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The Best Unusual Wedding Venues In Brisbane

Weddings at Vielle Branch

When Mel and Michael were planning their wedding, they were searching for unusual wedding venues in Brisbane. And they came across this awesome little place for their ceremony and reception called Vielle Branche. This super-funky venue is tucked away in the Brisbane suburb of Albion. And it’s full of vintage, retro and quirky memorabilia. As well as its very own garden which makes it the perfect place for a wedding. Keeping to their own style, Mel and Michael arrived at the unusual wedding venue together and then we set-off to do some fun, funky photos together before they married.

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Other Unusual Wedding Venues in Brisbane

And this got me to thinking about all the weird and wonderful places I’ve visited when photographing weddings. So I thought I’d compile a list of some of the most unusual venues I’ve visited while photographing weddings.

Cloudland, Fortitude Valley – Funky Wedding Venues in Brisbane

Cloudland in Fortitude Valley is definitely one of the most unusual wedding venues in Brisbane. If you’re after a wedding venue that’s different from the rest, then you can’t go past this one. Cloudland offers enchantment and a luxury experience for all couples. This unusual venue features a waterfall, indoor gardens, love seats and sparkling chandeliers. It also has a bar made from a million glass balls, which is super-cool for photos! And it doubles as a nightclub so you and your guests can hit the town after your wedding reception. Check out their unusual wedding rooms here. If weird, wonderful and unusual are what you’re looking for in wedding venues, then Cloudland is the place to book for your wedding day.

The Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

The Brisbane Powerhouse is not only a popular spot for wedding photos, it’s also a really cool venue for your wedding and reception. This distinct landmark is located in New Farm and its architecture is urban grunge meets industrial. The funky brick walls make a very unusual, yet fabulous backdrop for your wedding photos. And the Powerhouse offers private rooms for your reception and a deck overlooking the Brisbane River for your wedding ceremony. So if you’re looking for a funky venue that mixes urban grunge and the arts, visit the Brisbane Powerhouse.

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The State Library of Queensland

Another unusual wedding venue is the State Library Queensland.   Located in South Brisbane, it’s right next door to South Bank, which offers a variety of eateries, restaurants and photo opportunities for your wedding day. Inside the State Library you’ll find some very cool locations to capture some wedding photos that are unusual yet beautiful. And if you’re looking for a funky venue that offers a touch of class, try the State Library of Queensland.

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Tattersalls Club

Tattersalls Club is a heritage-listed club house, located at 206 Edward Street, Brisbane. It was designed by Hall and Prentice and built from 1925 to 1949. Needless to say, this heritage style building makes a an interesting backdrop for your ceremony and wedding photos. And if you’re lucky, your wedding photographer will capture some funky night shots for you too. And if you’re looking for an historic wedding venue that offers amazing food, get in touch with Tattersalls.

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Bar Pacino – Unusual Wedding Venues – Brisbane

Another great spot for your wedding reception is Bar Pacino.  And located along Eagle Street Pier, it offers great food, entertainment and some really unusual spots for wedding photography with a difference. So if you’re looking for a wedding venue that offers amazing views of Brisbane city and fantastic food check out Bar Pacino.

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Old Government House

Old Government House is located at Gardens Point, in the grounds of the Queensland University of Technology. The building was the first important architectural work undertaken by the newly formed Government of Queensland. Its sandstone walls make for a very cool backdrop for all your wedding photos and if the walls aren’t your thing, take a stroll to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens just next door. So if you’re looking for a venue with a bit of old world charm for your Brisbane wedding, check out Old Government House.

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Ovolo Inchcolm Hotel – Unusual Wedding Venues – Brisbane

The Ovolo Inchcolm Hotel is an uber-funky hotel and is perfect if you’re after some unusual wedding photos. It’s described as eclectic, sophisticated and curious and takes on a rock n roll design. It’s located on Wickham Terrace in Brisbane. It was built in the 1930’s and was once a private residence and medical practices. Its website says the following about the hotel:

“Think Gertrude Stein’s Paris salon, where Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso and Matisse would comfortably rub shoulders while sharing trailblazing ideas and indulging in gourmet food and wine.” So if you’re looking for an unusual and quirky venue for your Brisbane wedding, or if you’re just a lover of art and music, then check out Ovolo Inchcolm Hotel!

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More Unusual Wedding Venues In Brisbane…

1889 Enoteca Italian Restaurant

This fabulous little Italian restaurant in Woolloongabba is perfect if you’re after an intimate wedding and reception or just something a little different from the norm. 1889 Enoteca is part of the heritage listed Moreton Rubber Works building and is located in the antique quarter of Woolloongabba. The owners have incorporated a funky basement cellar room for private dining and functions for up to 42 people.

And the outside of the venue is amazing if you’re after some wedding photos with a difference! So if you’re looking for an a wedding venue for your small and intimate Brisbane wedding, check out 1889 Enoteca. The food is also amazing!

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Lightspace – An Unusual and Funky Warehouse Venue

Lightspace is a perfect wedding venue for those seeking something a little different in Brisbane. It’s a very funky mix of raw industrial and cool warehouse features. The unique design has made Lightspace an amazing venue for weddings, engagements and functions. There’s also a variety of places to capture some photos with a difference; from outside the venue or inside the venue. Wherever you choose, your wedding photos will be AMAZING! So if you’re looking for an unusual wedding venue for your Brisbane wedding, check out Lightspace!

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The All Inn Brewery

The All Inn Brewery was definitely one of the most unusual venues I’ve visited for a wedding! But it was super-cool and lots of fun! Located in Banyo, the brewery offers a range of boutique beers and ciders. It also offers live music, quiz nights and a range of fun events each week. And it made a really fun location for a wedding reception. Even if you’re just a lover of beer, you need to check out this place!

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Looking for a Wedding photographer for your unusual wedding venue in Brisbane?

And if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your Brisbane wedding and want someone who knows their stuff, drop me a line here. I have wealth of experience and offer photography packages to suit all types of weddings! From a small 3 hour elopement or intimate wedding, through to all day coverage. All packages include ALL photographs taken on the day and are edited in-line with my editing style. Wedding photography package include credit towards a stunning fine-art album, selected prints and your high resolution images on a USB. Custom packages are also available so please get in touch for a quote or feel free to call for a chat on 0418 882 778.

About Alison

Alison Cooke Photography is a Brisbane wedding photographer, portrait and newborn photographer. And she is a lover of all things weird! Especially shooting in unusual wedding venues in Brisbane. Alison is an award-winning member of the AIPP with over 20 years’ experience in the wedding industry, a writer, journalist and a communications specialist.

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