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Say “I do” to the wedding of your dreams at the Maleny Wedding Festival

Have you spent your entire life daydreaming about the day you walk down the aisle? Perhaps you spend your spare time curating the perfect wedding playlist and perusing Pinterest on the hunt for bespoke and picturesque wedding inspo. If you've recently acquired a rather sparkly new ring, have been planning your big day for a while or just love all things weddings, we recommend blocking off Sunday July 31 in your calendar. The Maleny Wedding Festival is back to help inspire couples and take the stress out of wedding planning. With more than 150 vendors dotted along a trail of nine venues, this superb festival in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will have you sipping on champers and saying cheers to a day you will remember forever. 


Maleny Wedding Festival started more than a decade ago as a humble affair at the Maleny Manor. It has since grown to encompass nine of the most popular and picturesque venues across the Sunshine Coast. The day itself is free to attend and couples are welcome to meander from venue to venue where they can meet with vendors, soak in the atmosphere of each location and speak to the owners as you search for the perfect place to say “I do”. Each venue will offer an all-access pass, allowing you to slip behind the scenes, see the grounds dressed in their bridal finery and take home a venue-specific guide and planner. Whether you’re inspired by gorgeous estates, manicured gardens, breathtaking chapels or rainforest retreats, you are bound to find a venue that resonates with your vision. Participating venues along the trail include Flaxton Gardens, Goodwater Ridge, Montvale at Montville, Secrets on the Lake, The Old Dairy Maleny, Tiffany’s Maleny, Maleny Country Estate and Maleny Botanic Gardens.

Each venue will host a wide array of bespoke suppliers that offer up every wedding service under the sun. Think celebrants, stylists, hair and make-up artists, caterers, cake makers, vintage car owners, musicians, florists, food trucks, fashion and more. Perhaps the true beauty of the festival is that it genuinely takes the stress out of organising your big day. Once you find a venue that sparks your imagination, you can work with its preferred suppliers who know the ins, outs and finer details required to pull off the perfect day. Now, it wouldn’t be wedding planning without a glass of bubbly or two to help you relax. Maleny Wedding Festival offers not only that, but venues will be putting their best foot forward with nibbles and entertainment so that you and your fiance can have fun as you stroll and chat with suppliers. Wedding planning should not be a dreaded task, so if you’re stuck on where to begin or seek a picturesque day spent planning with your partner, we can guarantee this festival is worth the drive.

Maleny Wedding Festival is free to attend. Make sure you register, though, as one lucky attendee will win $5000 to spend with any of the suppliers or vendors showcased on the day.

This article was written in partnership with our friends at Visit Sunshine Coast.

To find out more about what’s on in the Gold Coast, head to our Event Guide.



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