The Sunshine Coast is both a beautiful place to call home and a stunning destination to visit. It is diverse in what it has to offer, from pristine beaches, rocky elements, rainforests, waterfalls and the rolling hills of the Hinterland. The Sunshine Coast is visually appealing with endless natural beauty and has a lot to offer when it comes to wedding venues.

We have compiled a list of the top wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast to help you make your selection for your special day. To do so, we went straight to the source and asked recently married couples and their guests where they were married or attended a recent wedding, and what they loved about it. We have covered beaches, rivers, lakes, barns, rainforests and the Hinterland. We hope we can help narrow down  your search.


When it comes to the Sunshine Coast, the ocean is the most obvious location to begin. The beaches around the coast have a lot to offer, from sandy shores, rocky bays and gorgeous sunsets. There’s the added bonus of the golden hour wedding photos that you will have at your fingertips. For those of you who aren’t familiar with golden hour, it is the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer than when the sun is higher in the sky. It makes for truly amazing photographs to keep forevermore.

1.    Sandstone Point Hotel

This oceanside venue is 50 minutes from Maroochydore and is a lovely choice for your wedding day. It boasts a towering fig tree, spacious lawns and ocean views. For your nuptials, you have the open air chapel to choose from or you can have your ceremony in an oyster shed, romantic wine cellar or take advantage of the waterfront reception room overlooking the Pumicestone Passage. This venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and offers both cocktail and sit down reception options and is one of Queensland’s most sought after wedding destinations.

From the Mother of the Bride:  “This venue is the perfect blend of classy but relaxed. We could not have been happier with the service we received. They made our daughter's wedding so special and I cannot recommend them highly enough”.

Address: 1800 Bribie Island Rd, Sandstone Point QLD 4511
Phone: 07) 3475 3001
Website: Sandstone Point Hotel

2.    Kawana Surf Club

The Kawana Surf club comes with a magnificent ocean view of the breathtaking open beach providing the most beautiful backdrop for you and your guests. There are several function rooms and private bars available to choose from and the staff at Kawana Surf Club will take the stress out of your day when it comes to your reception, to ensure you have the most perfect and memorable experience.  

From the Bride: “We were extremely happy with everything; venue, the co-ordinator, food. Couldn't fault them. Don't overlook this place if you want a great reception”.

Address: 99 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575
Phone: (07) 5444 8642
Website: Kawana Surf Club

The Hinterland

Whilst the Sunshine Coast is most famous for its beaches, we can not forget the stunning Hinterland, situated about 20 minutes inland from the coastal shores. Here you’ll find a rich array of charming villages, country towns and breathtaking scenery. The Hinterland feels a world away, but in reality is only a short drive from the beach. Here, friendly locals welcome visitors with a smile, and the pristine landscape is home to pockets of sub-tropical rainforest, cooling waterfalls and sweeping views just waiting to be explored.

3.    Maleny Monor

Maleny Manor is situated in the Hinterland, has coastal views to Mount Coolum and it is a private estate that you can book as your own for your special day. This stunning estate offers everything you need from quality food, premium beverage selections and accommodation for your interstate or traveling guests. Maleny Manor is both romantic and luxurious and will not disappoint.
From The Bride: “Everything about it was excellent! Ideally located, stunning views, stylish and comfortable rooms, superb menus, fresh produce and the most lovely staff”.

Address: 894 Landsborough Maleny Rd, Maleny QLD 4552
Phone: 07 5499 9013
Website: Maleny Manor

4.    Tiffany’s Maleny

This award winning venue is also located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. It boasts a stunning garden gazebo and a picturesque chapel for the more traditional option for your nuptials. This stunning venue provides endless breathtaking photo opportunities and will offer you a magical wedding experience. If you adore lush green valleys, glowing chandeliers, cute french doors and polished timber floors, then this family operated venue is for you.

From a Guest: “Beautiful food. Impeccable service. Stunning location”.

Address: 409 Mountain View Rd, Maleny QLD 4552
Phone: (07) 5494 2825
Website: Tiffany’s Malaney

Rivers and Lakes

There’s something totally dreamy about a wedding by the water. If you’re looking for a location that’s a bit more rustic, serene, or nature-inspired than a beach setting, lakeside or river wedding venues may be just right for your special day.

5.    Noosa Boathouse

Located on the stunning Noosa River, this wedding option offers spectacular sunsets and stunning views. With its fairy lined boardwalk that leads onto a three story floating boathouse with three separate wedding spaces to choose from - River Room, Sunset Bar and Eastern Deck, it makes for a fairytale wedding. They pride themselves on locally harvested produce, fresh seafood and quality beef, combined with award winning service and a fabulous wine and beverage selection.

From The Bride: “The River Room looked stunning with amazing sunset views over the river and a cool breeze all night through the open windows. We were able to offer our guests their choice from three entrees and three mains and we had lots of compliments on how fabulous the food and wine was. The staff made it easy for my husband and I to relax and enjoy what turned out to be our dream wedding and a fun party”.

Address: 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566
Phone: (07) 5440 5070
Website: Noosa Boathouse

6.    Secrets on The Lake

Secrets on The Lake is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic destinations for wedding and honeymoon escapes. It is situated between Maleny and Montville and is the perfect place to say “I Do”. At this delightful venue you will be surrounded by Lake Baroon, lush lawns, rainforests and rock ponds. For your vows, there is a romantic chapel or the garden decks to choose from, as well as the elegance of the green lawns by the lake. The options are endless. Then there’s the choice of a day or night time reception. The daytime offers refreshing beverages and cocktail style food and the nighttime reception will be held on the restaurant’s deck with  delicious food and quality wine.

From a Guest: “Tucked away is this beautiful little gem which I highly recommend you seek out for your upcoming wedding.. The food is delicious and you have amazing views over Lake Baroon. It is a quaint little place and the staff are very extremely friendly”.

Address: 207 Narrows Rd, Montville QLD 4560
Phone: (07) 5478 5888
Website: Secrets on The Lake

Rustic Vibes

An intimate aesthetic in a rustic-themed venue creates a comforting, warm vibe which imitates the cozy feeling of returning home. Can you imagine a better way to begin your new life with your spouse than by capturing the sentiments of home from the very beginning? An atmosphere of mood lighting, natural textures and tones with wood accents, creates the perfect setting for you and your guests.

7.    The Barn Cooroibah

The Barn Cooroibah is a spacious old building constructed as a traditional American Barn with colonial charm and situated 15 mins from Noosa Heads. When asking recent brides about their experiences, they spoke highly of the vintage look, the opportunity for a ceremony to be held in the pine forest and enjoying a reception inside The Barn. This venue is the perfect setting for romantic photos with an open fire, towering pine trees and fairy lights to create a fairytale style feel.
From a Bride: “The best part was the convenience of everything, we were able to hire everything we needed for the ceremony and reception from Melodie, the owner. Melodie was the sweetest soul and helped us through the week leading up to, as well as the day”.

Address: The Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Phone: 0427 765 082
Website: The Barn Cooroibah

8.    Yandina Station

This historic estate, built in 1853, has working cattle on it and a luxury venue used for corporate events and weddings. It boasts open spaces and breathtaking views, allowing it’s guests to connect to nature with a gorgeous design that enhances it’s already beautiful surroundings. You will have an authentic and timeless wedding if you choose Yandina Station.

From a Guest: “Just far enough away to feel like a million miles away but close enough to beautiful Coolum with every amenity, Yandina Station is a magnificent wedding venue for everyone to love. The grounds are maintained impeccably and the views over the surrounding valley and up to Mt Ninderry is enchanting. Relaxed yet professional service by the staff made the occasion extremely memorable with drinks and canapés served on the lush rise of land near the main dairy shed straight after the ceremony itself then moving into the Dairy for the reception. A perfect venue for your most special day”.

Address: 684 N Arm Yandina Creek Rd, Yandina Creek QLD 4561
Phone: (07) 5446 6000
Website: Yandina Station


In conclusion, we hope that our Wedding Venues on the Sunshine Coast Blog has provided you with valuable insights and inspiration for planning your dream wedding. The Sunshine Coast is a picturesque destination known for its stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches, and charming coastal atmosphere, making it an ideal location for a memorable wedding celebration.

Throughout this blog, we have explored a variety of wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast, each offering its unique ambiance and features. From beachfront resorts and lush gardens to rustic barns and elegant ballrooms, the Sunshine Coast offers a diverse range of options to suit different styles and preferences.

We have highlighted the key factors to consider when selecting a wedding venue, such as capacity, location, amenities, and services. We have also discussed the importance of setting a budget and conducting site visits to ensure that the venue aligns with your vision and requirements.

Furthermore, we have touched upon the possibilities for outdoor weddings on the Sunshine Coast, taking advantage of the region's breathtaking landscapes. Whether it's exchanging vows on a golden beach at sunset or saying "I do" in a secluded garden surrounded by lush greenery, the Sunshine Coast provides a picturesque backdrop for creating lifelong memories.

Additionally, we have emphasised the importance of collaborating with experienced wedding planners and coordinators who can help bring your vision to life. Their local expertise and industry connections can be invaluable in ensuring a smooth and stress-free wedding planning process.

Lastly, we have acknowledged the Sunshine Coast's vibrant wedding industry, comprising talented vendors, caterers, photographers, and more. We encourage you to explore the wealth of local resources available to make your wedding day truly exceptional.

As you embark on your wedding planning journey on the Sunshine Coast, remember to infuse your own personal touch, reflecting your love story and unique style. Whether you envision an intimate affair or a grand celebration, the Sunshine Coast offers a wealth of wedding venues and opportunities to create an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

Thank you for joining us on this exploration of wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast. We wish you all the best as you plan your special day and create memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers to a joyful and love-filled wedding celebration on the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

April 08, 2022 — Morgan Gaskin