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Top 5 Wedding Venues in Brisbane

Top 8 Wedding Venues in Brisbane

How We Chose the 5 Best Wedding Venues in Brisbane

Location: Accessibility, uniqueness, aesthetics, parking space, and travel time matter when choosing a wedding venue.
Restrictions: We want venues that don’t have a lot of restrictions so they can easily accommodate the needs of the event as well as the guests.
Rates & Packages: Wedding venues that offer options for packages and can fit all types of budgets are a must in our list.
Flexibility: Sudden changes in dates and logistics are sometimes unavoidable. Wedding venues that are willing to make adjustments and rebooking with minimal fees are what we added to our list.
Capacity: We listed venues that cater to both small and big attendees.

1. Rainforest Gardens

Rainforest Gardens Homepage

Services: Wedding Ceremony & Reception, Accommodations, Functions

Website: https://www.rainforestgardens.com.au/

Address: 196 Mount View Rd, Mount Cotton QLD 4165, Australia

Contact Details: (61) 431 155 792

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score4.9/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score consistency4.5/5
Location5/5
Restrictions3.5/5
Rates & Packages3.5/5
Flexibility4/5
Capacity4/5

Pros

  • Perfect for intimate weddings
  • Endless photo opportunities because of the stunning visuals

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Limited food service for accommodation

If you dream of a wedding venue in Brisbane with a breathtaking view as a backdrop while you say your I Dos, we recommend Rainforest Gardens. It is a luxurious, picturesque venue for those who love nature and the view of the coastline. 

It’s about 40 minutes away from Brisbane’s central business district, and around 45 minutes away from the coastline. If you don’t mind a little bit of a drive, the scenery you’ll see along the way is worth the travel time.

In addition to that, we love how Instagrammable Rainforest Gardens is, making it perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony. They have several gardens for photo opportunities and have wildlife around for you to enjoy watching.

Another thing we love is how the planners always have backup plans. Since the venue is perfect for an outdoor wedding, the weather can easily affect the event, but they have options if it won’t cooperate on the day itself.

There’s only one thing we dislike about the place, and it’s the inconvenience of washing your own dishes if you decide to stay in one of their chalets. It could’ve been fine, except there’s no sink and you have to carry them and wash them in the bathroom.

Regarding the rates, they’re quite expensive for a couple who are not too fond of spending too much for one event. However, they have packages that you might want to check because they include everything you need for a hassle-free wedding.

2. Lightspace

Services: Weddings, Launches, Workshops, Cocktail and Dinner Parties

Website: https://lightspace.net.au/

Address: 2 Scanlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

Contact Details: (61) 499 999 400

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4.5/5
Facebook reviews score4.4/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score consistency4/5
Location4.5/5
Restrictions5/5
Rates & Packages4/5
Flexibility4.5/5
Capacity5/5

Pros

  • Venue can be booked depending on the guest size requirement
  • Not too much restrictions; clients can decorate the place however they want

Cons

  • Hidden fees
  • Lack of parking space

Lightspace might be the perfect wedding venue in Brisbane for you if you’re one of those couples who loves organizing their own events. It’s a warehouse venue in Brisbane, a large open space ready for you to turn into your dream wedding space.

What we love about this venue is that there are available furniture and plants that you can use as part of your arrangement. If you’re going for a rustic-themed wedding, the vibe of the place as well as the existing furniture already match your theme.

Lightspace’s staff are also very helpful and will help move things for you even though you have other contractors. They also have wedding planners that are extremely good at what they do, and are also approachable and accommodating.

You might encounter some problems though, and one of those is the parking space. Since it’s an inner city wedding venue, street parking is quite limited; though there are a few parking lots around where your guests can park.

The rates are fair, most especially with all the inclusions that come with booking the venue. Just don’t forget to ask them to disclose the full amount as there are some additional fees that might catch you off-guard once you’ll settle the bill.

3. Smoked Garage

Smoked Garage Homepage

Services: Weddings and Other Functions

Website: https://smokedgarage.com.au/

Address: 126 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

Contact Details: (61) 7 3216 0477

Operating Hours: Online Appointments

Google reviews score4.6/5
Facebook reviews score4.8/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score consistency4.5/5
Location4.5/5
Restrictions4/5
Rates & Packages4.5/5
Flexibility4/5
Capacity5/5

Pros

  • Custom motorcycles on display for unique photo opportunities
  • Superb coordination between contractors and the venue staff

Cons

  • Difficult to book due to some unanswered calls and emails
  • Needs improvement in the coordination of food needs for cafe and event

Smoked Garage is purchased by Shane and Melissa in 2019. They added a few features like bars, kitchen, cafe, and function rooms, and transformed the three-storey warehouse into one of Brisbane’s most sought-after wedding venues.

Upon setting our sights on the venue, we immediately thought it suits a couple who prefer an intimate but unique venue for their wedding. The place has a dark, melancholic but calming vibe to it, with its furniture, brickwalls, mosaic tiles, and antique chandeliers. 

There are two things that set it apart from the rest on the list, one of which is the custom motorcycles on display since it’s also a workshop run by Shane. You can use these motorcycles as part of your decorations if you want.

Another one is its Wii Gii room that features a glass ceiling where you can get natural light during the day and see the stars when the night comes. The overall rustic look is perfect if you want a magical feel to your wedding.  

We only notice one thing that needs improvement, and that is the coordination between the kitchen and the cafe. They probably need to add more staff so the wedding guests and the cafe customers will not be compromised with poor service. 

4. Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings

Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings Homepage

Services: Wedding Service, Event Planning, Photography, Videography

Website: https://www.sunshinecoastpopupweddings.com.au/

Address: N/A

Contact Details: (61) 437 220 018

Operating Hours: Monday – Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Thursday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Google reviews score5/5
Total Reviews3.5/5
Score consistency4/5
Location5/5
Restrictions4.5/5
Rates & Packages4/5
Flexibility4/5
Capacity3.5/5

Pros

  • Offers affordable wedding packages
  • Unrestricted creativity when it comes to what you want as a couple

Cons

  • Limited resources
  • Might have little room for contingency plans

Now don’t be confused by the word pop up because Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings also offers mainstream wedding venues & services in Brisbane. What makes them different though is that they offer varied options depending on your preferred theme.

We added them on the list because of their Choose Your Own Location package, which makes your wedding more personalized. They have a variety of venues in the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay region that you can choose from to host your dream wedding.

One of things the clients love that makes us recommend this venue, is that the team that will work with you are very hands-on. They’re always available, ready to answer questions or address your concerns regardless of the time.

The only problem we can see with offering several venues is having different resources for each place. If some last-minute changes happen, organizers might be able to accommodate them for one, but not be able to accommodate them for another.

The rates are also quite reasonable for a high-end wedding venue and setup. The reason for this is because the wedding happens on a weekday, and your budget can be fully utilized to achieve what you have always wanted as a couple without overspending.

If you are the type of couple who are not too fond of big weddings or simply have no time to plan one, you should try Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings. Easy to book, easy to coordinate with, and with a friendly “I Do” crew.

5. The Refinery

The Refinery Homepage

Services: Weddings, Corporate Functions

Website: https://refinery-events.com/

Address: 12 Austin St, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia

Contact Details: (61) 477 011 033

Operating Hours: By appointment only

Google reviews score4.9/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score consistency4.5/5
Location4.5/5
Limitations4.5/5
Rates & Packages4.9/5
Flexibility4.9/5
Capacity4.5/5

Pros

  • First-class package inclusions
  • Amazing food

Cons

  • Closest secured parking facility is a 6-minute walk from the venue
  • Ceremony packages have to be booked with reception packages

If we’re talking about the best wedding venues in Brisbane, The Refinery should be a part of the list. Dan and Rach, the owners, pride themselves on offering a one-stop wedding experience, hence they created it to cater to all preferences.

One amazing thing about The Refinery that we love, which for sure you will too, is the Rogue Bistro. It’s the restaurant beside The Refinery that offers food worthy of a Michelin star pushing wedding guests to give rave reviews about it.

The place itself is picture-worthy. They have a private garden solely for the wedding ceremony, and their main reception hall is spacious and elegant which will suit any dream wedding theme you have in mind.

We also love that they only host one event a day, which means there will be no compromises in terms of logistics and service. They have curfews that you have to follow, but a 2-hour ceremony and a 5-hour reception are probably more than enough.

The rates are more affordable than a couple of the venues in our list, but you have to book a ceremony package along with a reception package. You have to bring your own PA system for the ceremony too as they don’t offer it in the package. 

6. Gabbinbar Homestead

Services: https://www.gabbinbar.com.au/pricing/

Website: https://www.gabbinbar.com.au/

Address: 344 Ramsay St, Middle Ridge QLD 4350, Australia

Contact Details: +61 7 4602 9027

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4.9/5
Facebook reviews score4.7/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5
Location5/5
Restrictions5/5
Rates & Packages4/5
Flexibility5/5
Capacity5/5

Pros

  • Stunning and well-maintained venue
  • Accommodating and professional staff team
  • Excellent customer service and assistance during event

Cons

  • Slightly expensive rates

Gabbinar Homestead is an enterprise that offers its clients full wedding packages and an intimate and personal venue where they can celebrate their special day for over 148 years already.

Capitalizing on giving clients personalized attention along with client-centered packages, their packages are very inclusive wherein not only do they have the venue covered but also other areas of the wedding such as food and drinks among others.

Past clients have commended them for the flawless execution of their packages and customer services wherein not only was the wedding worth the hype but also the planning process was very organized and practical for the clients.

Note though that even if they do have pre-made packages readily available, should clients have any additional services they intend to have – this may entail additional charges as well.

Overall, with their excellent and accommodating staff, versatile and award-winning food menus, and comprehensive drinks and wedding packages, we highly recommend them for couples looking for bespoke wedding packages and the perfect venue for their day.

7. Memorable Weddings

Services: Contact for information on packages

Website: https://www.memorableweddings.net.au/

Address: PO Box 200 Indooroopilly Centre Q 4068

Contact Details:

[email protected]

0414-877-175

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews scoreN/A
Total ReviewsN/A
Score consistencyN/A
LocationN/A
RestrictionsN/A
Rates & PackagesN/A
FlexibilityN/A
CapacityN/A

Pros

  • More than 15 years of experience
  • Fully flexible service and complete wedding service

Cons

  • No specific information about the venue on website
  • No information on packages on website

Memorable Weddings is a fully flexible service that can cater to the wants and needs of the couple.

They have more than 15 years of experience when it comes to conducting wedding ceremonies and MC at receptions.

We like that they can provide a complete wedding service for couples. They can recommend a selection of trusted and proven vendors that you need.

Whatever it is that you want for your special day, they can make that vision into reality.

We think it’s great that they can cater to both formal and casual weddings. See, we weren’t kidding when we said they can make anything happen for you!

However, to find out more about the specific venues they can recommend, you’d have to get in touch with them. This goes for their packages as well.

8. High Church

Services: Events, weddings, in house styling & floristry, catering

Website: https://www.highchurch.com.au/

Address: 483 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley Q 4006

Contact Details:

07 3186 0011
[email protected]

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score4.9/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score consistency5/5
Location5/5
Restrictions5/5
Rates & Packages5/5
Flexibility5/5
Capacity5/5

Pros

  • Iconic landmark in the heart of the city
  • Spacious venue
  • Wedding ceremony and reception packages available

Cons

  • Operating hours unavailable

One of our favorite wedding venues in High Church so it’s no surprise we’ve included it in this list!

This iconic venue is a part of Brisbane’s history located in the heart of city.

This landmark for over 150 years remains a place that offers contemporary spaces for weddings and events.

We can’t help but rave about the three different spaces that can be found here.

There’s the Church, with its classic white interior with stained glass and antique arched windows, vaulted ceiling, chandeliers, and polished floorboards. While it screams traditional wedding venue, it’s also the reason we think it’s charming!

They have a Rooftop Terrace directly outside the Church, and it overlooks Brunswick Street with glimpses of the Story Bridge. There’s also The Gallery found below the Church and boasts modern art deco interior with genuine Versace furnishings.

We like that they have two different wedding ceremony packages—Simple Touch and Perfect Day. These two are similar except that the latter includes classic seasonal florals on the arbour, altar and signing table.

Speaking of florals, the place also has in house styling and floristry services.

Of course you can also hold your wedding reception here and for this, they have catering services as well.

We think the place is also spacious and can have around 150 guests and seat 60-100 guests.

Choosing this place will give you a hassle-free wedding preparation—and wedding day—with their expert team who will take care of everything for you!

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And that’s it! We’ve narrowed down the list of the best wedding venues in Brisbane for you. Feel free to contact the venues so you can plan your wedding in advance and reduce those wedding jitters.

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