Venue Review: The Lakehouse

The Sunshine Coast’s newest absolute waterfront purpose-built wedding venue is centrally located at Brightwater, overlooking the lake. Inside, the décor promotes warmth and stylish nautical opulence.

Inside The Lakehouse you will find beautiful interior styling, which has two key elements – stag heads and antlers, and a hint of the nautical. The little touches, like oars and a cow hide rug beside the fireplace in the welcome area give you an instant feeling of warmth. 

There are two gorgeous ceremony locations on site, making this venue perfect for those couples wanting a carefree wedding day, where everyone can relax from start to finish with no travelling. And thanks to the function coordinators, no fuss. However, even if it’s your dream to be married on a beach or in a pretty chapel, there are both options but  a 10 minute drive away. 

Turning towards the majestic lake, the weatherproof deck offers sweeping views of the surrounding estate and is the ideal location for your guests to enjoy pre-reception canapes. 

The main function space is a mix of plush deep carpet, luscious wallpapers, antler chandeliers and an eclectic mix of classic and country furniture with a slightly distressed finish. With tones in grey, charcoal, slate, black, white, ivory and pewter, this beautiful room provides the perfect backdrop for your own décor and style and will fit with any colour scheme.

The Low Down

Minimum number of guests: 60 on a Friday and Sunday and 80 on Saturdays.  Other days by agreement.

Maximum number of guests: 160 seated, 300 standing

Operating as a wedding venue: Brand new purpose-built wedding venue,  opened in November 2013.

Wedding days available: 7 days per week, every day of the year!

How many weddings in a day: One

Air conditioning: Fully ducted air conditioning and heating

Adequate parking: Underground parking for 120 vehicles plus street parking and bus area

Wheelchair accessible: Yes, and a disabled bathroom.  The venue is all on one level.

Operating hours: 9am – 12 midnight, 7 days

Ceremony locations: The Pavilion, a central waterfront courtyard or The Pontoon, a timber and steel structure next to The Lakehouse which is suspended over Brightwater Lake.

Reception locations: The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast.  Also for smaller weddings we can offer “Pontoon”, our function room at Brightwater Hotel.

Music: Full AV installed in the venue.  Musicians can simply plug in, and play.

Bring own cake: Yes, we serve the couples cake with fresh raspberry coulis and vanilla cream.

Fully staffed bar onsite: Yes

BYO: No, we are fully licensed.

Dance floor: Yes, large dancefloor.

Room for a band: Yes, with prior agreement.

Audio equipment with speakers and a microphone: Yes

Wet weather ceremony back up plan: Yes

Acccess to rest of venueWhen booked, couples and their family and friends have exclusive access to the venue.

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.