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  • Image by Calli B Photography

    Image by Calli B Photography

Image by Calli B Photography

Image by Calli B Photography

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland has often been referred to as ‘an area of natural beauty wrapped up in a blanket of quaint rural charm’. The hinterland region of the Sunshine Coast has long been promoted as a wedding destination. Located just over one hour north of Brisbane, the hinterland also has a reputation to host renowned events and celebrations, attracting couples searching for an elegant country affair, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is well located and a popular choice for couples. Boasting wonderfully appointed venues and restaurants specialising in wedding fare, some would say that the hinterland is the new ‘hot spot’ for Sunshine Coast weddings. So it is of no surprise to see the popularity of country style wedding celebrations flourish, and the hinterland gain further attention, as the increasing trend of hosting a country inspired wedding celebration rises in recognition.

Now that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to host your wedding celebrations in a ‘barn’. The hinterland is well-known for luxury country estate venues and beautifully appointed reception spaces that are nestled perfectly amongst the rural landscape of the Sunshine Coast, and if you are looking for mesmerising location images for your wedding day, the hinterland boasts magnificent countryside. Not everyone wants a beach wedding and the attractiveness of the hinterland has proved to be a sought after and popular wedding destination for couples searching for an alternative to the sand and sea. The beauty and unique diversity of the location provides picture perfect photo opportunities and is the reason why many professional photographers relish the opportunity to capture wedding moments as couples increasingly choose to say ‘I Do’ in the hinterland.

Most hinterland wedding celebrations encourage opportunities for guests to stay for several days, so that guests not only enjoy the country inspired celebrations but they also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the abundance of history and culture of the area, the beautiful landscape and the many boutique style shopping outlets that feature art, collectables and locally made food products.

The area also features a list of leading wedding providers who have excelled at providing the ultimate wedding experience for couples and their guests. As, once here, there is certainly no reason to leave, with wedding professionals readily available to take care of your preparation needs. Elegant country escapes really do offer couples the perfect romantic wedding, and whether you are considering a boutique style rustic wedding, a marquee extravaganza or a stylish soirée, the hinterland region of the Sunshine Coast can certainly showcase it all.

Mesmerising Maleny

Once in a while you stumble across an area that gets everything right, and while driving up through the Blackall Ranges to the quaint Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Maleny, you get that feeling. It’s a little bit like you are being transported to another world, the pace slows a little, the air seems clearer, and it’s very easy to lose yourself in the magic of this beautiful landscape. So it’s no wonder Maleny is not only an admired location for tourists and day trippers but it is a wonder worth staying for, and the reason why many couples searching for a wedding destination, choose the beautiful town of Maleny for the wedding day of their dreams.

Majestic and picturesque Maleny oozes country charm and tranquillity, and located just over an hour north of Brisbane, it boasts endless views and landscape, and is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular wedding destinations.

Framed by the historic Glass House Mountains, Maleny lays claim to breathtaking and magnificent mountain views and the serene countryside of the region provides a picture perfect backdrop for your wedding day. The surrounding evergreen hills of Maleny, in combination with cascading waterfalls and magnificent mountain ranges, make every wedding photographer’s dream come true and couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to locations for their wedding photography.

Maleny has been well known for its eclectic shopping boutiques, diverse cuisine and an abundance of accommodation options but perhaps it is Maleny’s reputation as a popular wedding destination that has everyone talking about this quaint hinterland town on the Sunshine Coast.

On offer is a selection of boutique style lodges, retreats and specialised and award winning wedding venues that provide a world of choice for couples searching for a country wedding celebration. Varied outdoor ceremony options that include open air pavilions, gazebos, plateaus and properties are on offer and many venues have on-site ceremony areas that provide couples with the opportunity to have everything catered for on the one property.

Magical Montville

Montville shares similar rural style characteristics as its surrounding towns Maleny and Flaxton, but has a unique village style reputation. Boasting European style architecture and tree lined streets, the historic town of Montville is a thriving shopping village that attracts daily tourists who explore the treasures and eateries on the main street. Many parts of Montville offer mesmerising views of the coast line, and the picturesque hinterland town also claims fame to nationally recognised food and wine producers and acclaimed restaurants. Many have commented that Montville is the creative soul of the hinterland, and the main street is certainly lined with cottage style art galleries, pottery studios and boutique style gift providers.

Montville is also making headlines by hosting memorable weddings, with hatted boutique style restaurants and country estate wedding venues to consider for wedding celebrations. Montville is proving to be the perfect choice for couples wanting sophisticated wedding experiences and with idyllic views of the nearby coast and the magical mountain ranges, it’s no wonder that wedding photographers are excited about capturing that perfect image moment.

Image by Calli B Photography

Picturesque Flaxton

Flaxton is a leafy little village located between Montville and Mapleton, Its eastern side boasts spectacular sweeping views that showcase the landscape of the Blackall Range and highlight the idyllic coast line. Tranquil landscape melds spectacularly with eye catching ocean views, and this sought after setting is proving to also be a fabulous choice for a wedding celebration.

Most weddings held in Flaxton are destination style events, and couples and their guests tend to stay for several days. As you may expect, the area is well known for providing various accommodation choices, from luxury country estates to bed and breakfast cottages and stylish private homes, so there is an abundance of choice to assist with an extended stay. Guests can explore the hinterland and also experience the close proximity of the coast. Just 35 minutes to Caloundra and 55 minutes to Noosa, Flaxton provides the perfect opportunity to experience serene countryside and rolling surf all in one day!

Captivating Yandina

One of the oldest towns on the Sunshine Coast, Yandina has been mainly renowned for its ginger factory, locally produced food products, cattle farming and its famous pub! However, the current trend of country rustic wedding concepts has seen this sleepy hinterland town develop a reputation for hosting fabulous barn house style weddings. Yandina lies just north of Nambour and boasts some of the most beautiful rural properties located on the Sunshine Coast, and is extremely rich in natural rainforest area, parks and reserves. Cattle properties feature heavily throughout the region and have proved to be popular settings to host large scale weddings and events. Boutique style accommodation and couples’ retreats are prevalent, and many couples are finding that Yandina provides them with a unique untouched rural landscape just perfect for marquee celebrations and barn house events.

Charming Eumundi

Famous for its thriving markets that operate twice weekly, Eumundi is fast receiving a recognised reputation for providing couples a country style landscape for wedding celebrations. Located just ffteen minutes from Noosa, this quaint hinterland town is appealing to those wanting a country escape while being in close proximity to Noosa’s famous beaches. Eumundi offers far more than shopping and eateries. Eumundi provides options for ecofriendly accommodation and luxury style retreats and is now focusing on boutique style wedding celebrations, attracting couples in search of a rural landscape for their rustic inspired wedding concept. Properties boasting vast country scenery and privacy are sought after by couples searching for a unique ‘country’ alternative for their wedding day.

For more information on the Hinterland visit:
www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au
www.hinterlandtourism.com.au

Images by Calli B Photography for Kate & Rhys Real Wedding

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