Nothing says love like the perfect wedding venue. The setting, the comfort, and the ambience play a big role in crafting the perfect day for a happy couple. After all, to celebrate the love between you and your partner, you want to feel completely happy in the space.

While riding the excitement high of getting engaged, you and your partner will be keen to dive into wedding planning details. There are many things to think about to make sure you day is perfect and dream-like. From the guest list to the catering company, your to-do list is going to grow quickly!

Get a head start on planning your wedding by thinking about where you want the venue to be. Find some inspiration around the Gold Coast with some of these beautiful and top rated venues.


Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences is a luxury resort ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions on the Gold Coast. With sweeping white sands and its endless waterfront vistas, this venue creates limitless photo opportunities and can accommodate a variety of layouts for wedding celebrations of all shapes and sizes.

Event spaces available for booking include expansive indoor banquet halls with elegant finishes and outdoor spaces overlooking Surfers Paradise Beach to one side and the Surfers Paradise skyline to the other. A team of dedicated wedding planners, coordinators, and custom caterers is provided in-house, creating an atmosphere of bespoke luxury and opulence.

Guests and loved ones can enjoy the relaxing day spa, the pristine pools, and the outdoor lounging areas perfect for basking in the glowing sun at Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences.

Price: Available upon enquiry

Type of Venue: Hotel/Resort

Contact : Hilton Surfers Paradise

With the quaint Cowbell Creek as your background and rustic style farmhouse for the festivities to get underway, this is a gorgeous countryside retreat for a wedding. Trees, animals, and the natural elements come together to bring an amazing wedding day to life.

The unique property lights up at night with the farmhouse coming to life. It is a spacious venue for a sit down meal or cocktail style event. There are many photo opportunities throughout the sprawling property.

Price: Available upon enquiry

Type of Venue: Farmhouse, countryside, outdoors

Address: 390 Austinville Rd, Austinville QLD 4213

Contact : Tracey

Hosting up to 90 guests with stunning interior and exterior design, Braeside Chapel is a perfect place for an intimate wedding. The traditional wooden pews maintain a timeless feel while the modern features such as air conditioning ensure total comfort for guests.

There is a special magic to the 120 year old property with stories at every turn. It is a picturesque, tranquil, and private destination to have your own wedding story captured.

Price: Prices vary depending on individual weddings

Type of Venue: Garden wedding, intimate, unique

Address: 251 Gooding Dr, Merrimac QLD 4226

Contact : Braeside Chapel

Address: Gold Coast Springbrook Rd & Boomerang Rd, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213

  • Ecostudio_Fellini

This stunning studio has a range of wedding packages available to suit all needs for the happy couple. With personal touches such decorated tables and fairy lights, it is easy to create the perfect ambience for your dream day.

The wedding packages make it easy to plan your perfect day. There are four lodges available for guest accommodation. The use of facilities such as a giant chess board will ensure no one gets bored throughout the day.

Price: Packages differ in price

Type of Venue: Natural, elegant, bespoke

Contact : Anna

Address: 257 Golden Four Dr, Bilinga QLD 4225

  • Bilinga Beach Weddings

For private, natural, and elegant weddings, Bilinga Beach has a top venue destination. Ideally situated by the beach with picturesque coastal views, Bilinga Beach boasts a spacious function room.

The colours of the setting are perfect with crisp, white sand, sparkling blue waters, and lush green plants. This is a gorgeous destination for an intimate wedding ceremony in a modern and comfortable building.

Price: Four wedding packages available of varying price

Type of Venue: Intimate, waterview

Contact : Julie

Address: 41 Mount Nathan Rd, Mount Nathan QLD 4211

  • Coolibah Downs

This private estate is tucked away on 10 acres of lush property in the Gold Coast Hinterlands. With picturesque views and lush gardens, there is no better place for love to blossom into a lifelong commitment.

The property features a wedding planner, a chapel, and a spacious garden. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space for a large number of guests. A gorgeous permanent outdoor marquee is the perfect table setting for the wedding party with fairy lights to set the mood.

Price: Packages and specials available upon request

Type of Venue: Outdoor, garden, rustic

Contact : Coolibah Downs

Address: 10 Bains Rd, Currumbin Valley QLD 4223

  • Sol_Gardens

Situated amongst the rolling hills of the Currumbin Valley, Sol Gardens is a nature lover’s paradise. The lush gardens are shrouded in privacy and have a range of unique plants and trees. There is also a gorgeous flowing creek which makes for the perfect colour contrast in wedding photos.

Sol Gardens offers a range of wedding packages. The venue will be yours to enjoy your special day with those who matter most in an intimate, romantic affair.

Price: Ceremony only: $2,100

Type of Venue: Gardens, outdoor, natural

Contact : Sol Gardens

Address: 10 Evergreen Ct, Parkwood QLD 4214

  • Evergreen_Garden_Venue

Evergreen and ever lovely, this gorgeous garden provides an ambient backdrops for lovers to make their lifelong commitment. There are a range of wedding packages available, such as a garden party or ceremony only, so that there are choices for all different couples.

The privately owned garden sits on 1 ¼ of an acre of lush green plants and natural elements. There are paved pathways, a trickling fish pond, and blueberry lane which offer perfect backdrops for those all important wedding photos.

Price: Prices varying with packages

Type of Venue: Garden, marquee, outdoors

Contact : Evergreen Garden Venue

Address: 1291 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221

  • Pacific Weddings

For a beach style wedding with the ocean singing songs of love, Pacific Beach Function Centre is the perfect destination. The property has a private section with stunning beach views. It is used only for the wedding party so offers privacy in an open space.

There is also a licensed function room which takes care of all the eating and drinking needs of guests. There is nothing like a coastal wedding and this venue can make it a reality.

Price: Available upon enquiry

Type of Venue: Waterview, outdoors

Contact : Kate


Address: 4 Lavarack Rd, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218


Atmosphere and ambience combine in this organic industrial space. Overlooking Nobby Bay, a beautiful tone is created for a wedding celebration to commence. The location is ideally located on the foreshore of the beach, offering a private sandy retreat.

There are a range of spaces available inside the building. The Loft has ample seating space for up to 50 guests. The Oceanside space can host up to 80 guests. The rooms are vibrant for intimate affairs.

Price: Available upon request

Type of Venue: Contemporary, water view, intimate

Contact : Danny

Address: Units 7&8 49 Upton St Gold Coast, QLD 4217


With a unique twist on wedding venues, this is a location that transforms from a Barber Shop during the day to a function venue at request. The aesthetics are unlike anywhere else, with reclaimed wood and exposed beams setting an unprecedented ambience.

There are antique furniture lining the place and artistic features to create an enjoyable backdrop. The courtyard provides stunning views of Surfers Paradise. Props, furnishings, and decor make for fun and fantastic photo opportunities.

Price: Venue hire packages available

Type of Venue: Unique, intimate, contemporary

Contact : Nicoletta

Address: Gunnamatta Ave, Kingscliff NSW 2487


For unbeatable coastal views and privacy on the beach, this destination is a great choice. The stunning beach scenery makes a perfect backdrop for couples to unite in their love. With catered menus available, all wedding types will be well fed here.

There are options for cocktail style receptions, sit down buffet meals, or plated meals served in style. From lush, tropical gardens to white, sandy beaches, there is sure to be something to appeal to a wide variety of tastes here.

Price: Depends on wedding type and style

Type of Venue: Ocean views, catered

Contact :

Address: Hope Island QLD 4212


From the moment you pass over the Venetian Bridge, you know you’ve made a great choice with this venue. This is an elegant wedding setting with a gorgeous Clubhouse. There are endless facilities on hand to make sure your day is well equipped for perfection.

The Grand Ballroom brings with it a regal air. Guests will dine in comfort and luxury thanks to the world-class cuisine options. There are manicured gardens for ample photo opportunities to capture every moment of perfection.

Price: Available upon request

Type of Venue: Elegant, scenic

Contact : Links Hope Island

Address: Markeri St &, Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218


Special memories are made to be created at Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters Resort. This is a one stop destination for a perfect wedding day. From ceremony to reception, everything is taken care of here.

The poolside creates the perfect space for a ceremony. There are three bright and vibrant reception rooms to cater for all different sized parties. Wedding reception packages include decorations and three course menus. There is a complimentary night accommodation for the newly wedded couple.

Price: Reception packages start from $64 per person

Type of Venue: Unique, waterside

Contact : Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters Resort

Address: 64 Palm Meadows Dr, Carrara QLD 4211


Style comes in a variety of forms at Mercure Gold Coast Resort. This is a premier destination for an alfresco affair. Nestled amongst the hinterlands, there mountains create a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable day.

A team of creative wedding professionals can help bring your vision of a perfect day to life. With a large marquee, take this opportunity for a soiree underneath the stars to celebrate your love and happiness with those who matter most.

Price: Wedding packages available

Type of Venue: Alfresco, scenic

Contact : Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Address: 226 Napper Rd, Arundel QLD 4214

The bells and whistles come in all shapes and sizes at Arundel Tavern. Here is a modern venue for an intimate wedding event. For those after a low key affair, this tavern sets a great mood and relaxed ambience.

The private function space can host up to 50 people. There are gourmet snacks and meals available at BJ’s restaurant for sit down and cocktail style receptions. It is a perfect place to unwind with guests after completing the nuptial ceremony.

Price: Venue hire for reception available upon enquiry

Type of Venue: Tavern, bistro, intimate

Contact : Arundel Tavern

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Tamborine lies a beautiful tranquil retreat with 10 acres of gardens and bushland for a truly intimate experience. Less than 30 minutes from Surfers Paradise, the grounds are curated to surround couples and guests with a relaxed atmosphere filled glamourous bohemian details.

The venue coordinator is ready to make your dream a reality, no matter what you want for your big day. From hosting the wedding ceremony to the reception, accommodations and even catering, this location is a blank canvass for your event.

Address: 27 Equestrian Drive, Maudsland, Gold Coast, 4210

Instagram: @riverwoodweddings

Contact : Riverwood Estate

Conveniently located within the heart of the Gold Coast, the historical site of Country Paradise offers 30 acres of beautiful gardens, landscaped lawns, country barn, and a private chapel for the most memorable wedding experience.

The venue offers several wedding packages to suit the style and budget of every couple. From venue hire to full setup to styling to event staff and more, couples are free to choose as much or as little as they want for their special day.

Address: Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang Gold, Coast, 4211

Phone: (04) 05484480

Instagram: @theshotgunweddingco


Contact : Country Paradise

Offering couples personal consultations to achieve the perfect wedding, Waterside Events is a multi-award-winning venue that caters to weddings of all styles and sizes. From small intimate weddings to large-scale events, there are several wedding packages offered to make every wedding wish possible.

Couples will receive their own dedicated wedding executive to coordinate all event details, including any wedding theme requests there may be. From classic traditional styles to relaxed beach themes, or something altogether unique, the team at Waterside are ready to make it happen.

Address: 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin, QLD, 4223

Phone: (07) 5534 0970

Instagram: @waterside_events


Contact : Waterside Events


Like a setting taken straight out of a Shakespearean play, the beautiful surroundings of Ardeena create the perfect magical retreat for your wedding. Secluded at over 330 metres above sea level, the venue is close to the picturesque peak of Mount Carool.

Offering couples views of the ocean and 77 acres of lush fields and rainforests, your dream wedding can turn into reality with this gorgeous location. With two wedding packages available, couples will have an exclusive venue coordinator to make their wedding truly memorable.

Address: 515 Carool Road, Carool NSW, 2487

Phone:(07) 5590 8363

Instagram: @ardeenaevents


Contact : Ardeena



Parting Notes

Discover the venue where your happily ever after will happen today. Whether you’re dreaming of the ocean waves crashing in the background or the tree leaves rustling in the wind, one of these Gold Coast venues will have what you’re after. Enjoy the wedding planning journey with these places to get you started.



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More on Gold Coast Weddings

Located less than an hour south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast is highly sought after for vacations and weddings. Although it is well known for its amusement parks, such as Sea World and Dreamworld, it also offers gorgeous waterfront wedding ceremony and reception venues, and the warm weather year-round makes for great outdoor wedding conditions! There are also many great wedding photography locations, such as the rainforests, waterfalls, national parks, and hinterland. The bustling region also has some great wineries and fabulous restaurants with great food. Don’t forget the 57 km of beautiful, pristine beaches, with areas for surfing and relaxation —so there’s something for everyone in the wedding party and guest list!


Popular Gold Coast Wedding Venues & Prices

Many of the Gold Coast wedding venues will be in the form of beaches, waterfronts, wineries, private estates / manors, and hotels / resorts, but there are also gardens, golf courses, beautiful old churches and chapels, and restaurants / cafés also available. The cost of a wedding venue on the Gold Coast will vary, but the more popular venues, like the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, can cost up to $250 per head. Of course, you can also find more affordable wedding venues, as low as $30 per head (for more intimate and relaxed affairs).


Travel & Hotel Accommodations

The Gold Coast Airport lies on the south of the Gold coast region, and close to the border of Queensland and New South Wales. It offers regional, domestic, and international flights, so your wedding guests will be able to travel to your wedding festivities with no problem. Plus, it only takes about a half hour to drive from the airport to the Gold Coast, and an hour by train. It also takes less than an hour (approximately 50 minutes) to drive down to the Gold Coast from Brisbane, Queensland.

There are a plethora of great hotels available in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, with a range of prices, from $70 – $300+ per night. Typically, the closer one gets to the coast, the more expensive the hotels. There are also many Airbnb’s available in the area, with the most popular starting at $50 per night, so there are plenty of affordable options for your wedding guest accommodations.


Weather and Climate Considerations

The Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, is well known for its gorgeous, warm weather year round. You can expect the warmest weather in the summer months, from November to March, with a high of 28oC and a low of 18oC. The cooler months are in the winter, June to August, with a high of 22oC and a low of 9oC.

We do suggest avoiding the months of January to March, as they do experience more rainfall than usual, and there is also the possibility of tropical cyclones during these months as well. They’re also very warm, so outdoor weddings may have you and your guests feeling uncomfortable. The months with the least rainfall are in the winter and spring, from June to October (an average of 5 days of rain).