As wedding photographers, we get to witness so many amazing wedding venues around South East Queensland. Here are some of our favourite wedding venues in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed Coast, Toowoomba and surrounds that we happily recommend and hope our venue reviews are helpful.

Cowbell Creek – Austinville

Cowbell Creek is undoubtedly one of the best wedding venues on the Gold Coast. This beautiful farm property with purpose-built reception barn, combines picturesque views with functionality for your wedding venue. Tracy and her team are amazing and always go above and beyond in their customer service.

Cowbell Creek is a dream farm wedding venue. Your ceremony can be held under the retractable roof courtyard setting. Then your reception at Cowbell Creek is held in their purpose built Northern California style barn. The wedding barn itself is modern, yet maintains a rustic style.  

Your guests will get to enjoy the view whilst enjoying canapes & cocktails and even take part in some wedding lawn games between ceremony and reception.

Cowbell Creek wedding photography options are endless. We love being wedding photographers at Cowbell Creek weddings. You simply need to wander through the huge country property for endless stunning picturesque landscape wedding photo options. From bridal photos down near the creek, at the giant fig tree or mingling with the cows, the rolling green hill backdrops make for stunning Cowbell Creek wedding photos. 

To see more check out our Cowbell Creek Wedding Photographer gallery posts and also our Cowbell Creek Videography wedding highlight video.

Venue Contact Details
Web : www.hitchedattheboomerangfarm.com/cowbell-creek
Address : 390 Austinville Road, Austinville 4213
Phone : 0438 326 345
Instagram : www.instagram.com/cowbell_creek/

Hillstone, St Lucia – Brisbane

This Brisbane historically rich venue and gorgeous location makes Hillstone St Lucia an ideal wedding venue. Hillstone is one of Brisbane’s largest privately operated wedding venues and offers large spaces and flexible service.  Our team has had the privilege of capturing many couple’s Hillstone wedding photos and video. With space options to suit any size wedding and from elegant and rustic styles to intimate & charming, there is a venue space at Hillstone to suit your wedding.

Hillstone wedding photography options are all on-location and means just sneaking around the pristine grounds of the Hillstone golf course for bridal photos in some amazing golden light. Our team also often wanders around the historic buildings for some unique wedding photos filled with heritage charm.

So if you are considering Hillstone as your venue and are looking for a team to capture it’s true essence on your wedding day, please consider New Black Studios to be your Hillstone Wedding Photographer – Hillstone Real Wedding Post

Venue Contact Details
Web : www.hillstonestlucia.com.au
Address : Carawa St, St Lucia QLD 4067
Email : enquiries@hillstonestlucia.com.au
Phone : 07 3870 3433
Instagram : www.instagram.com/stluciagolflinks

Spicers Hidden Vale – Grandchester

Spicers Hidden Vale has to be one of Queensland’s most picturesque wedding venues! With its historic Australian homestead, set amongst lush bushland and enchanting views of the rolling hills, Spicers Hidden Vale is a perfect venue for those romantic weddings. 

The ceremony location options are simply picture-perfect set amongst manicured grounds and wet whether options are available too. Your guests will be truly captivated by the scenery and views. The reception space options at Spicers range from breathtaking views from their Laidley Room, to their amazing signature Barn with beamed ceilings and charming character. Add divine food by award-winning chefs and a professional dedicated wedding coordinator team, Spicers Hidden Vale has everything you are looking for in a wedding venue.

When it is time to go get your bridal photographs, you will be faced with endless enchanting backdrops. Spicers Hidden Vale Wedding Photography is amazing. The open rolling hills, long grass fields and epic sunsets, ensure your wedding photos at Spicers are stunning! If you decide to get videography, just image that epic footage of you strolling through the sunset filled open fields and our drone wedding videography capturing the breathtaking aerial scenery. Our team loves every opportunity we get to be Spicers Hidden Vale wedding photographers.

So if you are still looking for a  unique wedding venue not too far from Brisbane or Toowoomba regions, then you need to check out Spicers Retreat Hidden Vale!

Venue Contact Details
Web : www.spicersretreats.com/retreats/spicers-hidden-vale/weddings-hidden-vale/
Address : 617 Grandchester Mt Mort Road, Grandchester, QLD 4340
Email : weddings.hiddenvale@spicersretreats.com
Phone : 1300 179 340
Instagram :www.instagram.com/spicershiddenvale

Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliffe

The Tweed Coast in Northern NSW has to be one of the most under-rated wedding areas. Kingscliffe itself is a hidden gem! Located at Kingscliffe is the amazing Mantra on Salt Beach. Weddings at Salt is one of our favourite venues to recommend. Part of the Mantra Group and Peppers Resorts, you can rest assured of the quality, professionalism and level of service you will receive. 

Mantra on Salt Beach is the perfect location when it comes to Kingscliff wedding venues. For your ceremony you can choose between their lush tropical gardens or have a popular beach wedding out front on Salt Beach. Or for those that don’t mind having an external ceremony location, there are some epic ceremony options not too far away along Cabarita Beach, Norries Headland, or the amazing Hastings Point Headland. 

Your wedding photography at Salt can be around the property’s beautiful gardens, along the beach front or close by at the scenic and breathtaking headlands! Salt wedding photography always ends up matching the relaxed vibe of the coastal venue and the usually relaxed vibe of couples who choose Salt. So you can expect your Salt wedding photos to be beautiful and natural in style. With loads of experience shooting at Salt, New Black Studios are honoured to be recommended as a preferred Mantra on Salt Beach wedding photographer & videographer team.

Salt Wedding Photography gallery

For your Reception celebration, Salt couples can choose between the stunning Plantation Room, or can choose the more informal setting of the Pool Deck. Add one of the friendliest wedding venue teams we have experienced as wedding photographers, plus the convenience of luxury onsite accommodation, Mantra on Salt Beach is a wedding venue you need to consider!!

Venue Contact Details
Web : www.mantraonsaltbeach.com.au/weddings
Address : Gunnamatta Avenue, Kingscliff, NSW 2487
Email : salt.weddings@mantragroup.com.au
Phone : (02) 6674 7777
Instagram : www.instagram.com/weddingsatsalt

Ecostudio Fellini, Mudgeeraba

Tucked away in the foothills of Springbrook National Park, is the award-winning wedding function venue, Ecostudio Fellini. With it’s open-air chapel style ceremony decking, tranquil pond, and open, split-level reception room, it is such a picturesque and quaint Gold Coast wedding venue.

While your guests enjoy the outdoor picturesque setting for their canapes, whilst enjoying a game on the oversize outdoor chessboard, your Ecostudio Fellini wedding photographer will take you around the magnificent property for bridal photos. With flourishing gardens surrounded by bushland along Mudgeeraba creek, the venue provides idyllic backdrops for your Eco Studio Fellini wedding photos.

Add the rustic charm and European styling of the grounds, and you don’t need to venture off Ecostudio’s ground for your bridal session. However, if you have time and desire to venture off, there are some cool and different photo locations close by for your wedding photography session. If your Ecostudio wedding photographer is local, they will know some amazing spots.

Ecostudio also offers onsite accommodation and benefits of wedding venue exclusivity! The wonderful and experienced wedding team at Eco Studio Fellini takes care of every aspect of your wedding, so you can enjoy a blissful wedding without the stress.

Ecostudio Fellini is the perfect setting for an intimate and relaxed Gold Coast wedding.

Venue Contact Details
Web : www.ecostudiofellini.com.au/
Address : Cnr Springbrook & Boomerang Rds, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Email : mail@fellini.com.au
Phone : (07) 5528 2558
Instagram : instagram.com/ecostudiofellini

Riverlife, Brisbane

Brisbane’s prestige riverfront wedding venue, Riverlife, is a stunning waterfront reception venue. With spectacular views and an unparalleled location, Riverlife is such a unique function venue in Brisbane, located right on the Brisbane River at the base of Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Riverlife offers the perfect opportunity to combine your ceremony, reception and photos all in one stunning waterfront & Brisbane central location. The Riverlife ceremony locations are in the beautiful Kangaroo Point Parklands, with wet weather indoor ceremony option right there in Riverlife’s upstairs rooms. 

For your reception, Riverlife has amazing open plan outdoor marquees allowing the Brisbane River and Brisbane City Skyline to be your ultimate wedding backdrop. The team at Riverlife are exceptional! And as an added bonus, Riverlife is one of Brisbane’s only BYO wedding venues.

Riverlife wedding photography is simply a stroll along the Brisbane River waterfront through the beautiful Kangaroo Point parklands. Your Riverlife wedding photos can be a mix of greenery lush pathways, striking sandstone cliff backdrops and stunning sunset behind the city skyline shots. Not having to travel far, means you won’t need to leave your wedding guests for hours while you go off and have photos taken. New Black Studios are regular Riverlife Wedding Photographers and are honoured to be regularly recommended by the Riverlife wedding team.

Riverlife is truly an understated gem and our favourite Brisbane City wedding venue.

Venue Contact Details
Web : https://riverlife.com.au/functions/venue-hire/
Address : Naval Stores Kangaroo Point Cliffs Drive, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
Email : functions@riverlife.com.au
Phone : (07) 3891 5766
Instagram : www.instagram.com/weddingsatriverlife