Ceremony and reception in one location? Winning. But how about a gorgeous wedding venue that pulls off a triple act of ceremony, reception and accommodation in one place? Perfection.
Spend extra time with your loved ones and dial down logistics stress with a one-stop wedding venue. We’ve rounded up a collection of Queensland’s best wedding venues with accommodation to get you started.
[Feature image: Castaways Resort & Spa]
Hot tip: Most venues offer an accommodation discount when you book your wedding or may even throw in a free night for the happy couple. Don’t forget to ask or check the fine print for all the sleepover details.
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Gold Coast
If you’re looking for five-star Gold Coast accommodation, then pull up a sun lounger at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa. Here you can keep the whole party together in style with a choice of 200 guest rooms offering ocean or mountain views plus 23 sumptuous suites. And can confirm: they offer discounts on their hotel ‘room blocks’! Strike a pose on the grand staircase or head down to the beach for a sunset photo session then take the party poolside or into the JW Marriott’s Grand Ballroom.
Ocean View Estates, Mt Mee
A winery venue with charming accommodation awaits in the rolling hills of Ocean View, just 45 kilometres from Brisbane. The expansive grounds (150 glorious acres to be exact) of Ocean View Estates showcase luscious vistas, rustic backdrops galore and two delightful cottages: one-bedroom Cabernet and two-bedroom Shiraz. Both boast stunning views over the vineyard and lake and a cosy fireplace inside. If you need more room, the five-bedroom Winemakers Cottage is located just 50 metres from the winery and restaurant. And it’s even pet friendly! Cheers to that.
Fitzroy Island Resort, Tropical North Queensland
For those destination wedding vibes (no passport required), head to Fitzroy Island, a tropical gem just off the Cairns mainland. You’ll have plenty of wedding accommodation options — from cabins, bungalows and suites to a four-bedroom penthouse perfect for bridal parties. You’ll also have exactly no trouble finding an incredible backdrop for your “I do” with scenic ceremony sites, including the famous Nudey Beach. Celebrate island style with family and friends and keep the good times rolling with an unforgettable wedding weekend.
The Westin Brisbane, Brisbane CBD
If you’ve ever enjoyed a dip in The Westin Brisbane’s pool (hello, swim-up bar), you may already have this five-star hotel on your radar. Located just a bouquet toss from the Botanic Gardens, The Westin offers space for your entire guest list with modern rooms and spacious suites designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the city views. Indulge in pre-wedding pampering at Australia’s only Heavenly® Spa by Westin and celebrate in one of the hotel’s five stunning event spaces, including the elegant Westin Ballroom. Inner-city luxe.
Kingfisher Bay Resort, K’gari (Fraser Island)
When it comes to wedding accommodation (and epic sunsets), you’re spoiled for choice on the World Heritage-listed island of K’gari. Just off the coast of Hervey Bay, there’s plenty to do and space for the whole crew at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Guests can embrace the holiday feel in a range of resort rooms, villas and self-contained holiday houses that all offer access to the excellent resort facilities. Travelling with kids? This island idyll was voted one of Australia’s Top 10 Family Resorts in the Holidays with Kids Magazine 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. Why wouldn’t you linger longer?
See Sharna & Todd’s real wedding at Kingfisher Bay Resort in our Autumn issue (free to read!)
Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort, Sunshine Coast
Dreaming of a Noosa wedding? We’ve found just the spot to bring everyone together for a ceremony, reception and Sunshine Coast sleepover. Set on 53 hectares, Noosa Springs Golf and Spa enjoys a prime location between Noosa National Park and Lake Weyba, just minutes from Noosa Main Beach. Along with a choice of gorgeous ceremony spots and event spaces, the resort offers stylish and well-equipped one and two-bedroom apartments. Check in, relax and enjoy the excellent facilities, including an 18-hole championship golf course, heated pool, and world-class day spa at this notable Noosa venue.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
Absolute beachfront? Five-star accommodation? Prime Gold Coast location? The superb Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort ticks every box for a seaside celebration — we love a wedding venue where you can meet guests at the swim-up bar! Step straight onto the sand or explore the lagoons and tropical gardens for your wedding photos before celebrations in one of the many stylish event spaces. Then soak up the relaxed resort vibe with a Sheraton sleepover in a wide range of rooms and suites, including sumptuous ocean-view suites and villas. What a treat.
Best Western Plus North Lakes Hotel, North Brisbane
Falling in love with this lakeside venue is even easier when you know there’s plenty of bridal party accommodation, guest accommodation and parking all conveniently located onsite! As well as a choice of function spaces, most with views over the lovely Lake Eden, Best Western Plus North Lakes Hotel offers well-equipped guest rooms and luxury suites. Need a bit more space? See their one and two-bedroom apartments just 100 metres away. A stress-less choice for a beautiful Queensland wedding.
Castaways Resort & Spa, Mission Beach
It’s hard to beat absolute beachfront —and we’ve found a wedding venue with accommodation that offers direct access to the sand! Located between Townsville and Cairns, Castaways Resort & Spa is a little slice of Queensland paradise. Leave any wedding stress behind at Drift Spa, soak up the Coral Sea vistas at your toes-in-the-sand ceremony, then celebrate in the BUKO restaurant or marquee-style Palm Events Centre. Your loved ones can all stay and play as accommodation spans beachfront rooms, rainforest rooms, self-contained apartments, and even a private beachside villa.
The Island, Gold Coast
Looking for wedding accommodation on the Gold Coast? Head to the coast’s coolest new destination, The Island. For starters, you’ll have a choice of superb venues, including two penthouse rooms, an ocean-view terrace, the marquee-style Glasshouse and late-night haunt Duke’s Parlour (perfect for the after-party). Then there’s the pool, rooftop bar and proximity to the best of the GC. But the clincher is the accommodation: 98 stylish guest rooms including roomy King Suites with private balconies and views of downtown Surfers or the Gold Coast Hinterland.
See this gorgeous styling shoot at the Island Glasshouse.