Love is in the air! If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve just recently been engaged. Congratulations! If the shock and excitement of the proposal has somewhat settled, it’s time to start thinking about your wedding venue. Don’t worry – we’ve put together a list of the top wedding venues around Australia and abroad, so sit back, read on and choose your ultimate wedding experience.
Blissful beach weddings
Picture this: the sun setting on the horizon as you walk with your toes in the sand and hair blowing in the salty air towards your true love… if this gives you butterflies, then a seaside wedding venue is for you. Here are our top picks of the best beach wedding locations for you to say your “I Do’s”:
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa and Mantra on Salt Beach: Set in the seaside village of Salt, just minutes from Kingscliff and a short drive from the Gold Coast Airport, these sister resorts provide a secluded setting for an intimate or lavish wedding ceremony and reception by the beach.
Mantra Lorne: The greatest wedding of all time awaits on the Great Ocean Road! With eight wedding ceremony and reception locations to choose from, this beachfront resort offers everything you need to create the perfect Lorne wedding.
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort: Peaceful and secluded in an absolute beachfront location, this is the ultimate wedding venue in Coffs Harbour. Be married in the onsite chapel or on the manicured lawns and then soak up the romance under fairy lights in an elegant soiree.
Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas: Situated in Noosa National Park and overlooking Laguna Bay, this luxurious resort is one of the most sought after wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast and will provide your guests with the ultimate WOW factor.
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Rustic weddings – country weddings and wilderness escapes
Rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, secret gardens, alpine vistas and heritage-listed estates – this is the definition of a beautifully rustic wedding. If you’re looking for a country themed wedding or rustic wedding reception, you’ve come to the right place.
Peppers Craigieburn: Celebrate your love in the stunning Southern Highlands at one of the most spectacular Bowral wedding venues. From intimate terrace ceremonies to grand garden settings, this is the ideal place for a country wedding.
Peppers Manor House: With enchanting gardens and an elegant country estate for small or larger weddings, this is the perfect setting for a rustic Southern Highlands wedding ceremony and reception.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge: Deep in the Tasmanian wilderness is where you’ll find one of the most spectacular wedding venues in Tasmania, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Surround yourself with ancient forests, trickling streams and rustic cabins for a fairy-tale wedding like no other.
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New Zealand weddings
For a stunning wedding that you’ll never forget, New Zealand is the ultimate choice. With its stunning scenery, diverse landscapes and infinite beauty, it’s no wonder New Zealand weddings are amongst the most popular.
Peppers Parehua: Declare your love for each other amongst the vineyards, beside the picturesque lake or by the toasty fireplace at this exclusive Martinborough wedding venue, perfect for a marriage at any time of the year.
Peppers Bluewater Resort: One of the most photographed places in New Zealand, Lake Tekapo awaits for a truly magical wedding. Marry in the world-famous Church of the Good Shepherd, followed by a photoshoot amongst the purple lupins. Perched on the turquoise Lake Tekapo with snow-capped mountains in the distance, Peppers Bluewater Resort provides the perfect spot for an extravagant wedding reception or smaller celebration.
Peppers Clearwater Resort: Out of all the wedding venues in Christchurch, this one is by far the most beautiful. The manicured gardens, stone courtyards and glistening lake at this lavish estate provide for endless photo opportunities and intimate moments for the perfect Christchurch wedding.
Tropical weddings in paradise
There’s no need to head far, far away for a destination wedding. There are quite a few tropical island and tropical wedding destinations in Australia! These are two of our favourites:
Peppers Blue on Blue Resort: Just a short ferry ride from Townsville lays Magnetic Island – a romantic, quiet and tropical island escape, perfect for a destination wedding. Find a secluded bay or shady tree for your nuptials or pronounce your vows overlooking the sparkling marina. Then, celebrate with friends and family in a stylish wedding reception venue or under the starry north Queensland sky.
Peppers Beach Club & Spa: With balmy nights, warm ocean breezes and a palm-fringed beach, this Palm Cove wedding venue in Tropical North Queensland is the idyllic wedding location. Choose from a private beach ceremony, the serenity garden or a number of other exclusive wedding ceremony locations, and then dance the night away poolside or in an elegant function room overlooking the hanging garden.
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