The best venues for a rustic wedding on the Sunshine Coast
At Easy Weddings, we just love a rustic wedding day. There is something so relaxed and welcoming about a wedding that is a step back in time, to a sweeter, simpler life. Paring back all of the razzle and dazzle allows your relationship to the central point of focus; as it should be on your wedding day!
The ideal venue for a rustic wedding celebration has to have a certain special something, but it can be hard to define. It is often found through natural finishes and connections with nature, as well as earthy and neutral colour palettes. It is found in exposed beams, stone and bricks, and in naked décor and quirky touches wherever you look.
It isn’t fancy or polished, but it oozes character and charm and welcomes you from the moment you walk through the door. Creating a space that gives the guests the feeling of a sweeter simpler time while still having cutting-edge facilities and services can be a challenge, but these venues have managed it beautifully.
The Best Reception Venues for a Sunshine Coast Rustic Wedding
If you are looking for a reception venue that is hidden away in lush rainforest surrounds and will have your guests wondering how you ever managed to find the place, you have to check out Secrets on the Lake. The spectacular panoramic views of the water and ornately carved decks will have you thinking you are more like the Swiss Family Robinson than a modern-day bride!
Their dedicated wedding coordinators are almost as excited about planning your wedding as you are. Let them recommend the perfect options for your fantasy day, from food and beverage delights to your choice of ceremony spot, to all of the tiny details that make your day unique.
Look at some of their incredible photos in the gallery here.
Beside the grand old river, this venue is home to some equally old ladies in the Moreton Bay fig trees offering wonderful shade to your family and friends. This rustic wedding venue on the Sunshine Coast has become famous not just for the shady embrace of these lovely trees, but for its location, food, wines, service and enormously warm atmosphere.
Catering for large or small groups, relaxed cocktail or formal sit-down receptions, and every couple’s budget, the natural surroundings of this lovely spot will provide the perfect backdrop for any wedding.
Located on the stunning Noosa River and boasting magical water views and amazing sunsets, the award-winning Noosa Boathouse offers a truly unique setting for your perfect Sunshine Coast wedding.
Wherever your ceremony location, the private jetty gives your guests exclusive direct access to this unique venue. Amongst the three-level floating restaurant, you can explore three waterfront wedding spaces, including a river room with glass walls on all sides and private deck for larger formal receptions. More casual or intimate settings have their own special spaces too, with rustic touches that will surprise and delight you.
Select your perfect menu from their modern Australian cuisine choices which let seasonal produce shine. Their passionate food team offer a strong emphasis on locally harvested produce, fresh seafood, and quality beef, which is brought to you with an awesome wine selection and friendly, professional service.
For a rustic Sunshine Coast wedding reception venue that is something completely different, you must take a walk through the Sandstone Point Hotel. The chic, vintage décor blends perfectly with the exposed brick and timber features, and it all provides an incredible starting point to build your own themed masterpiece.
Boasting an incredible array of photographic opportunities that will really make your wedding album stand out, if you are looking for simple, sweet charm with an understated elegance for your unforgettable day, you must visit Sandstone Point.
Get married under a towering fig tree, beside the jetty, or in an open-air chapel at Sandstone Point Hotel before hosting your waterfront wedding reception on a spacious lawn, in an oyster shed, romantic wine cellar, or waterfront reception room overlooking the Pumicestone Passage.
Since 2005, Ebb Waterfront Dining has been a popular choice among those planning a rustic wedding on the Sunshine Coast. Set on the banks of the Marcoochy River, this venue features ocean views, excellent customer service, and a stunning waterfront location so many couples crave for their wedding day.
Couples are encouraged to meet with the event coordinator behind Edd Waterfront Dining to design and create the event they’ve always dreamed about. Whatever you envision, Ebb Waterfront Dining will deliver.
For more information on this highly sought-after venue, be sure to visit their Easy Weddings storefront. Find out more here.
For an exclusive and intimate wedding celebration, the best rustic Sunshine Coast spot has to be Boardwalk Bistro. Intimate and rustic certainly doesn’t mean it can’t offer incredible quality and sophistication, however, as this lovely place has found the perfect mix of natural character and a next level dining and celebration experience.
From first-class cuisine and premium beverage options to the incomparable views across the sand and the beach, everything comes together seamlessly here to create simply the best wedding day.
Not specifically a rustic wedding venue, Twin Waters has the versatility to bring any wedding theme gloriously to life. For a natural yet chic feel to your ideal day, check out their outdoor dining packages for under the stars magic.
They are becoming famous for handling smooth yet surprising wedding days, and their passionate staff will guide you through every step. From the first time you contact them, your wedding will be looked after in a very personal way. Their aim is for you to enjoy every part of the wedding planning process and feel completely relaxed on your wedding day knowing that every special request had been taken care of.
Twin Waters Golf Club on Queensland’s breathtaking Sunshine Coast is the perfect backdrop for your special day. With a picturesque setting, relaxed atmosphere and immaculate greens, the award winning Twin Waters Golf Club is a fabulous location for both your Wedding Ceremony and Reception.
Located just 30 minutes south of the Sunshine Coast, Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club is a popular choice among those planning a rustic wedding. This venue offers couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within the one stunning location, so you and your guests needn’t travel between venues on the big day.
Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club has a variety of indoor and outdoor ceremony areas to choose from, and their stunning function room exudes elegance with magnificent views of the golf course and rainforest surrounds. No two weddings are the same at Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club.
If you are searching for your dream wedding venue, we cannot recommend Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club. But don’t just take our word for it – read their glowing customer reviews and find out for yourself why so many newlyweds chose Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club to host their wedding. See more here.
Recently listed with Easy Weddings, HB Gardens could be everything you’ve been searching for and more.
Located in Kandanga, Queensland, this venue is renowned for putting on spectacular weddings and events. Their events coordinator leads a talented and dedicated team with many years of experience in the industry, so you can rest assured your wedding will be everything you dreamed it to be.
Both ceremonies and receptions are held at HB Gardens, allowing couples to host their day from start to finish at this gorgeous venue.
To find out if HB Gardens is exactly what you’ve been searching for, we recommend taking a look at their Easy Weddings storefront and photo gallery. See more here.
New to the wedding industry but already making a name for itself as one of this region’s hidden gems, you will fall in love all over again with Ignite Life. With four lovely cottages offering accommodation for your bridal party, this place offers not just one incredible day, but a relaxing destination celebration.
An intimate space catering to adults only and groups of up to 30, this allows the hosts to provide the very best in care and attention to all of your guests on your special day. This enchanting, picturesque haven is nestled in the sub-tropical forests of the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Not only famous for the sun, sand and gorgeous coastal areas, this region of Queensland also has the beautiful Noosa River. This wedding venue makes the absolute most of the river views by perching itself out onto the water, surrounded on all sides by tranquil waters and a magnificent vista.
The River Deck is a stunning natural canvas which can be transformed to fit any wedding theme or colour palette. Dress it up or down as much as you like – it will still be warm, welcoming and filled with rustic character.
As a renowned restaurant, the menu options are simply to die for, not only looking delicious but tasting amazing. Book a tour and sample some of the award-winning venue’s sensational offerings today.
Located in North Tamborine, Queensland, Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park is the perfect setting for a rustic wedding. This venue is situated on a 320 acre rainforest property, and offers couples the entire wedding experience from start to finish.
Ceremonies at Cedar Creek Lodges are held in a stunning all-weather canopy that is sure to wow guests and set the celebration tone for the day ahead. This outstanding location also features a number of photography locations on-site, including backdrops of waterfalls, lush rainforest, and a delicate canal.
Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park are sure to grant your every wedding wish and want. For more information, be sure to visit their Easy Weddings storefront here.
Situated just minutes from Mooloolaba, The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast is up there with the most sought-after rustic venues in the area.
This unique venue prides itself on being large enough for weddings and corporate events, yet private enough for intimate affairs, functions and events. The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast features antler chandeliers, a charcoal ceiling, wood planked floors, and high ceilings – the perfect ingredients for the quintessential rustic wedding.
Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast will ensure your every need and requirement is met and the entire day truly is the best of your lives as a couple.
If you are on the hunt for something truly special for your wedding venue, you simply cannot look past Little White Wedding Chapel.
Situated on the outskirts of Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, this historic timber chapel has been recently renovated to put on spectacular weddings. The chapel is set upon two acres of beautifully manicured grounds – simply a photographer’s dream come true.
Cath and Rich, the hosts behind Little White Wedding Chapel, have over 25 years of experience in the wedding industry, so you can rest assured they’ll create a stunning event out of your wedding day.
For more information, be sure to visit their website by clicking the link above.
Set in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, AnnaBella The Wedding Chapel is a highly sought-after venue among those planning a rustic wedding.
Just a short drive from Mooloolaba, this stunning property features a vintage feel with large arch windows, an abundance of natural light, and antique wooden pews to seat guests. The grounds feature a number of photography opportunities throughout, including manicured lawns, a duck pond, and a beautiful timber bridge.
An added bonus, AnnaBella the Wedding Chapel is pet friendly, allowing couples to incorporate their furry friends into their special day.
For more information, visit their website by following the link above.
Yandina Station could be everything you’ve been searching for and more.
This gorgeous venue is the perfect setting for a rustic wedding. With views overlooking Mount Coolum and the Yandina Station grazing pastures, this venue offers the complete wedding experience including ceremonies, receptions and photoshoot locations on-site.
Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated and talented team behind Yandina Station will ensure your event is everything you dreamed it to be.
To find out if Yandina Station is the venue for you, be sure to take a look at their website by clicking the link above.
For a wonderful connection with nature and the simple beauty of a bygone era, you must arrange a tour of one of these amazing venues today.