15 of the Best Brisbane Wedding Venues
Are you looking for one of the best Brisbane wedding venues? Then hold on to your hats! I’m about to share some of the best Brisbane wedding venues I’ve visited in the past 20 years as a Brisbane wedding photographer.
Here we go in no particular order…
The Brisbane Racing Club is not just for horse lovers.
It’s a fantastic venue for your ceremony, your wedding photos and your reception.
Located in Eagle Farm, not far from Brisbane CBD, you’ll find a unique setting of old-world charm, heritage listed buildings and beautiful scenery.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one venue for your special day, Brisbane Racing Club is perfect .
This venue is so popular for weddings. Just like the name suggests, the venue is nestled amongst 4 acres of rainforest gardens in Brookfield, just 20 minutes from Brisbane City.
With many options for your ceremony location, you’ll be spoiled for choice. You can get married under the sprawling Jacaranda tree or down by the creek.
But wherever you choose for your ceremony, you are guaranteed stunning photos of your wedding day.
You’ll find Cherbon Waters in Burbank, just 25 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. The venue offers stunning grounds to have a garden or a marquee wedding. And surrounded by a lake, the photographic opportunities for your wedding day are endless.
Old Petrie Town
I admit, I’m rather fond of Old Petrie Town. Because it’s just the next suburb over from me, I’m very familiar with this heritage listed venue.
You’ll find Old Petrie Town just 26km north of Brisbane and it is full of old-world charm.
With its vintage farm machinery, old fire station, heritage listed pub and stunning century old fig trees, there’s no shortage of variety for your wedding photos.
For couples wanting a more traditional church wedding, there’s even an old chapel for your ceremony.
You’ll find Hillstone in St Lucia, just 5 minutes from UQ. Since their very first wedding in 1987, Hillstone have hosted over 3500 weddings. They clearly know what they’re doing when it comes to weddings. The venue is surrounded by a lush green golf course and stunning parklands making it the perfect venue for your wedding and reception.
Not to mention the venue provides helpful staff, tasty drinks and delicious food.
What can I say? They had me at wine.
Sirromet is a seriously amazing venue located in Mt Cotton just south of Brisbane. And with experienced staff, they will take care of you on your wedding day.
As for wedding photos, there’s the vineyard, the lake and the picturesque green fields. There are no limits to the number of incredible photos at this location.
So this one is definitely a favourite, for couples and wine lovers everywhere.
The Brisbane Registry Office has become very popular for weddings since its relocation to Ann Street in Brisbane’s CBD.
It offers two modern ceremony rooms with panoramic views of the city. The Brisbane Registry Office is perfect for elopements or if you’re having a small and intimate family wedding.
And it’s conveniently located within walking distance to Roma Street parklans for those newlyweds wanting to wedding photos with some of Brisbane’s finest gardens.
Indooroopilly Golf Club offer a variety of locations for both your ceremony and your reception.
The grounds are immaculate making it the ideal location for your wedding photos. And there are so many stunning backdrops, including their gorgeous funky art-covered wall, Moreton Bay fig trees, tree lined pathways and the rolling hills of the golf course.
And another amazing golf club is Victoria Park, located right near the CBD in Herston. So it’s just a short drive if you’re staying in the city. Victoria Park offers a range of indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony. The photo opportunities around the sprawling golf course provide a view of the city or the stunning tree-lined fairways.
Not to mention the fabulous food, drinks and the staff provide amazing service.
And there’s mini-golf.
It’s worth a look even just for a weekend of fun.
Ocean View is a beautiful rural suburb surrounded by rolling hills and pastures north of Brisbane. At Ocean View Estates you’ll get spectacular panoramic views, elegant food, luxury cabin accommodation and award-winning wine. So there is no shortage of photos opportunities for your wedding here! And did I mention they make wine?
Just down the road is Glengariff Historic Estate. Glengariff is located in rural Dayboro and offers a stunning backdrop of rolling hills for your wedding ceremony. And after you’ve walked around the picturesque property for your photos you can party the night away in the historic reception venue.
Clear Mountain Lodge provides a scenic bush-land setting, ensuring your wedding photos will be spectacular! It is a bush-land retreat nestled in the hills of Clear Mountain, just 35 minutes from the CBD. As well as a wedding pavillion overlooking Lake Samsonvale and the Glasshouse Mountains, they offer hotel accommodation. So you don’t need to worry about transport home.
And another favourite is Tattersalls, located in the heart of Brisbane city. It provides an opportunity to explore their majestic and historic facilities. They also have an abundance of function spaces to choose from and the added bonus of having your ceremony and reception at the same location.
Without a doubt, one of Brisbane’s most popular locations for wedding photos.
As any Brisbane wedding photographer knows, the Powerhouse is one of the most well-photographed locations for wedding photography.
In fact, it’s not uncommon to arrive and have to wait in turn for photos against the famous industrial building and its eclectic brick wall.
But, it’s also an amazing venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. The interior is just a funky as the exterior and the urban grunge is amazing for photos.
And the food, the wine and the entertainment are great there too.
If you’re looking for elegance and distinction for your special day then Old Government House is for you! The romantic grandeur and vintage charm of Old Government House reflects the historic past of Queensland. Old Government House is one of Brisbane’s premier wedding venues and is located next to Brisbane Botanic gardens, also a popular location for wedding photography.
So if you’re still looking for a wedding venue, check out my 15 of the Best Brisbane Wedding Venues and if you’re looking for a photographer who knows their stuff, drop me a line here.
Alison Cooke Photography is a Brisbane wedding, portrait and newborn photographer. Alison is an award-winning member of the AIPP with over 20 years experience in the wedding industry.