40 Stunning Elopement & Small Wedding Venues in Brisbane

Are you looking for the best elopement and small wedding venues in Brisbane? Well you have come to the right place. Because finding a small wedding venue for an elopement can be a really challenging task.

Brisbane is one of Australia’s most beautiful cities, and is the capital city of Queensland. It has a population of over 2.5 million people and the most populated city in Queensland.

As for elopements, Brisbane is a really popular destination for tourist and locals alike for small weddings and elopements. It is also the gateway to the rest of Queensland. Elope in Brisbane and then honeymoon all around Queensland.

Here is a list of some wonderful Brisbane elopement wedding venues that actually cater to smaller and more intimate weddings.

1. The Incholm Hotel

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The Incholm Hotel is the perfect location for a modern but intimate elopement, with the most well-known wedding venues in Brisbane. The Incholm Hotel has two beautiful venues for couples to select from, The Foxtrot Room and The Charleston Room. The Foxtrot Room seats up to twelve visitors, making it perfect for a beautiful intimate dinner in a private room. On the other hand, The Charleston Room is a larger room that can be split up into smaller rooms. So it is able to cater to a variety of elopement and small wedding sizes. Where ever you end up choosing you will have an amazing elopement at this premium establishment.

Address: 73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD

2. High Church 

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High Church Brisbane is a totally unique and creative space located in Fortitude Valley. This really is a highly unique property where you can have both your marriage ceremony as well as your elopement or wedding reception.

It is totally renovated church that is a beautiful mix of heritage and modern styles. It also offers

Address: 483 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD

3. Riverlife Weddings & Events

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Riverlife Weddings & Functions is located at the base of the spectacular Kangaroo Point Cliffs and on the banks of the Brisbane River. All this plus views of the city skyline means it has picturesque backdrops all around. Have your wedding ceremony overlooking the river in the surrounding Kangaroo Point Parklands.

Riverside Marquee

Of the four unique outdoor spaces available at Riverlife, the Riverside Marquee is best suited to small weddings and elopements. It can cater to a small wedding of 25 people seated, or 50 people cocktail style. With magnificent views and boasting its own private jetty, this intimate enclosable space offers a perfect spot for a Brisbane elopement. Whether you want an elegant intimate fine dining experience or a more casual cocktail event Riverlife will happily cater to your preferences.

Address: Naval Stores, Cliffs Drive, Kangaroo Point QLD

4. Walkabout Creek 

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If you are looking for an elopement or small wedding venue in Brisbane that really showcases the beauty of the Australian bush and nature, then Walkabout Creek might be the perfect location for you.

It is located in the D’Aguilar National Park and overlooks the Enoggera Reservoir. And it is located just twenty-five minutes from the middle of the Brisbane CBD. It is a stunning location and there are unlimited locations available for your wedding & elopement photos.

There are a few beautiful options for your wedding or elopement ceremony around the property. These include

  • Lake View ceremony location.
  • Rainforest ceremony location.
  • Lawn ceremony location.

For your reception, there are two options available onsite for you.

Ferntree Deck – which can cater to elopements and small weddings of 5 – 30 people.

Ferntree Room – which can cater to small weddings of between 30 – 60 people.

Address: 60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir QLD

5. Electric Avenue

Mrs J. Rabbits Speakeasy – Photo courtesy of Electric Avenue

Electric Avenue is a totally unique small wedding venue in Brisbane that has so much character and is perfect for couples looking for something a bit different for their elopement or small wedding. Antique, industrial, glamourous… it’s hard to pigeonhole this awesome venue.

It is located just ten minutes from the Brisbane CBD and it has five function spaces that are so perfect for micro weddings and elopements.

Electric Avenue Dining Room – can cater to weddings of between 15 – 30 people.

The ‘Olde Antique’ Toy Store – can comfortably cater to small weddings of 15 – 25 people.

Mrs. Merino’s Private Dining Room – caters to elopements and small weddings of 8 – 12 guests.

Mrs J. Rabbits Speakeasy – This is their signature room for the ultimate party. It can cater for small weddings of 10 – 20 people seated, or up to 50 people cocktail style.

Electric Avenue Whole Venue – You can hire out the entire place for your wedding. It can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Address: 23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD

6. White Chapel Kalbar

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If you are looking for a rustic country elopement or small wedding, then White Chapel Kalbar must be on your list of places to check out. It is located just outside Brisbane is the small country town of Kalbar. And it features a number of spaces and although they cater to slightly larger weddings of up to 90 guests, they will give you a custom quote for smaller, micro weddings and also elopements. They also offer Monday to Thursday elopement packages.

White Chapel – is a perfect little chapel that is elegant and minimalist in its design allowing you to put your own style to the space. It is a fully restored chapel and features some original country features but also mixes it with modern elements.

Black Hall – is located out the back of the chapel and was originally the ‘Sunday school’ but today it has been fully restored into a warm and rustic space for your wedding reception. It has large barn doors, timber floors and a large fireplace, making it an ideal winter elopement location.

The Barn Bar & The Grounds – offers you a number of options for smaller weddings. Dinner on a long table under a ladder of festoon lights. Or even a dinner out under the stars.

Address: 87 George St, Kalbar QLD

7. Hillstone St Lucia

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Hillstone St Lucia is one of Brisbane’s most popular venues for beautiful weddings. They cater to huge events but also will cater to smaller weddings and elopements. They have lovely natural surroundings with over 100 acres of lush green parklands and a golf course.

They have four smaller reception spaces and two wonderful ceremony locations to choose from. And they offer small wedding and elopement packages for mid-week weddings or weekends if you book within three months of your date.

This Brisbane wedding venue is a wonderful option for those couples looking to have a micro or small wedding.

Address: Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia QLD

8. Eagles Nest Brisbane

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If you are looking for a spectacular rooftop elopement or small wedding, then Eagles Nest Brisbane just might be your perfect place. It features a rooftop bar and a number of function spaces.

Eagles Nest Brisbane is located at Kangaroo Point and is situated in the 12th floor of the Point Brisbane Hotel at Kangaroo Point. Being on the rooftop of this building, you get some of the best panoramic views over the Brisbane skyline. Views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge.

There are three spaces to choose from:

  • Eagles Nest
  • Panorama Room
  • Moreton Room

This venue has the potential to be an amazing micro or small wedding venue in Brisbane. They mainly cater to corporate clients, but we feel you could have an amazing rooftop wedding here!

Address: 21 Lambert St, Kangaroo Point QLD

9. Lyell Deer Sanctuary

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Located just 30mins from the Brisbane CBD in the Samford Valley is this whimsical and fairy tale location that is perfect for an elopement or small wedding. The Lyell Deer Sanctuary has been caring for these delightful animals for over thirty years and it is a popular destination for tourists.

This is a DIY small wedding venue in Brisbane and is perfect for couples looking to put their own style into this rustic setting.

They have three beautiful ceremony locations to choose from.

  • Driftwood Arbour area
  • The Paddock – which features deer roaming around.
  • Stag Paddock – which has some stunning volcanic rocks

The Lyell Deer Sanctuary also features a commercial kitchen, so you can bring your own caterers in or there is space to you to bring in a food truck. There are endless options here so let your imagination run wild so you can make the most stunning wedding possible.

Address: 6 Lyell Ct, Mount Samson QLD

10. The Fox Hotel

The Collectors Room – photo courtesy of The Fox Hotel

One of the most modern and exciting small wedding venues in Brisbane would have to be The Foxes Hotel. It is located right in the heart of Brisbane just five minutes walk from the CBD. It features eight wonderfully unique spaces that would be perfect for elopements or micro and small weddings. They can cater to the smallest of weddings, right up to a thousand people. It also features stunning views from Dandy’s rooftop which has breathtaking views out over the Brisbane CBD.

All these spaces are really unique and could potentially be amazing for an elopement or small wedding.

  • The Acadia Room
  • The Veranda Room
  • The Boudoir
  • The Collectors Room
  • Side Bar
  • The Atrium
  • Dandy’s Rooftop
  • The Canvas Room

Address: 71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD

11. Rainforest Gardens Mount Cotton

Located about 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD is a beautiful outdoor garden wedding and elopement venue called Rainforest Gardens.

This property has 27 acres of land on the side of a mountain with amazing views out over the landscape and bay. These gardens have been lovingly tended to for decades with rainforest plants, flowers and lots of greenery. If you are looking for a place for a really natural and beautiful outdoor setting then Rainforest Gardens might be perfect for you.

Address: Rainforest Gardens, Mount Cotton, QLD

12. Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

This beautiful small wedding venue in Brisbane is perfect for your wedding ceremony, location photos and a reception.

It is located in Brisbane’s west in the suburb of Brookfield and is a stunning rustic and natural setting. Country lanes, a natural rainforest, country fields and ancient trees are all the ingredients you need for a stunning small wedding and epic photos.

Address: 59 Bundaleer St, Brookfield QLD

13. Alchemy Restaurant 

Alchemy Restaurant has been awarded the Best Brisbane River Front Restaurant.  It is a chic riverside dining venue with a lustrous interior.  Not only does it have first-class food but it also has panoramic views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. It can cater for up to 300 guests using both the inside and outside bar area, main dining room, private dining room, and courtyard area.

Address: 175 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 

14. Victoria Park

Victoria Park has won the accolade for being Brisbane’s Wedding Venue of the Year for 2019 & 2020. With its stunning gardens, parkland, ancient trees, and city views, it exudes the most romantic ambience for an unforgettable wedding.  It has a newly refurbished Ballroom as well as private bars and exclusive outdoor decks for your wedding ceremony and reception. 

Address:  309 Herston Rd, Herston QLD

15. Belvedere Hotel

Belvedere Hotel is well known for its target catering of well over 100 weddings annually as well as having the view of one of the top ten sunsets in the world.  It offers a number of gorgeous locations for your wedding ceremony and reception.  Its menu is also top-notch with the freshest of seafood forming part of your dining experience.

Address: Cnr Oxley Ave &, Woodcliffe Cres, Woody Point QLD

16. Spicers Peak Lodge

Being one of Australia’s most awarded and luxurious venues, Spicers Peak Lodge will give your wedding day the most luxe and magical day. You can hold both your ceremony and reception here in the most exquisite dining room.  The restaurant here has recently achieved a couple of accolades from AGCG for being the or best fine dining restaurant. Accommodation-wise you will find on-site luxurious suites with stunning mountain views for your honeymoon.

Address: 1 Wilkinson Rd, Maryvale QLD

17. Spicers Balfour House

Not only is Spicers Balfour Hotel, an award-winning boutique hotel but it also has an on-site restaurant that serves the best Vietnamese food in Brisbane.  The hotel can cater for your wedding reception of up to 60 guests and there is luxurious accommodation on-site for everyone.  Their experienced chef will deliver you a menu that will be talked about long after the wedding is over.

Address: 37 Balfour St, New Farm QLD

18. The Lushington

Established in the 1920s as an event hall, it has recently been renovated into an art deco warehouse for the purpose of holding weddings.  The great thing about this space is that you can style it to suit yourself and bring in your own caterers. There are many locations for your ceremony like the churches, the beach or the stunning gardens.  Your reception venue can cater up to 400 guests and there are many places close by for your wedding night accommodation.

Address: 5 Hubert St, Woolloongabba QLD

19. Heritage Wines

Heritage Wines sits high on Tambourine Mountain. You can say your vows in the quaint vineyards, manicured gardens, under the wedding arbour or anywhere on the estate.  Taking a drive to the Lookout on Tambourine Mountain for your photo-shoot is definitely worth it for your unforgettable wedding. Your reception can take place at the Heritage Restaurant where top-notch cuisine will wow your guests.

Address:  747 Granite Belt Drive, Cottonvale Qld

20. Topiaries at Beaumont 

Topiary is indeed a unique venue for a wedding and is regarded as one of the best in Queensland.  Overlooking the picturesque Samford Valley, Topiaries sits on top of the Range.  There are many places on the estate for your ceremony.  You can have your Reception in the Grand Reception Room where you can sip champagne whilst enjoying the panoramic view.  The food here is contemporary and the service is incomparable.

Address: 961 Eatons Crossing Rd, Draper QLD

21. Cloudland

Dreams can come true at Cloudland that is located in the heart of Fortitude Valley.  You can dream about your dream wedding and then get them to style it just the way you like it or you can do it yourself. You will find a modern Italian restaurant, eclectic bars, private booths, and function rooms all at your disposal. There are endless places for photo shoots and Cloudland will assist you with the catering if you wish.

Address:  641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland

22. Mirra

A converted warehouse in the heart of Fortitude Valley, designed just for weddings, this venue can cater up to 450 guests.  This is a venue where they will do everything for you and all you have to do is turn up and enjoy yourself with your families and friends.  There are 3 spaces for your reception, somewhere romantic, somewhere warm and cosy, or the dining room. Or you can have all 3 spaces simultaneously.

Address: 86 Bridge St, Fortitude Valley QLD

23. The Callie Hotel

The Callie Hotel is located in the James Street precinct in Brisbane and their event spaces can be customized for you and your guests with resident chefs to assist in bringing your vision to life.  It is a 175-room hotel that depicts the urban lifestyle with a beautiful sub-tropical climate that is perfect for the wedding of your dreams.  It has indoor and outdoor ceremonies and catering is in-house.  It can cater for 200 to 240 guests with amazing backdrops for your photoshoots.

Address: 48 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD

24. Gerards Bistro

Gerard’s Bistro is a hidden treasure for wedding celebrations and they are tucked away behind James Street in Fortitude Valley. Their experienced chefs will work with you to deliver a culinary Middle Eastern cuisine to suit the menu you have in mind.  They have received many accolades including Best Restaurant in Brisbane and can cater up to 100 guests.  Due to their popularity, be sure to book early.

Address: 14/15 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD

25. Dayboro Cottages

Dayboro has 5 gorgeous self-contained cottages onsite with balconies overlooking the beautiful Dayboro valley.  There is an additional garden cottage beside the manager’s house.  It is amazing having a wedding here as the ambience is cosy, the view is just breathtaking and the backdrops for your photo hoot will be out of this world. Dayboro provides the accommodation and the rest is up to you to style your wedding and provide the catering

Address: 3229 Mount Mee Rd, Dayboro QLD

26. Kookaburra Homestead

What used to be a BnB in the 1980s has now been transformed into a sublime wedding venue located on the Sunshine Coast hinterland.  This is a 30-acre picturesque homestead where you will find peace and tranquillity.  The views here are just stunning, the service here is second to none and there is accommodation on-site. Everything is catered for and all you have to do is arrive, relax and enjoy your unforgettable wedding day.

Address: Sunshine Coast, 409 Mountain View Rd, Maleny QLD

27. Coolibah Downs Private Estate

Coolibah Downs is a private estate located ten minutes from the Gold Coast.  They cater for all sorts of weddings from elegant, to contemporary, boho and any style you have in mind.  You can have a chapel or garden wedding and your reception in the garden gazing up at the skies or under a marquee.  There is delectable in-house catering and you can style the venue yourself or engage a professional to do this for you.

Address: 41 Mount Nathan Rd, Mount Nathan QLD

28. Weddings at the Golden Ox

The Golden Ox is a building purposely built with weddings in mind and is a multi-award winning venue in Brisbane. Their gardens are suitable for ceremonies as well as for your wedding reception.  For your Reception, the Regency Room can cater for up to 60 guests whilst The Grande Room can cater for 80 guests and has access to the marble bar, an elevated stage, and large dance floor and fairy light backdrop. You will have a most unforgettable wedding here at the Golden Ox.

Address: 330 Oxley Ave, Margate QLD

29. Hampton Estate Wines

High on Tamborine Mountains, you will find a luxe wedding venue with hinterland charm.  It features gorgeous gardens, breathtaking views and refined styling. Only 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD, you will find the venue of your dreams, Hampton Estate Wines.  They have an award-winning chef to cater for your culinary delight for your guests to choose from.  The Glasshouse has a 360-degree panoramic view of the surroundings, the Green where you can have your ceremony or reception.

Address: 52 Bartle Rd, Tamborine Mountain QLD

30. Glengariff Historic Estate

Glangariff was a dairy farm for over a century, then evolved into a vineyard.  It is now Queensland’s premier award-winning wedding venue and hosts weddings from all over the world.  This stunning venue is your all-in-one venue that sits on 230 acres of land and hence has many ceremonies and reception sites to choose for your most unforgettable wedding.

Address: 3234 Mount Mee Rd, King Scrub QLD

31. Tattersall’s Weddings

Tucked in the heart of Brisbane, City Tattersall is your all-in-one wedding venue.  This grand heritage-listed venue has many different spaces with a serene and grand ambience for your wedding including luxury accommodation.  With high ceilings and marble throughout, this venue can accommodate 70 to 150 guests and has beautiful backdrops for your wedding shoot.

Address:  215 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD

32. Mr & Mrs G Riverbar 

Mr & Mrs G is a most sought-after wedding venue situated in the heart of Brisbane.  It has a 180-degree view of the Brisbane River and city skyline.  There are different options for your ceremony and reception and the amazing backdrops will make your wedding photos simply amazing. The menu here is normally Australian seafood fused with a mix of Italian hot or cold dishes.  However, the chef will only be too please to present you with a menu to your liking.

Address: 1 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD

33. Bar Pacino 

You will find on Eagle Street Pier a Bar overlooking Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge that offers Italian inspired food.  The ambience here is tranquil and relaxing and depicts sophistication.  They will cater for small weddings and elopements and have packages for you to choose from.  The service is great and the food is good value for money.  

Address: 175 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD

34. Northshore Harbour

There is an exquisite cafe in Hamilton that serves fresh food that is prepared daily.  It is situated on the riverside with stunning views of the Brisbane River.  It is called Northshore Harbour and is a great venue for a small wedding or an elopement. Surrounded by parkland and a sandy beach, your photographer can curate you an unforgettable wedding with the stunning waterfront as your backdrop. 

Address: 285 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton QLD

35. Customs House

This is one of Brisbane’s premier riverside venues for heritage ceremonies and receptions.  Your wedding at Custom’s House will be grand and elegant with first-class food and wine plus service that is like no other on offer.  Your photographer will be able to capture you with the unique past and magnificent architecture of this grand building, as well as having panoramic views of the river and the Story Bridge as the perfect backdrop for your wedding love story.

Address: 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD

36. The Transcontinental Hotel 

This is a unique building that has had a customised renovation in 2014 to restore it to its previous Victorian charm to give your wedding that fairy tale look.  The service here is one of a kind and the food is artistically presented cuisine prepared by hatted head chef Rob Campbell.  The transcontinental Hotel is Brisbane’s oldest pub, having traded for 130 years.

Address: 482 George St, Brisbane City QLD

37. The Matriarch

This is a nineteenth-century Parisian countryside cocktails garden.  Here you will find a fanciful cafe that has a garden atrium.  The entry has majestic iron gates which leads into a swanky garden patio laden with a quarter of a century-old olive trees and crystal chandeliers. The cocktails here are expertly crafted with natural ingredients.  Your wedding menu can be customised to suit your taste and budget.

Address:  222 Masters Street, Newstead

38. The Normanby Hotel

This iconic heritage pub is a very busy Brisbane pub serving beer around a Fig Tree in the garden. Customers congregate around the tree to have beer, pizza and cocktails or simply just to relax.  You can have a small wedding or elopement in the garden or there are 9 function rooms for weddings of all sizes.  

Address: 1 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill QLD

39. Little Gabba

This is Brisbane’s newest catering located only 10 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. The good thing about this place is that you just have to spend a minimal amount on food and drinks and you can have the whole venue to yourself to style as you wish for free.  The Head chef has over 20 years restaurant and catering experience, so you can be guaranteed that the food is going to good and your wedding will be most unforgettable without breaking your bank. 

Address: 31 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane QLD

40. Brisbane Marriott Hotel

This is a 5-star Hotel situated in the heart of Brisbane that has recently been renovated to give it that stunning cutting-edge urban luxe.  Situated alongside the Brisbane River, it exudes an ambience of tranquillity.  Your wedding will have all the trimmings of a fairy tale wedding where only the best will do.  It has a dream come true reputation that is unsurpassed by no other.  You have a choice of 9 amazing rooms to choose from with food that will wow your guests.

Address: 515 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD

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Best Time of Year for a Brisbane Elopement

One of the best things about Brisbane is its climate. It is known to have some stunning weather all year round, with more than three hundred days of sunshine per year. The temperate doesn’t vary as much throughout the year as some other states. The average day-time temperate in Summer is around 29°C, while the average day-time temperate in Winter is still around 21°C.

It has a climate that is known as humid subtropical. And Brisbane is known to be a steamy and tropical climate by Aussies. Summers are long and humid and best spent by the pool or at the beach. So it has a humid climate all year round. 50% humidity is considered high and Brisbane sits at an average annual relative humidity of 66.8%.

There is a more pronounced wet season in Brisbane with thunderstorms common from November to March.

From purely a climate and weather perspective, the best time of year to get married in Brisbane is between April to October. Summer tends to be too hot and humid, plus there is the added threat of storms and rain.

My personal choice would be a winter wedding in Brisbane. It’s not too cold, it is not peak wedding season and the light is just beautiful in winter. So you will get beautiful photos and you have more location and venue options open to you.