Mt Tamborine Wedding
A Mt Tamborine wedding is always fabulous. The green and leafy Gold Coast hinterland offers so many options for ceremony and reception locations, the most difficult choice you will face is deciding which of these fantastic spots is the perfect place for you. Although it is just a short drive from the Gold Coast and around an hour south of Brisbane, its cooler and less humid climate makes a Mt Tamborine wedding an appealing option all year round. Unlike most of southeast Queensland, Mt Tamborine experiences four distinct seasons each year, so it’s possible to have your wedding photos taken amid a riot of spring flowers or against a dramatic backdrop of trees in glorious Autumn colours.
Plenty of Venues
Mt Tamborine could well be called the Wedding Capital of southeast Queensland. Couples have a huge choice of venues, some just for the ceremony, some just for the reception and others offering a one-stop wedding day with ceremony and reception in the same place. Four of the most popular venues offering both ceremony and reception include:
- Cedar Creek Estate. Manicured gardens and a cute and sun-filled chapel make this a must-see when you’re searching for the perfect wedding venue
- The Bavarian Wedding Gardens. The dramatic chapel with its white marble floors, the cute pavilions that can also be used for ceremonies, the restaurant and an onsite boutique brewery add up to a very attractive wedding venue
- Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort. The beautiful chapel is set in large gardens that can also be used for ceremonies. There is a variety of indoor and outdoor reception options
- St Bernards Hotel. Set on the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, St Bernards Hotel has possibly the most amazing view of any wedding venue in Queensland. The outdoor ceremony area features green-painted garden benches as an alternative to traditional chairs. And yes, there are two fabulous St Bernard dogs living at the hotel. Check out my St Bernards blog for more information.
There are also plenty of ceremony-only venues, allowing couples to choose one of Mt Tamborine’s many restaurants for their reception. The Old Church on Long Road is a personal favourite. While it’s primarily a wedding venue, the restaurant onsite also caters for wedding receptions and other functions.
The Botanic Gardens
For a ceremony-only venue, the Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens is hard to beat. They’re picturesque and have several areas suitable for weddings. Just remember to have a Plan B in case of rain and be aware that, although the gardens are notionally wheelchair accessible, the paths are steep in some areas and this might pose a problem for guests with limited mobility.
It’s well worth a drive to check out all the wonderful Mt Tamborine wedding venues. There’s something on the mountain to suit every style of wedding and accommodate a variety of budgets.
If you want a celebrant who has conducted lots of weddings in the area and still loves everything about Mt Tamborine, CALL ME NOW.
Photo by Catch Me Kiss Me Weddings shows the chapel at Tamborine Gardens Wedding Resort.