Looking for a venue that exudes with old world charm? You’re absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to picturesque historic places in Australia to tie the knot.

Imagine saying ‘I do’ in a Gatsby-era mansion, a heritage-listed building of the Victorian Gold Rush, or a rare surviving example of colonial architecture.

Filled with yesteryear character, heritage beauty and architecture imbued with history, these unique locations are sure to boast what you’re looking for.

We’ve scoured the country to round up our top venue picks rich in history. Read on to discover our favourites.

HostCo, Sydney University NSW

Providing a painted backdrop full of heritage charm, this venue is one of the most unique spaces in Sydney. The 1924 Mediterranean-style terrace and picturesque cottage lawns of Hostco provide the old world beauty you’ve been looking for.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia08

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State Library Victoria, Melbourne VIC

Boasting beautiful high ceilings and jaw-dropping architecture, this historic space is ideal for couples looking for a venue of supreme sophistication.HOORAY-Showtime-Events-State-Library-Victoria09

Q Station, Manly NSW

There’s a reason this Sydney-based venue is one of our favourites! Showcasing stunning views of Sydney Harbour from a relaxed setting in the National Park, Q Station feels like a world away but is only a 30-minute drive from the CBD.HOORAY_Q-Station-Sydney-Wedding-Venue10

Wallalong House, Hunter Valley Region NSW

This amazing single-story country homestead boasts wide sweeping verandas and original cobblestone stables. Built in the 1830s, it’s certainly one to consider for your special day.Wallalong-House-Wedding-Photos-178

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Campbell Point House, VIC

This gorgeous French-inspired chateau in regional Victoria is not actually that old, but holds such a beautiful historic feel, we couldn’t help but include it in this round up! Isn’t it divine?HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia09

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Butterland, Newstead VIC

This unique and extraordinary venue was built in the Victorian gold rush era. Its redbrick exterior, post-industrial finishes and picturesque surrounding grounds are just a few reasons why Butterland is one of our favourites!Butterland_wedding_2

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The Gledswood Homestead, Western Sydney NSW  

When you arrive at Gledswood Homestead, you’ll feel as though you’re stepping back into Australian history. Both ambient and unique, the historical nature of this venue creates the perfect backdrop where heritage meets country charm.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia07

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The Refectory,  Werribee Park VIC

Exuding with modern grandeur and heritage appeal, this historic venue features classic architecture, designer chandeliers, high ceilings and luxury contemporary furnishing. We think the Werribee Mansion is sure to please.VendorGuide_TheRefectory_4.jpg

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Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne VIC

Constructed in the 1800s and located in central Melbourne, The Old Melbourne Gaol is full of character and historical charm offing a quirky venue to host your wedding day.HOORAY-Old-Melbourne-Gaol-Melbourne-Venues04Image via: Showtime Event Group

Overnewton Castle, Keilor VIC

With grand old English-style gardens and a stunning wrought iron gazebo, Overnewton Castle is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and old-world beauty.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia12

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Paronella Park, QLD

Featuring historical architecture and whimsical waterfalls, the beautiful views of Paronella Park are sure to set an incredible scene for your nuptials to unfold.unnamed

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Old Government House, QLD  

A rare surviving example of Queensland’s colonial architecture, heritage-listed site Old Government House is home to a stunning feature staircase and handcrafted crystal chandeliers. Its the perfect setting for your special day.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia11

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Preston Manor and Village Chapel, Toowoomba QLD  

Built in 1860 and filled with yesteryear charm, Preston Village Chapel is renowned for timeless design, intimate interior and beguiling surrounds. As an added bonus, this gorgeous venue also features panoramic views of the Great Dividing Ranges.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia14

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Lanyon Homestead, Lanyon ACT

Nestled in Canberra’s south, the historic precinct of Lanyon Homestead is a unique location for your special day, featuring heritage-listed buildings and stunning gardens.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia05Image by Lauren Campbell

Auchendarroch House and Wallis Tavern, SA

Situated amongst the magnificent heritage-listed oak trees, the award-winning gardens surrounding The Wallis Tavern provide a beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony whilst Auchendarroch House creates a magnificent background.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia03

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The Manor Basket Range, Adelaide Hills SA

Encapsulate everything you’ve ever dreamed of in the Adelaide Hills. Full of rustic country charm, this historic stone castle plays host to rambling gardens and water-front features.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia18

Image via: The Manor Basket Range 

Adelaide Town Hall, SA

The perfect canvas on which to build your wedding,  we can’t help but obsess over the cathedral-high ceilings and exposed timber beams. Adelaide Town Hall is the perfect venue for your intimate celebrations.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia02

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Distribution Lane, Perth WA

In the heart of the beautiful waterside Fremantle sits Distribution Lane. Make your way through a hidden covered laneway to the open-air courtyard or down to the 100-year old converted wine cellar.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia13

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The Old Brewery, Perth WA

Nestled in the glorious Swan River, The Old Brewery boasts a breathtaking view of the city skyline and floor-to-ceiling concertina glass doors that open onto a picturesque terrace. This spot sure creates a unique venue for your special day.old Brewery

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The Henry Jones, TAS

Merging one of Tasmania’s most significant industrial heritage sites with modern design and contemporary art to create a unique wedding experience.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia16

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Quamby Estate, TAS

Dating back to 1828, Tasmania’s Quamby Estate boasts charming Anglo-Indian architecture and period antiques combined with modern luxuries to create a stunning picture book wedding venue.HOORAY-Historic-Wedding-Venues-Australia15

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Looking for more venues?

Head to our Vendor Guide to see a handpicked selection of our favourites!


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