Been scouting high and low for the perfect wedding venue, but yet to lock your eyes on The One? Enter Luxe Houses Events – the company that sources truly one-of-a-kind venues and has everything from super yachts to stunning secret warehouse spaces and private harbourside mansions on its books. Want a wedding venue that could make even George and Amal jealous? Luxe Houses Events has it covered. Scroll down for an insiders’ sneak peek at some of these exclusive wedding venues:
1) Palazzo Versace Gold Coast
The so-luxe Palazzo Versace Gold Coast is located just north of the Surfers Paradise tourist hub in Main Beach, Gold Coast. This venue offers seven unique event spaces in a beautiful waterfront setting, complete with bespoke Versace furnishings and impeccable service.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests
Address: 94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, QLD
2) The Mint
The Mint is a multi-award-winning venue that includes the remnants of Australia’s first coining factory. This innovative and stylish contemporary event space includes the exclusive use of a large interior sandstone courtyard. The convenient location right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD coupled with versatile event spaces makes The Mint a perfect wedding venue.
Capacity: Up to 800 guests
Address: 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW
3) Masteka II
Masteka II is the largest luxury super yacht available for charter in Sydney. This beautiful 122-foot yacht features a full galley kitchen, three deck levels, outdoor lounge and dining, a spa on the front deck and five cabins with ensuite.
Capacity: Up to 80 guests; up to 12 guests for overnight stays
Address: Based in Sydney Harbour, NSW
4) Raw Materials The Studio
This lofty converted warehouse is located in a tree-lined street just 6km from the Melbourne CBD. Upon entering the venue, people are often overheard saying “Wow” as they don’t expect to see the unique space before them. This amazing venue, managed by renowned chef Robert Monteau, features a state of the art kitchen and is truly a blank canvas – whether your style is classic, industrial, rustic or retro chic, the venue can be adapted to suit your event.
Capacity: 200 guests
Address: 148 Cowper Street, Footscray, VIC
5) Rae’s On Wategos
Rae’s on Wategos is one of Australia’s most exquisite dining experiences. A boutique retreat, Rae’s is an intimate venue designed to deliver the highest quality service in an atmosphere of opulence and seclusion. The dining room overlooking the breathtaking Wategos beach has a reputation as the best dining in the region, specialising in fresh local seafood. Voted one of the world’s top 25 Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Rae’s offers an unforgettably romantic experience.
Capacity: 120 guests (for dinner)
Address: 6-8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
6) Sydney Glass Island
This cruising vessel offers unparalleled 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour. The venue features an intimate bar lounge below deck, while a large upper al fresco-style deck gives guests the ultimate event experience. From casual to formal, Sydney Glass Island is the ideal cruising venue to experience Sydney Harbour. With 11 years experience, they are the wedding venue specialists on Sydney Harbour.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests for cocktails; 75-210 guests for dinner
Address: Sydney Harbour, NSW
7) Cargo Hall
The Cargo Hall is a stunning pillar-less, fully open space situated adjacent to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The venue is ideally located on the south bank of the riverside, giving a truly breathtaking view of Melbourne. There’s also an outside riverside terrace area. The raw, industrial heritage of the building shines through in the exposed beams, wide open space and warehouse feel, while the professional management team give a modern and sophisticated range of options for any style of wedding.
Capacity: Up to 600 guests for cocktails; 220 guests for dinner
Address: 39 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, Melbourne, VIC
Quantum is the ultimate in decadence and timeless indulgence. The 120-foot luxury yacht boasts a generous deck and interior space allows for functions of up to 45 guests, or a more intimate dining experience for 12. There are four luxurious rooms all with ensuite: a full king-size master cabin, a queen room and two doubles; plus three crew cabins accommodating six crew.
Capacity: 45 guests; 12 for dinner
Address: Based in Sydney Harbour, NSW
Contact: Luxe Houses Events
Which of these venues would you choose for your dream wedding, Knotties?
by Rebecca Hanley