You don’t have to venture too far from the Gold Coast to find some remarkable small wedding venues to host your perfect day. Only a 30-minute drive from the Gold Coast, through the rolling hills of the Hinterland, is Cedar Creek Lodges, a wedding venue that has gained a reputation for wonderfully, accommodating staff, beautiful surrounds and stress-free weddings.

Set up in the mountains in lush green rainforests with captivating views as far as the coast, Cedar Creek is a dream venue for that dream wedding you’ve always wanted. Up and away from the hum of city traffic you’ll enjoy a relaxing day and be able to take advantage of the scenery for wedding photos you’ll cherish forever.

The Rainforest Amphitheatre

Imagine your wedding in the comfortable setting of a rainforest amphitheatre. Guests will arrive to see a serene waterfall cascading over mossy pebbles and running under a timber bridge. Taking your vows on a timber centre stage the thick rainforest will provide a magnificent backdrop for truly memorable photos.

Wedding Reception Venues

To continue the outdoor theme of the Rainforest Amphitheatre, hold your reception in the Island Glade. Sheltered by a cathedral ceiling the Island Glade is surrounded by tall piccabeen palms, green rainforest and a picturesque meandering creek.

For an indoors reception the Rainforest Reception and Lounge Bar provides a relaxed atmosphere with contemporary Australian style. The lighting has been done by international award-winning designer Kenneth Cobonpue, while soft furnishings in avocado and aubergine complement hues of white and torte. In summer the restaurant is cool and shaded while winter weddings can enjoy the ambience of huge log fires.

Secluded away on the banks of Cedar Creek, The Sanctuary creates an ambience steeped in the surrounding gardens, lush rainforest, Jasmine encrusted trellises and a rose arbour. Enjoy the elegant charm of timber floors, crystal chandeliers, antique furnishings, an open fireplace and an elaborate bar. The 2 tiered veranda, walled by tall palm trees provides captivating views across the terrace to Cedar Creek and the majestic rainforest canopy.

Imagine the comforts of modern touches on the old world charm of the colonial era. The Miner’s Lantern is an elegant Wedding Venue that encapsulates the luxury of a successful pioneer family living a prestigious lifestyle. Enter through wide French doors into a rock-walled room aglow by candlelight in a very intimate setting.