Brisbane, Queensland, is home to the Brisbane River and the beautiful Moreton Bay, which makes for plenty of great waterfront and beach wedding venue spaces in the area. Plus, the tropical climate, which offers some of the warmest days in all of Australia, provides the perfect setting for an outdoor beach wedding—perfect for a low-key, bohemian barefoot ceremony or something a little more fancy on the deck of a marina. There’s a beach wedding venue for each bride and groom, and their respective, unique tastes in Brisbane, but here are our top ten favourites.

Here is our editor’s choice list of the top 9 BEACH wedding venues in Brisbane!

Stunning Hamilton, Queensland, is home to a wedding venue that offers a private beach for your riverfront wedding ceremony. They offer both BYO and all-inclusive packages for your reception, which can be hosted indoors or outdoors. Also, their onsite chefs will work with you to design your dream wedding menu. You and your guests also have the option of arriving by ferry!

Capacity: up to 250

Type: beach, waterfront, café, restaurant

Address: 285 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton QLD 4006

Phone: 07 3172 0595

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Contact : Northshore Harbour

Beautiful views of Manly Harbour can be enjoyed in Manly, Queensland at the RQYS. You can say “I do” next to the marina, on the lawns, and take great wedding and bridal photography near the waters as well. Your reception can then be held in the Girdis or Flags Rooms. There is also access to the 4-star Manly Marina Cove Motel, which has 39 guest rooms.

Capacity: up to 260 on the lawn, 250 seated in Girdis, 120 seated in Flags.

Type: beach, waterfront, marina, yacht club

Address: 578 Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179

Phone: 07 3348 1000

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Contact : Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Margate, Queensland is home to a truly elegant wedding reception venue that offers a beach and garden ceremony space, as well as two indoor reception areas. They have a team of wedding coordinators and events teams that are happy to help you plan every last detail of your special day. Also, their award-winning food and chef will make you and your guests “mmm” over every morsel.

Capacity: up to 75 in the Regency, up to 110 in the Grande, and up to 50 on the decks

Type: beach, waterfront, restaurant

Address: 330 Oxley Ave, Margate QLD 4019

Phone: 07 3283 1833

Social: The Golden Ox Restaurant


Contact : The Golden Ox Restaurant

If you’ve imagined saying “I do” on a beautiful Island, check out Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island, Queensland. They have a number of spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, and fully customizable wedding packages that can be designed to meet your every wish and need. They also offer accommodations for you and your wedding guests (who will be able to enjoy a complimentary dolphin feeding).

Capacity: 300 for pavilion marquee, 250 for beach bonfire, 200 for function space

Type: beach, waterfront, island, resort

Address: Moreton Island QLD 4025

Phone: 07 3637 2152

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Contact : Tangalooma Island Resort

If you’re looking for great food and a fantastic waterside backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception, check out the Courthouse in Cleveland, Queensland. They have a great wedding coordinator and manager on site, who will help you plan your whole day. They offer daytime and twilight ceremonies, and their patio / courtyard as an option for inclement weather.

Capacity: up to 120

Type: beach, waterfront, restaurant

Address: 1 Paxton St, Cleveland QLD 4163

Phone: 07 3286 1386

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Contact : The Courthouse Restaurant

The Sebel in Margate, Queensland has so many gorgeous spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, including a terrace and “Margate Room,” which both offer breath-taking views of the waters (Moreton Bay) and surrounding area. Wedding packages start at $129 per person, and include two-course dinners, access to the room for 4 hours, and a wedding coordinator.

Capacity: up to 100 on terrace, up to 100 in room

Type: beach, waterfront, hotel

Address: 1 McCulloch Ave, Margate QLD 4019

Phone: 07 3448 3448

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Contact : The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach

A great beach wedding venue choice is Avenue Sixty Four Bayside in Brisbane, Queensland. The historic buildings and lovely grounds (Wynnum Golf Course) make for fantastic photo opportunities, and the reception will have great views as well through the huge windows or from the veranda. The packages come with 6 hour venue hire, a timber dance floor, and AV equipment. Plus, they don’t charge an extra fee for the room hire!

Capacity: 150 seated, 250 cocktail

Type: beach, waterfront, golf course

Address: 64 Stradbroke Ave, Wynnum QLD 4178

Phone: 07 3396 9000

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Contact : Avenue Sixty-Four

In Redcliffe, Queensland, you can find The Komo, which has three reception rooms available for your wedding festivities, as well as beachside wedding ceremony spaces where you can enjoy fantastic views of Moreton Bay. When you book your event here, the bride also gets a private room  (dressing room and ensuite restroom). They also offer accommodations for you and your guests.

Capacity: up to 180 seated, up to 300 cocktail

Type: beach, waterfront, hotel

Address: 99 Marine Parade, Redcliffe QLD 4020

Phone: 07 3284 6520

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Contact : The Komo

Address: 118 Eagle Terrace Sandgate, QLD 4017

Phone: 07 3869 0544

Social: The Full Moon Hotel


Contact : The Full Moon Hotel

 

Parting Notes

When you opt for any of the lovely wedding venues listed above, or whether you find your own beach wedding venue, you may wish to avoid the summer months. Brisbane is quite warm year-round, but the summers can reach a high of 30oC, which could be uncomfortable for you and your guests unless you are planning an evening wedding. Further, the summer months experience more precipitation than the other seasons. We suggest hosting your festivities in the winter or spring instead.

 


 

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