Ten Great Australian Wedding Venues for 2020
Are you planning your “I Do’s” in 2020, then this is a blog post you do not want to miss out on! With the astounding number of wedding venues to choose from, with each having its own uniqueness, we bring you our choice of the top 10 best wedding venues in Australia in 2020. We include diversified options that range from striking desert backdrops to cliff tops, Winelands and beach views.
Where to say your I DO’s in 2020 – Top Wedding Venues
1. Inglewood Estate
Inglewood Estate can only be described as idyllic when you are looking at a rustic wedding venue. Only forty minutes from Melbourne and ten minutes from Warrandyte and Eltham, Inglewood is in the secluded valley of Kangaroo Ground. The venue overlooks a gorgeous lake, a vineyard and magnificently landscaped gardens and endless rolling hills.
It is an exceptionally photographic estate with everything specifically designed to capture seasonal and daily light changes. You can boo the venue with as little as 60 guests and 120 maximums. The venue includes a non-denominational and private chapel which is hand-built with stone and seats 110 guests and ample room for standing.
It features stained glass windows, antique pews and harmonium, organza pew bows, wrought iron candelabras and stunning flower arrangements. the reception centre is true country style and full of history and character and set in glorious gardens with breathtaking views.
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2. Stones of the Yarra Valley
The Stones of the Yarra Valley is on one of the region’s most historic and picturesque properties with a stunning Chapel nestled under old oak trees. Wherever you stand or view the area each and every picture that will be taken t capture your special day will be extraordinarily beautiful.
The entire venue is a restored 1860s Chapel, Dairy, Stables and Barn with acres of magnificently manicured lawns and landscapes. The chapel offers sweeping views of vines, with stained-glass windows and soaring ceilings.
Seating is hand-crafted timber pews with rustic chandeliers. The restored barn is now a reception area for up to 200 guests with a spectacular view.
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3. Orso Bayside
When you are looking for extraordinary waterfront venues you should consider the Orso. This venue won the Best Reception Centre both in 2016 and 2018 and in 2019 one of the top three in Australia.
Therefore, would Orso be an exceptional choice for your 2020 wedding too? It accommodates between 50 and up to 240 guests. It has the stunning Sydney harbour wharf and deck that gives outstanding photo opportunities with striking views.
4. Glengariff Historic Estate
Glengariff did not come second in the 2018 best wedding ceremony venue for no reason. It is simply magnificent when you want to say your, I do’s in the lovely Australian outdoors. It is only 45-minutes from Brisbane and both the ceremony and reception is done on-site.
The ceremony is outdoors with as much seating as you wish for with breathtaking views of the hinterland mountains and lush landscape garden terraces. You have two reception options, or you can use both areas for your wedding as only one wedding is hosted per day. The upstairs venue has bi-folding windows that open to the spectacular Dayboro mountains which is a great option for colder weather and wet weather ceremonies.
The downstairs grand estate room is romantic and elegant with magnificent chandeliers, a beautiful rustic bar and throughout the venue is historic pieces for old-world charm. You can choose your own menu from cocktail soiree, banquet and buffet style for as little as twenty guests and up to 200 and more.
5. Beachside Dojo
There is something about beachside weddings that attracts most brides. When your heart is set at the magnificent ocean as a backdrop and the smell of fresh sea air, the Beachside Dojo is tops. It is perfectly nestled above Manly beach and it captures the effortless and elusive Hamptons feel.
It is away from sand and salt and a true oasis with subtle strokes of Japanese. Here you have the best of both worlds; you do not have to worry about sand while still at the beach since you have the magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. A team of wedding connoisseurs will assist you to choose your personal style with as much or as little décor as you wish, or you can have it wedding-ready as is.
6. Catseye Beach
When you literally want to feel the sand between the toes or even go for a barefoot wedding ceremony, the Catseye Beach venue is outstanding. It is one of Hamilton Island’s most sought-after wedding venues. The location of the day will depend on the tides and time of year that you decide upon in 2020. While both high and low tides are popular, most couples prefer a high tide ceremony. You can have your ceremony here and choose between a variety of reception locations on Hamilton Island that ranges from the Yacht Club to Reception on the Dock, Beach Pavilion, Romanos Restaurant or Catseye Beach itself.
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7. Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel
When you want extraordinary views to capture your perfect day with pictures that will blow your mind for decades to come, the Alamanda is your best option. This outstanding wedding destination is only 25 minutes outside of Cairns.
Palm Cove is purpose-built for the Great Barrier Reef. It is situated on private grounds at the Lancemore Resort where you have panoramic views and privacy too. You have views of the white sands and azure waters of Palm Cove Beach and in the background the Great Barrier Reef. The chapel itself features natural timber, classic décor and styling.
You have a 180-degree view of the Coral sea, palm trees and golden sands and the beauty that only nature can provide. The ceremony can be concluded by an award-winning reception at the Lancemore resort with the five-star Nu Nu Restaurant.
A few minutes from Broadbeach on the Gold Coast is certainly one of the best wedding venues we have come across. It features two acres of magnificently manicured gardens, air-conditioned marquee and reception areas and a timeless chapel.
This venue won numerous awards through the years including number one boutique wedding venue in 2016, best chapel and wedding ceremonies in 2017 and 2018 and the best wedding coordinator in 2019. Therefore, can you not go wrong when you are looking for a Gold Coast wedding in 2020 with this venue.
The chapel is elegant and charming with seating for up to 90 guests with lovely lawns and beautifully landscaped gardens. The Marquee is adorned with hidden fairy lights, chandeliers and white-draped walls, tiled floors silver tiffany chairs and beautiful décor.
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9. Paronella Park
Do you plan an elopement or a small intimate wedding with twenty guests, then your best choice could be the magnificent Paronella Park? This dream destination is one of Queensland’s most magical destinations only ninety minutes from Cairns. Paronella Park is complete with a castle that was built by the owner Jose Paronella.
It is a five-hectares plot right next to the Mena Creek Falls. It has more than 7, 500 tropical trees and plants and a natural paradise that resembles a lush rainforest. Since 1935 this location is open to weddings with only one wedding allowed per day so you can book this location in advance for your 2020 wedding.
It is certainly one of our top choices for intimacy, uniqueness, timelessness and elegance with the most astounding photo opportunities.
10. Stonebarn Manjimup
Stonebarn is 330 kilometres from Perth in the picturesque Pemberton and Manjimup region. When you are looking for a wedding location in the South West of Australia you do not need to look any further.
As a sole use wedding venue, you will have the entire estate for yourself and your guests and it also includes accommodation for up to 16 additional couples aside from the honeymoon suite. It has a special clearing to say your I Do’s among massive Karri trees with outstanding views of the forest.
The Warren River runs through the venue and you can choose to exchange your vows overlooking mossy banks, native trees and gently flowing water or on the gentle slopes of the dam if you want. You have various magnificent options to choose from to say your vows while the reception areas are just as diverse. You can choose the exclusive dining room, the glorious wedding gazebo of the massive Veranda.
Wherever you choose your photo opportunities are endless and include the old bridge over the Warren River, the lodge’s stone architecture and the lush grounds with magnificent trees and flowers.
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You said yes to the man of your dreams, all you need to do now is to find the perfect location to exchange your vows in front of family and friends. While this is only a handful of the best locations for weddings in 2020, we do hope you find it useful and have as much fun checking them out as we had to find them for you!