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Best Maleny Wedding Venues – The Ultimate 2021 Guide

Best Maleny Wedding Venues – The Ultimate 2021 Guide

Looking for the best Maleny wedding venues?

Maleny Queensland is one of the top places in Australia for couples to celebrate their big day. As COVID19 hits more brides than ever are choosing to get married in Maleny as it is an absolute picturesque country town, an easy 2 hour drive from Brisbane with rolling country plains and amazing views of the glasshouse mountains.

If you are planning your big day in Maleny, here’s the best wedding venues in Maleny to host you and your family with the pros and cons of each.

Best Maleny Wedding Venues


One of the most popular places to get married in Maleny is the super adorable Tiffanys. If you are looking for a wedding in a little white wedding chapel then this is a great choice – it screams super adorable.

Next to the wedding chapel is a hall where you can host an after party as well as a small garden for photographs including a pretty darn cute swinging chair.


  • Quite affordable for what it is and you can even hire just the chapel and elope for  only $2500 on a Wednesday which is a pretty fair rate;
  • Inside the chapel has stunning views;
  • Tiffanys prepare everything for you like food, chairs etc so you don’t have to hire anything.
  • Where they do not provide, they provide a list of recommended vendors of their website.


  • You need to book a long time in advance as it is quite popular;
  • Nowhere to get married on a hill in the countryside;
  • No self catering or bringing your own chef;
  • Inside the hall would be no good for smaller groups and is a bit of a church hall feeling;
  • There’s no accommodation at Tiffanys but you can rent some great bridal accommodation online like Secrets on the Lake for example.


Secrets on the Lake

Speaking of secrets on the lake, you can elect not only only stay at this cool venue but you also get married there. This is a perfect spot for people who love the country but also want to be married on a lake – think cool photography in a boat – I’ve seen it done there.

Aside from being a cool spot to get married, it also benefits from having accommodation on site so you don’t have to final bridal accommodation and trip to and from the venue which is always a plus. It is also reasonable affordable with midweek weddings costing only $1750 and weekend weddings costing $3250. They also offer the option for the wedding to be catered for $80 a head.


  • Beautiful lakeside position;
  • Affordable;
  • Amazing treehouses for bridal party and guests to stay;
  • Restaurant on site.


  • Not amazing mountain views;
  • Seating is a bit tacky;
  • No self catering or bringing your own chef.


Maleny Manor

Possibly the most popular option for weddings in Maleny is no other than Maleny Manor – a total stunning wedding venue in the sunshine coast hinterland.

One of the biggest draw-cards of Maleny Manor is the ability to get married outside with a magical view of the mountains behind you – one of the best views in Maleny. If you want a more Hamptons wedding feel, there is another option to get married in a white covered outdoor setting. Maleny Manor also has an indoor hall and offers the bridal party the ability to stay on premises.


  • Beautiful views;
  • Ability to get married in nature with a view behind;
  • Ability to have a garden style small intimate wedding dinner with a covering in case it rains;
  • Accommodation on site.


  • Need to find some vendors yourself like if you want to sit outside;
  • Accommodation was dated;
  • Hall was dated.


Little White Wedding Chapel

There is another wedding chapel in Maleny which you can choose to get married in – it’s called The Little White Wedding Chapel so you can almost feel as though you got married in Vegas if you choose to get married here.

It’s quaint its cute and it’s perfect for couples who want something simple but totally adorable in the beautiful countryside of Maleny. If you want a Maleny Wedding Chapel this is a top choice!


  • If you want country but always dreamed of getting married in a church, this is a good choice;
  • Affordable;
  • Looks amazing with a vintage car out-front;
  • Super adorable!


  • No views;
  • Nothing available aside from the chapel which means you need to find another place for your reception
  • No place to take photos around the Chapel grounds aside from in front of the chapel and inside.


Spicers Retreats

There are 2 great 5 star hotels in Maleny which are great choices for a wedding venue –  Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny and Spicers Clovelly Estate in the nearby town of Montville

Each have a slightly different feel so you’d want to check both out to see which better suites your style. Tamarind Retreat is more rustic style whereas Clovelly Estate is more of a white Hamptons style. The former IMO is a better option for bridal accommodation after the wedding as it has absolutely incredible outdoor hot tubs in every suite!


  • Stunning accommodation;
  • Food, ceremony + accommodation deals = everything done for you;
  • Luxury experience in an expensive 5 star hotel.


  • Other tourists staying at the place;
  • Not built solely for weddings;
  • No place to get married with epic view.


The Old Maleny Dairy

If you want a wedding where you can hire the whole place for yourself, do what you want and rock on with insanely beautiful mountain views every way you look. It’s rather expensive but it is worth it if you want more freedom and choice with your wedding venue.


  • Amazing views;
  • Ability to have a wedding marquee or a teepee on site;
  • Accommodation on site for both bride and groom;
  • Rent entire wedding site for whole weekend.


  • Expensive about $10,000 to hire the premises;
  • Have to organise everything other than premises yourself like alcohol, food, chef etc
  • Need to have a person with certified service of alcohol certificate on site.


Maleny Retreat

Another option for this kind of wedding, where you hire everything and bring it to the premises is the stunning Maleny Retreat. A new player to the Maleny wedding scene with insane views of the glasshouse mountains it has definitely ticked a lot of boxes for people who want a DIY style wedding with a marquee and more freedom for choice.


  • Amazing views everywhere you look;
  • Ability to have a wedding marquee or a teepee on site;
  • Accommodation on site as well as little camping areas for guests;
  • Rent entire wedding site for whole weekend.


  • Expensive about $10,000 to hire the premises;
  • Have to organise everything other than premises yourself like alcohol, food, chef etc

Flaxton Gardens

Flaxton Gardens is the top choice for couples who are looking for a rustic but elegant wedding in Maleny. It consistently rates highly as an option for a wedding venue in Maleny as there are a lot of choices including winery weddings and traditional marquee weddings.


  • Ideal for a big wedding as spaces are large with 280 sit down in marquee and 160 in the winery;
  • They organise the wedding for you including the food etc and a beverage package;
  • Nice photo opportunities with the fairy lights above


  • Not spectacular views like at Maleny Retreat or Old Dairy
  • Less flexibility to DIY
  • Could be too rustic for some peoples taste
  • Probably too large and not intimate enough for small group.

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Tranquil Park Maleny

To finish off our list, we will mention Tranquil Park in Maleny – a very traditional wedding venue in Maleny. If you want a wedding that looks like a scene out of a 90s movie like My Best Friends Wedding – this is a great option. It has beautiful mountain views and is one not to be overlooked in the Maleny Wedding scene especially for people who like timeless, classic looks.


  • Beautiful views and scenery
  • Super traditional style
  • Accommodation on site


  • A little old fashioned decor.
  • Less freedom to choose and decorate yourself.



We hope you found your perfect Maleny Wedding venue in this list! Maleny has so many amazing choices that it is hard to pick! If you are getting married in Maleny let us know which venue you selected and why!