Coolibah Downs Private Estate

(54 reviews)
41 Mt Nathan Road, QLD, Queensland
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Nestled amid ten acres of lush greenery in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland, Coolibah Downs Private Estate offers a magical setting for garden weddings. This sprawling estate has everything you need for an unforgettable wedding experience, including a charming stone chapel, multiple outdoor ceremony locations, a gorgeous open-air marquee, onsite accommodation & endless photo opportunities.


If you’re on the hunt for a private estate wedding venue near the Gold Coast, Coolibah Downs is a wonderful choice. This all-in-one venue is a popular choice for destination weddings in Queensland, with everything you need for an incredible experience in one place. Your guests will no doubt be talking about Coolibah Downs’ magical rainforest setting long after your wedding is over.

As well as its spectacular hinterland setting, Coolibah Downs Private Estate also boasts multiple garden ceremony locations, a charming antique stone chapel, onsite accommodation in the homestead, and endless photo opportunities on the sprawling 10-acre estate. Say your vows outdoors against a backdrop of stunning hinterland scenery, then enjoy an unforgettable wedding reception in the estate’s elegant silk lined garden marquee


“Coolibah Downs Private Estate was my dream wedding venue! The chapel is stunning! The grounds and gardens are gorgeous, and the marquee was like a fairytale all lit up at night! I am so glad I had Coolibah Downs as my wedding venue. All of the guests complimented us on how beautiful it was. The staff were fantastic as well!” - Amy A.


Top 3 things you’ll love about your Coolibah Downs Private Estate wedding:

  • The picturesque hinterland setting. Situated amidst lush rainforest scenery in the Gold Coast hinterland, Coolibah Downs Private Estate offers a picture-perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. From the minute you arrive at this secluded retreat, you’ll fall in love with its idyllic gardens and tranquil surroundings.
  • The gorgeous ceremony locations. Boasting ten acres of picturesque gardens, Coolibah Downs has plenty of beautiful sites for your outdoor ceremony, including the sprawling Croquet Lawn, the Love Tree, the Lily Pond, and the Garden Gazebo. There’s also a gorgeous antique stone chapel for more traditional weddings at the estate.
  • The open-air garden marquee. Coolibah Downs’ stunning silk lined marquee offers a magical setting for elegant wedding receptions overlooking the estate’s beautiful gardens. This open and light-filled space boasts soft white silk draping, twinkling fairy lights, and vintage crystal chandeliers.


What Coolibah Downs Private Estate weddings are like:

  • 10-acre private property in the Gold Coast hinterland
  • Picturesque gardens for outdoor wedding ceremonies
  • Charming non-denominational stone wedding chapel
  • Stunning silk lined garden marquee for elegant receptions
  • Experienced in-house wedding planning team
  • Bespoke wedding packages and exceptional menu options
  • Boutique onsite accommodation for up to 14 guests


How much does a wedding at Coolibah Downs Private Estate Cost?

Coolibah Downs’ Premium Wedding Package is $178 per person, and the Silver Wedding Package is $150 per person. There is also a venue hire fee of $2500.


Are there any hotels near Coolibah Downs Private Estate for wedding guests?

The three-bedroom homestead at Coolibah Downs Estate can accommodate up to six guests, and the barn can accommodate four guests. Other hotels nearby include:

  • Mercure Gold Coast Resort, rooms starting from $120 per night
  • Royal Pines Resort, rooms starting from $130 per night


“The team at Coolibah Downs were so accommodating and wonderful to work with. I was so pleased with the landscape and surroundings, decorations, and food and beverages. The lush gardens, patio, swing and bridge were all beautiful places for pictures, and it was so romantic. I am so happy I chose Coolibah Downs as my wedding venue. Thank you to the whole team from the bottom of our hearts.” - Jessica W.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 10 / Max 180


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 1 / Max 180

Time restrictions

11:00 PM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

8.00 hours

Music must end by

11:00 PM

Questions and Answers

Can I reserve a booking date?

Coolibah Downs Private Estate

Yes we can tentatively hold dates without a deposit for 5 days.

How do I confirm a booking?

Coolibah Downs Private Estate

Signed Booking Form & Deposit ($1000.00)

How late can we party?

Coolibah Downs Private Estate

Fri + Sat 11.00pm and guests depart by 11.30pm and Sun - Thurs 10.00pm and guests depart by 10.30pm

Can I extend beyond the package time, eg. 5 hour event?

Coolibah Downs Private Estate


Can I upgrade the beverage package?

Coolibah Downs Private Estate

Yes we offer a premium beverage package


(54 reviews)
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18 May 2019

Michael and I knew from the moment we entered Coolibah Downs Private Estate that it was the place we wanted to get married. It had everything we desired in a wedding venue. - A beautiful Chapel for our ceremony - A range of locations on the property to take the most breath taking photos (the swing was my favourite and the LOVE tree filled with fair lights) - Not just a plain marquee but a marquee filled with fairly lights, chandeliers and a beautiful layout for a wedding - Accommodation to stay both the night before and the day of/night of the wedding Leading up to the wedding, I emailed my wedding coordinator a lot and I was so warmed by the fact the nothing was too hard and I'd always get a response straight away. Then the day of the wedding was like nothing else. The Marquee was styled to perfection, the staff during the day and the night of the wedding were so kind to our guests and made sure everyone was happy and looked after. The food was INCREDIBLE (everybody raved about it) and so beautifully presented. We seriously can't thank Coolibah Downs enough and recommend them to everyone. Xo

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Thank you so much Kylie and Michael for your beautiful, kind words. It was a pleasure to host your wedding day here at Coolibah Downs Private Estate.

20 Oct 2018

They were great! It's a great venue, and the staff did a fantastic job. We loved the location as well.

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Thank you so much James & Nicole ♥. James we all thought your special surprise to your bride was so romantic and we loved hosting a wonderful celebration with 70 of your nearest and dearest. Thank you so much for choosing Coolibah Downs Private Estate

6 Oct 2018

We had the most beautiful wedding at Coolibah Downs last month. It rained on our wedding day but one of the reasons we chose this venue was for the gorgeous chapel they have on site. We couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out.

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Lisa & Cameron what a beautiful wedding it was ♥ Thank you so much for your lovely words! Despite the rain it turned out spectacular day and everyone had a ball!

25 Jun 2022

We were really happy with Coolibah Downs, the venue is absolutely beautiful and the coordinator are super helpful and were always happy to answer any questions. Their packages are all inclusive which was amazing and we only had to arrange tiny things like place cards and seating charts so it wasn't very stressful to plan at all! We stayed in the accommodation that is available and the house was a great size and wad very comfortable. The only negatives were whilst the food tasted great, unfortunately it did come out cold and felt like it had been sitting out for a while. They also served canapes that we didn't order because there were left overs from a tasting the night before which I thought was inappropriate. We also didn't like that they still held venue tours whilst we were getting ready.

23 Apr 2022

I had been following Coolibah Downs on Instagram for a few months, and when my partner proposed it was the first venue viewing we booked in. We had a couple of other venue viewing also booked in for the following weekends, but as soon as I visited Coolibah in person, I locked it in right away and cancelled our other venue bookings. Kylie, our coordinator, was amazing throughout the whole process. Due to personal reasons she wasn't able to be there on the day, but Emma and the rest of the team were amazing in her place. Staff were friendly, easy-going, and attentive. We had so many comments from guests on the food (feasting style), and the venue looked beautiful.

24 Mar 2022

Coolibah Downs Private Estate is a magical venue to get married at. From fairy lights in the marquee to lush, green forestry the venue really has it all. Sharna was very helpful and checked in throughout the day to ensure everything was running smoothly. The meals were delicious and all staff were warm and welcoming. I definitely recommend getting married at Coolibah Downs!

10 Sep 2021

Coolibah is an amazing venue. Coordinators are so helpful & friendly, especially during this Covid pandemic. We would highly recommend this venue. Rach & Tom

2 Sep 2021

Coolibah Downs is a fantastic venue with everything you need in one location. Kylie was an amazing coordinator for our wedding and supported us so much throughout the entire process providing guidance and advice where needed. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our day was everything we wanted and more and that is all thanks to the wonderful staff at Coolibah.

27 May 2021

Perfect & Picturesque! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a professional, reasonably priced and beautiful venue. Sharna made my day run so smoothly, offered her help and advice throughout the entire process and not once did her professionalism falter. There’s not one thing that could have been better. They made it perfect.

16 May 2021

Coolibah Downs and their staff are an absolute pleasure to work with. Throughout the two postponements my husband and I had due to covid, they were amazing at communicating and being supportive. The venue adds ease to wedding planning as they offer really beautiful styling, delicious food and the location is just stunning! Our guests also loved the lawn games they provide. A very well looked after estate. A special shout out to our wedding coordinator Sharna who is so down to earth and has helped us immensely. She has done a fantastic job at looking after us both before, during and after the wedding.

9 May 2021

Absolutely beautiful venue. We wanted something out in nature, and this fit perfectly. Really supportive and knowledgeable staff. We had a mostly vegan buffet, which was a hit with all the guests. They made sure we had nothing to stress about on the day.

25 Mar 2021

Place was amazing People were amazing Our day was amazing Our wedding coordinator was Emma she was great Everything I asked for she made happen and everything I wanted to change she changed.

20 Mar 2021

My Husband and I got married at Coolibah in March 2021. We were due to be married in May 2020 at Coolibah however due to COVID we were required to post-pone. Coolibah was a pleasure to work through during this time there were extremely understanding and made the process as easy as what it could be. Our wedding day was amazing, Coolibah was so helpful and flexible will all my different requests leading up to the day. The wedding day ran smoothly and I cannot thank Coolibah enough, would highly recommend them :)

14 Mar 2021

I fell I love with this venue the second I seen it. Even though COVID tried to get in the way, all staff were absolutely amazing and very accommodating with having to move our date 3 or 4 times. Can not fault Coolibah Downs in anyway the were amazing leading up to wedding day, absolutely perfect on the wedding day and even touched base afterwards. Highly recommended this venue to all couples! Thank you for everything. Mahina & Nicholas.

12 Mar 2021

The chapel was a great location for the ceremony. Fantastic backdrop for photos. Venue was clean and staff were friendly and helpful on the main day. Easy to have a rehearsal as well.

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