The Best Wedding Venues On The Gold Coast: A Wedding Photographer’s Perspective

Finding the perfect wedding venue is a daunting task, given that it serves as the foundation of your entire celebration. Fortunately, here on the Gold Coast, we are surrounded by many magical ceremony and reception venues. From beachside retreats to countryside vistas and rainforest-fringed hideaways, keep reading to uncover the best wedding venues on the Gold Coast from a wedding photographer’s perspective.


One of the most beautiful country-style wedding venues, about 110 kilometres from the Gold Coast, is Spicers Peak Lodge which is perched on top of a mountain and surrounded by 10,000 acres of a pristine national park. Spicer’s Peak Lodge is a top-notch wedding venue, complete with a Michelin-starred restaurant, on-site spa, and opulent accommodation options for your guests. Spicers Peak Lodge provides everything you need for a perfect countryside wedding, from vast open grounds to five-star accommodations to perfect idyllic backdrops for show-stopping photographs.


Located near the southern end of Springbrook National Park, EcoStudio Fellini’s exquisite setting is as picturesque as a Gold Coast wedding venue can get. Say “I do” in the alfresco chapel overlooking the property’s pristinely groomed lawns, complete with blossoming lilypond and flower beds. Choose between a garden cocktail party or a terrace reception on a split level and charming wooden reception deck. The property’s dedicated wedding and event organisers will take care of every detail. All you need to worry about is dancing under the stars and partying the night away with your loved ones.


If you have wonderful recollections of Burleigh Hill picnics and hikes, why not consider it for your wedding venue? Burleigh Pavilion offers a sophisticated social life and neighbouring restaurant, The Tropic, can easily be described as one of the Gold Coast’s premier wedding venues. 

With seating for up to 300 people, customised food and drink packages, as well as entertainment, flowers and venue styling managed on-site, all you need to bring is yourself and your entourage of happy guests, ready to have a great time. To top it all off, the beachfront setting and stunning sunset panoramas make for breathtaking photography opportunities. 


Mavis’s Kitchen, located just over the border in northern New South Wales, is a venue that has it all. Surrounded by breathtaking hinterland and views of Mount Warning as a backdrop, the venue boasts a beautiful heritage farmhouse kitchen which serves up locally sourced and organically grown food. The venue features stylish accommodation and ideal settings for formal photos as well. Enjoy your time with family and friends with memorable lawn games and perfect seating for entertainment. Mavis’s Kitchen has the friendliest staff and offers the perfect venue for an intimate and private ceremony and reception. This venue is neatly tucked out of the way and easily accessible from the Gold Coast.


If you are looking for a perfect rainforest wedding venue, then look no further than Cedar Creek Lodges. Located in Mount Tamborine on the edge of the Gold Coast hinterland, this award-winning wedding venue will ensure your wedding day is unforgettable. Cedar Creek Lodges is nestled alongside the cedar creek river and surrounded by lush sub-tropical forest, making it a breathtaking and ideal backdrop for wedding photography. With onsite accommodation, your choice of sunken rainforest amphitheatre ceremony locations and indoor or outdoor reception options, you will be spoilt for choice at Cedar Creek Lodges.


New Black Studios is your trusted Gold Coast wedding photographer. Our boutique team of professionals, photographers and videographers know the area inside and out. Having handled hundreds of weddings across multiple Gold Coast wedding venues, we know which equipment, lighting and backdrops are needed for breathtaking photos.  

When it comes to wedding photography packages, we deliver a balance of modern yet timeless energy, capturing the fun, laughter and beautiful memories of your special day. Have you settled on your Gold Coast wedding venue and need a photographer’s perspective? Get in touch today!

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