Brisbane’s 10 Best Rustic Wedding Venues (2019)
EDITOR'S CHOICE: We've handpicked the best of the best rustic wedding venues Brisbane has to offer to help you pick the right one for your big day.
The year-round warmth of Brisbane, Queensland, makes it a fantastic region for outdoor weddings, and we love rustic wedding venues, because their lovely grounds offer phenomenal views! Your guests will also appreciate that Brisbane and its wedding venues are easy to find and travel to, even for out-of-state and international guests. So, check out our favourite Brisbane rustic wedding venues! There’s something for everyone here—whether you’re looking for something casual or luxurious and elegant.
1. Factory 51
We love this Coorparoo, Queensland wedding venue because it somehow manages to marry together the urban, industrial, and elegant all into one stunning events space: The Workshop. You can bet you and your guests will be marvelling at the exposed brick, a gorgeous crystal chandelier, and high ceilings here. Also, you’ll be so relaxed and stress-free, because their dedicated events team will take care of every last detail for you.
Capacity: up to 156 seated,200 cocktail
Type: rustic, industrial
Entrust your special day to the experienced events team at this Mount Coot-tha, Queensland, rustic wedding venue. They offer several different packages, including breakfast and cocktails, so you can design and throw a fully customized wedding tailored to your tastes. You and your guests will love the amazing, panoramic views of the city skyline and the surrounding trees, which you can enjoy while you chow down on their on-site chef’s amazing food.
Capacity: not stated
Type: rustic, unique, restaurant
In Kalbar, Queensland, you can find a lovely little schoolhouse-turned-chapel that has been renovated and redesigned into a stunning rustic venue. The reception space, Black Hall, has a timber exterior strewn with twinkling fairy lights, and its interior features timber tables, oak chairs, and a large fireplace to keep you and your guests cozy and warm—even in the winter. They also have a new A/V system, including an Apple TV, which is perfect for showcasing your engagement photos!
Capacity: 80 in the White Chapel
Type: rustic, chapel
Brookfield, Queensland, is home to the gorgeous Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens, where you can have your wedding ceremony and reception in—you guessed it—the rainforest. This venue is suitable for and experienced in throwing weddings for large and small parties, as well as both casual and fancier events. You can opt for a ceremony in the rainforest, in a marquee, or their Treetops Room. They also host pop-up weddings!
Type: rustic, unique, rainforest, tropical
This Ocean View, Queensland, wedding venue prides itself on providing some of the most fantastic photo opportunities you can find in the state. Their on-site caterers (form their restaurant), also serves delicious meals and quality service, and they even offer cottages in their vineyard for your wedding night stay. Their indoors reception space has beautiful chandeliers and long tables, and the waterside gazebo is oh-so-romantic!
Capacity: 45 – 140 seated, up to 300 cocktail style
Type: rustic, winery, restaurant
This winery in Mount Cotton, Queensland, is family-owned and located so conveniently: only 30 minutes away from Brisbane! Their extensive groundsand restaurant are open to you and your guests, and we love that they employ sustainable winemaking practices. Host the rustic wedding that you’ve always been dreaming of at this award-winning venue, and make sure to take some photos in their “tank farm” and vineyards, with the gorgeous expanses of the Granite Belt as your backdrop!
Capacity: not stated
Type: rustic, winery
Burbank, Queensland, is home to an idyllic and luxurious wedding venue that offers several locations, including a waterfront ceremony space on the Leslie Harrison Reservoir. You can also opt to host your ceremony in the gazebo, gardens, or marquee, where you can still enjoy stunning views of the waters and bushland. If you choose the garden, the bride can make her grand entrance through the beautiful hibiscus entry!
Capacity: up to 160 round table, 200 rectangular. Marquee up to 320 with extension.
Type:rustic, garden, marquee
In Albion, Queensland, a waterfront wedding venue awaits you and your spouse-to-be. They hve on-site catering, fully-appointed bars, and several locations for your ceremony and reception, including the beer garden, museum, and bar deck. All their spaces are gorgeous, but we particularly love Substation No. 41 Rum Bar for cocktail style events, with its fantastic views. Set menus begin at $50 per person.
Capacity: up to 350 in Rum Bar, 30 seated & 50 standing on Staghorn Deck, 30 seated and 40 standing in Museum, 20 – 50 in front plaza, and 30 – 45 on the private deck.
Type: rustic, historic, waterfront, hotel
Don’t miss out on this Tamborine Mountain, Queensland wedding venue, especially if you love rainforests! You can host your ceremony right under the rainforest canopy in a stunning amphitheatre, by the lake, or in the garden. Then, your wedding reception can be held outdoors in the “Island Glade” (which has a waterfall and palm trees), in the restaurant, or in one of the indoor function rooms.
Capacity: 50+ Island Glade, 50 – 120 Sanctuary (indoors), up to 40 Miner’s Lantern (indoors)
Type: rustic, rainforest, unique
The Hillstone in St. Lucia, Queensland, is one of our all-time favourite wedding venues, and they’re so experienced—they’ve hosted more than 3,500 weddings! Between a golf course and parks, this gorgeous estate has 4 reception spaces and several outdoor wedding ceremony locations. The Grand View Room, for example, is fantastic for larger wedding parties, has its own terrace, 9 chandeliers, and a parquet dance floor! They often offer seasonal specials, so don’t hesitate!
Capacity: 350 seated & 800 cocktail in Grand View Room, 110 seated & 140 cocktail in Rosewood Room, 40 seated & 120 cocktail in Library Bar
Type: rustic, luxury, historic
We would suggest avoiding the summer months for your wedding festivities, as the tropical weather in Brisbane can be quite warm and rainy. However, many of these venues offer covered or indoor wedding ceremony and reception areas, if you’re looking to get married in the summer and have your heart set on a rustic wedding venue.
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