Top 20 rustic wedding venues on the Gold Coast and Hinterlands
There is something especially enchanting about a rustic wedding day. The idea of a day filled with the charm and character of a simpler time and a bygone era is just so romantic and sweet. And these rustic wedding venues on the Gold Coast are the perfect places to make your dreams come true.
While the Gold Coast is obviously most famous for the beaches, there is a world of magic to discover when you head a tiny bit inland. The Gold Coast hinterlands are filled with majestic mountains, luscious rainforests and some of the country’s very best rustic wedding venues just waiting for you.
Invite your guests to a Gold Coast wedding, and coax them from out of their swimming costume and away from the sand for a day to celebrate your love story with you.
Hailed as the Gold Coast’s most popular wedding venue due to their volume of five-star customer reviews on Easy Weddings, InterContinential Sanctuary Cove Resort could be everything you’ve been searching for.
This gorgeous venue is the perfect setting for weddings of all themes, including the rustic theme that so many couples choose for their special day. InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort offers the complete wedding experience, meaning wedding ceremonies, receptions and photoshoots are held in the one stunning tropical location.
And, with 243 guest accommodation rooms available on-site, this venue is also the perfect setting for a destination wedding or a weekend away!
Situated on the Gold Coast, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is a beautiful, 5-star wedding venue with stunning water views and delectable menus. Nestled in tropical gardens, this breathtaking venue is a serene, peaceful setting for your magical ceremony and reception, with the venue's award-winning wedding chapel an ideal location to say 'I do'. At this exquisite venue, expect excellence.
This gorgeous place has a wonderful feeling of being warm and welcoming but is still large enough to satisfy all of your guests’ needs. It is set in a flowering lush garden, including some cute touches such as a croquet lawn, lily pond and old-style chapel with two water fountains. There are a number of spots to say your vows, and your reception celebration can be held in their permanent marquee. The twinkling fairy lights throughout the venue and gardens are just the icing on the cake.
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.
Nestled on the banks of the babbling Mudgeeraba Creek in the valley of a sub-tropical rainforest lies this picturesque, private and completely unique property that is ideal for your rustic wedding. Just 25 minutes from Surfers Paradise, the Boomerang Farm is close to everything but feels miles from anything. The minute you enter their gates and cross the bridge you are transported to another world. And every moment of the service you receive will reinforce that feeling.
With manicured grounds, historic buildings, mobs of lazy wallabies and an ambience all of its own, this dreamlike and romantic wedding location can be styled to suit any theme, taste or budget.
There are many different kinds of paradise on our list, but this one is just truly special. Perched at the base of the heritage-listed Springbook National Park, the grounds of this venue have been designed to capture a European influence amidst the native Australian rainforest, and the effect is sublime. The Italian touches continue into your cuisine choices for your day, which are complemented by premium wines and boutique beers.
The reception spaces are a wonderful blend of indoors and out, placing your guests right amongst nature but still protecting them from the elements. And you can finish off your perfect day with on-site accommodation as well.
With 19 five-star customer reviews backing them, Summergrove Estate is up there with the most sought-after rustic wedding venues the Gold Coast has to offer.
Set on 73 acres of natural beauty, this Tweed Coast property offers couples the ability to host their ceremony, photoshoot, pre-dinner drinks, and reception all within the one setting – meaning nobody will have to rush between venues on the big day!
And, with a number of function spaces to choose from, Summergrove Estate has something for intimate gatherings, lavish soirees, and everything in between.
If you are searching for a rustic venue on the Gold Coast, you simply cannot look past The ABBEY Cobaki. Hailed by 17 five-star customer reviews on Easy Weddings, this venue offers couples the complete wedding experience from start to finish.
The ABBEY Cobaki is situated just 12 minutes from Tweed Heads and features rolling views of the golf course, a chapel for ceremonies, and a function centre for celebrating into the night.
Whatever you envision for your rustic wedding, the talented events team behind The ABBEY Cobaki will ensure your dreams come true.
From the moment you arrive down the long paved driveway, you are treated to a timeless combination of elegance, sophistication and old-world charm. The atmosphere is exclusive, with old-fashioned grace and glamour and state of the art facilities providing every comfort. The venue has been designed to reflect its colonial heritage, as you will experience firsthand when you come to this space of character, serenity, style, and romance. Their dedicated events planners are eager to help you craft your ideal wedding day.
At Easy Weddings, we have fallen just a little bit in love with Braeside. A place of vintage enchantment, you will also love their features, including their signature century old Camphor Laurel tree with garlanded swing for two, the games area and the sweeping lawns to Gin House Creek. For extra rustic feel, there is a giant Southern Cross windmill beside the chook mansion, home to their friendly purebred chickens. Overlooking is the Old Shed Bar creating that extra special area for pre-reception canapes and drinks. With exclusive use of the grounds, your photographer is spoilt for choice of romantic, stunning backdrops to capture those special moments. This venue is simply like no other.
Dreamy garden ceremonies or chap and opulent receptions
Comprehensive wedding packages
Located within 10 minutes from Broadbeach
Venue features dreamy vistas with rustic touches
Known by a handful as one of the Gold Coast’s best-kept secrets, Braeside is a stunning garden wedding venue with a gorgeous chapel onsite. Located on a 2-acre estate with manicured gardens, The Pavilion, and plenty of room for guests to wander and backdrops for your wedding photos, Braeside is your dream wedding destination.
These lush, private gardens lie nestled behind the Currumbin rock pools, and you will be very strongly tempted to take off your shoes and dip your toes fully into nature. This is an eco-friendly space which can be hired for your exclusive use and boasts indoor and outdoor settings for both your ceremony and reception. You can use their delicious on-site catering or arrange to bring in your own, and the BYO bar is fully-stocked for your use. Everything has been thought of here, just bring yourselves, your guests and your sense of fun and adventure.
If you are hoping to WOW guests with your venue choice, you simply cannot look past Bond University.
This iconic university is renowned for putting on truly spectacular events. And, with plenty of lawn space and historic buildings, Bond University is up there with the most sought-after venues for a rustic event.
Bond University has numerous ceremony areas, photography opportunities and function spaces to choose from, meaning no two weddings are the same at this iconic venue.
For more information, we recommend taking a closer look at Bond University Events Centre at their Easy Weddings storefront. See more here.
For only the most exclusive and intimate of celebrations you must inspect Clandulla Weddings. A true country venue, this boutique spot caters to a maximum of 40 guests. The unique hinterland property offers luxury accommodation, organic fresh farm catering and a stunning bridal walk with romantic wisteria-covered gazebo, as well as an original 1875 carriage. You can arrange to supply your own favourite wines to pair with the delicious cuisine from their garden gate restaurant.
At the Binna Burra Lodge, there are so many options for your day of love, fun, and excitement. Following your perfect ceremony you will have countless photo opportunities throughout the National Park, the Lodge native gardens and grounds, terraces, and balconies, then you can relax and enjoy a glass of champagne with your family and friends as the sun sets over the Coomera Terrace. For dinner, you could choose from a sit-down meal in the Clifftop Dining Room, an intimate cocktail style gathering, or perhaps an Aussie BBQ in the historic Barn.
Their Wedding Coordinator is just waiting for you to call and will be committed to providing you with personal and professional attention to ensure that every aspect of your special day is flawless.
Limpinwood Lodge is up there with the best Gold Coast wedding venues for a rustic soiree.
This gorgeous venue offers couples the complete wedding experience, including ceremonies, photoshoot locations and receptions all within the one stunning location. And, with spectacular views over nine acres of gardens and the surrounding rainforest, Limpinwood Lodge is simply a photographer’s dream come true!
If you are in the market for a rustic venue on the Gold Coast, we cannot recommend Limpinwood Lodge enough. But don’t just take our word for it – check out their photo gallery and see for yourself why so many newlyweds chose to tie the knot at this spectacular venue.
Set oceanfront in Nobbys Beach, BSKT is a favourite among Gold Coast couples planning a rustic wedding. This venue features uninterrupted ocean views, award-winning cuisine, and two levels of function space available to get the party started.
Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind BSKT will ensure it is something memorable for all involved.
Although a recent addition to the Easy Weddings directory, The Old Church Estate is fast becoming a favourite among Gold Coast couples planning a rustic event. Set on 17 acres of natural landscape, this gorgeous venue offers garden ceremonies, endless photography opportunities throughout the property, and enough function space for 50 to 350 guests.
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, there’s something for every rustic wedding at The Old Church Estate.
If you are in the market for something truly special for your wedding venue, you simply cannot look past The Island.
Located in Surfers Paradise, this Level 12 Penthouse venue is renowned for putting on truly magical events. The Island has two versatile function spaces on offer, specifically designed to allow couples’ individual tastes shine.
For more information on this stunning venue, we recommend taking a look at The Island’s Easy Weddings storefront. Find out more here.
Located in the heart of the Surfers Paradise, The Island is one of the Gold Coast’s most unique wedding venues. It boasts captivating ocean and hinterland views, gorgeous photo opportunities, boutique onsite accommodation, chic décor, and spectacular ceremony and reception settings. Couples flock to The Island to incorporate the Gold Coast’s natural beauty into their seaside wedding.
Although new to Easy Weddings, Country Paradise Weddings is fast becoming one of the most sought-after venues for a rustic wedding on the Gold Coast. Situated just 25 minutes from Surfers Paradise, this 30 acre property offers couples the opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within the one location, so nobody has to step foot off the premises the entire day!
And, with a dedicated Wedding Coordinator in your corner, you can rest assured your day at Country Paradise Weddings will go off without a hitch.
For those planning to escape to the countryside for their rustic wedding, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is the perfect venue.
Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley offers the complete wedding experience, allowing couples to host their ceremony, photoshoot, pre-dinner drinks, and reception all within the one secluded countryside setting.
Whether you are planning an intimate affair of only 50 or a lavish event of up to 500 guests, there’s something for every rustic wedding at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.
The Kooralbyn Valley is a gorgeous, luxe, rustic wedding venue nestled in South-East Queensland’s stunning Scenic Rim. It boasts an idyllic golf course, lush, natural bushland, glistening lakes, and luxurious indoor function spaces. For beautiful, stylish onsite accommodation, breathtaking photo opportunities, stunning backdrops, and premium packages look no further than The Kooralbyn Valley!
Set on an expansive 320-acre rainforest property, this all-inclusive venue has everything for your rustic wedding, with spaces for your ceremony, reception, accommodation for all guests, and a billion photo opportunities. Features include waterfalls tumbling over mossy pebbles, a timber walkway over a delicate creek, a stone arched bridge, woodland paths and the heady fragrant scent of jasmine in the air. The all-weather canopy is an exceptional architectural feature.
For an outstanding location for a fantasy wedding event, you must check out Cedar Creek Lodges today.
Situated on the stunning Tamborine Mountain and with views that will blow you away is Heritage Wines. This lovely winery and wedding venue has a wonderful relaxed rustic vibe to it, and you and your guests will instantly feel at home here. This venue provides an unsurpassed elegance, fabulous food, and award-winning wines, all brought to you with incomparable levels of service. The view down the mountain and out to sea will make a magnificent backdrop to your photo album, as will the quaint historic church which has been transformed into your function centre.
So there you have it – you are now equipped with the best rustic wedding venues in the Gold Coast so you can make an informed decision and truly WOW guests with your venue choice. You can thank us later.