The gateway to the vibrant and lush Queensland hinterland, Maleny is proof that this part of the world is so much more than just sea and sand. One of the most gorgeous regions of the Sunshine Coast, your wedding guests will relish a day of slowing down and just enjoying life in one of these glorious reception venues.

While most of the venues below will happily accommodate your ceremony as well, you might also like to check out some of the region’s iconic wedding ceremony spaces. We especially love historic chapels like the Little White Wedding Chapel or Victoria’s Chapel, where you can exchange vows before moving on to one of the reception centres detailed on our list below.

In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice Top 10 Wedding Reception Venues in Maleny

1. Maleny Manor

Maleny, QLD

By day or night and in literally any weather, Maleny Manor is a setting to behold. Purpose-built for romantic wedding celebrations, the attention to detail, comfort and luxury will astound you. Theaward-winning space offers wonderful hinterland and oceans views, expansive lawns and gardens, a state of the art reception space and even boutique accommodation. Boho couples will love the concept of the tipi festival reception.

Capacity: Contact venue directly to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Garden

 

2. Weddings at Tiffany’s

Maleny, QLD

Tiffany’s is a special venue – it has the ambience of an intimate boutique space but still manages to be grand and spectacular as well. An all in one venue, you can have a ceremony in the refurbished chapel, photos with a range of stunning backdrops across mountains and coastline, and then a reception to celebrate well into the night. You will also have access to accommodation for the bridal party for the perfect end to a perfect day.

Capacity: 120

Type of Venue: Garden, Rustic

 

3. Maleny Retreat

Maleny, QLD

A quick (and extremely beautiful) fifteen-minute drive from the mountain village town of Maleny is this divine retreat setting. This is an exclusive and private space where you can hold every part of your special day, which has been repeatedly awarded prizes in the wedding industry for its hospitality and excellence.

Capacity: Contact venue directly to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Garden

 

4. Vue de Lumieres

Balmoral Ridge, QLD

Another venue with sublime dramatic backdrops, we are in love with Vue de Lumieres. This stunning location provides outdoor ceremonies, gorgeous garden spaces and elegant marquee receptions, as well as accommodation for everyone. Relaxed and yet refined, when you are looking for rustic sophistication and a venue that will have your guests talking fondly for years, this is your ideal spot.

Capacity: 200

Type of Venue: Garden

 

5. Tranquil Park Mountain Resort

Maleny, QLD

Nestled in a pristine mountain atmosphere, Tranquil Park provides a weekend of serenity and romance – the perfect start to married life! You can hold your ceremony, photos and reception in a variety of locations on the grounds, as well as get ready beforehand and relax and stay the night afterwards. Their passionate staff are renowned for personalised celebrations that will perfectly reflect who you are as a couple.

Capacity:200

Type of Venue: Garden, Function Centre

 

6. The Old Dairy

Bald Knob, QLD

There is no place in the world quite like The Old Dairy at Maleny. Embraced by an ancient backdrop across mountains and hills, this is a welcoming rustic setting that provides a wonderful blank canvas for your unique wedding day. Outdoor ceremonies with breathtaking views are their speciality, but there are gorgeous undercover options such as the Bell Tower if the weather won’t play fair.

You can choose from a marquee reception or hold a more intimate affair in one of the quaint old bar spaces. Spend your wedding night in the luxuriously appointed cottage as well.

Capacity: Contact venue directly to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Rustic, Garden

 

7. Secrets on the Lake

Montville, QLD

Just north of Maleny in Montville, and yet feeling like an alternate universe, you will find Secrets on the Lake. This luxury treehouse retreat is an ornate timber paradise filled with whimsy and romance.

The friendly and professional staff love making wedding dreams come true, and whether you have a formal dinner, cocktails and canapes, or even a buffet, you will be so impressed by the service and the food.

Capacity: 80

Type of Venue: Lakeside, Garden, Rustic

 

8. Flaxton Gardens

Flaxton, QLD

This historic winery and homestead is a place of enchanting beauty. Perched high on the Glasshouse ranges with coastal views across Noosa and Moreton Bay, it provides a stunning spot for ceremonies and receptions with a difference. Famed for their high tea as well the award-winning restaurant, your guests will be happily sated here. There is also lovely accommodation for the bridal couple to perfectly end your day.

Capacity: Contact venue directly to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Winery, Restaurant, Historic

 

9. The Spotted Chook

Montville, QLD

This cute yet sophisticated setting is a lovely boutique option for more intimate wedding celebrations. You can exchange vows in the gazebo with breathtaking views beyond, followed by a sit-down or cocktail reception for your nearest and dearest. The food is delicious and you can match itperfectly with your own choice of BYO wines from the lovely winery region. The venue offers sumptuous accommodation as well.

Capacity: 60

Type of Venue: Garden

 

10. Ruddles Retreat

Reesville, QLD

Ideal for intimate affairs and those wedding days when you want to spend extra special time with each and every guest, you will love Ruddles Retreat. The lovely garden venue is full of hidden spaces and secret photo backdrops just waiting to be uncovered, and the simple, sophisticated reception space will delight. This space also provides a country house for accommodation.

Capacity: 60

Type of Venue: Garden, Country

 

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Parting Notes

Maleny and the Sunshine Coast hinterland is a picture postcard land of rolling hills, majestic mountains and lush rainforests. Cooler than the coast and less subject to the whims of ocean breezes, it provides a more temperate climate that is ideal for wedding celebrations.

It is warm all year round, but still subject to the Queensland wet season, with the highest rainfall in Summer and Autumn. Weddings between April and December will be ideal.

The views across the mountain ranges, as well as the bay, offer some incredible backdrops for your photos, so be sure to choose a venue that gives you maximum access to these. The region is known for wonderful food and wine, so you are sure to be treated to a feast for all of your senses on your wedding day.

A romantic and relaxing getaway, your guests will love making a whole week or weekend of this special occasion.

 


 

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