Trying to find the ideal wedding reception venue can be a very difficult task, requiring all the planning, digging and perseverance of discovering a new kind of dinosaur bone. And like dinosaurs, the ideal wedding venue is a very rare, unique find.
The treasure-hunters at Easy Weddings love digging up a unique new find. Today we have been discovering exceptional venues on the Gold Coast for couples looking for a sunny wedding with a difference.
If you have been planning your Gold Coast wedding for a little while, you might feel that when it comes to reception venues you have seen it all before. Some wedding venues can feel a bit repetitive and might give you the impression that your wedding day there would be just one in a series of cookie-cutter celebrations that they turn out.
If you want a venue that stands out from the crowd, and that will allow you to craft your perfect, personal day, then check out this list below.
10 Unique Wedding Reception Venues on the Gold Coast
This venue sounds mysterious and exclusive, like a hidden sanctuary of wonder just waiting for you to find. Opulent and unforgettable, this is a glamorous and magical place for the wedding celebration of your dreams. This is a stunningly decorated and furnished venue, with reception spaces across multiple levels and brought to you with mouth-watering catering, premium beverages, and exceptional service. For celebrations, both grand and intimate, everything is here for you at The Island.
There are weddings with a difference, and then on the next level, there is Crystal Blue. If your fantasy wedding is on a luxurious private yacht, surrounded by sparkling blue ocean and your closest family and friends, then this is the reception venue for you. Take one look at the jaw-dropping photo gallery and you will be captivated, just like falling in love at first sight. Reviewed by discerning customers as the Number 1 luxury charter operator on the Gold Coast, this is truly where dream days are made.
Backed by the internationally renowned Ramada Hotel group, this beautiful spot is perfect for hosting your individual love story and celebration. Overlooking the marina and waterways, this magnificent event centre is finished in elegant and contemporary style. If in your imagination your wedding venue looks and feels like the glowing shores of Monaco, then you must inspect Hope Harbour, where champagne and canapes on the boardwalk under the setting sun is an everyday occurrence. With accommodation for all of your guests, nothing has been overlooked here.
For couples who want to create their idyllic day from scratch, you can’t go past Space10. A graceful old community hall that has been completely reborn, this unique space is ready to be transformed into any theme you desire. This is a crisp white space with personality and charm of its own but will evolve seamlessly with whatever design touches and details you want to bring to it. And it is all managed by a wonderful team of event planners who can guide you to the best vendors for everything.
If you really want something out of the box, or something out of a movie set, then one of these two venues could be for you. Managed by the same dedicated team, you can choose either SeaWorld for photo opportunities with dolphins and other friendly marine life, or Movie World for a true touch of Hollywood. Both boast world-class dining spaces complemented by service and cuisine that will wow your guests. The views and photo opportunities are endless and your wedding will be anything but mundane.
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If you are planning an intimate wedding day with just your VIPs, you have to inspect The Fish House. The view over the water is difficult to match and will mesmerise your guests so much they might forget to look at the bridal couple! This first-class restaurant is famous for its fresh, seasonal food with a modern fusion, and their drinks range offers the best local and international wines and beers. For a sophisticated day and a dining experience to remember, contact The Fish House for an inspection.
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Located just 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise your dream wedding location is tucked amongst the lush green surrounds of Palm Meadows Golf Course. The Mercure can cater for a range of wedding styles whether it be an intimate soiree or a grand celebration. There is a variety of celebration spaces to choose from, but our personal favourite is the tipi marquees, adding a whimsical touch of glamping to your whole day.
Their dedicated wedding planner will ensure your experience is an enjoyable journey with high attention to detail from all staff amongst a tranquil environment. Along with their exquisite food and beverage options you can just relax and enjoy every moment of an unforgettable day.
Nestled at the base of the Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park, EcoStudio Fellini is quickly becoming the choice de jour for elegant weddings set in the majestic Gold Coast hinterland.
Stunning five-acre grounds provide the idyllic backdrop with flourishing gardens to capture a subtle European influence amid the tranquillity of this unspoiled paradise. A lily pond complete with a sunken wooden boat is located near the rustic footbridge which is lined with flowers, creating an elegant entrance for any bride. EcoStudio Fellini is the ideal location for entertaining guests and a perfect environment to enjoy a sumptuous menu with cuisine choices from their extensive gourmet menu.
While a surf club in Australia may not sound that unique, as a Gold Coast wedding venue this place is not only one of a kind, it is extraordinary. The graceful old building is the picture of an iconic Aussie surf club and boasts 180-degree views across the coastline and blue waters that have been described as the best on the Gold Coast. The team are passionate about hosting the very best personally tailored wedding celebrations and are bursting with ideas to guide you in yours. Whether it’s a bohemian inspired day with sand between your toes, or all the glitz and glamour of a lavish oceanfront event, your perfect day will come to life right here.
And if your dream unique wedding is as high-end as they come, you must consider having a one in a lifetime celebration at Palazzo Versace. Where grand opulent weddings are brought very vividly to life and no expense is spared on the luxury and the details big and small. When money is no object, this might be the venue for you.
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