Coolibah Downs Private Estate

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41, Mount Nathan Road, Mount Nathan, Queensland, 4211, Australia

Coolibah Downs Private Estate Weddings

If you’re on the hunt for a private estate wedding venue on the Gold Coast, Coolibah Downs is the perfect place for you. This all-in-one venue is a popular choice for destination weddings, with a charming stone chapel, open-air garden marquee, onsite accommodation in the homestead, and endless photo opportunities on the sprawling 10-acre estate.

You’ll love working with the experienced wedding planning team at Coolibah Downs Private Estate to curate your dream day. From start to finish, they’ll go above and beyond to make sure your wedding experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible. This includes coordinating your vendors, finalising menu choices, setting up your reception, organising your ceremony, and much more.

The Scene at Coolibah Downs Private Estate

Nestled amid ten acres of lush greenery, Coolibah Downs’ beautiful hinterland setting provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding celebrations. From the moment you arrive at this secluded retreat, you’ll fall in love with its tranquil surroundings and idyllic gardens. Other features of the estate include a sprawling Croquet Lawn, a rainforest walk amongst leafy ferns, a flowering lily pond, a rustic bridge, and a romantic bridal swing.

Situated at the foothills of the Gold Coast hinterland, Coolibah Downs Private Estate feels like your very own rainforest retreat, yet it’s only a 30-minute drive from Gold Coast Airport. Along with its enviable hinterland location, this private estate wedding venue also boasts exclusive venue hire for weddings, comprehensive packages, a dedicated in-house wedding planning team, and experienced events staff.

If you’re dreaming of a romantic garden ceremony followed by a relaxed wedding reception in a grand open-air marquee, Coolibah Downs is the venue for you. Choose from both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations on the estate, including the beautiful Croquet Lawn and charming wedding chapel. The non-denominational stone chapel features soaring ceilings, antique wooden pews, stained-glass windows, and French glass doors.

Coolibah Downs’ stunning silk lined marquee offers a dreamy setting for elegant wedding receptions overlooking the estate’s beautiful gardens. This gorgeous light-filled space boasts soft white silk draping, fairy lights, and crystal chandeliers. Your guests will love the open feel of the marquee as they spill out onto the lawns to make the most of the balmy Queensland climate and tranquil surroundings of the estate.

Coolibah Downs Private Estate Wedding Ceremonies

Boasting ten acres of magnificent gardens, Coolibah Downs Private Estate has plenty of beautiful locations for your outdoor ceremony. Options include the sprawling Croquet Lawn, the Love Tree, the Lily Pond and the Garden Gazebo. Say your vows outside surrounded by spectacular hinterland scenery, then head off for your wedding photos as your guests enjoy pre-dinner drinks and nibbles.

For something more traditional, the estate’s non-denominational wedding chapel is a wonderful indoor ceremony option. Two beautiful water fountains sit by the entrance to the antique stone chapel, setting the scene for romantic and intimate wedding ceremonies at Coolibah Downs Estate.

Coolibah Downs Estate ceremony inclusions:

  • Draped and dressed signing table with two chairs
  • Red carpet for aisle (optional)
  • Chiffon draping for styling
  • 30 white wooden Tiffany chairs
  • The Chapel as a wet weather option
  • Wooden arbour

Coolibah Downs Private Estate Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions at Coolibah Downs Private Estate take place in the gorgeous garden marquee, surrounded by lush greenery and manicured lawns. This stunning open-air marquee can be styled beautifully to suit any wedding style and comes lined with twinkling fairy lights and adorned with vintage crystal chandeliers

When it comes to food and drink, you’ll have the flexibility to tailor your reception package to suit your budget and wedding style. For a stress-free experience, opt for Coolibah Downs’ Premium Wedding Package, which includes a delicious plated alternate drop, buffet or grazing table menu, a dessert station, and a complimentary upgrade to their premium beverage package.

Coolibah Downs’ Premium Wedding Package also comes with an array of decor and furniture items for your reception in the garden marquee. These include:

  • Choice of round or long banquet tables
  • Satin and chiffon chair sashes
  • Table runners
  • Circular mirrors and mirror runners or wooden bases
  • Tealight candles and glass tealight holders
  • Cyrstal scatters
  • Selection of centrepieces
  • Styling team to set up on the day

Wedding Photography at Coolibah Downs Private Estate

There are endless possibilities when it comes to your wedding photography at Coolibah Downs. Photo locations on the 10-acre estate include a tranquil rainforest walk meandering through leafy ferns, a flowering lily pond, a rustic wooden bridge, a tropical rock pool, and a romantic swing.

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sitting Up to 170 Sitting
standing Up to 180 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor
Wedding Ceremony Cost



Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 6
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 80

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Coolibah Downs Private Estate Wedding Chapel

The Chapel

Tranquil cottage gardens and water features surround the estate’s charming stone chapel. Features of the chapel include beautiful French glass doors, stained-glass windows, air conditioning, a PA System, and an organ.

Coolibah Downs Private Estate Marquee Wedding Venue Gold Coast

The Marquee

Overlooking the estate's beautiful gardens, the light-filled marquee is perfect for wedding receptions and elegant dinner parties. This gorgeous open-air space boasts soft white silk draping, fairy lights, and crystal chandeliers.


The location of Coolibah Downs Private Estate

Nearby accommodation:

  • Mercure Gold Coast Resort, rooms starting from $120 per night
  • Royal Pines Resort, rooms starting from $130 per night
  • Royal Woods Resort, rooms starting from $150 per night

Attractions nearby:

  • Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
  • Royal Pines Resort Golf Course
  • Infinity Attraction

Nearby restaurants:

  • Mike’s Kitchen
  • Counter Eatery
  • Pagliacci Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Venue Testimonials

The team at Coolibah Downs were so accommodating and wonderful to work with. I was so pleased with the landscape and surroundings, decorations and food and beverages. The lush gardens, patio, swing and bridge were all beautiful places for pictures and it was so romantic.

Jessica W. ·

Coolibah Downs is an absolutely beautiful venue. We wanted something out in nature, and this fit perfectly. Really supportive and knowledgeable staff. We had a mostly vegan buffet, which was a hit with all the guests. They made sure we had nothing to stress about on the day.

Caitlin W. ·

I fell in love with this venue the second I saw it. Can not fault Coolibah Downs in any way, they were amazing leading up to the wedding day, absolutely perfect on the wedding day and even touched base afterwards. Highly recommend this venue to all couples! Thank you for everything.

Mahina B. ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Coolibah Downs’ Premium Wedding Package is $185 per person, and the Silver Wedding Package is $155 per person. There’s a venue hire fee of $2500.

The Chapel can accommodate up to 120 guests, and The Garden can accommodate up to 180 guests. The Marquee has space for 130 guests seated on round tables or 170 on long banquet tables.

Yes. Private menu tastings are available for weddings and cost $160 per couple. Coolibah Downs Private Estate also holds bi-annual menu tasting evenings.

Friday and Saturday weddings must end by 10.30pm. Weddings taking place from Sunday to Thursday must finish by 11.30pm.

Weddings at Coolibah Downs are elegant and relaxed, taking place amid lush greenery and beautiful gardens at the foothills of the Gold Coast hinterland. The venue features include a stunning marquee, charming stone wedding chapel, boutique onsite accommodation, and a dedicated events team.

The three-bedroom homestead at Coolibah Downs Estate can accommodate up to six guests and the barn can accommodate four guests. Other hotels nearby include:

  • Mercure Gold Coast Resort, rooms starting from $120 per night
  • Royal Pines Resort, rooms starting from $130 per night

Yes. There are 80 onsite car parking spaces at the estate.

The estate’s talented in-house chefs craft exceptional food menus for weddings and events, showcasing mouthwatering flavours and fresh local ingredients. Options include a canapé menu for cocktail events, buffet-style grazing stations, and the traditional alternate drop plated menu.


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Darcy Allen

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Darcy's worked in the event industry since 2011 and absolutely loves it. Weddings are her jam, and she's produced weddings at various event centres, heritage sites, and gardens. Fun fact: She once worked as Minnie Mouse in Orlando's Disneyworld.

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