Scenic Rim Dream Weddings – ‘I do’ with a difference

Beach weddings are so last year.

Why not say ‘I do’ on Australia’s largest Camel Dairy and Farm!

Unique country weddings are on trend and the Scenic Rim has emerged as Queensland’s hottest new wedding destination location.

The region, ideally located one hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, is rich with options for brides and grooms seeking a wedding destination with a difference.

In the Scenic Rim you can say ‘I do’ on a lavender farm, in a hot air balloon, perched above world heritage listed rainforest, or in a stunning open-air vineyard chapel among the vines.

Need some help planning your big day? Check out Scenic Rim Bride, run by event and styling guru Bronwyn McDonald. She’s based in the region and can help make your vision reality.

Wedding cakes by Marina Machado.

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Put these fabulous Scenic Rim wedding destinations on your shortlist.

1. Summer Land Camel Farm

Make your wedding one to remember when you choose Australia’s largest commercial camel dairy and farm. These beautiful creatures will provide a stunning backdrop for your photographs.

Host your wedding at Summer Land Camel Farm. Picture by Scenic Rim Bride.

2. Kooroomba Vineyard & Wedding Chapel

If you haven’t seen Kooroomba’s open-air chapel you must. Situated in front of a dramatic mountain backdrop, this location will have your guests talking for all the right reasons.

Perfect place for romance, Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm in the Scenic Rim. Image by Fontaine Photos.

Kooroomba Wedding Chapel captured by Fontaine Photos.

3. The White Chapel & Herrmann House Kalbar

Nothing will be left to chance at this purpose-built chapel, function centre and wedding accommodation offering. It’s been a labour of love for owner April Cornwell who has lovingly restored these historic buildings into a stunning wedding and events venue in the farming village of Kalbar.

The White Chapel Kalbar

4. Pether’s Rainforest Retreat

Imagine being married in a rainforest? Stay in a treehouse? Feast on fine dining, locally-sourced cuisine. If that sounds like you then this is the venue for you.

Say ‘I do’ at Pethers Rainforest Retreat.

5. O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards

Here’s a destination which oozes country charm and tranquility, but is situated an easy half hour drive from the Gold Coast. Your guests will love the space and natural surrounds of this property, situated on the banks of the Canungra Creek. Host your reception outdoors, or in the historic Killowen Homestead.

Weddings at Canungra Valley Vineyards

6. Scenic Rim Hot Air Balloon Weddings

Your love will be flying high – literally. Treat your guests to a scenic ride over the region as you exchange vows hundreds of metres off the ground in a hot air balloon.

Fly high and have your wedding in the sky.

7. Binna Burra Lodge

World Heritage listed rainforest. National Park. Cosy mountain lodge. Luxury hilltop retreats. Binna Burra Lodge offers couples all of this, and so much more.

8. Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat really lives up to its name. This luxury retreat is situated on a 52-acre rainforest property on Tamborine Mountain. The fine dining restaurant can cater to 100 people and there is gorgeous accommodation on site. You won’t want to leave.

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

9. Worendo Cottages Lost World

If your wedding theme is stunning, dramatic landscape, no crowds and open spaces, then you’ll absolutely love Worendo Cottages in the Lost World. Accessed via Beaudesert, this stunning property borders national park and enjoys views in all directions.

Weddings at Worendo. Picture courtesy Worendo Cottages.

10. Towri Sheep Farm Weddings

Nothing says country wedding like a wedding on a sheep farm. Farmer Carolyn and her daughter Dallas will make sure your wedding is on point. Their beautiful sheep will provide a unique backdrop for your photographs and a talking point for your guests.

Towri Sheep Cheeses

11. Edges Lodge at St Bernards Falls

Edges Lodge at St Bernards Falls is situated on the edge of the Tamborine Mountain escarpment. The view goes forever and will be your photo backdrop if you choose to be wed on the amazing deck which virtually hangs over the edge.

How’s this for a wedding location? You’ll find it at Edges at St Bernards Falls. Picture by Scenic Rim Bride.