1 Riverlife Brisbane

Riverlife Brisbane

Boasting spectacular views of the Brisbane River and the city skyline, Riverlife is a magical waterfront venue offering four unique function spaces to host your special occasion. And, with ceremony areas in nearby Kangaroo Point Parklands and endless photo opportunities by the water, Riverlife provides everything you need in one gorgeous riverside location. Find out more about Riverlife Brisbane weddings here.

2 Sandstone Point Hotel

Sandstone Point Hotel

Nestled on the shores of Queensland’s famous Pumicestone Passage, Sandstone Point Hotel is a stunning coastal venue offering a relaxed setting for waterfront weddings near Brisbane. This popular venue is home to an array of elegantly appointed and contemporary wedding spaces, with both indoor and outdoor options. You’ll love the customisable wedding packages, delicious menus, and picturesque beachside location for your special day. Find out more about Sandstone Point Hotel weddings here.

5 (47) · Sandstone Point, Queensland
Sandstone Point Hotel, nestled perfectly between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, stands as a premier wedding venue. With mesmerising views of Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage, it's a sought-after location for unforgettable weddings.

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3 Waters Edge Weddings and Events at Portside

Waters Edge Weddings and Events at Portside

With multi-award-winning cuisine, impeccable service, and modern decor, Waters Edge Weddings and Events at Portside is the perfect place to host your waterfront wedding in Brisbane. Featuring breathtaking uninterrupted views of the city skyline across the Brisbane River, this stunning venue easily caters for weddings of up to 400 seated guests and 850 cocktail guests. Find out more about Waters Edge Weddings here.

5 (20) · Hamilton, Queensland
  • Enjoy breathtaking river and city views
  • Two light-filled, modern wedding spaces
  • Expansive private balcony for outdoor ceremonies
  • Exceptional menus from the Fresh Collective team
Nestled on the top level of Portside Wharf in Hamilton alongside the Brisbane River, Waters Edge Weddings and Events at Portside is Brisbane’s chicest award-winning wedding destination. This spectacular waterfront wedding venue in Brisbane offers two modern and light-filled wedding spaces, an expansive private balcony for outdoor ceremonies, and exceptional menus from The Fresh Collective.

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30-800 Guests

4 Emporium Hotel

Emporium Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s beautiful South Bank, Emporium Hotel is a five-star hotel wedding venue with a prime waterfront location, stunningly modern wedding spaces, and luxurious guest accommodation. Host an unforgettable wedding celebration in the glamorous Frangipani Ballroom, with its elegant mirrored walls and decorative ceiling details. The ballroom is incredibly versatile and can be configured according to your guest list, with moveable dividing walls, pillarless interiors, and flexible floorplans. Find out more about Emporium Hotel weddings here.

5 (48) · South Brisbane, Queensland
The Emporium Hotel in Brisbane's Southbank will offer you a luxury hotel wedding day like no other. Complete with its fairy tale Frangipani Ballroom venue, an infinity pool and 143 award-winning boutique bedrooms with views of the Brisbane River, its an exquisite and romantic destination for your Brisbane City wedding.

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20-250 Guests
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5 Southport Yacht Club

Southport Yacht Club

Southport Yacht Club is a spectacular waterfront wedding venue on the Gold Coast, just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane. Complete with its very own private beach, this picture-perfect yacht club overlooks a 300-berth superyacht marina and the sparkling waters of the Gold Coast’s Broadwater. Aside from the breathtakingly picturesque setting, you’ll love Southport Yacht Club’s bespoke wedding packages, exquisite menus, and personalised service for your Gold Coast wedding. Learn more about Southport Yacht Club weddings here.

6 Rydges Hotel South Bank

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.

5 (13) · South Brisbane, Queensland
Overlooking Brisbane’s picturesque river and ideally located in its blossoming cultural precinct, Rydges Hotel South Bank is an inner-city wedding venue with a modern design. This 4-star hotel boasts multiple reception spaces, a rooftop terrace, tasty menus, and a weather-safe ceremony site. Also offering panoramic views over Brisbane’s skyline, this chic venue is a must for city slickers.

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20-250 Guests

7 The Lighthouse Restaurant

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. 

4.5 (21) · Cleveland, Queensland
Your perfect celebration venue, with sweeping views of Moreton Bay and islands. In the romantic tradition of our namesake, a lighthouse beacon becomes our inspiration as we aim to light up the lives of everyone who walks through our front door.

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15-250 Guests

8 Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

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Stamford Plaza Brisbane offers a magical romantic setting for the most memorable and special wedding celebration. Immerse in the warm, luxurious surroundings 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.

4.5 (69) · Brisbane, Queensland
Perfectly placed on the banks of the Brisbane River, Stamford Plaza Brisbane is a luxury hotel wedding venue boasting stunning riverside views and light-filled function spaces. This five-star hotel offers an elegant setting for inner-city Brisbane weddings, with picturesque riverside garden ceremony locations, a grand pillarless ballroom, and luxurious accommodation.

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15-250 Guests
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9 Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel is a fabulous venue choice for waterfront weddings on the Gold Coast — just an hour and a half from Brisbane. This popular hotel is home to an array of light-filled wedding reception spaces and a stunning rooftop terrace perfect for hosting dreamy outdoor ceremonies overlooking the Nerang River and Gold Coast Hinterland. You’ll love Vibe Hotel’s customisable wedding packages, stylish accommodation, delicious menus, and impeccable service for your special day. Find out more about Vibe Hotel Gold Coast weddings here.

4.5 (8) · Surfers Paradise, Queensland
With its location by the Nerang River, in the heart of beautiful Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is a perfect venue for your wedding.

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30-300 Guests

10 Blackbird


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

5 (27) · Brisbane City, Queensland
Perfectly placed overlooking the iconic Brisbane River, Blackbird Bar, Dining & Events is a modern waterfront wedding venue in the heart of the CBD. This all-inclusive Brisbane wedding venue caters to ceremonies and receptions, boasting impeccable service, bespoke wedding packages, and mouthwatering menu options.

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12-220 Guests

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 wedding venues Brisbane has to offer is the perfect place to start your venue search. You can thank us later.

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