Couples are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding reception venues in Australia. To help narrow them down, we’ve put together our top picks of venues across all the states in the country.
Australian Capital Territory
The Boathouse hasn’t been named best wedding venue in the ACT for the last two years running for nothing. Situated by Lake Burley Griffin in the capital, it is surrounded by its own private parklands and boasts mesmerising views and an impressive sunset across the waters.
New South Wales
If you’re planning on getting hitched in the state of New South Wales then Sydney has an abundance of worthy venues (check out our 8 Top Sydney Wedding Venues for Every Occasion post for some fabulous ideas). Who said you need to go to England to get married in an old castle? For those who dream of getting wedded in an historical venue full of magical grandeur, look no further than to Curzon Hall, Sydney’s very own heritage castle. Built in the late 19th century, the venue boasts of a range of opulent ballrooms with parquet flooring polished to perfection, grand, sweeping staircases, wrap around terraces with garden views and dazzling chandeliers.
For those who want to celebrate with just a (very) small group of close friends and family, then may we suggest hitting the outback and venturing to Longitude 131. Commanding views of the iconic Ayers Rock and the surrounding World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, it will be a place you and your guests will remember vividly for years to come.
For a more cosmopolitan reception venue, look no further than to the luxuriously decadent, Palazzo Versace situated on the Gold Coast. The exquisite hotel houses a collection of private, grand and intimate wedding venues so if it’s a fairytale wedding you’re after, you won’t be disappointed.
For the ultimate secluded wedding experience with uninterrupted, panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, the Southern Ocean Lodge perched on the rugged cliffs of Kangaroo Island is our first choice for an intimate wedding reception. It’s truly a unique destination and ‘a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe’.
Josef Chromy Wines in Launceston offers stunning views overlooking the lake and vineyard. With floor to ceiling windows, the venue can hold up to 150 guests for a formal reception or 300 guests for a more casual, stand-up do.
Wouldn’t it be much easier and less stressful if you could have your ceremony and reception in the same vicinity? Who has time to worry about guests getting lost or arriving late. Absolutely no one. For those looking to celebrate their nuptials in the state of Victoria, then Stones of the Yarra Valley is a venue of utmost perfection. Not only does it have its own chapel, built with soaring ceilings and fitted with traditional stained glass windows, it has a choice of reception settings (The Barn or The Stables plus The Dairy for serving up canapes in between) depending on the wedding size as well as boutique accommodation for your guests.
For a waterfront venue overlooking the city, then the Nedlands Yacht Club is a fine candidate. Located a mere 5 minutes from the city centre, this venue has spectacular views of the Swan River and Perth CBD. You also have the flexibility to arrange for your own caterers and decorate it the way you had always envisioned for your special day.