16 magical waterfront wedding venues Brisbane has to offer

Located in Brisbane, Queensland, and searching for a wedding venue with a spectacular water view? To get you started on your wedding planning journey, we recommend you check out these 16 waterfront wedding venues in Brisbane. These have been ranked by number of customer reviews on Easy Weddings.

*As correct on September 13, 2018.


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Stamford Plaza Brisbane

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Stamford Plaza Brisbane offers a magical romantic setting for a most memorable and special wedding celebration. Immerse in the warm, luxurious surrounds while taking in the breathtaking panoramic backdrop of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge, and Kangaroo Point Cliffs. The warm hospitality and the many beautiful event spaces are a blank canvas for you to create your dream wedding.

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The Landing at Dockside

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With spectacular views of the Brisbane River and Dockside Marina, award-winning The Landing at Dockside is the perfect setting for a waterfront wedding. This venue offers three unique private function areas catering for up to 1500 guests, so there really is something to suit every wedding. And, with a ceremony garden on site, The Landing at Dockside gives you the convenience of hosting your wedding from start to finish at one location!

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Riverlife

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Highly recommended by their Easy Weddings customers, Riverlife is up there among the best waterfront wedding venues Brisbane has to offer. Boasting spectacular views of Brisbane River and the city skyline, this magical venue offers four unique function spaces to host your special occasion. And, with ceremony areas in nearby Kangaroo Point Parklands and endless photography opportunities by the water, Riverlife provides everything you need in one gorgeous waterfront location. To find out if Riverlife is the wedding venue of your dreams, check out their incredible photo gallery here. 

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Eves on the River

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Eves on the River could be the wedding venue you’ve been searching for. Rated five stars on Easy Weddings, this spectacular waterfront venue combines gorgeous views, an impeccable dining experience and an incredible location – the perfect ingredients for an event to remember for many years to come. Ceremonies can be held nearby on the Brisbane Riverbank, and there are plenty of photography opportunities surrounding the venue. So what are you waiting for? Click here to begin planning your stunning waterfront wedding at Eves on the River. 

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Moda Events Portside

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With multi award-winning cuisine, service, and modern decor, Moda Events Portside is the perfect place to host your waterfront wedding. Featuring views of the city skyline across Brisbane River this venue easily caters for events from 20 to 400 seated guests, up to 850 cocktail guests. Check out their glowing reviews and find out why so many happy couples adore Moda Events Portside!

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Courthouse Restaurant

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Backed by five star reviews and many awards by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, Courthouse Restaurant is up there among the most sought-after waterfront venues Brisbane has on offer. Built in 1853, this historic venue offers couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony, reception and photoshoot all within the one stunning location, meaning nobody has to rush between venues on the big day. If you are in the market for a truly spectacular waterfront venue, Courthouse Restaurant is definitely worth taking a second look. Click here to find out more. 

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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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Located in Cleveland, Queensland, The Lighthouse Restaurant is the perfect choice for an oceanfront wedding. Featuring views of Moreton Bay and its surrounding islands, this relaxed, peaceful and beautiful nautically-styled venue is a particular favourite among ocean lovers and those wanting to create a truly stunning event for their special occasion. Whether you are celebrating with just your nearest and dearest or planning a lavish event of up to 250 guests, there is something for every ocean lover at The Lighthouse Restaurant. Click here for more information. 

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Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

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Located at Manly Harbour, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron could be the wedding venue you’ve been searching for. This historic sailing club offers couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within the one stunning location – meaning nobody has to travel between venues on the big day. To find out more about this gorgeous waterfront venue, visit their Easy Weddings storefront here. 

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Sandstone Point Hotel

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Featuring absolute water frontage, Sandstone Point Hotel is a particular favourite among Brisbane couples hoping to tie the knot by the water. This gorgeous venue offers couples the choice between four ceremony sites and four unique function spaces, meaning no two weddings are the same at Sandstone Point Hotel. And, with plenty of photo opportunities throughout the venue and along the beach, this venue really is a photographer’s dream come true. Click here to find out more about Sandstone Point Hotel. 

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Full Moon Hotel

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Highly recommended by their Easy Weddings customers, The Full Moon Hotel is the perfect setting for a waterfront wedding. Featuring spectacular views over Bramble Bay, this venue offers two stunning function spaces catering for intimate and lavish events alike. Whatever you envision for your special occasion, the dedicated function team behind The Full Moon Hotel will ensure your wedding is something to be remembered for many years to come. Click here for further information. 

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Rydges Hotel South Bank

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Rydges Hotel South Bank is the perfect choice for those wanting to WOW guests with their venue choice. Known for its uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River and the city skyline, this five star venue goes above and beyond to bring dream weddings to life. Whatever you envision for your special occasion, the dedicated wedding planner behind Rydges Hotel South Bank has something to suit events of all shapes, sizes and budgets. Click here to find out more. 

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Kookaburra Showboat Cruises

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You simply cannot get any more waterfront than with a magical event aboard Kookaburra Showboat Cruises. Specialising in spectacular events, the Kookaburra Queen paddlewheelers offer couples the unique opportunity to host their wedding on the water. Whatever you envision an intimate family gathering or a lavish soiree of up to 350 guests, there is something for every wedding aboard Kookaburra Showboat Cruises. But don’t just take our word for it – check out their incredible photo gallery and find out for yourself why so many newlyweds adored their experience with Kookaburra Showboat Cruises.

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Blackbird Private Dining & Events

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Blackbird Private Dining & Events could be the wedding venue you have been searching for. A popular choice among Brisbane couples, this stunning venue provides the choice from a number of versatile function spaces catering for intimate events and lavish soirees alike. To find out more about this spectacular waterfront venue, check out their Easy Weddings storefront here. 

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The Ship Inn – Southbank

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The Ship Inn offers an intimate waterfront wedding venue in the heart of Brisbane’s Southbank Parklands. This historic venue offers an upstairs function room with a unique and intimate atmosphere, featuring a beautiful veranda wrapping around the outside. This function space can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 100 seated guests or 200 guests cocktail style. Check out their gallery and reviews, and begin planning your special day at The Ship Inn.

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Watt Restaurant and Bar

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Watt Restaurant and Bar offers a beautiful waterfront location as backdrop to your big day. Featuring a number of unique event spaces to choose from including private dining areas and alfresco terraces, this venue hosts both wedding ceremonies and receptions. And, with the capacity to host 160 seated guests or up to 400 cocktail guests, there really is something for every wedding at Watt Restaurant and Bar. Check out their storefront today!

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Room Three Sixty

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Room Three Sixty offers a sophisticated top-floor wedding venue at Gardens Point, with views of the Brisbane City skyline including the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, and the City Botanic Gardens. Offering a bar and two adjoining outdoor terraces, this venue accommodates 200 guests in banquet style seating, 260 theatre style, and 320 guests cocktail style. Check out this gallery – Room Three Sixty just might be the perfect place to host your wedding!

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For thousands of couples across Australia, booking their dream venue is one of the most important elements when it comes to wedding planning. For a majority of those, choosing a venue with spectacular water views is paramount. If you are located in Brisbane, Queensland, our list of the best waterfront venues Brisbane has to offer is the perfect place to start your venue search. You can thank us later.

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