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Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park

4.9  ( 66 reviews ) · Cnr Cedar Creek Falls Road, North Tamborine, Queensland · Show Phone
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Cedar Creek Lodges is a premier rainforest wedding destination on Tamborine Mountain within the Gold Coast hinterland. Nestled alongside the cascading Cedar Creek and lush Tamborine National Park, our award-winning wedding venues are surrounded by subtropical rainforest. Plan your special celebration with the ceremony, reception and guest accommodation all in one unique hinterland location.

Guests are comfortable and relaxed as their immediate vista encompasses a waterfall tumbling over mossy pebbles and rocks, falling to a delicate canal, bridged gently by a timber walkway.  Their backdrop is the ever-imposing rainforest, with the bridal party centre-stage on the timber platform below.

As the groom waits under the elevated beams suspended by fragrant jasmine encrusted pillars, his bride steps across a stone arched bridge and magically approaches through a winding woodland path.  Dancing shadows, dappled sunlight, trickling water and birdsong add to the ambience as the happy couple takes their vows.

The all-weather canopy is an exceptional architectural feature in an outstanding location.  This majestic venue links with the enchanting Island Glade reception venue.

By day this enchanting venue is softly lit as dappled sunlight filters through the lush rainforest greenery. Colourful songbirds add to the magic. By night candles and a creek side bonfire create another element.

The ambience is enhanced by the velvet sky and silver stars. Candles suspended from the tiered roofline bathe the Island Glade in soft light as an illuminated waterfall dances on the pebbled rock pools.

The Island Glade can be decorated to complement the wedding theme and the natural rainforest greenery. Parties of 50 or more guests can indulge the senses with fine food, wine and the natural magic of this unique rainforest location. 

A variety of other stunning receptions venues are available for you to choose from.

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 20 / Max 300 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $145 / High $ 190

Min 2 / Max 300 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

7.00 hours Event time included

Additional Hours $500 Per Hour

Music must end by 12:00 AM

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66 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

April 2021

Amazing venue. The staff are all so lovely and accommodating. They helped both of us remain calm and stress free and were always there to lend a hand. It was a magical night and the food was super delicious.

Joshua P.

March 2021

From the minute I saw the venue I fell in love. The Amphitheatre and Island Glade provide such a stunning scenery and amazing atmosphere. The food was absolutely beautiful and there was so much of it none of our guests were left hungry. Monica & Teddy were amazing from our first meeting all the way through to the days after. I wish we could do it all again!

Ashleigh C.

December 2019

Getting married at Cedar Creek Lodges was the easiest and loveliest experience. They truly did everything from setting up the tables, organising the accommodation, celebrant, DJ - to telling me when to walk down the aisle. I truly felt like I didn’t have to worry about a thing and it was so easy. Monica and Teddy are always warm, welcoming and happy to help. I’d recommend this venue a thousand times.

Jasmine R.

July 2024

The venue itself was perfect for our wedding. The rainforest setting, with the babbling brook and fairy lights, set a wonderful scene for our reception, while the open green lawn was just a beautiful spot for our ceremony. The food served was delicious and plentiful. Our accommodation on site was superb. We loved our small cabin with the fireplace and ambient sounds of the stream running past.

Chanel B.

June 2024

OMG these guys nailed our special day. Everything from the venue, planning appointments, food, service. The planning appointments are really helpful for your planner to go over everything multiple time but also allows you to pick up on anything you have missed previously. Was great having Kara the entire way through and on our night as she knew the vision from start to finish. It rained just as I was about to leave for the ceremony. However Kara arrived with the gold buggy and umbrellas for myself and 4 bridesmaids. Our guests RAVED about the food and gave it a 10/10. We chose the share platter option and it was the best thing for people to be able to pick and choose from what we selected. Due to the rain everyone said it just added to the rainforest vibes and just made the venue even more incredible. Was amazing and so happy to say this is the venue where we got married 25.05.2024

Georgia A.

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Searching for wedding venues with a late licence

Hi there - can you recommend venues with a late alcohol licence? We don't want to kick our guests out at 11pm. Somewhere we can stay late.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park

Hi there :) 

We are licensed until midnight here at Cedar Creek Lodges :)

Wedding venue with BYO Catering

Looking for wedding venue which can accomodate upto 200 people and I can get my own caterer. Somewhere near water. Looking to get married in April 2020

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park

Hi :)

Unfortunately, we do not allow BYO catering at our venue, however, we can certainly tailor a menu to suit you :)

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