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 treehouse in Queensland, a desert dwelling in the Red Centre and a wine resort in Hunter Valley, these breathtaking wedding venues in Australia – with accommodation bookable on Culture Trip – take the cake.
The epitome of sustainable luxury in the heart of the Red Centre, Longitude 131° blends breathtaking views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta with a deep connection to the earth, the sacred history and the Anangu people who have called this place home for tens of thousands of years. Comprising 16 five-star desert pavilions, a spa sanctuary ingrained with healing and bush medicine, drinking and dining options (including a private pod under the stars) and a refreshing pool among the rolling sand dunes, Longitude 131° is one of the best wedding destinations in Australia. With guest numbers strictly limited, you might want to keep this one on the down-low.
Second only to the Blue Mountains themselves in terms of magnificence, One and Only Wolgan Valley seamlessly fuses sustainable opulence with the natural beauty of the bush. For the ultimate Wolgan wedding, arrive in style on a scenic helicopter flight through the private 2,800ha (6,919-acre) reserve before tying the knot in the shadow of ancient sandstone cliffs. Offering stylish country villas with private pools, safari trips, world-class food, a decadent spa and activities such as horseback riding and campfires (complete with stargazing), this resort will take your big day to the next level.
High up in the Adelaide Hills, surrounded by wineries and vineyards, Mount Lofty House is a historic landmark, perfect for star-crossed lovers looking for their happily ever after. Make the most of the dedicated wedding-planning team, on-site accommodation for up to 80 people and a tranquil day spa for pre-wedding pampering. There are also plenty of beautiful vistas to choose from to mark the occasion, including a rose garden, a Tuscan fountain and panoramas over the Piccadilly Valley.
If tying the knot in a five-star rainforest treehouse on a private headland sounds like your idea of heaven, Thala Beach Nature Reserve has you covered. Just 45 minutes from Cairns, this family-run eco-retreat specialises in tropical wedding dreams – from a ceremony in a sandy coconut grove overlooking the Coral Sea to a gourmet reception in the jungle canopy. Tick off a bucket-list goal the next day with a snorkelling trip out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Who decided weddings should only be one day? Extend the magic and spend a little longer partying in paradise with your loved ones at the four-star Kingfisher Bay Resort. Curate your day to tick all of your boxes – whether it’s a barefoot, boho setting on the beach or a nature-inspired ceremony in the bush. Let the team take care of the rest while you explore the largest sand island in the world. Four-wheel-drive adventures spotting coyotes, bush-tucker tours and boat trips can all be included.
At Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, you can start married life with a sunrise hot-air balloon ride above Hunter Valley and the world-famous vineyards dotting the landscape. It’s only up from there, with several different scenic venues to choose from, accommodating up to 800 guests, a personal planning team, award-winning locally sourced food and gorgeous guest rooms. Arrive early to squeeze in a round or two on the championship golf course and a session at the luxurious day spa nearby.