17 of the Best Blank Canvas Wedding Venues for DIY Weddings! | Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay


Planning a DIY wedding? Choosing a blank canvas wedding venue allows you to get truly creative with your styling and build your dream wedding from the ground up.

Luckily, we have no shortage of incredible DIY wedding venues on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay. From empty barns to luxury private properties, light-filled warehouses and scenic mountain lodges, check out 17 of our favourite blank canvas venues for a DIY wedding below!

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Ardeena, Tweed Coast Hinterland

Nestled in the stunning Tweed Coast Hinterland, Ardeena is a secluded blank canvas venue with a beautiful natural backdrop.

Surrounded by lush rainforest and sprawling lawns, Ardeena has a selection of both indoor, covered, and open garden spaces for your DIY wedding. You can plan a magical Tipi celebration out on the lawn, or set-up a beautiful dinner inside the purpose-built shelter. 

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Image by Kirk Wilcox

Orchard Estate, Byron Bay

If you’re looking for a DIY wedding venue in Byron Bay, the Orchard Estate would have to be one of our top picks.

This stunning blank canvas venue features a modern barn complete with black cladding, polished concrete floors and light-filled interiors, opening out to a sprawling lawn overlooking the hinterland. We love seeing our couples transform this blank canvas space for both cocktail and sit-down receptions!

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Image by Figtree Pictures / Styled by The Events Lounge

The Earth House, Byron Bay

For a truly romantic setting, look no further than the Mediterranean architecture, immaculate interiors and hinterland views on offer at the incredible Earth House in Clunes.

With a unique barn-style structure (complete with timber beams and rammed earth walls) and an intimate outdoor garden, the Earth House is the perfect blank canvas venue for DIY receptions in the hinterland.

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Riverwood Weddings, Gold Coast Hinterland

For a low-key and relaxed DIY reception, Riverwood Weddings is a blank canvas wedding venue tucked away in the Gold Coast Hinterland within the foothills of Tamborine Mountain.

With lush natural surroundings and plenty of open space to take advantage of, Riverwood Weddings is ideally suited for couples dreaming of a Tipi-style setting under the stars. Enjoy your ceremony by the river, canapes by the creek and a bonfire to end the night! 

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Deux Belettes, Byron Bay

Surrounded by cobblestone pathways, manicured gardens and vine-covered walls, the sweet French Chateau-inspired setting of Deux Belettes would have to be one of the most unique and romantic DIY venues to tie the knot.

Located in Alstonville Byron Bay, Deux Belettes also offers an expansive outdoor space for elegant and sophisticated marquee receptions.

Images by Lucas & Co Photography
Image by Lucas & Co Photography
Image by Lucas & Co Photography

Rosewood Estate, Gold Coast Hinterland

If you’re looking for a DIY venue that delivers luxe country vibes, be sure to add Rosewood Estate to your hit-list! This beautiful estate is located on a 250-acre horse and cattle farm and boasts stunning coastal and hinterland views.

This blank canvas venue offers a number of outdoor ceremony sites and has a semi-permanent clear marquee for your reception. 

Images by Figtree Pictures

Kirra Hill Community Centre

Located in prime coastal position, Kirra Hill Community Centre is another popular DIY venue with our clients. With its stunning ocean views and convenient location, Kirra Hill has plenty of open space to bring marquee or tipi weddings to life.

For couples dreaming of a beachfront ceremony, Kirra Hill also offers incredible ocean lookouts, along with an intimate indoor space for smaller receptions or wet-weather.

Images by Lucas & Co Photography

The Joinery West End, Brisbane

With modern architectural design, statement lighting fixtures and polished concrete floors, the light-filled warehouse space at The Joinery in Brisbane is the perfect blank canvas venue for luxe industrial weddings.

We love seeing contemporary, urban-inspired settings being brought to life inside this striking DIY space!

Images by Gabriel Veit Photography

Forget Me Not, Byron Bay

Forget Me Not is a secluded private farm nestled in Coopers Shoot, known for its picturesque surroundings and stunning natural backdrops.

With ample outdoor ceremony locations to choose from and a huge lawn for your marquee, tipi or tent, Forget Me Not is an ideal blank canvas venue for couples getting hitched in Byron Bay.

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Midginbil Eco Resort, Tweed Coast Hinterland

For a relaxed, country-style celebration, look no further than Midginbil Eco Resort! This unique location specialises in DIY weddings, offering a 3-day venue hire package and ample on-site accommodation for your guests including lodge rooms, bell tents and glamping tents. 

Located on the picturesque Tweed Coast, Midginbil Eco Resort also offers BYO alcohol to help you keep your costs down. Read our venue spotlight on Midginbil Eco Resort here!

Image by Caroline Sada
Image by Clare Bernadette

Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm, Scenic Rim

For breathtaking scenery and spectacular views, be sure to check out Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm. Located within the Scenic Rim, this blank canvas venue is surrounded by magnificent mountains, olive groves and lavender fields.

The venue features a stunning chapel, an architecturally-designed dining room with floor to ceiling windows, and a beautiful terrace area overlooking the lavender fields for cocktail-style receptions.

Image by Untamed Creative / Planned by Panorama Events / Styled by Sugared Style

Mount French Lodge, Scenic Rim

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the elegant Mount French Lodge, located just 1 hour from Brisbane overlooking the picturesque Scenic Rim. This unique 100-acre property boasts panoramic views, luxury accommodation and a beautifully secluded feel. 

Imagine tying the knot against an epic sunset backdrop, surrounded by rolling hills, a sprawling lawn and ancient mountain ranges! This blank canvas venue also offers private guesthouses, on-site catering and full exclusivity for your event.

Image via Doe and Deer Photography / Styled by Scenic Rim Bride
Image via Doe and Deer Photography / Styled by Scenic Rim Bride

Mylkyspace, Gold Coast

Mylkyspace is a dreamy, light-filled event space located in the Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast. This minimalist DIY venue features soft rendered walls, polished concrete floors and exposed beams, providing the ultimate blank canvas backdrop drenched in natural light. The styling possibilities are endless, with plenty of space to make magic!

Image via Mylkyspace / Kristian Van Der Beek
Image via Mylkyspace / Kristian Van Der Beek

Gilston Manor, Gold Coast

Gilston Manor is a stunning private property venue set in a secluded hinterland location. This luxury mansion sits on 20 acres of lush garden with on-site accommodation available (and plenty of space to arrange “glamping” on the lawn!). Guests can enjoy cocktail hour by the pool before moving into a tent, marquee or tipi reception to dance the night away.


Brookfield Hall, Brisbane

Looking for a rustic DIY wedding venue? The iconic Brookfield Hall (originally built in 1871 and restored in 2018) is a great option for relaxed celebrations.

Host your nuptials on the lawn before moving inside for drinks, dinner and dancing. We love seeing our couples transform this empty hall and bring it to life with furniture, decor and styling!

Image by Daisy and the Duke
Image by Daisy and the Duke

Providence Farm Hall, Scenic Rim

Providence Farm Hall is a family-owned DIY venue that sits upon the mountain tops of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Rich in history, this blank canvas venue has hosted hundreds of weddings and special celebrations over the past 80 years.

Surrounded by sprawling lawns and plenty of beautiful photo backdrops, this rustic farm venue (complete with spacious interiors and timber flooring) is an affordable option for DIY weddings in the Scenic Rim.

Image by Andrew Sun Photography

Room by IQ Studio, Gold Coast

If you’re looking for an intimate blank canvas venue, check out Room by IQ Studio – centrally located in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast. This aesthetic warehouse studio provides the perfect neutral backdrop for a small DIY wedding, allowing you to bring your vision to life with creative styling!

Image by Wander and Follow / Styled by Ivy & Bleu Events

We love working with our couples to create epic DIY weddings! We have everything you need to build your dream wedding from scratch, including dining tables, dining chairs, lounge packages, bar tables, cutlery, glassware, napkins and so much more.

Get in touch with our team for a copy of our latest hire catalogue, or check out our ultimate furniture hire checklist here.

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