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March 28, 20230

Top 5 Brisbane wedding venues for Videography

My Top 5 Brisbane wedding venues from a Videographer’s Point of View. You will never forget the wedding day; choosing the perfect venue is crucial. With so many options, choosing the right wedding venue that fits your style, budget, and vision can be overwhelming. These are my top venues in Brisbane, but I am looking at this purely from what a final product wedding film will look like. How a videographer sees a venue differs from how a couple sees the venue. My top venues are some of the best, offering excellent service and a memorable day. Plus, the bonus of a great wedding film!

Determine Your Budget

Before you start searching for wedding venues, it’s essential to determine your budget. Be sure to consider the cost of food, beverages, decorations, and other necessary expenses.

Consider Your Wedding Style

Consider the style of wedding you want before choosing a venue. Do you want a traditional wedding or a modern one? The style of the wedding will determine the type of venue you choose. For example, if you want a beach wedding, North Stradbroke Island is the perfect location. If you want a rustic wedding, Branell Homestead is an excellent choice.

Check Availability

Before you get your heart set on a particular venue, check availability. Wedding venues can book up quickly, especially during peak wedding season. Check with the venue’s coordinator to see if your preferred date is available.

Visit the Venue

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, schedule a visit to the venues. It will allow you to visualise the space in person and on your wedding day. Pay attention to the layout, lighting, and acoustics. It’s also essential to consider the venue’s capacity to ensure it can accommodate your guests comfortably.

Ask About Packages and Amenities

When visiting the venues, ask about the packages they offer and the amenities included. Do they provide catering, lighting, and sound equipment? Do they offer any extras like decorations or a wedding coordinator? Knowing all the inclusions in the package can help determine your choice.

Top 5 Brisbane wedding venues for Videography

These are in no particular order.

The Lussh at The Gabba

Top 5 brisbane wedding venues The Lussh
Top 5 Brisbane wedding venues The Lussh

Located near the Gabba stadium, The Lussh is a modern and elegant wedding venue that offers a unique and stylish space for your special day.
I have been to the lussh on many occasions, both for dry and wet weather weddings. So, it’s an excellent venue for all options.


  • Modern and stylish atmosphere
  • Plenty of space for large weddings
  • Convenient location at The Gabba
  • The beautiful ceremony setting along the cliffs
  • Options are available if lousy weather occurs.
  • Amicable and helpful staff
  • Venues provide a good quality speaker system for the reception speeches.


  • Parking is difficult
  • minimal onsite video/photoshoot options
  • Limited outdoor space for large weddings

Details for this wedding

  • Ceremony & Reception The Lussh
  • Kim’s preparation at CrystalBrook
  • Pete’s preparation at Ovolo
  • Photoshoot – Top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Hillstone St Lucia

Top 5 brisbane wedding venues Hillstone St Lucia
Top 5 Brisbane wedding venues Hillstone St Lucia

Hillstone St Lucia is a stunning wedding venue in a lush green setting in the western suburbs of Brisbane. At Hillstone, the experience is one of effortless luxury and grandeur, with buggies on hand to transport the couple around its expansive golf course grounds. The reception hall provides a breathtaking setting, ensuring that your party never needs to leave this majestic venue.

Having a knowledgeable photographer and videographer team on hand for your golf course photoshoot will undoubtedly be beneficial. With the right guidance, you can take advantage of the endless possibilities to capture those special moments at each unique location!


  • A beautiful and peaceful natural setting
  • Excellent facilities and amenities for weddings of all sizes
  • Experienced and professional wedding planners on staff
  • Grand Reception halls with good lighting
  • plenty of options for the video/photoshoot on the golf course


  • The ceremony location around the fountain area could be a better layout.
  • Limited availability due to popularity
  • We will need a celebrant with a PA system as there is no way to record onsite for the ceremony.
  • The reception venue does have an internal av system, but videographers cannot get access to it media team will need to improvise 

Details for this wedding

  • Ceremony & Reception The Lussh
  • Abigail’s preparation was at the family home in St Lucia
  • Damon’s preparation was at the Jepson hotel.
  • Photoshoot at St Lucia

Rainforest Gardens Mount Cotton

Rainforest Gardens Mount Cotton
Top 5 Brisbane wedding venues Rainforest Gardens

Rainforest Gardens is a unique and romantic wedding venue in the picturesque Mount Cotton area that offers a beautiful and natural setting for your special day. For the ultimate “tropical wedding vibe”, rainforest gardens it the venue, But hiring a team that knows all of its hidden secrets for capturing gorgeous videos/photos at just the right time would be helpful.


  • Gorgeous natural setting with stunning views and plenty of photo-video opportunities
  • Plenty of space for large weddings
  • Experienced and friendly staff
  • One of the best wedding ceremony settings
  • You have the whole venue to yourself


  • It may not suit couples looking for a more urban or contemporary setting.
  • Limited indoor space in case of inclement weather

The Warehouse Fortitude Valley

Top 5 brisbane wedding venues The Warehouse Fortitude Valley

Brisbane’s most chic industrial vibe for your wedding, The Warehouse, could be a perfect choice. Located in the vibrant and eclectic suburb of Fortitude Valley, The Warehouse offers a unique and memorable experience for your big day.

This all-in-one wedding venue allows you to set up video and photo options in advance, eliminating the need for lengthy post-ceremony sessions. That way, you can maximise your time spent with friends and family while still getting creative images with the indoor locations.


  • Unique and edgy atmosphere
  • Plenty of space for large weddings
  • Great location in the centre of fortitude valley
  • Options for photos and video around the building


  • It may be unsuitable for couples seeking a more traditional or formal setting.
  • no parking onsite
  • Limited outdoor space
  • The venue has an internal av system, but videographers cannot access the AV system, so your media team will need to devise an alternative method.

Howard Smith Wharves

A guide to Weddings at Howard Smith Wharves
A Guide to Weddings at Howard Smith Wharves

Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, Howard Smith Wharves is a modern and stylish wedding venue that offers breathtaking views and a wide range of catering and beverage options.

Howard Smith Wharf is a breathtaking venue for any night video or photo shoot. Its unique atmosphere and unrivalled city skyline views will surely make it an unforgettable experience for all your guests!


  • Stunning riverfront location with amazing views
  • A wide range of catering and beverage options are available
  • Experienced and professional wedding planners on staff
  • A great selection of reception venues
  • An excellent option for night photo and video shoots
  • Hotel (Cyrstalbrook) onsite for easy access to facilities 


  • Limited availability due to popularity
  • It may be more expensive than some other venues in the area
  • Limited outdoor space for ceremonies 
  • Paid parking onsite

Details for this wedding

  • Ceremony at High Church
  • Reception Boganvillia house, Howard Smith Wharf
  • Lita’s preparation was at CrystalBrook
  • Chad’s preparation was at The Stamford Plaza.
  • Photoshoot Story Bridge and Howard Smith Wharves

Top 5 Brisbane wedding venues for Videography

That is my top 5 Brisbane wedding venues. When choosing the perfect wedding venue, you must consider your style and preferences, the size of your guest list, the season, and your budget. By taking the time to research and consider all of your options carefully, you can find the perfect venue to make your wedding day dreams come true.

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