Head up to the Hinterland to celebrate your special day at one of the best wedding venues on the Gold Coast. Cedar Creek Lodge caters to every aspect of your wedding day so you can enjoy the magnificent views and focus on more important things… like each other.

The Rainforest Amphitheatre at Cedar Creek is a wonderfully scenic location with a waterfall cascading over moss covered rocks, a timber walkway entrance for guests and a towering wall of rainforest as a back drop for the bridal party’s centre stage. With fragrant jasmine encrusted pillars, a stone arched bridge for the bride to walk over after a winding woodland path, it’s easy to see how this magical place is one of the Gold Coast’s best wedding venues.

Wedding Reception Venues

Cedar Creek is also home to some of the best wedding reception venues on the coast, making the most of picturesque surrounds and the serenity of the Hinterland. The Rainforest Amphitheatre links to the Island Glade, an island Wedding Reception Venue surrounded by a cascading creek, the ever imposing rainforest and tall piccabeen palms. Guests are sheltered by a tall cathedral ceiling while the walls are open to create a magical, night forest wedding reception.

The Rainforest Restaurant and Lounge Bar has recently been refurbished to flawlessly combine modern Australian décor with the tranquil rainforest surrounds. The décor presents aspects of local Australian history and style while still maintaining the elegance of a wedding reception.

For a wedding reception that takes you back to old world charm make sure you book The Sanctuary. This wedding reception venue recreates the romance of Australia’s rich colonial history and authentic décor in a polished wood floored ballroom. Have your reception by day to enjoy the ambience of golden sunlight bathing the room through wide, white wooden venetians or dine by candlelight at night.

Miner’s Lantern encapsulates the style of the colonial era to create a successful pioneer family atmosphere. Celebrate your wedding day in the prestigious surrounds of beamed ceilings, rock & brick fireplace, leather settees, upright piano, beautiful antiques and original artworks. The best wedding reception venue for those wanting a traditional wedding filled with old world charm.


“We want to say a huge thank you for making our day so special and memorable.  We were so impressed with your calm, professional and above all friendly manner - you really are a superstar.  The venue was perfect, the day was wonderful and you played a big part in that.  You made everything possible and went the extra mile so many times.  Please also pass on our thanks to Cassie and her team of excellent bar/wait staff.  They were attentive, friendly and cheerful and we enjoyed having them there they really did a wonderful job. Thanks again Monica.”

August 2012

“My partner and I chose to have our wedding at Cedar Creek and could not have dreamed of a more perfect day/weekend. Majority of our wedding guests, family and friends, stayed at Cedar Creek Lodges the whole weekend with us and have all raved about the weekend saying it was the best! The staff were more than helpful and were willing to attend and help out in any way possible to accommodate us with any requests or needs. The wedding coordinator is warm and lovely to deal with and listened to what my partner and I wanted and made sure our day was nothing but perfect! The food was amazing and every guest raved about it!! A stress free, relaxing, exciting adventure for everyone (all ages) and we will definitely return and would highly recommend this spot for a wedding. Majority of our guests (80 people) say it is the most beautiful and well organised wedding they have ever been too! Once again, my partner and I (family & friends) would like to thank all the team at Cedar Creek Lodges for everything they did for us :)”


“How can we thank you all for the most wonderful weekend of our lives? The service was outstanding, from the wonderful wedding coordinator and receptionist to the exceptional wait staff, bar staff and, well, everyone! The meals were delicious and the service even better. Our gorgeous reception room was decadent, warm and cosy. Thanks to you all for all you did to make our wedding day so memorable.”


“My husband and I were married at Thunderbird Park in the absolutely sensational Amphitheatre within the grounds. Our first point of contact was the wonderful Vonda. I cannot say enough fantastic things about Vonda that will truly convey how grateful Duncan & I are for every time she went above and beyond to make our stay memorable, pleasurable and relaxing! From the first point of contact on the phone Friday afternoon to our farewells on Monday morning, Vonda was ever friendly, helpful and warm. She's such a treasure and our whole family now feels like we've known her for ages. Simone the wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing too – helping us to plan our wedding down to the last detail. She's got an amazing way with people, especially stressed/excited people and as a Bride about to walk down the aisle, seeing Simone's calm smiling face helped ease my jitters away. Scott the restaurant and events manager is awesome – and his expertise running the function ensured our guests were never hungry or thirsty, our tables cleared quickly, the food was AMAZING and every last thing we asked for almost magically appeared! He's so approachable and friendly, and the thing that struck us all was how cohesive his team work together not just to get the job done, but to exceed expectations by a country mile. The feedback we have received from family and friends is our wedding (and the entire weekend) was the wedding of the century, that they have not had such an amazing time at a wedding – EVER! And we simply can't wipe the smiles of our faces.”