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40 Stunning Elopement & Small Wedding Venues in Brisbane

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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.

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1. The Incholm Hotel

Address: 73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000

Website: ovolohotels.com/ovolo/inchcolm

The Incholm Hotel is 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.

Photo courtesy of Ovolo Hotels

2. High Church 

Address: 483 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Website: www.highchurch.com.au

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

Photo courtesy of High Church

3. Howard Smith Wharves

Address: 5 Boundary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Website: howardsmithwharves.com

Howard Smith Wharves is one of Brisbane’s premier event spaces for conferences, events and weddings. And for good reason. They have some of the most astonishing spaces in Brisbane.

It is located right underneath the Story Bridge next to the sheer cliff faces. There are 3.4 hectares on this property, with 8 venue spaces that can cater to huge Brisbane events.

The Howard Smith Wharves were originally built in the 1930s during the depression to provide work for the locals. These heritage listed wharves were left abandoned since the 1960s and have now been totally renovated to what you see today.

Although they can cater to very large weddings and events, there are a couple of really beautiful options for smaller weddings and elopements. Which is why we have included them here. They have two spaces which we would recommend that you check out.

Wisteria House

This cute little building is situated just behind the Riverside building and is a perfect space for an intimate wedding or elopement. It can seat up to 10 people for dinner or more if you are having a less formal cocktail style event.

Wisteria House – photo courtesy of Howard Smith Wharves

Citrus House

The Citrus House is a beautiful indoor and outdoor space that is perfect for elopements. It is located near a cliff face and is in a beautiful location. It can seat up to 10 people for a dinner or more for a cocktail style small wedding reception.

Citrus House – photo courtesy of Howard Smith Wharves

4. Walkabout Creek 

Address: 60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enoggera Reservoir QLD 4520

www.walkaboutcreek.com.au

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.

Photo courtesy of Walkabout Creek

5. Electric Avenue

Address: 23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Website: www.electricavenuejr.com.au

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 pigeon hole 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.

Mrs J. Rabbits Speakeasy – Photo courtesy of Electric Avenue

6. White Chapel Kalbar

Address: 87 George St, Kalbar QLD 4309

Website: whitechapelkalbar.com.au

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.

Photo courtesy of White Chapel Kalbar

7. Hillstone St Lucia

Address: Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia QLD 4067

Website: www.hillstonestlucia.com.au

Hillstone St Lucia is one of Brisbanes 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 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.

Photo courtesy of Hillstone St Lucia

8. Eagles Nest Brisbane

Address: 21 Lambert St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Website: www.eaglesnestbrisbane.com.au

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!

Photo courtesy of Eagles Nest Brisbane

9. Lyell Deer Sanctuary

Address: 6 Lyell Ct, Mount Samson QLD 4520

Website: www.lyelldeersanctuary.com.au

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 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.

Photo by Carlie Wheeler Images|Capturing Life

10. The Fox Hotel

Address: 71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Website: thefox.com.au

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
The Collectors Room – photo courtesy of The Fox Hotel




11. Alchemy Restaurant 

12. Victoria Park

13. Belvedere Hotel

14. Riverlife

15. Spicers Balfour House

16. The Lushington

17. Heritage Wines

18. Topiaries at Beaumont 

19. Cloudland

20. Mirra

21. The Callie Hotel

22. Gerards Bistro

23. Dayboro Cottages

24. Kookaburra Homestead

25. Coolibah Downs Private Estate

26. Weddings at the Golden Ox

27. Hampton Estate Wines

28. Glengariff Historic Estate

29. Tattersall’s Weddings

30. Mr & Mrs G Riverbar 

31. Bar Pacino 

32. Northshore Harbour

33. Customs House

34. The Transcontinental Hotel 

35. The Matriarch

36. The Normanby Hotel

37. Little Gabba

38. Six Feet Under Newstead 

39. Glen Ewin Estate

40. Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Get your venue listed!

Do you have a venue that can cater to elopements and intimate small weddings…

and you think it should be on this list?

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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 state. 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.

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