on the Sunshine Coast. With sigh-inducing views, blissfully cool(er) climates and a real escaped-from-it-all atmosphere, these hinterland venues offer not just a backdrop for the ceremony but also a unique atmosphere that sets the stage for a truly memorable reception celebration.

Here are a few of our favourite hinterland wedding venues for an enchanting Queensland celebration …

RealWedding_Brianna_Craigie_14Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery

With plenty of old-world charm, Cedar Creek Estate on picturesque Mount Tamborine (an hour south of Brisbane and 45 minutes north of the Gold Coast) is perfect for romantics. Keep the day classic and elegant with a ceremony in the venue’s Sandstone Chapel, or take in glorious surroundings as you say “I do” on a pier overlooking a lake. Top it all off with photos in Cedar Creek’s vineyards and manicured gardens before joining guests for a reception in the venue’s Cedar Room. With incredible vineyard views, it’s a great canvas for showcasing your personal style.

Close enough to the city to be convenient but just far enough to escape the hustle and bustle, Cedar Creek Estate is also ideal for fantastic weekend-long celebrations. Located just moments from some of Mt Tamborine’s top attractions, the venue also offers the help of an onsite coordinator to make sure everything comes together perfectly. QB approves!

Preston-Peak-Wedding-Pavilion-01Preston Peak Winery

Feeling as if its in a world of its own while only being two hours’ drive from Brisbane, Toowoomba’s Preston Peak Winery ticks all the boxes for a hinterland wedding. Picture-perfect green lawns, marvellous valley views, an enchanting chapel, talented staff, and enticing cuisine are all on offer at this lovely venue.

Making your wedding a luxurious experience from start to finish, Preston Peak invites brides to get ready with their bridal party in their special Bridal Cottage before walking down the aisle. After making things official in the venue’s all-weather Wedding Tree Pavilion, couples can wander the grounds for photos before feasting on scrumptious fare prepared by an experienced team of chefs – paired with Preston Peak’s wines, of course!

Melissa-Mark-Wedding-by-All-the-Love-in-the-World-Photography-Sunshine-Coast-Australian-HR-455Spicers Clovelly Estate

One of Queensland’s most cherished hinterland locations, Montville (90 minutes north of Brisbane) is home to the beautiful Spicers Clovelly Estate. This elegant setting is utterly idyllic, a timeless venue with jacaranda- and maple-dotted gardens.

Cap off an outdoor ceremony with a reception catered by the venue’s award-winning team from The Long Apron, plus a relaxing stay onsite in one of the sumptuous cottages.

Secrets-on-the-LakeSecrets on the Lake

Another brilliant Montville venue, Secrets on the Lake (90 minutes north of Brisbane) is a unique venue with plenty of personality. Overlooking Lake Baroon, this heavenly hideaway features rainforest surroundings, carved decks that are perfect for ceremonies, rockpools and plenty of onsite accommodation.

If you want to tie the knot indoors, the venue’s colonial-style Lakehouse has plenty to impress couples – think chandelier lighting and a grand internal balcony. But the most popular option at Secrets on the Lake is to say “I do” on the expansive deck, with magical lake views as a backdrop. Sigh.

Clear-Mountain-LodgeClear Mountain Lodge Spa & Vineyard

If you’re looking for a hinterland venue not too far from Brisbane’s city, find the perfect place at Clear Mountain Lodge Spa & Vineyard. Just 45 minutes from the CBD, this superb venue offers warm hospitality, panoramic mountain views (hence the name), magnificent bushland surrounds and fantastic onsite accommodation.

Have your ceremony in the gardens overlooking the D’Aguilar Ranges and Lake Samsonvale for a memorable celebration. Make sure you book a little ‘unwind’ time the day before and indulge in a pamper session with your bride tribe at the venue’s spa.

RW-Holly-JesseWeddings at Tiffany’s

Maleny’s Weddings at Tiffany’s (90 minutes north of Brisbane) provides all the elements needed for a stellar hinterland wedding. Boasting a straight-from-a-fairytale non-denominational chapel with terrific valley views, the venue lets you enjoy the beauty of an outdoor wedding without getting your hairdo messed up. Amen to that!

Also known for its delightful photo ops (you’ll find amazing gardens here), Weddings at Tiffany’s invites couples to party the night away with guests in their Queenslander-style reception venue. Expect marvellous fare and dedicated wedding coordinators with serious attention to detail.

Brook-and-James-Wedding-Flaxton-Gardens-0717Flaxton Gardens

The award-winning Flaxton Gardens (90 minutes north of Brisbane) is hard to go past regarding amazing Sunshine Coast hinterland venues. With views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Bay, the venue has a vineyard and an array of beautiful ceremony and reception settings. Whether you exchange vows in the venue’s pristine gardens or underneath its enchanting arbour, a wedding at Flaxton Gardens will surely be truly special.

The venue’s rustic Barrel Room is a popular option for receptions and doubles as a ceremony location. Adorned with chandeliers and with a special deck for live entertainment,the space adds a touch of countryside romance to any celebration. Add to the mix onsite accommodation, delectable food and expert staff, and an amazing venue for tying the knot

St Bernard’s Hotel image sourced via Daisy and the Duke.