Gold Coast Hinterland

CermonyGallery_002 ReceptionGallery_003

The “green behind the gold” is how the Gold Coast Hinterland is described by the locals. Being located so close to the Gold Coast – just west of the M1, makes it easily accessible to everyone. With so many breathtaking views, the Gold Coast Hinterland offers some truly amazing wedding locations. Please fill in the contact form here for more information on styling options for your wedding day.

Below are some of our favourite ceremony and reception venue locations!

Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens – Known as a jewel in the crown of the Scenic Rim, Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is nestled in a valley covering 11 hectares with combined plantings of sub-tropical and cool temperate exotic plants and natural sub-tropical rainforest. The boutique garden settings have specimen collections from all over the world and includes a beautiful stone bridge and many pathways. Such a stunning setting for a garden wedding ceremony as seen here in our pictures!


Historic St Bernards Hotel – Mount Tamborine – St Bernards Hotel is situated in the most ideal position. Located on the edge of an ancient volcanic escarpment, the Hotel commands wonderful views of Tamborine Valley overlooking Guanaba Gorge, Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast skyline and the Pacific Ocean. For a relaxed ceremony, St Bernards offer exclusive use of their gardens or the on site gazebo for a two hour period.  This stunning venue provides beautiful surroundings with picturesque photography settings as seen here below.

The Grand Marquee and Siganto Room can be used for your formal sit down or cocktail style reception.


Canungra Hotel – Canungra – This hotel is a lovely old hotel with a real country theme, located just in town at Canungra. Established in 1927, this beautiful building has also been renovated to include an huge function room that can cater for 20-200 guests. Views of the rolling hills surround the reception room. There is also a pretty garden area complete with a gazebo for wedding ceremonies. Old fig trees and festoon lights make this area perfect for canapes and refreshments for guests to mingle after the ceremony. Onsite accommodation, decks for bands/DJ’s and wonderful menu, make the Canungra Hotel stand out from the rest.


Tatum Park Estate -Wongawallan – This is a gorgeous 7 acre property nestled in the foothills at Mt.Tamborine. Situated in beautiful Wongawallan, this property is perfect for couples who are wanting to hire a marquee and choose their own catering. Great for big weddings and there are lots of wonderful photo opportunities- timber bridges, gazebos, large lily pond, big trees and an immaculate lawn area.


Peppers Ruffles – Willow Vale – Peppers Ruffles is one of the most highly regarded boutique Gold Coast wedding venues.  If you are looking for a luxury stress free wedding, Ruffles Lodge & Spa is the ideal wedding ceremony and reception venue with picturesque ceremony sites including the incredible viewing platform and sit down receptions for up to 50 guests or cocktail style weddings of up to 100 guests.


Pethers Rainforest Retreat – Mount Tamborine – Pethers Rainforest Retreat newly created Wedding Garden area has won rave reviews and features a private manicured lawn and wedding gazebo, all enveloped by a majestical rainforest…the perfect place for your intimate wedding ceremony as seen in these pictures styled by us.  The retreat also offers the perfect venue for small intimate weddings of up to 60 people banquet style or up to 80 people cocktail style.


Historic Rivermill – Mt Nathan – Nestled at the foothills of Mt.Tamborine, is this breathtaking venue – Historic Rivermill! A river meanders through the back of the property. Plenty of room for guests to mingle. Fantastic photo opportunities, with an old train carriage, cart and farm animals! The Reception area overlooks the river. There is also a chapel and a gazebo that can be used for ceremonies.


Summergrove Estate – Tweed Hinterland – Just over the Qld border situated in the Tweed Hinterland is the amazing Summergrove Estate. A secluded sanctuary nestled on 73 hilltop acres of lush countryside, with spectacular ocean and valley views. It has a fully licensed restaurant, outdoor reception options and villa accommodation. For couples wanting a wedding that caters for everything in the one place, Summergrove Estate is the perfect choice!


O’Reilly’s – Canungra Valley Vineyards – O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards is located in the peaceful Canungra Valley and is of the premium boutique cellar doors in South East Queensland. The boutique creek side vineyard is an ideal location for your ceremony and and the magnificent homestead ‘Killowen’, features sweeping verandahs, intimate dining rooms and grand ballroom, plus a spacious, modern wine cellar.


Cedar Creek Estate – Mount Tamborine – The magic of the mountain truly comes to life when you visit Cedar Creek Estate Winery, nestled in the heart of the Gold Coast Hinterland, on a stunning 22 acre estate. Whether you are looking for an intimate wedding escape or an opportunity for friends and family to get away and celebrate with you, Cedar Creek Estate Winery offers you unique and romantic ceremony and reception locations for your very special day.


Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, Binna Burra – Binna Burra Mountain Lodge is set high in the Gold Coast Hinterland within a World Heritage National Park.
There is 20,600 hectares of unspoilt bush and rainforest with views of the coast and Numinbah Valley. There is a selection of ceremony areas and reception rooms to choose from. The main ceremony area has stunning views of the valley and the sunset.
Reception rooms include the Clifftop Dining room which also has spectacular views. The Barn can also be used as well as The Groom’s Cottage which has a real fairy tale feel about it.
Accommodation is also on site. Binna Burra Mountain Lodge really does have it all, the perfect place to celebrate your wedding day with family and friends.

Eden Restaurant, Tamborine Mountain – Eden Restaurant at Tamborine Mountain is a fairly new, all purpose wedding venue that caters for you ceremony, reception and accommodation needs. It also has a brand new beauty room to use on your special day. For your ceremony location, there are several places to choose from- either overlooking the grapevines, under the gorgeous Moreton Bay Fig tree, or various other lawn areas. For your reception, there is a covered deck area for cocktails, which we can add fairylighting and two reception rooms. The newly built Private Function Room has stunning exposed timber beams and overlooks a covered area that can also be used as a wet weather option for your ceremony.
Overall, Eden Restaurant is the perfect, very private venue for those of you wanting a smaller more intimate wedding. I might add, the food is absolutely amazing!

Tamborine provides some stunning backdrops, from spectacular views of the Gold Coast and beyond to Rainforest settings, Wineries, and the Botanical Gardens.

Springbrook is a World Heritage Listed area with waterfalls, Gold Coast views and rainforest locations. Both Mt. Tamborine and Springbrook are generally at least five degrees cooler than the coast, perfect for a summer wedding. Most reception venues in these areas also have big open fires adding a touch of romance, and keeping you and your guests warm in winter. Places like Mudgeeraba, Tallebudgera and Canungra offer a real country feel, perfect for a Vintage or rustic themed wedding!

All these locations also have lovely parks, that are able to be used for ceremonies. For those couples wanting a church wedding, there are a few really sweet chapels to choose from. The nights are just as spectacular with stars shining brighter and the odd firefly, flickering in the moonlight.

The Gold Coast Hinterland is the perfect place if you are looking for a private, relaxed and unique place to celebrate your special day!