This coastal Queensland town is the perfect combination of laid-back bush with urban creature comforts. The town is blessed with an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, making it both a safe and beautiful choice for an outdoor affair. With ocean views, coral wonders and world heritage parks, this town has become an excellent spot for a variety of spectacular venues for your big day.

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In no particular order, here are the editor’s choice top wedding venues in Townsville QLD


1. Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville

Townsville City, QLD

This venue offers luxury on a variety of budgets with your choice between a silver, gold or platinum package. The high ceilings in their modern Pandora Room give guests a sense of grandiosity which, combined with carefully chosen décor, offer an air of royalty.

O site accommodations are available at a discounted group rate. Depending on set up, guest capacity ranges from 110 to 180. For those looking for a small, elegant affair, they also offer a rooftop cocktail style package for up to 40 guests.


2. Rydges Southbank Townsville

South Townsville, QLD

Another luxury venue with onsite accommodation readily available for your guests. Enter your wedding in style using our iconic grand staircase, and leave them awestruck by the décor our seasoned planning staff can bring together for you. Perfect for the no fuss couple, they are happy to take over planning and leave you to enjoy your engagement.

It will be tough not to find something that fits your party size and style. The Hotel offers 11 different rooms to choose from, some perfect for intimate gatherings, and others perfect for grand affairs, with the grand ballroom accommodating up to 340 people for a banquet.


3. Jam Corner

South Townsville, QLD

The view from Jam Corner combines Townsville’s feel perfectly, offering a modern aesthetic with views of both the city lights and the river.

With three different rooms to choose from, host an intimate sit-down dinner for up to 18, or a larger group of up to 100 for dinner. Though there is no onsite accommodation, its convenient location means major hotels are located just steps away.


4. Quayside Terminal

South Townsville, QLD

Edgy, upscale, chic and of course, seaside. This venue offers a unique, modern vibe with spectacular views of ships, making it perfect for the cutting-edge couple. Perfect for the DIY couple, this “dry hire” space gives you the freedom to hire the vendors of your choice. Check out the to-die-for shots on their Insta for some truly inspired ideas for your big day.

The sky is nearly the limit on capacity for this impressive venue. Host a moderate to large group of up to 100 for dinner with just the breezeway hire, or welcome over 1000 guests for a cocktail style affair in the whole terminal.


5. The Surf Club

Townsville Picnic Bay, QLD

Welcome the sea breezes to welcome your guests into the laid back and casual vibe of the surf club right on the beach. Spoil your guests with the only venue in town to offer views of the sand, surf, and parklands.

Capacity varies depending on your choice of space and can accommodate up to 200 guests in a seated banquet style. In house catering means you can leave the dinner plans to the club and just enjoy your day.


6. Townsville Turf Club

Cluden, QLD

Under a 100-year-old grand stand overlooking their historic race tracks, the Townsville racetrack brings you back in time for the evening. Charm your guests under vintage lights and the magic of the turf’s heritage. Perfect for chic, yet classic and elegant bride.

With different options for indoor and outdoor setups, get in touch to learn about the variety of capacities they can accommodate.


7. Mercure Townsville

Townsville City, QLD

As the only Australian Bridal Industry Academy winning venue in Townsville, the Mercure has been recognized as the one of the Top Hotel Wedding Reception Venues in Australia. They offer elegant and modern indoor venues, as well as a gorgeous outdoor plantation, ideal for a wedding under the stars. Their in-house wedding planner will take you through the whole planning process, making the process as stress free as possible.

Accommodation is available for your guests onsite at a discounted rate.


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8. Barefoot Art Food & Wine

Horseshoe Bay, QLD (Magentic Island)

Our Townsville foodie couples should look no further than this venue dedicated to all things gourmet. Welcome your guests to a breathtaking beachside view while they enjoy truly divine cuisine.

For the bride looking for no fuss, full bridal services are available on the island including celebrants, hair & makeup and transport.

Welcome between 10 and 80 guests for your intimate or moderate party for a truly divine culinary experience on your big day.


9. Amaroo On Mandalay

Nelly Bay, QLD

As a remote island destination with acres of lush tropical rainforest, Amaroo on Mandalay is perfect for the couple looking for a unique and exotic event. The gardens offer endless bursts of greenery and colour, with the beach right nearby for even more romantic shots.

With different options to choose from, host an outdoor affair for up to 70 to 120 guests, or take advantage of their fully airconditioned indoor room for up to 80 guests.


10. Castaways Resort & Spa

Mission Beach, QLD

Host a beautiful ceremony right by the water at this leisurely and enchanting spot. The azure coral sea offers an endless and truly spectacular view in this remote piece of paradise.

They offer full coordination services if needed, flexible packages and onsite, four star accommodation for your guests who may also take advantage of spa services, leisure pools and enjoy the gorgeous lush gardens.


11. Peppers Blue On Blue Resort

Magentic Island, QLD (Magentic Island)

A beautiful destination setting for your wedding reception, and even your honeymoon! Another island getaway, Peppers Blue on Blue boasts incredible views and

With a variety of spaces to choose from suiting numerous capacities and styles (including your own island beach!), your spoilt for choice in this stunning venue.


Parting Notes

With many different options to explore, you can host a chic city wedding or a remote island escape for your loved ones to celebrate your big day. In typical Australian fashion, there is no shortage of oceanside space, and an impressive array of aesthetics, styles and budgets to accommodate your needs. Say I do in historic grounds, alongside azure coastal views among lush garden scenery and more!


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