Top 10 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.

Top Ten Gold Coast Venues for a Rustic Wedding

Hitched at Boomerang Farm

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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.

Coolibah Downs

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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.

Cedar Creek Lodges

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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.

EcoStudio Fellini

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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.

Arundel Hills Country Club

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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.

Braeside Events

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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.

Sol Gardens

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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.

Heritage Wines

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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.

Clandulla Weddings

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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.

Binna Burra Lodge

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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.

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