How to find a unique wedding venue that suits your style

Alyssa Brown
Updated on: June 14, 2024

Unique wedding venues can be found across Australia, you just have to know where to look. In this guide, we’ll give you a few pointers on what to look out for, where to find the perfect space, and how to make your wedding the best any of your guests have ever attended.

When you’re planning a wedding, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in planning an event that pleases everyone – your parents, grandparents, friends, and more. But when you really sit back and think about what you want, it’s likely your goal is to have a ridiculously fun wedding that’s all about y-o-u. You want to host your wedding at a unique wedding venue that feels authentic, whether like a place you’d actually hang out or just a really spectacular, fancy space you can make your own.

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Is it a place where you can envision spending hours with your closest friends and family?

By this stage, you probably have a good sense on what you want your wedding to feel like. Maybe it’s an intimate ambience with lots of candlelight and moody decor with rich, deep colours. Maybe a bright, festive occasion decorated sunset hues and splashy backdrops. Or, maybe you’re into a beachy wedding where the scenery sets the vibe.

Whatever the case, your wedding ceremony and reception will likely unfold over several hours. You want to choose a wedding venue that not only feels comfortable for you and your guests, but also feels unique to you and your crew. As an example, if you’re the kind of people who are always checking out the latest restaurants and you’re bordering on food-obsessed, a chic restaurant that doubles as a wedding space might be perfect for you.


Would you be forcing your style onto the space?

If a venue is in the right location and it’s the perfect size, it’s easy to convince yourself that you can bring in everything you need to make it feel like your own. But that kind of thinking can quickly rack up your budget. Instead of trying to force-fit a space you’re not crazy about, keep the search going until you find the venue that feels genuinely special.

You can always add floral, drapery, and other design elements to customise a wedding venue to your vision further, but you want to start with good bones. Don’t settle for a venue with carpeting you can’t look past — you’ll always be fighting that battle and you can’t out-style a space you don’t like from the start.


Will you be sacrificing anything by choosing this unique wedding venue?

Depending on the venue you’ve chosen, there may be a few downsides. If you’ve had a chance to review your priority list with your partner, you may decide those downsides are the type you’re comfortable with, or there may be a few deal-breakers in the mix.

Here are a few wedding venue questions to review that are more specific to less traditional venues:

  • Does the venue offer exclusive use, and if it doesn’t, how does shared use of the space work?
  • Have you gotten details (in writing) on what’s included in the venue hire? Will your basic furniture, lighting, and restroom needs be covered?
  • Is there a wedding coordinator who will look after you on the day?
  • Is there anywhere to get ready on-site?
  • When will your suppliers have access to the space?


We’re here to help you find a unique wedding venue that’s right for you

If you’re searching for a unique wedding venue, reach out to our team today. We’ll provide personalised recommendations based on your guest count, budget, location, and preferred date, ensuring the perfect match for your style. Just tell us about your wedding, and we’ll handle the rest.

Our directory of wedding venues is a valuable resource for those who prefer to explore on their own. It’s searchable by guest count, making it easy to discover venues that suit your needs.

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