Weddings are one of the most sacred, loved, romantic and most beautiful of all celebrations. Planning a wedding will determine how well the soon-to-be bride and groom work together. As a couple this will come into play many times during your marriage. The execution of your marriage will both teach you how to compromise. How many guests will you have, the wedding entourage, the caterer that will handle the food, the wedding singers and the wedding venue; these are all things that will need to be discussed. It can be a bit stressful planning weddings and so some couples hire a wedding planner to lessen the stress. But if you want to be involved, suggest your own ideas for the caterer and the venue. Your friends and family members can help you find the most suitable setup for your special day. If you’re reading this and you’re trying to plan your wedding, we can help choose the best venue for a wedding reception. Let’s start!

1. Paronella Park

If you want to have a ceremony that’s close to nature, Paronella Park is the place to be. Located at Mena Creek, Cassowary Coast, Queensland, you will be transported to another place and time. Get married in the Spanish castle within the park for a wedding to remember. The place is little-known and is an award-winning reserve. Built in the 1930s by the Spanish migrant Jose Paronella, it was a gesture of his love to his wife Margarita. The venue spans across 13 acres with cascading waterfalls, a picture perfect Castillo, rock pools and picnic areas. It’s one of Australia’s most magical places

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2. Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Located at 120 Commonwealth Avenue, ACT, the name of the hotel speak for itself. The Hyatt hotel can accommodate intimate weddings for 50 guests up to a big party of 300 guests. The hotel’s chefs can prepare and design the menu for you or you can suggest your own menu. You can choose the wedding reception from 2 ballrooms, a large room or a courtyard. If you don’t want to stress yourself out too much, you can select their wedding packages to will fit your style and your budget.

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3. The Function Room at the Beach House

The Function Room is one of the best places if you choose your wedding to be intimate. It can accommodate up to 200 guests. The room can be set up in many ways and boasts an ocean view with a private cocktail bar. The smell and the cool breeze of the ocean will add to the romantic ambience. You can watch the waves roll in and the sun set from the wide balcony. Add the fun factor to your wedding by providing your guest a ride on the nearby Ferris wheel followed by some bubbly champagne. The function is located at Level 3, The Beach House Colley Terrace, Glenelg SA, 5045.

4. The Labassa

The Labassa is located at Caulfield North, Melbourne. It is a heritage property with beautiful and opulent 19th century interiors and grand proportions. The property was built between 1863 and 1890 and was based on the popular designs of the French Renaissance. The grand venue can hold small to large weddings. If you want to have a classical style wedding reception, the Labassa mansion features arcaded verandas and Corinthian columns with classical marble decorations.

5. Bishop Lamonts

Thinking of a garden wedding during summer? The Bishop Lamonts can provide you with one of the most beautiful outside courtyards on the 18th century area.

6. Qualiya Luxury Resort

The resort is located in Hamilton Island, Queensland and offers one of Australia’s most beautiful oceanic views. Nature lovers will surely appreciate the place for its wide-open spaces, handcrafted timber lodges and wet edge pools. The resort offers different reception venues including the Pavilion restaurant or a private dining room. You can also choose the lawn or the poolside.

7. Moore and Moore Cafe

This one’s for art lovers and anyone who wants something with a loose, casual and quirky atmosphere. The Moore and Moore cafe is your idea venue. The Moore Building is located in Fremantle and is a known heritage art gallery that will suit a summer or winter wedding venue. The cafe is located on the ground floor of the gallery and includes an outside courtyard. One good thing about this venue is that the bride and groom can bring their own booze, which will save them lots of money. The fairy lights and the old limestone construction will add to the very casual ambiance. You can mingle, you can dance, you can laugh out loud at have fun in this wonderful venue.

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8. Kingsbrook

Kingsbrook can be described as a party venue rather than a function centre because they proudly boast of holding many gigs. The venue offers in-house catering, a good wine selection, and courteous staff who will ensure top notch service and a quality celebration. Kingsbrook offers 2 separate facilities 250 meters apart from each other with a vineyard in between. Kingsbrook offers high quality venues and service second to none.

9. Her Handpicked Harvest

Can’t find a wedding venue that suits your taste within your area? If you want your wedding to be as intimate and personal as possible with just a few guests, then why not do a backyard style wedding reception. Her Handpicked Harvest is a brilliant place where your wedding day dreams will come true. You can have your own caterer and you can bring your own booze for your guest which will save you money. This is one of the many wedding reception venues offered by the beautiful state of Perth.

10. The Lake House

Located at the scenic and beautiful town of Daylesford (80 minutes from Melbourne), this place provides 6 acres of country gardens that will be suitable for any occasion. The area is known for the heavily changing seasons and they take pleasure in reflecting these seasons on every occasion, including weddings. The venue offers a high quality restaurant and over 10,000 bottles of wine. The space can be customised or designed based on the clients liking. It can be set to house an intimate 40 guests in a private lounge or go all out with a gala-style wedding celebration that includes a dance floor, a stage and a private bar.

If you’re already married, tell us where you had your reception in the comments!

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