10 exceptional and contemporary wedding venues in Brisbane

A cutting-edge wedding needs a state-of-the-art venue, and fortunately, in Brisbane, you have a bevy of these to choose from.

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One of the best things about the wedding venue market is that it is competitive; meaning enormous benefits for you and your guests. High-quality venues are outdoing each other in terms of providing the most beautiful and luxury décor, stylish facilities and innovative technological features such as lighting, digital and audio-visual.

Our contemporary wedding venues must have:

  • Sleek clean architecture
  • Impeccable finishes such as polished, parquetry floors, marble bathrooms, and gleaming floor
  • Modern crystal and flower arrangements that take you out of nature and into another realm
  • Luxe lighting designs
  • Effects to blow your guests away such as pyrotechnics, video walls and dry ice that creates a grand entrance for the couple

Top Ten Contemporary Wedding Reception Venues in Brisbane

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

With the flexibility to offer you anything your heart desires, the adaptability of this space is just extraordinary. Against a backdrop of glimmering city lights, with views of the river, overlooking the vibrant arts and entertainment precinct, your perfect day awaits.

Couples are able to choose from a selection of contemporary and sophisticated venue spaces for their perfect wedding – from the grand to the more intimate celebration, from the sophisticated Sky Room & Terrace with spectacular city skyline views to the romance and glamour of the Boulevard Room.

Blackbird Private Dining and Events

The team at Blackbird not only have an exceptional celebration space, but they have also won awards for their catering and beverage packages. Choose from their Riverview Room for larger gatherings or the more intimate Dining Room, but no matter your choice you get incomparable service, cuisine, and attention to detail.

Situated underneath the renowned Blackbird restaurant this venue enjoys stunning, sweeping views of the river and Story Bridge. Tell your own love story here at Blackbird.


This place is a slice of heaven. Cloudland is the essence of luxury, offering the ultimate wedding experience for glamorous ceremonies, magical receptions, and limitless photo opportunities.

The ideal venue to celebrate your dreams, your day, and your love. When guests enter through the enchanted timber doors they will immediately be impressed by the lush indoor garden, glistening waterfall, and sparkling chandeliers. And this is just the beginning.

Summit Restaurant

Imagine sunset city views with canapes and cocktails, and a bridal waltz surrounded by the dazzling night lights of Brisbane. With a simply breathtaking view that is equalled only by the bride on her wedding day, Summit Restaurant is a hard venue to beat.

Their Executive Chef and experienced Events team can cater to every wedding budget and request and will tailor a day specifically for you. Described as lavish, elegant and simply class, if this sounds like your style, then arrange a consultation with the Summit staff today.

Shangri La Gardens

The talented team at Shangri La have been hosting weddings for decades but it is still one of the most modern venues in Brisbane.

Choose from one of their many beautifully finished spaces, such as the Regency Room with an impressive Porte Cochere entrance and a spacious, light and airy feel, with interiors that are understated yet luxurious. Exquisite chandeliers are featured throughout, along with an impressive multi paned skylight and two LED cherry blossom trees at the entrance, the Regency Room is sure to impress.

The Landing at Dockside

This award-winning reception venue can cater for up to 1500 of your nearest and dearest, and every one if them is treated like a VIP. Boasting spectacular views of the Brisbane River and the Dockside Marina, this is the perfect contemporary setting for your ideal wedding day. They offer three unique reception spaces to suit a variety of wedding styles, sizes, themes and budgets; each one giving you an unforgettable and flawless experience. Their five-star food, premium service and of course the outstanding views will make your wedding dreams a reality.

Brisbane Marriott Hotel

An extraordinary event calls for an extraordinary venue. This hotel’s reputation for lavish and bespoke wedding celebrations is world-famous, and there is no detail of your day left ignored by their wonderful service. Offering not only premium dining, drinking and dancing packages, your guests can also be treated to next level luxurious accommodation as well. When your wedding is not just a special day, but an event, consider the Marriott to be your host.

Hotel Urban

When you want nothing short of perfection book your wedding reception at Hotel Urban Brisbane. Located high above the city across the road from gorgeous parklands, Hotel Urban Brisbane offers you a high-quality event with a stunning city view.

Planning your wedding at Hotel Urban Brisbane is a dream with a dedicated wedding planner by your side and their personalised “Wedding Kit” to help you properly itemise all the matters for the Big Day! The Kit has details on all the wedding packages from your menu selection to styling requirements and room set up.

Lakelands Golf Club

Voted the Best Golf Club Wedding Venue on the Gold Coast, when you inspect Lakelands you are sure to see why. They can offer any kind of wedding celebration, from a romantic fairy-lit reception to a garden dinner under the stars. Their wedding packages are labeled Lush, Lavish and Luxury, and you will certainly get this with the service and facilities they provide. The glowing reviews from satisfied couples are a testament to their quality offering; they have simply thought of everything here at Lakelands.

Moda Events Portside

Moda weddings are elegant & exquisite celebrations. An incomparable venue serving award-winning and restaurant quality food, here you will experience waterfront hospitality at its finest. Weddings at Moda Events Portside are something else. Our famed cuisine, service and modern decor will ensure your special celebration is everything you hoped for.

Whether you’re planning an intimate or large and elaborate celebration, this talented team easily caters for numbers from 20 to 400 guests for a sitdown event or up to 850 guests cocktail style. Talk to their event planners today to discover what they can do for you.

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