Hit the refresh and swoon over these fairy tale venues
When it comes to timeless wedding venues, South-East Queensland has got to be up there with some of the most spectacular setting options. If it's a winery, a Prohibition-style cellar, a rainforest, a Georgian country chapel that you're after, then we have you covered. These four small businesses with COVID Safe plans will blow your mind.
Chill out on a rustic swing with some Lamas at Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens:image courtesy of Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens
Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens, Brookfield Hidden away in Brookfield, located twenty minutes from the city is the dreamy Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens. For any soon-to-be-married couple, this beauty oozes tranquility, class, and sophistication. With a natural rainforest setting, spectacular waterfalls on four acres of private property, this boutique venue exudes effortless Queensland charm. For an intimate elopement ceremony, choose from either the Waterfall Deck or underneath the spectacular 100-hundred-year-old Jacaranda tree. With additional space on the property, other options include, a large white marquee for that swoon worthy, fairy tale wedding.
This dreamy location allows everyone to bask and party underneath the rainforest vibes in the elevated, open-air Treetops reception room. The good people at Bundaleer provide up to 200 capacity in a COVID approved environment, with a range of quality wines and catering packages. For further information check out https://bundaleer.com/
Ocean Views Estate high reception ceilings:image courtesy of Ocean Views Estate
Ocean Views Estate, Dayboro Nothing says elegant like a winery wedding. This local Dayboro winery has just been named Best Wedding Venue in a Restaurant in 2020 and Best Restaurant and Caterers Award in a Winery in 2020 at the Australian Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA). Located just fifty minutes' north of Brisbane CBD, the winery is set within 150 acres of rolling hills. The private grounds include a lake, an enchanted forest, a mystical creek and majestic vineyards for ceremony and photography options to choose from. With rustic exposed wooden beams, high reception ceilings and a new alfresco space, this winery most definitely must be on the list to check out. The estate provides exclusive boutique-style cottages, that can be rented out for brides and grooms, along with doggie care facilities for your fur babies. This local business is a showstopper that is guaranteed to meet and exceed all expectations. To check out the various packages on offer ranging from elopement to larger options, along with discounts visit their website https://www.oceanviewestates.com.au/weddings
Pose for some vintage wedding shots in the old cellar:image courtesy of Baedeker
Baedeker, Fortitude Valley If you're looking for something with a bit of character and the idea of a classic wedding, just isn't your jam, then check out this heritage-listed building. Built in 1909, this hidden gem located in Constance Street has all the mystery and intrigue from a bygone Prohibition era. Originally a flour mill, then an army barrack during WWII, this venue still hails its original bare brickwork and cobblestone floors.
This one-of-a-kind venue, rich in history, is an ideal venue to spoil yourself and your guests that doubles as a bar. Pumping out an interesting mix of whisky, wine and catering options, the Baedeker team doesn't shy away from serving up some daring experiences. Choose from any of the four separate areas, such as The Acland Room, which seats 80 for sit down, their infamous bar which caters to 56 standing room only, their new addition the Sunroom or Courtyard. And if an electic booze selection and thoughtful menu weren't enough, the Baedeker crew have opened up their doors to an immersive online virtual tour via their website. For further information check out https://www.baedeker.com.au/
Country charm at White Chapel:image courtesy of White Chapel
White Chapel, Kalbar, The Scenic Rim The award-winning White Chapel is loved for its stunning country scenery, country hospitality and spectacular Georgian church. Located just over an hour from Brisbane, this new destination wedding venue is taking country weddings to the next level. Set on half an acre, it includes two reception areas Black Hall and The Barn along with swoon worthy country gardens. The good people at White Chapel have thought of everything, with accommodation options available at the beautifully renovated Herrmann House. This small bespoke venue aims to go the extra mile to ensure all couple's dreams come true. If a high tea wedding is more your style than a bucking bronco's reception, then the friendly owners will make it happen.
Take a step back from the crazy weekend wedding rush and think about having a mid-week wedding. White Chapel has 20 percent off packages Monday to Thursday. For further information on package deals, out of the box ideas you want to run by the White Chapel team along with discounts visit https://whitechapelkalbar.com.au/white-chapel/