Tucked away in the quiet coastal town of Casuarina, you’ll find one of our favourite Tweed Coast wedding venues, Osteria.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Coolangatta airport (and just a short drive from our very own warehouse!), this stunning garden space is known as one of the leading venues here on the Tweed – for very good reason.
Keep reading as we share more about the kind of wedding experience you can expect at Osteria, including a Q&A with the team and some styling inspiration from our archives!
Located just a few hundred metres from the beautiful Casuarina beaches, Osteria features a private courtyard (framed by hanging festoon lights and a bougainvillea walkway) along with a contemporary indoor hall – perfect for creating that indoor/outdoor flow at your wedding.
Start your day with an intimate garden ceremony followed by cocktails on the lawn, before moving inside for a delicious sit-down dinner of gourmet feasting platters. The wedding hall also opens up to a secluded (and very cool) whiskey bar for your post-dinner drinks.
This popular Tweed Coast wedding venue is all-inclusive, with tailored packages available and your very own wedding coordinator to manage the logistics of your day. You can even take advantage of Osteria’s adjoining restaurant, Lolita’s Mexican Cantina, for pre-wedding celebrations and hens party dinners.
A beautiful beachside location, festoon-lit garden and a private whiskey bar for your guests – what more could you want for your special day?! Read on as we chat to the Osteria weddings team to learn more about this picturesque space.
Behind The Scenes at Osteria
What was the inspiration behind the venue, and where did it all begin?
Osteria Weddings has been in operation since 2014, and quickly became a Casuarina icon, a space that has evolved with the needs of the community. Knowing that the Tweed Coast was almost the forgotten, hidden gem between popular wedding venues destinations in the glitzy Gold Coast and bustling Byron Bay, we knew there was a market to attract couples and visitors to the quiet coastal town of Casuarina.
With such a picturesque location, we wanted to create a venue that celebrates the beauty of the region, with rustic Italian vibes, while creating a breathtaking blank canvas for our beautiful couples to make their own.
What kind of weddings are best suited to your venue?
Osteria Weddings is an all inclusive venue, so you can spend your entire day with us from the start as you get ready in our Bridal Suite, Parlour, to the ceremony which can be held in our private garden or inside the refinery, to the very end when the party wraps up.
As well as large weddings (we can host up to 220 guests) we also love hosting smaller more intimate micro weddings or elopements. We pride ourselves on providing a stunning blank canvas that can be adapted to the tastes of all couples. We believe in beautiful celebrations of friends and family sharing delicious food, great drinks and lifelong memories. We love a big party!
Can you share some of the cool features your venue has to offer?
In addition to our private garden and fairy light lit refinery, we feature a beautiful white timber garden bar and late night Whiskey Bar, plus our Bridal Suite Parlour, that is included in our full wedding package.
Another unique feature with our indoor space, is the choice between a light and bright feel with white walls – or, if you prefer a darker more moody vibe, the walls can be transformed to grey.
When it comes to your photos we have some beautiful onsite photo spots including our bouganvillea archway, white barn doors and peach doors, but we are also in close promity to come of the most photographed backdrops on the coast, including the paperbark trees, Kings Forest and Cabarita headland.
Do you have any favourite moments from previous weddings?
Having hosted hundreds of weddings, it’s impossible to choose just a few – from four-legged page boys, to baby announcements and gender reveals, fireworks on the dance floor to fully choreographed bridal party dances – we love being a part of such special moments.
Get in touch with the Osteria team here for more information on their wedding packages!
Wedding Styling Inspiration for Osteria
Being in such close proximity to our warehouse, we spend many of our weekends decking out beautiful weddings here at Osteria!
The private garden and modern indoor hall are the perfect blank canvas for your decor and styling. It all depends on your wedding vision and the kind of atmosphere you want to achieve.
Our range of ceremony backdrops are ideal for your garden nuptials – we particularly love our round Soho backdrops and circle wire backdrops in this space.
Following your ceremony, some cocktail furniture on the lawn will be essential. Keep it classic and create those garden party vibes with our French linen sofa packages, market umbrellas, timber dry bars and bentwood stools – or, add a pop of colour and a bohemian feel with our Indie velvet lounges. For a vibrant, fiesta-inspired look, we also love our Havana modular lounges and ottomans in Papaya and Blush.
Currently wedding planning? Get in touch with our team here to receive a copy of our latest hire catalogue!