1. Glenmore Country Estate, Hunter Valley - NSW
Looking for a private, country venue that gives you and your guests five-star treatment? At the top of our list is Glenmore Country Estate - the perfect spot for the whimsical, yet bold bride.
Located in the Hunter Valley (yes, that’s wine country) an easy 3.5 hours north of Sydney, this venue boasts country charm with a luxurious edge. Although it's close to nearby establishments, when you’re on the property it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere - pure bliss!
In addition to heralding some of the most tranquil views the valley has on offer, the venue includes the artfully preserved and newly renovated homestead that sleeps eight plus the classic country barn that can hold around 100 guests. The ideal setup for those who want the simplicity of holding everything in one place (ceremony and reception) yet still want that “wow factor”.
Owned and operated by the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, your big day is made better (an easier) with food and beverage options tailored to you by the best in the biz. A dedicated wedding coordinator is there to help you curate the space to suit your needs and make sure that the day is as beautiful as it is memorable!
2. Luna Park, Milsons Point - NSW
What could be more fun than a ride on a rollercoaster, followed by a ceremony with some of the best Sydney Harbour views on offer? For the couple who are seeking a venue with a little colour and a whole lot of amusement, Luna Park is one of the most iconic wedding venues around.
‘Brides on Rides’ aside (yes, that’s an inclusion), Luna Park is not merely fun and games. With several stunning rooms available for hire, the waterfront park has something that will appeal to everyone.
Case in point: the mesmerising Crystal Ballroom. With its ceiling to floor windows overlooking the harbour, there’s little question as to why this is one of the most popular wedding venues in Sydney.
3. The Brown Brothers Winery, Milawa - Victoria
Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. Known as the home of Australian prosecco, the Brown Brothers Winery is more than a vacation hotspot, it’s a magical destination for those looking for a wedding venue that provides a simple and intimate outdoor experience - and did we mention the bubbles?
With an unimpeded view of Mt. Buffalo and the gorgeous vineyard location, you can have your ceremony in their recently restored barnyard, and perhaps even schedule a wine tasting as part of the festivities!
4. The Fig Tree, Byron Bay – NSW
Byron Bay has long been the destination for those seeking the ultimate relaxing escape. For the same reason, the surrounding hinterland provides for some of the most romantic wedding locations in Australia.
Ontop a hill and boasting both mountain and lovely coastline views, The Fig Tree is one such establishment. Named after the 150-year-old Moreton Bay Fig Tree on site, this venue is classic and elegant with that relaxed bohemian vibe that Byron Bay is known for.
5. Loyal Hope Of The Valley, Brisbane – Queensland
Located in Brisbane’s fortitude valley, just moments away from the bustle of busy James Street, this venue is as picturesque as it is romantic. Think: whitewashed walls, beams of natural light, hardwood timber floorboards and an emerald green art-deco style bar that will make you swoon.
With exclusive use of the space, couples can do as much or as little as they like. A blank canvas for you to create your perfect, modern wedding.
6. The Langham, Melbourne - Victoria
Romance; elegance; grandeur: all words that this quintessential luxury wedding venue is known for. Right in the middle of Melbourne, The Langham is for the bride that wants it all – and then some!
From the Alto Room on the 25th Floor with sweeping views of Melbourne’s city skyline and terrace to the Clarendon Ballroom (yes, BALLROOM) and Yarra Room with magnificent crystal chandeliers and French silk upholstered walls, The Langham is luxury and bespoke at the same time.
Our suggestion? Tie the knot at the rooftop, then hold the reception in their ballroom. Drinks, dinner, and dancing will be unforgettable in this hotel.
7. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney - NSW
Whimsical and wonderful; there’s something so special about a garden wedding, and, as far gardens go, nothing quite compares to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
With several vast lawns for setting up marquees or a picnic reception, there’s a garden setting for every couple. The Gardens House is our top pick for a garden wedding. This is a perfect venue if you’re dying to have a beautiful ceremony, but you want to avoid wedding-stress.
Peter Rowland’s expert planners have been planning and catering weddings here for over ten years; their all-inclusive packages mean that they will handle everything for you – from the budget to the flowers, they’ll take care of everything!
8. Museum Of Old And New Art (MONA), Berriedale – Tasmania
If your love for art comes a close second to your love for each other, then the MONA is the wedding venue for you.
Located just a short ferry ride from Hobart, this attraction is a feast for the eyes. Not only does it house some of the greatest artworks of all time, but the architectural elements of the buildings are guaranteed to impress your guests – and make for some very inspiring photos.
Our pick? The Void: a space that sits 13 metres underground, and encased by a Triassic-aged sandstone wall.
9. Nedlands Yacht Club, Perth - Western Australia
For couples looking for that perfect waterfront location on the west coast, look no further than Nedlands Yacht Club.
With its lush foreshore leading down to the banks of the Swan River in Nedlands, this venue is an idyllic choice for your summer wedding.
The space which holds up to a whopping 500 people, can be utilised a myriad of ways. Foodtrucks, dancefloor under the stars, marquee - the staff are flexible and there to help you create pure magic!
10. Kingsford Homestead, Barossa Valley - South Australia
And, last but certainly not least, a wedding venue hitlist would not be complete without a Barossa Valley inclusion. With its jaw-dropping scenery, sophisticated vibe and exclusive nature, we couldn't go passed the Kingsford Homestead.
Just 45 minutes from Adelaide this incredible venue is truly something special. However, only catering to a select number of weddings each year, it's one of those venues you need to jump on - quickly!