Urban List | 7 Of Noosa’s Best Wedding Venues
You’ve set the date and now it’s time to settle on a dream location for your wedding ceremony and reception. Good news, we’re here to help.
Noosa is a world-renowned premier wedding destination, and for good reason—the scenery is simply sublime, and it’s home to some of the best restaurants in the country.
Whether you’re opting for a boutique-style intimate gathering or a larger-scale more elegant affair, we’ve found the best wedding venues in Noosa. Don’t forget that if you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding, you may need to apply for a permit.
Noosa Main Beach
For the beach lovers among us, Beach Access 12 at Noosa Main Beach will have you feeling the sand between your toes and allows weddings with up to about 60 guests, or if you want the famous First Point beach break as your backdrop and you’re having an intimate ceremony, then Little Cove Deck is prime position as it’s only suitable for 15 guests or less. It can be quite bright during the day, so opt for an early morning or late afternoon ceremony here.
Looking for a grassy lawn with iconic views? Then there are a few options along Hastings Street, depending on the size of your wedding. In front of Seahaven Resort is Seahaven Reserve, for up to 70 guests. Maison La Plage Grove is a picturesque manicured lawn fronting Maison Noosa Resort and has gorgeous oceanviews, it is ideal for weddings of 100 to 200 guests. Adjacent to that is Hidden Grove, in front of Sandcastles Resort and heading towards Noosa Groyne is Casuarina Gardens, which is popular with couples wanting a more relaxed setting, and it is suitable for all wedding sizes. With so many options, you’re dream of having a Noosa beach wedding is definitely within reach, you just need to choose the spot.
Sails is one of the most iconic beachfront wedding venues in Noosa and offers an exclusive grassed patio area with a panoramic vista of Main Beach. While you may be lovestruck with the view, the restaurant is equally stunning and can be dressed to your taste, while bringing a level of elegance and sophistication to your big day. Choose to soak in the atmosphere over a long lunch reception, or celebrate into the night with a more traditional dinner party. Either way, this is definitely one of the best wedding venues in Noosa.
Noosa Botanic Gardens
Noosa Botanic Gardens at Lake Macdonald is an unbeatable location for couples wanting to wed in Noosa, but looking for a slightly off-the-beaten-path location. The Greek-style paved amphitheatre overlooking the lake provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your ceremony and you can then make the most of the surrounding gardens for your wedding party pics.
Nothing kicks off a wedding reception quite like a grand entrance from the newlyweds, and at Rickys you can make the ultimate arrival–via gondola, boat or ferry, landing at their private jetty. After you’ve had your dream ceremony, you can sit back and relax with a Prosecco in hand while you and your beloved watch the sunset over the pristine Noosa River. What we love about Rickys’ wedding packages is couples can create their own three or four-course menus, with four dishes per course, allowing you and your guests to choose your meals and have the full dining experience—no alternate drop of beef or chicken here. It’s not hard to understand why Rickys is rated among the best wedding venues in Noosa.
At the end of Hastings Street is Noosa Woods, which offers both river and beach settings at Noosa Spit, or perhaps the secluded Riverside Grove is more your ceremony style. Both locations are suited to all wedding sizes, so you can go wherever your heart desires and then move onto one of Noosa’s best restaurants for your reception.
If you’re after sophistication, romance and contemporary elegance for your wedding reception, then Locale is a must. Just footsteps from Noosa Main Beach, Locale is framed by lush gardens, which offers an intimate privacy for your special occasion. Able to cater to your every need, the dining room has soaring ornate ceilings and is suited beautifully to a formal-style reception, the covered outdoor courtyard exudes a relaxed and casual elegance, and the central bar allows Locale to specialise in stand-up cocktail parties in the lounge bar. It’s a location you and your guests will truly enjoy.
Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
Nestled along the river, Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is the ideal location if you dream of a lavish wedding, as it can accommodate up to 120 guests for a formal sit down reception or 150 guests if a cocktail function is more your style. Conveniently located beside the venue is a charming lawn backing onto Noosa River, which is available for ceremonies (you just need to obtain a council permit), or you may wish to hold your ceremony at Chaplin Park, which is just across the pedestrian bridge. Noosa Waterfront is renowned for its modern Italian cuisine, and they have three and four-course dining options, cocktail and degustation packages. Regardless, you’ll be sure to indulge—pure bliss after the strict regime you’ve no doubt been following in the lead up to your big day.
Written for Urban List. Read the full article here.