20 unique wedding reception venues on the Gold Coast
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.
20 Unique Wedding Reception Venues on the Gold Coast
Even without 47 five-star Easy Weddings customer reviews backing them, it’s easy to see why InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is hailed as one of the most unique and sought-after wedding venues the Gold Coast has to offer.
This exceptional venue offers couples the complete wedding experience from start to finish. InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has a number of ceremony areas, function spaces, and endless photography opportunities to choose from throughout the magical property.
And, with 243 guest accommodation rooms available on-site, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is the perfect setting for a destination wedding or a weekend wedding away with loved ones!
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.
Hailed as a five-star venue by their 34 Easy Weddings customer reviews, Coolibah Downs Private Estate is up there with the most sought-after unique wedding venues on the Gold Coast.
Set on 10 acres in Nerang, Queensland, this gorgeous venue features water fountains, an old style chapel for ceremonies, a permanent marquee for receptions, and plenty of photography opportunities throughout the property.
And, with a dedicated Wedding Coordinator in your corner, you can rest assured your day at Coolibah Downs Private Estate will be everything you dreamed of.
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.
Set on the Kingscliff coast, Mantra on Salt Beach could be everything you’ve been searching for in a wedding venue. This gorgeous venue is the perfect setting for a barefoot beach wedding – offering couples the chance to host their ceremony, photoshoot, pre-dinner drinks, and reception all within the one lush tropical venue.
Mantra on Salt Beach also offers the marrying couple complimentary wedding night accommodation, and special discounted accommodation rates for overnight guests.
If you are in the market for a Gold Coast venue that will WOW guests and give them something something to talk about, Summer Grove Estate is the perfect choice. Rated five-stars by their Easy Weddings customers, this venue offers couples the ability to wed in total seclusion with their nearest and dearest in attendance.
Summergrove Estate features 73 acres of natural parkland, views to Mt Warning and the ocean, and endless photography opportunities throughout the property – simply a photographer’s dream come true!
And, with accommodation available on-site, you and your guests can simply roll into bed once the celebrations are said and done.
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.
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa could be everything you’ve been searching for in a Gold Coast wedding venue.
Rated five-stars on Easy Weddings, this gorgeous venue is renowned for putting on truly spectacular events. Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa pride themselves on being the complete wedding experience, hosting ceremonies, photoshoots, pre-dinner drinks, and receptions all within the one stunning location.
Whether you are planning an intimate event with just your nearest and dearest or a lavish affair with a longer guest list, there’s something for weddings of all shapes, sizes and budgets at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa.
Get in touch with their Event Management Team today to being planning your big day.
Just minutes from the golden sands of Gold Coast’s best beaches, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is a paradise wedding destination. Exchange vows beneath swaying palm trees, the ocean breeze lifting your hair, before heading into your reception in JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s relaxed tropical-themed event spaces. Luxury accommodation sweetens the deal for this summery getaway.
It’s clear to see why Links Hope Island is up there with the most sought-after wedding venues the Gold Coast has to offer. This truly magnificent venue is renowned for their romantic charm, excellent cuisine, and endless photography opportunities throughout the property.
Whatever you envision for your special day, the dedicated team behind Links Hope Island will ensure it is everything you hoped and dreamed for.
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.
If you are hoping to wed by the water, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is the perfect venue. Set by the Nerang River in the heart of iconic Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast offers couples the complete wedding experience from start to finish. And, with accommodation available on-site, this venue is perfect for destination weddings or weekend weddings away with loved ones.
For more information, be sure to check out Vibe Hotel Gold Coast at their Easy Weddings storefront. See more here.
Peppers Soul is up there with the most popular unique wedding venues on the Gold Coast. Rated five-stars by their Easy Weddings customers, this luxurious venue features elegant decor, magnificent views of the coastline, and endless backdrops for wedding photography.
Peppers Soul has something for weddings of all shapes and sizes, and even offers accommodation on-site for those hosting a destination wedding.
If you are in the market for something truly special, we cannot recommend Peppers Soul 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 wed at this spectacular 77-levels venue.
If you are searching for a truly unique wedding venue, you simply cannot look past Bond University Events Centre. This iconic venue offers couples the opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot, pre-dinner drinks, and reception all within the one location, meaning nobody will have to rush between venues on the big day.
And, with a number of ceremony areas and function spaces to choose from, there’s something for every wedding at Bond University.
Set on absolute beach frontage at Nobbys Beach, BSKT is the perfect setting for a coastal wedding. This gorgeous venue offers couples the ability to tie the knot with the sand between their toes and host their reception in one of two function spaces available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So there you have it – you are now equipped with the list of the most unique wedding venues the Gold Coast has to offer. Happy planning!