With its rainforest surrounds, dairy farms and country feel, the Maleny Region is a favourite location for Brisbane nature lovers to escape and unwind. The mountain village of Maleny is only 90 minutes from Brisbane, and is an artist’s paradise with cafes, art galleries, bookshops and craft stores to explore.
All this makes it the perfect location for Maleny Retreat, only 15 minutes from the main village up on the edge of the Blackall Range. The venue’s astounding views of the Glasshouse Mountains, stretching right out to Moreton Island and the ocean, will draw you in immediately!
The key to this venue option is freedom and simplicity. Make no mistake, this wedding venue is all about wide open spaces, rolling hills and keeping it simple – right down to the teepees where you and your guests can enjoy a fun glamping experience.
It’s the ultimate blank canvas for you to create your dream wedding day. Many venues take care of (and choose) everything for you, from makeup to flowers to table place cards, but this isn’t that venue.
Maleny Retreat lets you use your own stylist, celebrant, florist and caterer. Rather than lock you into their suppliers and vision, they encourage you to create a wedding that’s totally you and in your budget. You can kick off your shoes, dance under the moonlight and sleep in a glammed-up tent if that’s your thing.
At Maleny Retreat, you can get married on the crest of a hill with breathtaking views out across the mountains to the ocean, or even under a forest canopy.
You’ll find it hard to be nervous when you’re breathing in crisp mountain air and surrounded by the sounds of birds and other wildlife.
And it’s all completely private – yours for the day. If the weather’s not on your side, they can also move the ceremony to a lovely guesthouse. After the ceremony, you can take awesome photos across 100 acres of mountain, against sunsets that look like landscaped masterpieces – giving way to a black sky filled with more stars than you’ve ever seen.
Then dance the night away under a tepee magically transformed with pretty lights and a dancefloor. Or you may prefer a traditional white marquee or clear marquee, or even the guesthouse deck. There are several options to suit your vision.
You’ll wake up to the first day of your marriage watching the mountain mist dissipate and the sun start to poke through, revealing a gorgeous day ahead.
There are 20 permanent tents available for you and your guests.
Each tents can sleep one or two adults. They don’t have electricity, but do have a bed base and mattress (BYO linen and towels) and a solar-powered lamp. If some guests would prefer a solid roof over their head, there is an onsite guesthouse that can fit up to 14 guests. It’s the perfect way to bring the families together.
Maleny Retreat has won the Brides Choice Award several times, and it’s not hard to see why. This unique wedding venue allows you to be entirely you and celebrate your love your way! visit their website
See the website for packages but also talk to them about your dream wedding. And definitely book a time to go visit!