Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published August 6th 2016
Now, to persuade my hubby to renew our marriage vows…
As the first hues of Spring start spreading their tendrils to overshadow the cold, gloomy days of winter, we realise that at last, the most vibrant, colourful season is almost upon us. And, what better time than Spring to get married!
Feeling a lightness in my step, I ventured out, in search of wedding venues and wedding accommodation with the most stunning views on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
I managed to find ten of them - all spectacularly beautiful with the most breathtaking views:
Flaxton Gardens - 313 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton
Flaxton Gardens - views from Noosa to Moreton Island - Photo courtesy of Flaxton Gardens Facebook page
Flaxton Gardens, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, is an award-winning venue ideal for your dream wedding with coastline views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island. By day the views seem to go on forever and at night capture the coastline perfectly, the perfect scenario for your wedding photography.
You can hire the Winery and Barrel Room for your special day as it seats up to 240 guests, or the newly refurbished Vineyard Restaurant, which is perfect for boutique weddings, seating 60 guests. With its colonial homestead styling, Egyptian crystal chandeliers, perfectly manicured gardens complete with water features and gazebo, it will provide a romantic, tranquil background.
Lillypilly's Country Cottages and Day Spa - 584 Maleny-MMontvlle Road, Balmoral Ridge, Maleny
Lillypilly's Country Cottages and Day Spa - Overlooking Lake Baroon and the Conondale Ranges - Photo courtesy of Lillypilly's Facebook page
Lillypilly's Country Cottages and Day Spa is perfect for your wedding night or honeymoon to prolong your special day for as long as possible. Overlooking the magnificent Lake Baroon and the Conondale Ranges, Lillypilly has five cosy cottages to choose from - perfect for a couples getaway!
You can relax in your spacious two person cottage spa; Cuddle up with your favourite drink and loved one to the sounds of a crackling wood fire; Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in the privacy of your cottage; Pamper yourself in a spa treatment at Lillypilly's Sanctuary Day Spa;
After all the indulgences at the wedding, you might be tempted to sneak in a workout at their Fitness Studio;
Be spoilt with a freshly prepared hot breakfast, delivered to your cottage;
Just sit back and take in the breathtaking surrounds of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Maleny Manor with views from Mt Coolum to Noosa - Photo courtesy of Maleny Manor Facebook page
What can I say? This stunning secluded private wedding venue estate offers exceptional hinterland and ocean views, has been awarded #1 Reception Venue for 2016 and Best Ceremony Wedding Venue from 2012 to 2015 and is located at the wedding gateway to the Hinterland in Maleny. Maleny Manor also offers an elegant Manor house reception room and boutique accommodation. A pavilion graces the edge of the escarpment with a view from Mt Coolum to Noosa; the Manor is surrounded by rainforest and has its own lake and vineyards, but its crowning glory is the century year old wedding tree.
Their "Wedding Menu" offers: Intimate Weddings, Grande Weddings, Festival Weddings, Elopements (in my day, way back when, elopements were a secret, but it appears one can have a stunning venue for this too) and Pash & Dash Weddings. Now, if you're anything like me, you're also wondering what a Pash & Dash Wedding is? A Pash & Dash Wedding is your dream wedding, but on a much smaller scale - an intimate soiree with your nearest and dearest.
Mapleton Falls Accommodation set in the picturesque green hills of the Blackall Range, Photo courtesy of Mapleton Falls Accommodation Facebook page
This romantic venue is set amongst the picturesque green hills of the Blackall Range and is ideal for couples looking for a perfect wedding venue or a quiet nature retreat. With a beautiful natural backdrop and boutique accommodation, this is the perfect spot for small group get-togethers, weddings, elopements and even hen parties, being able to cater for up to forty people.
Offering fully self-contained apartments all with covered decks and stunning views.
With so much on offer to do in the area, bushwalking, twilight kayaking, birdwatching, abseiling one might be tempted to stay on after the wedding and enjoy getting back in touch with nature.
Montville Country Cabins - 396 Western Avenue, Montville
Montville Country Cabins, views over the Valley - Photo courtesy of Montville Country Cabins Facebook page
At Montville Country Cabins they understand how important your wedding day is to you - a day when all your family, friends and loved ones come together to celebrate the love you share with your partner.
'The Barn' - a sensational setting offering you natural light and views over the valley; large windows and doors that open onto an extremely large deck provides scenic surroundings. If you would prefer to be outdoors, a Marquee set up in the lush gardens is also an option.
In addition, this romantic retreat has nine deluxe cabins offering stunning views, spa bath, log fire and a range of extra personal touches - ideal for your wedding night for you and your guests.
Lush Green Gardens at Spicer's Clovelly Estate - Photo courtesy of Spicer's Clovelly Facebook page
What a sensational setting - Spicer's Clovelly Estate offers a unique opportunity to have a European inspired Hinterland wedding. With a beautiful reception venue, lush green gardens and an award-winning catering service, Spicer's Clovelly feel these are the essential ingredients to make your special day perfect. And, best of all, they offer total exclusivity for your wedding plus the great opportunity to have your guests stay on site with you in the thirteen luxurious guest house suites. Your memorable day can go on forever.
In addition, they offer Spa Anise especially for you to have a total pamper day the day before your wedding with a massage, soothing treatment, manicure and pedicure; or a trained professional to do your wedding make-up on your special day.
The Chapel - 161 Main Street, Montville
The Chapel, Photo Courtesy of DK Photography via The Chapel's Facebook page
'The Chapel is the result of a special vision, pure craftsmanship and local talent which now stands as maybe even art in the heart of Montville'
This has to be my favourite venue for a wedding ceremony, (my romantic side coming to the fore) with sweeping views over the Hinterland. Positioned on Main Street in Montville, this serene sanctuary is filled with symbolism and artisan crafted stone, timber furnishings and exquisite lead-lighting. With beautifully landscaped gardens, plenty of on-site parking, this little jewel of Montville ticks all the boxes for that perfect destination for your wedding.
The Chapel offers exclusive packages with other Montville businesses including reception venues and accommodation i.e. Poets Cafe (Restaurant); Cupids (positioned just meters away from the Chapel and is available for your wedding guests before and after the wedding ceremony); Poets Gallery is within walking distance of the Chapel and is available for your wedding reception too.
Weddings at Tiffanys - 409 Mountain View Road, Maleny
Spectacular views over the Sunshine Coast Hinterland - Photo courtesy of Weddings at Tiffanys Facebook page
A beautiful boutique wedding venue in Maleny, with spectacular views over the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Surrounded by Montville and Flaxton, Weddings at Tiffanys is a unique destination set amidst the rolling lush green hills of dairy country interspersed with magnificent mountains and rainforests.
The hosts of Weddings at Tiffanys have more than thirty years combined experience specialising in weddings and guarantee a unique and intimate marriage ceremony and reception for your special day.
Wedding Chapel at Tiffanys - Photo courtesy of Weddings at Tiffanys Facebook page
From the reception hall with its magnificent views of the Glass House Mountains and Moreton Bay, the stunning gardens and a recently opened wedding Chapel - Weddings at Tiffanys is well worth a visit for what promises to be a spectacular wedding destination.
Maleny Botanic Gardens - 233 Maleny Stanley River Road, Maleny
Magnificent backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains at Maleny Botanical Gardens, Photo courtesy of Maleny Botanical Gardens Facebook page
With the magnificent backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains, you are able to create a garden wedding of your dreams in the uniquely landscaped tranquil gardens. It's your choice: a garden setting with lake views, pontoon settings or a twin waterfall setting - all of them with the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains as your backdrop.
The Maleny Lake House is perfectly located to service the Maleny Botanical Gardens and is available for booking for your wedding guests. This spacious accommodation has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, pool as well as campfire facilities - sounds like a dream destination to me!
Maleny Botanic Gardens is the perfect venue for your wedding photography, ceremony and reception.
Secrets on the Lake 207 Narrows Road, Montville, overlooking Lake Baroon
One of the best-kept secrets? - Photo courtesy of Paul Burdett, Secrets on the Lake Facebook page
This stunning venue is on the foreshore of Lake Baroon between Maleny and Montville. Offering beautiful carved decks and fairy-like ponds, which are overlooked by the lush rainforest mountains, it has to be one of the best kept secrets in Montville.
Again you have a choice for your special day: the garden decks, the romantic chapel-like Lake House or the sophistication of the green lawns at the lake.
A stunning venue for your special day with the natural beauty of the lake and rainforests, offering packages to suit different wedding styles and are flexible with guest numbers to a maximum of eighty guests.
In addition to all this, Secrets on the Lake have eleven different luxury cabins available for your wedding guests ranging from secluded luxury treehouse cabins especially designed for couples to heritage cabins offering more space and beds for larger groups.
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is definitely the perfect destination for couples looking to tie the knot in a spectacular setting. Why not plan your dream wedding at one of these beautiful venues with a view?
Now, to persuade my hubby to renew our marriage vows....