You didn’t settle for an ordinary love, so why settle for a venue that is anything less? From a grand mansion in Melbourne to a tropical villa in the Whitsundays, a rustic sanctuary in Sydney, a desert dwelling in the Red Centre and an ancient Castle in Queensland, these breathtaking Australian wedding venues take the cake. Go on, tie the knot in style.
Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
If elegant is what you’re after, then the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is an illustrious choice. Set on 10 acres of manicured parkland the Italianate Mansion provides an idyllic backdrop for your big day. There are several indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate ceremonies and receptions of all sizes including the opulent Marquee which can seat up to 280 guests as well as the stately Theatre and the stylish Pavilion. Ensuring your day is stress-free is the Mansion’s dedicated wedding team. For an indulgent prelude to the wedding, you and your bridesmaids can relax at the spa, while your closest family and friends settle into the Mansion’s luxurious guest rooms.
Epitomising the term ‘destination wedding’ is Villa Botanica in the far north of Queensland. Overlooking the Coral Sea this luxurious five-acre estate features an array of locations including the Ceremony Pavilion with a palm-lined and mosaic aisle, the Sea Deck with panoramic views of the ocean or kick off your shoes and say ‘I do’ on a private beach. For the reception, spend the balmy night under a canopy of fairy lights on Villa Botanica’s veranda with seating for 74 guests, or book the Sea Deck which can seat 100.
Villa Botanica Botanica Dr, Airlie Beach QLD Australia + 61 7 4948 3025
The Grounds of Alexandria
Utterly enchanting, The Grounds of Alexandria is an urban sanctuary that spends most of the time as a coffee roastery, café, and sustainable garden but can be magnificently transformed into a charming wedding venue. The Grounds has four rustic spaces; The Atrium – a lush Parisian inspired indoor garden; The Patio – an intimate and blossoming terrace; The Lock-In room – a strapping and secret dining space; and The Garden – an alfresco oasis complete with heirloom vegetables, creeping vines and fairy lights. The Grounds also has an events team including on site florist, Florals by Silva who can add a magical aesthetic to your day.
Profoundly spiritual and atmospheric, an intimate wedding in the presence of Uluru is absolutely unforgettable. Poised on a sand dune within the twice World Heritage Listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude 131° is a luxurious desert basecamp that provides a secluded location where you can exchange vows with panoramic views of the Red Centre. Bathed in amber, nuptials take place in the afternoon on the resort’s exclusive dunetop followed by a candlelight reception at The Dune House which can seat up to 30 guests. For a truly unique setting Table 131° provides a banquet under the stars. Longitude 131° also has two wedding packages to choose from ensuring a seamless experience.
Longitude 131° Yulara Drive, Yulara NT Australia + 61 2 9918 4355
Lose yourself in the moment amongst the seemingly ancient ruins of Paronella Park. Resembling the Catalan castles of Spain, this heritage listed tourist attraction was built in the 1930s beside Mena Creek Falls. Surrounded by tropical rainforest, your ceremonial vows will be shrouded in an ethereal aurora and ensuring your day is everything you dreamed are two dedicated wedding coordinators. Paronella Park is perfect for weddings of up to 80 people, within additional charge for larger groups and after the ceremony, you will have access to restricted areas of the park to take magical wedding photos.
Paronella Park 1671 Innisfail Japoon Rd, Mena Creek QLD Australia + 61 7 4065 0000